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 ModerateGOP View Post
    Just out of curiosity, why did you choose 1985? What's so significant about that date? Why not the volatile period of late 50s early 60s. That would be a better comparison in my opinion. Nothing really major happened in that year.
    Reagan and Gorbachev met for the first time that year to end the Cold War. That was a pretty significant event.
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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Um, okay. Well, happy Wednesday! I hope your day goes well.
    owned by a date line!

    Now them's bragging rights.
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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    owned by a date line!

    Now them's bragging rights.
    I know my life will never be complete until I'm ahead of the international date line.
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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Um, okay. Well, happy Wednesday! I hope your day goes well.
    Every day with OWNAGE in it is a good day... so, thank you. Same to you...
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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    owned by a date line!

    Now them's bragging rights.
    Quoted for truth...
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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I know my life will never be complete until I'm ahead of the international date line.
    You corrected me saying it was Tuesday when it is not... More intellectual coawardice?
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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Reagan and Gorbachev met for the first time that year to end the Cold War. That was a pretty significant event.
    True, but that's progress which again doesn't make 1985 seem so bad.
    There's no greater irony than a Trump supporter pointing out hypocrisy; Unless it's Trump himself.

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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    You corrected me saying it was Tuesday when it is not... More intellectual coawardice?
    No clue what "coawardice" is.

    It's Wednesday where you are. It's Tuesday in the United States. That's cerebral, I know.
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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Again I am referencing what was believed at the time. The US right was frothing that the US was losing the arms race and I and the US had every reason to do so. I tried numerous times to document USSR infiltration of the North American "peace" movement that was largely a front for anti-American propaganda.

    In my recollection no one was saying anything much Soviet decline until much later when we were looking at the fall of the Berlin Wall which caught the CIA completely by surprise.
    As a frothing right winger at that time I can certainly agree that there was concern about the USSR nuclear capabilities. One of the biggest concerns, in fact, was that if their economy collapsed or they experienced massive civil unrest that the nukes would start flying. That's why we wanted the missile defense shield or "star wars" as it was more colloquially known. In fact, in 1985 I was stationed in Colorado Springs which, as I'm sure you know, was home to NORAD. We had no illusions about whether or not we were on a Soviet target list so as far as I was concerned the more space lasers we had the better!

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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Quoted for truth...


    Your truth or real truth.

    You "owned" looking like a fool in that exchange son
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