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Oh, My: Fantastic Piece on Seattle Corporate Jesus, Dan Price of Gravity Inc.

You remember this guy from his very well-engineered PR blitz in April -- or at least, he did everything possible to make sure you knew his name.


This is the guy who, according to his own claims given to friendly news outlets promised an exclusive (NYT, NBC -- go figure), woke up one day and realized that Income Inequality Iz Inequal and reduced his own salary of $1.1 million per year down to $70,000 per year, in order to boost the salaries of his employees up to a minimum of $70,000 per year.

Everyone hailed Seattle Corporate Jesus.

But what if I told you everything you thought you knew about Seattle Corporate Jesus was a lie?

Long article by Karen Weise, worth reading, but I will digest the important parts:

1. The writer finds that Dan Price's previous salary of $1.1 million per year was not just bad because Income Inequality Iz Inequal, but also bad because it's way out of line with CEO salaries of Gravity's approximate size and profits. This is all guestimating, because Gravity's numbers are not public, but the writer finds the usual CEO of this sized company (small) is from about $373,000 to $710,000 per year, in total compensation of all kinds.

So, at least according to those ballpark estimates, the $1.1 million salary is either very high, or absurdly high.

But who would care about such a thing?

I'll tell you who would care: his brother, a co-owner in the company.

2. The other key bit is that while Dan Price has said -- or strongly implied -- that his brother filed suit after he generously slashed his own pay and increased the pay of employees, because, I guess, he's greedy and Hates Seattle Corporate Jesus, in fact, the brother notified Price of the suit about a month before he cut his salary and increased employee pay.

And what is the gravamen of the brother's suit? That Dan Price was paying himself an outsized salary, effectively taking business profits home with him in the form of a salary rather than paying his brother the business profits to which he was entitled.

The suggestion from the article is that Dan Price cooked up this "lower my salary/pay my employees more/go on a bonanza TV and print blitz" in order to thwart his brother's lawsuit and to keep his brother from winning that suit which, based on the numbers the reporter provides, might well have succeeded.

Now, the reporter Weise tries to get Price to answer clearly about this discrepancy between the timing he suggested (that his brother filed suit after the Seattle Corporate Jesus Maneuver, because he's a big meany-head) and the fact that his brother notified him of the suit before this maneuver.

Seattle Corporate Jesus starts getting a bit dodgy on these key points. There is a fact you need to know to understand this: Washington state allows you to serve someone before you actually file suit. In this case, Price was served by his brother before he changed the compensation at the company, but the suit was only filed at the court a bit after that.

So you'll see some misdirection here about what date we're talking about -- the date of the filing of the suit, or the date he was served and knew he was about to have suit filed against him:

In a follow-up interview in mid-November, I pressed Price about the inconsistency. How could what he told me about being served two weeks after announcing the raise be true when the court records indicated otherwise?

"Umm, I’m not, I have to look," he said.

The court document, I said, definitely says March 16.

"I am only aware of the suit being initiated after the raise," he replied.

See what he did there? He's saying he's only aware of the "suit being initiated" after the employee raise. This is Hillaryesque parsing. He's being asked about when he was served, but he answers instead about when the suit was filed.


"The court record shows you being served on March 16 ... at 1:25 p.m.," I said. "And actually, your answer to it was dated April 3," also before the pay hike.

"I am only aware of the suit being initiated after the raise," he repeated.

Again, he resorts to lawyerly parsing between being served and the "suit being initiated." That this line was repeated twice, verbatim, strongly suggests to me he only answered these questions after going over his responses with a lawyer.

I asked again how that could be, saying the declaration of service shows Price was served with the complaint, the summons, and other documents,"“that you are a male, who is white, age 30, 5-feet-8-inches, medium height, dark hair."

He paused for 20 seconds. "Are you there?" he asked, then twice repeated his statement that he was only aware of the suit being initiated in late April. "I'd be happy to answer any other questions you may have," he added.

He repeated the "suit being initiated" language twice more then, I take that to mean. So four times with the same lawyered-up language.

Meanwhile, as to his statement that he'd be happy to answer any other questions she might have: Well, that's not true either. Because he gets dodgy again when he's read a passage from his ex-wife's memoirs in which she seems to be claiming he roughed her up.


BTW: This is a good point.

In all this praise from the liberal media for advancing one of their favorite narratives, did no one think to contact his brother or his brother's attorney to ask what the suit was about?




I think they probably did ask -- but they found that reporting on the details of the brother's suit (alleging gross self overpayment) would muddy The Narrative, and the only thing that matters is The Narrative, not the facts.

The Religion, never the reality.

Posted by: Ace at 06:21 PM




Comments

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1 It's nothing but Weasels, all the way down.

Posted by: Garrett at December 01, 2015 06:26 PM (o5Zq3)

2 Surprised?

Posted by: steevy at December 01, 2015 06:26 PM (8HTq1)

3 It's a Scorpion Day all around.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 01, 2015 06:27 PM (rwI+c)

4 Something to hide?

A LIbEral?

