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Pictures of America's youth in the early 20th century when children ran barefott instead of playing X boxes

 
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oh yeah wonderful. When women got raped, they didn't complain. My grandfather was unfaithful to my grandmother. My dad when he was in HS would go around with his gang and beat up people for fun. People were the same. They just pretended that everything was great.
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Not an AR-15 in sight.
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OP, a lot of people won't get it. Back then, we felt safe. I could walk anywhere in my town and need never worry, even the poorest African-American section of town at 6 years old, and not be hassled. I used to walk to the grocery store to get bread and milk and not once did anyone bother me. In fact people waved and were kind to me.

Contrast that with now. I'd never let a child walk through there. They'd see all kinds of crime even in my small town: prostitution, drugs, thugs, wannabee gansters. It's pathetic.

Were there problems? No doubt, but children still had their innocence. No porn available 24/7 on a computer. Only on rare occasions would we laugh by looking through the lingerie section of the Sears catalogue! That was our innocent fun.

We rode our bikes all over town. Many of us had paper routes and made enough money to buy our ice cream, comic books, some clothes, our bikes, go see a movie once a week at the matinee, sometimes staying through to watch at least two for the same price. We paid for the presents we gave to our family, and felt a sense of pride at earning money to benefit others. We saved our money each day during Lent and gave money to missions to help the poor.

I can remember a kid fell on the sidewalk. He lived many blocks away. My mom cleaned his wounds, bandaged him up in our home. Fed him lunch, and sent him on his way. There's no way a parent would risk doing all that now. They'd simply call his parents and have them pick him up.

We hiked in the woods and built dams in the streams. Fashioned boats out wood and home sails. We didn't have that many toys, mostly made due with homemade bow and arrows and bola and pretended to be Native American warriors.

We played tetherball, volleyball, kickball, basketball. We ran everywhere and we were lean and tan and wiry and healthy. Maybe one child was a little overweight but we didn't tease him, and likely he'd work off most of the weight during the summer.

No one took vitamins because we ate better even though poor. Almost every meal was homemade save an occasional lunch of Campbell's soup. Mom's were embarrassed if they made a "box cake", and the other mom's would tease them. Almost every meal did my family sit together at once and eat and talk and share stories.

We never missed church. We were there every Wednesday and Sunday, and always went to youth group because we wanted to.

Seldom were any kids overscheduled. We had plenty of time for school and homework, and maybe took one activity like playing the piano or one sport.

I know this seems silly to some young people, but I feel sad for them. They were and are in such a rush to grow up. We were different back then. Holding hands was a BIG DEAL. The first kisses were special and innocent and there was so much importance about who you shared that with. Few couples risked making love and going all the way, and seldom were there teen moms and always they got married, and there was little judgement because "they were in love so it was natural...".

We were kinder to each other. We worked hard to elimate people using the N word. We considered anyone who said it "low class fools". Years later when folks started calling themselves that, I was shocked.

I can remember what a big deal it was when a person of another race came over. How shy each of us was in each other's homes and so respectful for the opportunity to share a meal and learn and be more understanding. Now we thump our chests and are all puffed up. It's stupid. Back then, I actually thought that racism would die in my generation. How foolishly naive I was. People love it too much.

I remember the first Jewish boy I met at age nine. I learned the Shema from him. His parents were good hard working people. They weren't any different than my parents, both sets working to make their children's lives better and easier.

Even when someone was realy different, we were excited by it, and wanted to learn why they were. We might have become good friends and teased them, but didn't despise them for living a different way.

Some old guys lived together, we called them "confirmed bachelors", but everyone knew they were "funny" but most didn't tease them or hate them for it. We just shrugged our shoulders and didn't make a big deal. I think I was 17 before I heard the term f...t, and I was shocked people would say that word. It meant something burning. My friends never said. My parents never did.Not once did anyone in church condemn it, we talked about redemption and Jesus and didn't espouse hate there.

There weren't any homeless, save an occasional drunk, that always found some money tucked into his pocket by a mom or dad, or made him a meal or even invited him to the supper table.

