were the 70´s the peak of mankind?

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Personally I would like to have been rich in the 1920's but enjoy the benefits of today's medical technology.
 

kiki

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WHAT!!!!!!!!!!

Little things like VIETNAM, Jimmy Carter, Energy Crisis, Terrorism, Highjacking airplanes, murder of athletes at the freaking Olympics, boycotts, oil embargoes, INFLATION globally! at least 3 Middle East wars...............DISCO:mad:

I grew up in the 70s (born in 1961) and IT SUCKED!!!!!!!! Oh my god and the clothes:shock:

Just a horrible terrible decade........I guess NONE of you remember gasoline rationing in the early 70s or lines going on and on for blocks because no one had gas in the pumps.

How about the Black September, Red Army Faction, SLA.........airplanes getting high jacked on a regular basis........old pictures from LIFE, Time...etc showing a line of planes from like 5 airlines that got high jacked all parked in the desert (Libya or Tunis) in the 70s..........then all the planes got blown up.

Yeah the 70s rocked...........clueless
what was the SLA?
 

kiki

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The 70s was the last era when there was a balance of power between capital and labour. After that the disaster that we see today began with Carter, before being perfected with Reagan and Thatcher.
Jimbo Carter? wasn´t it the Actor?
 

kiki

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The 70s was the last era when there was a balance of power between capital and labour. After that the disaster that we see today began with Carter, before being perfected with Reagan and Thatcher.
I mean, seriously, the reason of that Capital-Labour balance is exactly the balance of USA vs USSR in strategical terms.It broke down at the beginning of the 80´s.One thing is due to the other IMO.
 

kiki

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The final of the USSR is such a dramatic drama that we are having 25 yrs after the consequences...
 

LuckyR

Legend
Ummmmmm......the 70s are when the muscle cars DIED!!!!!! Oil crisis - ecology, politics.......etc etc

The early 70s saw the death of them it was the 60s when they ruled!
I wasn't commenting on their sales, I was commenting on their look.

I like this look:

 

kiki

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In the so called Golden Era of Mankind, women didn´t care if you had money or not to get laid
Democracy and Igualitarism at its best

I was one of the best off my croop of buddies, yet I never happened to be the first to cover a chic after a nightly rodeo...
 

Alex78

Hall of Fame
WHAT!!!!!!!!!!

Little things like VIETNAM, Jimmy Carter, Energy Crisis, Terrorism, Highjacking airplanes, murder of athletes at the freaking Olympics, boycotts, oil embargoes, INFLATION globally! at least 3 Middle East wars...............DISCO:mad:

I grew up in the 70s (born in 1961) and IT SUCKED!!!!!!!! Oh my god and the clothes:shock:

Just a horrible terrible decade........I guess NONE of you remember gasoline rationing in the early 70s or lines going on and on for blocks because no one had gas in the pumps.

How about the Black September, Red Army Faction, SLA.........airplanes getting high jacked on a regular basis........old pictures from LIFE, Time...etc showing a line of planes from like 5 airlines that got high jacked all parked in the desert (Libya or Tunis) in the 70s..........then all the planes got blown up.

Yeah the 70s rocked...........clueless
I congratulate you on your uncanny ability to detect irony.
Although truth be told, I had expected someone else to be quicker than you...
 

kiki

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Our good Stringer possibly looks back with sweetness to his sweet dreams of having his name written all over Madison Av.

It certainly was a Golden Era for the Advertising Industry
 

kiki

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The Symbionese Liberation Army, was a 1970's multi-racial militant group with the slogan, "Death to the fascist insect that preys upon the life of the people."

Bunch of wanna be terrorist idiots that robbed banks, killed and ***** innocents and tried blowing up a few things.

In other words: Cal Berkley grads
No relationship with Che; me guesses
 

kiki

Banned
All sensitive and conscious youngsters worldwide had the Che poster proudly stuck on their room's wall

Altruism and comitement to their human brothers at its finest.Simply unreachable purity and innocence.
 
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GBplayer

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WHAT!!!!!!!!!!

Little things like VIETNAM, Jimmy Carter, Energy Crisis, Terrorism, Highjacking airplanes, murder of athletes at the freaking Olympics, boycotts, oil embargoes, INFLATION globally! at least 3 Middle East wars...............DISCO:mad:

I grew up in the 70s (born in 1961) and IT SUCKED!!!!!!!! Oh my god and the clothes:shock:

Just a horrible terrible decade........I guess NONE of you remember gasoline rationing in the early 70s or lines going on and on for blocks because no one had gas in the pumps.

How about the Black September, Red Army Faction, SLA.........airplanes getting high jacked on a regular basis........old pictures from LIFE, Time...etc showing a line of planes from like 5 airlines that got high jacked all parked in the desert (Libya or Tunis) in the 70s..........then all the planes got blown up.

Yeah the 70s rocked...........clueless
Good times.

Anything was possible, life was full of adventure and danger if you wanted to look for it. Today things are to regulated and boring.
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
The strategic balance followed with a delay of a decade.

I mean, seriously, the reason of that Capital-Labour balance is exactly the balance of USA vs USSR in strategical terms.It broke down at the beginning of the 80´s.One thing is due to the other IMO.
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
The seventies were unreachable at the level of crushed hopes. The eilite re-learnt how to crack the whip and turn the citizens into subjects once more. Punk came to parody the despair and the terror.
 

GBplayer

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The seventies were unreachable at the level of crushed hopes. The eilite re-learnt how to crack the whip and turn the citizens into subjects once more. Punk came to parody the despair and the terror.
But the authorities couldn't quite control things.
 

makinao

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I assume you are talking about the USA only.

