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posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 05:06 PM
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I'm SO glad I was born in the 90's. Long after the civil rights movement and women's suffrage. I was born into the age of the beginning of the internet/computers. The free flow of information at your fingertips.




I still want the OP to answer me about

"What's wrong with boys wearing an earring?"


and

"Who cares what people name their kids?"
edit on 2/3/2012 by mnmcandiez because: (no reason given)




posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 05:19 PM
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S&F for the memories ......

Catching lightning bugs in your PJ's and putting them in jars with little holes in the top so they could breath.
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Jumping on your bike and riding till your legs were so tired you couldn't peddle anymore.

Taking a walk when you were young up to the local movie theater with your 5 year old cousin and
enjoy a sunday matinee (Willy Wonka or Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) for a whole wopping 50 cents including popcorn!
Take a train ride from Jersey to New York and back with a friend because you were bored.

Rollerskating with friends at the mall no parents around.

3 pm on a Friday afternoon walking home from school.

Riding rollercoasters on the boardwalk down the Jersey Shore at the age of 13 with my first boyfriend and the smell of Sausage and Peppers and Zeppoles wafting thru the warm air....digging my feet in the clean sand just being so happy filled with pure innocence never a care in the world.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 05:31 PM
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Wow That was a blast from the past Red Rover Red Rover ( something something or other lol)...... how about Mother May I... Giant Step..... and the ball game called 7 -UP Chinese jump rope.... Hop Scotch....Clackers ......Yo Yo's... Tag .... Huckle Buckle Beanstalk!!!!!!!! Gosh fun times.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 05:31 PM
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Its nice to be nostalgic about the past - but that's was nostalgia is - remembering the good and ignoring the realities. Those years were great, except if you were black and living in the south, or a woman in the work force - among other things.

I think it's also important to remember that during these "golden years" - from 1950-1980, the average income tax rate on high income earners was over 78%. During the 1950's alone it never went under 90% for people making at least $400,000. Just sayin.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 05:41 PM
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Originally posted by mrsoul2009
Its nice to be nostalgic about the past - but that's was nostalgia is - remembering the good and ignoring the realities. Those years were great, except if you were black and living in the south, or a woman in the work force - among other things.

I think it's also important to remember that during these "golden years" - from 1950-1980, the average income tax rate on high income earners was over 78%. During the 1950's alone it never went under 90% for people making at least $400,000. Just sayin.


Whatever it is you think you're saying, what you've managed to do is illustrate the profound problem with income taxes in perpetuity. If a person making $400,000 a year finds that taxes has reduced his earnings to $40,000 and he worked harder than any person earning $70,000 and assuming after taxes the guy earning $70,000 also walks home with $40k, then why would anybody in their right mind work harder for the same amount of pay? It's patently absurd.

It is equally absurd to imply that a nations prosperity can only be gained through oppressive progressive tax schemes. As Chief Justice John Marshall once stated:

"The power to tax involves the power to destroy."



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 06:48 PM
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Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux

Originally posted by mrsoul2009
Its nice to be nostalgic about the past - but that's was nostalgia is - remembering the good and ignoring the realities. Those years were great, except if you were black and living in the south, or a woman in the work force - among other things.

I think it's also important to remember that during these "golden years" - from 1950-1980, the average income tax rate on high income earners was over 78%. During the 1950's alone it never went under 90% for people making at least $400,000. Just sayin.


Whatever it is you think you're saying, what you've managed to do is illustrate the profound problem with income taxes in perpetuity. If a person making $400,000 a year finds that taxes has reduced his earnings to $40,000 and he worked harder than any person earning $70,000 and assuming after taxes the guy earning $70,000 also walks home with $40k, then why would anybody in their right mind work harder for the same amount of pay? It's patently absurd.

It is equally absurd to imply that a nations prosperity can only be gained through oppressive progressive tax schemes. As Chief Justice John Marshall once stated:

"The power to tax involves the power to destroy."



It's not absurd at all to equate the feelings of prosperity and good times for the middle class back in the days when the tax rate was what it was. It may not be the only reason but I think if one wants to think back about the way things were. I don't think its a coincidence.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 06:57 PM
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Lets not forget, its the people who were born in the 40/50/60's that are currently ruining the world.

And they mostly has assbackward perceptions of the world that were formulated in...the 40/50/60's or earlier.

