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Old 10-03-2013, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Southwest
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Originally Posted by ChicagoorSeattle View Post
All of this 24-hour tv and media coverage of shootings isn't helping either.

The masses actually believe the frequency of these events is increasing when its really not, its just exposure.
+1

Maybe this is to scare us into giving up more rights.
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Southwest
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I think people were more content then. With the recession/economy and housing bubble/burst, a lot of people's livelihoods, retirements and savings went south. Politics more divisive, the wars. Why wouldn't people be less content than before all of that?
I too agree with this. Especially the economy.

I've done some research into the wars. The things I've read are really dark. Things most people don't know.
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:09 PM
 
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[quote=curiousgeorge5;31637856]I remember 10 or 12 years ago people seemed to be in better spirits in our country. Is my observation correct? Or is my observation distorted due to me not doing as well as in the past in my own life?

Has life become more unhealthy compared to 10 or 12 years ago?[/QUOTE

10-12 years ago = 9/11.

Although it did bring the country together, I don't think overall that translated into better spirits.

So no. Its probably you.
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Old 10-05-2013, 11:27 PM
 
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There's disenchantment and pure hatred, the difference is immense. A prime example would be the Congressional GOP that's costing the country billions of dollars and shutdown the government because they call the sky purple every time Obama says it's blue, particularly over healthcare since those they truly represent (big business entities) are at the short end of the stick with nationalized healthcare. The hatred extends most to FauxNews which wasn't in full hate mode until the 90s and has crested with Obama being elected into office. Also worth noting, Dems typically don't utilize hate or create lies to discredit a GOP President as the facts are typically enough. I feel certain this thread will lay testament to that theory.
Meh, the dems will do it when a republican finally gets reelected. Trust me, it'll be tit for tat for a long long time until people get sick of it, or don't care. I will admit even as a conservative myself, it wasn't hard to dislike Bush 43. He was pretty bad.
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Old 10-06-2013, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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All of this 24-hour tv and media coverage of shootings isn't helping either.

The masses actually believe the frequency of these events is increasing when its really not, its just exposure.
This has my vote. I think the belief that "times were better back in the day, people were happier, healthier and prettier blah, blah, blah" is a myth.

Not all times and not for everyone. If you look behind the fairy tales, you can find just as much unhappiness and discontent. The difference is there wasn't the means in which to share it in as great abundance as we have today.
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:01 PM
 
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I will admit even as a conservative myself, it wasn't hard to dislike Bush 43. He was pretty bad.

Off Topic: I never identified with liberalism or conservatism but I wonder how someone dumb, and/or drug/alcohol-fried, and/or weak got elected.
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