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Bullied bus monitor receives more than $200G in online donations
FoxNews.com ^ | 6-20-2012 | foxnews

Posted on 06/21/2012 9:45:43 AM PDT by servo1969

A New York bus monitor who was berated and bullied by a group of middle school students has received more than $200,000 in online donations.

Karen Klein, 68, is seen in a 10-minute viral video attempting to ignore the verbal attacks by students on a bus operated by the Greece Central School District, near Rochester, N.Y. Children on the bus hurl repeated insults and threats at the grandmother, calling her fat and at one point suggesting that her children commit suicide.

But donations have since poured in for the grandmother in hopes that she’ll take a “vacation of a lifetime,” according to fundraising site indiegogo.com. As of midday Thursday, a total of $201,925 had been received for Klein and the video had been viewed on YouTube more than 1.6 million times.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bully; bus; monitor; woman
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1 posted on 06/21/2012 9:45:51 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Seem to me that it was one mean filthy-mouth little girl instigating the whole thing.


2 posted on 06/21/2012 9:48:35 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: servo1969
The campaign will continue through July 31 and it's unclear whether she'll have to pay taxes on the amount.

Gotta love that!

3 posted on 06/21/2012 9:50:43 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Spinach at every meal.)
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To: servo1969
It's been about a day and a half since this story broke.

Why has there not yet been some opportunistic douchebag politician holding a press conference to introduce legislation to put an end to elderly abuse?

This woman deserves to retire with pina coladas.

4 posted on 06/21/2012 9:51:04 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: servo1969

“vacation of a lifetime,”
I hope she gets enough donations to retire from that garbage heap of future humanity that rides that bus. I hope those kids are severly diciplined, humiliated and frightened that they will never say anything ugly to anyone ever again (even if they think it).


5 posted on 06/21/2012 9:51:10 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: servo1969

I volunteer to be bullied for 200G’s. We certainly have become a soft country. I saw a bit of the episode on Fox News this morning. First they say she is hard of hearing so I am unsure if she even heard anything. Secondly hopefully she will not do this job anymore as she is not equiped. Glad she is making some dough from a situation that caused her drama.


6 posted on 06/21/2012 9:51:16 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: servo1969

I used to drive bus for Minneapolis back in the mid-90’s.

Would have liked some combat pay for that TDY assignment.

Make the little brats walk to school.


7 posted on 06/21/2012 9:51:16 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: servo1969

Seems like the bullying happened more that once.....if this is her, that is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQsgVV8AjRo&feature=related


8 posted on 06/21/2012 9:51:50 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Wings cannot be redistributed, they can only be broken. ~ Oleg Atbashian (People's Cube))
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To: dead

Why has there not yet been some opportunistic douchebag politician holding a press conference to introduce legislation to put an end to elderly abuse?

You big government lovers are the ruination of our country. This does NOT deserve the attention of the government. I can’t believe how liberal you sound.


9 posted on 06/21/2012 9:52:49 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: TexasCajun

“Seem to me that it was one mean filthy-mouth little girl instigating the whole thing”

I bet the girl who shot the video to show how screwed up those kids are will be the one to get in trouble and be disciplined by the school while the others walk.


10 posted on 06/21/2012 9:53:20 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: TexasCajun

Watch the kids calling her fat sue for royalties from their presence on the video.


11 posted on 06/21/2012 9:53:41 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: servo1969

Come to think of it, I was bullied enough in my younger years as a pencil-necked geek. Where’s my big payout?


12 posted on 06/21/2012 9:54:07 AM PDT by lesko
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To: napscoordinator

You do realize that the ability to recognize sarcasm is inversely related to IQ?


13 posted on 06/21/2012 9:55:28 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: napscoordinator

Wow! That was a stunning response. I expected better reading comprehension on this site.


14 posted on 06/21/2012 9:58:45 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: servo1969

Looks like ‘Anonymous’ has been busy:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=0a7_1340259368


15 posted on 06/21/2012 9:59:06 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Wings cannot be redistributed, they can only be broken. ~ Oleg Atbashian (People's Cube))
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To: Bitsy

There has always been dirty talk among school kids, but in the past, the worst of it was kept quiet before adults because they would get “the principal’s office” otherwise. They sure would not dare blurt such things out to a school bus driver.

Unless that mean little girl was suffering from an unanticipated bout of Tourette’s, had been bitten by a zombie with rabies, or something equally beyond her control, she... well in the old days that’s the sort of thing a paddle was kept in the principal’s desk for. Today if you look at the kid crosswise they scream at YOU not the kid. At the least she ought to be forced to a reform school. Telling the bus driver her kids should kill themselves. There’s no reason the rest of the kids should suffer her bad company.


16 posted on 06/21/2012 9:59:47 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: dead

Normally sarcasm sounds kinda like that. I saw dooshbag congressman...I knew you were kidding. I am surprised that you didn’t find mine sorta “out there”.


