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Bullying has been around for awhile


Thu, Dec 30th, 2010
Posted in Commentary

Peterson, MN

I asked a person employed by the Lanesboro school district, "What's going on with all the bullying?" He said it goes on in all schools way back from the time Moses came down from the mountain. I said I didn't think so, but remembering back when I was in school and graduated from Peterson High School in 1957, there was a lot of bullying.

Two boys who were neighbors to each other were fighting all the time. Noon hour recess, on the bus and when they got off.

Another bully was picking on a younger boy uptown at noon. A whole bunch of us kids were there in front of his parents restaurant. He asked if anyone didn't like it or something to that effect and an upperclassmen said "yes." Then he backed away. Kinda had that boy as a hostage. Many other incidents occurred, too many to mention here.

A neighbor kid was picking on my younger brother as he walked by their place alone. My dad found out about it and one Saturday evening at Peterson he grabbed that bully and threw him down on the cement sidewalk.

A neighbor of mine said his Dad kicked that bully's older brother in the rear so hard it lifted him off the sidewalk. If they did it today, they would be in jail, thanks to the lawyers we have today. Most of them are educated idiots! Not all of them. They made the laws so no one can touch a child. I agree that too many are child abusers. I received a few spankings from my Dad, but I most likely had it coming. But they didn't hurt, I cried just to make it look like it hurt.

When I was in school, we feared being sent to the super's office, I was never sent there. This same kid who bullied my younger brother came crying on the bus. He was probably in the eigth or ninth grade. The super had choked the daylights out of him. He most likely deserved it and maybe he didn't do that again. And, the super would also be in jail today. No thanks to our brilliant lawyers.

I attended a convention in San Antonio, Texas, several years ago. After the day was over, I and another gent were sitting around in the hotel lobby. He was a person that could hold a conversation with most anyone and any subject. He started to talk with a lady who was waiting for her husband. When he came she introduced us to him. He was a big time lawyer from Oklahoma City. He told us that he was ashamed to admit it, but he said that, "We as lawyers create lawsuits to have a job." This person that I was with can vouch for that. Go figure.

Conservative or Liberal?

Thu, Dec 23rd, 2010
Posted in Commentary

By Col Stan Gudmundson, USAF (Ret)

If any of the following positions were part of a political platform, would they belong to a conservative or a liberal party?

- "All citizens must have equal rights and obligations."

- "The firs ..... 
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Clarification relating to December 20th Journal

Thu, Dec 23rd, 2010
Posted in Commentary

Phone: 507-251-5297

jsethre@fillmorecountyjournal.com

The following information is a clarification of articles and letters published in the December 20, 2010 Fillmore County Journal.

First, we apologize for an error in referenc ..... 
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Fixing Social Security

Fri, Dec 17th, 2010
Posted in Commentary

Last time I ended my remarks promising to tell you about various ways to "fix" Social Security (SS). I am going to renege on that promise.

Firstly, SS is not broken, broke or even bent badly. It doesn't need complicated fixing. It has a larg ..... 
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One Moment Please - I grew up saying "Merry Christmas!"

Fri, Dec 17th, 2010
Posted in Commentary

Publisher of the Fillmore County Journal, cell phone: 507-251-5297

It's interesting to see how much our traditions of the past continue to change as our young nation evolves.

I remember growing up with a Christmas tree in our classroo ..... 
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Concerned mother speaks out

Fri, Dec 10th, 2010
Posted in Commentary

My name is Karen Neneman. My husband (Terry) and I have come to speak on behalf of our daughter Sabrina.

As I am sure you all know, Terry and I took Sabrina out of Lanesboro School on November 5, because of bullying issues.

We have m ..... 
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Walking Fillmore County

Fri, Dec 10th, 2010
Posted in Commentary

We've just had our first major snowfall of the season and now the sun is shining in a blue sky. The bike/walking trails around Preston, where I live, will not be good for walking again until spring unless we have an unusually significant thaw. An ex ..... 
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One Moment, please... We should feel lucky

Mon, Dec 6th, 2010
Posted in Commentary

Publisher of the Fillmore County Journal, cell phone: 507-251-5297

I know many of our readers grew up in a small town and possibly even in Fillmore County.

They are used to the norms of life in a small town, which is often a novelty t ..... 
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Social Security attack part two

Fri, Nov 26th, 2010
Posted in Commentary

By R.L. Sauer, MD

Politicians and political operatives who wish to fool us into thinking they're fiscally responsible or have always wanted to dismantle Social Security (SS) claim it's bankrupt and that it's also contributing to the national ..... 
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