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posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 09:40 PM
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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!

See ya,
Milt




posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 09:50 PM
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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!

See ya,
Milt


I totally agree with your perception of things...Star for you..



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 09:51 PM
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Originally posted by laiguana
because we're mostly single, childless and wouldn't qualify for disability


Age IS NOT a prerequisite for disability. Just hope you never suffer a serious injury or accident.


Oh yes, and because the 50+ generation is so much in love with Sarah Palin...


Oooopppsss I'm a member of the Geritol Jet set and if you can find a SINGLE nice thing I've ever uttered on her behalf, I'll pay you $1,000.00 Generalize much?



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?


You can save your dough for a new PlayStation, I'm self funded. I've NEVER met a wise old person who wished to be young again. Emphasis on wise.

I suppose you are for "Death Panels?"
edit on 29-4-2011 by kinda kurious because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 10:16 PM
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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.


You would lose that bet.

And with logic like yours, I think we should ban YOU from voting.

People over 50 are not all old and scared. Nor do they all drive poorly and garden all day.
Lol.



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 10:24 PM
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I'm sorry, but I find the OP's comments so hilarious that it's going to make at least a two sentence reply pretty difficult. Such pushed buttons this clown has elicited! Good grief!



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 10:46 PM
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Originally posted by angus1745
We love you, old ones. Just leave the driving and voting to us eh?

Look at the voting stats...how about the youth get out and vote instead of yammering about it?



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 11:01 PM
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run runner !!!!!



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 11:27 PM
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Just my crazy opinion:

It's a waste of time and resources for anyone to vote, all that changes is the talking heads (the faces you see on TV).

The important people, their policies and military plans do not change with presidents, it's a matter of national security, anybody versed in game theory will realise this.

Modern day global politics are biased more by supercomputers running stochastic algorithms than they are by presidents.

Voting just helps sell the illusion of democracy, of course some will find it entertaining, just like the totally choreographed WWF, which even I find entertaining at times even though I know its rigged.
edit on 29/4/2011 by cortex because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 11:48 PM
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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 :
dawgfarts.com...


here is a link to Steve Elliott's Linkedin page:
www.linkedin.com...
(he's the guy that wrote the article you read - the one you link in your OP)

here is your own link - back to the page where you read the article - the article on which you base your entire OP:
dawgfarts.com...

Stephen Van Tuyl - the guy on your right? This is his website.

Here is a link to the website of his band:
jeffersonband.com...

Oh, wait - I was wrong - you didn't base your entire OP on that article - you also sourced The Daily Show...


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 !


Here is a link to the Wiki page on your boy Jon Stewart (he spells it Jon - not John - in case you want to send him a card - on his birthday - which is at the top of the page):

en.wikipedia.org...

Maybe you should be the one to tell him that he's very nearly irrelevant. But do it gently - you don't want to startle him...you know how slow witted and easily frightened the elderly are

oh, kiddo - you are hilarious!

do us all a favor - and please don't vote

at least - not until you get a real feel for how stuff works

:-)
edit on 4/30/2011 by Spiramirabilis because: keeping promises



posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 12:16 AM
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Wow.

I notice this has become a "complain-about-the-youngin's" thread just because the OP posted a ridiculously ignorant opinion. I mean, the OP is wrong... obviously. Ya don't have to complain about all the young people...

...Wait... lemmie think...

Actually... never mind. Young people are ridiculously ignorant. I mean, my initial instinct when I read all the posts badmouthing younger people was to defend myself, being 22 years old and all, but now that I think about it... most of my peers are apathetic towards the big picture and only care about the pleasures of the now.

If anything, I'm disappointed in my generation. But still... there are the select few of us who do care about the consequences of our decisions and are worried about the fate of our country. I guess the sad thing is that it's only a select few.



posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 12:26 AM
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Thats true in virtually any age group. Which is why the idea that over 50s are the problem is silly. When I was in my teens, only a very small number cared about the big picture and the rest cared about their image, sex, money and material things.

In my twenties, only a very few cared about the big picture and the rest cared about their image, sex, money and material things.

