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  • Bully's angry mum wants victim to apologise (for defending himself against her son)

    03/16/2011 2:54:02 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 75 replies
    Daily Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | 17th March 2011
    IT'S a tale of David and Goliath at an outer western Sydney school - with Goliath fighting back against his much smaller schoolyard bully. But now the bully's mother has retaliated against her son's victim and the video footage of the fight which has gone viral. The emotional mother of Ritchard Gale, Tina, told the Seven Network last night that she and her family have been victimised by the footage, which has spread worldwide. She also demanded an apology from the victim. "We don't need this posted everywhere," she said. "I would like him to apologise."
  • Video: Kid Fights Back Against Bully, Gets Suspended

    03/15/2011 11:15:58 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 121 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | March 14, 2011 | Mark Berman
    It's a video that is sweeping the Internet -- an Australian boy fights back against his bully. Yet he was the one suspended from school. The video shows a far bigger boy named Casey Heynes minding his own business when a smaller boy starts harassing him. The bully punches Casey in the face -- which doesn't seem to faze Casey. The boy tries to hit Casey again, but he's able to fend off the punches. Finally, Casey gets fed up and picks up the smaller boy and body slams him to the ground. The smaller boy may have learned his...
  • Support us or Else: Wis. Unions Bully Local Businesses With Ultimatum (Youse guys better cooperate)

    03/11/2011 2:22:34 PM PST · by Signalman · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/11/2011 | Emily Esfahani Smith
    Having lost the battle over collective bargaining rights in the capital, the Wisconsin unionistas are now taking their fight to local businesses. Seven union heads have sent the below letter to Marshall & Ilsley Corporation, a financial services firm. In the letter, the union members give the president of the company an ultimatum: publicly denounce Gov. Scott Walker’s anti-collective bargaining law, or face union boycott. March 10, 2011 Mr. Tom Ellis, President Marshall & Ilsley Corporation 770 N. Water Street Milwaukee, WI 53202 SENT VIA FASCIMILE AND REGULAR MAILDear Mr. Ellis: As you undoubtedly know, Governor Walker recently proposed a...
  • Obama to bullying victims: I know what it's like (To be a bully?)

    03/11/2011 2:17:32 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 17 replies
    al-AP ^ | Mar 11, 1:16 AM EST | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama smiled when he said his large ears and funny name once made him a target of school-yard harassment. But he was all seriousness Thursday when he told a White House conference on bullying that torment and intimidation must not be tolerated. Some 13 million students, about a third of all those attending school, are bullied every year, the White House said. Experts say that puts them at greater risk of falling behind in their studies, abusing drugs or alcohol, or suffering mental or other health problems. Kids who are seen as different because of...
  • Obama to bullying victims: I know what it's like (Laugh Alert)

    03/10/2011 8:00:46 PM PST · by fuzzybutt · 27 replies
    AP ^ | Mar 10, 5:56 PM EST | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama smiled when he said his large ears and funny name once made him a target of school-yard harassment. But he was all seriousness Thursday when he told a White House conference on bullying that torment and intimidation must not be tolerated. Some 13 million students, about a third of all those attending school, are bullied every year, the White House said. Experts say that puts them at greater risk of falling behind in their studies, abusing drugs or alcohol, or suffering mental or other health problems. Kids who are seen as different because of...
  • Obama: I was bullied for my big ears (Tissue, LOL, and Barf all at the Same Time Alert)

    03/10/2011 3:44:28 PM PST · by Zakeet · 78 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 10, 2011 | Christine Delargy
    President Obama said today at the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention that even a future president doesn't escape the taunts of bullies. "I have to say that with big ears and the name that I have, I wasn't immune. I didn't emerge unscathed," the president said. Mr. Obama, who hosted the conference at the White House with First Lady Michelle Obama, added that he had childhood memories of other kids being bullied. "As adults, we all remember what it was like to see kids picked on in the hallways or in the schoolyard," he said. President Obama and...
  • Gov. Christie signs 'Anti-Bullying Bill of Right

    01/06/2011 11:51:53 AM PST · by blade_tenner · 39 replies
    New Jersey Star-Ledger ^ | January 06, 2011 | Matt Friedman
    Gov. Chris Christie has signed a bill advocates say gives New Jersey the toughest anti-bullying law in the nation. Christie signed the “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights,” according to a press release from Garden State Equality, the state’s largest gay rights organization, which advocated for the bill. ..."He signed it, and we're overjoyed," said state Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen), one of the bill's prime sponsors.
  • NJ-anti-bullying bill up for Governor Christie's signature-will he sign it into law

