Something to make you think

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  1. azjoe

    azjoe More than meets the eye.

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    Someone forwarded this to me. Funny stuff but all so true.


    Be sure to read Jay Leno's statement at the end, is just so
    profound... Those Born 1930-1979!

    TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1930's 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's !!

    First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank
    while they were pregnant. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese
    dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.

    Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby
    cribs 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, not to mention, the risks we took
    hitchhiking.

    As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats,
    booster seats, seat belts or air bags. Riding in the back of a pick
    up on a warm day was always a special treat.

    We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle. We
    shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE
    actually died from this.

    We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank koolade made
    with sugar, 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 scraps and then
    ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After
    running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

    We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at
    all, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-
    sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet or
    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. We ate worms and mud pies made
    from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

    We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with
    sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen,
    we did not put out very many eyes.

    We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door
    or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them! Little
    League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't
    had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!

    The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard
    of. They actually sided with the law! These generations have
    produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors
    ever!

    The past 50 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!

    If 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 so
    much of our lives for our own good.

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

    The quote of the month is by Jay Leno:

    "With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides,
    flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end
    to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist
    attacks, "Are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the
    Pledge of Allegiance?"
     
  2. DevilzFan

    DevilzFan CobraIsland.com Veteran

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    Well...you had a fine thread going until that last Leno part, that'll get the thread closed...
     
  3. azjoe

    azjoe More than meets the eye.

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    Yeah I thought about omitting that part, but ya know what? I'm a firm beleiver in "if it doesen't apply, or you don't agree with it, then ignore it". Just my $.02 though
     
  4. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    If I wanted to read email forwards, I'd read my email forwards.
     
  5. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    Unless it's against the rules.

     
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    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    :lolol 
     
  7. FreshDebesh

    FreshDebesh <b><font color=brickred>oye chak de phatte!</font> Veteran

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    No talk about religion. K thks bye.
     
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