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Hi Magpie & Hammer6... thanks for the posts, and Magpie, for the excellent link.  Very interesting indeed, if not a little eyebrow-raising....!!  Keep posting, and let's keep the topic of bullying at the forefront of our minds, as it is something that must be stamped out.  And I have very big feet.


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Hi ALL, You just have to read TC Campbell LOVE OR HATE (new post) to understand how the POLICE in STRATHCLYDE BULLY people into giving FALSE evidence and of the BULLYING that goes on within the force itself.

 

Billy Love's statement is an absolute SHOCKING read and encourage others to speak out about BULLYING no matter the Institutions nor indeed within the domestic HOME.

 

NO EXCUSES for this terrible act wherever it may take place.

 

WE ARE HERE TO HELP AND TO SHARE ALL AREAS OF BULLYING DO NOT SUFFER IN SILENCE YOU NOW HAVE A VOICE @ferrisconspiracy.com

 

 


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Admin fully concurs with Admin2's previous post, and hope that by now, all members and surfers alike have had an opportunity to read the two statements given by Billy Love in the Doyle Fire trial, and subsequent conviction of Tommy Campbell & Joe Steele. 

 

These TWO statements prove that bullying does indeed go on in all walks of life, and within the police force - the very people that we are supposed to be able to trust.

 

However, ferrisconspiracy.com will continue to fight the bullies and expose them for the cowards that they really are. 


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ferrisconspiracy : UPDATE

 

30 March 2006
INDEPENDENT REPORT: DEEPCUT
'Deaths were self-inflicted' bullying was not to blame' Recruits' families vow to battle on for public inquiry
By Gavin Cordon

YOUNG Army recruits who died at Deepcut barracks were not bullied to death, an investigation ruled yesterday.

But the independent review found "clear evidence of foul abuse of trainees" at Deepcut and a "disturbing catalogue of allegations of misconduct".

Human rights lawyer Nicholas Blake, who carried out the review into the deaths of four trainees, concluded that three of them had taken their own lives.

He did not express a view on the cause of death of the fourth soldier - James Collinson, of Perth - as his inquest was taking place while Blake was conducting the investigation.

The families of the dead soldiers were bitterly disappointed with the review.

And they vowed to keep fighting for a public inquiry into the deaths.

In a statement, the families said: "Mr Blake's review has further highlighted the horrendous bullying and intimidation that went on at Deepcut. It is obvious that the regime there absolutely failed."

Privates Collinson, 17, Sean Benton, 20, Geoff Gray, 17, and Cheryl James, 18, all died of bullet wounds in separate incidents at the Surrey barracks between 1995 and 2002.

Their families have never accepted that they took their own lives.

Blake criticised "institutional failures" within the Army for the not identifying the risks to young soldiers.

The review found some recruits had suffered "harassment, discrimination and oppressive behaviour".

Blake said examples were "slaps and punches, throwing a cup towards a terrified trainee, riding a bicycle over trainees considered overweight".

Blake recommended that an independent Armed Forces ombudsman should be appointed to deal with complaints from soldiers.

He said a public inquiry would not be necessary if the Ministry of Defence accepted his recommendations.

Armed Forces Minister Adam Ingram said the review had identified factors that may have contributed to the soldiers' unhappiness.

He told MPs: "The review considers that although the Army did not cause any of the deaths, there were institutional failures to identify potential sources of risk."

An inquest recorded a verdict of suicide on Private Benton, of Hastings, Sussex.

Open verdicts were recorded on Private Collinson, Private Gray, of Seaham, County Durham and Private James, of Llangollen, Denbighshire.

Private Collinson's mum Yvonne welcomed Blake's call for trainees under 18 not to be given unsupervised access to weapons.

She said changes had been made at Deepcut.

Yvonne added: "When we went to Deepcut during the inquest, there were no longer young soldiers guarding the officers' mess. That is definitely a good thing."


