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Hello Friends,

This presents a wonderful review of how much we have changed in just 100 years.

Wishing you all a blessed 2006!

Paula

THE YEAR 1905
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The year is 1905, one hundred (and one) years ago.

What a difference a century makes!

Here are some of the U.S. statistics for the year 1905:

The average life expectancy in the U.S. was 47 years.

Only fourteen percent of the homes in the U.S. had a bathtub.

Only eight percent of the homes had a telephone.

A three-minute call from Denver to New York City cost eleven dollars.

There were only 8,000 cars in the U.S., and only 144 miles of paved
roads.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennessee were each more heavily
populated than California. (Many wish they still were.)

With a mere 1.4 million people, California was only the 21st most
populous state in the Union.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.

More than 95 percent of all births in the U.S. took place at home.

Ninety percent of all U.S. doctors had no college education. Instead,
they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in
the press and by the government as "substandard".

Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used borax or egg
yolks for shampoo.

Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering their
country for any reason.

The five leading causes of death in the U.S. were:

1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars.

Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii, and Alaska hadn't been admitted
to the Union yet.

The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was only 30!

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet.

There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.

Two out of every ten U.S. adults couldn't read or write. (Some would
say that we haven't improved on this one.)

Only six percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at
the local corner drugstore! Back then pharmacists said, "Heroin clears
the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and
bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health."

Eighteen percent of households in the U.S. had at least one full-time
servant or some domestic help.

There were about 230 reported murders in the entire U.S.


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[quote="Paula"]
Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at
the local corner drugstore! Back then pharmacists said, "Heroin clears
the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and
bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health."quote]

Thank God We Have Changed, I Wonder What Else Will Be Discovered As "Harmful" Over The Coming Years........All Man-Made Foods ie Chemical Sweeteners etc
Im Always Arguing With My Wife...She Says Margarine, I Choose Butter, She Says Sweeteners, I Choose Sugar....It Might Kill Me But I'll Stick To What God Provided In Nature Thanks...:-)

Happy & Blessed New Year To You Also Paula.

Gotta Go & Tie Me Kangaroo Down....Sport

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Hi Burgo,

My mom always told me that cocaine was in Coca Cola. She said that this is where it got its name. When you look at old ads for Coke, it says things like, "For a quick refreshing pick-me-up..." No doubt!

You are so right though about what we think is safe now that will be found to be deadly later on. For instance, I think woman's antiperspirants are largely responsible for breast cancer.

In the end, natural is better for God's children than unnatural.

Love.....Paula


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Do you realize that that means this country was built by drug addicts.

And Canada thought of us the way this country treats of Mexico.


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Neat post. Made me wonder what people were thinking back then.

Mark Twain was still a celebrity. The War Prayer was published in 1905.

the Ladies Home Journal and The Saturday Evening Post were popular.

The Teddy Roosevelt era had plenty of politics. Investigations into Food and Drugs, led to meat inspection and the Pure Food and Drug Act, and, Upton Sinclair's The Jungle is dated 1906.

Panama Canal construction was underway. This was part of the Colonialism then practised by the big guys. As in deposing the Hawaiian monarch in 1893.

Nationalism was leading to WW one.

The Ottoman Empire was declining and reforms instituted were being reversed, leading to the Young Turks to revolt(1908). The Eastern Question arose about the future of the regions (Balkins), and the powers like Germany, Austria, and Russia armed themselves.

The Japenese defeated the Russians in the war from 1904-1905. Roosevelts actions led to a Nobel Peace Prize in 1906.

Banks were not tied into the FED.

Louis Sullivan's design for the Carson Pirie Scott building in Chicago was completed in 1904 and Frank Lloyd Wright was a Celeb of sorts.

Ragtime and Blues were showing commercial potential.

Picasso was in his Rose palette. Gertrude Stein was already in Paris and Alice B. Toklas may have been there by this time.

