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FReeper Canteen ~ Flashback Friday 1985 ~ 01 July 2005

Posted on 06/30/2005 7:03:48 PM PDT by MoJo2001


 

 


~ Flashback Friday ~
Year: 1985
 
Welcome to Flashback Friday!
Each Friday we will take a journey back in time.
We will highlight a year and then you'll have the opportunity to give your thoughts, opinions, and stories.
This week we're jumping back to 1985.
 
1985 Questions!
We Want To Know

1. Were you in school?
2. Were you in the military?
3. What kind of music were you listening to?
4. What do you recall as the best memory from 1985?
 
Events that occurred in 1985

- Live Aid attempts to raise funds for famine relief.

- January 20 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan is sworn in for a second term in office.

-February 1 - AM stereo broadcasting starts in Australia.

-March 11 - Mikhail Gorbachev becomes the General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party and de facto leader of the Soviet Union.

-March 20 - Libby Riddles becomes the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod dog sled race.

June 6 - The body of Josef Mengele is located and exhumed in Brazil.


June 14 - TWA Flight 847 is hijacked by Hezbollah.


July 10 - The Greenpeace vessel, the Rainbow Warrior is bombed and sunk in Auckland harbour by French DGSE agents


September 1 - A joint American-French expedition locates the wreck of the RMS Titanic. 


October 7 - The passenger ship Achille Lauro is hijacked by Palestinians.

December 27 - American naturalist Dian Fossey is found murdered in Rwanda. 

December 25 - Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as president of the Soviet Union

December 26 - Supreme Soviet meets and formally dissolves the Soviet Union

December 31 - Soviet Union officially ceases to exist

 

 
Entertainment/Sports

Super Bowl XIX: San Francisco 49ers won 38-16 over the Miami Dolphins

April 1 - Villanova University's "perfect upset" of Georgetown University and Patrick Ewing for the NCAA Basketball Championship.

World Series: The Kansas City Royals defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 4 games to 3, becoming the first team to come back from a 3 to 1 deficit to win a series in baseball

February 8 - After 5-1/2 years, the television series The Dukes of Hazzard goes off the air.

June - Alexey Pajitnov develops Tetris at the Moscow Academy of Science for the Electronica 60 computer.


November - Microsoft releases the first version of Windows.


The Nintendo Entertainment System is released in the U.S.

 

 
Hit Music From 1985

Wham - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World

Dire Straits - Money For Nothing

Sheena Easton - Sugar Walls*

USA For Africa - We Are The World

Stevie Wonder - Part Time Lover

New Edition - Cool It Now

Honeydrippers - Sea Of Love

Murray Head - One Night In Bangkok

Sade - Smooth Operator

Katrina & The Waves - Walking On Sunshine

Madonna - Dress You Up

Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA

The Time - Jungle Love*

 

* denotes music that isn't suitable for children or Ma!


 

 


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1 posted on 06/30/2005 7:03:49 PM PDT by MoJo2001
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To: MoJo2001

First!

2 posted on 06/30/2005 7:04:15 PM PDT by tomkow6 (Support the Fashion Divos you see in the Canteen (buy a BURKA)!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Kathy in Alaska; Fawnn; HiJinx; Radix; Spotsy; Diva Betsy Ross; ...
Flashback Friday takes you back to 1985!
Come on in and tell us what you were doing in 1985.
Have a happy and safe 4th of July weekend!!

Please keep E.G.C's dad in your prayers.
Also, please keep HRoarke in your prayers.
One of his friends was killed today in Afghanistan.
Praying for all of our Troops and allies for protection.

If some of the links don't work, fret not..they will eventually!
One of the sites may be down for a few!!

3 posted on 06/30/2005 7:04:40 PM PDT by MoJo2001 (Support Our Troops-->It's The Least Any Of Us Can Do...www.proudpatriots.org)
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To: MoJo2001


4 posted on 06/30/2005 7:05:01 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: MoJo2001; All
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

* * * * * * * * * * * *

Wishing Everyone a Glorious Independance weekend

and

God Bless our Troops . . . Who make it all Possible

Prayers going up.


