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MadinMo Donating Member (519 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 10:54 AM
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101. This is what worries me, too, GCM!
The majority of people just don't know how to get anything they need that doesn't come from a faucet, the grocery store, or the mall. Self-sufficiency will prove to be a real valuable asset if things get as bad as they did in the Depression. And I fear most people won't have those skills and/or the tools necessary to make a living.
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  -I think people during the Great Depression had it better than us. Breeze54  Nov-19-08 10:14 PM   #0 
  - They had radio... and their imagination  ixion   Nov-19-08 10:15 PM   #1 
  - Maybe but I doubt the many homeless back then had access to a radio.  Breeze54   Nov-19-08 10:20 PM   #6 
  - Many people did not own a radio  Frances   Nov-19-08 10:50 PM   #39 
     - That's what I'm saying... they didn't have a radio, so were spared the crap from the M$M.  Breeze54   Nov-19-08 11:00 PM   #45 
  - They also had a lot of print media, more so than today.  Cleita   Nov-20-08 02:23 AM   #85 
  - No offense, but you should revisit that era  halo experiment   Nov-19-08 10:16 PM   #2 
  - Wow! Do you not understand the difference between mass media then and now?!  Breeze54   Nov-19-08 10:19 PM   #4 
     - Not having to hear some phrases  GirlinContempt   Nov-21-08 11:45 AM   #109 
  - the news isn't reporting the HALF of it.  Donnachaidh   Nov-19-08 10:18 PM   #3 
  - I agree with you. The lack of empathy today is appalling.  Breeze54   Nov-19-08 10:21 PM   #7 
  - Actually they did have it easier in one respect - that was energy was still  cliffordu   Nov-19-08 10:20 PM   #5 
  - We'll dig out... eventually. I have hope.  Breeze54   Nov-19-08 10:22 PM   #8 
  - Yep - you're right - I wasn't trying to hijack the thread, Honest!!  cliffordu   Nov-19-08 10:25 PM   #10 
     - ROTFFLMFAO!!  Breeze54   Nov-19-08 10:27 PM   #13 
        - Anything I can do to help......  cliffordu   Nov-19-08 10:38 PM   #29 
  - Energy was cheap? Related to what?  Fed_Up_Grammy   Nov-19-08 10:32 PM   #18 
  - Related to how much money you had and what you could afford.  Breeze54   Nov-19-08 10:34 PM   #22 
  - How much money you had and how much you could afford  Fed_Up_Grammy   Nov-19-08 10:38 PM   #30 
  - Exactly and it's the same today.  Breeze54   Nov-19-08 11:13 PM   #49 
  - no - I'm talking about the expense of major rebuilding projects by the fedgov.  cliffordu   Nov-19-08 10:40 PM   #34 
     - You said 'energy', so I went with that.  Breeze54   Nov-19-08 11:13 PM   #50 
        - kool!!  cliffordu   Nov-19-08 11:20 PM   #53 
  - oil was domestic and cheap for the engines of the machines used to build the interstates,  cliffordu   Nov-19-08 10:36 PM   #25 
     - We were discussing the thirties,not the fifties,  Fed_Up_Grammy   Nov-19-08 10:39 PM   #33 
        - And the answer is: What was the WPA??  cliffordu   Nov-19-08 10:41 PM   #36 
  - Yeah, that's why people were hooking their cars up to  GirlinContempt   Nov-21-08 11:48 AM   #110 
  - I would rather know and be able to prepare...if only mentally. Cannot imagine being blindsided. n/t  FedUpWithIt All   Nov-19-08 10:24 PM   #9 
  - That's one way of looking at it. ~ 'Knowledge is the key to success'....  Breeze54   Nov-19-08 10:26 PM   #12 
  - Not to mention the Drs. who would treat children for whatever the parents could afford.  Ragazz68   Nov-19-08 10:26 PM   #11 
  - That was sooo cool!! Some still do it, but not many...  Breeze54   Nov-19-08 10:29 PM   #16 
  - Yup....Barbaric treatment is the norm now.  Ragazz68   Nov-19-08 10:34 PM   #21 
  - There still are some who do.  knitter4democracy   Nov-20-08 10:23 AM   #97 
  - They understood what was going on better  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-19-08 10:27 PM   #14 
