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Adults not immune from cyberbullying

Adults often use Internet to vent, bicker, criticize

March 3, 2013

MARIETTA — Teens and tweens are not the only ones flinging harsh words from behind a keyboard....

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AndrewShirvell

Mar-03-13 2:09 PM

This is Andrew Shirvell and I am commenting because I am mentioned in this article. I am still fighting my unconstitutional termination from the AG's office. The case is currently pending in the Ingham Circuit Court in Lansing, MI. The MI Civil Service Commission decision upholding my 2010 termination is completely unconstitutional. All that I did was comment on matters of public concern about a very controversial public figure (Chris Armstrong), using my own resources while I was off-duty. There was no "cyberbullying" of Chris Armstrong at all. In fact, Armstrong admitted that he never had had any contact with me whatsoever. Armstrong employed a Hollywood publicist by the name of Howard Bragman in order to manipulate the media and put public pressure on the AG's office to fire me. In sum, I was unlawfully fired for exercising my First Amendment rights. I am confident that the Courts will overturn this blatant injustice.

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vortex

Mar-03-13 11:49 AM

I am a victim of Bullying every time I state my opinion on here. This has to be the number one cyber bullying site.

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IFHPED

Mar-03-13 11:31 AM

This site is not immune to bullying, although you can't go as far as Facebook, etc., goes. Anyone with an imagination can figure out cuss words that include special keyboard characters.

There have been times when I thought the PNS has gone too far in allowing some comments, but I don't know how they edit. I can't imagine they have someone reading every comment, but they may.

Anyway, even sensitive people should be able to express an opinion without fear of repercussion. And, I have used the "Report Abuse" option before when I thought a comment toward me was totally out of context and inflammatory.

Admittedly, in anger, I have made some nasty comments, but I try not to do that anymore because I don't want to be thought of as a bully. At the same time, it is hard not to respond when another commentor is being a schmuck.

I guess what I am trying to say is, 'can't we all just get along?' <:)

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hindsight

Mar-03-13 8:16 AM

All these social media sites like facebook allow you to block people from talking to you or seeing you. So big deal. Quit being a nation of grown chiodren do the adult thing block them and go on. The only way to be a victim in these cases is allowing yourself to be a victim. If you aren't big enough to avoid the situation then quit using the internet or engage them back quit being a sissy crybaby whiny@$$

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fedupwiththesetup

Mar-03-13 7:03 AM

Grow up people! If you have 500-1000 "friends" on a social site someone will eventualy hurt your feelings or insult you.

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