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63. Technically, that's correct.
WWI was borne of the conceits of the Gilded Age, of literal imperialism - as in the British Empire, the German 2nd Reich, the Imperial Czars - as a fact of life, and the disregard of the aristocracy for the workers in ALL nations. Unionization was violently suppressed to the tunes of thousands of deaths during anti-labor actions, even in this country where the legal system saw labor organizers as anarchists and deserving of whatever happened to them.

WWI exposed the fallacies that were the underpinning of the world's empires, and the economic system they depended on. Millions of men who faced death every day on the battlefield returned to their civilian jobs and found they had the wherewithal to stand up to corporate goons - it's hard for a cop with a nightstick to intimidate someone who survived mustard gas attacks. The personal empowerment they experienced was translated into action when the economy collapsed. The majority of labor activists in the 20s and 30s were veterans of WWI, and not easily scared. Without their radicalization there would have been little impetus for adopting many of the New Deal programs. They were NOT products of FDR's imagination - they were, nearly all of them, platforms of the socialist and communist parties, and he adopted them to forestall a revolution here in this country. At one point we were lining up into two camps - the fascists on one side and communists on the other - and without the New Deal we could have devolved just as Germany did in a similar situation, with fascists and reds shooting it out on the streets. Just as in Germany, that was a result of WWI, only there it was the fascists who won.
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  -The bashing of the Boomers begins! Joanne98  Mar-05-10 08:18 AM   #0 
  - generation x is like the ww2 generation how?  Tunkamerica   Mar-05-10 08:21 AM   #1 
  - Boomers didn't shop? Where were YOU in the 80's?  Richardo   Mar-05-10 08:27 AM   #2 
  - The Millenial Generation, people born from 1982 to 2001.  Odin2005   Mar-05-10 08:32 AM   #5 
  - I don't count anybody born after 1955 as a 'boomer'. Only things I was spending money on in the  sinkingfeeling   Mar-05-10 08:34 AM   #9 
  - Boomers are people born from 1943 to 1960.  Odin2005   Mar-05-10 08:35 AM   #12 
     - 1946-1964  RUMMYisFROSTED   Mar-05-10 08:47 AM   #17 
     - Don't believe the "to 1964" crap.  Berry Cool   Mar-05-10 09:06 AM   #26 
     - There's nothing to believe. It's a fact per the Census Bureau.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Mar-05-10 09:25 AM   #29 
     - I agree with Jonathan Pontell. He defines 'Generation Jones' as those born between 1954 and 1965.  sinkingfeeling   Mar-05-10 09:43 AM   #38 
     - thats such garbage! nt  Lost4words   Mar-06-10 06:35 AM   #145 
        - Experts, Data, and GenJonesers themselves sure don't see that as garbage  MidwestPerspective   Mar-06-10 10:37 AM   #160 
     - Census Bureau has absolutely nothing to do with defining generations  MidwestPerspective   Mar-05-10 01:53 PM   #94 
        - Fair: CB does not dictate "generations."  RUMMYisFROSTED   Mar-05-10 02:46 PM   #97 
     - Look up "Generation Jones"  GoCubsGo   Mar-05-10 09:36 AM   #37 
     - I was born in '62 and largely felt like we were transitional.  ieoeja   Mar-05-10 09:49 AM   #40 
     - Those born from 59 to 64 are a transitional generation.  Grand Taurean   Mar-05-10 12:41 PM   #73 
     - My true Boomer cousins & brother grew up in a different world  WolverineDG   Mar-05-10 10:34 AM   #52 
