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Adolescence Thuggery from an older perspective. SPRAGGADON!!

Bullying (Courtesy of Wikipedia):

Bullying is a form of abuse. It involves repeated acts over time attempting to create or enforce one person’s (or group’s) power over another person (or group) , thus an “imbalance of power”. The “imbalance of power” may be social power and/or physical power. The victim of bullying is sometimes referred to as a target. Bullying types of behavior are often rooted in a would-be bully’s inability to empathize with those whom he or she would target.

Bullying consists of three basic types of abuse – emotionalverbal and physical. It typically involves subtle methods of coercion such as psychological manipulation. Bullying can be defined in many different ways. Although the UK currently has no legal definition of bullying, some US states have laws against it.

Bullying ranges from simple one on one bullying to more complex bullying in which the bully may have one or more ‘lieutenants’ who may seem to be willing to assist the primary bully in his bullying activities. Bullying in school and the workplace is also referred to as peer abuse. Robert W. Fuller has analyzed bullying in the context of rankism.

Bullying can occur in any context in which human beings interact with each other. This includes schoolchurchfamily, the workplacehome and neighborhoods. It is even a common push factor inmigration. Bullying can exist between social groupssocial classes and even between countries (see Jingoism). In fact on an international scale, perceived or real imbalances of power between nations, in both economic systems and in treaty systems, are often cited as some of the primary causes of both World War I and World War II. Put simply, historically and from this perspective, certain international ‘bullying’ between nations is seen as having resulted in at least two very major and costly international wars.

General:

Bullying behavior may include name calling, verbal or written abuse, exclusion from activities, exclusion from social situations, physical abuse, or coercion. Bullies may behave this way to be perceived as popular or tough or to get attention. They may bully out of jealousy or be acting out because they themselves are bullied.

USA National Center for Education Statistics suggests that bullying can be classified into two categories: Direct bullying, and indirect bullying which is also known as social aggression.

Ross states that direct bullying involves a great deal of physical aggression such as shoving and poking, throwing things, slapping, choking, punching and kicking, beating, stabbing, pulling hair, scratching, biting, scraping and pinching.

He also suggests that social aggression or indirect bullying is characterized by threatening the victim into social isolation. This isolation is achieved through a wide variety of techniques, including spreading gossip, refusing to socialize with the victim, bullying other people who wish to socialize with the victim, and criticizing the victim’s manner of dress and other socially-significant markers (including the victim’s race, religion, disability, etc.). Ross outlines other forms of indirect bullying which are more subtle and more likely to be verbal, such as name calling, the silent treatment, arguing others into submission, manipulation, gossip/false gossip, liesrumors/false rumors, staring, giggling, laughing at the victim, saying certain words that trigger a reaction from a past event, and mocking. The children’s charity Act Against Bullying was set up in 2003 to help children who were victims of this type of bullying by researching and publishing coping skills.

How to Defend Yourself When Attacked

(Courtesy of Ehow.com)

  1. Allow your bully to approach: do not run away, do not walk toward her. Steel yourself by saying to yourself, “I will not back down and I will not give in to taunting.” It is natural to be afraid, the fighter without fear does not exist-and that goes for your bully, too.
  2. Meet your bully’s gaze with a stone face, looking directly into his eyes. Concentrate on your body position and casually make sure you are in a firm, steady stance. Be ready to move at an instant’s notice.
  3. Do not throw the first punch! Not only does starting a fight mean you’ve allowed the bully to manipulate you, it means you are in the wrong. Once you are in danger you may strike, and do so with everything you have.
  4. Guard yourself! A bully is generally not a good fighter, having had little or no practice against someone who will fight back. Do not shrink back and act afraid, at the very moment you are forced to retreat your bully is afraid of you. Instead, stand low and guard your midsection and face with your forearms. Use your forearms to push any attacks out of the way, fast and hard!
  5. Strike back. Use your fists and elbows to strike at vulnerable parts of the body as they become unguarded. The nose, eyes, solar plexus and lower stomach are great places to hit. Your goal is not to injure the bully, just to let them know you’re not an easy target.
  6. Continue steps 4 and 5 until your bully is either unwilling or unable to continue aggression. Remember: first guard, then strike.
  7. Once the bully has had enough, make sure they are not seriously hurt. Call an ambulance if necessary, offer to help them. They will probably not appreciate this, but your goal should never be to hurt or humiliate, only to protect yourself. Assess your physical condition-if you are hurt, get treated
  8. Call the authorities and make sure you have witnesses that you were attacked. Once everyone knows you will fight back and not let them get away with bullying you being picked on should be a thing of the past.

