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Old 02-19-2006, 09:46 PM   #1
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Flower Power Gen Turned Gestapo

The baby boomer generation are now in control

*all the hippies and the all for freedom folk*

What do we get?

Smoke-free, Sugar-free, Caffine-free, Fat-free, rubber seated swings, tracking devices for kids, drug sniffing dogs in schools, cameras everywhere, metal detectors, (and don't even think about fireworks, guns, booze, gasoline cars, or fattening foods.


Yeah, the 60s spawned...what?

Rewind or fastforward where?

What do you think?
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Old 02-19-2006, 10:32 PM   #3
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they must've found jesus.

i'm still looking.
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The baby boomer generation just went from one addiction (drugs) to another (greed) to another (Jesus).

But, really, they're not much different than the obsessive-compulsive generations that commanded the 1920s or the 1890s, for that matter. Film and videotape just ensures that we never forget.

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jesus is a great addiction ,
Any Color You Like ,
lived fast , died young ,
produced and played with Jim Morrison ,
Elvis Presley
& Jimi Hendrix


Is This Like A Tape Recorder , do we have to rewind this one again ?


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The one thing about some boomers that always bothered me is they never cared about an issue until they faced it. They never cared about kids until they became parents and then everything had to be for the children or made family-friendly and politicians catered to Soccer Moms and Nascar Dads only, leaving the rest of us to grab for crumbs.

Now the boomers are facing retirement and old age and I can only imagine their demands and sense of entitlement.
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Well I think that they deserve a hearty bugger that and have the youth flee the country, or we could all just slice pensions to an extreme ammount
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They want their retirement checks.
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The baby boomer generation just went from one addiction (drugs) to another (greed) to another (Jesus).

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Cute - the flower power generation found Jesus during the 70's. Perhaps they've forgotten what they found.

This is the classic pattern of idealism worn down by reality over the decades.
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The one thing about some boomers that always bothered me is they never cared about an issue until they faced it. They never cared about kids until they became parents and then everything had to be for the children or made family-friendly and politicians catered to Soccer Moms and Nascar Dads only, leaving the rest of us to grab for crumbs.

Now the boomers are facing retirement and old age and I can only imagine their demands and sense of entitlement.




And a point I was trying to make
on the 'Boomers" is how the so-called "free spirited" generation (who are now in control) have now become the Food Police, the Tobacco Police, the Drug Police, the "Your Kid Must Wear a Helment while Riding a Tricycle" Police...etc....


I wish I could find one solid wood swing seat in a public park.

I hate those crappy rubber seats.
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Yeah, rubber swings mean the end of the world.

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And a point I was trying to make
on the 'Boomers" is how the so-called "free spirited" generation (who are now in control) have now become the Food Police, the Tobacco Police, the Drug Police, the "Your Kid Must Wear a Helment while Riding a Tricycle" Police...etc....


I wish I could find one solid wood swing seat in a public park.

I hate those crappy rubber seats.
Iron horse, I like your posts, the ones I've seen, for I too am a libertarian, one that leans right. But I don't get how you don't understand that the "free spirited" generation was very much divided and it wasn't just one side that took power. In all honesty the "hippies" of the generation were far too free spirited and it allowed others to take control.

And honestly what wood swings have to do with this means nothing. It doesn't take a scientist to realize that rubber swings mold better and are much safer than those of wood.
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the "Your Kid Must Wear a Helment while Riding a Tricycle" Police...etc....
Promoting safety for children? Now that's just crazy!!

Those wacky acid-fuelled hippies must be stopped from promoting their "healthy kids" agenda.
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Technically I'm a boomer. Very, very tail end of the baby boom, unless the dates on it have been changed.

And you know, just like any other "group" baby boomers aren't this giant homogeneous blob. Many boomers I know are still hippies; many never were.




* edited to note: I just looked at Wikipedia and apparently I can choose to be either a Boomer or a member of Gen-X. I don't really find that either one is a perfect fit...but then again, what in life is?
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Promoting safety for children? Now that's just crazy!!

Those wacky acid-fuelled hippies must be stopped from promoting their "healthy kids" agenda.
Dave - you need to consider what has changed in the world from the multiple generations who engaged in behavior without mandated safety devices - and lived to tell about it.

There are plenty of people my age who remember bouncing around in the back seat of a car - seat belts didn't exist, were not requried, and no one heard of a booster seat for a 5-year old.

Raising the question as done in this thread does not automatically imply one is agaisnt child safety.
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