Well, according to Wikipedia (again) I am part of 'Generation Jones'. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_Jones
I've never heard of this before, but apparently it's a thing. To quote, "Generation Jones is the social cohort of the latter half of the Baby boomers to the first years of Generation X … Key characteristics assigned to members are pessimism, distrust of government, and general cynicism."
I've always just told people I am as old as the Space Age. If you know history, you now know the year I was born.
According to Wikipedia 'Baby Boomers' consist of the generation born between 1946 and 1964. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_boomers
That makes me a Boomer, but here's the thing: it also makes my parents Boomers. So, can a 'generation' include more than one generation?
I've never felt like I was a Boomer really. I certainly do not represent the typical Boomer in my attitudes and preferences. (Anime anyone?)
But then I don't identify with any other named generations either; so what am I?
Global Warming, Science, Politics Show more
Why Good Politics And Good Climate Science Don’t Mix. https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/good-climate-science-is-all-about-nuance-good-politics-is-not/
"Confidence doesn’t equal competence. But our brains tend to assume it does. And that can create big problems when scientific evidence collides with political rhetoric."
This is something we've got to get a handle on. I do NOT want my great-grandchildren dying from a problem my generation helped to create.
Langford lives! March issue of Ansible is up. https://news.ansible.uk/a380.html
I was born before 1960 and grew up in a world under threat of nuclear annihilation. In my teens I saw a criminal president forced out of power.
Then things got better. We still had problems, but I no longer feared immanent nuclear war or felt our politics was deeply corrupt.
Today it's all come rushing back and worse than ever. An order of magnitude worse. And capped with a threat of soon-to-be irreversible Climate Change.
Have we learned nothing?
Politics, Cohen Testimony Show more
Republicans Sink Further Into Trump’s Cesspool https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/27/opinion/cohen-trump-loyalty.html
"Republicans on the committee tried to destroy the credibility of his testimony, not because they believe that his testimony is false, but because they fear it is true. By now Republicans must know, deep in their hearts, that Mr. Cohen’s portrayal of Mr. Trump as a 'racist,' 'a con man' and 'a cheat' is spot on."
Russia TV lists naval radio station near Arlington as nuclear target
Vandals have broken into a historic church in Dublin and stolen the head of an 800-year-old mummy nicknamed "The Crusader."
Politics, Mueller Report Show more
House Democrats will subpoena Mueller if report is not made public, Schiff says. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-democrats-will-subpoena-mueller-if-report-is-not-made-public-schiff-says/2019/02/24/0a0dc906-3841-11e9-a2cd-307b06d0257b_story.html
This is likely to result in a protracted court battle. But, show of hands, who thinks Barr is going to release all of the Mueller Report without coercion?
Part of highway to be renamed to honor Oso slide victims
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Whenever you are past the edge, out in the wind, look for me.
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