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Something's wrong - article and more

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:42 pm
by rightstar76
Don't know why I was thinking about The Alan Parsons Project today. Maybe it was because of this article I read. People in this country kicking the bucket too early. And it's not because they're falling off El Capitan or Half Dome.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... 303700002/

Not to leave out a little levity (cool video by the way):

May Be a Price To Pay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UEpUp2-OTk

Re: Something's wrong - article and more

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:47 pm
by rlown
Thought you were leaning towards the Zion incident: https://www.azcentral.com/story/travel/ ... 272347002/

Re: Something's wrong - article and more

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:07 pm
by balzaccom
Opioids, gun violence, and diabetes. All three the result of large corporations selling massive amounts of their products.

Re: Something's wrong - article and more

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:25 am
by MountainMinstrel
Could it also have something to do with the constant barrage of negative news that is creating a sense of hopelessness?

Re: Something's wrong - article and more

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:08 am
by Wandering Daisy
Walk into any Walmart and it will be evident why people are not healthy nowadays. OMG- obesity. OMG- look what is in their carts. OMG- why are they all here and not out on a beautiful day walking.

Are you around kids nowadays? Screen addiction. Toxic social media for teens. I live walking distance from the beautiful American River parkway- seldom see anyone, let alone kids down there playing. Just read that it is illegal for kids to walk to school under 10 years old in California, if they have to cross ONE street that does not have a crossing guard of traffic light.

Activities for kids? They used to be free, provided by schools. Now parents have to pay to get their kid in sports.

Look at "parenting" advise. Yes, I am old fashioned, but I feel we now have gone too much the other way- we never let our kids learn to deal with adversity- they enter the adult world as fragile dependent beings. Do not even know how to take care of themselves.

And poverty. Get out of your middle class environments and to walk in a poor neighborhood. Scary! Gangs, drugs.

This has all been building up for decades. Not just the toxic divisiveness of the last few years.

Re: Something's wrong - article and more

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:58 am
by Cross Country
If you disagree with Daisy I hope you at least have some education to back up your opinions. I have a degree in economics so I know something.
Daisy is sooo correct.
Had I been born in 1942 or 1944 I would have been drafted and maybe killed in the hell our politicians created - Viet Nam. President Kennedy made a decision that saved my a _ _.
In California the best year to retire as a teacher was when I did at 60. I did almost all my high sierra fishing before they started murdering my fish. I had great fishing in lots of lakes that no longer have good fishing.
We make our decisions based on ideology or education. Education is not stupid, by definition. Ideology is quiet often stupid stupid stupid.

Re: Something's wrong - article and more

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:57 pm
by Jimr
Ideology is a set of ideas and ideals that coalesce into a general theory of what ought to be. It draws from educational, social and religious roots. It's not an either or narrative. I do agree with WD and you can go back at least to the 70's to see the regression.