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lol - good luck to him! http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070218/ap_on_hi_te/chat_room_lawsuitWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - A man who was fired by IBM for visiting an adult chat room at work is suing the company for $5 million, claiming he is an Internet addict who deserves treatment and sympathy rather than dismissal.ADVERTISEMENTJames Pacenza, 58, of Montgomery, says he visits chat rooms to treat traumatic stress incurred in 1969 when he saw his best friend killed during an Army patrol in Vietnam.In papers filed in federal court in White Plains, Pacenza said the stress caused him to become "a sex addict, and with the development of the Internet, an Internet addict." He claimed protection under the American with Disabilities Act.His lawyer, Michael Diederich, says Pacenza never visited pornographic sites at work, violated no written IBM rule and did not surf the Internet any more or any differently than other employees. He also says age discrimination contributed to IBM's actions. Pacenza, 55 at the time, had been with the company for 19 years and says he could have retired in a year.International Business Machines Corp. has asked Judge Stephen Robinson for a summary judgment, saying its policy against surfing sexual Web sites is clear. It also claims Pacenza was told he could lose his job after an incident four months earlier, which Pacenza denies."Plaintiff was discharged by IBM because he visited an Internet chat room for a sexual experience during work after he had been previously warned," the company said.IBM also said sexual behavior disorders are specifically excluded from the ADA and denied any age discrimination.If it goes to trial, the case could affect how employers regulate Internet use that is not work-related, or how Internet overuse is categorized medically. Stanford University issued a nationwide study last year that found that up to 14 percent of computer users reported neglecting work, school, families, food and sleep to use the Internet.The study's director, Dr. Elias Aboujaoude, said then that he was most concerned about the numbers of people who hid their nonessential Internet use or used the Internet to escape a negative mood, much in the same way that alcoholics might.Until he was fired, Pacenza was making $65,000 a year operating a machine at a plant in East Fishkill that makes computer chips.Several times during the day, machine operators are idle for five to 10 minutes as the tool measures the thickness of silicon wafers.It was during such down time on May 28, 2003, that Pacenza logged onto a chat room from a computer at his work station.Diederich says Pacenza had returned that day from visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington and logged onto a site called ChatAvenue and then to an adult chat room.Pacenza, who has a wife and two children, said using the Internet at work was encouraged by IBM and served as "a form of self-medication" for post-traumatic stress disorder. He said he tried to stay away from chat rooms at work, but that day, "I felt I needed the interactive engagement of chat talk to divert my attention from my thoughts of Vietnam and death.""I was tempting myself to perhaps become involved in some titillating conversation," he said in court papers.Pacenza said he was called away before he got involved in any online conversation. But he apparently did not log off, and when another worker went to Pacenza's station, he saw some chat entries, including a vulgar reference to a sexual act.He reported his discovery to his boss, who fired Pacenza the next day.Pacenza says he would have understood if IBM had disciplined him for taking an unauthorized break, but firing him was too extreme.He argues that other workers with worse offenses were disciplined less severely — including a couple who had sex on a desk and were transferred.Fred McNeese, a spokesman for Armonk-based IBM, would not comment.Pacenza claims the company decided on dismissal only after improperly viewing his medical records, including psychiatric treatment, following the incident."In IBM management's eyes, plaintiff has an undesirable and self-professed record of psychological disability related to his Vietnam War combat experience," his papers claim.Diederich says IBM workers who have drug or alcohol problems are placed in programs to help them, and Pacenza should have been offered the same. Instead, he says, Pacenza was told there were no programs for sex addiction or other psychological illnesses. He said Pacenza was also denied an appeal.Diederich, who said he spent a year inIraq as an Army lawyer, also argued that "A military combat veteran, if anyone, should be afforded a second chance, the benefit of doubt and afforded reasonable accommodation for combat-related disability."
"I didn't do it".http://chattanoogan.com/articles/article_99710.aspAuthorities near Nashville are investigating a fatal hunting accident in which the hunter's dog might be the culprit.28-year-old Thomas St. Charles III, died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center after he was shot.St. Charles had been duck hunting on the Cumberland River Thursday. He and his partner had finished for the day, were picking up decoys and loading the boat.St. Charles' had placed his loaded shotgun in the floor. According to TWRA's lead investigator, his labrador retriever jumped into the boat and hit the trigger on the shotgun. It fired, blowing a hole through the side of the boat, striking St. Charles' in the abdomen.TWRA officials said the case illustrates the need to always unload firearms at the end of your hunt. They said that St. Charles had passed the state's manadatory hunter education program.
I had graduated from college about 6 months ago with a degree in business and finance not really knowing what I wanted to do, but knowing I had to get a job real soon. I was looking through variety magazine and saw an ad that said 'wanted someone to help with minor film making and office work'. " what the hell" I thought. I have small size tits but very firm with gum drop nipples that tend...
Added 24 Apr 2007 | Category Lesbian
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Working in the hotel industry has its compensations despite the unsociable hours and traveling around. I had been sent to work on a hospitality project in Oxfordshire, which involved having to stay over for a couple of nights. I arrived around mid-day and was given one of the staff bedrooms. After unpacking my things I went to acquaint myself with the job I had been sent to sort out. Sitting...
Added 14 Jan 2007 | Category Lesbian
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I could see the 4th of July sweat glistening on Molly's skin and her wry grin of pleasure, as I rolled off of her. The pool of fluid oozing from her tight little hole was spreading on the cushion between her legs. We were both panting heavily and gloriously as we reveled in our mutual satisfaction. I couldn't remember the last time we both had cum so hard. This night had been a long time...
Added 14 Jan 2007 | Category Wife Lovers
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My husband, Brian, and I have been together since high school, and married at twenty. I’ve had a rather normal sex-life, except for an incident when we dating. I was fifteen and not experienced with sex, although I sprouted 34 D’s at fourteen and began my periods at thirteen. I eagerly wanted to experiment with sex and talked my best friend, Cathy, into double dating with Brian and his...
Added 20 Dec 2006 | Category First Time
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As he lay on his bed I told him: ‘I think, I’m ready to give it a try’. I got up and walked near to his bed. ‘Good, do come over to my bed, and sit next to me. Okay, I will show you what I do and how I can open up to accept a finger easily. You can do it too with some practice. Remember if you ever get the chance to have anal sex with one of the ladies here at college, you have to start with...
Added 20 Dec 2006 | Category Bisexual
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I lost my virginity when I was 17. She was 18. We were both in our freshman year of college and had been going out pretty steadily for 2 years. We were at her house while watching a movie (think it was a Disney movie). The parents were asleep downstairs. Two of her friends was also over and asleep in her bedroom. I wanted a massage, so she rubbed my back and shoulders. Then we switched. I...
Added 20 Dec 2006 | Category First Time
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