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Old 09-15-2015, 02:55 PM   #5401
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Then being reprimanded by her job was a given

Stupid people doing stupid things, pissing off other stupid people.
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Old 09-15-2015, 02:56 PM   #5402
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wait... who you calling stupid?


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Old 09-15-2015, 03:00 PM   #5403
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wait... who you calling stupid?


lol.
Everyone involved with the 'kim davis' situation.

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Old 09-15-2015, 03:00 PM   #5404
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True story:

Here in Manhattan, the Egg Sandwich is a staple breakfast food. Available from street-carts, food trucks, and hole-in-the-wall delis everywhere, they consist of a fried egg (often scrambled) atop a toasted roll, with a slice of cheese and typically either bacon, sausage or ham. Salt, pepper and catsup are customary toppings. It's one of the defining staple foods of midtown, right alongside 99 cent slices and lamb-over-rice with white sauce.

There's one particular deli which I used to stop at on my way into work from Grand Central, run by an Iranian husband-and-wife team. Now, I can't say whether or not these two are devout Muslims, however their home country is, by virtue of its name and constitution, an Islamic Republic. And Islamic dietary law, of course, forbids the consumption of pork.
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I religioned myself and based on my religion my actions were religious.
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Old 09-15-2015, 03:44 PM   #5406
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no, but it was funny.

Kim Davis is wrong on so many levels it's hard to even list them. All the candidates that stood with her on her release should be absolutely shamed for standing there and should immediately withdraw consideration for their nomination.

she and they represent the most ***-backwards, un-american, "conservative" of ideals.

Defying court orders and using the power of the gov't to deny the rights of others is NOTHING to be proud of and it's incredibly hypocritical and ironic.

Rand Paul is wrong to suggest she was arrested for "exercising her religious beliefs"; she wasn't -- that's basically supporting terrorism.
Ted Cruze is wrong to suggest it was "tryanny" to arrest kim davis; it wasn't
Huckabee is wrong to suggest that state laws trump federal laws; they don't.
Jindal is wrong to suggest you should be able to keep your job if you refuse to perform your job; you shouldn't -- this isn't France.
Santorm is wrong to suggest Kim Davis was heroic; she's a horrible human being that couldn't give a flying **** about the sanctity of marriage.
I really don't care all that much, except to say that the government shouldn't be handing out wedding licenses in the first place, greedy bastards. As a Catholic, it's actually a Sacrament and there's nothing government-y about it. The ******* government is supposed to be guaranteeing us equal protection under the law, not deciding which days we need to water our lawns and whether our bedsheets should be fitted or not.

As for Kim, it's my understanding that she stopped signing licenses altogether, which makes sense. It also appears that her state (don't even know where she lives) gives accomodations for things like these. So if everyone's panties didn't get in a bunch, someone else in the office would take over signing the licenses and she wouldn't have to feel like she was doing something against her religious beliefs.

For **** sake, we have Planned Parenthood selling baby parts and delivering LIVE, WHOLE babies and then killing them. And we're worried about Kim's signature? WTF PEOPLE!
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Abstract:

A 61 year old man refuses to wear a government-issue Speedo on a public beach in Long Island, claiming to prefer bicycle shorts, and argues that "There should be a law prohibiting anyone over the age of 50 from wearing a Speedo." He is fired from his lifeguard job, and files a civil suit against the Deprartment of Parks & Recreation.



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Lifeguard, 61, sues state for firing him after he refused to wear Speedo
BY THOMAS ZAMBITO DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Thursday, August 18, 2011, 4:00 AM



Lifeguard Roy Lester, 61, said he lost his job after 40 years at the beach after he refused to wear a Speedo.



Roy Lester is out to prove that no man above the age of 50 has any business wearing a skimpy, form-hugging Speedo.

In 2007, Lester was forced out of the Jones Beach lifeguard job he had held for four decades when he was told he had to squeeze into a Speedo for the annual swim test.

The 61-year-old Long Island man, who preferred his slightly more modest pair of biking shorts, refused and lost his job.

Lester sued the state, claiming age discrimination, arguing the Speedo is for the washboard stomach set, not aging dads like him.

