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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:38 pm    Post subject: The Go-Nowhere Generation Reply with quote

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/11/opinion/sunday/the-go-nowhere-generation.html
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is explained easily. Through the use of the Internet, banking, and communication can be done from home. Some of us even work from home and have our paychecks directly deposited into our bank accounts.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Psycho King wrote:
Some of us even work from home and have our paychecks directly deposited into our bank accounts.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MinervaDoe:

My previous post gives the gist of what I said, but is worded very differently than I originally wrote it. Did you delete it and then somehow recreate it? If so, please do not do that again.

If I am mistaken, please ignore this post.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Psycho King wrote:
MinervaDoe:

My previous post gives the gist of what I said, but is worded very differently than I originally wrote it. Did you delete it and then somehow recreate it? If so, please do not do that again.

If I am mistaken, please ignore this post.

Psycho King
MY Apologies!!
I tried to quote your post. But, I accidentally edited it, and pruned it down. For moderators, the buttons are right next to each other. (For old moderator eyes, the two buttons look amazingly similar).
Then, the end result was my weak paraphrasing of your thoughtful prose.
It was unintentional and I will do my my best not to repeat my actions.
The thing that is interesting to me about this trend, is that over the years, I have worked with many foreign engineers who say that children living with their parents is normal in their countries. They did not understand the trend of Americans leaving home to move to a part of the country where growth and new jobs are. Now, with the growth of American jobs being non existent, the current trend makes our demographics appear more like emerging economies. ... and like you mentioned, you can do all your interactions over the InterWebs now ...

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for letting me know what happened. But maybe it's time for the moderator to get a new script for his eyeglasses.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Young Americans less likely to drive

http://news.yahoo.com/young-americans-less-likely-drive-203002275.html

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my driver's license when I was 17, but didn't own a vehicle for twenty years. I lived in Brooklyn and used mass transit, so I didn't feel the need to own a car. When I moved upstate, the first job I got was within walking distance of my house, so I didn't need a car until a year later when I got a job that was several miles away. That's when I bought my g/f's uncle's truck for $200. My first vehicle at the age of 37.

Apparently, I'm ahead of the curve.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Psycho King wrote:
Apparently, I'm ahead of the curve.

Yup. My niece is 31 and she has never had a driving lesson. The same for my 27 year old nephew.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Young Americans more likely to read Mad Magazine because they are all stuck at home with no wheels.
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