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    CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE KIDS WHO WERE BORN IN THE

    1920's, 30's 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's !!

    First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos.

    They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes or cervical cancer.

    Then after that trauma, our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paints.

    We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets or *****, not to mention, the risks some of us took hitchhiking.

    As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

    Riding in the back of a Ute on a warm day was always a special treat.

    We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.

    Take away food was limited to fish and chips, no pizza shops, McDonalds, KFC, Subway or Red Rooster.

    Even though all the shops closed at 6.00pm and didn't open on the weekends, somehow we didn't starve to death!

    We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.

    We could collect old drink bottles and cash them in at the corner store and buy Fruit Tingles and some fire crackers to blow up frogs and lizards with.

    We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soft drinks with sugar in it, but we weren't overweight because......

    WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!!
    We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

    No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.

    We would spend hours building our go-carts out of s****s and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. We built tree houses and cubby houses and played in creek beds with matchbox cars.

    We did not have ***********s, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, no video tape or DVD movies, no surround sound, no mobile phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms..........WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

    We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no Lawsuits from these accidents.

    Only girls had pierced ears!

    We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

    You could only buy Easter Eggs and Hot Cross buns at Easter time.......no really!

    We were given BB guns and sling shots for our 10th birthdays,

    We drank milk laced with Strontium 90 from cows that had eaten grass covered in nuclear fallout from the atomic testing at Maralinga in 1956.

    We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!

    Mum didn't have to go to work to help dad make ends meet!

    Footy had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!

    Our teachers used to belt us with big sticks and leather straps and bully'salways ruled the playground at school.

    The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!

    Our parents got marriedbefore they had children and didn't invent stupid names for their kids like 'Kiora' and 'Blade'.....

    This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!

    The past 70 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

    We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned
    HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!


    And YOU are one of them!

    CONGRATULATIONS!



    You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good.



    And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were.

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    This is always GOOD stuff. Cant imagine HOW we survived.

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    And none of our favorite TV shows (only three networks available if the rabbit ears were good) featured multiple murders all evening long. Which is why we don't kill people when we lose our jobs.
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    Default Re: Here's one for anyone over 40!

    I'm even not over 30... so I guess I'm not allowed to read

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    That just brought back all the good memories of my childhood!!!

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    Wow.... It's hard to imagine...

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    Oh those were the days my friends......

    How we enjoyed our childhood.

    The kids today just does not know what they are missing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zuriatman View Post
    Oh those were the days my friends......

    How we enjoyed our childhood.

    The kids today just does not know what they are missing.
    Hi, zuriatman.

    Isn't this what all generations use to say about the newer ones ?

    Excellent thread, glendene !

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    Like it!

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    Can you imagine such irresponsible and dangerous upbringing?

    And still, we survived.
    Ken

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    great post I remember alot of that.
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    We were happier, healthier, and very normal! Progress is for the better? Sometimes i wonder. God bless the good ole days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scythian View Post
    Hi, zuriatman.

    Isn't this what all generations use to say about the newer ones ?

    Excellent thread, glendene !
    Sasha,

    In those days we do not spend our day wandering around malls, eating fast food which makes a lot of kids today fat for lack of exercise, sitting
    in front of the TV and ending the day in front of the computer.

    All the above was non existant in those days. The timeline is different and
    what we do to past times are totally different.

    Some of the teens today who enjoy the outdoor life still do what we did but, they are only a handfull.

    It is definately different, then and now.
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    LOL

    I know zuriatman.

    No worries mate.

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    I miss those days.......playing lawn jarts (the real ones with metal tips, not the wuzzy plastic version they came out with later).........never had a game that didnt end in my brothers and I throwing them at each other...........not sure how we survived to tell you the truth.

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    HaHa D'son, I remember by brother landing a perfect score with a ***** metal dart in my right thigh... getting it out was more painful than the impact... and I was p'sd off with him big time... now I think back and LOL. So does my Bro. Must move forward but old times have a spacial place Hmmm

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    Pass The Butter ... please .
    Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get their money back. ! It was a white substance with no food appeal so they added the yellow colouring and sold it to people to use in place of butter. How do you like it? They have come out with
    some clever new flavourings.

    DO YOU KNOW.. the difference between margarine and butter?


    Read on to the end...gets very interesting!

    Both have the same amount of calories.
    Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams compared to 5 grams.

    Eating margarine can increase heart ******* in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study.!

    Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods.
    Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few only because they are added!
    Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavours of other foods.
    Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years .

    And now, for Margarine..

