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  1. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    08 Apr '13 05:08
    I've lived through some interesting times...

    1. The Cuban missle crisis

    2. The Kennedy assissination (Both of them)

    3. The Viet Nam era

    4. Watergate

    5. At least half of the US - Soviet cold war

    6. The fall of the Berlin wall

    7. Y2K

    8. 9/11

    9. The invasion of Afganistan and Iraq

    10. The crash of 2008

    In each of these events (and I suspect many more before I was born) a simmering panic was felt be a big percentage of people thinking "our nation was in peril". It seems there are few times our nations history that we are not in some sort of peril. So...is peril normal?
  2. 08 Apr '13 05:41
    Originally posted by bill718
    I've lived through some interesting times...

    1. The Cuban missle crisis

    2. The Kennedy assissination (Both of them)

    3. The Viet Nam era

    4. Watergate

    5. At least half of the US - Soviet cold war

    6. The fall of the Berlin wall

    7. Y2K

    8. 9/11

    9. The invasion of Afganistan and Iraq

    10. The crash of 2008

    In each of these events ( ...[text shortened]... few times our nations history that we are not in some sort of peril. So...is peril normal?
    Peril: Serious and immediate danger.

    Normal: Conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected.

    Yes, and we seem to seek it, hence, chess.