November 26. 1999
Subject: Yet more feedbacks from you
There is so much urgent material to send you today (yes! again!), that you'll receive
2 emails. And then there will be a break for 3 or 4 days I promise ;-)
Much interesting material in this one as you'll see -- as for the accompanying "Special
WTO Green Files Series", you'll need to be very patient to read it entirely without
getting very very upset... Well! Of course, it is never good to get upset, so just
relax and process all this information (in this other email) from a higher level of
awareness where things can be seen from a more encompassing and spiritual perspective.
First, a reminder below of the global prayer/meditation rendez-vous for Chechnya this
Saturday Nov 27 from 19.30 to 22.30 GMT (so anytime between 00:30 and 03:30 AM, East
Coast time in North America is fine - if you are still up)
Love and Light
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator
NOTE: The URL I gave a few days ago for the Positive News journal had a comma , instead
of a dot . somewhere in it. So please make a note of this if you plan to visit this
The correct URL is http://www.oneworld.org/positive_news
PLEASE JOIN WITH US WORLDWIDE IN PRAYER FOR THE PEOPLE OF CHECHNYA - OPENING OUR HEARTS
Two Peace Concerts are being held in the UK to raise awareness of, and funds for,
children in Chechnya and the Balkans
Creative Health Network in association with The Dandelion Trust is presenting on SATURDAY
NOVEMBER 27th, THE PEACE CONCERT with JAMES TWYMAN The Spitz, Spitalfields, London,
UK, Nov 27th 19.30 - 22.30 GMT
For more information email Pam Perry <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call 01458 830121
These are our neighbours no matter how far away they live. We are one people and their
pain is our pain.
There will be another concert with James Twyman on Dec 6th 19.30 - 22.30 GMT
Camilla Carr, Jon James and Shandy Dingle are presenting on MONDAY DECEMBER 6th,
the WORLD PEACE CONCERT in The Assembly Rooms, Bath, UK 7.30 p.m.
Performers include JAMES TWYMAN, CHLOE GOODCHILD and SU HART
Whilst working with traumatised children at The Little Star Centre in Grozny in 1997,
Camilla and Jon were taken hostage and held for 14 months. They now wish to work
to raise awareness of the terrible situation in Chechnya and other war torn countries.
All money raised at this concert will go to Chechen refugees via The Centre for Peace
Making and Community Development in the form of emergency aid.
If you cannot go to the concert but wish to make a donation please contact Camilla
and Jon at email@example.com
or phone them 01225 319985
or phone Shandy 01125 864741
The address for donations is:
THE CHECHNYA APPEAL
CHARITIES AID FOUNDATION
KENT NE19 4DB.
Please pray with us at the times of these concerts and open your hearts to Peace
I RECEIVED A REMARKABLE AND QUITE STUNNING EMAIL FROM MY GOOD FRIEND AND HISTORIAN
PALDEN JENKINS FROM GLASTONBURY ABOUT THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE CHECHENS
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999
From: Palden Jenkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Chechnya's hidden history
I'm surprised no one has yet mentioned the 'best kept secret' concerning
the Chechnyan wars of the 1990s, which can explain some of the background
behind the mayhem there. It's this....
The Chechens (as an international criminal organisation, not specifically
the people of Chechnya) had become the world's largest criminal outfit, who
broke the unspoken 'rules' of big crime by dealing in materials (such as
nuclear materials) which other outfits would not. Their wealth in the
early 90s, according to my information, was equivalent to that of *all
mafias and drug groupings put together*. Thus, the Chechen wars fall into
a similar category to the Gulf War of the early 90s, for which a major
motivating factor was that, if Saddam Hussein gained control of Saudi
Arabia, by invasion or threat, he would effectively be able to control the
Now, crime outfits and renegade dictators have a place in the world economy
if they stay within certain bounds, since they're useful to banks and the
global finance economy because they can amass vast pools of money which is
not accounted for legally, which then can be used in international business
as a pool to borrow from for useful big-capital purposes. However, the
Chechens, by not 'playing the game', and by threatening to destabilise the
world economy, as well as by threatening other crime-rings (particularly
the Russian mafias, but also the established international rings), had to
be dealt with.
