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Don Sterling banned for life from the NBA

Discussion in 'Colosseum' started by Beren, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    Well, part of that is the fact that Sterling really is a complete scumbag. Always has been. Without going into details, I have more than the average Los Angeles person's awareness of his ways. This is deserved.

    Plus, those people who worry about the detriment of this mob mentality can console themselves in the likely 10,000% increase in value over what he paid for the franchise, also considering the his initial investment has been returned over and over for decades. I wish I could be harmed like that . . . .

    :p
     
  2. Splunge

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    It's because of scenarios like this that I'm glad I live in Canada. We have laws that specifically prohibit discrimination-enabling situations such as this.
     
  3. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    So, Splunge, if an employee of a company says things that cause the company's clients to go elsewhere, your laws say that the company cannot fire that employee, even if it means that the company will fail because it will no longer have customers?

    That makes sense . . . somewhere I'm sure.
     
  4. Splunge

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    Oops! I completely misread your post - I thought you were saying it would be OK to fire someone who is fat if a client threatened to take its business elsewhere because they don't like fat people. You were, of course, saying it would be OK to fire someone who made a comment about a "fat chick" if a client threatened to leave because of that comment; I believe in Canada that would be OK, although you might need to jump through some hoops to do it.
     
  5. dmc

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    How does placing lights up high help with reading comprehension?

    :p
     
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    Beren Lovesick and Lonely Wanderer Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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