     - Consensus of experts now is that Generation Jones exists between Boom & X  MidwestPerspective   Mar-05-10 01:56 PM   #95 
     - Not all are that different. I feel I have my feet in the Boomer world and the generation after  NoSheep   Mar-05-10 03:33 PM   #109 
     - baby boomers go to 1964..look it up damn it! or do we boomers have to look it up for you? eom  flyarm   Mar-05-10 03:51 PM   #113 
     - But only very few actual experts still believe it goes to 1964  MidwestPerspective   Mar-05-10 06:12 PM   #127 
        - I call ...bullshit!  flyarm   Mar-06-10 11:08 PM   #205 
           - Current opinion of real experts no longer believes in 1946-1964  MidwestPerspective   Mar-07-10 09:14 AM   #224 
     - I have tons more in common with GenX'ers than Boomers.  roamer65   Mar-06-10 11:01 AM   #161 
     - I call BS on anything after 1960  WolverineDG   Mar-05-10 10:32 AM   #51 
     - 1960. The bar was moved and it's bogus  omega minimo   Mar-05-10 12:54 PM   #85 
     - The sociological generation does not coincide exactly with the demographic Boom.  Odin2005   Mar-05-10 02:48 PM   #98 
     - Many experts say Boomers born 1942-1953 n/t  MidwestPerspective   Mar-05-10 01:38 PM   #92 
     - and what "experts " would that be? Boomers have always been defined to 1964!  flyarm   Mar-05-10 03:53 PM   #114 
     - DEMOGRAPHIC Boom='46-'64 Boomer GENERATION='42-'53  MidwestPerspective   Mar-05-10 06:16 PM   #128 
     - says who..the historical revisionism?..yeah what a crock!  flyarm   Mar-06-10 04:50 PM   #180 
        - Like it or not, there is an inevitabilty to the GenJones movement  MidwestPerspective   Mar-07-10 09:09 AM   #223 
     - no they haven't "always." it should be 1960.  omega minimo   Mar-05-10 09:46 PM   #136 
     - Those Years Seem... Right On!! After 1953 Seems A Stretch To Me! n/t  ChiciB1   Mar-06-10 01:16 PM   #173 
     - However the crowd born after 1956 and before 1960  truedelphi   Mar-05-10 04:27 PM   #119 
     - I Think 1960 Is A Little Late To Be Called A Boomer! Haven't Researched It  ChiciB1   Mar-06-10 01:13 PM   #172 
        - Do the research..it is to 1964...eom  flyarm   Mar-06-10 04:55 PM   #181 
  - If they did, MOST of them are over it now, i.e. the see it for what it is. Nothing.  patrice   Mar-05-10 08:44 AM   #15 
  - If they did, it contradicts the OP  Richardo   Mar-05-10 09:03 AM   #23 
     - Agreed and since, as you point out, all is in process, I hope you'll pardon me for regarding OP (any  patrice   Mar-05-10 09:23 AM   #28 
  - They were?!?  Urban Prairie   Mar-05-10 09:29 AM   #32 
  - We didn't "shop like crazy". We had a young family on falling wages.  EFerrari   Mar-05-10 12:41 PM   #74 
  - ditto  NoSheep   Mar-05-10 03:34 PM   #110 
  - I didn't shop  varelse   Mar-06-10 11:22 AM   #162 
  - Oh great, here comes the "We Boomers can do no wrong. Worship us." BS.  Odin2005   Mar-05-10 08:31 AM   #3 
  - Really! Unlike the 'I'm entitled to have everything' Millennials.  sinkingfeeling   Mar-05-10 08:32 AM   #6 
  - Ah, yes, wanting a living wage is SOOOO selfish.  Odin2005   Mar-05-10 08:33 AM   #8 
  - The "I'm not supporting myself until I'm 26!" generation.  TexasObserver   Mar-06-10 07:39 AM   #151 
     - I'm not sure that's necessarily a Millennial thing...  nickinSTL   Mar-06-10 01:48 PM   #176 
        - Exactly  malletgirl02   Mar-06-10 06:47 PM   #192 
  - And yes, the Boomers are the most narcissistic, self-centered generation in history.  Uzybone   Mar-05-10 08:33 AM   #7 
  - I wanted to bang my head against the wall after reading that.  Odin2005   Mar-05-10 08:35 AM   #11 
