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(NPR)   We've raised a generation of thin-skinned little crybabies. Oh, sure, planetwide livability is threatened at an existential level due to human activity, boo farking hoo. WE DIDN'T HAVE CELL PHONES AT YOUR AGE   (npr.org) divider line
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5 days ago  
lol
ain't nuthin' anyone can do, kids.
get that idea right the fark out of your heads.
 
5 days ago  
Our government is failing us, primarily because it's led by people who are dying soon and don't care about the future and also because it's filled with slightly less old people who are corrupt as fark and don't care about anything but their wallets. Our government is full of people who are indifferent to the suffering they cause.
 
4 days ago  
Its going to be hilarious watching this generation fail to navigate when gps gets knocked out by solar flares or space buckshot
 
4 days ago  

AdmirableSnackbar: Our government is failing us, primarily because it's led by people who are dying soon and don't care about the future and also because it's filled with slightly less old people who are corrupt as fark and don't care about anything but their wallets. Our government is full of people who are indifferent to the suffering they cause.


So vote the bastards out.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  

lifeslammer: Its going to be hilarious watching this generation fail to navigate when gps gets knocked out by solar flares or space buckshot


Yes. But, are they wrong about governments failing to do *anything* about the precise issues that scientists have been screaming *IF WE DON'T DO SOMETHING NOW, WE'RE DOOMED IN 20 YEARS* for the past 50+ years.

Greta's 'HOW DARE YOU' speech was 100% On. The. Nail.
 
4 days ago  
It's not even generational. Majorities across generations strongly support doing more about global heating and environmental issues.

It's a class and corporate power issue. They're just trying to wave a cape and make you charge each other.
 
4 days ago  
Oh kids, they'll do something. Build cities that will weather the storms underground, far from the cries of the lost and doomed. And then set to breeding Morlocks to maintain their machines and find new toys to play with. Likely pleasure models and gladiators gleaned from the surplus population that they'll bring with them to sell sh*t to, and fool into thinking that it's for their own good.

People have been warned of this impending doom for generations, and because monkey brains are ill equipped to look that far ahead, they see a forest of possibilities for growth, when they can't see the walls of the enclosure drawing near. When it's time to abandon the surface, THEN they'll enforce all the rules, and we'll see suicide stations and abortion become sacred places to make the world a better place. Just not on their side of the dome, because someone has to lead the plebes, right?
 
4 days ago  

dittybopper: AdmirableSnackbar: Our government is failing us, primarily because it's led by people who are dying soon and don't care about the future and also because it's filled with slightly less old people who are corrupt as fark and don't care about anything but their wallets. Our government is full of people who are indifferent to the suffering they cause.

So vote the bastards out.


Yeah, vote for the other guys who are also dying soon and don't care about the future, corrupt as fark, and don't care about anything but their wallets. I'd love a "none of the above" option when it comes to voting, in which case all current politicians, those in power or in opposition, would be required to retire and they'd have to bring in some entirely new options.
 
4 days ago  

LewDux: [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 207x180]


But didn't they tell us we should fark our feelings ? I mean, talk about mixed signals here.
 
4 days ago  
"We've raised".

Don't blame the kids for how you raised them. If you don't like how your kids are growing up, blame their parents
 
4 days ago  

dittybopper: AdmirableSnackbar: Our government is failing us, primarily because it's led by people who are dying soon and don't care about the future and also because it's filled with slightly less old people who are corrupt as fark and don't care about anything but their wallets. Our government is full of people who are indifferent to the suffering they cause.

So vote the bastards out.


That's funny coming from someone like you who believes the bastards are, if anything, too invested in the future.
 
4 days ago  

Nidiot: dittybopper: AdmirableSnackbar: Our government is failing us, primarily because it's led by people who are dying soon and don't care about the future and also because it's filled with slightly less old people who are corrupt as fark and don't care about anything but their wallets. Our government is full of people who are indifferent to the suffering they cause.

So vote the bastards out.

