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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:36 AM

the age range here on du, please.

i predict either the 40's group or 50's group the largest number. but, i am curious.

though, this may be one of the polls people do not want to vote in because of transparency. i am curious about that, also.

***edit: something else i like about this poll. an half hour and there are 101 vote already. that tells me there are more people on du, than what i was thinking. it has seemed slow of late, and i am thinking that use is down. but a lot of people not posting, are reading. that is nifty. ***
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younger than 21.
1 (0%)
21-30
17 (7%)
31-40
29 (12%)
41-50
58 (24%)
51-60
85 (35%)
61-70
43 (18%)
71-80
8 (3%)
over 80
1 (0%)
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Reply the age range here on du, please. (Original post)
seabeyond Apr 2012 OP
MineralMan Apr 2012 #1
seabeyond Apr 2012 #4
lamp_shade Apr 2012 #7
CrispyQ Apr 2012 #13
seabeyond Apr 2012 #14
JonLP24 Apr 2012 #32
seabeyond Apr 2012 #36
JonLP24 Apr 2012 #65
seabeyond Apr 2012 #66
CrispyQ Apr 2012 #34
seabeyond Apr 2012 #37
Odin2005 Apr 2012 #152
MineralMan Apr 2012 #26
Gormy Cuss Apr 2012 #87
seabeyond Apr 2012 #91
Gormy Cuss Apr 2012 #118
seabeyond Apr 2012 #121
MineralMan Apr 2012 #104
Posteritatis Apr 2012 #135
snooper2 Apr 2012 #175
FarLeftFist Apr 2012 #2
seabeyond Apr 2012 #5
lunatica Apr 2012 #49
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2012 #75
lunatica Apr 2012 #107
RKP5637 Apr 2012 #127
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2012 #131
boxman15 Apr 2012 #100
LongTomH May 2012 #189
HappyMe Apr 2012 #3
seabeyond Apr 2012 #6
HappyMe Apr 2012 #28
seabeyond Apr 2012 #35
HappyMe Apr 2012 #48
seabeyond Apr 2012 #55
orpupilofnature57 Apr 2012 #8
KaryninMiami Apr 2012 #15
seabeyond Apr 2012 #22
HappyMe Apr 2012 #29
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2012 #79
seabeyond Apr 2012 #81
phylny Apr 2012 #18
hfojvt Apr 2012 #161
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2012 #176
coalition_unwilling Apr 2012 #9
seabeyond Apr 2012 #10
coalition_unwilling Apr 2012 #16
MichaelMcGuire Apr 2012 #11
seabeyond Apr 2012 #12
MichaelMcGuire Apr 2012 #74
seabeyond Apr 2012 #80
MichaelMcGuire Apr 2012 #85
seabeyond Apr 2012 #92
MichaelMcGuire Apr 2012 #173
seabeyond Apr 2012 #174
MichaelMcGuire May 2012 #193
RKP5637 Apr 2012 #128
MichaelMcGuire Apr 2012 #172
Starry Messenger Apr 2012 #47
MichaelMcGuire Apr 2012 #76
Tierra_y_Libertad Apr 2012 #17
seabeyond Apr 2012 #20
Tierra_y_Libertad Apr 2012 #23
seabeyond Apr 2012 #24
etherealtruth Apr 2012 #19
seabeyond Apr 2012 #21
BumRushDaShow Apr 2012 #31
madokie Apr 2012 #25
seabeyond Apr 2012 #27
estiparanoic Apr 2012 #30
seabeyond Apr 2012 #33
one_voice Apr 2012 #38
seabeyond Apr 2012 #39
JonLP24 Apr 2012 #46
seabeyond Apr 2012 #56
JonLP24 Apr 2012 #72
seabeyond Apr 2012 #77
one_voice Apr 2012 #53
seabeyond Apr 2012 #57
mmonk Apr 2012 #40
seabeyond Apr 2012 #41
HappyMe Apr 2012 #50
mmonk Apr 2012 #154
seabeyond Apr 2012 #155
mmonk Apr 2012 #157
seabeyond Apr 2012 #158
mmonk Apr 2012 #159
lonestarnot Apr 2012 #42
seabeyond Apr 2012 #58
Phentex Apr 2012 #112
lunatica Apr 2012 #43
HappyMe Apr 2012 #52
seabeyond Apr 2012 #60
RKP5637 Apr 2012 #129
Earth_First Apr 2012 #44
seabeyond Apr 2012 #61
tabbycat31 Apr 2012 #153
mainer Apr 2012 #45
seabeyond Apr 2012 #62
tnvoter Apr 2012 #51
seabeyond Apr 2012 #63
Iggo Apr 2012 #54
seabeyond Apr 2012 #64
Iggo Apr 2012 #68
seabeyond Apr 2012 #69
flamingdem Apr 2012 #59
Ichingcarpenter Apr 2012 #67
seabeyond Apr 2012 #70
Ichingcarpenter Apr 2012 #73
seabeyond Apr 2012 #93
Buns_of_Fire Apr 2012 #113
NNN0LHI Apr 2012 #71
Ichingcarpenter Apr 2012 #82
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2012 #138
Sea-Dog Apr 2012 #78
Ichingcarpenter Apr 2012 #83
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2012 #84
Ichingcarpenter Apr 2012 #90
seabeyond Apr 2012 #94
westerebus Apr 2012 #101
vaberella Apr 2012 #86
seabeyond Apr 2012 #97
vaberella Apr 2012 #108
pinboy3niner Apr 2012 #111
ProfessorGAC Apr 2012 #168
seabeyond Apr 2012 #169
Ichingcarpenter Apr 2012 #98
seabeyond Apr 2012 #103
Douglas Carpenter Apr 2012 #88
Ichingcarpenter Apr 2012 #95
white_wolf Apr 2012 #99
white_wolf Apr 2012 #89
socialist_n_TN Apr 2012 #96
Starry Messenger Apr 2012 #102
white_wolf Apr 2012 #105
orpupilofnature57 Apr 2012 #117
janx Apr 2012 #133
ellisonz Apr 2012 #106
Ichingcarpenter Apr 2012 #109
ellisonz Apr 2012 #110
jillan Apr 2012 #115
Buns_of_Fire Apr 2012 #124
Warren DeMontague May 2012 #188
seabeyond Apr 2012 #114
ellisonz Apr 2012 #119
seabeyond Apr 2012 #122
JI7 Apr 2012 #116
Blue_In_AK Apr 2012 #120
seabeyond Apr 2012 #123
Posteritatis Apr 2012 #136
Terra Alta Apr 2012 #125
Cali_Democrat Apr 2012 #130
Joe Shlabotnik Apr 2012 #126
RebelOne Apr 2012 #132
seabeyond Apr 2012 #134
Vanje Apr 2012 #137
Shankapotomus Apr 2012 #139
LadyHawkAZ Apr 2012 #140
seabeyond Apr 2012 #141
LadyHawkAZ Apr 2012 #142
seabeyond Apr 2012 #145
LadyHawkAZ Apr 2012 #146
MrSlayer Apr 2012 #143
DutchLiberal Apr 2012 #144
WillyT Apr 2012 #147
seabeyond Apr 2012 #148
Scurrilous Apr 2012 #149
seabeyond Apr 2012 #150
Odin2005 Apr 2012 #151
hfojvt Apr 2012 #160
ButterflyBlood Apr 2012 #156
Odin2005 Apr 2012 #163
Ter Apr 2012 #162
WhoIsNumberNone Apr 2012 #164
countryjake Apr 2012 #165
seabeyond Apr 2012 #170
countryjake Apr 2012 #180
Phentex Apr 2012 #177
countryjake Apr 2012 #181
a la izquierda Apr 2012 #166
ProfessorGAC Apr 2012 #167
tanyev Apr 2012 #171
rox63 Apr 2012 #178
YvonneCa Apr 2012 #182
rox63 Apr 2012 #184
Aerows Apr 2012 #179
RZM Apr 2012 #183
lpbk2713 May 2012 #185
seabeyond May 2012 #186
Warren DeMontague May 2012 #187
LongTomH May 2012 #190
countryjake May 2012 #196
IDemo May 2012 #191
bigtree May 2012 #192
seabeyond May 2012 #194
FSogol May 2012 #195
Poll_Blind May 2012 #197
AverageJoe90 May 2012 #198
Electric Monk May 2012 #199
unreadierLizard May 2012 #200
Electric Monk May 2012 #201

Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:47 AM

1. You may not get an accurate reading from this,

but DU's membership is older than many people think. Still, not many DUers take the time to vote in polls, so it won't really give an accurate result.

(I'm in the 61-70 group)

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:51 AM

4. hey, i am already surprised by the poll. nt

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:58 AM

7. I think you might be wrong. This is the type poll ALL DUers love to vote in.

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Response to lamp_shade (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:09 AM

13. Especially now that you can view usernames!

I've seen a few names in an age category that surprised me.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #13)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:11 AM

14. i figured that is what would hold some people back from voting.

that is what is really surprising me on this, actually.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #14)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:48 AM

32. It kinda did for me

Noticing that at-least 97% so far are older than me and the fact you can see who votes was discouraging me. Feeling like people would look and say, "he doesn't know what he is talking about". They'd be correct as I imagine I will be a lot more intelligent than I am now when I'm in my 30's, 40's, 50's, etc. I'm smarter than I was 5 years ago but I wish I could apply that knowledge back then when I was better off. Anyways, DU has been a great learning experience, finding out many great things I never heard of. Learned more here than grade school, now if only someone could help me with math.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #32)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:54 AM

36. exactly. thanks for speaking up.

this is what i thought. yours, from a younger perspective and others not wanting to be identified as older for those reasons. interesting, huh, lol. not necessarily more intelligent. that you have down. it is the wiser, and that is thru experience that i find. geeez, as you get older, you tend to forget all the bullshit that made you "intelligent". ah ha. so you may be at your peak there.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #36)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:31 PM

65. I think wiser is more of what I meant

When referring to knowing what I know would have helped me respond to certain things in the past. Ha, I think I'm starting the forgetting period. A few months ago, just messing around, I decided to do to division problems on paper. I completely hit a well and could not figure out what I was supposed to do after getting the answer wrong numerous times. Eventually it came back to me, can't remember what I was doing wrong but I realized you figure out how many times the number goes into each top number going from left to right. Like 233/3 It goes into 2 0 times, 7 in 23. Write 7 on top, subtract 21 from 23 and continue from there.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #65)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:34 PM

