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Meet Generation N

diamon Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 9:04 PM
During that influential period the country's culture generally felt shame for doing and saying stupid things, watched TV that showed creative content, dined together, talked to each other, valued a work ethic and the lessons learned from doing work, and accepted their strengths and weaknesses. Today, we have generations of people who think money grows from trees, somebody else is responsible for their poor decisions, and generally think everybody is crazy except for them. Many lash out at the capitalist rules but can't live without the capitalists brands on their possessions. They don't know how the value in things like good health, find friends, and supportive family because they don't value anything except their own needs.
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Meet Generation N

diamon Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 8:54 PM
A lot of the generation N are not that young. There are a lot of 40-somethings that hold the same self-centered attitudes. You see it in their demenor, their social skills such as common courtesy, and lack of graciousness. These are the people, known as "dead wood", who have been carried by companies and governments that until a decade ago came to the fork in the road that said "unaffordable" to their future finanical interests. So we have a lot of 40-somethings that failed to upgrade their skills, continue to hold entitlement attitudes, don't know what they don't know, have poor skillsets, etc. but now find themselves earning half of what they did before they got let go. These same 40-somethings and younger spend hours wasting their time.
It seems to me that the Republican culture mostly thinks sound business and economics spawns sound politics but that depends on the culture being informed. The Republican culture is somewhat lazy when it comes to activities where profit is not the priority motive where the Left sees politics as the priority motive regardless of economics. Sadly, most as in greater than 50% of the voters just don't get math, science, and economics very much. They project their hopes, anxieties, and other human intangibles to people they see on television in the hopes of seeing a reflection of themselves.
With the creme filling?
We are like turkeys because we collectively know the debt will never be paid back. Those of us in our 50's and younger know SS will not be there for us. Republicans are also to blame. When they had full control of the government they over-spent too. So their credibility (the same establishment is in power of the party) is zero. We all know it's coming so let it happen already. We are not complacent but resigned to the fact. In a way, electing this president has expedited the process that was underway. We don't care because the greed of those who head the global companies and fund both parties will see their reckoning too. We've had our fill of propaganda (the economy will need old people, not enough engineers, etc.).
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Rasmussen Poll: Romney: 48, Obama: 43

diamon Wrote: Jun 24, 2012 6:37 PM
Why not, Big Government is everywhere else.
May not work with a cocktail dress but damn does it look sexy!
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