  - Maybe some did but I doubt the masses did at all... at first.  Breeze54   Nov-19-08 10:30 PM   #17 
     - like that waving smiley  AndrewP   Nov-19-08 10:34 PM   #20 
     - LOL ! - Welcome to DU, AndrewP !  Breeze54   Nov-19-08 10:35 PM   #24 
     - Talked to some really old people  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-19-08 10:35 PM   #23 
     - That really blows. The Mass Media and all it's anti anything democratic really sucks.  Breeze54   Nov-19-08 10:37 PM   #27 
        - Exactly, and why I think all that educamation is not helping  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-19-08 10:39 PM   #32 
     - I was born in 1941 and my parents and both sets of grandparents  jwirr   Nov-19-08 10:59 PM   #44 
        - I agree.... that's what I'm trying to say. Thank You!!  Breeze54   Nov-19-08 11:03 PM   #46 
        - Your parents never heard of Father Coughlin?  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-19-08 11:15 PM   #51 
           - Actually no they listened to the usual - FDR's fireside chats, sit-cons, etc.  jwirr   Nov-20-08 09:37 AM   #93 
           - I looked him up in Wiki and one reason we would not have listened to  jwirr   Nov-20-08 10:48 AM   #100 
  - So, you're a victim of another Great Depression...  lurky   Nov-19-08 10:27 PM   #15 
  - No, I didn't say I have it worse, did I? I'm talking about MASS MEDIA !!!  Breeze54   Nov-19-08 10:32 PM   #19 
  - Everytime I see that pic of the family  Mojorabbit   Nov-19-08 10:54 PM   #41 
  - More like over worked and then over worked again... sad eyes with lots of pain.  Breeze54   Nov-19-08 11:42 PM   #59 
  - We haven't hit bottom yet...  backscatter712   Nov-20-08 01:14 AM   #78 
  - The were too busy waiting in bread lines in tattered clothes  gravity   Nov-19-08 10:36 PM   #26 
  - No shit!  pecwae   Nov-21-08 08:28 AM   #106 
  - I can't imagine it's worse now  Sheepshank   Nov-19-08 10:38 PM   #28 
  - We're at the beginning of this and I was comparing the Mass Media of today to then.  Breeze54   Nov-19-08 11:11 PM   #48 
  - My Mom and Dad lived through the depression. It scarred them for life.  amandabeech   Nov-19-08 10:38 PM   #31 
  - My brother in law and I have talked about it  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-19-08 10:41 PM   #35 
  - LOL...I had the same talk with my parents this last weekend.  roamer65   Nov-19-08 10:50 PM   #38 
  - Thanks for sharing your story. I hope things get better,  Breeze54   Nov-19-08 10:51 PM   #40 
  - Thanks. Really, I'm thinking about writing a resume that says I'm 46.  amandabeech   Nov-19-08 10:55 PM   #42 
     - Don't even mention age in your resume!!!  Breeze54   Nov-19-08 11:05 PM   #47 
  - "joking about how we'll buy up some old mobile homes, park them around the big old farm house..."  QuestionAll   Nov-19-08 11:51 PM   #61 
  - No, they didn't. My parents went through it and it was awful.  kiranon   Nov-19-08 10:46 PM   #37 
  - that's kind of...well...ridiculous.  QuestionAll   Nov-19-08 10:56 PM   #43 
  - While I'm way too young  davidthegnome   Nov-19-08 11:16 PM   #52 
  - Thank You for helping to clarify my point, davidthegnome!!  Breeze54   Nov-19-08 11:21 PM   #54 
  - and the people knew how to grow, harvest, preserve their own food  ElsewheresDaughter   Nov-19-08 11:22 PM   #55 
  - Some Depression-era reminiscences and observations  GrpCaptMandrake   Nov-19-08 11:23 PM   #56 
  - I was NOT being smug at all!! Gheesh!! You're right!! They didn't have the asshat talking heads  Breeze54   Nov-19-08 11:30 PM   #57 
  - Sorry. I didn't get your original intent  GrpCaptMandrake   Nov-20-08 12:11 AM   #65 
     - All is cool and you are a fantastic writer!!!  Breeze54   Nov-20-08 12:16 AM   #66 
     - Thank you very much.  GrpCaptMandrake   Nov-20-08 12:20 AM   #67 
        - Will horn come in in NE Minnesota. We do not get AirAmerica either.  jwirr   Nov-20-08 10:22 AM   #96 
           - The H.O.R.N. comes in anywhere you have an internet connection  GrpCaptMandrake   Nov-20-08 11:10 AM   #104 
