Roda

United States

#1 Jan 24, 2013
I remember when; you didn't have to lock your doors when you went to bed at night. Or even have to lock up when you went on vacation. I remember when neighbors were friendly. I remember going to school. And the first thing we did was say a prayer and pledge allegance to the flag. When children were safe at school. I remember when it was safe to play outside after dark. All the neighborhood kids played spotlight tag. Oh those were the good ole days. They are long gone. I never thought I would live to see the days we are living in now. Was just thinking of the way things used to be. May God bless you all.
lorrie

United States

#2 Jan 24, 2013
Well said!!
capitalist pig

Beckley, WV

#3 Jan 24, 2013
Roda wrote:
I remember when; you didn't have to lock your doors when you went to bed at night. Or even have to lock up when you went on vacation. I remember when neighbors were friendly. I remember going to school. And the first thing we did was say a prayer and pledge allegance to the flag. When children were safe at school. I remember when it was safe to play outside after dark. All the neighborhood kids played spotlight tag. Oh those were the good ole days. They are long gone. I never thought I would live to see the days we are living in now. Was just thinking of the way things used to be. May God bless you all.
I mourn for the loss that my grandchildren will never know that life.
Not really

Beckley, WV

#4 Jan 24, 2013
Wow,
keep on golden aging everything.

Do you really think that things where so good for everyone?

or that they are so bad for everyone today?

Your lives must be so close to being over, you can only look back and pretend. Live, don't mourn an imaginary past.

“Pissed off underwater tiger.”

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Since: Apr 12

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#5 Jan 24, 2013
Sorry, Dont buy it.

I can leave my home with my doors unlocked with no qualms whatsoever.

I dont lock my vehicle whenever I go somewhere.

I see kids playing and folks walking without fear after dark. Well at least when its warmer.

Look, Nostalgia is a wonderful thing, but this type of Rose colored glasses world view is far from completely factual. While yes we have in fact wandered greatly from our moral compass, we have also gained much in its place, like not being a sphinctery douchenozzle to people who arent like us based on nothing but things beyond their control. We might have given up on the practical beauty of our cursive caligraphy, but we vastly reduced the amount of time it takes to accomplish many written tasks.

Its simply a different age. Some things have gotten worse. Somethings only seem worse. Some things however have gotten so much better that to try and conceptualize returning to such wasteful and archaic actions is almost beyond comprehension.

The morality issue of this is in fact not lost on me. We DO need to instill proper virtues, values and morals into the upcoming generations. However to extol the day to day existence that came along with those lost values and qualities does nothing to negate the ills of those times and does little to entice people to want to return to such.
Sick of it

United States

#6 Jan 25, 2013
I think the main point was about when it seemed it was safer for children to play outside alone.
I'm not sure its true. Maybe because of media, we just hear more about it. Some bad stuff happened back in the day but you only would hear the local horror stories or from an out of state relative.
Sick of it

United States

#7 Jan 25, 2013
Virvox, sometimes I wish I could write like you, sometimes I don't, but I always enjoy reading your post.
Uh huh

Chester, VA

#8 Jan 25, 2013
So virvox, sick of it and not really... U guys leave ur doors unlock when u leave the house?! Where do u guys leave exactly?!
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#11 Jan 25, 2013
Not really wrote:
Wow,
keep on golden aging everything.
Do you really think that things where so good for everyone?
or that they are so bad for everyone today?
Your lives must be so close to being over, you can only look back and pretend. Live, don't mourn an imaginary past.
People over let's say fifty or sixty pretty much KNOW what was imaginary or not when they lived through it..

Point being, if you live in areas where drugs, or the pill epidemic, have taken over, you can SEE first hand the difference between then and now.
No one has to "pretend" anything, they lived THEN and they are living now. Bad things happened then as now, but one could argue it's a matter of degree.

