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Remember when? Today's young adults don't.

By Dinesh Ramde

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Remember when suitcases had to be carried instead of rolled? Or when an airline ticket was a booklet of pages separated by carbon paper? Maybe you remember when Lou Gehrig held the Major League record for consecutive baseball games played.

This year's college freshmen don't.

They never lived in a world where Kurt Cobain was alive or an NFL team played its home games in Los Angeles. The Class of 2016 has no need for radios, watches television everywhere except on actual TV sets and is addicted to "electronic narcotics."

These are among the 75 references on this year's Beloit College Mindset List, a nonscientific compilation is meant to remind teachers that college freshmen, born mostly in 1994, see the world in a much different way.

The students are also accustomed to seeing women in position of leadership. They came of age at a time when Madeleine Albright was serving as the first female U.S. secretary of state, and women have held the position for most of their lives.

And the old Hollywood stereotype of ditzy blonde women has given way to one of "dumb and dumber males," according to the list.

"In general, there was always the complaint that it was too slow for women to get to positions of responsibility," said Ron Nief, one of the two Beloit College officials who compiles the list. "Now the question is, `What took so long?'"

The compilation, released Tuesday, has been assembled every year since 1998 by Nief and Tom McBride, from the private school in southeastern Wisconsin. Over the years it has evolved into a national phenomenon, a cultural touchstone that entertains even as it makes people wonder where the years have gone.

The lists have begun attracting attention from government agencies, athletic organizations and other groups that want to know how the younger generation thinks. Nief and McBride will be sharing their insights with employees of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., in October.

The new generation gets a lot of its news from Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show." But if they miss an episode, they can always get instant news from YouTube (No. 5 on the list).

Here are some other items to make you feel old: These teens weren't born when "Pulp Fiction" came out. Instead of asking who shot J.R., they wanted to know who shot Montgomery Burns. And to them, "Twilight Zone" is about vampires, not Rod Serling.

Thorin Blitz, 18, disagreed with that last item. He said it's 13-year-old girls who watch "Twilight."

"I've seen quite a few `Twilight Zone' episodes," said the incoming freshman from Charleston, Ill. "Most of us know what that is."

Blitz's comment reflects a common criticism of previous lists. Some teens were insulted by the insinuation that they had no knowledge of events that happened before they were born, as if they had never studied history. So Nief and McBride have softened the tone, replacing "They don't know about..." with "They never experienced..."

The theme of last year's list was how wired the incoming class was. This year's class includes students who might be bitter at the previous generation, Nief said. While their elders went to college in good times and had jobs waiting for them, these students grew up watching their parents worry about unemployment and foreclosures.

That sentiment was captured in item No. 16, which notes unemployment has risen 2 percentage points in their lifetimes.

But they also live in an era of potential. Gene therapy has always been available, and they don't waste time with outdated technologies like radios and point-and-shoot cameras.

They're also less likely to identify with a specific religion. As item No. 3 notes, biblical terms such as "forbidden fruit," "the writing on the wall" and "good Samaritan" are unknown to most of them.

"When I teach Shakespeare or Milton there are a lot of biblical allusions," said McBride, an English professor, "and I have to explain them all."

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  1. wedeyComment by wedey
    August 21, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

    After seeing most of the women in Congress, I am wondering if giving women all these rights was so wonderful. This does not include you Michele Bachmann and a few others. You have more ***** than any man.

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    • nhpollackComment by nhpollack
      August 22, 2012 @ 1:03 pm

      wedey,

      Conservative women are doing all the heavy lifting and are going to save the Republic. I saw Marsha Blackburn running the Republican convention platform committee on CSPAN last night and she was definitely taking care of business and looking damned fine as well. Compare and contrast her, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Mia Love, Nikki Haley, Mia Love and Ann Romney with Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, San Fran Nan, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Me-me-mechelle Obama and that’s all the argument one needs for Conservatism.

      With all the Left’s preoccupation with taxpayers forking over $3K/year for Sandra Fluke’s dial-a-packs, I wonder what they’re really doing with the money as they could just as well use a picture of any of the above-mentioned Demo females and it will be a preemptive strike against conception.

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  2. mrwilsonComment by mrwilson
    August 21, 2012 @ 2:58 pm

    Yes, and my tax-dollars pay for their lack of education. Gimme my mony bak.