"I wore a Speedo when I was in my 20s," Lester said. "But come on. There should be a law prohibiting anyone over the age of 50 from wearing a Speedo."

Lester's swimsuit suit against the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation was dismissed on technical grounds in 2008. So was another suit Lester filed in 2009.

Last week, in a setback to the state attorney general, an appeals court reinstated his claim. Lester's case could go to trial this year or next in Nassau County.

Lester believes the Speedo edict was an attempt to rid Jones Beach of its aging lifeguards. The former lifeguard union head estimates that more than 80% of Jones Beach lifeguards are older than 40.

"This was not right," said Lester, a bankruptcy lawyer who is representing himself in the age discrimination claim. "They were just trying to get rid of the older guys. To me the whole key to being a good lifeguard is experience. An older guy sees a save before anyone else. You know the water."

Lester has butted heads with bosses before. In a 2006 union newsletter posting, he accused officials of disciplining Jewish lifeguards more often than non-Jews.

State officials declined to comment on the suit.

Long Island lifeguards must pass a more rigorous array of tests than lifeguards elsewhere in the state in order to work at one of eight state beaches.

Male candidates must wear "boxer, briefs or board shorts" during a 100-yard swim they must finish in 75 seconds, according to state standards.

In the city, prospective lifeguards are required only to wear a bathing suit; its size and make are unspecified.

State officials wouldn't say whether there was a Speedo-only policy in place when Lester showed up for his 100-yard swim in 2007 and again in 2008.

"I could have passed that test in dungarees," said Lester, an accomplished triathlete who last week finished at the top of his age group in a lifeguarding competition held in Cape May, N.J.

Fellow lifeguards sporting biker shorts to their annual test relented and donned the Speedo, Lester says.

For now, the father of three has settled for working as a lifeguard at the private Atlantic Beach near his Long Beach home. Three days a week, he and others do an hourlong open-water swim off Neptune Beach.

"At a certain point you have to stand up and say this isn't right," Lester says. "I sat in a lifeguard chair for 40 years and I loved it. To me, to back down would have made me a hypocrite."
Heroic Lifeguard Saves Beachgoers From Having to See Him in a Speedo - Lowering the Bar
Lifeguard says he's too old for Speedo - NY Daily News
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Old 09-18-2015, 06:07 PM   #5408
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Corrupt as hell.

Still gets paid.
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Old 09-22-2015, 03:49 PM   #5410
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they dont need salary from govt...


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Old 09-23-2015, 11:06 AM   #5411
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this is floating around FB, i couldn't do anything but
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Old 09-25-2015, 03:38 PM   #5413
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go toke yourself. It's very altruistic of you.



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Wow...who would have thought.
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Double post!!!

Somebody post what the state of Colorado did with that extra $70M.

I bet some bureaucracy wasted it...

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I probably won't vote in the primaries or the general election. I didn't last time, either.
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Green party here we come!!
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I don't normally watch Facebook videos, but this had me doubled over laughing.

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**** diversity.

Video: San Francisco middle school refuses to tell winners of election, students say principal believes winners are not diverse enough | KRON4.com

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An election controversy has students and parents up in arms.

A middle school in San Francisco is refusing to tell kids the winners of the student body government election. It is because, as one student told KRON’s Justine Waldman, the principal does not like who won.

“I wanted to get more involved and change some things,” student Sebastian Kaplan said.

Kaplan is now involved in a slight controversy when all he wanted was to be his seventh grade representative at Everett Middle School in the Mission District.

“I feel like it is disrespectful to all the people who were running,” Kaplan said.

Sebastian said the results of the student government election, held on Oct. 10, have not come out yet. He and the other candidates were told this week it is because the principal believes the winners are not diverse enough.

“The organizers are saying things like, ‘we want everyone’s voice to be heard,’ but in truth, the voters’ voices are not being heard,” Kaplan said. “Most kids are in agreement that the results need to come out because kids worked really hard on it.”

While keeping the results secret, the principal told Sebastian the school could add positions to better reflect the student body. The whole issue has taught Sebastian a tough lesson in politics.

“The whole school voted for those people, so it is not like people rigged the game, but in a way, now it is kinda being rigged,” Kaplan said.
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