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(People Magazine)   Virally-famous upstate NY school bus monitor feels sorry for the kids who taunted her, and doesn't want them punished. Kids figure that is totally farking sweet and they will be back to pick on her some more in the fall   (people.com) divider line 170
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2012-06-22 10:01:53 AM

spentmiles: Woah, woah, woah... Just read this little tidbit that completely upsets the apple cart:

"Karen Klein, a hearing-impaired bus monitor in the Greece, NY school district."

I didn't know she was hearing impaired. Isn't the verbal assault of a deaf person kind of like flipping off the blind? At my elementary school, we had this deaf kid named David. He was half Cherokee Indian or some shiat. I'd walk behind him doing that WOW-WOW-WOW Indian noise with my mouth while pretending to do some drunken tribal dance. He never even knew I was behind him until the other kids were busting up laughing and pointing. Then when he'd turn around, I'd pretend like I was doing anything, leaving him none the wiser. The administrators saw me doing it all the time and they thought it was hilarious.

I felt kind of sorry for her at first, but now I'm getting behind the kids on this one. You cannot insult a deaf person. It's just not possible. These kids might as well have been thinking the insults for all it mattered to Karen.


She was responding to them. Maybe she reads lips.
 
2012-06-22 10:02:11 AM

BeerBear: Krusty's Wench: That's odd. I've seen other articles where she DOES want them punished.

she doesn't want to press charges on them but want them banned from the bus and banned from playing in sports


So she does want them punished. She just feels there are degrees to punishment.
There are no degrees to journalism.

This crap is how rumors and Snopes debunkings start.
 
2012-06-22 10:02:21 AM

spentmiles: Woah, woah, woah... Just read this little tidbit that completely upsets the apple cart:

"Karen Klein, a hearing-impaired bus monitor in the Greece, NY school district."

I didn't know she was hearing impaired. Isn't the verbal assault of a deaf person kind of like flipping off the blind? At my elementary school, we had this deaf kid named David. He was half Cherokee Indian or some shiat. I'd walk behind him doing that WOW-WOW-WOW Indian noise with my mouth while pretending to do some drunken tribal dance. He never even knew I was behind him until the other kids were busting up laughing and pointing. Then when he'd turn around, I'd pretend like I was doing anything, leaving him none the wiser. The administrators saw me doing it all the time and they thought it was hilarious.

I felt kind of sorry for her at first, but now I'm getting behind the kids on this one. You cannot insult a deaf person. It's just not possible. These kids might as well have been thinking the insults for all it mattered to Karen.


" You're not a nice person"
www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk
 
2012-06-22 10:02:36 AM
Stockholm syndrome?
 
2012-06-22 10:02:57 AM
How long before this lady becomes a contestant on 'Dancing With The Stars' ?
 
2012-06-22 10:03:50 AM
Wow, but how times have changed. When I was a kid, while you were on the bus, the driver was considered God. If you farked with him/her, you could be put off the bus immediately at the next scheduled stop. Then you were in deep shiat with the school principal. Several unruly kids had their bus privileges revoked and they had to get to school some other way.
 
2012-06-22 10:04:13 AM

Tomji: Well better her then some small kid on the bus. I mean isn't it kinda her job to prevent bullying of the kids?


Back in MY day she would have been able to go on a Samurai ass-slapathon with a yardstick against these twat-farts.
She should be allowed to carry a tazer-gun.
 
2012-06-22 10:04:35 AM

OnlyM3: Why isn't the media drumming up the race issues here. Imagine the poutrage if a bunch of white kids did this to a brown monitor.


It's more like an ethnic issue, since Latino kids are classified as 'white' for the most part. But yeah. If the kids didn't drop any 'white lady' comments, then no go and have to accept that.
 
2012-06-22 10:05:07 AM
I may be callous, but I'm having trouble feeling too much sympathy for someone who is getting a half-million dollars for completely sucking at her menial job. When I suck at my job, my boss just yells at me until I want to sob quietly in the corner. Hang on, I think I'm on to something...
 
2012-06-22 10:05:07 AM

spentmiles: Woah, woah, woah... Just read this little tidbit that completely upsets the apple cart:

"Karen Klein, a hearing-impaired bus monitor in the Greece, NY school district."

