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Originally posted by BenReclused
reply to post by The Sword
I noticed your comment:
"The problem is, people over 50 are intimidated by intelligence and the idea that younger people are getting smarter with each generation."
That statement sure as hell doesn't indicate "that younger people are getting smarter". It only demonstrates the opposite!
Originally posted by laiguana
because we're mostly single, childless and wouldn't qualify for disability
Oh yes, and because the 50+ generation is so much in love with Sarah Palin...
BTW...guess who's going to pay for all these retiring baby boomers that left the US as the biggest debtor nation in the world?
Originally posted by angus1745
I'll bet you not one of the rabid idiots who brayed for years that Obama was really African was under 35. I'm guessing nobody under 35 thinks Sarah Palin is 'amazing' either.
Originally posted by angus1745
We love you, old ones. Just leave the driving and voting to us eh?
I recently read an article about how CNN distorts poll results to suit certain political agendas. Using this method they can mislead viewers and make backward political standpoints look popular and legitamate. They do this by excluding any results by people under 35. As seen in this example here :
Last night on the Daily Show with John Stewart which is one of my favourite shows, they were making fun of the fact Trump and all the birth brigade all look like the fools they are about now due to the long form cert. being released. A very good point was made: who votes more than any other group? Old people, specifically SCARED old people. The political system has now boiled down to who can scare the most old people to their side. This is so true !
Originally posted by The Sword
reply to post by Hijaqd
Contrary to popular belief, young people DO vote.
We're not all automatons that care only about superficial pursuits.
If anything, the baby boomers are tripping up progress in this country by clinging to their fears and old ways. They still don't want gays to get married. They still want young people to go off and die in wars so they can be cheerleaders. They complain about our leaders but continue to vote in people who are worse than those so-called leaders.
Age may just be a number to some but we have got to learn to stop clinging to the old, outdated ways of our ancestors, especially when those ways restrict the happiness and freedom of others!
I'm guessing nobody under 35 thinks Sarah Palin is 'amazing' either.
The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations, published in 2004, is a book written by James Surowiecki about the aggregation of information in groups, resulting in decisions that, he argues, are often better than could have been made by any single member of the group.