Yeah, vote for the other guys who are also dying soon and don't care about the future, corrupt as fark, and don't care about anything but their wallets. I'd love a "none of the above" option when it comes to voting, in which case all current politicians, those in power or in opposition, would be required to retire and they'd have to bring in some entirely new options.


I'd like to see higher requirements for running for office than "getting a bunch of idiots to vote for you". Make them pass a civics and science test before being allowed to run.
 
4 days ago  

Tyrone Slothrop: Nidiot: dittybopper: AdmirableSnackbar: Our government is failing us, primarily because it's led by people who are dying soon and don't care about the future and also because it's filled with slightly less old people who are corrupt as fark and don't care about anything but their wallets. Our government is full of people who are indifferent to the suffering they cause.

So vote the bastards out.

Yeah, vote for the other guys who are also dying soon and don't care about the future, corrupt as fark, and don't care about anything but their wallets. I'd love a "none of the above" option when it comes to voting, in which case all current politicians, those in power or in opposition, would be required to retire and they'd have to bring in some entirely new options.

I'd like to see higher requirements for running for office than "getting a bunch of idiots to vote for you". Make them pass a civics and science test before being allowed to run.


Unfortunately we know how that would be implemented, especially in the South. It wouldn't stop MTGs, Gaetzes, Gohmerts, or the vest guy from Louisiana. It would, however, be used to prevent Raphael Warnocks, Jim Clyburns, and Terri Sewells from being elected.
 
4 days ago  

Tyrone Slothrop: Nidiot: dittybopper: AdmirableSnackbar: Our government is failing us, primarily because it's led by people who are dying soon and don't care about the future and also because it's filled with slightly less old people who are corrupt as fark and don't care about anything but their wallets. Our government is full of people who are indifferent to the suffering they cause.

So vote the bastards out.

Yeah, vote for the other guys who are also dying soon and don't care about the future, corrupt as fark, and don't care about anything but their wallets. I'd love a "none of the above" option when it comes to voting, in which case all current politicians, those in power or in opposition, would be required to retire and they'd have to bring in some entirely new options.

I'd like to see higher requirements for running for office than "getting a bunch of idiots to vote for you". Make them pass a civics and science test before being allowed to run.


Cops should be required to have a masters and any elected office should have the requirement of a PhD.

Yes I have multiple higher degrees, why do you ask?
 
4 days ago  

uttertosh: lifeslammer: Its going to be hilarious watching this generation fail to navigate when gps gets knocked out by solar flares or space buckshot

Yes. But, are they wrong about governments failing to do *anything* about the precise issues that scientists have been screaming *IF WE DON'T DO SOMETHING NOW, WE'RE DOOMED IN 20 YEARS* for the past 50+ years.

Greta's 'HOW DARE YOU' speech was 100% On. The. Nail.


Greta is the hero we never knew we needed.  And Dr Earle, and Dr Fauci, and all the others who are doing their level best to convince people that what we're doing now simply cannot work.  We are killing ourselves, and we know better, but are too lazy and selfish to DO better.

SuperChuck: "We've raised".

Don't blame the kids for how you raised them. If you don't like how your kids are growing up, blame their parents


Fark that, I'm going to cheer these kids on.  If they can shame their parents into growing the fark up, more power to 'em.
 
4 days ago  

adamatari: It's not even generational. Majorities across generations strongly support doing more about global heating and environmental issues.

It's a class and corporate power issue. They're just trying to wave a cape and make you charge each other.


This.  A million times this.
 
4 days ago  
The pandemic is a perfect example of why nothing significant will ever be done about climate change.

When governments instituted lockdowns early in the pandemic, people all around the world lost their collective sh*t.  Some people complied for the common good, but everyone else reacted with "Who the hell are YOU to tell us what we can and can't do?"  Lockdowns were ignored because people were unwilling to give up trips to the pub/bar, or restaurants, or movies, or shopping, or sporting/music events, or (heaven forfend) hopping on a plane so they take pictures of something they haven't seen in person before.  Even when the possibility of death from COVID could be measured in days, a significant portion of the population refused to give up a single thing they wanted, even for a short period of time.

