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David G
12-13-2015, 06:58 PM
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Nicholas Scheuer
12-13-2015, 07:06 PM
Those were certainly the good old days for the one-percenters, eh? When they started jumping out of high buildings on Wall St, they certainly got their safety nets, too, didn't they.

Paul Pless
12-13-2015, 07:24 PM
wish i could turn back time
to the good dope days


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5RQk1TvUIc

Jimmy W
12-13-2015, 07:59 PM
Let's go back to good ole socialism, or communism, which both had periods of much more severe hardships.

So you are saying that America had much more severe hardships under socialism or communism?

https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpl1/v/t1.0-0/p296x100/12294842_790075027786915_7483827792128216715_n.jpg ?oh=09c49ab9697c012bf0531fae1fcc22cf&oe=5721AD60

S.V. Airlie
12-13-2015, 08:08 PM
Try visiting West Virginia, what do you mean, the old days?

David G
12-13-2015, 08:10 PM
Let's go back to good ole socialism, or communism, which both had periods of much more severe hardships.

I'm afraid I'm not following. What point are you making?

John Smith
12-13-2015, 08:15 PM
How about we look at America's best years; times when we thrived. Then go back to those tax rates?

Canoeyawl
12-13-2015, 10:19 PM
The Gilded era...
the good old days.

http://tchantra.tripod.com/weaversga.jpg

oznabrag
12-14-2015, 12:58 AM
The new batch of RW trolls seem to be getting a slow start.

Jimmy W
12-14-2015, 01:38 AM
Yup!

bobbys
12-14-2015, 02:24 AM
The new batch of RW trolls seem to be getting a slow start..

They have not caught on yet that liberals consider posting pics and posters from left wing sites consists of reasoned arguments.

CWSmith
12-14-2015, 09:09 AM
As I understand it, three things came together to produce the photograph in the OP:

1) Severe drought that led to the dust bowl.
2) Stock market collapse.
3) Banks failed.

Does any of that sound familiar from today's news?

Too Little Time
12-14-2015, 09:21 AM
In relation to the photo - in a lot of the world those conditions would be an improvement.


In relation to the future - global warming may make those days very attractive.

TomZ
12-14-2015, 09:29 AM
Every time I look at an historical era, I'm always glad I didn't live in that time.

And, I thank God for the social programs we currently have, and I deplore their misuse, personal, corporate, or government.

Free Speech, the ability to Union, Innocent before being proven Guilty, social security, ABA(if fixed) just to name a few of the best.
no debtors prisons, indentured servants, slavery, severe corporate slavery, ... just to list a few of the worst.

LeeG
12-14-2015, 09:38 AM
How about we look at America's best years; times when we thrived. Then go back to those tax rates?

If by thriving you mean high growth rate that's like wishing you could be a teenager forever.

oznabrag
12-14-2015, 10:46 AM
If by thriving you mean high growth rate that's like wishing you could be a teenager forever.

What does that have to do with tax rates?

oznabrag
12-14-2015, 11:30 AM
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They have not caught on yet that liberals consider posting pics and posters from left wing sites consists of reasoned arguments.

Sorry.

Tell me, logically, how one can reason with a gibbering madman.

You seem to believe that it is possible, and I'd like to know your reasoning on the matter.

LeeG
12-14-2015, 11:45 AM
What does that have to do with tax rates?

Nothing, what do tax rates have to do with the good old days of thriving?

Canoeyawl
12-14-2015, 11:51 AM
Sorry.

Tell me, logically, how one can reason with a gibbering madman.

You seem to believe that it is possible, and I'd like to know your reasoning on the matter.

You could posit that those images show "good times" for all...

"In relation to the photo - in a lot of the world those conditions would be an improvement."


"In relation to the future - global warming may make those days very attractive."

oznabrag
12-14-2015, 11:58 AM
Nothing, what do tax rates have to do with the good old days of thriving?

During those days, we had top marginal rates in the 89% range, and no shortage of millionaires.

No shortage of middle class citizens, either.

ahp
12-14-2015, 11:59 AM
Anybody with a love for the "Good Old Days" should hunt down and read "Akenfield" by Ronald Blyth. It is available from Amazon. It is a sociological study of a village in East Anglia, comparing the present, when the study was done, to the past based on interviews with 49 long time residents. It will cure you of any love of the "Good Old Days".

David G
12-14-2015, 12:17 PM
ZoomSwish. No need to duck... it missed ya.

JimD
12-14-2015, 02:46 PM
I'm afraid I'm not following. What point are you making?
He's not making a point. He's a troll with 14 posts, total. All in The Bilge.

oznabrag
12-14-2015, 03:30 PM
You could posit that those images show "good times" for all...

"In relation to the photo - in a lot of the world those conditions would be an improvement."


"In relation to the future - global warming may make those days very attractive."

In my opinion, our friend from Kitty Hawk views the world from a very odd perspective, Jake.

I don't believe he holds any animosity toward those less fortunate.

I think that he simply sees a different truth, from a different angle, and it is difficult not to take him wrong, sometimes.

Rum_Pirate
12-14-2015, 04:21 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe1a1wHxTyo

Phillip Allen
12-14-2015, 06:18 PM
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the democrat greatest moments...

moTthediesel
12-14-2015, 08:28 PM
Reagan killed the New Deal --- hooray!

