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Are we raising a culture of losers? (no pictures)

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by ysr_racer, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. The economic depression. Unemployment from 1932 to 1935 topped 20+% every year, reaching almost 25% in 1933. This is the heart of when the GG were growing up. The safety net of today didn't exist.
    Our unemployment figures in the last few years reached 8% or so, depending on how they are counted. And you can go down to the unemployment office and pick up a check when you get laid off.
     
  2. stevelyn

    stevelyn NRA Life Member

    Yes, and as a result the Empire is swirling around the toilet bowl.
     

  3. The GG's pulled America out of the economic doldrums, fought a war and put America on a path to prosperity and world leadership.
    Thats what made them the greatest. All the rest of us are just riding on their coat tails.
     
  4. HollowHead

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    That's because the wars we now fight have no enemy. HH
     
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  6. GRIMLET

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    Sir, they were subjected to a great depression.

    Once again, the topic of this debate is about what they SACRIFICED.

    I highlighted that not in anger but to point out the point of discussion.

    A forced hardship is not a sacrifice.

    Please, make a definitive point or lets agree to disagree......




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  7. yes they do. They just don't wear uniforms.
     
  8. GRIMLET

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    And on this we agree.
    Norton, good evening.

    Be well
    Be safe


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  9. They "sacrificed" when they stood up to the "forced hardship"
    They didn't lay down, didn't cry that its not fair. They picked themselves up, dusted off and got to work.
    None of us since then has been asked "as a generation" to put things right again. Maybe a future generation will, and then they can wear the mantel of "the next greatest generation".
     
  10. And this baby boomer has to hit the rack, because he has to go to work tomorrow.
    Night all.
     
  11. vikingsoftpaw

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    Effing Helicopter parents.

    I had acquaintances of mine in the 80's of a similar ilk, but male. When they turned 18 +1 one day. Their father's snatched them up by the neck and took them to the local Armed Forces Recruiter. End Of Problem.

    Females were married off. though.
     
  12. vikingsoftpaw

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    Whitey killing Whitey. Progressives and Libs have no problems with this.
     
  13. HollowHead

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    Japan is "whitey?" HH
     
  14. Huaco Kid

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    When I turned 18 (plus six months or so), Dad gave me a duffel bag and said, "Good Luck."

    Game over.

    (His sage advice was, "If it doesn't fit in this bag, you don't really need it." As a young, mobile kid like me, he was right.)

    (He actually gave me a bill one day for room and board, food, laundry, electricity, heating, car rental...

    I said, "Dad! I could get my own apartment for less than this!" He replied, "Yep!"

    Dad wins again.)
    That's why you send your daughter to college. To fall in love, and marry, a good professional man.
     
  15. JW1178

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    What I have noticed is a syndrome of single moms with little boys. It's "mommy's little man" and she is going to raise him to be what she thinks men should be. At the same time, they don't want their baby to grow up, they want him to be a baby forever. Some, old enough that they are in school, have never had their own rooms or own beds. They sleep with mommy every night. Do everything with mommy. Developmentally behind big time. 3-4 years old in dipers. Barely able to speak or talking baby talk. They stare at their mommy all the time, it's mommy, mommy, mommy. I'm wondering how these little boys will ever become men?
     
  16. ysr_racer

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    Let me add that if you replied to this thread from your parent's basement, loooooser !!!

    :)
     
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  17. HollowHead

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    It really is still 1940 for some. HH
     
  18. Folsom_Prison

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    GT never fails! It isn't all fairys and unicorns for younger folks now days.
     
  19. Huaco Kid

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    It worked for my Mom, and my daughter.

    (They both have degrees and married successful mates.)

    It blows to do it right.

    (Or, just send your daughter to the bar, or downtown, and see what she comes home with.)
     
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    I see this with my liberal sister and her mid-twenties son. She did/does everything for him. It's like learned helplessness. Even though, he moved out, she's still involved with every part of his life - he lives a couple of blocks away. I just shake my head.

    My sister was a single mom raising him.

    What's funny is she later married a former marine and has effectively neutered him, too. It's a funny/sad sight to see. They have two younger boys I feel sorry for.
     
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