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  3. Mary SComment by Mary S
    August 21, 2012 @ 3:12 pm

    They also don’t know what real sacrifice is – the kind of sacrifice that it takes to build a free country. That will prove to be a real problem for the United States in the future.

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    • prairelivingComment by praireliving
      August 21, 2012 @ 4:23 pm

      You are so right! Sacrifice is what our grandparents did when they had nothing during the Great Depression and yet they worked hard, got no government help, and managed to own their own homes and pay for their cars (only one in most cases) with cash in subsequent years. Sacrifice is what our parents did so that one parent could stay at home and take care of the kids rather than having a daycare worker raise their kids. Sacrifice is what so many men (and more recently women) did when they went into the military and served our country in wartime. Sacrifice is what the women left at home made when those men didn’t come back to help them raise the family left behind.

      Now it seems sacrifice means not having the newest smart phone, the nicest clothes, or the best looking car. I pray that our young people never are called upon to make real sacrifices as many will crumble under the burden.

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  4. geedeeComment by geedee
    August 21, 2012 @ 3:52 pm

    They have never experienced a letter from the Draft Board.

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    • cxComment by genesal
      August 21, 2012 @ 4:24 pm

      I did, fortunately I was in Viet Nam!

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    • nhpollackComment by nhpollack
      August 21, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

      genesal,
      My too, but got mine before I got there. Went in and enlisted for one more year so I’d have “Choice, not Chance” and ended up volunteering for the Southeast Asian War Games. Glad I did and would do it again. Welcome home brother!

      US Army, RVN, ’67-’69

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    • cxComment by genesal
      August 21, 2012 @ 6:15 pm

      Thanks nhpollack – so would I they turned me down for a second tour in the early 70′s of which I’m kind of glad. I was in Nha Trang where when we got hit they issued 1 rifle and 2 rounds and sent us to protect the perimeter – Geeesshhh

      Thanks for your service and Welcome home, finally, right?
      Just in time to save the empire again, maybe.

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    • nhpollackComment by nhpollack
      August 21, 2012 @ 8:18 pm

      genesal,
      The day I got into Bien Hoa, I pulled guard duty at the motor pool and they gave me a billy club. Next night it was the finance office and they gave me a 12ga. I thought that was kinda interesting.

      I had so much fun during Tet that I extended my tour so I had 21 months and a few total in country. I was doing a little better than you as I had an M-60 and all the ammo the taxpayers could afford. I wasn’t a big hero like John “I’ve got three Purple Hearts and am a big hero and have videos to prove it” Kerry but they had a program that if you had 150 days or fewer left when you got back they’d just let you out. They knew they couldn’t make us button our pockets or anything real military with 5 months left after being in RVN, as you know.

      Oh yeah home and out back in ’69.

      Seems we’re not going to have to pull that duty as some ex-SEALs, Rangers, CIA and other serious players are taking care of business under the name of The Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, but I don’t remember being released from my oath. Have you seen their video?

      Hooah, young man!

      Would I be correct in assuming you were 716th MP?

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    • cxComment by genesal
      August 21, 2012 @ 9:11 pm

      Co A 504th MP Bn and 146th MP Road Platoon (Night convoys)(with the 101st Airborne MP’s) Phu Bai. Hue for 4 months also. (716th kind of adopted us in the 146th).
      Got a location for the video?

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    • nhpollackComment by nhpollack
      August 21, 2012 @ 11:35 pm

      geneseal,

      I was a finance clerk and machine gunner ( A real long, not very interesting story) having been to infantry AIT and having had an aptitude for the M-60 as well as being the only person in the office knew how to use it. Tent City B at the time under USARV/1st Logistical Command. We were living next to Charlie Company/716th. They were some very irreverent guys.

      Seems like you might have been pretty busy in those pedal to the metal, no stops night convoys to say nothing of what Hue must have been like.

      The name of the video is “Dishonorable Disclosures” and it’s here:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-Xfti7qtT0

      They’re trying to smear them as they did the Swifties who set the record straight on Kerry.

      Even Diane Feinstein is getting all over Obama for his “leaks” to aggrandize himself for things better men actually did.

      Over,

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    • cxComment by genesal
      August 22, 2012 @ 10:26 am

      I ran a 45 cal, an M16, an M79 grenade launcher and manned the M60 machine gun on our night convoys out of Phu Bai.
      Hue was still hairy after Tet!

