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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    When I was in junior high, another kid was taunting me about something, I don't remember what. I told the coach, it was at PE, and he did nothing so the next time we got into it.

    We were both called into the office and I told the vice-principal that I told and they had their chance to stop it, they didn't so I did.

    We were both told to go back to class and I never Heard anything else about it.

    I also didn't have any problems with the kid again.

    I don't mean we had a knock down drag out fight, he got hit a few times and we were caught.

    The authorities have one shot to take care of the problem, if they don't you have every right to defend yourself, no matter the rules.

    You have to ask them if they think it is OK to get beat upon over and over again. Is that what the rules are for?
    Sounds typical, proportional, and expected to me. Situation arises, situation is dealt with, situation goes away. And the wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round.

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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    That would be assault.

    Jello is fattening.
    Jello has like 10 freakin' calories. Nobody's gonna go fatty on Jello.

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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    don't misunderstand, I didn't say I approved of zero-tolerance policies. I don't. I don't think ANYONE should ever be required to be someone else's doormat just to stay out of trouble.

    I'm just saying that is the lay of the land and you have to deal with the way it is today, not the way it was in my day.

    Basically I told my son, well I told him a lot of things and I got involved in some cases, but two things I told him:

    1. It is okay to defend yourself against physical assault. If someone lays unwelcome hands on you, or draws back a fist and steps up like they're gonna use it, do what you have to do and I will back you up 100%.

    2. If someone is running their mouth, just tell them "talk is cheap" and try hard to ignore them thereafter. Trolls tend to go away if you don't feed them.

    3. If you just can't STAND it anymore... tell me, and we'll figure out something together.
    I didn't mean to imply you were giving your thoughts on zero tolerance, though I can see where you might think I was. I was merely addressing the concept of zero tolerance as a concept. Sorry for the confusion.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Jello has like 10 freakin' calories. Nobody's gonna go fatty on Jello.
    Oh, I don't know. I have an aunt that loves jello.

    She's quite rotund.

    Jus' sayin'.
    Fool me once, shame on you.
    Fool me twice....shame on me.

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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Oh, I don't know. I have an aunt that loves jello.

    She's quite rotund.

    Jus' sayin'.
    That's from the cake and gravy. Ain't from Jello.

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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    You're the one arguing that there's something wrong with them if they want to kill themselves. I said that there isn't necessarily something wrong with them and assuming that deciding on suicide, in and of itself, is enough to conclude some mental or emotional aberration, is an irrational position to take.
    There isn't anything wrong with them... they just have a more serious issue of depression (for example) than the average person. I literally can't imagine any person taking their life that isn't depressed in some manner or another. Can you give an esample of a person fully alert, with no issues at all, logically concludes to end their happy life and die?
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    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
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    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Jello has like 10 freakin' calories. Nobody's gonna go fatty on Jello.
    Now I would argue with you, but Sheldon is looking at me, so I will believe anything you say.

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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    There isn't anything wrong with them... they just have a more serious issue of depression (for example) than the average person. I literally can't imagine any person taking their life that isn't depressed in some manner or another. Can you give an esample of a person fully alert, with no issues at all, logically concludes to end their happy life and die?
    Somebody facing 30 years in prison.

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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    I've always told my kids that I would never be upset with them for defending themselves. I don't expect anyone to take a beating physically or verbally and not defend themselves.
    Same here... a few months ago while at the community pool some girls were bullying my daughter who was on a floaty by herself (nine years old). One of the girls put her feet on my girl's shoulders to push her off. I was watching for a few minutes prior to that to see how my daughter would handle it but that got me over there. I told the girl off pretty harshly and informed her that she is lucky I got over there 'cause my daughter would have beat the crap out of her... My girls take jui-jitsu, it turns out her dad was standing right next to me. Didn't know it at the time but when I was told that I stared the guy down. Anyway, I told my daughter that she is free to defend herself.
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    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatGuy View Post
    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Somebody facing 30 years in prison.
    That person is fully alert, has no issues and logically concludes to end their happy life? OK.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatGuy View Post
    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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