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Minnesota Legislature takes up anti-bullying proposal
pioneer press ^ | 3-1-13 | megan boldt

Posted on 03/12/2013 6:11:01 AM PDT by TurboZamboni

The now 20-year-old told state lawmakers her story on Thursday, Feb. 28, urging them to support a bill that would strengthen Minnesota's anti-bullying law. The law, at just 37 words, is one of the shortest anti-bullying laws in the nation and only requires school districts to enact their own local bullying prevention policies.

The bill's backers include educators, pediatricians, gay rights activists and advocates for the disabled.

"I think it would send a message to students and help them feel like they're important and cared about," Schuette said. "And it gives teachers and parents the tools and resources to effectively handle the situations."

(Excerpt) Read more at twincities.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: bullying; homosexualagenda; public; schools
"It would send the message to students in protected groups that they have an absolute right not to have their feelings hurt or their views challenged," Kersten said.

she sums it all up in one sentence.

1 posted on 03/12/2013 6:11:01 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

I had more than a couple of bullies mess with me in grade school. I was small at the time but in high school that would change.

I took them all on after school. I didn’t win every fight but ever fight was the last one I had with each of them.

There was one bully on our street that stole my bike once and came by with it laughing at me. I broke his nose.

I never met a bully that would go more than one round once they knew you would fight back and keep fighting back. They are all cowards because that is part of what being a bully is.


2 posted on 03/12/2013 6:17:27 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: TurboZamboni

Experience tells us that there is just one sure-fire way to stop a bully.

Punch the maggot in the mouth.

Works every time that it’s tried.


3 posted on 03/12/2013 6:18:02 AM PDT by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: TurboZamboni
A slightly different take on the same story:

Homosexual activists in Minnesota move to ban unsupportive speech in schools

4 posted on 03/12/2013 6:24:51 AM PDT by upchuck (Waiting, hoping, begging for the straw. Time to bring pent up frustration to fruition.)
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To: TurboZamboni
that they have an absolute right not to have their feelings hurt

You the right to pursue happiness. Period. Your precious feeeeeeeeeeeeeelings be damned.

5 posted on 03/12/2013 6:25:27 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: TurboZamboni

Interesting exercise to try to eliminate bullying through legislation. Not all evolutionary human behavior is nice or socially acceptable to modern sensibilities. “Bullying” is simply a manifestation by which the weak or the aberrant were cast out of clans, tribes or groups to enhance the body. Unfortunately “tolerance” is not hard wired into human behavior.


6 posted on 03/12/2013 6:32:16 AM PDT by allendale
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To: TurboZamboni

“It would send the message to students in protected groups that they have an absolute right not to have their feelings hurt or their views challenged,” Kersten said.

PROTECTED Groups? feelings hurt? views challenged?
Young lady you have no chance at a successful life if you believe the statement you made......
All children should be protected period.
If you do not learn how to deal with having your feelings hurt as a child you will never survive adulthood.
If your views are never challenged you can never learn..


7 posted on 03/12/2013 6:33:23 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: TurboZamboni
bill's backers include educators, pediatricians, gay rights activists and advocates for the disabled.

The wolf in sheep's clothing. None of these so-called anti bullying bills have anything to do with what we think of as bullying. They are all about criminalizing anti-gay speech and religious opposition under the guise of bullying..

8 posted on 03/12/2013 6:35:05 AM PDT by apillar
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To: TurboZamboni

“The law, at just 37 words, is one of the shortest anti-bullying laws in the nation and only requires school districts to enact their own local bullying prevention policies. “

A law that allows others to make their own “laws”. Dangerous policy.


