View Poll Results: Was America better off in 1985, or are we better off today in 2015?

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  • 1985 was better overall

    31 14.09%
  • 2015 is better overall

    189 85.91%
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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    I suppose legally there is nothing wrong with that, but Donnie did go on to become a NYC Detective and Joey, well who knows whatever happened to him...
    Can you believe they still tour?

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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Can you believe they still tour?

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    Yes. A lot of old bands do. My city has an open amphitheater-ish venue that various old bands perform at every year. I think Budweiser or someone like that sponsors the series of like 6 concerts every year. They are all country/southern rock/beach music acts so I never go, but they usually sell out unless the weather is crap.

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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Yeah, Cassidy played with Parker Stevenson in The Hardy Boys. That was I think before his Da Doo Run Run days.

    Leif Garrett was first in a dopey show called "Three For The Road". He was cute as hell in that. Then he got famous, sang some REALLY ****ty songs, and started doing drugs.
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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post

    That was all 1985 stuff? Damn! Most of that seems like it was last week or maybe a few months ago.

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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    America was better off in 1985 .. because it wasn't as over-populated, there were millions less illegal aliens stealing American citizen's jobs, so many tens of millions of Americans weren't unemployed as they fallen-off-the-grid are today, especially Americans in their 50s and 60s, off-shoring and in-sourcing wage-slave labor wasn't all the rage it is now, the middle-class living-wage earners was a larger segment of the population ...

    We're simply going the wrong way population management-wise .. and until we reverse that direction for quite a long time, our major foundational needs problems will only get worse as time passes.
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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    It's kind of a mixed bag, IMO.

    The technology of 2015 is nice. I'll give it that much. Our future is rather uncertain, however, and popular culture is a lot worse. Opportunities for growth and advancement (both personal and societal) also seem to be a lot more limited in comparison to what they once were.

    The America of 1985 was on it's up to a "Golden Age." The America of 2015 is on its way down from that high, and its not entirely clear how far we'll slip before things rebound again.
    In reality, America's "Golden Age" spanned from the late 1940s to the late 1960s.

    The coming down was gradual at first, which is why most Americans hadn't noticed it was happening by 1985. And, of course, a handful of self-serving politicos were doing a lot to cover it up (by nearly bankrupting the US Treasury).
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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    It's interesting because in 1985, the Soviet Union was still around, but in only 5 years it was going to collapse. I wonder if people had a sense of that, if the writing was on the wall, so to speak, or if nobody really expected it was going to happen.

    Certainly, there must have been a sense that communism was in decline.
    I can tell you in 1985 I never once thought about the Soviet Union, not once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I can tell you in 1985 I never once thought about the Soviet Union, not once.
    Living in the midwest, school tornado drills are par for course but in the 80's we also had nuclear warning drills at school in case of a USSR attack. While I never felt threatened and enjoyed the disruption to class it did show that some people were concerned at the possibility of a nuclear attack.

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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    I voted 1985 because I was only a little over 20 years old at the time. So, even if the country had been going to hell in a hand basket, I was only 20-something. I'd trade 20-something for 50-something any day of the week.

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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I would say 2015 is considerably better for me, if for no other reason than I don't crap my pants several times a week now.
    But there was freedom in that.

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