Our dads all served as soldiers, and even when they came home, and we saw that far off sad look, we respected them for their service, and wished them success and happiness. They were heroes to a boy, no matter how they served in whatever capacity.

We adored our moms. They were gentle and yet tough. We seldom raised our voices in the house, and never yelled at them. It was just unheard of to talk back. We always told them they looked beautiful, especially on Sunday because they wore their best and looked radiant. We wanted to meet girls like them. They never ever did anything lewd or used a curse word save if they dropped a casserole on the kitchen floor, and then it was likely, "Shoot!".

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The nostalgia, reflections of the past and lamentations are fine but be very careful all to not further abuse the victims again by blaming them for the condition we are in. It is of utmost importance that those who can see point the fingers in the right directions, place the blame in the right place, not place blame on the "children playing x box" because the "children playing x box" have had no say in the matter, are not in control are really would rather be doing these things that we look back on but they are not able to and it is not their faults they cannot wander around the woods and streams carefree with their mates, not a care in the world, singing, climbling and free of worry. They cannot do that. Kids have not been able to do that since the early 70s maybe.
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Not only healthy.

See these kids are happy and love each other.

See the little boy with his arm around the girl next to him?

Just think, this was all before......
Separation of church from state
Welfare
Abortion
Gay rights

Care to add to this list?
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I'll add to this.

It has fuck all to do with any of the things you mentioned.

What a skewered look on life you have!

It has everything to do with corporations taking over the world and forcing greed and consumerism down everyones throats for the past 50 years.
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Your are dead wrong son.

The communist planks were laid out and worked upon, for the past 40 plus years.

Political Correctness IS one of those planks.

You are to immature to understand.
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Trying to imagine one of today's little emo fagboys in sagging skinny jeans picking strawberries in a field for more than 3 minutes without crying...
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Im very tired of Daily Mail articles on here.
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Not only healthy.

See these kids are happy and love each other.

See the little boy with his arm around the girl next to him?

Just think, this was all before......
Separation of church from state
Welfare
Abortion
Gay rights

Care to add to this list?
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Political Correctness
“The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.” Frank Zappa

“The lies the government and media tell are amplifications of the lies we tell ourselves. To stop being conned, stop conning yourself.”
— James Wolcott
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They are happy, healthy, none of them are overweight, they help and love their parents, they work all the time...

...and technology is a good thing..?
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And they had the benefit of eating healthy food! The vegetables they ate had the full amount of vitamins and minerals that they needed. Today they have to add vitamins to the soil in order to get a small portion of the nutrition that they used to get. No GMO's! No chemicals! Milk was had from a cow that was milked by hand, and was not fed steroids or GMO products. And the milk wasn't pasteurized to death. Meat was from animals that were free range. No fast foods loaded with garbage. Fruit grew from a tree in your yard, or from the farmer down the road.

And sunshine! They got loads of vitamin D3 from being outside, not loaded with sunscreen like today, so you barely get any vitamin D at all. They weren't getting cancer back in those days.

And, they weren't being bombarded with waves from microwaves, satellites, computers, etc.

Those definitely were the days!
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Remember also that it is a normal pattern of abusers to take the focus of themselves, their crimes and what they are doing by putting the blame on their victims and saying somehow they did the victim did this to themselves, deserved it somehow, that they actually wanted the abuse or that they are immoral, don't know better, stupid. The have to demoralize their victim. So watch these nostalgia threads and be careful not to further victimize and demoralize the children who are the victims as these attempts of destroying the nations are played out. Place the blame where it belongs.
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OP I spend 90% of my life inside are you saying im not healthy? what is your definition of healthy? what about those kids looks better than current day kids? be careful how you answer, dont wanna be labeled peddo. like really tho.. its called change in culture, it happens everyday.
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Are you serious? What about those kids looks healthy? now that's really difficult, let's see.... they've got a healthy skin colour (without the need for a cancerous tanning bed), their lungs are probably A1, I doubt many of them have asthma like nowadays, they could probably walk for miles without getting out of breath, they get all the goodness and vitamins they need from natural food, they're not obese, they don't need ritalin or other drugs to control their ADHD, they probably only visit a doctor or dentist once a year if at all, .... Geez this is a hard one I really can't think of anything...
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Im very tired of Daily Mail articles on here.
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Fuck off then.
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I feel really blessed. By comparison, some of you had a very bizarre unhealthy warped upbringing.
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Well, try to run barefoot in conrete jungle, see what happens.

