When The US Was Not So Damn PC And Soft

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    My friend sent me this email. It sure tells it like it was when I was a kid


    My Mom used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread mayo on the same cutting board with the same knife and no bleach, but we didn't seem to get food poisoning.

    My Mom used to defrost hamburger on the counter AND I used to eat it raw sometimes, too. Our school sandwiches were wrapped in wax paper in a brown paper bag, not in ice pack coolers, but I can't remember getting e.coli.

    Almost all of us would have rather gone swimming in the lake instead of a pristine pool (talk about boring), no beach closures then.

    The term cell phone would have conjured up a phone in a jail cell, and a pager was the school PA system.

    We all took gym, not PE...and risked permanent injury with a pair of high top Ked's (only worn in gym) instead of having cross-training athletic shoes with air cushion soles and built in light reflectors. I can't recall any injuries but they must have happened because they tell us how much safer we are now.

    Flunking gym was not an option...even for stupid kids! I guess PE must be much harder than gym.

    Speaking of school, we all said prayers and sang the national anthem, and staying in detention after school caught all sorts of negative attention.

    We must have had horribly damaged psyches. What an archaic health system we had then. Remember school nurses? Ours wore a hat and everything.

    I thought that I was supposed to accomplish something before I was allowed to be proud of myself.

    I just can't recall how bored we were without computers, Play Station, Nintendo, X-box or 270 digital TV cable stations.

    Oh yeah..! ! . and where was the Benadryl and sterilization kit when I got that bee sting? I could have been killed!

    We played 'king of the hill' on piles of gravel left on vacant construction sites, and when we got hurt, Mom pulled out the 48-cent bottle of Mercurochrome (kids liked it better because it didn't sting like iodine did) and then we got our butt spanked.

    Now it's a trip to the emergency room, followed by a 10-day dose of a $49 bottle of antibiotics, and then Mom calls the attorney to sue the contractor for leaving a horribly vicious pile of gravel where it was such a threat.

    We didn't act up at the neighbor's house either because if we did, we got our butt spanked there and then we got butt spanked again when we got home.

    I recall the kid from next door coming over and doing his tricks on the front stoop, just before he fell off. Little did his Mom know that she could have owned our house. Instead, she picked him up and swatted him for being such a goof. It was a neighborhood run amuck.

    To top it off, not a single person I knew had ever been told that they were from a dysfunctional family. How could we possibly have known that?

    We needed to get into group therapy and anger management classes? We were obviously so duped by so many societal ills, that we didn't even notice that the entire country wasn't taking Prozac! How did we ever survive?
     
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    I honestly think the US got too damn crowded. We began having to make so many exceptions for each other that they became the norm. I remember the "good old times" being just like your post and its too bad it's gone. Oh well---nothing lasts forever.
     
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    Also, the nation is turning into a bunch of PC Michael Kinisley's. That is the most distressing thing. Between the teachers, lawyers, shrinks, and pinhead parents kids are being allowed to be kids or they are spoiled rotten
     
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    That was how things were back then...Dam good reading, and some great memories came up for me as well reading your friends e-mail.

    I remeber a few years back...I was watching World At War with my dad...Remember those old WWII Documentaries they'd play on Channel 2?

    Anyways...These were young men on the battle front...I told my dad they don't look like kids...18-19-20-21-22..etc...I said they look like men...He said they were men back in those days...

    Is it us?..Is it the world itself that is going down the crapper?

    Those were the good old days....Good reading.
     
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    Your father was so right. The same goes for most of the men and women we have now defending America

    What those young men and women did in WWII was really incredible
     
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    The good ole days....back when common sense ruled the day....not bleeding heart liberals and money grubbing lawyers...
     
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    Or the liberal Food Police or damn anti smoking Nazi's

    Libs sure have fucked up the world in the last 30 years
     
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    They sure have.

    I went to school in the 50s and 60s (in Oregon) and although I recall pledging allegiance to the flag every morning, we never prayed in class, not that anyone would have complained if we did. Maybe that was a Bible Belt kind of thing?

    Nowadays it only takes one person to get indignant and complain, and the school changes all its policies. If one kid has a peanut allergy, they don't make him eat in a separate room. They ban peanuts from the entire school. Fabulous!
     
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    Since you talked about your school days, here is something I posted in the education section. It fits as a response to your post


    the evolution in teaching math since the 1950s......



    Teaching Math In 1950

    A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His
    cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his
    profit?



    Teaching Math In 1960

    A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His
    cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What
    is his profit?



    Teaching Math In 1970

    A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His
    cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit?


    Teaching Math In 1980

    A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His
    cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20 Your
    assignment: Underline the number 20.


    Teaching Math In 1990

    A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is
    selfish and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the
    habitat of animals or the preservation of our
    woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit of
    $20. What do you think of this way of making a living?
    Topic for class participation after answering the
    question: How did the birds and squirrels feel as the
    logger cut down their homes? (There are no wrong
    answers.)


    Teaching Math In 2006

    Un ranchero vende una carretera de maderapara $100. El
    cuesto de la produccion era $80. Cuantos tortillas se
    puede comprar?
     
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