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You Have No Choice.....

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by RVTECH, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    You have no choice other than the year you will wake up to tomorrow. You choose year XXXX and for what reason(s)? I'll start.

    Probably post war - 1945/46. Economy about to explode. Opportunities abound. The essential 'dawn' of high tech yet a country that is still very 'agrarian' and rural based.
     
  2. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Would have been good to be born about 1921, lots of future up to about the 80s.

    Edited to add, born in 21 would have made me part of America's greatest generation. I could never ask for better than that.
     
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  3. CoastRange57

    CoastRange57 Western Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That would be a pretty good time in history..1945 to about 1964 was a pretty heady time in this country, be great to see that all up close.

    I would probably say about 1948..that would put me in the heart of the 60's and early 70's a bit older than I was at the time. A do over in that time frame would not suck.
     
  4. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Assuming I would somehow know then what I know now...1954
    Man oh man...the cars I would buy new and put away as investments to sell in time to buy stock in Apple, Microsoft, etc.....

    But, if just being born with no knowledge...I'd say 1954. I've had a pretty dam good life...
    not rich, but happy.

    If you mean going to bed and waking up in a particular year at my current age...then 2015. If I change anything much I'd risk not having met my wife.
     
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  5. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    '58 worked OK for me.
    Maybe 100 years before,then I could be a cowboy like I wanted to when I was a kid
     
  6. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I dont care, Just waking up is enough.
     
  7. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    1981 wasn't a terrible year to be born, I guess. I do often think I was born too late though - my drafting teacher used to tell me I was about 100 years too late (subconsciously, I always seemed to draw late 1800's vintage farm houses or victorians whenever we got to do free design projects). Would've been cool growing up in the 60's, so somewhere around 1948 wouldn't have been bad. Being in my 2o's during the 80's wouldn't have been terrible either, so 1960 could've been an interesting year to be born. Being part of the Greatest Generation would've been cool too - for the fact that they saw the dawning of the technological boom of the 20th century.

    But just waking up each morning is nice.
     
  8. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I just want to make sure I have enough wake ups to see my baby girl grow up and be there for her.

    But for the fun of the post. Probably the 50s for the down home goodness of society. I'm afraid to see what the world has waiting for my princess
     
  9. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    I was born in 1955 and "grew up" in Portland before I went to see the world. Always had day jobs, but I also played rock guitar in gigging garage bands here and there ever since I was a teen. Made enough doing that most nights to cover my bar tab... whoo-hoo!

    I still play (more quietly now), and I still feel a little rush of "what if" excitement when I imagine what it must've been like to be 5-10 years older in LA or San Francisco or London when creative music absolutely exploded in the 60's and early 70's. Who knows...?
     
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  10. NoFlinch

    NoFlinch In a van down by the river Owner of Cocaine addicted dog.

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    ..........
     
  11. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    1250 feudal japan. Dont have to deal with any of that whiny entitlement BS that everyone has now. No respect? off with your head. Then die an honorable death in hand to hand combat.
     
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  12. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Mid 1700's.... Pacific Northwest.

    I'd be content.
     
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  13. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I SHOULD have been a WWII fighter pilot flying one of the most beautiful & capable classic fighter planes ever... the P51D. :mad:

    I would have only come out of one of those long enough to eat, sleep (a little), wash my arse, and be back at it. ;)
     
  14. CoastRange57

    CoastRange57 Western Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Best fighter aircraft every built. Looks good, flew good, sounded good....
     
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  15. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    1983. thats back when my family got along better. brother that married a total wreck of a female would be nowhere to be found. nothing like the 80's.
    second choice. 1860. always was a charles ingals fan. And above that, a John Wayne fan.
     
  16. forefathersrback

    forefathersrback Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Early 1800's so I could trap, fish, hunt, drink whiskey, and procreate with my woman. And not be accused of being uncivilized Just sayin'.
     
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  17. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Sheet homie, you can move to Chicago and do just about all dat 24/7 ya know what I'm sayin'? 'cause over der dey calls it "keepin' it real", ya know what I'm sayin' cuz? o_O
     
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  18. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    2007...would have taken out loans to purchase every AR-15, WASR-10 and P-Mag I could get my hands on...then started my own online company called "ActuallyCheaperThanCheaperThanDirt.com" and sold them at a 25% markup (which would have still been cheaper than everyone else through 2008).