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okayto: bregma: kevinrfree: charlienight: commanderbishoujo: bogleech: prokopetz: johnlockinthetardiswithdestiel: truthandglory: assbanditkirk: whoa canada someone needs to turn down that sass level Two things to know about Canada! We are smart enough to know hot things should be hot. We are sorry if you don’t fun story about the reason they do that (at least in America) once this lady spilled her McDonald’s coffee on herself and ended up getting like 3rd degree burns and since there was no warning on the cup she was able to claim she didn’t know it would be hot (or at least that hot) and won a lawsuit against McDonald’s for $1 million That’s what the media smear campaign against her would have you believe, anyway. The truth of the matter is that the McDonald’s in question had previously been cited - on at least two separate occasions - for keeping their coffee so hot that it violated local occupational health and safety regulations. The lady didn’t win her lawsuit because American courts are stupid; she won it because the McDonald’s she bought that coffee from was actively and knowingly breaking the law with respect to the temperature of its coffee at the time of the incident. (I mean, do you have any idea what a third-degree burn actually is? Third-degree burns involve “full thickness” tissue damage; we’re talking bone-deep, with possible destruction of tissue. Can you even imagine how hot that cup of coffee would have to have been to inflict that kind of damage in the few seconds it was in contact with her skin?) Yeah I’m tired of people joking about either the “stupid” woman who didn’t know coffee was hot or the “greedy” woman making up bullshit to get money. She was hideously injured by hideous irresponsibility, it was an absolutely legitimate lawsuit and the warning on the cups basically allows McDonalds to claim no responsibility even if it happens again. Every other company followed suit to cover their asses. So they can still legally serve you something that could sear off the end of your tongue or permanently demolish the front of your gums and just give you a big fat middle finger in court. “The label SAID it would be HOT, STUPID.” obligatory reblog for the great debunking of the usual ignorance spouted about this case obligatory mention that the media smear campaign to twist teh facts on this case and get public opinion against the victim was deliberate and fueled by the right wing tort reform movement it was seized upon to limit the rights of consumers to hold giant corporations accountable for wrongdoing watch the documentary Hot Coffee, it lays out all of the facts and examines the response to this case and explains why everything you think you know about this case is bullshit, and explains why tort reform is bullshit in an entertaining and informative manner The woman injured in Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants was 79 years old at the time of her injuries, and suffered third-degree burns to the pelvic region (including her thighs, buttocks, and groin), which in combination with lesser burns in the surrounding regions caused damage to an area totaling a whopping 22% of her body’s surface. These injuries that required two years of intensive medical care, including multiple skin grafts; during her hospitalization, Stella Liebeck lost around 20% of her starting body weight. She was uninsured and sued McDonald’s Restaurants for the cost of her past and projected future medical care, an estimated $20,000. The corporation offered a settlement of $800, a number so obviously ridiculous that I’m not even going to dignify it with any further explanation. The settlement number most often quoted is not the amount that the corporation actually paid; the jury in the first trial suggested a payment equal to a day or two of coffee revenues for McDonald’s, which at the time totaled more than $1 million per diem. The judge reduced the required payout to around $640,000 in both compensatory and punitive damages, and the case was later settled out of court for less than $600,000. Keep in mind that at the time, McDonald’s already had over 700 cases of complaints about coffee-related burns on file, but continued to sell coffee heated to nearly 200 degrees Fahrenheit (around 90 degrees Celsius) as a means of boosting sales (their selling point was that one could buy the coffee, drive to a second location such as work or home, and still have a piping hot beverage). This in spite of the fact that most restaurants serve coffee between 140 and 160 degrees Fahrenheit (60 to 71 degrees Celsius), and many coffee experts agree that such high temperatures are desirable only during the brewing process itself. The Liebeck case was absolutely not an example of litigation-happy Americans expecting corporations to cover their asses for their own stupidity, but we seem determined to remember it that way. It’s an issue of liability, and the allowable lengths of capitalism, and even of the way in which our society is incredibly dangerous for and punitive towards the uninsured, but it was not and is not a frivolous suit. Please check your assumptions and do your research before you turn a burn victim’s suffering into a throwaway punchline. #don’t fricking get me started on Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants the level of misinformation floating around is staggering#I know that it’s an older case but it still makes me really mad that people treat it as this big dumb thing?#the fact that the media took a serious case and turned it into what it is to us today should piss people off#the level of distortion of facts is astonishing and upsetting and nobody seems to hear about it?