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posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:21 AM
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I was at the tail end of those years, the late 70's/early 80's - when life was simple, the scariest thing to happen outside was getting into a fight with your rivals, fists and all.

Not what you have these days, in a PC (queer) world, people are the complete opposite and if you try to inject some life into a dull day you have the PC patrol round your house telling you how it's "unsafe to breathe fresh air because you might offend someone"....bonkers world




posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:23 AM
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I was born in 1955 and my husband in 1936.I like all the groups you posted
and my hubby likes classical music.He thinks one of the worst things that
happened was the 1964 British invasion when the Beatles came to america.
My husband does like Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody,the year 2525 and a few
others.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:27 AM
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I was still a kid during the 60's and I graduated from high school
in 1973.I was not part of the problem.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:29 AM
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Originally posted by mamabeth
reply to post by CranialSponge
 


I was born in 1955 and my husband in 1936.I like all the groups you posted
and my hubby likes classical music.He thinks one of the worst things that
happened was the 1964 British invasion when the Beatles came to america.
My husband does like Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody,the year 2525 and a few
others.


Poor sap doesn't know what he's missing does he?

I like it all from 60's Beatles to 70's Led Zepplin to 80's hair bands, and 90's grunge alternative (Pearl Jam). I still listen to all the latest music - some of it is simply awesome - Foo Fighters, Seether, Chili Peppers ... etc

You're only old when the music out grows you!

Edit: I even listen to classical. I plan on banging my head to the latest rock even when I'm 80



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posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:34 AM
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The people you are talking about are the evil rich who brought their children up like spoilt brats.......ready to step on real people. The prime minister of the UK (Harold Wilson) use to take his holiday's with the public in the 60,s no body guards required......so what happened ?

If we got caught doing something wrong we got a clip round the ear, if you told your dad you got another one

Those were the days.....the best time of my life.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:38 AM
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Originally posted by thedoctorswife

Originally posted by TheOracle
Since those born after 1960 aren't allowed to read this, I scrolled down very fast to hit the reply button (I still caught a few words by accident, I hope you don't mind. I willalso take the liberty to read any answers to my question)

So, here is my question... I heard racial segregation stopped around 1968, does this mean the majority were racists or OK with this back then? Is it something you lot miss too?

Peace!



I dont know, us ATS'ers are like the "Judean popular Peoples Front", the way we sit around talking about politics. We can turn any discussion political, and thats not a critisism Oracle, merely an observation. As for your question, im not American and i certainly wasnt around to see racial segragration (as i was in nappies in 1968), but I imagine it was considered acceptable back then, much the same as apartheid not so long ago in South Africa. Thankfully, through knowledge and experience and unfortunatly conflict, people's acceptance and understanding of our cultures and races has progressed to point we are at today, (although there is still plently of racism around if you look for it). I dont think myself, or any other of us oldies really miss it, do you? or were you being facitious??

For the OP, one thing i wont forget, is how bloody strict our school uniforms were, none of this polo shirts and polyester sweats shirts, it was cotton shirts and wool blazers, and if you were a girl you had to kneel on the floor, and god forbid if your skirt didnt touch the floor. I dont think that was a bad thing, when i see some of the girls at my daughters school, im not sure if their wearing wide belts or skirts


Ummmm......Wow.....what a perfectly racist thought, pure prejudice. I was 5 years old in 1965 when my parents took into our home a foriegn exchange student from Africa in.....1965, his name was Elijah.....This man, this human being, was my best friend and I will always cherish the memories I had with him, he was family and will always be family to us. We loved this man, I love him still. We had nothing and gave a home to others, so they might go to school...My parents wer'nt the typical "hippies",
no long hair for my dad, no drugs....they were activists though. They staged sit-ins, they protested injustice, they were instrumental in changing their world and tried to make it a better place... I can only hope to emulate their compassion, their concern and their character.......As a great man once said, it is "content of character" sir's, you would do well to strive for such......

Such narrow perception has no place in this discussion, you ask questions, not out of natural ignorance, but out of disregard for fact and prediliction for prejudice.......you should both be ashamed...you are not judge.

YouSir



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:39 AM
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I was born in 1981 and I can relate to much listed on here.

