May 31st, 2005

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Woman Suing Over Perfume Allergy Awarded $10 Million

Woman says she had an allergic reaction to a co-worker's perfume, and was fired out of discrimination. So she sues and gets TEN FUCKING MILLION. Am I alone is thinking this is just STUPID? I hate the fact that the legal system in this country allows this sort of thing.

As a side note, the company is appealing, saying that tried to accommodate her allergy by asking the other woman to stop wearing the perfume. and also modified her schedule so she wouldn't come into contact with the other woman. According to them, she was fired for not coming to work.

I hate it here.
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Burn The World

Harmful Books? Only To Those That Would Control You

Amusing...seems a conservative website had "a panel of 15 conservative scholars and public policy leaders" help them compile a list of what they consider to be the "10 Most Harmful Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries". Funny, isn't it, how any group that wants to "prove a point" can gather together a group of people to prove it...assuming they gather those people that follow their way of thinking. That's not fact, friends, that's just another babbling cult.

As you can expect, this list contains some of the biggest names/titles in philosophical and governmental writings, all the types and styles of literature that encourage you to think and question instead of blindly following...or, at the very least, acquaint you with what a lunatic sounds like, so you'll stop listening to (and electing) them. I tend to agree with maxomai, this should be required reading. Hell, I'm pretty certain I own most of these.

Remember, no matter what anyone tells you, it's your world, too. You should have a say in it...and you can't have a say until you learn how to speak. At the same time, you have to remember, everyone else has a say, too.
Veritas / Aequitas

Permanent Account, Anyone?

OK, kids. LJ has announced a 24 hour permanent account sale. A permanent account is the ultimate prize for a LiveJournal addict, comes with 50 user pictures and all of the current paid features, and has the added convenience in never having to pay for your account again. Considering that they've added a lot of features since the last permanent account sale two years ago, they've upped the price a little, but still, at $150 USD, it's fair. The sale starts Tuesday, June 7th (midnight EST) and will last until Wednesday, June 8th (midnight EST).

These don't sell often (last time was 2 years ago). Obviously, it's not for everyone...Hell, the post in news about it is heavily sprinkled with people whining about how it's not worth it to them to pay this much for it unless it comes with more user icons than you could possibly ever use in a lifetime (those people scare me; how many damn icons does any one person really need? Especially when they are boring!). Lots of people don't use their journals enough to justify paying for a permaccount. Hey, fine, nothing wrong with that. However, if you do use it a lot, plan to keep doing so, and have the cash, this is your chance.

Join us. The few, the proud, the elite...The Permanent.
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