We Have It So Bad

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by UncleJoe, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. UncleJoe

    UncleJoe Well-Known Member

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  2. Jason

    Jason I am a little teapot

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    Jeez...those were really something. For some reason the two that nailed me were the toddler in the car door with the burlap sack and the guy watering the corn field. The kid reminded me of my son and the futility of watering that much corn with a bucket because of a lack of rain really hit me.
     

  3. kogneto

    kogneto The Skeptic

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    My mom has some pictures from my extended family during the Great Depression and I remember asking why nobody ever smiled in pictures. She just said, "People didn't really have a lot to smile about back then."
     
  4. tiedami

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    yeah but you have to envy their self sufficiency and work ethic
     
  5. UncleJoe

    UncleJoe Well-Known Member

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    And the fortitude to keep going in the face of oppressive adversity.
     
  6. pdx210

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    those that can't learn from the past are condemned to repeat it
     
  7. HozayBuck

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    I've got a lot of pics like that from my Mom, from around 1930 maybe before, and nobody was smiling.. the men looked like the last ride of the Dalton Gang, If I had been a revenuer I would not have messed with those ol boys!!!...

    Those day's could be coming back soon.
     
  8. bunkerbob

    bunkerbob Supporting Member

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    This is me when it was really bad...
     

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  9. HozayBuck

    HozayBuck Well-Known Member

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    DAD????? is that you?
     
  10. bunkerbob

    bunkerbob Supporting Member

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    I was at Lackland AFB in Texas Dec 1967, maybe???:dunno::scratch:ignore:
     
  11. tiedami

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    Quick lock up your children
     
  12. UncleJoe

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    Hey! We have a separate thread for posting self portraits. :)
     
  13. allen_idaho

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    You want to know bad? I give you Sumatra. Just a few months after the December 2004 tsunami.

    This village once housed over 30,000 people and was considered upper class because they had electricity provided by generators.

    After the tsunami hit, there were about 100 survivors. They were the poor people who lived in the hills around the town. Half of them later died of malaria along with about a dozen Indonesian Marines who also contracted the disease.

    Roughly 75% of the victims were washed out to sea and never seen again. The remaining 25% had been crushed to death or drowned in their homes.

    Image 1: The least affected side of town.
    Image 2: The first Indonesian Marine to die from Malaria. He only lasted 3 hours after contracting the disease.
    Image 3: One of four building miraculously still standing.
    Image 4: The remains of the upper class area
    Image 5: The remains of the middle class area
     

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