I didn't know she was hearing impaired. Isn't the verbal assault of a deaf person kind of like flipping off the blind? At my elementary school, we had this deaf kid named David. He was half Cherokee Indian or some shiat. I'd walk behind him doing that WOW-WOW-WOW Indian noise with my mouth while pretending to do some drunken tribal dance. He never even knew I was behind him until the other kids were busting up laughing and pointing. Then when he'd turn around, I'd pretend like I was doing anything, leaving him none the wiser. The administrators saw me doing it all the time and they thought it was hilarious.

I felt kind of sorry for her at first, but now I'm getting behind the kids on this one. You cannot insult a deaf person. It's just not possible. These kids might as well have been thinking the insults for all it mattered to Karen.


From another FA:

The bullying continued unabated in the video, and included a giggling student jabbing Klein's arm with a book and making fun of her weight.

As the intimidation unfolded, Klein said she tried her best to disregard it.

"It was one of those things, I didn't know what to do," Klein said of the taunts aboard a bus operated by the Greece Central School District. Greece


I'd say then the teasing gets physical is when the line is crossed. Impairment doesn't mean complete loss. I'm visually impaired but i'm by no means 100% blind. If someone flipped me off, i'd notice at least.
 
2012-06-22 10:06:23 AM

Krusty's Wench: That's odd. I've seen other articles where she DOES want them punished.


she wants them punished, but she said she was not going to press criminal charges
 
2012-06-22 10:06:23 AM
Those kids have the poor. They can't help it.
 
2012-06-22 10:07:42 AM

Priapetic: /but not me
// I'm nothing but sweetness and light


Me too.
 
2012-06-22 10:08:11 AM

Mock26: I hope that people who donated money to her can now opt to get it back.


I'm guessing we're in the minority here, but this. When I first saw this, it was about $10k, so $5k over the goal. After it hit $20k I was like, enough people, she'll feel a lot better. Now she's going to receive more money than I've made in my entire life, even after taxes. If I got paid every time I was bullied (mostly in middle school), that would have been awesome, but wtf? She's going to join the 1% for a year, here.

Just boggles my mind that people are STILL giving money. She'll be fine now. This was like winning the lottery, the price was just a little higher than the $2 ticket.

Also, as they said on Criminal Minds once (or something like this) - "all adolescents profile like serial killers..."
 
2012-06-22 10:13:19 AM
Welp, way to ensure that the kids learn nothing.
 
2012-06-22 10:16:31 AM

BillCo: For $400k, you can taunt me all day long. Most of you just do it for free.

/bring it bro.


You keep tying our hands by affixing a series of Kick Me signs to your own back. You know the rules.
 
2012-06-22 10:18:05 AM

Priapetic: Businessweek, of all places, had a decent article on this, with a thought-provoking statement:

"The stickier question is: How could the students be so cruel?

Birchak noted that the kids are growing up in a world of harsh political debates and reality TV shows in which berating people is part of the entertainment. Meanwhile, taking videos of people in humiliating situations and sharing the images has become all too normal among many adolescents, "Kids are growing up saying, 'OK, this is how you treat your fellow human being and it's OK to do those things,'" he said."

Take a look in the mirror Farkers - some of you are to blame for this.

/but not me
// I'm nothing but sweetness and light


So much this. Looking at you, politics tab.
 
2012-06-22 10:19:01 AM
My aunt recently retired after being a bus driver for Greece Central School District. She would never have put up with this. It's amazing how she can control kids, even ones that don't know her, with just the sound of her voice. Jedi-like skills, she has.

Though I bet she would have put up with one session of taunting for $400K.
 
2012-06-22 10:20:11 AM

Cold_Sassy: You know, with kids that behave that way they really need somebody a little more dominant filling her position. I mean, c'mon, she has the intimidation factor of a fuzzy duckling.


www.m41a.com
I nominate Julie Strain.
 
2012-06-22 10:20:45 AM
www.themmadigest.com

Doesn't care for bullies
 
2012-06-22 10:20:52 AM
So every time I look at my stepsons and get frustrated because they have no ambition to even consider what they might like to do when they're out of high school, I need to think of this story and thank God that they won't ever behave like these cock smears...

They may be taking that teen 'meh' thing a little too seriously, but if nothing else stands out when they meet people, we always get the compliments on how polite they are.

I watched one of the shortened videos of these kids, and every one deserves a serious shiatstorm from their parents.
 
