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Rotten Beef….What's Eating You?

  • Apr 11

    First I read in the news the families of six men killed in a Utah mine cave-in sued the mine’s Ohio owners, claiming that the collapse occurred because they were harvesting coal unsafely.  Then, families of those killed in the Virginia Tech massacre would receive $100,000 each under a settlement the state is proposing to prevent lawsuits.  Today’s headline reads, Christina Silva, the beauty queen who was first crowned Miss California USA 2008 before being informed there had been a miscount, has sued the Miss Universe Organization over the ordeal. Also an audience member of the Oprah Winfrey show, Orit Greenberg is asking for more than $50,000 in medical fees and other damages from Harpo Studios, claiming she suffered “severe and permanent injuries.” She alleged falling down a flight of stairs after the pack of women-watchers were told they would be let in the studio to battle it out for the best seats.  Angel Del Valle filed a lawsuit on the behalf of his deceased wife against the Mass. Turnpike Authority and the contractors of the Big Dig.  It was reported the Del Valle family  had reached a settlement with Power Fasteners, in which they would be paid $6 million. The Del Valle family stated, “We are grateful that the Powers family company has done the right thing.”

     $6 Million Dollars? For that much money, I’d say they did the right thing too! First I’ll say the mining accident in Utah and the Virginia Tech shootings and all other stories involving loss of life were tragedies. The beauty pageant thing…? The BEST seats for the Oprah Winfrey show? WTF?

    How is suing anyone going to bring back those loved ones you lost? It’s not and you all know that already. But it sure will comfort the dear departed in the great beyond knowing you profited from their deaths, right?

    Losing someone you love near and dear is a very saddening thing to happen. Having your beauty pageant crown taken away because of a miscount? Hey Christina Silva, the USA has been living with that scenario for the past 8 YEARS, get over it! Falling down the stairs trying to get the best seats at the Oprah Winfrey show and losing out on them? Enough is enough. What’s next suing the company that prints your newspaper because you got black ink all over your fingers? While we’re at it, why don’t I sue the Department of Transportation for having traffic lights that change to fast? Because that is what happened in my last auto accident that resulted in a totaled vehicle.

    Will the passion to sue your neighbors and friends even family members ever end? I would venture to say probably not. But could you imagine a world where we all actually “did” coexist peacefully?

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