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  • in reply to: The Kasich Governorship – News & Updates #412759

    Kush
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    I just think this is the dumbest thing to be discussing right now given the state of Ohio. I mean really, in a time like this with really hard decisions coming up we are arguing over “gender orientation”? Issues liek this should be on the backburner until we can actually fix the economy in Ohio. Ban it, dont ban it, does it really make a difference at the end of the day?

    in reply to: The Kasich Governorship – News & Updates #412737

    Kush
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    SusanB wrote >>
    Wow, where do I start. Being transgendered is not the same as being a transvestite. Transgendered folks are born in the wrong body, gender wise. It is not a choice and it is very difficult to deal with. Why would someone’s gender effect you at work? Who cares if someone wants/needs to be male or female? Think of it as a medical problem that can be “cured” and that becoming the other gender is a medical solution if that helps you deal with it.

    I don’t care, and it has nothing to do with “dealing with it”. I would just tend to stare at them, and then wonder about them. They would just be distracting as would a guy with a pink mowhawk and those big earring stretcher things in his ears or a hot blonde walking around in a bra and thong. Gender indentity people are not the only people that would distract me obviously. It has nothing to do with “dealing with them. Anyway, like I said before he can exclude tv’s or tg’s or not, and frankly I don’t care one way or the other.

    in reply to: The Kasich Governorship – News & Updates #412735

    Kush
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    Core_Models wrote >>

    it would be a little distracting working with one

    This is why I don’t have an issue with leaving it out. It doesn’t seem all that different from having a dress code that prevents wardrobe choices that will distract from work. I don’t know if there’s a line that’s crossed by leaving it out of the protection that would enable them to fire or not hire someone for what they wore OUT of work, that’s a different story.

    You are right, and I think I agree with you. I could work with an old person, black person, gay person, etc. and not be distracted, but I know I would spend a lot of my day staring at a transvestite. Firing someone for what they do out of work like you said is a problem, unless it is illegal of course.

    in reply to: Welcome New Poster – Say Hello & Introduce Yourself #419711

    Kush
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    Kush, 30 years old, love weed, and have lived in columbus off an on since 1999. I work in corporate development and strategy for a bank (internal m&a). I will most likely be living in Dallas or San Francisco within the next 2 months or so.

    in reply to: The Kasich Governorship – News & Updates #412732

    Kush
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    Core_Models wrote >>
    BTW, it may sound dickish, but I’m not actually opposed to the exclusion of gender identity.

    I don’t know how to feel,other than frankly I don’t care. I have not been around many transvestites, and the only ones I have ever seen looked like they were prostitutes? I would be really weird for me to work with a transvestite though I think. Not because I dislike them, but I think I would be distracted by them? I don’t know I could careless what anyone does, but it would be a little distracting working with one, but I guess I could deal with it.

    What I am saying I guess is that it is a non issue for me, if he wants to make transvestites protected then do it, if he doesnt then dont. I dont care one way or the other really, its a non issue.

    in reply to: The Kasich Governorship – News & Updates #412730

    Kush
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    berdawn wrote >>

    Kush wrote >>
    What exactly is gender identity? Is is another word for transvestites and cross dressers?

    Are you serious?!?!? if so, please find a resource to answer your question (I’d start with wikipedia but you could work your way up to judith butler. If not, then fuck off.

    What? Jesus Chirst, why are you so angry, and attacking me? I am sorry, wow. If you have gender identity issues, I am not criticizing you, and frankly I could careless if you want to dress like a woman. I was just asking a question, sorry. I looked it up and I guess it is transvestites.

    in reply to: JobsOhio / Ohio Department of Development – News & Updates #397576

    Kush
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    Not sure I approve of this. Non-profits are centers of fraud imo.

    in reply to: The Kasich Governorship – News & Updates #412727

    Kush
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    What exactly is gender identity? Is is another word for transvestites and cross dressers?

    in reply to: Parking Meters Out #423383

    Kush
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    I have a question regarding parking in the short north; do they ever bag the meters in that neighborhood to make it easier for people to shop during events? I have been to many neighborhoods, towns, cities, etc. that are similar to the short north, and for instance around 2 weeks before christmas all the meters are bagged to attract shoppers who would otherwise go to malls. To me this seems like something the city should explore if they are serious about helping short north retailers during the holidays, and possilbly other times. Maybe they already do this, but if they dont I think bagging the meters for 2 or 3 weeks before christmas would be a great idea.

