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To everyone who joined these forums at some point, and got discouraged by the negativity and left after a while (or even got literally scared off): I'm sorry.

I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

I can handle quite a lot of negativity and even abuse now, but that isn't the point. I want to help people. I want to help the people who need it the most, and I want to help people like the 1996 version of me.

I'm still figuring out the best way to do that, but as it is now, these forums are doing more harm than good, and I can't keep running them.

Thank you to the few people who have tried to understand my point of view so far. I really, really appreciate you guys. You are beautiful people.

Everyone else: If after everything I've said so far, you still don't understand my motivations, I think it's unlikely that you will. We're just too different. Maybe someday in the future it might make sense, but until then, there's no point in arguing about it. I don't have the time or the energy for arguing anymore. I will focus my time and energy on people who support me, and those who need help.

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Dirtbikemike Offline
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My "progress"

Phone: Nope;
PS3: Nope;
Cable TV: Nope;
PC: Nope, but I'm on a notebook that I remembered my dad has. Hoping to keep it secret;
R/C Cars: My dad sold them back to the hobby store;
Dirt Bike: Gone. Sold;
Hope: Suicide level gone. At rock bottom;
Mental state: Nearly insane. Enraged. About to punch a hole in the wall.

Compulsory school has brainwashed my parents into thinking public school and grades are the only single way to success. For me, there is small hope of escape. Run from the herd. Run away from it. If you can may all dieties bless you but for the love of all of those dieties RUN.

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(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
[Image: BallsofSteel2.png]
Congrats for doing something I never had the balls to do.
If you have kids, save them from the bullshit you are forced to go through.
(01-25-2012 05:36 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Balls of steel re-awarded. 
(02-07-2012 03:22 PM)flann Wrote:  Balls of Tungsten, now.

I found a picture for tungsten balls
http://bit.ly/xqd1zk

(02-14-2012 03:17 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Your balls are denser than white dwarf star matter.
(03-13-2012 08:27 PM)M3116 Wrote:  Balls of steel re-re-reawarded Nutter

(05-14-2013 03:01 PM)Prince Darkstar Wrote:  Dirtbikemike is the only guy I know of on here who won an argument with a teacher.
05-17-2012 10:40 AM
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RE: My "progress"

Funking "parents", not even my stepmom is this bad (almost). I bet if you ran away, when you get back they would just punish you even more. Is there anyone else you could live with at all?
05-17-2012 10:45 AM
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Dirtbikemike Offline
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RE: My "progress"

(05-17-2012 10:45 AM)fish20 Wrote:  Funking "parents", not even my stepmom is this bad (almost). I bet if you ran away, when you get back they would just punish you even more. Is there anyone else you could live with at all?

I guarantee there is not a single extended family member that could share my views on school and also my values (actual education). No one.

They're all sheep.

Balls of Steel:
Hidden stuff:
(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
[Image: BallsofSteel2.png]
Congrats for doing something I never had the balls to do.
If you have kids, save them from the bullshit you are forced to go through.
(01-25-2012 05:36 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Balls of steel re-awarded. 
(02-07-2012 03:22 PM)flann Wrote:  Balls of Tungsten, now.

I found a picture for tungsten balls
http://bit.ly/xqd1zk

(02-14-2012 03:17 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Your balls are denser than white dwarf star matter.
(03-13-2012 08:27 PM)M3116 Wrote:  Balls of steel re-re-reawarded Nutter

(05-14-2013 03:01 PM)Prince Darkstar Wrote:  Dirtbikemike is the only guy I know of on here who won an argument with a teacher.
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RE: My "progress"

When I go to the Adirondacks in a few years, you're more than welcome to come along. I know it probably sounds like some idealistic fantasy, but there are escape routes. The only problem is knowing where to find them.

If you're reading this, I killed myself.
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Dirtbikemike Offline
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RE: My "progress"

(05-17-2012 10:56 AM)Maelstrom Wrote:  When I go to the Adirondacks in a few years, you're more than welcome to come along.

If you're going through the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area... Yes.