Say it ain't so.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at December 01, 2015 06:28 PM (WWdgA)

5 Saw the facts about that guy months ago.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 01, 2015 06:29 PM (1JqUE)

6 You should probably let the NYC morons know how much salt is in this Thread.

Posted by: Garrett at December 01, 2015 06:29 PM (o5Zq3)

7 I knew when this came out, it would be a mess and wouldn't work, but I just expected THAT article to never make it into print since it didn't fit the narrative.

Now it turns out the guy was not just doing it for cheap PR, but to dodge a lawsuit as well.

I heard the $70k minimum salary was a mess because people who actually did the real work and spent late nights were basically paid the same as the clock punchers.

People left, were bitter that the bottom rung got a massive raise over night but they didn't, saw no future or incentive to work harder and left, etc. You know, basic Capitalism 101 and why these "experiments" always end with people fighting over toilet paper.

Posted by: Coolio at December 01, 2015 06:29 PM (IU+9s)

8 Didn't see the media blitz tho.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 01, 2015 06:31 PM (1JqUE)

9 why these "experiments" always end with people fighting over toilet paper.


This sentiment should be embroidered on a tapestry.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 01, 2015 06:31 PM (rwI+c)

10 So, Democrat for sure, right?

Money-grubbing sham wrapping himself in concern for the 'little man' to line his pocket and escape consequences.

Looks like Presidential material.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 01, 2015 06:33 PM (oVJmc)

11 Well ostentatious generosity is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

Plus everyone knows that three of Jesus' miracles were actually due to a lawsuit filed against him in the Judean courts.

Posted by: Maetenloch at December 01, 2015 06:34 PM (pAlYe)

12 Reporters actually investigating something?
Nah. Just retype the latest PR blast email, slap a byline on it, and get back to fapping to Amy Schumers belly rolls. Empowered!

Posted by: wooga, at December 01, 2015 06:34 PM (ZpFEB)

13 People left, were bitter that the bottom rung got a massive raise over night but they didn't, saw no future or incentive to work harder and left, etc. You know, basic Capitalism 101
Posted by: Coolio at December 01, 2015 06:29 PM (IU+9s)


LIbEralS don't recognize incentive, you silly Conservative.

and why these "experiments" always end with people fighting over toilet paper.

They always suck the tit dry. Absolutely no realization of how those sweater puppies got so massive.

See: Sweden.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at December 01, 2015 06:34 PM (WWdgA)

14 Stealing from your business partner brother has got to cost you some serious karma points.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 01, 2015 06:34 PM (/tuJf)

15 Ack, clicked through and am overdosed on image of hipster douche.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 01, 2015 06:34 PM (oVJmc)

16 So he flushed the company's profits to the employees rather than allow any to go to his brother. Then he self-promotes like he's some kind of fucking saint.

How VERY liberal of him.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 01, 2015 06:35 PM (8ZskC)

17 and why these "experiments" always end with people fighting over toilet paper

You had toilet paper?!?

Back in the day, we fought the snarling dogs over bent corncobs 'n such ...

Posted by: Adriane the Political Critic ... at December 01, 2015 06:35 PM (oZKRQ)

18 Meh, another innumerate, corrupt leftard. The country's full of them.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 01, 2015 06:36 PM (LUgeY)

19 >>>9 why these "experiments" always end with people fighting over toilet paper.

This sentiment should be embroidered on a tapestry.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 01, 2015 06:31 PM (rwI+c)

And used in an anti-Bernie ad.

Posted by: m at December 01, 2015 06:36 PM (d4uu4)

20 This guy is like the crazy mom who drowns her kids just to spite her ex-husband, who's seeing that hussy.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 01, 2015 06:36 PM (8ZskC)

21 Stealing from your business partner brother has got to cost you some serious karma points.

Not to mention no leftovers after Thanksgiving dinner ...

Posted by: Adriane the Political Critic ... at December 01, 2015 06:37 PM (oZKRQ)

22 A long post. But when you get to the bottom, there's Maria Bartiromo in the sidebar, so there's a bonus for finishing!

Posted by: the good kind of 'romo at December 01, 2015 06:37 PM (jdlIG)

23 15 Ack, clicked through and am overdosed on image of hipster douche.
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 01, 2015 06:34 PM (oVJmc)


I had the link open just long enough to copy the address.

I'm seeing colors..............

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at December 01, 2015 06:38 PM (WWdgA)

24 I hope he gets raped by a bear, and not one of those good bears who buys you dinner first.

Posted by: Dr Spank at December 01, 2015 06:39 PM (o7Ajd)

25 Interesting thing to me is that none of the slobbering reporters who interviewed him apparently reached out the brother's lawyer


It's possible that most so-called "journalists" are lazy, stupid shits.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 01, 2015 06:39 PM (8ZskC)

26 ATTENTION ALL EMPLOYEES: TONIGHT'S DRUM CIRCLE IS CANCELED

Posted by: Seattle Corporate Jesus at December 01, 2015 06:41 PM (8ZskC)

27 OT
but worth passing on

Swedicide=Government induced psychosis leading to citizens abandonment of reason and self survival instincts

Posted by: Jake at December 01, 2015 06:42 PM (QelBn)

28 Wait... this is very confusing. You are saying that lawyers are involved here?

Well there's the problem right there.