I was born in the Netherlands so things were a bit different than America or New Zealand.

We had so much fun playing outside, I remember just lying in the green grass and just enjoying everything.

How I long for the good old days.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:43 AM
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Originally posted by WhoKnows100

Originally posted by ShadowAngel85
This glorification of the past sure seems popular. How many times has this text now popped up here on ATS? I bet at least 10 times.
I wonder what people accomplish, by hating on modern generations and glorifying the past by pointing out the things they thought were 'better', while ignoring the negative things (except of course "our parents hit us with belts and shoes because they had no clue about parenting")

You know, those people born in the 40's and 50's were so wonderfully raised, had such great lifes and were overall so much better than the people later....that they became the assholes that make life bad today...politicians, dictators, greedy CEOs. Wonderful people growing up in a wonderful time that shaped them to what they are today. What a wonderful world


Actually you couldn't be more wrong, do you even realise what has shaped and brainwashed this last generation?
Have a read:
1963 US Congressional Record
"45 Current Steps/Goals of Communism"

Step 17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

Step 24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.

Step 25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

Step 26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."

Step 27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a "religious crutch." 

Step 28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."

Step 40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
 
Step 41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents. 

That my friend IS WHAT HAS MADE YOU.
Not what made any of the generations of the OPs thread.
So whilst you bleat on about the differences, most of us grew up respecting our parents, had a love for family values, God and the days that porn didn't ruin millions of families and further promote godless morals.

So if you cannot even SEE that your thoughts and beliefs have been shaped,, formed and indoctrinated with the end time Godless principles of humanism, then Heaven help you.

OP, thanks for the memories. Looking at those goals from 1963 should make our generations understand what the driving force has been to create this most likely last generation.






You say that all kids have no respect for their parents and authority? Obviously you are close minded or just mingle in the wrong 'social' circles. I am born in the 90's and I have the utmost respect for my parents. I have never yelled at my parents, told them to go F themselves or anything along those lines. Such a generalization, seriously, why would you say that about an entire generation? It is not as though ALL people who were in their late teens mid twenties during the 60's all were part of casual sex, acid trips and whatnot? So today is different, what does not change over time?
Perhaps you being close minded to people having a choice of what they want to do and how they want to live? Who are you to say that someone should spend their life in misery, if they are unhappy with someone in a marriage? Who are you to say that homosexuality is a sin? If you were homosexual, you would definitely perceive that differently.

The ideology of communism in theory would be a utopia, everybody being equal, none above none below, but when implemented into real life it does not work.

You think everybody should act and be in a specific way, judging from your post.
I do not agree with that, if my fellowmen want to be muslim, christian, hindu, jewish, homosexual, bisexual or whatever lifestyle they choose, then I will accept and respect their choice.

If we are the last line of generation, I would like to say this: I am proud to say that I accept people for who they are, no matter their sexuality or religion.

Peace and love, even to you.

May you have a good day / evening, depending on when you read this.


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posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:43 AM
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I don't find too many differences between what you mentioned about the 40's, 50's, and 60's VS growing up in the 80's.

Yeah we had Nintendo but everyone I knew still went outside everyday and played most of the day.

I could relate to most of this.. I even got a BB gun at age 10 on my birthday.

I think its more of the kids born in the 90's and millenium kids that have changed the most. I'm 29 and have a 16 year old brother.. I always talk with my mother about the night and day difference of how he has grown up compared to me and my childhood.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:46 AM
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Originally posted by waggz
I don't find too many differences between what you mentioned about the 40's, 50's, and 60's VS growing up in the 80's.

Yeah we had Nintendo but everyone I knew still went outside everyday and played most of the day.

I could relate to most of this.. I even got a BB gun at age 10 on my birthday.

I think its more of the kids born in the 90's and millenium kids that have changed the most. I'm 29 and have a 16 year old brother.. I always talk with my mother about the night and day difference of how he has grown up compared to me and my childhood.




I am born in the 90's and can recognize almost all of the written examples to their childhood in mine.

