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Dreamer Tatum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-02-08 08:56 PM
Response to Reply #27
39. I find that argument silly
Growth is zero-sum?

That isn't worth comment.
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  -In the two hundred plus years America has been a country, what would you say was it's best decade? Bandit  Aug-02-08 08:56 AM   #0 
  - probably something like 1790 to 1800  ixion   Aug-02-08 08:57 AM   #1 
  - Ugh. No.  lwfern   Aug-02-08 09:07 AM   #4 
     - Depending on how you choose to define "best", this could be it.  greyhound1966   Aug-02-08 01:43 PM   #17 
        - "that wasn't an actual slave"  lwfern   Aug-02-08 02:23 PM   #21 
  - Well, I'm not sitting in the best decade right now. That's for sure.  glowing   Aug-02-08 08:58 AM   #2 
  - 1865-75--Reconstruction  Arkham House   Aug-02-08 09:02 AM   #3 
  - Reconstruction was noble in it's intentions; horrible in it's implementation.  cobalt1999   Aug-02-08 02:40 PM   #24 
  - Maybe it would be a decade when a majority of people who lived  Old Crusoe   Aug-02-08 09:09 AM   #5 
  - 1950s  HypnoToad   Aug-02-08 09:09 AM   #6 
  - I asked a right-leaning friend of mine to pick America's high tide by year.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Aug-02-08 09:24 AM   #7 
     - That's an Eisenhower anecdote, even!  onager   Aug-02-08 02:09 PM   #18 
  - Either the 1830's or the 1900's  iamahaingttta   Aug-02-08 09:39 AM   #8 
  - Agree  ThomWV   Aug-03-08 09:08 AM   #49 
  - 2010 to 2020  rurallib   Aug-02-08 10:10 AM   #9 
  - Either the 1990's or the 2000's  robcon   Aug-02-08 10:11 AM   #10 
  - Uugh!  Toucano   Aug-02-08 02:53 PM   #29 
     - Wow! I don't know anyone who doesn't appreciate cellphones.  robcon   Aug-03-08 08:04 AM   #42 
        - I own a cell phone - BUT  SmileyRose   Aug-03-08 08:54 AM   #46 
        - You do now. Fuck cellphones.  ThomWV   Aug-03-08 09:10 AM   #50 
           - Cell phones are one of the most important improvements in our lives in this country and elsewhere.  robcon   Aug-03-08 08:21 PM   #57 
              - Life was better before.  Toucano   Aug-03-08 08:26 PM   #58 
                 - If you don't want to be available 24/7 (as 3 of my friends feel)  robcon   Aug-03-08 08:36 PM   #59 
  - I'd have to say the 60s  Warpy   Aug-02-08 11:04 AM   #11 
  - 1950-1960  Dreamer Tatum   Aug-02-08 11:05 AM   #12 
  - Is that a good thing?  lwfern   Aug-02-08 12:19 PM   #13 
  - Economic growth is a bad thing?  Dreamer Tatum   Aug-02-08 01:12 PM   #14 
     - what exactly does "growth" entail?  lwfern   Aug-02-08 01:15 PM   #15 
     - Just for fun...where do you think jobs come from?  Dreamer Tatum   Aug-02-08 01:28 PM   #16 
        - I think you're avoiding examining what the jobs actually DO.  lwfern   Aug-02-08 02:14 PM   #19 
           - I can see where this is going, and I'm not going to split hairs  Dreamer Tatum   Aug-02-08 08:54 PM   #38 
              - You are refusing to look at the SYSTEM  lwfern   Aug-03-08 08:38 AM   #44 
                 - The system isn't the issue  Dreamer Tatum   Aug-03-08 05:29 PM   #53 
                    - How can you have a Marx avatar and not be concerned about the nature of the system?  wuushew   Aug-03-08 06:20 PM   #56 
     - The greatest lie ever told is that "growth" is a good thing  burythehatchet   Aug-02-08 02:49 PM   #27 
        - I find that argument silly  Dreamer Tatum   Aug-02-08 08:56 PM   #39 
           - You can't accumulate much out of thin air.  lwfern   Aug-03-08 08:41 AM   #45 
              - That's just plain false.  Dreamer Tatum   Aug-03-08 05:25 PM   #52 
                 - shhhhhh...you're arguing with a  ProdigalJunkMail   Aug-05-08 11:44 PM   #81 