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ferrisconspiracy :UPDATE

 

31 March 2006
EXCLUSIVE: WE'LL BREAK YOUR LEGS
Ashleigh Murray
EXCLUSIVE Scots medal hope in overdose after bullies' hockey-stick attack
By Lori Campbel

JEALOUS bullies tried to smash a young Scottish Olympic hopeful's legs with hockey sticks.

Champion athlete Ashleigh Murray, 16, was subjected to a campaign of verbal and physical abuse by the vicious girl gang.

Ashleigh, pictured right, was so traumatised she tried to take her own life with an overdose of pills and is now recovering from her ordeal in hospital.

Last night, Scottish track superstar Liz McColgan sent her a message of support.

She said: "Ashleigh is one of the most talented distance-runners I have ever seen.

"I know she has had a lot of problems but she is still able to go out and win major races.

"Fingers crossed she gets her health back.

"If it's a year or two years from now, she will do something special. She is just such an amazing runner."

Ashleigh was one of 12 elite young athletes earmarked for the 2012 Olympics.

But she was so tormented by bullies at Glenwood High School in Glenrothes, Fife, that she came close to giving up on her dreams of sporting stardom.

The gang staged a concerted campaign against Ashleigh, who is undefeated in more than two years of racing.

They even stood at the trackside during big competitions and shouted cruel jibes at her as she lined up to run.

Ashleigh began self-harming as a result of the constant abuse.

And a year ago, her mum caught her trying to take an overdose of paracetamol.

The youngster was eventually admitted to hospital where she is now rebuilding her strength.

But she has set her heart on a return to the track to start training for 2012.

Her mum Sally, 39, said yesterday: "Ashleigh is determined to run for Scotland at the Olympics.

"She wants to stand on the podium with a gold medal to show the bullies they didn't beat her.

"She won't let them ruin her dream."

Liz McColgan first met Pitreavie Athletic Club member Ashleigh when the teenager came fourth at Scottish national crosscountry championships in Perth in 2003.

Mum-of-four Sally, of Leslie Mains, Fife, said: "Liz sees Ashleigh as a her protege.

"She tells all the girls in her running club if they want to succeed, they need to beat Ashleigh."

McColgan's talented young athletics team are chosen as possible stars of the future and receive special funding and training.

Ashleigh was crowned Scottish junior champion and Scottish schools champion in both the cross-country and the 1500 metres events for three years in a row from 2002 to 2005.

She is coached by Eric Simpson, who also trains Commonwealth Games star Chris Baillie. Ashleigh even won a team gold medal for Great Britain at the crosscountry junior championships in Lisbon, Portugal in February last year.

As the youngest member of the under-20s squad, she was asked to hold up the trophy as they stood triumphant on the podium.

That was the last time Ashleigh competed in a race.

Her mum said: "The bullying made her so ill she couldn't run any more.

"She was making herself sick because the bullies told her she was fat. She lost all her strength physically and mentally.

"She wasn't able to defend any of her titles last year."

The bullying began soon after Ashleigh started at Glenwood High at the age of 11.

Sally, a development manager, said: "Ashleigh was a popular, bubbly and happy young girl at primary school.

"She has always been attractive, good at her schoolwork and very sporty.

"A small group of girls at Glenwood just decided to try to knock her down.

"They constantly called her cruel names, saying she was fat and ugly.

"They targeted her whenever the teachers weren't around, with one of them acting as a lookout."

Ashleigh became so terrified of the gang she would eat her lunch sat on the toilet with her feet up so they couldn't see her.

Her mum would even sit in her car outside the school all day in case Ashleigh needed to get away from the bullies.

Sally said: "She started self-harming when she was about 13. She hid it well and would only wear long-sleeved tops to run.

"I would go into her room at night and check her body when she was sleeping - I was so worried."

Sally said she contacted the school's head teacher countless times to ask to help, but claimed her pleas fell on deaf ears.

She said: "I kept being told I was an over-anxious parent, that this was what little girls do. But it was so much more than that."

The hockey stick attack in November 2004 was the last straw.

Sally said: "They whacked her with hockey sticks at a games lesson at school.

"I walked into her bedroom that evening when she was getting changed and I saw massive bruises all down her legs."