The Americans and other Western interests couldn't do it, and the Chinese
rings couldn't do it, for strategic-geographical reasons. So, in the
earlier 90s, to curry Western favour, the Russians undertook to do it - but
they failed. They thought that, by reducing the Chechens' wealth and
strength somewhat, and by soaking up some of their funds in military
action, the Chechens would quieten down. They didn't. So, under pressure
from the West, from Russian mafias, from the ex-Soviet army, and from other
sources, they've gone into Chechnya again more recently - and not without
intended provocation from the Chechens (in Dagestan and
Azerbaijan). Trouble is that, now, the West isn't so sure this is the best
way to go....
The Chechens have a centuries-long heritage of crime - and there are some
parallels to the Sicilians in this regard. Both groupings have been on the
edge of many empires, and in a strategic position to exploit them for
criminal and semi-criminal purposes - both milking off wealth, and
supplying useful commodities and services. The Chechens gained strength
even back in the times of ancient Greece and Rome, though they rose
properly during the time of the Abbasid Caliphate of Baghdad - arguably the
world's richest ever civilisation - a thousand years ago. They profited
from Byzantium, the Mongols, Kiev, the Khazar empire, Persia, the Ottomans
and, in later times, the growth of the Russian empire.
Like the Armenians in business and trade (whom the Turks massacred a
century ago), the Chechens went global in crime. They have a long heritage
of smuggling, adventurism and mayhem! Hence the importance to Russia of
controlling the Balkans - rather like USA has to control its Mexican
border. The Chechens grew *very* rich on the drugs-for-arms deals during
the Soviet Afghan wars of the 1970s-80s, and during the period of rivalry
between the Muslim and Western blocs in the 1970s-80s, and they also took
on specialities in smuggling dangerous substances, rare breeds and other
special commodities which other crime rings wouldn't touch. In the
disintegrating USSR, they creamed off much of the wealth which the Russian
mafias were trying to gain. They even threatened the Russian mafias in
their own main territory, Moscow, and were close to winning effective
control of the Russian economy.
Thus, the Russian offensive on Chechnya has bigger and wider implications -
Chechnya is a bigger issue than just being a troublesome local republic in
the Caucasus. And now the Chechens have growing influence in the Caspian
oilfields (re: oil pipelines and corporate security), which are a newer
I think this information might help your readers understand the situation a
bit more. As with Sicily and the Mafia, the whole population of Chechnya
isn't involved, though it can be construed to be silently, perhaps
passively, complicit, over many centuries - and it's so deeply ingrained
that Chechen people cannot dissemble the grip the crime rings have on the
country. After all, it's jobs for the boys, and a boon for the local
economy. The Russian idea is to lay waste their operations base and render
the Chechen criminals into exiles, and to soak up some of their excess
wealth. Stalin (a Georgian) deported them all to Siberia at one stage -
increasing the enmity between Chechens and Russians. There are other, more
local and cultural agendas too. All this also explains why other Muslim
countries aren't helping the Chechens: the Chechens have been as much
trouble to them as to anyone else, and they'd prefer not to get involved!
Here endeth a little lesson in hidden history! There's more to all this
than meets the eye! I would theorise that the Russians are trying to force
the Chechen people, through cruelty, to go against their own criminal
elements, and to cease acting as a host to them.
If anyone has any additions or amendments to this analysis, I'm interested
in hearing from you. With love
From: "Albert" <SKA-ZAS@teleline.es>
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 1999
I'm a student that I'm doing a study about the new millennium (especially: fears,
millennialism, Y2k, predictions..). But, really, why this date is so important? Is
it so special? Do you believe that something can/will change in the new millennium?
These are some questions that I propose but you can tell me other aspects in relation to
the new millennium. (If you know where I can find more information, tell me it, please!)
I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
Albert (Catalonia, Spain)
AND MY RESPONSE WAS (in part):
The Y2K Bug will create such a global human, economic and environmental crisis that
it will definitely change the world and how we view lots of things. But there is
a possible silver lining to this dire reality (not a prediction but merely the result
of a cold look at all the data available -- when you are well connected): there is a real
possibility of a global change of heart and an almost complete paradigm shift precipitated
by this imminent global eco-techno-collapse and its ensuing catastrophic consequences, as the realization will dawn on a growing number of people that we have come
to rely much too much on technology and the profit-driven dominant paradigm for almost
everything on which Western societies depend for their smooth functioning.
But those who are here to hold the Light and radiate the inner frequencies of Love
and Compassion will need to work/meditate almost round the clock for a good while
to help counter the frequencies of fear and selfish saving-myself-first response
that will undoubtedly arise massively during these tribulations, and thus assist people in tuning
in to the much higher frequencies of the new Golden Era that is slowly emerging from
the ash heap of the Industrial Age: the coming Spiritual Age!
