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In the class, “Sports, Ethics, and Religion,” 64 of the 272 students taking the class were suspended for cheating. How difficult is the concept of not cheating in an ethics class?
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former head of the IMF, and one-time candidate for president of France, at his trial in Lille, France for aggravated pimping for his alleged role in organizing orgies in that city. He later admitted under oath that he attend 17 of these decompression valves. Quarterly “sessions of leisure” for two years do add up to 17. (more…)
Professor Stephen Mosher, Ithaca College, an expert in sports ethics, reflecting on the Patriots’ Deflategate and other similar sports examples of shaving the treetops to win.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former head of the IMF, testifying at his trial in Lille, France. Mr. Strauss-Kahn is accused of aggravated pimping for his alleged role in organizing sex parties in Lille, France. He added that he enjoyed “festive and playful moments there,” and his lawyers insist that although he attended the orgies he was unaware that prostitutes were present. Only in France.
The Barometer was strolling through the home section of a major department store. Tempted by Christmas potholders at 50% off, the Barometer stopped and soon planted feet firm to continue listening as three employees of this fine establishment conversed about their futures. The ring leader was explaining to the novice employees that after the new year begins, most of them would be going to part-time status because of slow sales, the economy, health care issues, etc. The two employees seemed crestfallen. But, their mentor would have none of it. “Don’t do it!” said he. “Get yourself fired because the money you make on unemployment will be better than part-time work here and you can get 99 weeks of unemployment. Plus, you are eligible for medical care through the government because you are unemployed. It’s a better deal. It is so not worth it to keep working.” This fine consigliore (more…)
Even the well seasoned Dillard’s manager was taken aback by this one. A customer brought in a pair of moderately expensive dress shoes, expressing a desire to return them because they just weren’t quite right. As the manager processed the order she checked inside the box to be sure that the shoes in the box were the shoes the matched the box – past experience dictated that follow-up on returns. The shoes were the correct ones for the box, but the customer had another issue. The shoes had masking tape on the bottom – masking tape that was dirty. When the manager returned to the customer (more…)