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Old 04-24-2021, 04:57 PM   #1
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On several different threads I've seen a pattern of lost ways. If you notice something add it to this thread. I know a lot of us older people still do these things. It just feels like most don't anymore.

1. Burnadell was just talking about people not reading the newspaper. Seems like the vast majority do not keep up with what's going on. Not caring if taxes are raised or who's running for office. Have more people given up?

2. The art of capitalism. I know people joke with the word boycott a lot..But on similar lines did most people give up either shopping around for the best price or not buying an item because it was a rip off? Seems like people just buy what they want, when they want it, at any price.

I was taught in school long ago that's exactly how to keep prices down. That's how companies/products get straightened out and better. Seems like dang near everyone has a "it is what it is" attitude these days. No?

3. Can't complain if you don't vote. Why do a ton of people say this but then not understand point #2?

4. Thinking. I met a lady to sign paperwork. Since I don't wear a mask she made us stand outside the door. So instead of inside where we'd be 5-8' apart working across a big desk with a mask on, we literally stood 1-2' apart (I was outside, she was inside) with door wide open with no masks. She handed us papers/pen, we signed and handed back (some papers twice)... When we were done I tried to hand her a pen back and she jumped like a rattlesnake almost got her. YOU keep that pen she said LOL I wasn't rude or nothing but holy mother of stupid. I walked away in disbelief.


On the bright side I drove around this morning checking out some yard sales Most people running them were not scared. And the crowds were down. I guess many scared still hiding at home.
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Old 04-24-2021, 05:50 PM   #2
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I don't think it's a matter of not caring. We just realize we no longer have real representation at the Capitol and they are going to take what they want no matter what we say. No good candidates anymore.

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Old 04-24-2021, 06:23 PM   #3
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I had a fishing event this morning. There were almost 400 people there. I could count on one hand, the folks who had masks on.

What that means and how it relates to this thread...I have no idea.
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I’ve said it before and I’ll repeat: No politician or party is going to turn back the clock in this country. We will be a third world country in a few years. Case in point, look how long it took Biden to erase the good things Trump did on the border. Now we have illegals flooding Texas, people who come from a third world country. They’re gonna be right at home here.
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1. Is a newspaper any better?
Also with todayís technology, a newspaper seems obsolete.

2. I still shop for the best price on anything. If I donít like the price, I donít buy it.

3. I try to vote every election. I like to complain!!!

4. You canít fix stupid!!
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No many people read the paper, but print news any less slanted than tv or web.

I’ve voted in every election I was eligible too. But after the mess this last cycle I don’t believe it matters anymore, we are going to get the government they give us
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Iíve said it before and Iíll repeat: No politician or party is going to turn back the clock in this country. We will be a third world country in a few years. Case in point, look how long it took Biden to erase the good things Trump did on the border. Now we have illegals flooding Texas, people who come from a third world country. Theyíre gonna be right at home here.
Your right, sad to see whatís happening to our Country.
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Old 04-24-2021, 07:11 PM   #9
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I stopped getting the Star Telegram a couple of years ago. It went from a nice publication to something you couldn't even smack your dogs nose with.
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I had a fishing event this morning. There were almost 400 people there. I could count on one hand, the folks who had masks on.

What that means and how it relates to this thread...I have no idea.
It means there are pockets of non-brainwashed people. Good to hear.
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Old 04-24-2021, 08:15 PM   #11
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I stopped getting the Star Telegram a couple of years ago. It went from a nice publication to something you couldn't even smack your dogs nose with.
FWST is an absolute joke and embarrassment to journalists. It's great writers of days gone by must be rolling over in their graves.
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Old 04-24-2021, 08:36 PM   #12
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On several different threads I've seen a pattern of lost ways. If you notice something add it to this thread. I know a lot of us older people still do these things. It just feels like most don't anymore.

1. Burnadell was just talking about people not reading the newspaper. Seems like the vast majority do not keep up with what's going on. Not caring if taxes are raised or who's running for office. Have more people given up?

2. The art of capitalism. I know people joke with the word boycott a lot..But on similar lines did most people give up either shopping around for the best price or not buying an item because it was a rip off? Seems like people just buy what they want, when they want it, at any price.

I was taught in school long ago that's exactly how to keep prices down. That's how companies/products get straightened out and better. Seems like dang near everyone has a "it is what it is" attitude these days. No?

3. Can't complain if you don't vote. Why do a ton of people say this but then not understand point #2?

4. Thinking. I met a lady to sign paperwork. Since I don't wear a mask she made us stand outside the door. So instead of inside where we'd be 5-8' apart working across a big desk with a mask on, we literally stood 1-2' apart (I was outside, she was inside) with door wide open with no masks. She handed us papers/pen, we signed and handed back (some papers twice)... When we were done I tried to hand her a pen back and she jumped like a rattlesnake almost got her. YOU keep that pen she said LOL I wasn't rude or nothing but holy mother of stupid. I walked away in disbelief.