    Very high in trans fatty acids .

    Triple risk of coronary heart ******* .

    Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol)

    Increases the risk of cancers up to five fold.

    Lowers quality of breast milk.

    Decreases immune response.

    Decreases insulin response.

    And here's the most disturbing fact.... HERE IS THE PART THAT IS VERY INTERESTING!

    Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC..

    This fact alone was enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of the substance).

    You can try this yourself:

    Purchase a tub of margarine and leave it in your garage or shaded area. Within a couple of days you will note a couple of things:

    * no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that should tell you something)

    * it does not rot or smell differently because it has no nutritional value ; nothing will grow on it. Even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not a find a home to grow. Why? Because it is nearly plastic . Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?

    Share This With Your Friends.....(If you want to 'butter them up')!

    I was told:

    'When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.

    So..., I DO IT !

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    WOW, WSBlue !

    You should have opened a thread especially for this (useful) information !

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    Quote Originally Posted by D'son View Post
    I miss those days.......playing lawn jarts (the real ones with metal tips, not the wuzzy plastic version they came out with later).........never had a game that didnt end in my brothers and I throwing them at each other...........not sure how we survived to tell you the truth.
    funny you mention jarts, just thought about those the other day when I saw someone hanging a dartboard...the kids looked at me as if I came from Mars when I tried to explain what jarts were.

    the good ole days...how great they were before they invented technology!

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    Great one WSBlue,

    I knew it was bad, but not that it was nearly toxic.

    Just had chat about this with the wife the other day as she grew up on the stuff and swears by it. I'll have to translate this for her....what a shame that my translation can not be half as bad as the margerine is.

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    So explain to me again how we got to here...............and where did these folks in charge come from????

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    Hi Blue,

    Your post dosent apply to Margarine Made in Malaysia which is from **** oil. Indonesia is now becoming the second largest producer of **** oil in
    the world.

    The best in the world without all those side effects you mentioned.

    The benefits are completely in reverse of what you posted.

    What you posted must be a propaganda from other edible oil distillers.

    Sore losers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zuriatman View Post
    Hi Blue,

    Your post dosent apply to Margarine Made in Malaysia which is from **** oil. Indonesia is now becoming the second largest producer of **** oil in
    the world.

    The best in the world without all those side effects you mentioned.

    The benefits are completely in reverse of what you posted.

    What you posted must be a propaganda from other edible oil distillers.

    Sore losers.
    In that case, we must all stop eating Margarine made from p a l m oil, otherwise they will cut more forest to grow more p a l m trees for the oil, to be number one pa lm oil producer in the world.
    Now, a forest area the size of six football fields disappears every minute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WSBlue View Post
    In that case, we must all stop eating Margarine made from p a l m oil, otherwise they will cut more forest to grow more p a l m trees for the oil, to be number one pa lm oil producer in the world.
    Now, a forest area the size of six football fields disappears every minute.

    i just use butter or lard.. no chemicals.. good ole plain animal fat that your body KNOWS what to do with since the caveman days.

    Just like BUTTERMILK is not FATTENING.. its made from skim milk...

    We could argue all day about manufactured anything and its effects on the enviroment and body... worse than religion.

    its all in GOOD FUN these threads.. lets not start world war three!

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    Interesting thought, i completely agree with your perspective

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    In that case, we must all stop eating Margarine made from p a l m oil, otherwise they will cut more forest to grow more p a l m trees for the oil, to be number one pa lm oil producer in the world.

    Get your facts right first Blue before you point your finger.
    dont mix what is happening in the Amazon jungle and what is happening in SEA.

    In the Amazon they cut to turn them into grassland for cattle.

    In SEA we cut and replant with **** trees which is reforestation but with a tree that is productive which produces not only oil but other by products and additives for the entire food and cosmetic industries and mechnical industries.

    Do you think that food giants and almost all the fast food industry in USA like Mcdonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken had switched to **** oil [which is vegetable oil in US] just for the fun of it

    68% of all vegetable oil imported into US is from the far east.

    Due to growing obesity in the US population, New York has disallowed Trans Fat to be used in all Diners, Restaurant, Eateries, Bakeries, pastry shops etc., in New York City. [Discovery Channel]. All of them had to look for an alternative and what did all of them selected to use South East Asian **** Oil

    The oil can be heated to a high degree. It retains it clarity and can be reused more times than all the other oils including Olive.

    While other oils transfer some of their smell properties to the food, **** oil does not.

    **** oil is available 365 days in a year, its market price does not fluctuate, it is not affected by season and you can buy any quantity any time all the time.

