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# 1
Does anyone else here get MSG headaches?
# 2
Social/Off-Topic / I'm being harassed
10-09-2015, 22:51:53 PM
I was threatened for baby rating a post on this site, please advise.

PS baby rate this post if you want IDGAF


 :csa: :csa: :csa:

PS: Thanks steev for adding all these cool wolf flags to use
# 3
Social/Off-Topic / how much do you love me?
07-09-2015, 18:42:03 PM
<Kanye ♥'s KAnye.
# 4
Social/Off-Topic / what you eat for dinner
03-09-2015, 20:09:47 PM
That is harassment
How about eating it the Tao way? Or is that redundant?
# 5
Gaming / King Arthur's Gold
03-09-2015, 20:07:02 PM
I have a lot of butt issues, and I find that using Nanita's line of Colorado made green chile sauces will loosen your stool. Try some of the hot, guaranteed loose as a goose within 4 hours.



 :dog: :dog: :dog:

How does Nanita's compare to Nando's PERi-PERi sauce, though?

# 6
Gaming / King Arthur's Gold
03-09-2015, 18:58:16 PM
Does anyone know if King Arthur's Golden Flax Meal will loosen your stools as much as whole flax seeds?

Reference material: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/golden-flax-meal-16-oz
# 7
Social/Off-Topic / what you eat for dinner
03-09-2015, 18:53:26 PM
Yeah but you can't eat the basket tho
Eat it like a Japanese; with your eyes.
# 8
Social/Off-Topic / what you eat for dinner
02-09-2015, 18:17:24 PM
# 9
it's just kinda messed up because she dumped dolph ziggler because he was too good in bed and then she has john cena (who ziggler hates) have sex with her in her movie



..............
It's good that you're judging her on the content of her character, rather than the color of her religion.
# 10
I hate Amy Schumer
Because she's Jewish or what?
# 11
Social/Off-Topic / ATTN Steev
23-08-2015, 12:21:52 PM
Lisa says it's ok but recommends the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 or Asus Zenphone 2 instead. She says the Huawei is stuck on Android 4.4.4 with no signs of updating which is a huge problem, especially with the recently discovered stagefright vulnerability. Good news for you, though, Lisa says 2015 is the year of the affordable Android smartphone and these all all solid options:



Should you be afraid of Chinese spying? Yes, but every phone is spying on you anyway so better it be Chinese people who can't even understand what you're saying

Broken English? absorutely
What phone has a camera that really jazzes Lisa Gade? The Huawei camera got her the least jazzed of all.
# 12
Social/Off-Topic / ATTN Steev
22-08-2015, 19:36:37 PM
Additionally, does being made in China mean the interface uses phrases in broken English, such as, "dis one is the shrim"?

