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Old 05-02-2016, 08:18 AM   #121
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There is a reason I laid out my experience. I'm incredibly skilled in publishing/manufacturing/technical writing. I'm not complaining that I don't have a job for Leisure Studies.

I'm saying the free trade agreements that have been pushed by the greedy corporate ********, who are in bed with the Congress have dramatically fucked over the middle class.

But keep up the smug smile, your IT jobs are starting to get outsourced as well.
I've been trying to get our technical writer here fired. She doesn't do anything and knows she'll never get fired. I work in France.
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Mizzou Students Complain to Administration About ?Offensive? Sushi Restaurant Logo | Mediaite

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According to emailsobtained by Heat Street, University of Missouri students met with administrators to complain about a campus sushi restaurant with a logo they considered offensive.

In an email last fall with the subject line “Racism at Mizzou,” a student complained that the logo of Sunshine Sushi resembled the Imperial Japanese flag used during World War II. The logo, he argued, “has the same meaning as the ****’s Hakenkreuz [swastika], which was the symbol of the ****.”

The use of the rising sun flag to represent Japan is controversial, especially among the Koreans and Chinese who were victimized by the Empire. But modified forms of the flag are still in use by the Japan Self-Defense Force, and used in Japanese commercial products.

Email records show that afterwards the administration took the complaint seriously enough to set up a meeting with 12 students from campus Asian organizations. Those students then met with the restaurant and worked out a compromise: the owner would change the logo if they came up with a better one that still incorporated the idea of sunshine.

Sunshine Sushi owner Oo Min Aung told Heat Street that he still didn’t really see the big deal. The Myanmarese immigrant said he picked a shining sun because he “wanted something that would symbolize the meaning of freedom, liberation.”
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^I quit listening after about 25 seconds:

I still hold the door open for people.
Say, please and thank you.
Don't listen Kanye or rap.
Judging from my tax bill the last few years, I'm definitely contributing.
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^I quit listening after about 25 seconds:

I still hold the door open for people.
Say, please and thank you.
Don't listen Kanye or rap.
Judging from my tax bill the last few years, I'm definitely contributing.
You're a millennial?
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You're a millennial?
Depends on which definition you put weight behind, I've seen the "millennial" go all the way back to my birth year of '82.

Not to mention the "millennials suck for reasons" as I shoot the video from my cellphone in my car.
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Old 05-04-2016, 11:47 AM   #128
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'82 is not a millennial. We are turning 34 and have jobs...
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There are no precise dates for when the generation starts and ends; most researchers and commentators use birth years ranging from the early 1980s to around 2000.
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I didn't get a cell phone until i was in college. I had a freaking pager in HS.

I didn't have a FB account until 2005 when it was opened up to us non-ivy leaguers.


On the cusp, sure. But a millennial I am not. I make Saved by the Bell references at work still... I had to explain to a younger coworker why "I'm so excited, I'm so scared" was funny just the other day.
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I wouldn't call myself a milenial by beliefs or actions either. But I'm 10 years younger than you and according to the all knowing Wikipedia were both milenials
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I didn't get a cell phone until i was in college. I had a freaking pager in HS.

I didn't have a FB account until 2005 when it was opened up to us non-ivy leaguers.
I didn't have a cell-phone until a had a job. And they gave it to me. Never had any sort of portable comms in college. Managed to survive without them. Never had a pager, mostly because I never worked as a prostitute or a doctor.

Honestly, I can't see any reason for an individual to pay for a cell phone themselves. If the company you work for gives you one, fine. If they don't, then let's be honest, you really don't need it. For a period of several months in 2013, after I'd left Harris but before I joined WPIX, I was without a cell phone entirely. It was quite refreshing.


