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    bassman21 wrote:
    TheMusicdewd18 wrote:
    Lets compare the bad things of the 90's to the bad things of the 2000's then:

    9/11
    George Bush
    Reality TV
    Layne Staley's death in 2002
    Nickelback
    Lady Gaga
    Justin Bieber
    Lil Wayne
    Syd Barret's death in 2006
    George Harrison's death in 2001
    Nickelodeon's decline in qualtiy
    Cartoon Network's decline in quality
    CGI
    Need I go on???

    OK so TV and music isn't as good today as it was in the 90s. What else from the 90s was better that didn't involve TV or the radio?

    When you look at the bigger picture things are overall better today. We have made great strides in science and technology. People are living long, crime is down and people are overall nicer. Yes they really are. Abuse of power isn't tolerated like it used to be, race relations are better, safety standards have improved. Even the very poor today have most of the things people had in the 90s (cable TV, DVD, microwave, A/C). You can get most of these things next to nothing second hand.


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      thecrow174 wrote:
      My town endured a massive flood in '94, so that's not a 90s moment I'm proud of.


      Sorry to hear that
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        (OK so TV and music isn't as good today as it was in the 90s. What else from the 90s was better that didn't involve TV or the radio?)

        When you look at the bigger picture things are overall better today. We have made great strides in science and technology. People are living long, crime is down and people are overall nicer. Yes they really are. Abuse of power isn't tolerated like it used to be, race relations are better, safety standards have improved. Even the very poor today have most of the things people had in the 90s (cable TV, DVD, microwave, A/C). You can get most of these things next to nothing second hand.)


        Are you serious? I'm sorry but I couldn't disagree more. First off, during the Clinton years these important things reached all time lows, poverty, crime, violence, and unemployment. You claim that people are nicer today, I'm sorry but during the Recession age I'd love to find a nice person somewhere compared to all the nice people of the 90s who's income was greatly increased and the world was a safer place with no wars to worry about. Sure Music/TV was the greatest it had ever been in the 90s which includes adult TV like Friends, Roseanne, Seinfeld, Simpsons, X-Files, Everybody Loves Raymond, Full House, Family Matters, ER, and NYPD Blue just to name a few. Plus most of the technological advances came from the 90s such as the Internet, GPS, MP3, DVR, and DVD. I agree there were awful tragedies in the 90s such as Colombine, Waco, and OKC Bombing, but those pale in comparison to 9/11, Katrina, Aurora, Iraq War, Sandy Hook, Sandy, and numerous Tornadoes and Tsunamis that have struck. Also not only was TV/Music better in the 90s than today but also comic books, sports, wrestling, and dare I say video games. The only advantage the 2000s and 10s have over the 90s are the movies but not by much. I apologize for the rant but I live and die by the 90s and will defend it to the grave.
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          You're wrong about crime. Crime was at its peak in the early 90s and has been trending down ever since.


          More people are living in poverty today, but like I said their standards of living are higher today.

          Unemployment has been high, but its getting better.

          2012 is a new high for mass shootings, but this article shows they are nothing new.
          http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2012/12/17/graph-of-the-day-perhaps-mass-shootings-arent-becoming-more-common/

          As for weather 1997 and 1998 were one of the worst El Nino's on record. There were several bad weather events that caused a lot of damage.

          As for happiness, money doesn't buy it. In fact many people become snooty and uppity when they have money and everything is going well. Tragedy tends to brings people down a notch and makes them rethink themselves. A good example is these two kids that used to bully me in my neighborhood (early 90s). Their older friend was murdered for his stereo system one day after school. The next night they came knocking at my door wanting to be friends. I could tell they were upset and they probably felt guilty about the way they had been treating me.

          I liked the 90s too and yes there were things that made them better than today. Yes the 00s were not that great, but overall things are better today in 2013. You may disagree which is fine, but there are facts that you can't ignore.

          Here's one more. Motor vehicle deaths


          And infant mortality rate
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            retroman wrote:
            thecrow174 wrote:
            My town endured a massive flood in '94, so that's not a 90s moment I'm proud of.


