America then and now

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February 27, 2008, 18:11:51 pm Last Edit: February 27, 2008, 18:14:09 pm by sjsbrfc
I received this e-mail from an American friend if mine. It's true over there, and almost as true here.

[size=16]HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2007[/size]

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

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

2007 - 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.

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

2007 - 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.

1957 - Jeffrey sent to office and given a good paddling by the Principal. Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.

2007 - 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

From first to last. The peak is never passed. Something always fires the light that gets in your eyes


You should probably have carried out a risk assessment before posting such 'common sense'.

The world is getting quite screwed up in my opinion........... :-(
Ok, I'll join in...

1981 x 1
1983 x 4
1988 x 2
1992 x 2
1996 x 2
1997 x 5
2002 x 3
2004 x 7
2007 x 7
2011 x 3
2013 x 3


To be fair it's not just America.  We are quickly heading down the same road......