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by lucrezaborgia
Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fired for being hot
Replies: 86
Views: 14873

Re: Fired for being hot

Why hire employees when you can treat them all as independent contractors? That's how many businesses get around things such as benefits, OT, etc...
by lucrezaborgia
Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fired for being hot
Replies: 86
Views: 14873

Re: Fired for being hot

One might not think that is fair, but she wasn't left on the street with nothing and, as someone with her experience, was probably able to find another job fairly quickly as that field is almost always in high-demand. Not everyone is lucky enough to be working in a field where there is high-demand....
by lucrezaborgia
Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fired for being hot
Replies: 86
Views: 14873

Re: Fired for being hot

Also, here in the US, one has to pay taxes on unemployment income. You can either pay each week or pay when one files their taxes.

Here is a link to all sorts of fun stats: http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/une ... inance.asp
by lucrezaborgia
Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fired for being hot
Replies: 86
Views: 14873

Re: Fired for being hot

The court didn't state that she was fired for a good cause, which would keep her from filing for unemployment. It merely stated that the conditions that led to her firing weren't gender discrimination. It's more than likely that she received unemployment which is, I believe, 60% of her pay? That is ...
by lucrezaborgia
Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wife gives up daughter for adoption behind husband's back
Replies: 37
Views: 9336

Re: Wife gives up daughter for adoption behind husband's bac

Interestingly enough, some agencies will charge the adoptive parents for birth expenses and force the hospital to apply for medicaid to cover the birth. http://www.hfma.org/Templates/Print.aspx?id=29420 In the past, the hospital business office manager would contact the attorney who was handling the...
by lucrezaborgia
Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fired for being hot
Replies: 86
Views: 14873

Re: Fired for being hot

He won the lawsuit, and there was precedent for it . I think her lawyer was hoping for a quickie settlement, given how plain the language is in the appellate decisions regarding scenarios such as this. Just about anyone can read appellate decisions because most states and the feds put them online. ...
by lucrezaborgia
Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Shooting at CT Elementary School
Replies: 540
Views: 56450

Re: 27 dead in Shooting at CT Elementary School

Police accidentally shoot the wrong person 11% of the time. Civilians do it 2% of the time. I'm not seeing the problem with the civvies, here. Are you tossing numbers together without regard to situations? I said in my original statement that police is not on par with SWAT. Also, were those civilia...
by lucrezaborgia
Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Shooting at CT Elementary School
Replies: 540
Views: 56450

Re: 27 dead in Shooting at CT Elementary School

You're assuming that it takes an immense amount of training to use a firearm. It doesn't. Using a firearm is the easy part. Actually being able to effectively respond under fire with the adrenalin pumping is an entirely different subject. Police and military are constantly trained not to hit target...
by lucrezaborgia
Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fired for being hot
Replies: 86
Views: 14873

Re: Fired for being hot

Iulus Cofield wrote:Did anyone bother to notice that she was fired because her boss's wife saw her as a sexual threat?


Yup. The court noted that there is precedent and that it still wasn't being fired for gender.
by lucrezaborgia
Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wife gives up daughter for adoption behind husband's back
Replies: 37
Views: 9336

Re: Wife gives up daughter for adoption behind husband's bac

If people are so desperate for kids that they would pay that much for a kid, why do we have so many kids still in foster care? I'm missing a few pieces of the puzzle here. People who privately adopt infants want the whole baby experience. Plus, why would you adopt a foster child with potential issu...
by lucrezaborgia
Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fired for being hot
Replies: 86
Views: 14873

Re: Fired for being hot

http://www.iowacourts.gov/Supreme_Court/Recent_Opinions/20121221/11-1857.pdf Dr. Knight also recalls that after Nelson allegedly made a statement regarding infrequency in her sex life, he responded to her, “[T]hat’s like having a Lamborghini in the garage and never driving it.” Nelson recalls that D...
by lucrezaborgia
Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fired for being hot
Replies: 86
Views: 14873

Re: Fired for being hot

Did you read the ruling?
by lucrezaborgia
Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wife gives up daughter for adoption behind husband's back
Replies: 37
Views: 9336

Re: Wife gives up daughter for adoption behind husband's bac

Hold the phone. Did you just say a private company can pay someone to legally abandon a child and then accept money from a third party and transfer legal guardianship of same child to the third party? In the US, yes. Technically, it's illegal to blatantly provide the bio mother with money, but it h...
by lucrezaborgia
Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wife gives up daughter for adoption behind husband's back
Replies: 37
Views: 9336