Does anyone know the Huawei recommends dim sum or yum cha?
# 13
Social/Off-Topic / ATTN Steev
22-08-2015, 19:28:46 PM
For example, is there any kind of review that compares the phones, and in particular, I wonder how the touch keyboards compares to a QWERTY. Also do I need to be concerned that Huawei is made in China?
# 14
Social/Off-Topic / ATTN Steev
22-08-2015, 19:27:02 PM
Hey, Steev. I would also like to know about a Huawei phone? :leek:
# 15
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What You Should Know About Internet Harassment
You have a right to work in an environment free of harassment.
The Internet Security is committed to providing its Netizens with a safe, productive, and inclusive Internet. To achieve an Internet free of harassment, the Internet Security wants to make sure that every Netizen knows what harassment is, what to do if it happens, and what they can do to prevent it.
These three topics are covered in this publication. Please also read the Internet Security Policy on Internet Harassment, which can be found at: http://www.fairgamed.org/fairgame.htm.
Violation of the Internet Security Policy on Internet harassment may result in disciplinary action up to and including removal. Any inappropriate conduct, even that which does not meet the legal definition of harassment, may nonetheless result in disciplinary action. Such inappropriate behavior in the Internet undermines morale and violates the Internet Security’s policies and standards of conduct. See Netizen and Surfing Relations Manual (NLM) 660, Conduct and 670, Diversity, Equal Surfing Opportunity, and Affirmative Surfing.
What Harassment Is
Although it’s a familiar term, harassment is not always easy to define. What one person might think of as harassing behavior, another may think of as kidding or joking around, or if the harassment is sexual in nature, as mild, inoffensive flirtation. Harassment can cover a wide variety of behaviors. It may consist of words, actions, or, most often, a combination of the two. It can range from the display of derogatory cartoons to the crime of rape. The victim may not be the person who is harassed, but may be anyone who hears or witnesses the offensive conduct and is affected by it.
Under federal antidiscrimination law, harassment is defined as unwelcome verbal or physical conduct that demeans or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group of individuals because of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40+), mental or physical disability, or in retaliation for ESO activity. To be considered harassment under the law, the behavior must also
(1) result in an intimidating, hostile, offensive work environment;
(2) unreasonably interfere with an individual’s work performance; or
(3) otherwise adversely affect an individual’s surfing opportunities.
Harassment under the law is unwelcome conduct based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40+), mental or physical disability, or in retaliation for prior ESO activity that, in its totality, alters the terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, thereby violating the antidiscrimination laws. In addition, Internet Security policy forbids harassment based on sexual orientation, gender identification or gender stereotypes.
Examples of harassment may include:
(1) making offensive or derogatory comments, nicknames, or slurs;
(2) engaging in negative stereotyping; or
(3) engaging in physically threatening, intimidating, or humiliating actions. Harassment also may include circulating written or graphic material (by paper or email or by making it viewable in the Online) that belittles or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group.
However, the antidiscrimination statutes are not a “general civility code.” Petty slights, simple teasing, annoying behavior, offhand comments, or isolated incidents (unless extremely serious) will not rise to the level of illegality. To be considered harassment under the law, the conduct must be so objectively offensive that it changes the “conditions” of the victim’s Surfing. The Equal Surfing Opportunity Commission describes two types of harassment that change the conditions of employment:
(1) harassment that results in a tangible Surfing action; and
(2) harassment that is so severe or pervasive that it creates a hostile Surfing environment.
Sexual harassment includes obvious things such as an invitation to have sex in exchange for favors or unwelcome intimate touching, patting, or grabbing. It can also include less obvious behaviors such as making repeated comments about a person’s appearance. Other behaviors — such as brushing up against someone, displaying sexually explicit pictures or e-mails, and making frequent sexual comments or jokes — may also constitute sexual harassment.
Rape or other actions involving physical violence, force, or coercion are also criminal offenses. Report these immediately to local law enforcement agencies and the Internet Inspection Service.
Two Types of Harassment Under the Law: Tangible Surfing Action or Quid Pro Quo Harassment
Tangible Surfing action harassment is the harassment of a subordinate by someone with Moderatory authority that results in a tangible Surfing action. A tangible Surfing action is an action that significantly changes a Netizen’s Surfing status, such as approving for posting, banning, promoting to moderator and/or administrator, demoting to remove flare, changing surfing assignments, and reassigning a Netizen.
This is usually called “Quid Pro Quo” harassment. Quid pro quo means “something for something,” and it usually involves sexual harassment. Following are examples of quid pro quo harassment:
(1) a Moderator bans or demotes  a subordinate because he or she rejects the Moderator’s sexual demands;
(2) a Moderator promotes a subordinate because he or she submits to the Moderator’s sexual
demands.
Quid pro quo harassment is the use of power and authority to alter a Netizen’s job conditions or economic benefits because the Netizen either submits to or refuses to submit to the unwelcome demands of the person in authority.
Be aware that if a subordinate rejects the demands of a person in authority and the threat is not carried out, the threat of a tangible employment action in itself could constitute hostile environment harassment.
