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 wisguyingb
Joined: 1/5/2008
Msg: 9
Will the Naughties be remembered as the worst decade ever???Page 2 of 2    (1, 2)
OP-If you think this decade was bad....Well then the next 10 years are gonna blow your mind. The great depression may look like a picnic. America is going to become something that nobody recognizes.
 yna6
Joined: 1/21/2007
Msg: 12
Will the Naughties be remembered as the worst decade ever???
Posted: 3/8/2009 8:29:24 AM
Seems odd to have a decade where American Idol (Yankee Couchpotatoes, or Yodellers) can get more people voting in a single show than what the presidential campaign can get garnered!
This is how skewed our society has become...where "voting for most popular" has become way more interesting and important than politics and how the country is run! Politics is the "only game for adults", which is worth playing....and so few do....
 daynadaze
Joined: 2/11/2008
Msg: 14
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Will the Naughties be remembered as the worst decade ever???
Posted: 3/8/2009 12:51:30 PM
You really don't know much about history, we are doing pretty well right now and we have things in place to help a lot of people. Of course there are many many people who are really down & out but it's nothing like it has been in the past...nothing.
 EmbraceHug
Joined: 2/18/2009
Msg: 15
Will the Naughties be remembered as the worst decade ever???
Posted: 3/8/2009 2:34:27 PM
How can any decade be any worse?? The 60's, 30's. Try picking up a history book.
 normaldude
Joined: 3/8/2006
Msg: 17
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Will the Naughties be remembered as the worst decade ever???
Posted: 3/8/2009 6:02:55 PM
spanish flu? around 50 million dead world-wide in 1918-1919? Black plague total around 75 million???? Maybe our self induced crisis doesnt seem like such a big deal? Nuke all the bankers and investment types and things look kinda good down the road?
 whothehellknows
Joined: 7/23/2006
Msg: 19
Will the Naughties be remembered as the worst decade ever???
Posted: 3/8/2009 11:36:08 PM

How could any decade have been any worse?
I can't think of a worst decade when it comes to all around crappiness, can you?


Pretty much every decade was worse going back almost a hundred years. World Wars, other wars, civil right upheaval, various droughts, plauges, earthquakes, etc.,

Things seem much worse now because of better communication capibilities, but the world is actually much better, much safer and much more stable than at almost anypoint in human history. It remains to be seen how the future will hold up because we do have some very serious challenges ahead (climate change, over population) , but overall things are getting better on a global scale all the time if you look at it long term.
 whothehellknows
Joined: 7/23/2006
Msg: 20
Will the Naughties be remembered as the worst decade ever???
Posted: 3/8/2009 11:41:10 PM

My history teacher? Well, the fact of the matter is that the War in Iraq has lasted longer than either world war lasted.


And with far less casualites in 6 years than almost any one week of either war... While Iraq is a war, from a historical point of view it is a very low intensity conflict. Probably feels differently when you are the one actually in the battle, but it doesn't change the fact that militarily it is insignifigant.
 rossomycoo
Joined: 8/29/2008
Msg: 22
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Will the Naughties be remembered as the worst decade ever???
Posted: 3/9/2009 8:13:19 PM
Well I guess there are many people who believe the world started once they could watch t.v. or read a magazine. So sure, in a world with this point of view, I believe it is, for that ilk. The prez/bozo thing stated, will most likely be a real good thing, once the current bozo/prez in charge has a nuke blow up somewhere on his watch.
 clandestiny1841
Joined: 2/20/2009
Msg: 25
Will the Naughties be remembered as the worst decade ever???
Posted: 3/11/2009 1:20:02 PM
Was it as bad as some in this thread have made it out to be? Certainly not.

But it was an embarassing decade.
 maxxoccupancy
Joined: 2/5/2007
Msg: 26
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Will the Naughties be remembered as the worst decade ever???
Posted: 3/13/2009 10:03:15 PM
1940's. I'd trade that decade for this one any day. The 1930's were arguably even worse for mankind.

Still, there's been more talk of the warmongers planning another major world war-like war in the near future. threeworldwars.com has done the research, and I think that there's something to this. These powerful Wall Street dynasties have certainly made enormous amounts of money during every war and recession so far.

The teens could prove to be the worst decade ever, depending on how our generation handles it.
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