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    Quote Originally Posted by wmhawth View Post
    We shall now start referring to you as "The Greatest Generation".
    Please exclude me!
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    If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wmhawth View Post
    We shall now start referring to you as "The Greatest Generation".
    which part do you disagree with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward7 View Post
    generally speaking, my generation (im 24) is infinitely superior to any previous generation of Americans.....
    Wow, that's funny, because I'm roughly in the same generation as you (29) and feel completely the opposite. Gays, whatever, I won't get into my opinions on that subject here. Religions and races loving eachother? Really? 9/11, Arab Spring, Bounties from "racial profiling" ? Women? There has never been more porn or objectification of women than there is today, and in the cause for "liberation" the extremists are demeaning women and complaining about discrimination, and at the same time demeaning women who choose to stay home and raise a family which is what we need more of in this country. And I'm assuming by control of their bodies you mean the legal authority to murder unborn children. Yeah, that's progress. I'm so proud of our generation. Not to mention the rest of the genral thuggary and bafoonism that our "education" system is encouraging.

    Maybe infinitly superior at the degredation of morals and productivity
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmhawth View Post
    We shall now start referring to you as "The Greatest Generation".
    Quote Originally Posted by Edward7 View Post
    which part do you disagree with?
    This part:
    generally speaking, my generation (im 24) is infinitely superior to any previous generation of Americans.
    I'm sure you've read about or heard about the boys who stormed the beaches at Normandy. You know...the guys who helped make possible the freedoms you mentioned above like gays holding hands publicly etc.

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    [QUOTE=BigStick;2237330]
    Quote Originally Posted by Edward7 View Post
    generally speaking, my generation (im 24) is infinitely superior to any previous generation of Americans.....
    QUOTE]

    Wow, that's funny, because I'm roughly in the same generation as you (29) and feel completely the opposite. Gays, whatever, I won't get into my opinions on that subject here. Religions and races loving eachother? Really? 9/11, Arab Spring, Bounties from "racial profiling" ? Women? There has never been more porn or objectification of women than there is today, and in the cause for "liberation" the extremists are demeaning women and complaining about discrimination, and at the same time demeaning women who choose to stay home and raise a family which is what we need more of in this country. And I'm assuming by control of their bodies you mean the legal authority to murder unborn children. Yeah, that's progress. I'm so proud of our generation. Not to mention the rest of the genral thuggary and bafoonism that our "education" system is encouraging.
    you dont want to get into your opinion on equal treatment for homosexuals so i wont either.
    9/11, Arab Spring, Bounties from "racial profiling" , that stuff started a long time ago and is run by "people" like Cheney and bin laden. definitely older people in the same age group. fought by "our generation" but started and enforced by previous generations.
    Women? i have no issue with a woman choosing to be in an adult film and i dont see it as a negative or "demeaning".
    demeaning women who choose to stay home and raise a family . i assume your talking about that romney thing? that was to insult the wealthy not motherhood.
    which is what we need more of in this country. agreed, which is why i support the welfare system and the necessary taxes to support said system.
    the legal authority to murder unborn children. yup.
    our "education" system. a system set up by previous generations.

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    [QUOTE=Edward7;2237345]
    Quote Originally Posted by BigStick View Post

    you dont want to get into your opinion on equal treatment for homosexuals so i wont either.
    9/11, Arab Spring, Bounties from "racial profiling" , that stuff started a long time ago and is run by "people" like Cheney and bin laden. definitely older people in the same age group. fought by "our generation" but started and enforced by previous generations.
    Women? i have no issue with a woman choosing to be in an adult film and i dont see it as a negative or "demeaning".
    demeaning women who choose to stay home and raise a family . i assume your talking about that romney thing? that was to insult the wealthy not motherhood.
    which is what we need more of in this country. agreed, which is why i support the welfare system and the necessary taxes to support said system.
    the legal authority to murder unborn children. yup.
    our "education" system. a system set up by previous generations.
    Cheney enacted the events on 9/11?

    And welfare? Why should my money be used to raise other people? How is this a good thing? And how does that help the character of people today?
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    A few good words about Boomers (which I am not). They ran the space program; invented GPS, built the internet; invented the PC etc.,developed the imaging technology of CAT scans, MRIs and ultrasound, made color tv work, invented HD,
    invented the endoscope and laparascope, robotic surgery; in short made much of what we consider the everyday necessities of life work.

