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If You Had A Time Machine Would Which Decade Would You Choose To Live In?

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1940's
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1950's
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1960's
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1970's
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1980's
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1990's
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2000's
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I chose the 50's since I was born in the 60's and experienced every decade since.
The 70's was the best but I think the 50's would have been incredible.

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Great answer. What do you think the 1970's offered that the 50's, 60's or 80's didn't?

Like you, the 1950's seems like a great decade. But I've only seen it from movies and television. It's hard to believe people actually bought milk from a truck and mowed the lawn in pants.

I've been watching some of the Smithsonian channel recently "On Demand" and viewed recently aired new "in color" videos from that specific decade.

Very interesting decade indeed.

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Thank you

Well, I've only seen the 50's from the same points of reference as you have but it seems to me that post war was quite an exciting time. People remembered the war and some of the hardships continued but they were happy to be alive (So it seemed to me).Things were regenerating and changing. Music was evolving into Rock and Roll, attitudes were altering. I like the idea of being around to see all of that happen.

If I'm honest I probably remember the 70's with rose tinted glasses and a huge dollop of nostalgia. I appreciate things about those times in retrospect judging them by modern times. For example, less traffic, less people. We definitely had more freedom as children and didn't spend all day watching tv, we couldn't! Getting older I saw the music trends that I still listen to now from the 60's to Glam Rock and then on to Punk and all kinds of amazing stuff and it overlapped and that was fine, nobody minded.
I remember flared trousers and thinking that one day homophobia and racism would be a thing of the past because we were going to change it all. Oh well!

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thinking that one day homophobia and racism would be a thing of the past because we were going to change it all. Oh well!
Bigotry cannot ever be eliminated entirely. It's a part of human nature. It's a side effect of an important aspect of humanity - belonging to a tribe. The modern world doesn't seem to recognize how valuable this is to people and is trying to eradicate anything that divides us - race, nationality, political ideology, gender - and it's simply making things worse.

They're trying to force an unwelcome agenda on us, and like the man in The North Wind and the Sun, we're clinging to our raincoat of identity even more.

Group identity is fine. It's normal. It's necessary. The problem is when you try to give some group identities more moral authority than others.

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In my defense, I was a teenager. Everything seemed more simple, more black and white (no pun intended), you see injustice and you want to change it. You want to stop people you like from being hurt because they're effeminate or quiet or disabled or just different…even gingers.

I'm older now and far more cynical.

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I was the same when I was a teenager.

Unfortunately, not everyone gets wise as they get old, in fact, most people don't seem to, and so they continue to think that the problem can be solved.

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The correct answer is the 1980s, and anybody who says otherwise clearly never lived through that amazing decade.

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The 80's is a decade that seems better looking back than it was at the time.

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Because we took it for granted. It was the moment where all aspects of civilization were perfectly balanced.

Ever since, we've given away liberty, integrity, decency, and a whole host of other virtues in the name of "progress".

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Random question.
How do you feel about mask wearing?

I don't like it, I feel uncomfortable and claustrophobic. I do it mostly to make others comfortable and because I don't want to be abused for not wearing a mask. I think other people wear one because they think it gives them a magic shield of protection which isn't the point of mask wearing! Wearing a mask is supposed to protect others should you be the one to have symptoms but I'd much rather people were doing the distancing thing and wearing no mask.

The mask I wear is homemade and probably pointless but it gets me into the supermarket so I'm happy.

I can definitely see the point in front line workers wearing a mask like one of those big face shields preferably, but I don't think mask wearing has contributed as much to cases reducing in the UK as people think.
At this time of year one would expect a natural fall in Winter ailments anyway, the lockdown will stop many, many, transmission chains (mostly familial) and the vaccine programme will be becoming increasingly effective.

It's not a question of my liberty. Some sweaty maskless millennial on a jog ran past me on my daily exercise and I felt a bit annoyed but I recognise that the risk is minimal so I'll continue walking.

I know we had conversations last year around this time about how we might have already been unknowingly infected, I still think that is true. I just wondered if you felt any different. Is the fear greater than the actual risk?

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If a cotton mask can prevent the spread of a virus, it's not a particularly impressive virus.

We've built a world whereby the government is now held responsible for our health. All of the measures we've been subjected to, here in America, and all over Europe, have been to ensure the ambulance chasers can't persue litigation against our overlords. It's all a farce.

The correct thing to do would have been to recommend that vulnerable people shield and allow the rest of us to take an educated risk. We've all had the flu before, I'm sure. It's hardly the most terrifying illness most of us will face.

I'm not even joking when I say I'd rather die of a flesh eating disease than watch the entire planet go into quarantine again. It's the single most ridiculous, cringe worthy thing I've ever seen. Amd now that it's happened once, except this at least once a decade, minimum, from now on.

This is what happens when you let bed wetters gain power.

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I'm getting my second jab in the morning, I'll be invincible then.

When this has calmed down the statistics will make interesting reading. One of the things that has bothered me throughout is the idea that was put forth right at the start, that you only need to worry if you are old or have underlying health problems.
It felt as if those people were dispensible.

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It felt as if those people were dispensible.
Really? I think they procrastinated too long as to what to do with retirement homes, but I'm not sure it was an easy problem to solve.

By and large though, it seems to me like those people were given some sort endangered species status and so the rest of the planet, especially the young, have had to sacrifice their entire future just so the vulnerable didn't feel as though they were being treated like an endangered species.

Let's be honest, these people don't work, don't go to concerts, don't go to sports games, don't go to bars or restaurants on a regular ocassion, so for them to isolate is no big deal. We could have delivered them food and supplies, as has happened throughout lockdowns anyway.

