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    Re: Coronavirus

    Quote Originally Posted by tompg View Post
    All well and good to praise and appreciate the greatest generation. Let's take a minute to look at one that came between them and the ungrateful young bastards running around not giving proper praise. The kids of that great generation sure seemed to appreciate sacrifice as they enjoyed the most prosperous time anyone alive now would have enjoyed. They lived off their parents, burnt their draft cards, invented junk bonds, the me generation, huge deficits, life on credit, he who dies with the most toys wins, greed is good, cocaine, just say no, rogaine, viagra, 2/3's pay for women, let the Japanese become put a wooping on American manufacturing, sent millions of good paying jobs oversees, made higher education affordable in any reasonable fashion, and let tehir kids deal with the fallout. Gen X, Gen Z, and millennials probably appreciate their grand parents and grat grand parents who lived through WWII and the Great Depression more than we give them credit. It's you damn boomers they think suck.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTZ-CpINiqg
    I would agree with most Gen X and Z appreciating their grand/great grand parents more, however most millennials (not all) have proven themselves to be tremendous shit stains.

    Roll up the windows Brian, you're letting the stank out.

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    Re: Coronavirus

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Just sayin... If you're used to paper made from trees, instead of old magazines, and it turns out to be the only game in town. Learn to be careful, and count on washing your hands twice.

    A former classmate was the founder's grandson. I took a tour of their plant once. A significant percentage of the raw materials were published by Playboy. You don't want to go too "deep".
    Pete, being that we're from the same neighborhood, I think your septic system appreciates the thinner ply.


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    Re: Coronavirus

    that's a nice ramapo rainbow Bri


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    Re: Coronavirus

    Quote Originally Posted by FlyBri View Post
    Pete, being that we're from the same neighborhood, I think your septic system appreciates the thinner ply.
    Not if you have to use twice as many sheets. and wash your hands twice.


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    Re: Coronavirus

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    that's a nice ramapo rainbow Bri
    Thanks Tom. I think we fished together with Emmett.


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    Re: Coronavirus

    Quote Originally Posted by Trout Nazi View Post
    I would agree with most Gen X and Z appreciating their grand/great grand parents more, however most millennials (not all) have proven themselves to be tremendous shit stains.
    You got that right.

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    Re: Coronavirus

    The struggles of parents today...

    "Should I turn little Billy into little Marry?"
    "Do I put a dress on, Billy so he's accepted?
    "Do I sue the school for not allowing little Billy to use the girls locker room or bathroom?"

    New school curriculum... How to make my child like Desmond.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=desm...w=1281&bih=674

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    Re: Coronavirus

    Quote Originally Posted by lightenup View Post
    Heres a good one to consider sissies


    Hereís one we older people will understand and you younger folks need to learn from. Itís the best Iíve seen so far!


    I talked with a man today, an 80+ year old man. I asked him if there was anything I can get him while this Coronavirus scare was gripping America.


    He simply smiled, looked away and said:

    "Let me tell you what I need! I need to believe, at some point, this country my generation fought for... I need to believe this nation we handed safely to our children and their children...

    I need to know this generation will quit being a bunch of sissies...that they respect what they've been given...that they've earned what others sacrificed for."

    I wasn't sure where the conversation was going or if it was going anywhere at all. So, I sat there, quietly observing.

    "You know, I was a little boy during WWII. Those were scary days. We didn't know if we were going to be speaking English, German, or Japanese at the end of the war. There was no certainty, no guarantees like Americans enjoy today.

    And no home went without sacrifice or loss. Every house, up and down every street, had someone in harm's way. Maybe their Daddy was a soldier, maybe their son was a sailor, maybe it was an uncle. Sometimes it was the whole damn family...fathers, sons, uncles...

    Having someone, you love, sent off to war...it wasn't less frightening than it is today. It was scary as Hell. If anything, it was more frightening. We didn't have battle front news. We didn't have email or cellphones. You sent them away and you hoped...you prayed. You may not hear from them for months, if ever. Sometimes a mother was getting her son's letters the same day Dad was comforting her over their child's death.

    And we sacrificed. You couldn't buy things. Everything was rationed. You were only allowed so much milk per month, only so much bread, toilet paper. EVERYTHING was restricted for the war effort. And what you weren't using, what you didn't need, things you threw away, they were saved and sorted for the war effort. My generation was the original recycling movement in America.