Re: Wife gives up daughter for adoption behind husband's bac

What on earth is the justification? Some people think it the $40k+ in adoption fees. Tho since Teleah is African American, they got a discount. Her and her brother's initial adoption fees were $25k each. This pricing difference is standard in the industry. An investigation found Utah agencies coach...
by lucrezaborgia
Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wife gives up daughter for adoption behind husband's back
Replies: 37
Views: 9336

Re: Wife gives up daughter for adoption behind husband's bac

Memo to self: Never, ever, ever move to Utah. Correction to memo: never have sex with any woman who would ever consider visiting Utah whilst pregnant. Utah considers women residents after 24 hours if they are there to give birth. :shock: Most of the crazy adoption cases are from women who were flow...
by lucrezaborgia
Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wife gives up daughter for adoption behind husband's back
Replies: 37
Views: 9336

Re: Wife gives up daughter for adoption behind husband's bac

Should work the same way for adoption agencies, as it may mean people avoid disreputable ones like the plague. Depends on the state, really. Some are very proactive about making PAPs do everything to get both biological parents on board and will quickly facilitate reunification if it wasn't. Utah d...
by lucrezaborgia
Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wife gives up daughter for adoption behind husband's back
Replies: 37
Views: 9336

Re: Wife gives up daughter for adoption behind husband's bac

Gah, I don't mean to make this an MRA thread, but in many states, consent to adoption is irrevocable, so they don't have as much of a chance in court.
by lucrezaborgia
Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wife gives up daughter for adoption behind husband's back
Replies: 37
Views: 9336

Re: Wife gives up daughter for adoption behind husband's bac

I find it sickening that, after being told by a judge that they have to return the child to hir father that they should attempt to FURTHER stall with appeals. In contested adoptions, it is a tried and true tactic to delay, delay, delay and file as many appeals, stays, and motions as possible. Many ...
by lucrezaborgia
Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wife gives up daughter for adoption behind husband's back
Replies: 37
Views: 9336

Re: Wife gives up daughter for adoption behind husband's bac

Prospective adopting parents, I would assume. Yup. Sorry for not explaining. As for the only home ever known argument, it's spurious and purely emotional in cases where the child has shown the ability to bond, such as Teleah. There is no scientific based research to back it up, I know this because ...
by lucrezaborgia
Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wife gives up daughter for adoption behind husband's back
Replies: 37
Views: 9336

Re: Wife gives up daughter for adoption behind husband's bac

Why don't you need both parent's signature since you're giving up both of their rights? Only if you are married. They were married, according to the OP. Doesn't seem to have made a difference. It didn't matter to the PAPs or the agency that facilitated. It did matter to the judge. You cannot abando...
by lucrezaborgia
Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman dies after abortion request 'refused'
Replies: 123
Views: 16193

Re: Woman dies after abortion request 'refused'

That is messed up. A hysterectomy is more preferable than a D&E to get rid of an already miscarrying foetus. I'm never going to Ireland. Not only that, but if you need medical treatment that has the potential to seriously damage the fetus, oh well! Irish law requires you carry to term. Women ar...
by lucrezaborgia
Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wife gives up daughter for adoption behind husband's back
Replies: 37
Views: 9336

Re: Wife gives up daughter for adoption behind husband's bac

That's astounding (and incredibly terrifying). My knowledge of family law is lacking, but do you know if this is the case in most places? Or is it just a southern american state being crazy again? Sorry, I don't know much about all the states. What I do know is that in states with putative father r...
by lucrezaborgia
Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wife gives up daughter for adoption behind husband's back
Replies: 37
Views: 9336

Re: Wife gives up daughter for adoption behind husband's bac

I don't understand. How is this not just kidnapping? Contested adoptions are civil issues and tend to move through the courts at the speed of molasses. The man asked for her back when she was 3 months old and the courts have taken a year and a half to rule. The fight isn't over as tho as the PAPs a...
by lucrezaborgia
Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman dies after abortion request 'refused'
Replies: 123
Views: 16193

