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Posts: 1407
From: Cumming,Ga.,USofA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 11-29-2006 07:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thud        Reply w/Quote
Not new, but true......

Subject:Then-1973 and Now-2006

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

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

2006 - School goes into lockdown, 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, 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.

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

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. Billy's sister is told by state psychologist 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 headache medicine to school.

1973 - Mark shares headache 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: Mary turns up pregnant.

1973 - 5 High School Boys leave town. Mary does her senior year at a special
school for expectant mothers.

2006 - Middle School Counselor calls Planned Parenthood, who notifies the
ACLU. Mary is driven to the next state over and gets an abortion without her
parent's consent or knowledge. Mary given condoms and told to be more
careful next time.


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 Democratic 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 but 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, 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.

1973 - In a short time Johnny feels better and goes on playing.

2006 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She
faces 3 years in State Prison.

"All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy."

"An infallible method of conciliating a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured."
- Konrad Adenauer -

"I knew one thing: as soon as anyone said you didn't need a gun, you'd better take one along that worked."
- Raymond Chandler -


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68 Coop

Posts: 5847
From: Mesquite, NV. 89027
Registered: Oct 2004

posted 11-29-2006 07:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
That is so true, and scary.


Posts: 1552
From: hacienda hts., CA, USA
Registered: Dec 2004

posted 11-29-2006 09:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for exlocal        Reply w/Quote
Funny thing about that "English" section.

I was looking through my health insurance web site this morning for an allergist in my home town. There is a drop down menu for preffered language and Enlish is NOT on that list?


Ryan Wilke

Posts: 3237
From: Stanton, Michigan, zip 48888
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 11-29-2006 10:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke        Reply w/Quote

I was 14 years old in 8th grade (early 70s). I went to my industrial arts shop instructor and he approved of my desired class project.

I then brought a 303-British military rifle ON THE SCHOOL BUS AND INTO SCHOOL as my shop class project. Over the course of about 4 weeks, I disassembled the rifle reciever action & removed the the wooden stock from the barrel. I stripped off the old finish and re-finished the metal 'bluing' and re-varnished the wooden forearm stock and butt parts. Then I re-assembled it IN SCHOOL. ONCE COMPLETED, I RECIEVED A GRADE AND I TOOK IT BACK HOME ON THE BUS..... NO CONTROVERSY, NO PROBLEMS, NO BIGGIE WHAT SO EVER!

Yeah, I did transport it to & from school in a rifle case, because the LAW required it be transported in a case, unloaded. Once home, my dad & I did some target shooting with it and it was dead on!



Posts: 96
From: Lake City, Fl.
Registered: Nov 2006

posted 11-29-2006 04:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bulldog66        Reply w/Quote
Can I get an AMEN?

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Posts: 27681
From: Hampton Va MCA#39406 M&M #12 Member Mustang Club of Tidewater
Registered: May 99

posted 11-29-2006 05:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68        Reply w/Quote
I got one for you...
Sr year high school me and a buddy built cedar chests,mine was for The wife,her Hope Chest if you will.

Well the Principal came in to the Wood Shop Class,Swain and I were Student Aids for the Class working with the 10th Graders.

The Principal walks in and abruptly say,
What the Hell are you Building!!

In the back of the Shop on a table butted end to end with one chest open sat what appeared at a distance,,a casket

Oh the Peg still has that chest and I think she still hoping



Posts: 377
From: Ft Bragg NC
Registered: Jun 2005

posted 11-29-2006 05:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for deathtoricers        Reply w/Quote
In my old Junior High school they had a 9' by 9' room with no windows and one door that locked when it closed that kids had to go into and do their schoolwork when they became disruptive or got suspended... this was called the "In-school Suspension Room" it was completely white and barren aside from one chair and one desk. You were not allowed to eat, drink anything or talk.

I wonder what they'd say about that now!

sexually deprived for your freedom!


Posts: 313
From: Ft Bragg, NC USA
Registered: Apr 2005

posted 12-01-2006 06:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RancheroSandraGayle        Reply w/Quote
When I was in high school in 99, I remember the pencil sharpener broke, the teacher told us to take out our knives and sharpen them!
Wonder what would happen now?

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