My Encarta says that by the late 19th and 20th centuries, scholars had begun to pose basic questions about the origin and developement of religious ideas, So, it seems that thought was ripe for Sadler's activities.

The Varities of Religious Experience was published in 1902.

Freud and Jung were exerting influence.

Einstein received his Doctorate from U of Z and published important papers.
From Encarta;
"In the spring of 1905, after considering these problems for ten years, Einstein realized that the crux of the problem lay not in a theory of matter but in a theory of measurement."

There was an "automobile" patent issued in the late 19th century that underwent litigation from 1903-1911. What if Ford had to license? Maybe no General Motors.

Motoring was still a sport.

By 1901 there was a transAtlantic Cable, 1902 radio across the Atlantic, and by 1905 ships were in radio contact with land.

By 1905 all electrical generating stations were AC, thanks to Tesla.
""Cloudborn Electric Wavelets To Encircle the Globe: This Is Nicola Tesla's Latest Dream, and the Long Island Hamlet of Wardenclyffe Marvels Thereat," New York Times, 27 March 1904."

Womens sufferage was twisting the arms of states, making them say "Uncle", or "Aunt" perhaps. But New Zealand had adopted the womens right to vote in 1893.

In 1903 the Wright Bros. had their Kitty hawk flights and by 1906 there were lots of new designs.

In 1905, Rasputin was presented to the Emperess Alexandra Fyodorovna in Saint Petersburg.



So, 100 yeas later, we still have a "(com)putin" and a "Putin".


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Hey Gang,

Great responses!

Here is something that always makes me ponder.

My grandmother was born in 1893, she crossed the prairie in a covered wagon. From the dawn of man, people traveled either on foot or with the help of beasts. My grandma died in 1982, but just imagine, she lived to see men walk on the moon. This all happened in one short lifetime.

I have this theory that the revelators being here actually helped to bring on the age of invention and industry at a faster pace than it normally would have happened. That is, when they added their grand and superior minds to the mind circuits of the planet, it simply up-graded the whole planetary consciousness. We were surely heading that direction anyway but their being here sped it all up.

There is a window of time in the early 20th century, while the revelators activity here was in full swing, that prolific breakthroughs happened in (you guessed it) science, religion and philosophy. It's as though progressive humans all over the globe popped when the revelators added their brilliant intellects to the mind circuits. Tesla is a good example of this, but one could go on all day naming remarkable people who made remarkable contributions to human evolution in that time frame. I think that some day, humanity may stop and look back at that window (roughly 1900 - 1940) and recognize that something amazing happened back there. The key is, it may take us another 50 years of progress to realize it.

Blessings to all.....Paula


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Hey! I also wondered about those persons. When I was looking at the dates some of these people were born, I quickly noticed a handful in the 1870s era. 1893 seemed to be a good year too!!


Booknotes or another CSPAN show had an author, several years ago, who wrote of his discoveries regarding the speed of light. I had recorded his interview and a presentation, and I wondered if he might have been from the 70's era.

Shouldn't we be seeing some sort of "progress"? Somewhere.

Another thought advanced by some, is that established thought is/was undermined by these types of idea explosions and that some sort of knowledge control is called for. But that goes back to the greek history, so that's nothing new.

One thing that seems clear to me, in my limited perception, is that this era (1905ish - or post 1860 thru 1900) hosted a Brighter Outlook. At least for free thinkers. Many of those who were free thinking were then "tamed" as with Tesla and many others.

The outlook for a person with a cancer was Brighter in 1905, if you assume that the research work already done by then was easily accessable. What happened?

Never-the-less, I still get some heartfelt message when the term "Pioneer Spirit" is used correctly.

Paula, where did grammy end up?? I was born a plains boy, myself and I remember we celebrated a Chisolm(sp) Trail day or week or something.


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Interesting facts!

Here are 2 personal notes.

I grad from hs in 1961.
NO DRUGS!! Drugs were nowhere.
The bad boys of school were beer guzzlers, an occasional whiskey.
I grad from coll in 1966.......beginning to hear about drugs......