Was it premeditated?

Posted by: Lester Flaggines at December 01, 2015 06:42 PM (PLZH5)

29 >>Not to mention no leftovers after Thanksgiving dinner

Ha. I was just thinking that their family Thanksgiving must be a hoot.

If you click through to the article his ex also claims that he beat her and waterboarded her. He sounds like a narcissistic prick. Lot of that on the left these days.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 01, 2015 06:43 PM (/tuJf)

30 Vox: Actually, Shareholder Lawsuits to Force Corporate Accountability are a Bad Thing, and Here's Why!

Posted by: The Voxplainer at December 01, 2015 06:43 PM (pLwjI)

31 I assume the picture is if "Seattle Corporate Jesus" with his followers? If they're praying it looks more like Islam than Judaism.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 01, 2015 06:43 PM (No/ki)

32 >>>>I think they probably did ask -- but they found that reporting on the details of the brother's suit (alleging gross self overpayment) would muddy The Narrative, and the only thing that matters is The Narrative, not the facts.



Disagree ace. It is absolutely in keeping with their methodology to not even bother to ask the other parties. Haven't there been multiple instances of them getting caught not even doing the most basic instances of follow up and confirmation?

Posted by: Buzzion at December 01, 2015 06:43 PM (z/Ubi)

33 Some pretty good deals on C&R firearms here http://bit.ly/1jxudDW were some so inclined.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 01, 2015 06:43 PM (rwI+c)

34 It's possible that most so-called "journalists" are lazy, stupid shits.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 01, 2015 06:39 PM (8ZskC)


Hard to believe after all of the rigorous academic programs they endure.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at December 01, 2015 06:43 PM (WWdgA)

35 >>>15 Ack, clicked through and am overdosed on image of hipster douche.
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 01, 2015 06:34 PM (oVJmc)

Whoa. No kidding. And his little dog, too.

Posted by: m at December 01, 2015 06:44 PM (d4uu4)

36 sounds like he is the type to burn the house down before he would share. I believe he did rough up his ex

Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 06:44 PM (zOTsN)

37 Liars, lying ? Who knew, right ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 01, 2015 06:45 PM (+jyzN)

38 Must have made for an interesting Thanksgiving family get-together.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 01, 2015 06:45 PM (oKE6c)

39 OT
but worth passing on

Swedicide=Government induced psychosis leading to citizens abandonment of reason and self survival instincts
Posted by: Jake at December 01, 2015 06:42 PM (QelBn)


Not at all.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at December 01, 2015 06:45 PM (WWdgA)

40 Gravity always wins.

Posted by: Amy Schumer's boobs at December 01, 2015 06:46 PM (K4Ejl)

41 So he flushed the company's profits to the employees rather than allow any to go to his brother. Then he self-promotes like he's some kind of fucking saint.

How VERY liberal of him.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 01, 2015 06:35 PM (8ZskC)

So Seattle 101.

Just host my dieing fiance's family over Thanksgiving so they could see him. One sister lives in Bellevue and she hates the Liberal politics there. Apparently the enviroweenies have decided that everyone has to either pay a default driving tax or put one of those mileage meters on each car to pay the tax by the mile. So all the people forced to drive 50 miles a day because they can't afford to live in Seattle/Bellevue now get to pay around $8 a day to drive into the city to work on top of all their other commuting expenses.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes at December 01, 2015 06:46 PM (kXoT0)

42 ATTENTION ALL EMPLOYEES: TONIGHT'S DRUM CIRCLE IS CANCELED

Posted by: Seattle Corporate Jesus

It was originally a circle jerk.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 01, 2015 06:46 PM (hy5nE)

43 7
I heard the $70k minimum salary was a mess because people who actually did the real work and spent late nights were basically paid the same as the clock punchers.

People left, were bitter that the bottom rung got a massive raise over night but they didn't, saw no future or incentive to work harder and left, etc. You know, basic Capitalism 101 and why these "experiments" always end with people fighting over toilet paper.
Posted by: Coolio at December 01, 2015 06:29 PM (IU+9s)


You don't say.

Posted by: The Twentieth Century Motor Company at December 01, 2015 06:47 PM (sdi6R)

44
Heh.

Even if it wasn't an underhanded bit of lawfare ratfucking, it'd be typical "CEOs are paid too much" bullshit.

The example I always give is WalMart. The CEO makes about $26M per year. There are 2.2M WalMart employees. Spread that around equally and every employee gets a raise of......about $12. For the year.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 01, 2015 06:47 PM (o98Jz)

45 so this liberal used a narrative being pushed at the time to benefit himself immensely?

why it's like we didn't know this is all a scam with the people at the top scamming and grasping as much as they can while pretending their deeds are honorable .

Posted by: willow at December 01, 2015 06:48 PM (jOumW)

46 It takes a very special kind of scum to defraud your own brother. And it takes a very special kind of creep to defraud the guy who set you up financially. To do both? This little freak needs to be wiped out by his brother. When all of this was in the media I kept thinking he is giving his brother's share of profits to employees without his consent which is theft. He is a thief.

