Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
+-

Hello Lurker! Remove this ad and much more by logging in.


Progress 1870

Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,057 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Progress
« on: December 07, 2006, 09:44:10 PM »
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 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. 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.



Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,249
Re: Progress
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2006, 04:00:10 PM »
Ain't it the sad truth?  I didn't laugh much as I read that.

- Terry

Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me...
Multitool Enthusiast Admin Team No Life Club Posts: 2,753 Staff Writer
Re: Progress
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2006, 05:54:48 PM »
Not progress, but very sad indeed. Sometimes I feel we are going backwards instead of forwards. The world scares me, and it should scare anyone....with good reason. I Was comming home last night and there was a cop in front of me, the speed limit is 45 and the cop slows down to 30-35 and I am asking myself why? what does he want? does he want me to pass him so he can pull me over? I just stayed the same speed he was going and stayed behind him and eventually he put on his blinker and turned off on a side road. But it makes me wonder, what was he thinking and what would have happened if I had made the first move? And me carrying knives and tools on me and in my car, what would become of that? *shudder* I don't even want to think about it, even though I live in GA and the cops in Baxley are pretty good, I got a cop I can call on his cell if I get in trouble, etc. BUt still....ya never know.

David
No Life Club Posts: 1,466 4x4 since '74
Re: Progress
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2006, 09:58:41 PM »
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.


On the other hand, today's students bring firearms to school to settle scores.  In the last century, we used fists and the results weren't fatal.


Retired engineer, author.

A man with one multitool always knows exactly which to use. A man with many multitools is never quite sure. - parnass
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,057 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Progress
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2006, 12:17:09 AM »
Dave- I wouldn't be too worried about a cop pulling you over if you pass him because he is below the limit.  As long as you are under (or even a reasonable amount over, especially if passing) you are safe, and if they did try to pull you over, it would be entrapment.  More likely he didn't like the glare from your headlights in his rear view mirror!

And most cops hate paper work, as do most people.  If he did see your multitool I doubt he would say anything other than "Hey, that looks cool- can I see it?"  Filling out that much paperwork, and going to the effort of pulling over a guy doing the speed limit, then charging him with posession of pliers is probably more energy than he was willing to go to.

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Newbie Posts: 23
Re: Progress
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2006, 07:51:53 AM »
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.

When I was in seventh grade I witnessed my gym teacher brilliantly handle a fist fight between two of my classmates while he was taking roll:

The two belligerents were standing toe-to-toe and beating the snot out of each other in the middle of the gymnasium.  They had plenty of room and weren't hurting anybody except each other, and they were both still going strong so there was little danger of any serious injury.

My gym teacher watched them out of the corner of his eye, but he just continued to walk down the rows while checking names off on his clipboard.  When somebody pointed the fight out to him he literally waved it off and calmly continued taking roll. 

When he finished taking roll he carefully set down his clipboard, removed the whistle lanyard from around his neck, and took off his wristwatch.  He then strolled over and told them to stop fighting.  These boys had been throwing and taking punches for a good five minutes, so they were exhausted and quite happy to comply.  He then told them to remove their shirts and use them to keep any blood from dripping onto the floor while he walked them to the principal's office.

The two boys were suspended from school for three days (which amounted to a three-day vacation) and they were minor celebrities when they returned to school.  They weren't exactly the best of friends after the incident, but they had clearly gotten any fighting out of their systems.

I'm only thirty years old, but I look back fondly on the good old days.

 

Donations

Operational Funds

Help us keep the Unworkable working!
Donate with PayPal!
June Goal: $300.00
Due Date: Jun 30
Total Receipts: $127.00
PayPal Fees: $8.47
Net Balance: $118.53
Below Goal: $181.47
Site Currency: USD
40% 
June Donations

Community Links


Powered by EzPortal
SMF 2.0.15 | SMF © 2017, Simple Machines
Page created in 0.041 seconds with 24 queries.
© 2018 Defender Web & Tool