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Old 03-07-2013, 12:40   #61
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IIRC Bill Odey etc did a recreation of this for the BBC not long ago... 4-5yrs back... very entertaining... and not that much has changed where this is concerned...
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What planet do you live on, Stu?
I'm sure glad it's NOT North Carolina.
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I'm sure glad it's NOT North Carolina.
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I'm sure glad it's NOT North Carolina.
Lol

Apparently they were going to twin with Saudi, but decided that on women's issues the Saudis were wayyy too Liberal .
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I'm sure glad it's NOT North Carolina.

Oh, yes . . . I forgot. A war in Afghanistan, a disintegrating Iraq, a crisis in Egypt,a dying Middle Class, a 17 trillion dollar debt and growing and of course abortion is the most important issue in our country. Only when you have a population of dumb and dumber can such a pathetic chimera be used to distract the average American mushroom head from the true reality. Such responses are a perfect example of our decline.
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I read a lot of US political writings , its quite amazing in the last few years to see the gap between Conservatives and Democrats , given that both are way to the right of European views. In their debate of course the first thing to go is the truth.

Funnily the slogans boil down to this
" the country is ruined , vote for us "

" you ruined the country , vote for us"

You can see why the average citizen is confused, angry and apathetic

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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL BORN IN 1930's, 1940's, 50's, 60's, 70's and Early 80's !!!

First, you survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a tin, and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then after that trauma, your baby cots were covered with bright colored lead-based paints. You had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when you rode your bikes, you had no helmet............
And US child mortality rate was about ten times higher in 1935 compared with today.. It's not all bad.
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I kind of overall like the things the way they are Now!

I agree with you Don,
Especially since we have CruisersForum.
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And US child mortality rate was about ten times higher in 1935 compared with today.. It's not all bad.
Doubt Mother Earth/Nature would agree... and I'm not talking specifics... more on a Global scenario...
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These are the good old days... now well into my 7th decade, not unlike bobconnie, I'm pleased to still be on the right side of the grass and could give a damn about how politicians of both parties continue to screw up the country. With age comes a certain feeling of relaxation about what a mess the country/world is in. I do feel badly for the grandkids because they will have to sort it out. But it is not unlike taking a small boat offshore wondering but not really caring about the destination or outcome because it is the passage you should enjoy, not the port you make... cheers to all, enjoy the trip! Phil
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just goes to show nothing really has changed!.....just the numbers got bigger and the aeroplanes faster
I like this.
And as another poster I intimated.
The left is pitted against the right so we won't notice we are being buggered. Hello Mr politician is that KY in your pocket?
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I'm sure glad it's NOT North Carolina.
Easy stu. Your getting personal.
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Oh, yes . . . I forgot. A war in Afghanistan, a disintegrating Iraq, a crisis in Egypt,a dying Middle Class, a 17 trillion dollar debt and growing and of course abortion is the most important issue in our country. Only when you have a population of dumb and dumber can such a pathetic chimera be used to distract the average American mushroom head from the true reality. Such responses are a perfect example of our decline.
Never underestimate the power of denial...
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Doubt Mother Earth/Nature would agree... and I'm not talking specifics... more on a Global scenario...
Totally agree. But it's not all bad. Plenty is, like more people in abject poverty now than there were alive a century ago, or us fat westerners having to slowly admit that homo sapiens are just another cog in the machine and didn't get this far by being really clever and set apart from nature, but just clever enough to get at masses of energy by digging up hydrocarbons and setting fire to them.

But it's OK to enjoy the good bits I think. Like angry birds. And the undreamt of , for most on the planet, freedom of having a boat and sailing around the oceans. Is what it is, no one in charge, lucky us being born when and where we were.
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Re: How Life has Changed ... Unfortunately

wow rognvald you are radical, however not unlike myself who think about such things every day.
mostly about what kind of future my kids will have.
those that are in denial would have done well in nazi germany.
the problem is I don't think there is really much difference in conservative or liberal politicians today once they get into power. I just wish they would live under the same rules that govern the plebs.
I am not sure there is a way out although deep down I still look for a savior.
Maybe it is my boat??
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