Posted by: Lester at December 01, 2015 06:48 PM (2UPXV)

47 ISWYDT, Mr. Galt !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 01, 2015 06:49 PM (+jyzN)

48 I think I read a couple of months back that he had to sell his really upscale house, or had to bring in a bunch of renters or something. Didn't have the money to make the mortgage payments.
And I did hear that he lost a lot of talent when all of a sudden the janitor makes as much as a programmer.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 01, 2015 06:49 PM (9iR5/)

49 That dude on the far left made an interesting tragic hair choice.

Male pattern baldness is a bitch but it needs to be handled with dignity.

Posted by: eleven at December 01, 2015 06:49 PM (rjtGa)

50

his ex wife is doing a TedX talk. she says he shook her, threw her to the ground, slapped her face repeatedly and punched her in the stomach repeatedly


charmer


also, his office sounds like a fucking cult

Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 06:50 PM (zOTsN)

51
In a TEDx talk scheduled to be posted next week, Dan Price's ex-wife Kristie Colon, a San Francisco-based biotech executive and blogger, claims she was the victim of numerous abuses suffered at Prices hand during their seven-year marriage, according to a report in Bloomberg.

During the TEDx presentation, the Bloomberg report says Colon read from her diary about how her then-husband "threw me to the ground and got on top of me. He started punching me in the stomach and slapped me across the face. I was shaking so bad,"

www.entrepreneur.com/article/253442

OK, time to burn this whole TED thing down and scatter the ashes.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 01, 2015 06:50 PM (kdS6q)

52 The.World.Is.Fucking.Insane.

Posted by: Mr.KnowItAll at December 01, 2015 06:50 PM (uJK1E)

53 The income inequality people are dumb. They don't understand Econ and don't think things through. So.

Posted by: Lea at December 01, 2015 06:50 PM (vmMMi)

54 I can't look at that pic without seeing everyone as their South Park character.

Posted by: eleven at December 01, 2015 06:51 PM (rjtGa)

55 Hi. Um...are those mirrors in your pants? 'Cause I can see myself in them.

Posted by: A Random Bear at December 01, 2015 06:51 PM (vgIRn)

56 He is a thief.
Posted by: Lester at December 01, 2015 06:48 PM (2UPXV)


This too, is the story of Obama.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at December 01, 2015 06:52 PM (WWdgA)

57 >>ex wife is doing a TedX talk. she says he shook her, threw her to the ground, slapped her face repeatedly and punched her in the stomach repeatedly

I thought Ted talks were supposed to be educational not gossipy.

Posted by: Lea at December 01, 2015 06:52 PM (vmMMi)

58 All leftists are thieves, but cowardly ones. Instead of robbing you face-to-face they use the government to do it and think of themselves as virtuous as a bonus.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 01, 2015 06:52 PM (+jyzN)

59 the TEDx talk by the ex is supposed to be about the healing power of writing, she doesnt name him but its clear she is talking about him

Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 06:53 PM (zOTsN)

60 2. The other key bit is that while Dan Price has said -- or strongly implied -- that his brother filed suit after he generously slashed his own pay and increased the pay of employees, because, I guess, he's greedy and Hates Seattle Corporate Jesus, in fact, the brother notified Price of the suit about a month before he cut his salary and increased employee pay.

You know, this story reminds me of another lefty douchebag turd who loved patting himself on the back and getting public adulation about something he didn't do ... Warren Buffet. Buffet made that big show a couple of years ago about how he had just given away something like $30 billion to Bill Gates' retarded charity/lefty slush fund and how great a guy he was giving all this money away to "help the world" .. and, yet, in all the "world's richest people" lists Buffet kept showing up with all his fortune intact, as if he had never given away a dime! How did that happen? How could a man give away $30 billion and then have his wealth not drop a cent 6 months later? Or even to this day?

lefties and their public "charity". You know it's bullshit the minute you hear about it, because that's just how lefties are.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 01, 2015 06:53 PM (zc3Db)

61 You know, basic Capitalism 101 and why these "experiments" always end with people fighting over toilet paper.

Posted by: Coolio at December 01, 2015 06:29 PM (IU+9s)




Leave Venezuela out of this.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 01, 2015 06:53 PM (oKE6c)

62 seriously his office sounds like a cult

Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 06:53 PM (zOTsN)

63 What is a TEDx talk, anyway? I keep hearing about them, and have seen a couple on YouTube, but what does TEDx mean? Why did they become A Thing?

Posted by: rickl at December 01, 2015 06:53 PM (sdi6R)

64 What a surprise. Seattle Corporate Jesus (great moniker) is a good liberal--a philanthropist with other people's money.

Posted by: Furious George at December 01, 2015 06:53 PM (3GAnN)

65
>>ex wife is doing a TedX talk. she says he shook her, threw her to the ground, slapped her face repeatedly and punched her in the stomach repeatedly

I thought Ted talks were supposed to be educational not gossipy.

Posted by: Lea at December 01, 2015 06:52 PM (vmMMi)







It IS educational. The lesson is, "Don't Marry Seattle Hipster Commie Cocksuckers".

