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    SCHOOL -- 1958 vs. 2008

    SCHOOL -- 1958 vs. 2008

    Scenario: Jack goes quail hunting before school, pulls into school
    parking lot with shotgun in gun rack.

    1958 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car
    and gets his shotgun to show Jack.

    2008 - School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and
    never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized
    students and teachers.

    Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school.

    1958 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up
    buddies.

    2008 - Police called, SWAT team arrives, arrests Johnny and Mark. Charge
    them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it.

    Scenario: Jeffrey won't be still in class, disrupts other students.

    1958 - Jeffrey sent to office and given a good paddling by the Principal.
    Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.

    2008 - Jeffrey given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested for
    ADD. School gets extra money from state because Jeffrey has a disability.

    Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives
    him a whipping with his belt.

    1958 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college,
    and becomes a successful businessman.

    2008 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster
    care and joins a gang. State psychologist tells Billy's sister that she
    remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Billy's mom
    has affair with psychologist.

    Scenario: Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.

    1958 - Mark shares aspirin with Principal out on the smoking dock.

    2008 - Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug violations. Car
    searched for drugs and weapons.

    Scenario: Pedro fails high school English.

    1958 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English, goes to college.

    2008 - Pedro's cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles appear
    nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for
    graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against state school
    system and Pedro's English teacher. English banned from core curriculum.
    Pedro given diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because
    he cannot speak English.

    Scenario: Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from 4th of July, puts
    them in a model airplane paint bottle, blows up a red ant bed.

    1958 - Ants die.

    2008 - BATF, Homeland Security, FBI called. Johnny charged with domestic
    terrorism, FBI investigates parents, siblings removed from home, computers
    confiscated, Johnny's Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed
    to fly again.

    Scenario: Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee.
    He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him.

    1958 - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.

    2008 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She
    faces 3 years in State Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy

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    Re: SCHOOL -- 1958 vs. 2008

    Some of that would almost be funny if it wasn't true.

    I lost a friend about a year ago due to the overzealous nature of law enforcement since 2001

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    Re: SCHOOL -- 1958 vs. 2008

    "UffDaVikes" wrote:
    Some of that would almost be funny if it wasn't true.

    I lost a friend about a year ago due to the overzealous nature of law enforcement since 2001
    I am truly sorry for your loss.

    Please refrain from expressing your views of law enforcement, even if justified, in a light hearted thread like this.
    It can quickly cause tempers to flare.
    Zeus wrote:
    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

    =Z=

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    Re: SCHOOL -- 1958 vs. 2008

    Some funny stuff there BLV.
    I saw this in an email thread a while ago.
    Loved it.
    Zeus wrote:
    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

    =Z=

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    Re: SCHOOL -- 1958 vs. 2008

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "UffDaVikes" wrote:
    Some of that would almost be funny if it wasn't true.

    I lost a friend about a year ago due to the overzealous nature of law enforcement since 2001
    I am truly sorry for your loss.

    Please refrain from expressing your views of law enforcement, even if justified, in a light hearted thread like this.
    It can quickly cause tempers to flare.
    Believe me, I was very refrained

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    Re: SCHOOL -- 1958 vs. 2008

    In 1958, Little Johnny, Billy and Pedro and every American was under the scope of a paranoid government afraid of Communism and spent much of their day practicing to thwart nuclear fallout by hiding under desks (kindling).
    All the lunacy today is unavoidable with a ruling class trying to control everyone else and even in 1958 was developing into an inevitable phenomenon.
    I wish people would get over romantic nostalgia for a decade that most people who lived through it say SUCKED.

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    "DeathtoDenny" wrote:
    In 1958, Little Johnny, Billy and Pedro and every American was under the scope of a paranoid government afraid of Communism and spent much of their day practicing to thwart nuclear fallout by hiding under desks (kindling).
    All the lunacy today is unavoidable with a ruling class trying to control everyone else and even in 1958 was developing into an inevitable phenomenon.
    I wish people would get over romantic nostalgia for a decade that most people who lived through it say SUCKED.
    Really? Like who?

    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

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    Re: SCHOOL -- 1958 vs. 2008

    "singersp" wrote:
    "DeathtoDenny" wrote:
    In 1958, Little Johnny, Billy and Pedro and every American was under the scope of a paranoid government afraid of Communism and spent much of their day practicing to thwart nuclear fallout by hiding under desks (kindling).
    All the lunacy today is unavoidable with a ruling class trying to control everyone else and even in 1958 was developing into an inevitable phenomenon.
    I wish people would get over romantic nostalgia for a decade that most people who lived through it say SUCKED.
    Really? Like who?
    My Grandpa for one, between hard times and fighting in Korea he pretty much called that decade a wash.


    Some of it was kind of funny, but people who get into the "back in my day" stuff are kind of silly.
    Sorry I'll take tomorrow and the day after that and the day after that, than thinking back to older days.
    As much as I would have loved to live in the second red scare and fought in Korea I'll give the 50s a big pass other than the 57 Chevy Bel Air.

    Duck and cover kids!

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    Re: SCHOOL -- 1958 vs. 2008

    "Schutz" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    "DeathtoDenny" wrote:
    In 1958, Little Johnny, Billy and Pedro and every American was under the scope of a paranoid government afraid of Communism and spent much of their day practicing to thwart nuclear fallout by hiding under desks (kindling).
    All the lunacy today is unavoidable with a ruling class trying to control everyone else and even in 1958 was developing into an inevitable phenomenon.
    I wish people would get over romantic nostalgia for a decade that most people who lived through it say SUCKED.
    Really? Like who?
    My Grandpa for one, between hard times and fighting in Korea he pretty much called that decade a wash.


    Some of it was kind of funny, but people who get into the "back in my day" stuff are kind of silly.
    Sorry I'll take tomorrow and the day after that and the day after that, than thinking back to older days.
    As much as I would have loved to live in the second red scare and fought in Korea I'll give the 50s a big pass other than the 57 Chevy Bel Air.

    Duck and cover kids!
    That is not the point the writer is trying to get across.

    1958: Billy practices duck & cover drills

    2008: Billy's parents must go to the coroners office & identify their son who was a victim, along with 15 other students, in a shooting spree by a disgruntled student.

    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

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    Re: SCHOOL -- 1958 vs. 2008

    The 'back in the day' threads are funny.
    Everyone knows there are good and bad things about every generation.
    As a parent I know that it is a challenge to teach kids about earning things in the era where everyone gets a trophy for participating no matter how much they suck. There are also some hard-working kids that are an asset to society, but, I would have to go with there being more pussies in today's society in the great USA then there was in the past.
    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain

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