66. you are so funny. such a hoot.

wait until you have kids and have to do all that stuff all over again. then a person really feels stupid, until they let it go, own it and embrace it. tutors.... are a parents friend.

simple math is very easy for me. i do it in my head, faster than hubby can do a calculator. my son has a fuzzy brain. couldnt do long division for anything in the world. sequential. he is not a sequential thinker. where he falls short. if he got out of the rhythm of how to do the problem, he could never find his way back. interesting how the different brains work.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #14)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:49 AM

34. I'd like to see a few clicks on the two extreme ends.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #34)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:54 AM

37. yes... i hear ya. me, too.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #13)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:48 PM

152. We have a DUer who's over 80!!!

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Response to lamp_shade (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:35 AM

26. Well, that's true enough.

Still, when you look at the vote count on most polls, and compare it to the number of active DUers, it's usually a small percentage. Lots of DUers just don't even open poll threads. It's still an interesting glimpse of DU's demographics. I remember seeing other polls like this on on DU2.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:13 PM

87. Not "may", won't. Such polls are biased by self-selection

and there's no way to know how the distribution of ages of the nonresponders differ from the respondents.
For example, it may be that 90% of the 61-70 crowd replied but only 10% of the 71-80 age group. It may also be that both groups responded proportionally to size of the universe of DUers.

Still, it's a great way to put ages on a bunch of DU names and a fun exercise.

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Response to Gormy Cuss (Reply #87)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:36 PM

91. lol



i thought.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #91)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:21 PM

118. Hiya, sea!

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Response to Gormy Cuss (Reply #118)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:30 PM

121. hiya, gormy!



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Response to Gormy Cuss (Reply #87)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:03 PM

104. Right you are. DU Polls are FUN!

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:43 PM

135. I've seen this poll a bunch over the years and it always curves about the way this one does. (nt)

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 09:19 AM

175. Old and mostly white...which is odd...

because that's the repukes target audience LOL


Of course I saw somewhere that 86% of people over 65 are registered to vote? So it makes sense if you think that our elders are really more politically active


I also need to keep the demographics of DU in mind when posting some greatness like say, Warren G. I should expect more "who the fuck is that" posts LOL

&ob=av2e

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:48 AM

2. 32

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Response to FarLeftFist (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:51 AM

5. you are a baby.... lol

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Response to FarLeftFist (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:12 PM

49. The 30s are an excellent age.

I'm 63 and I can attest that the 50s and 60s are the best age so far. My 30s were very good.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #49)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:52 PM

75. "the 50s and 60s are the best age so far"

Totally agree. My 5th decade was practically perfect. It seemed the "inside" and the "outside" were in total sync and I really felt, finally, like a "grownup", definetly at the top of my game, professionally and personally.
60's are fine, except the body is starting to turn on me.
Bette Davis said "old age is not for sissies"
now I know what she meant.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #75)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:07 PM

107. Yeah, I'm also feeling the body thing now

But I still like being in my 60s so far. I like the 'experience'.

I've always thought of my life in that way. Experiencing the things that come with aging.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #75)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:43 PM

127. This past year it hit me how old I really am. I've always had a

problem recognizing the passage of time. Now, I'm thinking I had best get my act together for the next couple of decades. Current house is way too large, too many fine old cars, etc., etc. I need a simpler life, this is way too complex. I'm doing fine physically, but I know this won't keep up forever.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #127)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:10 PM

131. Yep...planning for the future has hit.

We did ok when we were planning for our retirement, but now...looking down the road, given the state of things
in the world, and this country...
time to rethink that long range post retirement plan.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #49)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:57 PM

100. 30

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Response to lunatica (Reply #49)

Tue May 1, 2012, 04:54 PM

189. "39 Years Old -- The Best 10 Years of Your Life!"

Ah, I remember it well!

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:51 AM

3. 54, and damn proud of it.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:52 AM

6. and a soon to be grandma to boot.... lol

congrats.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:37 AM

28. Thank you!

A warm, soft sweet smelling (most of the time) tiny one to spoil! I'm already in love.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #28)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:51 AM

35. yaaaa, grinnin.

i better still have a lot of years before i get that love. lol. kids 17 and 14.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #35)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:09 PM

48. Sons are 25.

You still have plenty of time to wait! It will be worth the wait.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #48)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:18 PM

55. absolutely....

but then i was so old before having kids it is a bit of a quandry. lol. i want to still be around, so they cant wait too long. but then, i really liked waiting until i was older and playing thru 20's before settlin down.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:00 AM

8. Me too

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:11 AM

15. Me too - sometimes

Discovered last night while watching old Golden Girls reruns, that they (the "golden girks") were all around 60- just a bit older then me and when it was on the air, they seemed so "old". And it dawned on me recently that at my next birthday, I will be old enough to buy a condo at a senior retirement development. Can't quite get it into my head that 54 is the bridge from being middle aged to being considered a "senior"... Sigh.

