HIGH SCHOOL - 1958 vs. 2008

HIGH SCHOOL - 1958 vs. 2008

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.
1958 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.
2008 - 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.
1958 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.
2008 - Police called and SWAT team arrives -- they arrest both Johnny and Mark. They are both charged them with assault and both expelled even though Johnny started it.

Scenario 3:
Jeffrey will not be still in class, he disrupts other students.
1958 - 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.
2008 - Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. He becomes a zombie. He is then tested for ADD. The school gets extra money from the state 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.
1958 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college and becomes a successful businessman.
2008 - 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. Billy's mom has an affair with the psychologist.

Scenario 5:
Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.
1958 - Mark shares his aspirin with the Principal out on the smoking dock.
2008 - 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.
1958 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college.
2008 - 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 speak 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.
1958 - Ants die.
2008- 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. Johnny's dad is placed on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.

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.
1958 - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.
2008 - 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.

This should hit every email inbox to show how stupid we have become!!

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6 years 5 weeks ago, 5:47 PM

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I graduated in 1957

The scenarios given for 1957 are pretty accurate.
If anybody in school, student or teacher, got a new firearm they took it to school and showed everybody. They also brought some ammo so anybody who wanted to could shoot it.
A girl in my class, Jackie Barnes, brought all her rifles in one day, and we shot for a good two hours. She lived on a ranch and her daddy did pretty well, so she had lots of guns - and could shoot lights out!
A girl who lived on a ranch a little ways out from me, Jo Ellen Boydston, had almost as many guns, and could also shoot great.
Both of these girls were blonde, really good looking, and really popular.
My 8th grade teacher, Irene Dunn, brought in a couple of shotguns and some clay pigeons one day, and we all had tremendous fun.
Where did we shoot? About 50 yards behind the school building, on school property!

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
6 years 5 weeks ago, 5:56 PM

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my school

My freshman year, and half of sophmore before I moved, there was monthly drug dog run-thrus of the whole highschool and parking lot.

6 years 5 weeks ago, 6:05 PM

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here where I lived it is a rural area and we all kept our hunting rifles in our trucks during season. There were many of us that carried buck knifes on our belts and it was not a big deal. Fighting might not have been aload but when all was said and done everyone just left it at that. Things sure have gotten bad in our great country.

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6 years 5 weeks ago, 6:11 PM

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I graduated in 1974

I never saw any guns at school but every boy (and some girls) had a pocket knife. We used to trade knives daily. One day in the 5th grade I traded a Bar X(about the cheapest knife you could buy) and a nickel for a Case xxx with pearl handles. My dad realizing the value of the knife took it away from me and then gave it back to me when I graduated. I still have the knife today and it is valued over $200.

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6 years 5 weeks ago, 6:17 PM

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Sweet trade WD4JIM

I bet the other kids dad skinned him for being such a dumb ass.

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6 years 5 weeks ago, 6:20 PM

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Keep that knife! I have a Case Trapper with the yellow celluloid scales, with chrome vanadium (carbon steel) blades that I bought with hay hauling money back in 1956. The blades are still great; easy to sharpen to shaving sharp. The original scales had just gone to hell, crumbling and falling off, so about 3 years ago I sent it back to Case and they put some new ones on. I love the knife.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
6 years 5 weeks ago, 6:39 PM

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My Dad

My Dad was always partial to Case knifes. When he passed away last year I got several of his knifes. Some of them had been used and sharpened so much the blades could be used as tooth picks. I knew that with Case's warranty I could get the blades replaced free but then they wouldn't be Dads so I just put them in a box.

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6 years 5 weeks ago, 6:49 PM

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I have some of my dad's knives in the same condition. I don't know the brand on most of them because they're so worn. Most of them date from the early 20th Century. When I got them, I just oiled them and put them up.
I have an old Remington knife that was my grandpa's. Has a 5" blade, really good steel, and gets super sharp. There's not enough money to buy it from me.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
6 years 5 weeks ago, 10:06 PM

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We had a rifle range in the basement for the
ROTC rifle team.
We had visitors frequently from Fort Hood bring
us weapons to shoot.
I got my M1 thumb at 14 years old in HS ROTC.
Ya just don't forget that

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6 years 5 weeks ago, 10:37 PM

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M1 thumbs..

