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Perhaps your missing the attempt at humor that I believe most people under the age of 30 will fully grasp and appreciate.


the Geezers unite thread is a couple down -= should all the youth be offended that the geezers are banning together to try and push forth things that benefit seniors??? (I see all the people complaining on here are frequent posters on the Geezer thread....hmmmmmm............
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Not complaining ... thought it was a good poster to get the young voters out.
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Hahaha. So much out of nothing. Nothing official denoting it's from Elections Canada.

The message, which was intended for younger people, is that your principles may not align with the older generation, you should vote if you want your government to reflect your opinions.

I like it.
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I don't find much humour in slamming a segment of society. What is it that amuses you, Corny?
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NAB wrote:Fair enough nibs, good idea to focus on specific issues and as a "senior" myself I am quite willing to enter into a conversation about our particular problems and where our vote may be best placed in this election.


Oh man.
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grammafreddy wrote:I don't find much humour in slamming a segment of society. What is it that amuses you, Corny?


Its amusing because for the most part it is true - the "grandparent" segment of society is the largest voter turnout segment - essentially choosing the gov't for the youth. It would be absurd to let your grandparent pick your dates (thus the stretch of reality that would strike some people as humorous)

How exactly do you feel the elderly are being "slammed"? i just don't see it......
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Ranger66 wrote:“a disgusting comment”

If stating a fact is disgusting then so be it, but if you take a poll I am pretty comfortable that a vast majority of people would not let their grandparent’s choice who they are going to date. This information may be painful to said grandparents but probably not a big surprise.
As for what I would call someone who wrote the poster, creative.


You seem to be missing the point Ranger. Most Grandparents don't usually have any desire to try to influence who their grandchildren date. But for any grandchildren to suggest that their grandparents shouldn't have a say in who governs us is completely dusgusting IMO. Encouraging the younger generation to get out and vote is one thing, but to completely disregard the rights of others to do likewise is something else, and a new all time socially divisive low.

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Corneliousrooster wrote:How exactly do you feel the elderly are being "slammed"? i just don't see it......

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You seem to be missing the point Ranger. Most Grandparents don't usually have any desire to try to influence who their grandchildren date. But for any grandchildren to suggest that their grandparents shouldn't have a say in who governs us is completely dusgusting IMO. Encouraging the younger generation to get out and vote is one thing, but to completely disregard the rights of others to do likewise is something else, and a new all time socially divisive low.

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NAB wrote: But for any grandchildren to suggest that their grandparents shouldn't have a say in who governs us is completely dusgusting IMO. Encouraging the younger generation to get out and vote is one thing, but to completely disregard the rights of others to do likewise is something else, and a new all time socially divisive low.
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What?! It's just saying younger people should vote to have their say too. It does not say that the elder generation's vote shouldn't count.
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Corneliousrooster wrote:
How exactly do you feel the elderly are being "slammed"? i just don't see it......


I already answered that question.
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nolanrh wrote:
NAB wrote:Fair enough nibs, good idea to focus on specific issues and as a "senior" myself I am quite willing to enter into a conversation about our particular problems and where our vote may be best placed in this election.


Oh man.



And you have a problem with that quote from another thread and entirely different topic how nolan?

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Because it illustrates exactly what this poster is about. The elder generations will vote in their best interests. The younger generations' best interests may not align with the elder generations'. The elder generation WILL vote. Therefore, the younger generations should vote or their interests will be unrepresented.
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The top priorities for our country differ from one generation to another and all voices should be heard come election day. If this poster will get younger voters to the polls then that's great IMO. I see nothing offensive about it.
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nolanrh wrote:
NAB wrote: But for any grandchildren to suggest that their grandparents shouldn't have a say in who governs us is completely dusgusting IMO. Encouraging the younger generation to get out and vote is one thing, but to completely disregard the rights of others to do likewise is something else, and a new all time socially divisive low.
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What?! It's just saying younger people should vote to have their say too. It does not say that the elder generation's vote shouldn't count.


Of course it doesn't, but it strongly infers it. The "it's all about me, me, me, now, now, now" crowd is hard at work it seems. Unlike the elder generations (the grandparents) who, for the most part, want only what is best for their kids and grandkids, and most often vote that way. That they often see it as a majority Conservative government at the present time is simply testimony to their comparative experience and vision compared to the younger set.

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