Ouch!

shit you cant even fire people anymore, or they will sue you for some reason or another, its sad indeed!
 

Myname

Established Member
Without knowing the facts, it seems ridiculous to say that those people are in the wrong just because it is our beloved Sega involved.

If it's true I hope they get a nasty sting, Sega or not.
 
hahaha right, sega being racist....this is a new one...If this were SNK then I would say it might be true but sega, I think not... *shakes head from side to side* ;P
 

Gallstaff

Established Member
well when you think about it it's not really SEGA thats racist, but i think it's more the decision of the 1 or more people that it took to decide to fire them, not sega as a whole though.
 

Myname

Established Member
Originally posted by FAKK2@Oct. 05 2002, 5:21 am

hahaha right, sega being racist....this is a new one...If this were SNK then I would say it might be true but sega, I think not... *shakes head from side to side* ;P

Can you spell 'blinkers'?
 

Taelon

Established Member
What kills me is that this article resides on the XBox section of IGN. Now why is THAT??!!
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IGN forced by Microsoft to write more anti-Sega articles? It seems almost possible. *gasp*
 
*rushes to defend ms*

*waits two sec's to think about it*

*thinks americans sue if their pie isn't hot enough or too hot or just don't taste good enough*

*walks away*

done
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Originally posted by gamefoo21@Oct. 05 2002, 3:55 am

*thinks americans sue if their pie isn't hot enough or too hot or just don't taste good enough*

It's funny because it's true.

It's also very sad at the same time.
 

mtxblau

Mid Boss
Originally posted by gamefoo21@Oct. 05 2002, 6:55 am

*thinks americans sue if their pie isn't hot enough or too hot or just don't taste good enough*

People can sue for it, it doesn't mean they'll win.

A little bit of knowledge and a lot of ignorance is a very dangerous thing, indeed.
 

Nadius

Established Member
hehe, didn't that prompt the addition of the "Warning! Coffee is Hot!," warning to the lid?
 

mtxblau

Mid Boss
Originally posted by Zero 9@Oct. 07 2002, 5:58 pm

Like the old lady who sued McDonald's because she spilled hot coffee on herself...and won.

Case in point... and I was hoping someone would bring this one up.

"little bit of knowledge"

Woman sued McDonalds for spilling coffee on herself... and won.

"lot of ignorance"

No one seems to know that she won because a) she received third degree burns because
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McDonalds prior to the incident was told to reduce the temperature of their coffee - it turns out they were raising the temp to well over 150F (close to 190F, if I remember correctly) so that they could use less coffee powder -thus- save millions of dollars a year. The legal limit is 130F. Anything above it causes severe burns between 2 and 7 seconds; in her case - the third degree burns required skin grafting and eight(!) days in the hospital, and extensive rehabilitation, since she burned 16% of her body. FURTHERMORE, she asked for $20,000 (medical bills) in compensation but McDonald's REFUSED, so she went to court, and the rest is history.

Essentially, she won only because McDonalds was still pursuing an illegal practice, not because she is simply a klutz. AND, that year 700+ people suffered similar injuries.

Now, to address more ignorance:

The way laws can be challenged is if a case comes before the court to challenge that law. Otherwise it can't be challenged/changed. That's the essential function of the Supreme Court; re: Dred Scott. SO, if the Supreme Court doesn't take a case (on appeal, generally) then whatever the lower courts decide, that becomes law.

For instance, Forrester vs. Torricelli (I'm not sure what the case's title really is) where Forrester lost in the NJ Supreme Ct. and the U.S. Supreme Ct. decided not to review the case - setting the precedent and unwritten law that if a candidate is losing in an election, that candidate can be replaced with another candidate. I don't like the idea, it's very concept attacks the structure of the American Political System, but it stands. I chose this case because it happened just a couple days ago, so read all about it.

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Ignorance is contagious. Stop spreading it.

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I just wanted to add that there are several more details that I didn't put in regarding that one particular case - i.e. McDonald's was aware that the coffee, when served, as quoted in the case is 'unfit to drink' due to high temperatures, but also 'had no plans to change it'; do some research - there was a reason why she won $3 million.
 

antime

Extra Hard Mid Boss
Placing a container of hot liquid between one's thighs and then using force to open said container is still stupidity of the highest order.
 
Hey, it could be racism. Most of you idiots, (hell myself included) don't know anything about it other than the news story and your assumptions. So instead of making generalizations about it, why not just let it be and see what happens?
 
I wouldn't be surprised if ALL of their staff were flips. If you have 40 flips working for you and fire 12, is it racism?
 
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