Now imagine the kind of draconian measures that would have to be instituted and enforced to prevent catastrophic climate change that will happen at some ambiguous time in the future.

I read an essay by an environmental scientist, probably 8-12 months ago now, which I wish I had bookmarked or sent to my Kindle.  The TL/DR version is that, despite their decades-long public assurances that the climate change problem could be solved with new technologies, emissions reductions, etc., the dirty little secret within their community has long been "we're screwed."  Because the problem has never been about governmental policy, or business, or even technology.  The problem has always been human nature, and that's something that's remained largely unchanged for 10,000+ years.  People (taken as a whole) always want more, not less.
 
4 days ago  

AdmirableSnackbar: Our government is failing us, primarily because it's led by people who are dying soon and don't care about the future and also because it's filled with slightly less old people who are corrupt as fark and don't care about anything but their wallets. Our government is full of people who are indifferent to the suffering they cause.


Our government is failing us because people don't understand the function of government.
It's not political, it's educational.
 
4 days ago  

dittybopper: AdmirableSnackbar: Our government is failing us, primarily because it's led by people who are dying soon and don't care about the future and also because it's filled with slightly less old people who are corrupt as fark and don't care about anything but their wallets. Our government is full of people who are indifferent to the suffering they cause.

So vote the bastards out.


Doesn't work... their 'extra votes' cabinet is fully stocked, plus the morons vote them right back in...
 
4 days ago  
Let me put that another way
The problem isn't the government, the problem is the people.....


Oh wait you knew that because the government is the people, right?
Western philosophy is root.
 
4 days ago  
We don't have a government, we have a group of people who've been delegated power by the CEOs of America.
 
4 days ago  

DarnoKonrad: We don't have a government, we have a group of people who've been delegated power by the CEOs of America.


We get the illusion of government through the illusion of choice of our elections. We have one option of "let's make things much worse" and another of "let's say we want better while doing the same shiat that's making things much worse." And no matter who we elect, the wealthy do fine and everyone else suffers.
 
4 days ago  

The Crepes of Wrath: The pandemic is a perfect example of why nothing significant will ever be done about climate change.

When governments instituted lockdowns early in the pandemic, people all around the world lost their collective sh*t.  Some people complied for the common good, but everyone else reacted with "Who the hell are YOU to tell us what we can and can't do?"  Lockdowns were ignored because people were unwilling to give up trips to the pub/bar, or restaurants, or movies, or shopping, or sporting/music events, or (heaven forfend) hopping on a plane so they take pictures of something they haven't seen in person before.  Even when the possibility of death from COVID could be measured in days, a significant portion of the population refused to give up a single thing they wanted, even for a short period of time.

Now imagine the kind of draconian measures that would have to be instituted and enforced to prevent catastrophic climate change that will happen at some ambiguous time in the future.

I read an essay by an environmental scientist, probably 8-12 months ago now, which I wish I had bookmarked or sent to my Kindle.  The TL/DR version is that, despite their decades-long public assurances that the climate change problem could be solved with new technologies, emissions reductions, etc., the dirty little secret within their community has long been "we're screwed."  Because the problem has never been about governmental policy, or business, or even technology.  The problem has always been human nature, and that's something that's remained largely unchanged for 10,000+ years.  People (taken as a whole) always want more, not less.


Happened when the 'WE' generation became the 'ME' generation...  WE were united, ME doesn't have anything to be united with, and doesn't want to be...  cell phones turned into pocket computers, SM became instant news (uncorroborated), and the prime object of worship.  Can't walk across the street without consulting GPS & Waze..
Only thing that will end this mess will be a major EMP or Solar Event.  Of course, the piles of bodies will be large, but they will eventually rot away.
 
4 days ago  

cretinbob: lol
ain't nuthin' anyone can do, kids.
get that idea right the fark out of your heads.