  - yeah and it was we "Idiots" as you call us, that raised you to give a damn! eom  flyarm   Mar-05-10 11:18 AM   #60 
  - No, they're not. Get a clue. People have been selfcentered since people started. n/t  theophilus   Mar-05-10 08:36 AM   #13 
  - Yep, and the class war has gone on since bartering was invented  havocmom   Mar-05-10 09:28 AM   #30 
     - I suggest you read "The Fourth Turning" by social historians Bill Strauss and Neil Howe.  Odin2005   Mar-05-10 03:01 PM   #100 
        - funny but Obama is a baby boomer. eom  flyarm   Mar-05-10 03:50 PM   #112 
        - He's a Gen-Xer.  Odin2005   Mar-05-10 03:56 PM   #116 
        - National Poll of 500 born in same year as Obama shows they identify with GenJones, not Boom or X  MidwestPerspective   Mar-05-10 06:31 PM   #131 
        - the fuck he is! Baby boomers go to 1964..always have ..all the revisionism here doesn't change that!  flyarm   Mar-06-10 04:47 PM   #179 
           - Experts view Obama as part of GenJones, whether you happen to like that or not  MidwestPerspective   Mar-07-10 09:27 AM   #225 
        - Polls and experts and Obama himself all say Obama isn't a Boomer  MidwestPerspective   Mar-05-10 06:24 PM   #129 
           - so polls now redefine baby boomers..yeah right! wow ..sucker much? eom  flyarm   Mar-06-10 04:57 PM   #182 
        - Yes, generations matter. But to use them, race, political affiliation as a diverson  havocmom   Mar-05-10 06:26 PM   #130 
           - ye and these kids here fall for it hook line and sinker!  bettyellen   Mar-06-10 11:33 AM   #164 
              - SOME fall for it. SOME in every generation are this, that, the other  havocmom   Mar-06-10 12:36 PM   #166 
              - +10,000!!! hey lady!!..hiii...eom  flyarm   Mar-06-10 04:59 PM   #183 
                 - *hugs* how are you darling?  bettyellen   Mar-06-10 09:41 PM   #197 
  - When you group people together, they stop being being human  Lost4words   Mar-05-10 09:29 AM   #31 
  - "To generalize is to be an idiot" William Blake  DailyGrind51   Mar-06-10 07:31 AM   #150 
  - So says the 'boomers can do no right'.  RaleighNCDUer   Mar-05-10 10:52 AM   #55 
  - Only if a bunch of us were going to the store  WonderGrunion   Mar-06-10 01:56 PM   #177 
  - I just resent the hell out of that  laughingliberal   Mar-05-10 11:38 AM   #62 
  - The Greatest Generation is who built up the unions in the 30s.  Odin2005   Mar-05-10 02:58 PM   #99 
     - Yes, when they retired and no longer needed them. nt  laughingliberal   Mar-07-10 11:18 AM   #226 
  - I imagine most generations  LanternWaste   Mar-05-10 01:13 PM   #91 
  - And yet, you owe all that you have to Boomers, don't you?  TexasObserver   Mar-06-10 07:21 AM   #149 
  - + 1 million!!! right on!! Thank you!! eom  flyarm   Mar-06-10 11:02 PM   #204 
  - LOL, what ridiculous bullshit.  inna   Mar-06-10 01:03 PM   #171 
  - Add to the many boomer "sins"  livetohike   Mar-05-10 08:32 AM   #4 
  - I, as a Boomer, admit that there is a lot wrong with my generation.  theophilus   Mar-05-10 08:34 AM   #10 
  - Look - It Was Known Way Back During The Boomer Boom We Were A Force To Be Reckoned With......  global1   Mar-05-10 08:53 AM   #19 
  - I NEVER lost money my entire LIFE, until the year 2000 and EVERY year since.  patrice   Mar-05-10 08:59 AM   #21 
  - THAT'S the point, according to the Golden Rule, the moment you criticize, criticism is the standard  patrice   Mar-05-10 08:56 AM   #20 
     - I agree. People who will consider all sides are, imo, very rare. n/t  theophilus   Mar-05-10 09:04 AM   #24 
        - I am fascinated by the implications of multi-dimensionality,  patrice   Mar-05-10 01:00 PM   #88 