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 01, 2015 06:53 PM (o98Jz)

66 Pay everyone 70,000 regardless of the work they did.....who does this guy think he is...the government????FFS!

Posted by: Mr.KnowItAll at December 01, 2015 06:53 PM (uJK1E)

67 When he was served, he would have received a copy of the complaint, which would have spelled out, in numbered paragraphs and in excruciating detail, exactly what his brother was suing him for.

So it really doesn't matter how long after service of process it took to file the lawsuit; as soon as he was served, this a-hole knew exactly what the suit was about.

It's the service date that matters, not the filing date.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 01, 2015 06:53 PM (a31sM)

68 I'm thinking it was a yuuuge mistake, clicking on that link. I think we found the next ambassador to Douchebagistan.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 01, 2015 06:54 PM (pLwjI)

69

they are "planking" in that picture

they plank during staff meetings so no one goes on too long

its also a perfect way to shut down discussion you dont want to hear


a cult

Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 06:54 PM (zOTsN)

70 Are those staffers in that picture? What are they doing - praying?

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at December 01, 2015 06:54 PM (dFi94)

71 I suppose some leftists live sacrificially, out of principle. Mostly they demand other people make the sacrifices.

Posted by: Amy Schumer's boobs at December 01, 2015 06:54 PM (K4Ejl)

72 Douchebagistan.........hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha*snort*hahahahahaha

Posted by: Mr.KnowItAll at December 01, 2015 06:55 PM (uJK1E)

73 lefties and their public "charity". You know it's bullshit the minute you hear about it, because that's just how lefties are.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 01, 2015 06:53 PM (zc3Db)

*******

Simple. He willed it to them. Accolades now. No feeling the pain later.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at December 01, 2015 06:55 PM (cygkw)

74 they are "planking" in that picture

========================




And ThunderB answers my question. I'm still mystified tho.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at December 01, 2015 06:55 PM (dFi94)

75 71
I suppose some leftists live sacrificially, out of principle. Mostly they demand other people make the sacrifices.
--------
He was demanding his brother make the sacrifice so that he could maintain his lifestyle.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 01, 2015 06:56 PM (9iR5/)

76
Planking: Hipster Douchebag Front Leaning Rest

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 01, 2015 06:56 PM (o98Jz)

77 Off sock.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 01, 2015 06:56 PM (K4Ejl)

78 Grammie

they are his senior staff at a meeting planking so they dont talk too much


they are a financial services business. somethings cannot be addressed in 15 seconds

very very cult like demands by the CEO

Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 06:56 PM (zOTsN)

79 Douchebagistan.........hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha*snort*hahahahahaha

Posted by: Mr.KnowItAll at December 01, 2015 06:55 PM


Totally stolen, but it fits this guy.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 01, 2015 06:57 PM (pLwjI)

80 BTW, wasn't there a story after this that a lot of good people left the company because the unskilled and the witless employees were now making just as much as they were for doing far less? Am I recalling this correctly?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 01, 2015 06:57 PM (zc3Db)

81 66 Pay everyone 70,000 regardless of the work they did.....who does this guy think he is...the government????FFS!

Posted by: Mr.KnowItAll at December 01, 2015 06:53 PM (uJK1E)


Either that or a public school teacher.

Come to think of it, that's kind of the same thing...

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 01, 2015 06:57 PM (Zmat4)

82 Simple. He willed it to them. Accolades now. No feeling the pain later.
________________________

Yes, I seem to recall reading somewhere that it was to be a post-mortem gift. He actually hasn't given it yet, just told them that it's coming to them when he kicks off.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 01, 2015 06:57 PM (a31sM)

83 Wouldn't real Seattle Jesus tell his employees to give away all their income and walk around in sandals 'n stuff?

Posted by: Mr.KnowItAll at December 01, 2015 06:58 PM (uJK1E)

84
I thought Ted talks were supposed to be educational not gossipy.
Posted by: Lea

It IS educational. The lesson is, "Don't Marry Seattle Hipster Commie Cocksuckers".
Posted by: IllTemperedCur




*WHAM!*

"Now did you learn to bring me a grilled cheese when I ask for one?"

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 01, 2015 06:58 PM (kdS6q)

85 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 01, 2015 06:57 PM (zc3Db)
-------
Yes, as far as I remember, that is correct.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 01, 2015 06:58 PM (9iR5/)

86 Another leftcoast asshole pandering to the dumb masses who love to be pandered to.

His brother should drop his suit, get a baseball bat and whack the stupid out of his ass.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 01, 2015 06:58 PM (ej1L0)

87 Simple. He willed it to them. Accolades now. No feeling the pain later.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at December 01, 2015 06:55 PM (cygkw)


Exactly. But that wasn't how it was presented or written up.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 01, 2015 06:58 PM (zc3Db)

88 some people left

he claims 20 more people came when they heard his story

one woman allegedly took an 80% pay cut to work for him because Jesus


seriously

very cult like

Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 06:58 PM (zOTsN)

89 70 Are those staffers in that picture? What are they doing - praying?

