rainman
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September 5th, 2018 at 12:15:10 AM permalink
Say you feel you got deceived by a buisness and you wan't to
go out on the public sidewalk and walk back and forth with a
sign.

What type of language would get you sued if any?

Can you say Things such as this place is unethical
run away you will thank me later?

How about this place uses deceit and unethical
sales practices?

Thanks.
BleedingChipsSlowly
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September 5th, 2018 at 1:08:31 AM permalink
You were deceived. You feel they are unethical. You do not say they did anything illegal. It sounds like you willingly entered into a transaction you regret. You were played and are pissed, but do not lose twice.

The public shaming by demonstrating outside the business with signage does not sound like a good idea, nor do I think it would be effective. You could be sued over your choice of words, even if they are true. You could get your ass kicked.

Tell your story with online reviews. Yelp, Angieís List, whatever social media would be effective. You will reach a much larger audience, safely and without wasting your time on the street. Contact the Better Business Bureau.

Then let it go, but remember the bitter lesson.
ďYou donít bring a bone saw to a negotiation.Ē - Robert Jordan, former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia
FleaStiff
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September 5th, 2018 at 3:19:26 AM permalink
You can't cheat an honest man.

Be sure that your role in whatever incident took place is something that can stand scrutiny.

And be sure you know if you are vulnerable in some unanticipated fashion. Although I, quite obviously, survived the most recent attack on my life, I sure never saw it coming. Some people have different value systems and different skill sets.
DogHand
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September 5th, 2018 at 4:42:07 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

You can't cheat an honest man.<snip>



FleaStiff,

I've heard this phrase many times but have never understood it.

For example, if I go to the casino to play BJ, and unbeknownst to me the casino has shorted the shoe by removing 6 aces, then I certainly have been cheated. According to your quote, I must therefore be dishonest.

Please elucidate.

Dog Hand
darkoz
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September 5th, 2018 at 4:48:48 AM permalink
Quote: DogHand

FleaStiff,

I've heard this phrase many times but have never understood it.

For example, if I go to the casino to play BJ, and unbeknownst to me the casino has shorted the shoe by removing 6 aces, then I certainly have been cheated. According to your quote, I must therefore be dishonest.

Please elucidate.

Dog Hand



Im guessing it comes from con artists who feel an honest man wouldnt be receptive to most of their cons like the paper bag switcheroo

Or its biblical. An honest man has his integrity intact

Or the Lord will protect an honest heart (so dont adulterate or gamble or frequent prostitutes or lie or take the Lords name in vain. Etc. In other words besides Mother Theresa and Ghandi (even Moses was screwed) we are all dishonest souls

But yeah honest people get cheated all the time
For Whom the bus tolls; The bus tolls for thee
darkoz
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September 5th, 2018 at 4:49:48 AM permalink
Quote: DogHand

FleaStiff,

I've heard this phrase many times but have never understood it.

For example, if I go to the casino to play BJ, and unbeknownst to me the casino has shorted the shoe by removing 6 aces, then I certainly have been cheated. According to your quote, I must therefore be dishonest.

Please elucidate.

Dog Hand



Im guessing it comes from con artists who feel an honest man wouldnt be receptive to most of their cons like the paper bag switcheroo

Or its biblical. An honest man has his integrity intact

Or the Lord will protect an honest heart (so dont adulterate or gamble or frequent prostitutes or lie or take the Lords name in vain. Etc. In other words besides Mother Theresa and Ghandi (even Moses was screwed) we are all dishonest souls

But yeah honest people get cheated all the time
For Whom the bus tolls; The bus tolls for thee
TomG
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September 5th, 2018 at 5:15:01 AM permalink
In America we have this thing written into our Constitution that says if you're outside with a picket sign by yourself you almost certainly have no money, so no one will ever try to sue you. Or maybe it's freedom of speech. Either way, one of those will protect you
VCUSkyhawk
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September 5th, 2018 at 5:28:12 AM permalink
Quote: TomG

In America we have this thing written into our Constitution that says if you're outside with a picket sign by yourself you almost certainly have no money, so no one will ever try to sue you. Or maybe it's freedom of speech. Either way, one of those will protect you



Freedom of speech will not protect you from libel or slander. If he is defaming the company and the company can show the claims were untrue, they can pursue him in a civil court. Will they? Probably not.
I got a plan, we take all your picks we reverse them like one of those twilight zone episodes where everything is the opposite. You say "black" we go white.
VCUSkyhawk
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September 5th, 2018 at 5:29:12 AM permalink
Duplicate.
I got a plan, we take all your picks we reverse them like one of those twilight zone episodes where everything is the opposite. You say "black" we go white.
777
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September 5th, 2018 at 5:37:11 AM permalink
Quote: rainman

Say you feel you got deceived by a buisness and you wan't to
go out on the public sidewalk and walk back and forth with a
sign.

What type of language would get you sued if any?

Can you say Things such as this place is unethical
run away you will thank me later?

How about this place uses deceit and unethical
sales practices?

Thanks.



Of course you are protected by the 1st Amendment, but the 1st Amendment has its limit and you can be sued for libel, so just be very careful to have sufficient proof or evidence to back up your claim(s). Perhaps you may seek advice from a lawyer. But if your business client is Trump, Iím 100% certain that you can hold a sign stating that Trump is a SOB, a racist, rapist, con-artist without fear of legal retribution from that SOB because of different standard for political figure.

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