In my 30's only a few cared about the big picture and the rest cared about their image, sex, money and material things.

Now, Im in my 40's and only a very few of my peers care about the big picture, and the rest are concerned with their image, sex, money and material things.

Its not an age issue. Its a people issue. Most people are only concerned with themselves. And there is always only a small minority who genuinely cares about the big picture, the whole.



posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 12:27 AM
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What kind of post is this?

Let the old people complain. Their parents were the greatest generation.

They on the other hand, are the original entitlement generation.



posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 12:28 AM
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Originally posted by The Sword
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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!


Just to correct the misunderstanding there, didn't say that young people don't vote, statistically they turn out in lower numbers and almost non-existent in mid-terms. I happen to know that we're not all automatons, since I myself am younger (37, still consider it younger) and have voted every time since I was eligible in 92. The Blackberry and Xbox comments should not have been construed as a slight against the youngins' I happen to like my Blackberry and do enjoy my Videogame systems (all the way from my Atari when I was younger to my PS3 today)

I mean if more people were less involved with their gadgets and were actually paying attention to things and voted with an understanding of the issues then we would have better results.

And if you honestly think we have nothing to learn from our ancestors or history, then what would you measure progress off of? How would you know that you aren't just trying to re-invent the wheel? That mentality has actually caused a great waste of time in a great number of pursuits, you have politicians, managers, military officers that have all tried things that had been tried and failed before just simply because they didn't take the time to see if there was a reason a policy they think is a good idea isn't in force.



posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 12:34 AM
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A star for you my young friend. You are wise beyond your years! It's not really an issue about age, is it? It's more about having the good sense to make valid observations. You pass with "flying colors", and it's a pleasure to have "met" you!


Cheers!
Milt



posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 12:42 AM
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Haha, why thank you!

My maturity is solely on my parents shoulders. I'm an only child, born of older parents (who apparently weren't emotionally capable of raising a child, according to DSS), and I was raised in a neighborhood populated with childless adults. So, what can I say, other than... I had to grow up quickly in order to 'get along'. xP



posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 12:55 AM
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Who in the heck determined 50 to be old?
You must be a young pup.


There will come a time, say in 25 yrs from now, the thought of this post will come to your mind, and you will feel slightly
embarrassed and maybe even chuckle a little. Trust me, it will come.



posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 12:59 AM
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MY opinion:

DONT VOTE. shut the hell up, and they will too...

get a life, and they will as well.



posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 01:17 AM
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Are you serious? Really??

Thank God we have voters over 50, their experience and knowledge are invaluable to this nation, and all others. Do you honestly think age has anything to do with wisdom? Of course you could only become more wise over the years, but even a younger person has the ability to obtain knowledge, too bad that most don't.

And you would like to see voting limited or censored, is just lunacy. IMO.



posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 01:20 AM
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I'm guessing nobody under 35 thinks Sarah Palin is 'amazing' either.


draftsarahpalin.us...

:-)

Sorry - slow night - bingo let out early

And, you make it too easy (have you heard about google yet?)

no, I'm not here just to taunt you :-)

I think we all tend to believe that our individual places on the time-line and our personal views are somehow important - even more important than others

The views of your generation are important - but only if they are thrown into the mix


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.

en.wikipedia.org...

But even if you don't agree with this idea - how can you defend eliminating people too stupid to vote from this process? How can you call that democracy?

And let's be clear - that's exactly what you're saying: some people are too stupid to vote

Well, it's so true - isn't it? But, I'll bet my examples aren't the same as yours - my examples are better

:-)

daftness - it's not just for geezers



posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 02:49 AM
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Just the other day I was talking to one of you young whiper snappers. They were giving the arguement of not seeing the relevance of history in school. I was explaining you can learn alot about today if you know your history. Today, reading your thread , I was proven right again. History does repeat itself. I remembered somewhere way back in my past hearing the same words spoken before. By me. I think. It is all fuzzy as I am over 50 and have dealt with this fog in my brain since my 50th birthday. Thanks for the laugh and memories. Sure would like to hear what you think in 20 30 years as you will most likely hear those words again. Oops time for my geritol.





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