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Response to KaryninMiami (Reply #15)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:30 AM

22. i started telling myself i was old, when i hit 40. to prepare myself and not be shocked

when did get old, lol. we all handle it differently. i like being prepared.

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Response to KaryninMiami (Reply #15)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:40 AM

29. 54 is not the bridge.

I'm still young on the inside. Which keeps me young on the outside.

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Response to KaryninMiami (Reply #15)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:56 PM

79. "middle aged"..

I kept thinking of myself as middle aged during my 50's
until my smart ass son pointed out that "middle age" at 55 meant I would have live to 110!
Still not speaking to that party pooper......

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #79)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:58 PM

81. lol lol. arent our kids soooo precious. they love showing off their mathematical skills

and all.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:18 AM

18. Me too, next Saturday :) n/t

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 12:00 AM

161. the thing I am proud of

is being able select 41-50 instead of being stuck with the older folk at 50-59. It's like I am still part of generation X for another year.

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #161)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 12:40 PM

176. tick......tock...tick....tock....tick....

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:04 AM

9. 52, so my vote tends to confirm your prediction. Just out of curiosity, what

 

made you predict it would be 40s or 50s age groups?

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:05 AM

10. 61-70 is doing pretty good, too. just the many years on du, hearing

duers say their ages in posts....

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:17 AM

16. Ah. I would think this poll would be one Skinner and his co-admins

 

would examine closely for tips on how to widen DU's appeal to the younger generation(s).

Thanks.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:05 AM

11. I'm quite young in comparison.

 

34

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Response to MichaelMcGuire (Reply #11)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:08 AM

12. it is funny

when we are seeing the 30's as the "babies" of the group. and i say that with love, lol, not insult.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #12)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:52 PM

74. Still wishing I was in my 20's (nt)

 

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Response to MichaelMcGuire (Reply #74)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:57 PM

80. 30's adn 40's the best. i dont want the teen and 20's again.

i did like the 30's and 40's. i a hearing the BEST is 50's and 60's (above). i dont know how that can be, but willing to give it a try.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #80)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:06 PM

85. Minus the B.O. and awkwardness with the ladies.

 

I loved my teen's LOL.

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Response to MichaelMcGuire (Reply #85)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:37 PM

92. eeew, lol

i said in another post, as a kid i was a little adult. i LOVE adult. rocks my world. my oldest is that way. my youngest tries to hold on to the kid. lol. it is funny. but i tell my oldest, get out of highshool and the world will be yours....

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #92)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 08:08 AM

173. Stay in School, the world of work sucks!

 

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Response to MichaelMcGuire (Reply #173)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 08:33 AM

174. lmao... hubby and i are telling boys, appreciate the time now cause

the world of work sucks....

they dont quite appreciate it now like they may years to come. that precal is taking my oldest down. he would rather be in the work force, about now. lmao

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #174)

Wed May 2, 2012, 07:17 AM

193. He's thinking of the money, he'll get once work commences.

 

That'll wear off fast!

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Response to MichaelMcGuire (Reply #74)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:45 PM

128. LOL!!! I recall well counting the years/days/hours 'till I was 18. That,

was a long time ago. I wish I was still doing that.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #128)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 08:07 AM

172. And it wasn't till I was 26 could I buy a drink without ID.

 

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Response to MichaelMcGuire (Reply #11)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:09 PM

47. That's how old I was when I joined.

Damn, I'm old now.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #47)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:53 PM

76. 41

 

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:17 AM

17. GeezerUnderground. 68 here. Oh, and stay off the lawn.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #17)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:23 AM

20. lol. and i always said to my kids, raising them, the lawn was meant to walk on barefoot

and feel the coolness of the grass underfoot. and i would do a little dance on that lawn.

not seeing you as an "off my lawn" kinda person. just not buying it.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #20)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:30 AM

23. I've spent a long time earning my curmudgeon status. All for nothing.

Not many kids around here and the deer wouldn't give a rip what I say.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #23)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:31 AM

24. lol lol, there is that. nt

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:20 AM

19. 50

Your poll made me realize I have been posting here since I was 43 .... geeze

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Response to etherealtruth (Reply #19)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:24 AM

21. i know, lol. as i was saying above, i was going off the age i have heard people say.....

but i didnt take into account 8 yrs have gone by. lol. that is something, huh.

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Response to etherealtruth (Reply #19)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:46 AM

31. Another 5-0

always on the cusp of things including this poll....

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:33 AM

25. 64 here

Inside looking out I feel 25 going on 80, outside looking in I still look younger than my 64 which is amazing as I worked all but 12 years of my life as a construction worker out in the sun day in and day out.

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Response to madokie (Reply #25)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:37 AM

27. genetics... it is a wonderful thing

for some, lol.

forever i have had people tell me i look younger and i stopped that a decade ago. i tell them now.... i want a healthy, happy my age. not lookin to compete with a decade earlier. we are really pushing that in our society. i am not playing.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:43 AM

30. If you did not know your age

 

how old would you act?

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Response to estiparanoic (Reply #30)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:49 AM

33. interesting question. i immediately thought as a kid i was a little adult.

i never did kid well. then, on the other hand, older i play, move like a kid. ok, well, hit a certain age and not gonna be a kid. lol

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:55 AM

38. 45 July 1st.