  - What about black boomers? This is a strange post -- congratulating  CBR   Mar-05-10 08:39 AM   #14 
  - I'm a 'late boomer ' ('59), and have been self-centered as a gyroscope at time.....  cdsilv   Mar-05-10 09:04 AM   #25 
  - We all have been self-centered -- every generation. I just don't  CBR   Mar-05-10 03:04 PM   #102 
  - It seems to me you are the one being sensitive, when you have problems  RaleighNCDUer   Mar-05-10 11:03 AM   #56 
     - Well I live everyday with my black husband still facing discrimination  CBR   Mar-05-10 03:03 PM   #101 
  - So much the ea$$$$$ier to ignore "Pro-Life" standards for aging Boomers health care needs.  patrice   Mar-05-10 08:46 AM   #16 
  - I am a Gen Xer, therefore I reserve the right to slack off and not care about anything in this post.  Jennicut   Mar-05-10 08:47 AM   #18 
  - LOL We boomers had our share of contemporaries with same goal  havocmom   Mar-05-10 09:33 AM   #35 
     - I think Gen X, as a group, is smaller and that we just watch Boomers and  Jennicut   Mar-05-10 10:03 AM   #43 
        - We are boring. I'll meet you in the coffee shop with my flannel and we can be ironic.  marmar   Mar-05-10 04:19 PM   #117 
        - One of my best friends is a Gen X -er and she's Wonder - full and very Pretty.  patrice   Mar-05-10 06:01 PM   #125 
  - We are force fed a daily load of bullshit  Javaman   Mar-05-10 09:02 AM   #22 
  - Looks like no one gets it.  Anna Lee   Mar-05-10 09:20 AM   #27 
  - This thread has already degenerated into a food-fight. So instead of turning blacks/whites  KittyWampus   Mar-05-10 09:29 AM   #33 
  - It's always been that way. I remember (vaguely - I was a little bit late  RaleighNCDUer   Mar-05-10 11:12 AM   #58 
  - ===  KittyWampus   Mar-05-10 09:30 AM   #34 
  - Everything is a straw man now  lunatica   Mar-05-10 09:36 AM   #36 
  - Rhetoric, yes, but Not the empirical facts.  patrice   Mar-05-10 12:41 PM   #72 
  - I'm a boomer, when did boomers stop shopping? As a  sufrommich   Mar-05-10 09:43 AM   #39 
  - Boomer women who protested the war were not in danger of being drafted  Urban Prairie   Mar-05-10 09:55 AM   #42 
     - Yes, women were against the war too. I'm saying what  sufrommich   Mar-05-10 10:09 AM   #45 
        - Reagan did. Bush not so much. He was appointed once  EFerrari   Mar-05-10 12:44 PM   #76 
  - Ah, my Boomer cynicism is still larger than my ass. Groovy.  blueworld   Mar-05-10 09:55 AM   #41 
  - The instant Brokaw put The Greatest Generation out there I knew Boom! Voices of the Sixties  bridgit   Mar-05-10 10:04 AM   #44 
  - This is the curious delusion the boomers would like to believe  DefenseLawyer   Mar-05-10 10:12 AM   #46 
  - I think, as a boomer, that's what peeves me the most.  sufrommich   Mar-05-10 10:14 AM   #47 
  - I was watching Brokaw bash boomers last night  EFerrari   Mar-05-10 11:08 AM   #57 
  - I am one of the oldest Boomers (1946)  Silver Swan   Mar-05-10 11:56 AM   #66 
  - I was born in 1955 and I was out there protesting at 12 and I know several here in my age group  laughingliberal   Mar-05-10 12:17 PM   #67 
  - Yes, I was born the same year but it still illegal for me to drive cross country  EFerrari   Mar-05-10 12:31 PM   #69 
     - My friend who was 16 took off with her boyfriend and hitchhiked. She was a hero to the rest of us.  laughingliberal   Mar-05-10 12:42 PM   #75 
        - It would have been pretty hard for me to out radical my mom.  EFerrari   Mar-05-10 12:49 PM   #81 
           - A very good foundation, it seems  laughingliberal   Mar-05-10 12:52 PM   #84 
  - Often-forgotten fact: a large number of the early hippies were actually of the Silent Generation.  Odin2005   Mar-05-10 03:07 PM   #104 
