BOOMERS ARE GETTING OLD

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Posted on 25th November 2012 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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At least Baby Boomers are consistent. They have been consistently delusional about their finances, use of debt to keep up with the Jones’, belief in home price increases funding their retirement, and reliance on the Federal government to provide for their old age. It seems they are just as delusional about getting old. It seems they haven’t developed mechanisms to cope with their delusional stupidity and vacuous dimwittedness. I’m all choked up worrying about their futures.

Boomers are getting old. They just won’t admit it.

BILL WARD
Minneapolis Star Tribune
11-22-12

Fred Hundt grew up in 1960s San Francisco, played in a loud band and tried a little bit of everything on the drug front. “I’m kind of a poster child of the ’60s,” he said.

Now he’s a poster adult for baby boomers, whose embrace of a “sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll” lifestyle is coming home to roost as they enter what are supposed to be their golden years.

“I certainly have hearing loss,” admits Hundt, a recovering alcoholic. “And I have friends who have died because of drugs and others who have struggled with hepatitis C and had liver transplants.”

Hearing problems and the threat of hepatitis C and attendant liver complications are perhaps the largest looming problems for the 76 million baby boomers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has urged that all boomers get tested for hepatitis C.

But there is some good news for a generation long regarded as hedonistic: Boomers smoke and drink less than their predecessors, and most sexually transmitted diseases they might have incurred in the “free love” era are treatable.

Actually, the biggest hazard for this fiercely youth-obsessed generation might be psychological, said Dr. Robert Kane, director of the University of Minnesota’s Center for Aging.

“What really scares the hell out of me is that they’re totally unprepared for old age,” he said. In Kane’s view, this boomer behavior is a flashback, if you will, to their youth. “I would describe them as people who live for the moment. They are in a huge state of denial and haven’t adopted the mechanisms to cope.”

The rate of hearing problems for 65-year-olds has remained steady for decades at 11 percent, Kane said. But a recent Better Hearing Institute study found that about 15 percent of Americans ages 46 to 64 already have hearing problems. On top of that, Kane said, “A large number of people are just not aware that they have hearing loss.”

And they needn’t have played in a loud band to have been afflicted in an era in which concerts featured huge stacks of loudspeakers blasting away at the audience.

But even those who eschewed such concerts are susceptible to hearing loss, often in the form of tinnitus or ringing sensations in a quiet room.

“Exposure to loud noise at any time during life can damage the ear,” said Dr. Philip Hagen, medical director of the Mayo Clinic’s EmbodyHealth.

While Kane and Hagen encouraged all boomers to get hearing tests, the CDC issued an even stronger recommendation in August: “A one-time blood test for hepatitis C should be on every baby boomer’s medical checklist,” director Thomas Frieden said.

The CDC estimates that 3.5 million Americans have the virus and that blanket boomer testing could uncover 800,000 victims and prevent 120,000 deaths. The disease, a viral infection of the liver, can stay dormant for decades.

“Most people with hepatitis C don’t know they’ve got it,” Hagen said. “The big issue for boomers was they may have been infected in an era when we weren’t able to test for hepatitis C.

“If you have ever (used) intravenous drugs, you should get it checked at once. If you have engaged in high-risk sexual activity, multiple partners or men having sex with men, you should get checked.”

Other vices haven’t proven as nettlesome, especially since boomers were less inclined to adopt them for life.

Take smoking, in whatever form. The data on marijuana’s health effects are mixed, with some potential for respiratory problems, both doctors said. As for tobacco, “the boomers are sort of the model citizens, down around 20 percent (usage),” Hagen said. For those who smoked and then quit, “after about 10 years the risk of lung cancer and strokes is approaching the normal population’s risk.”

Alcohol and hard drugs took their collective tolls, but more on abusers than casual users. “The young, hard-core alcoholics and drug addicts generally don’t make it to the ages of current boomers,” Kane said.

Still, those who have made it this far might be in luck, especially since two of the major ailments (hearing loss and hepatitis C) have much more effective treatments than ever.

In a very real sense, a generation that adopted the Who’s mantra “hope I die before I get old” simply doesn’t think it has gotten old yet. As Kane put it, “there’s going to be a wakeup call for a whole lot of people.”