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Response to one_voice (Reply #38)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:58 AM

39. my hubby is a july 1st. he will be 47. i love my cancer. you people

are the easiest to get along with.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #39)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:06 PM

46. You haven't met my dad

anyways he is July 3rd.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #46)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:19 PM

56. no way.... so it isnt about being cancer? jut who he is, lol. ah well. ok. nt

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #56)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:47 PM

72. He actually

is very humorous. He would play board games & video games with me, go fishing, camping. More willing to do things while my mom never felt like doing anything with me. He would probably be an easy person to get a long with but does or did(haven't seen him in years) have a bad side. I remember one time when I was in the bathtub and I couldn't remember what I did wrong but grabbed my head and banged it against the wall. There was one time he was sleeping on the couch and I guess I woke up as he came towards me, tried to grab my hair but it was cut short so it was effective so he settled for a slap. In fact when my parents divorced when I was 3 or 4, they had split custody and was originally supposed to live with him. My brother to my mom, it didn't last long at all as someone called police on him for spanking me in the Safeway parking lot. I guess spanking isn't wrong depending on who you asked but from what I gather it was very public event. I don't remember it, also don't remember anything about the trip I took from Colorado to Arizona but do remember first time I arrived in Phoenix.

Last time I saw him was 2003, he mentioned things like if Al Gore won we wouldn't be having these problems. There was a news report that I pointed out to him that Marilyn Musgrave (his represent ive at the time) wanted a Constitutional Amendment banning gay marriage. He said, "Good. It's disgusting." I was done after that, no desire to see him again.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #72)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:55 PM

77. kids...

need so much more than this. this is what breaks my heart. it is a reality too many of our kids live in. i am so thankful i was given an healthy environment to grow up in. it doesnt take all the pains away, but the opportunity for less conflict is there anyway.

i want so much more for our kids. but, we are given what we are given and that is not going to happen.

pisses me off, though.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #39)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:16 PM

53. LOL...my husband might disagree..

I think I'm pretty laid back. Not a whole lot gets to me and I'm not one to hold a grudge. Takes up too much time and energy.

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Response to one_voice (Reply #53)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:21 PM

57. the little things that are suppose to bug me, just dont. that makes it easy for me

anyway.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:59 AM

40. Nunya.

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Response to mmonk (Reply #40)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:00 PM

41. quit mumblin'. geez, i cant hear that mumble

how any times have i told you KIDS to quit with the mumblin"

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Response to mmonk (Reply #40)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:13 PM

50. Oh, 90, you say!

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #50)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:16 PM

154. Almost.

Nunya beeswax.

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Response to mmonk (Reply #154)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:17 PM

155. lol... now i get it. nt

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #155)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:21 PM

157. My bad. I didn't finish.

My mind goes every once in awhile.

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Response to mmonk (Reply #157)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:22 PM

158. lol. that is what happens when you hit 39. see, dead give away. nt

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #158)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:42 PM

159. I suppose. Can't remember that far back.

But I am "holding".

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:03 PM

42. There is no older than dirt selection. Abstain.

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #42)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:22 PM

58. ah ha. that would be the "over" group.... lol. nt

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #42)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:25 PM

112. LOL!...

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:05 PM

43. Interesting that as of my post there are 408 viewers

And only 171 voters.

Does that mean lurkers or DUers who are not telling their ages?

Interesting...

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Response to lunatica (Reply #43)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:15 PM

52. There are still those that lie about their age,

or refuse to tell it.

Live and lt live.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #43)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:24 PM

60. thanks for pointing that out, too. that is an important part of what i am looking at

also, with polls. this is the first one. and though there is a nifty element with transparent polls, i can see with some polls, it will stop people from voting. i understand that problem it solves with transparency. nothing is just .... perfect.

though. i do keep coming in myself and replying, or checking the polls. so i have a repeated number of view and only one vote. and i am sure with others, too.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #43)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:47 PM

129. There always seem to be a lot of watchers on DU. Often I wonder who

everyone is ... Sometimes, fairly often, I see an OP with several hundred viewers, and maybe only 1 or 2 replies.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:05 PM

44. 32, the new 22 I'm told...

I wanna meet the individual who coined that phrase...

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #44)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:26 PM

61. ya... well, seems to have started with my generation. always gotta be younger than

what we are. i call bullshit, on that bullshit. i will be a healthy my age, and that is it. there always has to be a pressure on the shallow, from my generation adn just keeps getting worse. pretty soon, they are gonna have 50 yr olds really working and striving for 30. just let it go and be.

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #44)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:50 PM

153. I turned 32 last month

I can easily pass for 22 and I wish I was still 22

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:06 PM

45. It skews old because the young'uns haven't gotten out of bed yet

On the east coast, it's only noon. How many teenagers get up before noon?

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Response to mainer (Reply #45)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:27 PM

62. bah hahahaha. hm. i have two up and about and have been for hours

though i know what you mean. i have a niece that would sleep into afternoon, when she would visit. pissed me off. i dont let kids go beyond 10'ish..... before i am making noise.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:14 PM

51. just celebrated #43 two days ago....

