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(Fox News)   Woman sues Match.com for $10 million on the grounds that they didn't accurately predict that he would try to kill her with a butcher knife when she dumped him after eight days   (foxnews.com) divider line 151
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2013-01-24 12:33:32 PM
I wonder why she got dumped after 8 days.

Or a better question, how did he keep it going for that long?
 
2013-01-24 12:34:09 PM
Sounds like the biatch deserved it; get off my lawn.
 
2013-01-24 12:35:03 PM
I love those retarded commercials for those stir events where they try to make you think it's all attractive people. Notice there isn't an ugly person in sight? Yeah right...
 
2013-01-24 12:35:35 PM
Ok; for everyone who wasn't paying attention last time:


NEVER TAKE A DATE TO YOUR PLACE OF RESIDENCE ON YOUR FIRST DATE!

/ I'd say that it isn't advisable to take them to your place of residence before you get to know them

// also; never include your home address in any online account
 
2013-01-24 12:35:47 PM
I can see this from an eharmony hookup, but not a Match.com
 
2013-01-24 12:36:17 PM
I'll be brief.

The lawyers are going to kill this lady.. in court.
 
2013-01-24 12:37:07 PM
FTA: "The 50-year-old real estate agent and mother of two said the attack left her hospitalized for months. She endured three head surgeries and a seizure. While she was in the hospital, Beckman said Ridley killed an Arizona woman he met on the same website."

Predict what again, subby?

I don't even think you'll need the horoscopes page for this one...
 
2013-01-24 12:37:11 PM
claims site doesn't properly scan applicants

Scan? Like the TSA?
 
2013-01-24 12:37:22 PM
"They don't say one in five are killed," said Beckman

Lifetime just found their next original movie. Who would Beckman sue if she had met Wade at a bar? Budweiser? You can be sure SOMEONE would be getting sued.
 
2013-01-24 12:37:28 PM
You can meet crazy farking people on the internet. News at 11.
 
2013-01-24 12:37:44 PM

iheartscotch: Ok; for everyone who wasn't paying attention last time:


NEVER TAKE A DATE TO YOUR PLACE OF RESIDENCE ON YOUR FIRST DATE!

/ I'd say that it isn't advisable to take them to your place of residence before you get to know them

// also; never include your home address in any online account


This. Take a complicated route home after the date as well, in case they try to follow you. Or, you know, don't ever meet potential mates online.
 
2013-01-24 12:38:02 PM
If I ever get a divorce, Im jumping straight into the online dating scene. shiat sounds like its poppin.

/CCW for the win
 
2013-01-24 12:39:25 PM
If any of you hotter farkettes (you weren't featured in a People of Walmart video) want to hook up, I am totaly not crazy and/or probably won't kill you.
 
2013-01-24 12:39:30 PM
Sounds like someone has mounting medical bills that she cannot afford and is getting desperate.

Hell, it may work, McDonald's had to pay up when that one dumb-ass spilled hot coffee on themselves.

Though, on the flip side, should you be able to sue the bar you got picked up in if the guy who picked you up turns out to be a psychopathic killer?
 
2013-01-24 12:39:30 PM
I assume if you are a Las Vegas realtor, you are a horrible person.
 
2013-01-24 12:39:34 PM
How about don't f*ck strangers you met on the internet?

I know that might ruin the bathroom shenanigans at Fark parties but it's just common sense.
 
2013-01-24 12:39:52 PM

Farce-Side: don't ever meet potential mates online.


what about Fark Parties?
 
2013-01-24 12:40:01 PM
And here I thought "you're a great guy and I really like you, but there's no chemistry" was bad.

I've successfully avoided the axe murderers, apparently
 
2013-01-24 12:40:34 PM

Kristoph57: I'll be brief.

The lawyers are going to kill this lady.. in court.


Maybe not, with these you never hear the details. Who knows if there is evidence that match.com knowingly allows dangerous people to remain on their site.

Example: Say this guy was complained about multiple times and the staff did nothing about it.

