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remember when:

 

gas was .55 cents a gallon

a candy bar was .25 cents

a soda pop was .35 cents

comics were .35 cents

The Brady bunch was a hit

the first hand held game was mattel football?

there was no such thing as a personal computer

the commodore 64 was a big hit!

BBS'ing was the thing

a 2400 baud modem was FAST

the after school special was on?

Jets were a cool thing and we stand in awe as they went by overhead?

The camero came out

John Wayne died

the steelers ruled football(i hate them to this day :) )

grandma and grandpa still had an outhouse!

TV only had about 5 channels and was black and white?

radio theatre was still on

there were no microwaves

TV dinners were made of metal(tin foil)

stores were closed on sundays

Evil Knievel was crazy

Big Jim and Big Josh were action figures?

minimum wage was 3.25

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hi all

i've bought gas .20 a gal,on sale(gas war)candy bars .05.,scoop of ice cream .05,buddy hollie was a big hit, then gone.i'd like to know ,what happened to that time.don't seem that long ago.

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I have bought gas for .32 9/10 .....Nehi soda .15 cents.. milk, eggs ,veg's and most meat came off the farm I was raised on ............Red Skelton, Jackie Gleason, were bigest hits on tv. Beer came in long neck bottles from a bootlegger (Dry County). Were we happier................No one was on welfare....we took care of our own.

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No.

 

Then again, I was born in 1976. :P

 

Life was better in many ways at different points in the past, but it was also worse in other ways - would we trade cheaper gas for fewer life-saving medical advancements? Would it be better to be in a more stable and orderly world if it had to be the patriarchal, paternalistic and oppressive society like the one that was, or is there value in allowing women and minorities to vote, not just in theory but in practice, and to be real citizens as a result? ...and so on.

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well I got lost

 

I was in Darmstadt Germany when radio free Europe news reported the Kennedy assassination caught

the red eye soon after for places unknown.

 

some time later I was a Wild colonial boy on Shankill road but like the old johnny cash song Ive been everywhere

I have ended up in the oddest places like rwanda.

 

OC

for someone who for the gains that fell in you lap you sure are opinionated. when you leave some skin in the game and I am not one of those that continue to rub past into the faces of people you seem to at any post.

I only look for what is now and what I see is a lot of people who expect something for nothing because their

family was mistreated well I am part Indian and part Irish you do not hear me pissing and bemoaning the fact

I was ill treated for my racial background and a Christian so quit playing your harp most of us are not moved

by your sirens call of how horrible us crackers are and how good every one else is in comparison.

 

I have been around the world and it is the U.S. and Europe that have tried to help, some were mercenary

but many were not if not for us the African nation would have died out due to lack of food water and medicine.

and while you were in diapers the bantu and hutu's that were butchering each other and we were not involved.

Idi Amin Dada was not a friend to his people nor hundred of other leaders and warlords.

look at Haiti 100 years of free money and they do not even have a decent hospital or a road.

We have to put in water wells in Africa my grandfather like thousands of people dug his own and lined it with stone is the act of digging so foreign that we have to teach them what to do I mean can't we just drop a diagram? the American west was settled by people that built out of sod and made a living out of what

ever they could and built schools and churches hospitals and libraries streets and even lights with oil or gas

and in all that time what the hell did Africa do? and the middle east? unless you were rich f_---you.

Russia I seem to remember the revolution of 1917 well that made things better for the comrades didn't it.

and during the cold war everything east was so good that they committed suicide to cross to west Germany.

 

We are so horrible that every being if they could would risk everything to come here but I do not see the MASS EXODUS of Americans swimming the shark filled ocean to go to Cuba or haitians leaving to go back nor

any other group Iraq is free why are they still here?

If your going to say we are worse than everyone please present the evidence and we are worse now than before

because people making an issue out of every problem but not being the solution nor giving a solution.

 

I have the perfect solution everyone that does not like it leave do it now I am still waiting for all those movie stars that said if bush was re elected they would go to France now they are gripping about the present power

I guess they will never be happy nor keep their word because they never left so that makes them liars.

 

Now Vietnam want to normalize relations so I guess that our money is more important that their morals

and beliefs we tried to tell them in the 60's that communism was bad but OH NO and after they won they

partied by killing everyone that was against them so as far as I am concerned if yo go there your helping them

may as well go kiss Hanoi jane on the butt and forgive her too.

 

I am a simple person if you tell me I am wrong fine then do not darken my door again your on your own

see how well you can do it with out me.

I have people call and tell me their tales of woe after I told them for years to be stable and pay off and buy cash

now they are loosing everything well life is hard and if you do not respect what you have you will go without.

