Category Archives: Millennials

Millennial has meltdown when boss corrects her spelling of ‘hamster’

Carol Blymire is an adjunct professor of public relations and journalism at Georgetown University. Her Twitter profile describes her as a “communications and public policy executive, branding consultant, professor, writer” and “Time Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2006.

In a series of tweets on July 12, 2019, Blymire recounted a story she overheard of a millennial “in her late 20s” in Washington, DC, getting feedback on something she had written from her boss, who is also female:

Indeed, the “hampster” millennial is far from being unique. About 15 years ago, an undergraduate student demanded to know why I gave his midterm essay exam a B- grade (I actually was being generous). I explained to him that I had difficulty understanding his essay because it was riddled with grammatical and spelling errors. He declared, “I don’t subscribe to the rules of the English language!” and stormed out of the classroom.

That student was one of the impetuses that spurred me to study and write about the psychological-spiritual phenomenon of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, a defining attribute of which is the narcissist’s claim that “rules don’t apply me”.

H/t Kelleigh

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Students say Obama’s immigration quote is racist…when they think it’s from President Trump

“Like, it never occurred to me that it could be Obama.”

h/t Weasel Zippers

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1/3 of young millennials, 18-24, aren’t sure Earth is round

Americans are getting more stupid by the day.

Here’s more evidence.

KDKA CBS2 Pittsburgh reports that a 2018 national survey of 8,215 U.S. adults by YouGov, a British market research firm, found that a third of young millennials, 18- to 24-year-olds, aren’t convinced the Earth is actually round.

Here are the poll’s other findings on young millennials:

  • Only 66% answered that they “always believe the world is round.”
  • 9% said they thought the Earth was found but had doubts about it.
  • 16% said they weren’t sure what the shape of Earth was.
  • 2% said the Earth was flat without any doubt.

The survey also found that:

  • Age was directly related to Americans’ views on the shape of the world, which suggests that our educational system is failing our young. Here are the percentages of adults who said they’ve always believed the Earth to be round:
    • 76% of adults age 25-34.
    • 82% of ages 35-44.
    • 85% of ages 45-54.
    • 94% of adults 55 and over.
  • Income also plays a role:
    • 92% of adults  making over $80,000/year believed the Earth is round.
    • 79% of adults making under $40,000/year believed the Earth to be round.

H/t William

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Problematic: 41% of college students believe hate speech should not be protected by the Constitution

Who gets to define what is “hate” speech?

From Daily Mail: Some 41 percent of college students say hate speech shouldn’t be protected under the First Amendment, according to a new survey.

Just 58 percent said that hate speech should be protected under the amendment, which guarantees American’s a right to freedom of speech, according to the survey of 4,407 students by the Miami-based Knight Foundation.

‘There is a new class of students on college campuses, increasingly varied in background and ideology, who are grappling with the reach and limits of free speech and what it means in the 21st century,’ said Sam Gill, Knight Foundation vice president for learning and communities.

‘Studying their views is key to understanding the impact that they may have on rights that are fundamental to our democracy,’ he added.

Opinions split dramatically along gender lines, with just 41 percent of college women saying that protecting free speech was more important that inclusivity, compared to 71 percent of college men.

More than two-thirds (68 percent) of respondents said they felt that students can’t openly express their views due to a climate on campus that has people fearful of offending their peers. Just 31 percent disagreed that such a climate exists.

These opinions of young Americans on the matter of freedom of speech are problematic – if well intended, said Ken Paulson, the director of the Free Speech Center at Middle Tennessee State University. ‘Protecting hate speech is actually the reason we have a First Amendment,’ he told DailyMail.com. ‘We don’t need protection for freedom of speech if everyone agrees with one another. The protection we need is for speech that others may find offensive.’

The survey comes as more colleges are opting to cancel or not invite controversial speakers to their campuses due to student outrage.

For example, Middlebury College in Vermont apologized to students earlier this year after getting a negative reaction to inviting a conservative speaker to campus. College officials also promised to do more to prevent invitations to such speakers going forward.

‘The big difference between today and a decade ago is that the conservatives are the big driving force behind freedom of speech on campuses,’ Paulson said.