Could be just a money grab for a settlement but a lot fo times the frivolous nature of the case is only because they don't specify the details. The McDonlads coffee case should be a reminder of that.
 
2013-01-24 12:40:42 PM
I've said it before..There are three sides to every story.
His...Hers...The Truth.
 
2013-01-24 12:40:54 PM
Obviously we should ban dating websites as they are simply too dangerous.
 
2013-01-24 12:41:22 PM

FullMetalPanda: I love those retarded commercials for those stir events where they try to make you think it's all attractive people. Notice there isn't an ugly person in sight? Yeah right...


In the same vein, I love the "cougarlife.com" ads, that show nothing but low-30s age attractive women that look like they should be modeling. Last time I checked, a 30 year old (and probably even a good number of 40 yr olds) could not even remotely be considered a cougar.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-01-24 12:42:03 PM
After just eight days, Beckman ended the relationship, causing Ridley to turn violent.

Defendant further alleges that plantiff's acts were the proximate cause of her own injuries, she assumed the risk, and was guilty of contributory negligence.

/Not a Nevada lawyer.
 
2013-01-24 12:42:08 PM

FullMetalPanda: I love those retarded commercials for those stir events where they try to make you think it's all attractive people. Notice there isn't an ugly person in sight? Yeah right...


And that everyone is talking it up and having a good time. I'm willing to bet the reality is more like the beginning of the lambda lambda lambda house party in Revenge of the Nerds.
 
2013-01-24 12:42:10 PM
This is why you should stick to safer places like Craigslist. Or having sex with random strangers at the bus terminal.
 
2013-01-24 12:42:21 PM

ManOfTeal: Sounds like someone has mounting medical bills that she cannot afford and is getting desperate.

Hell, it may work, McDonald's had to pay up when that one dumb-ass spilled hot coffee on themselves.

Though, on the flip side, should you be able to sue the bar you got picked up in if the guy who picked you up turns out to be a psychopathic killer?


I love that people continually bring up the McDonald's coffee thing. Ignoring the fact that McDonald's actually did keep their coffee at a temperature too hot to be considered safe without proper notification.

It continues to be the shining example of frivolous lawsuits...except that it wasn't one
 
2013-01-24 12:42:31 PM
So a website tried to kill this woman?

/Subby's grammar is bad and he should feel bad
 
2013-01-24 12:42:33 PM
I DON'T WANT TO BELONG TO ANY CLUB THAT WILL ACCEPT PEOPLE LIKE ME AS A MEMBER

groucho marx
 
2013-01-24 12:43:57 PM

tzzhc4: Obviously we should ban dating websites as they are simply too dangerous.


Not every thread has to be a gun thread yanno.

Now go stroke your preciouses before the bad black man comes to beat with you with them.
 
2013-01-24 12:44:21 PM
Anybody else feel the urge to kick this guys teeth in?
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2013-01-24 12:46:33 PM

MrBrownNow: I can see this from an eharmony hookup, but not a Match.com


Nah, I'd say Christian Singles is where you would expect that...
 
2013-01-24 12:46:57 PM

GWSuperfan: Farce-Side: don't ever meet potential mates online.

what about Fark Parties?


I dunno. Never been to one. Some of you people seem like real psychos though. Maybe I'd go as a different farker.
 
2013-01-24 12:47:15 PM
I wish I could have read their online interactions. I'd bet good money that signs of crazy were there from the start.

GWSuperfan: Farce-Side: don't ever meet potential mates online.

what about Fark Parties?


Nothing wrong with that. Almost no Farkers are killers.
 
2013-01-24 12:47:55 PM

here to help: Now go stroke your preciouses before the bad black man comes to beat with you


I've seen that movie before.
 
2013-01-24 12:48:13 PM

bulldg4life: I love that people continually bring up the McDonald's coffee thing. Ignoring the fact that McDonald's actually did keep their coffee at a temperature too hot to be considered safe without proper notification

the temperature recommended by the National Coffee Association for the past century.

