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22 Degree Halo
11th Aug 2010, 16:39
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 Headmaster. 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.


20010 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care and joins a gang. Goverment psychologist tells Billy's sister 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 antís 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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We really are a limp-wristed bunch, aren't we?!!

Any other scenarios?:}

Checkboard
11th Aug 2010, 16:50
I thought you were talking about Sonoran Hot Dogs!

http://img4.sunset.com/i/2009/02/NE-sonoran-hotdog-0209/new-essentials-sonoran-hotdog-m.jpg?300:300

rgbrock1
11th Aug 2010, 17:06
22:

Yes, we are indeed a limp-wristed society. And it doesn't just exist on your side of the Atlantic as it's alive and well here too.

Any other scenarios? Here's one.

Woman spills hot coffee all over herself at McDonalds.

1970: Woman wipes up coffee with a napkin, finishes eating and leaves.

2010: Woman screams bloody murder and then sues McDonalds for not informing its patrons that the hot coffee they sell is actually hot.
Woman wins $23 million in punitive awards.

Pilocol
11th Aug 2010, 21:14
1970 I have a good laugh about all this.
2010 I will sue your arses so far that you have to leave on food stamps for the rest of your life and will see a computer only on the store's windows ...
:}

jimtherev
11th Aug 2010, 22:45
1970 Charity leases redundant church hall, fundraises, builds two dormitories / kitchen for homeless people.
50 fewer homeless people on streets

2010 (well, 2002, ectually) elfnbloodysafety visits, finds that facilities are not ensuite for each visitor, fire extinguisher misplaced by 100mm, two no-smoking signs are upside down. Dormitories closed.
50 more homeless people on streets.

radeng
11th Aug 2010, 23:58
1970. 'elfand safety' guy has many years experience and applies common sense

Desirable scenario 2010. Any 'elfandsafety' person HAS to have an applicable engineering honours degree, at Bachelor level and also an MSc or MEng, followed by 5 years industrial experience in a junior position, AND then a CEng and full membership of the applicable H & S institution. Then they can only make decisions in the field of their expertise, viz., that following from their degree.

I could see a lot of pi***d off little upstarts in Councils and the like!

superspotter
12th Aug 2010, 08:38
1970. Little Johnny gets into difficulties in the local reservoir. Policeman thinks nothing of his own safety and jumps in to save the little blighter and does not expect a pat on the back later as he was just doing his job. He also wouldnt expect to be splashed (sorry) across the newspapers telling the world of his daring exploit and how he now suffers from PTSD and claiming untold millions in compensation from his employers, or from the council because the reservoir was full of water.

2010. Little Johnny gets into difficulties in the local reservoir. "Special" constables stand by and let little johhny drown because they have not attended a six week course in how to jump into water.

Richo77
13th Aug 2010, 01:09
Except for the fact that the Mcdonalds hot coffee incident was 16 years ago in '94.

Gets payout for being a clumsy bitch. (less than a million btw).

Thats not a time-warp factor thats just the litigious nature of the USA.

pigboat
13th Aug 2010, 03:04
Yeah Rich, she was also in her 80's or thereabouts, and part of the award was for the loss of enjoyment of her 80 year old cooze. :ooh: