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Offline ?Impact

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Re: SJW as an Insult
« Reply #315 on: April 14, 2018, 12:03:12 pm »
You wouldnít believe how easy it is for old people to rip off younguns at a cash register who canít make change without a machine to tell them how much.

I think most at the cash register are pretty dumb, regardless of age. I have had both young and old cashiers confused when I handed them cash that included change. They far prefer automated forms of payment (credit, debit, etc.), but if you hand them cash then it had better damn well be either exact or just a few big bills.

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« Reply #316 on: April 14, 2018, 12:18:30 pm »
1. Stupid is not "ignorant".  I started meeting people in their 60s and 70s who were much wiser and inspiring than me.  They couldn't do "email" but they could do life.

2. Gold.

1. I agree.  My point was that nobody sets out to age a certain way, we just do.  As much as we think old people are 'stupid' there is a good chance we might become exactly the same should we be lucky enough to live that long.

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« Reply #317 on: April 14, 2018, 12:23:43 pm »
My point was that nobody sets out to age a certain way, we just do.

In the majority of cases I disagree. People become way too close minded and not willing to consider other points of view. That is completely voluntary on their part, and it is not limited to the old but certainly more prevalent there.

Yes, there are some old people that are affected by degrading mental capability but that is certainly not the majority and far from the vocal ones.

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« Reply #318 on: April 14, 2018, 12:31:03 pm »
I think most at the cash register are pretty dumb, regardless of age. I have had both young and old cashiers confused when I handed them cash that included change. They far prefer automated forms of payment (credit, debit, etc.), but if you hand them cash then it had better damn well be either exact or just a few big bills.

They aren't dumb, they just haven't lived when doing mental arithmetic was an every day requirement. Even for those who had, it is a skill easily atrophied by technology if not practiced.
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« Reply #319 on: April 14, 2018, 12:54:56 pm »
Unnnnggggbgggg,,,,,

CITE ???

Young people don't vote and boomers are still a thing, no ?

In terms of sheer numbers, millennials are the largest group of potential voters. And the assumption that it doesn't matter because millennials don't vote is an idea that politicians would embrace at their peril.

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Millennials will be the biggest cohort of voters in the next federal election, and the party that has the most success in tapping their support will vastly improve its chances of winning in 2019.

But millennials are far from a monolithic voting bloc and the 2015 federal election was the first in which they came out to cast ballots in big numbers. Will they turn out with similar enthusiasm in the next vote and in the ones to come?

For the first time, all Canadian millennials, generally defined as those born between 1980 and 2000, will be eligible to vote in the next federal election.

Youth turnout was up significantly in the 2015 election and all indications are that Justin Trudeau's Liberals won that vote. But the party can't take that support for granted in the next election ó particularly now that the Conservatives and NDP are led by leaders who are younger than Trudeau and who are also trying to appeal to younger voters.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/grenier-pollcast-coletto-1.4491818

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For the first time, millennials will be the dominant voting block in a federal election in 2019. Thatís also the case in this Juneís Ontario election.

Thatís 9.5 million voters, those who will be aged 19-39, when federal ballots are cast next year.

There are signs that political parties understand thereís a revolution underway, one that has the potential to turn Canadian politics on its head.

For years, or so the adage went, parties didnít court the youth vote, because they didnít go to the polls. Younger voters said they checked out of the process because politicians had nothing for them.

The dance continued.

That circle is being broken, says David Coletto, the 36-year-old Abacus CEO and author of the study, who says it has been most notable over the past three years at all levels of government.

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2018/04/05/politicians-beware-canadas-millennial-voting-army-is-at-the-gates.html


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« Reply #320 on: April 14, 2018, 02:08:02 pm »
The racism part simply comes from them growing up at a time when they were the only race around. Everyone else is a newcomer, an interloper. And I'm not even sure it's really a 'race' thing so much as a culture thing. The newcomers don't just look different, but talk different, dress different, eat different and act different, after all. The homophobic thing comes from the religion.