17 posted on 06/21/2012 10:00:42 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: servo1969

Individual cash gifts, less than $13,500/year are NOT TAXABLE!!


18 posted on 06/21/2012 10:01:07 AM PDT by G Larry (There's no hope of a safe landing when you hire a suicidal pilot!)
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To: Bitsy

You wrote: “I hope those kids are severly diciplined, humiliated and frightened...”
Unlikely they have ever, or ever will be, treated like this. Until polite society returns to the USA, this (or worse) will continue to be normal for feral inner city children.


19 posted on 06/21/2012 10:03:39 AM PDT by STYRO (Do not accept unconstitutional government as legitimate government.)
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To: napscoordinator

The double-reverse sarcasm! Devious!


20 posted on 06/21/2012 10:05:55 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: napscoordinator; dead

Laws already exist regarding elderly abuse. No further laws are needed, and this should NOT be used by an opportunistic politico to further their career. I’m wondering why this woman did NOT bring the abuse by these “students” to the attention of the bus driver, who has the authority to put an end to such behavior.


21 posted on 06/21/2012 10:10:57 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: SoldierDad

If a “monitor” doesn’t monitor for such things... what the heck does a “monitor” monitor for?


22 posted on 06/21/2012 10:13:21 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Damned good question


23 posted on 06/21/2012 10:15:26 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: TexasCajun

I hope the lady sends the nasty little chick a check for $1.00 .......... and a thank you note.


24 posted on 06/21/2012 10:15:56 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SoldierDad

The comments sound sardonic to me. A bunch of tongues are in their respective cheeks here. As is mine to see the sympathy fund... it looks like the school system is a bunch of spineless wimps rather than it being some fundamentally insuperable problem with school kids.

“Elderly abuse” situations generally take place where the elderly in question have no particular authority and are dependent on being cared for. This was a case where the adult was in a position to have been helped but didn’t get the help. It’s not quite the same, like oranges and pomegranates.


25 posted on 06/21/2012 10:17:50 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: TexasCajun

Really?

I had a hard time making some of it out, but it seemed to me like it was overwhelmingly boys bullying her.


26 posted on 06/21/2012 10:18:23 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: STYRO
....for feral inner city children.

Great description. I'd pay her so I can swat the azzes of those punks with a paddle

27 posted on 06/21/2012 10:19:53 AM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (If You Dont Look Like Obamas Son, No One Cares)
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To: 9YearLurker
I think there are actually two different videos on youtube that feature Karen.

In one video she is in the back seat,that seems to have a group of boys involved.

The ten minute video, I am sure I heard girls voices, unless the boys have not reached puberty yet.

BTW,one of the kids involved father is going to be on Meghan Kelly's show.

28 posted on 06/21/2012 10:23:31 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: servo1969

I’m encouraged by this support. That video not only made me very mad, but it made me want to smack tohose kids...

It may not be PC but any kid who spews f-words at a grandmotherly woman just doing her job deserves to be smacked.


29 posted on 06/21/2012 10:24:06 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: mware
BTW,one of the kids involved father is going to be on Meghan Kelly's show.

Like how dare you humiliate my kid by showing him/her misbehaving on a nationally distributed video? In the old days the guy would hide his face until he had personally dealt with the kid.

30 posted on 06/21/2012 10:26:21 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: napscoordinator
First they say she is hard of hearing so I am unsure if she even heard anything.

I watched the whole thing. She heard it, all right. At one point she tried to get through to the kids in the way a loving grandmother would -- they were mocking her handbag, and she showed it to them. It was a fabric printed with virtue words like "integrity." She told them it was words she tried to live by, hoping at least they would show a little curiousity. But these morally neglected demon spawn were too far gone to show the slightest interest.

That woman resembled my own sainted grandmother, who overcame a hard life as an orphan to become the matriarch of a large family and a pillar of her community. The culture was Judeo-Christian and Constitutional in the first half of the last century, so it was possible to do that then with no schooling beyond 6th grade -- and remain a woman of virtue.

My heart goes out to the bus lady, and I hope she is able to retire without having to subject herself to any further abuse from other people's guttersnipes. Now I'm going to go send her my five bucks. Hope thousands more people do the same.

31 posted on 06/21/2012 10:26:45 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I’ll wait to see what he has to say, but nothing less than buckle end of the belt is warrented IMHO


32 posted on 06/21/2012 10:28:28 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: bigbob

Ya know, I hope she uses it to sue the hell out of that school district (and the worst kids’ parents) eight ways from Sunday and sideways too. She could create a lot of lawyer hell for them with that stash.

Lady, step up to the plate. A whole country wants to see you answer this B.S., good and hard. It’s really sad that the only spine seems to be left in a few courts, but if that’s where it is to be had, well it ought to be used.