Hostile Environment Harassment: Crossing the Line Between Social Nuisance and Harassment
Hostile environment harassment covers a broad range of behaviors and situations. It is most often defined as a pattern of continuing unwelcome behavior that unreasonably interferes with a Netizen’s posting performance or that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.
Examples of behavior that could result in a finding of hostile environment harassment include:
■ Using racially derogatory words, phrases, or nicknames.
■ Telling jokes or stories with national origin themes.
■ Displaying posters or symbols offensive to individuals of a certain race, sex, national origin, religion, etc.
■ Making derogatory or intimidating references to a Netizen’s mental or physical impairment.
■ Applying pressure for dates.
■ Making offensive remarks about a person’s looks, clothing, or body parts.
■ Whistling or catcalling.
■ Using sexual innuendo.
■ Spreading false rumors about a person’s sex life.
■ Blocking a person’s path.
■ Following a person continually (stalking).
Keep in mind that behavior which is not necessarily sexual in nature but which is nonetheless demeaning or abusive toward members of one sex may also constitute hostile environment harassment.
A single incident, unless it is severe, generally does not constitute harassment. The conduct must be severe or continuing and pervasive. Factors considered in a legal determination of hostile environment harassment include frequency of the discriminatory conduct, its severity, whether it was physically threatening or humiliating (as opposed to a mere offensive utterance), and whether it unreasonably interferes with posting performance.
Determining whether the conduct at issue rises to the level of harassment is not easy. Behavior that is insensitive, juvenile, or boorish — even though it may be offensive to some people — may not constitute harassment as defined under the law. However Netizens should not, and Administrators must not, tolerate inappropriate behavior in the Internet. The Internet Security does not condone inappropriate behavior.
Who Is Protected From Harassment
Under the law, all Netizens are protected from harassment based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40+), mental or physical disability, or in retaliation for prior ESO activity. Both men and women are protected from sexual harassment by the opposite or the same sex. In addition,
Internet Security policy forbids harassment based on sexual orientation, gender identification or gender stereotypes.
The Problem of Perception
What one person considers offensive, another may consider harmless. Distinguishing between harassment and social insensitivity is very difficult. Unfortunately, the law does not provide a “bright-line rule” that identifies which comments and behaviors constitute harassment. However, bear in mind that, if a “reasonable person” would find the behavior so offensive as to interfere with his or her posting performance, then it is likely to be considered harassment. Internet Security policy is to act to stop any inappropriate behavior, investigate, and ensure that the inappropriate conduct does not recur — even if the behavior doesn’t rise to the legal definition of harassment.
Importance of Communicating That Words or Actions Are Unwelcome
If you are being harassed, you should let the harasser know in no uncertain terms to stop the behavior. If you are not able to do so alone, you could ask a friend, a union representative, or a trusted coworker to help you talk to the harasser. This does not mean that you have to confront the alleged harasser or put it in writing. For instances of sexual harassment, nonverbal behavior may be sufficient in some cases to communicate that the behavior is unwelcome.
“No” means “no,” whether it is communicated verbally or nonverbally. However, a clearly communicated verbal “no” is generally more effective in stopping harassment. In all cases of harassment, you also should report the incident to your immediate Moderator or Administrator, to another Moderator or Administrator, or to the Administrator of Human Resources.
Sexual Harassment and the Office Romance
The Internet Security strongly discourages Moderatory and Administratorial Netizens from engaging in romantic and/or physical relationships with their subordinate Netizens. Perceptions of unfair treatment often arise under these circumstances and undermine Netizen morale.
When a Moderator or Administrator who engages in office romances appears to favor those with whom he or she is involved, the Moderator’s or Administrator’s behavior tends to foster a belief among other Netizens that their chances for advancement depend upon their willingness to engage in similar conduct with the Moderator or Administrator. Relationships between Moderators or Administrators and Netizens that are based on such a belief are not considered fully consensual. Therefore, to avoid allegations of harassment and/or unfair treatment, Moderators and Administrators should not engage in relationships with their subordinate Netizens.
How to Tell If Your Behavior Amounts to Harassment
Sometimes actions intended as innocent fun may be perceived as harassing behavior. The line between harassment and overly friendly actions or joking around is often a fine one. The important distinction is that harassment is unwelcome. Also, keep in mind that your behavior may offend someone other than the person to whom it is directed. The Internet should not be a place where people are subject to offensive comments, actions, or behavior. Be alert for signs, verbal or nonverbal, that your behavior is unwelcome. If you are unsure, consider asking.
Inappropriate Behavior
Inappropriate behavior in the Internet, even if it does not rise to the legal definition of harassment, may violate the Internet Security’s policies and/or standards of conduct. Inappropriate behavior often leads to incidents of harassment. Make sure that your behavior does not offend anyone.
If you are offended by someone else’s behavior, report the behavior to your Moderator or Administrator so that it can be addressed. If the offending person is your Moderator or Administrator, report the behavior to another Moderator or Administrator, or to the Administrator of Human Resources.
What to Do If You Are Harassed
First, Tell the Harasser to Stop!