FTFY. Sorry you don't feel 100 years of tradition is enough notification.

/Link
 
2013-01-24 12:48:22 PM

bulldg4life: ManOfTeal: Sounds like someone has mounting medical bills that she cannot afford and is getting desperate.

Hell, it may work, McDonald's had to pay up when that one dumb-ass spilled hot coffee on themselves.

Though, on the flip side, should you be able to sue the bar you got picked up in if the guy who picked you up turns out to be a psychopathic killer?

I love that people continually bring up the McDonald's coffee thing. Ignoring the fact that McDonald's actually did keep their coffee at a temperature too hot to be considered safe without proper notification.

It continues to be the shining example of frivolous lawsuits...except that it wasn't one


What surprises me is just how powerful that PR machine was before the internet. Also that people on the internet continue to use it even though it gets shot down every single. time.
 
2013-01-24 12:48:35 PM
Real women use Match.com........that is news!
 
2013-01-24 12:49:26 PM

Farce-Side: here to help: Now go stroke your preciouses before the bad black man comes to beat with you

I've seen that movie before.


Wow... I really got my herp on there didn't I?
 
2013-01-24 12:49:59 PM
Match.com, sponsored by Smith and Wesson.
 
2013-01-24 12:50:56 PM
so this violent psycho manages to meet not one, but two women through match.com and he tried to kill them both. meanwhile, i spent an entire year on match and barely any women were even willing to respond to my emails. maybe if i acted like a violent psycho i would land more dates.
 
2013-01-24 12:51:21 PM

MythDragon: hotter farkette


static4.fjcdn.com
 
2013-01-24 12:51:24 PM

SkunkWerks: FTA: "The 50-year-old real estate agent and mother of two said the attack left her hospitalized for months. She endured three head surgeries and a seizure. While she was in the hospital, Beckman said Ridley killed an Arizona woman he met on the same website."

Predict what again, subby?

I don't even think you'll need the horoscopes page for this one...


Yes, but that was AFTER the attack on this woman. The family of the Arizona woman who got killed have a way better case, since at that point the first (unprecedented) attack had already occurred.

I'd agree with website rules that say you are banned after one attempted murder of a member. I think that's more than fair.
 
2013-01-24 12:53:34 PM

MythDragon: If any of you hotter farkettes (you weren't featured in a People of Walmart video) want to hook up, I am totaly not crazy and/or probably won't kill you.


It's the 'probably' that got me hot and bothered.
 
2013-01-24 12:54:04 PM

IRQ12: bulldg4life: ManOfTeal: Sounds like someone has mounting medical bills that she cannot afford and is getting desperate.

Hell, it may work, McDonald's had to pay up when that one dumb-ass spilled hot coffee on themselves.

Though, on the flip side, should you be able to sue the bar you got picked up in if the guy who picked you up turns out to be a psychopathic killer?

I love that people continually bring up the McDonald's coffee thing. Ignoring the fact that McDonald's actually did keep their coffee at a temperature too hot to be considered safe without proper notification.

It continues to be the shining example of frivolous lawsuits...except that it wasn't one

What surprises me is just how powerful that PR machine was before the internet. Also that people on the internet continue to use it even though it gets shot down every single. time.


Because the facts aren't publicly known about the case and how damaging it was. Most just know is Coffee burn = 10million then think, I burn myself with my coffee and I'm never hurt.

When you tell them McDonald's was already fined for the practice, told to quit by agencies and their own internal investigation that they then ignored, superheated the liquid beyond any safe measure where .15 second exposure was enough for full 3rd degree burns, failed to tell people about how hot it truly was, had already burned several people who required skin grafts, tried to settle for $500, destroyed that women's private parts completely rendering her basically sterile, and finally that the judgment was later reduced to something more reasonable but was still punitive due to all of their prior conduct. Then they don't seem to think the incident was so frivolous.
 
2013-01-24 12:54:28 PM
unpossible, only guns kill or try to kill people.... she was in no real danger unless he had a gun.drowssap
 
2013-01-24 12:55:58 PM
He met his match and decided that there can be only one.
 