    01/04/2011 1:03:03 PM PST · by mikelets456 · 12 replies
    Life and liberty ^ | 1/4/2011 | Life, liberty
    Please, we need your help... you know where this is headed: Please take a couple of moments for 1.38 million schoolchildren What could be wrong with a tough new law targeting gay-bullying in our schools that is now sitting on Governor Christie's desk? After all, the activist Gay and Lesbian groups that spent over a year writing the language of the bill are publicly describing it as the "most sweeping anti-bullying legislation in America". Isn't it a good thing that New Jersey will become the national leader in the fight against gay bullying? Isn't it good that New Jersey will...
  • Holbrooke no hero to general

    12/17/2010 10:02:34 PM PST · by TheMole · 57 replies · 1+ views
    The Ottawa Sun ^ | December 17, 2010 | Michael Harris
    This week, the Globe and Mail asked General Lewis McKenzie (Retired) to write the obituary of American diplomat Richard Holbrooke. It was a good idea. The two men had crossed paths more than once on the global stage of the Great Game. McKenzie declined. Holbrooke had just died and the general knew that what he had to say would hardly produce the standard panegyric. When I caught up with McKenzie, he was shoveling snow after a spell away from home. I asked for an interview and to my surprise, he agreed. “I’m just going to tell you what I thought...
  • NJ Star Ledger Editorial: Christie's bully act getting old

    12/07/2010 12:44:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | 12/07/2010
    Two years ago, when Chris Christie announced he was running for governor, he dismissed questions about his days as the Godzilla freeholder — when he breathed fire on almost every issue, insulted Morris County colleagues and needlessly stomped on countless toes. Tossed out after one term, Christie assured us he had learned his lesson. He was a different man. “Who wouldn’t be?” he said. “If you’re not a different person 12 years later than when I began my last political campaign, you’ve got problems.” He added: “I’m more mature.” Nearly a year after he was elected, we wonder: Where’s the...
  • Bullies in the Church

    10/13/2010 11:15:44 PM PDT · by hawkins · 12 replies · 2+ views
    That Christian Website ^ | 10/14/2010 | Travis Main
    A person very dear to me asked if I thought there were bullies in the Church. My answer to him was a resounding “Yes!”. When the mind turns itself to thinking about what a bully is, we may think of some big guy who pushes folks around. The bully scares them and gets what he wants because of how he acts. Typically, but not always, he has a “posse”, that is a group of folks who do what he says because of fear, admiration, a family relationship, or personal benefit. Yes, the bully may even be a woman. Are we...
  • Obama and the right to burn the Koran

    09/12/2010 11:12:23 AM PDT · by fightinJAG · 7 replies
    WaPo ^ | Sep 10, 2010 | Charles Lane
    [snip] But I am also troubled by Obama's efforts to hector Jones into changing his mind. Everyone should worry when presidents invoke wartime security, or similar arguments, against constitutionally protected free speech, even -- or especially -- when the speech is offensive, outrageous and unpopular. Strictly speaking, there was nothing unconstitutional about Obama's campaign, abetted by an all-star cast of national security officials, to get Jones to back off. Presidents have free speech, too. But when was the last time an American citizen got a phone call from the Secretary of Defense urging him to call off a political demonstration?...
  • Stunning Stupidity: Angry Dad Pulls Taser on School Bully

    09/02/2010 10:05:18 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Wed, Sep 1, 2010 | BRIAN HAMACHER
    Father arrested for child abuse for confrontation with 5th graderAn angry dad whose son was having problems with a fifth grader at his Hollywood elementary school decided to take matters into his own hands and pulled a stun gun on the frightened 11-year-old. The incident happened Tuesday afternoon, as classes at Oakridge Elementary at 1507 North 28th Ave. were being dismissed. According to police, the father, 66-year-old Jose Enrique Guerrero, confronted the fifth grader as he left the school campus, pushing him against a fence and threatening him with the stun gun while holding it inches from his face. Guerrero...
  • Sexual pantomime earns middle-schooler expulsion (teabagging taunt on a bus)