Since: May 08

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#12 Jan 25, 2013
VirVoX Populi wrote:
Sorry, Dont buy it.
I can leave my home with my doors unlocked with no qualms whatsoever.
I dont lock my vehicle whenever I go somewhere.
I see kids playing and folks walking without fear after dark. Well at least when its warmer.
Look, Nostalgia is a wonderful thing, but this type of Rose colored glasses world view is far from completely factual. While yes we have in fact wandered greatly from our moral compass, we have also gained much in its place, like not being a sphinctery douchenozzle to people who arent like us based on nothing but things beyond their control. We might have given up on the practical beauty of our cursive caligraphy, but we vastly reduced the amount of time it takes to accomplish many written tasks.
Its simply a different age. Some things have gotten worse. Somethings only seem worse. Some things however have gotten so much better that to try and conceptualize returning to such wasteful and archaic actions is almost beyond comprehension.
The morality issue of this is in fact not lost on me. We DO need to instill proper virtues, values and morals into the upcoming generations. However to extol the day to day existence that came along with those lost values and qualities does nothing to negate the ills of those times and does little to entice people to want to return to such.
Pontificating much? Just kidding:)

Personally, I think what has been lost is a certain innocence people had growing up a few decades ago, and a peace of mind they can no longer have because of MORE events in the media they are subjected to constantly.
We were basically just "set free" and run out of the house when I was a child...We were free to go and do whatever and our parents didn't have to worry about US getting abducted or murdered... That isn't so now is it?...

EVERY morning we get the paper and get on line and in OUR particular area, we hear of home invasions, stabbings, shootings, rapes, murders, etc...That happened in the "old days" of course, but they defintely appear to be happening at a greater rate NOW.

Crime statistics say crime has actually gone done and people are safer NOW than then.. I'm not buying it.
If that is true, those statistics must be talking about URBAN areas because it doesn't seem to be factual in the more rural ones. Just saying.

Since: May 08

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#13 Jan 25, 2013
I almost forgot...I know from your "writings" you are an intellgent person, however; if you don't lock your doors, then I must re evaluate part of what I just said.
Someone said WE lived in "imaginary" times?.......Appears to me at least, a couple of posters on this thread are living in imaginary times NOW:)
Lock your doors and carry a gun...We aren't in Kansas anymore:)
Roda

United States

#14 Jan 25, 2013
It was the way life was back then. Nothing imaginary about it. People were differant back then too. Now its like someone wants to argue about anything. But thats really the way life was in thise days. Good day to all.
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Jessie

Chesapeake, VA

#16 Jan 25, 2013
Pepper spray is a good thing carry. I know there are some who like to talk about shooting people. I don't care for blood shed and would rather slow a a human being down than to cripple him for life. I've had to shoot a person, but I find a spray of pepper juice in ones eyes works well.
Jessie

Chesapeake, VA

#17 Jan 25, 2013
Correction:: Pepper spray is a good thing carry. I know there are some who like to talk about shooting people. I don't care for blood shed and would rather slow a a human being down than to cripple him for life. I've ((NEVER)) had to shoot a person, but I find a spray of pepper juice in ones eyes works well.
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Jessie

Chesapeake, VA

#19 Jan 25, 2013
r3dstar wrote:
<quoted text>
That's retarded. People can close thier eyes, turn thier heads. If you break into a house it's an automatic death sentence.
How many people have you "Shot"? I have used "Pepper spray to ward off one intruder until the Police arrived no one was injured and one person is in Jail.'Retarded people don't put criminals in jail'. Think about it! The correct way is "Their"! Thank you

Since: May 08

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#20 Jan 25, 2013
Roda wrote:
It was the way life was back then. Nothing imaginary about it. People were differant back then too. Now its like someone wants to argue about anything. But thats really the way life was in thise days. Good day to all.
Personally, I think so too... It doesn't seem to be about "arguing" or even getting into a fist fight, because those happened also....NOW someone wants to pull a knife or gun and KILL the other person..

