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Re: Rant Thread !

Post by slowlearner » 20 Oct 2018, 16:02

Petebass wrote:
20 Oct 2018, 11:58
Pete, I just looked and I'm surprised there isn't a MACE chapter in Sydney. I'm involved in the Wide Bay chapter, and this is the sort of situation where we can step in and help.

The only NSW chapter is in Snowy Mountains, but their FB page says they cover the greater Sydney area. Should I get in touch with them and see if they'll be willing and able to work with you on this?

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Or PM me for more info.
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Post by Aussie Mark » 21 Oct 2018, 10:15

Pete, sounds like you have this under control in terms of strategy and next steps, but sometimes bullies are bullies because of the reaction they get. They don't like it if the person being bullied stands up for themselves, so perhaps a retaliatory strike is necessary by your son to get the bully to pull their head in - in front of as many people as possible so the message is loud and clear. It may well be worth a detention.

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Re: Rant Thread !

Post by BazzBass » 21 Oct 2018, 10:51

a letter from your lawyer stating that their lack of action constitutes acceptance that bullying is alright and to expect litigation because they are now complicit in the abuse.
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Re: Rant Thread !

Post by Petebass » 21 Oct 2018, 11:57

Aussie Mark wrote:
21 Oct 2018, 10:15
Pete, sounds like you have this under control in terms of strategy and next steps, but sometimes bullies are bullies because of the reaction they get. They don't like it if the person being bullied stands up for themselves, so perhaps a retaliatory strike is necessary by your son to get the bully to pull their head in - in front of as many people as possible so the message is loud and clear. It may well be worth a detention.
Well this is how I put a stop to the bullying I endured as a kid. But nowadays people seem horrified when I tell the story and act like "I" did the wrong thing. Easy for them to say, they weren't the ones being bullied!
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Re: Rant Thread !

Post by slowlearner » 21 Oct 2018, 12:54

Petebass wrote:
21 Oct 2018, 11:57
Aussie Mark wrote:
21 Oct 2018, 10:15
Pete, sounds like you have this under control in terms of strategy and next steps, but sometimes bullies are bullies because of the reaction they get. They don't like it if the person being bullied stands up for themselves, so perhaps a retaliatory strike is necessary by your son to get the bully to pull their head in - in front of as many people as possible so the message is loud and clear. It may well be worth a detention.
Well this is how I put a stop to the bullying I endured as a kid. But nowadays people seem horrified when I tell the story and act like "I" did the wrong thing. Easy for them to say, they weren't the ones being bullied!
I too fixed a bully like this. The problem is now not just the bully, it's school. They're well off base.
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Re: Rant Thread !

Post by Aussie Mark » 21 Oct 2018, 13:10

Petebass wrote:
21 Oct 2018, 11:57
Aussie Mark wrote:
21 Oct 2018, 10:15
Pete, sounds like you have this under control in terms of strategy and next steps, but sometimes bullies are bullies because of the reaction they get. They don't like it if the person being bullied stands up for themselves, so perhaps a retaliatory strike is necessary by your son to get the bully to pull their head in - in front of as many people as possible so the message is loud and clear. It may well be worth a detention.
Well this is how I put a stop to the bullying I endured as a kid. But nowadays people seem horrified when I tell the story and act like "I" did the wrong thing. Easy for them to say, they weren't the ones being bullied!
Same Pete - it worked for me in Year 8 when I finally stood up to a Year 10 bully and put him in his place. It was well worth the caning I got from the principal.

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Re: Rant Thread !

Post by PilbaraBass » 22 Oct 2018, 14:07

Step 1... Writing... Begin with a letter to the principal stating your position. Be specific in it about the chronology, the times you've had discussions, the responses and the impact it is having on your child.

If your son is being physically assaulted (the pencils and pushing is assault), copy this letter to the police. The display of porn is also a police matter.

Finally, end the letter with a firm demand to achieve resolution as the situation is "clearly unsustainable".

Do NOT hesitate to involve the police...
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Post by BassLine » 22 Oct 2018, 17:36

Get an official paper trail of all correspondence with the school. Contact the police for their guidance on whether an official report is advisable (at this stage).

