Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Of lawsuits and crazy persons.

First post of the new year..and it's only the 8th. Wow, I'm getting better at this. Har har.

Just wanted to put up my opinion of AP articles headlined "Katrina's victims ask for huge checks." Other headlines say the damages claims are over 3 Quadrillion (with a Q)dollars. While technically true, this is so horrendously misleading as to really do harm to the AP's overall credibility. In short, ONE person filed a suit for 3 quadrillion dollars. 247 people filed claims over $1 billion. So, because there are crazy pro-se litigants in Louisiana who are suing the government, we all get painted as having our hand out yet again. I think I speak for many ACoE "victims" when I say to all levels of government, keep your 'handouts' and just stay the fuck out of my way.

Moreover, AP: GFY. Thanks for giving the idiots around the nation more ammo.

Additionally, to those who cluck their tongues in dismay at people in "this part of the world" for our collossal stupidity, laziness, and dependency: GFY. You have no idea how hard life is here. I would argue this is the worst/most difficult place to live in the developed world. Certainly the most dangerous.^1 And hey, America, how are those freezes and floods in the west treatin' you? PS, you'll soon find out you're not in such "good hands."

Speaking of "good hands" and on a lighter note, I'll try to post the photos and videos from the BCS Championship. Kayla is good to me..she let me have the single ticket that became available to go with Teddy. Needless to say, Kayla's going to Greece. :)
1. I footnoted a blog post. Hellz yeah. Anyway, from an article re: the murder rate:

The FBI's rankings for 2007 will not be out until much later in the year, but New Orleans' population is thought to be 295,450, which would mean a rate of about 71 homicides per 100,000 people.

To put that in perspective, the murder rate per capita for Colombia, the worst in the world, is 61. If you'll remember from a previous post, even if you assume a nearly pre-K population, we're among the top 3 in the US.