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“I Am Mine”

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Jess in NJ wrote:
Lawsuits that are trying to recover damages I can understand. Even ones that are trying to cover future expenses that are a direct result of someone else's actions.
This crap about someone hurt my feelings or made me feel stupid, so they should pay me thousands of dollars? Or garbage like this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liebeck_v._McDon... is why I think that tort law needs to be reformed.
I agree that stuff like that is stupid, but it still boils down to trying to punish someone for doing wrong. As misguided as Stella liebeck was, her and her lawyer felt that McDonalds did something wrong. Most thinking people disagree with them, but that does not change the intent of the lawsuit. I don't see how this comparison applies to this man who was legitimately wronged and defrauded by his ex-wife.

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#79745
Feb 5, 2013
 
OK, glad to be raising daughters in a land where Beyonce can do her thing.

http://news.yahoo.com/kashmir-girl-band-break...

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I have a question. Since for the past many years, I've sat smugly aside while watching single women get depressed over Valentine's Day and this year I find myself facing a nice dish of crow... go out (with single girls) or stay in with a movie and try not to drink an entire bottle?
I'm taking the 15th off from work and booked myself a spa appointment, trying to be pro-active, and I was planning this even before the depressing news on Sunday. But now that I've actually GOTTEN the depressing news, I'm absolutely dreading V-day. I want to have surgery or something so I can be unconscious for the whole thing.
Why even worry about it? Go out with friends vs. stay in with a bottle? Why are those the choices? Instead of looking at it as "Valentine's Day", why not look at it as... "Thursday"? Do you normally go out with the girls on Thursday or put away a bottle at home? No? You normally do something else on a Thursday? Then do THAT. Its just another Thursday.

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Sam I Am wrote:
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No, no, no, no, no. Remember what Romney told us? Corporations are people.
That was the Supreme Court, dummass.
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<quoted text>Why even worry about it? Go out with friends vs. stay in with a bottle? Why are those the choices? Instead of looking at it as "Valentine's Day", why not look at it as... "Thursday"? Do you normally go out with the girls on Thursday or put away a bottle at home? No? You normally do something else on a Thursday? Then do THAT. Its just another Thursday.
And ignore the fact that, all around you, people are getting flowers, discussing their evening plans, TV shows mention it, etc.? Not very realistic.
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Feb 5, 2013
 
edogxxx wrote:
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That was the Supreme Court, dummass.
That was Romney, dumbass.

“Corporations are people, my friend,” Romney said.

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2011-08-11...

You do know there's this thing called an internet search engine which allows you to quickly search for and obtain information, right?

TSTI.

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Who was Andie? I take it something bad happened to/involving her?(I assume "her" by the spelling?)
Andie J has post #1 on this thread. She and a few others started it up when the Trib stopped using Topix for comments and we all migrated over here.

She'd kinda dropped off the radar a year or so ago and PEllen recently informed us that she had died.

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Feb 5, 2013
 
I was hoping it was not her....
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That was Andie
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And ignore the fact that, all around you, people are getting flowers, discussing their evening plans, TV shows mention it, etc.? Not very realistic.
Perhaps it is just that much different for guys, because Valentines Day plans hav never been a conversation in my workplace nor among my friends. I could not give you one example of what any friend or co-worker has ever had planned for Valentines Day. Additionally, I guess the women in my workplace are largely unlovable because the ones that recieve flowers at work are few and far between.
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squishymama wrote:
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Andie J has post #1 on this thread. She and a few others started it up when the Trib stopped using Topix for comments and we all migrated over here.
She'd kinda dropped off the radar a year or so ago and PEllen recently informed us that she had died.
Very sorry to hear that.

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The lawsuit against mcDs for the hot coffee was cmpletely justified if you know the details.

It was McDs own internal memos that lost their lawsuit for them. McDs was knowingly serving scalding hot coffee and numerous people were getting third degree burns EVERY YEAR. McDs factored in the cost of those settlements. They were a lower dollar amount than how much money they were saving on coffee by serving it at a temp hotter than the industry standard.(Hotter water = you can extract more coffee from the coffee grounds/beans.)

So McDs made a choice: Keep the water temp the same, people get burned, and they come out ahead financially.

Those internal memos that showed that McDs made that choice was the nail in the coffin. Without those memos, that proof, McDs would have won.

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squishymama wrote:
OK, glad to be raising daughters in a land where Beyonce can do her thing.
http://news.yahoo.com/kashmir-girl-band-break...
I agree.

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Feb 5, 2013
 
Weird, I can't get to the amy thread today.

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#79757
Feb 5, 2013
 
OK. Who broke today's Amy?

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Feb 5, 2013
 
Now I can. nevermind. weird glitch.

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Feb 5, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Now I can. nevermind. weird glitch.
I still can't.

I think the moderators must not like bad teeth.

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Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Perhaps it is just that much different for guys, because Valentines Day plans hav never been a conversation in my workplace nor among my friends. I could not give you one example of what any friend or co-worker has ever had planned for Valentines Day. Additionally, I guess the women in my workplace are largely unlovable because the ones that recieve flowers at work are few and far between.
I'm not usually such a girl about this stuff, believe me. But this is my first V-day as a single person in a very long time, I haven't been single very long yet, AND my ex is dating someone new. That's a tough pill to swallow. I have a lot of pain and anger, irrational as that part is, that I don't know what to do with.

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Sam I Am wrote:
You do know there's this thing called an internet search engine which allows you to quickly search for and obtain information, right?
TSTI.
Then maybe you should try it sometime?

It was a Supreme Court ruling

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...

Not arguing that I agree with it, just want you to get your facts straight. Dumbass.
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RACE wrote:
Hey! Which one of you guys is the tax preparer?
It was Andie J, and if memory serves, this is teh 2 year anniversary of her death.
I miss her.
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Sam I Am wrote:
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Who was Andie? I take it something bad happened to/involving her?(I assume "her" by the spelling?)
Go to Post #1 of this thread. She was an active Reg from teh days when Topix was linked to teh Chicago Tribune for comments on Amby.

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