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    HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2013 - Sad, but true.

    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..
    1957 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.
    2013 - 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.
    2013 - 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. They are also required to attend six weeks of anger management therapy.

    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.
    2013 - 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.
    2013 - 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.

    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.
    2013 - 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.
    2013 - 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 read & write 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.
    2013 - 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.

    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.
    2013 - 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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    Re: HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2013 - Sad, but true.

    Sad, but oh so true. Where did the world go wrong during that time? I was there but can't pin it down to one thing. Maybe too many do-gooders who didn't their asses whipped when they were young tearaways.
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    Re: HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2013 - Sad, but true.

    I wasn't around in 1957... born in '84, graduated in 2002. Even in the 10 years I've seen a difference. From stories from my dad (born in 54), there has been a HUGE difference. He told me he used to be able to smoke in school, lol.

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    This is why I've lost pretty much all faith in society these days.
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    I was in school in 1957 and remember all this. My wife now teaches in high school so i see today also.

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    Re: HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2013 - Sad, but true.

    Ask Dr. Benjamin Spock where our society has gone wrong. Don't spank kids it's cruel instead place them in timeout, it's more civil. My ass kids need discipline!
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    Ahhh,1957,Those were the Good Old Days.Less complicated.
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    Re: HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2013 - Sad, but true.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeh32217 View Post
    Ask Dr. Benjamin Spock where our society has gone wrong. Don't spank kids it's cruel instead place them in timeout, it's more civil. My ass kids need discipline!
    Yes, yes they do. Then they might not become the cocky, entitled, wannabe tough punk, shitheads they are now.
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    Re: HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2013 - Sad, but true.

    It may also have a lot to do with the number of people in the world. Remember when the population broke through the 7 billion mark many months ago? The BBC was running a page which enabled you to calculate how many people there were on the day you were born. When I was born 61 years ago there were about 2.6 billion. That is a hell of an increase with everyone wanting a better standard of living. However, still too much nonsense about "human rights" of murderers and serial killers. Too many lawyers out to make big bucks by representing the monsters in the world. It's all about money.
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    Re: HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2013 - Sad, but true.

    Quote Originally Posted by WeeHector View Post
    Sad, but oh so true. Where did the world go wrong during that time? I was there but can't pin it down to one thing. Maybe too many do-gooders who didn't their asses whipped when they were young tearaways.
    It's when people got too scared to talk to their neighbors. Once that happened, they had to call the police to solve all of their neighborhood problems. Once that happened, the police became more and more powerful and more militarized... And now we have a SWAT team that comes to schools to look for drugs that they never find, or kids get arrested because they bring a cap gun to school... And so on and so on.

    Anytime anything happens, a lot of people have the first reaction to call the police. Well, guess what? The police don't want to handle your petty crap anyway, but when you give them the power to do so, eventually they take advantage of that. And when you ask schools to do the same with the police, then guess what? This is the inevitable end. The cops will come to school for any reason now.
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