(Contact Bill Ward at bill.ward@startribune.com. Distributed by Scripps Howard News Service, www.shns.com)

65 Comments
  1. Chicago999444 says:

    For many “boomers”, the chickens came home to roost decades ago. I lost 5 old chums before the age of 40 mostly from drug abuse. Two of these were suicides. Many more were permanently damaged or chronically ill by the age of 35.

    Many of the men were drafted into the war in Vietnam and didn’t make it home. Dozens of men who went to my high school and the h.s. in the next district were killed there. Thousands of other Nam vets came home permanently damaged and/or with diseases they didn’t even know they had, like Hep C, which wasn’t even identified until 20 years ago or so. These guys never asked for this. They had their lives stolen from them by THEIR elders, the G.I. generation, to die or be damaged for life in a war fought solely to make life safe for American corporations in another slave labor haven.

    I have felt for a long time that my grandparents’ generation (they were born 1907 and 1909 respectively) will turn out to be the longest-lived in history, and that that my parents’ “silent” generation (born in the early 30s) less long-lived, and my own baby boom generation rather short lived.

    Just as we have passed Peak OIl (and peak resources in general), we’ve probably passed Peak Lifespans, and every generation out will be shorter lived than the last. My father died this year at 80, with health habits no worse than those of his parents, who lived to see 86 and 88 respectively. I hope my mother lives as long as my grandmother, but I profoundly doubt that most of the boomers will live anywhere near as long as their parents.

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    25th November 2012 at 11:17 am

  2. DaveL says:

    “But there is some good news for a generation long regarded as hedonistic: Boomers smoke and drink less than their predecessors, and most sexually transmitted diseases they might have incurred in the “free love” era are treatable.”

    This is why I detest do-gooders. You should have just let them smoke, drink, do drugs and fuck themselves to death and lessened the burden on SS and Medicare.

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    25th November 2012 at 11:41 am

  3. Thunderbird says:

    Right on DaveL.

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    25th November 2012 at 11:55 am

  4. Kill Bill says:

    Newflash A For every day I get a day older.. so do you.

    Newflash B Admin is a boomer. [born in 1964]

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    25th November 2012 at 12:05 pm

  5. Me No Likey says:

    the boomers have been like a bunch of locusts ravaging everything in their path leaving behind epoch and colossal failure and ruin. their hedonistic 1960′s love, peace, and happiness rotted into 1970′s disco, big hair and greed is good in the 1980′s, godknowswhat in the 1990′s, and an insatiable appetite for more, more, more (without paying for it) in the 00′s. boomers began moving up into “leadership” positions in all aspects of society starting in the 1980′s. by their fruits ye shall know them….

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    25th November 2012 at 12:06 pm

  6. Kill Bill says:

    Dr Boomer Kane
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    I bet he is deaf from going to rock concerts and has Hepatitis C from all his Ivey league orgie plus he is already looking to buy a rascal on go on a two week cruise.

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    25th November 2012 at 12:16 pm

  7. Kill Bill says:

    the boomers have been like a bunch of locusts ravaging everything in their path leaving behind epoch and colossal failure and ruin. their hedonistic 1960′s love, peace, and happiness rotted into 1970′s disco, big hair and greed is good in the 1980′s -MNL

    I have? Gee, I must have been taking LSD because I dont remember doing any such things. I never much cared for concerts, definitely didnt like Disco, never haad big hair and think, to this day that Ayn Rand is a commie propagandist [objectivism aka greed] set out to tear down the USA.

    But I do have some ringing in my ears.

    Have you ever sat under a jet engine at take off power?

    I do have one member of my family with hepatitis. My little brother. An X’er. He also is on social security. The government pays him to take xanax because he is bi-polar.

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    25th November 2012 at 12:28 pm

  8. IndenturedServant says:

    @Chicago

    Check the BUY AMERICAN thread comments. There may be a couple there that help you decide on a w/d.
    I_S

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    25th November 2012 at 12:35 pm

  9. sangell says:

    I was in San Francisco during the AIDS plague for that is what it was in the San Francisco. The most basic public health measures were not taken when this disease became identified due to political correctness and the ‘gay’ communities desire to not be identified as the source of the plague. The board of supervisors argued for months whether gay bath houses should be closed.
    Misinformation was spread that EVERYONE was at risk and that, since there was no cure, testing was a waste of time. Most of those responsible for this appalling political response to a virus paid with their lives. But not all. Dianne Feinstein, who was mayor during the entire period, stood by and allowed more than 200 people die week after week, after year, until more than 2% of the entire city population was dead from AIDS! Even then it was only when some anti-retroviral drugs were developed that the toll began to drop.

