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Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:45 pm

Three quadrillion dollars. That's with a Q kids.

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Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:48 pm

15 minutes of fame coming up...  sarcastic 
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Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:49 pm

Wow, they wont even get a fraction of that.
 
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Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:52 pm

Three quadrillion dollars?! Does the US even have that much money?
 
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Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:54 pm

Reminds me of the man who walked into a Minneapolis' Hennepin County Medical Center's pharmacy with an obviously forged prescription.

It simply said: "1 POUND MOPHINE"

IIRC, he was genuinely surprised when the cops showed up while he was waiting for his prescription to be filled.
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Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:55 pm



Quote:
"There's no way on earth you can figure it out," he said. "The trauma these people have undergone is unlike anything that has occurred in the history of our country."

Something tells me the scores of massacred Native Americans and African slaves would have done anything to trade places with a Katrina victim...

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Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:56 pm



Quoting LTU932 (Reply 3):
Three quadrillion dollars?! Does the US even have that much money?

They could extend the foreign borrowing for the war effort I guess. Quite a ridiculous story.



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Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:58 pm



Quoting YOWza (Reply 6):
They could extend the foreign borrowing for the war effort I guess. Quite a ridiculous story.

It is ridiculous. I mean, how the hell can they demand an amount of money that probably equals the yearly national budget of all EU countries plus US, Canada and Mexico combined? I hope common sense will prevail and this suit won't go beyond the preliminary hearing.
 
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Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:01 pm

HellO? Could someone please tell these people they have no legal grounds to sue the government? Nothing says the government has any obligation to protect people from fires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, ice storms, mouse infestations or anything else except military enemies.

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Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:01 pm



Quoting PC12Fan (Thread starter):
Katrina Victims Sue US Goverment For Total Of....

They get what they deserve for electing a corrupt local government. Those levees COULD have been built better but for lack of funding or interest by their local government.
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Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:04 pm



Quoting LTU932 (Reply 7):
It is ridiculous. I mean, how the hell can they demand an amount of money that probably equals the yearly national budget of all EU countries plus US, Canada and Mexico combined? I hope common sense will prevail and this suit won't go beyond the preliminary hearing.

Of course this will go nowhere, this is just typical jockeying for position that is all to common in the states.

I can't get into it in too much detail but a us company we did contract for tried to hit us up for close to 300 times the value of the work done. Idiots...

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Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:13 pm

Anyone else picture the guy asking for this in a Dr. Evil-esque manner?
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Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:16 pm



Quoting IflyKPDX (Reply 11):
Anyone else picture the guy asking for this in a Dr. Evil-esque manner?

thats exactly what I was thinking.  rotfl 
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Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:44 pm



Quoting PC12Fan (Thread starter):
Three quadrillion dollars.



Quoting Aloges (Reply 1):
15 minutes of fame coming up...



Quoting Mike89406 (Reply 2):
Wow, they wont even get a fraction of that.

What, the money or the 15 ninutes....

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 3):
Does the US even have that much money?

The WORLD doesn't have that much money...

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 7):
an amount of money that probably equals the yearly national budget of all EU countries plus US, Canada and Mexico combined

The US Budget for 2007 was 2.77 trillion.... 3 quadrillion would pay that for over 1000 years....
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Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:57 pm



Quoting Maidensgator (Reply 13):
The WORLD doesn't have that much money...

Look at it from the bright side: given the current exchange rate, at least they didn't sue for 3 quatrillion Euros.  Wink
 
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Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:03 pm

From what I just heard on the radio, the 3 Quadrillion dollar lawsuit is actually from a single person, a banker, who lived 93 miles from New Orleans. An approximate total of 450,000 claims/lawsuits have been filed against the US government over Katrina. The only REAL thing that I could see them suing for is for the levies that broke, however, who would want to live in a city that lies well below sea level, right next to the gulf of mexico? Even if it is a helluva place to get drunk, piss in the street, and take home a $20 hooker all in one night.

These people mostly had hurricane insurance, but flood insurance is something different. It's something they SHOULD have gone after with their insurance policies. I mean, you can't even bury the dead underground in New Orleans!

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Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:03 pm



Quoting IflyKPDX (Reply 11):
Anyone else picture the guy asking for this in a Dr. Evil-esque manner?


