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    Scenarios 1957 vs. Nowadays

    Yeah, these actually go back a few years, but still relevant... so if anyone has some to add to the list, feel free.

    SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2007 (& beyond)

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    2007 -
    Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to
    foster care and joins a gang. State psychologist tells Billy's sister
    that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison.
    Billy's mom has affair with psychologist.

    Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school

    1957 -

    Mark shares aspirin with Principal out on the smoking dock.

    2007 -
    Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug violations. Car
    searched for drugs and weapons.

    Pedro fails high school English.

    1957 -

    Pedro goes to summer school, passes English, goes to college.

    2007 -
    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 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 cannot speak

    Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from 4th of July, puts them in a
    model airplane paint bottle, blows up a red ant bed.

    1957 -

    Ants die.

    2007 -
    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.

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

    2007 -
    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

    Don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows

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    *Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy, when he learns he's a woman with feelings for other women.

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