I don't think, though, if you did a questionnaire for a thousand seniors and a thousand immigrants half their age you'd find the old people were more kookily religious, homophobic or racist than the newcomers.

Agree on everything you said.
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« Reply #321 on: April 14, 2018, 02:17:05 pm »
Even though we were in our twenties when homosexuality was legalized in Canada, none of my same age friends are homophobic. Neither do they bat an eye at mixed race relationships. People do change their views over time.
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« Reply #322 on: April 14, 2018, 02:32:01 pm »
Even though we were in our twenties when homosexuality was legalized in Canada, none of my same age friends are homophobic. Neither do they bat an eye at mixed race relationships. People do change their views over time.

Depends on how deeply ingrained, and how long you lived with a certain mindset. I posted a video a short time back about New York city a century ago. Every guy was dressed the same. Every person had a hat. If you went outside without your hat and jacket and tie you were some kind of barbarian, and everyone would stare at you like "Who let THAT in here?" Everyone went to church. Everyone believed. No one talked about sex. Period. Let alone 'perverted' sex. We were an extremely homogenous and conservative society up until the sixties. The people who are 75 now grew up in the 1940s. That's how they were raised, and that's how they lived for the next 25 or 30 years or so. Things get pretty much set in during that length of time.
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« Reply #323 on: April 14, 2018, 03:01:28 pm »
Depends on how deeply ingrained, and how long you lived with a certain mindset. I posted a video a short time back about New York city a century ago. Every guy was dressed the same. Every person had a hat. If you went outside without your hat and jacket and tie you were some kind of barbarian, and everyone would stare at you like "Who let THAT in here?" Everyone went to church. Everyone believed. No one talked about sex. Period. Let alone 'perverted' sex. We were an extremely homogenous and conservative society up until the sixties. The people who are 75 now grew up in the 1940s. That's how they were raised, and that's how they lived for the next 25 or 30 years or so. Things get pretty much set in during that length of time.

Seems you have never heard of the Harlem Renaissance. Perhaps that's because it centers around Black people.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlem_Renaissance#Religion
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« Reply #324 on: April 14, 2018, 03:30:28 pm »
Depends on how deeply ingrained, and how long you lived with a certain mindset. I posted a video a short time back about New York city a century ago. Every guy was dressed the same. Every person had a hat. If you went outside without your hat and jacket and tie you were some kind of barbarian, and everyone would stare at you like "Who let THAT in here?" Everyone went to church. Everyone believed. No one talked about sex. Period. Let alone 'perverted' sex. We were an extremely homogenous and conservative society up until the sixties. The people who are 75 now grew up in the 1940s. That's how they were raised, and that's how they lived for the next 25 or 30 years or so. Things get pretty much set in during that length of time.

One reason they were all wearing the same thing is wartime rationing of fabric. The Depression didn't leave much disposable income for fashion either but the roaring twenties that preceded it did. Same kind of reason no civilian cars were built during the war. Zoot suits were pretty out there but banned during the war supposedly because they used too much fabric.


Kids today aren't much different when it comes to what they wear. What's in is important, they just have more money. My kid drove me nuts when he wore his pants down around his ass but I guess that was part of the reason for doing it. They still do it.
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« Reply #325 on: June 02, 2018, 08:59:03 pm »
SJWs.... it's about the SJWs...
The use of the term "SJW" seems to define someone as a right-winger. I don't know why though.
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"The economy has been relatively strong but Trudeau has chosen to run deficits year after year & has said will continue to do so well into the future.  This means we'll be in a worse & more vulnerable financial position when a recession hits when we HAVE to run deficits again." - Me, Oct. 3, 2019

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« Reply #327 on: June 03, 2018, 09:15:31 am »
Yeah, this is as humourless as political comedy can get.  Kind of like when they try to produce PC humour.

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