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#40627 - 05/19/05 12:48 AM Re: TSA does whatever it wants to you
bountyhunter Offline


Registered: 11/14/03
Posts: 1224
Loc: Milwaukee, WI USA
Craig:

I'm sorry, I don't understand your last post.

Bountyhunter

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#40628 - 05/19/05 01:00 AM Re: TSA does whatever it wants to you
Craig Offline


Registered: 11/13/01
Posts: 1784
Loc: Collegeville, PA, USA
You mentioned lawsuits and taking the offensive. I thought you were talking about proactive, pre-emptive, or first-strike lawsuits. If I assumed incorrectly, I apologize.

-- Craig

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#40629 - 05/19/05 01:53 AM Re: TSA does whatever it wants to you
bountyhunter Offline


Registered: 11/14/03
Posts: 1224
Loc: Milwaukee, WI USA
Craig:

No, actually you are correct.

Most people like that female PHRASECENSOREDPOSTERSHOULDKNOWBETTER. you mentioned have been conditioned or feel empowered to try and crush people like you simply because you possess something used in the 9/11 scenerio. If she accused you of having a dangerous weapon that was never really designed for use as a weapon, or has been used by you as a weapon, she is making statements on your character which may constitute slander (An attorney could better advise you of the validity of that being the case.)

I mean that you should start; not just threaten to start a lawsuit if you have cause of action, go after and destroy her financially, personally, and professionally so that others understand the gravity of accusing you or anyone else of being a danger to society or your workplace when all you are doing is using tools in a proper manner.

I recall some dipstick of a woman, (?Bella Abzug?) once saying all men are rapists because they possess a penis. That statement is so overreaching and absurd that the average individual and therefore the courts are not likely to consider it slanderous.

The woman in your situation cast your character in an incorrect manner to your boss, and I would bet, to your fellow employees and may have met the legal definition of committing slander.

Check with a lawyer, if it would be worth your while, and if so, take her to the cleaners and any of your co-workers or bosses who try to defend her actions.

Depending on what she said and how many people she said it to, you can probably get a good lawyer for less than $3500.00 or maybe even on a contingency basis for a percentage of the settlement. Anyone who agrees with you will understand, and anyone who disagrees will walk and talk more carefully from that point forward.

Good luck!

Bountyhunter

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#40630 - 05/19/05 03:28 AM Re: TSA does whatever it wants to you
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/09/01
Posts: 3824
Bringing a lawsuit over this is merely reciprocating the lady's ignorance, and that is what it is, not premeditated malevolence. Now, Victorinox just purchased Wenger because of cheap knockoff copies and the 30% loss of sales at duty free stations. How would you like to help SAK sales AND make a friend and allie of this woman? Buy her a lady's SAK, send it with a note apologising if your demeaner caused concern. Real men, more importantly gentlemen always take the moral high ground. Rhett Butler always had a handkerchief for Scarlett, even when he "frankly didn't give a damn."

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#40631 - 05/19/05 04:06 AM Re: TSA does whatever it wants to you
johnbaker Offline
old hand

Registered: 01/17/02
Posts: 384
Loc: USA
Chris,

That is one of the most practical approaches to obnoxious office mates I've heard.

John

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#40632 - 05/19/05 04:57 AM Re: TSA does whatever it wants to you
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/09/01
Posts: 3824
My last Coast Guard duty while being put back together was as medical driver in the bay area. We were always begging supplies from the big Navy Hospital. One day I get read the riot act from this CPO African American lady for our constant begging. I returned to base and had to explain the situation to my CPO, a skinny Georgia Cracker with the complexion of the banjo playing kid in Deliverance. He immediately had a bouquet of flowers sent to her with an apology. After that I could have walked out with the whole pharmacy. Problem was, she asked about my CPO and I described him in glowing terms as being Mohammed Ali , Lou Rawls and Sidney Poittier rolled up in one. Like the mythical Lt Kinje in Russian classical music I had to kill him off one day. I think I said he was eaten by a great white shark off Hawaii during a SAR or something. But it was a good lesson in diplomacy <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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#40633 - 05/19/05 08:58 AM Re: TSA does whatever it wants to you
frenchy Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/18/02
Posts: 1320
Loc: France
Quote:
...I said he was eaten by a great white shark off Hawaii during a SAR or something...

LOL <img src="/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />
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Alain

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#40634 - 05/19/05 02:52 PM Re: TSA does whatever it wants to you
stevez Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 10/22/03
Posts: 75
Loc: Colorado
Why bring the lawyers into it? They're part of the problem.

Besides, now you know what to get her for Christmas... <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

Steve

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#40635 - 05/19/05 02:55 PM Re: TSA does whatever it wants to you
stevez Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 10/22/03
Posts: 75
Loc: Colorado
And then there's Iraq...

Steve

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#40636 - 05/19/05 03:05 PM Re: TSA does whatever it wants to you
Craig Offline


Registered: 11/13/01
Posts: 1784
Loc: Collegeville, PA, USA
There's always something, isn't there?

-- Craig

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