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Old 02-02-2006, 03:35 PM   #41
 
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Dave, I was feeling annoyed with your politics and anti-boomer attitude--and was about to ask you which of the gay cowboys serves as your avatar--but then you quoted "Africa."
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Old 02-02-2006, 03:56 PM   #42
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Oh man...
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Thilly boyth... *:P
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Thavages!

Come on folks, Dave is a CPA. As we recently learned, if you're a CPA *and* a marketing exec, you can write a book on a topic you have no personal experience with and the info in it is not only unquestionably valid, nobody should talk about it.

I'm still unclear on whether its just the CPA thing, the marketing exec thing, or the combination that creates the indomitable expertise, however.

So in the plausible case that Dave is also a marketing executive, I think we should accept his thesis, if not the gayness as well.

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Old 02-02-2006, 04:19 PM   #45
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To quote the Men at Work song 'Africa': "There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do."


Uhmm, that would be "Toto" not "Men at Work". You're definitely not a boomer.
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Shhh...the 'men at work' thing is rather pivotal here...
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Old 02-02-2006, 04:25 PM   #47
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Oh yeah, "Africa" by Toto. I know that song from "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City"
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Again, I take personal shots at me as a compliment, as I wouldn't want to argue the other side of some of my messages either.
Wait a minute.....a cowboy avatar and an attitude of "I'm under attack because I'm telling you the unpleasant truth".

Dave, you aren't really GWB are you? ...

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Again, I take personal shots at me as a compliment, as I wouldn't want to argue the other side of some of my messages either. There seem to be an awful lot of 'retired early' 50+ old pharts (pardon the expression) around here, with some level of latent anger about having worked so long or some other troublesome issue. I won't make the same mistakes. Keep your eyes closed and the personal attacks coming. They're funny.

Good! - I'm glad we struck a nerve!
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Dave, I'll have to take back my earlier comment,

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This is what I got from your response "The world s_ _ _ _. It's not my fault and I don't give a s _ _ _ about doing anything about it and that's why I want to ER." Correct me if this is wrong.
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I have suggested solutions. I have paid money to support policital parties whose voices have been purposely silenced by the two political parties. I have done what is asked of all of us in terms of obtaining an education and being a productive member of society. I have dedicated and continue to dedicate a signficant portion of my time toward these efforts.
At lot of disillusionment but still much better,

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50+ old phart... got a nice ring to it!

Painting as large a group as the Boomers with too broad a brush is illogical, as Spock would say.
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50+ old phart... got a nice ring to it!*

Painting as large a group as the Boomers with too broad a brush is illogical, as Spock would say.
I prefer "Groovy Spock"

http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/S...1/2-sides.html

Trust me, you have to watch the video.
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I prefer "Groovy Spock"

http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/S...1/2-sides.html

Trust me, you have to watch the video.
I'm sure Leonard was following in his buddy William Shatner's footsteps. This is truly the worst song on the planet, with "the legend of dildo bildo baggins" a close second. :P


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I'm sure Leonard was following in his buddy William Shatner's footsteps.* This is truly the worst song on the planet, with "the legend of dildo bildo baggins" a close second.* :P


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There seem to be an awful lot of 'retired early' 50+ old pharts (pardon the expression) around here, with some level of latent anger about having worked so long or some other troublesome issue.

As a 50+ old phart (actually 60- would be more accurate) I can say that the anger seems a lot more patent than latent to me, but maybe that's because my mind has turned to mush from all my acquisitions. And,yes, I am mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore. What were we talking about again? I forget.

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And,yes, I am mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore. What were we talking about again? I forget.
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Hush my mouth, slap your Grandma, Dave...

Don't care how she got them britches on... how does one get them off??
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I have been bothered by the condition the boomers have left this country in for as long as I've known what a 'boomer' is.
Dave,

As a boomer who has always admired dissent, I appreciate hearing your viewpoint . While the resentment against my generation surprises me, it doesn't offend me. I had at least noticed how much harder it is for your generation to get started in life compared to us. I was aware of all the breaks I had growing up, getting scholarships, gettting into IT when it was all shortage, making money in the 90's bull market, and selling my home in the current bubble. Although I worked pretty hard at times, always lived below my means, and abhorred debt, I never felt entitled to any of it and still don't. I always knew that the American middle-class stood at the top of the consumption heap of history despite their persistent feelings of victimhood.

I gather that to your generation the boomers collectively seem like an army that has descended upon the land and is despoiling it. Point of view is everything here. While armies are powerful, a soldier is not. I suppose that can't excuse us any more than the Grande Armee.

Anyway, good luck to you. Staying out of debt is still a good strategy. Opportunities may yet surprise on the upside.

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Being preoccupied with either over consumption or under consumption is still being preoccupied with consumption. I find both extremes offensive and borderline doctinaire. Blaming Boomers, or any other single group, for the "current state of things" is just plain silly and Wag the Dog, at best.

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Dave,

You need help. How you jump to to Arabs from my meager post is a little scary.

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