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originally posted by: alienjuggalo
a reply to: DupontDeux
Exactly why this is a great documentary. This was not a frivolous lawsuit imo and apparently the courts as well.
But Mcdes and the other PTB want you to believe it was,
originally posted by: Qumulys
a reply to: hounddoghowlie
Impossible to tell really, but I'd say the coffee Stella was served was welllll over the 180-190(f) range. Did you see the burns she suffered I posted above? That is a horrific injury. In her case, a fair judgement I'd say is to cover all medical costs, and pain and suffering/loss of earnings. She was portrayed as seeking millions, but that was not really the case.
A jury found her 20% responsible for her injuries and Maccas 80%, I'd say that is a fair judgement. But this movie is more about how that case made us all ticked off at the 'silly old biddy spilling coffee on herself'. They worked us into seeking caps on lawsuits. It's great and all until your the one needing compensation then you find out you've been stung by the backlash whipped up around this case.
Or to boil it down even more: I believe in personal responsibility.
originally posted by: maryhinge
any coffee freak like me knows coffee should never be anywhere near boiling hot as it
makes your coffee bitter
a reply to: Rob48
originally posted by: alomaha
It's an excellent documentary. Things are usually different than they seem to be at the first glance. We shouldn't make judgments so quickly.
Democratic self-government does not work, according to Plato, because ordinary people have not learned how to run the ship of state. They are not familiar enough with such things as economics, military strategy, conditions in other countries, or the confusing intricacies of law and ethics. They are also not inclined to acquire such knowledge. The effort and self-discipline required for serious study is not something most people enjoy. In their ignorance they tend to vote for politicians who beguile them with appearances and nebulous talk, and they inevitably find themselves at the mercy of administrations and conditions over which they have no control because they do not understand what is happening around them. They are guided by unreliable emotions more than by careful analysis, and they are lured into adventurous wars and victimized by costly defeats that could have been entirely avoided.
- Plato: The Failure of Democracy