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posted on Feb, 14 2019 @ 11:20 AM
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originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: Lysergic

From what I've been told 30 somethings are Millenials. True Boomers are the ones that don't understand technology and primarily get their news from the TV.


I always thought of Boomers as like my dads generation and like a lil older than him.

He tech savy though.

But I noticed internet likes to keep doing the boomer memes which are hilarious.

Mowing the yard, playing DOOM and drinking sugar free Monster (roflmao)

And now we got gen-z

The Zoomers, or as I call them The Fortniters.



Internets.




posted on Feb, 14 2019 @ 11:25 AM
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a reply to: TheJesuit

You do not get to decide off your own back, that grammar and clear communication are no longer required. That IS the sort of thing that proliferates the very sort of thinking you are talking about and claim to be concerned about, and in most cases of it, its actually a symptom of that very thing! Do not urinate on my head and try to tell me that the weather is inclement!

I agree with you, there is a risk of an idiocracy incoming, but that is not going to be helped any, by the people shouting loudest about it having no idea how to apply punctuation, grammar and deciding for themselves, with no permission from anyone else, that this is just fine! That is precisely like seeing a fire and attempting to put it out by pouring a mixture of petrol and cooking oil onto it!



posted on Feb, 14 2019 @ 11:31 AM
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Please, please, post the lyrics to this- it's an Epic example of what's in store... most of the kids in H.S ARE listening to this ....

Dang it Tru brit ya got me editing my posts for grammer..... ain' nobody got time fo that!!!!!!



posted on Feb, 14 2019 @ 11:32 AM
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a reply to: Lysergic

Meanwhile politicians and the media try to blame Millennials for the total collapse of Western civilization. Sorry some of us like avocado toast but that's not the reason the economy is f**ked and most of us can't afford homes, cars, or basic necessities.



posted on Feb, 14 2019 @ 01:43 PM
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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Lagomorphe

There is a significant, one could even say pronounced difference, between being a bully and having reasonable standards for communication, standards that are meant to be upheld by way of ones covenant with this site and its membership, by the way.



You probably have to talk to yourself a lot then since there are so many people who cannot speak or communicate to your standards. If you understood what the OP was trying to convey then why the need to pick apart their grammar.....you should be a teacher



posted on Feb, 14 2019 @ 03:21 PM
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How many people are aware of this, surely a few must be aware it's a contributing factor to today's culture of right now & Next......Psychologists maybe, Educators? Buddhists (practicing mindfulness) ?



posted on Feb, 14 2019 @ 03:31 PM
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a reply to: TheJesuit

Lol thats what I thought good paragraphing
Punctuation not so much

The OP is bang bang on and it's prevalent here in ATS also.
Attention span and imagination is dwindling

And that's what they want

Who they are is another question indeed....
I wish I knew.



posted on Feb, 14 2019 @ 03:31 PM
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a reply to: TheJesuit

Double post.

The way the truth the gods and more can all be found by a conscious explore
edit on 14-2-2019 by ManyMasks because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 14 2019 @ 03:52 PM
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Just in case you think i'm misguided.......

Treasury officials say smaller tax refunds are a good thing???:

The average refund is down nearly 9% (8.4%) so far this filing season, according to updated data released Thursday by the Internal Revenue Service

And now damage control.....

www.cnn.com...



posted on Feb, 14 2019 @ 03:54 PM
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Aside from all the bickering and back and forth about the grammar, something I’ve noticed is that there seems to be a disconnect between two different learning/communicating styles- those who communicate and learn better through written word(reading and writing) and those who watch/listen and speak.

I’m not completely sure what rhyme or reason there is for which style better suits someone- but me personally(ADHD and not medicated for it any longer)- written word and reading are what I find both beneficial for learning and communicating. I can’t hold my focus on listening to a speaker in real life (as in school lectures or seminars) but can follow a pamphlet or paper description much better. Examples would be such as when you go to new employee orientation and they lay out the benefits packet in front of you- from experience MOST People I know can’t comprehend that dictionary of information- but can back and forth with a presenter and take in the information about their insurance or 401K just fine. Me on the other hand, I am lost throughout the entire presentation and have to come home and read the packets- and then I completely get it.

I have always felt as if being that way put me in a tiny minority, though, and I think the influx of video news and tutorials is pandering to those whom have the opposite learning style.

For example my husband will forego paper instructions to something he needs to put together and find a YouTube video. You show me a video of something and I can’t follow, but I can pull up step by step instructions and viola.

I say all of this to imply that I think the majority crowd of people who learn through soundbites rather than written word have used tech to do what was more difficult in the past- by making information accessible through a variety of different ways.

As far as the lack of depth, I think that can be explained by the want and need to manipulate opinions- and taking advantage of a generation that does not have or make the time to read but can listen to whatever they choose in the background of whatever- driving, working out, working, etc.

Reading takes more focus and more imaginative visualization, and I think fast paced, modern lifestyles, leave us lacking in those areas.


My grammar and paragraphing sucks also, OP, and I hope everyone goes easier on me than they did you. Lol



posted on Feb, 14 2019 @ 05:55 PM
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TJ, you may be placing the “cart” before the “horse” in your stated assertion.

Although, if you are a member of one of the later generations, which, having experienced little to nothing of prior history, you could not be held to fault.

Back in the earlier days of media (primarily television and print, as radio was in a slump as far as a widely regarded “news” source), the type of in-depth, deep analysis you are missing from today’s media was quite common.

But it was the audience, not the programmers, and certainly not the government, that demanded the change in format that you rail about now.

The audience found depth and analysis boring and “too intellectual”, they wanted “feelings”, emotion engagement, excitement; they wanted “entertainment”.

And that’s what they, and now, we, got.



posted on Feb, 14 2019 @ 06:01 PM
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originally posted by: TheJesuit
Just in case you think i'm misguided.......

Treasury officials say smaller tax refunds are a good thing???:

The average refund is down nearly 9% (8.4%) so far this filing season, according to updated data released Thursday by the Internal Revenue Service

And now damage control.....

www.cnn.com...


As someone who has spent more than twenty years in the field of tax law, yes, generally speaking, smaller refunds ARE a good thing.

IF your refund is smaller BECAUSE you withheld less throughout the year, that IS good; you gave less of your money to the government as an interest-free loan.

But, if your refund is smaller because your tax RATE has increased, causing you to have paid more in taxes, without having made more in taxable income, THAT is BAD.



posted on Feb, 14 2019 @ 11:02 PM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

Grammar Nazi's and Liberal Schooling go hand in hand..used to overdescribe and use pretend wording to hide a good many realities.

It is this mind controlled speech, speak the way we say that has caused the highly schooled to become separated from reality.

Elitist thinking that has granted us with a full dose of foolhardy know it alls who do nothing but the bidding of corporate masters.

It is hilarious indeed watching those who value speech so highly in this manner are always leftists and frankly become the enemy of humanity...in these days.
edit on 14-2-2019 by ParasuvO because: (no reason given)




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