“celler... the military is a job just like every job you go to and get paid. i work with men all day and they are not going around raping women.
rape should not be an expectation of co-mingling the sexes.”
cellerdoor on Nov 7, 2013 at 16:34:46
“it doesn't matter what we "expect"; it matters what happens; and the military did a very unwise thing that has cost untold anguish among possibly thousands of women”
“tiger, let's assume they separate the sexes... rape is happening within relationships, marriages etc. it's hard to believe, but it's true. being in the military does not mean you different from other human beings. a rapist doesn't worry about geography/job title.”
Tigerteeth on Nov 7, 2013 at 15:38:41
“The fact is rapes have nearly doubled in the military but not in these other areas. Something is amiss in the military and I suspect its men and women in close quarters for long periods of time and away from their spouses, etc.”
“seems to me that all the talking they are doing isn't working if more people are reporting rapes. sometimes it feels like the military spends more time raping people then they do training them to do their jobs. hardly an hour of the work day goes by when someone isn't raped in the miltary. This IS gettting ridiculous.”
“in the end, 20-somethings have led a life where everyone is a winner, everyone gets a trophy. The result is that they have not built up a resilency based on failure, and, therefore, have unrealistic expectations of adult life. Sure, they are going to miserable when they input less and expect more on other side..”
“First, you have no idea what generation I'm from. Second, filling kids with the idea that they are so fantastic just sets them up for unrealistic expectations of what it means to be an adult in any economy. I'm sympathetic to those entering the workforce, however, not sympathetic to their incessent need for hand holding. Anyone who is 26 y.o. has 40 more years to work and build their wealth. Translation: learn to take responsibility for yourself.”
kishiknows on Oct 29, 2013 at 12:36:00
“filling kids with the idea they're fantastic... and again, which generation is to blame for that?
we're the generation that connected the world with social media. our generation has more millionaires than generations past and those millionaires give more to charity and make bigger purchases, thus injecting the economy with more revenue, than their baby boomer counterparts.
there's lazy people in every generation but for the most part, the youth want the opportunity to work for a living.... there's just no opportunities available. can't exactly take responsibility when there's not a way to.”
“20-somethings will never be happy. They grew up hearing they were so great/awesome/smart/ beautiful, that when they entered their first job they started to realize that the world owes them nothing! Now they're sad..... They are incapable of delayed gratification. 30 years from now we're going to hear about how tough they had it...they'll probably still be living with their parents. Grow up, move forward, adjust your perception of reality to the new normal: adult life is not all validation from others and getting a trophy for showing up. 20-somethings are going to have to work, hard, just like the rest of us.”
c-tom on Oct 29, 2013 at 16:38:43
“Boomers were raised to believe truth and justice was the American Way. What a shock that was when we finally bumped into reality.”
MikeDu on Oct 29, 2013 at 11:36:05
“Your critique may be valid for 30-somethings who mistakenly thought that life was going to be as good for them as for their parents' generation, but 20-somethings know full well that they're entering a blighted economic landscape.”
jmbsjy on Oct 29, 2013 at 11:32:49
“It seems they want to have everything it took their parents thirty years to achieve. Life is not all fun, guys!”
kishiknows on Oct 29, 2013 at 11:30:15
"our generation raised their children to be special snowflakes and were shocked when their children actually believed them. how dare they be upset that our generation destroyed the economy for them. so ungrateful"
maybe you should read the proof in the article before claiming our generation has it *exactly* like yours did.”
“The Republicans need to get a handle on things out there in right wing land. The Tea Party continuously puts forth bad candidates under the 'R' , and, now, it has come to represent all Republicans in a shameful way. I don't think all Republicans are bad legislators. When their form of communcation is to "fight" their way through Congress it shows poor intellect and an ever lacking ability to have professional discourse.
Like the Democrats, the true Republicans should take a hard look at how they frame their issues, because they will all start to eat each others arms off come election time. Why are we, as a country, voting for these low class angry Tea Partiers?”
“Just using the word "fight" should tell the Republicans more than they need to know about how things are getting done around Washington. Going to Congress is more than fighting for/against certain things you want and don't want. How narrow minded are these people? No wonder Mississippi is in the condition it's in. To be in the company of the best of the worst is no place to hang out.”
“Labrador has always been bad for Idaho. Now he's willing to kick his fellow Republicans after they had the balls to do what he couldn't, stand up for Americans!
The shut down was a bad idea, it hurt families and the economy. Labrador will always be willing to hurt people for his own gain. Idahoans should remember that.”
Katchalater on Oct 16, 2013 at 14:19:57
“Idaho has a lot of timber country, hunting, fishing, at least one national park Crater of the Moon, National Forests and is the gateway to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons. Bitterroot and Sawtooth. All impacted. For what?