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Takeover

– Courtesy of Wikipedia

In business, a takeover is the purchase of one company (the target) by another (the acquirer, or bidder). In the UK, the term refers to the acquisition of a public company whose shares are listed on a stock exchange, in contrast to the acquisition of aprivate company.

Friendly Takeover:

Before a bidder makes an offer for another company, it usually first informs the company’s board of directors. If the board feels that accepting the offer serves shareholders better than rejecting it, it recommends the offer be accepted by the shareholders.

In a private company, because the shareholders and the board are usually the same people or closely connected with one another, private acquisitions are usually friendly. If the shareholders agree to sell the company, then the board is usually of the same mind or sufficiently under the orders of the equity shareholders to cooperate with the bidder. This point is not relevant to the UK concept of takeovers, which always involve the acquisition of a public company.

Hostile Takeover:

A hostile takeover allows a suitor to take over a target company’s management unwilling to agree to a merger or takeover. A takeover is considered “hostile” if the target company’s board rejects the offer, but the bidder continues to pursue it, or the bidder makes the offer without informing the target company’s board beforehand.

A hostile takeover can be conducted in several ways. A tender offer can be made where the acquiring company makes a public offer at a fixed price above the current market price. Tender offers in the United States are regulated by the Williams Act. An acquiring company can also engage in a proxy fight, whereby it tries to persuade enough shareholders, usually a simple majority, to replace the management with a new one which will approve the takeover. Another method involves quietly purchasing enough stock on the open market, known as a creeping tender offer, to effect a change in management. In all of these ways, management resists the acquisition but it is carried out anyway.

The main consequence of a bid being considered hostile is practical rather than legal. If the board of the target cooperates, the bidder can conduct extensive due diligence into the affairs of the target company. It can find out exactly what it is taking on before it makes a commitment. But a hostile bidder knows only publicly-available information about the target, and so takes a greater risk. Also, banks are less willing to back hostile bids with the loans that are usually needed to finance the takeover. However, some investors may proceed with hostile takeovers because they are aware of mismanagement by the board and are trying to force the issue into public and potentially legal scrutiny.

This is an article writtin 6 years ago by Anthony Gregory

– Courtesy of www.independent.org

Over the last several years, the Bush administration has insisted that its treatment of so–called “enemy combatants” did not need to meet procedural safeguards or withstand judicial review. Such people are terrorists, we have been told, and thus have no right to due process, a trial, or Habeas Corpus.

And who is an “unlawful enemy combatant”? According to the Military Commissions Act of 2006, just passed by Congress, it is a person who “has been determined to be an unlawful enemy combatant by a Combatant Status Review Tribunal or another competent tribunal.”

Essentially, an “enemy combatant” is anyone the president or defense secretary says it is. Sure, there’s a tribunal, but this is a technicality, since the Act authorizes the president and the defense secretary to establish such tribunals. Executive decree has replaced the rule of law.

Such “enemy combatants” have no due process rights whatsoever. They can be detained and tortured, never being confronted by an accuser, never being presented to a judge with any charges made against them.

This means, basically, that the president is a dictator. The powers he now has are no less tyrannical and absolute than those of any third–world ruler.

Some have argued that the provision applies only to noncitizens, but as constitutional law expert William Watkins has warned, the José Padilla case has demonstrated the government does not consider citizenship to be a foolproof protection against “enemy combatant” detentions. Even if the government were to begin applying its new powers mostly to noncitizens, the language of the law does not guarantee that it will stop there. Besides, even noncitizens deserve a right to Habeas Corpus.

Since 1679, the time–honored doctrine on Habeas Corpus has been codified in English law. It was meant to ensure that the government could never detain people without at least presenting at a hearing a reason for the detention. It was so important that it was explicitly enshrined in the Constitution even before the Bill of Rights was considered and ratified. The Constitution allowed for its suspension in cases of rebellion and invasion, as a concession to nationalists and conservatives who wanted the new American government to be as powerful as the British monarchy.

