What marked this decade?

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    Dec 30, 2010 9:54 PM GMT
    Hi you guys, being that its the end of a decade, I was wondering what do you think will be remember most about the 2000's, you know the way disco music, shoulder pads, and John Travolta marked decades before this lol

    for me its the Internet, probably starting with the Launch of Youtube, MySpace and Of course Facebook, lets face it whe have learn to comunicate in a tottaly diferent way this decade.

    10 years ago, nobody used the word Tweet!!

    What marked this era to you?
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    Dec 30, 2010 10:10 PM GMT
    ShaDoWhn said

    10 years ago, nobody used the word Tweet!!



    Au contraire, m'sieur!icon_lol.gif

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    Dec 30, 2010 10:29 PM GMT
    Okay, here's as good a place any to vent this:



    Just because the New York Times editor was asleep one day and didn't edit one article where the reporter used the term 'entrapped' when referring to a car crash ("...the driver was entrapped in the car and they used the Jaws of Life to free him") and now every day some local yokel uses it to describe a body/person being trapped in a car wreck....

    THAT DOES NOT MAKE THE USAGE CORRECT!!!


    I can entrap you into buying a lemon of a car, Marion Barry claimed he was entrapped in the sting to buy drugs, you can entrap someone into buying ocean front property in the mountains of Colorado....

    ,....will someone explain to me how an auto entrapped the occupant???

    Whew. That's all. Move along. I'm done
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    Dec 30, 2010 10:42 PM GMT
    You have to ask what marked this decade? Really? Really?!!!
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    Dec 30, 2010 10:42 PM GMT
    for me it was 9/11, iraq, afghanistan etc (which totally affected international travel)
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    Dec 30, 2010 11:02 PM GMT
    not even close 911
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    Dec 30, 2010 11:12 PM GMT
    No question, it's 9/11.
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    Dec 31, 2010 12:00 AM GMT
    Not so much 9/11, but the response to 9/11.

    7-1/4 years of chickenhawk (Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Ashcroft, Gonzales) response to 9/11-- Guantanamo Bay, PATRIOT Act, etc.

    And "If you _____, then the terrorists have won."
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    Dec 31, 2010 12:37 AM GMT
    "This" decade ended last year - December 31, 2009 11:59 PM.
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    Dec 31, 2010 3:32 AM GMT
    blackpuma said"This" decade ended last year - December 31, 2009 11:59 PM.


    yeah I thought so, but lets agree to disagree ok lol

    and guys I know 9/11 was horrible and CHANGED the world, but thats not all for what this period of time will be remembered, is it? I mean the Vietnam War was horrible as well but people also remember the music, the fashion, civil rights movements.

    On that front I would like to say, that although I spend half the decade Ignoring what the term gay was, I personally in the last 5 years have seen tremendous change around the world in so many countries, perhaps not my own, but equallity is being gained in so many places in so many ways.

    I'm sure the next decade will bring full equality to gays and straights, at least on developed countries, and although it may take longer for the rest of us, eventually we'll follow.

    so, thats another thing I think has marked the decade, lets summon it in Gay Marrige!
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    Dec 31, 2010 3:53 PM GMT
    2010 ==== Ending a decade of the most devisive use of the far rights religious base, which brought about a period of government actions that have done more voter/middle income self destruction than in the previous 50 years of my memory.
    Osama Bin Ladens 911 efforts were successful beyond his wildest dreams in bringing this Country to its very knees. All with the joyful and crafty assistance of the NEO CONS use of the far rights religious base love of having an enemy, a boogy man in the form of Islam.
    Add to this the frightfull rise of corporate purchase and control of our Government, that too with the blessing and backing of the far rights religious base against their own interests.
    It will take decades to unravel this mess, even if the American "Sheeple" wake up to what they've allowed to happen to themselves, in the name of "keep us safe" and "corporate greed". So much for "AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM"
    LETS WISH OURSELVES A LOT OF LUCK, BECAUSE WE ARE GOING TO NEED IT IN THE NEXT DECADE OR SO !!!!
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    Dec 31, 2010 3:55 PM GMT
    9/11 definitely tops the list

    Others that would leave a mark would be:

    Obama elected President

    War in Iraq

    Death of Michael Jackson

    Facebook

    Mortgage crisis & recession

    Hurricane Katrina

    BP Oil Spill in the Gulf

  • TheIStrat

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    Dec 31, 2010 3:56 PM GMT
    The rise of internet 2.0

    War on terror

    Financial crisis

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    Dec 31, 2010 4:22 PM GMT
    I have to agree with what's already been posted... but what about the good stuff that happened?

