Saturday, June 22, 2013

Pics of America, Then and Now



Pic of an American family, circa 1940

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Pic of a modern American family. Notice the plush living accommodations!

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Pics of an American cop, around 1940-50

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What cops look like today

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Pic of an American school in Gary, Indiana, around 1950

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Pic of an American school today

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Pic of an American highway from around 1960

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Pic of an American road today

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Granted, I took some liberty's with the descriptions, but it's a lot closer to the truth than the baby-food brainwashing slop you'll see on ZNN or FAUX.

If you want to see bigger and better pics of what America is becoming, click here to see what's in our future.
America 1950 vs. America 2012 - you make the call....

In 1950, a gallon of gasoline cost about 27 cents.

In 2012, a gallon of gasoline costs $3.69.

In 1950, you could buy a first-class stamp for just 3 cents.

In 2012, a first-class stamp will cost you 45 cents.

In 1950, more than 80 percent of all men were employed.

In 2012, less than 65 percent of all men are employed.

In 1950, the average duration of unemployment was about 12 weeks.

In 2012, the average duration of unemployment is about 40 weeks.

In 1950, the average family spent about 22% of its income on housing.

In 2012, the average family spends about 43% of its income on housing.

In 1950, gum chewing and talking in class were some of the major disciplinary problems in our schools.

In 2012, many of our public schools have been equipped with metal detectors because violence has become so bad.

In 1950, mothers decided what their children would eat for lunch.

In 2012, lunches are inspected by government control freaks to make sure that they contain the "correct foods" in many areas of the country. For example, one 4-year-old girl recently had her lunch confiscated by a "lunch monitor" because it did not meet USDA guidelines.

In 1950, corporate taxes accounted for about 30 percent of all federal revenue.

In 2012, corporate taxes will account for less than 7 percent of all federal revenue.

In 1950, many Americans regularly left their cars and the front doors of their homes unlocked.

In 2012, many Americans live with steel bars on their windows and gun sales are at record highs.

In 1950, the American people had a great love for the U.S. Constitution.

In 2012, if you are "reverent of individual liberty", you may get labeled as a potential terrorist by the U.S. government.

In 2012, the United States owes more money to the rest of the world than anybody else.

In 1950, the U.S. national debt was about 257 billion dollars.

In 2012, the U.S. national debt is 59 times larger. It is currently sitting at a grand total of $15,435,694,556,033.29. Surely our children and our grandchildren will thank us for that.
Don't our kids and grandkids deserve better than this dysfunctional, broken state of misery, courtesy of our apathy, that they're going to inherit?

2 comments:

MachtNichts said...

Don't be too hard on yourself. From the time I was born (1951) until today things seem to have changed so fast you couldn't blink an eye.

What could we have done differently, growing up, raising kids, putting bread on the table? I don't know. Mind you, back then we also believed in the benevolence of government. Most of the younger generations have no clue what's happening. They are happily going down the wifi trail. Boggles my mind, but I still leave my door open.
Silvia

Greg Bacon said...

Americans need to adopt the bravery shown in a poster from some years back that had a small animal, maybe a mouse, flipping off a bird of prey swooping down and getting ready to have the critter for lunch.

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