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    • nhpollackComment by nhpollack
      August 22, 2012 @ 10:55 am

      genesal,
      Always want to have enough gun. I heard Hue stayed interesting for a good long while. Down South, when it was over, it was pretty much over except for the occasional incident.

      Got another video for you that you may have seen already as it’s been around for a couple of years. If not, it’s a must see.

      However you feel about those days, this will make a positive adjustment to your attitude.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7idswNHEY9g

      Hooah!

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  5. liesmaComment by liesma
    August 21, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

    “they don’t waste time with outdated technologies like radios and point-and-shoot cameras.”

    Disagree with the camera comment…after all, how else would you describe a phone camera?

    As for “Good Samaritan,” that should be explained in schools even as a nonreligious term. If it’s not, and kids don’t go to church, it’s no wonder they walk by someone who has fallen down stairs. One would think common sense and a good heart would suffice, but sometimes it does take training, since so many kids play videos where being cold-hearted seems to be the thing…

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  6. nhpollackComment by nhpollack
    August 21, 2012 @ 5:07 pm

    From what I’ve seen, they don’t really know very much about anything and once they graduate college, unless it’s with a “real degree” in a hard science or anything other than plain LAS or (fill in the blank)Studies, the only marketable skill they have is typing with their thumbs. Some have trouble telling what time it is when Mickey’s little hand is on the 12 and his big hand is on the 6.

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    • canada3dayerComment by canada3dayer
      August 22, 2012 @ 4:04 am

      it’s very disheartening to see how many high school “graduates” cannot do simple math without the aid of a calculator or computer, and woe be unto you should you ask them for something not on their whatever the hell you call what used to be cash registers at the fast food joints, like ordering a burger either with/without something it normally comes with or making a substitution – they look at you as if you’ve just sprouted a second head and it speaks Swahili. or give them say $5.03 for a bill of $4.88. if the computer dies, they can’t figure it out for themselves!

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    • nhpollackComment by nhpollack
      August 22, 2012 @ 5:32 pm

      canada3dayer,
      To say nothing of when they finally get it figured out and they give you your change; they either just give it to you or tell you what the register said the change is. Usta be on a $2.65 purchase where you tendered a $5, they put the change in your hand and said, “That’s three”, then count out the singles, “four and five”. You’d say, “Thank you,” and they’d respond with “You’re Welcome”.

      Now it’s “Thank you,” and the response, if they’re not too busy texting, is usually, “No problem” which I used to think was ill-mannered, but thinking about other languages, the Spanish “De nada” is literally “It’s nothing” and the French “De rien” is pretty much the same thing. Pretty soon it will be “Whatever”.

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    • canada3dayerComment by canada3dayer
      August 23, 2012 @ 2:46 am

      exactly! and usually I don’t feel bad at all about not correcting them if they’ve given me too much, unless the service was good. and it really annoys me that, for the most part, they give you the bills FIRST then put the coins on top of them – a recipe for spilling the coins all over the place. I always tell them to hand me the coins first, then the bills.

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    • nhpollackComment by nhpollack
      August 23, 2012 @ 8:39 am

      canada3dayer,
      Particularly bad at a drive through when you don’t have room to open the door all the way, cars are lined up behind you and you have to do one of those old cowboy and Indian (ooops, sorry, I meant Native American or First People) movie trick riding moves holding on to the wheel and leaning all the way out to scoop the coins up. Y’know, when the brave leans waaay over and shoots an arrow from under the horses neck?

      I generally don’t bother to scrupulously count the change, just a quick riffle through the bills and if it’s over, well, better luck on the next customer. I believe in our lifetime, we’ll see currency disappear and if there are any face to face transactions, it will be scanning the microchip embedded in the prole’s forehead to read the Government Credit Account number. By then, they’ll have ALL your money and let you keep an allowance for sundries. Of course, the worm may turn and the Democrats, as a result of the current and soon to be former occupant of the Oval Office, may not win again in our lifetime and the ultimate demise may be put off for a generation or two…

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    • canada3dayerComment by canada3dayer
      August 23, 2012 @ 11:35 pm

      nhpollack, I do that anyway at a drive-thru – to pick up the change everyone else has dropped! :D as for scanning personal microchips, it wouldn’t surprise me one bit. welcome to the end times.

