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These bullies should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. This 14 year old suffered humiliation that he will carry with him for life. I have to tolerance for bullies. My son has been bullied and the bully was caught in the act so I know what kids can go through at the hands of these bullies. The thing is, these bullies must be cowards that have a lack of self esteem or possibly suffer from a tiny penis. Below is the article I read regarding this incident.

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Boy, 14, Allegedly Tattooed Against His Will By Bullies

by Tom Henderson May 24th 2010 6:30PM

A 14-year-old boy in Concord, N.H., claims he was bullied into getting a tattoo on his buttocks May 10.

His father tells the local paper, the New Hampshire Union Leader, that bullies at Concord High School threatened to beat the boy if he didn’t submit to the tattoo.

According to the father, the boy has attention deficit disorder and has been habitually bullied by older students.

The bullies allegedly told him they would quit harassing him if he got a tattoo showing the outline of a male sex organ and offensive terms. If he refused to get the tattoo, the father tells the paper, they vowed to “kick the crap out of him.”

The father and mother reportedly learned what happened two days later after a teacher overheard students talking about the incident in the hall. Cell phone images of the tattoo have also been circulating, the father tells the Union Leader.

“Honestly, when I heard this on the phone, I was so distraught, I left work immediately,” the father tells the paper.

The parents took the boy to a doctor to be checked out, and while he is physically fine, it will cost thousands of dollars to remove the tattoo.

Teachers reportedly want to pay for the laser treatments, but the dad has other ideas.

“I think the kids should pay for the laser removal,” he tells the paper.

Charged in the incident are Blake VanNest, Donald “D.J.” Wyman, Ryan Fisk and Travis Johnston. None of the suspects are juveniles. Police tell the Union Leader a 15-year-old juvenile — who allegedly bought the tattoo gun for $30 as a souvenir — also will be charged.

VanNest was charged with two counts of simple assault, endangering the welfare of a minor, tattooing without a license, indecent exposure, criminal threatening and breach of bail.

Fisk was charged with two counts of simple assault, endangering the welfare of a minor, tattooing without a license, sale of a controlled drug, criminal threatening and breach of bail.

Wyman was charged with conspiracy to commit criminal liability for the conduct of another and conspiracy to endanger the welfare of a minor.

Johnson was charged with conspiracy to endanger the welfare of a minor.

Fisk allegedly did the actual tattooing. When he was done, he and the others reportedly took the boy outside Johnston’s home where a group of students waited to look and laugh while the victim was forced to drop his pants. Fisk allegedly gave the victim a bag of marijuana as payment for the humiliation.

According to court documents, VanNest told police the tattoo was his idea and admitted that he preyed on the younger, unpopular and frequently picked-on boy.

Tragically, this incident could likely have been avoided, Dr. Michele Borba, an educational psychologist who has written 23 books on parenting, tells ParentDish.

Borba keeps a picture of an 11-year-old boy who was bullied to death in her pocket as a reminder of what can happen when bullying goes unchecked.

Adults need to spot the warning signs of bullying, she says. The problem almost always starts gradually and escalates.

“That’s the cold-blooded viciousness of it,” she says.

Notice the alleged bullies in this case threatened to “stop” if the victim got the tattoo, Borba says. That means he had been tormented for some time. And kids knew it: That’s why they were talking about it in the halls. That’s why there was an audience waiting for him to drop his pants.

“Kids always talk,” Borba says. “There’s always a grapevine that gets through.”

She suggests schools offer anonymous tip boxes to be alerted to bullies. The trick is to make a general comment box, she adds, so kids won’t be afraid to be seen dropping in notes.

Researchers at the University of Toronto did a study on bullying to find out who are the most likely targets and found bullies will pick on just about any mental or physical difference they can find.

Parents should try to pinpoint such vulnerabilities first, Borba says.

“What parents need to do is get in the shoes of the kid,” she says.

That way, she adds, parents and children can rehearse responses and comebacks that diffuse bullies rather than giving them the emotional reactions they crave.

“We need to teach kids these comebacks also as a life skill,” Borba says.

Kids also need to learn to stay safe by avoiding isolated bathrooms, locker areas and other places where bullies can do their business away from watchful adults, Borba says. For example, she adds, kids can sit to the school bus driver’s immediate right — the most defensible position on the bus.