    And we had viruses back then...serious viruses. Things like polio, measles, and such. It was nothing to walk to school and pass a house or two that was quarantined. We didn't shut down our schools. We didn't shut down our cities. We carried on, without masks, without hand sanitizer. And do you know what? We persevered. We overcame. We didn't attack our President, we came together. We rallied around the flag for the war. Thick or thin, we were in it to win. And we would lose more boys in an hour of combat than we lose in entire wars today."

    He slowly looked away again. Maybe I saw a small tear in the corner of his eye. Then he continued:

    "Today's kids don't know sacrifice. They think a sacrifice is not having coverage on their phone while they freely drive across the country. Today's kids are selfish and spoiled. In my generation, we looked out for our elders. We helped out with single moms whose husbands were either at war or dead from war. Today's kids rush the store, buying everything they can...no concern for anyone but themselves. It's shameful the way Americans behave these days. None of them deserve the sacrifices their granddads made.

    So, no, I don't need anything. I appreciate your offer but, I know I've been through worse things than this virus. But maybe I should be asking you, what can I do to help you? Do you have enough pop to get through this, enough steak? Will you be able to survive with 113 channels on your tv?"

    I smiled, fighting back a tear of my own...now humbled by a man in his 80's. All I could do was thank him for the history lesson, leave my number for emergency, and leave with my ego firmly tucked in my rear.

    I talked to a man today. A real man. An American man from an era long gone and forgotten. We will never understand the sacrifices. We will never fully earn their sacrifices. But we should work harder to learn about them...learn from them...to respect them.

    Excellent post. My Great grandfather fought in World War I and my
    Grandfather was a double Purple Heart recipient in World War II.
    This current generation of young people is clueless to the type of
    Balls this country was built on from men like that. Not all millennials
    And gen z are like that , some are serving in our military and on the front
    Lines in this crisis or brought up in hard working environments like farms
    and ranches where that type of work ethic and respect for their elders and
    Past generations are instilled in them at a young age. You wonít see many
    Pick up trucks in the country with Bernie Sanders bumper stickers, but

    Youíll most likely see them on some douchebag transgender Prius driving millennial wannabe hipster sipping a Starbucks coffee they really canít afford living in his parents basement angry at the world
    and generations before him that built this country because he has all this student debt he doesnít want to pay back and canít get a job as a video game designer and dies a thousand deaths in his head at the thought of having to get a real job busting his ass to earn a living. As mentioned before Not
    All millennials are like that though . I have a stepson who I raised who
    Went to school for computers , worked his way up in a big industrial company as a maintenance mechanic now runs his location , started a welding business on the side that does very well and bought a five bedroom house with a built in pool and loves to hunt and fish .
    This virus is especially hard on Golden Beetle as his dream
    Of having a nice hot bowl of horseshoe bat soup with a side order of fried tarantula at the Wuhan wild animal market in Communist China with his hero Bernie Sanders will now most likely never happen.He will really be crushed when he finds out what a real conman fraud Bernie Sanders is and the real reason he doesnít want to end his campaign is because itís making Him , his wife and his daughter filthy rich as they funnel huge amounts of campaign money to the sham ď media buying ď company they conjured up to get their hands on that campaign cash.
    These are truly sad days for Beetle.
    I wonder how social distancing will take place during the Hendrickson hatch on the West Branch which has been a growing shit show of crowds every year. I would imagine Masks and latex gloves will
    be required on the Beaverkill at Cairns pool during the Green Drake hatch also! Lol!

    All kidding aside , everyone stay safe out there , this is pretty scary stuff but weíll get through it. Itís funny I live up here in the Catskills
    but Iím originally from NJ and Iíve noticed when I go into a gas station or convenience store , the locals who work there are giving you a hairy
    Eyeball to see if your ď one of them city folks with the virusĒ . It does
    Have to suck to have to risk your life working a low paying job like that.Most of them know me and I try to lighten things up and joke around with them and Thank them for being there for us. One of the
    stores the cashier had a bandanna around his face and looked like Billy the kid. I joked around and asked him if he was going to rob a bank after work . He said he just puts it on when someone ď looks like one of them city folksĒ . He took the bandanna down while he was talking to me. I joked around with him and said he should especially put his bandanna on good and tight if a Chinese guy chewing on a live bat and
    Coughing walks in the store .... He said ď yeah Buddy!Ē Lol!