    in reply to: What’s Cooking? #205336

    Kush
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    Hey, Meijer had leg of lamb on sale this week too. We got 7.62 pounds for 19 and some change, dont know where it is from, and dont care. We ate it 3 nights in a row this week. Easiest thing to make, and tastes so good, garlic rosemary, sage, thyme, olive oil and soy sauce. then with the vinegar and mint sauce when serving. so damn simple, so cheap, and so good.

    in reply to: No McMansions for Millennials #422984

    Kush
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    JonMyers wrote >>

    alexs wrote >>

    JonMyers wrote >>
    I don’t know if I fit the profile in the article, but I don’t want or need any of the usual stuff that makes a home a “home”.
    I’m happy in 500sq. ft. with minimal belongs.

    You, and my father – if Mom had died first, he would have sold this house and bought a condo with no yard, and moved his books in, and never pushed a mower again.

    Yeah, I’m definitely about the same, but generally have an even more radical view of the concept of home ownership…. but to each their own. It’s not my thing, but I understand the allure.

    Completely agree 100%. 30 years old, and can afford a home, but I will never buy a home / condo, most co-workers look at me odd. Buying an apartent building, and living in 1 of the apartments is a completely different story though, and I plan on doing that sometime this year or next.

    in reply to: Anybody know of a good basketball rec league? #422845

    Kush
    Member

    All my friends used to play at that place on E. 5th, the Hoop or something? I forget but every last one of my friends played there. I think that is pretty much where everyone in the city plays.

    in reply to: The Kasich Governorship – News & Updates #412620

    Kush
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    You are correct. Again, I am not advocating for the deal to occur. Most times when a company divests a business, they use the cash to reinvest in their core businesses, or expand new revenue producing businesses, thats finance 101. There are other things we must look at too though. If the business is divested, can the private sector increase sales at a higher rate than a gov. owned entitiy, which would in turn provide higher liquor tax receipts? What other cost saving measures are there? Are there expenses reflected on another entities income statement that reflect costs attritutable to the liquor biz? There are so many things to consider along with the real question, which is should the state be in the liquor biz?

    What I would like to know is if it is divested, will more liquor stores be able to open up? In my opinion Ohio is severly lacking in liquor stores. I would buy liquor more often if i could go into any kroger in ohio and buy liquor.

    in reply to: The Kasich Governorship – News & Updates #412618

    Kush
    Member

    Andrew Hall wrote >>

    Kush wrote >>

    pez wrote >>
    Outright fraud, probably not and I don’t know that anything is actually going to happen, but I’d be just as skeptical of the Dems doing it as the Reps.
    My hope is that if it is privatized, the rules of who can own/manage it are not written in such a way to exclude all but one (or a few) potential bidders.

    That is a valid concern. Again, i am not advocating the deal occur, or giving my opinion on the price, but the idea of this outright fraud is pretty absurd to me. Bankers want money, the higher the deal value the more money they make, a low value benefits no one but the buyer.

    Not fraud, negotiation. The value of an asset going forward is inherently speculative to a degree. You want to position getting the best value. Long term, the ability to work the best deals for clients is a far bigger bonus than a single payout.
    A correction – the asset is valued at 2.0 – 2.5 billion. The realization on the sale is the 1.0-1.5 billion.
    Full document here[/url]
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    You are correct, but remember when deals are done both sides have an investment bank as a representative. My biggest fear in this is that Kasich would hire an investment bank where his friends work (middle market ohio based investment bank) that does not have the size, or the experience to execute a deal like this. To me that should be the biggest concern.

    in reply to: The Kasich Governorship – News & Updates #412616

    Kush
    Member

    Again, you can sell a profitable business if the price is right. Look back at the height of the PE boom in 2006 or so, and profitable business were being sold for ridiculously high multiples, and the sellers got a great deal, and the buyers paid way too much, though the business was profitable.

    Net income doesnt mean crap, period. I work in corporate development (internal m&a) for a regional bank with over 100 billion in assets. Obviously you have heard of bank consolidation that is occuring right now. We look at banks all the time that are losing money, but are cash flow positive. There are banks that are earnings positive, but cash flow negative that we look at buying. There are so many reasons to do or not do a deal you cannot just look at whether something is earnings positive.

    Earnings can be used to evaluate comparable transactions, and assigning price multiples, but I cannot believe in this situation there are many comparable transactions. Maybe there are? I dont know enough about this deal, and have not read the investment bankers report to really give any opinions other than the thought of outright fraud occuring is pretty absurd.

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