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Whose Fault Are Those Damned, Lazy Millennials, Anyway?

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I have two, twenty-something kids. They couldn't be more different, yet so amazingly the same. And I couldn't love them any more than I already do though it would be great if my son could find a job.

Oh, I said, different? I don't mean from one another, though one's a boy, the other a girl. I mean different from me. I'm a baby boomer. In case you needed to know what a baby boomer is, that's someone born between 1946 and 1964. (kind of the dyslexia years '46, '64). Dyslexia - a term made popular by-- that's right, the boomers.

Anyway, getting back to the differences between my world and that of my kids-- the millennial generation (children born 1980s to the early 2000s). Why is it they don't think like I do, react like I do, even care about the things I do? They're just so... different.

Now I know why, and I'm going to share it with you, in video form -- after all, isn't video and the Internet really the millennial generation at it's finest? Well, the iPhone 5S is pretty cool.

You should find this video enlightening if you're a boomer. And you'll find it tolerable if you're a millennial. And if you're Generation Z (born AFTER 2000) you probably don't care anyway -- so go play a video game, or better yet, watch Miley Cyrus Twerk it.

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Cartoons of the Day- The Rolling Stones Turn 50

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Via.

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Video- Romney Won't Say Whether He Supports Vouchers For Medicare

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I so want to pound that smirk off that asshat's face. Via.

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Poll- Older Americans Think Things Are Looking Up

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It's not like they're celebrating, but feeling more positive is half the battle. Now if we can only get the rest of the demographics to feel the same.

Americans 55 and older are more likely to be worried or even angry about the state of their finances than they were before the recession, but a poll being released today shows their confidence is making a rebound.

Thirty-nine percent of respondents to the poll by Harris Interactive said they are “worried” about their financial situation, up from 28 percent prior to the economic downturn. The number is down significantly, however, from 51 percent “at the lowest point of the recession.”

There was a similar curve in responses when asked whether they are “angry” or “secure” about personal finances. And 60 percent said they are “hopeful,” compared with 62 percent pre-recession and 50 percent at its nadir.

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