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[QUOTE]Originally posted by bdgee: [QB] I have to disagree, most strongly. "It was learned that the Columbine shooters were not bullied at all...one of them were actually concidered pretty popular" According to the infoprmation I have been able to find, that contains two false claims. [URL=http://www.jaacap.com/pt/re/jaacap/abstract.00004583-200106000-00018.htm;jsessionid=GnGSv2pw9p9G8JhvpxFhGd6pDs9g0vWGY8KvZNCpn2FjScBJTbnk!3145886!-949856145!8091!-1]http://www.jaacap.com/pt/re/jaacap/abstract.00004583-200106000-00018.htm;jsessio nid=GnGSv2pw9p9G8JhvpxFhGd6pDs9g0vWGY8KvZNCpn2FjScBJTbnk!3145886!-949856145!8091 !-1[/URL] Only a cursory look into the scholarly literature will show that the correspondence of mass murderers with having been bullied is more that a mild relationship. It happens way more than half the time. And then there are the issues that escape being lumped in the category of "bullying" but actually amount to the same thing, like never being allowed to play in the recess soft ball game or always being the butt of jokes because your clothes are hand me downs or whatever else kids will do to make themselves look good at the expense of others (and too often their parents and teachers approve of). Those cause phychological alterations too. Any measure of whether of not someone feels bullied (and therefore develops a psychological abnormality) is NOT valid if that measure is from the viewpoint of the bully or even from a disinterested but predetermined view. I'm sorry that NR had to suffer the "shame" of being not of standard issued and design from his peers because he was a skinny kid. I wonder if he had an ignorant but well meaning teacher suggest in front of the class that he should go and get checked for a tape worm, (with the added embarrassing "understanding" that, if your parents can't afford a [i]regular[/i] doctor they can take you to the County Healt Department to get it done)? I Had that happen and I remember how deeply it hurt and how it hurt so much more and so long after because it supported all the insults and crap I had to put up with from my class mates. (But, what can a 6 foot tall 112 pound growing boy in the 6th grade expect from a product of a teachers college? Respect?) I loudly second NR's motion! [/QB][/QUOTE]
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