            Sorry to hear that

            And get this:

            This flood destroyed the elementary school I loved going to, and I was forced to go to another one.
            There is a battle between two wolves inside us all.

            One is evil and the other one is good. Which wolf will win? The one you feed the most.

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              thecrow174 wrote:
              retroman wrote:
              thecrow174 wrote:
              My town endured a massive flood in '94, so that's not a 90s moment I'm proud of.


              Sorry to hear that

              And get this:

              This flood destroyed the elementary school I loved going to, and I was forced to go to another one.


              Worse than the closing of Sandy Hooks after the shooting
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                retroman wrote:
                thecrow174 wrote:
                retroman wrote:
                thecrow174 wrote:
                My town endured a massive flood in '94, so that's not a 90s moment I'm proud of.


                Sorry to hear that

                And get this:

                This flood destroyed the elementary school I loved going to, and I was forced to go to another one.


                Worse than the closing of Sandy Hooks after the shooting

                I don't know about that.
                There is a battle between two wolves inside us all.

                One is evil and the other one is good. Which wolf will win? The one you feed the most.

                http://unbelievableyou.com/a-native-american-cherokee-story-two-wolves/
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                  thecrow174 wrote:
                  retroman wrote:
                  thecrow174 wrote:
                  retroman wrote:
                  thecrow174 wrote:
                  My town endured a massive flood in '94, so that's not a 90s moment I'm proud of.


                  Sorry to hear that

                  And get this:

                  This flood destroyed the elementary school I loved going to, and I was forced to go to another one.


                  Worse than the closing of Sandy Hooks after the shooting

                  I don't know about that.


                  Students had to move somewhere near there for the remainder of the school year. No signs of recovery that we know of at this moment
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                    What I mean is, I don't know if it was worse than the closing of Sandy Hook Elementary after the shootings.
                    There is a battle between two wolves inside us all.

                    One is evil and the other one is good. Which wolf will win? The one you feed the most.

                    http://unbelievableyou.com/a-native-american-cherokee-story-two-wolves/
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                      thecrow174 wrote:
                      What I mean is, I don't know if it was worse than the closing of Sandy Hook Elementary after the shootings.


                      Sounded like it to me
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                        retroman wrote:
                        thecrow174 wrote:
                        What I mean is, I don't know if it was worse than the closing of Sandy Hook Elementary after the shootings.


                        Sounded like it to me

                        I guess it was. At least those kids have a school. The one around here was taken away.
                        There is a battle between two wolves inside us all.

                        One is evil and the other one is good. Which wolf will win? The one you feed the most.

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                          thecrow174 wrote:
                          retroman wrote:
                          thecrow174 wrote:
                          What I mean is, I don't know if it was worse than the closing of Sandy Hook Elementary after the shootings.


                          Sounded like it to me

                          I guess it was. At least those kids have a school. The one around here was taken away.


                          Bummer. Now can we talk about stuff that rocked about the 90's
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                            bassman21 wrote:
                            You're wrong about crime. Crime was at its peak in the early 90s and has been trending down ever since.


                            More people are living in poverty today, but like I said their standards of living are higher today.

                            Unemployment has been high, but its getting better.

                            2012 is a new high for mass shootings, but this article shows they are nothing new.
                            http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2012/12/17/graph-of-the-day-perhaps-mass-shootings-arent-becoming-more-common/

                            As for weather 1997 and 1998 were one of the worst El Nino's on record. There were several bad weather events that caused a lot of damage.

                            As for happiness, money doesn't buy it. In fact many people become snooty and uppity when they have money and everything is going well. Tragedy tends to brings people down a notch and makes them rethink themselves. A good example is these two kids that used to bully me in my neighborhood (early 90s). Their older friend was murdered for his stereo system one day after school. The next night they came knocking at my door wanting to be friends. I could tell they were upset and they probably felt guilty about the way they had been treating me.

                            I liked the 90s too and yes there were things that made them better than today. Yes the 00s were not that great, but overall things are better today in 2013. You may disagree which is fine, but there are facts that you can't ignore.

