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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-11 10:09 AM
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4. As a baby boomer who can remember the first Earth Day and the creation of the EPA,
I remember all too well the warnings we were given to stop polluting our planet. Watching those come true 40 years later is rather infuriating.
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  -It's the youth of America who should be really pissed off. kpete  Jan-02-11 10:01 AM   #0 
  - Generation baiting is useless  treestar   Jan-02-11 10:04 AM   #1 
  - While that is true never before has so much cost been laid at the feet of the next generation.  Statistical   Jan-02-11 10:07 AM   #2 
     - Exactly. Why shouldn't they be mad their labors have been obligated by people who refused to  dkf   Jan-02-11 10:20 AM   #8 
     - +1. This credit card mentality has got to go.  wtmusic   Jan-02-11 10:37 AM   #11 
     - Ahh it didn't work for Bush 41.  former9thward   Jan-02-11 12:34 PM   #23 
     - At $24T the interest on the debt would be $700B a year.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Jan-02-11 12:36 PM   #24 
     - Tough call.  Igel   Jan-02-11 03:52 PM   #32 
  - K&R. You SHOULD all be pissed off, and you should all be Democrats at least,  old mark   Jan-02-11 10:09 AM   #3 
  - As a baby boomer who can remember the first Earth Day and the creation of the EPA,  proud2BlibKansan   Jan-02-11 10:09 AM   #4 
  - The EPA has been enormously successful at preventing pollution  wtmusic   Jan-02-11 10:47 AM   #12 
  - I'm so freakin' tired of people trying to pit old against young  cali   Jan-02-11 10:12 AM   #5 
  - i try to be open minded - this is not a B&W issue-lots of grey---  kpete   Jan-02-11 10:16 AM   #6 
  - "No taxation without representation" is not a newly-minted idea.  Sal Minella   Jan-02-11 10:25 AM   #9 
     - How will they be obligated to pay taxes with jobs that won't afford that?  freshwest   Jan-02-11 11:30 AM   #16 
  - Each generation has the benefit of hind-sight. Switch places and they likely would have made the sam  patrice   Jan-02-11 10:19 AM   #7 
  - It doesn't take much foresight to realize that mountains of debt  wtmusic   Jan-02-11 10:52 AM   #13 
     - And it does not take much foresight to realize  tama   Jan-02-11 10:55 AM   #14 
     - Au contraire.  wtmusic   Jan-02-11 10:55 AM   #15 
        - Point proven! :D  tama   Jan-02-11 11:42 AM   #18 
     - True. I am thinking more about those of us who were doing what we could to change  patrice   Jan-02-11 12:13 PM   #20 
        - In short, those of us who were active weren't aggressive enough. nt  patrice   Jan-02-11 12:15 PM   #21 
  - What is more boring  tama   Jan-02-11 10:32 AM   #10 
  - They should be pissed at themselves for not voting.  gulliver   Jan-02-11 11:41 AM   #17 
  - yep, in fact they made the same mistake the younger boomers did w/ Reagan  bettyellen   Jan-02-11 12:58 PM   #25 
  - Technically, the last pres. election saw higher youth turnout than any election except...  antigone382   Jan-02-11 10:54 PM   #36 
     - but they allowed us to lose the midterms.... not cool and sexy enough I guess.  bettyellen   Jan-03-11 07:03 PM   #41 
  - Intriguing commentary.  jotsy   Jan-02-11 12:04 PM   #19 
  - Right on! Fatalism is the poison of our dying culture. NGU! nt  patrice   Jan-02-11 12:19 PM   #22 
     - I contend the U.S. too young in rooted in the mesh to have culture of its own.  jotsy   Jan-02-11 01:45 PM   #28 
  - what has stopped them? They "bought the war" as much as anyone.  bettyellen   Jan-02-11 01:00 PM   #26 
  - Generation baiting is bogus.  MineralMan   Jan-02-11 01:28 PM   #27 
  - forgot to mention that Grandpa's also MOVING IN with the kid OR living  elehhhhna   Jan-02-11 03:15 PM   #29 
  - I was pissed off as a youth in the sixties and looking  Cleita   Jan-02-11 03:21 PM   #30 
  - Because we were taught well  jeff47   Jan-02-11 10:37 PM   #34 
     - so you think giving up and acting powerless is going to make your kids proud?  bettyellen   Jan-02-11 10:53 PM   #35 
        - Perhaps you should read that post again  jeff47   Jan-02-11 11:09 PM   #38 
        - the younger demographic failed to show up, and most now fail to take responsibility for that.  bettyellen   Jan-03-11 07:02 PM   #40 
        - No,  tama   Jan-03-11 07:14 PM   #42 
           - it's boring to vote? i know a lot of kids who are bored by anything serious, but Obama was "cool"  bettyellen   Jan-03-11 07:22 PM   #43 
              - No,  tama   Jan-03-11 07:34 PM   #44 
                 - i agree, Im tired of seeing people baited into being angry at the wrong folks.  bettyellen   Jan-03-11 07:39 PM   #46 
  - It's the workers of America who should be really pissed off (at the  coalition_unwilling   Jan-02-11 03:37 PM   #31 
  - Oh, we are very pissed off  Hydra   Jan-02-11 06:59 PM   #33 
  - It's too late for anger and bargaining. It's time to move to acceptance.  Toucano   Jan-02-11 10:57 PM   #37 
  - Acceptance sounds very good  tama   Jan-03-11 07:38 PM   #45 
  - Pissed... We should be marching in the streets and the older people should join us  Taitertots   Jan-02-11 11:45 PM   #39 

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