I don't know if I'm being heartless, but I can only look at this using my own principles; if I was 80+, I'd be mortified to think of the future hardship inflicted on so many millions in my name.

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Really? I think they procrastinated too long as to what to do with retirement homes, but I'm not sure it was an easy problem to solve.

Agreed, however in those homes that were hit hardest they were clearly not following the strict cleaning and protective protocols that were necessary to keep the residents safe. Probably stuff that they ought to be doing all of the time anyway.

By and large though, it seems to me like those people were given some sort endangered species status and so the rest of the planet, especially the young, have had to sacrifice their entire future just so the vulnerable didn't feel as though they were being treated like an endangered species.

I think that's hyperbole, it isn't their entire future. Education can be picked up at any time of life and maybe they've missed a few nights out clubbing, big deal. It isn't going to be forever.
I think the problem with this thinking is perhaps that not all of the vulnerable people are living in care homes and so you'd be subjecting a significant number of people including their families to social and literal isolation for an unknown period of time just so the majority are free.
The other problem is that it isn't just clinically vulnerable people who end up being seriously ill the hospitals would soon be overwhelmed without lockdowns.

Let's be honest, these people don't work, don't go to concerts, don't go to sports games, don't go to bars or restaurants on a regular ocassion, so for them to isolate is no big deal. We could have delivered them food and supplies, as has happened throughout lockdowns anyway.

"These People" do work, do socialise they do all of the things you mention. How many old people do you know who are happy to sit indoors all day? The ones I know have a better social life than I do. Realistically it's going to take about a few more months to vaccinate everyone so that would have meant 18 months locked away alone or having to have entire families locked away.


I don't know if I'm being heartless, but I can only look at this using my own principles; if I was 80+, I'd be mortified to think of the future hardship inflicted on so many millions in my name.

In my area I've a strong suspicion that they're not doing as they should anyway, most people are cheating to a certain degree.

The real victims of lockdown are probably children of parents in violent relationships or children who are being abused by family members.

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Dazed, I like you too much to continue this conversation.

Let's hope I am being hyperbolic.

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Ditto you and your gun thread!



Anyway, I'm back from my second jab now so fuck the lot of you

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Flu jabs led to the vampire things in I am Legend and I know you like The Beatles and so answersmash!

LOL. 🤡🌎

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late 1990s and the 2000s

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1890's
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LOL. 🤡🌎

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I wouldn't go backwards in time. I would want to see the future of the seeds I've planted. I want to know th results. Fortunately for me, now is the time of harvest. Some of it is alright although I see way too much of the old ways struggling to retain their grip upon progress. And I don't necessarily like that at all.


Listen, we've done their way for centuries. Look at where their stinking thinking has gotten us. It's time for new thinking, progress, and an open mindedness never seen before. All of this within reason mind you. I want a melting pot, not salads.

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lol why would you bump a "spammer"

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This was the first topic he made that I saw. After that, more flooded the board as if by request. so I'm like why wasn't Angie complaining about this guy like she and Anna were complaining about me and Anthony spamming?

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gotcha

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i like now best

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Obviously I agree with you. Seeing the process happen before my eyes was unnerving but it's slowly perfecting itself and I like it. Of course conflict occurred because the general public resists extreme progress, and some of the products I saw gave me ptsd. I'm slowly recovering from shock and I like what I see. I'm still always going to image myself as a black female goth but there's still mainstream a major part of my identity.

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I put the 90s because there was this immense relief that the Cold War was over, and things looked bright and shiny. And you still had the music from the 70s, 80s and 90s. And the art house and independent movie scene was pretty happening.

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I agree , it was a nice period where people still actually went out and socialized, made real friends and the internet was something people used briefly and for e mail and did not live on it. Plus there wasn’t this “woke” bullshit and second wave toxic feminism.

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It's actually the third wave that is somewhat toxic, not the second.

I don’t like myself, you know. I love myself, of course. I'm devoted to myself till my dying day. But I don't like myself.

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None of Them, I would actually want to go into the Future.

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Even though the world's about to end. I guess you like rubble.

Mean people suck.

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Barney Rubble?

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The 1960s. I was a kid then and remember it, but I'd like to live there as an adult, knowing what I know now of course. It's always been my favorite era for the music, movies, TV, Apollo, politics, everything. Except Vietnam.

Mean people suck.

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Who would like the Vietnam War?… I think WWII was the worst, from what I gather.

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1990's.

I don’t like myself, you know. I love myself, of course. I'm devoted to myself till my dying day. But I don't like myself.

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1980's.
Fixed it for you 😁

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1940s

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assuming this time machine can only go backwards, and we are only allowed to go to the decades in the poll, I'd go to the 90s

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Yeah I could see you totally being the very first school shooter messing up my nostalgia.

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I'm sorry but when did I say i'd like to go to 90's America? Did I say anything about America? No, I would choose a country that's not proud of its racist roots, a country that would have no problem losing a few ' rights ' if it meant their children could be a lot safer at school.

A smart country, Is what I mean.

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Okay all countries are racist. You're a racist! So which racist ass country are you from? And take off that stupid fucking hoodie

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Not all countries are racist, all countries have racist people sure, but not many other countries made the enslavement of black people a legal buisiness, turning actual human people into cattle to sell, and then erecting a ton of statues of these racist people to show how proud they are of it.

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Cause trying to take over India was so much more nobler. Or the Brits colonizing Africa to rape it for its resources. Do not sit there and pretend your countries hands are clean. And yet you all are still proud of the British empire.

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