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posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 11:56 AM

Originally posted by poet1b

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.

We had nothing to do with it, we are joe public and if you really ever think that the common people have the control of anything, then you need to replace your blindfold with glasses. We are told what to do and we do it as far as work and power goes, yes we can choose what we eat etc, but most people are even told what to think. The hive causes all of the trouble in the world, from the banking system and the people who are in charge of drinking the economy dry. The elite are not the same as us even if they were born in the baby boom, they are still elite, we are just the worker bees and have no control of the workings of the hive.

posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 12:21 PM
reply to post by Qwenn

The boomers elected politicians who catered to those who had. The boomers graduated to good jobs and low home prices. It is well documented how the generation gap is also a wealth gap.

They have worked to lock younger generations out of the work force and drive home prices through the roof.

While not all boomers enjoyed such wealth, many did, and have taken advantage at every opportunity. Boomers certainly have done nothing for future workers, except put them down.

At some point in time Boomers need to start owning up to what has happened to the U.S. over their life times.

posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 12:30 PM
reply to post by mnmcandiez

As for the ear ring,
Back in the old days,
If you had an ear ring in the LEFT ear,

It meant that you had crossed the equator....

In the RIGHT ear, It meant you were gay....

Or visa-versa, I don't remember.

Both ears?

I haven't a clue...

posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 03:45 PM
reply to post by mnmcandiez

Sorry for the delay in responding to your request for me to share my opinion on guys wearing earrings.

I'm okay with it nowdays, only that in my day, you got a tattoo of an anchor or Olive Oil on your bicep to show that you were a real man

posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 04:42 PM
reply to post by poet1b

At some point in time Boomers need to start owning up to what has happened to the U.S. over their life times.

Veterans of WWII gave birth to that broad spectrum of kids that all became baby Boomers, Yuppies, Yuppie larva and Generation X.... or some tin like that. Help me out here geriatric ATS'ers. The Hippies (last generation of protesters) sold out and became the Yuppies (hippies with money), but they don't run the show today. They are NOT The Powers That Be. They are not the Upper Percentile.

Those greedy people at the top are "Family". They are not subject to any of societies travails (like the Rockefellar and Rothchilds, etc). Kids born to them are sequestered from the masses and inherit the family fortune. They don't belong to any group except the elite, or whatever you want to call them.

They look down on us from their lofty perches like vultures. To them we are less than, something to be controlled, to use up, to spit out. And they do that in the name of the "greater good", that only they know. But really they are deluded by their own power and wealth so that they can keep it all to themselves and amass more.

And if they are reading this I say... enjoy it while you have breath in you, you have your reward. (and you can't take it with you)

posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 05:05 PM

reply to post by TWILITE22

Ha,ha ha your going to force me to dig deep here,Mayberry rfd
Andy Griffithshow
the Dick VanDyke show
The Dating Game
Laugh In
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

I am sorry, but intrptr is in the hospital and unable to respond at this time. Yesterday he suffered a stroke and we had to rush him to emergency. The whole way there he kept crying out, "Golden Years" and, "Black and White, not Color."

This is his mother. What did you guys do to him on here anyway? This morning I visited him and he thrust a list of what looks to be old TV shows into my hand and gripping my shirt he choked out, "Must...Upload...Nostalgia." Whatever, here is what it said:

Yah, poor Elsa the lion. Nobody knew back then that you couldn't raise a wild animal from a cub and release it back to the wild, so sad. They should have named that one Born to Suffer.

We are beginning to double up here (you too).
Been real and fun wandering the halls of TV land. You know that most of those "broadcasts" are outward bound in our local galaxy. Light years and decades, some of them are. Wonder what the aliens think of reruns? No wonder they keep a distance.

Any way, last ones:

Mchale's Navy
Sgt. Bilko
One Step Beyond
You Asked For It
The Osmonds
Marty Stoufer's Wild America
Car 54 Where Are You?
Tom and Jerry
The Shadow(?) - not sure about that one

Peace, intrptr

PS: Dig your Avatar... is that the YouTube Cat Mom snuggling kitten?

posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 07:58 PM

Originally posted by Destinyone
reply to post by TWILITE22

I see your fabulous shows and raise you these...

