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(Huffington Post)   Younger Americans are so greedy and self-involved that they give four times as much to charity as Baby Boomers   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 27
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3725 clicks; posted to Main » on 18 Sep 2013 at 10:33 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-09-18 10:44:30 AM  
5 votes:

rhondajeremy: And cue the Boomer hatred!

//wonder how epic this thread will be


The Knight Sabers are our only hope.
2013-09-18 10:40:26 AM  
3 votes:

ikanreed: I wish there were more trustworthy charities.

"Oh you're raising money for Autism 'Awareness'?  But you're not bothering to actually explain what people need to be aware of?  Sign me up!"


Aut supplies are expensive.
2013-09-18 09:31:43 AM  
3 votes:
More generous than the "Me Generation?" Amazing.
2013-09-18 12:51:57 PM  
2 votes:
blog.jamesleonis.com
2013-09-18 12:49:43 PM  
2 votes:
thetangential.com
2013-09-18 10:59:13 AM  
2 votes:

kid_icarus: I don't believe it, what with the kids these days and all their twerking and the rock 'n roll music.


www.11points.com

Now your kids with your loud music, and your Dan Fogleberg, your Zima, hula hoops and pac-man video games, don't you see? People today have attention spans that can only be measured in nanoseconds!
2013-09-18 10:57:59 AM  
2 votes:

mike_d85: oldfarthenry: So making generalizations based on race, gender &/or sexual preference is bad - but making them based on age-demographics is, like, okie-dokie?
Do I have to get on the horn with HR?

It's just as illegal as all the other discriminations.

/Just as true too.
//I'm the exception.


I demand to be treated with respect!
I do NOT drive with my left-hand indicator on.
I do NOT listen to classic rock radio (it was `new' rock back in my day & I'm sick of it)
I do NOT remain gainfully employed just to piss-off that whiny young slacker in the mail room.
I do NOT expect to remain vibrant & energetic - in fact, my back hurts & I need a nap.
I do NOT pop blue boner pills in a misguided attempt to retain the libido of my youth (my penis got me in a lot of trouble when it was in charge)
2013-09-18 10:47:51 AM  
2 votes:

probesport: Giltric: PT Barnum said something about this......

Ask not what your country can do for you?


I believe it was, "Do or do not. There is no try."
2013-09-18 10:46:14 AM  
2 votes:

Giltric: PT Barnum said something about this......


Ask not what your country can do for you?
2013-09-18 02:20:16 PM  
1 votes:

MyRandomName: ikanreed: Serious Black: hasty ambush: ikanreed: I wish there were more trustworthy charities.

"Oh you're raising money for Autism 'Awareness'?  But you're not bothering to actually explain what people need to be aware of?  Sign me up!"

You can check:
http://www.charitynavigator.org/

It gives a breakdown of how charities spend their money.

For example Planned Parenthood  and Catholic Charities USA are both highly ranked with 70%-80% of their contributions going toward their programs and 20%-30% going toward admin, salaries , fund raising etc.

Federal government social welfare programs are normally the reverse (30% programs 70% admin) because of the costs of the large bureaucracies, regulations, one size fits all nature of the programs and high priced government employees  (instead of a lot of volunteers or part timers)

  Nice thing about private charities is you can pick the charities you want to give to-government does not give you that option.  Government is like charity at bayonet point.

Worst. Lie. Ever.

[www.cbpp.org image 450x573]

Yeah, 70% overhead sounded extreme, like a made up number.  Thanks for getting actual data.

Conservatism: lying for no particular reason to protect "charities"

Heh. His chart is a lie too. It ignores full costs. For example, Medicare has revenue collection largely handled by the IRS and companies through taxation. Private companies don't get to hand off that cost to a separate government agency. Same with enforcement through other branches. I'm sure you will be just as outraged by the liberal lying though.


I know!  It's pretty awesome that using existing bureaucracies provides a tangible advantage.  Thanks for pointing that out!
2013-09-18 02:11:47 PM  
1 votes:

oldfarthenry: ikanreed: oldfarthenry: Daeva: oldfarthenry: [cdn2-b.examiner.com image 500x346]
`F**kin' boomers are a vacuous disconnected generation who just don't gel with the rest of society!' *click-send*
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so your saying the process of instantly access EVERYONE IN SOCIETY IN AN INSTANT on a phone is somehow more disconnected?

No. I'm saying that if you're in the physical presence of someone you should put your phone down and converse with them "face to face" as it were - or does that clash with your high-functioning autism?

Caveman say fire bad!  Dumb kids use fire to cook!  Caveman know that fire bad, because fire hurt.  Dumb kids are dumb!

And you wonder why you haven't been promoted out of the mail room.
PUT THE PHONE DOWN, A-HOLE! YOUR BOSS IS "SPEAKING" TO YOU - LIKE DIRECTLY - IN REAL LIFE & SH*T!


Also try flinging your poo once your incoherent screeching doesn't work.  Also, you totally accurately called what my job is.
2013-09-18 01:22:02 PM  
1 votes:

oldfarthenry: Daeva: oldfarthenry: [cdn2-b.examiner.com image 500x346]
`F**kin' boomers are a vacuous disconnected generation who just don't gel with the rest of society!' *click-send*
`Like'
`Like'
`Like'
`Like'
`Like'
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so your saying the process of instantly access EVERYONE IN SOCIETY IN AN INSTANT on a phone is somehow more disconnected?

