Monday, June 11, 2018

18 vs 81 (As in 2018 vs 1981)

It's 2018 but let's reverse the last two digits and compare the two years How has America & the World changed since 1981, 32 years ago? Then: The United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity. Now: dt tears up Iran deal the rest of the World wanted (except Russia.) Then: Rupert Murdoch buys The Times and The Sunday Times for £12 million. Now: His org has basically turned half of America into brain dead zombies doing as told. Then: After 19 years hosting the CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite signs off for the last time. Now: Our minority elected president considers any legitimate newscaster a purveyor of fake news. Then: U.S. President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C. hotel by John Hinckley, Jr.. Two police officers and Press Secretary James Brady are also wounded. Pope John Paul II is shot and nearly killed by Mehmet Ali Ağca, a Turkish gunman, as he enters St. Peter’s Square in Rome to address a general audience. Now: Gun violence is not only de rigueur it is nearly promoted by dt as necessary vs his foes! Then: First combined heart-lung transplant in the world is performed at Stanford’s Medical Center. Now: One Political Party has no heart! Then: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 5 homosexual men in Los Angeles, California have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems (the first recognized cases of AIDS). Now: AIDS is still killing people at an alarming rate the World over. But some progress is being made albeit slowly. Then: Lady Diana Spencer marries Charles, Prince of Wales. Now: Different names - Same 'who cares' moment in England. Then: Repub God Reagan fires all 11,359 Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) for going on strike. Now: The GOP & Repubs are still trying to kill unions as they continue their strategy of destroying any group they feel is organized to support Democrats. Then: An IBM Model 5150 PC with 4.77 MHz Intel 8088 processor released in the US at a base price of $1,565. Now: Apple & Samsung et. al offer phones for less money that are light years more powerful and faster. Then: Pres Reagan appoints first female U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O’Connor. Now: Mitch McConnel blocked a duly nominated justice, Merrick Garland, so he could subvert our democracy and get his hand picked puppet Gorsuch on the bench for life. Then: France abolishes capital punishment. Now: dt wants to bring back capital punishment for crimes he doesn't like. Then: Ronald Reagan was at the beginning of his 8 years in office. Now: dt is actually considering ways to postpone the 2020 election while he explores ways to become president for life! We may be able to right the ship of State and stem the tide of GOP activism against humans but we have very little time left. This coming November 6th vote for every possible Democrat on the ballot as if your lives depended upon it, BECAUSE IT WELL MAY!

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