2012-06-22 10:21:26 AM

spentmiles: Wow, check out the world's stupidest looking dog:

[i45.tinypic.com image 300x451]


Hey man, don't harsh his buzz.
 
2012-06-22 10:24:04 AM
Actually, from the interview I saw this morning, she does want them punished, she just doesn't want them *charged with a crime*. She'd like to see them forced to do community service or some such.
 
2012-06-22 10:25:21 AM
This doesn't reflect a decline in societal values or parenting skills, yada yada. Middle school is hell, has always been. As in Dante's Inferno hell. The school bus is one of the inner circles. Kids this age are old enough to realize they can inflict great emotional and physical pain, yet not old enough to have developed any kind of restraint or inhibition. They should be kept in isolation and fed three squares a day until high school.

But seriously, a year with no bus privileges sounds right. It will ensure that the parents will be aware and involved, and probably making their kids' lives unhappy because of the time and gas involved in chauffeuring them.

And spentmiles:. WTF??
 
2012-06-22 10:25:26 AM

Krusty's Wench: That's odd. I've seen other articles where she DOES want them punished.


That was probably before she found out about the internet sniffing out their identities and coming down on them like a ton of bricks. She probably figures that's enough since, unlike them, she has a bit of empathy.
 
2012-06-22 10:25:53 AM

JackieRabbit: Wow, but how times have changed. When I was a kid, while you were on the bus, the driver was considered God. If you farked with him/her, you could be put off the bus immediately at the next scheduled stop. Then you were in deep shiat with the school principal. Several unruly kids had their bus privileges revoked and they had to get to school some other way.


CSS:

When I was like 5-6, I was standing at the back of the bus and my friends noticed that the lady who ran the entire bus garage was in the car behind her. She'd been on our bus several times because we had some really badly behaved kids on the route. I don't know what possessed me, since normally I didn't do stuff like this, but I gave her the bird and she got pissed off and shook her fist at us. I lived in fear of seeing her in the school or something for quite a while after that...

/CSS
 
2012-06-22 10:26:34 AM
First of all, I would have kicked those kids off the bus and had their parents leave work to come get them. Second of all, when I was a kid, if my parents ever found out about me talking like that to an adult, I would still be unable to sit down, and I'm old.
 
2012-06-22 10:26:38 AM

spentmiles: Woah, woah, woah... Just read this little tidbit that completely upsets the apple cart:

"Karen Klein, a hearing-impaired bus monitor in the Greece, NY school district."

I didn't know she was hearing impaired. Isn't the verbal assault of a deaf person kind of like flipping off the blind? At my elementary school, we had this deaf kid named David. He was half Cherokee Indian or some shiat. I'd walk behind him doing that WOW-WOW-WOW Indian noise with my mouth while pretending to do some drunken tribal dance. He never even knew I was behind him until the other kids were busting up laughing and pointing. Then when he'd turn around, I'd pretend like I was doing anything, leaving him none the wiser. The administrators saw me doing it all the time and they thought it was hilarious.

I felt kind of sorry for her at first, but now I'm getting behind the kids on this one. You cannot insult a deaf person. It's just not possible. These kids might as well have been thinking the insults for all it mattered to Karen.


Hearing IMPAIRED, not deaf, you farking goat shiat snorting, cum guzzling, baboon salad tossing choad.

I watched a guy making fun of someone one day...the instigatee knocked him the fark out, and proceeded to kick the shiat of his face. 3 weeks later, the jerk came back to school wearing a face mask. We laughed. So did the administrators.

/Arsenal Technical HS, late 70s.
//I like your story about making fun of the deaf person. It makes you cool.
 
2012-06-22 10:27:04 AM

ladyfortuna: Mock26: I hope that people who donated money to her can now opt to get it back.

I'm guessing we're in the minority here, but this. When I first saw this, it was about $10k, so $5k over the goal. After it hit $20k I was like, enough people, she'll feel a lot better. Now she's going to receive more money than I've made in my entire life, even after taxes. If I got paid every time I was bullied (mostly in middle school), that would have been awesome, but wtf? She's going to join the 1% for a year, here.

Just boggles my mind that people are STILL giving money. She'll be fine now. This was like winning the lottery, the price was just a little higher than the $2 ticket.

Also, as they said on Criminal Minds once (or something like this) - "all adolescents profile like serial killers..."