Habeas Corpus was suspended by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War, during which tens of thousands of antiwar Northerners were imprisoned for voicing their views. Lincoln issued an arrest warrant for the Supreme Court Chief Justice when he ruled that according to Article I of the Constitution, only Congress, not the president, could suspend the Great Writ.

Other than during the Civil War, the doctrine has been one of the few ancient liberties respected—ostensibly, at least. To overturn it renders most other rights protections moot, for if the government can detain whomever it wants without even demonstrating a reason for his detention, there cannot be said to be any substantial formal limits on its power over individuals.

The Military Commissions Act also allows for torture of detainees in the war on terror, and immunizes from prosecution government officials who torture prisoners.

The arguments against this new trend toward absolute government power shouldn’t even have to be made, but they are similar as those leveled against the Soviet Union for its similarly dictatorial powers. Even if the Bush administration were to show restraint in using these powers, they are powers which simply cannot be trusted in the hands of anyone. Who knows what the next president might do?

The government has already abused its powers over detainees, sending innocent people to tyrannical regimes abroad to be tortured during interrogation; rounding up people in Afghanistan and detaining them in tortuous conditions for years before declaring their innocence and releasing them; and detaining an American citizen without charging him with a crime. Within the last couple of months, we have learned of a Canadian citizen, Maher Arar, an innocent man who was unduly labeled a terrorist and deported by the State Department to Syria, where he was tortured for ten months. The Military Commissions Act will only embolden U.S. officials, perhaps making them less inclined to send prisoners abroad who might as well be tortured at home.

The pretense is that this protects us from terrorism—but what will protect us from the government? Even though terrorism is a heinous crime, suspects might very well be innocent. The Bill of Rights was intended to defend the innocent by determining who is actually guilty before inflicting punishment.

It is true that there are still elections, but elections do not a free society make. Elected officials can still act as dictators. Thomas Jefferson warned that “an elective despotism is not the government we fought for.” Frighteningly, it is the government we now have.

 

I just read a short article on this braddah yesterday! PEEP!!!

Bio(Courtesy of Myspace.com):

KING JACK MOOSE Im A Super Star . I Acted In A Motion Picture MOVING TARGET . Im On My Way To Being A Motivated Speaker. Dilinger KJM has been subjected to abuse since his early childhood years. Thrown into a life of turmoil and crime was the only way of life he’d known, it is what he had been a product of. Dilinger KJM grew up in hell and his life resume is proof positive that everyone can change with the help of GOD and a strong will to be the best regardless of your upbringing and unfortunate life circumstances. Every year, hundreds of children report being abused, and every year, even more cases go unreported. Especially in cases of male sexual abuse and rape, survivors often never think of reporting due to the shame and isolation one feels. Young and adult men are taught that they should be able to defend themselves against anything, and learning this isn’t always the case, can be very hard. Further, in regards to children, abuse is not always physical, and is not always active-neglect is an unfortunately common form of abuse that some families cannot find ways to avoid. The Census Bureau reports that 76% of children are home alone after school. In poorer (and even not-so-poor families) drug abuse can factor in: 13% of children live in a house where illicit drugs are used, 24% in families where alcohol is abused. Kids who join gangs cite, as a reason for joining, a sense of belonging and discipline, and it is no wonder.

Dilinger KJM is a great example of how the strong can survive and overcome the evil of the streets and an abusive home life. From and early infant he was separated from his mother and bounced throughout foster homes until he reached the tender age of 5. The hell then went from worse to brutal. His story is a heart wrenching tragedy that would be unbelievable to most but real life for many, mainly Dilinger KJM. It is refreshing to see someone whom has lead a petty life of crime and turn all those past negatives into something positive and to endure the courage to share his life experience with strangers throughout the inner cities and suburbs, who will listen to his saga. As a mentor for school-age children and people of all walks of the world, it is a motivational tool for people to hear and realize that anyone can achieve their goals and wildest dreams. All things are possible and attainable if you stay focused and listen to your heart and act with your soul. Never let anyone tell you that you can’t do it or tell you that it is impossible or unattainable. It is important and somewhat mandatory for victims to share their testimonials and stories of courage and achievement to our younger generations. It provides encouragement and motivation for people young and old to follow their dreams and aspirations. This is the message that Dilinger KJM is trying to share with all that will hear and embrace his story. It could possible save the life of an innocent child.

