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    Quote Originally Posted by glademaster View Post
    As someone who's closer in age to Ice or GL's kids, I think one of the things that stands out to me as having changed most dramatically in my lifetime is the attitude toward/acceptance of homosexuality in this country. That was a monumental shift that happened quite quickly.
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    This topic reminds me of a conversation I recently had with my dad. He's at least as old as iceman, half as old as splat and twice as old as xxxer looks. He was an early adopter of and believer in technology, and proof that age is only a number. He made every effort to use technology as a tool to share ideas, encourage collaboration, and prove that despite our simple rural existence, the rest of the world was closer than I had ever imagined

    Anyways, we had fun remembering when porno took effort to find and time to download.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warthog View Post
    One thing jumps out. My kids have never known a time where any show they want to see is readily available at their whim, they have always been able to rewind or record live tv, and they have never worried about missing any show as it is recorded or on demand.
    Yes, remember waiting for the Wizard of Oz or the Charlie Brown shows with great expectations. Mom always got TV dinners for us those nights and we thought it was the greatest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wicked_sick View Post
    This topic reminds me of a conversation I recently had with my dad. He's at least as old as iceman, half as old as splat and twice as old as xxxer looks. He was an early adopter of and believer in technology, and proof that age is only a number. He made every effort to use technology as a tool to share ideas, encourage collaboration, and prove that despite our simple rural existence, the rest of the world was closer than I had ever imagined

    Anyways, we had fun remembering when porno took effort to find and time to download.
    That's not old, internet hasn't been around that long. I remember Sister Mary Catherine finding the nekid girl pics in my pencil case in 4th grade Detention for 2 weeks.

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    My kids remember the Paw Patrol before they brought in the Mighty Pups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wicked_sick View Post
    This topic reminds me of a conversation I recently had with my dad. He's at least as old as iceman, half as old as splat and twice as old as xxxer looks. He was an early adopter of and believer in technology, and proof that age is only a number. He made every effort to use technology as a tool to share ideas, encourage collaboration, and prove that despite our simple rural existence, the rest of the world was closer than I had ever imagined

    Anyways, we had fun remembering when porno took effort to find and time to download.
    And you had to pay for it.

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    Nowadays, with the perpetual war economy, pretty much everyone who goes in to the military becomes a combat veteran. There used to be a distinction with the combat vets being just a small percentage of the active duty and recently retired folks. And, National Guard combat vets were even more rare. Veteran's Day and Armed Forces Day are pretty much the same thing now..
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    We've had plenty of war. Fuck, we have tens of thousands of troops stationed around the world. But, what's different is, no draft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    We've had plenty of war. Fuck, we have tens of thousands of troops stationed around the world. But, what's different is, no draft.
    We had a nice lull from the early 70s to the late 90s.
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    You’re forgetting about Grenada.... that one was brutal.

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    My kids do not remember a time before the white man invaded this great land and the creatures which inhabited it were free to roam the Great Plains before being almost hunted to extinction.
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    Do your kids remember when you didn't spend hours on a ski forum telling other people that they are wrong?
    Ooof!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Reverend Floater View Post
    That's an odd comment. Makes us feel unaccountable for our actions as a country and maybe that the military community is operating in a vacuum?
    What;s odd? Unless you're a military family the wars don't touch you. You live your life the way you always did. No sacrifices necessary (our kids and grandkids will have to pay for it of course). A few little protests after Bush invaded Iraq and then nothing. Yes, the country may share the blame--based on who we elect and what we tolerate--but we don't share the hardship. If there had been a draft and rich people's kids had to go, if domestic spending had been slashed to pay for the wars--they would have been over a long time ago. The fact that the country as a whole is not at war is why the wars can go on and on. Perpetual war, like Orwell described.

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    ^^You said it better than I did.

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    remember when skis werent fat? when Touring rigs were a novelty?

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    My 14 yo mentioned the other day that we've been in Afghanistan his whole life.

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    With that lack of response, allow me:


    For the United States, Article One, Section Eight of the Constitution says "Congress shall have power to ... declare War." However, that passage provides no specific format for what form legislation must have in order to be considered a "declaration of war" nor does the Constitution itself use this term. In the courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, in Doe v. Bush, said: "[T]he text of the October Resolution itself spells out justifications for a war and frames itself as an 'authorization' of such a war."[1] in effect saying an authorization suffices for declaration and what some may view as a formal Congressional "Declaration of War" was not required by the Constitution.
    The last time the United States formally declared war, using specific terminology, on any nation was in 1942, when war was declared against Axis-allied Hungary, Bulgaria, and Romania, because President Franklin Roosevelt thought it was improper to engage in hostilities against a country without a formal declaration of war. Since then, every American president has used military force without a declaration of war.[2]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    And you had to pay for it.
    Naw, man - never had to pay for it. But you had to put in the time to find it on FTP sites and download, as wicked_sick pointed out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Downbound Train View Post
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    My kids probably remember when it much more common to go to the store to buy clothes, books, food, toys, etc., than buy products/services on-line
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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    What;s odd? Unless you're a military family the wars don't touch you. You live your life the way you always did.....
    Not necessarily...

    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    The fact that the country as a whole is not at war is why the wars can go on and on. Perpetual war, like Orwell described.
    But then they come back and being a cop is the only thing a lot of them are qualified for as a career path. Some are great at that, some are downright dangerously unstable legally armed people waging war on their fellow citizens, treating many like the enemy.
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    There's a good argument we are living in the most peaceful time in history. https://www.good.is/articles/closer-to-peace-than-ever You can also find counter-arguments- but regardless this country and most of the world has always been involved in "war" (underclared or otherwise). It's always sad and peace should always be strived for but hopefully it shouldn't cause existential angst for everyone at all times, because poverty and war and famine will always be with us.

    To quote Jeff Tweedy, "every generation thinks that it's the end of the world." But it's not, even if climate change and nuclear war (and whatever the next terrible thing is) do massive destruction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wicked_sick View Post
    Anyways, we had fun remembering when porno took effort to find and time to download.
    And that one had to hack into the local phone company to be able to contact some BBS overseas to...download documents..?
    Not that that's ever happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meathelmet View Post
    And that one had to hack into the local phone company to be able to contact some BBS overseas to...download documents..?
    Not that that's ever happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    Naw, man - never had to pay for it. But you had to put in the time to find it on FTP sites and download, as wicked_sick pointed out.
    Well, I'm talking pre internet days, before you kids got music and porn for free.

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