2013-01-24 12:57:21 PM

D_Evans45: If I ever get a divorce, Im jumping straight into the online dating scene. shiat sounds like its poppin.

/CCW for the win



That's exactly what I did, and it is. I dated as much as I wanted to, many were pretty good quality, and it was a good experience for me to get back in the dating scene.
 
2013-01-24 12:57:26 PM

CapeFearCadaver: MythDragon: If any of you hotter farkettes (you weren't featured in a People of Walmart video) want to hook up, I am totaly not crazy and/or probably won't kill you.
It's the 'probably' that got me hot and bothered.


MythDragon seems like a nice guy. Don't be a pussy--look him up. What could go wrong? It's not like we actually know anyone who was victimized by a crazy man, right?
 
2013-01-24 12:58:52 PM
Lady, you're in Las Vegas, you paid your money and you took your chances.
 
2013-01-24 12:59:11 PM

bulldg4life: ManOfTeal: Sounds like someone has mounting medical bills that she cannot afford and is getting desperate.

Hell, it may work, McDonald's had to pay up when that one dumb-ass spilled hot coffee on themselves.

Though, on the flip side, should you be able to sue the bar you got picked up in if the guy who picked you up turns out to be a psychopathic killer?

I love that people continually bring up the McDonald's coffee thing. Ignoring the fact that McDonald's actually did keep their coffee at a temperature too hot to be considered safe without proper notification.

It continues to be the shining example of frivolous lawsuits...except that it wasn't one


You are correct. An entire generation of people would have grown up having no idea that coffee was hot if that one idiot didn't take one for the team and force companies everywhere to write derp on their coffee cups.

That's all I'm saying. Why is it that the rest of us have to suffer because of one moron? The McDonald's coffee thing was just the beginning of a long line of these occurrences.
 
2013-01-24 12:59:29 PM

Supes: SkunkWerks: FTA: "The 50-year-old real estate agent and mother of two said the attack left her hospitalized for months. She endured three head surgeries and a seizure. While she was in the hospital, Beckman said Ridley killed an Arizona woman he met on the same website."

Predict what again, subby?

I don't even think you'll need the horoscopes page for this one...

Yes, but that was AFTER the attack on this woman. The family of the Arizona woman who got killed have a way better case, since at that point the first (unprecedented) attack had already occurred.

I'd agree with website rules that say you are banned after one attempted murder of a member. I think that's more than fair.


Didn't read the article, but did the website even know that this guy tried to kill the first woman? Did the police contact them about his involvement? Was there any realistic way that they could have known that he tried to kill the first woman? If not then I really don't see how the family of the second woman would have a case either.
 
2013-01-24 01:01:45 PM
I watched 'Red State' last night. If you want to see a movie about meeting someone online and having it turn out badly, that's the one.
 
2013-01-24 01:01:55 PM

Joe Blowme: unpossible, only guns kill or try to kill people.... she was in no real danger unless he had a gun.drowssap


Oh look. Another true patriot.

You are doing God's work, my friend.
 
2013-01-24 01:02:36 PM
I worked at a high-end brick & mortar dating service where we would conduct face to face interviews with each applicant. I can honestly say that each and every member had serious issues. Perhaps not violent (although some actually turned out that way), but every single one out of hundreds I interviewed and became members needed serious help.
 
2013-01-24 01:03:58 PM
huh, Really? Maybe I should get back on Match.
 
2013-01-24 01:04:19 PM
Woman Seeking Man: Desperate middle aged woman seeking same for friendship, possibly more. My ideal man is a bit of a "bad boy". My turns-ons include spontaneity, surprise visits, edged weapons and steel-toed boots.
 
2013-01-24 01:07:30 PM
they are there to match people up
so, the game changes if you break it off
i think this should be in the fine print
or it will be now


QUARANTEED FOR LIFE!!!
(yours or someone else)
 
2013-01-24 01:08:40 PM

ManOfTeal: ....You are correct. An entire generation of people would have grown up having no idea that coffee was hot if that one idiot didn't take one for the team and force companies everywhere to write derp on their coffee cups.