 

personally I think that people that have been in service or own property or have a job or retired or unless a stay at home mom {not on welfare} should be able to vote there in lies the problem.

people who do not work and never have non citizens and those without I.D. if your too lame not to have an I.D.

then your to stupid to vote.

If your caught cheating by vote or manipulating votes you should be barred from voting forever

if your on welfare and never paid in to SS no vote

felony convicted 3 times no vote

non resident or alien no vote

never worked no vote

no HS diploma or GED no vote {your to stupid}

 

 

politely as I can I wish you would quit strapping that load on my azz his red white and blue butt is tired of dragging the problems of the world. and being blamed for everything since even before we were a colony.

the Indians were butchers a few were decent but most were up to and including cannibals.

I want you to find how much charity that any african country has given to any of it neighbors NONE.

now tell me how much charity has the south American governments given to their neighbors barley and NONE.

As far as all the others like China and Russia if your in a disaster its touch and go depending how much value you are to the work force either in education or youth.

 

since you comment WE are so callous and hateful and racist there are the peace corps or planes & boats leaving every hour buy a ticket. your still a pup go and change the world before you are not able.

 

I feel everyone has the right to do whatever they choose including drop dead as long as I do not have to

pay the bill for those who wont work, freedom is not free and liberty is at the point of a gun

because you cannot have it if you cannot defend it and the pursuit of happiness means you chase it it does not

fall in you lap.

an all these damn talking heads saying how bad X is and that we are still living in the social inequality era

strange they got voted in and not all of their constituents are of the same ethnic background.

same with the recording industry you cannot go double platinum if only your base buys your album.

movies same thing, so tell me where is all this hatred I have not seen anyone spitting on football players

booing or throwing trash on the field and Micheal Jackson the whole world seemed to be sad at his passing.

And openly gay people are on all kinds of shows on T.V.

if we are all a bunch of racist and homophobes how does that happen?

 

Sorry but the evidence does not hold up and besides the point people have the right to dislike anyone they want. I do not have to like you regardless of who what or where you come from.

I like people of every nationality and race as well as religions it is a boring world if we were all the same.

the people we don't need are those that make problems or stir adversarial discontent.

 

Right and wrong are not colors good and bad are not colors or is justice, honesty or honor either.

nor are they religions or dispensed from a PEZ machine or a lottery and we all need to hold that highest of all that justice and right is more important than anyone or thing justice is suppose to be blind and I like it that way.

 

In order to weed out hate and greed and racism you have to remove want and jealousy that will never happen.

in my world it does not exist because I do not operate that way others may hate me but I don't live for them.

 

do unto others as you would have them do unto you, it is a simple but worthwhile concept but it is so simple

no one gets it.

Edited by juzcallmesnake

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I grew up when peace loving hippies wanted to destroy the world and start over. Gas was 23 cents as a child. You got free toasters and S&H green stamps. The Vietnam war was the first news story every night. The women's freedom movement was in full swing. Race tensions were bad. I remember blacks had to patrol their own neighborhoods with bats becuase the police would not go into this areas. I remember when the draft was done away with. I remember Saturday mornings waiting for the first sign the other kids were outside. We played in the woods all day, never came home till dinner time and our parents did not have to worry. I remember Sunday blue laws. I remember living in a dry county and buying beer under age. I remember my first paying job at 13. I remember giving all my savings to my parents when i was 14. Dad lost his job and we barely made mortgage payment that month. I remember buying my first house at 15.3% on an FHA assumable loan. I remember teaching my sisters boyfriend that no meant no(bet he remembers as well).

Things were better or worse then depending on the topic and the times. Point being that we try to not relive the mistakes of our past.

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I remember when taking the transit cost 10 cents for children & 15 cents for adults. Gas cost 40 cents a gallon. A brand new corvette cost $8,000 from the GM dealer. A 50rd box of .22lr cost 35 cents. Going to the drive-in movies cost $3 per car & you could fill 4-6 people in the car or more if it was a van, it still cost $3 only. Watching the honey mooners, I love lucy & happy days on TV. I was born in 1962 & listening to the beatles music in 45's & 33's record albums, in the house hold was a daily routine. Oh yes the good old days, seemed like yesterday.

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well I got lost

 

I was in Darmstadt Germany when radio free Europe news reported the Kennedy assassination caught

the red eye soon after for places unknown.

 

some time later I was a Wild colonial boy on Shankill road but like the old johnny cash song Ive been everywhere

I have ended up in the oddest places like rwanda.

 

JCMS - What year was that? I was in Burundi in the early 80s. Hutus vs. Tutsis.... Talk about discrimination. Folks here have no idea how bad two tribes can treat each other... to the point of attempted genocide.

 

(Btw, one of your greatest posts sir.)

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OC

for someone who for the gains that fell in you lap you sure are opinionated. when you leave some skin in the game and I am not one of those that continue to rub past into the faces of people you seem to at any post...