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(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
[Image: BallsofSteel2.png]
Congrats for doing something I never had the balls to do.
If you have kids, save them from the bullshit you are forced to go through.
(01-25-2012 05:36 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Balls of steel re-awarded. 
(02-07-2012 03:22 PM)flann Wrote:  Balls of Tungsten, now.

I found a picture for tungsten balls
http://bit.ly/xqd1zk

(02-14-2012 03:17 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Your balls are denser than white dwarf star matter.
(03-13-2012 08:27 PM)M3116 Wrote:  Balls of steel re-re-reawarded Nutter

(05-14-2013 03:01 PM)Prince Darkstar Wrote:  Dirtbikemike is the only guy I know of on here who won an argument with a teacher.
05-17-2012 10:57 AM
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RE: My "progress"

I might be staying with my cousins in Pittsburgh this year, so we could hang out sometime if you wanted to.

If you're reading this, I killed myself.
05-17-2012 10:59 AM
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Dirtbikemike Offline
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RE: My "progress"

(05-17-2012 10:59 AM)Maelstrom Wrote:  I might be staying with my cousins in Pittsburgh this year, so we could hang out sometime if you wanted to.

Yeah. We could share our life stories. Giggle

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(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
[Image: BallsofSteel2.png]
Congrats for doing something I never had the balls to do.
If you have kids, save them from the bullshit you are forced to go through.
(01-25-2012 05:36 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Balls of steel re-awarded. 
(02-07-2012 03:22 PM)flann Wrote:  Balls of Tungsten, now.

I found a picture for tungsten balls
http://bit.ly/xqd1zk

(02-14-2012 03:17 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Your balls are denser than white dwarf star matter.
(03-13-2012 08:27 PM)M3116 Wrote:  Balls of steel re-re-reawarded Nutter

(05-14-2013 03:01 PM)Prince Darkstar Wrote:  Dirtbikemike is the only guy I know of on here who won an argument with a teacher.
05-17-2012 11:01 AM
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Sharpie Offline
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RE: My "progress"

Your parents have some serious issues, taking all your shit away mainly because of your views on school.
They even sold some of it too, that's beyond fucked up.

Are they waiting for you to do something to get your stuff back or are they just keeping it all?
05-17-2012 11:01 AM
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Dirtbikemike Offline
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(05-17-2012 11:01 AM)Sharpie Wrote:  Your parents have some serious issues, taking all your shit away mainly because of your views on school.
They even sold some of it too, that's beyond fucked up.

Are they waiting for you to do something to get your stuff back or are they just keeping it all?

It wasn't just my views on school, it was my grades too.

They're giving back everything either when I pass 9th grade, or if they decide to change their reason, when I stop being so rude and disrespectful-- well they call it that. Especially when I ask questions about why I have to do something. I call it being a critical fucking person that wants to ask questions like the greatest fucking scientists on this planet did. Not being a sheep.

Balls of Steel:
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(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
[Image: BallsofSteel2.png]
Congrats for doing something I never had the balls to do.
If you have kids, save them from the bullshit you are forced to go through.
(01-25-2012 05:36 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Balls of steel re-awarded. 
(02-07-2012 03:22 PM)flann Wrote:  Balls of Tungsten, now.

I found a picture for tungsten balls
http://bit.ly/xqd1zk

(02-14-2012 03:17 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Your balls are denser than white dwarf star matter.
(03-13-2012 08:27 PM)M3116 Wrote:  Balls of steel re-re-reawarded Nutter

(05-14-2013 03:01 PM)Prince Darkstar Wrote:  Dirtbikemike is the only guy I know of on here who won an argument with a teacher.
05-17-2012 11:06 AM
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RE: My "progress"

Damn... Hug

How much longer do you have to live with those parental units?

I guess when the outside world sucks and takes away everything that doesn't suck... time to run away and live in your imagination... that's what I did... well, at school anyway. Home was fine at least... lucky me.

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(05-17-2012 11:17 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Damn... Hug

How much longer do you have to live with those parental units?

I guess when the outside world sucks and takes away everything that doesn't suck... time to run away and live in your imagination... that's what I did... well, at school anyway. Home was fine at least... lucky me.