#sorry I’m done I just#it upsets me when a legal travesty like this is just dragged out for some#’haha americans are sOOOOOOOo dumb!!1!’ humor#I MEAN GODDAMN IF YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE FUN OF AMERICANS AT LEAST MAKE FUN OF US WITH FACTS OKAY jesus, i actually didn’t know about any of this, thanks for clearing that up Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants at the American Museum of Tort Law The McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case: Know the Facts at Consumer Attorneys of California : g If this was another country, we'd have to tell you that this coffee may be hot. Good thing this is Canada okayto: bregma: kevinrfree: charlienight: commanderbishoujo: bogleech: prokopetz: johnlockinthetardiswithdestiel: truthandglory: assbanditkirk: whoa canada someone needs to turn down that sass level Two things to know about Canada! We are smart enough to know hot things should be hot. We are sorry if you don’t fun story about the reason they do that (at least in America) once this lady spilled her McDonald’s coffee on herself and ended up getting like 3rd degree burns and since there was no warning on the cup she was able to claim she didn’t know it would be hot (or at least that hot) and won a lawsuit against McDonald’s for $1 million That’s what the media smear campaign against her would have you believe, anyway. The truth of the matter is that the McDonald’s in question had previously been cited - on at least two separate occasions - for keeping their coffee so hot that it violated local occupational health and safety regulations. The lady didn’t win her lawsuit because American courts are stupid; she won it because the McDonald’s she bought that coffee from was actively and knowingly breaking the law with respect to the temperature of its coffee at the time of the incident. (I mean, do you have any idea what a third-degree burn actually is? Third-degree burns involve “full thickness” tissue damage; we’re talking bone-deep, with possible destruction of tissue. Can you even imagine how hot that cup of coffee would have to have been to inflict that kind of damage in the few seconds it was in contact with her skin?) Yeah I’m tired of people joking about either the “stupid” woman who didn’t know coffee was hot or the “greedy” woman making up bullshit to get money. She was hideously injured by hideous irresponsibility, it was an absolutely legitimate lawsuit and the warning on the cups basically allows McDonalds to claim no responsibility even if it happens again. Every other company followed suit to cover their asses. So they can still legally serve you something that could sear off the end of your tongue or permanently demolish the front of your gums and just give you a big fat middle finger in court. “The label SAID it would be HOT, STUPID.” obligatory reblog for the great debunking of the usual ignorance spouted about this case obligatory mention that the media smear campaign to twist teh facts on this case and get public opinion against the victim was deliberate and fueled by the right wing tort reform movement it was seized upon to limit the rights of consumers to hold giant corporations accountable for wrongdoing watch the documentary Hot Coffee, it lays out all of the facts and examines the response to this case and explains why everything you think you know about this case is bullshit, and explains why tort reform is bullshit in an entertaining and informative manner The woman injured in Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants was 79 years old at the time of her injuries, and suffered third-degree burns to the pelvic region (including her thighs, buttocks, and groin), which in combination with lesser burns in the surrounding regions caused damage to an area totaling a whopping 22% of her body’s surface. These injuries that required two years of intensive medical care, including multiple skin grafts; during her hospitalization, Stella Liebeck lost around 20% of her starting body weight. She was uninsured and sued McDonald’s Restaurants for the cost of her past and projected future medical care, an estimated $20,000. The corporation offered a settlement of $800, a number so obviously ridiculous that I’m not even going to dignify it with any further explanation. The settlement number most often quoted is not the amount that the corporation actually paid; the jury in the first trial suggested a payment equal to a day or two of coffee revenues for McDonald’s, which at the time totaled more than $1 million per diem. The judge reduced the required payout to around $640,000 in both compensatory and punitive damages, and the case was later settled out of court for less than $600,000. Keep in mind that at the time, McDonald’s already had over 700 cases of complaints about coffee-related burns on file, but continued to sell coffee heated to nearly 200 degrees Fahrenheit (around 90 degrees Celsius) as a means of boosting sales (their selling point was that one could buy the coffee, drive to a second location such as work or home, and still have a piping hot beverage). This in spite of the fact that most restaurants serve coffee between 140 and 160 degrees Fahrenheit (60 to 71 degrees Celsius), and many coffee experts agree that such high temperatures are desirable only during the brewing process itself. The Liebeck case was absolutely not an example of litigation-happy Americans expecting corporations to cover their asses for their own stupidity, but we seem determined to remember it that way. It’s an issue of liability, and the allowable lengths of capitalism, and even of the way in which our society is incredibly dangerous for and punitive towards the uninsured, but it was not and is not a frivolous suit. Please check your assumptions and do your research before you turn a burn victim’s suffering into a throwaway punchline. #don’t fricking get me started on Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants the level of misinformation floating around is staggering#I know that it’s an older case but it still makes me really mad that people treat it as this big dumb thing?