5 posted on 06/30/2005 7:05:35 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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6 posted on 06/30/2005 7:05:41 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (I was Lucy Ramirez when being Lucy Ramirez wasn't cool.)
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7 posted on 06/30/2005 7:06:55 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: MoJo2001

It's all a blur. I worked the 11-7 shift full time and had four children still at home.


8 posted on 06/30/2005 7:07:11 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.And we're unlikely to get a look into this t)
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To: MoJo2001

1985...- Live Aid attempts to raise funds for famine relief.....

The one thing I remember from "Live Aid" is.....

Billy Ocean did a lip-sync!!!!!


10 posted on 06/30/2005 7:08:25 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily, Apply Sparingly)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

LOL! I remember they made a big deal out of Phil Collins performing live at Wembley and then flying to the United States to perform as well. BIG DEAL! LOL!


11 posted on 06/30/2005 7:09:19 PM PDT by MoJo2001 (Support Our Troops-->It's The Least Any Of Us Can Do...www.proudpatriots.org)
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To: MoJo2001

Aug. 2: a 3 month old baby boy arrived by 747, rather than a stork, from Korea, at Ohare Airport in Chicago.


12 posted on 06/30/2005 7:09:42 PM PDT by tomkow6 (Support the Fashion Divos you see in the Canteen (buy a BURKA)!)
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To: tomkow6

LOL! Guess this means you got home from the game already! Who won?


13 posted on 06/30/2005 7:10:09 PM PDT by LUV W (GOD BLESS THE TROOPS AND GOD BLESS THE USA! GOTTA LOVE W!)
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To: armymarinemom

I remember 1985 as the year all of my brothers were finally out of the house. So? It left 11 year old MoJo at home all by herself. Hehe!!


14 posted on 06/30/2005 7:10:27 PM PDT by MoJo2001 (Support Our Troops-->It's The Least Any Of Us Can Do...www.proudpatriots.org)
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To: MoJo2001

Thanks for today's thread!

*HUG*


15 posted on 06/30/2005 7:10:47 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: LUV W

Tune in later, for the results!


16 posted on 06/30/2005 7:11:34 PM PDT by tomkow6 (Support the Fashion Divos you see in the Canteen (buy a BURKA)!)
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To: tomkow6

That angel child is gonna make it big one day. When he does, we'll have his Mama to thank, huh? LOL!!
After all, you always refer to him as "THE ROTTEN CHILD" and not the "ANGEL CHILD" that he is today.

*HUGS*
That is so precious Bro! Thanks for sharing it!!


17 posted on 06/30/2005 7:12:05 PM PDT by MoJo2001 (Support Our Troops-->It's The Least Any Of Us Can Do...www.proudpatriots.org)
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To: MoJo2001

Supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen at more than 1,000 places across the U. S. and around the world.

~Tribute to Our Troops~


18 posted on 06/30/2005 7:12:10 PM PDT by AZamericonnie (I AM an AMERICAN not because I live in America but because America lives in me!~Ray Cornelius~)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Ma, Star, and MoJo contribute to the thread.
I just never remember to do all the other things once I get it previewed. UGH!!
*HUGS*
Hi Lil Mojo!!


19 posted on 06/30/2005 7:12:52 PM PDT by MoJo2001 (Support Our Troops-->It's The Least Any Of Us Can Do...www.proudpatriots.org)
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To: AZamericonnie

Good evening Diva!!
*HUGS*


20 posted on 06/30/2005 7:13:12 PM PDT by MoJo2001 (Support Our Troops-->It's The Least Any Of Us Can Do...www.proudpatriots.org)
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To: MoJo2001; E.G.C.

Prayers for your dad's successful surgery to have his pacemaker replaced! God be with him and the whole family!

21 posted on 06/30/2005 7:13:28 PM PDT by LUV W (GOD BLESS THE TROOPS AND GOD BLESS THE USA! GOTTA LOVE W!)
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To: MoJo2001; The Sailor
Thank you for the new thread MoJo . . .and thanks to you and The Sailor for doing what has to be done, to keep us SAFE and FREE . . . God Bless You Both!!!


