Thursday, February 14, 2008

$54 million

Why couldn't this have been my computer?
Is your laptop worth $54 million?

Raelyn Campbell of Washington, D.C., is suing Richfield-based Best Buy for that amount after it lost her laptop computer while it was in for repairs.

Campbell, who could not be reached Tuesday, filed a negligence lawsuit suit against the company in Washington Superior Court on Nov. 16, seeking fair compensation for replacement of the $1,100 computer and extended warranty, plus expenses related to identity theft protection.
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Best Buy spokeswoman Nissa French said in an e-mail that Campbell "was offered and collected $1,110.35" as well as "a $500 gift card for her inconvenience."
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Campbell said that she doesn’t really expect to get $54 million, but chose the amount to attract attention to her case. It’s the same amount a D.C. judge sought against a dry cleaner last year that lost a pair of his pants.
StarTribune
I could understand her lawsuit if she hadn't already taken the money. The cost of her laptop, plus taking a five-hundred dollar gift card makes me wonder exactly what she hopes to accomplish with her lawsuit. It also makes me wish more for a law against frivolous lawsuits heh

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Slow

I'm moving. I have the internet disconnected at home (I'm at work atm) so I won't be posting or visiting much until I get moved.

Financially I can't live out here alone :)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Thompson endorses Juan McCain

According to The Washington Post, Fred Thompson has decided to back Juan McCain.

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/02/08/fred_thompson_backs_mccain.html

Fred Thompson Backs McCain

By Michael D. Shear
Fred Thompson, the one-time Republican presidential candidate, endorsed Sen. John McCain Friday, calling on the party to "close ranks" behind the presumed nominee.

"This is no longer about past preferences or differences. It is about what is best for our country and for me that means that Republican should close ranks behind John McCain," Thompson said in a statement reported by the Associated Press.


WHAT THE EFF?!?! AAAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!

Are there no Conservatives that are willing to actually take a freaking stand in this election?

The only choice we have now it to make sure we elect Conservative candidates to the House and Senate. Our state Representatives and Senators are just as critical. This will be the only way we will be able to keep our wonderful President under control.

Regardless of what Fred says, I seriously do not think I can vote for McCain with a clear conscience.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Rep. Lantos Dead

WASHINGTON - Rep. Tom Lantos, who as a teenager twice escaped from a Nazi-run forced labor camp in Hungary and became the only Holocaust survivor to win a seat in Congress, has died. He was 80.

Spokeswoman Lynne Weil said Lantos, a Californian, died early Monday at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center in suburban Maryland. He was surrounded by his wife, Annette, two daughters, and many of his 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Annette Lantos said in a statement that her husband's life was "defined by courage, optimism, and unwavering dedication to his principles and to his family."

Lantos, a Democrat who chaired the House Foreign Affairs Committee, disclosed last month that he had been diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus. He said at the time that he would serve out his 14th term but would not seek re-election in his Northern California district, which takes in the southwest portion of San Francisco and suburbs to the south including Lantos' home of San Mateo.

Yahoo News
Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Update

A friend told me that the site will not load up in IE (7). It will load, but then you would get an error and IE would close (I tried it and sure enough, it was bad).

I have no clue what happened, I don't use IE much, so I didn't know. I took out quite a bit of things and it seems to be working now.

If anyone is using IE and experiences a problem, let me know; thanks.

Water Wars

Water Wars

Great Satan's 13th Colony might be getting more turf - and water. Tennessee would lose parts of East Ridge, Chattanooga and other areas if Georgia lawmakers, angling for aqua access, win a border moving time travelling (1826?) contest in the Georgia State House.

The largest state east of the mighty Mississippi, Georgia has her hands full - supplying water to Alabama, Florida and South Carolina. Hotlanta is the only major city in Great Satan that is not near a coast or a gigantic lake.

Lookout Mountain, Ga., surveyor Bart Crattie, who has written about flawed surveys in 1818 and 1826 that set the boundary, said if the border is moved about a mile north to match the 35th degree of north latitude, Tennessee could lose property from North Carolina in the east to the Mississippi River in the west.

"It would take (into Georgia) the whole city of East Ridge, East Brainerd, all of
St. Elmo, a big part of Lookout Mountain and East Lake"
No diss y'all, yet being fully stocked on hillbillies already, the promise of even more seems a bit selfish.

Georgia's resolution, cranked out on Wednesday, would create a border potentators league to hook up with other borderliners in TN and North Cackalackey to fix probs that Yee Hawlander lawyers openly reckon were incorrectly created with ancient naval navigation devices way back in 1818.

"Historians say mathematician James Camak, who led the team, begged the state to
provide him the latest equipment, but instead he had to rely on an English
sextant -- an instrument more familiar to sea captains than land surveyors.
Other stories say Camak's team was scared away by an American Indian party."

The 35th parallel cuts through a southern dip of the Tennessee River just upstream from Nickajack Dam, north of the current state line.

Peach State Sen. Preston Smith, R-Rome, said earlier this week that Georgia has

"a rightful claim to the land."

Tennessee House Majority Leader Gary Odom, D-Music City joked about militarizing
the border with troops and heavy weaponry.
"I think we need to have our militia down there."
The Empire State of the South's own Sen. Shafer said Tennessee is welcome to do so — provided the troops don’t violate Georgia's turf - no prob.
"As long as they don't deploy south of the 35th parallel."