But in my country, the scene was very different. I spent my entire adolescence (high school to college) in the 1970s, so I have many fond personal memories from that decade. But it was also the decade when my country was put under Martial Law. All our civil liberties were taken away, many of my peers came home in body bags, and it disrupted the political structure so much that it became exponentially more complicated and disgusting afterwards.
 

GBplayer

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I assume you are talking about the USA only.

But in my country, the scene was very different. I spent my entire adolescence (high school to college) in the 1970s, so I have many fond personal memories from that decade. But it was also the decade when my country was put under Martial Law. All our civil liberties were taken away, many of my peers came home in body bags, and it disrupted the political structure so much that it became exponentially more complicated and disgusting afterwards.
No Europe as well I believe. Definitely England. Late sixties through to late seventies was a time of great social and political upheaval. It was only 20 years after the war, it felt like you could do whatever you put your mind to, whether that be good or bad. Then slowly everything became regulated as the social elite regained control.
 

bad_call

Legend
Good times.

Anything was possible, life was full of adventure and danger if you wanted to look for it. Today things are to regulated and boring.
yup +1 ...that's what I recall. enlisted in USMC months after high school whilst good old "Tricky Dick" governed. a fellow boot had attended Kent State during the shooting and probably wanted to be on the other side of the barrel...lol. we were a mix of patriots, immigrants, dirt poor, etc. (won't elaborate further...lol) rednecks ready to challenge ourselves. so much has changed but the memories remain.
 

kiki

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No Europe as well I believe. Definitely England. Late sixties through to late seventies was a time of great social and political upheaval. It was only 20 years after the war, it felt like you could do whatever you put your mind to, whether that be good or bad. Then slowly everything became regulated as the social elite regained control.
That is quite of an statement
 

kiki

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The only ones who had tough times, or better said, worse times than before, were the Latams, with those cruent dictatorships from Chile to Brazil and from Peru to Argentina.And, of course, Cambodgians,Iranies and Afgans in the late 70´s.

Unfortunately, Africans weren´t any better but not any worse.
 

kiki

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Is there any other time with such a powerful and innovative blend of great music? I´d say the pattern of the world led to that.
 
Is there any other time with such a powerful and innovative blend of great music? I´d say the pattern of the world led to that.
Could very well be the case.
Outside of music ,many other art forms / design and engineering and thoughts in mixes and blends lead to new good visionary ideas based on analytic thinking and openminded progressive thinking .

As of late, thats lacking. Emotional gut feeling has led .
Hence the mess.
 
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kiki

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In the 70´s, we also had big technological advances and , specially, a big leap in cancer treatments.It was a time where a lot of money was spent, mainly military but military expenditure , as much sarcastic as it sounds, really helps the global of science.
 

kiki

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Quite unfortunately.Although there are still those who not only keep their money, rather increase them, at the expenses of many.
 
Trickle up??

What new ideas in economy are better than the current hugging onto ever harder to the ideas of the last 30 or so years ?
 

horriblehack

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Glory days!

I was in my prime in the 70', strappling 30 year old man dating college coeds. Now, I'm reduced to dating women in their 30's :(

Life is cruel.
 

Bhagi Katbamna

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We had to grow up while being scared about nuclear war with the USSR(which in 1984 Time Magazine stated would be around for another thousand years) and the coming ice age.
 
We had to grow up while being scared about nuclear war with the USSR(which in 1984 Time Magazine stated would be around for another thousand years) and the coming ice age.
True. When it comes to the latter threat , that was not something scientists had predicted yet the myth gained some traction in popular media.In fact , scientists warned already then about the warming caused by deforestation and burning of polluting fossil fuels that is now evident and that we younger ones are left to having to try to deal with,
 

Bhagi Katbamna

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True. When it comes to the latter threat , that was not something scientists had predicted yet the myth gained some traction in popular media.In fact , scientists warned already then about the warming caused by deforestation and burning of polluting fossil fuels that is now evident and that we younger ones are left to having to try to deal with,
No, I remember sitting in 4th grade science class reading our science textbook saying that there would be an ice age coming.
 

kiki

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Great post Baghi
The nuclear war perception was very differently perceived round the world
BTW the 70 was the start of the so called new left, basically upon the Rome Club theories:Greens, Feminist, Pacifist, Gay/Lesbian rights movements and so on
 
http://www.populartechnology.net/2013/02/the-1970s-global-cooling-alarmism.html

read it for yourself.

As Sherlock Holmes used to say to Watson and Lestrade: "There is nothing new under the sun."

Oh yes there is. Are you under the false impression the world is quite the same now as in the 1970s? Quit that doobie and wake up,

The fact of the matter is that are a lot more dirty energy sources now than ever before in history.
You can then ad the fact that delibirate deforestation is much worse now than ever before
And there hasnt been more people either, or are you suggesting there are less people now than in the 70's?.

BTW , it was clear back then already in scientific mags and papers of peer reviewed relevant kind a vast majority predicting the warming we are now having. So they knew then what we now have at hand.
( Popular publications like Time and others are another matter and should be take with a grain of salt.)
 
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Bartelby

Bionic Poster
The new left dates from the early to mid sixties.

It diversified into other strands such as feminism and gay liberation in the seventies and then nuclear disarmement and environmental issues in the eighties - more or less.

Club of Rome was actually an elite initiative that achieved popular success.

Great post Baghi
The nuclear war perception was very differently perceived round the world
BTW the 70 was the start of the so called new left, basically upon the Rome Club theories:Greens, Feminist, Pacifist, Gay/Lesbian rights movements and so on
 
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