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Re: Back Sassin' Harassin'

Postby Doctor X » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:18 am

Jason Wood, an MLB agent, has been fired by his company and suspended by the MLBPA for . . .

. . .

. . . guess!

Secretly filming his clients while they take showers.


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Re: Back Sassin' Harassin'

Postby Mentat » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:24 pm

Pyrrho wrote:Saw a headline about Weinstein having been attacked at a restaurant. Have to run, no time to find it.


Weinstein is being attacked, and now you have to "run". Smells mighty fishy!
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Re: Back Sassin' Harassin'

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:52 am

Pyrrho wrote:Saw a headline about Weinstein having been attacked at a restaurant. Have to run, no time to find it.


Saw it too.

Sorry no linky poo.

No serious injuries. Ho hum. :)
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Re: Back Sassin' Harassin'

Postby Boss Kean » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:00 am

Mentat wrote:
Pyrrho wrote:Saw a headline about Weinstein having been attacked at a restaurant. Have to run, no time to find it.


Weinstein is being attacked, and now you have to "run". Smells mighty fishy!

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Re: Back Sassin' Harassin'

Postby gnome » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:08 am

Anyone else think the title of this thread sounds like a Beastie Boys song?

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Re: Back Sassin' Harassin'

Postby Boss Higgins » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:08 am

Boss Paul says you wasn't happy with his thread title!

That you was complanin'!
Boss Paul says you wasn't happy with your job! That you was complainin'!

Well, we're goin' to give you a chance to think about it!

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Re: Back Sassin' Harassin'

Postby gnome » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:11 am

Me, Boss? Not at all, I like it 'cause of that!
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Re: Back Sassin' Harassin'

Postby Pyrrho » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:04 pm

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42404270

A woman's choice - sexual favours or lose her home
By Jessica Lussenhop
BBC News, North Carolina


The Laurinburg case illustrates a larger point of concern - housing authorities and agencies who disburse federal housing benefits are not obligated to record or report the number of harassment complaints they receive each year. They are independent agencies who, in some cities, oversee hundreds of thousands of tenants. Many victims erroneously assume that their only recourse is to complain to the authority itself.
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Postby Pyrrho » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:48 pm

And then there is "micro-cheating"

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42660629

According to an Australian psychologist, a range of actions, including having a secret online conversation and leaving heart emojis on a friend's Facebook post, might be seen as micro-cheating.

Melanie Schilling told Huffington Post Australia that it comes down to "seemingly small actions that indicate a person is emotionally or physically focused on someone outside their relationship".
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Re: Back Sassin' Harassin'

Postby Mentat » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:10 pm

Does looking up a single answer on test count?
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Re: Back Sassin' Harassin'

Postby Anaxagoras » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:52 am

MPR has released a new statement about the allegations against Garrison Keillor, fwiw.

https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/1/23/1 ... misconduct

As I suspected, there's more to it than merely touching a woman's back on one occasion, but they still don't give many details.
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Re: Back Sassin' Harassin'

Postby Grammatron » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:15 am

Anaxagoras wrote:MPR has released a new statement about the allegations against Garrison Keillor, fwiw.

https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/1/23/1 ... misconduct

As I suspected, there's more to it than merely touching a woman's back on one occasion, but they still don't give many details.


Am I misreading this or does MPR's reply cuts off before providing response from Garrison Keillor to the allegations.

PS: Using twitter like this to deliver lengthy news is such an awful idea. Also very confusing choice from someone is an editor of a news publication.
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Postby Anaxagoras » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:23 am

Grammatron wrote:
Anaxagoras wrote:MPR has released a new statement about the allegations against Garrison Keillor, fwiw.

https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/1/23/1 ... misconduct

As I suspected, there's more to it than merely touching a woman's back on one occasion, but they still don't give many details.


Am I misreading this or does MPR's reply cuts off before providing response from Garrison Keillor to the allegations.

PS: Using twitter like this to deliver lengthy news is such an awful idea. Also very confusing choice from someone is an editor of a news publication.


No, it does suck. The way I read it was to click the images to maximize them. There's two and the continuity isn't exactly clear and the first one does seem to be cut off.

Maybe this will shed more light:

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/2 ... -workplace
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Re: Back Sassin' Harassin'

Postby Grammatron » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:31 am

These allegation are enough to fire Keillor, but to erase the show's legacy? I think that's far too much.
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Postby Anaxagoras » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:56 am

Honestly, that MPR article is pretty long but it seems clear that he was hardly like Harvey Weinstein. A dirty limerick here, a couple of consensual workplace affairs there, admitting to a college student that he felt attracted to her. And many other women who worked for him say he was a great boss who always treated them with respect. Not that this is good behavior, but, nothing that seems to be illegal.
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Postby gnome » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:39 pm

It's not easy to tell which cases are which, but we need a way to address less severe behavior issues, in a way that remedies and deters such incidents, without going in full guns blazing. If anything at all positive comes of #MeToo and the response to it, I hope it includes some new ideas about how to deal with marginal situations.
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Postby Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:37 pm

Being a Unitarian white guy comedian is an offense in itself.

A comedian must Jewish, a show biz Italian, or black.

Or at least someone who can pass for at least one of the above, such as Danny Thomas. :BigGrin3:
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Re: Back Sassin' Harassin'

Postby Anaxagoras » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:06 am

Steve Wynn, casino mogul:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/26/busi ... laims.html

Stephen Wynn’s perch at the top of the casino industry was badly shaken on Friday following the disclosure of allegations that he engaged in a long pattern of sexual misconduct with employees of his casinos.

A detailed investigative report in The Wall Street Journal portrayed Mr. Wynn, a billionaire casino magnate and prominent political donor, as a man who frequently demanded naked massages from female employees, sometimes pressuring them for sex and to masturbate him. The newspaper said that the activity had gone on for decades and that some female employees had complained to supervisors about Mr. Wynn’s behavior.

Some of the women told The Journal that they had tried to avoid having to give Mr. Wynn massages by hiding in bathrooms, or entering fake appointments in record logs to make it look as if some of their colleagues were busy. The newspaper relied on court records and interviews with dozens of people who worked at his casinos.

Mr. Wynn, chairman and chief executive of Wynn Resorts, denied the allegations in a statement, saying, “The idea that I ever assaulted any woman is preposterous.”

“We find ourselves in a world where people can make allegations, regardless of the truth,” he said, “and a person is left with the choice of weathering insulting publicity or engaging in multi-year lawsuits.”

The fallout from the story mounted during the day. Investors fled shares of Wynn Resorts, Mr. Wynn’s casino company, driving the stock price down 10 percent.

Gambling officials in Massachusetts, where Mr. Wynn’s company plans to open a $2.4 billion casino resort near Boston next year, said they had opened a review into the “troubling allegations” of Mr. Wynn’s behavior “to determine the appropriate next steps.”

The Wynn Resorts board met on Friday to form a committee of independent directors to investigate the allegations, saying in a statement that it is “deeply committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all of the company’s employees and to operating with the highest ethical standards.”
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Re: Back Sassin' Harassin'

Postby Doctor X » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:11 am

Anaxagoras wrote:Steve Wynn, casino mogul:


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