– For more Info on KJM, Check kingjackmoose.com

– Also check HERE

I gotta talk to dude about actually drinking during skits. Smh

You will be lying to yourself if you were to say that Naughty By Nature did not have a heavy impact on the early 90’s Hip-Hop scene… STRAIGHT FALSE!!!!!! HAAAA!

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Bio(Courtesy of NaughtyByNature.com):

Naughty By Nature, has nearly a twenty-year track record of creating the hits and party anthems that have become the soundtrack to our lives. Their music has smashed through mainstream barriers all while remaining true to the sound, message and grit of the hood. And now, these three kings of the HipHop anthem have formally claimed their titles andnamed their forthcoming reunion album, “Anthem Inc.” in celebration.

Life is good. Treach, Vin Rock and DJ Kay Gee are back in the studio, doing what they do best: creating undeniably classic, hand-raising, life-affirming, HipHop music. “We wouldn’t have reunited if we didn’t think we could give people that authentic Naughty feeling,” says the group’s master lyricist Treach. “This new album is definitely gonna take you back, but just like we always did, we’ve invented a new sound, a bunch of new flows and after being without an album for so long, we’ve gotta lotta things to say.”

Few groups in music can boast a near twenty-year career that has been both consistent and history making. Naughty By Nature, the Grammy and American Music Award winning rap trio, initially called “New Style”, began performing at talent shows and were discovered by fellow New Jersey native and then-emerging HipHop artist, Queen Latifah. Eventually signing the group to her management company “Flavor Unit Management”, Latifah helped them land a deal with Tommy Boy Records.

Naughty By Nature’s self-titled debut album was released in 1991 and quickly assaulted the music charts with the instant classic #1 hit “O.P.P.”. The group quickly became crossover stars, while maintaining their ghetto sensibility. To date, their success and longevity as a HipHop group has been unparalleled. These three “Kings of The HipHop Anthem” went on to produce their follow-up albums that have become part of America’s HipHop legacy: “19 Naughty III”, “Poverty’s Paradise“ and “Nature’s Fury”.

Inevitably, a break-up in 1999 would lead to the group members each following different, yet equally successful, personal endeavors. As a producer, Kay Gee went onto produce award winning music with artists including: Luther Vandross, Notorious B.I.G, Jaheim, Next and Zhane. As an actor, Treach found success in film and television offering critically acclaimed performances in HBO’s original series “The Sopranos” and “OZ”, along with “Jason’s Lyric”, “Soul Food”, the HipHop cult-classic “Juice” and several other films.

As the marketing genius behind the group, Vin Rock developed Naughty Gear, one of the first HipHop inspired clothing lines. When he got a hold of the worldwide web, he mastered it with http://www.NaughtyByNature.com, further developing and expanding the reach of the Naughty brand. Throughout this time, Treach and Vin Rock continued to tour and perform around the world. In 2002, the duo struck a deal with TVT Records and produced their last album, IIcons.

Fast forward to 2008… After years of steady touring and itching to get back in the studio, both Treach and Vin agreed, that in order for the next album to have that authentic sound and feel of Naughty By Nature, they must reunite with DJ Kay Gee. At this same time, VH1 bestowed their coveted “HipHop Honor” to the group as innovators of our culture. Joining the ranks of Big Daddy Kane, Rakim and Eazy E., the group received their “HipHop Honors” in October of 2008.

The group continues to tour globally, ripping stages from Australia to Canada and New Jersey to South Africa. Naughty By Nature is on their A-game and have no plans to stop anytime soon. In this next endeavor, they are completely independent and totally in control of their brand. Still setting trends, the group recently struck a deal with media- giant Microsoft, to cross promote their new single “Get To Know Me Better” with the release of the “HTC Touch Pro 2 Windows Mobile device”.

With all that said, when Naughty By Nature tells you that they mean business, you’d better hold on – because this time around, it’s gonna be one hell of a ride. Cause this time around, it’s gonna be one hell of a ride

This is Part 2 of the G.R.E.A.T Scott vs. Chicagorilla! FANGGGG!

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