So she became Secretary of State instead
bitches get it done
ah yes. this is the fandom where i have placed my affections.
some guy just caugh me looking at him. probably he things i was checking him out, but i was actually checking out his hamburger.
Stjärtmesar. Finns det sötare fåglar?
Foto: Ottenby fågelstation
These are actually my favorite type of pictures
By George I swear I am going to do this with my sisters
most of my google searches sound like a confused, gentle giant learning about how the world is cruel
cat doesn’t want to get out of nice warm bath [x]
Otters Make a Receiving Line When Guests Arrive
More at today’s Daily Otter post! Thanks to Emily, who tells us that the otters “all ran and lined up when we walked up.”
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
A few things you need to know about this hot coffee case:
- It wasn’t an issue of the coffee being because no fucking shit coffee is hot, but McDonald’s had over heated their water to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s 121C. Not just hot, but really FUCKING hot. Your fancy Starbucks lattes are brewed to 150 degrees.
- The 79 year old woman had this cup of 250F (121C) coffee between her legs when it spilled so 250F (121C) coffee spilled on her genitals
- She got third degree burns…on her genitals. THIRD DEGREE.
- She had to have skin grafts to repair the damage
- When she sued McDonald’s, it wasn’t for millions of dollars, it was for $20,000 to cover hospital costs and court fees. 20-fucking-thousand.
- McDonald’s settled and changed their heating policy, but not before making her sign a gag order keeping her from talking about this case
- So she had to live on hearing little shits like you call her stupid and money-grubbing, and other horrendous stuff because she dared ask the company in the wrong to fix what they fucked up.
I know I’ve reblogged this before tonight but so help me god, I will keep reblogging this with the proper information so everyone can maybe learn not to be an asshole. Like I said before, next person to mock this woman can have 250F (121C) water poured on their dick or lady dick and see how you like it.
So sit the fuck down, Canada.
Slow clap it out for the hot piece of sass that is my rp partner.
shit you don’t hear
I’m keeping the commentary because, y’know, truth. However, I did feel the need to clarify one point.
Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants, or the “McDonald’s Coffee” case is a frequent punching bag of advocates for “tort reform,” a propaganda campaign that is, ostensibly, designed to protect individuals from skyrocketing medical costs due to ever-increasing medical malpractice insurance premiums that doctors and hospitals have to pay.
The theory goes that there are too many lawsuits, that juries are out of control and act like slot machines that always land on 777, giving undeserving plaintiffs millions of dollars, thereby increasing costs for the rest of us.
The thing is, it’s bogus. Extremely restrictive “tort reform” measures have been put in place in many states, slashing the ability of individuals to recover just compensation for “noneconomic damages” like pain, suffering, and mental anguish. Some states, such as my home state, have added such measures through amendments to their state constitutions. But, despite the prevalence of such legislation, there has been no reduction in health care or insurance costs, nor has there been much improvement in access to care.
Stella Liebeck only sued McDonald’s after they repeatedly refused several overtures by the plaintiff to settle for the relatively limited sum of her medical expenses, approximately $20,000 as the commenter above stated. When Ms. Liebeck approached McDonald’s asking for this amount, McDonald’s counter-offered with $800. McDonald’s rejected not one but several subsequent settlement offers, and Ms. Liebeck filed her suit.
Ultimately, Ms. Liebeck prevailed (and, to address the snarkiness above, the jury did find her her 20% negligent for her own injuries), but the parties finally settled the case for an amount of less than $600,000. McDonald’s changed its corporate policy and lowered the temperature at which they brewed and served their coffee.
The point is, without people like Ms. Liebeck, there would little incentive for corporations to alter the way they do business - why make a safer, more expensive product when a cheaper, more dangerous product will generate more profit? People like Stella Liebeck are important because they force companies to admit they they have made mistakes and to change their policies, producing safer products for consumers.
very solid commentary.
STOP DISNEY FROM TRADEMARKING DIA DE LOS MUERTOS! I am signing this petition to stop Walt Disney from appropriating and exploiting Mexican religion and culture.Dia de los Muertos is a religious observance during which people, and particularly native peoples, in Mexico, the United States, and abroad, honor ancestors and loved ones who have died. This important religious, spiritual, and cultural observance pre-dates the invasion of Mexico by the Spanish. We celebrate and honor our deceased loved ones by making altars and placing offerings of food such as pan de muertos baked in shapes of skulls and figures, candles, incense, yellow marigolds known as cempaxochitl, and offering prayers and the smoke of copal.
I initially couldn’t believe this, so I verified it from another source. Ugh, I fucking hate Disney.
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION
guys this is really important
“Hello this is Disney, I want to trademark a sacred holiday practiced by millions of people in another country. Mine mine mine.”