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  1. #1
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    I think it is called INFLATION

    I had this stored in my computer, found it and now I am sharing it.
    I was 9 yr old in 1957.
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    THINK, SOME OF US AND AT LEAST OUR FOLKS THOUGHT!
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    Go back to 1957
    Thought you might like to see these!!! Comments made in the year 1957:

    "I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $20."

    "Have you seen the new cars coming out next year?
    It won't be long before $2000 will only buy a used one."

    "If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. A quarter a pack is ridiculous."

    "Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a letter?"

    "If they raise the minimum wage to $1, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store."

    "When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 29 cents a gallon. Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage."

    "Kids today are impossible. Those duck tail hair cuts make it impossible to stay groomed. Next thing you know, boys will be wearing their hair as long as the girls."

    "I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies any more.
    Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying 'damn' in 'Gone With The Wind,' it seems
    every new movie has either "hell" or "damn" in it.

    "I read the other day where some scientist thinks it's possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century. They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas."

    "Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $75,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn't surprise me if someday they'll be making more than the president."

    "I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They are even making electric typewriters now."

    "It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet."

    "It won't be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work."

    "Marriage doesn't mean a thing any more; those Hollywood stars seem to be getting divorced at the drop of a hat."

    "I'm just afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business."
    "Thank goodness I won't live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to congress."

    "The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on."

    "There is no sense going to the city anymore for a weekend. It costs nearly $15 a night to stay in a hotel."

    "No one can afford to be sick any more; $35 a day in the hospital is too rich for my blood."

    "If they think I'll pay 50 cents for a hair cut, forget it."
    Those who dance, appear insane to those who do not hear the music.
    Those who believe, appear ignorant to those who do not know God.

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    I was just going to post that if you were 9 in 1057 you must really be old. LOL, then you edited to 1957.
    If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what will never be. (Thomas Jefferson 1816)

  3. #3
    The prices of things do seem to have gotten out of hand.


    I seen this short YouTube video that I will try and post a link to if the mods will allow it if they wont I will also include the title to it so that you can find it at YouTube. I do think that some of you may find an interest in it.

    How the Banking Elite screw the people

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpqsjCB7du4

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    Quote Originally Posted by robinslloyd View Post
    The prices of things do seem to have gotten out of hand.


    I seen this short YouTube video that I will try and post a link to if the mods will allow it if they wont I will also include the title to it so that you can find it at YouTube. I do think that some of you may find an interest in it.

    How the Banking Elite screw the people

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpqsjCB7du4
    Good one !!! it is a Ponsie Scam for sure !
    You don't have to ASK

    What I'm Against...

    If you know what

    I'm For...

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by A/C guy's chick View Post
    Good one !!! it is a Ponsie Scam for sure !
    Understanding monetary mechanics is helpful but we do have far greater problems than just our monetary system.

    I think that this may be our greatest problem.

    Human Resources: 1/9 'Social Engineering in the 20th Century'

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFskG...layer_embedded

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