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  7. freedomfighterComment by freedomfighter
    August 21, 2012 @ 5:12 pm

    I am happy to report, that I am in the leaving it all behind stage. What young people know now is that they pretty much ask, and receive, putting the parents, and Government in the Santa Classification, while the Government wants to kill that long standing Icon of America, and much of the World.
    I have a niece, who just turned 16 years old, going on 30. She has everything she wants handed to her either by her Dad, or her better off than average Grandma. I haven’t seen a single Christmas day, when she did not get all on her list of wants, with rare exception of the ridiculous. Yet, I see her on Facebook ET AL, saying how her life really *****, and at times she feels as if she would be better off dead. This does not concern a boyfriend, yet. Mostly a result of spats between her possible step mother and herself. She wants to wear clothes which leave little, if any doubt, what is being covered, and her face is painted more than the artists concepts of the beauty queens of old.
    She feels that the reigns are generally just too tight on her, and as with most in that generation, they fail to understand that those a bit older than they, have gone through the experiences already which they are just now participating in.
    The experience which she can call upon, and profit from, between her father, possible step mother, Grandparents, etc is invaluable, as they have taken the steps into that abyss of teendom, and succeeded, or failed, in many areas now being faced by the up and comings.
    They have the answers, and still, are not so far in years beyond, that their experiences were much different from those now being encountered by the young, who seem to feel that these experiences cannot possibly be helpful to them. It seems that each has to walk in the shoes, not just be aware of the squeaks they make.
    It is unbelievable, that even with my years difference, I can see so much, which I myself went through at the same age. I could be extremely helpful to her also, as a boy who has gone through those testosterone packed years. For the most part, at that age, it is all about conquer, not longevity or long lasting of relationships. NONE at that age are familiar with the term Love, and if they are, it is not in the degree needed to take themselves, a wife, and child, through life. They are in no manner thinking of wedding bells, but only those which ring when they are moving through the hormone raging, belt notch acquiring, peer pressure cooking, times in their lives.
    None of us were born with the knowledge of time and experience, but we do have it available through those who have walked the paths, if one is only smart enough to gain access to those experiences and knowledge of time those a bit older possess.

    TAKE OUT THE TRASH IN NOVEMBER, AND
    TAKE AMERICA BACK FROM THE DESTROYERS.

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    • nhpollackComment by nhpollack
      August 22, 2012 @ 6:26 pm

      freedomfighter,
      By the “leaving it all behind stage” are you sort of paraphrasing Gloria Swanson, a life long vegetarian, who used to proselytize, but finally gave up and said, “They can eat ground glass for all I care an I wouldn’t say a word”?

      I’ve seen all or much of what you described or similar in my 67 years and believe that by the end of the century the country will be a fully implemented Socialist worker’s paradise and just hope it will stay tolerable for the next 26 years as my wife and I have reservations to see Ol’ Blue Eyes for our 50th anniversary.

      There’s some solace in having been fortunate enough to have experienced America’s second Golden age (end of WWII to the assassination of JFK) and were young enough to enjoy something billions of people never had.

      If you’ve never seen the movie “Idiocracy” you may want to check it out. It’s prescient.

      Remember that old age and treachery beats youth and skill every time.

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    • freedomfighterComment by freedomfighter
      August 22, 2012 @ 7:37 pm

      Some times it is easy to misinterpret what one says, possibly because I did not phrase it in more understandable terms. I have lived a full life, and would not have changed a thing about it. I lived in a time when we got spanked if we misbehaved, and were taught to honor and respect our elders. We were taught Values, Priorities, being a good Citizen, working hard for what we make, and to be reasonably generous with those who have less than we. We were taught that a Christmas tree, NOT a holiday tree although a custom of Christmas, while the true reason for CHRISTmas was our Saviors Birth. I do not believe that I turned out badly, and I blame no one but myself when things were not perfect. I learned that when things are good, we say a prayer of thanks, not that the only time to talk to God was when thing were not good, and try to cast blame on him, life, or anyone else.
      I am discouraged immensely with the Children to teens of this day and age. I do not in the least, blame them totally for what they are, but also the parents, but most of all, our Government and Society, which say it is abuse if a child is given a swat on the butt and said no to.
      Along with those spankings I used to get when I was unruly, and earned each one of them, I also received hugs, and was told I was loved. I was never forced, or persuaded to live my life like anyone else, or have the same religious affiliations, or beliefs, but to trust my inner self for those things.
      I lived very proudly in a time when families did things together, and although we were not wealthy, we were given what extra could be afforded. My parents did not know what the word credit meant, if you did not have the money to pay for it, then you could not afford it. I am a bit your senior, and Graduated High School in the mid 50′s. I thank God, my parents, caring and interested teachers, and a love of family, mostly not even understood in this generation, for what I had, and have.
      When I mentioned the leaving it all behind stage, I did not mean I was completely distancing myself from the times, but merely that I am inoperable and terminal, and know I will not see the next 26 years come. There is not a increment of sorrow, but a joy of times I had as a youngster, and adult, which were beyond precious to me, nor which I would sell to anyone, if permissible, at ANY price. It is merely my time to let it be enjoyed by those now in their own generation.