33 posted on 06/21/2012 10:29:24 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Albion Wilde

I just wish she would have done her job a bit more that is all. She was sitting....I would have gotten up and got in their face and told them to sit the heck down. Oh well she won and will become a weathy woman from it.


34 posted on 06/21/2012 10:33:53 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: bigbob

It may not be PC but any kid who spews f-words at a grandmotherly woman just doing her job deserves to be smacked.
_______________________________________

Agree. But first see if you pass the qualifying test.

http://www.howmanyfiveyearoldscouldyoutakeinafight.com/


35 posted on 06/21/2012 10:34:27 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: servo1969

Why can’t they bring those little a-holes up on bullying charges, especially the one who put the video up on youtube?


36 posted on 06/21/2012 10:36:23 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: mware

Such punishments should never, ever be used for trivial reasons (as an extreme case the bizarre story about the man who beat his young boy for making fumbles in a ball game, getting in well deserved dutch with California for it) but if a kid, being raised in a family where he [or she, etc.] is taught that kindness should be one’s first choice, is then deliberately and voluntarily going out of his way to hurt people either physically or with a barrage of cruel words... well THEN the kid ought to feel some pain too. Then maybe he/she will get the sense that he ought not to be out there wishing pain on strangers gratuitously.


37 posted on 06/21/2012 10:40:53 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: servo1969
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMKzoV21oss&feature=endscreen&NR=1

YouTube video of her own reaction to the abuse. Her final words were so touching.

38 posted on 06/21/2012 10:42:04 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: FrdmLvr

They — the kids, NOT the bus driver — put it on You Tube? They really thought they were untouchable, didn’t they?


39 posted on 06/21/2012 10:42:54 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Albion Wilde

Your post touched my heart. Karen looks a tiny bit like my beloved grandmother, too. She had a weight problem but was so kind and loving towards me. It also touches my heart that so many Americans are reaching out to help her. That is what America does best: private charity and caring for others.

I want to donate a buck to the cause. I wonder if anyone knows how to do this?


40 posted on 06/21/2012 10:44:57 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: napscoordinator

“This does NOT deserve the attention of the government. I can’t believe how liberal you sound.”

It does in one way: identify the worst of those little bastards and expel them.


41 posted on 06/21/2012 10:45:57 AM PDT by BlazingArizona
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To: napscoordinator

Apparently the job has no teeth; she had no authority to stand up to these brats within incurring more trouble. Personally, I am still amazed at her calm.


42 posted on 06/21/2012 10:48:15 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Agreed, Fox News did a promo for the segment a few minutes ago.

I have checked out the responses to the original video, and the sentiment is overwhelming.

The school district had an interview this morning, and the kids will be answering for their conduct.

43 posted on 06/21/2012 10:48:55 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: mware

I sure hope the kids found their consciences, whether with “help” or otherwise. They at the very least owe the woman a sincere apology, and if they’d do things like help mow her grass it would be even better. Even with that, she still should go after the school district IMHO for setting up such a ludicrous situation.


44 posted on 06/21/2012 10:54:36 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
The problem with sardonic prose is that it is not easily recognizable in print. As for the situation, I believe it is a combination of both a spineless school authority, poor parenting, and a lack of respect for adults on the part of these "students".

While the majority of "Elderly abuse" cases probably do involve an elderly person not being properly cared for by a family member or other, the law also is used to address incidents where the ambulatory elderly are attacked by perps out in the community. As far as this particular case, I cannot understand why the "monitor" did not pursue assistance from the bus driver.

45 posted on 06/21/2012 10:54:40 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: mware
Father said he was appalled by his sons conduct. The family is receiving death threats,and feels his son has suffered enough.

School board just had press conference,and said some of the conduct warrants police action, but at the request of Karen charges will not be pressed against them.

46 posted on 06/21/2012 10:58:42 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
One of the comments from youtube actually had a very good recommendation. Have the children work with the elderly in a nursing home.

As Karen as already said she does not want criminal charges filed against them, the parent should insist on the community service.

47 posted on 06/21/2012 11:02:37 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: lesko
Come to think of it, I was bullied enough in my younger years as a pencil-necked geek. Where’s my big payout?

They're charitable contributions from private citizens. It's not gains from a lawsuit or a government handout. I don't think "big payout" is the appropriate terminology here.

48 posted on 06/21/2012 11:06:40 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: mware

I’d have swatted the brat’s rear, death threats or no, unless perhaps it was abundantly clear the brat had been truly conscience stricken and was trying his darndest to make good. Doing stuff so bad it brings death threats... that should be winked at??


49 posted on 06/21/2012 11:08:21 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: napscoordinator
We certainly have become a soft country.

Are you referring to the woman in question or the lack of repercussions against the kids/hyenas who were abusing her?

50 posted on 06/21/2012 11:08:43 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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