In December 2004, Sally said she woke in the night knowing something was wrong with her daughter.

She rushed into her bedroom to find she was trying to swallow a handful of paracetamol pills. She said: "I instinctively knew I had to go to her. Luckily, I caught her in time."

Sally pulled her daughter out of school the next day and called the council to ask them to find her a new school.

But she said they just told her they would investigate what had happened and sort out the problem.

Sally said: "They weren't willing to find a new school for her, so I did it myself."

Ashleigh enrolled at Balwearie High School a month later and for a while things seemed to improve.

Sally told the Record: "Ashleigh was so happy at her new school and had lots of friends. We thought we had really turned a corner.

"On her 16th birthday last April, we had a big party and she was smiling and laughing for the first time in ages."

But the bullies soon found out where Ashleigh was and they began going to her running competitions to taunt her.

Sally said: "At the Fife junior championships in Dunfermline last year, the girls turned up at the track.

"They stood by the track as she lined up to start and shouted cruel jibes at her.

"They told her they hoped she tripped up and said they would break her legs afterwards.

"But she didn't let them get to her. She just looked straight ahead, focused on running and won the event by a huge stretch. We were so incredibly proud of her. She said afterwards that their comments had made her push even harder to win."

Ashleigh began focusing all her anger at the bullies on her running.

Her mum said: "It was the only thing she felt she had control over.

"She also over-studied because she was scared to leave the house.

"She was physically and mentally exhausted and eventually she started collapsing."

Ashleigh was taken to hospital after a teacher told her mum she had been cutting her wrists.

Now, almost four months later, she is recovering well and starting to rebuild her strength.

Sally said: "She watched the Scots athletes at the Commonwealth Games and it has really inspired her.

"She has set her sights on the Olympics and is determined not to let the bullies win."


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Breaking Legs eh? No chance! We support all victims of bullying no matter their race colour or creed.

 

Stamp it out with a size 10 boot right up the ASS as you can never BULLY a BULLY only teach them what the consequences may arise if they want to continue!

 

DON'T SUFFER IN SILENCE TELL SOMEONE!

 

 


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Indeed Admin2 but it is even better when you can resolve BULLYING without the SIZE TEN'S and no doubt in some severe cases of BULLYING may well need a SIZE 10 to get the point across.

 

Bullying can and has blighted far too many young ones and have to suffer a lack of confidence throughout their adult life and agree wholeheartedly that they should tell someone preferably their parents and teachers.

 

As for institutional BULLYING well I must say that a fear of losing ones job comes to mind especially if its the BOSS or some POWER FREAK who has the BOSSES EAR.

 

However they should still report the matter and speak to a UNION REP (If they have one) NO TO BULLYING NO MATTER THE AGE TIME OR PLACE!


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Bullying can happen to anyone. Here you can listen to people talking about their own experiences of bullying, what it's meant for them, how they dealt with it and their advice if it's also happening to you.


Ashleigh is 16 and was bullied at his school both verbally and physically. This included a knife attack.

Brian McFadden
Brian was bullied at school because of his weight and because he used to sing and dance there - it wasn't cool and he got slagged off.

Sean
Sean was bullied in his neighbourhood by an ex-girlfriend of one of his brothers. She threatened to kill him.


Holly moved schools to avoid being bullied but was still followed by the girls who bullied her. Holly has been suicidal.

Jennifer Ellison
One of the girls at Jen's school would hit her. At first she was afraid to tell anyone but once she'd let her Mum help, the girl was suspended.

Tim 
Tim was bullied at school for being gay. It lasted throughout his school life. Tim is now 22 and still suffers from anxiety sometimes.

Lhamea
Lhamea decided to do something about bullying, and produced an album of songs on bullying and crime. She won an award for her work in the community.


Daffyd was physically bullied badly at school. He turned things round by setting up a website where people could talk and get advice about bullying.

Danny McNamara, Embrace
Danny had three years of verbal bullying at school. His advice is not to be afraid to tell someone about it.


Shazia was bullied at school. Her child was also bullied at school and learning from her own experiences she encouraged her daughter to stand up for herself and tell a teacher.