I had forgotten that.. when we did boot camp at great lakes we had old M1's that we lived with, these were non firing, but you had to have them with you all the time.. Any of you guys remember the Manuel of arms, Sheeesh i can't even remember the number, 97 keeps going thru my mind, but that can't be right..sounds way high.. Don't think we did anything with the ones we carried around (like cleaning, striping, etc) but exercise with them..

Got my "thumb" up there.. We were all warned about it, but sure enough..

Graduated in 66, and remember taking my little Stevens single shot 22 to grade school for show and tell.. I was far from the first in the class to get one.. Can't remember the teacher asking to check for ammo, or checking the piece, but sure they must have..

I just remembered we burried a time capsule in the school yard. Wow that would have been 50 years ago.. Wonder if i should check, i bet it's been forgoten about..Small school, might not even be there anymore..

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6 years 5 weeks ago, 10:44 PM

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hey greg wasn't it fun

We drilled with the M1.
Field stripped it and cleaned every Friday
We had 03s for the drill team
They were sharp.

I visited the school about 5 years ago.
All the rifles are gone
They don't drill on the football field anymore

Hell why have ROTC then.
We even had summer camp at Mineral Wells,Tx
It was a mini boot camp

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6 years 5 weeks ago, 10:50 PM

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Hey Greg, how's it going?

6 years 5 weeks ago, 11:07 PM

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evening Guys..

Going good Brad..sorta quiet around the area.. I should have gone out to the range, but just lazy... Dubya, i don't think we ever cleaned, striped, or fired those babys.. they were just old beat up hunks of heavy iron.. (Man wouldn't we all love to have one today, course Brad does, but what we hauled around was more an excersise tool.. Remember the piece on the finger tip extended arm drill.. Man you did NOT want to be the first to drop that thing..I don't even remember if the action opened on them.. Remember they had the number stamped on the stock, and i got REAL used to hauling it around, which of course was the point..

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6 years 5 weeks ago, 11:15 PM

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except the firing pin was removed.

I saw an add on the out door channel last
Wed about an M1 delivered to your door
for $500.00 if you were a member of a certified
shooting club.

That has me wondering if the WW11 rifles
are being brought back to the US

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6 years 5 weeks ago, 11:19 PM

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Greg, I have a M1A1, but not a Garand. Not sure which you are talking about using. I would love to have an old Garand. Always wanted one. Maybe someday I'll find one. I shot a competition last night and won. Only about 20 people shooting though. Did some reloading today and that's about it.

6 years 5 weeks ago, 11:40 PM

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catfish You lucky dog

I want an M1A1 for my dad
He had one in Europe and
has always loved them

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6 years 5 weeks ago, 11:45 PM

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Thanks Charles. I really like it. I got real lucky and just happened up on one by accident one day.

6 years 5 weeks ago, 11:53 PM

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Then wanted to finnish that comment to vaq.. yep Brad i know your Springfield is a MIAI, been meaning to ask, is that a NM or what.. Dubya.. i think it is part of the CMP thing.. see the same adds in SGN and NRA mags, but didn't remember the price being that cheap..

I wish the Korea deal for thier old MI 30 carbines would go thru.. i had one a long time ago.. Universal mfg and loved it...

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6 years 5 weeks ago, 11:01 PM

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Neat thing is the 308, as opposed to the 30.06, like everybody im recoil concious, and that big 06 in MIGrands, and 03's makes you flinch unless your more than an average rifle shooter, which im not..

Wanted to get an 03 for my bub as well.. saw the coolest piece in a mag the other day.. it was a tankers model 03 cut down to carbine, length, typical bolt 03 but it had a large cap magazine like a M14... Very cool piece... they didn't make many of them i guess, almost in the experimental catagroy, but they were issued...

My favorite would be to find a Johnson ..these were the rotary mag MI's that Marines and some para groups had.. removable bbl.. and guess the troops loved them.. Way expensine now..

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