    Hepatitis C is the echo of the AIDS years. Like AIDS it will cost many billions to treat. Unlike AIDS it wasn’t preventable by basic public health measures but it was preventable if you had basic common sense. Shooting drugs was crazy to begin with. Even pharmaceutical drugs lose their sterility when they are bought off the street, ground up and prepared for injection with tap water and a spoon! Shooting street drugs was sheer insanity. Sharing a needle madness. Those that only contracted Hepatitis C should consider themselves lucky. The at least got to live for another 25 years before the chicken came home to roost.

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    25th November 2012 at 12:44 pm

  10. sensetti says:

    KB
    Is Admin really a Boomer?

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    25th November 2012 at 12:45 pm

  11. Der Scheisskerl says:

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    25th November 2012 at 1:21 pm

  12. Administrator says:

    So Solly

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    25th November 2012 at 1:28 pm

  13. Chicago999444 says:

    Thanks for the w/d tip, ID.

    I read more consumer reviews on the Haier washer/dryer combo and decided against it as the reviews are turning overwhelmingly negative- too many machines don’t live even a year.

    I have been searching every BUY AMERICAN thread for something suitable, and the problem is that while there are excellent and reasonable products, like the sensibly priced and well-made Frigidaire stacked units that are made in North Carolina (though the co. is owned by Electrolux), they are stackables that ALL need a 220 V connection. I have to have something that can use a 120 V connection, and so I’m now looking at the LG washer/dryer combo. I’ll keeping searching for a while, but I have a feeling I’m going to end up with the LG, sadly.

    I’m finding many other excellent American made products, such as the rugged (and beautiful) Metro canister vacuum, for about $300 depending on where you buy it. It is made in New York by the same family that founded the company in 1939. It gets rave ratings from customers. Info at http://www.metrovacworld.com/

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    25th November 2012 at 1:31 pm

  14. Eddie says:

    Getting old is something we all have to contend with sooner or later, unless our karma involves an early death, which doesn’t seem like a great alternative to me.

    I won’t apologize for having lived in a time and in a way that was far freer than today. I’m sure that guy who’s losing his hearing doesn’t regret having lived in San Francisco in the 1960′s. It was a magical time and place, and the possibilities seemed unlimited. So very different than today.

    Even Austin was better in a myriad of ways. As Stephen King says,, “The world has moved on.”

    The boomers may not be the biggest bunch of savers the world has ever seen, but then we have lived at a time when saving has been punished, and consumption has been rewarded.

    If there is a problem with my generation, it is mainly a problem of demographics. Just too many of us were born in the first place, and you can’t really blame anyone for simply being born. If we were a tiny group, then the problems of our coming elderly years wouldn’t be much of any issue.

    Today is my birthday. I am 57 years old and rather healthy. I don’t think I’ll ever be much of a burden to the healthcare system, and I’ll manage to feed myself and keep a roof over my head without the assistance of the government dole.

    That’s all I can do for you younger folks. Whatever you do or don’t get out of life is mostly up to you, personally, and not anyone or anything else. Life is very challenging. I look forward to the challenges, sobering though they may be. I take some satisfaction in doing what I can to prepare for some rocky times ahead…and if it isn’t pretty, well I can’t help it. I’ll do the best I can.

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    25th November 2012 at 1:34 pm

  15. Ron says:

    I worked with a guy who had two openly gay brothers in the bay area.They were wealthy and had all the toys most people lust for.Both died from aids and they werent that old.
    More interesting is the thinking that people should live a certain way?What was the life expectancy just a few years back? Personal freedom and the ability to do what you want,or can get away with is the american way.What i see all around is a society of people who dont beleave in God and are just freaked about death.
    Both my parents are in the hospital and looking at them slipping away mentally is rough.I think both of them well end up in a home,hopefully together.My dad had mini strokes and my mom already had brain surgery and had five stents put in her leg two days ago..Happy Thanksgiving!
    Oh and my parents never drank or smoked and werent heavy.They were like poster children for how to live healthy.

