Remember the good old days.....

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Remember the good old days.....

Postby Wedgy » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:50 pm

SCHOOL -- 1970 vs. 2010

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

1970 - Crowd gathers. Johnny wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up best mates for life.

2010 - Police called, arrests Johnny and Mark.. Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Mark started it. Both children go to anger management programs for 3 months. School board hold meeting to impliment bullying prevention programs

Scenario:Robbie won't Keep still in class, disrupts other students.

1970 - Robbie sent to office and given 6 of the best by the Headmasterl. Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.

2010 - Robbie given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested for ADD. Robbie's parents get fortnightly disability payments and School gets extra funding from state because Robbie has a disability.

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

1970 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman.

2010 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care and joins a gang. Billy's sister tells Goverment psychologist that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison.

Scenario :Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.

1970 - Mark gets glass of water from Teacher to take aspirin with.

2010 - Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug violations. Car searched for drugs and weapons.


Scenario :Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from Guy Fawkes, puts them in a model airfix paint bottle, blows up an ant’s nest.

1970 - Ants die.

2010- Police, Armed Forces, & Anti-terrorism Squad called. Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, MI5 investigate 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 break and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary . Mary hugs him to comfort him.

1970 - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.

2010 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.
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Re: Remember the good old days.....

Postby Aceyone » Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:47 pm

:ymapplause: Although I don't know whether to laugh or cry !
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Re: Remember the good old days.....

Postby Jigsaw » Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:04 pm

Exactly the same thoughts as Acey. It is funny in a ridiculously annoying way.
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Re: Remember the good old days.....

Postby Thumper » Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:38 pm

Ditto to the above! It's horrifyingly true! :|
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Re: Remember the good old days.....

Postby Mayfly » Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:30 pm

I hate the Nanny State with a passion ~x( X( ~x( X(

judging by todays standards I suspect we were all bullies in our school days - and as for kids not allowing to lose at sport etc I could scream X(

One for the irritations thread I think!!!
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Re: Remember the good old days.....

Postby Aceyone » Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:35 pm

Mayfly wrote:I hate the Nanny State with a passion ~x( X( ~x( X(

judging by todays standards I suspect we were all bullies in our school days - and as for kids not allowing to lose at sport etc I could scream X(

One for the irritations thread I think!!!


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Re: Remember the good old days.....

Postby Xplumberlives » Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:52 pm

C'est la vie! :(

~x( The continuation of Mr Bliars Nanny State! ~x(
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Re: Remember the good old days.....

Postby Thumper » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:03 pm

I remember being congratulated by a dinner lady at school because I punched a girl in the face who tried dragging me round the playground by my hair.

In these days thats assault and the dinner lady would have been strung up ~x(

Pathetic, it's the only word I can ever find to associate with it!
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Re: Remember the good old days.....

Postby Olicat » Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:25 pm

Stupid.
I was reading through the IAT Greenham common 1981 brochure and i found a section on food & Drink prices:
Can of drink 1981: 35P Can of drink 2011:(at least) 70P
thats 2X the amount you would've paid ~x(
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Re: Remember the good old days.....

Postby RLN » Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:57 pm

Olicat wrote:Stupid.
I was reading through the RIAT Greenham common 1981 brochure and i found a section on food & Drink prices:
Can of drink 1981: 35P Can of drink 2011:(at least) 70P
thats 2X the amount you would've paid ~x(


TBH Oli, the price today in real terms is probably a lot cheaper than it was in 1981.
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Re: Remember the good old days.....

Postby Olicat » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:20 pm

Why is that?
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Re: Remember the good old days.....

Postby Aceyone » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:29 pm

RLNs right,some things are relatively cheaper now,especially in the techy departments,my first VHS recorder back in 1983 cost £440 ,about 3 weeks wages ,I have a Biggin Hill airshow program from 1957 ( I think ) and an ad fora 14 inch black and white Ferguson tv was 57 guineas which was probably about 7 weeks average wage.
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Re: Remember the good old days.....

Postby Thumper » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:06 pm

What's also changed since 1981 is that in 1981... well in 1983 when I was first starting to go to airshows the tradition was to take a picnic. I took a picnic to RIAT, Duxford and every other airshow I have been too in recent years. There is a choice of not purchasing the overpriced food and drink ya know ;)

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Re: Remember the good old days.....

Postby Cluny » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:07 pm

Olicat wrote:Stupid.
I was reading through the RIAT Greenham common 1981 brochure and i found a section on food & Drink prices:
Can of drink 1981: 35P Can of drink 2011:(at least) 70P
thats 2X the amount you would've paid ~x(

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Re: Remember the good old days.....

Postby Olicat » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:36 pm

Edited :P
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