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01/18/2008 03:22 PM ID: 67752 Permalink   

$3,000,000,000,000,000 Lawsuit for Katrina Victim


One of the Hurricane Katrina victims has put a rather large price tag on their pain and suffering. The mysterious plaintiff is suing the US government for $3 quadrillion. The suit was filed in filed in Baker, LA about 93 miles from New Orleans

Approximately 489,000 claims have been filed against the government because of damage caused by the levee breaks. The Army Corps of Engineers states that they have received at least 247 suits asking for at least $1 billion each.

The Army Corps of Engineers has accepted responsibility for the levees breaking, due to poor design. The city of New Orleans has also filed suit against the corps for $77 billion.

    WebReporter: notalentassclown Show Calling Card      
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is there actually that much money in existence???
  by: slavefortheman     01/18/2008 03:27 PM     
  Sure there is  
You just have to turn on the printing presses for a while, or bring back the $10k note.
  by: brinlong     01/18/2008 03:31 PM     
In the first paragraph can you put a 30 after the dollar sign. Thanks.
  by: notalentassclown     01/18/2008 03:33 PM     
  The US economy last year  
Was $13 trillion.

This is probably 200 years of the US economy.
  by: AnsweringQuestions     01/18/2008 03:39 PM     
  Austin Power  
This is like a bad Austin Power sequel: "1 Meellion Dollars"
  by: kmazzawi     01/18/2008 03:55 PM     
  Wow ..  
I haven't seen that many zeroes lined up since I was at the Star Trek convention ..
  by: WWarrior     01/18/2008 04:04 PM     
Money doesnt exist, its the best and biggest con in the world, therefore to the people running the show, they can have as much or as little as they want, its just data in a database. i mean even paper (notes) money, isnt actually money. Here in the uk, if you actually read the notes it says "I promose to pay the bearer the sum of 5/10/20/50 pounds. Note money is just bits of paper debt.

You got to hand it to these bastards, no matter how sick and twisted they are, they have come up with the best con in the world. Charging interest on money that doesnt exist!

You think when you go to the bank for borrow 100k any money actually moves anywhere? lol.. they just tap a few keys on the computer, and hey presso, you have 100k. No gold gets moved, no cash nothing...

It really makes me laugh that must people dont have a clue / even think about it.. i mean shit.. the bank of england is a private corporation!! its not run by the governement... doesnt that strike anyone else as errr ummm blantantly wrong?!?!

Sick=, twisted, evil bastards.. but damn.. pretty clever to, ya gotta admit.


  by: M4CRO_   01/18/2008 04:33 PM     
Yeah I know how the federal reserve works. But still even just basic math will show that the entire US economy doesnt even have close to this much as far as the numbers go.

Like what kmazzawi said. Sounds like a line from Austin Powers or something.
  by: slavefortheman     01/18/2008 04:42 PM     
" i mean shit.. the bank of england is a private corporation!! its not run by the governement"

Fraid not, the BoE was nationalised some time ago, and the UK government is responsible for appointing all of its senior staff.

You are sort of right on some points, stick around, you'll pick up the rest as you go, feel free to ask questions.

Gold backed economies fall apart too.
Just look at Imperial Spain, despite(actualy because) being able to import almost limitless gold from the america's, it suffered constant and huge inflation and deflation periods that ruined the country.

Zeitgeist was ok, but it also had an agenda and pushed it.
  by: AnsweringQuestions     01/18/2008 04:44 PM     
"No you little Eichmanns, can't you imagine a world where we just provide services for services? Like, we've got a guy that looks out for everyone's safety. And, we've got a guy that makes food."
"You mean a policeman and a chef?"
  by: emceay   01/18/2008 05:12 PM     
You dont understand, you havent been to college yet.

I wish I was crew on the hippy digger
  by: AnsweringQuestions     01/18/2008 05:32 PM     
I really hope these people get what they deserve after all they have been through; they are well entitled to something back, the neglect form the Government should be taken up too. On the plus side the more they get the less can be spent on Mr B/crap’s war.
  by: captainJane     01/18/2008 07:08 PM     
"I really hope these people get what they deserve after all they have been through;"

Bush and Crony Inc. believe they have already.
  by: Lurker     01/18/2008 07:12 PM     
instead of ranting about ignorance and welfare families, if this lawsuit is actually successful the next chance i get i'm moving to a US city/state that's sinking..
  by: Calilac     01/18/2008 07:39 PM     
If money isn't real, then, can I have all of yours?
  by: l´anglais     01/18/2008 08:35 PM     
  @ captainjane  
"I really hope these people get what they deserve after all they have been through; they are well entitled to something back, the neglect form the Government should be taken up too."

