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Topic: Christian (C)rap an atheist shares with you
Posted: Friday, July 30, 2010 9:35:47 AM
Have an american freind who tries to convert me with this kinda stuff, have to say she's pretty neat, if not a little deluded.
Topic: 1910
Posted: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 12:29:12 PM

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The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only.
Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower !
The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.
The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.
A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year,
A dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME.
Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!
Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which
Were condemned in the press AND the government as 'substandard.'
Sugar cost four cents a pound.
Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.
The Five leading causes of death were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke
The American flag had 45 stars.
The population of Las Vegas , Nevada , was only 30!
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet.
There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write and
Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores.
Back then pharmacists said, 'Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind,
Regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health'
( Shocking? DUH! )
Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.
There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A. !

I am now going to forward this to someone else without typing it myself.
From there, it will be sent to others all over the WORLD - all in a matter of seconds!
Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.

You'll note there are no statistics for {Strange Fruit} lynched African American slaves,oh so politically correct enough for you Goldman?
Topic: How you call people living in .... ?
Posted: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 12:01:55 PM
LiquidFlame wrote:
SunDevil wrote:
Are people who live in Phoenix, Arizona Phoenixers or Phoenicians?

I think we just call ourselves Arizonans. Think I haven't heard any other sayings and being called Phoenixers or Phoenicians doesn't sound right to me.

Phoenicians had a far better diet, even all those years ago.Whistle
Posted: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 8:10:19 AM
As an atheist I deplore all religous constructions and fabrications. {MIND CONTROL}
Topic: Weaky leaks?
Posted: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 8:05:37 AM
Posted: Monday, April 12, 2010 1:23:49 AM

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It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. Jiddu Krishnamurti

The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it. Terry Pratchett

Topic: Weaky leaks?
Posted: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 7:53:06 AM
Told you all about Wikileaks months ago, you know the one with footage of Yank choppers shooting/murdering innocent Iraqi's with kids in the van also when the father was trying to help the injured.

What the guy says is spot on, ignore at your peril. Parts of some of our cities are unrecognisable now, might as well be a Saudi street. Quite why the Yanks don't just NUKE Pakistan and Afghanistan is beyond me, might just send the right message to the mothers. Save the lives of our boys too.
Topic: Big Heads
Posted: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 11:37:13 AM
John Hurt, "Elephant Man"Whistle
Topic: Free Hugs
Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 8:24:50 AM
Bellisimo, andiamo, bravo!
Topic: Errors of Judgment
Posted: Monday, July 19, 2010 7:52:21 AM
I think we are all guilty of this at one stage or another Pete; can't think of an instance off the top of my head but I'm pretty sure it exsists.
Topic: Why Battered Women Don't Leave their Men
Posted: Monday, July 19, 2010 7:37:42 AM
Romany, utmost respect and admiration, sincerely hope life is dealing you a better hand presently. When I hear of such cases I wonder that women bother with the male gender at all, it appauls me to hear of this creature stalking you across three continents, seems almost unbelivable that a person could be quite that obsessive and controlling.

May I ask were you of the same nationality? Did it start here in Bedfordshire, UK?
Sincerely wish you and yours happiness for the future Romany.