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    25th November 2012 at 1:40 pm

  16. AWD says:

    “Hearing problems and the threat of hepatitis C and attendant liver complications are perhaps the largest looming problems for the 76 million baby boomers.”

    What about obesity? The most obese generation in history is going to consume every last dollar of Medicare before it collapses. What about cancer, renal failure, heart attacks, liver failure, stokes, diabetic amputations, cirrhosis, and all the rest? Boomers are going to suffer for their lifestyle, they will reap what they’ve sown.

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    25th November 2012 at 12:31 pm

  17. Kill Bill says:

    A baby boomer is a person who was born during the demographic post-World War II baby boom between the years 1946 and 1964, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.[1]
    http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-09.pdf

    HAH!!

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    25th November 2012 at 3:10 pm

  18. Kill Bill says:

    Boomers are going to suffer for their lifestyle, they will reap what they’ve sown. -AWD

    Look around. It is called the American lifestyle and I see obesity everywhere and every age group.

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    25th November 2012 at 3:12 pm

  19. Administrator says:

    Boomers can kiss my Gen-X fat ass.

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    25th November 2012 at 3:21 pm

  20. AWD says:

    Boomers let the obesity genie out of the bottle, and it’s spread around the world. They must be so proud of themselves!

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    25th November 2012 at 3:26 pm

  21. ThePessimisticChemist says:

    I’d care more if it wasn’t so painfully obvious that just as many millenials are equally worthless.

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    25th November 2012 at 3:35 pm

  22. AWD says:

    Get those service jobs while you can. Boomers are never going to be able to retire.

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    25th November 2012 at 4:14 pm

  23. Llpoh says:

    Admin once again finds the only chart in existence that supports his claim he is not a boomer, ignoring the other 100,000 that put him squarely in boomerville.

    It is sad to see so much delusion.

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    25th November 2012 at 4:32 pm

  24. sangell says:

    Patriotic Boomer dies at 56 when airlines unable to get her 425 lbs body on airplane.

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    25th November 2012 at 4:39 pm

  25. Administrator says:

    llpoh

    I know you and Kill Bill desperately want me to belong to your Shallowest Generation, but alas it is not to be. I’m just not delusional enough to be part of your materialistic, greedy, selfish, me first generation.

    So Solly.

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    25th November 2012 at 4:39 pm

  26. Stucky says:

    “I’m just not delusional enough to be part of your materialistic, greedy, selfish, me first generation.”—– Admin

    Fortunately, the current generation has no such flaws;

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    25th November 2012 at 4:53 pm

  27. IndenturedServant says:

    That chart is from Strauss & Howe so you’ll never get admin to consider another generational breakdown unless it is more solidly in his favor. Considering all the shit Boomers get around here, who could blame him?
    I_S

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    25th November 2012 at 4:57 pm

  28. Administrator says:

    Luckily I’m not from that generation either. I’m one of the noble, pragmatic, honest, truth telling, good looking, smart, generous, well hung Gen-Xers.

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    25th November 2012 at 5:03 pm

  29. Colma Rising says:

    BBES

    STFUA

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    25th November 2012 at 5:42 pm

  30. llpoh says:

    “A baby boomer is a person who was born during the demographic post-World War II baby boom between the years 1946 and 1964, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.”

    Damn, that puts the Admin as a Baby Boomer! Of course, he will try to wiggle out of it and dispute the facts, but think the Census Bureau is a pretty good source for the definition. Much better than the ones he quotes, in any event.

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    25th November 2012 at 6:21 pm

  31. llpoh says:

    I know you and Kill Bill desperately want me to belong to your Shallowest Generation, but alas it is not to be. I’m just not delusional enough to be part of your materialistic, greedy, selfish, me first generation. -admin

    Gee, you act like I could afford a cruise. =)

    Oh, yeh., Ayn Rand Eats Sh__

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    25th November 2012 at 6:32 pm

  32. Kill Bill says:

    I know you and Kill Bill desperately want me to belong to your Shallowest Generation, but alas it is not to be. I’m just not delusional enough to be part of your materialistic, greedy, selfish, me first generation. -admin

    Gee, you act like I could afford a cruise. =)

    Oh, yeh., Ayn Rand Eats Sh__

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    25th November 2012 at 6:33 pm

  33. Kill Bill says:

    That was not llpoh above it twas I, KB.