-You do realize don't you that every penny awarded when a court decides against the federal government comes from OUR tax dollars. It won't hurt those responsible in any way. It will only hurt taxpayers who had nothing to do with it.

And by the way, those levees didn't break because they were poorly constructed, they broke because the largest hurricane in recorded history hit the coast in a total worst case scenario. Even if they had been built to spec, spec was only category 3. We humans are so arrogant. Sometimes we should just accept that there are things in this world we are powerless in the face of.

I'm not saying the katrina victims don't deserve some help, they do. However, there is no individual who deserves $1billion. Especially when there are so many who have suffered and need a hand up. It's a shame people can't come up with a real $ amount they need to get back on their feet instead of suing for 3 quadrilion M-f-ing dollars.
  by: etown411   01/18/2008 09:07 PM     
  I've heard  
From a source (that really isnt that reputable, but hey.) That there isnt enough in the US federal reserves to back up all the notes(cash) that we hold. Anyone else heard this, or can I tell my boyfriend he's full of crap?
  by: Msavelloni   01/18/2008 09:23 PM     
That would be true, the US dollar had not been on the gold standard since 1933 and for good reason as tying your countries economy to a resource the discovery of which is unpredictable does not seem to me to be a good idea.

As for the people who start spouting that the dollar is not really worth anything you have to ask yourself how you define worth to say something like that. Anything is worth what people are willing to exchange it for so the dollar is in fact backed by the economy of the United States as it is the recognized currency of the US all good and services produced by the country are bought and paid for by the dollar so that equates to its value.
  by: gtg833b     01/18/2008 09:41 PM     
that was the best nerd comment i have heard in 5 years, bravo.
  by: DRK   01/18/2008 09:51 PM     
  Are they serious  
I believe folks should get what they deserve for their losses and should get some help.

But on the other side, many of those affected were people living off of welfare and social services.

This would be a chance to get them on their feet, give them enough to live off for a few years and afford a few nice luxuries but limited in spectrum. Then while they have no bills for a few years send them to college and help get them good jobs. Don't give them a hand out, teach the men to fish. Definately compensate them for their troubles and losses.

  by: shawn1flog   01/18/2008 10:43 PM     
  LOL @ WWarrior  
that was pretty funny ;)
  by: pas content   01/18/2008 11:17 PM     
  While I understand  
Captain Jane's misdirected sentiments, and while I understand that this is a "big high, bargain down" scheme - these people deserve no more than a couple a hundred thousand at best.

Most of these people had every opportunity to make something of their lives before Katrina hit, and didn't. Their losses were neglible in monetary terms regardless of whether it was all they had or not. Having ten grand worth of property and loosing it does not equate to a payout of 1 billion dollars to replace it all!

Sure, the government's handling of Katrina was shoddy at best, but why the hell should we give these people a hundred times what they deserve, when they've demonstrated themselves no interest in getting off their asses , and some have even gone so far as to deliberately defraud the schemes already in place ot help them. More, why should any tax payer be socked with such a penalty to support them in such a lavish and outlandish fashion??

Come on, lets get some balance going here!
  by: soshimaster   01/19/2008 03:24 PM     
  I hope they get what they deserve  
These people don't deserve anything! They knew the dangers of living below sea level and decided thats what they wanted to do and now they want me to pay for their stupidity. If you can't breath underwater for an extended period of time....Don't try to live there. Their lawyer ought to be shot too for even thinking that someone is that stupid to award anything near that amount. I hope they get what they deserve also.....A BIG FAT NOTHING ! ! !
  by: Chrobe   01/20/2008 12:18 AM     
I am going to steal a line from Peoples Court. The people that suffered should be made whole, not better than one was before this happned.While the gov't screwed up with Katrina it was the average citizens that donated time, money and other needs for it's fellow man and we should not have to pay some insane amount from our taxes. In fact there are still many charities for Katrina victims up and going and many people are still making treks down to help rebuild alibi most faith based but still people are trying to help out.

As for the City suing well they also knew the levees were not prepared to hold and should take part of the blame itself.
  by: TaraB     01/20/2008 12:32 AM     
  Ooo, a handout!  
Another case of to put it tastefully? "Someone" with an entitlement complex.
You pitch your tent on the sand then complain when it gets wet?
They should get whatever their insurance companies decide to pay them.
No insurance = no pay. Get a job, stop eating so much fried chicken, and get your fat, jambolia arse out of the house.

I've been to Louisanna and I will say the above statement to any of their faces, provided you pull the chicken bone out of their hands so I don't get mugged.
  by: aardvark   01/22/2008 11:18 AM     
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