It is definitely a matter of where you grow up and how you are raised.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:47 AM
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[quote I was 5 years old in 1965 when my parents took into our home a foriegn exchange student from Africa in.....1965, his name was Elijah.....This man, this human being, was my best friend and I will always cherish the memories I had with him, he was family and will always be family to us. We loved this man, I love him still. We had nothing and gave a home to others, so they might go to school...My parents wer'nt the typical "hippies",
quote]

I was about the same age when a tramp came to the door asking for a few scraps of food ( not uncommon in those days ) My parents invited him in for a meal and they gave him a room, 10 years later he left, but by then he had built up a respectable reputation and was working. Heck he was earning more than my father in the end, but he never forgot us and used to pop in every year or so. Charity begins at home !



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:47 AM
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And don't forget to add:

We all ate at the table in the dining room as a family. We sat straight, we didn't put our elbows on the table, we asked for food to be passed to us, and we took turns talking.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:51 AM
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Born in the fifties.
We, brother and I, got up and threw a paper route before and after school when Austin had the morning paper and the afternoon paper. I was about twelve years old and unsupervised walking around the neighborhood in the dark. Imagine that.
We rode our bicycles from far south Austin down to Barton Springs which is essentially downtown. We collected bottles for two cents a bottle, negotiable, meaning sometimes the store clerk would cheat us. We didn't mug him later out in the parking lot though. Sometimes we would just take the bottles to a different store if the price wasn't good enough.
Around the holidays when the fireworks were being sold, we would light bottle rockets and hold them until they took off, sometimes aiming them at each other from a distance. No one got scarred for life.
In the summer grandpa made us pull weeds. In Texas the temperature gets REAL hot in the summer, but sweat didn't hurt you. We wore a big hat to keep the sun off of our face. We got a nickel for a pail of crabgrass that he would put his foot in and compress. When it wouldn't compress any more and it was full, we got a nickel.
My mom beat my ass over a penny that was taken from her purse. ONE penny. I still love my mom.
When I see kids these days, city kids, I pity them. Those out in the country are still pretty much like we were, that is why I moved out of the city.
There is something really unhealthy about a big city.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:54 AM
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Okay, since you started this let me add:

Frozen custard

Placing dibs on the oat meal and cereal boxes (you could make almost anything out of them.#

Home Economics (boys had to go too.)

Snow cream

Sleds from refrigerator boxes.

After school chores and allowances.

Card parties.

Halloween with harmless pranks and bobbing for apples.

Waiting for Dad to get home for dinner, and no one was excused from the family dinner table, unless you were sick.

Begging for spankings, my parents raised 10 children, never spanked us, but the punishments were often creative, usually lasted a complete weekend and lots of sore muscles.

Cops took you home, not to jail, that was far worst.

Foot pedal sewing machines, dress patterns.

Almost all grandmothers had big laps and smelled of yeast and fresh baked goodies.

Snowballs and Susie Qs.

Being allowed to reach in the candy jar on the store counter and being to keep all your little hand could hold and still get your hand out of the jar.

Jiffy pop popcorn.

Drive-In theaters.

Full audience participation in " The Rocky Horror Picture Show".

A dollar filled the gas tank.

I had better stop before I fill an Encyclopedia. They still have those don't they?











Allowan



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 09:05 AM
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Originally posted by YouSir

Originally posted by thedoctorswife

Originally posted by TheOracle
Since those born after 1960 aren't allowed to read this, I scrolled down very fast to hit the reply button (I still caught a few words by accident, I hope you don't mind. I willalso take the liberty to read any answers to my question)

So, here is my question... I heard racial segregation stopped around 1968, does this mean the majority were racists or OK with this back then? Is it something you lot miss too?

Peace!



I dont know, us ATS'ers are like the "Judean popular Peoples Front", the way we sit around talking about politics. We can turn any discussion political, and thats not a critisism Oracle, merely an observation. As for your question, im not American and i certainly wasnt around to see racial segragration (as i was in nappies in 1968), but I imagine it was considered acceptable back then, much the same as apartheid not so long ago in South Africa. Thankfully, through knowledge and experience and unfortunatly conflict, people's acceptance and understanding of our cultures and races has progressed to point we are at today, (although there is still plently of racism around if you look for it). I dont think myself, or any other of us oldies really miss it, do you? or were you being facitious??

