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  •  And this quote. (1+ / 0-)
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    I might even recommend that the corporation buy out all outstanding shares from such senior management to avoid even the appearance of the stain of bigotry

    This suggestion is still illegal.

    •  No it's not... (0+ / 0-)

      Like I said many many posts above, counter-parties (including management) willingly buy and sell shares every day.  Your failure to grasp this rather simple concept is illustrative.

      "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."

      by Viceroy on Thu Nov 13, 2008 at 02:47:49 PM PST

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      •  What happens when both parties aren't "willing"? (1+ / 0-)
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        It's a simple question.

        As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

        by ticket punch on Thu Nov 13, 2008 at 02:50:57 PM PST

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      •  A corporation buying (1+ / 0-)
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        the shares of senior managers because they are mormons is a violation of title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  I don't understand how you fail to grasp that.

        •  No it's not... (0+ / 0-)

          because the buyers and sellers would be willing.  Again, no matter how many times you say it, your "no Mormonism" assumption is just as erroneous as the first time you posted it.

          Pretending that I advocated forcing someone against their will to do something is a baldfaced lie.  If you continue to argue with your strawman to the exclusion of what I actually say, you will forever label youself as a baldfaced liar.

          Why the continual posts?  Why the refusal to address the substantive points I raised??  You argue in circles and refuse to address anything other than your own wrong assumption-based belief.

          Why do your persist in your ignorance?

          "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."

          by Viceroy on Thu Nov 13, 2008 at 02:58:14 PM PST

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          •  WHO SAYS the managers would be "willing" (0+ / 0-)

            to sell their Marriott shares?

            What if they're unwilling? What then?

            As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

            by ticket punch on Thu Nov 13, 2008 at 03:00:37 PM PST

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          •  You're absolutely wrong. (1+ / 0-)
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            You don't know what you are talking about and are becoming more strident about your point.  If Mormons are "offered" the opportunity to sell their stock, prepare yourself for a lawsuit.  What does willing even mean when your employer wants you to do something?

            As to my "no Mormonism" statement, I have never heard of a company buying stock from their managers and keeping them on.  The whole point of managers having stock is to make them more productive.  I was assuming that buying stock from their employees was akin to firing them, which would be sending a message of no Mormonism.  The situation that you are positing where a company buys back their stock from a particular group, but keeps them on is not one that happens in the real world as far as I have ever heard.  

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