I think that at this point, for the donors, it's probably more about feeling good themselves...feeling like their donation is taking a stand against bullying. It's not a matter of "does she really need this now" but more of a "by giving this $5 and forgoing my latte for the day, I am going to help solve the bullying problem forever."

Of course most of that is BS psychobabble and nothing will really change...but my point is that the donations probably aren't really for her, they are a pat on the back to the person giving it. And I can imagine some sort of virtual finger being given to those kids that grows a little bit larger and more looming with each dollar donated. You know that on some level those kids are thinking (or will one day think), "wow, I'm such an a-hole that society felt the need to give this woman $5,000 as compensation for my actions....oh it's $100,000 now?, wow, I'm a bigger a-hole than I thought...$500,000?!, wtf, I'm a complete failure."
 
2012-06-22 10:27:15 AM
As someone who grew up in Greece, this doesn't surprise me. That whole town is nothing but trash as this point.
 
2012-06-22 10:27:26 AM
The problem with today's kids is they don't feel pride or shame. They don't feel proud for doing the right thing or working hard and accomplishing something. It's a given when you get an award for "graduating" out of the 5th grade. Or your parents rent a limo for your gr 8 grad. Or your parents give you $50 a week allowance for doing zippo, your room looks like sh*t, you're failing school and your biggest ambition is to beat Modern Warfare 3 on difficult..They don't feel shame, because it's now wrong to give the young a negative comment. It's wrong to say "don't do that", because it will damage their self esteem and helicopter mom and dad will swoop in and make it right.
Face it. Unless something changes with the way we raise our children, our civilization will collapse under the weight of stupidity and parental abdication.
 
2012-06-22 10:28:22 AM

Tumunga: spentmiles: Woah, woah, woah... Just read this little tidbit that completely upsets the apple cart:

"Karen Klein, a hearing-impaired bus monitor in the Greece, NY school district."

I didn't know she was hearing impaired. Isn't the verbal assault of a deaf person kind of like flipping off the blind? At my elementary school, we had this deaf kid named David. He was half Cherokee Indian or some shiat. I'd walk behind him doing that WOW-WOW-WOW Indian noise with my mouth while pretending to do some drunken tribal dance. He never even knew I was behind him until the other kids were busting up laughing and pointing. Then when he'd turn around, I'd pretend like I was doing anything, leaving him none the wiser. The administrators saw me doing it all the time and they thought it was hilarious.

I felt kind of sorry for her at first, but now I'm getting behind the kids on this one. You cannot insult a deaf person. It's just not possible. These kids might as well have been thinking the insults for all it mattered to Karen.

Hearing IMPAIRED, not deaf, you farking goat shiat snorting, cum guzzling, baboon salad tossing choad.

I watched a guy making fun of someone one day...the instigatee knocked him the fark out, and proceeded to kick the shiat of his face. 3 weeks later, the jerk came back to school wearing a face mask. We laughed. So did the administrators.

/Arsenal Technical HS, late 70s.
//I like your story about making fun of the deaf person. It makes you cool.


Oh shiat. I just realized spentmiles posted that. Phuq.

/lemme see if I can get this fish hook out of my cheek.
// 9.72/10
 
2012-06-22 10:29:28 AM
If she were smart, she'd take maybe $50k, go on a crazy vacation for a couple of weeks, and donate the rest to some anti-bullying campaigns. Or the school where she works.

Would put her in an even more sympathetic light.

Also, just because she is partially deaf doesn't mean it's OK to make fun of her. It's cruel, and I highly doubt that the kids' motivation for making fun of her was because she was deaf and she wouldn't hear them. They knew full well they had her attention.
 
2012-06-22 10:30:57 AM

tumy4me: As someone who grew up in Greece, this doesn't surprise me. That whole town is nothing but trash as this point.


Used to own a house there and the wife actually graduated from the shiatstain school these kids attend. Couldn't agree with your statement more.
 
2012-06-22 10:31:01 AM

Nana's Vibrator: Kids that age, they test their boundaries with each other and people around them. In the very least, they now need to learn to not only test boundaries, but also know the invisible boundaries of the law and general human decency. For some, a guilty conscience will knock them down. For others, my fists will gladly assist.