Actually don't. I'm of the opinion that the reason why nothing ever happens is because people give up trying to change things for the better
 
4 days ago  

the_sidewinder: cretinbob: lol
ain't nuthin' anyone can do, kids.
get that idea right the fark out of your heads.

Actually don't. I'm of the opinion that the reason why nothing ever happens is because people give up trying to change things for the better


Change for the better is never on the ballot.
 
4 days ago  

AdmirableSnackbar: Change for the better is never on the ballot.


No, but giving up usually precedes resistance to change, even if it's just in the form of complacency. That moves people to vote for candidates that are against any sort of progress at all because it might change what they've accepted and grown used to. Complacency kills the desire and ability to ever represent bold progressive changes at the ballot, no matter how popular they may be. You need a large vocal body to raise the profile of progressive issues, which younger people are often great at, but you also need an electoral body that is willing to act on that, which usually falls to older groups which have become complacent
 
4 days ago  

the_sidewinder: That moves people to vote for candidates that are against any sort of progress at all


No, my disbelief that this country can change does not move people to vote for candidates that are against any progress at all. It's the fact that most people - and all partisans - deliberately vote for candidates that are against any sort of progress at all that has both created and cemented my belief that this country cannot change for the better.

When we actually have first-world policies as possibly being on the ballot and millions and millions of Americans vote for the "I'm not changing jack shiat" candidate who spent decades creating and exacerbating the problems we're facing...yeah, there's not much cause for belief that change is possible. Quite the opposite.
 
4 days ago  
It doesn't have anything to do with generational warfare. Stop with your farking specialness. I'm about as "boomer" as Greta Thunberg.
It has never been about anything but MAKING MONEY. so stop giving the assholes all of your farking money. Stop being so stupid, you brain-dead, witless consumers.
It's not MY consumption that's the problem! TRY maybe, instead of just whining and going shopping.
Farking crybabies indeed. Every farking generation in this country, awash in their own specialness. Nobody cares about your generation, kids. They didn't care about mine, they didn't care about the internet taking over our minds, they didn't care if our citizens died in wars, as long as somebody was getting paid. And they sure aren't going to start now, especially since everyone is such a goddamned idiot without much help at all.

Just accept it--you wanted all this convenience in your lives, and you never gave it a thought until you thought it might run out. IT NEVER SHOULD HAVE EXISTED.
 
4 days ago  

OlderGuy: The Crepes of Wrath: The pandemic is a perfect example of why nothing significant will ever be done about climate change.

When governments instituted lockdowns early in the pandemic, people all around the world lost their collective sh*t.  Some people complied for the common good, but everyone else reacted with "Who the hell are YOU to tell us what we can and can't do?"  Lockdowns were ignored because people were unwilling to give up trips to the pub/bar, or restaurants, or movies, or shopping, or sporting/music events, or (heaven forfend) hopping on a plane so they take pictures of something they haven't seen in person before.  Even when the possibility of death from COVID could be measured in days, a significant portion of the population refused to give up a single thing they wanted, even for a short period of time.

Now imagine the kind of draconian measures that would have to be instituted and enforced to prevent catastrophic climate change that will happen at some ambiguous time in the future.

I read an essay by an environmental scientist, probably 8-12 months ago now, which I wish I had bookmarked or sent to my Kindle.  The TL/DR version is that, despite their decades-long public assurances that the climate change problem could be solved with new technologies, emissions reductions, etc., the dirty little secret within their community has long been "we're screwed."  Because the problem has never been about governmental policy, or business, or even technology.  The problem has always been human nature, and that's something that's remained largely unchanged for 10,000+ years.  People (taken as a whole) always want more, not less.

Happened when the 'WE' generation became the 'ME' generation...  WE were united, ME doesn't have anything to be united with, and doesn't want to be...  cell phones turned into pocket computers, SM became instant news (uncorroborated), and the prime object of worship.  Can't walk across the street without consulting GPS & Waze..
Only t ...


Never has a handle checked out more jesus christ
 
4 days ago  

the_sidewinder: cretinbob: lol
ain't nuthin' anyone can do, kids.
get that idea right the fark out of your heads.

