Betty by Gary Delainey and Gerry Rasmussen for May 03, 2022

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    i_am_the_jam  4 months ago

    Thermonuclear war. And Global Cooling™ was all the rage in the news, including Sports Illustrated. :P :P :P

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member 4 months ago

    Sure. There was AIDS, Chairman Mao, and Love Canal.

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 4 months ago

    Crashing head first through a windshield was a real thing.

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    catmom1360 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Yeah kid, we had the Polio epidemic, threat of nuclear war, the Russians.

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    bigger Nate  4 months ago

    I want one

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    dlkrueger33  4 months ago

    While we didn’t have mass-shooting drills, we had “civil-defense” drills….which were hiding under our desks in case of nuclear attack. And Vietnam (I had cousins and an uncle who were there), and a cancer diagnosis was pretty much a death sentence. There are always things to be afraid of, sadly.

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    Olddog1  4 months ago

    Stalin, no swimming in pools or lakes in late summer due to polio. World hunger in the WWII aftermath. Duck and cover in schools due to nuclear war threat. No active shooter drills.

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    WaitingMan  4 months ago

    Unsafe toys. Lots of them.

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    david_42  4 months ago

    Pandemics at the start, followed by an increasing number of vaccines. Cold War and MAD. Pollution so bad you couldn’t see 1/2 mile and rivers caught fire…

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    Nuliajuk  4 months ago

    Nuclear weapons and pollution.

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    ChukLitl Premium Member 4 months ago

    Polio, Khrushchev & nuclear Armageddon. Meh. The Sun’s coming up & I’m still here. It’ll do.

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    DawnQuinn1  4 months ago

    childhood scars were badges of honor.

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    car2ner  4 months ago

    the older we get the more we’ve survived.

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    poppacapsmokeblower  4 months ago

    Yes, we had all those things, the polio pandemic, the possibility of nuclear war, Khrushchev, Mao, and Castro painted as Putinesque threats, and even global climate change, but that last one hid in the wings, counting on not being noticed.

    We also encouraged the greed that spawned oligarchs, both here at home and abroad.

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    MCProfessor  4 months ago

    With me it was Khrushchev, nuclear war, and Viet Nam.

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    Dani Rice  4 months ago

    I was born just after WWII started. I remember Victory Gardens, and Mum not being able to find food in the grocery store. Dresses made of feed bags or old sheets, and later, duck-and-cover drills. My dad thought d-&-c was the dumbest thing in the world. “If it comes through the roof, it’s going to come through the desk.” FWIW, we had a rooster named Tojo, which I didn’t understand until much later.

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    ValancyCarmody Premium Member 4 months ago

    Segregated schools, housing, parks; miscegenation laws; employment ads for white men only; adultery, drunkenness, and family violence swept under the rug; etc.

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    thejanith Premium Member 4 months ago

    We had bomb drills in school. My mom, my sister, and I all had special admittance cards to the local nuclear-war shelter because my dad worked in nuclear weapons testing. They wanted to make sure those guys got into the shelters so their expertise could be drawn on, so they gave their families these admittance cards. If the families were there, they knew the men would come with them.

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    suelou  4 months ago

    Lets just say only our own government!

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    Shikamoo  4 months ago

    Cold war, acid rain, Viet Nam.But I feel sorry for today’s kids. This pandemic has changed the world. And Putin isn’t helping.

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    mikeywilly  4 months ago

    Lets put it this way… She deserves a tip for putting up(in a usually pleasant manner) with all sorts of ‘Karens’ and ‘Karls’ for eight or ten hours a day, normally without even a ‘Thank You’. Everybody pisses and moans about the quality of service received but rarely take into consideration the treatment they hand out!

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    cherns Premium Member 4 months ago

    https://youtu.be/bp6dsKleGpU (by Sheldon Harnick)

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    Nicole™ ♫ ⊱✿ ◕‿◕✿⊰♫ Premium Member 4 months ago

    This is probably the nicest I’ve ever seen her!

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    love2cook  3 months ago

    Kidnappings

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