Topic Vegas Employer: Obama Won, So I Fired 22 Employees
08 Nov 2012 12:36
CBS Las Vegas
A Las Vegas business owner with 114 employees fired 22 workers today, apparently as a direct result of President Obama’s re-election.
“David” (he asked to remain anonymous for obvious reasons) told Host Kevin Wall on 100.5 KXNT that “elections have consequences” and that “at the end of the day, I need to survive.”
“I’ve done my share of educating my employees. I never tell them which way to vote. I believe in the free system we have, I believe in the right to choose who they want to be president, but I did explain as a business owner that I have always put my employees first. I always made sure that when I went without a paycheck that made sure they were paid. And I explained that I always put them first and unfortunately I’m at a point where I’m being forced to have to worry about me and my family now and a business that I built from just me to 114 employees.
“I explained to them a month ago that if Obama gets in office that the regulations for Obamacare are gonna hurt our business, and I’m gonna have to make provisions to make sure I have enough money to cover the payroll taxes, the additional health care I’m gonna have to do, and I explained that to them and I said you do what you feel like in your heart you need to do, but I’m just letting you know as a warning this is things I have to think of as a business owner.
“Well unfortunately, and most of my employees are Hispanic — I’m not gonna go into what kind of company I have, but I have mostly Hispanic employees — well unfortunately we know what happened and I can’t wait around anymore, I have to be proactive. I had to lay off 22 people today to make sure that my business is gonna thrive and I’m gonna be around for years to come. I have to build up that nest egg now for the taxes and regulations that are coming my way. Elections do have consequences, but so do choices. A choice you make every day has consequences and you know what, I’ve always put my employees first, but unfortunately today I have to put me and my family first, and you watch what’s gonna happen. I’m just one guy with 114 employees — well was 114 employees — watch what happens in the next six months. The Dow alone lost 314 points today. There’s a tsunami coming and if you didn’t think this election had consequences, just wait.”
What is your reaction to this news? Do you think the owner was right in doing this or was it either legally or morally wrong?
Topic THREE MOVIES YOU SHOULD NEVER WATCH ON A PLANE
08 Nov 2012 11:56
It is. I never saw the end of it though I might try and see if I can watch it again as it was a good film.
(The trailer was correct in saying that the stowaway is huggable, and so hilarious)
Topic Chat room problems
08 Nov 2012 11:07
It crashes on me and I end up having to refresh my browser, and once it starts doing that it happens every few minutes until I give up and leave.
08 Nov 2012 09:28
I've been looking into pet play more and more recently and I've been wondering what people think of pet play and pets in general.
I'm also wondering, for those pets out there - how do you show your pet side?
Topic WHATS YOUR GAME?
08 Nov 2012 08:03
Still doesn't remove the fact that Activision is typical company like EA; it's not about producing quality anymore, it's all about earning money, hence making shit so easy that even the 13yo's can do it with one arm behind their back.
I'll give EA sports cred, though. They produce good stuff, but EA as a company has fucked up Westwood Studios(Command & Conquer series) and they through out Bullfrog which made REALLY good games(Theme Hospital, Theme Park, Dungeon Keeper series).
Right now the only bigshot I trust is Ubisoft and their products like Assassin's Creed. Red Dog make some good shit too with their Uncharted series.
All the bigshots are going down if you read the gaming news.
The fact is that blizzard probably wouldn't be around anymore if it wasn't for Activision, and at the moment the amount of WoW players is currently on the decrease, it's no longer as big a money whore as it used to be. And it was like that even before Activision took them over.
Topic WHATS YOUR GAME?
07 Nov 2012 16:27
Anyone play anything other than WoW?
Topic WHATS YOUR GAME?
07 Nov 2012 12:47
However, about 3 yrs ago Blizzard entertainment merged with Activsion and imo the game has been spiraling down the crapper ever since.
Get your facts right. Blizzard did not merge with Activision, they were bought up by them.
Topic How long.....
06 Nov 2012 16:41
A) wanking him - 6 days
B) sucking him - at least a month
C) fucking him - until my next birthday
I wonder if that's your minimum recommendations.....
Topic Can I Pick Your Brains?
06 Nov 2012 13:58
You need to write this poem. :)
And he needs to let us all see it once he's written it.....
Topic do you like girls whoo cosplay
04 Nov 2012 17:01
Not sure what that even means and I am not about to google it to find out.
So - no I don't.
Cosplay it short for costume play, it's mainly people dressing up as anime characters but can be dressed up as any character.
Topic "Temporary" Slaves
01 Nov 2012 04:51
Considering slavery has been illegal in the country you reside in since 1861, don't you find exit clauses redundant?
Insofar you destinguish there is even a difference between the types people who voluntarily submit to their Owners, I am curious to know if you believe such a clause is applicable in the mind of a submissive whose sense of self-worth has deteriorated to the point that they are unable to call upon such a clause.