    WPES

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    25th November 2012 at 6:34 pm

  34. Kill Bill says:

    Colma Rising says:

    BBES

    Thats a really terrible way to talk about admin. You should apologize, you iStupad drone. =)

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    25th November 2012 at 6:36 pm

  35. llpoh says:

    Nice one, KB.

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    25th November 2012 at 6:47 pm

  36. Kill Bill says:

    An actual picture of admins ‘I Am Never Wrong’ coffee mug.
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    Of course he ordered the I am not always right mug.

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    25th November 2012 at 6:51 pm

  37. Kill Bill says:

    http://www.bbhq.com/bbexam1.php?caller=intro
    The BHBQ Official Baby Boomer Qualifying Exam

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    25th November 2012 at 7:02 pm

  38. Colma Rising says:

    The Administrator often shows his dirty end of the Boomer cusp, with his adoration of disco at the expense of gangsta rap…. but the generational metric established by Obi-Wan-Neil-Howe-Bi and the late Strauss, the venerated Boomers of Virtue is quite accurate sociologically and remains one of the few rules on TBP: The Strauss and Howe Rule of Generational Dates.

    From my smaaat phone to Kill Bill’s dirty dinosaur pc/mac:

    Suck it, gramps.

    From my smaat phone to llpoh’s smaaat phone:

    You know you love your blackberry.

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    25th November 2012 at 7:29 pm

  39. llpoh says:

    Colma – my wife has an Iphone – I do not even know how to answer the damn thing. I like being tech ignorant.

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    25th November 2012 at 7:45 pm

  40. Administrator says:

    llpoh refers to government data as his basis for classifying me with his generation of delusional morons.

    Hysterical.

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    25th November 2012 at 7:59 pm

  41. Kill Bill says:

    Admin is not a boomer. That would mean that I’m a boomer, and I’m not a fucking boomer. -AWD

    Hmmm. But you are, and you hate that. Sucks to be generalized, no?

    ~~~~
    From my smaaat phone to Kill Bill’s dirty dinosaur pc/mac:

    Suck it, gramps. -CR

    Meh, my daughter, just 25, has not, sadly, given me a grandchild. But thats all up to her.

    Wel, shit, currently I am running a Linux based system and having partitioned the hard drive on my LAPTOP, I can boot into XP or Ubuntu or to some other systems I have loaded onto thumb drives and CDs using a .iso imaging tool. I am fully aware of the TCP IP protocols, have packet sniffers etc installed on this system, for both windows and linux and am quite aware of technology. Rare for someone my age, right?

    As for being computer literate I am much more so than my daughter who has an ‘Android’ smart phone. I dont deny the technology but that so many kids, like mine, I worry about the narcisstic nature it is creating.

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    25th November 2012 at 8:00 pm

  42. Kill Bill says:

    llpoh refers to government data as his basis for classifying me with his generation of delusional morons. -admin

    Even worse people use a theoretical book to prove generational time frames written by two boomers!! =)

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    25th November 2012 at 8:03 pm

  43. Colma Rising says:

    As for Herr StuchenBoomer’s cherry-picked picture (look on the bottom right of last one…. at least the kid has some semblance of reality), that game can be played all day:

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    Dam, the frumps in front already have some major sag….

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    Fucking classic. Imagine those bags of sand today.

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    25th November 2012 at 8:18 pm

  44. llpoh says:

    Current photo of little miss “Idon’t need no bra”:

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    25th November 2012 at 8:37 pm

  45. Kill Bill says:

    Weird, people decry the government gropings and NDAA and patriot act, secret evidence…their rights being trampled and removed, then go and say we that equal rights was a bad idea.

    WITF??

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    25th November 2012 at 8:38 pm

  46. Kill Bill says:

    [lpohs pic] Oh jeebs, where has my plastic foon gone?

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    25th November 2012 at 8:42 pm

  47. Colma Rising says:

    Kill Bill said:

    “Wel, shit, currently I am running a Linux based system and having partitioned the hard drive on my LAPTOP, I can boot into XP or Ubuntu or to some other systems I have loaded onto thumb drives and CDs using a .iso imaging tool. I am fully aware of the TCP IP protocols, have packet sniffers etc installed on this system, for both windows and linux and am quite aware of technology. Rare for someone my age, right?”

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    Not really that rare at all.

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    25th November 2012 at 8:51 pm

  48. Colma Rising says:

    llpoh….