No. I'm saying that if you're in the physical presence of someone you should put your phone down and converse with them "face to face" as it were - or does that clash with your high-functioning autism?


Caveman say fire bad!  Dumb kids use fire to cook!  Caveman know that fire bad, because fire hurt.  Dumb kids are dumb!
2013-09-18 12:53:22 PM  
1 votes:

ikanreed: I wish there were more trustworthy charities.


there probably will be, once boomers aren't running them.
2013-09-18 11:43:41 AM  
1 votes:

gnosis301: Did he say how?  I'd like to read his reasonings.


They grew up in a period of major economic expansion on the largesse of their parents, took over their parents' jobs and inherited their parents' money, and acted like they earned and built it all on their own while systematically shutting down every venue for future upward mobility, and running up debt, for  their kids in turn. Not quite that eloquently, his childhood was spent a piss-poor, barebones-education, sustenance farmer and that was  before the Depression hit, he went back to the farm after fighting in WWII, and never went to college, but that was the gist of it. He was damned intelligent and heavily involved in local politics, so he knew what was up despite a lack of formal education.

The 1980 election was the last straw for him, when the Boomer vote went to Reagan. Or, as my grandfather called him, "that chickenshiat union-busting son of a biatch who never fired a shot in anger his entire life, and didn't even have the good sense to die when Hinckley shot him". That was when my grandfather felt charitable towards the man -- I remember one time during the S&L crisis that my grandfather told one of his kids to do the country a favor, and drive him to Washington so hecould shoot Reagan and do it right (he was dead serious when he said it, too).
2013-09-18 11:05:36 AM  
1 votes:

hasty ambush: ikanreed: I wish there were more trustworthy charities.

"Oh you're raising money for Autism 'Awareness'?  But you're not bothering to actually explain what people need to be aware of?  Sign me up!"

You can check:
http://www.charitynavigator.org/

It gives a breakdown of how charities spend their money.

For example Planned Parenthood  and Catholic Charities USA are both highly ranked with 70%-80% of their contributions going toward their programs and 20%-30% going toward admin, salaries , fund raising etc.

Federal government social welfare programs are normally the reverse (30% programs 70% admin) because of the costs of the large bureaucracies, regulations, one size fits all nature of the programs and high priced government employees  (instead of a lot of volunteers or part timers)

  Nice thing about private charities is you can pick the charities you want to give to-government does not give you that option.  Government is like charity at bayonet point.


Worst. Lie. Ever.

www.cbpp.org
2013-09-18 11:04:17 AM  
1 votes:

Because People in power are Stupid: Aut supplies are expensive.


All health services supplies and services in the US are outrageously overpriced.
2013-09-18 11:03:50 AM  
1 votes:
You left out the word "millionaire" between younger and americans subby
2013-09-18 11:02:15 AM  
1 votes:

gnosis301: Young American millionaires are only a small subset of young Americans.


This is a good point but the rest are too busy paying of their student loans since Boomers no longer feel it was appropriate for the government to subsidize college once they moved from the right side to the wrong side of that equation.
2013-09-18 10:59:46 AM  
1 votes:

ikanreed: I wish there were more trustworthy charities.

"Oh you're raising money for Autism 'Awareness'?  But you're not bothering to actually explain what people need to be aware of?  Sign me up!"


You can check:
http://www.charitynavigator.org/

It gives a breakdown of how charities spend their money.

For example Planned Parenthood  and Catholic Charities USA are both highly ranked with 70%-80% of their contributions going toward their programs and 20%-30% going toward admin, salaries , fund raising etc.

Federal government social welfare programs are normally the reverse (30% programs 70% admin) because of the costs of the large bureaucracies, regulations, one size fits all nature of the programs and high priced government employees  (instead of a lot of volunteers or part timers)

  Nice thing about private charities is you can pick the charities you want to give to-government does not give you that option.  Government is like charity at bayonet point.
2013-09-18 10:52:28 AM  
1 votes:

ikanreed: rhondajeremy: And cue the Boomer hatred!

//wonder how epic this thread will be

I don't buy into the generational hate, but I will say every ex-hippy republican is an example of the worst class of hypocrites.


And I think what killed rock 'n' roll more than anything else is those ex-hippy republicans continuing to listen to it.
2013-09-18 10:52:10 AM  
1 votes:

Because People in power are Stupid: ikanreed: I wish there were more trustworthy charities.

"Oh you're raising money for Autism 'Awareness'?  But you're not bothering to actually explain what people need to be aware of?  Sign me up!"

Aut supplies are expensive.


How expensive could potato be?
2013-09-18 10:50:50 AM  
1 votes:

dantheman195: The Me Me Generation is less greedy than the Me Generation?


Still better than the Gimmy, Gimmies.
2013-09-18 10:46:13 AM  
1 votes:
The Me Me Generation is less greedy than the Me Generation?
2013-09-18 10:44:32 AM  
1 votes:

rhondajeremy: And cue the Boomer hatred!

//wonder how epic this thread will be


I don't buy into the generational hate, but I will say every ex-hippy republican is an example of the worst class of hypocrites.
2013-09-18 10:41:49 AM  
1 votes:
Gee my life's a funny thing, am I still too young?
2013-09-18 10:37:19 AM  
1 votes:

Generation_D: More generous than the "Me Generation?" Amazing.


This.
2013-09-18 10:35:33 AM  
1 votes:
I used to work for a not-for-profit hospital, biggest scam ever.
 
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