/because my fists (my fists) are on your list
//my fists (my fists) they can't resist

one fist of iron
the other of steel
if the right don't get you
the left one will

 
2012-06-22 10:31:55 AM
You want to know why she didn't act on stopping the kids from their harassment?

http://www.big1059.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed= 1 04673&article=10220644

The students on the bus were getting loud and deputies say the bus driver, 47 year old Susan Mantz of Canandaigua, tried to quiet one student by placing her hand over his mouth. The student was not injured, but reported the incident to his mother when he got home.
Mantz was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, after a complaint by the student's parent.



Did nothing but try to quiet down a bunch of loud children on the bus and getting charged with a crime. Even if the charges end up dropped, she still has to go through the hassle of defending herself and the risk the chance at losing her job.
 
2012-06-22 10:33:15 AM

acronym: Being famous for a virus isn't going to help at all


First the doctor told me the good news, I was going to have a disease named after me
 
2012-06-22 10:35:30 AM

indarwinsshadow: The problem with today's kids is they don't feel pride or shame. They don't feel proud for doing the right thing or working hard and accomplishing something. It's a given when you get an award for "graduating" out of the 5th grade. Or your parents rent a limo for your gr 8 grad. Or your parents give you $50 a week allowance for doing zippo, your room looks like sh*t, you're failing school and your biggest ambition is to beat Modern Warfare 3 on difficult..They don't feel shame, because it's now wrong to give the young a negative comment. It's wrong to say "don't do that", because it will damage their self esteem and helicopter mom and dad will swoop in and make it right.
Face it. Unless something changes with the way we raise our children, our civilization will collapse under the weight of stupidity and parental abdication.


I used to feel the same way until I had kids and started interacting with them, their friends, and their friends' parents. I grew up in the 70s-80s and kids today (from my perspective) are far more respectful to their peers and to authority than kids (including myself) were 25 years ago.

The kids are alright. The parents are alright. The fact that this story is causing such a furor is evidence that this is not normal behavior.
 
2012-06-22 10:35:30 AM

Tumunga: Oh shiat. I just realized spentmiles posted that. Phuq.

/lemme see if I can get this fish hook out of my cheek.


I made that mistake once and just decided to give his posts a bright green color.

Now I just sit back and enjoy his posts for what they are.
 
2012-06-22 10:36:06 AM

Tumunga: spentmiles: Woah, woah, woah... Just read this little tidbit that completely upsets the apple cart:

"Karen Klein, a hearing-impaired bus monitor in the Greece, NY school district."

I didn't know she was hearing impaired. Isn't the verbal assault of a deaf person kind of like flipping off the blind? At my elementary school, we had this deaf kid named David. He was half Cherokee Indian or some shiat. I'd walk behind him doing that WOW-WOW-WOW Indian noise with my mouth while pretending to do some drunken tribal dance. He never even knew I was behind him until the other kids were busting up laughing and pointing. Then when he'd turn around, I'd pretend like I was doing anything, leaving him none the wiser. The administrators saw me doing it all the time and they thought it was hilarious.

I felt kind of sorry for her at first, but now I'm getting behind the kids on this one. You cannot insult a deaf person. It's just not possible. These kids might as well have been thinking the insults for all it mattered to Karen.

Hearing IMPAIRED, not deaf, you farking goat shiat snorting, cum guzzling, baboon salad tossing choad.

I watched a guy making fun of someone one day...the instigatee knocked him the fark out, and proceeded to kick the shiat of his face. 3 weeks later, the jerk came back to school wearing a face mask. We laughed. So did the administrators.

/Arsenal Technical HS, late 70s.
//I like your story about making fun of the deaf person. It makes you cool.


Arsenal Technical? Wow, that used to be the thug school. There were many thug schools, but Arsenal Technical was the thug school that other thug schools aspired to be. Nobody fked with Arsenal Tech students. Considered them dumb, maybe, but never fked with them.

Did Arsenal Technical escape the middle school curse that swallowed up Shortridge and John Marshall?

/Remember when Crispus Attucks was a force to be reckoned with?
 
2012-06-22 10:38:40 AM
Firstly of all, barack's taxes are going to eat up a ton of that money. Also, because its going to Canada, it will likely be doubly taxed coming back, so shes maybe going to get 100k. Sorry. Thats how it is.

Secondly of all, this all happened because those dirty WOPs with their greasy hair and their dago mustaches were allowed on the bus in the first place.
 
2012-06-22 10:39:06 AM

ExperianScaresCthulhu: Using driver instead of monitor doesn't look like an alternative form of accuracy. It looks like a form of sensationalism.