And I take issue with this Wiki author clumping Gen Y and Gen Wu together, and claiming that GW originates as far back as the 80s. Hell, even late-90s kids barely count. I'm a child of the late 70s, and find myself on the boundary between Gen-X and Gen-Y. Basically at the transition from metal to grunge. Gen Wu, by contrast, are the generation of my children; those who have never known a world without always-on wireless communications. A college freshman of today was in diapers when 9/11 happened, and has no idea why Y2K was such a big concern. That's a millennial.
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I didn't get a cell phone until i was in college. I had a freaking pager in HS.

I didn't have a FB account until 2005 when it was opened up to us non-ivy leaguers.


On the cusp, sure. But a millennial I am not. I make Saved by the Bell references at work still... I had to explain to a younger coworker why "I'm so excited, I'm so scared" was funny just the other day.
Never had a pager, cellphone I think my junior of college? Hell I didn't even get a Facebook until 2011/2012.

Excellent SBTB reference.
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Depends on which definition you put weight behind, I've seen the "millennial" go all the way back to my birth year of '82.

Not to mention the "millennials suck for reasons" as I shoot the video from my cellphone in my car.
Dang dude, I'm a '91 and can't really consider myself a "millennial".
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Some good news, one college prez is bucking the trend:
University President Defies Trend, Defends Intellectual Diversity | The Weekly Standard

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Here's a very interesting thesis.

We have gone from an "honor culture" to a "dignity culture", and this appears to be a shift towards a "victimhood culture"
Where microaggressions really come from: A sociological account | The Righteous Mind
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I might consider myself the last pre-millennial. I didn't have a pager in high school or a phone until far after graduation when I purchased one myself. I honestly didn't have video games, and played with bicycles, roller blades and built model cars and shot of estes rockets and played with water, dry ice and plastic bottles. I played outside, with friends, with water guns. Worked on cars THEN gave up the good life to defect and move out of my parent's place after feeling the glass ceiling at dead end county jobs to pursue college on my own.

I guess I became a millennial by racking up tuition debt and not having health insurance for 10 years even though I have two chronic conditions and paid out of pocket to see specialists.

#AmericanDream
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Once again I am proud to be an alumni of GMU. We are the most diverse university in VA. With an extremely wide spectrum of students. I saw Obama speak there before he was president and then years later saw libertarian and republican presidential candidates speak. Our econ department makes University of Chicago look liberal, but damn if we would support the rights of anyone to speak freely or chalk up the campus.
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I guess I became a millennial by racking up tuition debt and not having health insurance for 10 years even though I have two chronic conditions and paid out of pocket to see specialists.

#AmericanDream

Kids today don't even have to buy insurance until they are freaking 25 while still living in their parents basement after receiving their Woman's Studies Bachelors of Arts--the law used to only cover kids under parent's insurance until 18. So it used to be the norm for kids, who don't need insurance, to go without it for the longest time. Now kids today, who paid too much for a shitty education, and live at home with no job, are FORCED until threat of jail to buy the insurance they don't need in order to pay for the others who use it with money they don't have. Plus insurance is more expensive than ever, and eventually all employers are going to stop offering it as an incentive for employment which will make it even more expensive to purchase and since it will be state run, even less useful.

These kids all voted for this too, and will blame the rich, corporations, and republicans when it was the liberals/progressives that they voted for that enslaved them into servitude under the guise of "free" stuff.

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I might consider myself the last pre-millennial. I didn't have a pager in high school or a phone until far after graduation when I purchased one myself. I honestly didn't have video games, and played with bicycles, roller blades and built model cars and shot of estes rockets and played with water, dry ice and plastic bottles. I played outside, with friends, with water guns. Worked on cars THEN gave up the good life to defect and move out of my parent's place after feeling the glass ceiling at dead end county jobs to pursue college on my own.

I guess I became a millennial by racking up tuition debt and not having health insurance for 10 years even though I have two chronic conditions and paid out of pocket to see specialists.

#AmericanDream
When I was 5 or 6, I told my dad to sell the NES and buy a go-kart.

He obliged.
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