The best recommendation though I have is to explore my website where you'll find many,
many more answers to your question if you are patient enough to look for them.
SOME MOST BEAUTIFUL WORDS FOR THANKSGIVING WHICH. I'M SURE WE ALL WANT TO BE ASSOCIATED
WITH IN HEART AND SPIRIT. THANKS LARRY FOR SUCH "GEMFUL IDEATIONS"
Subject: Giving Thanks
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999
From: Larry Morningstar <email@example.com>
Have a Blessed Thanksgiving. There is so much to be thankful for.
I give thanks for this life. What an amazing gift. We come here with
nothing (no thing). All is given to us by Spirit... everything we need.
I give thanks for family, friends, and community... near and far. I give
thanks for a beautiful place to live. I give thanks for abundant
opportunities for growth. I give thanks for the opportunity to serve.
I give thanks for our friendship.
And as my friend Lanny Sinkin reminds us, "Send lots of love to those who
have volunteered to play the role of manifesting the dark, so that others
can learn to see the light."
There is so much power in prayer.
Please remember to offer a prayer
for the Sanctity of the Oceans,
for the Sanctity of the Earth
and for the Sanctity of the Air.
May this prayer spread far and wide
among brothers and sisters of Light everywhere.
All my friends and relations.
Many Blessings and Much Aloha,
From: Michael Lightweaver <Lightweave@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999
Subject: Re Kerry Boytzun' comment "metaphysics 101 is flawed..."
Am I the only one who sees a contradiction between these two paragraphs (from Kerry
...we will grow as fast as our willingness to disbelieve what we think is
The global elite is a focused group which appears to have outside help to
focus upon agendas or goals ....
It seems that when one cherishes an idea, it is "truth" when someone else
cherishes a idea that we do not accept, it is only a belief.... hmmmm...
From: "Kerry Boytzun" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RE: Dianne Allred's comment in response to the Positive News Files
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999
I agree with Dianne...unfortunately it may take a serious collapse to create
INTEREST in a change but I believe no change in human society (global elite
hierarchial rule of a sneaky, behind the scenes nature--current system) will
change until people let go of "saving their tail first" and living
compassionately second. Saving one's tail is where a person will behave
against their intuitive loving nature to reduce/eliminate the threat of
death (or a life which would be considered equivalent). For example, people
go along with whatever the politicians vote in as law instead of walking out
on a strike for example...
For me personally, removing my own option of "saving my tail" has freed me
to express my true feelings on life which I would normally keep to myself.
This simple change in living has made me feel much more worthy to society
and humanity thus increasing my own self-worth/self-esteem. This increase in
self-esteem has injected more insight into my consciousness and has made my
relationships more intimate.
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999
Subject: Re: More feedbacks from you and some more gems
<< In my opinion and experience there is something missing from the basic
creation formulas being shared with people...something missing that nobody
has figured out yet >>
hi jean...thanks for your continued sharing of thoughts..it is a wonderful
contribution to us all... the above comment leads me to share a feeling that
may bring exploring for myself and others...
as the marvelous humans we are and the creative thoughts that we have and
share with each other... the most important aspect after the creation is does
this creation nurture me and others...if it does incorporate it into your
every thought and deed... take the action... that is manifest... i noticed
that while i love to think and read and feel about all these sharings... it
does not contribute to me or anyone else unless i begin to use it...so as
each part of the insight or thought or feeling becomes clear... i choose to
begin to use it day to day in all my intereactions with others and how i
interact with myself...it is the step of using it that actually begins the
manifestation of it... one additonal idea is that as long as i consider it a
limitation...it is... and i create it...so i now listen to how i speak and
when i notice i am limiting myself...i forgive...release and let go to allow
that limitation to be free and to free me to new ways to empower myself...
i also notice that when i get upset about something...that there is a belief
in me that i want to look at again... when i am trying to get someone else to
do it my way...it is very possible that i am trying to control ... life here
on earth is about all of us being parts of the whole...when i see a part in
someone else that i am upset with...it helps me figure out where that part is
..in me .. and helps me feel grateful for the possibility to occur so that i
can look at it...
thanks for listening once again..jean... blessings and love to us all...
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999
Subject: Check out Ancient Races Website
Thank you for all your work and sharing throughout the year. I have been
traveling through the center of the Universal Womb and our birth is going to
be painful but sure. We will survive.
