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life was so much better in the 90s

 
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Since the turn of the millennium everything has gone to shit. Most of this shittiness can be blamed on the internet and technology in general, but a lot of it is also political and social. I would write a book about it but I'm too pissed off.
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If Your life sucks right now, look Inward for the reason.

My Life in the 1990's:
Army - Missions:
1990-1991 - IRAQ - Desert Storm
1992-1993 - South Korea - DMZ
1994-1995 - U.N. Mission in Haiti
1996-1998 - IFOR/SFOR (Bosnia & Z.O.S.)

1998-2000 - South Korea


My Life since 2000:
Made enough money on my chain of restaurants after retiring from the Army, in 4 years to RETIRE at 37 ... for LIFE
I love sunny Florida, 46 and been retired for 9 years ;-)


rockon
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oh, boy!

I am 46, and I shall tell you for a FACT, you are in filthy rags!
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fighter1................ryu

Last Edited by Jasper on 12/22/2012 06:42 PM
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We're now a gangsta-rap, Obama-shitty, shitty-Obama nation. We're turning into a Eurotrashy and Third Worldific country.
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Since the turn of the millennium everything has gone to shit. Most of this shittiness can be blamed on the internet and technology in general, but a lot of it is also political and social. I would write a book about it but I'm too pissed off.
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I miss it all....

The music, the movies, the tv shows, the people

I can't even remember any wars except the first gulf war. And from what I remember, it seemed clean-cut and finished in an efficient manner.

No crazy people shooting up theaters and schools (until Columbine in 1999, but that was pretty much the end of the 90's anyway).

Above all, the musical revolution was amazing. Kurt Cobain changed the tide of history by bringing alternative music to the forefront of society all over the world.

Rock was no longer sung by the "cool" douche bags with the hot girls dancing around in music videos.("Rag Doll", "Cherry Pie" etc.)

Rock meant something now, it was poetry set to incredible, powerful music sung by the geeks, nerds, dweebs.... They no longer looked like rock stars, but like ordinary people who got out of bed and grabbed a guitar and sang about their hurt... I miss it

Will such a revolution ever happen again?
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Couldnt agree with you more
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Our wages are going back to then and beyond...
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I would write a book about it but I'm too pissed off.
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Start at 1490's and work backwards if you are covering the Americas.
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Since the turn of the millennium everything has gone to shit.
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Make that "since 1972".

Most of this shittiness can be blamed on the internet and technology in general, but a lot of it is also political and social.
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TRUE.
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it seems people were much happier in the 90s. Now everyone has all this new technology, ipads, ipods, pcs, but everyone is depressed, sad, etc..
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Come in number 5. Your time is up.
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Is it just me, or did the post-Clinton years spawn the rise of the Gen X Yuppies? I miss the real people who used to live in my neighborhood, now it's all a bunch of Suburban-driving 40-45 yr olds with 2 kids and a 300k house looking down their noses at those of us who are trying to figure out how the fuck people dumber than us managed us to do so much better financially.
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Agreed.
I strongly suspect it is because they lack morality.
They would mash your head into the mud with their boot, if it meant they could buy (er, lease) the newest Lexus.
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not sure why you'd blame it on the internet directly.

Perhaps we're exposed to more of the evils and are now aware of them, since mainstream TV was really all we had. But that's been a good awakening.

I do believe things are worse now, probably the economy and one world world governemnt emerging.
 Quoting: joe mamma


I felt the change exactly on January 1, 2000.

Call it intuition, maybe?

But from that date forward, our society's culture lost its "soul".

I don't know how else to explain it.

I mean, it was like in the 1990s you painted a picture because you wanted everyone else to enjoy it.

Starting 1/1/2000, it's almost as it ever aspect of life became commercial.

I'm not saying the 90s weren't materialistic...it just didn't pervade every aspect of society like it does today.

I'm not a professional musician but I do know a thing or two about music. And I can tell you that for the past 12 years, mostly all music in every singe genre has only been written to appeal to the maximum amount of audiences in the shortest amount of time. In short, shit.

The internet certainly has something to do with the dying music business...

I hate to sound cliche but our society has lost its soul...
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100%

I remember listening to top of the pops every friday in the 90's up until the point where nothing new exciting or original was appearing.

and yeah, it feels like the colour slowly drained up until 2010 where society as a whole feels monochrome.
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I'm in my late 20s, and I remember the 90s quite well.