Around 4 years.

Lucky you is right.

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(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
[Image: BallsofSteel2.png]
Congrats for doing something I never had the balls to do.
If you have kids, save them from the bullshit you are forced to go through.
(01-25-2012 05:36 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Balls of steel re-awarded. 
(02-07-2012 03:22 PM)flann Wrote:  Balls of Tungsten, now.

I found a picture for tungsten balls
http://bit.ly/xqd1zk

(02-14-2012 03:17 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Your balls are denser than white dwarf star matter.
(03-13-2012 08:27 PM)M3116 Wrote:  Balls of steel re-re-reawarded Nutter

(05-14-2013 03:01 PM)Prince Darkstar Wrote:  Dirtbikemike is the only guy I know of on here who won an argument with a teacher.
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Omg, I feel so bad Sadhug

I would suggest running away, but fish20 is probably right that your parents will punish you more. You still have your computer, right?
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(05-17-2012 11:33 AM)Slutty Nun Wrote:  Omg, I feel so bad Sadhug

I would suggest running away, but fish20 is probably right that your parents will punish you more. You still have your computer, right?

If you read some, it's not mine, but a notebook that I have full secret access to.

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(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
[Image: BallsofSteel2.png]
Congrats for doing something I never had the balls to do.
If you have kids, save them from the bullshit you are forced to go through.
(01-25-2012 05:36 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Balls of steel re-awarded. 
(02-07-2012 03:22 PM)flann Wrote:  Balls of Tungsten, now.

I found a picture for tungsten balls
http://bit.ly/xqd1zk

(02-14-2012 03:17 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Your balls are denser than white dwarf star matter.
(03-13-2012 08:27 PM)M3116 Wrote:  Balls of steel re-re-reawarded Nutter

(05-14-2013 03:01 PM)Prince Darkstar Wrote:  Dirtbikemike is the only guy I know of on here who won an argument with a teacher.
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RE: My "progress"

When my parents took everything, I just failed and didn't give a shit they were spending $10,000 dollars a year on my "prestigious" high school. That changed their tune real quick.

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RE: My "progress"

I just googled "how to run away" and found this
http://www.runawayguide.com/runaway-trav...from-home/
You're in 8th grade, right? And you have to wait till 9th grade to get everything back? Leave. I know what fish said is probably right, but just stay away for longer.
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(05-17-2012 11:43 AM)Slutty Nun Wrote:  I just googled "how to run away" and found this
http://www.runawayguide.com/runaway-trav...from-home/
You're in 8th grade, right? And you have to wait till 9th grade to get everything back? Leave. I know what fish said is probably right, but just stay away for longer.

Again, if you read more, I have to pass 9th grade... I'm in 9th grade.

I only have $30... I could buy gas station sandwiches and overpriced bottled water for about a week or 2.

Balls of Steel:
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(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
[Image: BallsofSteel2.png]
Congrats for doing something I never had the balls to do.
If you have kids, save them from the bullshit you are forced to go through.
(01-25-2012 05:36 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Balls of steel re-awarded. 
(02-07-2012 03:22 PM)flann Wrote:  Balls of Tungsten, now.

I found a picture for tungsten balls
http://bit.ly/xqd1zk

(02-14-2012 03:17 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Your balls are denser than white dwarf star matter.
(03-13-2012 08:27 PM)M3116 Wrote:  Balls of steel re-re-reawarded Nutter

(05-14-2013 03:01 PM)Prince Darkstar Wrote:  Dirtbikemike is the only guy I know of on here who won an argument with a teacher.
(This post was last modified: 05-17-2012 11:58 AM by Dirtbikemike.)
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RE: My "progress"

You're in 9th grade? Forget running away, just try and cope until it ends. When does school end for you?
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RE: My "progress"

Don't run away, unless you plan it out REALLY well and get a lot more money, it won't work out. Just try and talk to your parents some more and see where you get. If that doesn't work out then do what you can to get through that shit until you're done with 9th grade.
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RE: My "progress"

I'd go travel to other country. State in your case.:-)
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