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Sonic Death Monkey
03-11-2016, 07:39 AM
From 1970

https://twitter.com/JohnHansonCTV/status/794158158427996160

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CwVqniMUcAAIvsO.jpg

Kitlope
03-11-2016, 09:24 AM
Ahhh the innocence of the hippie era. Shorter work week, clean air and a very strong economy. *sigh*

KC
03-11-2016, 10:01 AM
Ahhh the innocence of the hippie era. Shorter work week, clean air and a very strong economy. *sigh*

Very interesting. I love it when people dig through the pre-internet archives!

Maybe they were partly correct. Average out working hours between booms and busts, working flat out until the next layoff, and the work week might be a lot shorter. :-)

Edmonton PRT
03-11-2016, 10:45 AM
Excellent find. Sounds a bit more like an ad for Calgary. The population estimate of one million is pretty close to accurate and we would have hit the mark except for all the busts between the booms. We beat out Ottawa but lost to Calgary for a solid 5th position. Missed gold, silver and bronze. Not aluminum either, just lead.

Lots of part time jobs as companies won't give you more than 30 hours. You end up needing two or 3 jobs

The rest of us work 55 hours a week just to make payments on all our toys.

envaneo
03-11-2016, 12:01 PM
Ahhh the innocence of the hippie era. Shorter work week, clean air and a very strong economy. *sigh*

Where do you get this clean air from? I was 18 in 1970 and there's no difference in air quality today then it was in 1970.Yeesh, you lefties.

Doppelganger
03-11-2016, 12:14 PM
^ A good argument can be made that the air quality was actually much worse in 1970. Leaded gasoline, no catalytic converters, all transit buses emitted diesel exhaust at street level (below the rear bumper), cigarette smoking much more prevalent and permitted everywhere, little if any awareness of damage caused by asbestos, CFC's, etc.

Edmonton PRT
03-11-2016, 12:21 PM
case in point


Los Angeles 1948
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-u9-adjWVV7Yq2rzkOaMuQebN5X7bI6veMmXES_uwILvh1l6pVbXqg 4t25WvrCxiNBgI6MWc8jL_5dAmv7mtK_5H_PSpun9xOIVfCGlf-HXwg7zEfSMq8QNAHdXmNFLv6xgfufw
LA Civic center taken in January 6, 1948, Courtesy of UCLA Library Special Collections - Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/IK4Tri0L6hGsMgMv6C0dNbD34FHwQ_gj4seiOnORKaFupyWpzC dj9e7ioXhvEcFXkZ3ORPdTQUFEjl8lzk5cdoO6w2vc2nUb0JOx MFWbU-08U8wHVxZ22tLeX8PuW4U78itrrm4 http://geoprojectgrp7.blogspot.ca/2015/03/air-pollution-in-los-angeles-location.html

envaneo
03-11-2016, 12:40 PM
^ A good argument can be made that the air quality was actually much worse in 1970. Leaded gasoline, no catalytic converters, all transit buses emitted diesel exhaust at street level (below the rear bumper), cigarette smoking much more prevalent and permitted everywhere, little if any awareness of damage caused by asbestos, CFC's, etc.

Depends on where you lived. I was in East Van at the time and in those days Vancouver was a grimy dirty city. New West especially. So saying air quality in 1970 was better then today, is false in some cases.

envaneo
03-11-2016, 12:41 PM
^^ Case in point, thanks Edmonton PRT

Kitlope
03-11-2016, 03:05 PM
Ahhh the innocence of the hippie era. Shorter work week, clean air and a very strong economy. *sigh*

Where do you get this clean air from? I was 18 in 1970 and there's no difference in air quality today then it was in 1970.Yeesh, you lefties.

You guys completely misunderstood my post. This is why I used the word "innocence". Clean air, shorter work week, very strong economy. We all know that for the most part none of it has occurred. Yeesh.