Thank you. I tried to remind others before to stop talking about me and get back to the story. I pointed out the irony between what happened to the girl and how they are ganging up on me in here rather than letting me deal with the ones attacking me. Do they listen, no. They don't get the idea that Topix is a toilet. You are supposed to do your mess in the bowl, wipe, flush, wash your hands, and move on. You are not to go in the restroom after someone has left and play in the cr*p they forgot to flush. You don't remind them of what their cr*p smelled like last week or even 2 years ago.<quoted text>While I agree this story needs a public out cry, here on offbeat,the tragedy of Amanda Todd has faded away to personal conflicts which have nothing to do with this teenage girl killing herself. It's amazing to me how people can lose sight of the actual loss that has taken place in order to defend their own beliefs of what is right and wrong. There are many links about this were you can see more about bullying and what happened to this girl without getting caught up in this senseless arguing going on here.
I am sick of the crap and bullying on Topix. Nearly always, it is people on the left trying to control what others have to say rather than just letting things pass. If you like it, comment, if not, get over yourself and let it pass and move on. People need to learn to be more passive and thus tolerant (not the hijacked definition) in these forums. If more people would look ahead or down as they walk, ignore everyone who in not in their own family/group unless they speak first and address it to them, and stay out of other people's fights and disputes and not jump in unless someone is seriously getting hurt, the world would be a much better place.
If everyone would teach their children that they are at school to learn and ONLY to learn, that it is immoral and wrong to bully no matter what, and that others have a right to be different, and how others dress or do things has no effect on you, and that you should keep your comments to yourself unless they are positive. People talk about school being necessary for "socialization," but actually, public schools (and even private schools that are modeled after them) are the worst for that. Home schooled kids tend to be more secure in themselves, less likely to be bullied, less likely to bully, and more respectful when they go to college or the workforce. Public schools are damaging our kids, and exposing them to bullies, immorality, controlling naziesque teachers, insensitive coaches, raping faculty members, etc. Children of faith are more likely to be secure, and schools are robbing kids. As much as I blame the bullies, the parents of the bullies, and the teachers who observe it and do nothing, the real problem is the entire philosophy behind school.