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History Suggests That Entitlement Era Is Winding Down

goldilocks Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 10:08 AM
What is the spiritual meaning of three and seven and nine?
goldilocks Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 9:32 AM
except when I am spontanesous.

The I combust!
Roy323 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 1:45 AM
George-I fear someone mixed up agitator's Index Cards (He says he uses those for guidance?)
Roy323 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 1:45 AM
George-I fear someone mixed up agitator's Index Cards (He says he uses those for guidance?)
George257 Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 12:26 PM
agitator, are you trying to write poems? They're not very good. Are you any good at jigsaws, or building model aircraft instead?
It's often good fun and sometimes revealing to divide American history into distinct periods of uniform length. In working on my forthcoming book on American migrations, internal and immigrant, it occurred to me that you could do this using the American-sounding interval of 76 years, just a few years more than the Biblical lifespan of three score and 10.

It was 76 years from Washington's First Inaugural in 1789 to Lincoln's Second Inaugural in 1865. It was 76 years from the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse in 1865 to the attack at Pearl Harbor in 1941.

Going backward, it was 76 years...