Old People Should be banned from Facebook


I have a theory, Facebook decimated the country with people over 40 going on Facebook.   When Facebook was just being used by College Students it was fun, cool.   It was old people is how we got Trump.  With them sitting on Facebook all day, spreading fake news, saying Muslims are trying to take over the country.   There should be an age requirement on Social Media or they (older people) should have there own Social Security channel.   Tommy Alter (27) on “Alter Family Politics Sirus Xm

Like Tommy’s  parents, I’m a baby boomer and while his delivery was a bit rough last Thursday (he’s 27,28) There was some truth in his statement.   The ages of my Facebook friends range from 15, to 84.    Occasionally I’ll get a funny or music clip from my younger friends.  However, all the dire warnings, outdated or fake news are exclusively from my baby boomer friends and family.    It’s not the 18 year old’s sending DM’s shouting “Lets make this go viral” or “Share this before they take it down” its the sixty and seventy somethings.  Often without reading the content.

Many younger people aren’t invested in the news as their parents and grandparents.   I know people who watch their favorite cable news channel several hours every day. Perhaps its a need for attention, being first or news worthy.  I’m not sure why the fake or dated news is propagated by older american’s.   Boomers lived in an age were there were three networks.  No one I knew questioned Cronkite, or Huntley and Brinkley or Peter Jennings.  So I imagine for some, if its in print, it must be true.

After showing a family member how to check the validity of a story, they continued to distribute the stories to every one except me. (Score)

I’m on all social media to promote this blog.  Every now and then I’m duped by something that seems official.  ( I avoid everything Radar Online)  If it a domestic story, I check the sources   Moo-ving on

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The Alter’s L2R  Emily, Jonathan, Tommy, Molly,Charlotte (google pic) 

Alter Family Politics is an weekly hour long political show on Sirius XM.  Hosted by four members of the Alter Family.  Emily (mom) is a TV Producer, so is her son Tommy.  Charlotte is a writer for Time and Jonathan(dad) is an accomplished Author, Journalist, Producer and former radio host and then there is Molly who isn’t in the business.  WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN:  The left leaning show isn’t like most cable news or radio shows were there is either left or right.  The show equally accessible to both sides, the host encourage callers from the left to participate and unlike most other shows and Other side isn’t destroyed or questioned  if they support the President.  Millennial vs the Baby Boomers is like being at the dinner table.  This family is respectful to each other, and the callers and that translate to a quick hour.  WHERE CAN I FIND THE SHOW?  Thursdays at 7am Pacific , 10am Eastern on channel 102 Sirus XM Radio Andy.  The show is repeated during the week and SirusXM  listeners can listen on demand.

CityFella

 

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Big city fella, Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lived in New York (a part time New Yorker) for three years . I have lived in the Sacramento area since 1993. When I first moved here, I hated it. Initially found the city too conservative for my tastes. A great place to raise children however too few options for adults . The city has grown up, there is much to do here. The city suffers from low self esteem in my opinion, locals have few positive words to say about their hometown. visitors and transplants are amazed at what they find here. From, the grand old homes in Alkali Flats, and the huge trees in midtown, there are many surprises in Sacramento. Theater is alive is this area . And finally ,there is a nightlife... In.downtown midtown, for the young and not so young. My Criticism is with local government. There is a shortage of visionaries in city hall. Sacramento has long relied on the state, feds and real estate for revenue. Like many cities in America,Downtown Sacramento was the hub of activity in the area. as the population moved to the suburbs and retail followed. The city has spent millions to revive downtown. Today less than ten thousand people live downtown. No one at city hall could connect the dots. Population-Retail. Business says Sacramento is challenging and many corporations have chosen to set up operations outside the cities limits. There is vision in the burbs. Sacramento has bones, there are many good pieces here, leaders seem unable or unwilling to put those pieces together into. Rant aside, I love it here. From the trees to the rivers. But its the people here that move me. Sacramento is one of the most integrated cities in America. I find I'm welcome everywhere. The spices work in this city of nearly 500,000 and for the most part these spices blend well together. From Ukrainians to Hispanics and a sizable gay community, all the spices seem to work well here. I frequently travel and occasionally I will venture into a city with huge racial borders, where its unsafe to visit after certain hours. I haven't found it here. I cant imagine living in a community where there is one hue or one spice. I love the big trees, Temple Coffee House, the Alhambra Safeway, Zelda's Pizza, Bicyclist in Midtown, The Mother Lode Saloon, Crest Theater, and the Rivers. I could go on and I might. Sacramento is home.

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