Archive for American Law

And The Winner Is…..?

Posted in America, Britain, Human Rights, Insanity, Justice, Modern World, News, Political Correctness, UK, USA with tags , , , on 10/11/2013 by floroy1942

Anyone who suspects we have gone completely ‘nuts’ as a race will surely be completely convinced as they read this list of Stella Award winners:

The Stella Awards are named after 81 year-old Stella Liebeck of New Mexico who spilled hot coffee on herself and successfully sued McDonald’s. That case inspired the Stella awards for the most frivolous, ridiculous, successful lawsuits in the United States.

Here are this year’s winners:

7th Place:
Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas, was awarded $80,000 by a jury of her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was running inside a furniture store. The owners of the store were understandably surprised at the verdict, considering the misbehaving little toddler was Ms. Robertson’s son.

6th Place:
19-year-old Carl Truman of Los Angeles won $74,000 and medical expenses when his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda Accord. Mr. Truman apparently didn’t notice there was someone at the wheel of the car when he was trying to steal his neighbor’s hubcaps.

5th Place:
Terrence Dickson of Bristol, Pennsylvania, was leaving a house he had just finished robbing by way of the garage. He was not able to get the garage door to go up since the automatic door opener was malfunctioning. He couldn’t re-enter the house because the door connecting the house and garage locked when he pulled it shut. The family was on vacation, and Mr. Dickson found himself locked in the garage for eight days. He subsisted on a case of Pepsi he found, and a large bag of dry dog food. He sued the homeowner’s insurance claiming the situation caused him undue mental anguish. The jury agreed to the tune of $500,000.

4th Place:
Jerry Williams of Little Rock, Arkansas, was awarded $14,500 and medical expenses after being bitten on the buttocks by his next door neighbor’s beagle. The beagle was on a chain in its owner’s fenced yard. The award was less than sought because the jury felt the dog might have been just a little provoked at the time by Mr. Williams, who had climbed over the fence into the yard and was shooting it repeatedly with a pellet gun.

3rd Place:
A Philadelphia restaurant was ordered to pay Amber Carson of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, $113,500 after she slipped on a soft drink and broke her coccyx (tailbone). The beverage was on the floor because Ms. Carson had thrown it at her boyfriend 30 seconds earlier during an argument.

2nd Place:
Kara Walton of Claymont, Delaware, successfully sued the owner of a night club in a neighboring city when she fell from the bathroom window to the floor and knocked out her two front teeth. This occurred while Ms.Walton was trying to sneak through the window in the ladies room to avoid paying the $3.50 cover charge. She was awarded $12,000 and dental expenses.

1st Place:
This year’s runaway winner was Mrs. Merv Grazinski of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mrs. Grazinski purchased a brand new 32-foot Winnebago motor home. On her first trip home, (from an OU football game), having driven onto the freeway, she set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the drivers seat to go into the back & make herself a sandwich. Not surprisingly, the RV left the freeway, crashed and overturned. Mrs.Grazinski sued Winnebago for not advising her in the owner’s manual that she couldn’t actually do this. The jury awarded her $1,750,000 plus a new motor home. The company actually changed their manuals on the basis of this suit, just in case there were any other complete morons around.

This is so crazy you just couldn’t make it up! Next stop the asylum!

Roy.

Another Human Rights Farce

Posted in America, Britain, England, Hackers, Human Rights, Insanity, UK, USA with tags , , , on 19/10/2012 by floroy1942

Once again the Human Rights Act has been used to circumvent the law of the land and allow someone to get away with a crime that they should have been locked up for. In this particular case I am referring to Gary McKinnon, who has just escaped extradition to the USA for hacking into government computers and causing $700,000 worth of damage.

Asperger’s syndrome doesn’t seem to have effected his speech or mind judging by this interview!

His defence team cited medical reports that he suffered from asperger’s syndrome and depression and if he were to be shipped off to America to face justice there he would likely commit suicide.

The Home Secretary

After eight long years of trying to get the courts to agree to extradition, the Home Secretary Theresa May has finally changed her mind and quashed the extradition order on humanitarian grounds. Personally, I don’t give a damn if he has asperger’s syndrome or any other syndrome, the one thing that comes to mind is the old saying: “If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime!”

If his medical state is not 100% then I am sure the American justice system would have taken that into account and he would receive whatever medical treatment he needs. They would not be able to do otherwise with an English prisoner in an American jail. If anything happened to him while in prison there the political fallout would be great.

The One That Got Away

I am quite convinced that McKinnon knew full well what he was doing when he hacked into the American Defence Department and NASA computers. You don’t just stumble into such systems by accident, it takes planning. It is not something just anyone can do, it takes a huge amount of computer knowledge to get past sophisticated security systems in such places. Let’s face it, you or I wouldn’t stand a chance! So I just don’t believe all this hogwash that he was ‘looking for evidence of UFO’s’ and didn’t know what he was doing.

But now after an eight year long struggle he has finally achieved his aim of avoiding extradition, but the question still remains if he will face justice on the charges in a UK court. For that we will have to wait and see. Actually it is more likely he will be hired at a grossly exaggerated salary by some computer firm as has happened to hackers before. Sometimes I despair!

Roy.

American Muslim Prisoner Wants Daily Group Prayers

Posted in Afghanistan, America, Human Rights, Islamic Revolution, Justice, Muslim, Prison, Taliban, Terrorists, USA with tags , , , on 07/09/2012 by floroy1942

John Walker Lindh

There not being much news I can get my teeth into today, I’ve decided to rant about the American Taliban prisoner John Walker Lindh who last week had the audacity to take his case to the Indianapolis Federal Court. He contends it is a breach of Muslims human rights when they are not allowed to pray together every day in Terre Haute federal prison. Despite the security risk, the prison authorities allow the Muslim population to pray together once per week, but that is not enough to satisfy Lindh.

As an American who converted to Islam, he was arrested for supplying services to the old Taliban government of Afghanistan and carrying explosives for them, for which he received a twenty year sentence. He is taking on the might of the American justice system for his Muslim ‘brothers’, and like many before him, playing the religious rights card!

Terre Haute Federal Prison

Personally, I am sick and tired of these people who pervert righteous laws for their own ends. Yes! It is necessary for Muslims to pray five times a day and from I have read, no-one is stopping them. With Islam, its when these people get together and listen to the ravings of some Christian or Western hating cleric that the trouble starts. So many young Muslims have been filled with an over-powering hatred for the West, Christians, and anything else non-Muslim. Many fine upstanding young men have blown themselves up in a crowded place because they listened to such people.

The whole tragic story knows no end and yet, these same people have the nerve to demand their ‘human rights’, well to that I answer, what human rights did your victims have? When they ran Afghanistan, what human rights did the people have? They were slaughtered in horrific ways to satisfy the Taliban’s evil version of Sharia, the Islamic system of law.

In my opinion, convicted terrorists should receive only the most basic human rights; i.e. three meals a day and a place to sleep. Above that they should get nothing!

For Having A Few Dollars In His Pocket

That is one of the problems with modern society, we have become too soft. The justice system in most western countries goes to ridiculous lengths to pamper the ‘human rights’ of terrorists, killers, thieves and rapists. How are these people to learn that such behaviour is unacceptable unless they are given a sharp lesson. The mind boggles!

Roy.

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