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1977 v 2007
15-11-2007, 05:15 PM
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1977 v 2007

Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school:

1977- Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.
2007 - Police are called, SWAT team arrives and arrests Johnny and Mark. They are charged with assault and both are expelled even though Johnny started it. Mark ends up pumping gas at the local Shell station and Johnny has disappeared from the map.

Scenario: Jeffrey won't sit still in class, disrupts other students:

1977 - Jeffrey is sent to the principal's office and given a good paddling. Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.
2007 - Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested for ADD. School gets extra state funding because Jeffrey has a disability.

Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt:

1977 - 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 is 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 an affair with the psychologist.

Scenario: Mark gets a headache and takes some Aspirin to school:

1977 - Mark shares Aspirin with the school principal out on the smoking dock.
2007 - Police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations. His car is searched for drugs and weapons.

Scenario: Pedro fails high-school English:

1977 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English, goes to college.
2007 - Pedro's cause is taken up by local human rights group. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that making English a requirement for graduation is racist. American Civil Liberties Union files class action lawsuit against school system and Pedro's English teacher. English is banned from core curriculum. Pedro is given his diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.

Scenario: Johnny takes apart leftover July 4 firecrackers, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle and blows up an anthill:

1977- Ants die.
2007 - ATF and the FBI called and Johnny is charged with domestic terrorism. FBI investigates parents, siblings are removed from the home, computers are confiscated, and Johnny's dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.

Scenario: Johnny falls during recess and scrapes his knee. His teacher, Mary, finds him crying, and gives him a hug to comfort him:

1977 - Johnny soon feels better and goes back to playing.
2007 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces three years in federal prison. Johnny undergoes five years of therapy.

Scenario: Pete farts during Spanish class and laughs out loud:

1977 - Pete embarrasses himself, all the guys laugh and the girls think he is just gross and the teacher just ignores it. Class goes on but the smell lingers.
2007 - The teacher reprimands Pete because Johnny points him out as the culprit and she expels him from class to the principals office. Susie, another classmate, takes the opportunity to make a scene and then to press charges against Pete for harassment and mental torment and tries to sue the school over the issue. The district spends a fortune to defend the school, Susie gets on TV and woman activists stand in line to be behind her, Pete is asked to leave school because he is deemed a threat.
The school settles out of court with Susie for $100,000.
Taxes go up the next year.

Scenario: Halloween:

1977 - The kids are out having in the neighborhood all dressed up and having fun going house to house.
2007 - The kids are dressed up like famous celebrity's who in the last year have been arrested for Drunk driving, drug abuse, not wearing underwear in public, bad driving, public vomiting and shaving their heads in fits of depression. (Britney, Lindsey, Paris, Nicole, ect) - Parents think this cute.
A local activist has also put a 3 page letter in everyone's mailbox the night before of every sex offender living in or on your block or that they suspect is a sex offender. For some reason your house is on that list - (it was a mistake - but the damage is done because they got the info off the powerful all knowing internet) no one comes to your door and you have $80 worth of candy waiting. You spend 1 hour Trick or treating with your own kids and then spend the next 4 hours searching each piece of candy for poison, needles and razor blades. Halloween becomes the nightmare that it was intended as..
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