The worlds different now boy and girls. Gotta change with the time or get eaten alive.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 07:20 PM
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It's not absurd at all to equate the feelings of prosperity and good times for the middle class back in the days when the tax rate was what it was. It may not be the only reason but I think if one wants to think back about the way things were. I don't think its a coincidence.


Feelings of prosperity? A starving man may feel prosperous, but if that man is starving because he cannot afford to eat, then his feelings betray him, just as the so called "middle class" have learned how fickle feelings can be.

You also declare the period between 1950 and 1980 as being the "golden years". In doing this, the implication is that robust economic growth continued without interruption. This is simply not accurate. Between 1973 and 1975 the U.S. experienced a brutal period of recession, and if you look at the misery index for that period you will see that the two year recession in the '70's caused misery for years to come.

I understand that feelings can often get agitated when facts contradict what a person is feeling, but cognitive dissonance is not helpful when discussing actual facts. Feel however you must, but don't let these feelings get in the way of your critical thinking skills.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 10:07 PM
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Saturday afternoon creature features,Godzilla how did we forget godzilla movies?



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 10:35 PM
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Originally posted by TWILITE22
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Saturday afternoon creature features,Godzilla how did we forget godzilla movies?

Oh Noooooo, there goes Tokyo, go, go, Godzilla!
Face palm, Face Palm.
Oh Noooo, there goes my memory, go, go Alzheimers!

Now you're gonna get it. You know what you have done? You have reminded me of:

Emergency
Iron Sides
The Streets of San Francisco
The Green Lantern
The Naked City
The Rifleman
As the World Turns, et al
The Time Tunnel
The Monkeys
American Band Stand
Deputy Dog
The Big Valley (Best Movie, so so television)
Daktari
Too much way back machine Mr Peabody... I'm beginning to convulse again
edit on 3-2-2012 by intrptr because: spelling



posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 05:20 AM
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When we were young, we saw the world through a childs eyes, we may have heard of the bad things happening through the tv, or hearing people talking about it, but in those days the world was a bigger place. We were almost living in a land of the giants, but today with the intenet etc, the world is a click away. We were children and we understood what was important to us and the rest was for the adults.

I think what people have got their feathers ruffled about is that they feel that the oldies are implying that younger peoples childhoods are inferior to theirs. Whereas I feel that people are really saying that they feel sorry for the younger generation for not being allowed to be children anymore. You hear it all the time, parents calling their boy " little man ", treating the children as though they are adults and expecting them to act as such.

As for the thing about parents calling their kids crazy names, well that is not for the childs sake, it is just that a lot of parents see children as a status symbol and the crazier or way out their name is, is supposed to reflect how cool, radical, original, badass, egotistical etc the parent THINKS they are. Calling a child Diamond, Star, Bling, Fairy, Hammer, or any other crazy thing, in my opinion is a reflection of the parents ego. They love to stand in the middle of a supermarket and yell out their whacky childs name, not once, but many times, to make sure that everyone has heard, but when they talk to the child in front of other people, they manage to get the crazy name into every sentence, sometimes more than once. You can't tell me that is normal !



posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 07:59 AM
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I think we were all risk takers back then, but you know, we learned the "hard way" it was just the way it was. It made us more competitive and seemed to make life worth living! we did some crazy $%#* too but we never hurt someone with intention. The most we ever stole was cucumbers from the old mans garden down the street. We use to have this crazy lady who use to hang her close on the line topless, we called her tit lady!lol and we would torment her by kicking all the street lights out in the park, she would call the police and by the time the police came all the lights were back on.lol They thought she was looney! lol we use to swim in the "Swift ditch" which was a man made channel that directed water from the river to the electric power turbines. We would have to clime a barb wire fence to get to a bridge that went over it then we would jump off one side of the bridge and we would have to come up and catch the rope on the other side to get to shore before the water went into the power house. we were nuts. We use to clime to the top of the water tower at night and drink beer. duh! it was about 150ft high with no safety rails. As a 10-12 ys old we use to walk two miles from home to go to McDonald's. We choose to cross the train bridge cause it was closer, but if a train came while we were on the bridge we had to clime down under the top guarders to avoid being hit.