It's rediculous,

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#21 Jan 25, 2013
Jessie wrote:
Correction:: Pepper spray is a good thing carry. I know there are some who like to talk about shooting people. I don't care for blood shed and would rather slow a a human being down than to cripple him for life. I've ((NEVER)) had to shoot a person, but I find a spray of pepper juice in ones eyes works well.
If that works for you and you're comfortable with it, fine, but keep in mind, it doesn't matter much that you "don't care for blood shed" or not, it's whether or not an intruder does:)

“Pissed off underwater tiger.”

Level 6

Since: Apr 12

Imitated but never duplicated

#22 Jan 26, 2013
Shootist wrote:
<quoted text>
Pontificating much?
Whoops, sorry. You are right. Must be that time of the month again.=)
Shootist wrote:
I almost forgot...I know from your "writings" you are an intelligent person, however; if you don't lock your doors, then I must re evaluate part of what I just said.
Someone said WE lived in "imaginary" times?
Thank you for the kind words. It is appreciated.

Well I will clarify it. First, I am not a materialistic person. All the things I hold of value would be worthless to a would be thief. Second is part of that confidence comes in the fact for those materialistic possessions they are covered under my insurance. Lastly my home has a silent alarm system with 16 camera discrete array wirelessly tied into an off site server sporting 8 1tb hard drives for continuous recording in each room of the house and cleverly hidden locations outside. The server is connected so that I can view any room in my house day or night from my android device while I am away. So if someone were to break in and steal something it would be essentially impossible for me not to have multiple clear head shots for police to easily identify the culprit. So anything I would lose would be replaceable and in fact upgradable, and in all likelihood the person who did it would be caught quickly.

However, even without the tech I had no such fears. Its been my experience that when someone gets robbed it is by someone they know. It might be a neighbor, it might be sadly family. Rarely are you robbed by complete strangers in this area. Usually its the person with insight on what you have and the internal layout of your house who is going to rob you, unless you live in a home that screams "GUDSHITINHERE!" So knowing my house on the outside looks no better/worse than anything else in "red brush" and vehicles in the driveway that are likely older than the would be thief and held together with rust, duct tape and a whole lot of hope it doesnt make my place an appealing looking target.

Quid, me vexatibus?

As for crime, yes it is down. Again, this is simply perception that it is up. Its not the crimes have increased, its that our access to information has. In the early 90s and before you might live in Beaver and not know who got robbed "down route 3" but today its so much more accessible. But crime existed long before. Just like pointing to the notion of letting kids run free. Both child abductions and pedophiles existed long ago. So much so they used to plaster missing kids on the sides of milk cartons in the early 80s but that never stopped parents from letting their kids run free then. Information colors perception.
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r3dstar wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah the mass shootings are soo much better than they used to be. The gang wars are less, drug abuse is less, theft is less... You need to take a step outside wv once in awhile and see the real world
I said it right in my post and I would be the first to admit, Some things are better, some things are worse. I also said we have lost our moral compass which has a lot to connect to the rise of such shootings. However, the facts dont lie. Crime is down and that is across the country. Not just in WV. Again the only thing that has really increased is the accessibility to the information.
r3dstar wrote:
<quoted text>
And your a liberal I forgot that
LOL, no. Not even.
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“Pissed off underwater tiger.”

Level 6

Since: Apr 12

Imitated but never duplicated

#25 Jan 26, 2013
VirVoX Populis Gay Daddy wrote:
VirVoX Populis is a moron... nothing but a puddle of puke.
LOL. Am I supposed to be offended considering the source of this statement? Shame you still cant point to anything to back it up other than you disagree

Seriously... Ive forgotten more than youve ever known. Try again lil troll. Maybe if you are nice Ill sell you this nice bridge I just acquired for you to live under.

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#26 Jan 26, 2013
Moral relativism. If you have no morality or it keeps moving "with the times" then you have a neighborhood, school, city, state, country, world with no safety, piece or humanity. You cannot police, legislate or social network morality. There is a direct correlation between the increase in moral relativism and every single societal ill, but very few people will ever give up their own rationalizations for breaking the moral principals that are the ONLY cure to the disease that is quickly killing our society.

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