That's all I'm saying. Why is it that the rest of us have to suffer because of one moron? The McDonald's coffee thing was just the beginning of a long line of these occurrences.


The Mcdonalds coffee thing was just the beginning of a very successful PR campaign to turn people against their own interests.

Watch 'Hot Coffee' and/or down your own research on the topic and come back and tell us how silly the lawsuit was.

Even ron paul fanboys realize that without regulation all that is left is tort.
 
2013-01-24 01:08:40 PM

hbk72777: Anybody else feel the urge to kick this guys teeth in?
[encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 342x147]


Well, I have never met him or even seen him before now, but he does look a bit smug, so YEAH!
 
2013-01-24 01:08:49 PM

here to help: Joe Blowme: unpossible, only guns kill or try to kill people.... she was in no real danger unless he had a gun.drowssap

Oh look. Another true patriot.

You are doing God's work, my friend.


Well, i'm here to help
 
2013-01-24 01:11:08 PM
They need to take advantage of this in their advertising. New Stir event where your date could try to kill you and you get to try for 10 million dollars. I bet you the people signing up would easily triple.
 
2013-01-24 01:12:24 PM

IRQ12: ManOfTeal: ....You are correct. An entire generation of people would have grown up having no idea that coffee was hot if that one idiot didn't take one for the team and force companies everywhere to write derp on their coffee cups.

That's all I'm saying. Why is it that the rest of us have to suffer because of one moron? The McDonald's coffee thing was just the beginning of a long line of these occurrences.

The Mcdonalds coffee thing was just the beginning of a very successful PR campaign to turn people against their own interests.

Watch 'Hot Coffee' and/or down your own research on the topic and come back and tell us how silly the lawsuit was.

Even ron paul fanboys realize that without regulation all that is left is tort.


I'll get right on that after I mount my legal defense against the makers of both aluminum foil and microwaves.
 
2013-01-24 01:13:36 PM
She may have a case if he had an obvious criminal record and it wasn't properly disclosed.
 
2013-01-24 01:13:41 PM

enderthexenocide: meanwhile, i spent an entire year on match and barely any women were even willing to respond to my emails. maybe if i acted like a violent psycho i would land more dates.



Works for me :)
 
2013-01-24 01:14:42 PM

here to help: How about don't f*ck strangers you met on the internet?


Everyone is a stranger until you meet them. Sure, don't fark everyone you see, but at some point you have to take a chance and bring someone into your life to get to know them. Where you meet them is irrelevant.
 
2013-01-24 01:15:24 PM
mcdonalds burned me with hot coffee

it's my money i want it now
 
2013-01-24 01:16:42 PM

FarkinHostile: enderthexenocide: meanwhile, i spent an entire year on match and barely any women were even willing to respond to my emails. maybe if i acted like a violent psycho i would land more dates.


Works for me :)


he said "acted like" not "was actually"
 
2013-01-24 01:16:58 PM

ongbok: Didn't read the article, but did the website even know that this guy tried to kill the first woman? Did the police contact them about his involvement? Was there any realistic way that they could have known that he tried to kill the first woman? If not then I really don't see how the family of the second woman would have a case either.


Go read the actual history of the McDonalds coffee lawsuit. It was not frivolous in any way shape or form. If anything, it showed just how super-sized of an asshole McDonalds can be.
 
2013-01-24 01:17:15 PM
OK all you gun yucksters. Speaking on behalf of almost every Farker, we have heard every angle of those clever gun posts. You know the ones. Like "if she only had a knife this wouldn't have happened." You can put those posts away now and save them for parties. You will be such a hit!
 
2013-01-24 01:18:03 PM

MythDragon: You can meet crazy farking people on the internet. News at 11. Not News on Fark.


Fixed.
 