All this was part of growing up! Real life experience! I still have all my friends more like brothers three of us have been friends since we were 3 and we are now 45 I really wish my kids could have had the childhood I had, but I am afraid those days are long gone. Now, they wonder why they have problems with kids and drugs or worse, it is because they have NOTHING to do. Any thing that could be called adventurous now, is jail time.



posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 08:23 AM
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I cringe every time I see a group of " friends " walking down the road, each of them with a mobile phone pressed to their ear, they are not talking to each other, but to other " friends " or texting. Whatever happened to giving 100% to a friendship.



posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 08:35 AM
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Am I a young adult? 45, because I don't watch tv. I am a Ron Paul Supporter and sick of the direction that this country is headed. Despite what you say if the world was anything today like it was when I was a kid, everyone would be a lot more happy. To Many kids today have no respect for anyone including them self and are down right PUNKS! Parents don't discipline them when they step out of line, so they act like gangsters that they think are cool.

My kids know better, they wear their baseball hat str8, out of respect for the game. They know I would take there head off with the hat when I swung at it. They know if I ever saw there paints down to the bottom of there underwear my foot would be up there @$$ the whole way home. I learned young that RESPECT is earned by the way you conduct yourself in front others. When I see kids who look and act like a PUNK, I could not give a rats @$$ about anything that relates to them.



posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 09:36 AM
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Young people and young adults today pride themselves that they have full freedom and control of their lives, and to think for themselves, but the only freedom they have is to HAVE to act like a Punk and a Gangster, otherwise they won't fit in with all of the other " individuals " out there. Kids of seven upwards saying that if ayone disrespects one of their homies, they will personally kill them. Now I am not saying that they believe it themselves, but these things have a way of sinking in and becoming actions. I was never under pressure to fit in with any group or system, when I am in an old peoples home, I will still be an individual and not fit in. When the gangster generation get to old peoples homes, the staff will get killed for telling them to do something.



posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 09:52 AM
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Originally posted by intrptr

Originally posted by TWILITE22
reply to post by intrptr
 
Saturday afternoon creature features,Godzilla how did we forget godzilla movies?

Oh Noooooo, there goes Tokyo, go, go, Godzilla!
Face palm, Face Palm.
Oh Noooo, there goes my memory, go, go Alzheimers!

Now you're gonna get it. You know what you have done? You have reminded me of:

Emergency
Iron Sides
The Streets of San Francisco
The Green Lantern
The Naked City
The Rifleman
As the World Turns, et al
The Time Tunnel
The Monkeys
American Band Stand
Deputy Dog
The Big Valley (Best Movie, so so television)
Daktari
Too much way back machine Mr Peabody... I'm beginning to convulse again
edit on 3-2-2012 by intrptr because: spelling
Ha,ha ha your going to force me to dig deep here,Mayberry rfd
Andy Griffithshow
Startreck?(original)
the Dick VanDyke show
The Dating Game
Laugh In
TARZAN!!
Get Smart
The Flying Nun
and Hee Haw


top that!!My brain is smoking!
Oh I forgot "Born Free"that show used to make me cry like a baby
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posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 10:01 AM
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I see your fabulous shows and raise you these...

Topper
The Thin Man
Life of Riley
Sky King
Roy Rogers
I've Got a Secret
Red Skelton Show
Rin Tin Tin
This is Your Life.
Queen for a Day

ETA: Ernie Kovacs Show

Your turn.......




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posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 11:28 AM
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yeah, but the Boomer Generation is the generation who sold the future.

They grew up in the best of economic times, and are now leaving with the worst of economic times, our nation in massive debt, our infrastructure in tatters, and our industries carted off to third world nations to enrich those very same boomers, and our environment threatening out very existence.

You should be ashamed of yourselves.



posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 11:49 AM
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Yeah, it was good, but it was bad. Every kid in my neighborhood was getting abused one way or another. And there was lots of abuse at school. Childhood was an absolute nightmare. It still is. But don't glorify the old days too much. Although in lots of ways it was much more innocent. What I miss the most is that there an accepted standard of agreed upon values that everyone had in common. No one questioned that life was sacred or that struggling was just part of life, things like that. Life had value. Today nothing has value. Relativity is destroying everything.



posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 11:51 AM
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Originally posted by mnmcandiez
I'm SO glad I was born in the 90's. Long after the civil rights movement and women's suffrage. I was born into the age of the beginning of the internet/computers. The free flow of information at your fingertips.




I still want the OP to answer me about

"What's wrong with boys wearing an earring?"


and

"Who cares what people name their kids?"
edit on 2/3/2012 by mnmcandiez because: (no reason given)


What's so great about the internet? People used to sit on their porches and talk to each other. You don't know what you missed. It's not better now.



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