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    I must say, for someone who lived in New York city, you havent a clue about the city, or an appreciation of maintaining architectual history, here or there.. Your biggest oversight is the very fact that NEW YORK was named by the British, after the Duke of York and Albany.... It was previously called NEW AMSTERDAM, during the DUTCH occupation who created the first colonised settlement there.Another oversight, is bulk majority of New Yorks historic colonial buildings follow " QUEEN VICTORIAN" archictural influence.....

    You definately must be generation Y, not to have even known that, but thats o.k, generation Y in Australia cant even tell me who the head of state is either, which I find really pathetic. Too many playstation games and E tabs me thinks...


    Umm also, babyboomers actually means anybody who was born post WW2, regardless of what country, as its based on an ERA of time, not wether your country participated in the war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyhook:
    Add the rapid environmental distruction of the environment, due to the cash obsessed developers, HK's lack of construction land, inwhich the population will quickly outgrow,
    Which planet is your HK on then? The HK I know contains 75% undeveloped land that keeps the developers in business because it forces high property prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyhook:
    Umm also, babyboomers actually means anybody who was born post WW2, regardless of what country, as its based on an ERA of time, not wether your country participated in the war.
    I think you'll find that babyboomers refers to the generation born soon after WW2 as part of a boom in babies after the war, hence the name. It is therefore country specific in that not all countries would have experienced the same boom in births at that time. It does not refer to anybody born post WW2, my daughter is 9 months therefore post WW2 but is not a babyboomer.

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    Most of Hong Kongs land is MOUNTANOUS..70% of it in fact, which is why they construct so densely in the remaining 30%.

    and Babyboomers = post war during the decade after the end of WW2 ie late 1940's through to the 50's. Then there was the flower power generation born in the 60's, generation X's were born in the 70's and Y's in mid 80's till now etc etc etc, historic time lined "generational group/tags"

    So if we follow the logic, then the 50 something year old Japanese are in fact babyboomers, too, right ? But you never hear them use the term...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyhook:

    So if we follow the logic, then the 50 something year old Japanese are in fact babyboomers, too, right ? But you never hear them use the term...
    No I don't think they are unless there was a babyboom in Japan. These are all American terms, not global ones. I hardly think you would refer to the flower power generation of Mainland Chinese born in the 60s would you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyhook:
    I must say, for someone who lived in New York city, you havent a clue about the city, or an appreciation of maintaining architectual history, here or there.. Your biggest oversight is the very fact that NEW YORK was named by the British, after the Duke of York and Albany.... It was previously called NEW AMSTERDAM, during the DUTCH occupation who created the first colonised settlement there.Another oversight, is bulk majority of New Yorks historic colonial buildings follow " QUEEN VICTORIAN" archictural influence.....

    You definately must be generation Y, not to have even known that, but thats o.k, generation Y in Australia cant even tell me who the head of state is either, which I find really pathetic. Too many playstation games and E tabs me thinks...


    Umm also, babyboomers actually means anybody who was born post WW2, regardless of what country, as its based on an ERA of time, not wether your country participated in the war.
    new york's architectural history (at least the ones that nyorkers actually care about) are all post-colonial... cast iron buildings in soho, ues / uws brownstones and tenement buildings in lower east side - yeah yeah, old english victorian influence blah blah... then everything in the world has some sort of influence one way or another from another older culture (eg. japanese architecture has chinese influence...) - this doesn't mean it's a celebration of it's colonial past... sorry, very weak point there...

    also, just because the origin of the name of a city is from colonial times, it doesn't mean that people are celebrating that by keeping that name... very strange you even brought that up... do you think if you ask any nyorker off the street, they'd say "Yeah, we're so proud of our "Duke of York" lineage..." i would venture to guess that many nyorkers wouldn't even know this piece of history if you asked them...

    fyi, i'm not gen-Y (wow, i wish i was THAT young!) altho reading your post pretty much propelled my intellect (and EQ) down to that age-bracket... you may wanna pull your head out of your stack of 'books/factoids' to prove a point...you're living in the dark ages man (assuming you're a guy).

    re: babyboomer issue, i guess everyone else pretty much cleared that up for you already...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_boomer

    Sorry to the rest of the posters, I promise not to drag this on any further. Sometimes stubborn ignorance is just too irritating to bear... other times, we just need to BREATHE... and let it go... hummmmm.... :-)))
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    Thank you Kombuchakid, for those links, but even faced with this globally common baby boomer term, via a link where it was used in regard to China and Japan, I doubt its going to make any difference..

    Golly, hope you feel better, especially after that sensational outpouring of diatribe. Imagine what it will be like in person, being wound up by a number of commonwealth expats, would be rather spectacular viewing... It's a bit of a sport in some of the more local British bars, I'd tread carefully Golly lol. I'd imagine you'd argue till the cows came home, wrong or right...

    Sensational

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyhook:
    globally common baby boomer term.....
    yes think globally......[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbgC3qw_OlM"]YouTube - Gogol Bordello - Think Locally, Fuck Globally[/ame]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyhook:
    Thank you Kombuchakid, for those links, but even faced with this globally common baby boomer term, via a link where it was used in regard to China and Japan, I doubt its going to make any difference..

    Golly, hope you feel better, especially after that sensational outpouring of diatribe. Imagine what it will be like in person, being wound up by a number of commonwealth expats, would be rather spectacular viewing... It's a bit of a sport in some of the more local British bars, I'd tread carefully Golly lol. I'd imagine you'd argue till the cows came home, wrong or right...

    Sensational
    huh? when in doubt violence / threat is your answer? how civilized...

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