                            Here's one more. Motor vehicle deaths


                            And infant mortality rate


                            Violence and crime may have been way up in the early 90s but the important thing is they all started to decline in the mid to late 90s, but let's just agree to disagree. Life was great in the 90s and early to mid 00s, but as far as pop culture goes I don't think it'll ever reach the greatness of the 90s ever again unfortunately. Even the commercials now are so bland and boring compared to the ones from the 90s and early 00s.
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                              luv90s wrote:
                              bassman21 wrote:
                              You're wrong about crime. Crime was at its peak in the early 90s and has been trending down ever since.


                              More people are living in poverty today, but like I said their standards of living are higher today.

                              Unemployment has been high, but its getting better.

                              2012 is a new high for mass shootings, but this article shows they are nothing new.
                              http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2012/12/17/graph-of-the-day-perhaps-mass-shootings-arent-becoming-more-common/

                              As for weather 1997 and 1998 were one of the worst El Nino's on record. There were several bad weather events that caused a lot of damage.

                              As for happiness, money doesn't buy it. In fact many people become snooty and uppity when they have money and everything is going well. Tragedy tends to brings people down a notch and makes them rethink themselves. A good example is these two kids that used to bully me in my neighborhood (early 90s). Their older friend was murdered for his stereo system one day after school. The next night they came knocking at my door wanting to be friends. I could tell they were upset and they probably felt guilty about the way they had been treating me.

                              I liked the 90s too and yes there were things that made them better than today. Yes the 00s were not that great, but overall things are better today in 2013. You may disagree which is fine, but there are facts that you can't ignore.

                              Here's one more. Motor vehicle deaths


                              And infant mortality rate


                              Violence and crime may have been way up in the early 90s but the important thing is they all started to decline in the mid to late 90s, but let's just agree to disagree. Life was great in the 90s and early to mid 00s, but as far as pop culture goes I don't think it'll ever reach the greatness of the 90s ever again unfortunately. Even the commercials now are so bland and boring compared to the ones from the 90s and early 00s.


                              I agree
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                                Of course, things like Columbine and Oklahoma City Bombing and tradgedies like that happened, but honestly I was just a teeny bopper and then teenager at that point and as an adult I realize now that for me particularly, not counting the major sucky events like the above that happened, life was pretty darn good for me other than being overweight. Normally if anything sucked back then it was due to bullying, which was due to being overweight at a time when there weren't as many overweight kids so you stuck out like a sore thumb.
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                                  Alyssa Branen wrote:
                                  Of course, things like Columbine and Oklahoma City Bombing and tradgedies like that happened, but honestly I was just a teeny bopper and then teenager at that point and as an adult I realize now that for me particularly, not counting the major sucky events like the above that happened, life was pretty darn good for me other than being overweight. Normally if anything sucked back then it was due to bullying, which was due to being overweight at a time when there weren't as many overweight kids so you stuck out like a sore thumb.


                                  You want overweight watch Heavyweights that's a great movie
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                                    Oh, I for sure watched that movie a few times back then and still and enjoy it. I have to say though, while it was lighthearted fun watching, when the movie was over the reality of the situation was, was that I wasn't a fat kid in a movie, I was a fat kid in real life and kids sucked LOL
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                                      The late 90s have been a letdown.

                                      In 1999, my papa died and there was that Y2K scare.
                                      There is a battle between two wolves inside us all.

                                      One is evil and the other one is good. Which wolf will win? The one you feed the most.

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                                        Alyssa Branen wrote:
                                        Oh, I for sure watched that movie a few times back then and still and enjoy it. I have to say though, while it was lighthearted fun watching, when the movie was over the reality of the situation was, was that I wasn't a fat kid in a movie, I was a fat kid in real life and kids sucked LOL


                                        But you enjoyed it?
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                                          While I did love growing up in the 90's, I admit the 90's had some things that I like to forget about. I spent most of the summer in 1996 in the hospital after getting my neck hurt. Also in 1997, my parents got separated and my dad nearly got himself killed into a car accident.
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