Just yesterday in a vision, I saw the figure of a man (a politician) wearing
a grey suit with a round collar. He had black hair (a square block shaped
head) a black mustache. He was pointing to a board and speaking with others.
He posed this question:
" How will 11 million people who have no peace and no work effect the world?"
I found this very interesting because it has always been the discontented,
the disinfranchized, the abused and the hungry who rise up eventually, after
suffering for so long, who actually take the first step forward towards
drastic change. It happened to Rome, it happened to the Church, it happened
to the Aristocratic Society of the 19th Century. Now here we are again! One
foot into the 21st Century! Something is going to happen that will change
the course of history again! Something very drastic. Something very
radical! Something's got to give!
May the Blessings BE!
Mary Magdalene of the Cross
P.S. Please view the Ancient Races Website: http://members.aol.com/ancientrace/
FORTUNATELY FOR US IN CANADA, THE GOVERNMENT HAS BANNED MONSANTO'S GENETICALLY ENGINEERED
BOVINE GROWTH HORMONE (rbGH) FROM EVER BEING SOLD HERE. NOW IT'S TIME TO BAN IT EVERYWHERE
ON EARTH. THE NEXT BEST THING, IMHO, AFTER BANNING ASPARTAME AND ALL GM FOODS AND PLANTS FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH WOULD BE TO DISBAND MONSANTO - I DON'T SEE
HOW SUCH A COMPANY BENT ON MAKING A PROFIT OUT OF THE SUFFERING OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE
AND UNTOLD ENVIRONMENTAL HAVOC CAN BE EVER TRUSTED TO REFORM ITSELF TO BE LIFE-PROTECTING. IF PEOPLE WERE TO STOP BUYING ANYTHING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO THIS
CORPORATE BEHEMOTH (WITH SALES OF OVER $14 BILLION A YEAR!) IN A WORLDWIDE BOYCOTT,
IT WOULD IMMEASURABLY HELP IN ACHIEVING THIS GOAL. ANYONE INTERESTED TO ORGANIZE
SUCH A BOYCOTT?...
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999
From: "Dave Rietz (DORway.com)" <email@example.com>
Subject: We are making good progress!
Check out www.disinfo.com for a new link to aspartame, msg and cows milk.
On the hungerstrike...
Daily updates at: http://www.hungerstrike.com/strikes/diary.txt
To whom it may concern:
As WEBmaster of NOTMILK.com and HungerStrike.com I have been
asked by a number of concerned citizens to provide a list of
things folks can do, either in addition to joining the fast,
or in lieu of it.
1. First and foremost is spreading the word... with a primary
focus on getting MEDIA attention such that they will
adequately report the facts which have led to this
To that end... call, write, or Email your local media. Tell
"There is a group of world citizens who are calling attention
to the genetically engineered bovine growth hormone that
caused cancer in the dairy cow test subjects. In addition, it
increases the levels of the powerful hormone "insulin-like
growth factor ONE (IGF-1)" in all cow's milk, a substance that
figures prominently in the rapid growth and proliferation of
mammary, prostate and colon cancers.
I am very concerned about this health issue, especially for
the children, and I support the hungerstrike and its goal for
the immediate recall of Monsanto's "Posilac" hormone shot."
For more info visit http://www.hungerstrike.com or call
1-888-668-6455 9-4 EST.
Official PRESS RELEASE!
On November 7, 1999, Robert Cohen began a hunger
strike to draw attention to the fact that America's
milk and dairy products are now hazardous to
consumers' health. Hundreds of people around the
world have already joined Robert Cohen on his hunger
strike, and there will be thousands more.
Mr. Cohen has filed a suit (FDA citizen's petition -
docket #99P-4613) to remove Monsanto's genetically
engineered bovine growth hormone (rbGH) from the
market claiming that it poses a serious health risk
to all humans.
