View Poll Results: Are we better off in the 21c compared to 19c?

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    Re: Are we better off in the 21c compared to 19c?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I doubt there are very many religious people who think porn is more important than antibiotics, vaccines, mass communication, universal literacy, automobiles, and 80-year lifespans.

    They had porn in the 19th century anyway. Also whorehouses, gays (still in the closet but they were there), risque fashions, booze, opium, and vices comparable to most anything going on in the modern world.


    I'm glad I live in the 21st century.

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    Re: Are we better off in the 21c compared to 19c?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    OK, so let me clarify with a clip of Robert Zemeckis' 1997 film "Contact" which many of you probably remember.

    Awesome movie!

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    Re: Are we better off in the 21c compared to 19c?

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    But thats me
    We are better off, of course, but, the "uber" wealthy may be less "better off".
    Too bad.
    Two posters state that they are less "better off".
    As I say, we need a better people.

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    Re: Are we better off in the 21c compared to 19c?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
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    But thats me
    We are better off, of course, but, the "uber" wealthy may be less "better off".
    Too bad.
    Two posters state that they are less "better off".
    As I say, we need a better people.

    Yeah, I guess it does have to do with what side of the tracks you live.

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    Re: Are we better off in the 21c compared to 19c?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    You can't be a successful restaurntuer if you can't even spell it correctly. Come on, now, yes, spelling is important, but.

    I used to be a successful karpentur.
    Being a decent human being is more important.
    The reason why I spell correctly is the "SpellCheck" , NOT that I am a great speller.
    I think that in most aspects we are better off.
    But NOT all of us,IMO.

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    Re: Are we better off in the 21c compared to 19c?

    I'm generally not a spelling Nazi. I promise. I just think that not knowing how to spell what you are is akin to misspelling your own name. It's not just a word anymore, it's your essence. Construction workers aren't typically known for English language skills, so we would tell the apprentices that you needed to be able to spell carpenter to be one.

    If I was a restaurateur. I would definitely learn how to spell that word. And yeah, I just stuck an 'n' in there and spell-check made me select the correct spelling.

    But hey, I'm not one.
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    Re: Are we better off in the 21c compared to 19c?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    You can't be a successful restaurntuer if you can't even spell it correctly.

    I used to be a successful karpentur.
    That makes tewo of us. I still am a sucessful karpentur.

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    Re: Are we better off in the 21c compared to 19c?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Are we better off in the 21-th century compared to 19-th century, what do you think?
    I had some serious medical issues after I was born that required some innovation in how doctors deal with immune issues (I was never told the specific details). I wouldn't be alive in the 19th century.

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    Re: Are we better off in the 21c compared to 19c?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    OK, so let me clarify with a clip of Robert Zemeckis' 1997 film "Contact" which many of you probably remember.

    The movie is an infuriating demonstration of the anti-social self-indulgence that really motivates the Trekkies extraterrestrial fixation. The government wastes billions just to award Jodie Foster with a fantasy interview with her deceased father.
    On the outside, trickling down on the insiders.
    We won't live free until the 1% live in fear.
    Hey, richboys! Imagine the boot of democracy stomping on your faces, forever.

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    Re: Are we better off in the 21c compared to 19c?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I had some serious medical issues after I was born that required some innovation in how doctors deal with immune issues (I was never told the specific details). I wouldn't be alive in the 19th century.


    I had a conversation yesterday with a young man who had renal cell cancer at the young age of 27. He's doing fine now, six years later. In the 19th century he would have died, today he has two children and works full time.

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