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High School 1959 vs 2009

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  1. Z1232K

    Z1232K Heavy Hauler CLM

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    HIGH SCHOOL --1959 vs. 2009


    Scenario 1:

    Jack goes quail hunting before school and then pulls into the school parking lot with his shotgun in his truck's gun rack.

    1959 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.

    2009 - 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 2:

    Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.

    1959 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.

    2009 - Police called and SWAT team arrives -- they arrest both Johnny and Mark. They are both charged with assault and both expelled even though Johnny started it.

    Scenario 3:


    Jeffrey will not be still in class, he disrupts other students.

    1959 - Jeffrey sent to the Principal's office and given a good paddling by the Principal. He then returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.

    2009 - Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. He becomes a zombie. He is then tested for ADD.. The school gets extra money from the state because Jeffrey has a disability.

    Scenario 4:

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

    1959 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college and becomes a successful businessman.

    2009 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy is removed to foster care and joins a gang. The state psychologist is told by Billy's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Billy's mom has an affair with the psychologist.

    Scenario 5:


    Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.

    1959 - Mark shares his aspirin with the Principal out on the smoking dock..

    2009 - The police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations.. His car is then searched for drugs and weapons.

    Scenario 6:

    Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the Fourth of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle and blows up a red ant bed..

    1959 - Ants die.

    2009 -ATF, Homeland Security and the FBI are all called. Johnny is charged with domestic terrorism. The FBI investigates his parents --and all siblings are removed from their home and all computers are confiscated. Johnny's dad is placed on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.

    Scenario 7:


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

    1959 - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.

    2009 - 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.



    This should hit every email inbox to show how stupid we have become




    I apologize if this is a repost, but a friend of mine sent this to me and I had to share...:wavey:
     
  2. hvnit2gd

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    this is old and has been passed around millions times before.. I am sure many will even start posting more scenarios!!!
     

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    Furthermore, there's very little reality displayed in any of the 2009 scenarios. Regardless of where you think we are, we aren't there yet.

    There might be some merit to one or two
     
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    How old are you? And if you are over 60, why have you let your country get this way?
     
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    Not all was better in 1959. Brown vs Topeka Board of Education had just taken place 5 years prior. Schools were still struggling with segregation.

    Scenario 8

    Jack uses a "Whites only" drinking fountain, because he is thirsty despite being black

    1959 - Punishment is administered
    2009- No such water fountains anymore
     
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    Something in the water?:dunno:

    ETA: typed before I saw Post #5.
     
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    Yeah, I think a lot of folks forget that Jim Crow was alive, well and in an institutional seat of very real power in 1959...
     
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    Ok so tell me. Do you think that in '59 had Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tried to blow up a plane that the reaction would be the same? Somehow I doubt Eisenhower would've allowed it to become the ridiculous fiasco it is today.
     
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    Point is, most everything that happens today is a non-sensical knee-jerk reaction.
     
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    you mean like this E-mail and your post?


    Really? You wanna go back to Ike? Are you arguing that terrorism is the cause of kids not being allowed to SHARE drugs at school?

    You're arguing 2 different concepts here. Either the world has changed and you haven't come along for the ride or the ride has changed and you did nothing to stop it.

    The third choice is the "scenarios" here are crap, the 1950's weren't all that cool and we all have to live with the world we have been handed.

    The single common thread in those concepts is: We can change the world in any way we want to.

    Ghandi said: Be the change you want to see in the world
     
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    Yea it really does show how the baby boomers have ruined the country.
     
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    Umm, hardly....look around at the ridiculous reactions to things that happen today.
    My post is a non-sensical knee jerk reaction?
    :upeyes:



    No, sir. The concept is simple. Some guy tries to ignite a bomb on a plane and the reaction was that no person could leave their seat an hour before landing. That'll accomplish soooo much. :upeyes: PLease.
     
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    No doubt that we've come a long way since.

    Also no doubt that some things have gone complely in the wrong direction.
     
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    :rofl:I think you have the wrong thread, sir!


    BTW....That TeePee sure does look SQUARE!!!
     
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    I think maybe 6 & 7 may be a little far fetched, but,it is 2010.

    Regardless of where you think we are, we are just about there.

    Sad, but true.
     
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    JJohnson Call me Jeff

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    Haven't seen this one for at least a month. I forgot how things were so much better in the 50's. Race relations were perfect, women in some states were not allowed to work outside of the home and Johnny could carry a shotgun to school.

    Good times indeed.
     
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    See post #15
     
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    JJohnson Call me Jeff

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    Sure, but this rehashed crap makes so such distinction.