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Old 04-11-2008, 03:19 AM   #1
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How times change:

Scenario: Jack pulls into school parking lot with rifle in gun rack.

1973 " Vice Principal comes over, takes a look at Jacks rifle, goes to his car and gets his to show Jack.

2006 " 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 fist fight after school.

1973 " Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up best friends. Nobody goes to jail, nobody arrested, nobody expelled.

2006 " Police called, SWA T 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.

1973 " Jeffrey sent to office and given a good paddling by Principal. Sits still in class.

2006 " Jeffrey given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. School gets extra money from state because Jeffrey has a disability.


Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his father's car and his Dad gives him a whipping.
1973 " Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman.
2006 " Billy's Dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care and joins a gang. BillyâEUR(tm)s sister is told by state psychologist that she remembers being abused herself and their Dad goes to prison. BillyâEUR(tm)s mom has affair with psychologist


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

1973 " Mark shares hea dache medicine with Principal out on the smoking dock.
2006 " Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug violations. Car searched for drugs and weapons.


Scenario: Pedro fails high school English.

1973: Pedro goes to summer school, passes English, goes to college.
2006: Pedro's cause is taken up by state political party. 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 b ut ends up mowing lawns for a living because he can't speak English.


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

1973 Ants die.

2006 " BATF, Homeland Security, FBI called. Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, FBI investigates parents, siblings removed from home, computers confiscated, JohnnyâEUR(tm)s Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.

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Old 04-11-2008, 11:50 PM   #2
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Old 04-12-2008, 03:07 AM   #3
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