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  1. 13 hours ago, ginger said:

    Working in a vitamin store is toxic and bad for your mental health? I'd love to hear this story. 

    Quick search shows they've been trying to fill a sales associate position for (at least) 27 days and a store manager position for (at least) 3.

    I'm guessing the two of them were covering the entire store, corporate was blaming them for everything, and they burnt out and walked.

    In all seriousness,  troubles aside, if you're energetic, well-spoken, and ambitious, this is probably the best possible moment to be looking to advance your career. Any kid who took a couple of business classes at SUNY Broome and did some time in retail could throw on a nice shirt and have a real shot at managing a GNC right now, then budget some of the money to finish a degree at Empire State College and transfer anywhere in the country they want to go in a few years. Some will figure that out, some won't.

  2. On 5/10/2021 at 8:59 PM, PeteMoss said:

    Notice the key word "suitable".  Who gets to decide what a suitable job is?

    This is a routine administrative decision. States just haven't been doing it because the case load was too high.


    "[In NY y]ou will be disqualified from receiving further unemployment benefits if you refuse an offer of suitable work without a good reason. During the first ten weeks of receiving unemployment benefits, suitable work means a job you can reasonably do with your past training and experience. If you are still unemployed after ten weeks, suitable work means any work you are capable of doing (whether you have done it before or not), as long as it pays at least 80% of what you earned in your highest-paid quarter of the base period. Good reasons for refusing suitable work include the fact that the job would require an unreasonable commute or pays substantially less than the prevailing wage for similar work in the same area."

    I doubt states are going to do it now, either. The paperwork burden is ridiculous. The federal government should just phase out the supplement and move on, and should have linked that to the date vaccination was available for all adults.

  3. 12 hours ago, 92CorruptCourtStreet said:

    Someone should reach out to the libertarian party about this 

    I assure you that someone will be reaching out to libertarian criminal justice reporters about this whole saga if this isn't handled. Between Harder, Zikuski, Akshar, Battisti, and whatever the hell this is, this might be the greatest story never told. The Broome County dumpster fire has attracted negative attention in those circles before.

    3 minutes ago, GOP Insider said:

    Because the Libertarian Party received so few votes in NY in the 2020 presidential election, the party no longer has ballot access in NY.

    I wasn't aware that happened. That's too bad.

  4. If this is plausibly true, Loughran should be suspended from his duties until any investigation is resolved.

    This is not legal advice, but if redacted #11 describes Garo being intimidated by probation, he should consider having his attorneys consult with attorneys outside of the area who specialize in civil rights litigation. The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University would be a good place to start.

    Prosecutorial immunity is broad - even more so than qualified immunity - and he may not have a claim if the resulting state action was founded on probable cause, but if there's an angle there, a §1983 action against Loughran in his personal capacity would also result in an award to cover the plaintiff's legal expenses under §1988.

    At a bare minimum, even if the conduct is protected from litigation, it's still First Amendment retaliation with an obvious viewpoint discrimination component and should result in severe discipline. If this is true and it is tolerated in Korchak's office, I don't see how the Libertarian Party could allow him on their line again.

    I will be monitoring how this plays out.

  5. 10 hours ago, SU75 said:

    During his campaign Korchak threatened that electing Battisti would mean Fred Akshar and Joe Zikuski controlling the DA’s office, while Korchak quietly sold the DA’s office to the Democratic Party to get him elected. None of the candidates in 2019 deserves to be elected, but looking back, Korchak was the worst of the three. 

    Unless I missed it, I've seen nothing alleged here that had not already been going on at Battisti's various "practices".

    Either way, the reported failures to be responsive to inquiries from crime victims are, alone, a good reason to put a District Attorney out on his ass.

  6. 19 hours ago, PeteMoss said:

    You are out of touch with reality.

    One of you certainly is, Pete.

    I expect this kind of crap from certain posters on here, who are perpetually smooth-brained conspiracy theorists.

    You, DanCooper, ginger, and 27 losing your minds and being brainwashed against the republic with this Q garbage and unironically quoting the My Pillow Guy at each other, this is a disappointment.

    Lin Wood and Sidney Powell are unstable frauds, and Ashli Babbitt died a well-deserved traitor's death fighting in that batshit zombie army breaking her oath. The Founders would have already had Trump in shackles for this, just like Aaron Burr or the Shay's rebels. You are aligned with anti-American terrorists who have co-opted the symbols of our Revolution to undo it.

    Fix yourself and repent of your idolatry.

  7. It's not just us, the entire organization is overwhelmed. A family business in the midwest is moving toward pulling their relationship with USPS after about twenty-five years. They're still evaluating FedEx vs. UPS.

