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Windows 7: 1957 versus 2014

17 Feb 2015   #1
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1957 versus 2014

Scenario 1:

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

1957 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.

2014 - 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.

1957 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.

2014 - 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.

1957 - 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.

2014 - Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. He becomes a zombie. He is then tested for ADD. The family gets extra money (SSI) from the government 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.

1957 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college and becomes a successful businessman.

2014 - 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 spanked 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.

1957 - Mark shares his aspirin with the Principal out on the smoking dock.

2014 - The police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations. His car is then searched for drugs and weapons.

Scenario 6:

Pedro fails high school English.

1957 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college.

2014 - 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 the state school system and Pedro's English teacher. English is then banned from core curriculum. Pedro is given his diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.

Scenario 7:

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.

1957 - Ants die.

2014 - 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 8:

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

1957 In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.

2014- 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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17 Feb 2015   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Pretty much right on, Wolfgang. Maybe slight exaggeration to make the point, but it's largely true.

Where did you find that?

Anyone of a certain age (yours and mine) can attest to those differences in the examples, at least in the USA.

I wonder in what percentage of schools in the USA a student could get away with carrying a common pocket knife? In 1960, it was pretty much part of every teenage boy's apparel, where I came from.
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17 Feb 2015   #3
Microsoft MVP

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This was sent to me by a friend. I don't know from where he got it. It is really very difficult now for the young people to grow up in a normal environment.
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18 Feb 2015   #4

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1

Searching for 1957 versus 2000, this version from 2007 is the earliest I could find: 8 Differences Between the 1950s and Now - Listverse
There are many variations of the list whs's friend sent him, but this one's the same, and no mention of an author anywhere.
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18 Feb 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I really don't see any exaggeration in Wolfgangs post.

If I would of got in trouble with every fight I had in school I will still be locked up. I only lost one fight. The principal looked at me as I passed his office and made a statement.

What does the other guy look like? Did you finally lose a fight?

The principal was one of the few Rangers that lived through Anzio of 1944. Me and the kid I fought both had knives but never pulled them. We just pounded the hell out of each other. That is one reason you have knuckles. We were friends after that fight which lasted the entire lunch hour with the gym bleacher filled with spectators. His name was Ryan.
When I got home and my dad saw my face. He ask me what truck run over me.
When I explain how Ryan kept hitting me and I couldn't block a left jab, my dad being a golden glove in his younger years showed me how to shadow box in a mirror to learn how to stop the left jab.
No cops, teachers or any body else did or said anything more about the fight.
Just two young lads working out a disagreement. Me and Ryan didn't need any drugs or consoling ; just a ice pack for each of us.

I have carried a knife with me sense grade school. I did get in trouble in high school biology class when I dissected a frog with it. The class room dissecting tool were so dull all they did was smash the poor little dead frog. I know of no one that carries a dull knife.
The only difference between then and now is now I have a higher quality knifes and a large assortment of them. I never leave home without one.
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18 Feb 2015   #6
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Jack, this is a nice story. Reminded me my own school years. Thanks for sharing.
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18 Feb 2015   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Your welcome Wolfgang.
I have not lived a shelter life. Therefor I have many stories.
They are true and your post just made me remember one of them.
Just thought I would share one of them.

The damn biology teacher liked my yellow bone handled knife so much he kept it for himself. Couldn't say nothing because it was against school regulation to carry a knife but everybody did. I just got another one out of my collection.

Before some one else does this I will.

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18 Feb 2015   #8
Microsoft MVP

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But the stories of the good old days is the subject.
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18 Feb 2015   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

It all depends you reads my posts.
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18 Feb 2015   #10

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1

This was too good not to read i chuckled a lot because it's the truth and you forgot there would be no single moms raising kids getting child support

The family would be together and there would be no such thing as mom divorcing Daddy she would make it work unlike 2015 where every person claims they can't find a match because they are too busy focusing on material and what they can gain than the actual person in front of them pretty sad indeed
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