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The Bear Story
« on: September 19, 2019, 11:45:50 AM »
This one caught my eye and reminded me of RC's Bear Story. I like that story:


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Re: The Bear Story
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2019, 01:15:58 PM »
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Re: The Bear Story
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2019, 04:07:15 PM »
>>everyone was nicer

Unless, of course, you had the misfortune to be born black, female, gay, liberal, non-conformist or had the misfortune to get old in the 1950s (elderly poverty rate was over 35% in 1959, currently around 9%). It drives me crazy when people romanticize the 1950s.

It seemed simple because people had their eyes closed.
« Last Edit: September 19, 2019, 04:15:41 PM by ergophobe »

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Re: The Bear Story
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2020, 04:57:46 PM »
This happened just across the river from my house.  Dammit, I still neeeed a bear cub or two.

A man thought someone left a box of puppies on his lawn. Nope, they were bear cubs
https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/07/us/texas-box-puppies-bear-cubs-trnd/index.html

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Re: The Bear Story
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2020, 09:32:20 AM »
>"it could have ended up differently"

Holy moly, I bet it could!

>Dammit, I still neeeed a bear cub or two

Got for it RC. Never too late to try something new.

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Re: The Bear Story
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2020, 08:45:47 PM »
>>everyone was nicer


>Unless, of course, you had the misfortune to be born black, female, gay, liberal, non-conformist or had the misfortune to get old in the 1950s (elderly poverty rate was over 35% in 1959, currently around 9%). It drives me crazy when people romanticize the 1950s.

Came across this today on Reddit today.

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I'm from Hawaii and when I enlisted in the military years ago, I was sent to Virginia to work in the Pentagon. Segregation was the law of the land in Virginia then. The first time I rode a bus there, I saw that it was segregated with Whites sitting in the front area and Blacks in the rear. Being of Asian descent, I wasn't sure where I was to sit. To be safe, I moved to the rear of the bus but was told by the riders there that it was Colored only. I moved to an empty seat in the front when I was told that it was the White section. So I finally decided to stand between the two groups and that seemed to be OK with everyone else on that bus. After that, I spent most of my time staying on the military base where no one questioned where I sat in the mess hall or any of the recreational facilities on base.


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https://i.imgur.com/JWzBrU2.gifv