  - Someone needs to point out to Tommy that our parents were his "Greatest Generation"  dflprincess   Mar-05-10 12:29 PM   #68 
  - He was openly hostile to David Harris on that segment last night.  EFerrari   Mar-05-10 12:37 PM   #71 
     - Kind of a sick, voyeuristic hero worship, I think. nt  laughingliberal   Mar-05-10 12:44 PM   #77 
  - Brokaw's Boomer$ loses much by ignoring Generation Jones  MidwestPerspective   Mar-05-10 01:45 PM   #93 
  - I couldn't agree more. Eight years between me and my brother  EFerrari   Mar-05-10 09:43 PM   #135 
  - Me too... But I did march in the first Earth Day protest march....  WCGreen   Mar-05-10 09:51 PM   #140 
  - Very close to that number WERE hippies, or identified with hippies.  RaleighNCDUer   Mar-05-10 11:24 AM   #61 
  - Exhibit A. n/t  DefenseLawyer   Mar-05-10 11:43 AM   #64 
     - What in my post do you take issue with? nt  RaleighNCDUer   Mar-05-10 11:48 AM   #65 
  - True. Since the return of tie-dye & the peace-sign, I have had some of the most un-Hippie-like  patrice   Mar-05-10 01:09 PM   #90 
  - That pretty much sums it up.  Odin2005   Mar-05-10 03:04 PM   #103 
     - mm the 60's had no need for labor radicalism at all but a genuine need for civil rights, womens...  bettyellen   Mar-06-10 06:55 AM   #146 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-06-10 10:11 AM   #157 
           - wow, you call people names and make stupid assumptions about them? wothless post, so sad for u  bettyellen   Mar-06-10 11:30 AM   #163 
  - I was never into the war protest and the hippie thing but I was a liberal. I  southernyankeebelle   Mar-05-10 10:18 AM   #48 
  - I think you are right about this. They really don't have anything to lose, most of them  patrice   Mar-05-10 12:52 PM   #83 
  - It is encouraging to see them show up for this  laughingliberal   Mar-05-10 12:57 PM   #87 
  - I guess I'm an "M" I was born in 83.  bamacrat   Mar-05-10 10:20 AM   #49 
  - World War I gave us the New Deal and unions?  EvolveOrConvolve   Mar-05-10 10:22 AM   #50 
  - Joanne is right about the media or about Brokaw, any way.  EFerrari   Mar-05-10 11:17 AM   #59 
  - Technically, that's correct.  RaleighNCDUer   Mar-05-10 11:43 AM   #63 
  - The hippies were right, as it turned out  upi402   Mar-05-10 10:36 AM   #53 
  - The punks were right. The hippies went to sleep  omega minimo   Mar-05-10 09:47 PM   #137 
  - What? No "Greatest Generation" book from the likes of Tom Brokaw?  KansDem   Mar-05-10 10:36 AM   #54 
  - The boomer bashing propaganda is not an accident  laughingliberal   Mar-05-10 12:36 PM   #70 
  - Bingo~  patrice   Mar-05-10 12:44 PM   #78 
  - +1  Blue_In_AK   Mar-05-10 12:48 PM   #80 
  - Same here. Only person I knew anywhere near me in my age group who voted for Reagan  laughingliberal   Mar-05-10 12:51 PM   #82 
  - I agree, my experience is similar to yours--born in 52  diane in sf   Mar-06-10 01:37 AM   #144 
  - Bingo. And now they want the Social Security checks.  Joanne98   Mar-06-10 08:22 AM   #152 
  - I voted against Reagan twice.  Enthusiast   Mar-06-10 10:27 AM   #158 
  - +1, laughingliberal!  Enthusiast   Mar-06-10 10:28 AM   #159 
  - Psychobabble is so entertaining.....  deaniac21   Mar-05-10 12:46 PM   #79 
  - I could point to exceptions  Grand Taurean   Mar-05-10 12:55 PM   #86 
  - It seems a little microcosm of what I have observed  laughingliberal   Mar-05-10 01:01 PM   #89 
     - Labor Radicalism by the Greatest Generation is what pushed through workers' rights.  Odin2005   Mar-05-10 03:11 PM   #106 
        - Well, I guess they abandoned all that once they had theirs, huh?  laughingliberal   Mar-05-10 05:57 PM   #122 