On the bright side I drove around this morning checking out some yard sales Most people running them were not scared. And the crowds were down. I guess many scared still hiding at home.
Youíre not older by the way 😉
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Old 04-25-2021, 05:01 AM   #13
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Integrity is a lost way.
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Old 04-25-2021, 05:39 AM   #14
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Communicating with other people using your voice. Meaning; my children who are all adults will avoid making a phone call unless it is an absolute last resort with no other option.

If they need purchase something online, and need to talk to someone about it, online chat better be available or they aren't doing it. Same goes for making a doctor appointment, ordering food, or even speaking to siblings/relatives.

It's sad really how with the advancement of technology, the basic skill of verbal communication has been dealt a death blow, and will for too soon become a thing of the past. Critical thinking is following closely behind.
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Old 04-25-2021, 05:56 AM   #15
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I don't think it's a matter of not caring. We just realize we no longer have real representation at the Capitol and they are going to take what they want no matter what we say. No good candidates anymore.

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Agree 100%. I still vote, but honestly in the back of my head I wonder, does this even matter anymore? Is this election already been predetermined? Am I just going through the movements of a good little capitalist sheep and doing my due diligence in something that has already been determined?
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Old 04-25-2021, 06:34 AM   #16
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The midterms coming up may be the first election in decades that I won’t vote.
Most news papers are a bunch of lies (propaganda) I don’t read them.
I make the best deals I can.
I voice my opinion but most people agree with me (it’s almost impossible to find a biden voter)
I don’t get stimulus money.
I don’t trust politicians (the left has always had to lie about what they want to do but not anymore they can do what they want now and the right has become just as corrupt)
I will never vote for John Cornyn again no matter what!
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Old 04-25-2021, 06:42 AM   #17
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If your a little older you probably grew up wanting or were the child of people who were wanting. Things didn't come easy. For the majority nowadays it all comes too easy. When your given everything you don't value anything.
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Old 04-25-2021, 06:52 AM   #18
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Most newspapers are liberal garbage.

Support local business

Vote every election

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Old 04-25-2021, 07:52 AM   #19
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If I had a problem with a product purchased right here in the Great ole USofA , I spoke with a representative Right here in the USofA- not some one in a call center in India ...! Sure miss those days!
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Old 04-25-2021, 08:12 AM   #20
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Communicating with other people using your voice. Meaning; my children who are all adults will avoid making a phone call unless it is an absolute last resort with no other option.

If they need purchase something online, and need to talk to someone about it, online chat better be available or they aren't doing it. Same goes for making a doctor appointment, ordering food, or even speaking to siblings/relatives.

It's sad really how with the advancement of technology, the basic skill of verbal communication has been dealt a death blow, and will for too soon become a thing of the past. Critical thinking is following closely behind.
This is a big problem, it amazes me how many people donít want to talk to another person, itís a text or email. Twitter is a prime example of how hateful people can be. I bet 99% of those hateful words would never be spoken face to face. If you take visual emotion and body language out of the conversation itís a lot easier to be a tough guy. Social media isnít so social
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Old 04-25-2021, 08:13 AM   #21
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This is a big problem, it amazes me how many people donít want to talk to another person, itís a text or email. Twitter is a prime example of how hateful people can be. I bet 99% of those hateful words would never be spoken face to face. If you take visual emotion and body language out of the conversation itís a lot easier to be a tough guy. Social media isnít so social
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Old 04-25-2021, 08:21 AM   #22
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Most newspapers are liberal garbage.

Support local business

Vote every election

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This!
Quit taking paper after 30+ years when they endorsed that POS Obummer.j
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Old 04-25-2021, 08:32 AM   #23
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Most newspapers are a small business, and support local.

Shopping around and not pressing send on Amazon is a lost art. I do my best to find it local first. I do this so hopefully my neighbor keeps their job.

I stay away from self check out. I like the conversation with the employee. Gives me a chance to hopefully leave someone with a smile.

If I buy a vehicle, atv, or boat I buy local. Not 7 counties away. The local dealerships sponsor FFA, 4H, Baseball, Little league of any sort. The support graduating seniors in scholarship funds and other expenses. When the district can not afford to send a group of kids to an event they would like to go to, local business sends them. Read this paragraph one more time.
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Old 04-25-2021, 08:50 AM   #24
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#1, people don't care because they're woke in the wrong way. I know good people that are uneducated in politics and don't care. They're just not hungry enough yet. Some get irritated when discussing, I think they may know and intentionally put on blinders to deal with it. I'm assuming your comment on newspapers was symbolic and referred to news source in general.

#2, the term Boycott has a bad conatation, I just call it staying away. I DO believe in exercising my stay away vote, this is the USA. If I don't like the fact target store lets men in womens bathrooms, it's my right to stay away. I paid a premium for some ammo but at a certain point I stopped. For example I will pay 40.00 for a box of ELDX up from 26 to 32.00,.00 but will not pay 45.

