reply to post by On the Edge
"HIGH SCHOOL -- 1955 vs. 2010"
Scenario 1: Jane, 13 years old, caucasian, blond actually, is going to school in your bicycle, getting down the road, when she falls on the ground,
hurting her legs, maybe a pulse fracture. James, 30 years old, afro-descendant, shows up on the road, gets to help Jane girl. He bends, check the
injuries, she screams in pain. Carl, Bob and Steve, 20, 25, 28 appear in a truck to see what is going on.
1955: They stop, get off the truck with baseball sticks, cussing and screaming to James to stay away from the girl, they beat James in the head, body,
James got knocked out and wakes up hung on a tree, by the arms, but it's his lucky day, because he was not hanged, shot or burned.
2010: They stop, offer a ride to take Jane to the hospital, they got tankful to James and offer him a ride to his work.
Scenario 2: Tim is climbing some mountains by himself, nobody is with him, then suddenly he slides drifting along the cliff, falling into a crack and
getting stocked between 2 rocks. Nobody knows the exact place where he was climbing.
1955: He got some injuries, a knife, some minimal food and water. He got 3 alternatives: Scream to help, cheer to be found before food and water got
finished or kill himself with the knife.
2010: He checks his Suunto wrist watch with altimeter, barometer and a compass. He see the coordinates and height and he gets his cellphone, that has
no signal but he sends several messages and emails to everyone in his agenda. Two hours later, Tim is safety in home.
Scenario 3: Tina Chang, 18 years old, smart and cute girl, she has cancer in bone marrow, leukemia, actually. She was admitted to the hospital and
needs an urgent transplant.
1955: The oncologist staff can do sh*t 'cos the first bone marrow transplant was made in 1959, and even if they were in 1959, Tina Chang probably
would be managed with morphine 'til she die 'cos she's Asian and the chances of the hospital oncologists strive to find a donor in the local Asian
community, would be one in a million.
2010: Tina is admitted and registered in the database of donors, which is part of a national computerized network, capable of facilitating
transplantation in up to 70%. The chief surgeon who is following her case, is Korean. Welcome to 2010.
Who posted this thread can't be serious... Can be???
[edit on 13-2-2010 by ucalien]