           - yes they did- the G Gen dod the dmage and Boomers get blamed. becasuse Xers and Ms are too young  bettyellen   Mar-06-10 07:05 AM   #148 
              - +1 nt  laughingliberal   Mar-06-10 09:59 AM   #153 
  - Most of the Teabaggers I've seen are Boomers or Jonses........  Burma Jones   Mar-05-10 01:58 PM   #96 
  - There are some DUers that keep lying by claiming most Teabaggers are pre-Boomers.  Odin2005   Mar-05-10 03:14 PM   #107 
  - There are lots of Boomers.....period......  Burma Jones   Mar-05-10 03:20 PM   #108 
  - Boomers are the only group that did not vote overwhelmingly for Reagan  laughingliberal   Mar-05-10 06:01 PM   #124 
  - Really, cause it seemed a whole lot of those teabaggers already have Medicare  laughingliberal   Mar-05-10 05:59 PM   #123 
  - We must stop the damned bickering and pay attention.....  winyanstaz   Mar-05-10 03:11 PM   #105 
  - google Bingo~  patrice   Mar-05-10 05:54 PM   #120 
  - It is and any group that is not being targeted currently just gleefully piles on  laughingliberal   Mar-05-10 06:03 PM   #126 
  - In order to differentiate, you have to kill your mother and father.  Duke Newcombe   Mar-05-10 03:36 PM   #111 
  - No, you separate and become Peer-Friends and Individuals.  patrice   Mar-05-10 05:56 PM   #121 
     - Now, you see, "killing your parents"--that's what we call...  Duke Newcombe   Mar-05-10 10:46 PM   #143 
  - Am I the only one sick of people trying to lump everyone in one group?  earth mom   Mar-05-10 03:55 PM   #115 
  - +10,000  Nikki Stone1   Mar-05-10 04:25 PM   #118 
  - +10,001 !  Gidney N Cloyd   Mar-06-10 05:09 PM   #187 
  - "...begins" ???  dysfunctional press   Mar-05-10 06:34 PM   #132 
  - AP chose "The Rise of Generation Jones" as the #1 trend of 2009  MidwestPerspective   Mar-05-10 06:36 PM   #133 
  - Any good references that aren't all about Ring Dings and Fat Albert?  omega minimo   Mar-05-10 09:48 PM   #138 
  - Boomers did wonderful things in the 60's and 70's  Geek_Girl   Mar-05-10 07:00 PM   #134 
  - Oh, please. That's over the top. There's no evidence Boomers elected Bush  EFerrari   Mar-05-10 09:52 PM   #141 
  - That's true. As I recall, Al Gore garnered the most votes of any Presidential candidate in history  laughingliberal   Mar-06-10 10:04 AM   #154 
  - I have no real feel for the pulse of younger people -- my sons  EFerrari   Mar-06-10 12:44 PM   #167 
  - Unfortunately, GenJonesers were key in electing Bush  MidwestPerspective   Mar-07-10 08:50 AM   #220 
  - the greatest gen put Reagan in office kid. not your parents, LOL....go read about it  bettyellen   Mar-06-10 06:57 AM   #147 
  - this "generation" analysis is worthless  Bill McBlueState   Mar-05-10 09:51 PM   #139 
  - "pop-culture b.s."  laughingliberal   Mar-06-10 10:06 AM   #156 
  - .  fishwax   Mar-06-10 10:53 PM   #203 
  - Up against the wall! Mofus. Right on!  RedCloud   Mar-05-10 09:54 PM   #142 
  - I think I just had a flashback. nt  laughingliberal   Mar-06-10 10:05 AM   #155 
  - I wouldn't bash them so much  Zomby Woof   Mar-06-10 11:38 AM   #165 
  - Totally ageist BS  laughingliberal   Mar-06-10 12:50 PM   #168 
     - Things should be getting better.  rookie222   Mar-06-10 12:55 PM   #170 
     - Thanks for reminding me  comrade snarky   Mar-06-10 01:25 PM   #174 
     - The economic conditions of today are a result of policies instituted by Reagan  laughingliberal   Mar-06-10 06:43 PM   #191 
        - I'm not the one who typed up a post blaming a previous generation  comrade snarky   Mar-06-10 07:43 PM   #194 