Borba also says kids need safe havens at school where they can turn in times of trouble. This could be the school nurse or their beloved band director. They must have someone and someplace to go to when parents aren’t available, she says.

“Someone needs to be the listener,” Borba says. “Our kids need someone to be their hero or savior.”

The tattoo victim’s father tells the Union Leader his son was handling the incident well until it became public.

“He’s overwhelmed with it,” he says.

The parents of his son’s girlfriend reportedly called to say they don’t want the boy contacting her anymore.

“I respect her parents’ wishes, but it wasn’t his fault,” the father says. “He’s lost his first love over this.”

Related: When Your Child Is the Bully

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I am a registered Democrat, however, I do not feel that the Democratic party or the Republican party represent me in congress. I am tired of bigger government, more spending and representatives that do not listen to us.

It is definitely time for meaningful change. Check out the Libertarian party. More Freedom, Less Government

check them out here: LP.org

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This is an email that I received. I had gotten it before but think it is important and well worth passing on. It is true about how soldiers die and don’t get mentioned much in the national spotlight but let a politician die and they go on an on about their life. In my opinion it was a life of lying, cheating and screwing the country because that is what most do now, but a soldier actually fought for our freedoms that a lot of politicians try to take away. We need to do more for our veterans and mourn them when they pass like the media does for the politicians
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Pass On The Patriotism!
YOU can make a difference
A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life,
wrote a blank check made payable to ‘Canada’ or
‘The United States’ for an amount “up to and including my life.”
That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.

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A Soldier died today

He was getting old and paunchy
And his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion,
Telling stories of the past.

Of a war that he once fought in
And the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies;
They were heroes, every one.

And ‘tho sometimes to his neighbors
His tales became a joke,
All his buddies listened quietly
For they knew where of he spoke.

But we’ll hear his tales no longer,
For ol’ Bob has passed away,
And the world’s a little poorer
For a Soldier died today.

He won’t be mourned by many,
Just his children and his wife..
For he lived an ordinary,
Very quiet sort of life.
He held a job and raised a family,
Going quietly on his way;
And the world won’t note his passing,
‘Tho a Soldier died today.

When politicians leave this earth,
Their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing,
And proclaim that they were great.
Papers tell of their life stories
From the time that they were young
But the passing of a Soldier
Goes unnoticed, and unsung.

Is the greatest contribution
To the welfare of our land,
Some jerk who breaks his promise
And cons his fellow man?
Politicians at work
Or the ordinary fellow
Who in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his country
And offers up his life?

The politician’s stipend
And the style in which he lives,
Are often disproportionate,
To the service that he gives.

While the ordinary Soldier,
Who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal
And perhaps a pension, small.
It’s so easy to forget them,
For it is so many times
That our Bobs and Jims and Johnnys,
Went to battle, but we know,

It is not the politicians
With their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom
That our country now enjoys.
Should you find yourself in danger,
With your enemies at hand,
Would you really want some cop-out,
With his ever waffling stand?

Or would you want a Soldier–
His home, his country, his kin,
Just a common Soldier,
Who would fight until the end.

He was just a common Soldier,
And his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us
We may need his like again.
For when countries are in conflict,
We find the Soldier’s part
Is to clean up all the troubles
That the politicians start.

If we cannot do him honor
While he’s here to hear the praise,
Then at least let’s give him homage
At the ending of his days..

Perhaps just a simple headline
In the paper that might say:
“OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING,
A SOLDIER DIED TODAY.”

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The Obama administration is going to take our guns by signing a treaty with the UN. This is a “backdoor” way to over ride the second amendment. Obama and company want to join all of the other Socialist governments to give government total control over its people.

Here are links to many stories regarding this upcoming event in 2010 that will continue to erode our rights as citizens and continue to take away our freedoms. How many more freedoms will our government take from us?

New Years gun threat

http://nationalgunrights.org/blog/?p=359

NRA warns of gun control

for many more articles, just google it

I am ashamed of being a democrat right now. First they shove the health reform down our throats that will cost us billions and now this. I am ashamed of my government. Washington does not listen to us and it is our fault they continue partying with our money.

They're after our 2nd amendment rights

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