1985 was better overall
2015 is better overall
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
I think the Nation has gone downhill since Bush 1 was allowed to pardon most of his sitting cabinet members.
That was a tough pill because I knew all about Iran/Contra and much more. Then came the Patriot Act to screw
up anything that wasn't already screwed up and put the gov't up your bunghole. Now the biggest and crookedest
Banks run the Nation and Corporations are allowed to buy politicians legally. Since Vietnam, I have hated the
"war is good business" mentality that runs this Nation, 1985 and now, and that has gotten exponentially worse.
2015 and on are the better years. Times are getting better.
I honestly believe the only Americans who will claim anytime prior as being the Best time to live are most likely Caucasian. And well why wouldn't it be - when the further you go back the more things are stacked in their favor.
All in one's perspective.
I loved the 80's. Sometimes I miss it. I was in my 20's living life. I had a great time.
2015? My daughter has been out of the house for a year and loves her life, even if she is has much less than living at home. I think she'll look back and find this time in her life just as awesome as I did my 20's. My sons will look back on the late part of the last decade as their fun in the sun.
Why do I get the idea that if that happened in January of 2016, it would be a partisan finger pointing fest? "Republicans are determined to do universe building and see what happens!" "Obama wanted to kill a teacher!" "The Koch Brothers own a company that supplies to the suppliers of the suppliers of the manufacturers of the O-Rings!"
Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~W.C. Fields
Since I can type much faster and more legibly than I can hand-write, I'm thrilled to be able to communicate on a keyboard. It's a huge improvement, but probably more so for me, than for most people. If I had been a college student in 2015 instead of 1985, I would have made much better grades.
I'm not particularly fond of having this little tracking device in my pocket all the time though. Sometimes, I would prefer to simply be out of touch with others. I got a call from my alarm system company last summer, my alarm had been activated, and I was thinking "what the heck am I supposed to do about it" - I was on vacation, 800 miles away, in a boat in the Gulf of Mexico. Fortunately, it turned out it was my pet sitter who forgot to deactivate the alarm.