 

Please show me where I said ANY of that nonsensical diatribe you spouted off there. I get that you hate liberals and that, judging by that "leaving some skin in the game" comment, because of when I was born, I shouldn't be allowed to formulate my own opinions OR speak them in your presence, but I'm not an American apologist. I don't think America is awful. I don't ever SAY either of those things, either.

 

My whole point was that there should be some balance to nostalgia. It's easy to look back and see the things we like and admire (cheap gas! people working!), but there's also a reason why things haven't stayed the same. We've gained AND lost some over the years. There's certainly a conservative mindset where, if things were in the past, they were better than they are today - that's not categorically true, nor is it categorically false.

 

But if you take my comments there to mean... whatever the heck you were ranting about... that's more about YOU than about anything I've said. Enjoy your anger, I guess.

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jumbo

 

73 and again 76 I was hanging around between east Africa and the congo

 

I was watching after some engineers and keeping my eyes and ears open.

 

time were changing quite rapidly ended up flying out of capetown and set down in freemantle

 

for a rest as I got back things looked too normal so I left it was some years before I returned

 

to Texas and even then I would get the wandering foot and off for months and back.

 

OC

 

anger, no sorry Not anger and as far as I can see the great social experiment is a failure

 

you cannot see it because what you see when you were aware to what was and there are still barriers try driving

 

an old car to a gated community and asking the gate guard to just look around show up at your senators home

 

and see if they invite you in ask if you would like a drink regardless of your political party..

 

I have seen the same ill treatment of all color of mankind and back in the day Catholics were not always

 

welcome in certain areas I have been stopped in black areas of town and asked what I was doing there, recently.

 

nothing has changed it has just moved down a few rungs on the ladder Hate I do not hate I need no such

 

emotional fervor to make comments when I have seen all sides and know what is right and what is wrong.

 

As I stated there is not left or right to right and wrong if you see that as hateful then I am confused.

 

are you saying that right and wrong have a place in a persons political leanings as to disagreements?

 

so if your a lefty and lie and steal against a right winger it's ok then?

 

does the ends justify the means like che' guevara here is a quote one he liked so well:

 

“In fact, if Christ himself stood in my way, I, like Nietzsche, would not hesitate to squish him like a worm”

 

or the really good one:

 

“Silence is argument carried out by other means.”

 

in other words a quiet back stabber just waiting to pounce, and an anarchist.

 

I do not hate you I pity you that you cannot see the forest for the trees like most of the left who state

 

that there are people racist, DUH hell yea all of them are BUT if your not white and hate white thats ok to them

but if your white and hate them your a horrible person when the shoe is on the other foot they do not like it.

 

this is not news it has only been happening for as long as man has been on the earth and no one is ever going to change it, we can mitigate and react legally to minimize it but you can never stop it.

and bringing it up every 5 minutes does not make it any better or make it go away.

 

And just like Vietnam Laos and Cambodia after they won they killed so many even many who were

not enemies but rivals for power and stature in the new regime. so just because you think your one of the

group does not mean that the group won't turn on you later.

 

Stalin and Hitler and chairman Mao were good at that using others and then eliminating them as they were

possible replacements if they fell out of favor.I think between them they killed about 100 million give or take.

they had a few things in common did not believe in God No respect for the old ways or people

and the ends justified the means. { no rules or morals} and no conscience. and no respect for women at all

a few made they way through the gauntlet the rest were a moments diversion.

 

this is what the American left do not understand, that this will happen here also if they get there way it has to

because it has no rules it is dog eat dog survival of the fittest and the powerful must not be questioned and if

they are then those who had the audacity to do so will be executed because ti is the only way to maintain power.

 

health care we were told no death panels and that is true they call them by a different name same end result.

semantics bob and weave misdirection and word play.

 

I have seen it all before and it has NEVER BUT NEVER ended without a lot of bloodshed and even then those

countries have not made it back to it's former glory.

 

yea I remember when things were better way better.

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Grew up in western PA during the time the Steelers had their dynasty. Sorry Wally.

Country music was country music

Washingtons birthday was a holiday

First day of deer season was one too

Collected bottles for refunds

Had a paper route at 12 and actually wanted to work!

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O C calm down...

As we see things CHANGE!

get over it..............

yes I miss 10cent soda..I stoped drinking it years ago..No I dont want to live as My Family did in the 20s on a farm,many died because of lack of knowledge!!

 

The Past is gone and we need to learn from it and create a better place .

JMO

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lol again, Anyone ever see that crazy japanese animation that moves really fast and causes some to have seizures and it doesn't seem to make any sense but is very colorful, that's how I feel about snakes posts. What's it like being right about everything, always? (not actually looking for an answer)

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