#the fact that the media took a serious case and turned it into what it is to us today should piss people off#the level of distortion of facts is astonishing and upsetting and nobody seems to hear about it?#sorry I’m done I just#it upsets me when a legal travesty like this is just dragged out for some#’haha americans are sOOOOOOOo dumb!!1!’ humor#I MEAN GODDAMN IF YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE FUN OF AMERICANS AT LEAST MAKE FUN OF US WITH FACTS OKAY jesus, i actually didn’t know about any of this, thanks for clearing that up Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants at the American Museum of Tort Law The McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case: Know the Facts at Consumer Attorneys of California
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great-quotes: [Image] I Don’t Want to Look Back and Wish I Had Spent a Few More Hours StudyingMORE COOL QUOTES!: I'm going through the tough time in life where I must truly choose what I value most. My thesis and schooling are very labor intensive. I'm very tired from reading all the time. It's very easy for me to want to play PlayStation and MLB the Show all day every day, but I really have to fight that. Anthony Bourdain once said "There's a man in me who wants nothing more than to smoke weed all day, sleep in bed, and watch movies. Every day is a battle to not be that man." It's easy to want to be lazy. Some days all I want to do is watch movies. Some days I'm ready to retire at 3pm so I can kick my feet up and drink a beer and forget everything. The real challenge is that right now I'm in my little corner, lamp overhead, and book at my side because allI've done for the day is read. Going on 8 hours now. I want to be done and I want to call it quits. But I can't There's the me in here that realizes 8 hours isn't enough. My thesis won't write itself. Grad Schools aren't coming to me. I need to realize that when this is done, I'll have done more for myself and hopefully the world than I ever would have done by instead just playing baseball games. I invest $200 in debt to take the GRE again because the guy I need (or want) to be requires I do better the second time through. Because I don't want to look back on my life 30 years from now and wish I had only spent a few more hours studying or working, and realized those few hours literally could have opened up an entirely different universe of opportunities for me. Time to get serious, yo. great-quotes: [Image] I Don’t Want to Look Back and Wish I Had Spent a Few More Hours StudyingMORE COOL QUOTES!

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boystop: leplastiquedick: boystop: Article: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/atlanta/exclusive-man-pours-boiling-water-on-gay-atlanta-couple-in-bed/164943370 Anthony Marquez’s links for donation. https://www.gofundme.com/t8umr5as https://www.gofundme.com/hrrpb9e4 BOOST THIS!! Thank you for reblogging this. It actually happened on the same street as me and I cant get it off my mind. I really hope these guys are gonna be okay. Please donate if you can.: Police: Man pours boiling water on gay Atlanta couple in bed by: Kimberly Richardson Updated: Mar 17, 2016 - 2:41 PM My name is Vickie and I am a friend of Jaya Tolbert's family. On February 12 2016, Jaya's son Marquez was visiting a friend when they were brutally attacked and doused with a pot of boiling hot water while they lay sleeping Their attacker has been charged with Aggrevated Battery. You see, Marquez and his friend were attacked simply because of who they chose to love. Marquez suffered severe burns to his face, neck, arms, and back that required skin graft surgeory. I cannot mention the name of his friend to protect the privacy of his family. But I will tell you his burns were so extreme that he is still in an induced coma in intensive care Their attacker is the boyfriend of Marquez's friend's mother. He didn't fore warn them and there was no altercation before the incident. They had no idea of the hatred he held in his heart. It was a ruthless attack that no one deserves. After they were burned, their attacker forced them out of the home, showing no remorse. They had to go door to door searching for help. The first doors they knocked on, the tennants would not help them My name is Diyawn, my cousin Anthony Gooden Jr. is suffering with 2nd and 3rd degree burns over more than 60% of his body. On Feb. 12th Anthony and his boyfriend Marquez were attacked by a family friend at The Alexandria Landing apartment Complex in College Park where Gooden lived with his mom. They came in from working a 12 hr shift and were asleep, it was then that they were attacked, waken to hot scalding water thrown on the both of them. Anthony has suffered burns to his entire face, neck, back, arms, chest and head. He has had to get grafs from both legs and buttocks area to repair some of the damage caused from the burns. boystop: leplastiquedick: boystop: Article: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/atlanta/exclusive-man-pours-boiling-water-on-gay-atlanta-couple-in-bed/164943370 Anthony Marquez’s links for donation. https://www.gofundme.com/t8umr5as https://www.gofundme.com/hrrpb9e4 BOOST THIS!! Thank you for reblogging this. It actually happened on the same street as me and I cant get it off my mind. I really hope these guys are gonna be okay. Please donate if you can.