2013-01-24 01:18:16 PM

stonicus: ongbok: Didn't read the article, but did the website even know that this guy tried to kill the first woman? Did the police contact them about his involvement? Was there any realistic way that they could have known that he tried to kill the first woman? If not then I really don't see how the family of the second woman would have a case either.

Go read the actual history of the McDonalds coffee lawsuit. It was not frivolous in any way shape or form. If anything, it showed just how super-sized of an asshole McDonalds can be.


What does what I posted have to do with McDonalds?
 
2013-01-24 01:18:42 PM

iheartscotch: Ok; for everyone who wasn't paying attention last time:


NEVER TAKE A DATE TO YOUR PLACE OF RESIDENCE ON YOUR FIRST DATE!

/ I'd say that it isn't advisable to take them to your place of residence before you get to know them

// also; never include your home address in any online account


Seriously, this is common sense. If you do any of these things, I have no sympathy when you are stalked/harassed. I'll feel a little if you are killed, but not much.
 
2013-01-24 01:19:42 PM
This is an outrage. I demand these free, no-charge sites do extensive background checks and do them weekly.

/ya know, in case someone assaults someone after the initial check
 
2013-01-24 01:20:22 PM

ongbok: What does what I posted have to do with McDonalds?


don't deny it! obviously your a shill for them trying to defend their atrocious behaviour

my inner child still has the scars to prove it
 
2013-01-24 01:20:22 PM
If dating sites did actual background checks? It'd be Helloooooo ladies for a guy like me, because it would be a deserted wasteland, at least on the male side.
 
2013-01-24 01:21:33 PM

I drunk what: ongbok: What does what I posted have to do with McDonalds?

don't deny it! obviously your a shill for them trying to defend their atrocious behaviour

my inner child still has the scars to prove it


From the hot coffee?
 
2013-01-24 01:22:19 PM

ManOfTeal: bulldg4life: ManOfTeal: Sounds like someone has mounting medical bills that she cannot afford and is getting desperate.

Hell, it may work, McDonald's had to pay up when that one dumb-ass spilled hot coffee on themselves.

Though, on the flip side, should you be able to sue the bar you got picked up in if the guy who picked you up turns out to be a psychopathic killer?

I love that people continually bring up the McDonald's coffee thing. Ignoring the fact that McDonald's actually did keep their coffee at a temperature too hot to be considered safe without proper notification.

It continues to be the shining example of frivolous lawsuits...except that it wasn't one

You are correct. An entire generation of people would have grown up having no idea that coffee was hot if that one idiot didn't take one for the team and force companies everywhere to write derp on their coffee cups.

That's all I'm saying. Why is it that the rest of us have to suffer because of one moron? The McDonald's coffee thing was just the beginning of a long line of these occurrences.


how about you do some reading about a topic before you toss it around
http://ken_ashford.typepad.com/blog/2009/01/the-truth-about-that-mcdo n alds-hot-coffee-lawsuit.html

http://www.northshoreinjurylawyer.com/the-infamous-mcdonalds-coffee-c a se-the-truth-behind-the-spin/
 
2013-01-24 01:22:46 PM

ongbok: stonicus: ongbok: Didn't read the article, but did the website even know that this guy tried to kill the first woman? Did the police contact them about his involvement? Was there any realistic way that they could have known that he tried to kill the first woman? If not then I really don't see how the family of the second woman would have a case either.

Go read the actual history of the McDonalds coffee lawsuit. It was not frivolous in any way shape or form. If anything, it showed just how super-sized of an asshole McDonalds can be.

What does what I posted have to do with McDonalds?


It has everything to do with the fact I clicked the quote button on the wrong post... =)
 
2013-01-24 01:23:41 PM

ongbok: I drunk what: ongbok: What does what I posted have to do with McDonalds?

don't deny it! obviously your a shill for them trying to defend their atrocious behaviour

my inner child still has the scars to prove it

From the hot coffee?


yes! and the person who gave it to me was someone i met on match.com, so they also have to pay

they were mean to me

it's my money i want it now!
 