      I do not advertise this normally, but mention it only because you did not take it as it was meant, probably because in my senior years, my choices of words fail me somewhat. I do hope you and your wife have a wonderful 50th, I enjoyed very much seeing my Parents celebrate that many years of wedded wonderfulness. I wish you no less than the joy and pride I saw on their faces at their celebration.
      I commend you for that achievement when it gets here. This, my last wife and myself just celebrated our 25th, as I made two mistakes before I found the one who had waited for me for 20 before that, as we had once dated, and it did not work out then, fell back together, blessedly.
      I am soon to exit the stage, but I do it boldly, not sadly. I do it with years of memories, some good and some not so good, I exit it with my head held very high, and not a whimper. I leave it for a eternal life of joy which will so exceed those of the 50[s of which I am so proud, that it will be as if they were a walk in the mud. I will then, be leaving it to a generation which, I so wish could have had what I had in my school years.I leave it to a new generation, which I hope will be able to see freedom, and the will to live life as they choose. I fear that with the current administration, if retained, all of life as we knew it, will no less than totally destroy that which you and I, and many of the 50’s children lived, learned, and fostered.
      Enjoy life, family, Love, and friendships, say what you want to say to those you care deeply about, because tomorrow is much less than certain. The only absolute of life, which will come with the next day, is the guarantee that in life there is nothing absolute.
      Thanks for listening to, well at least having your eyes fatigued by, my rants.
      God Richly Bless you and yours.
      If this offends you, then have a great day.

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    • nhpollackComment by nhpollack
      August 22, 2012 @ 10:22 pm

      freedomfighter,

      You speak from the heart, without artifice, euphemism or apology. You haven’t, nor could you ever, offend me as we’re on the same page. I was brought up like you and in similar circumstances and had my share of corporal punishment, mostly my mother’s backhand, or any handy object. I’ve always had a smart mouth and deserved all of it. By the time I was 13, my instincts and reflexes were so good, I’ve never been hit in the face. Every once in a while, I’d let her tag me though. On Mother’s Day of my 35th year, I went out to thank her for her discipline and the manners she taught me. I know how to act in polite society, but for the most part can’t find any so I don’t always use the manners she worked so hard to impart, and any lack of grace in my comportment is entirely a matter of choice and all my fault.

      My take on the direction of the country isn’t my wish, but a conclusion based on observation and research. Noted dog trainer William Kohler said, “A, dog like a man, will rarely do more than is asked of him”. I believe with almost 50% of the population paying no taxes and, unbelievably following the malignant Pied Piper, in demonizing “the rich” without whom they might actually have to seek gainful employment to continue to live in the manner to which they’ve become accustomed, we’re approaching the tipping point. Once that happens and they continue to vote for the politician who will give them more of the fruits of the labor of the productive, life as we’ve known it and the shining city on a hill will be nothing more than a memory and we will have suffered the same fate as Rome.

      Our form of government is supposed to have a life span of approximately 200 years and we’re in sudden death overtime. We are the only country in world history to have adequate space and resources to make a Socialist “Worker’s Paradise” work (more or less) and as long as the young people are imbued with the spoiled entitlement mentality, lack of work ethic, indoctrination rather than education, no useful skills other than typing “Wazzup?” with their thumbs, get their news from mainstream propaganda organs, act on the sound of words rather than the meaning and have no training in critical thinking, we’re going to continue to decline.

      You are too much of a gentleman to ever insult me and there’s no need to thank me for listening as it was a pleasure.

