July 20 1969

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    The capstone acheivement to a once great nation.  Pretty much been downhill ever since.

     
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    The capstone acheivement to a once great nation.  Pretty much been downhill ever since.



    skeeter,

    Sorry you feel that way.

    Our nation has improved every decade on attitudes toward gays and lesbians until this year we struck down DOMA.

    Our nation has improved every decade on attidudes towards people of another color. Our children are so much more accepting than we are, then our father's were, and their father's.

    Our nation has improved on providing health insurance for every man, woman and child since July 20, 1969.

    We may not be the greatest nation in the world...but we can be. We are getting closer.

     
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    The capstone acheivement to a once great nation.  Pretty much been downhill ever since.

     



    skeeter,

     

    Sorry you feel that way.

    Our nation has improved every decade on attitudes toward gays and lesbians until this year we struck down DOMA.

    Our nation has improved every decade on attidudes towards people of another color. Our children are so much more accepting than we are, then our father's were, and their father's.

    Ha! try telling that to mexicans and arabs.

    Our nation has improved on providing health insurance for every man, woman and child since July 20, 1969.

    Really? LMAO every man, woman and child receive health care in america???

    We may not be the greatest nation in the world...but we can be. We are getting closer.

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    The capstone acheivement to a once great nation.  Pretty much been downhill ever since.

     



    skeeter,

     

    Sorry you feel that way.

    Our nation has improved every decade on attitudes toward gays and lesbians until this year we struck down DOMA.

    Our nation has improved every decade on attidudes towards people of another color. Our children are so much more accepting than we are, then our father's were, and their father's.

    Our nation has improved on providing health insurance for every man, woman and child since July 20, 1969.

    We may not be the greatest nation in the world...but we can be. We are getting closer.

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    Great clip from new show called Newsroom
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ilAEOeBu8G8

     
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    The capstone acheivement to a once great nation.  Pretty much been downhill ever since.

     

     



    skeeter,

     

     

    Sorry you feel that way.

    Our nation has improved every decade on attitudes toward gays and lesbians until this year we struck down DOMA.

    Our nation has improved every decade on attidudes towards people of another color. Our children are so much more accepting than we are, then our father's were, and their father's.

    Our nation has improved on providing health insurance for every man, woman and child since July 20, 1969.

    We may not be the greatest nation in the world...but we can be. We are getting closer.

     

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    Great clip from new show called Newsroom
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ilAEOeBu8G8

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    I love that show, now in its second season. Aaron Sorkin is a genius.

     
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    The capstone acheivement to a once great nation.  Pretty much been downhill ever since.

     



    skeeter,

     

    Sorry you feel that way.

    Our nation has improved every decade on attitudes toward gays and lesbians until this year we struck down DOMA.

    Our nation has improved every decade on attidudes towards people of another color. Our children are so much more accepting than we are, then our father's were, and their father's.

    Our nation has improved on providing health insurance for every man, woman and child since July 20, 1969.

    We may not be the greatest nation in the world...but we can be. We are getting closer.

    [/QUOTE]

    Yah, figured those woudl be the things you would focus on.  Sideshows, really.

        havent been to the moon in a generation.

        No native capability to get to space.

        NASA's mission reassigned to focus on muslim outreach.

    And you focus on the growing, perpetual self-centeredness of the American experience. 

    What happened to doing great things as a nation?

     

     
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    I remember as a young teenage staying up all night so I could watch in the early morning hours the fuzzy B&W images of Armstrong being the first man on the moon.  In a decade of what seemed like constant unrest from; cold war worries, bay of pigs, JFK assasination, civil unrest, RFK and MLK assasinations and the never ending Vietnam war, the Apollo 11 landing gave our country hope and pride.

    A lot of good has come since then, like the advances in civil rights as pointed out by andiejen, but to a certain degree we've lost our drive and edge in the world.  The concept of self determination and the long standing premise of working hard for the American dream have given way from when a President confidently asked...

    ...ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country,  to a feeling of what must our country do for us.

    This attitude clearly has enveloped every aspect of today's world from social programs to infrastructure and exploration.  Our social programs are over extended and funding doesn't recognize the long game.  Our infrastructure is under funded at 1990 levels but all we do is gripe and complain about it.  Our drive as a nation for exploration is running on idle and this will lead us to decline.

    ...the man who really counts in the world is the doer,...  TR 1891

     
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