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at December 01, 2015 06:54 PM (dFi94)


Not likely -- I think praying is de facto illegal in Seattle.

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 01, 2015 06:59 PM (Zmat4)

90 Posted by: Mr.KnowItAll at December 01, 2015 06:55 PM (uJK1E)

*****
Thanks baby. I hope it was good for you too.

*Lights cigarette*

Posted by: The Margins at December 01, 2015 07:00 PM (cygkw)

91 83 Wouldn't real Seattle Jesus tell his employees to give away all their income and walk around in sandals 'n stuff?
Posted by: Mr.KnowItAll at December 01, 2015 06:58 PM (uJK1E)


Their adoration of the taxman doesn't seem to fit, either, but I don't do LibEral.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at December 01, 2015 07:00 PM (WWdgA)

92 Ahhh...too bad, the Egypt TV youtube made Snopes....still funny has hell

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/muslimreaction.asp

Posted by: Mr.KnowItAll at December 01, 2015 07:00 PM (uJK1E)

93 88 some people left
he claims 20 more people came when they heard his story
one woman allegedly took an 80% pay cut to work for him because Jesus
seriously
very cult like
Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 06:58 PM (zOTsN)




Jim Jones, CEO.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 01, 2015 07:00 PM (oKE6c)

94 Planking. Is this a thing now? Because it sounds stupid.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at December 01, 2015 07:01 PM (dFi94)

95
Talk show hosts lined up to interview Mr. Price. Job seekers by the thousands sent in résumés. He was called a "thought leader." Harvard business professors flew out to conduct a case study. Third graders wrote him thank-you notes. Single women wanted to date him.

NYTimes



"Single women wanted to date him."

*WHAM!*

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 01, 2015 07:02 PM (kdS6q)

96 back in the eighties...it was called "Help me find my contact lense

Posted by: Mr.KnowItAll at December 01, 2015 07:02 PM (uJK1E)

97 Evening all. Looks like I quit mainlining heroin too soon.

What's that Obama Jesus video that ace uses sometimes? "Corporate Jesus."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 01, 2015 07:03 PM (FsuaD)

98 Leave Venezuela out of this.Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 01, 2015 06:53 PM

Speaking of Venezuela, we're having a fairly mild Autumn here in the Northeast. We're big users. But with these temps not much need for heating oil. So it's backing up in offshore tankers and talk is of $20/barrel oil.

Which hurts commie Venezuela and all Obama's muslin buddies in the mideast.

So, drop the tinfoil over your head and picture Obama worrying about global warming above all else. He wants a colder planet?

Posted by: free range jihadist at December 01, 2015 07:03 PM (7v/r5)

99 Those people look very ...... seriously devoted.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at December 01, 2015 07:03 PM (dFi94)

100

preacher with wierd control issues, violent man, makes bizarre demands of all and clothes it all in quasi religious speak

yeah

jim jones

Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 07:03 PM (zOTsN)

101 You know who he looks like?

Douglas Reynholm, the bizarre, self-absorbed boss from The IT Crowd.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 01, 2015 07:03 PM (oVJmc)

102 94 Planking. Is this a thing now? Because it sounds stupid.
Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at December 01, 2015 07:01 PM (dFi94)
FWIW I incorporate some planking into my gym routine. Done properly it works the abs. But I can't picture doing them in a business meeting.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 01, 2015 07:04 PM (K4Ejl)

103 The U.S. State Department ! says it is troubled by Russias decision to ban 2 of Soros prodemocracy groups charities and label the organisations a threat to national security.


hisss terical

Posted by: willow at December 01, 2015 07:04 PM (jOumW)

104 Grammie-

Put in planking in a bing search and you'll get a whole lot of pictures that look stupider than these guys. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 01, 2015 07:04 PM (No/ki)

105

notice that while "planking" with their lord and savior they cant even look him in the eye

plus

violation of americans with disabilities act, and , fat shaming

Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 07:04 PM (zOTsN)

106 He was demanding his brother make the sacrifice so that he could maintain his lifestyle.
______________

He was just trying to screw his brother.

His brother made the mistake of thinking the little shit was an honorable person. The brother invested in his business, probably to help the little pant-load out, in exchange for a share of the profits.

Instead of paying the brother the share of the profits like he had agreed to do, he was using the profits to pay himself a hugely disproportionate salary. The brother found out and sued the double-dealing little turd, and the d-bag tried to pre-empt the brother from winning the suit by pulling the "I'm a saint" stunt.

Total low-life. Hope the brother cleans the little scrunt's clock.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 01, 2015 07:04 PM (a31sM)

107 so....
pay everyone $70k
????
Profit!


!!!!


nope

Posted by: Jake at December 01, 2015 07:04 PM (QelBn)

108 drudge @

Posted by: willow at December 01, 2015 07:05 PM (jOumW)

109 over 100, so OT:

Just cut the Carhartt logo off my new winter jacket. No corporate advertising without getting a quid for my quo.
Just sayin, my .02, ymmv, don't throw that !

Oh, and according to the book, 20th Century Motors was about 20 miles north of Rome, Wisconsin. Map is pretty blank there. Coincidence ? Or stranger than fiction ? You Decide !

