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Das - Hailey says Hi! She mentions you occasionally.  (Sep 22, 2008 | post #4656)

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WTF are you talking about?! The only part you got right is that I'm white. Move on, Troll. You are what I'm trying to protect my (and all) kids from.  (Sep 19, 2008 | post #4578)

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As much as I would love to get those little SOB's removed from his school, I don't think it is something I can realistically expect right away. Once the schools have serious policies in place, and the support to follow through, things would be different. I just see it taking a long time to get there, longer than we may have.  (Sep 18, 2008 | post #4493)

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Your thoughts are well orchestrated. I don't think a separate school is the best answer, but for now I think it is the best protection I could give my son currently as the schools (even with the newly formed statute) have yet to have the full understanding of what occurs, or how to deal with it.  (Sep 18, 2008 | post #4490)

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Gay high school planned

Not quite worded right: I would support them because they should not be treated like that, but if the kids have to lie or avoid mentioning aspects of their lives they would be a little more on the wavelength of what we deal with each day.  (Sep 18, 2008 | post #4488)

Gay/Lesbian

Gay high school planned

Thank you. Hudson is 11 though.  (Sep 18, 2008 | post #4485)

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Gay high school planned

Odd how you failed to mention that previously. Regardless, do you think it was ok? If there were a rash of deaths associated with trailer parks, and you lived in one, wouldn't you want to protect your child from death?! IF the kids in the TP have to lie about where they live, who they are, what they like to do with their down time, then I would support whatever steps it took to protect them as well.  (Sep 18, 2008 | post #4484)

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Gay high school planned

There are plenty of white welfare mommas, as well as every other ethnicity you can imagine. This is not about color.  (Sep 18, 2008 | post #4482)

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No one deserves to be bullied. Not you, not your friend from the trailer park. I'm sorry that no one defended you. You make it pretty clear you are still hurt by the way you were treated. I too was bullied - my dad was the only person in the village I grew up in, and I lost many friends because of 'that black man'. That doesn't mean that it was right. That doesn't mean that I think other kids should suffer, since I came out ok. Wouldn't you want to protect the kids who suffer now?  (Sep 18, 2008 | post #4481)

Gay/Lesbian

Gay high school planned

In April, I went to Springfield and marched with a large group to the capital. We were promoting several new bills, inclunding a senate bill for anti-bullying law, making it a civil rights violation. This protets all children of this state. I spoke with senators, and told them my son's story. That bill is now a statute in this state. However, while bullying for all should now get addressed more evenly, with bigger reprimands for the bully, my son is still in a severe minority t many still feel violence is justified against. The simple number of folks you read on these threads that say being gay is 'deserving a beatdown' should tell you what a concern it is.  (Sep 18, 2008 | post #4479)

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Gay high school planned

A life IS supposed to take precedence over a home. It is a LIFE - it's priceless, unlike a trailer. Plus, if they had the insurance necessary, they could have gotten a better home out of the fire. If someone killed my son, it's over. There is no up side.  (Sep 18, 2008 | post #4474)

Gay/Lesbian

Gay high school planned

If OCD put your life at risk, I would say that is a good reason to be protected. Why should my child have to worry about being the next Lawrence King just because someone else doesn't like it?! The teachers couldn't protect him in the bathroom - last year he went to the school's office to go to the bathroom just because no kids were there to corner him. He's been pushed around, but as there was no one there who seemed to see anything in front of their nose, the black eye he brought home was fully inexplicable to the principal I demanded answers from.  (Sep 17, 2008 | post #4424)

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Gay high school planned

If you heard the way people talk around here, you might understand what I'm talking about. People make jokes about 'finding a fag to drag' when they are drinking at the bar!!! When I was in school I saw a nasty fight that occurred because one guy bumped into some other guy's butt, and guy 2 took severe offense to it. Guy #2's response was to beat the crap out of him, and ask questions later. How many deaths have you heard of associated with teasing over living in a trailer park?  (Sep 17, 2008 | post #4422)

Gay/Lesbian

Gay high school planned

Gender Identity disorder: in this case, born male, but has always associated with the female gender.  (Sep 17, 2008 | post #4418)

Troy, IL

How long does it take to build a bridge?

OMG!!! I am getting ticked over that road! Did you notice that NO ONE was working there for several weeks straight?! Not one soul! They just recontinued about 2 days ago.  (Sep 17, 2008 | post #2)

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a kickball league in St Louis

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I'm studying or working with people with disabilities.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

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I'd like to see less support for corporate America. Next time, skip McDonalds and go to a mom and pop diner. You won't regret it.

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Equality for everyone, not just the elite.