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Old 12-24-2015, 01:16 PM
 
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The same way that in the past, many people had no problem with slavery. Calling oriental "nips" and shunning divorced women from society. It's all about norms and what is socially acceptable,at the time.its like looking at your hair in your grade school class picture. Fine at the time. "What the hell,was I thinking?" Today.
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Old 12-24-2015, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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The same way that in the past, many people had no problem with slavery. Calling oriental "nips" and shunning divorced women from society. It's all about norms and what is socially acceptable,at the time.its like looking at your hair in your grade school class picture. Fine at the time. "What the hell,was I thinking?" Today.
Give it a century and I wonder what we do that is perfectly okay will be viewed as a bad option. When we just use JUDGEMENT on a time all we have to guide ourselves is our own experience. You have to look into the whys things were done before you judge.

I think the future may not look all that kindly on us, and not only in the ways we can guess.
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Old 12-26-2015, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Oregon, formerly Texas
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Give it a century and I wonder what we do that is perfectly okay will be viewed as a bad option. When we just use JUDGEMENT on a time all we have to guide ourselves is our own experience. You have to look into the whys things were done before you judge.

I think the future may not look all that kindly on us, and not only in the ways we can guess.
If scientists are right and climate change is actually happening, it is our fault and we can stop it, without a doubt future generations will condemn the ones that are currently in charge.

That said, scientists are not always right, even when there's consensus.
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Old 12-28-2015, 08:58 PM
 
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because on the family farm (where all these kids came from during the 1st Generation of workers) kids did work. Public schooling was not what it is today outside of the Northeast (particularly New England) so children worked because they were not in school.
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