You can still run barefoot however or whenever you wish...

It doesn't mean they were brilliant back then, probably were dumber than current gamer children.
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They were happier! They were children! And they actually got to be children, not like today, where they only have to be mindless, sitting in front of a computer or tv and letting the tv do the thinking for them. Unless you were there, you just don't know.
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They are happy, healthy, none of them are overweight, they help and love their parents, they work all the time...

...and technology is a good thing..?
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well you think they loved their parents. there were lots of children who worked hard too. i had a friend adopted back in the day by so called god fearing farmers and they abused her badly.... not saying all were but have heard it more than once.
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OP I spend 90% of my life inside are you saying im not healthy? what is your definition of healthy? what about those kids looks better than current day kids? be careful how you answer, dont wanna be labeled peddo. like really tho.. its called change in culture, it happens everyday.
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Are you serious? What about those kids looks healthy? now that's really difficult, let's see.... they've got a healthy skin colour (without the need for a cancerous tanning bed), their lungs are probably A1, I doubt many of them have asthma like nowadays, they could probably walk for miles without getting out of breath, they get all the goodness and vitamins they need from natural food, they're not obese, they don't need ritalin or other drugs to control their ADHD, they probably only visit a doctor or dentist once a year if at all, .... Geez this is a hard one I really can't think of anything...
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[link to demog.berkeley.edu]

Life expectancy

Year 1900

Male; 46.3
Female; 48.3


Year 1998

Male; 73.8
Female; 79.5


Yeah it sounds like the early 1900's were a much more healthy period to live in. Specially considering the majority of people didn't even reach 55 years before they died.
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They are happy, healthy, none of them are overweight, they help and love their parents, they work all the time...

...and technology is a good thing..?
 Quoting: Brad Daylight


And they had the benefit of eating healthy food! The vegetables they ate had the full amount of vitamins and minerals that they needed. Today they have to add vitamins to the soil in order to get a small portion of the nutrition that they used to get. No GMO's! No chemicals! Milk was had from a cow that was milked by hand, and was not fed steroids or GMO products. And the milk wasn't pasteurized to death. Meat was from animals that were free range. No fast foods loaded with garbage. Fruit grew from a tree in your yard, or from the farmer down the road.

And sunshine! They got loads of vitamin D3 from being outside, not loaded with sunscreen like today, so you barely get any vitamin D at all. They weren't getting cancer back in those days.

And, they weren't being bombarded with waves from microwaves, satellites, computers, etc.

Those definitely were the days!
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i say take the good things from the past and add them to the good things of our modern day and we have it all
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Not an AR-15 in sight.
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When I was a teenager back in the 60's, I had a scabbard on my bike for my Browning semiautomatic shotgun, so I could ride over to the happy hunting grounds with it. Every fall I'd be riding across town with my shotgun on my bike, and the local cops would just wave hello.

If a kid did that now, he'd probably have 50 cop bullets in him before he got to the end of the block.
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Not only healthy.

See these kids are happy and love each other.

See the little boy with his arm around the girl next to him?

Just think, this was all before......
Separation of church from state
Welfare
Abortion
Gay rights

Care to add to this list?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 32715303


I'll add to this.

It has fuck all to do with any of the things you mentioned.

What a skewered look on life you have!