     - This is what worries me, too, GCM!  MadinMo   Nov-20-08 10:54 AM   #101 
  - That was a fantastic post  davidthegnome   Nov-19-08 11:41 PM   #58 
  - I agree it was a great and informative post but  Breeze54   Nov-19-08 11:54 PM   #62 
  - People have forgotten good ol' Father Coughlin, who by the  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-20-08 01:36 AM   #80 
  - An excellent summary. Hail to your maternal grandfather - the general  jwirr   Nov-20-08 10:18 AM   #95 
  - Great story and it is surprising how similar your story is to the one my mom told  erinlough   Nov-20-08 11:28 AM   #105 
  - On bailouts for the rich, none for working people,  closeupready   Nov-19-08 11:50 PM   #60 
  - But we did 'change' the government on Nov. 4th... they haven't taken over yet. ~ Just wait!!  Breeze54   Nov-19-08 11:57 PM   #63 
  - I'm holding on to optimism for all I'm worth  GrpCaptMandrake   Nov-20-08 12:28 AM   #68 
     - Well; the M$M told me that Kovalik was a great guy....  Breeze54   Nov-20-08 12:38 AM   #70 
        - Maybe the For-Profit media were right for once  GrpCaptMandrake   Nov-20-08 12:52 AM   #74 
           - They did mention his reluctance to accept the post but  Breeze54   Nov-20-08 01:01 AM   #76 
              - Are we talking about the same guy?  GrpCaptMandrake   Nov-20-08 01:06 AM   #77 
                 - Apparently not...  Breeze54   Nov-20-08 01:18 AM   #79 
  - Damn do I ever feel that  davidthegnome   Nov-20-08 12:09 AM   #64 
     - Yep. It's a double whammy situation in my opinion - Congress lets exec. failures loot the Treasury,  closeupready   Nov-20-08 06:33 AM   #92 
     - Curious about the jets. Are they owned by the CEO or their companies?  jwirr   Nov-20-08 10:34 AM   #98 
  - People in the Great Depression were burdened with a GUILT we will never have.  McCamy Taylor   Nov-20-08 12:35 AM   #69 
  - Good point but today's M$M is sure as hell trying to guilt and scare the masses  Breeze54   Nov-20-08 12:42 AM   #71 
  - You may be right  GrpCaptMandrake   Nov-20-08 12:44 AM   #72 
  - That is insensitive beyond belief  silverojo   Nov-20-08 12:49 AM   #73 
  - I would respectfully ask  davidthegnome   Nov-20-08 12:57 AM   #75 
  - What Depression? This is all in our heads, Phil Gramm said so.  Waiting For Everyman   Nov-20-08 01:42 AM   #81 
  - We saved Tinkerbell?! ~ Who knew!?! ~ LOL!  Breeze54   Nov-20-08 01:46 AM   #82 
     - Yup, Tink recovered, remember? LOL.  Waiting For Everyman   Nov-20-08 02:07 AM   #83 
        - 'Where did we leave those slippers?'... I found them!!  Breeze54   Nov-20-08 02:19 AM   #84 
           - Dang! You're good. :)  Waiting For Everyman   Nov-20-08 02:44 AM   #86 
              - Wah?! You DIDN'T sing and dance, "The wicked witch is dead"?!? - ("bookmarking for an emergency")  Breeze54   Nov-20-08 02:59 AM   #87 
  - you don't need a radio to know you can't feed your children  cali   Nov-20-08 04:09 AM   #88 
  - Ugh a buga boo!!  Breeze54   Nov-20-08 04:10 AM   #89 
  - They had it better then because they had newspapers & radio news that didn't lie to them  TheGoldenRule   Nov-20-08 05:19 AM   #90 
  - or exaggerate everything and sensationalize it all...  Breeze54   Nov-20-08 05:22 AM   #91 
  - At this point, most of us have "virtual reality." They had "reality" -- with  pnwmom   Nov-20-08 09:42 AM   #94 
  - no SSNs, paper driver licenses  datasuspect   Nov-20-08 10:38 AM   #99 
  - Nonsense.  onenote   Nov-20-08 11:02 AM   #102 
  - My great-grandmother died of a bad gall bladder during the great depession  gollygee   Nov-20-08 11:09 AM   #103 
  - They had Busby Berkeley, we have Dancing With the Stars......  new_beawr   Nov-21-08 08:34 AM   #107 
  - Yeah, some were too busy jumping off buildings.  pecwae   Nov-21-08 08:37 AM   #108 
  - Yeah, you've got it pretty rough.  Raskolnik   Nov-21-08 11:48 AM   #111 

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