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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edit on 4-2-2012 by Destinyone because: (no reason given)
Ok I'm digging deep here
Flip Wilson show
Name that Tune
Whats my Line?
Cuckala,Fran and Ollie(spelling?)
Truth or Consequences
Green Acres
Petticoat Junction
I Spy
The Avengers
Candid Camera
Drag Net
Perry Mason
My Three Sons
The Patty Duke show
and how did I forget this one "Gomer Pyle USMC?"

thats about all I can think of,..until tommorrow!

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posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 08:57 PM
reply to post by SpaceJockey1

Good find although I didn't do alot of things you mentioned, but some of them yes. We were alot better off than our kids of today who are out of school more than they are in with teacher work days and can't give them a grade in red pen anymore! We are not making leaders anymore since the dept of Education (thank goodness I was out of school by the time that monstrosity came along with the other monstrosity of National Education Association,) We are making sheeple, and Dear God I hope I don't live that long of a life for any of these kids to be in a position of power, because they have no respect or kindness, or consideration at all for other people especially the older ones, the few who do are obviously home schooled or lucky enough to have parents who care. So, yes I'm with you there wish we could to return to that time!

posted on Feb, 5 2012 @ 05:56 AM
Although on watching a fair few boxsets of my childhood favourites over the last few months, I have to say on the whole, they were fairly poor and I remember them being magical, perhaps as a child, I was easily impressed, so perhaps my childhood was rubbish and I just remember it as great.

posted on Feb, 5 2012 @ 08:36 AM
reply to post by intrptr
My brain exploded last night too,but my husband (trivia king)is trying get in on the action.Funny thing is,is I didn't watch much tv,we had one tele and 8(+ nanna) of us in the house.and don't remember how we solved the "what we are watching tonight"situation,..oh yeah it was what my father decided! can you imagine!

we watched "Merv Griffin" "Gilligans Island"
Marcus Welby
Dick Cavett?(spelling?)
My Favorite Martian
The Twilight Zone
The Outer Limits
The Honeymooners
The Man From U.N.C.L.E
and three of my favorite cartoons(besides bugs bunny) woody wood pecker
Caspar the Ghost
and Felix The Cat.....whoops didn't mean to think again,that's just the way the old brain works these days you never know when you'll remember something!

Anyway I now have four in my family and have 5 tele's,why I don't know?

My avatar is my cat,she's part Main coon and part Manx,tailless and silly.She sleeps upside down and covers her eyes sometimes.I do need to adjust the color on it but I'm not very adept at that sort of thing(my daughter uploaded it for me)

did I double any?

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posted on Feb, 5 2012 @ 11:07 AM
Thought I'd check in here, lots of old dudes like myself it seems. I too have fond memories. 58 my last birthday. Wrench puller for 38 years.
I remember when you could fill the tank of an Oldsmobile for nine dollars. For twelve dollars, you could fill it with Premium. Soda Pop came in a returnable bottle that was worth cash in your hand. Milk also came in returnable bottles. We had a milk cow that gave five gallons of cream rich milk every day, you had to shake the milk jar to mix up the cream. Everything was cooked in Lard, or Animal Grease.

We hardly ever got sick, and when we did, a mixture of honey, lemon juice, and Old Grandads, coupled with cooked onion grease healed us right up. Kids were not too good to go through the windshield with their parents. My Mom used to complain all the way home from grocery shopping for the week, for 6 people now, that it cost "a whole $20!"

I rode to school in a 58 Ford Superior Coach bus, the bus driver would cross a hump bridge at 60 miles an hour so the kids in the back seats got a nice jump up from the seats as the bus bounced. If the driver got mad at you, he would put you off the bus right there, and you walked home. Happened to me.

In grade school, we took toy guns to school, and played at shooting each other at recess. I always had a toy gun of some kind on me. It was second nature to do this. We played in the creek, and on coal barges, and once lived near a chemical plant where the run off was green and blue, and yellow.

In those days, a man was destined to work for a living. "Work hard, be on time, do your job well, and one day you can have a Home, and Family, and a 4 Wheel Drive, and perhaps a motorcycle." When you get old, or if you are hurt, and unable to work, the government will take care of you, you have a Trust Fund that you pay into by law.
You can invest in a company and make easy money. The best stuff was Made in the USA, and it was cheap, and plentiful.

What a long, strange trip it's been.

posted on Feb, 5 2012 @ 12:38 PM
reply to post by intrptr

Gen X is actually the generation that followed the boomers. They deserve most of the credit for creating the internet.

The Boomers graduated to good paying jobs, because their parents stood up for workers rights. They bought houses at a reasonable price, and grew wealthy. They needed someplace to invest their wealth, but the stock market wasn't going anywhere, and they weren't happy with the interest they earned from bonds.