    08/31/2010 11:18:40 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 234 replies
    Daytona Beach News Journal ^ | August 30, 2010 | FRANK FERNANDEZ
    Marcel Williams is plopped down on a couch in his family's duplex apartment. The stillness is unusual for the 14-year-old, who a few years ago roamed football fields as a star running back for the national champion Flagler Junior Pee Wee Bulldogs. Since then, Marcel said he had been earning A's and B's at Buddy Taylor Middle School, where he also expected to continue playing football this year. Instead, school just started and Marcel finds himself slouched on the couch, expelled from the classroom and the football field until next year because of something called "tea-bagging" -- a crude taunt...
  • Expert: Leak of Phoebe Prince’s past a bullying move

    07/26/2010 6:13:11 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 23, 2010 | Marie Szaniszlo
    The leak of private information about Phoebe Prince’s mental-health history is part of a “sick” defense strategy that could backfire against the six South Hadley teenagers charged in connection with her suicide, a former prosecutor said yesterday.
  • Catching Heat From Left, Obama Meets With Liberal Commentators to Discuss Gulf Spill

    06/18/2010 10:34:19 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 42 replies · 854+ views ^ | Fri, 06/18/2010 - 13:06 ET | Lachlan Markay
    President Obama met with a group of prominent liberal commentators on Thursday to discuss the Gulf oil spill and the administration's response. The meeting came in the midst of a rare firestorm of criticism from the left over the president's response to the spill. It was surely not coincidence that the journalists seen leaving the White House that afternoon--the New York Times's Gail Collins, the Washington Post's Eugene Robinson, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, and the Wall Street Journal's Gerald Seib--were some of the more prominent critics of the president's Oval Office address on Tuesday
  • (NC) Dem Congressman Goes Nuts When Asked if He Supports the “Obama Agenda”; Attacks Students– Video

    06/14/2010 4:33:42 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 581 replies · 17,283+ views
    Here is shocking video of North Carolina Democrat Rep. Bob Etheridge being asked by some students on a public sidewalk in Washington, D.C. if he supports the “Obama Agenda.” Once he realized the students were asking him that question, he went bonkers. Etheridge hit their camera and then grabbed one of the students by the arm as he repeated over and over “Who are you, Who are you? Tell me who you are?” The students identified themselves as such, but Etheridge persisted. At one point he then grabbed the student whose arm he had been holding onto and pulled himself...
  • TSA Worker Arrested After Jokes, Fight About Size of Genitalia (Full Body Scanner)

    05/06/2010 7:59:44 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 47 replies · 1,747+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5/6/2010 | Fox News
    A TSA worker in Miami was arrested when he "lost his mind" and attacked a colleague who repeatedly made fun of his small penis after the security screener walked through a high-tech scanner that showed his genitalia, according to Miami-Dade police.Rolando Negrin, 44, was arrested at Miami International Airport Wednesday morning following an altercation with a fellow screener, Hugh Osorno, Tuesday evening. Negrin is facing assault charges for allegedly beating Osorno with a baton in the airport's parking lot,
  • State (Massachusetts) bill targeting bullying approved

    05/01/2010 1:30:13 AM PDT · by jerry557 · 4 replies · 502+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 04/30/10 | Peter Schworm
    Invoking the suicides of Phoebe Prince and Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover, lawmakers unanimously approved a sweeping measure to crack down on school bullying, saying its strict requirements for reporting student harassment make it one of the nation’s toughest. Yesterday’s legislation emerged with broad prohibitions against any actions that could cause emotional or physical harm, including text messages and taunting over the Internet. It also mandates antibullying training, for faculty as well as students, and requires that parents be informed of incidents at school. But at the heart of the measure, lawmakers said, is the requirement that every school employee, including custodians...
  • Obama is a Bully: Kneale

    04/26/2010 8:43:57 AM PDT · by balls · 38 replies · 1,669+ views
    CNBC ^ | 26 Apr 2010 | Dennis Kneale
    Will someone please rein in our relentlessly hectoring President? Barrack Hussein Obama has taken his gift for inspirational oratory—one of the traits that got him elected—and turned it into something darker and more insidious. Bam is a bully. Bad enough that he bashes Wall Street, but this President has gone farther than any in modern history in putting the wrong kind of “bully” back into what Teddy Roosevelt had called the bully pulpit. Obama’s latest broadside came over the weekend, when he vehemently criticized the state of Arizona and its (Republican) governor for passing a tough new law on illegal...