For the OP, one thing i wont forget, is how bloody strict our school uniforms were, none of this polo shirts and polyester sweats shirts, it was cotton shirts and wool blazers, and if you were a girl you had to kneel on the floor, and god forbid if your skirt didnt touch the floor. I dont think that was a bad thing, when i see some of the girls at my daughters school, im not sure if their wearing wide belts or skirts


Ummmm......Wow.....what a perfectly racist thought, pure prejudice. I was 5 years old in 1965 when my parents took into our home a foriegn exchange student from Africa in.....1965, his name was Elijah.....This man, this human being, was my best friend and I will always cherish the memories I had with him, he was family and will always be family to us. We loved this man, I love him still. We had nothing and gave a home to others, so they might go to school...My parents wer'nt the typical "hippies",
no long hair for my dad, no drugs....they were activists though. They staged sit-ins, they protested injustice, they were instrumental in changing their world and tried to make it a better place... I can only hope to emulate their compassion, their concern and their character.......As a great man once said, it is "content of character" sir's, you would do well to strive for such......

Such narrow perception has no place in this discussion, you ask questions, not out of natural ignorance, but out of disregard for fact and prediliction for prejudice.......you should both be ashamed...you are not judge.

YouSir


Dont be daft, im not a racist, Oracle was asking if racism was approved of back in the 60s, (as to suggest that they werent such perfect days) which off course in that respect they werent, my point was that there still is, and apartheid seems like yester.day to me, thank god all that nonsense is over. I couldnt give a flyiing f*** what colour a persons skin is. Yousir, need to chill out and not be so rude. Dont approach me with anymore unsubstantiated abuse, thankyou.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 09:10 AM
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Originally posted by Open_Minded Skeptic

Originally posted by YouSir

Originally posted by Tw0Sides

Reading this thread for fun (taking Iran break) and I thought of a real funny one.

Am I the only one to send away for the Sea Horses from the back of a comic book?


Ummmm......I got the seamonkeys, the decoder ring.


The one thing I never got and WISH I HAD was the WWII surplus Willys jeep for $40. I know a guy that DID get one, and put it together when he was old enough to... he had to assemble EVERYTHING, including putting the rollers into bearings. But that was one SWEET machine... no frills, but that sucker would run on anything that would burn.


The "Pop Sci" and "Pop Mech" mags, I used to drool over the crate Willys as well, but never seemed to have that $40.00 to order it. There was also the six-wheel amphibious and the little crawlers...

YouSir



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 09:21 AM
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Oh my god are you from my old neighborhood?Those were the days my friend..the summer time being the best,I remember playing woofle ball all day and hide and seek at night so much fun.

All of the parents looked out for us,God forbid you did something wrong you got busted before you got home and know you were going to get in trouble.The biggest bummer being grounded in the summer,I would sit on my porch watching everybody having a great time...it was torture

the only pool available was at the high school,we would collect pop bottles and cash them in to pay a quarter to swim there.Or buy chips and a little coke(in a bottle)or the best was a hostess suzy Q cake.

It seems strange though in my area,theres kids here but they're not outside playing like we were...I really think those time are gone,most kids being in after school programs or daycare.Funny how things change so quickly

good thread,great memories
this reminds me of a twilight zone episode,called kick the can...does anyone remember that one?


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posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 09:35 AM
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Originally posted by thedoctorswife

Originally posted by YouSir

Originally posted by thedoctorswife

Originally posted by TheOracle
Since those born after 1960 aren't allowed to read this, I scrolled down very fast to hit the reply button (I still caught a few words by accident, I hope you don't mind. I willalso take the liberty to read any answers to my question)

So, here is my question... I heard racial segregation stopped around 1968, does this mean the majority were racists or OK with this back then? Is it something you lot miss too?

Peace!



I dont know, us ATS'ers are like the "Judean popular Peoples Front", the way we sit around talking about politics. We can turn any discussion political, and thats not a critisism Oracle, merely an observation. As for your question, im not American and i certainly wasnt around to see racial segragration (as i was in nappies in 1968), but I imagine it was considered acceptable back then, much the same as apartheid not so long ago in South Africa. Thankfully, through knowledge and experience and unfortunatly conflict, people's acceptance and understanding of our cultures and races has progressed to point we are at today, (although there is still plently of racism around if you look for it). I dont think myself, or any other of us oldies really miss it, do you? or were you being facitious??