2013-01-24 01:25:32 PM

iheartscotch: Ok; for everyone who wasn't paying attention last time:


NEVER TAKE A DATE TO YOUR PLACE OF RESIDENCE ON YOUR FIRST DATE!

/ I'd say that it isn't advisable to take them to your place of residence before you get to know them

// also; never include your home address in any online account


If your name is Bill Smith, that's pretty good advice - but if your name is even remotely uncommon finding an address is as simple as google. I typed in my name (I'm boring - I have nothing to add to society so I should be completely off the grid). Instead I found my name, my age, the school I attended, possible relatives, previous addresses, the fact I'm a PTO Treasurer for the school and the school's name (so obviously that tells people I have small kids and where they live, too), how much my house cost, my address, and a farking picture of my house on a map. Internet be scary.
 
2013-01-24 01:26:17 PM

ManOfTeal: ....
I'll get right on that after I mount my legal defense against the makers of both aluminum foil and microwaves.


Well at least you admit to willful ignorance, that''s more than I can say for most.
 
2013-01-24 01:26:19 PM

ManOfTeal: Sounds like someone has mounting medical bills that she cannot afford and is getting desperate.

Hell, it may work, McDonald's had to pay up when that one dumb-ass spilled hot coffee on themselves.

Though, on the flip side, should you be able to sue the bar you got picked up in if the guy who picked you up turns out to be a psychopathic killer?


Please stop repeating this. While the statement itself is not 'technically' false, it's still not a representation of what happened to that "dumb-ass" who was a 79 year old woman in the passenger seat of a stopped car, and all she wanted was medical bills paid for being burned by 190F coffee. Despite what you may have heard or imagined about the punitive damages awarded,(2.7 $M US, the equivalent of about 2 days of coffee revenues for McD's at the time) Ms. Liebeck settled with the insurance company out of court after the court settlement for less than $600,000US.


yes, I do have an issue with repeating ineffective and inaccurate information.

carry on.
 
2013-01-24 01:27:04 PM

FullMetalPanda: MrBrownNow: I can see this from an eharmony hookup, but not a Match.com

Nah, I'd say Christian Singles is where you would expect that...


No no no. www.blackpeoplemeet.com

(going to hell)
(i have black friends, etc)
 
2013-01-24 01:27:52 PM

tbhouston: ManOfTeal: bulldg4life: ManOfTeal: Sounds like someone has mounting medical bills that she cannot afford and is getting desperate.

Hell, it may work, McDonald's had to pay up when that one dumb-ass spilled hot coffee on themselves.

Though, on the flip side, should you be able to sue the bar you got picked up in if the guy who picked you up turns out to be a psychopathic killer?

I love that people continually bring up the McDonald's coffee thing. Ignoring the fact that McDonald's actually did keep their coffee at a temperature too hot to be considered safe without proper notification.

It continues to be the shining example of frivolous lawsuits...except that it wasn't one

You are correct. An entire generation of people would have grown up having no idea that coffee was hot if that one idiot didn't take one for the team and force companies everywhere to write derp on their coffee cups.

That's all I'm saying. Why is it that the rest of us have to suffer because of one moron? The McDonald's coffee thing was just the beginning of a long line of these occurrences.

how about you do some reading about a topic before you toss it around
http://ken_ashford.typepad.com/blog/2009/01/the-truth-about-that-mcdo n alds-hot-coffee-lawsuit.html

http://www.northshoreinjurylawyer.com/the-infamous-mcdonalds-coffee-c a se-the-truth-behind-the-spin/


You missed the point I was trying to make and it has since spiraled out of control.

I not saying McDonalds did no wrong here. Obviously they did. Details of the actual case aside. Can we all agree that in a common sense world we as human beings have a reasonably expectation that coffee is farking hot and if we spill it on ourselves it may burn us?

That's all I'm asking for, proof that common sense still exists.
 
2013-01-24 01:29:20 PM

bulldg4life: ManOfTeal: Sounds like someone has mounting medical bills that she cannot afford and is getting desperate.