    I'm asking because Im having trouble making a list of it myself... icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 31, 2010 4:26 PM GMT
    Internet and the clumsy reaction to 9/11 seem to have had more influence than anything else, and probably in that order.
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    Jan 01, 2011 2:13 PM GMT
    The only three things that come to mind immediately from the oughts are:

    1. 9-11 and the new war on "terrorism"
    2. George Bush
    3. Apple changing pop technology DRASTICALLY

    and an honorable mention:

    YouTube: a psychologically more stimulating source of perpetuating information
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    Jan 01, 2011 2:17 PM GMT
    JAKEBENSON saidThe only three things that come to mind immediately from the oughts are:

    1. 9-11 and the new war on "terrorism"
    2. George Bush
    3. Apple changing pop technology DRASTICALLY

    and an honorable mention:

    YouTube: a psychologically more stimulating source of perpetuating information


    Jakey Baby.. if it were a war on "terrorism" is would at least be coherent as a concept. It has been branded as The War on Terror, which is poetically dramatic, grand and paradoxical.
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    Jan 01, 2011 2:17 PM GMT
    9-11 and the entire state of the world...

    Before 9-11... everything seemed different... islam was not an outcast religion.. nor were western countries' flags burned in islamic countries.. and I never heard of "conspiracy theories" of the US going for global domination and control before that either

    Seems like im in a different world ever since.. and its like Im inside a secret world war... its world war III, right now, a perpetual world war III, as if war is normal, and its like in the book 1984, but were all in denial about it or something

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    Jan 01, 2011 2:38 PM GMT
    9/11, which, of course, was cock-up rather than conspiracy (in terms of intelligence, air defence and the other preventive measures that failed), though the blame ultimately lies fairly and squarely with suicidal and murderous terrorists.

    The 9/11 Commission Report makes compelling reading. it is extremely well written and easily read:

    http://www.9-11commission.gov/report/911Report.pdf

    It will also be remembered as the decade in which most states in the western world realised (with a big bump) they were living beyond their means.

    In terms of gay rights; gay marriage, civil partnerships and the lifting of bans on gay people serving in various armed forces were significant achievements . (In 2111, people won't even know what 'gay rights' are. Gay people will simply have the same rights as everyone else).

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    Jan 01, 2011 2:48 PM GMT
    possibly one of the things could be the fall of religion...just me? too soon?

    Think about it, how many people hated eastern religions after 9/11. How many people can't fathom the Christian's in America right now. Which mother sends her son to choir practice without a nanny cam? Whens the last time you bent and prayed to "god"?
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    Jan 01, 2011 2:48 PM GMT
    jprichva saidI don't know about the decade, but I had a cat years ago that felt a strong need to mark his territory. All over my furniture.


    LOL...nevermind Muslim terrorists ramming planes into buildings. YOUR CAT PEED ALL OVER YOUR FURNITURE?!?!?!?!?!? icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 01, 2011 2:49 PM GMT
    pat3rob saidpossibly one of the things could be the fall of religion...just me? too soon?


    Islam begs to differ.
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    Jan 01, 2011 2:52 PM GMT
    JAKEBENSON said
    pat3rob saidpossibly one of the things could be the fall of religion...just me? too soon?


    Islam begs to differ.



    Very true, i apologize for my over-arching statement. The fall of organized religion in Western Society?
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    Jan 01, 2011 3:06 PM GMT
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    JAKEBENSON said
    pat3rob saidpossibly one of the things could be the fall of religion...just me? too soon?


    Islam begs to differ.



    Very true, i apologize for my over-arching statement. The fall of organized religion in Western Society?


    Neh, they were talking about for over a hundred years already.. and once over 2000 years ago, when Buddha tried to abolish god-worship, but the followers began worshipping him afterwards anyways... it ll never happen that it disappears completely.. the human brain is hard-wired for it.. see my forum on the neurology of the human brain and religiousness

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1302326
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    Jan 01, 2011 3:08 PM GMT
    All of the misery that flowed from the inept and evil presidency of George W. Bush.

    Good riddance to the bad '00 rubBush!

    Remember THAT for when Jeb runs.