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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    To add to this:


    Then - One piece bathing suits

    Now - Bikinis
    Proof that change is so often an improvement!

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    Then- Driving
    Now- Texting
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    Then- Driving
    Now- Texting
    Now texting while driving.
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    Then- "We have the best TV antenna- clunk, clunk, clunk, that you can get. The reception is great using this.....We get all the channels".

    Now- "Honey, what's that pile of scrap metal strapped to that guy's chimney"?

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    Ah yes. the old Channel Master Rotator. My friend had one at his house, he was like a tv god. Only had about 6 channels but they came in better than the usual snow screen or what we used to call watching the bug wars.
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    Then and NOW

    THEN:

    Stanley Steamer. Used alcohol to create steam pressure for engine......Replaced walking and horses


    NOW:

    My mules to get to town or recreation or work pulling implements.......New Government agreements outlaw Petroleum based fuels

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    Then- an entire industry evolves to try to hide, camouflage and disguise hair loss.

    Now- heads are shaved for "style".

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    Then: Ranger School was Hard!

    Now: So easy... even a cave man could do it.

    (Says the graduate of the last hard class, 10:89)
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerreece View Post
    Then: Ranger School was Hard!

    Now: So easy... even a cave man could do it.

    (Says the graduate of the last hard class, 10:89)
    Pretty sure 10/75 was the last hard class. Last class with a POW camp.
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    Then: Getting a ticket for doing 59 MPH on an interstate highway.

    Now: Being unnoticed while doing 85 MPH on an interstate highway.
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    Then: Taking a nap on the "package shelf" under the rear window of the car was a great way to pass long road trips with your parents.

    Now: That's a sure way of sending your parents to prison for child endangerment.


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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    Pretty sure 10/75 was the last hard class. Last class with a POW camp.
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    YES! I knew you would jump on that bait like a desert phase ranger lunging for a stray tin of Copenhagen. I’m not sure if you got the memo but they extended the hard syllabus out to ‘89... . Ahh... I miss these conversations, you made me smile today sir, that’s a first for me for a couple of days now. Thanks !
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerreece View Post
    YES! I knew you would jump on that bait like a desert phase ranger lunging for a stray tin of Copenhagen. I’m not sure if you got the memo but they extended the hard syllabus out to ‘89... . Ahh... I miss these conversations, you made me smile today sir, that’s a first for me for a couple of days now. Thanks !
    So, was winter Ranger in Jan 1969 considered hard? I remember breaking through the ice during the initial swimming test. Took me an extra three weeks (12 vice 9) because I was recycled for the swim test. Yikes, I have not thought about those days in eons.
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    50 years ago you got on your bike wearing a lined jean jacket, blue jeans, cowboy boots and maybe some gloves.
    Now it is all armor filled.
    But both times a helmet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    As for motorcycles, pretty much chains were the norm and now it’s “has to have shaft drive”.
    Baloney. BMW boxers have had shaft drive since their inception in 1923. Even the early singles. BMW's first chain drive bike was the F650 from the 1990s ... it's the cheap solution.
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    Bicycle helmets.

    I rode my bike to school.

    One day riding home for lunch I found a Playboy magazine lying in the street. While "reading articles" and riding, I ran into a parked car. I'm still alive. Dual tasking was and remains impossible.
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