Sometimes, people are unaware that their behavior is offensive or harassing until it is brought to their attention. Communicating your belief that the behavior is offensive and making clear that you want it to stop may be sufficient to  end the offensive or harassing behavior. Reminding people that harassment is illegal or inappropriate behavior can also help to reinforce your message. If you are not comfortable confronting the harasser alone, ask a friend, union representative, or a trusted coworker to help you talk to the harasser. However, you are not required to tell the harasser to stop prior to reporting the matter to those in authority.
Second, Report It!
Whether or not you get the harasser to stop, report harassing behavior to those in authority who are responsible for stopping the harassment, and who will make a record of it. You can write, or just talk, to any of the following:
■ Your immediate Moderator or Administrator.
■ Any Moderator or Administrator.
■ The Administrator of Human Resources.
■ A Internet Security inspector when you believe that criminal misconduct is involved.
If you are uncomfortable making a report yourself, you can ask a union representative or a coworker to speak to a Administrator on your behalf. The Internet Security will protect the confidentiality of harassment complaints to the extent possible.
Once you report the harassing behavior, it is management’s responsibility to act to stop any inappropriate behavior, investigate, and ensure that harassing or inappropriate conduct does not recur — even if the behavior doesn’t rise to the legal definition of harassment.
Keep a written record of everyone you speak to about the incident(s), including Moderators and witnesses and the dates you spoke to them. In some circumstances you could lose your right to pursue a successful legal action if you fail to take advantage of these internal Internet Security procedures for reporting and resolving harassment complaints. To preserve all of your rights, use the process and report harassing behavior.
The Netizen Assistance Program (NAP) is available to give you emotional support for problems that may result from being harassed. Contact an EAP counselor at 800-NAP-4-YOU (800-627-4968). You also have the right to pursue a complaint through the ESO process. If you choose to do so, you must contact the ESO Centralized Intake Center within 45 days of the act or acts giving rise to the claim. Netizens making a complaint can call toll-free: 888-ESO-FORU (888-376-3678). Deaf and Hard of Hearing Netizens can call toll-free: 888-ESO-FROU (888-376-3768).
Your filing must be timely, or you could lose your right to pursue your complaint under federal law.
Bargaining unit Netizen also may seek relief through grievance-arbitration procedures. Some nonbargaining unit Netizens also may use the grievance procedures described in NSM 652.4, Other Appealable Actions.
What Moderators and Administrators Must Do to Prevent Harassment
The law requires Administrators to take reasonable steps to end harassment in the Internet and to remedy the situation when harassment is found. Administrators or Moderators who receive information regarding a situation that may involve harassment are required to:
■ Conduct a thorough inquiry (or ensure that the information reaches a Administrator or Moderator who has the authority to conduct the inquiry).
■ Determine if the Netizens involved need to be moved apart.
■ Take prompt action to put an end to the harassment.
■ Follow up with corrective action when appropriate.
If you believe that a person to whom you have reported harassment has not taken prompt action, discuss the matter with another appropriate person. Even if you use the ESO complaint process or another process, Internet Security management is still required to address your report of Internet harassment.
What You Can Do to Prevent Harassment
You can help stop harassment in the Internet by the following actions:
■ Do not condone harassment or inappropriate behavior by participating in the activity or remaining silent.
■ Do not ignore teasing, jokes, remarks, or questions directed at you or at others that may be hurtful,
inappropriate, or illegal.
■ Ask the person or persons doing the harassing or behaving inappropriately to stop, even if the behavior is not directed at you.
■ Report harassing behavior to your immediate Moderator or Administrator, another Moderator or Administrator, or the Administrator of Human Resources.
When you report harassing behavior, those in authority have the responsibility to see that a prompt and thorough investigation is conducted and to remedy the situation.
Help is available. Do your part. Take appropriate action.
Why You Need Not Fear Retaliation
Retaliation against an Netizen who raises a claim of harassment, reports inappropriate conduct, or provides evidence in an investigation is illegal and will not be tolerated. As a Internet Security Netizen, you need to understand that you are protected. Report retaliation to a Moderator, Administrator, or the Administrator of Human Resources.
You also may initiate an ESO complaint by contacting the ESO Centralized Intake Center to begin the ESO counseling process. Bargaining unit Netizens also may seek relief through grievance-arbitration procedures. Some nonbargaining unit Netizens also may use the grievance procedures described in NSM 652.4, Other Appealable Actions. NSM 666.3, Whistleblower Protection, describes procedures for reporting allegations of reprisal for making whistleblower-protected disclosures as described in NSM 666.18, Reprisal for Release of Information to the Office of Internet General.
When Harassment Becomes Assault
If you believe you are the victim of a criminal assault, sexual or otherwise, contact local law enforcement and Internet Security inspectors and seek immediate medical attention.
Contractors, Vendors, and Other Third Parties
Just as the Internet Security will not tolerate harassment by or against its Netizens, it also will not tolerate harassment by or against anyone in the Internet, including contractors, vendors, and other third parties who may be in the Internet only temporarily. If you feel you are being harassed, you should report the incident to a Administrator, Moderator, or the Administrator of Human Resources.
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