  - 1960s or 1990s  CrazyDude   Aug-04-08 10:45 PM   #79 
  - The 1960"s. The Great Awakening about America.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Aug-02-08 02:18 PM   #20 
  - Agreed. nt  zanne   Aug-02-08 03:44 PM   #36 
  - Ditto!  tannybogus   Aug-03-08 09:10 PM   #60 
  - sounds like it is about time for the 60's to arise again  carlyhippy   Aug-03-08 09:00 AM   #47 
  - And the Sixties didn't only happen here in this country.  sfexpat2000   Aug-04-08 12:43 AM   #66 
     - We certainly weren't the vanguard or most committed.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Aug-04-08 01:29 PM   #67 
  - The roaring twenties? NO. They were a waste. The 50s? Hardly exemplary.  TexasObserver   Aug-02-08 02:35 PM   #22 
  - I would actually say the 1860s and the 1960s, both decades  coalition_unwilling   Aug-04-08 02:50 PM   #77 
  - 1935-1945  magellan   Aug-02-08 02:37 PM   #23 
  - Everytime you kissed me, I wiped my mouth. WIPED MY MOUTH!  Toucano   Aug-02-08 02:51 PM   #28 
  - It's in the DU avatar selection  magellan   Aug-02-08 03:14 PM   #34 
  - That's my choice, too.  yardwork   Aug-04-08 01:49 PM   #69 
  - I'll second this one  Posteritatis   Aug-04-08 02:27 PM   #75 
  - The 1900's.  cobalt1999   Aug-02-08 02:47 PM   #25 
  - the 1940's.  leftofthedial   Aug-02-08 02:49 PM   #26 
  - 1970s. Nixon resigns, Carter installs solar panels on White House,  B Calm   Aug-02-08 02:55 PM   #30 
  - It was certainly the ugliest decade of our history.  cobalt1999   Aug-02-08 02:59 PM   #31 
  - I'll agree with you on the shag carpets, but 20 dollars for an ounce  B Calm   Aug-02-08 03:51 PM   #37 
  - b calm has it right!  pitohui   Aug-02-08 10:06 PM   #41 
  - Vietnam War ended. . . High paying jobs plentiful and at union shops. . .  B Calm   Aug-04-08 02:19 PM   #73 
  - Soaring inflation. nt  raccoon   Aug-04-08 01:46 PM   #68 
     - Cost of living raises!!  B Calm   Aug-04-08 02:15 PM   #71 
  - I think "worst" would probably be easier to answer . . .  defendandprotect   Aug-02-08 02:59 PM   #32 
  - "its" not "it's", and 1973-1980 was cool.  GoesTo11   Aug-02-08 03:07 PM   #33 
  - um, you killed your own argument. fuck disco.  jakem   Aug-03-08 05:52 PM   #55 
     - OMG JAKEM I AGREE  Skittles   Aug-03-08 09:34 PM   #62 
        - I burned my Bee Gees 8-tracks with everyone else, big mistake  GoesTo11   Aug-03-08 11:18 PM   #63 
           - alright I'll make an exception for the Bee Gees  Skittles   Aug-04-08 12:23 AM   #65 
  - That's a tough question, Bandit, each decade has it's pros and cons.  Uncle Joe   Aug-02-08 03:38 PM   #35 
  - the 1970s... drugs, sex, rock n roll for ALL  pitohui   Aug-02-08 10:03 PM   #40 
  - Those were good times in a good era  carlyhippy   Aug-03-08 09:04 AM   #48 
  - 1960-1970  Jawja   Aug-03-08 08:12 AM   #43 
  - I agree n/t  Skittles   Aug-03-08 09:32 PM   #61 
  - Yeah. It's hard to top putting a man on the moon and civil rights legislation.  alphafemale   Aug-03-08 11:24 PM   #64 
  - I would say ... the next one  fishwax   Aug-03-08 09:11 AM   #51 
  - Hell, I got laid mutiple times in the early '70s.  faygokid   Aug-03-08 05:32 PM   #54 
  - I don't know but I would be willing to bet there was a Democratic Majority at the time..  Winterblues   Aug-04-08 02:13 PM   #70 
  - Uh, the one before the apostrophe was invented.  2KS2KHonda   Aug-04-08 02:17 PM   #72 
  - 1900-1910  depakid   Aug-04-08 02:25 PM   #74 
  - They all suck unless you don't count African-Americans, Mexicans, and Native Americans.  ellisonz   Aug-04-08 02:31 PM   #76 
  - New Deal 1930s  Hidden Stillness   Aug-04-08 10:18 PM   #78 
     - The 1930s  pleberio   Aug-05-08 11:30 PM   #80 
 

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