Lucky stiffs that lived history - born around 1920

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    they got in on all the historic stuff

    our history is boring
     
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    That history I would say was mostly scary, but the young knew no different, depressions were just the way life was. I think for the parents that had seen a better world the Depression had to be pretty frightening, but even during the depression there were people with jobs that lived pretty well, it was the large group of unemployed that were frightened and making funny noises. Another two years of Hoover and America could have been in big trouble. FDR gave hope and charity, and without that who knows?
     
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    ginscpy,

    History is always being made. I'm a Boomer, I was on Planet Earth for that awful day in Dallas in November '63, Woodstock, the civil rights movement, the lunar missions, "I am not a crook," Vietnam, the ERA, the best era in music history, Vatican II, Doppler radar, the interwebz, the Rust Belt, the US Olympic hockey team, the Berlin Wall coming down, the end of South African apartheid, the space shuttles, Sesame Street, AIDS, the Kent State Massacre, ...

    There's always something going on.
     
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    Heck just recently we have Supersonic Concord Stratosphere Travel, I-Phones, I-Pads, Private Space Travel. History keeps on keeping on.
     
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    Sounds fun. Living just before the depression. Even before they knew what to do with Penicillin.

    Actually, these days are interesting. There is a war going on right now in this country.

    Voter suppression
    magical creation and ignorance versus science
    The wealthy talking over an entire political party and teaching them to accept being called stupid
    The wealthy teaching an entire political party that education is for snobs
    The Republican Party invading a country in the Middle East and not even knowing or caring there is a difference between "Shiite" and "Sunni".
    Being on the cusp of changing demographics and old age forcing the most ignorant, damaging, extreme, and dangerous political party in the history of the country to "change" or "die".
    An entire political party pushing a "let him die" and "every man for himself" mentality.
    The country is also in a war for manufacturing jobs against a country that accepts payment for it's workers of less than a dollar an hour. That has spilled over here. Half the country believes we can win that fight with education and a national investment. The Republican half wants to get rid of the minimum wage so we can compete at less than a dollar an hour which is very strange since they won't even pick cotton in Georgia.
    We have a political party that wants to elect a leader who lies, grew up a bully, assaulted a fellow student, abused his family pet, says he will cut education and wants to bring immigrants here with degrees so he can help them start businesses and the people voting for him praise him - and they don't even know why.

    See? Very interesting times.
     
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    Oh please....FDR gave FALSE hope, much like BO has done, but hopefully Americans are not as gullible as they were in 1932, 1936, 1940, and 1944. You fail to understand the difference between Hoover and FDR was little. FDR EXPANDED on the policies imposed by Hoover. He prolonged the Great Depression reducing hope and charity...while causing unbelievable suffering. And to top off things, instigated war with Japan and Germany, while lying to the American people about pursuing peace, to increase his power and get us out of the Great Depression.

    He was a complete idiot....but not unlike many other presidents we have had, but arguably the worst one.
     
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    I can't agree. I believe we are living in historic times.

    1, Right now we are witnessing the end of the socialist welfare state throughout the western world. This is likely lead to many unforeseen events.
    2. The Muslim world is being overtaken by radical Islam. The consequences of this are anyone's guess, but not likely to be favorable.
    3. War could explode in the ME at any time and this time, nukes might come into play.
    4. As American politicians and big business continue their cozy dance, the US economy is likely to continue to flounder, while all the negative aspects of Crony Capitalism continue to expand.
    5. The liberties Americans once took for granted are gradually being replaceed with a police state.

    I could go on, but you get the drift.
     
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    Its funny how you missed abortion (really infanticide), expansion of the social welfare state leading to bankruptcy, blow jobs in the oval office then lies then the second impeachment in our nation's history, explosion of Crony Capitalism, To Big To Fail, destruction of our currency by government and elites, explosion of government, contraction of individual rights, war and more war, expansion of the military-industrial-government complex......
     
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    My paternal grandfather used to tell me about the farms he had worked. He was born in 1878 and got out of farming in the early twenties when the agricultural depression started in 1921. My maternal grandmother was born in 1879 and lived to be a tad over 100. I have her first hand accounts of the Spanish-American War, the Progressive Era, and WWI. She remained a late Victorian--Edwardian all her life.

    Yep. They don't make history like they used to; and they never did!
     
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    Graphic representation of how an Rdean post falls

     
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