           - I did not blame the previous generation for all the ills of the world  laughingliberal   Mar-06-10 08:28 PM   #195 
              - Keep on spinning you crazy diamond you  comrade snarky   Mar-06-10 08:59 PM   #196 
                 - What I object to is not that the Greatest made mistakes which, AFAIK, all humans do  laughingliberal   Mar-06-10 09:54 PM   #198 
                    - That's what makes this funny  comrade snarky   Mar-06-10 10:04 PM   #200 
                       - I doubt anyone has totally unbiased observations and that would include me  laughingliberal   Mar-06-10 10:39 PM   #201 
                          - Try not to take it so personally  comrade snarky   Mar-06-10 11:31 PM   #207 
                             - Constructive criticism is fine. What I am concerned about, overall, is the  laughingliberal   Mar-07-10 12:03 AM   #209 
                                - Anti Boomer propaganda leading to us pulling plugs  comrade snarky   Mar-07-10 12:42 AM   #211 
                                   - Do you expect the deficit commission is not going to come back with  laughingliberal   Mar-07-10 12:53 AM   #213 
                                      - The Medicare and SS  comrade snarky   Mar-07-10 01:03 AM   #214 
                                         - Yep  laughingliberal   Mar-07-10 01:15 AM   #215 
                                            - That'll work well for them  comrade snarky   Mar-07-10 01:20 AM   #216 
                                               - I hope you're right about that  laughingliberal   Mar-07-10 02:05 AM   #217 
                                                  - It's nothing to celebrate  comrade snarky   Mar-07-10 02:27 AM   #218 
                                                  - I do care who pays for what but I have little hope of seeing any fairness restored to our tax  laughingliberal   Mar-07-10 03:41 AM   #219 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-06-10 01:46 PM   #175 
        - Something of a false dichotomy here  laughingliberal   Mar-06-10 06:51 PM   #193 
  - be constructive  rookie222   Mar-06-10 12:53 PM   #169 
  - Weren't the "Reagan Democrats" all Boomers?  WonderGrunion   Mar-06-10 01:58 PM   #178 
  - NO! the Greatest generation voted him in!! eom  flyarm   Mar-06-10 05:01 PM   #184 
  - Nope. Try the Greatest Generation for that distinction.  TexasObserver   Mar-06-10 05:06 PM   #185 
  - I don't buy the generational theories of history and society  fishwax   Mar-06-10 05:06 PM   #186 
  - Oh Brother. Just follow the money. This has nothing to do with The Sixties and everything  Mike 03   Mar-06-10 05:12 PM   #188 
  - Boomers and baptists  Politicub   Mar-06-10 05:50 PM   #189 
  - They protested Vietnam because THEY were gonna get sent  taught_me_patience   Mar-06-10 06:35 PM   #190 
  - Seems there were a lot of us out there for the protests against Iraq, too  laughingliberal   Mar-07-10 12:47 AM   #212 
  - I always thought 'boomers trailed off in the late 50's  Canuckistanian   Mar-06-10 10:00 PM   #199 
  - Data shows last Boomer birth years were mid-50's  MidwestPerspective   Mar-07-10 09:01 AM   #222 
  - Baby Boomers..who are they?????? Born 1946-1964  flyarm   Mar-06-10 10:48 PM   #202 
  - Actual experts say: Boomers 1942-1953 and Generation Jones 1954-1965  MidwestPerspective   Mar-07-10 08:58 AM   #221 
  - Even if you have...  Writer   Mar-06-10 11:15 PM   #206 
  - If you apply conflict perspective of economics to.....  Whoknows44   Mar-06-10 11:47 PM   #208 
  - Not my fault contraception was illegal in the '50's  mrmpa   Mar-07-10 12:30 AM   #210 
 

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