    Younger people can't appreciate what you have, and how things have changed for the better, until they realize
    that there are people who have not yet reached retirement age who were raised in households without electricity, without
    telephones (the wired kind, there were no cell or smart phones), and with truly marginal food security.

    Boomers tend to get a bum score from Gen X and Gen Y. It isn't justifiable. Boomers fought the VN war, too (mostly) and
    earned or should have earned the same recognition as their dads.
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    [QUOTE=DontTreadOnI;2237354]
    Quote Originally Posted by Edward7 View Post

    Cheney enacted the events on 9/11?

    And welfare? Why should my money be used to raise other people? How is this a good thing? And how does that help the character of people today?
    Cheney enacted the events on 9/11? :confused: no but his generation did, him and his ilk gave the terrorists a substantial list of reverences against us that (to them) justified their actions.
    And welfare? Why should my money be used to raise other people? because you choose to live in a certain socirty and as such are required to work (in part) to that society's benefit?
    How is this a good thing? nobody starves to death? or at least fewer people?
    And how does that help the character of people today? good character can only come from a living individual.food and sheltare help with the living part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    Sarcasm my friend, sarcasm.
    As was mine, to a point
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    If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.

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    DC-er's, I'm going to stay out of this discussion and defer to your guiding this poor individual and his demented thinking. Why he decided to troll around on this forum, of all forums (?), is beyond me. He sounds like a mush-minded, OWS-er to me. And I mean that in the most respectful and courteous way that I can muster at this moment.
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    Ironically it's an example of the lack of character being discussed.
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    @ DontTreadOnI

    Just a quick comment on your signature line. You need to learn a great deal more about Jefferson before you so glibly
    post that as if it was the essence of his being or a good idea. It wasn't, and isn't.

    He liked to throw incautious comments like that out once in awhile, but was much more of a "coward" or more politely much more of a cautious man who worked through schemes and intrigue and
    behind the scenes deal making, than he was a fighter. He was one of those people who hold the philosophy, "let's you and him fight." In fact when it came to fighting, he would usually find a way to have nothing to do with it. And it didn't much matter
    whether it was gruesome stuff or political fighting. He kept himself well hidden and out of the fray.
    If the Union is once severed, the line of separation will grow wider and wider, and the controversies which are now debated and settled in the halls of legislation will then be tried in fields of battle and determined by the sword.
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    [QUOTE=Edward7;2237365]
    Quote Originally Posted by DontTreadOnI View Post

    Cheney enacted the events on 9/11? :confused: no but his generation did, him and his ilk gave the terrorists a substantial list of reverences against us that (to them) justified their actions.
    And welfare? Why should my money be used to raise other people? because you choose to live in a certain socirty and as such are required to work (in part) to that society's benefit?
    How is this a good thing? nobody starves to death? or at least fewer people?
    And how does that help the character of people today? good character can only come from a living individual.food and sheltare help with the living part.
    I'm thoroughly confused by your Cheney thing.

    But, I have decided that I would like to quit my job and live off the system. If I PM you my address will you send me part of your weekly income?


    Seriously though. This country was not founded with the belief in allowing those that choose not to work to live off those that do. And sorry but I did not choose to be born here. There are many, many able bodied persons that get welfare. Why should my money, that I sacrificed time (something each person only has a limited amount of), hard work, and education to earn, go to anyone else but my self?
    If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
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    Just a quick comment on your signature line. You need to learn a great deal more about Jefferson before you so glibly
    post that as if it was the essence of his being or a good idea. It wasn't, and isn't.

    He liked to throw incautious comments like that out once in awhile, but was much more of a "coward" or more politely much more of a cautious man who worked through schemes and intrigue and
    behind the scenes deal making, than he was a fighter. He was one of those people who hold the philosophy, "let's you and him fight." In fact when it came to fighting, he would usually find a way to have nothing to do with it. And it didn't much matter
    whether it was gruesome stuff or political fighting. He kept himself well hidden and out of the fray.
    This is irrelevant and you are always welcome to PM me with any information and opinions and I would be more than glad to listen and discuss them with you.

    That quote is something I believe to be true, and regardless of who said it, why, or what merit they had in saying it, I will give citation where citation is due.
    If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.

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