As a victim of bullying my proverb was always “Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Apparently in the Internet age there are no ‘sticks and stones’ or ‘words’ in the traditional sense, but rather posts. Today’s children live in a cyber world that is unregulated in which they promulgate their own rules. They live unregulated largely because adults are absent. Parents are not a part of this cyber world either because they are not tech-savvy, children fool them with fake social media accounts, they are not interested, or they do not want to get involved with child’s play. Hence we end up with a Lord of the Flies scenario except there are no killings. Nevertheless, any victim of bullying in my age group would substitute physical, in-your-face bullying for cyber-bullying any day. Today, however, you have to log-on and visit particular sites in order to find out who’s bullying you. Now prosecutors are holding a 12 and 14 year-old responsible for the suicide of Rebecca Sedwick. (more…)
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The surveillance video that was recently released by the Sanford Police Department showing Zimmerman in handcuffs without visible blood on his shirt, face, nose or head has caused most objective observers of this controversy to begin to doubt Zimmerman. In fact the video reveals no visible injury to his person. Yet this is not the issue and Zimmerman, even with the release of this video, still has a strong defense. (more…)
This article is written with the purpose to put an end to the controversy surrounding the birthplace of President Barack Obama, and to render the so-called “Birthers” moot. Moot, not because he is already President but rather because his birthplace is of no concern as far as the Constitution and laws of this Nation would have it. Upon reading the complete article an honest assessment of the facts would render President Obama a natural born citizen and entitle him to the full participation in the political process. Yet as sure as the sun will rise in the morning there will be doubters – after all Jesus Christ did not convince all he was the Son of Man.