* Everyone in my family and all of our friends had decent jobs.

* We had a fantastic president who was smeared simply because he got a BJ under his desk (big deal, that's his business).

* We weren't involved in two or three never-ending wars.

* The stock market was booming.

* Reality TV didn't exist.

* We had dial-up and the Internet didn't consume our lives.

* Hardly anyone had a cell phone, pagers were a big deal then.

* People called each other using a land line telephone and there were still pay phones in public places.

* Music wasn't great, but it was decent. Rock was still alive and a lot of grunge type stuff. We didn't have American Idol contestants or Justin Bieber.

* Movies were original and entertaining. Every weekend I would go to the theater with my family and we had fun.

* Gay marriage didn't exist and homosexuality hadn't become trendy yet.

* Everyone wasn't paranoid and super serious about everything like they are today.
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Is it just me, or did the post-Clinton years spawn the rise of the Gen X Yuppies? I miss the real people who used to live in my neighborhood, now it's all a bunch of Suburban-driving 40-45 yr olds with 2 kids and a 300k house looking down their noses at those of us who are trying to figure out how the fuck people dumber than us managed us to do so much better financially.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17431247


Most people I deal with on a daily basis are very materialistic, pretentious, and judge others based on STUFF. It's not even the size of your bank account that they care about. It is material possessions that they expect you to show off like they do.

No wonder people are drowning in tens of thousands of dollars in credit card debt. We live in this super shallow, show off society.

I don't know if it's always been that way, but ever since I have entered adulthood I've noticed it when dealing with co-workers, family members, and friends.

The Apple craze really gets on my nerves. I have a couple of co-workers who buy a new iPad AND a new iPhone every time a new "generation" comes out when their old phone works just fine.

My brain must be wired differently than theirs. I just find it pathetic.
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The reason people miss the 90s (and times prior to that) is because humanity, even though not perfect, had hope, optimism, vision, and felt happy and somewhat good about the future.

The reason things went to shit is because of things that happened in the late 90s (97 - 99). I believe humanity lost its battle with the ETs and we slowly became enslaved as they grabbed power and control. Ever since then we become more poisoned, monitored more, more controlled. Basically we are being handed over on a plate. Our cowardly leaders sold humanity out, because they thought a war would have more causalities.

So those pieces of shit aliens hide and call the shots like the cowards they are. They have failed to control the minds of the free and powerful, they have failed eradicating them.

Dec 21st was the end. The end of their grip on humanity. The end of their domination.
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Is it just me, or did the post-Clinton years spawn the rise of the Gen X Yuppies? I miss the real people who used to live in my neighborhood, now it's all a bunch of Suburban-driving 40-45 yr olds with 2 kids and a 300k house looking down their noses at those of us who are trying to figure out how the fuck people dumber than us managed us to do so much better financially.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17431247


It still amazes me how these morons have the money they do.
 Quoting: Dr. Super Bowl Dave


They don't. They are in debt up to their eyeballs.
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1975
The year I want to return to.
Saying all the time "Clarence, take me back!"
Men and women were friends and equals.
We fell in love in high school, got married.
There were no worries what so ever about jobs, money, owning a home or car. We were good clean honest kids in scouts, church, volunteering, doing chores for parents, working jobs after school. We had no worries, life was so good, friends were so sweet and dear, love was everywhere, we all danced, sang and had great times talking late into the night about love, friendship, who was dating, getting married and living happily ever after.
Complete contentment.

Food was coffee/pie at dennys or local pizza parlor.
Clothes jeans and tshirts, simple.
Entertainment carrying over albumns to each others houses on weekends for parties and couples slow dancing with the lights off.
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Re: life was so much better in the 90s
So was the music
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The 80's were even better
"The Physical World is a mystery, wrapped in an enigma, coated in a conundrum, basted with a paradox and garnished with uncertainty"
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An American Prayer.
(from the 60's.)



Do you know the warm progress
Under the stars?

Do you know we exist?

Have you forgotten the keys
To the kingdom

Have you been borne yet
& are you alive?

Let's reinvent the gods,
All the myths of the ages

Do you know we are being led to
Slaughters by placid admirals

& that fat slow generals are getting
Obscene on young blood

Do you know we are ruled by t.v.