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Response to tnvoter (Reply #51)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:28 PM

63. happy bday two days ago.

tarus, stubborn but cool and interesting. my sons bday is today.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:16 PM

54. Even though I'm fifty...

...I voted in the 51-60 group because I'm in my fifties.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #54)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:30 PM

64. just always have to be havin' someone breakin' the rules. do it your way

couldnt possibly do it mine. nope....



i always got along with people like you, as i rolled my eyes.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #64)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:36 PM

68. Okay, okay. I'll swishem back.

I was just being' ornery.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #68)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:38 PM

69. dont you dare... llol. i thought it was cute

and i get why. there was a reason i did the numbers the way i did,

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:23 PM

59. Younger boomers

as suspected

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:36 PM

67. I find that the majority are more liberal than than your generation

after looking at who posted in those respective groups
I like that new feature.

Wait maybe I'm wrong ..... I need to feed the data into a computer........ wait I have one...... just a moment.... moment .... Dave?..... Nice renderings you did.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #67)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:39 PM

70. bah hahaha. k. i will wait for you analysis. nt

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #70)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:52 PM

73. I'm 60 but the next group that signed

have even more of a liberal/ progressive tilt.
Strange, I looked backed on data from who nominates threads that I consider liberal/ progressive.

Of course its not scientific there is not enough data right now, but I would say I'm more liberal in my thinking than you as are others in your age group, but each group has its levels of stratification of left vs more right thinking.

Of course DU means nothing except for DU data.

The transparency in the new DU will allow further analysis which wasn't possible before.


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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #73)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:40 PM

93. that is interesting and makes a certain amount of sense.

in raising kids, ... there needs to be (for many of us) a little more structure, not to mention saving for retirement. once a certain age, a person can let go f a lot of concerns and focus on others. and the younger more liberal arent in a place where they have to concern themselves with certain issues, too. but will focus on others.

interesting iching, but i can see it.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #67)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:39 PM

113. Dave's not here, man.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:46 PM

71. I knew we were a bunch of old fogeys around here

That is why I get so nervous when everyone acts like their political activism began some time after George W. Bush became president.

Makes me start wondering who were these folks voting for during the 1980's?



Don

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Response to NNN0LHI (Reply #71)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:58 PM

82. My adult Kids don't post here

they are in their early 30s now
but are extremely liberal.

Us old farts must remember this
to let the next generation take the reins
of the horse we have been on, they know
the horse is a wild bronco..... but for now the ride
is one hell of a ride.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #82)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:08 PM

138. My kids don't either, and they are very much to the left..thank god.

I had nightmares when they were young, during the Nixon years, that they would grow up and become Republicans...
I figured that would be just my luck.
then I had nightmares they would be drafted ( both boys) but the draft ended...whew.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:56 PM

78. Half of DU is going to be dropping off like flys soon

 

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Response to Sea-Dog (Reply #78)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:02 PM

83. We've lost so great voices over the years in

all age stratums.

But yes statistics are not in our favor.

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Response to Sea-Dog (Reply #78)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:02 PM

84. Well, on THAT cheery note......

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #84)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:31 PM

90. I won't back Down.... Tom Petty 61 one years young.



I will stand my ground

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #84)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:42 PM

94. roflmfao. love the pic... with your comment. so true. nt

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Response to Sea-Dog (Reply #78)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:59 PM

101. No soup for you. n/t

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:09 PM

86. A year ago I was in the 21-30 group. 31, gonna be 32 in June. n/t

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Response to vaberella (Reply #86)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:44 PM

97. shit happens, ... but then

you get to get back to u.s. and family... yea.

going over the 30 line was way harder for me than hittin 40.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #97)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:08 PM

108. I guess you start getting used to it when you get to 40. ^_^ n/t

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Response to vaberella (Reply #108)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:22 PM

111. Some do, some don't...




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Response to seabeyond (Reply #97)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 07:25 AM

168. I've Heard That's Common With Women

Women take 30 harder than 40 and men take 40 harder than 50. My wife was like you. Hitting 30 was a big deal. Hitting 40 not so much.

I'm not really an "age thinker" so i don't remember having any issues, but i've had friends for whom 40 seemed like a death sentence.

Not sure that my recollection is based on any science, but doesn't seem that hard to believe either.
GAC

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #168)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 07:52 AM

169. you are probably right. i can see sense in that. me, i round up. when i turned 40

i rounded it up to 41. somewhere along the way i thought i was 41 and rounded it up to 42. next bday comes along and i think i am going to be 43. i am thinking, geez.... it seems like i just had my 40th. i had to do math three times to believe i was only gonna be 41.

that is about how much it means to me.

but i can see what you are saying

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Response to vaberella (Reply #86)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:50 PM

98. Then time starts to do a sucking noise.

which gets greater the older you get.

It has been proven that my time is not on the same
as what you experience vs even a six year old going on 7.

Face it........ Time is a relative that we don't meet very often vs time is relative.

Except on Holidays.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #98)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:02 PM

103. i heard people say that for a lifetime and younger would think how slow it moves

this, is a fact. "Then time starts to do a sucking noise." it is truly amazing.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:19 PM

88. so 86% are over 40 - and 64% are over 50

interesting

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Response to Douglas Carpenter (Reply #88)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:43 PM

95. The data only considers participates in the poll not observers

Now if you want to look at the data on
who looks at DU a day.

I'm sure the NSA can tell you not only who
but how many times you look at any web site
and who you are, including data that would surprise you.

They have programs that their super computers would blow your mind.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #95)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:55 PM

99. Just thinking about what they can do is scary.

Some people can say only people who break the law need to worry, but I disagree with that. Besides, it isn't any of the government's business how many times I log onto DU.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:24 PM

89. 22. I feel like a child now.

I'm sure I'll eventually regret answering this.

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #89)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:43 PM

96. Maybe so wolf, BUT.............

you certainly are a precocious one!

I've learned from you. Age is not a predictor of wisdom in every case.

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #89)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:59 PM

102. Revel in it!

Next thing you know, you'll be wondering if they make orthopedic Doc Martens and if you're getting enough fiber.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #102)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:05 PM

105. I know time flies.

Sometimes, I look back and I can't believe I'm out already 22. I'm dreading getting older, hell I'm already feeling nostalgic for the 90s, at times.

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #105)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:13 PM

117. It's all relative ,you live a

second at a time , looking back is the only way to mark it . Nostalgia is our reference point to be enjoyed ,not missed ,it is with us still.

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #105)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:18 PM

133. Time goes by so much faster the older you get.

But don't dread getting older; there's a lot of wisdom gained with age.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:06 PM

106. 25

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #106)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:17 PM

109. Well, Almighty.. Lets get to point and roll another joint.

&feature=autoplay&list=AL94UKMTqg-9Bxtssnwb3PCg7vJ0ga4OA-&playnext=2


Guess I'm .......listening to too much on youtube.
from the 'old days'......

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #109)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:20 PM

110. I don't get why old people like Tom Petty. n/t

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #110)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:02 PM

115. Because he was popular while I was growing up.

I love his music.

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Response to jillan (Reply #115)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:36 PM

124. "Paul McCartney. Hmmmm. Wasn't he in a group before Wings?"

I keed, I keed. My son was always surprised when I could rap along with Sir Mix-A-Lot on "Baby Got Back."

Once sixteen, always sixteen. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #110)

Tue May 1, 2012, 04:37 PM

188. I saw Tom Petty put on a kick ass rock and roll show.

'course, this was 1985... The "southern accents" tour I think.

Anyway, Tom petty is great.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #109)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:47 PM

114. kids today, lol. petty, cool. his generation screams for beiber.... lol

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #114)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:23 PM

119. Do not!

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #119)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:31 PM

122. rebecca black???

actually, sons were naming all kinds of bands of your time and i was like.... but i like them. cant use that as a jab

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:12 PM

116. 33, the results of the poll are similar to polls i have seen previously on this

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:25 PM

120. I'll vote in an innocuous poll like this

because people here who know me know how old I am anyway, but I won't be voting in polls that actually ask my opinion about anything. Polling should be like voting -- private.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #120)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:34 PM

123. i agree

i have skipped polls already, i would have thrown a vote in, but dont, just cause i dont want any crap. one side or the other, the same can happen. and i just do NOT need any more controversy

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #120)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:44 PM

136. Yeah, definitely

Especially considering how ridiculously loaded a lot of polls posted here are, tying usernames to the responses seems designed to cause people to fight over who thinks what in the things.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:25 PM

125. I just turned 31 last month.

I feel like a baby compared to most of y'all.. lol.

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Response to Terra Alta (Reply #125)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:07 PM

130. Me too!

I have the same birthday as Bin Laden

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 05:17 PM

126. This is interesting

love this census-y kind of stuff.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:13 PM

132. 73 here and glad I have lived this long.

Getting older is better than the alternative.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #132)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:42 PM

134. yep... i am all for giving old a try. nt

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:56 PM

137. 56

yet I still seem to be undergoing puberty.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:10 PM

139. 45

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:56 PM

140. 39.

Turning 40 this Oct.

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Reply #140)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:58 PM

141. that is a good age.

mine is oct 13. yours?

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #141)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:59 PM

142. 21st

Libras totally rule!

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Reply #142)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:03 PM

145. i think

FIL 6th, me, niece 16th, son 22, brother 23, another borther 24, MIL 24, best friend 24th. lol

lots of bdays in oct....

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #145)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:08 PM

146. My best friend and I share a birthday.

Which means we never forget each others' birthday. lol

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:00 PM

143. I've been posting here for 11 years.

 

Damn.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:02 PM

144. 26.

 

Damn, there's little of us here.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:12 PM

147. 56... Damn... We're A Bunch Of Old Farts, No ???






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Response to WillyT (Reply #147)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:52 PM

148. no.... just gettin going. lol.

read post 78.... looking at the bright side.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:59 PM

149. 51 - 60 way in the lead.

Blame Nixon!

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Response to Scurrilous (Reply #149)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:02 PM

150. if we didnt have that ole transparency thing, i could edit 50 age range would be waaaay in the

lead.

cant get away with it now, lol.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:44 PM

151. I'm 26. I'm suprised by how many Boomers are here!

Most internet message boards are dominated by younger age groups.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #151)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:57 PM

160. so am I

because it feels more like junior high sometimes, but it is just a bunch of crotchety old folks saying "neener, neener" to each other. Maybe if another poll was done asking for education level. We're probably a bunch of college know-it-alls.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:18 PM

156. Wow no under 21s. I was when I started posting.

Now 28. Wow.

