The Future Post: 68-year old Karen Klein is now over $700,000 richer, after the Internet wanted to make up for her being bullied on a school bus.
This is excellent news. Really a shame how some kids these days have no respect for their elders. Also shows how powerful the Internet is.
It's really a shame that people are so dumb! Why? Well hear me out then! Children in Africa are dying every day from curable diseases and lack of food, yet this lady crying for 10 minutes gets her $700k? I feel bad for her and that isn't acceptable behavior, but I feel even worse for the people in third world countries that battle life and death, not an adult receiving harassment for young adults. The good news, she is donating some of the funds. Let's hope it doesn't go to a rich man's disease like cancer!
Get what your saying and agree with you. Trouble is, these kids starving in africa have the governments to blame for not doing enough. You cannot feed people on just dropping rice and providing water. They need a massive pipeline running from the sea, irigation systems to provide water, thus allowing them to grow their own food. I'd cry for days for 700k.
@nukeitall - I fully understand your POV. I think this situation does have a double edge to it, but I think chukamachine wrapped it up pretty nicely. It's really dependent on the situation and where that money is used.
agreed.. This lady has shoes, a house and food.. Some people in other countries don't.. I am sure many have spent way way more on kickstarter for video games than helping poor families.
People in Africa get millions in donations every year. $700,000 is not going to make that much of a difference. Especially when you spread it out over the whole population. Also, this lady was a bus attendant. She definitely didn't have a lot of money in the first place. She's also pretty old so it's not like she has a whole lotta time left. So why not let her have money? P.S. Since when is cancer a "rich man's disease"? Everyone gets cancer....
@shackdaddy: It's a rich man disease because nobody in the third world would likely even know they had cancer. They would never seek treatment for it even if they did. Only in the rich world is cancer an issue, for everyone else it's life or death.
America gives billions a year to countries in Africa. Bush did more than any man for Africa in terms of money and to help fight AIDS. They have evil governments and evil people in power that keep money from their people in terms of oil and taxes.
@truewittness: Africa is just one example of a poor country and yes, they do have a corrupt government. However, you can donate money to US organizations that go to those third world countries and do the charity work themselves. That to some degree ensure the help reaches those nations in need. For $700k, I will up the suffering of the old lady and let me myself be verbally insulted by adults too! I will turn around and donate every cent to a worthy charity. Any takers?
I am sick of people having to feel guilty for being successful. Either by hard work, or by pure happy luck, or whatever. Where in the world does it say that if you come into money you should spend it on others who don't have any? It's not our fault they live in a freaking desert, and under an oppressive government. Whenever we (the USA) try to help, we get ridiculed. But we are ALWAYS the first ones to be called upon. It is a crap double standard. I say, take the money and buy everything you have ever wanted, or needed. It's your life, and you should not have to feel guilty for being happy.
I knew she'd get loads of donations. Those kids only got temp excluded.
I think the Internet did them enough punishment. Serves them right!
I heard a lot of people sent those kids death threats. I'm sure the fear those caused set them straight enough.
Lol, why did people disagree with my comment? Their only punishment really was temporary exclusion from school. Yeh they got threats here, there and everywhere, and the internet did all this lovely stuff and got money, but they are still fine, nobody is beating them up, and they will carry on with their lives as normal, which is ridiculous, yet true.
It wasn't a "temp excluded", the kids got a 1 year suspension from school.
What do you think temp excluded means? :| Except there isn't a 45 day limit like in the UK.
Are you broken? How is a year not temporary? If it was expelled from school and had to find another one, then that is permanent exclusion, because he can't return. Srsly.
You are forgetting the definitions of suspension and expelltion. Suspension is for a little while(1, 3, a week), expelled is forever. A one year suspension isn't "temporary" considering what a suspension means. They are missing one whole school year and have to make up one whole year. And charges are being pressed.
Why should she donate the money, because it's selfish for her to get something for herself? It's wrong for her to want to pay off bills, help her family, retire with dignity, pay for her home? What do you know that may be waiting around the corner for this woman or her family? Better question is, why do you care where she spends her money?
Arguing with yourself?
LOL, I was wondering the same since no one brought up the argument in the first place.
No one said SHE should donate it. The earlier comment was talking about how so much of the donation money goes to her for this little thing versus people who's life is at risk. No one is blaming her, just the system. She is donating some of the money off her own will, which is respectable.
And to think this happened one town over from me, but yeah those kids got what they deserved... Heck in my generation a kid would have probably gotten their mouth whooped off with "Olde Faithful"(what my parents called heavy leather belts)
For a fraction of that money I'll let you guys humilate me. Say whatever you want.
100,000$ would suffice.
lol, i'll start. Why you so friggin ugly dawg?
its crazy, lol the world is a very very generous place when they feel you deserved something for something. I saw the vid I laughed a bit, yeah I have a bad sense of humor but meh the flip side to this story is that the boys are all being threatened and their family's are being targeted too. Ive seen way worse than this in my middle school days even teachers and aids getting slapped and beat up the internet has turned 1/2 the world soft and the other half desensitized to anything. smh at the world they can donate 700,000 to this lady but cant feed the poor or help to restructure 3rd world countries or give food to starving people.
about your last comment setence i thought about doing something like donating to charity if i ever won alot of money but theni realize the problem will still exist and wont change anything it will just delay the inevitable so to speak while they still continue to have kids i might add plus when you try to send anything it will just get intercepted by the higherups and those who are suffering will get less of it not sure if that makes any sense but thats what my mind is thinking regarding the issue
I'm sorry. But it get tired of hearing people saying stuff like "donate the money to blah blah blah blah instead of blah blah blah". I understand that there are other people suffering. Its unfortunate. But I can easily say "SMH at YOU for wasting your money monthly to keep your internet up instead of using that money towards the cause." You give these big corporations 20-100 bones for your internet instead of donating to people who need it.
bet shes happy she got bullied now
I sense more people playing the victim now in sorts looking for "netpathy" but little do they know that the web is a double edged sword.
oh shut up, this is AWESOME NEWS, good for her screw yall jealous punks, live it up miss bus monitor! god loves you
With you on this one. Hope she lives it up and enjoys the remainder of her life. She didn't even disrespect those kids when they were. She sucked it up. But there's only so much you can take. It must have really hurt her when the kid said that her kids should kill themselves because of how ugly she is. Especially since a couple years back her son took his own life. That's just sad. She didn't resort to violence or getting back at them. Whether she donates the money or not I really wouldn't care. But she is donating some, so that's good on her. Let her enjoy the money she's received. I know that this happens all over the world but like everything that happens only a select few really get noticed.
I got bullied all the time in school and I have severe Aspergers Syndrome, where the f*ck is my $700,000??? Some true financial stability sounds lovely right now.
Not gonna hate on some old lady because fortune shone her way. Anyone else here would have loved some people to hav cared enough tbh. Can't hate on her for that. She was one of god knows how many that put up with stupid little fcuks like this every day. But thing is we all know there are worst things in the world. There are more pressing causes. But if its not your money why worry. This old lady had some luck shine on her some us never see that type of luck and id love that day to come along some day. Good on her.
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