If every American who voted for Trump would excercise this right, we'd be in a better place. We could change the market, the US, money talks and BS walks

while things look grim, we shouldn't give in. I still think there's enough around to grab the helm and turn this ship around
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On several different threads I've seen a pattern of lost ways. If you notice something add it to this thread. I know a lot of us older people still do these things. It just feels like most don't anymore.

1. Burnadell was just talking about people not reading the newspaper. Seems like the vast majority do not keep up with what's going on. Not caring if taxes are raised or who's running for office. Have more people given up?

2. The art of capitalism. I know people joke with the word boycott a lot..But on similar lines did most people give up either shopping around for the best price or not buying an item because it was a rip off? Seems like people just buy what they want, when they want it, at any price.

I was taught in school long ago that's exactly how to keep prices down. That's how companies/products get straightened out and better. Seems like dang near everyone has a "it is what it is" attitude these days. No?

3. Can't complain if you don't vote. Why do a ton of people say this but then not understand point #2?

4. Thinking. I met a lady to sign paperwork. Since I don't wear a mask she made us stand outside the door. So instead of inside where we'd be 5-8' apart working across a big desk with a mask on, we literally stood 1-2' apart (I was outside, she was inside) with door wide open with no masks. She handed us papers/pen, we signed and handed back (some papers twice)... When we were done I tried to hand her a pen back and she jumped like a rattlesnake almost got her. YOU keep that pen she said LOL I wasn't rude or nothing but holy mother of stupid. I walked away in disbelief.


On the bright side I drove around this morning checking out some yard sales Most people running them were not scared. And the crowds were down. I guess many scared still hiding at home.
Regarding #4; We sat down at a restaurant for supper and we watched a lady pull her own spray bottle out of her purse and started spraying the air around her. She did it multiple times while we were there. I still do not know what she was trying to accomplish.
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Old 04-25-2021, 08:58 AM   #26
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newspapers have become a running joke. I stopped reading the Houston Chronicle years ago. Just another liberal rag where all of the liberals agree with one another to boost their self esteem.
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Self sufficiency is becoming a "lost way". Pretty much convinced if the grocery stores closed for a few days, most would have no clue how to feed themselves or what to do. Society has grown very, weak and spoiled.
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Self sufficiency is becoming a "lost way". Pretty much convinced if the grocery stores closed for a few days, most would have no clue how to feed themselves or what to do. Society has grown very, weak and spoiled.
We saw that all last year.... Sad for sure
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Self sufficiency is becoming a "lost way". Pretty much convinced if the grocery stores closed for a few days, most would have no clue how to feed themselves or what to do. Society has grown very, weak and spoiled.
This is the most important of all, and also the most neglected imo.
If we ever get there, gonna be bad for a bunch of em.
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Self sufficiency is becoming a "lost way". Pretty much convinced if the grocery stores closed for a few days, most would have no clue how to feed themselves or what to do. Society has grown very, weak and spoiled.
Read an article last year that said if we lost electricity for a year that 90% of the population would die.
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Read an article last year that said if we lost electricity for a year that 90% of the population would die.
imagine sometime starting about week 2 to week 4, people would start pouring out of the cities into the country side to rummage for survival.
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Communicating with other people using your voice. Meaning; my children who are all adults will avoid making a phone call unless it is an absolute last resort with no other option.

If they need purchase something online, and need to talk to someone about it, online chat better be available or they aren't doing it. Same goes for making a doctor appointment, ordering food, or even speaking to siblings/relatives.

It's sad really how with the advancement of technology, the basic skill of verbal communication has been dealt a death blow, and will for too soon become a thing of the past. Critical thinking is following closely behind.
My **** wife is the same way. People will literally text you asking very serious questions and expressing important things then get mad when you didnt reply fast enough. If its that important make the **** phone call.

I have started making my 6 and 9 yo kids order all there food and make there own requests when we go out.
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Old 04-27-2021, 09:35 AM   #34
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Communicating with other people using your voice. Meaning; my children who are all adults will avoid making a phone call unless it is an absolute last resort with no other option.

If they need purchase something online, and need to talk to someone about it, online chat better be available or they aren't doing it. Same goes for making a doctor appointment, ordering food, or even speaking to siblings/relatives.

It's sad really how with the advancement of technology, the basic skill of verbal communication has been dealt a death blow, and will for too soon become a thing of the past. Critical thinking is following closely behind.
We slowly removed face to face and verbal communication from society and now when we do speak face to face, we wear a mask so that it's a robotic conversation, void of any type of expression or emotion.

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imagine sometime starting about week 2 to week 4, people would start pouring out of the cities into the country side to rummage for survival.
And about the same time a lot of bodies would start stacking up due to protecting their own. It wouldn't take long for word to get out and that is when you would see the biggest of the fighting.
When the communities that are able to fend for themselves band together to keep those that can't fend for themselves from stealing and looting. It will not be pretty.
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Americas done. Stick a fork in her
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