Dannybb55
12-14-2015, 09:00 PM
The good old days were when beaver brought five bucks a plough and it only took a winter hunt to bring four full packs to rendez-vous. A good rifle was ten dollars from St Louis and two bucks more from New York, carried a ball 28 to 36 to the pound and a barrel an inch and an eighth at the breach and four feet long. Grass was free, the water clean and bison and elk covered the prairie. You boys are all city types. The real fun was on the frontier before the price of fur fell in 1840.

Dannybb55
12-14-2015, 09:05 PM
The real good old days: SPQR.

Too Little Time
12-15-2015, 11:03 AM
In my opinion, our friend from Kitty Hawk views the world from a very odd perspective, Jake.

I don't believe he holds any animosity toward those less fortunate.

I think that he simply sees a different truth, from a different angle, and it is difficult not to take him wrong, sometimes.

You seem to not understand that the "good old days" in the US provided much better conditions than many people in the world are currently living in. Those people would see an improvement if they were raised to our "good old days" standard.

Looking forward we may all revert to those living conditions. Even now people are complaining that their children are doing much worse than their parents.


It is possible that those who think the "good old days" are long gone and are pleased will be unpleasantly surprised with the future.

David G
12-15-2015, 11:22 AM
One trick pony --

https://sp.yimg.com/xj/th?id=OIP.M3f05347e3c261e05aa3f39bc4332f165o0&pid=15.1&P=0&w=300&h=300

BrianY
12-15-2015, 11:43 AM
It appears to me that today's Republicans are bent on returning us to the good old days of Charles Dickens' England.

JimD
12-15-2015, 12:04 PM
No Newbies Need ReplyOK, Chris, fair enough. But if he had 14,000 posts, all Bilge pot shots, I'd only think that much less of him.

Daniel Noyes
12-15-2015, 12:21 PM
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Finally a little honesty from the left!

the above picture is the Communists dream, poor, helpless masses desperate and dependant on the government for their daily bread.

Thankfully a lot of Capitalism, Patriotism and darned hard work ocurred between this photo and today... and our generation has had the (in many cases obscene) luxury of reaping the benefits of previous generations efforts.

ccmanuals
12-15-2015, 12:31 PM
It's really hard for some folks to admit that unions and the minimum wage built the middle class.

They just can't entertain that possibility.

S.V. Airlie
12-15-2015, 12:38 PM
Finally a little honesty from the left!

the above picture is the Communists dream, poor, helpless masses desperate and dependant on the government for their daily bread.

Thankfully a lot of Capitalism, Patriotism and darned hard work ocurred between this photo and today... and our generation has had the (in many cases obscene) luxury of reaping the benefits of previous generations efforts. Right, look at the pics from this year, very little change except they are often in color.

oznabrag
12-15-2015, 12:55 PM
In my opinion, our friend from Kitty Hawk views the world from a very odd perspective, Jake.

I don't believe he holds any animosity toward those less fortunate.

I think that he simply sees a different truth, from a different angle, and it is difficult not to take him wrong, sometimes.


You seem to not understand that the "good old days" in the US provided much better conditions than many people in the world are currently living in. Those people would see an improvement if they were raised to our "good old days" standard.

Looking forward we may all revert to those living conditions. Even now people are complaining that their children are doing much worse than their parents.


It is possible that those who think the "good old days" are long gone and are pleased will be unpleasantly surprised with the future.

You, in your turn, misunderstand me!:d

The US average places us in the 1%, if I recall correctly.

Phillip Allen
12-15-2015, 09:10 PM
Finally a little honesty from the left!

the above picture is the Communists dream, poor, helpless masses desperate and dependant on the government for their daily bread.

Thankfully a lot of Capitalism, Patriotism and darned hard work ocurred between this photo and today... and our generation has had the (in many cases obscene) luxury of reaping the benefits of previous generations efforts.

:):):)

The Bigfella
12-15-2015, 09:25 PM
Come on, we all remember how good 1 million years BC was

https://myheartexplodes.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/raquel-welch-fur-bikini-1b.png

Dannybb55
12-15-2015, 10:15 PM
Life was better, for most species, before agriculture and communities. Forests covered the continents ant the planet teamed with life. When I look around I mostly notice what is missing, things that plastic can't replace. The early colonial naratives give us a glimpse at what has been lost.
Funny, I never thought that taking part in several discussions makes me a troll. I appologize for finding so much good stuff here.

Dannybb55
12-15-2015, 10:19 PM
I still think that the Romans had it best even if they did not have the tomato. Anyone here read Roman Sci Fi?

Breakaway
12-15-2015, 11:44 PM
These are the good old days. Enjoy them.

Kevin

JimD
12-16-2015, 12:21 PM
Life was better, for most species, before agriculture and communities.
Life may have been better for humans before agriculture, too, at least until very recent times. I've read that a lot of evidence in human bones and fosils show evidence of better health among earlier hunter gatherers than early agricultural communities. Its really only been the last century or so that agriculture has even provided an adequate and reliable food source for much of the world's population. Famine, and to an extent malnutrition, has been the scourge of the agricultural age for almost all of it. Recall the Irish potato famine. Most of us have so much food and variety in our diet its hard to even imagine that a million people could starve to death because they ran out of potatoes. And then there's the man made famines of the USSR, etc.