22 posted on 06/30/2005 7:13:37 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: MoJo2001

WOO HOO Little Diva, great thread. Thank You.


23 posted on 06/30/2005 7:14:59 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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FYI : Look in upper right corner of "My Comments" page.
Set it for "Brief" instead of Full.
You only will get title of thread and who pinged you.
No graphics will load.

24 posted on 06/30/2005 7:15:02 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: tomkow6

I eagerly await the results! Hope they were good results! How's "Rotten Kid"?


25 posted on 06/30/2005 7:15:02 PM PDT by LUV W (GOD BLESS THE TROOPS AND GOD BLESS THE USA! GOTTA LOVE W!)
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To: MoJo2001

"December 26 - Supreme Soviet meets and formally dissolves the Soviet Union

December 31 - Soviet Union officially ceases to exist "

This is from a kid born in 1987, but, did the USSR cease to exist until 1990?.... I thought the USSR retained their control until after the BErlin Wall fell. If someone wants to educate me on this, i'd be happy:-d So much for that "social studies" course i had earlier in grade school taht was supposed to cover this time period... idiots...


26 posted on 06/30/2005 7:16:06 PM PDT by DTwistedSisterS
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To: HopeandGlory

Thanks Hope! For your love of the troops and for always having the pledge as a reminder to honor our country and them! Thanks for being a military Mom!


27 posted on 06/30/2005 7:16:13 PM PDT by LUV W (GOD BLESS THE TROOPS AND GOD BLESS THE USA! GOTTA LOVE W!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; MoJo2001; bentfeather; beachn4fun; Fawnn; StarCMC; MS.BEHAVIN; Bethbg79; ...
From the men in the Military and the Canteen


28 posted on 06/30/2005 7:17:01 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: tomkow6

Wow--I want to hear the rest of that story, too! Tell, tell!


29 posted on 06/30/2005 7:17:47 PM PDT by LUV W (GOD BLESS THE TROOPS AND GOD BLESS THE USA! GOTTA LOVE W!)
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To: All
To every service man or woman reading this thread.
Thank You for your service to our country.
No matter where you are stationed,
No matter what your job description
Know that we are are proud of each and everyone of you.


To our military readers, we remain steadfast in keeping the Canteen doors open.
The FR Canteen is Free Republics longest running daily thread specifically designed
to provide entertainment and morale support for the military.

The doors have been open since Oct 7 2001,
the day of the start of the war in Afghanistan.

We are indebted to you for your sacrifices for our Freedom.


FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT
Showing support and boosting the morale of
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and the family members of the above.
Honoring those who have served before.
CLICK HERE TO FIND LATEST THREAD.



30 posted on 06/30/2005 7:18:19 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: AZamericonnie

Thanks for your tribute! Don't think I can cry too much more tonight! (((hugs)))


31 posted on 06/30/2005 7:18:40 PM PDT by LUV W (GOD BLESS THE TROOPS AND GOD BLESS THE USA! GOTTA LOVE W!)
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To: MoJo2001

OMG - I am SO digging on this music!! Here are my answers:

1. Were you in school? I was a senior in High School

2. Were you in the military? Um, no.

3. What kind of music were you listening to? Everything you put at the top of the thread...plus some classic rock stuff like Van Halen and all the hair bands.

4. What do you recall as the best memory from 1985? Prom, graduating, spring break in Clearwater Beach with my friend - it was my first plane ride too!!



Dear God but I'm old!!


32 posted on 06/30/2005 7:19:32 PM PDT by StarCMC (Old Sarge is my hero...doing it right in Iraq! Vaya con Dios, Sarge.)
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To: LUV W
Thank you LUV . . . us Military Mama's have got to support one another


33 posted on 06/30/2005 7:20:54 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: MoJo2001

I graduated highschool in 1985. Barely! :)


34 posted on 06/30/2005 7:21:51 PM PDT by trussell (Prayers for the children!)
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To: HopeandGlory

(((hugs)))You got that right--but I did snag your graphic! LOL!