The report also found that more than half (53 percent) are in favor of protecting freedom of speech, while 46 percent say it’s important to ‘promote an inclusive and welcoming society.’

‘The Constitution was not designed to keep your feelings from being hurt,’ said Paulson, also the former editor-in-chief of USA Today. ‘It was designed so every American could say or do whatever they wanted and do so without being punished. To understand freedom of speech you have to understand that it’s the minority being protected against the majority and the government.’

Read the whole story here.

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Scared students rejecting colleges in states with strict abortion laws

As Dana Schuster reports for NY Post: One Upper East Side family is sending Washington University a big, fat rejection letter.

On Friday, the governor of Missouri, where the well-respected school is located, signed a bill outlawing abortion after eight weeks.

The legislation was a deal-breaker for Ellen Bender and her daughter, Eliza, a junior at Horace Mann prep school, who planned to visit the school in June.

“These laws are not really good for women,” said Ellen, a retired litigator. “It puts my child into a situation [where] I might think twice about her safety.”

Missouri joins five other states — Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Georgia and Louisiana — that have passed so-called “heartbeat bills” this year.

In April, Alabama passed a bill where doctors who perform abortions in the state could face 99 years in prison.

The bans, which are not yet in effect, are being vehemently fought by everyone from lawmakers and Hollywood celebrities to high-schoolers making college plans.

“This is a serious thing,” said Amanda Uhry, a private-school admissions consultant in New York City. “I’ve had 61 college-admission clients remove Georgia and Ohio schools from their list for next year,” she said, adding that one of these clients is a double legacy at Emory, in Atlanta.

An Upper West Sider who asked to remain anonymous said she nixed Oberlin — her teenage daughter’s dream school — after a heartbeat bill was passed in Ohio last month.

“For someone who is studying music, Oberlin was always on her list of colleges,” the mother, who works in media, said of her daughter. “She texted me and was like, ‘WTF,’ when the Ohio law was passed. She wants to have control over her body and her rights.

“People are shocked and scared,” Uhry explained. “They were like, ‘What are we going to do if we send our daughter there and she gets pregnant?’ ”

Said Bender: “Some of my friends have said, ‘If your daughter goes to college in Georgia and, God forbid, she gets pregnant, she can always come to New York for an abortion.’ ”

But, she added, that’s missing the point: “If the legislators passed those laws, they won’t be friendly legislators for women in general.”

(Spokespersons for Washington and Emory universities did not return calls for comment by press time, while a representative for Oberlin declined to comment.)

It’s not just prospective college students blacklisting states. Hollywood is up in arms after Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia, a popular hub for production thanks to its 30 percent tax rebates, signed the state’s heartbeat bill on May 7.

One day later, David Simon, creator of “The Wire” and “The Deuce,” tweeted that he was boycotting the Peach State.

Last week, director Reed Morano announced that she would no longer film scenes from Amazon Studios’ “The Power” in Georgia. Kristen Wiig and writing partner Annie Mumolo, who are working on the new comedy “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar,” followed suit, also pulling out of the state, according to Variety.

Uhry said the anger — and fear — has only just begun, especially for her college-bound clientele.
“Everyone is scared,” said Uhry. “What state should we take off the list next?”

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6 in 10 Millennials think winning the lottery is a good retirement strategy

Millennials, aka Generation Y, are those born in the early 1980s to early 2000s.

According to a new survey conducted by Stash, approximately 40% of U.S. consumers—and nearly 6 in 10 Millennials—say winning the lottery could be a good retirement strategy.

Stash partnered with Propeller Insights for the online survey of 1,156 respondents in March.

Stash defines Millennials as people who are currently between 22 to 37 years old. The survey found that:

  • 59% of Millennials said winning a lottery jackpot is a reasonable way to retire.
  • 76% or more than ¾ of Millennials said they live paycheck to paycheck, which means they haven’t built up the recommended emergency fund that can help cushion the blow for unexpected life events that cost money, such as unexpected medical care, car repairs, or losing your job.

