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  1. cdconley

    cdconley TS Member

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    1967 vs 2007





    Couldn't be more true~~


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

    1967 - Vice principal comes over to look at Jack's shotgun. He goes to
    his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.

    2007 - School goes into lock-down, and FB I is called. Jack is 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.

    1967 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up best friends.



    &nb sp; 2007 - Police called. SWAT team arrives. Johnny and Mark are arrested and charged with assault. Both are expelled even though Johnny started it.


    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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

    1967 - Jeffrey sent to office and given a good paddling by the
    principal. He returns to class, sits still, and does not disrupt class again.

    2007 - Jeffrey is diagnosed with ADD and given huge doses of ritalin.
    Becomes a zombie. School gets extra money from State because Jeffrey has a learning disability.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


    Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his dad gives him a whipping with his belt.
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    1967 - 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 placed in
    foster care and joins a gang. State psychologist convinces Billy's sister that
    she remembers being abused herself, and their dad goes to prison. Billy's mom has affair with psychologist.


    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Scenario: Mark has a headache and brings some aspirin to school.

    1967 - Mark takes aspirin in lunchroom and headache goes away.

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

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>&g t;>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


    Scenario: Pedro fails English in high school.

    1967 - 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 is given a diploma anyway but ends up mowing
    lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.


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    Scenario: Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from 4th of July,
    puts them in a model airplane paint bottle, blows up a fire ant hill.

    1967 - Ants die.

    2007 - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Homeland Security, and FBI called. Johnny is charged with domestic terrorism. The FBI investigates parents; siblings are removed from home; computers are confiscated. Johnny's dad goes on 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 who hugs him to comfort
    him.

    1967 - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.

    2007 - Teacher is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces three years in state prison. Johnny undergoes five years of therapy


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  2. famill00

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    I actually enjoyed this post. Being born in 1982, I can not attest to the way things were in the 60's. However, Now that I have been out of high school for going on 7 years, even I can tell a difference in how things are. Having the name Forrest resulted in way more people knowing me in school than I could ever imagine. I couldn't remember them all. Even at this, I went back to my old high school a few weeks ago and had to be escorted around by an official at all times after I was asked..."Forrest, can I see your ID?". To me this makes no sense but I guess times are getting worse. I am glad I am not in school anymore.

    Forrest
     
  3. Bvr Tail

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    I remember the exact same things during my school years. Graduated in '68.

    We had a "Sadie Hawkins Day" dance. A king and queen were crowned. They all deressed the part, and the king brought a single-shot shotgun to the dance for the pictures. It was in our yearbook.

    Once in grade school, a boy was mis-behaving. This boy was mean to the bone all his life. I clearly remember the Principle taking him to his office from the recess grounds. His window was open, and we counted 28 "wacks" with his paddle. The boy cussed the Principle with every wack. This may seem excessive, but it sure straightened him out later.

    Our bus driver used to stop the bus, take us off, and paddle us for mis-behaving right in front of all the other students. Sometimes, he would leave the bus with the lights on, walk us to our door, and tell our parents how bad we were.

    Try this now!

    Danny
     
  4. BIGDON

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    Having been there it's all fact. We used to have a Jr. NRA rifle team in school, shot in the basement of the Jr. High, took our rifles and ammo to school and kept them in our locker. Had two teachers as instructors. Never happen today.

    Don
     
  5. 22hornet

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    I remember, too. We used to bring our .22's to school. The home room teacher would lock them in his closet. After school we hunted squirrels on the ridge behind the school. We would then ride home on the late bus. Imagine that now. We used to settle disputes with our fists. If you got your butt whupped, you took it like a man, and got over it. School shootings were unheard of.
     
  6. Bruce Specht

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    I graduate from high school in 69 and currently teach high scool. This post rings true, how times have changed and how little we are expected to take responsibility for.
     
  7. dbls_champ

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    I remember some of those things being true, but my dad would never let me take a gun to school, let alone go hunting with a bunch of other boys by myself. He always said that boys are generally irresponsible but even worse when they get together in groups.
     
  8. cdconley

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    When I was a kid we got paddled for misbehaving. But it wasn’t the paddling that was a deterrent to future bad behavior, it was the smirks, giggles and general ridicule from my peers that did the trick. Today when a kid misbehaves they get in-school detention. They are sent to a room with the rest of the bad kids. Now days within their peer group this gains them social status. They have bucked the system and got out of class to boot. Instead of being humiliated and embarrassed from the swats that we got, they are proud of and looked up to for the punishment now given out. They can blame it all on parents and parents deserve a lot of the blame, but the fact that they are allowing this culture where misbehaving nets social rewards is the biggest part of the problem. We need to bring back paddling, I came out just fine (I think) and I’m betting I seen more leather then 90% of the rest of the boomers. The father of one of the girls in my office was my 9th grade algebra teacher. I’m always kidding her that her dad was the only male teacher in the school that didn’t paddle me at least once. So I tell her he was my favorite teacher during high school.
     
