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Off the Record / Re: Football (Soccer) Thread
Last post by celedhring - Today at 03:09:33 AM
I remember when our gender gap law came out an expert said it couldn't be applied to sports since men's and women's leagues had separate collective agreements - which regulate pay scale -, even though in some cases the employer (i.e. a football club) was the same, and the job performed (playing football) was the same.

Essentially our current law (which is derived from EU law so I assume it will be similar in the rest of Europe), guarantees equal pay within members of the same collective agreement.

Let me quickly add that my knowledge on labor regulations is pitiful.
#2
Off the Record / Re: Facebook Follies of Friend...
Last post by garbon - Today at 02:54:20 AM
Always feels a bit weird for Trump fans to blast Biden for senility. Have they seen their guy?
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Off the Record / Re: Facebook Follies of Friend...
Last post by Syt - Today at 02:45:23 AM
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Off the Record / Re: Football (Soccer) Thread
Last post by Gups - Today at 02:38:19 AM
No. There couldn't.
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Off the Record / Re: Russo-Ukrainian War 2014-1...
Last post by Admiral Yi - August 10, 2022, 11:52:05 PM
Weee!
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Off the Record / Re: Russo-Ukrainian War 2014-1...
Last post by Zoupa - August 10, 2022, 11:05:09 PM
Apparently 8 explosions on a Belarusian airfield used by russki bombers, 40 km from the Ukrainian border. Yikes.
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Off the Record / Re: Russo-Ukrainian War 2014-1...
Last post by DGuller - August 10, 2022, 10:54:47 PM
The whole idea never made sense to me, so I always assumed it was just a gesture.  It's not like Syrians have plenty of manpower to spare, I would think, and there is plenty of murdering and raping that they can do at home.
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Off the Record / Re: Russo-Ukrainian War 2014-1...
Last post by Admiral Yi - August 10, 2022, 10:15:15 PM
Has anyone heard anything about bashi bazouks fighting (or raping)?  I have not.  Maybe the recruitment didn't pan out.
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Off the Record / Re: Russo-Ukrainian War 2014-1...
Last post by Tonitrus - August 10, 2022, 08:30:05 PM
I don't think they'd use a tactical nuke on a city (well, one that is not already rubbled by artillery anyway), or with a real tactical goal of eliminating a particular enemy formation...but more as a "demonstration" to stay back from territory that they are serious about.
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Off the Record / Re: What does a TRUMP presiden...
Last post by Admiral Yi - August 10, 2022, 08:27:07 PM
The interviewee on NPR mentioned, in additon to Hillary, a precedent which I had forgotten about, Sandy Berger.  National Security advisor under Bubba.  He went to the National Archives and stuffed docs into his socks or underwear.  $50K fine, two years of probation, security clearance lost for two years.