O great creator of being

Grant us one more hour to
Perform our art
& perfect our lives

The moths & atheists are doubly divine
& dying

We live, we die
& death not ends it

Journey we more into
The nightmare
Cling to life
Our passion'd flower

We have assembled inside this ancient
& insane theatre

To propagate our lust for life
Flee the swarming wisdom
Of the streets

The barns are stormed

The windows kept

& only one of all the rest

To dance & save us

With the divine mockery
Of words

Music inflames temperament

(when the true king's murderers
Are allowed to roam free
A 1000 magicians arise in the land)

Where are the feasts

We are promised

Where is the wine
The new wine
(dying on the vine)
Resident mockery
Give us an hour for magic
We of the purple glove
We of the starling flight
& velvet hour
We of arabic pleasures's breed
We of sundome & the night

Give us a creed

To believe

A night of lust

Give us trust in

The night

Give of color

Hundred hues

A rich mandala

For me & for you

& for your silky

Pillowed house

A head, wisdom

& a bed

Troubled decree

Resident mockery

Has claimed thee

We used to believe

In the good old days

We still receive

In little ways

The things of kindness

& unsporting brow

Forget & allow

Did you know freedom exists
In school books

Did you know madmen are
Running our prisons
Within a jail, within a gaol
Within a white free protestant
Maelstrom

We're perched headlong
On the edge of boredom

We're reaching for death
On the end of a candle

We're trying for something
That's already found us
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With an ever increasing world population it's only going to get worse.
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Increasing world population has nothing to do with "how things are are".

There is room for billions and billions more. It's just a matter of how resources and communities are managed, coupled with utilizing KNOWN technologies that are being suppressed.

Just think of all the dam's that need not be in place for the generation of power. Think of how nice it would be to be able to close ALL coal fired power plants.

There is more energy in the first 300 miles of atmosphere, than all the power that has been produced since man first learned how. Tesla's already proven this.

If Africa was treated right, they could grow enough food for the entire world. Instead, they are kept in 3rd world status for political reasons.

It's all a game. Please research and educate yourself. The modern Western education has made the last two generations, into ignorant subjects.
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Not for me man,

The 90s were a very turbulent time for me--young, growing up ... not knowing myself, etc.

I'm an adult now and oddly enough, my post 9/11 world has calmed down a lot and I now know how to deal with Life's hardships ... I now control them, don't let them control me.

...

...

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gotta thank GLP, in part, for that!!

hf
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im a 1992 kid... and my childhood was awesome.. things went bad after 2004...

it was never the same...
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The world ended when George Carlin died IMO.
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Since the turn of the millennium everything has gone to shit. Most of this shittiness can be blamed on the internet and technology in general, but a lot of it is also political and social. I would write a book about it but I'm too pissed off.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29710001


That's because ignorance truly is bliss.

And knowledge of hidden subject basically spoils your happy-go-lucky-swallow-MSM-news life.

9/11 was a turning point in my life - the end of the easy life. And I am not even an American - go figure.
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im a 1992 kid... and my childhood was awesome.. things went bad after 2004...

it was never the same...
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Darling, you're 20. Everything goes bad when one hits puberty.
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Re: life was so much better in the 90s
The 90s weren't better, nostalgia has a way of warping your perception of events.

You were just young and nieve, and still had hopes and dreams. Like everyone from every generation.

I gonna do a list of the things that I remember....


Remember when marilyn manson was thought to be the anti-christ, and actually unlike people accused today actually looked the part?

Remember when we were at war with Iraq The FIRST TIME??

Remember when kurt cobain ODed on heroin?

Remember when sagging your ass outta your pants was "cool".

Remember when drug dealers and all wannabes had pagers. That also hung from their ass.

Remember when someone would get stabbed over a raiders starter jacket?

Remember when the rodney king riots were?

Remember when the world trade center got bombed... again the FIRST TIME.

Remember when the unibomber sent explosives in the mail and killed random ass people for no reason?

Remember when OJ simpson a well known person got away with murder?


Things haven't gone to shit, they have always been shitty. You are just now noticing it because you are older and the exuberance of youth has warn off.




Your great grandparents thought that elvis was the devil.

You grandparents thought punk rock was the devil.

You parents thought marylin manson was the devil.

New parents today think that Lady gaga is the devil.....

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