*tosses back another shot*

WHAM !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 01, 2015 07:05 PM (+jyzN)

110 So, drop the tinfoil over your head and picture Obama worrying about global warming above all else. He wants a colder planet?
Posted by: free range jihadist at December 01, 2015 07:03 PM (7v/r5)




So ... how do you make the planet colder? Open a window or something?


That's the part of global warming that's so laughable. Imagine what it would take to raise the temperature of your neighborhood by a degree. Now extrapolate to the whole world ...

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 01, 2015 07:05 PM (oKE6c)

111 I vote him CEO most likely to go postal

Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 07:05 PM (zOTsN)

112 Put in planking in a bing search and you'll get a whole lot of pictures that look stupider than these guys. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 01, 2015 07:04 PM (No/ki)
=============================================

Okay but I'm a little bit scared ........

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at December 01, 2015 07:06 PM (dFi94)

113 doesn't nuclear war with Russia fix global warming??? kind of a win-win scenario

Posted by: Mr.KnowItAll at December 01, 2015 07:06 PM (uJK1E)

114 violation of americans with disabilities act, and , fat shaming

Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 07:04 PM (zOTsN)


Planking is easy for chubbos. They can just rest on their bellies. It's like doing pushups is for ... uh ... buxom ladies.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 01, 2015 07:07 PM (oKE6c)

115 planking is for weak people who don't squat, dead lift and overhead press.....


#TeamRippetoe

Posted by: Jake at December 01, 2015 07:07 PM (QelBn)

116 >>>103 The U.S. State Department ! says it is troubled by Russias decision to ban 2 of Soros prodemocracy groups charities and label the organisations a threat to national security.
Posted by: willow at December 01, 2015 07:04 PM (

I don't feel like in supposed to be rooting for Russia, but lately it's hard not to.

Posted by: Lea at December 01, 2015 07:07 PM (vmMMi)

117 Off sock

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at December 01, 2015 07:07 PM (1eYr7)

118 The U.S. State Department ! says it is troubled by Russias decision to
ban 2 of Soros prodemocracy groups charities and label the organisations
a threat to national security.


I wish we had a Putin of our own.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 01, 2015 07:07 PM (oVJmc)

119
Meanwhile, over at polyamory advocacy sexblog The Federalist:

A former employee for Gravity Payments explains why its recent decision to give all employees at least $70,000 in salary is not socialism.

by Georgi Boorman

Conservative commentators devote a great deal of energy to quashing disinformation from the Left, but they have an equal responsibility to debunk the ignorance and irresponsible language that characterizes a small but shrill flank of the Right.....

http://tinyurl.com/nllyl9h


Boy, can Ben pick 'em or what?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 01, 2015 07:07 PM (kdS6q)

120
Who was the best boxer in history?
Jim Jones
Killed 900 people with one punch
(I denounce myself)

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at December 01, 2015 07:08 PM (+aCe4)

121

nope

they arent resting on their bellies


they are resting on their forearms and elbows, like a modified push up


Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 07:08 PM (zOTsN)

122
I looked at some planking pictures. I liked the one with the polar bear the best.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at December 01, 2015 07:08 PM (dFi94)

123 Megan, Tammi, Ryan, Edwin, Darcy, Caitlyn, Nicole, Jena, Emery, Neda.

I think I want to punch the whole company.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 01, 2015 07:09 PM (oVJmc)

124 68
I'm thinking it was a yuuuge mistake, clicking on that link. I think we found the next ambassador to Douchebagistan.


Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 01, 2015 06:54 PM (pLwjI)



You mean ambassador FROM Douchebagistan? It is Seattle, after all, speaking as a dissident, behind enemy lines.

Posted by: rebel flounder at December 01, 2015 07:09 PM (3dOE/)

125 Well, I guess I'll finish putting the finishing touches on the Christmas tree.

*glares at kittehs who keep batting at ornaments and "helping" with trim*

Meanwhile, here in Savannah, the mayoral race is having the runoff tonight.

I'm putting all my money on the do-nothing, female, black mayor being re-elected.

Because, God knows, this town can't have an accomplished white man trying to turn this town around and do something about the rampant crime and murders.

I give up.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 01, 2015 07:09 PM (FsuaD)

126 So like lots of leftists he's running a house of cards and no one thought to look at its foundation.

Posted by: Skip at December 01, 2015 07:10 PM (E8oTQ)

127
And to think, it used to be that the Japanese habit of mandatory group calisthenics in the workplace was thought of as creepy and fascistic.

Oh, how times change.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 01, 2015 07:11 PM (o98Jz)

128
Meet Dan Price, the hottest (and most generous) CEO in America

by Becky Bracken

Meet hunky Dan Price, who started his own company at 19 out of his college dorm room. Now hes using his hard work and success to help his employees live a better life. Is it getting warm in here? Can this guy be for real? As if Dan, I think he would want me to call him Dan, isn't already a dreamboat of Robin Hood proportions, he appears to lack any pretense. He drives a 12-year-old Audi that he reportedly got in exchange for doing work for the dealer, and he told The New York Times his only real splurges are bar bills and snowboarding.

http://tinyurl.com/q7bjk99


Wimmen.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 01, 2015 07:12 PM (kdS6q)

129 lea and pappy i just was fabbergasted that the administration would advocate for fkn Soros!

because democracy?

and Putin of course doesn't want his propaganda machine mixed with Soros propaganda machine .

