• Us 'mature' folks and COVID-19

    From a425couple@21:1/5 to All on Mon Jul 27 10:51:05 2020
    XPost: alt.war.vietnam, alt.economics, seattle.politics

    Ya know, for years these young kids have been
    complaining. And rather than listen to our advise,
    they just keep doubling down and complaining.

    And face it, for this years election, we got
    two really old geezers (Trump, a Baby Boomer, born in 1946,
    Biden, The Silent Generation, age 77, born in 1942).

    Seriously, they got the numbers, but they have not
    gotten organized to support anybody for POTUS that
    was born after 1961!

    Now, I'm noticeably over age 70, and I'm not going to
    be totally angry at those ruining the nation's economy
    to try to protect us "mature" folks.
    (30% of people over age 80 who come down with COVID-19
    die from it, 50% of the deaths are over age 80,
    88% of the deaths are over age 60.)
    But, man!!! People being careful of us Baby Boomers, are sure
    raking those young kids over the coals!

    Instead of complaining so much and marching in protests,
    they need to politically organize to support some of
    their own ages. But Noooooo, they keep voting for us old

    Sheesh, well someday the Generation Xers, or the "baby bust" generation,
    or Xennials, late 1970s and early 1980s), or Millennials, also known
    as Generation Ys, will have to take responsibility!


    The Lost Generation, also known as the "Generation of 1914" in
    Europe,[32] is a term originating from Gertrude Stein to describe those
    who fought in World War I. The Lost Generation is defined as the cohort
    born from 1883 to 1900 who came of age during World War I and the
    Roaring Twenties.[33]
    The Greatest Generation, also known as the "G.I. Generation",[34]
    includes the veterans who fought in World War II. They were born from
    1901 to 1927;[35] older G.I.s (or the Interbellum Generation) came of
    age during the Roaring Twenties, while younger G.I.s came of age during
    the Great Depression and World War II. Journalist Tom Brokaw wrote about American members of this cohort in his book The Greatest Generation,
    which popularized the term.[36]
    The Silent Generation, also known as the "Lucky Few", is the cohort who
    came of age in the post–World War II era. They were born from 1928 to 1945.[37][38] In the U.S., this group includes most of those who may
    have fought the Korean War and many of those who may have fought during
    the Vietnam War.
    Baby boomers, also known as the Me Generation, are the people born
    following World War II from 1946 to 1964. Increased birth rates were
    observed during the post–World War II baby boom, making them a
    relatively large demographic cohort.[39][40] In the U.S., many older
    boomers may have fought in the Vietnam War or participated in the counterculture of the 1960s.
    Generation X (or Gen X for short) is the cohort following the baby
    boomers. The generation is generally defined as people born between 1965
    to 1980.[41] The term has also been used in different times and places
    for a number of different subcultures or countercultures since the
    1950s. In the U.S., some called Xers the "baby bust" generation because
    of a drop in birth rates following the baby boom.[42]
    Xennials, a member of an age group born after Generation X and before
    the millennial generation (specifically in the late 1970s and early
    1980s): xennials grew up in a time where landline phones were used to
    organize catch-ups with friends.
    Millennials, also known as Generation Y[43] (or Gen Y for short), are
    the generation following Generation X who grew up around the turn of the
    3rd millennium. The generation is widely accepted as having been born
    between 1981 and 1996.[44] According to the Pew Research Center,
    Millennials surpassed the Baby Boomers in U.S. numbers in 2019, with an estimated 71.6 million Boomers and 72.1 million Millennials.[45]
    Generation Z (or Gen Z for short) are the people succeeding the
    Millennials. Researchers and popular media typically use the mid-to-late
    1990s as starting birth years and the early 2010s as ending birth years.
    Pew Research Center specifies the years 1997 to 2012.[46]
    Generation Alpha (or Gen Alpha for short) is the one succeeding
    Generation Z. Researchers and popular media typically use the early
    2010s as starting birth years and the mid-2020s as ending birth years. Generation Alpha is the first to be born entirely in the 21st
    century.[47] As of 2015, there were some two-and-a-half million people
    born every week around the globe, and Gen Alpha is expected to reach two billion in size by 2025.[48]

    At long last, the silent generation’s hour has come
    Members of the pre-boomer era finally have a shot at the White House

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