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Sarah Riccitelli July 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm
From what I understand, military boot camps use bullying tactics to toughen up new recruits. ShouldRead More they be the exception to the rule that bullying is never ok?
kathleen lindemann July 23, 2012 at 12:48 pm
Good article.
Lynn Marr July 28, 2012 at 05:40 pm
Military boot camps shouldn't be an exception. Bullying isn't ok. Standing up to it, by the oneRead More being bullied, or by those witnessing it, takes courage. Bullying is especially prevalent now, on blogs, where posters can annonymously bully someone they've often never met, causing pain & leading to a rippling effect, often destroying the flow of conversation & ruining the discussion. These flamers are cyberbullies. Here, in Encinitas, many feel our current Mayor, Jerome Stocks, routinely uses bully tactics. He often interrupts public speakers. For certain speakers, if we go ONE MOMENT beyond our alloted three minutes, he begins interrupting repeating over & over, "Time's up." For others, he lets them go on for more than 30 seconds, saying nothing. It's all a matter of whether or not he likes you, or likes what you are saying. For those with whom he disagrees, Stocks fails to give eye contact while we are at the public speaker dais. Encinitas has a long tradition, an unwritten policy, of council & staff's not responding to public speakers' comments for oral communications, except to ask a question or set a future agenda item. But for that part of council meetings which is unagendized, Stocks also has bullied, declaring opinions to be "false,"calling on the city manager to make a lengthy contradiction. Stocks, without Council approval or public notice takes matters off the agenda, makes motions on unagendized actions, disallowing public or Council discussion!
Daniel Woolfolk June 8, 2012 at 02:32 am
This is the best library i've ever been too.
Carol Jahnkow June 8, 2012 at 10:59 am
I love the County Library system and am so glad to see them awarded this honor. I remember theRead More Encinitas Library from when it was a small "hole in the wall" on D Street. I don't know what my life would have been like without all the amazing books that libraries have brought me! Libraries are one of our best community resources "in my book."
Eric Simpson January 15, 2012 at 08:38 pm
Love odd-eyes! I once had a husky (Princess Kiska of Cardiff) that had one brown eye and the otherRead More was half-brown, half-milky-blue (I called it her "evil eye";-). Wish I room for another cat.
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