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(Daily Mail)   Florida girl who flipped the bird to a judge gets applause in court after finishing prison term. Next up: agent, book tour, reality show   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 108
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2013-03-04 04:49:21 AM
Xanax?  just take Phenibut
 
2013-03-04 09:19:08 AM
So much ignorance in this thread, ranging from demographics of judges to how the legal system works to basic social function.

Tanthalas39: Ah, the thread where farkers normally in favor of nanny state government shake their collective fists against an authoritarian judiciary.


Lacks some nuance, but a definite ring of truth to it.
 
2013-03-04 10:31:24 AM

Englebert Slaptyback: The judge seemed thoroughly impressed with her transformation after learning that Soto had passed all of her drug tests and is regularly attending narcotics anonymous meetings.

I'm sure she's a COMPLETELY different person now. *eyeroll*

And the judge set the bar pretty damn low for being "thoroughly impressed".


The reporter used the phrase "thoroughly impressed", not the judge. He was probably just offering encouragement through cautious optimism. Lots of troubled kids never receive any sort of positive feedback in their home life. A little bit of positive reinforcement can make a big difference in a person's life.

Lots of people think that a troubled person can never change their ways. The beauty of a recovery program is that its success or failure doesn't hinge on whether some random third-party believes it can.
 
2013-03-04 10:54:53 AM

theflatline: I have a flawless resume and work experience spanning six continents.  So I apply for a management position, one of 9 that came open.  Did not even get the interview.

But of the 9 who did 1 has a felony arrest from 2011 for stealing 5k in cash from his grandmother and another has 3 duis in three different states.  When I pointed this out I was told "people deserve second chances."  I agree with this, but what about those of us who do not fark up?



Maybe they're better than you for the job? Maybe your judgmental attitude and whiny manner of pointing out the shortcomings of others, rather than to convincing your superiors of your merit caused them to reject your application? Maybe you're a boastful egomaniac who constantly uses your "work experience spanning six continents" as justification rather than engaging in meaningful debate with someone who hasn't worked on six continents?

The fact that you didn't even get an interview says a lot more about you than it says about the people you're feeling superior to.
 
2013-03-04 08:30:14 PM
you could just argue that "flipping the bird" is technically impossible to do.  and rule the Judge insane
 
2013-03-04 09:29:04 PM

theflatline: It is funny, I was recently won an award at work, 80 people were chose from around the world, out of 15000, for being the best of the best in the company.

I have a flawless resume and work experience spanning six continents.  So I apply for a management position, one of 9 that came open.  Did not even get the interview.

But of the 9 who did 1 has a felony arrest from 2011 for stealing 5k in cash from his grandmother and another has 3 duis in three different states.  When I pointed this out I was told "people deserve second chances."  I agree with this, but what about those of us who do not fark up?

Judge did the right thing by scaring the shiat out of the girl, but the 30 days would have probably done her better than his later giving her a pass on the sentence, because it showed her she can cry and bat her eyes, and get out of trouble.

Actions should have consequences.


Actions do have consequences.  They just don't always fit your view of morality and entitlement.  The lesson is contained within your very post:  flying the straight and narrow isn't some form of extra credit that gives you an edge over people who are better connected or more effective despite what you see as "flaws".
 
2013-03-04 10:47:04 PM

lordjupiter: theflatline: It is funny, I was recently won an award at work, 80 people were chose from around the world, out of 15000, for being the best of the best in the company.

I have a flawless resume and work experience spanning six continents.  So I apply for a management position, one of 9 that came open.  Did not even get the interview.

But of the 9 who did 1 has a felony arrest from 2011 for stealing 5k in cash from his grandmother and another has 3 duis in three different states.  When I pointed this out I was told "people deserve second chances."  I agree with this, but what about those of us who do not fark up?

Judge did the right thing by scaring the shiat out of the girl, but the 30 days would have probably done her better than his later giving her a pass on the sentence, because it showed her she can cry and bat her eyes, and get out of trouble.

Actions should have consequences.

Actions do have consequences.  They just don't always fit your view of morality and entitlement.  The lesson is contained within your very post:  flying the straight and narrow isn't some form of extra credit that gives you an edge over people who are better connected or more effective despite what you see as "flaws".


Actually it should have merit, the positions were chosen without merit.  When I questioned why I was not given the interview I was told I was too short and not visible enough for people to seek out my advice.  The people who were promoted over me have felony arrests and were also investigated by the company I work for poor sales practices.  But the hiring manager showed her bias by promoting people who were ass kissers.

Today I was asked by a very high ranking boss why I did not apply for a management position, and I told him I had, and he had never heard of it.

Judge the merit of a man by his work, not the amount of ass he applies his lips to.

I proved myself to be the best of the best.  Education and work performance, but because I never kissed ass, means I am the one in the wrong?

And my performance trumped those who were hired.  Their cancellation rate was 42, mine was 14...  But you know cause I am short of stature and not pretty, means I should be denied.  Ain't that america.

Better connected does not mean shiat. IF you think ass kissing is better connected in business, then you need to think about your life.

I have connections, but I want to be judged on my merits not on whose ass i lick.
 
2013-03-06 09:40:36 AM
I proved myself to be the best of the best.  Education and work performance, but because I never kissed ass, m ...
translation:


"My insecurities and ego are too large to defer to anyone except myself."

You sound insufferable.
 
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