- Feb 11, 2017
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The birth of the high tech world of personal electronics. From VCR's to personal computers, to cellphones.
The first 747 passenger flight was scheduled for Jan. 21, 1970, on Pan Am's New York to London route.The Space Race (at least people's interest in it) died very quickly early in 1970. It was a full decade before consumer electronics, particularly computers and games went from a niche hobbyist market to the general consumer, another decade again before cellphones gained mass market penetration, more than a decade again before social media and smartphones became ubiquitous.
This country had become a country of the uneducated and uninformed. You can't discuss things based on math or science, because so few people understand math and science. With the US ranked 25th (last I checked) in math and science.
I like the part of his source that actually said passing the deal was predicated on the Dems stopping the impeachment. LOL.That's because Trump didn't know how to negotiate.
He claimed he could do the "art of the deal", but his success was based on knowing which deals to accept, and which one's to walk away from.
Trump was incapable of brokering a deal that the two sides weren't already in agreement over.
Shit is falling apart because it is OLD. 27% of our bridges were built before 1971. Our interstate highway system is from the 1960's. Our electrical grid was established in the 1970's.
The Eiffel Tower was built in the 1800's and it is still standing because the French aren't too damn cheap to properly maintain it.
The roads and bridges are falling apart. The power grids are falling. No one dreams of becoming a scientist, engineer, or astronaut anymore.
We used to dream big!
What happened to us? Why are we afraid of getting our hands dirty? Why have we lost our adventurous side?