Posted by: willow at December 01, 2015 07:12 PM (jOumW)

130 Don't worry, Grammie-

I didn't come across anything weiirdly kinky-yet ;^)

Planking is an exercise, but it is also a fad in which people stretch out-often between two things looking like-yes, a plank-with arms at their side:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jgq89wn

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 01, 2015 07:12 PM (No/ki)

131 I look at that circle of jerks (yep) and wonder if it's a Safe Zone?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 01, 2015 07:12 PM (FsuaD)

132 advocate Openly*

Posted by: willow at December 01, 2015 07:13 PM (jOumW)

133 Nood up.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster at December 01, 2015 07:13 PM (0NdlF)

134
I prefer trayvoning.

Posted by: Bear With a Wang! at December 01, 2015 07:13 PM (iQIUe)

135 I'm at a Starbucks watching a couple of guys in skinny jeans drinking what look like milkshakes.
You couldn't pay me to one of those coffee bominatons.

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 01, 2015 07:13 PM (K4Ejl)

136 If everyone would turn on their air conditioner full blast and open all the windows and doors we could cool off this planet in no time.

Posted by: Colloge Graduit at December 01, 2015 07:13 PM (BO/km)

137
when it all comes to pieces we will hear how he sexually pursued his female employees, reneged on payments, was abusive, etc etc etc


he has a book coming out and got a 500k advance to write it

Posted by: ThunderB at December 01, 2015 07:14 PM (zOTsN)

138 http://preview.tinyurl.com/jgq89wn

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 01, 2015 07:12 PM (No/ki)



oh my

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at December 01, 2015 07:14 PM (dFi94)

139 >>here? Can this guy be for real? As if Dan, I think he would want me to call him Dan, isn't already a dreamboat of Robin Hood proportion

Is Becky 12?

Posted by: Lea at December 01, 2015 07:14 PM (vmMMi)

140 "And to think, it used to be that the Japanese habit of mandatory group calisthenics in the workplace was thought of as creepy and fascistic. "

That was then and this is (unfortunately) now.

More "bad luck" in the RAH sense.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 01, 2015 07:15 PM (+jyzN)

141
>>here? Can this guy be for real? As if Dan, I think he would want me to call him Dan, isn't already a dreamboat of Robin Hood proportion

Is Becky 12?
Posted by: Lea



Looking at her CV, about 40.

Looking at her picture, a hard well used about 40.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 01, 2015 07:17 PM (kdS6q)

142 OT:
news offended that Kylie Jenner did a risque photoshoot -- and that one pic had her in a wheelchair.

No, the raw ass didn't offend them. The wheelchair did.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 01, 2015 07:24 PM (AkOaV)

143 I would be interested in seeing an instance where the Left's Narrative du jour was based on the truth and all of the actual facts, none hidden or ignored, none shaded or distorted.

Posted by: eureka! not liking these times at December 01, 2015 07:26 PM (g1MTt)

144
119
Meanwhile, over at polyamory advocacy sexblog The Federalist:

A former employee for Gravity Payments explains why its recent decision to give all employees at least $70,000 in salary is not socialism.

by Georgi Boorman

Conservative commentators devote a great deal of energy to quashing disinformation from the Left, but they have an equal responsibility to debunk the ignorance and irresponsible language that characterizes a small but shrill flank of the Right.....

http://tinyurl.com/nllyl9h


Boy, can Ben pick 'em or what?
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 01, 2015 07:07 PM (kdS6q)


Maybe the Malaysian tourist board offered him some money if he allowed that to be posted.

Posted by: Buzzion at December 01, 2015 07:30 PM (z/Ubi)

145 ITS FUNNY BECAUSE IF YOU PAY ALL YOUR EMPLOYEES $70,000 YOU'LL GO OUT OF BUSINESS!!!

Posted by: Ben Roethlisberger at December 01, 2015 07:40 PM (8ZskC)

146 [i138 http://preview.tinyurl.com/jgq89wn

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 01, 2015 07:12 PM (No/ki)

oh my

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at December 01, 2015 07:14 PM (dFi94) ]

Looks like she's been slain in the Spirit.

Posted by: OregonMuse at December 01, 2015 07:45 PM (Zmat4)

147 WOW!

Great post, Ace.

Sheesh, I feel like I should have known.

I just figured the dude smoked a lot of cush one night and decided everyone should be, like, totally equal.

Posted by: Pastorius at December 01, 2015 08:15 PM (gMAUH)

148 What's that Obama Jesus video that ace uses sometimes? "Corporate Jesus."
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 01, 2015 07:03 PM (FsuaD)

This?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UhXaE_XL_8

Posted by: Deety at December 02, 2015 03:42 AM (EmfUD)

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