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    Re: Coronavirus

    Quote Originally Posted by tompg View Post
    All well and good to praise and appreciate the greatest generation. Let's take a minute to look at one that came between them and the ungrateful young bastards running around not giving proper praise. The kids of that great generation sure seemed to appreciate sacrifice as they enjoyed the most prosperous time anyone alive now would have enjoyed. They lived off their parents, burnt their draft cards, invented junk bonds, the me generation, huge deficits, life on credit, he who dies with the most toys wins, greed is good, cocaine, just say no, rogaine, viagra, 2/3's pay for women, let the Japanese become put a wooping on American manufacturing, sent millions of good paying jobs oversees, made higher education affordable in any reasonable fashion, and let tehir kids deal with the fallout. Gen X, Gen Z, and millennials probably appreciate their grand parents and grat grand parents who lived through WWII and the Great Depression more than we give them credit. It's you damn boomers they think suck.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTZ-CpINiqg
    All generations make mistakes , the greatest generation and the baby boomers were and are not perfect , but they built that greatest period of prosperity this country has ever experienced. My parents were at the beginning of the baby boom (1945) and Im at the end( born in 1964)
    My father busted his ass working full time 6 -7 days a week from 16 years old till the day he retired . The greatest generation instilled the love of country , family and the importance of hard work in him. I have been working since I’m 13, full time since the age of 16 , never finished college
    But have busted my ass 6 -7 days a week for the last 40 years and don’t plan on stopping till the day I die. Yes I own a couple of houses a few businesses and have the toys.Im not financially wealthy by any means, but my family is secure through my years of hard work. It took many years of hard work and sacrifice. In my life 14 hour days are the norm and an 8 hour day is a half day. The problem with many millennials and
    Gen Z etc is they want what the boomers have ,without the years of hard work it took to get it , its called jealousy .They want instant gratification they grew up
    In a fantasy of having it all right now generated by the age of the internet and social media and are pissed they can’t get that dream computer job gig or have that fantasy business of having a coffee shop in Brooklyn selling fair trade coffee funded by a kick starter campaign that they only raised $30 and that $30 was donated by their mother because she felt sorry for them and it might be one way to get her 20 or 30 something deadbeat son living in her basement out of her house.How about working a construction job busting your ass all day , then bar tending all night and saving your money . No they want what the boomers have without the work. They blame the boomers for their lack of opportunity and not realizing the hard work it took to get what they have. Every successful person I know , worked extremely hard, risked everything and failed a few times for years before reaching the level of success they have. The real reason millennials and gen z hates the boomer generation is they know when that if that boomer driving that new Escalade smoking that $20 cigar on his way to his vacation home in the Catskills or down the shore t- bones him in his Prius that he will die a horrifying death in that little piece of shit car that he feels so socially superior driving and will never get that dream job as a video game designer or transgender dress designer , but the good news is that he won’t have to pay back all those student loans for those jobs he will never get anyway even if he didn’t get squished by the evil boomers big SUV ! Lol!


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    Re: Coronavirus

    Jealousy? I'd call it spoiled.


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    Re: Coronavirus

    Quote Originally Posted by dcabarle View Post
    The struggles of parents today...

    "Should I turn little Billy into little Marry?"
    "Do I put a dress on, Billy so he's accepted?
    "Do I sue the school for not allowing little Billy to use the girls locker room or bathroom?"

    New school curriculum... How to make my child like Desmond.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=desm...w=1281&bih=674
    You joke about this, but I watched this play out in real life at my kids school. With a 2nd grader. Kid couldn't decide if he wanted to be a boy or a girl. Every week it was different, and the school actually allowed him to use the girls bathroom on weeks he decided he was a girl. 2nd grade.

    Roll up the windows Brian, you're letting the stank out.

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    Re: Coronavirus

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Grobert View Post
    Jealousy? I'd call it spoiled.
    Both spoiled and jealous they canít have what previous generations have without years of hard work and sacrifice.


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