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gullshriek: shelbycragg: shelbycragg: Hello! My name is Shelby Cragg, and I’m part of the team that is creating NEO-KOSMOS.com, a free to read webcomic about kids raised in isolation on an alien space station. Along with my co-creator Amber Rogers and our animator Adrienne Garcia, we have been creating a comic that is meant to feel more like a cartoon. As such, it is very labor intensive! Right now, NEOKOSMOS is a labor of love, and I have been sacrificing almost all of my free time working on it instead of taking on freelance work. I do have a part-time job, but that is often not enough to cover my living expenses. That’s why I am asking for your help! With your donations, I can continue to support myself while I work on NEO-KOSMOS and all related projects. So, what is in it for you guys? Currently, I am offering weekly streams for patrons, access to high-res panels for wallpapers, and if our first stretch goal is met, you will get access to other NEOKOSMOS related projects and processes. If I can gain enough support, I can even start offering NK merchandise and lots more goodies! Thank you for your time and consideration. Your support means so much to me!Click here to support NEO-KOSMOS on Patreon for as little as $1 a month! Evening reblog! We are over halfway to our first goal– previews of a secret NK related project! neokosmos is excellent! please check it out and give them some money if you enjoy it! : Dpatreon gullshriek: shelbycragg: shelbycragg: Hello! My name is Shelby Cragg, and I’m part of the team that is creating NEO-KOSMOS.com, a free to read webcomic about kids raised in isolation on an alien space station. Along with my co-creator Amber Rogers and our animator Adrienne Garcia, we have been creating a comic that is meant to feel more like a cartoon. As such, it is very labor intensive! Right now, NEOKOSMOS is a labor of love, and I have been sacrificing almost all of my free time working on it instead of taking on freelance work. I do have a part-time job, but that is often not enough to cover my living expenses. That’s why I am asking for your help! With your donations, I can continue to support myself while I work on NEO-KOSMOS and all related projects. So, what is in it for you guys? Currently, I am offering weekly streams for patrons, access to high-res panels for wallpapers, and if our first stretch goal is met, you will get access to other NEOKOSMOS related projects and processes. If I can gain enough support, I can even start offering NK merchandise and lots more goodies! Thank you for your time and consideration. Your support means so much to me!Click here to support NEO-KOSMOS on Patreon for as little as $1 a month! Evening reblog! We are over halfway to our first goal– previews of a secret NK related project! neokosmos is excellent! please check it out and give them some money if you enjoy it!

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wildland-hymns: ultrafacts: How on earth would you feed a city of over 200,000 people when the land around you was a swampy lake? Seems like an impossible task, but the Aztec managed it by creating floating gardens known as chinampas, then they farmed them intensively. These ingenious creations were built up from the lake bed by piling layers of mud, decaying vegetation and reeds. This was a great way of recycling waste from the capital city Tenochtitlan. Each garden was framed and held together by wooden poles bound by reeds and then anchored to the lake floor with finely pruned willow trees. The Aztecs also dredged mud from the base of the canals which both kept the waterways clear and rejuvenate the nutrient levels in the gardens. A variety of crops were grown, most commonly maize or corn, beans, chillies, squash, tomatoes, edible greens such as quelite and amaranth. Colourful flowers were also grown, essential produce for religious festivals and ceremonies. Each plot was systematically planned, the effective use of seedbeds allowed continuous planting and harvesting of crops. Between each garden was a canal which enabled canoe transport. Fish and birds populated the water and were an additional source of food. [x] (Fact Source) For more facts, follow Ultrafacts This is literally so cool. Not only does it contribute to spacial efficiency, but the canals would easily keep pests, weeds, and possibly even diseases out of the respective plots. Companion planting and bio-intensive planting would be so much easier. Water-wise systems would be inherently present. Plus it looks so super neat aesthetically. I am just all about this. another dent in the “europeans civilized the world” theory : The Aztecs once fed 200,000 people in inarable swampy land by creating floating gardens that they farmed extensively. Ultrafacts.tumblr.com wildland-hymns: ultrafacts: How on earth would you feed a city of over 200,000 people when the land around you was a swampy lake? Seems like an impossible task, but the Aztec managed it by creating floating gardens known as chinampas, then they farmed them intensively. These ingenious creations were built up from the lake bed by piling layers of mud, decaying vegetation and reeds. This was a great way of recycling waste from the capital city Tenochtitlan. Each garden was framed and held together by wooden poles bound by reeds and then anchored to the lake floor with finely pruned willow trees. The Aztecs also dredged mud from the base of the canals which both kept the waterways clear and rejuvenate the nutrient levels in the gardens. A variety of crops were grown, most commonly maize or corn, beans, chillies, squash, tomatoes, edible greens such as quelite and amaranth. Colourful flowers were also grown, essential produce for religious festivals and ceremonies. Each plot was systematically planned, the effective use of seedbeds allowed continuous planting and harvesting of crops. Between each garden was a canal which enabled canoe transport. Fish and birds populated the water and were an additional source of food. [x] (Fact Source) For more facts, follow Ultrafacts This is literally so cool. Not only does it contribute to spacial efficiency, but the canals would easily keep pests, weeds, and possibly even diseases out of the respective plots. Companion planting and bio-intensive planting would be so much easier. Water-wise systems would be inherently present. Plus it looks so super neat aesthetically. I am just all about this. another dent in the “europeans civilized the world” theory 

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