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Nov 1st 2008 5:33PM I'm with the airline for firing those employees. If you're going to bad mouth the company you work for, NEVER put it in writing, and especially never put it where anyone can see it. Now, Had they been bad mouthing some other airline I don't think they'd be fired, but Virgin Atlantic would've probably asked them to take the comments/site down so that they wouldn't get sued or something/
Sep 10th 2008 9:39PM That commercial creeps me out.....low flying planes indeed....creepy crustaceans..
Aug 12th 2008 6:27PM How can you think it's harrassment if someone askes twice to cover up? I've heard flight attendants ask people to quite down for the benefit of nearby passengers, is that harrassment too, denying them the right to talk at whatever volume they want (and I'm not talking about the yelling obnoxiously loud ones either). I didn't READ in the article of anything about harrassment or the flight attendant being rude or demanding. I didn't read of the FA trying to say they had something against this (which they don't). It sounded to me like the FA was taking into consideration of the rest of the people who may/may not walk by, trying to lessen a situation before it might occur.
You say that it had to be "all about the attendant and her issues". Oh my gosh, you're right! Why would a FA think about trying to protect the modesty of the mother by asking her to cover up? Of course they weren't thinking that others may watch or staring inappropriately, or that others might feel uncomfortable. Heck, the FA probably asked her to cover up in order to point out the fact to everyone in hearing range so they could take the time to walk on by and oogle. Why didn't I think of this before?
If the woman was being so discreet about feeding, then why did the flight attendant say anything to being with? Obviously she (or he) saw more than was "discreet".
So the woman isn't suing for money. Filiing a human rights complaint against a company could be just as damaging as a lawsuit, if filed properly. Heck, look at the number of blog entries we have here? If all the pro-expose people here got together and pitched in $20 they could up the complaint to a suit. The copany still has to hire lawyers and publicists and others to research the complaint, address it, appease the woman, appease the media, and even prepare things in case she ever decides to turn it into a lawsuit. Maybe the woman would claim mental anguish and then demand money, just because she was ASKED, not ordered, to cover up. The woman made an issue of things, not the FA.
Aug 12th 2008 5:58PM Ok then. Then next time I see someone breast-feeding (with boobs obviously exposed in a public place like a plane or mall) I will stop and watch them. If they have the right to bare it and I'm not allowed to ask polietly to cover up, then I will exercise MY rights and watch. Like National Geographic or the Discovery Channel. Since I've never had children or breast-fed, this would be a learning experience. And if I'm asked to stop watching something that's occurring publicly, I get to screech about MY rights being violated too and take suit. I have the right to look at whatever I want. Oh look a boob.
Aug 11th 2008 7:31AM The mother should've just covered up. She was asked politely twice. It's not like they told her to do it in the bathroom. Even if she wasn't sitting next to a stranger, only family, evidently people walking down the aisle could see the breast, otherwise the light attendants wouldn't ask her to cover up.
Yes, breast-feeding is natural, but even if she were in a mall she'd be asked to cover up in public or go to another area (not just a bathroom) that wasn't nearly as public.
And why would she file a human rights complaint? That's just dumb. It's not like they harrassed her or had her arrested for breast feeding, or even asked her to stop. They asked her to cover up. I wonder, if someone walking down the rows saw her and asked tat she cover up, would she try suing them? Maybe say that they were staring at her exposed breast and it made her uncomfortable.
Aug 2nd 2008 7:12PM Here's an article with some more info on this attack. Apparently a couple people DID go back on the bus and disabled it to keep him from driving away until police arrived. And there was also some flesh-eating involved....
Aug 2nd 2008 6:55PM I agree that it's not Greyhounds fault in any way, it could've happened anywhere at any time. I feel for the victim's family. I also completely agree with the actions of the passengers though.
Think about it. The guy probably stabbed the other guy severals times before anyone realised what was going on and started freaking out. My guess, the guy was already dead by the time the bus even stopped and people began fleeing. Yes, I would run too, I wouldn't want to be the next person stabbed. Who knows what drugs the guy was on or what medication he skipped when he was doing this. I wouldn't put myself in harms way for someone already dead. They did prevent him from leaveing the bus, which was a smart thing to do, and this also prevented him form going after anyone else or causing more injuries/death.
I have no doubt that he would have continued a stabbing spree on someone else who tried to take him down. He stab 40-50 times, there has to be some kind of rage or mental breakdown. To decapitate the victim after realising that he couldn't get out of the bus and then dropping the head where they can see it, this tells me that he would've prefered another person to stab but used decapitation to vent he stabbing needs.
Jul 21st 2008 6:48AM Curious. The women are charged with prostitution but the men get the lighter charge of "encouraging obscene behavior". Obviously the men were also active participants so shouldn't they get a charge relate to being a "john" or "pimp" if the women were the "prostitutes"? The men got off easy, pun intended.
Also, it says it was a competition, usually only the winners (or top 3) of competitions get paid or rewarded, right? So why punish the otehrs. They should just charge the bunch with lewd/obscene behavior in a public area (if it was public) and not postitution. They probably had several drinks, were horny anyway and somehow thought this would be a good idea. Bet they would've still done it if no money was involved.
Jul 19th 2008 9:30AM The original articles shows many things. Thing is, the Port Authority police were the ones to approach her first and then interview her, not he FBI. I highly doubt they would take a passport and do a complete interview in front of lots of passengers. After their interview THEY decided to turn her over to ONE FBI agent, who continued the interview for about an hour and then let her go.
She's just upset that the flight attendant didn't put up with her high maintenance mind-set and she's retaliating by suing everyone she can.
Jul 19th 2008 9:19AM Ignore that above. Hit wrong button and it copied something else. I'd said good stuff though...but now it's gone. Nevermind.
I'm still on the side of the flight attendant even after reading the other article. Even that one kinda sounds like she feels entitled.