What this decade will be remembered by?

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    Oct 23, 2009 1:42 AM GMT
    50s: Subjugation and Oppression
    60s: Sweeping social change, peace & love, drugs & sex
    70s: Drugs & Sex of the 60s - peace and love messages
    80s: Materialism, superficial powers, spiffy apparel
    90s: Apathetic views on music and politics


    My views on what the 2000-2009 decade will be known for

    Feel free to express your thoughts

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    Oct 24, 2009 6:05 AM GMT


    ...a decade of human rights issues.
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    Oct 24, 2009 6:25 AM GMT
    I think 9/11, the election of Barack Obama, the stock market fluctuations, and the wars are going to be seen as the biggest events of this decade.

    It may be seen as a generation that is more globally conscious and more involved in politics seeking change with the status quo.
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    Oct 24, 2009 6:59 AM GMT
    BRANGELINA.
  • trl_

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    Oct 24, 2009 7:15 AM GMT
    The Snuggie.
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    Oct 24, 2009 7:17 AM GMT
    The Great Depression of 2008-

    The banks going under and being bailed out

    That ridiculous man G W Bush

    Afghanistan

    Iraq

    The i-phone

  • Crucializer

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    Oct 24, 2009 7:29 AM GMT
    all that ... and the death of Michael Jackson ... aw, come on - someone had to say it!
  • GTBL88

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    Oct 25, 2009 12:25 AM GMT
    Bush and how he broke the world
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    Oct 25, 2009 12:30 AM GMT
    I think changes in Media, going from the power stuctures of print media to the masses putting the print editions out of business with Twitter, blogs, and all the rest. In a way, it is giving the masses a voice instead of the masses listening to one voice communicated down from a center of power. It is a complete flip of what has been for many years. People don't trust power structures, they trust people, individuals.

    Rupert Murdoch:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/rupert-murdoch-newspapers-will-change-not-die-470581.html
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    Oct 25, 2009 12:31 AM GMT
    trliber saidThe Snuggie.


    Yes! and the Snuggie too! How could i forget that!!
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    Oct 25, 2009 12:34 AM GMT
    xuaerb saidI think changes in Media, going from the power stuctures of print media to the masses putting the print editions out of business with Twitter, blogs, and all the rest. In a way, it is giving the masses a voice instead of the masses listening to one voice communicated down from a center of power. It is a complete flip of what has been for many years. People don't trust power structures, they trust people, individuals. I just wonder if either are better...
    Bust this down to 140 characters or less, Tweet it and you've nailed the decade!
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    Oct 25, 2009 12:36 AM GMT
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    xuaerb saidI think changes in Media, going from the power stuctures of print media to the masses putting the print editions out of business with Twitter, blogs, and all the rest. In a way, it is giving the masses a voice instead of the masses listening to one voice communicated down from a center of power. It is a complete flip of what has been for many years. People don't trust power structures, they trust people, individuals. I just wonder if either are better...
    Bust this down to 140 characters or less, Tweet it and you've nailed the decade!


    they even have a way to do that! the tiny URL!

    http://www.tiny.cc/
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    Oct 25, 2009 12:38 AM GMT
    xuaerb said
    Momentum_Play said
    xuaerb saidI think changes in Media, going from the power stuctures of print media to the masses putting the print editions out of business with Twitter, blogs, and all the rest. In a way, it is giving the masses a voice instead of the masses listening to one voice communicated down from a center of power. It is a complete flip of what has been for many years. People don't trust power structures, they trust people, individuals. I just wonder if either are better...
    Bust this down to 140 characters or less, Tweet it and you've nailed the decade!


    they even have a way to do that! the tiny URL!

    http://www.tiny.cc/
    Haha! I think those same tools are one of the big reasons why Barack Obama became president. I doubt a candidacy like his would have had a chance without the technology tools his campaign used so effectively.
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    Oct 25, 2009 4:40 AM GMT
    With the 60s, ( after President Kennedy was shot) came the beginning of the end of innocence. I think after 9/11, came the final "nail in the coffin" of our carefree attitude. icon_sad.gif
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    Oct 25, 2009 5:47 AM GMT
    Kennedy's death ended the '50s . . .

    Altamont ended the '60s . . .

    American Embassy hostages flying to freedom on Inauguration Day 1981 ended the endlessly tawdry '70s . . .

    The fall of the Berlin Wall and/or the fabulous execution of the Ceausecus on Christmas Day '89 ended the '80s . . .

    Sept. 11 ended the '90s . . .

    and this sad, wayward, nameless decade will end with the loss of faith in technology and progress . . .
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    Oct 25, 2009 6:02 AM GMT
    noren saidKennedy's death ended the '50s . . .

    Altamont ended the '60s . . .

    American Embassy hostages flying to freedom on Inauguration Day 1981 ended the endlessly tawdry '70s . . .

    The fall of the Berlin Wall and/or the fabulous execution of the Ceausecus on Christmas Day '89 ended the '80s . . .

    Sept. 11 ended the '90s . . .

    and this sad, wayward, nameless decade will end with the loss of faith in technology and progress . . .


    It must be lonely on the darker side of the hill.
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    Oct 25, 2009 6:12 AM GMT
    . . . reality is a bracing tonic . . . you should try it . . .
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    Oct 25, 2009 6:23 AM GMT
    The decade of interminably pointless internet flame wars.
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    Oct 25, 2009 6:28 AM GMT
    . . . indeed, hence my laconic response and my disdain for technology's unmerited haughtiness . . .
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    Oct 25, 2009 7:01 AM GMT
    noren said . . . indeed, hence my laconic response and my disdain for technology's unmerited haughtiness . . .


    I applaud the vocabulary. I would have thought this decade will be remembered for the destruction of the written word. Text messaging has killed the literary star.

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    Oct 25, 2009 7:07 AM GMT
    . . . oh no, the written word will never die . . . real queers won't allow that . . . read Canticle for Leibowitz, for example . . .
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    Oct 25, 2009 7:27 AM GMT
    it depends from what perspective you will be judging it, the nail in the coffin of american "empire", supreme and total ascendancy of china, european dis-unity, i-everything (pod, phone, mac), mp3's, oil-dependency panic, vitamin d breakthroughs, social media, post-gay politics, postmodern postmortem, end of retro etc etc.
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    Oct 26, 2009 4:31 AM GMT
    Acknowlegement of the dying planet while we proudly rape the environment with our big ass SUV's and trucks.

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    Oct 26, 2009 5:07 AM GMT
    Michael Jackson dies! icon_surprised.gif
  • Joeyphx444

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    Oct 26, 2009 5:33 AM GMT
    Wow you guys missed so much icon_razz.gif

    >Bush years
    >Iraq
    >Ahmud Ahmadinajad
    >Isreal and Lebanon Conflicts
    >9/11
    >Hurricane Katrina!!!!!!!
    >Earthquake in China
    >Tsunami in Southeast Asia
    >Economic downfall
    >Michael Jackson's death
    >The year 2008
    >USA Population hits 300 million
    >Britney Spears Drama icon_razz.gif
    >Gay Marriage Legalized in Mass, Conn, Iowa
    >2000 and 2004 Elections
    >2008 Beijing Olympics
    >My high school years icon_razz.gif
    >YouTube and Facebook