Not that I condone sensationalism, or any -ism for that matter. -Ism's in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon, "I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me." Good point there. After all, he was the walrus. I could be the walrus. I'd still have to bum rides off people.
 
2012-06-22 10:40:30 AM

Gulper Eel: If beheading children who misbehave on school buses and using their heads on pikes as hood ornaments is wrong, I don't want to be right.


...and that's the thread! Good night, everyone!
 
2012-06-22 10:41:09 AM

spentmiles: Woah, woah, woah... Just read this little tidbit that completely upsets the apple cart:

"Karen Klein, a hearing-impaired bus monitor in the Greece, NY school district."

I didn't know she was hearing impaired. Isn't the verbal assault of a deaf person kind of like flipping off the blind?


Sounds kinda like mopery to me.
 
2012-06-22 10:41:31 AM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: ExperianScaresCthulhu: Using driver instead of monitor doesn't look like an alternative form of accuracy. It looks like a form of sensationalism.

Not that I condone sensationalism, or any -ism for that matter. -Ism's in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon, "I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me." Good point there. After all, he was the walrus. I could be the walrus. I'd still have to bum rides off people.


If anybody needs a day off it's Karen Klein. She's got a lotta things to sort out before she graduates. She can't be wound up this tight and go to college. Her roommate'll kill her. Pardon my French, but Karen is so uptight, if you stuck a lump of coal up her ass, in 2 weeks, you'd have a diamond.
 
2012-06-22 10:41:55 AM
LOL at the haters who can NEVER stand to see someone come up. Two days ago they were ready to kill children in her honor. But now that the incident has helped her come into some money its, "She was a terrible monitor, blah, blah." You folks are a trip.
 
2012-06-22 10:43:16 AM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: ExperianScaresCthulhu: Using driver instead of monitor doesn't look like an alternative form of accuracy. It looks like a form of sensationalism.

Not that I condone sensationalism, or any -ism for that matter. -Ism's in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon, "I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me." Good point there. After all, he was the walrus. I could be the walrus. I'd still have to bum rides off people.


+10
 
2012-06-22 10:44:23 AM
The kids are scum. I'm also wondering who thought it was a good job to stick senior citizens on the busses as authority figures. You'd just expect it to end poorly.
 
2012-06-22 10:44:38 AM

Silly Jesus: ladyfortuna: Mock26: I hope that people who donated money to her can now opt to get it back.

I'm guessing we're in the minority here, but this. When I first saw this, it was about $10k, so $5k over the goal. After it hit $20k I was like, enough people, she'll feel a lot better. Now she's going to receive more money than I've made in my entire life, even after taxes. If I got paid every time I was bullied (mostly in middle school), that would have been awesome, but wtf? She's going to join the 1% for a year, here.

Just boggles my mind that people are STILL giving money. She'll be fine now. This was like winning the lottery, the price was just a little higher than the $2 ticket.

Also, as they said on Criminal Minds once (or something like this) - "all adolescents profile like serial killers..."

I think that at this point, for the donors, it's probably more about feeling good themselves...feeling like their donation is taking a stand against bullying. It's not a matter of "does she really need this now" but more of a "by giving this $5 and forgoing my latte for the day, I am going to help solve the bullying problem forever."

Of course most of that is BS psychobabble and nothing will really change...but my point is that the donations probably aren't really for her, they are a pat on the back to the person giving it. And I can imagine some sort of virtual finger being given to those kids that grows a little bit larger and more looming with each dollar donated. You know that on some level those kids are thinking (or will one day think), "wow, I'm such an a-hole that society felt the need to give this woman $5,000 as compensation for my actions....oh it's $100,000 now?, wow, I'm a bigger a-hole than I thought...$500,000?!, wtf, I'm a complete failure."


Methinks that the ones donating this point would also like your help to stop Joseph Kony, and worked really hard at their keyboard for 4 minutes in 2006 to "raise awareness" to "Save Darfur."

Of course it's posted on their facebook newsfeeds, why do you ask?
 
2012-06-22 10:45:04 AM
The thing that confuses me about this entire thing ... I watched this video. It seemed not at all unlike bus rides back when I was a kid (I was not an overly popular kid).

I mean, of course that doesn't excuse them. But national level news? Hundreds of thousands of dollars donated to this lady? Police invlovlement?

incongruity, thy name is internet.
 
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