It has everything to do with corporations taking over the world and forcing greed and consumerism down everyones throats for the past 50 years.
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I agree. What the hell does gay rights have to do with anything? Or abortion? Or welfare? And...especially church?
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OP I spend 90% of my life inside are you saying im not healthy? what is your definition of healthy? what about those kids looks better than current day kids? be careful how you answer, dont wanna be labeled peddo. like really tho.. its called change in culture, it happens everyday.
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Are you serious? What about those kids looks healthy? now that's really difficult, let's see.... they've got a healthy skin colour (without the need for a cancerous tanning bed), their lungs are probably A1, I doubt many of them have asthma like nowadays, they could probably walk for miles without getting out of breath, they get all the goodness and vitamins they need from natural food, they're not obese, they don't need ritalin or other drugs to control their ADHD, they probably only visit a doctor or dentist once a year if at all, .... Geez this is a hard one I really can't think of anything...
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[link to demog.berkeley.edu]

Life expectancy

Year 1900

Male; 46.3
Female; 48.3


Year 1998

Male; 73.8
Female; 79.5


Yeah it sounds like the early 1900's were a much more healthy period to live in. Specially considering the majority of people didn't even reach 55 years before they died.
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thank you for defense, bunch of self righteous old-farts on this shit, I dont have a problem with old people as long as they arn't self righteous and see truth, but that type of old people is hard to find.
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Not an AR-15 in sight.
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When I was a teenager back in the 60's, I had a scabbard on my bike for my Browning semiautomatic shotgun, so I could ride over to the happy hunting grounds with it. Every fall I'd be riding across town with my shotgun on my bike, and the local cops would just wave hello.

If a kid did that now, he'd probably have 50 cop bullets in him before he got to the end of the block.
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Oh that was common. We took hunter safety in grade school. Everyone had guns or wished they did by middle school. It was no big deal, save the excitement of being considered mature enough to bring home supper.
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Times changed. Do you wish we all lived like cavemen and hunted for food as well? You can still do those things in the pictures but you choose not to because why?
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That is a very silly question...just think about what you are asking. Why are you being so defensive?

You can't do those things in the pictures anymore, period. Unless, of course, you want your children to get some disease from the ground, or you want some pervert to carry your child away. And the many other things that I don't have to time to mention. Times for children were better back then, that is for sure.
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OP I spend 90% of my life inside are you saying im not healthy? what is your definition of healthy? what about those kids looks better than current day kids? be careful how you answer, dont wanna be labeled peddo. like really tho.. its called change in culture, it happens everyday.
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Are you serious? What about those kids looks healthy? now that's really difficult, let's see.... they've got a healthy skin colour (without the need for a cancerous tanning bed), their lungs are probably A1, I doubt many of them have asthma like nowadays, they could probably walk for miles without getting out of breath, they get all the goodness and vitamins they need from natural food, they're not obese, they don't need ritalin or other drugs to control their ADHD, they probably only visit a doctor or dentist once a year if at all, .... Geez this is a hard one I really can't think of anything...
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[link to demog.berkeley.edu]

Life expectancy

Year 1900

Male; 46.3
Female; 48.3


Year 1998

Male; 73.8
Female; 79.5


Yeah it sounds like the early 1900's were a much more healthy period to live in. Specially considering the majority of people didn't even reach 55 years before they died.
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i agree with you too many want to step back in time but i have lived long enough to have family who lived these times it wasn't this romantic. it was damn hard sometimes, there were lots of orphaned childeren in the world these days too.i had family in nyc and on the framland non of them want to go back in time
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gtgg

I LOVE THIS PICTURE
1 But these took this counsel among themselves, that they would leave the multitude of the heathen, and go forth into a further country, where never mankind dwelt,
42 That they might there keep their statutes, which they never kept in their own land.
43 And they entered into Euphrates by the narrow places of the river.
44 For the most High then shewed signs for them, and held still the flood, till they were passed over.
45 For through that country there was a great way to go, namely, of a year and a half: and the same region is called Arsareth.
46 Then dwelt they there until the latter time; and now when they shall begin to come,
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Not only healthy.

See these kids are happy and love each other.

See the little boy with his arm around the girl next to him?

Just think, this was all before......
Separation of church from state
Welfare
Abortion
Gay rights

Care to add to this list?
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And multiculturalism.

clappa
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They are happy, healthy, none of them are overweight, they help and love their parents, they work all the time...