Three QuadRILLION dollars..

I think the guy who filed that claim should be deported to some remote island... There is NO WAY IN HELL that his suffering + loss of items, property, ETC. is worth three quadrillion dollars. These people just want to be lazy and not have to work for their money. > Sad
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Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:17 pm

The lawsuit's a joke, nothing more than an attention getter, and it obviously worked. That said:

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 9):
They get what they deserve for electing a corrupt local government.

.....not to mention an irresponsible, uncompassionate national leader with direct subordinates, all of whom who don't shit from second base...

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 9):
Those levees COULD have been built better but for lack of funding or interest by their local government

.....oh God.....do we have to go over the federally-managed/funded/operated Army Corps of Engineer design/build screwup's again???

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 15):
who would want to live in a city that lies well below sea level, right next to the gulf of mexico? Even if it is a helluva place to get drunk, piss in the street, and take home a $20 hooker all in one night.

Really nice swipe there, Phil  sarcastic  . Here's the other cheek  wink  .

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Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:33 pm



Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 17):
Here's the other cheek .

And my tongue was in the side of mine when I said that....

Ease up big Easy!

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Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:35 pm

um i think he'd have to sue the world for this one
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Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:38 pm

On the local radio station, they were talking about how a quadrillion pennies stacked on top of each other would reach from the earth to Saturn! LOL. That's a lot of pocket change!

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Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:38 pm

"So there, LeRoy. How much you gonna git from that Fed'ral govermint fir that old shack of yer's?"

"Oh, 'bout a million dollars. You spoze that's enuff, Zeke?"

"I dunno, LeRoy. We's in New Orleans. Them property values is a rising, ya know. If I's was you, I say you shud git at least a zillion dollars."
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Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:47 pm

If we pay will they take the last few refugees out of San Antonio?
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Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 21):
"So there, LeRoy. How much you gonna git from that Fed'ral govermint fir that old shack of yer's?"

"Oh, 'bout a million dollars. You spoze that's enuff, Zeke?"

"I dunno, LeRoy. We's in New Orleans. Them property values is a rising, ya know. If I's was you, I say you shud git at least a zillion dollars."

You gotta translate that to Cajun, Mark  wink 

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 22):
If we pay will they take the last few refugees out of San Antonio?

Only if you take the hoards of illegals back  wink 

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Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:01 pm



Quoting UAL747 (Reply 15):
who would want to live in a city that lies well below sea level, right next to the gulf of mexico?

The Dutch seem to be managing pretty well, and it's most of the country in their case plus the English Channel / North Sea which can put on quite a show as well.  sarcastic  Do you think the same about San Francisco, all of Taiwan, all of Bangladesh and any other area at risk of being struck by a natural disaster?

Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 17):
.....not to mention an irresponsible, uncompassionate national leader with direct subordinates, all of whom who don't shit from second base...

That "hell of a job" thing comes to mind...
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Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:04 pm



Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 23):
Only if you take the hoards of illegals back wink

Then who will do the rebuilding?
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Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:10 pm



Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 25):
Then who will do the rebuilding?

Somehow I think we'd get along just fine without the undocumented ones that you and I continue to pay for...

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Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:54 am

What the hell would he do with that much?????????????

No one in the worl needs that much money what a farce, hopefully this cockhead gets nothing.
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Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:09 am

You know, when I sued for that amount, I begged and pleaded with the powers that be to keep it under wraps. Sorry guys. I'm a greedy S.O.B, what can I say?  Wink
 
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Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:10 am

Supposing they win, lets see how long it would take the U.S. to pay up. Seeing as the gross national product was 13.13 trillion in 2006 (or 13.13 times 10 to the 12) and 3 quadrillion (3 times ten to the 150) is what they want, you divide one into the other and see that the debt would take 228.5 years to pay off.

So, these victims are asking everyone in the US to contribute 100% of their incomes to them for the next 228.5 years. Sounds reasonable!
 
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Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:16 am

Three words...Act Of God.
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Quoting RJdxer (Reply 30):
Act Of God

Which one?
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Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:20 am



Quoting LTU932 (Reply 7):
I mean, how the hell can they demand an amount of money that probably equals the yearly national budget of all EU countries plus US, Canada and Mexico combined?

That is about 50 times the Gross National Product for the ENTIRE WORLD!

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