Actually don't. I'm of the opinion that the reason why nothing ever happens is because people give up trying to change things for the better


It's because the things that are happening are physical forces of nature that no man can control.
If you want to discuss man's reaction to these forces, fine.
Be that change in the world you want to be is not a bad creed. I subscribe to it myself. I understand.
I sure as hell understand the frustration of people not understanding that.

But there are things going on that "people changing" is not a solution. We could all love each other, but solar output will still vary over time only vaguely predictably. We haven't been studying it all that long so any prediction or patterns we think we see at this point may only be short term anyway. Yeah, Dendrochronology and ice cores, but that's just a part of the picture.

To be honest I haven't looked at the data in years, but I am aware that it is happening. I saw the car coming, saw I couldn't get out of the way, made my peace and I am enjoying my moments. It does not mean I do not care. It means I am not spending my time worrying about that which I cannot change and focusing on what I can change. It's more fun to be relaxed than in a panic.

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4 days ago  
We should just pack a flute on a probe and launch it into space at this point.
 
4 days ago  
yeah i think the problem is right here in the headline:

Young People Are Anxious About Climate Change And Say Governments Are Failing Them.

Well there you go, you seemed to have imagined some other people are supposed to be doing something about that for you, while you carry on with the culture of conspicuous consumption you seem to believe you can inherit from those who came before you, without also inheriting having to fix all the problems that come with it.
 
4 days ago  

cryinoutloud: It doesn't have anything to do with generational warfare. Stop with your farking specialness. I'm about as "boomer" as Greta Thunberg.
It has never been about anything but MAKING MONEY. so stop giving the assholes all of your farking money. Stop being so stupid, you brain-dead, witless consumers.
It's not MY consumption that's the problem! TRY maybe, instead of just whining and going shopping.
Farking crybabies indeed. Every farking generation in this country, awash in their own specialness. Nobody cares about your generation, kids. They didn't care about mine, they didn't care about the internet taking over our minds, they didn't care if our citizens died in wars, as long as somebody was getting paid. And they sure aren't going to start now, especially since everyone is such a goddamned idiot without much help at all.

Just accept it--you wanted all this convenience in your lives, and you never gave it a thought until you thought it might run out. IT NEVER SHOULD HAVE EXISTED.


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4 days ago  

PvtStash: yeah i think the problem is right here in the headline:

Young People Are Anxious About Climate Change And Say Governments Are Failing Them.

Well there you go, you seemed to have imagined some other people are supposed to be doing something about that for you, while you carry on with the culture of conspicuous consumption you seem to believe you can inherit from those who came before you, without also inheriting having to fix all the problems that come with it.


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4 days ago  
WE DIDN'T HAVE CELL PHONES AT YOUR AGE

Nobody talks like that

OlderGuy: Can't walk across the street without consulting GPS & Waze


Nevermind
 
4 days ago  

OlderGuy: Only thing that will end this mess will be a major EMP or Solar Event. Of course, the piles of bodies will be large, but they will eventually rot away.


2016: MAGA!
2021: WHAAA, fark everything
 
4 days ago  
Vote with your wallets.  That's the only language corporate entities understand.  It's the only language that politicians understand.  Stop buying shiat from companies that don't share your values (Easier said than done, I know)

This crisis (And yes, it IS a crisis) is going to take all the tools we have to mitigate.  fixing it is beyond capability any more.  We had our chances, but decided to roll coal and deplete all of earth's ecosystems instead.  We farked up.  Between 19090 and 2010, we did just about every single stupid, anti-planetary and environment-damaging things we could
 
4 days ago  

LewDux: WE DIDN'T HAVE CELL PHONES AT YOUR AGE

Nobody talks like that

OlderGuy: Can't walk across the street without consulting GPS & Waze

Nevermind


I have hundreds of customers.. once I have been to their house, I know the way back there.. don't need maps, and have never used GPS..  When a new customer calls, I get their address and use mapquest on my pc to see where it is, in relationship to other customers in that area.. I then just drive to it.   The majority of techs around here use GPS, so they don't really know where they are going.. just follow vocal instructions..  they also use Waze to avoid cops..  obeying the speed limit is not difficult.   All their information is in their phones.. all of mine is in my memory.
 
