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Honoring a Veteran who is fighting bullying on the Fourth of July
Article by: CNN
July 05, 2013

Honoring a Veteran who is fighting bullying on the Fourth of July

 

Honoring a Veteran who is fighting bullying on the Fourth of July


It’s pretty safe to say that the Internet is beyond the days of being compared to the Wild Wild West. It has become the ungoverned land where rules and regulations are still being created and revised daily. Mind you, hacking a server or deciding to DDoS a financial institutions website will most certainly land you in prison, but what about death threats? If someone threatened your life on Twitter, for example, what recourse would you have? What if your child was threatened? Your local police department is very limited on resources that would be required to even being the investigative process.

 

If you are an alleged pedophile, run a revenge porn website or make vicious death threats, especially towards children and women, look out there's a website called BullyVille.com that has had some unbelievable success stories over the past year. The man leading the battles that Bullyville is constantly fighting is none other than a former United States Marine, James McGibney, who has been consistent with his approach towards bullying.

 

McGibney and BullyVille have gone after and shuttered the largest revenge porn website on the web, Isanyoneup.com. This pulverizing website would post images of naked women, some very young, along with their FaceBook profile. It was difficult, if not impossible, to get the photos removed. BullyVille was able to succeed where others had failed, including a team of Facebook lawyers, and shut them down. McGibney says, “Sometimes you need to be a bully to beat a bully” is a phrase McGibney has said during multiple media interviews. Spend some time following @bullyville on Twitter and you’ll see what he means. Whether it’s alleged pedophiles or men who threaten to rape women, Bullyville has aggressively gone after some really bad people. His methods can be brutal to watch, but very effective. McGibney doesn’t hold back any punches and people either love or absolutely hate his approach. “For the most part, the people that we go after cannot be reasoned with because they are psychopaths. We merely help them redefine their definition of a psychopath” stated McGibney. His critics think that his philosophy is skewed and that being “a bully to beat a bully” sends the wrong message. “I truly don’t give a shit what my critics think” said McGibney. “I find that the people who complain the most actually get the least done. If you don’t agree with my methods, that’s your Constitutional right to do so. However instead of being a critic of someone else’s work maybe you should get out there and do your own. Show us how it’s done because in all honesty, I’m all for any method that will get a pedophile thrown in prison.”

 

Bullyville has certainly garnered lots of attention and praise for their efforts and support by many celebrities. Lead guitarist for Guns N' Roses, Dj ASHBA, has been a loyal spokesman for the site as well as GLEE's resident bully cheerleader Becca Tobin. BullyVille has also garnered the support of the hactivist group Anonymous, which has been made apparent on more than one occasion. “I’m so grateful for the support we receive from Anonymous, The Rustle League, along with many other groups and individuals. When we collectively go after someone there is no doubt that person deserves whatever is coming their way” said McGibney. “These guys don’t play around, if any of those aforementioned groups come after you, it’s game over. Maybe next time you’ll think twice before tweeting a single mother that you’re going to rape her and kidnap her kids” said McGibney.

 

How can you not be inspired by this kind of support for humanity? An Ooh-rah and Semper Fi to Mr. McGibney on this Fourth of July. Although many may disagree with his approach, I salute his convictions not to be swayed. Keep chargin' that hill Leatherneck and Happy Fourth of July!

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Click to view Snakeslayer's profileSnakeslayer

3 minutes ago

Lulz "I truly don’t give a shit what my critics think” said McGibney. Did he just troll CNN?

Click to view 1Patriot1970's profile1Patriot1970

July 4, 2013

Great article for the Fourth of July. I salute this former Marine, for standing up for, and to others, while (like he says), critics sit there and complain about his tactics - yet do nothing! If you are active online, you know there are vile comments, and nastiness you almost can't believe your seeing. I think McGibney's leading a revolution that is just peaking and has many major battles to fight in it's...

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Click to view Aquasheen's profileAquasheen

July 4, 2013

“For the most part, the people that we go after cannot be reasoned with because they are psychopaths. We merely help them redefine their definition of a psychopath” stated McGibney. So it is true that all Marines are crazy?

Click to view brok3nang3l's profilebrok3nang3l

July 4, 2013

This is a really great article! I have seen bullyville in action and it is amazing what they do. Truly makes a bully think twice about what they say. Not only does bullyville get bullies to stop bullying others, they save the lives of these young girls who are plastered all over these revenge porn sites!  Much respect,  always!

Click to view Vornadosaz's profileVornadosaz

July 4, 2013

Screw being nice to bullies.

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