1961 no drugs in Ala.
1966 no drugs in Ala
1968 went to a party and saw people smokin' weed for the 1st time
1970 steady growth of drugs in the Southeast
1985 intro of Crack cocaine into the U.S.
today ?????? drug infested in middle schools, high schools,
and up

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Bought a VCR in 1978. Sony was $1200. Toshiba had one for a mere
$700. Blank tapes were $20 a tape.

lots of improvements - lots of new junkola


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Hi Again,

Gary, I think you make a very good point when you state that the turn of the 19th Century, invention was welcomed, even celebrated, and that sometime later it was stifled. I think it has something to do with big money getting involved. Whereever big money got involved, such as with medicine, new ideas and even progress towards curing disease was dismissed as crazy. Royal Rife was another amazing person from that period, who discovered energetic alternatives to chemical medicines (pharmaceuticals). He was severly persecuted, all but run out on a rail. I have a UB friend who is a remarkable nutritionists and healer, she lives in Montreal. She told me that while the medicine of the 20th Century was chemical, the medicine of the 21st Century will be energetic. Royal Rife, was apparently, way ahead of his time.

My "Gram" was born and spent the first 27 years of her life in Iowa and then came to Colorado in 1919. She lived in the same house in Denver for 50 years but when the neighborhood deteriorated, she moved into a retirement community, still in Denver. She spent the last two years of her life in Green Valley, AZ where she could be close to her only living child, my aunt. Once I went to visit her there and she told me, "I will never feel like I live here in Arizona, I'm just visiting here, it's not my home." It made my heart ache for her. Like her, my Colorado roots go incredibly deep. She died at age 90, in 1982.

Fatboy, your commentary on drugs and the changes we have seen in our short lifetimes is very sobering. I think the decay of young people and family life in general has been brought on in large part by women going to work and having careers. Young people just don't do well when there is nobody minding the store and when they are left to their own devices. Someone once told me that teenagers need supervision more than a two-year-olds and having raised two children to adulthood so far, I completely agree.

Much love.....Paula


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Hiya all.

Ya know, FB2, if I consider the typical school locker, it's unlikley it would come close to my Mom's bread box. I found codene in there and this week they added morphine. I'm totally besides myself.

I hope that doesn't happen to anyone.

With both parents working to get a house or to send a kid to school (whatever), I think the chances increase that a child will grow up defecient in one way or another. The only difference is in how much moola they make or how much power they have. In either case they are partially defective to an equal degree(enter eugenics and it's topicants).

Though I'm defective too, when Mom went to work Grandma got the call and that kept the family together for many important years.


Denver was almost part of Kansas (my birth state).

In thinking about it just now, it's possible there was a baby boom after the American cival unrest from 1865-to 1875ish and that was the birth of this new generation in this corner of the world. Thank you John Brown!! (just kiddin').

I had heard or read of Rife before, but never persued that persons history. That is what I'm going to do right now, Thanks


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I didn't get to post after I found who Rife was, but his work was quite interesting. And ironiclly, some work was done with his theory just a few miles from here - in full view of thousands of sufferers, so-to-speak, if only they could have known about it.

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Hi Gary,

From what I have learned about Royal Rife, he discovered how to destroy viruses, even Cancers, with vibratory frequencies that were strong enough to be harmful to the virus but not its human host. He discovered that each organism emits a certain vibratory frequency and all he had to do was hit that organism with a higher more intense vibratory frequency and it would explode. This is just my dumbed down understanding but I still find it fascinating.

One of his most famous statements was, "Yall have been hoodwinked."

His most famous invention was called the Rife Ray.

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Hey, your statement:
"One of his most famous statements was, "Yall have been hoodwinked."". made my day.

The general idea of what he was doing is all you need. Exciting or resnonating a object isn't new, but he tested culture after culture and frequency after frequency and found combinations that worked.

Farmboy, common sense approach.

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