Rik01: Well, that ought to be freakin' obvious.I was doing something dangerous the other day -- thinking -- and recalled when I was a kid around 10 growing up. Those were happy times. Yeah, the cold war was looming, we were in the Korean War but people were generally happy!Now, don't jump on my arse about racism and civil rights. It existed but in my small town, it wasn't the big thing as in other places. Our high school was integrated before it became law and we had more problems with white trash rednecks than anyone else.Besides, that's not the point I'm trying to make.People were happier, more secure, pleased with the Great Scientific Advances happening every day, marveling at the new, free government mandated vaccination against Polio, which promised to wipe the nasty disease off the face of the earth, neighbors mainly got along, you trusted the company you bought your car from and your home town bank would give you a loan based on your word.Air was clean, water was also, the land was rich and plentiful, oil companies were like big brothers, gas was cheap and tons of new chemicals and products were appearing based on crude. You never locked your car doors when shopping in town. Most folks never locked their home doors. Crime was low. Jobs were plentiful and companies often hired kids during summer break to let them make some spending money, even if they actually didn't need the extra help.Schools were run wisely. Parents participated. Those old Bell Telephones were so durable, that not only could you pass them down along generations, but I suspect they'd survive a nuclear explosion.If you fell over on the street, a dozen strangers would show up to help you. Hobos passed through town, causing no problems, often doing odd jobs for a meal. You respected and trusted the policeman, fireman, mailman but took politicians with kind of a grain of salt.You never heard of a bank robbery in my town until sometime in the 70's. We had a town drunk -- not drunks. Jus ...
Now I Is!: The problem is everyone is pissed off, but no two people can agree on what the problem is, or what the solution should be. At least not enough to form a cohesive counter culture movement, let alone start a revolution.
some_beer_drinker: Now I Is!: The problem is everyone is pissed off, but no two people can agree on what the problem is, or what the solution should be. At least not enough to form a cohesive counter culture movement, let alone start a revolution.also this.
Lonestar: In before Obama's fault?
farkingismybusiness: This thread sucks. Fark you subby.
with great power comes great insanity: America: single richest country in the world, full of fat ignorant idiots who whine about everything.If I were president, I'd make it law that at 16 you get dumped into a war zone like South Sudan with nothing but a change of underwear, and if you make it back to America alive you get to stay.
some_beer_drinker: farkingismybusiness: This thread sucks. Fark you subby.you sound slightly dissatisfied. try the veal.
farkingismybusiness: some_beer_drinker: farkingismybusiness: This thread sucks. Fark you subby.you sound slightly dissatisfied. try the veal.Now is the winter of my slight discontent!!!!
Rik01: Well, that ought to be freakin' obvious.I was doing something dangerous the other day -- thinking -- and recalled when I was a kid around 10 growing up. Those were happy times. Yeah, the cold war was looming, we were in the Korean War but people were generally happy!-
HaywoodJablonski: Americans are whiny douchebags
Rik01: bdub77Dude, I kind of get your point but...there were all kinds of awful problems in the 50s 60s and 70s. How about lead in your gasoline, denied by Big Oil? What about asbestos? How about Cigarettes were [claimed to be] healthy, SMOKE, you should beat your wife, rampant homophobia and racism, unsafe cars. Cops weren't so nice to black people back in the day, especially in the South. I recall something about fire hosesExactly what part of 'that's not the point I'm trying to make' did you not understand?
macross87: Except Airplane threads....
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