Hard Times

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    Hard Times, Lost on Long Island

    "Documentary on how the economy and unemployment impacts the lives of four families", premiers on HBO tonight.

    I would really like to discuss - peacefully - this with others who watch it.

    Anyone interested?
     
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    No HBO here, but I'll be sure to tune into this thread.
     
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    why would anyone be interested??? We all know what is like to struggle through a liberal recession or depression. THe Grapes of Wrath and many others have been part of our culture forever.

    Why don't you try to learn Econ 101 so you can contribute to it not happening again rather than watch TV like a child??
     
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    Well, Religulous is on IFC.

    Is THAT "grown up" enough for you?
     
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    Why did they call a TV show "Good Times" when it was about a family going through hard times?

    A poor Afro-American family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects.

    Good Times (TV Series 1974–1979) - IMDb
     
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    I've lived as many years of my life in poverty as in prosperity.
    The earliest ones I'd rather forget- I was in my teens and, while I was the male head of household, I had no control.

    Later in life, it wasn't much easier but at least I could legally make my own decisions. Difficult as it was those are some of my best memories.

    It was like that "Good Times" TV show. Shit fuck poor but making the best of it.
     

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