Gemma was bullied by people who she thought were her mates. She still remembers the bullying but feels that in a way it made her stronger.

Jake Shears, Scissor Sisters
At 15 and at high school in Arizona, Jake came out and was bullied. His teachers didn't help, saying it was his fault for not keeping his private life private.


Rochelle was bullied at school and didn't tell anyone. She was angry and upset and ended up bullying others. She was later a founder member of a successful anti-bullying organisation.

Adam
Adam was bullied when he was younger for having a speech impediment. He spoke out and told someone.


Drew was bullied at school for being overweight. Once the people bullying him pinned him down and set fire to his head.

Chester Bennington, Linkin Park
Chester was knocked around like a rag doll at school for being skinny and looking different. Joining a band where his voice mattered more really helped.


Shaz is a Muslim and says that there was a real difference before and after September 11th 2001. She's been called a terrorist but always explains that Islam is a peaceful religion.


When Vicky announced she was pregnant, the people she worked with as a dental nurse turned against her. Later she got a job in a nicer place of work.

Read on for info if you want to stop your bullying behaviour.

Related Links
One Life: Bullying at Work
One Life: Confidence
CBBC: Newsround - Bullying guide
BBC Health: Bullying
BBC Health: Bullying at work
Home Truths: Memory of Bullying


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                        KEEP IT REAL BY BEING REAL....

Be real!
Most times when anyone says this to us, it's probably a way of telling us that we are aiming too high, getting too full of ourselves. They say, "You're full of it!". Now here's the thing - why shouldn't you be full of yourself? Who else should you be full of?

Here's another way to think about it - being real is being ourselves fully. It's not about living our lives for someone else or fitting in with someone else's idea of who we should be.

Finding what makes us be 'real' can be tricky because we play so many roles and wear so many different hats. Sometimes it helps to check out what we think is really important as a way to find our own realness, so try these two short checklists:

Automatic writing - finding out what you really want
Be as relaxed as possible and think about what you want from life, how you want your life to be. You are going to complete as many statements starting with "I want" as you can in 60 seconds. Don't pause and think too much - just keep writing until the 60 seconds is up. Click on the timer to start!

 

 

Now look at your list of 'I wants' and pick the two or three key ones. Think about what these might mean about the 'real' you. Decide what action you need to take to make these wants happen.

What's important to you?
Here is a list of things that may seem important to you (these are your values) - pick six values that seem to match you:

Achievement | Satisfaction | Money | Fulfilment | Happiness | Relationships | Friendship | Freedom | Responsibility | Team work | Working with people you like | Trust | Honesty | Integrity | Security | Making a difference | Helping others | Power | Ambition | Being in control | Enjoyment/Fun | Variety.

Now you have an idea of your main values - you can put them in order of priority with the most important being first.

To be real, you have to live your life according to your core values and that means that you use them as a checklist for any decisions you make or action you take. For example, if you had values for honesty and making a difference, you might not choose to sell double glazing.

You can use your values checklist for big decisions in your life like jobs you might want to apply for or friendships/relationships. If the job fits your values then you will be happy in it. If friends have similar values you will get on well together.

Read on for info on getting what you want.


 

 

 


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Hello and Welcome, Mactheknife. Thanks for posting such a positive and motivational post. I'm sure all regular and casual forumites will also find it useful.
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Right Magpie are you after my job but as you posted first reply I agree that the mactheknife post was indeed very relevant to all keep it real.


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Admin2 impersonating Magpie I only work half shifts and need the money for the weekend ........................don't do this to me  no money no beer =  NEW JOB!


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 [Magpie surfing the 'So ya wanna be a Forum Administrator' website. .

 

Just kidding Admin2. Both your good self and Admin do an excellent job which is very much appreciated. [oh no there i go again sounding like i'm the Moderator now].

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Right Magpie are you after my job but as you posted first reply I agree that the mactheknife post was indeed very relevant to all keep it real.

 

Bilko concurs with Admin2, a very relevant post mactheknife KEEP IT REAL Bilko


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