9 posted on 03/12/2013 6:35:09 AM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Puppage

Sticks and stones. Remember that? If someone hurt your feelings you could always beat the snot out of them with sticks and stones. PURSUE happiness. No guarantee of attaining it. What don’t these clowns get? Oops. I forgot. EVERYBODY gets a trophy regardless of how worthless they are. That sure teaches kids a lot huh. That you NEVER lose and are ALWAYS a winner. Too bad life ain’t like that. Never learning to deal with losing or losses is a sure way for the SHTF scenario to rear it’s ugly head. Try harder? Why? I’m gonna get the same result right? No, sometimes when you try harder someone might actually take notice and you might attain a little something extra. Thank you doctor spock. What next? Legislate “hate” out existence? Typical left wing extremist demokkkrat scumbag thought process. Gotta go get in touch with my feelings now.


10 posted on 03/12/2013 6:36:29 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: TurboZamboni

I was bullied a couple of times in school, up to middle school, but only ONE TIME by each person..............
My fathers lesson was the only way to stop being bullied was to stand up for yourself. That did not mean running to a teacher........ It worked and has served me well through life.


11 posted on 03/12/2013 6:36:50 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: TurboZamboni

Will this apply to bullying by Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Janet Napolitano, Mayor Bloomberg, NY Gov. Cuomo, Teachers Unions, teachers who bully little boys for making the letter “L” out of a Pop-Tart, and all the democrats who want to dictate our every move?


12 posted on 03/12/2013 6:40:51 AM PDT by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: allendale
Well put. Bullying cannot successfully be addressed in this manner, and SHOULD NOT be addressed in any way. EVERY child, in EVERY culture, is subject to this test, this rite of passage. Either you figure out a way to stand up for yourself and be able to remove a target from your back... or you'll forever be a victim (which, despite's the Left's glorifications, is NOT a good thing!).

Yes, some extreme examples exist, but in general, every kid get razzed for being too tall/short, fat/skinny, pretty/ugly, rich/poor, smart/dumb, for walking funny, talking funny, looking different in ANY way, having weird/crappy parents, wearing the wrong shoes, wearing the wrong colors, being overly attached to (ANYTHING), overreacting to (ANYTHING), etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc. Kids SEEK OUT something to address you about, and see what kind of reaction it gets. We do this as INFANTS with our parents. We engage the world around us and see how it reacts. If it reacts in a way that interests us, we do it again... and again and again and again and again, until it no longer interests us.

The rite of passage, the test, the puzzle is to figure out how to make it stop if we do not like it... how to make it less interesting or beneficial to the aggressor. The number of solutions are as varied as the number of bullies and the umbers of things to be harassed about. One can ignore it in a way that shows it doesn't bother you at all (folding arms and meekly pouting is NOT the proper ignoring technique). One can side with the bully, and adopt the insults as badges of honor (thus taking away his fun.. yeah, I'm the fattest kid in school watch how my tummy jiggles! Woo-hoo! Get others to laugh, and gain popularity and status form it. Bully schooled, and moves on to the next target). One can go to the physical reactions. too, when needed. (I had a taller kid spit in my hair in line at lunch. I did nothing, as the new, shy, scared kid in a Texas school. It got worse, fast. By the end of the week, it took beating him with a chair and a week's suspension to gain the necessary status to ward away other potential future bullies. HUGE mistake to not react the very first time.)

The point is that this is human (AND animal!) nature, and legislating it away will never work, and will continue to work counter to our instincts. It can only have bad unintended consequences.

13 posted on 03/12/2013 6:45:25 AM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: rktman
EVERYBODY gets a trophy regardless of how worthless they are. That sure teaches kids a lot huh. That you NEVER lose and are ALWAYS a winner.

Absolutely correct.

How are kids supposed to get better & excel if they're never allowed to fail?

14 posted on 03/12/2013 6:46:48 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: TurboZamboni
“It would send the message to students... that they have an absolute right not to have... their views challenged,” Kersten said.

WTH?!?!?

So much for Science! Guess we can toss out the Thesis/Synthesis/Hypothesis method... as well as the defending of the Doctoral Thesis... as well as peer testing and peer review...

Morons.

15 posted on 03/12/2013 6:49:52 AM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: isthisnickcool

I had one kid who would punch me every time he saw me when we passed in the hallway.