4 days ago  

AdmirableSnackbar: Our government is failing us, primarily because it's led by people who are dying soon and don't care about the future and also because it's filled with slightly less old people who are corrupt as fark and don't care about anything but their wallets. Our government is full of people who are indifferent to the suffering they cause.


Nailed it.
 
4 days ago  

PvtStash: yeah i think the problem is right here in the headline:

Young People Are Anxious About Climate Change And Say Governments Are Failing Them.

Well there you go, you seemed to have imagined some other people are supposed to be doing something about that for you, while you carry on with the culture of conspicuous consumption you seem to believe you can inherit from those who came before you, without also inheriting having to fix all the problems that come with it.


Biggest two behavioral changes any person can make to positively impact the climate change calculus:
- Stop or significantly reduce meat consumption.
- Stop getting on airplanes.
 
4 days ago  

OlderGuy: LewDux: WE DIDN'T HAVE CELL PHONES AT YOUR AGE

Nobody talks like that

OlderGuy: Can't walk across the street without consulting GPS & Waze

Nevermind

I have hundreds of customers.. once I have been to their house, I know the way back there.. don't need maps, and have never used GPS..  When a new customer calls, I get their address and use mapquest on my pc to see where it is, in relationship to other customers in that area.. I then just drive to it.   The majority of techs around here use GPS, so they don't really know where they are going.. just follow vocal instructions..  they also use Waze to avoid cops..  obeying the speed limit is not difficult.   All their information is in their phones.. all of mine is in my memory.


A real man can use a map. That way he can pass on directions that don't include "its the second left down after where the old Robinson barn burned down in '86, no wait, the third right will be faster if you remember to turn just past the William's place but before the old Dairy Queen."
 
4 days ago  

Vespers: OlderGuy: LewDux: WE DIDN'T HAVE CELL PHONES AT YOUR AGE

Nobody talks like that

OlderGuy: Can't walk across the street without consulting GPS & Waze

Nevermind

I have hundreds of customers.. once I have been to their house, I know the way back there.. don't need maps, and have never used GPS..  When a new customer calls, I get their address and use mapquest on my pc to see where it is, in relationship to other customers in that area.. I then just drive to it.   The majority of techs around here use GPS, so they don't really know where they are going.. just follow vocal instructions..  they also use Waze to avoid cops..  obeying the speed limit is not difficult.   All their information is in their phones.. all of mine is in my memory.

A real man can use a map. That way he can pass on directions that don't include "its the second left down after where the old Robinson barn burned down in '86, no wait, the third right will be faster if you remember to turn just past the William's place but before the old Dairy Queen."


Don't have or use 'directions'... really, don't even think about it... just drive to it.  Couldn't tell you the name of the road, either.
 
4 days ago  

OlderGuy: Vespers: OlderGuy: LewDux: WE DIDN'T HAVE CELL PHONES AT YOUR AGE

Nobody talks like that

OlderGuy: Can't walk across the street without consulting GPS & Waze

Nevermind

I have hundreds of customers.. once I have been to their house, I know the way back there.. don't need maps, and have never used GPS..  When a new customer calls, I get their address and use mapquest on my pc to see where it is, in relationship to other customers in that area.. I then just drive to it.   The majority of techs around here use GPS, so they don't really know where they are going.. just follow vocal instructions..  they also use Waze to avoid cops..  obeying the speed limit is not difficult.   All their information is in their phones.. all of mine is in my memory.

A real man can use a map. That way he can pass on directions that don't include "its the second left down after where the old Robinson barn burned down in '86, no wait, the third right will be faster if you remember to turn just past the William's place but before the old Dairy Queen."

Don't have or use 'directions'... really, don't even think about it... just drive to it.  Couldn't tell you the name of the road, either.


Literally my point. Maps were invented so that one person's geographic knowledge could be passed on to another. Right now, you are very proud of being stuck in the Bronze Age. Congratulations.
 
4 days ago  

Vespers: OlderGuy: Vespers: OlderGuy: LewDux: WE DIDN'T HAVE CELL PHONES AT YOUR AGE

Nobody talks like that

OlderGuy: Can't walk across the street without consulting GPS & Waze

Nevermind

I have hundreds of customers.. once I have been to their house, I know the way back there.. don't need maps, and have never used GPS..  When a new customer calls, I get their address and use mapquest on my pc to see where it is, in relationship to other customers in that area.. I then just drive to it.   The majority of techs around here use GPS, so they don't really know where they are going.. just follow vocal instructions..  they also use Waze to avoid cops..  obeying the speed limit is not difficult.   All their information is in their phones.. all of mine is in my memory.

A real man can use a map. That way he can pass on directions that don't include "its the second left down after where the old Robinson barn burned down in '86, no wait, the third right will be faster if you remember to turn just past the William's place but before the old Dairy Queen."

Don't have or use 'directions'... really, don't even think about it... just drive to it.  Couldn't tell you the name of the road, either.

Literally my point. Maps were invented so that one person's geographic knowledge could be passed on to another. Right now, you are very proud of being stuck in the Bronze Age. Congratulations.


Wrong.   Learned the roads from a map..  remembered them and where they go.  Your 'point' is rather dull...
 
4 days ago  

SuperChuck: "We've raised".

Don't blame the kids for how you raised them. If you don't like how your kids are growing up, blame their parents


This. Boomers complain about "participation trophies," but Millennials aren't the ones who invented them, nor were they the ones giving them out.

/Millennial
//Boomer parents
///never got a participation trophy
 
4 days ago  

OlderGuy: Vespers: OlderGuy: Vespers: OlderGuy: LewDux: WE DIDN'T HAVE CELL PHONES AT YOUR AGE

Nobody talks like that

OlderGuy: Can't walk across the street without consulting GPS & Waze

Nevermind

I have hundreds of customers.. once I have been to their house, I know the way back there.. don't need maps, and have never used GPS..  When a new customer calls, I get their address and use mapquest on my pc to see where it is, in relationship to other customers in that area.. I then just drive to it.   The majority of techs around here use GPS, so they don't really know where they are going.. just follow vocal instructions..  they also use Waze to avoid cops..  obeying the speed limit is not difficult.   All their information is in their phones.. all of mine is in my memory.

A real man can use a map. That way he can pass on directions that don't include "its the second left down after where the old Robinson barn burned down in '86, no wait, the third right will be faster if you remember to turn just past the William's place but before the old Dairy Queen."

Don't have or use 'directions'... really, don't even think about it... just drive to it.  Couldn't tell you the name of the road, either.

Literally my point. Maps were invented so that one person's geographic knowledge could be passed on to another. Right now, you are very proud of being stuck in the Bronze Age. Congratulations.

Wrong.   Learned the roads from a map..  remembered them and where they go.  Your 'point' is rather dull...


Now explain how to get somewhere from where you are now. Do so in a form that can be relevant a year from now. Ten years. A century after you're dead. How about a way that the rest of the world mastered two and a half millenia ago?
 
4 days ago  

Vespers: OlderGuy: Vespers: OlderGuy: Vespers: OlderGuy: LewDux: WE DIDN'T HAVE CELL PHONES AT YOUR AGE

Nobody talks like that

OlderGuy: Can't walk across the street without consulting GPS & Waze

Nevermind

I have hundreds of customers.. once I have been to their house, I know the way back there.. don't need maps, and have never used GPS..  When a new customer calls, I get their address and use mapquest on my pc to see where it is, in relationship to other customers in that area.. I then just drive to it.   The majority of techs around here use GPS, so they don't really know where they are going.. just follow vocal instructions..  they also use Waze to avoid cops..  obeying the speed limit is not difficult.   All their information is in their phones.. all of mine is in my memory.