...and technology is a good thing..?
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well you think they loved their parents. there were lots of children who worked hard too. i had a friend adopted back in the day by so called god fearing farmers and they abused her badly.... not saying all were but have heard it more than once.
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[link to en.wikipedia.org]
And study how children were abused, working in America, treated like slaves. Women, children, minorities all treated like slaves.

Was at a "old time historical village" demonstration for blacksmiths and this old man actually had the nerve to outloud lament that 8-12 year old boys had it so great back then 100 yrs ago, that they could sit in front of a huge fire for a million hours a day, keep the fire going, for some idiot making tools, oh those where the days he told all the kids.

Nothing new under the sun, same pedophiles running the world want access to the boy's back ends, to use them as labor and sex slaves.
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OP I spend 90% of my life inside are you saying im not healthy? what is your definition of healthy? what about those kids looks better than current day kids? be careful how you answer, dont wanna be labeled peddo. like really tho.. its called change in culture, it happens everyday.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28903961


Are you serious? What about those kids looks healthy? now that's really difficult, let's see.... they've got a healthy skin colour (without the need for a cancerous tanning bed), their lungs are probably A1, I doubt many of them have asthma like nowadays, they could probably walk for miles without getting out of breath, they get all the goodness and vitamins they need from natural food, they're not obese, they don't need ritalin or other drugs to control their ADHD, they probably only visit a doctor or dentist once a year if at all, .... Geez this is a hard one I really can't think of anything...
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[link to demog.berkeley.edu]

Life expectancy

Year 1900

Male; 46.3
Female; 48.3


Year 1998

Male; 73.8
Female; 79.5


Yeah it sounds like the early 1900's were a much more healthy period to live in. Specially considering the majority of people didn't even reach 55 years before they died.
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These pictures aren't from 1900 you dipstick!
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This information needs taken down. All the children were white European!
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OP I spend 90% of my life inside are you saying im not healthy? what is your definition of healthy? what about those kids looks better than current day kids? be careful how you answer, dont wanna be labeled peddo. like really tho.. its called change in culture, it happens everyday.
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Are you serious? What about those kids looks healthy? now that's really difficult, let's see.... they've got a healthy skin colour (without the need for a cancerous tanning bed), their lungs are probably A1, I doubt many of them have asthma like nowadays, they could probably walk for miles without getting out of breath, they get all the goodness and vitamins they need from natural food, they're not obese, they don't need ritalin or other drugs to control their ADHD, they probably only visit a doctor or dentist once a year if at all, .... Geez this is a hard one I really can't think of anything...
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[link to demog.berkeley.edu]

Life expectancy

Year 1900

Male; 46.3
Female; 48.3


Year 1998

Male; 73.8
Female; 79.5


Yeah it sounds like the early 1900's were a much more healthy period to live in. Specially considering the majority of people didn't even reach 55 years before they died.
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These pictures aren't from 1900 you dipstick!
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Life expectancy 1930;


Male; 58.1
Female; 61.6

What's your point exactly? It wasn't till the 50's that life expectancy rose above 70 years for females and 80's for males. So my argument still stands.

The latter half of the 20th century has been significantly more "healthy" for the US population then the first half the 20th century. And unless the healthcare system collapses in the coming decades for the general public (which it might considering how "evilly socialist" healthcare for everyone is considered by a large portion of the US populace) the 21st century will be more "healthy" by a significant margin.
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Re: Pictures of America's youth in the early 20th century when children ran barefott instead of playing X boxes
This information needs taken down. All the children were white European!
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Well they all americans now anyway
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42 That they might there keep their statutes, which they never kept in their own land.
43 And they entered into Euphrates by the narrow places of the river.
44 For the most High then shewed signs for them, and held still the flood, till they were passed over.
45 For through that country there was a great way to go, namely, of a year and a half: and the same region is called Arsareth.
46 Then dwelt they there until the latter time; and now when they shall begin to come,
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