      As I told my mother several years ago, and my aged and venerable, hoary headed mentor two years ago prior to their leaving the building, have fair skies and following winds on your journey and I’m sure we’ll meet again.

      God bless you and yours also.

      With the greatest respect for your years, wisdom, lucidity and willingness to share,

      Pax

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    • freedomfighterComment by freedomfighter
      August 22, 2012 @ 11:25 pm

      Booooohhhhhhaaaaa,
      Semper Fi

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    • nhpollackComment by nhpollack
      August 23, 2012 @ 12:18 am

      freedomfighter,

      Ahah!
      Either a retired or a former active duty Marine, as my friend the retired MgySGT told me I should refer to them since there are no such things as ex-Marines. Safe to assume from my estimate of your current age that you might have been in Kimchi land along with, at the time, Col. or Gen. Chesty Puller?

      I am definitely getting a handle on you old timer and they certainly don’t make them like you anymore. Don’t make any like me anymore either as punishment of all women for Eve’s tricking Adam back in the day and this one’s terminally married. With me, it only took twice to get it worked out. Not because I’m so smart, just because I couldn’t run as fast by the second time.

      I understand that you Jarheads have to submit paperwork in triplicate requesting permission to check out, then have to get your travel orders, out process, turn in all your gear and then hurry up and wait. I think you’re going to be around for quite another while.

      Hooah! or for you Jarheads who can’t seem to get it right, hoorah!

      U.S. Army, RVN ’67-’69

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  8. clarkentComment by clarkent
    August 21, 2012 @ 5:28 pm

    Besides all things mentioned here, an investigation should be made into what they are teaching the youth in school. So much of the history of our country has been changed that you would not recognize it. Ask kids questions that you know from history and I bet they don’t have an answer.

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    • nhpollackComment by nhpollack
      August 21, 2012 @ 6:23 pm

      clarkent,
      Last year I went to a local school board meeting and asked them some question about that, most of what I got was hemming and hawing and “We’ll get back to you”. After repeated emails about the “getting back” part and threats to go to the local press, I finally received extremely non-satisfactory answers. I have had conversations with high school principals and people with totally incomprehensible job descriptions related to education who spewed “edu-babble”.

      I graduated elementary school in 1959 and, even in retrospect, had an education that trumps what the average current college graduate with an LAS degree has obtained.

      This past week I had conversations with a 19 year old female and 23 year old male college student, brother and sister, from a family of academic musicians. The family was from the East coast and the father was a music prof. w/PhD. I forgot what the mother did exactly, but she was credentialed and worked with undernourished inner city “oppressed minorities” on poverty and nutritional issues.

      The father didn’t know the Declaration of Independence from the Constitution, got his news from TV, and the kids weren’t aware of the Bill of Rights without several prompts and then knew the most basic ideas of what they were supposed to be about; freedom of speech, press, 2nd Amendment, etc., but not enough to discuss it except in the broadest of terms. The boy was working on being a professional musician and was a pretty decent, yet lackadaisical sort. The girl was going to be an environmental attorney and I was warned by the father not to mess with her since she had worked in a law office. I told him that I’d survive and told her to “bring it”. Since they were guests in our house, I kept it civil and cordial, but made my points and doubt if anybody changed their minds about anything.

      On 31 October 2008, I stopped watching ALL TV news and reading newspapers and rarely listened to the radio for long before that, opting for audio books instead. I spend approximately 1000 hours/year reading books and researching online. I make a point of meeting the candidates up to and including state level and, I gotta tell ya, I’m appalled at how apathetic, un- and misinformed, ignorant and frequently downright stupid the voters and the candidates are.

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  9. sistertereseComment by sisterterese
    August 21, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

    Did you know that in most colleges and universities today incoming freshmen are REQUIRED to take a non-credit course that is called something like “Going-to-College 101″? Yep… Why? Because most high school graduates don’t have a clue as to what to expect in college. Most of them don’t understand the concept of plagarism, or know how to write a proper research paper, or speak publicly, or how to spell without spell-check, and even the rudimentary rules of the English language. It is pathetic. And should scare the pants off of every true American patriot–or parent.

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  10. Bill from MiddletownComment by Bill from Middletown
    August 22, 2012 @ 5:53 am

    Here is a link to the entire mindset list: http://www.fdlreporter.com/viewart/20120822/FON0101/308220042/Beloit-College-s-Mindset-List-Class-2016

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