That is, unless you somehow believe that such contracts are somehow legally binding and have substance in a court of law. As far as I know, victims of modern European white slavery do not enjoy such rights, because they are being held captive by criminals. Little wonder that it was made illegal 151 years ago.
The man in the picture below had neither a safe word, exit clause or even a contract. I would say that if Lifestylers require exit clauses as the only means of preventing this, then we are taking a large step backwards in evolution.
Your image is broken. Why not provide us a link to it instead as you can't post images yet.
Topic Watching your partner have sex
27 Oct 2012 14:35
If I saw that, it would mean she would be cheating on me. Not gonna happen thank-you very much.
This. Just the version for a female walking in on her male OH.
27 Oct 2012 13:35
The highlands are just a magical place Milly :0) Especially around the Trossachs and then further north towards fort William :0) beautiful country
Driving past the castles at night when half the light's ain't working is a magical sight to behold.
Topic Fifty Shades of Grey
27 Oct 2012 08:58
Hee hee, Off topic but I guess your handle is after a certain anime character ;)
Not really, my avatar pictures on other accounts however is based off a game character.
Topic Fifty Shades of Grey
27 Oct 2012 06:35
I attend a "fetish" night event where people who are into the sexual deprived world attend or lets say people who like to be unconventional in the words of Dr. Frankenfurter "Unconventional conventionalists".
(It's light BDSM, they have the rack/a St Andrews cross where people can go to be whipped or spanked in a public setting) there is many Dom/Sub couples that do attend.
Then there is the gimps, the leather lovers, transexuals, costume lovers, lingere wears including corsetso, cosplayers (though they are slowly being introduced) and the ones who wear next to nothing attend. It's mainly a night club with people who are happy to be themsleves without others judging.
I see that someone else has mentioned it on here "Hellfire club".
Anyway on the FB page of Hellfire last month they made a little warning since 50 shades came out there might be some new people coming and to be welcoming to the newbies. I unfortunatly didn't go that particular night because my periods decided to flow heavy that particular night. Curse being a woman.
What can I saw I guess if people went to Hellfire because of the book to witness people getting whipped or paddled first hand I guess it would be a shock.
Though shame to say Hellfire isn't the same as it used to be since some ladies that go complained that they didn't want to see cocks out on display. It is one thing to complain that a guy is touching you without permission.
However to complain that a guy has his cock out and you don't want to see it because it bothers you. Hello you are the one with the G-string on with your butt cheeks hanging out or you have your tits out on display (yes even with the nips showing) it's kind of a double standard.
And yes I'm a chick lol. Just want to say I have seen a middle aged dude with a cock and balls strap at the club once. To see his cock restrained while he had a hard on it was amazing....
Oh wait this was about Fifty Shades of Grey. Haha here I go talking without thinking lol.
I think the guys should complain and get them to cover up and see how they like it.
You started on 50 shades......
Topic Do you spend more time on the web than watching TV?
27 Oct 2012 03:41
TV licenses are too expensive for a student like me to get one. And there's no point to them as all the shows I'd want to watch are on catch-up anyway. So I don't watch any TV. Unless you count the TV my laptop is currently plugged into, but that still counts as internet because it's being used as a second screen.
Topic Phrase of the Day
27 Oct 2012 03:27
"I heard a very wise dominant friend of mine once comment that anyone can buy any toy and that it never has been the toys that are dangerous."
Topic Graphic Erotic Stories, Novels and Erotic Comics
27 Oct 2012 02:07
I've heard Velvet Kiss is a good one.
They can be good - depending on how they are laid out. I enjoy reading BDSM friendly ones, such as at the moment I'm reading Nana to Kaoru.
It can be hard to pull them off but kudos to those who do.
(The size change community have a massive graphic side to it for artwork and such)
I forgot to add this in the first time - but if this did happen it would be easier for people to get underage people into comics as age might not be able to be told rather easily.
Topic I hope I am not out of line...
27 Oct 2012 01:42
i have been curious to learn about the BDSM lifestyle, not saying i want to do it, but just want a better understanding of it because it does seem interesting.
Read the BDSM 101 thread that is stickied in this forum. That's a good place for information.
Topic Men fighting over woman question
26 Oct 2012 22:13
It depends on the situation. If it was someone trying to butt into the relationship I already have I would go in the middle and break the poor guys heart like I always do to unwanted suitors.
If it was a jerk who was harassing me then it would be okay, just so long as my OH doesn't get into trouble.
Edit - actually, it'd be me fighting them off unless Sir gets pissed enough, I can handle myself to a point.
Topic Fifty Shades of Grey
25 Oct 2012 19:57
For all you fifty shades fans, she's brought out the collection of toys.
I know I won't be buying them, but some may like them. It just seems a bit too over the top even compared to twilight (twilight dildo and condoms) but I know some of you are going to like them.