    Researched was done at the Pasteur Institute, Massachusette Institute of Technology and a University in Chicago [cant remember the name].

    All of them gave their seal of approval. The oil has so many minerals and vitamins incl. Vitamin E.

    It is helping to feed a billion people in India, China and South East and East Asia.

    It provides employment for millions of people from SEA to Europe and the USA.

    It provides massive foreign exchange for developing countries to progress.

    Now **** oil estates are being used as a double cropper to plant vegetables, and rear goats and cattlle in between the **** trees to supplement the farmers income.

    Malaysia has a permanent jungle reserve of more that 60% of the total land
    in the country. This figure is much more than all the developed countries in the world some do not even have 25%.

    Stop cutting the trees? We know what to do, we cut and we replant our forest too.

    What you all should be more concerned about is Global Warming, the ice is melting right in front of your eyes and the most industralized countries in the world does not even want to reduce their emmissions.

    Stop the emmissions before the ice in the Poles melt and stop worring about our trees we know what to do and how to protect them.

    All our Ministers, MP's, Administrators went to US Universities, British Universities, Australian Universities, French Universities, German Universities, Japanese Universities to the extent that we now have excess graduates and our people are 100% literate.
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    A lot has 2 be said 4 traditions, teaching, theories & knowledge of SEA & its people. If the US govm´t and its mega-conglomerates were not so greedy & a bit more interested in the environment & it´s inhabitants they could still choke on the money they make without bringing the earths entire ecosystem to a spiraling downfall.
    There exists almost nothing that is consumed in the US that was not created, constructed, produced or fabricated by force or exploitation.

    Lets just talk about the present world crisis...a major int´l bank in one quarter having earned over 300,000 euros..... or
    a petroleum company working at less than 80% capacity in it´s first qurter after the hurricane Katrina catastrophe making several hundred thousand dollars in PROFIT....
    the Murdock´s of the world robbing multi-millions.....

    if the US only handed out proper fines 4 abusing the environment & other infractions or invested 10% of theses absurd pofits into advancement & protection of the environment.

    If the US Empire could ever get 2 be twice as old as the Asian (take ur pic of a country) it would have not learned 25% of what they have.....
    because nobody gives a damn about anything else except money & more money.

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    Sometimes I think to myself "is it bad that I wasn't born back ago?", but then my brain gives me another question "is it really that awful for you now?".

    (17 years old)

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    .....absolutely NOT! Living in the now is the best place to be :)

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    I'm 13 years old :)

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    Well what can anyone say to that....and kids think they know what life is all about lmao
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    Quote Originally Posted by glendene View Post
    CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE KIDS WHO WERE BORN IN THE

    1920's, 30's 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's !!

    First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos.

    They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes or cervical cancer.

    Then after that trauma, our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paints.

    We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets or *****, not to mention, the risks some of us took hitchhiking.

    As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

    Riding in the back of a Ute on a warm day was always a special treat.

    We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.

    Take away food was limited to fish and chips, no pizza shops, McDonalds, KFC, Subway or Red Rooster.

    Even though all the shops closed at 6.00pm and didn't open on the weekends, somehow we didn't starve to death!

    We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.

    We could collect old drink bottles and cash them in at the corner store and buy Fruit Tingles and some fire crackers to blow up frogs and lizards with.

    We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soft drinks with sugar in it, but we weren't overweight because......

    WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!!
    We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

    No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.

    We would spend hours building our go-carts out of s****s and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. We built tree houses and cubby houses and played in creek beds with matchbox cars.

    We did not have ***********s, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, no video tape or DVD movies, no surround sound, no mobile phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms..........WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

    We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no Lawsuits from these accidents.

    Only girls had pierced ears!

    We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

    You could only buy Easter Eggs and Hot Cross buns at Easter time.......no really!

    We were given BB guns and sling shots for our 10th birthdays,

    We drank milk laced with Strontium 90 from cows that had eaten grass covered in nuclear fallout from the atomic testing at Maralinga in 1956.

    We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!

    Mum didn't have to go to work to help dad make ends meet!

    Footy had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!

    Our teachers used to belt us with big sticks and leather straps and bully'salways ruled the playground at school.

    The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!

    Our parents got marriedbefore they had children and didn't invent stupid names for their kids like 'Kiora' and 'Blade'.....

    This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!

    The past 70 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

    We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned
    HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!


    And YOU are one of them!

    CONGRATULATIONS!



    You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good.



    And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were.

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