Free Republic 2nd Qtr 2024 Fundraising Target: $81,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $35,069
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 43%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: goodolddays

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Does anyone recall the income tax rate in the 50s, 60s, or 70s? (Vanity)

    12/15/2022 1:00:32 PM PST · by amorphous · 54 replies
    15 Dec 2022 | Me
    Below is an income tax table I found online. It's kind of shocking. I'm starting to distrust online sources - wondering if anyone on Free Republic would be able to verify its accuracy:
  • Game of their Lives - 2001 HBO Documentary (The NFL in the 1950s)

    03/06/2021 2:32:30 PM PST · by ETL · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2001 | HBO
    deputay [YouTube uploader]“The NFL in the 1950’s was a completely different world for players, their families, and fans than what would arrive a little over a decade later.This is a great documentary featuring many players who are sadly no longer with us. HBO Sports documentaries are hard to find about a year after their original run, so I thought I’d share...”
  • Free Republic Lost A Great One Yesterday - RIP The Shrew

    04/15/2020 9:37:33 AM PDT · by Ms. AntiFeminazi · 110 replies
    Personal ^ | 4.15.2020 | MAF
    I'm very sad to say that The Shrew passed away yesterday. I know there are some oldtimers here that would want to know and possibly share condolences and stories. He was one of the best.
  • Necco factory closed and people are freaking out

    07/26/2018 6:19:54 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 83 replies
    msn ^ | July 26, 2018 | Lyn Mettler
    Panicked Twinkies lovers lost their minds when Hostess shut down in 2012. Thankfully, the company made a swift and sweet comeback, with an assist by TODAY's Al Roker, in 2013. But now another classic sweets factory has shuttered — and it's unclear whether it will be bouncing back anytime soon. Necco, the maker of divisive, chalky treats, has bitten the dust and closed its factory on Tuesday. This week, devoted fans of all of the company's sweets are scrambling to find their favorite treats amid the sudden closure
  • San Francisco (1955 Cinemascope film)

    03/21/2018 9:43:03 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 46 replies
    youtube ^ | 1955 | tullio pelligrini
    San Francisco before the nuts took over.
  • What is your favorite muscle car?

    09/12/2017 7:04:54 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 281 replies
    you tube ^ | 9/12/2017 | me
    Mine is a Chevrolet El Camino,it's a car,it's a truck,you can fix it.
  • Classic American Muscle Cars & Customs (several 100 photos!)

    09/25/2016 11:29:21 AM PDT · by ETL · 80 replies
    many different sources
    1)2) 3) (plastic or diecast model)4)5) 6)7) 8) 9)10) 11)12) 13)14)15)16)17)18)19)20)21)22) 23) 24)25) 26)27)28)29)30)31)32) 33) 34)35) 36)37)38)39)40)41)42)43)44)45)46)47)48)49)50)51)52)53)54)55)56) l '39 Ford Coupe 1) 1955 Chevy 2) 1956 Chevy 3) 1957 Chevy 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) 14) 15) 16) 17) 18) 19) 20) 21) 22) 23) 24) 25) 26) This through 42 are 56s, inc a few pickup trucks and a B/W Nomad... 27) 28) 29) 30) 31) 32) 33) 34) 35) 36) 37) 38) 39) 40) 41) 56 Nomad 42) 43) 57 Sedan Delivery (differs from Nomad--rear window filled in, etc) 44) 45) 46) 57...
  • My Life and Shortwave Radio

    07/04/2016 9:24:15 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 144 replies
    Self | 7/4/'16 | Zionist Conspirator
    Way back in the early 70s, my mother's youngest brother (who was a seasonal worker for the US Army Corps of Engineers), as was his habit, brought his car over to our house while he was away on "the boat" (as we all called it). But this time he left something else . . . an very plain-looking, ordinary radio. Back in those days FM was still fairly exotic. AM was still king, and that's where most of the music and regular radio programming was. This little radio happened to have both AM and FM. But it had a third...
  • HUNDREDS OF PHOTOS: American Muscle Cars: Pontiac GTO, Ford Mustang, Chevy Nova, Chevy Corvette

    12/06/2015 8:29:44 AM PST · by ETL · 66 replies
    numerous sources | Dec 6, 2015
    And now for a little badly needed sanity in our lives... Some of you probably saw my previous American muscle car, customs, and classic, car threads. Included here are some models I didn't manage to get to on those threads. Namely, GTOs, Mustangs, 442s, Novas and Vettes, plus a few other misc. Sorry, only a few of the pics are labeled. A handful are illustrations or plastic scaled models. See if you can spot which. There are over 100 posted photos here. I'm on my way out the door now, so won't be around to reply. Hope you enjoy the...
  • Rep. Peter King: Alex Rodriguez shouldn’t be celebrated if he ties Willie Mays on Home Run list

    04/23/2015 10:47:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 04/23/2015 | BY NATHANIEL VINTON
    Congressman Pete King (R-NY) supports the Yankees’ refusal to celebrate as Alex Rodriguez approaches a historic baseball milestone, pulling within two home runs of Willie Mays on the career home runs list. “I think they’re right, because it’s obvious that so many of his home runs were tainted,” King told TMZ Sports. “I think it would be wrong to be celebrating ... since for all we know, hundreds of those home runs probably occurred when he was taking steroids." Rodriguez, who is not in the lineup for Thursday's afternoon game against the Tigers, has hit 658 dingers compared with Mays’...
  • Is it a phone? The hilarious reactions of baffled children presented with a Sony Walkman..