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Response to ButterflyBlood (Reply #156)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:03 AM

163. I was 19 when joined.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 12:35 AM

162. This is the oldest forum board I have ever seen

 

Only here do I look like a kid. Everywhere else, I'm the old man born in the 70's.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:11 AM

164. It there's a stale smell on this side of the hill

Must be all the old farts.

Get it?

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:30 AM

165. Where is Ava? Isn't she still a member here?

And would she be over 21, by now?

(jeepers, I don't even want to contemplate the answer to that...are we all getting old, or what, but I'm afraid that maybe even she wouldn't be able to check that first box!)

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Response to countryjake (Reply #165)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 07:55 AM

170. she was 15, 16? around 2004. you do the math, lol.

23, 24?

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #170)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 04:03 PM

180. Actually, I think she'll be 22 this October...

cause I remember a couple of birthday wishes that have been posted here, since she began creating her videos. I hope she has made the move with us over to DU3!

So we have no one at all, young enough to fit your first category? That makes me a bit sad, I must say. My age group has been gradually disappearing...where is the new blood? I sure hope they are all out there, preparing for tomorrow.

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Response to countryjake (Reply #165)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 12:45 PM

177. I believe she's in college...

unless I have her confused with someone else.

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Response to Phentex (Reply #177)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 04:15 PM

181. Thank you, yes, I remember when she was moving out to NYU,

and I would expect that she must be busy expanding her knowledge and honing her talent in her media works.

I just hope that she has signed up for the new DU.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 06:43 AM

166. I'm 34

and lived through Reagan, remembering a lot of it pretty vividly. That's enough to horrify any thinking person.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 07:18 AM

167. So Far Your Prediction Looks Solid

50's, then 40's, and the 60's.

Not a gigantic surprise, i guess, but more dominant than i would have guessed.

But, you pretty much nailed it in your OP.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 08:05 AM

171. One level higher than when I first signed up at DU.

Sigh.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:05 PM

178. Will be 49 in a few weeks

And I see the big 5-0 looming on the horizon...

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Response to rox63 (Reply #178)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 04:28 PM

182. Rox63...

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Response to YvonneCa (Reply #182)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 09:13 PM

184. Back atcha!

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:11 PM

179. I feel downright youthful in my late 30's LOL

Thanks for making me feel better today

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 04:51 PM

183. Very interesting

 

I assumed the mean age here was over 40, but it looks to be closer to 50, maybe even higher. It's noticeable too, especially in 'nostalgia' threads and also when posters write about personal experiences and reminisces.

I wonder what accounts for it? I would guess many things, but a big one is probably the political nature of the board. Younger people seem less likely to be registered to vote and to follow politics closely. Today's teens and 20-somethings are probably too busy with sites like reddit and the failblog to spend too much time posting about politics.

I also wonder if it has something to do with the liberal activism in the 60s-70s. Old habits die hard and not everyone was 'mugged by reality,' as it were . You also those who converted to liberalism later in life and have a lot of pent up liberalism they want to express. My grandfather was such a person.

Not sure how this fits in, but I noticed the other day that the 10 youngest House members are all Republicans. I don't think it means Generation Y is becoming more Republican - the opposite is true. Probably it's mostly a product of recent Republican gains in the house, which skews the newbies in their direction. Still, I did think of it after seeing this poll.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 03:15 PM

185. Any more?








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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #185)

Tue May 1, 2012, 04:29 PM

186. thanks for kicking. i was thinking about doing that yesterday

but forgot.

just in case there were more that wanted to vote.

thanks

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 04:33 PM

187. All the people who assume I am a 15 year old boy are going to be greatly surprised. Nt

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 08:01 PM

190. We need to do some outreach among younger people.

I realize this was not a "scientific poll;" but, Democratic Underground's age range does seem to be skewed to the middle age and older cohorts. We need some young people to provide some really new ideas and energy.

And we need to think about who will carry on! Sorry to have to tell you this gang, but we aren't immortal!

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Response to LongTomH (Reply #190)

Wed May 2, 2012, 03:10 PM

196. I agree!

I was greatly surprised at the lack of youth we have here, now.

It seems that other polls we've had in the past showed a few more on the young side than this one does, tho us over-the-hillers really have always held the majority. It's actually disappointing to see, after all this time.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 08:08 PM

191. In the year 2024, if Man is still alive, if Woman can survive,

Whoa, whoa, I'll be pretty damn old.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 01:10 AM

192. go Lumpy!

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Response to bigtree (Reply #192)

Wed May 2, 2012, 09:26 AM

194. lol. i hear ya. nt

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 10:18 AM

195. What year is this?

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 03:59 PM

197. Kick! nt

PB

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 06:51 PM

198. I'm 21 myself.

So I guess that makes me one of the 'juniors', right? (or maybe freshmen) LOL. :p

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 03:04 PM

199. kick nt

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 04:04 PM

200. Just turned 20 this year. n/t

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Fri May 11, 2012, 08:16 PM

201. kick nt

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