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    Re: Nine Charged in Bullying of Massachusetts Teen Who Killed Herself

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    You would assume wrong.

    I was a pretty nerdy kid in high school. Plus I was gay. I know, first hand, how cruel your peers can be in high school. And, since we all grew up, some of those same bastards are my best friends today.

    Going and hanging yourself in a closet because of teasing is the atypical scenario here.
    So, you have Ronald Reagan syndrome then...

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    Re: Nine Charged in Bullying of Massachusetts Teen Who Killed Herself

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Yep. To her, they were life-sized.
    Even a gang of first grade bullies can be menacing, to another first-grader.
    If you think any human being, of any age, couldn't be killed by a gang of their same-age peers, you're under some illusions about how sturdy human beings are.

    Well said.

    Months of being harassed at school, online and the day of her death, on her way home from school, can take and apparently did take its toll. Cheerleaders may seem and probably are harmless to adults, but they were her peers, a different matter altogether.

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    Re: Nine Charged in Bullying of Massachusetts Teen Who Killed Herself

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    So, you have Ronald Reagan syndrome then...
    I am not sure what you mean by that. I'm not being snarky...I really just don't get it. Sometimes I am a bit slow.

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    Re: Nine Charged in Bullying of Massachusetts Teen Who Killed Herself

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I am not sure what you mean by that. I'm not being snarky...I really just don't get it. Sometimes I am a bit slow.
    Oh, please. Don't be coy.

    You know perfectly well what "Ronald Reagan Syndrome" is: senile dementia caused by overuse of hairspray.

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    Re: Nine Charged in Bullying of Massachusetts Teen Who Killed Herself

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Oh, please. Don't be coy.

    You know perfectly well what "Ronald Reagan Syndrome" is: senile dementia caused by overuse of hairspray.
    That may well explain why I don't get it then.

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    Re: Nine Charged in Bullying of Massachusetts Teen Who Killed Herself

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I am not sure what you mean by that. I'm not being snarky...I really just don't get it. Sometimes I am a bit slow.
    I mean, like Reagan, who came from poverty, you 'pulled yourself up by your bootstraps' and don't have much patience for those who can't do the same.

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    Re: Nine Charged in Bullying of Massachusetts Teen Who Killed Herself

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    I mean, like Reagan, who came from poverty, you 'pulled yourself up by your bootstraps' and don't have much patience for those who can't do the same.
    Why does everyone keep making this about me and not the issue at hand?

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    Re: Nine Charged in Bullying of Massachusetts Teen Who Killed Herself

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Why does everyone keep making this about me and not the issue at hand?
    Probably because you appeared to be 'blaming the victim' in some of your posts. People tend to sympathize with the weak usually, and they don't like it when others appear to lack empathy.

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    Re: Nine Charged in Bullying of Massachusetts Teen Who Killed Herself

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Probably because you appeared to be 'blaming the victim' in some of your posts. People tend to sympathize with the weak usually, and they don't like it when others appear to lack empathy.
    I didn't "blame the victim". I just think the so-called victim did leaps and bounds more harm to herself than what others were doing to her. I don't think that kind of disturbed answer to her problems should be laid at the feet of these other kids.

    That aside, the inability to argue the topic and not me shows considerable weakness in your resolve to defend your position. I know, it's pretty hard to defend.

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    Re: Nine Charged in Bullying of Massachusetts Teen Who Killed Herself

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I didn't "blame the victim". I just think the so-called victim did leaps and bounds more harm to herself than what others were doing to her. I don't think that kind of disturbed answer to her problems should be laid at the feet of these other kids.

    That aside, the inability to argue the topic and not me shows considerable weakness in your resolve to defend your position. I know, it's pretty hard to defend.
    I already defended my position adequately, IMO. You seem to be the lone hold out here, so I guess the jury is hung...

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