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I, often, think about what happened to Karen Klein ~~ being bullied by a group of middle school children ~~ mainly because I am haunted by that one kid saying (something like), “You wanna rape me, Karen?  Huh?  Do you wanna rape me?”  That kid’s a little hot in the pants, don’t you think?   What a wretchedly horrible thing to be going through the mind of someone so young — of anyone’s mind, for that matter!

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That’s just the kind of disrespect for women that causes such a person to buy “date rape” drugs [in this case, when he’s older] and use them on unsuspecting persons ~~ the rapist can’t wait and develop meaningful relationships to get sex, so he resorts to drugs to get it.  And, if the rapist is caught, others (including the parents) usually say “we never saw any signs he was like this”.  No, of course not, because you (they) don’t know what the signs are or don’t take, seriously, these demonstrations of lack of respect.  As a victim of date-rape drugs, more than once, it’s my opinion that such remarks are a sign.  [Note:  I was not, at all, a promiscuous person.]

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If that were my kid and he said such things, he’d be taking cold showers until he was 20, or married!  I think convicted sex criminals should be ordered to take cold showers as part of their sentence.  Actually, maybe most people should ~~ I’m really sick of hearing about rapes.     

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The above photo is a demonstration of why I don’t eat out anymore.  About twenty years ago, I went into a McDonald’s and ordered a burger, fries, and coffee.  I sat down, in the restaurant, and unwrapped the burger.  I took a bite and swallowed it… maybe, two bites.  Then I noticed a hair in the sandwich — absolutely, consistent with pubic hair!  I lifted the top of the bun off and there was another!  At that precise moment, a two or three employees burst out laughing from behind the counter.  I was so horrified, I couldn’t have found the words to express it and my anger for the blatant disregard of decency.  I picked up my lunch and threw it in the trash ~~ except for the coffee ~~ and walked out, the employees watching me and still laughing.  I didn’t throw away the coffee, just then, because I wanted to see if there were any obvious signs of malicious intent (before throwing it out).  I opened the lid and there was a blob, floating on top, that could have been spit.  I threw the coffee in a nearby trash can, got in the car, and never went back.  I haven’t eaten in any other restaurant since, either ~~ except for ordering fries two or three times, while I moving from one town to another ~~ and I watched those being fried and salted before ordering.  But, let’s face it, an employee could have peed in the oil before starting to cook with it.          Photobucket

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So, I don’t eat out anymore.  And, I have to say, I have a fear of manufactured foods I purchase at grocery stores because you really don’t know what level of care it was given in the process.

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News Story and Photo Source:

http://digitallife.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/18/12811582-feet-in-lettuce-photo-hits-internet-gets-burger-king-employees-fired?lite&__utma=14933801.72150199.1342497870.1342547065.1342661409.3&__utmb=14933801.1.10.1342661409&__utmc=14933801&__utmx=-&__utmz=14933801.1342497870.1.1.utmcsr=(direct)|utmccn=(direct)|utmcmd=(none)&__utmv=14933801.|8=Earned%20By=msnbc%7Ccover=1^12=Landing%20Content=Mixed=1^13=Landing%20Hostname=www.nbcnews.com=1^30=Visit%20Type%20to%20Content=Earned%20to%20Mixed=1&__utmk=118649865

 

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A couple nights ago, I was prompted (somehow) to read bullying laws and (about) how to recognize whether a child is a bully or being bullied.  Somewhat dull reading, but I’m always flabbergasted that some basic causes of “bullyism” are not addressed.  Why aren’t children taught the Golden Rule?  Why do children think they are immune from bad things happening to them in the future?   

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If you’ve read some of my other blogs, you’ll know I’m no supporter of the current school system or of people working long hours and not enjoying life.  That having been said, if families were together more and able to socialize as families more, children would learn how to act in public and with age groups other than those they go all through school with (confined to classes of their own age groups, generally).  They would learn by example ~~ seeing adults and other well-behaved children treat all age groups with respect ~~ and they would get verbal guidance, as needed [“Johnny, don’t say that; it’s not nice…”].   

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The bullying Karen Klein endured was awful, but, after the punishment for the middle schoolers was announced, I, actually, felt sorry for the students.  They are four (?) of millions and millions of children and adults who bully, who make life difficult for others by harassing and badgering.  Half of America should be suspended ~~ from something ~~ and do community service ~~ of doing nice things for other people ~~ because rudeness is everywhere!  I have witnessed such extreme rudeness by adults, it’s not a wonder children lack moral guidance.

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I don’t know why children and young adults ~~ actually, people who bully of any age ~~ think their lives are always going to be so perfect, their plans for their futures so cast in cement.  They seem to think they will always be handsome/beautiful, skinny and young, they will get and always have well-paying jobs, won’t ever be forced to live in mobile homes, won’t ever be victims of accidents or crimes that might disfigure them… and, well, all those things we all wish were true.  All people should live by the Golden Rule.  It would better the world in so many ways. 

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Inspiration for post:  “Nampa charter school loses Bible Appeal”, http://www.ktvb.com/news/local/Nampa-charter-school-loses-Bible-appeal–128032038.html, as appeared 08/19/11.
 
 
First, let it be said that I do not favor school systems, in general, as they exist.  (I hope to blog more on that, later.)  That having been said, I think schools should teach possibilities — and aspects of the Bible, and other religious works, are possibilities.  It’s very important to teach students what possibilities and theories exist, so they can better formulate their own and are more open to other people’s opinions and theories ~~ essential for peace on so many levels.  Teaching possibilities inspires creative minds, ones that can invent and solve problems.  Though the problem with teaching “the Bible”, perhaps, is the great number of possible interpretations of it, it should not be left out of students’ learning experiences.  
 

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More on “Separation of Church and State” in another blog (I hope).   
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Peace. 😉
 

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I have mixed emotions about a story like this (http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44100784).  The “Barefoot Bandit”, Colton Harris-Moore, 20, will be paid $1.3 million, by 20th Century Fox, for the story of his life.  The money, he claims (in a statement that sounds like it was written by his lawyers), will go to the victims of his 2-year crime spree. 

While I am very happy to know the victims will receive restitution, movie and interview deals (and the like) only encourage others to attempt illegal feats for profit.

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I have no interest in seeing the movie.

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