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    I think this was intended as a joke ... ... but then again ... ...

    THE ‘Y’ CHROMOSOME
    People born before 1946 are called – The Greatest Generation.
    People born between 1946 and 1964 are called – The Baby Boomers.
    People born between 1965 and 1979 are called – Generation X.
    And people born between 1980 and 2010 are called – Generation Y.
    Why do we call the last group -Generation Y ?
    Y should I get a job?

    Y should I leave home and find my own place?
    Y should I get a car when I can borrow yours?
    Y should I clean my room?
    Y should I wash and iron my own clothes?
    Y should I buy any food?
    Y should I do anything when I can get it all for FREE?
    Cheers MIKE.

    How many roads must a man walk down ... ... before he admits he's lost?

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    A local new wave band used our local slang for the 80's as a name,
    "The Silent Eighties".
    Reading your Y list shows the reasons why.
    I never heard of the "greatest generation" before.
    Maybe that's why they're great.

    You forgot "Y do I have to solder my own cords to be double-grounded?"
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    The next group will be "GMY" ... gimme this, gimme that, gimme it all ...

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    Round here we seemed to be inundated with the WOT generation. If you speak to them they say WOT?

    teddy
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    I never knew we were called The Greatest Generation" but it is bang on, we are!
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    "The Greatest Generation" is a term coined by journalist Tom Brokaw for his book of the same title that describes the generation who grew up in the United States during the deprivation of the Great Depression, and then went on to fight in World War II, as well as those whose productivity within the war's home front made a decisive material contribution to the war effort.

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    You learn something new every day

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    teddy we are the best and most awesome of the lot, all the rest are rubbish.
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    Well.....I suppose I have to agree.

    teddy
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    Kids that grew up during the depression years learned how to repair and rebuild things instead of just throwing them out. Things that could not be repaired were used for their parts. Recycling was very much a going concern for that generation. (But it's true we also became packrats and 'junk' collectors). Still what the later generation calls junk we can make into gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buchpteclare View Post
    Kids that grew up during the depression years learned how to repair and rebuild things instead of just throwing them out. Things that could not be repaired were used for their parts. Recycling was very much a going concern for that generation. (But it's true we also became packrats and 'junk' collectors). Still what the later generation calls junk we can make into gold.
    We did that too in my younger years ... money was tight, and we had to make do with what we had ... and we lived to tell about it.

    I also work as a volunteer in a Thrift [Charity] Shop locally ... we get some of the most useless "junk" in the world - really old stuff that has been subjected to botched repair jobs and really should be thrown in the trash ... but these must be people who never threw anything out as in the depression years, so they save it for 40 years then donate it, broken and completely useless, to the thrift store thinking we can repair it and make money selling it again. Most of that stuff goes directly into the trash dumpster.

    In 2008 we had a LP turntable that was donated ... Upon testing it I found that the motor failed to turn on, so I checked out all the wiring and other electronic components and found nothing wrong. Inside the box it came in was an envelope with a piece of paper in it - when I opened the envelope and read what was inside I laughed for hours ... So, why did I roar with laughter?

    I opened the envelope to find a simple purchase receipt ... now, remember that it is currently 2008 ... the receipt is dated 1971 ... apparently this very LP turntable was purchased used for $5 in 1971, and the receipt bore the added note: "needs new motor"! The purchaser never replaced the motor, and stored it for 37 years and then
    donated it to the thrift store thinking it was something that we could sell.

    I did check on the availability of the motor ... it could be had for about $150, far far far beyond the value of that turntable or anything currently being built ... we junked it. But it was a funny situation.

    Kh ♫

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    An interesting doco on RT TV this morning China is now #1 producer, USA in now #1 consumer. [money flowing from US to China] China has a gold reserve that will exceed the amount held by the USA in a few years and could make gold the world monetary base in place of the US$, I think there has to be a big rethink on the way we are going
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    My shed is full of things that will come in useful at some time in the future (no, they will, honestly). One mans junk is another mans treasure.

    teddy
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