A real man can use a map. That way he can pass on directions that don't include "its the second left down after where the old Robinson barn burned down in '86, no wait, the third right will be faster if you remember to turn just past the William's place but before the old Dairy Queen."

Don't have or use 'directions'... really, don't even think about it... just drive to it.  Couldn't tell you the name of the road, either.

Literally my point. Maps were invented so that one person's geographic knowledge could be passed on to another. Right now, you are very proud of being stuck in the Bronze Age. Congratulations.

Wrong.   Learned the roads from a map..  remembered them and where they go.  Your 'point' is rather dull...

Now explain how to get somewhere from where you are now. Do so in a form that can be relevant a year from now. Ten years. A century after you're dead. How about a way that the rest of the world mastered two and a half millenia ago?


Your wish, your game .. play it by yourself.
 
4 days ago  

OlderGuy: Vespers: OlderGuy: Vespers: OlderGuy: Vespers: OlderGuy: LewDux: WE DIDN'T HAVE CELL PHONES AT YOUR AGE

Nobody talks like that

OlderGuy: Can't walk across the street without consulting GPS & Waze

Nevermind

I have hundreds of customers.. once I have been to their house, I know the way back there.. don't need maps, and have never used GPS..  When a new customer calls, I get their address and use mapquest on my pc to see where it is, in relationship to other customers in that area.. I then just drive to it.   The majority of techs around here use GPS, so they don't really know where they are going.. just follow vocal instructions..  they also use Waze to avoid cops..  obeying the speed limit is not difficult.   All their information is in their phones.. all of mine is in my memory.

A real man can use a map. That way he can pass on directions that don't include "its the second left down after where the old Robinson barn burned down in '86, no wait, the third right will be faster if you remember to turn just past the William's place but before the old Dairy Queen."

Don't have or use 'directions'... really, don't even think about it... just drive to it.  Couldn't tell you the name of the road, either.

Literally my point. Maps were invented so that one person's geographic knowledge could be passed on to another. Right now, you are very proud of being stuck in the Bronze Age. Congratulations.

Wrong.   Learned the roads from a map..  remembered them and where they go.  Your 'point' is rather dull...

Now explain how to get somewhere from where you are now. Do so in a form that can be relevant a year from now. Ten years. A century after you're dead. How about a way that the rest of the world mastered two and a half millenia ago?

Your wish, your game .. play it by yourself.


Okay, boomer.
 
4 days ago  

Vespers: OlderGuy: Vespers: OlderGuy: Vespers: OlderGuy: LewDux: WE DIDN'T HAVE CELL PHONES AT YOUR AGE

Nobody talks like that

OlderGuy: Can't walk across the street without consulting GPS & Waze

Nevermind

I have hundreds of customers.. once I have been to their house, I know the way back there.. don't need maps, and have never used GPS..  When a new customer calls, I get their address and use mapquest on my pc to see where it is, in relationship to other customers in that area.. I then just drive to it.   The majority of techs around here use GPS, so they don't really know where they are going.. just follow vocal instructions..  they also use Waze to avoid cops..  obeying the speed limit is not difficult.   All their information is in their phones.. all of mine is in my memory.

A real man can use a map. That way he can pass on directions that don't include "its the second left down after where the old Robinson barn burned down in '86, no wait, the third right will be faster if you remember to turn just past the William's place but before the old Dairy Queen."

Don't have or use 'directions'... really, don't even think about it... just drive to it.  Couldn't tell you the name of the road, either.

Literally my point. Maps were invented so that one person's geographic knowledge could be passed on to another. Right now, you are very proud of being stuck in the Bronze Age. Congratulations.

Wrong.   Learned the roads from a map..  remembered them and where they go.  Your 'point' is rather dull...

Now explain how to get somewhere from where you are now. Do so in a form that can be relevant a year from now. Ten years. A century after you're dead. How about a way that the rest of the world mastered two and a half millenia ago?



Another prove that melazyals cant do things themselves and have to rely on older guys to keep civilization afloat
 
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