For the OP, one thing i wont forget, is how bloody strict our school uniforms were, none of this polo shirts and polyester sweats shirts, it was cotton shirts and wool blazers, and if you were a girl you had to kneel on the floor, and god forbid if your skirt didnt touch the floor. I dont think that was a bad thing, when i see some of the girls at my daughters school, im not sure if their wearing wide belts or skirts


Ummmm......Wow.....what a perfectly racist thought, pure prejudice. I was 5 years old in 1965 when my parents took into our home a foriegn exchange student from Africa in.....1965, his name was Elijah.....This man, this human being, was my best friend and I will always cherish the memories I had with him, he was family and will always be family to us. We loved this man, I love him still. We had nothing and gave a home to others, so they might go to school...My parents wer'nt the typical "hippies",
no long hair for my dad, no drugs....they were activists though. They staged sit-ins, they protested injustice, they were instrumental in changing their world and tried to make it a better place... I can only hope to emulate their compassion, their concern and their character.......As a great man once said, it is "content of character" sir's, you would do well to strive for such......

Such narrow perception has no place in this discussion, you ask questions, not out of natural ignorance, but out of disregard for fact and prediliction for prejudice.......you should both be ashamed...you are not judge.

YouSir


Dont be daft, im not a racist, Oracle was asking if racism was approved of back in the 60s, (as to suggest that they werent such perfect days) which off course in that respect they werent, my point was that there still is, and apartheid seems like yester.day to me, thank god all that nonsense is over. I couldnt give a flyiing f*** what colour a persons skin is. Yousir, need to chill out and not be so rude. Dont approach me with anymore unsubstantiated abuse, thankyou.


Then you need to re-read both what Oracle stated and your own response. You broad-brushed all americans by your assumption that racism was excepted and a given, just the way it was.....I illustrated to you that you were incorrect in your "assumption". Therefore your post was racist......to me.....and your post was prejudiced......to me
As for Oracle....that was a baiter statement if I ever saw one........and I Quote, "Is it something you lot miss too" in reference to racism and segregation.....Pure racism..........Pure prejudice...

To turn your statement on it's head........I can assume that all South Africans were racist during aparthied and can imagine that it was acceptable during that time. If you make blanket statements like that, you include within the statement, even those to whome it is NOT acceptable....Like my parents, my siblings, myself and you.
So if I was wrong about you then I apologize, however you also owe an apology to all those that fought against injustice here in this country. It is repugnant to me to be lumped in with those who never had the opportunity to experiance the humanity of difference and the sameness of that humanity in ALL of us.

YouSir



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 09:38 AM
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What a great trip down memory lane for me here, everything in the OP rang a bell for me, (born 1960)
I remember collecting pop bottles all day and you could get the cheap candies at the corner store @ 10 for a penny so if you found 4 pop bottles you were a rich kid.

Everyone in our neighbour hood had 30 Mothers and Fathers. If you got out of line one of your mom's would give a smacking.
The Dad's played different as in when they got out front having a beer and talking you just prayed it was not about something you did at a neighbours yard.

In the summer time if we did not come home for lunch (peanut butter always) our mom knew that somebody in our area was feeding us.

No phone calls at supper time and everyone played by that rule.

I got caught with matches when I was about 7 years old and that cost me a week of my summer holidays.
At the above age of 7 all of our friends had a book collection in their bedrooms.

A really big deal was a "Car Ride" once in awhile we would just hop in the car and go for a ride to nowhere, this was considered a big luxury then.

My mom going to the butcher almost every day because we had no freezer just a fridge, and no ice cubes because the fridge did have a freezer but it took about 3 days to freeze two trays of ice.

S&F
Thanks again for the smile here on my face.
Regards, Iwinder



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 09:46 AM
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Yes you've got that right,we were,in the main,raised by and educated by parents and teachers who did not have the first clue on how to relate to us.WWhich must have been a major factor in shaping the"assholes"who dictate govenmental policy nowadays!
I wonder if those born in the 1840's 50's and 60's have such a rosy outlook on life as it was then?

I was born in the 60's and think that todays kids are at the crossroads of the most significant discoveries in human history.I'd swap with them!



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