According to Cohen:
1) Monsanto made an error by creating a "freak" amino acid
2) Lab animals treated with rbGH got cancer
3) Levels of hormones in rbGH-treated milk increase
4) Blood serum levels of milk hormones increase in milk drinkers
FOR MORE INFORMATION
ARGUS PUBLIC RELATIONS
325 SYLVAN AVE.
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ 07632
FILE COMPLAINTS WITH:
2. Write, call or Email the FDA:
Jane E. Henney, Commissioner FDA
5600 Fishers Ln.
Rockville MD 20857
Or call at: 301-827-2410
Or Email at: JHENNEY@OC.FDA.GOV
Director: Center for Veterinary Medicine
Food and Drug Administration
Division of Compliance
7500 Standish Place, HFV-230
Rockville, Maryland 20855
Tell them you:
Request full public access to the 180 day rbST test known as
Richard, Odaglia & Deslex, 1989. This is a key MONSANTO report
that shows that rbST was responsible for causing CANCER in
Based on the findings of this report you request the immediate
recall of Monsanto's Posilac(r) bovine growth hormone shot
given to dairy cows because it constitutes a significant
threat to public health
Most milk is "pooled". With 40% of Dairy farmers
using Posilac this problem affects the majority of over
200 MILLION Americans who consume cow's milk and dairy!
3. Then write your governor, state and local officials, and school
boards, in addition to your US Congressmen and Senators.
(see http://www.notmilk.com/congress.html for more info)
Last but not least... consider joining
HungerStrike@onelist.com by sending a message to
Happy Thanks Giving to all... lots to be thankful for and it is getting better!
Regards: Dave Rietz firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Rietz is the webmaster for Mission Possible Intl. a Worldwide volunteer organisation
campaigning for a greater awareness of the possibility that the artificial sweetener
aspartame may be linked to adverse health reactions.
Please visit: http://www.dorway.com and http://www.presidiotex.com/aspartame/
Complete information on aspartame and the alternatives and
http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame Research papers/reports.
Search for Aspartame at Leading Edge Research http://www.trufax.org/
Visit http://www.aspartamekills.com for further up to date facts.
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999
Subject: Putting to Rest E-mail Myths!
Our friend Bruce Albin in L.A. said:
"Whoever decided to create this note and forward it on should receive some type of
humanitarian award. It says it all!"
I couldn't agree with him more.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL.
ALOHA FROM MAUI,
ED JOR-EL ELKIN
Subj: Putting to Rest E-mail Myths!
From: Sunsmasher@webtv.net (J. Bruce Albin)
ÝÝ1. Big companies don't do business via chain letters. Bill Gates is not
giving you $1000, and Disney is not giving you a free vacation. There is
no baby food company issuing class-action checks. Proctor and Gamble is
not part of a satanic cult or scheme, and its logo is not satanic. MTV
will not give you backstage passes if you forward something to
the most people. You can relax; there is no need to pass it on "just in
case it's true." Ý Furthermore, just because someone said in a
message, four generations back, that "we checked it out and it's legit,"
does not actually make it true.
ÝÝ2. There is no kidney theft ring in New Orleans. No one is waking
up in a bathtub full of ice, even if a friend of a friend swears it
happened to their cousin. If you are hell-bent on believing the
kidney-theft ring stories, please see:
http://urbanlegends.tqn.com/library/weekly/aa062997.htm And I quote:
"The National Kidney Foundation has repeatedly issued requests for
actual victims of organ thieves to come forward and tell their stories.
None have." That's "none" as in "zero." Not even your friend's cousin.
ÝÝ3. Neiman Marcus doesn't really sell a $200 cookie recipe. And
even if they do, we all have it. And even if you don't, you can get a
copy at: http://www.bl.net/forwards/cookie.htmlThen, if you make the
recipe, decide the cookies are that awesome, feel free to pass the
ÝÝ4. If the latest NASA rocket disaster(s) DID contain plutonium
that went to particulate over the eastern seaboard, do you REALLY think
this information would reach the public via an AOL chainletter?
ÝÝ5. There is no "Good Times" virus. In fact, you should never, ever, ever
forward any email containing any virus warning unless you first confirm
that an actual site of an actual company that actually deals with
viruses. Try: http://www.norton.com . And even then, don't forward it.
We don't care. And you cannot get a virus from a flashing IM or email,
you have to download....ya know, like, a FILE!
ÝÝ6. There is no gang initiation plot to murder any motorist who flashes headlights
at another car driving at night without lights.
ÝÝ7. If you're using Outlook, IE, or Netscape to write email, turn off the "HTML encoding."
Those of us on Unix shells can't read it, and don't care enough to save the attachment
and then view it with a web browser, since you're probably
forwarding us a copy of the Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe anyway.
ÝÝ8. If you still absolutely MUST forward that 10th-generation
message from a friend, at least have the decency to trim the eight miles
of headers showing everyone else who's received it over the last 6
months. It sure wouldn't hurt to get rid of all the ">" that begin each
line either. Besides, if it has gone around that many times we've
probably already seen it.