The energy crisis came, the economy tanked, younger people graduated to a jobless market, and the boomers elected politicians who eliminated all the rules that enabled their success, put all the power into investors, and we have been screwed ever since.

The boomers were the investors, and the politicians they elected enacted policies that almost exclusively benefited the boomers to the detriment of future generations.

Boomer greed destroyed our nations economy. At some point they should face the truth.

posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 07:57 AM

Originally posted by Hillarie

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.

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.
Yeah,the porch was the neighborhood meeting place,many a friendship,war(as kids)area news,gossip and marriage came from gathering on the porch.It was a form of therapy,sipping ice tea in the summer and relieving daily stresses,didn't need medications for that then.

Gathering on the porch kept communities tight,people knew each other and protected one another more.

As a buyer that was the one stipulation I had was to buy a house with a big porch,well the houses that did have them were unaffordable so I ended up with a small porch.They don't build them like they use to,I wonder why?Is it to keep communities from gathering?

Well the next home I purchase will have a big wrap around porch,fully loaded,with a bench swing and rocking chairs!
So if your in the neighborhood pull up a chair and sit for awhile!
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posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 08:21 AM

Originally posted by Tw0Sides
reply to post by Destinyone

The Drive ins ,

Ice cream trucks
Forgot those

yes drive in theatres. we have one here in oregon. summer time it's always full, regardless of what's playing.

my parents use to send me on my bike to the store with $10 to buy a carton of cigarettes. i'd come home with the carton and some change. one summer we got a hold of some 2x4's and made some stilts. we had to climb a fence to be able to start them off. i remember riding my "spirit of '76" bike all over the place. leave in the morning eating at whichever friends house we happened to be at and not getting home until sunset. back then we knew our neighbors. they knew us. we figured out we could make bows out of olive branches and kite string. then we found some weeds in a nearby field whose center made excellent arrows.

today if you let your kid out all day, you'd have child services called on you.



posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 01:24 PM
We would all be better off if we returned to a small town social structure. These massive suburban sprawls are bad karma.

Where kids could go out and play outside of some pre-organized activity.

posted on Feb, 8 2012 @ 01:23 PM

Originally posted by Hillarie
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.

It all changed in the early 90s didn't it?

posted on Feb, 8 2012 @ 04:31 PM
Lots of great TV shows listed on the thread! Brought back many memories

Though we received many great American shows here in New Zealand, many of my favourites were from the UK:

Danger Man
Monty Python's Flying Circus
Blakes 7
Doctor Who
Dad's Army
Fawlty Towers
The Onedin Line
Only Fools & Horses
Open All Hours
Steptoe and Son
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
Till Death Us Do Part
The Prisioner
The Forsyte Saga
The Benny Hill Show
The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Two Ronnies
The Professionals
The Saint
The Sweeney
The Thunderbirds
The Kenny Everett Video Show
The Goodies
Rising Damp
Man About the House
Last of the Summer Wine
Joe 90
Upstairs Downstairs
Basil Brush
Up Pompei
Yes Minister

Can't believe we actually found TIME to watch all these shows!

posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 12:15 AM
I think the OP forgot to add "trust me on the sunscreen" to the end of the "im old" rant.
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posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 11:09 PM
Dang baby boomers and their awesome childhoods.

posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 10:49 PM
I was just thinking about this the other day. Waking up on the couch to the test pattern and that sound.

And I remembered back to when I got my first portable TV in my room. 1969. And it had this funny round antenna on the back as well as the rabbit ears. SO I fiddled with that UHF antenna and this station came in! And it had this show UltramaN! And it was totally weird. Like something from Japan, it was like I had just discovered a parallel universe.
Twilight zOnE, I dream of Jeannie, the Flint Stones, The Simpsons is the new Flintstones. And before that My Favorite Martian, and My 3 Sons, in B&W. Get the pliers, the knob that changes channels is broken off the TV.

I brought, my bb gun, to school. Public school. And nobody died.

The bank, used to give out matches. At 16 I would smoke in the grocery store while I shopped, and the movie theater while I ate popcorn.
I used to smoke on the back of the bus. Everywhere you could smoke. But not cigars.
Cops would pull you over and make you dump out all your beers onto the ground.
Then you would drive away.

I have to show you this ultramaN! It was so freaky compared to Fathers Knows Best. It might have been 1968 not 69 when I first discovered it on UHF.

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