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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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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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No....because if I did it would be 50+ long and I would just end up getting pissed off :/
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For your viewing pleasure. Penn and Teller Bullshit: The Good Old Days


While i too love to remember the good old days. The fact is things weren't that great. Not to mention, those are pictures when someone broke out a camera and more so 'back then' you fucking put a smile on your face when a camera appeared. People tend to not take pictures when things are going back especially years back then.

And if you had it so perfect how did you manage to fuck it up so badly for your children? Or do you want to talk about how the younger generation won't take responsibility while simultaneously not take responsibility for raising complete fuck-ups?
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This. Life has always been hard as fuck and will continue to be hard.

You exchange old problems for new problems each passing generation.

It always remained balanced. The real issue is corruption which is leading us into blind slavery, we were always slaves but now were about to be literal slaves.
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This information needs taken down. All the children were white European!
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Finland is white and we enjoy safety and respectful atmosphere, which was present also in the United States when your country was white.
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You should know that at least in American history, since so many ethnic groups came here, that the meaning of "white" dramatically changed over time. Irish came and were looked down up, as did Italians, Greeks, Spanish, Germans, Swedes and all had trouble with being accepted as "white".

So your idea from an American perspective is kind of silly.

America has never been "white. It was originally full of Native American First People who made up thousands of seperate tribes and Mestizos from South American who came up through Central America and into Mexico and Texas and what is now the American Southwest.

Then the Spanish came and the French, bring all of their blends of culture from Almohads from North Africa, Corsicans, Aragorn, Castillian, etc. The English when they came, were a mix of many tribes of Celts, Jutes, Britons, Saxons invaders from Norway, Normans from France and Italy. And on and on.

There is no "white". It makes zero sense from an intellectual perspective. It's a fallacy. It's impossible to define.

If some French person moved to the Middle East and became a "poulain" in the medieval period, and their ancestors lived on Cypress, then what would you call them? They're all mixed up as all people are mixed up. The whole notion is absurd.

You can do that with any nation practically, even the most zenophobic Japanese are a mix of Koreans, Chinese, Ainu, and present day Japanese.

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If you think things weren't around then, just think of the fact that "Gomer Pyle" just married his gay partner of 38 years.
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Yeah, we all knew this was around then, but we didn't make a bloody song and dance about it. We just accepted it and left people to live the same as everyone else - they didn't have to go over the top about it; it just was.
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Grew up in the 1930s. Walked a MILE and BACK to buy a farm worker a pack of Luckies; $17. Why ? Because he asked me to. I got a penny from the change and it bought me 20 good sized firecrackers, all the way from CHINA !

Went barefoot a lot, but once you stepped on a bee in the grass, you knew that it was wiser to wear your shoes. Everyone wore their older brothers/sisters clothes, so there was NO teasing about whose clothes you wore. Mom had a rag bag, where any material not thoroughly worn out/through was saved for patching our (two boys) clothes, as well as a button box.

AND, there was no school bus to pick you up. You WALKED to school, a mile away. My dad walked several miles, even on top of stone wall fences, when the snow was too deep.

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Wow, yes thats a very practical skill. Lifting things up and down!
The possibilities are endless!

Fuck off you baby boomer sack of fucking shit.
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LMAO! You're a ridiculous sad pathetic excuse for a human being! Isn't it tragic you never learned how to communicate or have even a modicum of decency? You're a joke.

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Think about the role of Christianity and God. When people respect God and live according to Word of God (the Bible), the results are good.
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says the old ass self-righteous, present-time hating, era-fanboying, lady. Your so easy to amuse, I dont love it!!! LOL

s226
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You should go find some passtime worthy of your expertise and demonstrated intellect, and yet not as challenging or restraining as, oh, grammar for instance.

I suggest precision poo-flinging, based on your exhibited skills.

:chimp:
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ive got skills you have no idea about, your not funny, nor psychic, so if your trying to be funny, your not, and if your trying to make a serious evaluation of my character your far off, and need to practice your psychic abilities because they are far inaccurate
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I still spend part of the summer barefoot today. Sadly, my feet are not as strong as they were when I was a child, when I could run barefoot over gravel. Today I stick to softer soil on warm days. I live on a small family farm, so I can get away with it. hayseed
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says the old ass self-righteous, present-time hating, era-fanboying, lady. Your so easy to amuse, I dont love it!!! LOL

s226
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You should go find some passtime worthy of your expertise and demonstrated intellect, and yet not as challenging or restraining as, oh, grammar for instance.