    04/15/2014 9:47:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 118 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 15, 2014 | Sadie Whitelocks
    Children's perplexed reactions to a Sony Walkman have been caught on camera, with the majority frustrated at operating clunky buttons over a touch screen. Los Angeles-based filmmakers Benny and Rafi Fine asked volunteers aged six to 13 to guess what the bulky device was, with suggestions including a 'walkie-talkie' or 'boombox'. 'What is this?' one nine-year-old girl quizzed as she investigated the Eighties-era cassette player, while another exclaimed 'I'm not going to give up, I'm a survivor,' as she determinedly tried to figure out how it worked.
  • Some Saturday morning "eye candy" for classic American hot rod and custom car lovers

    01/04/2014 6:55:18 AM PST · by ETL · 36 replies
    4 links to previous threads
    I decided to repost the links to these 4 previous threads on a Saturday 2014 morning for those for hadn't seen them the first time around, or would just like to revisit them. All but 3 had been posted on a weekday.Anyway, here they are... Outrageous 'old-school' hot rods & customs (many pics) [includes creations by the custom car legends George Barris and Carl Casper]: "Old School" Hot Rods and Customs - Part 2 (Many photos!): Classic American Muscle Cars-Part 1: Dodge, Plymouth (34 Pics) [MOPAR]: Classic American Muscle Cars-Part 2: 1955-57 Chevy (59 Pics) [Bel Airs only]:
  • Classic American Muscle Cars-Part 2: 1955-57 Chevy (59 Pics)

    12/20/2013 6:45:33 AM PST · by ETL · 50 replies
    Various sources
    1) 1955 Chevy 2) 1956 Chevy 3) 1957 Chevy 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) 14) 15) 16) 17) 18) 19) 20) 21) 22) 23) 24) 25) 26) This through 42 are 56s, inc a few pickup trucks and a B/W Nomad... 27) 28) 29) 30) 31) 32) 33) 34) 35) 36) 37) 38) 39) 40) 41) 56 Nomad 42) 43) 57 Sedan Delivery (differs from Nomad--rear window filled in, etc) 44) 45) 46) 57 Nomad 47) 48) 49) 55 Nomad 50) 51) 52) 53) 54) 55) 56) 57) 58) 59) Well, that's all folks! Hope...
  • Memo to greens: Maybe grocery bags should be disposable for a reason

    08/18/2012 7:17:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | August 17, 2012 | ERIKA JOHNSON
    From the Property and Environment Research Center, here’s a thought-provoking little vid about why we should all think a little more deeply about the unintended consequences of even our best intentions before we push for government fiat to make them a reality. The environmental movement in particular tends to be a big fan of forcing society to comply with what they deem to be virtuous behavior via government crackdown. The EPA is constantly justifying it’s many regulations by claiming that they’re only safeguarding the public’s health and welfare — for instance, that the costs of their clean-air regulations are trumped...
  • Gas Prices On The Rise (rises by nearly a cent to $1.626) [2009]

    03/13/2012 9:08:24 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | <B>January 2, 2009</b> | Lara Moscrip
    NEW YORK ( -- Gas prices increased for the third straight day Friday, to an average of $1.626 for a gallon of regular unleaded gas, according to motorist group AAA. That's nearly a one-cent jump from the previous day's average of $1.618. The price of gas is down by nearly 20 cents from the prior month's average of $1.803, and prices are off by nearly 47%, or $3.052 from this time a year ago. Prices have plummeted along with the price of crude oil, the main ingredient in gas. Oil has shed more than $100 a barrel since July, and...
  • [Reuters] Bush says economy sound

    02/03/2012 3:23:55 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 4, 2008 | By Jeremy Pelofsky
    (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush said on Friday that the U.S. economy was on solid footing despite a weak employment report, and gave no hint of what his administration may have in store to bolster growth. His comments came hours after a government report showed U.S. job growth in December was the weakest in more than four years, while the unemployment rate climbed to 5 percent. The White House noted the employment report showed continued job growth, and said the unemployment rate was still low by historic standards.
  • Wonderful Days Of The Past(VIDEO)

    What a wonderful life we had as kids, not a worry in the world.
  • 100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About

    07/22/2011 5:55:13 PM PDT · by Justaham · 107 replies ^ | 7-22-11 | Nathan Barry
    There are some things in this world that will never be forgotten, this week’s 40th anniversary of the moon landing for one. But Moore’s Law and our ever-increasing quest for simpler, smaller, faster and better widgets and thingamabobs will always ensure that some of the technology we grew up with will not be passed down the line to the next generation of geeks. That is, of course, unless we tell them all about the good old days of modems and typewriters, slide rules and encyclopedias …
  • Willie Mays The Life, The Legend (For you baseball fans)(Good Read )

    08/21/2010 7:43:31 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    2010 | James S Hirsch
    Authorized by Willie Mays and written by a New York Times bestselling author, this is the definitive biography of one of baseball's immortals. Considered to be "as monumental ...
  • Kennedy Shaped Modern-Day Immigration System [barf alert]

    08/26/2009 10:41:33 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 6 replies · 806+ views
    NPR / WBUR FM 90.9 Boston, Mass. ^ | Bianca Vasquez Toness
    BOSTON — Sen. Edward Kennedy’s first major legislative victory helped change the face of this country. In 1965, Kennedy sponsored the Immigration and Nationality Act, which lifted national quotas on immigrants entering the country. This victory also launched his political career advocating for the foreign-born. Before 1965, it was nearly impossible for immigrants from anywhere besides Western Europe to come to the United States. Sen. Kennedy was in his early thirties and in office just a couple of years when he sponsored a bill that would change all that. The legislation allowed “us to break away from the kind of...