ÝÝ9. Craig Shergold (or Sherwood, or Sherman, etc.) in England is
not dying of cancer or anything else at this time and would like
everyone to stop sending him their business cards. He apparently is no longer
a "little boy" either.
ÝÝ10. The "Make a Wish" foundation is a real organization doing fine
work, but they have had to establish a special toll free hot line in
response to the large number of Internet hoaxes using their good name
and reputation. It is distracting them from the important work they do.
ÝÝ11. If you are one of those insufferable idiots who forwards
anything that "promises" something bad will happen if you "don't," then
something bad will happen to you if I ever meet you in a dark alley.
ÝÝ12. Women really are suffering in Afghanistan, and PBS and NEA
funding are still vulnerable to attack (although not at the present
time) but forwarding an e-mail won't help either cause in the least. If
you want to help, contact your local legislative representative, or get
in touch with Amnesty International or the Red Cross. As a general rule,
e-mail "signatures" are easily faked and mean nothing to anyone with any
power to do anything about whatever the competition is complaining
about. (P.S.: There is no bill pending before Congress that will allow
long-distance companies to charge you for using the Internet.)
ÝÝBottom Line... composing e-mail or posting something on the Net is
as easy as writing on the walls of a public restroom. Don't
automatically believe it until it's proven false... ASSUME it's false,
unless there is proof that it's true.
ÝÝNow, forward this message to ten friends, and you will win the
American Family Publisher sweepstakes. But don't wait too long for the
money 'cause they just went bankrupt.
AND HERE IS A BIT MORE:
The Datafellows' Hoax warnings page is considered the industry standard in
sources for information on new virus hoaxes and false alerts - bookmark this
Other good sources are:
CIAC Internet Hoaxes - http://www.ciac.llnl.gov/ciac/CIACHoaxes.html
The Mining Company Hoaxes and Urban Legends Page -
Some other very good sources for verifying information are:
Computer Virus Hoaxes, The Police Notebook -
Computer Virus Myths Home Page - http://www.kumite.com/myths/home.htm
Symantec AntiVirus Research Center -
Don't believe anything you read on the Net unless: 1) you can confirm it
with another source, and/or 2) it is consistent with what you already know
to be true.
This will certainly change things. Each year the staff at Beloit College in Wisconsin
puts together a list to try to give the faculty a sense of the mindset of that year's
incoming freshmen. Here is this year's list:
The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 1980.
1 They have no meaningful recollection of the Reagan Era and probably did not know
he had ever been shot.
2 They were prepubescent when the Persian Gulf War was waged.
3 Black Monday 1987 is as significant to them as the Great Depression.
4 There has been only one Pope.
5 They were 11 when the Soviet Union broke apart and do not remember the Cold War.
6 They have never feared a nuclear war.
7 They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.
8 Tianamen Square means nothing to them.
9 Their lifetime has always included AIDS.
10 Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic.
11 Atari predates them, as do vinyl albums. The expression "you sound like a broken
record" means nothing to them. They have never owned a record player.
12 They have likely never played Pac Man and have never heard of Pong.
13 They may have never heard of an 8-track. The Compact Disc was introduced when
they were 1 year old.
14 As far as they know, stamps have always cost about 32 cents.
15 They have always had an answering machine.
16 Most have never seen a TV set with only 13 channels, nor have they seen a black-and-white
17 They have always had cable.
18 There has always been VCR's, but they have no idea what BETA is.
19 They cannot fathom not having a remote control.
20 They were born the year that Walkmen were introduced by Sony.
21 Roller-skating has always meant inline for them.
22 Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show.
23 They have no idea when or why Jordache jeans were cool.
24 Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.
25 They have never seen Larry Bird play.
26 They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.
27 The Vietnam War is as ancient history to them as WWI, WWII and the
28 THey have no idea that Americans were ever held hostage in Iran.
29 They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are.
30 They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.
31 They never heard: "Where's the beef?", "I'd walk a mile for a Camel", or "de plane,
32 They do not care who shot J.R. and have no idea who J.R. is.
33 The Titanic was found? They thought we always knew where it was.
34 Michael Jackson has always been white.
35 Kansas, Chicago, Boston, America, and Alabama are places, not groups.
36 McDonald's never came in Styrofoam containers.
37 There has always been MTV.
38 They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.
Do you feel old yet? Pass this on to other old farts!!
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