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  1. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    14 Jan '20 11:49
    Death of the High Street.
  2. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    Children shooting other children in school.

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  3. Gothenburg
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    laws against child abuse
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    right hand traffic
  5. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    14 Jan '20 12:29
    @torunn said
    right hand traffic
    All turns on red are forbidden in New York City unless a sign is posted permitting it. Through most of Canada, a driver may turn right at a red light after coming to a complete stop unless a sign indicates otherwise.

    I don't believe there were very many vehicles on the road in the 50's.

    Imagine going to a supermarket and seeing people packing their own groceries and going through check outs with no cashier using cards instead.

    -VR
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    @very-rusty said
    All turns on red are forbidden in New York City unless a sign is posted permitting it. Through most of Canada, a driver may turn right at a red light after coming to a complete stop unless a sign indicates otherwise.

    I don't believe there were very many vehicles on the road in the 50's.

    Imagine going to a supermarket and seeing people packing their own groceries and going through check outs with no cashier using cards instead.

    -VR
    The change from left hand traffic to right hand traffic in Sweden took place on 3rd September 1967. I remember it very well. A smooth change.
  7. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    @torunn said
    The change from left hand traffic to right hand traffic in Sweden took place on 3rd September 1967. I remember it very well. A smooth change.
    I see....ours was always on the right hand side except for British Columbia who didn't change over untill
    1920
    On July 15, 1920 legislation made it mandatory to drive on the right in most of the mainland of BC, including the Okanagan and in 1921 this act was applied to Vancouver Island and the BC Electric Right of Way in the Lower Mainland.


    -VR
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    14 Jan '20 12:571 edit
    @divegeester

    Leaving aside technology, and thinking of the UK:

    1) Gay people being allowed to marry (let alone it no longer being a crime)

    2) Number of women in Parliament

    3) Reduction in infant mortality rate

    4) Yoghurt
  9. Subscriberlemondrop
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    Sooooo many women in the workplace.

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  11. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    @great-big-stees said
    Sooooo many women in the workplace.

    😲
    1870: The first woman was employed in the federal public service as deputy matron in Kingston Penitentiary. In 1886 only 24 women held permanent status in the federal public service. 1871: More than 50% of the light manufacturing workforce (shoemaking, printing, tobacco) were women and children.
    Canadian Women's History | Public Service Alliance of Canada
    psac-ncr.com › canadian-womens-history

    -VR
  12. Subscriberrookie54
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    @divegeester said
    What would they be most surprised at?
    hookup culture
  13. Green Boots Cave
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    The number of obese people
  14. Subscribermoonbus
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    @great-big-stees said
    Sooooo many women in the workplace.

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    During WWII there were many women in the workplace due to so many men in the military. This would not have surprised anyone in the 1950s, or should do now.
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    @divegeester...........I was born in 1950...........I remember, as a kid, how excited we were when, my sister and I, came upon our first automatic opening door. We ran in and out of the grocery store. Those original automatic doors were activated by pressure plates, now, they all work off of motion detectors........ I recently went into a small store I'd never visited and, as I was checking out something seemed not right. It was only then I realized that the cashier was punching buttons on the cash register, seemed very different as we've become so accustomed to scanners. In only the last 25 years, cellphones have taken over.......Laptops?, GPS?, LoJack?......The advances in technology, spurred by 'The Space Age' are, by far the most overwhelmingly, dramatic changes in my lifetime.....
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