In a statement, Stash’s co-founder and CEO Brandon Krieg points out the obvious: “Playing the lottery may be fun, but it’s the opposite of a safe bet. Instead of crossing their fingers and hoping their lottery jackpot dreams come true, people can take concrete steps to improve their finances.”

The survey also found that:

  • More than one-fifth (22%) of survey respondents said they plan to spend their retirement working a part-time job.
  • 4% said they will move to another country to find cheaper living abroad.
  • 4% said they will depend on their children.
  • 3% said they will try to find a rich spouse to support them.

Brian Anderson of 401k Specialist reminds us that we stand a better chance of any of the following than we do of winning the lottery:

  • killed by a falling coconut
  • killed by a hippopotamus
  • killed by a vending machine
  • killed by an asteroid or meteorite
  • attacked by a shark
  • survive a plane crash
  • diagnosed with the plague
  • elected President of the U.S.
  • give birth to identical quadruplets
  • declared a saint

And why don’t Millennials save for their retirement?

Citing several studies of Millennials, Kari Paul reports for MarketWatch, May 25, 2019, that many Millennials don’t save because they believe there’s no point in saving because climate change will destroy our planet:

Some 88% of millennials — a higher percentage than any other age group — accept that climate change is happening, and 69% say it will impact them in their lifetimes. Engulfed in a constant barrage of depressing news stories, many young people are skeptical about saving for an uncertain future….

Mental-health issues affecting young adults and adolescents in the U.S. have increased significantly in the past decade, a study published in March in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology found. The number of individuals between the ages of 18 and 25 reporting symptoms of major depression increased 52% from 2005 to 2017, while older adults did not experience any increase in psychological stress at this time, and some age groups even saw decreases…. Millennials are also said to suffer from “eco-anxiety,” according to a 2018 report from the American Psychological Association, with 72% saying their emotional well-being is affected by the inevitability of climate change, compared with just 57% of people over the age of 45.

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UNC feminist snowflake cries when arrested for stealing pro-life sign

A feminist snowflake at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill learned there are consequences to her obnoxious and illegal behavior.

As reported by Ferlon Webster, Jr., for MRCtv:

A leftst female student on the campus of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill received a quick dose of justice after she stole an anti-abortion sign from the pro-life group Created Equal.

The student grabbed the sign from Austin Beigel, a peaceful protester, and walked off with it – not realizing that an officer would meet her at the end of her path.

“Did you steal their sign?” the officer asked the feminist.

“I just moved it,” she responded.

“Well you took it,” the officer confirmed.

Beigel — who was also assaulted by another leftist last month — and his pro-life teammate captured the whole scene on their GoPros, and what unfolded was beautiful for the eyes to behold.

“I can’t believe y’all protect them,” she said attempting to walk away before the officer reminded her she wasn’t going anywhere.

“Right now you’re being detained,” he told her.

The young feminist then had the nerve to ask the officer why she was being detained. With a look of disbelief on his face, the officer responded, “Uhh…larceny. You stole his sign.”

I’m sure you can guess what happened at this point: the student pulled out her cherished “victim card.”

“I moved it 50 yards,” she said as she tried to weasel out of the situation.

“I don’t care if you moved it one foot,” the officer responded before he gave a needed lesson in ethics. “You don’t have the right to take someone’s property. Period. I don’t care what the circumstance is.”

“I know you may not agree with what’s being said,” he continued. “But you don’t have the right to take someone’s property. Okay?”

The officer consulted dispatch appearing to ask if he was okay to arrest the woman, and soon enough he placed the student under arrest.

“So listen, do we need to make this difficult and cause a scene?” the officer asked the lefty. “Take your backpack off, turn around, and put your hands behind your back.”

“I cannot believe this is happening,” she said while in shock. “Is there something else that I can do?”

“No. I just told you you’re under arrest,” the officer explained. “I cannot un-arrest you. The judicial system must do that.”

The feminist finally complied and she was led away in handcuffs and tears.