    In fairness, it's not easy to have your business model dictated by Congress without receiving any money to execute. The universal service mandate is not profitable, which is why no carrier offers it in the private sector. They don't have the option to just refuse shipments like FedEx and UPS do: https://www.businessinsider.com/ups-tells-drivers-stop-picking-up-packages-macys-nike-gap-2020-12

    So instead the distribution hubs are stuffed floor-to-ceiling. I had one package sitting in St. Louis for a week before I filed a report, and within two days it had been transferred to Indianapolis and got unstuck. I'm guessing the bin it was in had literally been sitting on the dock and they gave up and drove it all somewhere that had staff.

    Trump really doesn't deserve much blame or credit for it. People familiar with the USPS's operational problems always suspected something like this would happen eventually, and postal employees weren't shy about talking about it.

    Also ordered some business supplies yesterday and was horrified to realize it has a USPS tracking number. We'll see how long it takes to get here from Florida.

  8. (You've got an image link there, I see now that was meant to be a link to the PDF.)

    This is a badly-written statute, since it doesn't define what makes a purchase "unlawful". Says you're guilty of an unlawful purchase if you make an unlawful purchase. What? Impossible to violate it as written.

    Many states prohibit felons from purchasing. That might have been what they meant to propose here, much like 270.20 makes it a felony to use body armor while committing another felony.

    Bill has bipartisan sponsors. I'm just speculating that this was pushed by a police union. There was a scandal a couple years ago where NYPD body armor was being resold on eBay and there was a lot of "but what if criminals buy it" rhetoric.

  9. 2 minutes ago, PeteMoss said:

    I put every quoted phrase into Google Search.  Not one came up. 

    What point are you trying to get across??

    I'm not going to go spelunking through the search this morning, but those things have all been said, paraphrased, and should still be around.

    Except the coal one, anyway, which a mod had apparently deleted overnight after I replied with details about Bob Murray's relationship with Trump and their efforts to divert huge sums of taxpayer money to Murray's customers in exchange for a few hundred grand in donations.

    Then I do believe there's '75s more recent "the lunar tides will give Trump a second term by Christmas", "the executions will start soon", and "all Never Trump conservatives are paid by China", but I'll chalk that up to limited oxygen from his run-in with the 'rona.

    The point I'm trying to get across is that this has been over for a while in the real world. The legal efforts have been complete gibberish, they're lying to you when they claim that they'll finally be able to introduce "the evidence" in the Supreme Court (appeals do not work that way). The deadline in Title III expires today, and in six days the electors will meet.

    It's a scam. He blew up the traditional suburban Republican middle-class base and has been wasting your time to raise money on his way out the door. I can understand being sore about the outcome and going through some denial for a bit, but good grief. It's time to figure it out.

    The plumage don't enter into it. This parrot is stone dead.


  10. On 12/2/2020 at 7:35 PM, 19April1775 said:

    Please don't kill yourself when Trump serves his second term. They lied to you. It isn't your fault.

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    - "this Twitter account obviously written by someone who learned British English is actually a long-dead Navy SEAL"

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  11. 4 hours ago, Irishrght said:

    ^ That's Common Sense right there.

    Everybody knew this could easily be a tight race. Right now, I think this is closer than Bush/Gore in Florida.

    About 1 in 20,000 votes?

    When it's that close, it comes down to people making careless mistakes, randomness. It's just the way it is. Recounts usually produce very small changes because they're just different mistakes than the first count, and the losing candidate is taking a coin toss chance on which way the change will go.

    This, though, is just lazy. I'm still trying to get my mind around the idiocy of the Post-It note thing.

  12. 34 minutes ago, 2pelo Honey said:

    I thought Emily was going to go after Tafreak, after a certain time frame, but haven't seen anything.

    Sad to say, I think most of that took place in her head.

    The stuff she did post - messages Tarik had sent her - strongly suggested Tarik was a lonely weirdo trying to bully a vulnerable woman into having a relationship with him. The rest of it just looked like paranoid delusion that didn't really add up.

  13. 1 minute ago, rightorwrong said:

    I don't believe his Twitter account is available.  I haven't seen it in days.

    You can still click through to read it directly.

    What the heck did he post?

    On 11/26/2020 at 11:55 PM, 27 Time World Champions said:

    You know what they say about the crazy ones?! 😉 

    Did we learn nothing from that scene in "Gone Girl"?



    On 11/23/2020 at 5:09 PM, Hank Mitchell said:

    "Both commissioners said they believed each ballot had a sticky note on it and had no clue as to how they could have fallen off the ballots or what could have gone wrong in the process."

    Probably (and I'm just floating ideas here) the part where they relied on the world's cheapest adhesive to link critical records.