Second, most so-called “bullies” are merely
children who have exposed a weakness in a
peer and are exploiting it for the fun of it. If
one removes the source of the “game” the
game is over. I would suggest to critics not to
knock it if they haven’t tried it.
Bullies come in every color
It is with respect and admiration for your
intent of focusing attention on a great problem that I write this note. In times where we
are facing racial concerns that affect all our
lives, is it proper to include a picture of two
white girls as if they were bullying an African
American girl? I believe your thoughts and
your message are in the right place but the
picture might be seen as a racial matter rather
than the very important message related
to the problem of bullying that you are trying
Frankly we simply did not focus on the potential racial message in the photo. Bullying can be
precipitated by children (and adults, as well) of
every color and stripe and that was the way we
perceived it. However, as you note, for some
people the photo did eclipse the message of the
article and that was not our intent.—Ed.
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As a one-person company who has used
VoIP service for over three years [“Vetting
VoIP,” July 2009], I can say that anyone who
still uses land lines is throwing money out the
window. Call quality is excellent on both
ends, and the setup is a snap.
This service has one huge advantage over
traditional services, in that I get all my voice
mails as e-mails with WAV attachments. This
is perfect for those situations where I want to
save a voice mail or send it to colleagues to
listen to. I automatically have all calls routed
to my cellphone so if I am on the road I can
answer the phone and my client doesn’t need
to know that I am not in my office.
I encourage everyone to get a VoIP service.
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