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Posted: 6/9/2003 11:46:18 PM EDT
to live your young adult life, which would it be and where? For me, I would have to say either the New England area in the 1770's or the Southern California area in 1960's I am sure those dates and reasons don't need further explanation [:P]
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 11:49:58 PM EDT
Long Island... 1980's Ties in with my re-living your childhood thread.
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 11:53:22 PM EDT
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Anywhere in the US in the early 1940s. DrFridge, your sig line is great!
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 12:21:16 AM EDT
I always did feel like I missed out on WW2.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 12:22:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Combat_Jack: I always did feel like I missed out on WW2.
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I understand what your saying, but only I feel that way about Vietnam.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 12:23:32 AM EDT
Early 1700s in the Powell Valley in southwest Virginia 1950s with my dad
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 12:23:35 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Zardoz: DrFridge, your sig line is great!
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Thanks... thought that one up myself believe it or not. Sorry to hijack. we now return you to M4AimingatU's thread... [;)]
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 12:24:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By M4_Aiming_at_U: I understand what your saying, but only I feel that way about Vietnam.
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Me too. TS
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 12:59:56 AM EDT
1860's....so I could kill me some bluebellies. if not that then the 1940's.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 1:38:16 AM EDT
I was pretty happy living my young years, say age 15-25, from 1976-1986. When I was in high school, AIDS was still 5 years off, no one ever heard of herpes, and everything else was curable with antibiotics. And I got to experience both disco and "new wave." Hubba hubba hubba.
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I would like to live in the cowboy days. Don't know a specific decade. Gunfights, robbing banks and getting hanged.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 2:11:52 AM EDT
60's so i could amensty reg a ton of NFA items [:D]
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 4:00:35 AM EDT
1930s - between the 2 great wars, lots of amazing places that were undiscovered - sort of like the "Indiana Jones" era of adventuring. That would have been really cool.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 5:16:15 AM EDT
Ditto to Burley... The 1950's, so I could have hung out with my Dad in his prime. Plus, post-WWII America, great time to be in America.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 5:38:04 AM EDT
1920s It would be fun to see what Chicago was like when they could still have guns.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 5:41:18 AM EDT
M4, I think you summed it up perfectly. I can see myself now, in LA in the 60's, top down, listening to the Beach Boys.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 5:59:58 AM EDT
1715ish. Plundering the Caribbean and east coast.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 6:02:09 AM EDT
I would choose the 30's... the 1830's. I would head to the great mountains and trap beaver and such.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 6:04:53 AM EDT
The 40's, maybe the 50's. The 60's would be cool, too, I guess, but take it from me, the 70's weren't worth repeating! If you were to return to any decade for tactical reasons, I'd buy a boatload of Microsoft stock on the morning of their IPO. That, or join the Air Force in the 50's and apply to the Aviation Cadet Program and become a pilot...but my father did that, and it'd be very strange to be in the same program with the man who will become your father in a few years! CJ
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 6:22:36 AM EDT
for me, a no brainer...Ireland, 1910-1920...for the chance to have met Pearse, Plunkett, Connolly, MacDiarmida, MacDonagh, MacBride, Ceantt, Collins. Extraordinary men in an extraordinary time. After the Easter Rising, James Plunkett married his sweetheart Grace in Kilmainham Jail. They had 15 minutes together in his small, dark prison cell. The British shot him later that morning. Connolly was so badly wounded from the fighting during the Easter Rebellion that he had to be taken out of the hospital to be executed. They tied him to a chair, and had to use a different entrance to the courtyard, so they wouldn't have to carry him too far before they shot him. Pearse, whose eloquence and spirit aruguably made it all possible. He read this to a rather bewildered crowd outside the General Post Office in Dublin, Easter Monday, 1916: PROCLAMATION OF AN IRISH REPUBLIC Irishmen and Irishwomen: In the name of God and the dead generations from which she receives her old tradition of nationhood. Ireland, through us, summons her children to her flag