35 posted on 06/30/2005 7:22:52 PM PDT by LUV W (GOD BLESS THE TROOPS AND GOD BLESS THE USA! GOTTA LOVE W!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Beautiful flowers to reflect the holiday coming up to honor our Beautiful America! Thank you for all that you do and thanks to all our military! Y'all are the BEST!


36 posted on 06/30/2005 7:24:08 PM PDT by LUV W (GOD BLESS THE TROOPS AND GOD BLESS THE USA! GOTTA LOVE W!)
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37 posted on 06/30/2005 7:24:45 PM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, past, present and future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: LUV W

Hi LuvW!


38 posted on 06/30/2005 7:25:42 PM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, past, present and future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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Ray Charles~America The Beautiful

40 posted on 06/30/2005 7:27:06 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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Gracious God,

Bless and comfort the mothers and fathers,
sons and daughters, wives and husbands
of our military personnel who are separated
from their loved ones.

Grant them the courage to face the
challenges of daily living while those
they love are away.

As unfamiliar tasks are placed before
them due to the absence of their loved
ones, grant them direction and wisdom.

Encourage their hearts and surround
them with peace.
In Your name we pray.   Amen.


by Pablo R. Diaz, Vice Presiden
of Outreach Ministries



41 posted on 06/30/2005 7:28:43 PM PDT by Smartass (Si vis pacem, para bellum - Por el dedo de Dios se escribió)
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To: MoJo2001

Thank you for this evenings thread!! *Hugs*


42 posted on 06/30/2005 7:30:17 PM PDT by AZamericonnie (I AM an AMERICAN not because I live in America but because America lives in me!~Ray Cornelius~)
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43 posted on 06/30/2005 7:30:38 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: Baynative
1985! I was a young Rebel back then...Back to the Future came out that year, as did Brazil, Rocky IV, and Rambo: First Blood Part Two.

On TV I remember watching CBS's new version of The Twilight Zone, which wasn't that bad. But Miami Vice was the coolest show on TV.

44 posted on 06/30/2005 7:32:32 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Carnac: A siren, a baby and a liberal. Answer: Name three things that whine.)
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To: Baynative; cardinal4
January-March 1985: TDY to Harare, Zimbabwe. At that time, the very best place in Africa. September-October 1985: TDY to Mbabane, Swaziland. Not a bad trip. October 1985: started Spanish Language School.

I don't do music.

45 posted on 06/30/2005 7:34:22 PM PDT by Ax (Patriotism is as Patriotism does.)
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To: GodBlessUSA

Hi, again! Can you stay for a while this time? Did you get all the food into the fridge? LOL!


46 posted on 06/30/2005 7:34:46 PM PDT by LUV W (GOD BLESS THE TROOPS AND GOD BLESS THE USA! GOTTA LOVE W!)
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What I remember about 1985 is fall I became Sophrmore and Ronnie lay smackdown on Libya after that that cruise ship got hijack by terrorists one thing Qudafky learn

Don't F*** with Warner bros actor you get your a*** kick DUH everybody in LA knew that DUH

My fav memory is show called Night Flight that used on USA network back in 1985 used play old music video and they were so anti Reagan that they play Reagan movie make Ronnie look stupid it backfire make Ronnie more like Bada*** I used stay up watch that at 2am in the morning after coming home from Friday night party LOL!


47 posted on 06/30/2005 7:35:50 PM PDT by SevenofNine (Not everybody in, it for truth, justice, and the American way,"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: Smartass

Amen! As usual, your prayer touched my heart! Thank you! Beautiful presentation, too!


48 posted on 06/30/2005 7:36:02 PM PDT by LUV W (GOD BLESS THE TROOPS AND GOD BLESS THE USA! GOTTA LOVE W!)
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To: StarCMC

I was listening to Rush as a senior - how embarrassing...


49 posted on 06/30/2005 7:36:13 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: LUV W

I sure did. I have all I need for the weekend. These people better appreciate this. LOL! :)

How are you tonight? How was Bible Class?


50 posted on 06/30/2005 7:36:16 PM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, past, present and future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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