Here’s the video:

Note: On April 2, 2019, pro-abort UNC journalism student Jillian Ward, 19, was arrested for assaulting pro-lifer Austin Beigel, punching Beigel in the face and stomach. (FoxNews)

A female UNC administrator had the nerve to ask Ward not to press charges against Ward. Here’s the video:

H/t John Molloy

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Libtards defend third-trimester abortion: “I think that depends how cool the doctor is”

That statement begins at the 1:26 mark.

I assume he believes he’s so snarky with his trolling but I guarantee you he stands by that statement.

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Proposed law would provide free abortions to students in all California universities

The California Senate Health Committee April 3 approved SB 24, a bill to give students on all UC and USC campuses access to free medical abortions on demand. SB 24, titled the “College Student Right to Access Act,” now goes to the full state Senate for a vote. Gov. Gavin Newsom has said he would support the bill if it reaches his desk.

A nearly identical bill (SB 320) was introduced by State Senator Connie Leyva (D-Chino) in 2017. SB 320 was vetoed in September, 2018 by then governor Jerry Brown, who said it was not necessary. Leyva introduced SB 24 in December, 2018.

The bill originated out of lobbying by the Students United for Reproductive Justice organization (SURJ) at UC Berkeley. The group sought help from the Women’s Policy Institute, which is part of the Women’s Foundation of California. The Institute sought Leyva’s assistance, who then agreed to file the abortion bill.

In a statement on her web site, Leyva said, “SB 24 is an important step toward ensuring the right to abortion is available to all Californians and that our college students don’t face unnecessary barriers. Students should not have to travel off campus or miss class or work responsibilities in order to receive care that can easily be provided at a student health center.”

California taxpayers would be mandated to provide the funding needed to give “free” chemical abortions to students on campus by 2023.”

To fund the mandate, the measure would allocate $200,000 in grant money to each of California’s 33 public university student health centers, covering the costs of “medication abortion readiness” which includes the purchase of equipment, facility and security upgrades, and training staff members.

The bill also would require the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls to administer the College Student Health Center Sexual and Reproductive Health Preparation Fund, which the bill would establish.

The bill would continuously appropriate the moneys in that fund to the commission for grants to these student health care clinics for specified activities in preparation for providing abortion by medication techniques, thereby making an appropriation.

The bill would additionally require that at least $10,290,000 in private moneys is made available to the fund in a timely manner on or after January 1, 2020.

According to research from the pro-abortion Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, and the Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, at the University of California, San Francisco, chemical abortions are already widespread among students. The groups estimate that California public college students undergo approximately 300-500 chemical abortions each month, and with serious risks.

The drug Mifepristone/RU-486, which ends the life of the unborn child, and Misoprostol which causes severe cramping, contractions, and bleeding to expel the baby from the womb, are used together in chemical abortions.

Approximately 3.4 million women have used Mifepristone in the US for the medical termination of pregnancy through the end of December 2017, an increase of approximately 163,000 since June 2017. The FDA has documented at least 4,000 cases of serious adverse events, including more than 1,000 women who required hospitalization; in addition, at least 22 women died after using the drug.

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Survey shows that millennials trust YouTube stars and bloggers more than their parents

From Daily Mail: Youngsters trust the stars of social media more than their parents, according to new research that reveals how digital habits are sidelining family and friends.

Experts found that 18- to 35-year-olds – the millennial generation – are twice as likely to trust internet ‘influencers’ as a close relative or companion.

Dubbing them ‘gullennials’ – for gullible millennials – researchers found 53 per cent believe advice on Facebook, Instagram and from online bloggers is more reliable than from family and friends when booking a holiday.

Critics, however, warn that online advice is not always unbiased or trustworthy. Companies are increasingly sponsoring posts by celebrities who can subtly use their influence among their millions of followers to increase sales.

As a result, social-media influencers can earn vast sums by promoting lifestyle products and holiday destinations to huge fanbases. The digital agency 383 surveyed 2,032 UK adults on the trustworthiness of internet recommendations.

Spokesman Sukhi Dehal said: ‘It’s a huge concern that the younger generation is so trusting of a source that may or may not be telling the whole truth. ‘Yes, be inspired by social media, but it’s important travellers do their homework with a broader spectrum of trusted resources – whether that’s family and friends or reputable travel-relevant sites.’

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