David Melson

Picturing the Past 198: "Typical" '63 school day

Posted Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at 2:51 PM
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  • I can remember sitting on a tack or two so I would bet that I passed it along, but I "can't recall".

    Facebook and Twitter have changed things but the biggest concern of mine is the change in social mores. As you might guess I do not think these changes are for the better.

    I graduated in '67 so these pictures bring me back to my Freshman year, but not in Central. Still, they would be pretty typical of a daily scenes.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Feb 19, 2014, at 10:53 AM
  • David,

    I disagree with your assessment that we have greater freedom of expression today. Certain words have been banned from our language. If you speak the truth about homosexuality then you are labeled as a bully. If you speak the truth about islam then you are labeled as a hate filled racist.In the latter case you could also be prosecuted for hate speech.

    -- Posted by Gauss on Thu, Feb 20, 2014, at 11:38 AM
  • Hey Gauss, you are right.We have less freedom of expression today. I am surprised you did not get your post deleted for using the Homo word. What ever you do, do not use the millenium aged Q**** word on here. That will get you deleted.

    -- Posted by Blessed Assurance on Thu, Feb 20, 2014, at 5:33 PM
  • Expression is still free,but the content and intent have a much higher cost these days.

    -- Posted by mdstover on Thu, Feb 20, 2014, at 10:20 PM
  • Therefore the freedom is less today.

    -- Posted by Blessed Assurance on Fri, Feb 21, 2014, at 7:58 AM
  • I don't know what freedom of expression you think you have lost. You are perfectly free to create your own website, and spew all the great "truths" that you wish. The government will not stop you. No one will stop you. This website belongs to the Times-Gazette, and I do not see any reason they should be obligated to let you use it to post things that are offensive to decent people in polite society.

    I pray that one day the teachings of Jesus will find their way into your heart. There is great peace and freedom in letting go of the hate, and feeling love for your fellow mam.

    -- Posted by lazarus on Fri, Feb 21, 2014, at 10:47 PM
  • I pray that one day you lazarus will be able to understand the teachings of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

    A little study of the words "hate" and "love" would be a good starting point for you to begin with if you ever truly seek understanding.

    -- Posted by Blessed Assurance on Sat, Feb 22, 2014, at 7:05 AM
  • Also you may like to continue your journey to understanding by learning how our Lord dealt with your "decent people in polite society" in Sodom. Quite an interesting path to understanding.

    -- Posted by Blessed Assurance on Sat, Feb 22, 2014, at 7:15 AM
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