I suggest precision poo-flinging, based on your exhibited skills.

chimp
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ive got skills you have no idea about, your not funny, nor psychic, so if your trying to be funny, your not, and if your trying to make a serious evaluation of my character your far off, and need to practice your psychic abilities because they are far inaccurate
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Why not relax and enjoy the conversation? You know, if you make an account, you can correct those little nagging errors in your statement.
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Re: Pictures of America's youth in the early 20th century when children ran barefott instead of playing X boxes
says the old ass self-righteous, present-time hating, era-fanboying, lady. Your so easy to amuse, I dont love it!!! LOL

s226
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You should go find some passtime worthy of your expertise and demonstrated intellect, and yet not as challenging or restraining as, oh, grammar for instance.

I suggest precision poo-flinging, based on your exhibited skills.

:chimp:
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ive got skills you have no idea about, your not funny, nor psychic, so if your trying to be funny, your not, and if your trying to make a serious evaluation of my character your far off, and need to practice your psychic abilities because they are far inaccurate
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Ok, so you draw Anime?
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Error in my post above. The price of Luckies in 1934 was $.17 a pack, not $17, lol !

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says the old ass self-righteous, present-time hating, era-fanboying, lady. Your so easy to amuse, I dont love it!!! LOL

s226
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You should go find some passtime worthy of your expertise and demonstrated intellect, and yet not as challenging or restraining as, oh, grammar for instance.

I suggest precision poo-flinging, based on your exhibited skills.

:chimp:
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ive got skills you have no idea about, your not funny, nor psychic, so if your trying to be funny, your not, and if your trying to make a serious evaluation of my character your far off, and need to practice your psychic abilities because they are far inaccurate
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28903961


Ok, so you draw Anime?
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another failed attempt at humor to boost ones self-image.
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AC ####8961 ... You certainly have NO punctuation skills ! Remember, if you find yourself in a hole you can't get out of ... STOP DIGGING !
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says the old ass self-righteous, present-time hating, era-fanboying, lady. Your so easy to amuse, I dont love it!!! LOL

s226
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28903961


You should go find some passtime worthy of your expertise and demonstrated intellect, and yet not as challenging or restraining as, oh, grammar for instance.

I suggest precision poo-flinging, based on your exhibited skills.

:chimp:
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ive got skills you have no idea about, your not funny, nor psychic, so if your trying to be funny, your not, and if your trying to make a serious evaluation of my character your far off, and need to practice your psychic abilities because they are far inaccurate
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Well one of your 'skills' certainly isn't being able to read and write like an intelligent human being. 'Nuff said.
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Re: Pictures of America's youth in the early 20th century when children ran barefott instead of playing X boxes
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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Outside of his Modern Warfare game...the average "gamer" doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground.

burnit
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They where a lot smarter than adults today and infact wipe the floor with modern adults,its a fact they had harder things too learn and understand,they had critical thinking skills,back then you had to be smart too survive,most people today including the kids are complete fuck ups,we are all guilty of being led by the idiot box to this point.
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He doesn't think they are errors.
He thinks they are "skills".

1rof1

I give up. You try to train him.
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People are funny. I'm glad to learn from most people, and hope I can teach a thing or two...yet. The only ones who drive me insane are the truly demented warped souls who call themselves Christ, as if they're the new incarantion of Jesus. That's where I draw the line.

It's not a competition. Us old geezers are not being hard on the younger generation. At least I'm not. I want y'all to have a better life than mine, and to help y'all have it.

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Poor kids, no iPhone!

No, great pics indeed, they look happy.
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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


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applause2 Goofy Thum

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NSC SPOKESMAN: Dude, This Was Like Two Years Ago.
HOWARD DEAN: Benghazi is a laughable joke. (ARRRRRRRRRRRRR)
HELLARY: What difference does it make?
CARNEY: Benghazi happened a long
time ago.
CONGRESSMAN CUMMINGS: Death is a part of life.
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As long as I am an American citizen and American blood runs in these veins I shall hold myself at liberty to speak, to write, and to publish whatever I please on any subject.” - Elijah Parish Lovejoy(1802-1837)

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent...Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government...Thomas Jefferson

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty...Thomas Jefferson

Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light...George Washington
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Duplicate.

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886
NSC SPOKESMAN: Dude, This Was Like Two Years Ago.
HOWARD DEAN: Benghazi is a laughable joke. (ARRRRRRRRRRRRR)
HELLARY: What difference does it make?
CARNEY: Benghazi happened a long
time ago.
CONGRESSMAN CUMMINGS: Death is a part of life.
______________

As long as I am an American citizen and American blood runs in these veins I shall hold myself at liberty to speak, to write, and to publish whatever I please on any subject.” - Elijah Parish Lovejoy(1802-1837)

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent...Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government...Thomas Jefferson

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty...Thomas Jefferson

Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light...George Washington
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This information needs taken down. All the children were white European!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25183312


Finland is white and we enjoy safety and respectful atmosphere, which was present also in the United States when your country was white.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27811313


You should know that at least in American history, since so many ethnic groups came here, that the meaning of "white" dramatically changed over time. Irish came and were looked down up, as did Italians, Greeks, Spanish, Germans, Swedes and all had trouble with being accepted as "white".

So your idea from an American perspective is kind of silly.

America has never been "white. It was originally full of Native American First People who made up thousands of seperate tribes and Mestizos from South American who came up through Central America and into Mexico and Texas and what is now the American Southwest.

Then the Spanish came and the French, bring all of their blends of culture from Almohads from North Africa, Corsicans, Aragorn, Castillian, etc. The English when they came, were a mix of many tribes of Celts, Jutes, Britons, Saxons invaders from Norway, Normans from France and Italy. And on and on.

There is no "white". It makes zero sense from an intellectual perspective. It's a fallacy. It's impossible to define.

If some French person moved to the Middle East and became a "poulain" in the medieval period, and there ancestors lived on Cypress, then what would you call them? They're all mixed up as all people are mixed up. The whole notion is absurd.

You can do that with any nation practically, even the most zenophobic Japanese are a mix of Koreans, Chinese, Ainu, and present day Japanese.
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We are human.
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The difference between then and now is that back then those children were not forced into sexuality they were allowed to be innocent. Also, the ones who grew up from 1890 thru 1928 got to play real war not the virtual make believe gamer bs. And once they got forced to play the real their innocence was shot to hell.
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I grew up in a rural farm community in the sixties. Two radio stations. Three TV stations. Stores closed at six and on Sunday. My childhood was filled with funerals of farmers and kids being pulled into tractor PTOs, crushed in hay barns, kicked by cows, falling off horses, electrocution by faulty wiring, etc. most of the adults i knew had some kind of injury, dismemberment , brain injury....people aged quickly and grew hardened and wizened. there was a high incident of incest, some of it generational. The work was very hard, no time for anything else really. I was under constant pressure to conform to the dominant Christian religion. It felt like communism to me.

Those pics look great, I admit. Especially to folks that grew up in cities. I prefer this present age. I will be disappointed if America goes back to its fundamental roots. It's Sharia Law days.
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I remember it being like that in he late 40's
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They're not called "The Greatest Generation" for nothing!

I'm not a big fan of Tom Brokaw, but he got this one right.
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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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Like really?.. like wow.. like are you a valley girl?
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I grew up in a rural farm community in the sixties. Two radio stations. Three TV stations. Stores closed at six and on Sunday. My childhood was filled with funerals of farmers and kids being pulled into tractor PTOs, crushed in hay barns, kicked by cows, falling off horses, electrocution by faulty wiring, etc. most of the adults i knew had some kind of injury, dismemberment , brain injury....people aged quickly and grew hardened and wizened. there was a high incident of incest, some of it generational. The work was very hard, no time for anything else really. I was under constant pressure to conform to the dominant Christian religion. It felt like communism to me.

Those pics look great, I admit. Especially to folks that grew up in cities. I prefer this present age. I will be disappointed if America goes back to its fundamental roots. It's Sharia Law days.
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What a horrific childhood. If that's so, it must be the worst place in America to grow up. It's nothing like my own childhood. I can tell that I'm quite educated and not blind to social ills but to have all of that in one insular community, it seems a bit extreme, yes?
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and very soon they will run barefoot once again.....
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We could not run around barefoot, or we would get the "ground itch"

Ah, the good old days...

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About one-third of the people of North Carolina are suffering with Hookworm disease and consider their trouble due to some other disease. Hookworm disease frequently causes headache, dizziness, shortness of breath, paleness, easily tired out in feet and legs, poor appetite for breakfast, indigestion, heartburn, stunted growth, and poor progress in school work on account of poor memory. If you have had ground itch or dew poison you should be examined, as this is the first sign of the disease. It takes about one drop of blood daily to feed each worm

Canada looks like it has less hookworm.
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Bring on the castor oil. My dad used to talk about getting the doses.
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We could not run around barefoot, or we would get the "ground itch"

Ah, the good old days...

[link to docsouth.unc.edu]

About one-third of the people of North Carolina are suffering with Hookworm disease and consider their trouble due to some other disease. Hookworm disease frequently causes headache, dizziness, shortness of breath, paleness, easily tired out in feet and legs, poor appetite for breakfast, indigestion, heartburn, stunted growth, and poor progress in school work on account of poor memory. If you have had ground itch or dew poison you should be examined, as this is the first sign of the disease. It takes about one drop of blood daily to feed each worm

Canada looks like it has less hookworm.
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Bring on the castor oil. My dad used to talk about getting the doses.
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Y'all are so silly. From a medical perspective, practically everyone had worms by the time they were six or so. You just never noticed and got better.

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