  9. FarmerD

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    In 1954 as a senior in high school, I would hunt pheasants on the way to school and leave my birds in the cafeteria and my shotgun in my locker. After school I would hunt pheasants on the way home (5 miles). My mother was the school cook. Richard
     
  10. nicky

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    This post is so true. Having grown up during the 60's I'll find myself at times refecting back to when it seems things were simpler and made more sense. I think we have all experienced the feeling when you hear an old song ,or go back somewhere you were at one time when you were young, or sitting around with old friends and remembering when, or spending time with your parents talking about the good old days. It's enough to almost bring tears to your eyes thinking where we have evolved to. Just glad I'm not any younger the world's getting scarier every day. Hang onto the good old memories guys and pass them along, Kevin
     
  11. drh08

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    I wasn’t born until 1969 but I do have pictures of the trap team squad that I was on, taken in school and that is where we left our guns. The truly sad thing about the post is, it’s all true and the teacher who said we have no personal responsibility probably hit the nail on the head. Guess what, the people in school in 1969 are the ones running the show today, the ones that made most of the crazy things you just read possible. The only reason we were able to do that stuff in 1969 was the generations before made it possible. Look at what the generations after have done. Makes me sick thinking that I am member of the generations that took all this away.
     
  12. BIGDON

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    Don't take to much blame as the goody two shoes of the world, the politically correct, the bleeding heart liberal, the hippies(love children) and the new child psychologist along with those that passed the laws that made it wrong to correct and punish your child. Today all would be child abusers and quite frankly some of these kids need some of that abuse. Parents and family are to occupied to properly raise their kids.

    Don
     
  13. cdconley

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    I was born in the 50s and my dad, a thirty-year Marine was a Marine Corps Drill Instructor in SD in the 60. I assure you that if that were today he would be in jail my brothers and sister would have been raised in foster care.

    One of my favorite stories that I tell is how he handled confrontations between my two brothers and I. He would sit in his chair watching TV while the three of us would stand at attention next to his chair. When a set of commercials came on he would point at one of us and in a normal DI commanding bark “what’s your story”. Whoever he pointed at had until the commercials were over to give their (totally un-interrupted) details of the event in question. When the show restarted you had better have your mouth shut. Then we would all remain at attention until the next commercial and it would be someone else’s turn. No matter what was said, the result was always the same, we all got it, and not always with the belt but we always got something.
     
  14. Jerbear

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    My wood shop teacher made one of these not exactly like this one but close, the handle was big enough for two hands <a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a> and I got whacked 3 times with his patented baseball swing that would lift you off the ground. We got smart in 8th grade and crawled through the air ducks of the school until one of the guys in our crowd I was with, fell through the ceiling and we got busted in the math room. I can still feel it today as I type this...... Damn did it hurt, but it took only one time to get the message.That was nothing compared to the whipping I got at home by my dad. Kind of made you walk funny for a while. Now in todays age, getting hit with something like that would land you in court with a big payout.


    Jerbear
     
  15. Cherokee Kid

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    As true as true can get. Now, who do you think made these changes?
     
  16. cdconley

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    Kid,

    That's easy. The 60s and 70s brought more then the anti war crowd with it. It brought LSD, POT, Cocaine, Ludes, Mushrooms, Bongs, Roach Clips and other drugs and in turn those with scrambled brains from that culture came up with, feminism, gay rights and in general extreme liberalism. Any other questions on who made these changes?
     
  17. Jeff P

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    The worst thing about mis-behaving in the early 70s - I was born in '65 - was that if you were bad enough a neighbor had to paddle your ass

    IT WASN"T HALF WHAT YOU WERE GOING TO GET AT HOME, when you came home crying.

    "why you crying?"
    "Mrs. Blodgett spanked me..."
    "Get over here and drop'em...."

    Whack..you embarrass...whack...your mother....whack....and I....whack...by acting...whack...that way....whack...out in public...whack? GO TO YOUR ROOM.

    It was always the running commentary during the beatings that was the worst...
     
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    Stop it guys! You're bringing tears to me bloody eyes! Ah yes, I'll never forget all the great homework when they started teaching sex education in me school!
     
  19. nicky

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    Hipshot , I was told you were "home school'd", any truth to that ?.
     
  20. LV Trapshooting Park

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    The paddle illustrated by Jerbear looks almost exactly like the one I was on the receiving end of, several times during my Jr High School days (I graduated in 1967). At least I got to sign it every time it and I connected. I was also on the receiving end of a few swats with thin plastic paddles, and even a tennis shoe when Coach coudn't find anything else. It almost seemed a rite of passage for us back in those days.

    Here's a trapshooting experience from February of 1967. My folks, myself, C.E. Barnhart and Don Ratliff of Kansas City board a Boeing 707 bound for Las Vegas for the Midwinter Tournanment at the Sahara Gun Club (now the Las Vegas Gun Club). We enter the aircraft with our long, soft guncases in hand, (mostly Model 12's) and give them to the stewardess to store in the Captain's cabin. When we arrive in Vegas, they are handed back to us, and off we go.

    Most of the shooters stayed at the Sahara Hotel ($12/night) and you rode a 40 passenger coach back and forth to the club. When we arrived at the club, it was full of slot machines all down thru the middle, at least one crap table, Blackjack, and poker was going on in those days as well.

    Sunday's feature Handicap, the wind is howling out of the North, and I doubt that any of the 1200 shooters scratched out of the event: it just didn't happen back in those days. Targets were $8/100, $5 25s, and $10 50s, and a compusory $10 purse. I remember Dan Orlich breaking a lone 25 on the first trap for about $1200, and my dad had a 25 on the last trap to tie with a couple of other shooters. Needless to say, tremendous payouts, and a fantastic shooting experience overall. After leaving, couldn't wait to get back out there again for the challenge. I feel sorry for all of those that didn't get to experience the game when our sport was really in it's glory.


    Steve Carmichael

    Las Vegas Gun Club
     
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