Re: Woman dies after abortion request 'refused'

http://drjengunter.wordpress.com/2012/11/28/irish-catholic-bishops-reveal-ignorance-in-statement-on-death-of-savita-halappanavar/ The Irish Catholic Bishops have seen fit to clarify the church’s view on gynecology given Savita Halappanavar’s death from sepsis at 17 weeks in her pregnancy and the con...
by lucrezaborgia
Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wife gives up daughter for adoption behind husband's back
Replies: 37
Views: 9336

Wife gives up daughter for adoption behind husband's back

Yes, you read that correctly! http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/55373764-78/achane-adoption-bland-child.html.csp In January, Bland told her husband she wanted to remain in Texas, where she has family, for their daughter’s birth. Achane was to return for the birth, after which Bland and their daughte...
by lucrezaborgia
Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9357547

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Cholecystectomies suck
by lucrezaborgia
Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:38 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 372603

Re: Game of Throngs

Can someone bury me in a snowbank until the season premier next year? Thanks!
by lucrezaborgia
Tue May 29, 2012 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 372603

Re: Game of Throngs

[ I always though book-Stannis was never converted by Melissandre. He was just using her for her powers and influence as much as she was using him. Stannis is a very competent commander that will always share his soldier's suffering but, like Tywin, he always seemed to realize the front line is...
by lucrezaborgia
Tue May 29, 2012 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 372603

Re: Game of Throngs

The way Stannis was portrayed really pissed me off. The books never presented him as the kind of leader who would lead the charge, let alone be the first to scale the wall in a siege. That kind of reckless behavior and battle feber is typical of Robert and completely alien to Stannis. It makes more...
by lucrezaborgia
Sat May 26, 2012 8:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575712

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Even though I've worked many a retail job over my life, I still am continually surprised by how soul-sucking the life of a Walmart employee is. I don't think I've ever hated a job as much as I do now and the customers are actually the nicest people there. Between the girls crying in the breakroom an...
by lucrezaborgia
Sat May 26, 2012 8:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3529813

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Blech...I had the opposite of a pregnancy scare. I actually got Shark Week and was sorely disappointed. *grumbles*
by lucrezaborgia
Thu May 24, 2012 2:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1494574

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

The blog I posted earlier about a woman whose spouse came out as trans and has transitioned is now doing a guest post on the same blog: http://ayoungmomsmusings.blogspot.com/2012/05/when-you-are-everything-you-were-taught.html Transgender people got horrible reviews from the evangelical world. They ...
by lucrezaborgia
Mon May 07, 2012 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 372603

Re: Game of Throngs

Yeah, remember, pretty much every able-bodied man in the north is off south fighting in the war. There's only a few token defence forces left. That is perfectly fine because Robb's army is still blocking the route to the North, and even if the Lannisters were to get around this, Southern ar...
by lucrezaborgia
Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 372603

Re: Game of Throngs

[quote="Dream"]I thought the scene with the Maid of Tarth and Catelyn was excruciating. They could have played it as the Maid being lost without a subject for her loyalty, and Catelyn rescuing her, but instead it was a reinforcement of the feudal system that most of the rest of the show se...
by lucrezaborgia
Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3529813

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

My biggest issue now is this one guy who keeps telling me that I'm not moving fast enough. "You aren't done with X yet?!?" Yet he's not my supervisor in any capacity . Another issue I have is that I was in a 2 week coma a few years back so it takes me a while to get a routine going on in m...
by lucrezaborgia
Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1494574

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

It's even more amazing when you consider her home education was more about learning how to be a submissive baby machine than stuff you and me would consider important.
by lucrezaborgia
Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:26 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 372603

Re: Game of Throngs

I'm just loving the cast more and more as the series goes on. Can't wait for tomorrow's episode!
by lucrezaborgia
Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Planned Parenthood Concerned About Suspicious Visits
Replies: 81
Views: 13662

Re: Planned Parenthood Concerned About Suspicious Visits

Is this even a problem here in the US??? Or just another manufactured one to get the fundies to give give give more money to get rid of PP?
by lucrezaborgia
Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3529813

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I'm the only woman on an all-male crew that unloads trucks for a major retail story. I am getting so.much.shit. from them for stupid things. One of them actually said to me "why would you pick this job if you can't move as fast as we can?" IE: Because I can't pull 400+ lb pallets at the sp...
by lucrezaborgia
Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1494574

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I've been reading her blog for about a year now and it's amazing the changes that she's gone through! I really hope she puts it together in a book because it's an amazing story. Especially once you consider their origins and the fact that they got engaged and married within a few months and were bot...

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