and strikes for her freedom. Having organized and trained her manhood through her secret revolutionary organization, the Irish Republican Brotherhood, and through her open military organizations, the Irish Volunteers and the Irish Citizen Army, having patiently perfected her discipline, having resolutely waited for the right moment to reveal itself, she now seizes that moment, and, supported by her exiled children in America and by gallant allies in Europe, but relying in the first on her own strength, she strikes in full confidence of victory. We declare the right of the people of Ireland to the ownership of Ireland, and to the unfettered control of Irish destinies, to be sovereign and indefeasible. The long usurpation of that right by a foreign people and government has not extinguished the right, nor can it ever be extinguished except by the destruction of the Irish people. In every generation the Irish people have asserted their right to national freedom and sovereignty: six times during the past three hundred years they have asserted it in arms, Standing on that fundamental right and again asserting it in arms in the face of the world, we hereby proclaim the Irish Republic as a Sovereign Independent State, and we pledge our lives and the lives of our comrades-in-arms to the cause of its freedom, of its welfare and of its exaltation among the nations. The Irish Republic is entitled to and hereby claims the allegiance of every Irishman and Irishwoman. The Republic guarantees religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens, and declares its resolve to pursue the happiness and prosperity of the whole nation and of all its parts, cherishing all the children of the nation equally, and oblivious of the differences carefully fostered by an alien government, which have divided a minority from a majority in the past. Until our arms have brought the opportune moment for the establishment of a permanent National Government, representative of the whole people of Ireland and elected by the suffrages of all her men and women, the Provisional Government, hereby constituted, will administer the civil and military affairs of the Republic in trust for the people. We place the cause of the Irish Republic under the protection of the Most High God, whose blessing upon our arms, and we pray that none who serves that cause will dishonor it by cowardice, inhumanity or rapine. In this supreme hour the Irish nation must, by its valour and discipline and by the readiness of its children to sacrifice themselves for the common good, prove itself worthy of the august destiny to which it is called." Pearse, who was called one of the finest men he'd ever seen by the man who ordered his execution, was one of the first 3 shot, on May 3 1916. He knew what he was talking about when he said that "Life springs from death; and from the graves of patriot men and women spring living nations." His own blood would lead to the Irish Rebublic a few years later. That these men could face the full might of the British Empire in the 20th century armed only with a few Mausers, some old revolvers, some grenades and other small arms, is mind boggling to me. They surely knew that they would fail, and would suffer the ultimate punishment, yet they did it anyway. True patriots all. What an amazing thing to have seen.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 6:34:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/10/2003 6:46:32 AM EDT by liberty86]
Originally Posted By M4_Aiming_at_U: to live your young adult life, which would it be and where? [:P]
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San Francisco, in the mid-60's- early 70's. Oh Wait! I did that![:D] Traveling around, 4 years Dutch West Indies, Beach bum, charter boat owner/captain, Chief Engineer on a Caribbean freighter.. I'll stick to what I had, I like flush toilets, and the internal combustion engine!![snoopy]
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Link Posted: 6/10/2003 7:17:25 AM EDT
Around 1900 or so, in Africa on safari. I have chills just thinking about year long safaris, hunting the big 5 and them some. Stalking lion with a 500 NE double rifle! Dropping a charging Elephant or cape Buff at close range!!! OMG, you cant live like that anymore! At least on my income! (chills turned to shakes, no more coffee!) CH
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 7:48:24 AM EDT
Would have to be the 1920's. All thos flappers!!
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 8:04:06 AM EDT
1980's. Miami Vice Traci Lords Porn 12% Interests on CD's $400 HK91s Registered sears for $400 including NFA Tax
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 11:09:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SteyrAUG: 1980's. Miami Vice Traci Lords Porn 12% Interests on CD's $400 HK91s Registered sears for $400 including NFA Tax
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Dammit, Steyr! Why do you have to be so logical?! TS
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 11:31:24 AM EDT
I've got no problem with the present , well , actually I have lots and lots of problems with the present , but wise man once say " It is good to live in interesting times "... so , I choose here and now .... t
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