    I shouldn’t have asked.

    That pick made me spit up some of my root-canal friendly mooshy-dinner all over the place.

    I need a fucking bib in addition to a helmet.

    Fucking gag man.

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    25th November 2012 at 8:54 pm

  49. Kill Bill says:

    LOL, “gramps” knows more about a smart phone that its dumbass owner.

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    25th November 2012 at 8:58 pm

  50. Kill Bill says:

    Colma using a smaat phone in a club looking for hot chicks on the internet
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    25th November 2012 at 9:02 pm

  51. Kill Bill says:

    nerdy-smartphone-user-300×198.jpg
    http://www.matthewferrara.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nerdy-smartphone-user-300×198.jpg

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    25th November 2012 at 9:02 pm

  52. Kill Bill says:

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    Gen X, Y say fuck exercise please like me on facebook!

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    25th November 2012 at 9:04 pm

  53. llpoh says:

    colma – you know you should always be careful what you ask for, because you just might get it.

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    25th November 2012 at 9:07 pm

  54. Kill Bill says:

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    Me Me Me!

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    25th November 2012 at 9:08 pm

  55. Colma Rising says:

    I think it hillarious that Bill posts pictures on a roided out computer of younger folks socializing, studying and interacting in an attempt to belittle new technology and prove younger folks are narcissists.

    Never a dull moment from Boomer Bill.

    If he wasn’t one of my favorite TBPers, I might have asked…

    Nyeh…. I won’t go there.

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    25th November 2012 at 9:24 pm

  56. Kill Bill says:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/mar/17/facebook-dark-side-study-aggressive-narcissism

    Not a new or ‘boomer’ idea Colma

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    25th November 2012 at 9:40 pm

  57. Kill Bill says:

    My prehistoric PC is now roided [steroids[ out?

    LMAO

    BTW I dont belittle new technology, I thought that was clear, I like technology, it s why I became an aircraft mech, to learn new things, but in the way it is being used today I dont see a good outcome from all this head in phone socializing.

    Maybe you can tell me how this unpersonal dealings with others is a good thing?

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    25th November 2012 at 9:50 pm

  58. Colma Rising says:

    You tell me, Bill.

    Shit, foo, you blog your ass off.

    Duh.

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    25th November 2012 at 10:07 pm

  59. llpoh says:

    First plane KB worked on:

    old+airplane+105.jpg

    Prior to that, he worked on these:

    horse-buggies-1.jpg

    But he felt he needed a tech challenge, so moved up to planes.

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    25th November 2012 at 10:09 pm

  60. Colma Rising says:

    kirk-communicator-196×196.png

    Give one a try, Bill…

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    25th November 2012 at 10:17 pm

  61. Colma Rising says:

    Motherfucking wordpress.

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQD_oJpKECQRddNgHLDRSQYc7XTt3WLpUaffELqlyXlfzWtSD9F

    Everybody buy shit through the Amazon link, click an ad and maybe grab a shirt in the store of doom so the “Pragmatic” Administrator can afford an update.

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    25th November 2012 at 10:20 pm

  62. Kill Bill says:

    Shit, foo, you blog your ass off. -Colma

    I only actually respond to posts on this blog. But I do have like 15 tabs open to different sites, at this time, from the Knox bible to APOD.

    So I do blog a bit, but I ALREADY have professional skills. Not to mention i have ten admins on the side of my rascal I have downed =)

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    25th November 2012 at 10:27 pm

  63. Kill Bill says:

    First plane KB worked on: -llpoh

    Funny. =)

    Actually the first one was a DC-8 and it was primitive as nearly everything operated on a pulley and cable system, from fuel valves, pressurization to flight controls.

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    25th November 2012 at 10:31 pm

  64. Kill Bill says:

    You tell me, Bill. -Colma

    No, you tell me, this is your generation and I cant be blamed for that =)

    Do think the current path they are on, producing apps for phones made in china, will create jobs here in America? No. Can they use their acces to information that might spark their interest and ignite the desire to learn? Possibly. But, so far, IMO, the technology hasnt been used in the way it was originally envisioned and instead used for mindless amusement.

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    25th November 2012 at 10:36 pm

  65. Kill Bill says:

    Hey, Colma, how many hot women did Kirk get to feel up thru his communicator?

    NONE

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    25th November 2012 at 10:38 pm

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