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  1. I liked the Amazing Spiderman movies a lot. Thought the Gwen Stacy storyline was authentic to the comics. Venom I thought was ok because my expectations were low. I didn't like the cartoon movie at all. I know the reviews were great, and my kid liked, but I found it boring.
  2. Agreed. I'm a little younger than you but my story is similar, unfortunately I kept my baseball cards (most of which are worthless now) and threw away my comics (some of which would be valuable now). As far as MCU, I think Downey was the straw that stirred the drink. Not sure how it will work without him. They had kind of set up Spider-Man as Tonys heir apparent (which was nothing like the Spider-Man I grew up reading btw) but it was still kind of interesting. Now, they might have to figure something else out. Spider-Man was important, because he could go back and forth between small scale story lines and big ones. Now, it's kind of a mess. The X men aren't easy to incorporate either, they were always kind of a separate deal in Marvel, with relatively rare crossovers into the rest of the marvel world. Disney will make plenty of money, but my personal interest is kind of waning.
  3. And the reason the unemployment rate for young people was slow to recover is because they stayed at home with Mom and freaking dad and didn't take minial jobs they didn't want.
  4. You are 🍒 picking like a mofo. Your first quote is regarding 2013! Of course a 30 year old was screwed. So were a lot of the rest of us depending on our profession. Housing in high income urban coastal areas is absolutely an issue. So are college costs. But you seem to think prior generation s lived a lifestyle that I don't think was the case. I remember when phucking McDonalds was a treat, and we weren't poor. Expectations change, and people forget. The problem with data like you are linking is they go back and forth between comparing "wealth gaps" and actual income and wealth. There is no question 60 year olds now are worth more than 60 year olds 30 or 40 years ago, I'm more skeptical that 30 year olds in 2019 are less wealthy than 30 year olds in '83. In 2013, sure, but not now. I'd have to see some data on that. Private sector people don't get pensions anymore, and haven't for a while. So some of that age Gap will shrink in the future. Although, phucking half the people work for the government now, so who knows.
  5. Huh? High unemployment? Sinking home values? And wages have been rising lately too. Homeowner % is stable. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home-ownership_in_the_United_States And here is millinial college grad salary data. https://thecollegeinvestor.com/14611/average-net-worth-millennials/ That definitely looks better than my class of '96.
  6. I kind of want to debate Louis 14 with you, but that isn't the real point of your thread, so I wont. All I will say on that is I don't think commoners had any more of less rights under the Sun King. It was other nobles that lost their relative position. I definitely get your point that political positions and talking points can seem a little empty when faced with real life young people looking back at you when you are standing in front of class.
  7. Anyway, Trump wants a payroll tax cut during an election year because it is the quickest way to put money in voters pockets in an election year. He wants you to give shit away in an election year to buy votes, just like democrats do. Has nothing to do with the business cycle, it's just politics.
  8. The millinials will be fine. Lots of job opportunities with all the boomers retiring. Cost of college is a major issue for them. But throwing more money at higher ed doesn't help that, they just keep building fancier buildings, keep promising bigger pensions to teachers, and keep raising tuition and fees. Housing is a major issue for millennial s as well. But housing was high in the early OO's as well. And what snapshot are you looking at? Times were very good in the mid to late nineties. The early nineties were tough. So if you were in formative years then for a lot of people times weren't all that prosperous, hell that's when Japan was taking over the world. the seventies weren't a bowl of cherries either. I think the statement you made gets thrown around a lot, and I think it's less clear cut than that.
  9. Your opening sentence is a ridiculous over generalization. This was one instance.
  10. It was a Zogby poll. Thats as legit as polling gets. And I think your theory is a stretch.
  11. I almost added this to the iPhone thread, but decided not to. After the kids are asleep when I'm when we are camping I sit out at the fire and have a couple pops. I go back and forth between looking up at the stars and looking down at the fire. Not to sound like a bunch of new age BS but when I look at the campfire I think inward, about what is going on in my life right now. When I look up at the stars I think about other things not related to my current issues, I think "outward" for lack of a better word. I think looking at little screens on our phones causes the same kind of deal. It's like looking at the campfire.
  12. 5 cans of mountain dew isn't a big deal. Stop being a pussy.
  13. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/hard-truths-about-obamas-deportation-priorities_b_58b3c9e7e4b0658fc20f979e Obama era ICE raids deported twice that number a week, every week, on average.
  14. It's crazy bud. My boy has orientation tomorrow, and all three start next Thursday. Which is way earlier than when I was a kid. They get more time off at Christmas and Easter though. I've been told it is because the schools lost lots of ADA money from immigrants going to visit family for holidays, so the district adjusted the schedule, but I don't know the validity of that.