The principal answers to a district supervisor. Get their phone number and speak to them directly. If they dodge your calls, drop in unannounced.
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Re: Rant Thread !

Post by NotTheFish » 25 Oct 2018, 11:17

For some reason unknown to me I have attracted the ire of some nutter here in town (Bathurst).. I walk into town a lot with my backpack on for shopping. No need to drive when you live in town (imo). About a month ago I was crossing the road and this guy who is mid 30's on a push bike comes up to me calling me a faggot and that he was going to smash my head in etc. I was able to get inside a shopping centre and he went away. Today the same thing happened again. So here I am nearly 49yo and I have my very own bully. This guy is a big 6' 3" and I am 5' 8" and not so. I have no idea if he is just words. I sure hope so..

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Re: Rant Thread !

Post by Petebass » 25 Oct 2018, 12:37

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19 Oct 2018, 15:39
+100! I'm in a disagreement with them at the moment because I applied for a tag, they sent it without a tag holder. I call the to ask them for one and get told I have to order it from the website.

The website won't let me order if because I don't have a registered tag. So I call them and say "but I do have a tag". "No problem sir, we'll fix that now. Try ordering a tag holder again tomorrow".

Next day, it's still saying no registered tag. Call them again - I have to activate the tag by driving through a toll. But I'm in Hervey Bay, several hours drive away from any toll roads. They're very sorry sir, there's no other way to activate the tag.

Reminding them that it was their F**K up that has resulted in me having no tag holder didn't work. So until I'm in Brissy next, the tag will be floating around in the car glove box and I'll bet my right nut the first time I need it, I'll open the glove box and it won't be in there..................
Well I was almost right! I drove from Hervey Bay to the Sunny coast for a work meeting. While I was there I thought "Lets just drive the 1.5 hours to Brisbane, go through a toll, and this will all be over!". So that's what I did. Guess what happened? No beep. The NEW tag I got sent not only had no tag holder, it was also faulty. Or maybe it broke from being thrown around the glove box because there was no tag holder. FFS! Nasty message has been sent, it ended with "Oh and don't even THINK about sending me those nasty toll invoices at $20 a pop. I WILL NOT pay them!"
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Re: Rant Thread !

Post by Petebass » 25 Oct 2018, 12:41

NotTheFish wrote:
25 Oct 2018, 11:17
For some reason unknown to me I have attracted the ire of some nutter here in town (Bathurst).. I walk into town a lot with my backpack on for shopping. No need to drive when you live in town (imo). About a month ago I was crossing the road and this guy who is mid 30's on a push bike comes up to me calling me a faggot and that he was going to smash my head in etc. I was able to get inside a shopping centre and he went away. Today the same thing happened again. So here I am nearly 49yo and I have my very own bully. This guy is a big 6' 3" and I am 5' 8" and not so. I have no idea if he is just words. I sure hope so..
Push bike you say? Too easy. Carry a stick while you're walking. Jam it on the spokes as he rides past!
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Re: Rant Thread !

Post by NotTheFish » 25 Oct 2018, 12:45

Petebass wrote:
25 Oct 2018, 12:41
Push bike you say? Too easy. Carry a stick while you're walking. Jam it on the spokes as he rides past!
Yeah.. Then I will be the one up for assault with a deadly weapon :cry

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Re: Rant Thread !

Post by onehandclapping » 25 Oct 2018, 15:06

Hey Pete,
My tag did not beep last time I went on the toll road a few weeks back,and my kids tell me they don’t beep anymore :banghead: aghh
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Re: Rant Thread !

Post by Petebass » 25 Oct 2018, 17:52

onehandclapping wrote:
25 Oct 2018, 15:06
Hey Pete,
My tag did not beep last time I went on the toll road a few weeks back,and my kids tell me they don’t beep anymore :banghead: aghh
Really? OK then, I'll jump online and see if those trips show up on my trip history...........

................. guess what - their website is down! Can they get ANYTHING right? They really are incompetent pieces of Shart!

EDIT:- OK im in, and the trips have been registered by number plate video matching. The tag is still not active, and I still can't order a tag holder. I think your kids might be wrong.
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Re: Rant Thread !

Post by onehandclapping » 25 Oct 2018, 19:21

Mmmmm,I never got a bill/letter
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