One day when my group of kids was walking home from school he walked alongside me and taunted me and wouldn’t stop. I was a school patrol, which he evidently didn’t factor into his planning.

After I two-handed him with my metal flagpole across his rib cage, he quit bothering me. I also did it in front of my house so his feeble attempt at retaliation could be seen by my parents.

In short, the bullying stopped.


16 posted on 03/12/2013 6:55:51 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: TurboZamboni

Does this mean conservatives will no longer be bullied for not being pc?


17 posted on 03/12/2013 6:57:13 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: TurboZamboni
to students in protected groups

By what authority does government or anyone else create 'protected groups'?

I sincerely hope that SOMEDAY, people start seeing through the 'let's make everybody equal by creating inequality' charade!

18 posted on 03/12/2013 6:57:51 AM PDT by MamaTexan (To follow Original Constitutional Intent, one MUST acknowledge the Right of Secession)
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To: Teacher317

Very true. Adolescence is a very difficult time for everyone. Differences in physical appearance, intelligence, abilities and personalities in individuals become very apparent. Yet it becomes incumbent for that individual to function within a social setting to achieve happiness or even survive. The trials an adolescent must go through to achieve understanding, status and a modicum of inner peace are well documented throughout human history. The process is not only important but probably hard wired into human behavior. Dealing at a personal level with “bullies”, bad luck, success, poor outcomes, bad weather, etc is all part of life and you simply can’t or shouldn’t try to legislate against the necessary crucible all must endure.


19 posted on 03/12/2013 7:11:17 AM PDT by allendale
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To: TurboZamboni

Does this mean that Obama, Schumer, Feinstein, McCain and the other political bullies will have to be on their guard? What will the penalties be for political bullying?


20 posted on 03/12/2013 7:23:16 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More
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To: TurboZamboni
The Gaystopo would use this law to “ bully” every bit of opposition to their sodomization of America agenda.
21 posted on 03/12/2013 8:05:30 AM PDT by MCF
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To: allendale

Bullying works in the animal kingdom. Homos are quick to point out that there are homo penguins and giraffes.

Young lions are chased away from the pack until they are strong enough to challenge the alpha male.


22 posted on 03/12/2013 8:07:04 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Nope, “bullying” just means anything less than full acceptance and celebration of homosexuality.


23 posted on 03/12/2013 8:08:26 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: USMCPOP

Those in charge make the rules. That would be the teacher’s unions in this case.


24 posted on 03/12/2013 8:22:12 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

In other words, this is a PRO-bullyuing law. And we all know who the new bullies are.


25 posted on 03/12/2013 9:20:34 AM PDT by Romulus
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To: MrB

You are correct. Bullying means not accepting the homosexual agenda.


26 posted on 03/12/2013 12:25:28 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Teacher317

Ignorance will become a civil right?


27 posted on 03/12/2013 12:28:17 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: allendale

“Very true. Adolescence is a very difficult time for everyone. Differences in physical appearance, intelligence, abilities and personalities in individuals become very apparent. Yet it becomes incumbent for that individual to function within a social setting to achieve happiness or even survive. The trials an adolescent must go through to achieve understanding, status and a modicum of inner peace are well documented throughout human history. The process is not only important but probably hard wired into human behavior. Dealing at a personal level with “bullies”, bad luck, success, poor outcomes, bad weather, etc is all part of life and you simply can’t or shouldn’t try to legislate against the necessary crucible all must endure.”

Then there’s that dickhead on the road coming out of the Holland Tunnel who just won’t yield to let you exit, in the dark when it’s raining. Stomp it, whip in and see the headlights of a car spinning end-for-end behind you in the dark is a wonderful thing.


28 posted on 03/12/2013 1:46:33 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
I was bullied a couple of times in school, up to middle school, but only ONE TIME by each person.

In the first grade, I knocked a kids teeth out (baby teeth) who was stealing my lunch. I guess the reputation stuck with me throughout my school career because I had very few problems.

29 posted on 03/12/2013 3:51:45 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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