Hell, it may work, McDonald's had to pay up when that one dumb-ass spilled hot coffee on themselves.

Though, on the flip side, should you be able to sue the bar you got picked up in if the guy who picked you up turns out to be a psychopathic killer?

I love that people continually bring up the McDonald's coffee thing. Ignoring the fact that McDonald's actually did keep their coffee at a temperature too hot to be considered safe without proper notification.

It continues to be the shining example of frivolous lawsuits...except that it wasn't one


I love it when people on TV keep bending their elbows during CPR compressions, never check the airway, and can't be bothered to check for a carotid pulse.
 
2013-01-24 01:31:41 PM

99.998er: I worked at a high-end brick & mortar dating service where we would conduct face to face interviews with each applicant. I can honestly say that each and every member had serious issues. Perhaps not violent (although some actually turned out that way), but every single one out of hundreds I interviewed and became members needed serious help.


What kinds of issues? Just extremely socially awkward aspies or we talking more deep-seeded, mommy issues?
 
2013-01-24 01:32:15 PM
Now that he is in prison for murder he probably has a bunch of women wanting to marry him.
 
2013-01-24 01:33:46 PM

stonicus: Go read the actual history of the McDonalds coffee lawsuit. It was not frivolous in any way shape or form. If anything, it showed just how super-sized of an asshole McDonalds can be.


Even better, go find a picture of what that woman's thighs looked like after her "frivolous" incident with the coffee. Ask yourself how much that would be worth if that happened to you.
 
2013-01-24 01:41:48 PM
Thats what she gets for using Match.com! What a loser! So there's SO many ways to meet people and its NOT Online! Maybe the stabbings drove that point home!
 
2013-01-24 01:42:34 PM

Joe Blowme: unpossible, only guns kill or try to kill people.... she was in no real danger unless he had a gun.drowssap


Thanks for your password. Now what's the account?
 
2013-01-24 01:43:18 PM
Can I join in the suit? Match.com set me up with this guy:

th02.deviantart.net
 
2013-01-24 01:44:12 PM

ehahn: So there's SO many ways to meet people and its NOT Online! Maybe the stabbings drove that point home!


Because the person you meet in a bar or grocery store is guaranteed not to try and kill you?
 
2013-01-24 01:45:23 PM

HailRobonia: Can I join in the suit? Match.com set me up with this guy:

[th02.deviantart.net image 150x120]


So you're saying you're not a robotsexual? That was your problem, when you marked sexual preference.
 
2013-01-24 01:51:08 PM
I tried various dating sites and actually liked "okcupid" beacuse it shows connections between the other people and myself. I wound up dating friends of friends, friends I did not know were single and some local people who were not only not harmless, but actually very pleasant.

Most of the site is polyamorous in my area, so I stopped using it after a while because I was not interested in being someone's tertiary or quaternary.

match.com was populated with people whose screeds lead me to believe they had serious things wrong with them, were married and pondering divorce, were freshly divorced and bitter, thought they were going to get Asian pretties half their age, or were company sock puppets. A friend of mine who'd used it was questioned by police many years ago because, apparently, one of the women he'd contacted was murdered by another user. That was the straw that had me cancel the account. Strange that a pay service was scarier than a free one.
 
2013-01-24 01:55:45 PM

hitlersbrain: Now that he is in prison for murder he probably has a bunch of women wanting to marry him.


Not likely, since he killed himself in jail according to the article.
 
2013-01-24 01:58:34 PM

hbk72777: Anybody else feel the urge to kick this guys teeth in?
[encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 342x147]



/No, but I'd pay to see him back hand you and make you cry like a little biatch
 
2013-01-24 01:59:52 PM

ArcadianRefugee: bulldg4life: I love that people continually bring up the McDonald's coffee thing. Ignoring the fact that McDonald's actually did keep their coffee at a temperature too hot to be considered safe without proper notificationthe temperature recommended by the National Coffee Association for the past century.

FTFY. Sorry you don't feel 100 years of tradition is enough notification.

/Link


Clearly you still don't understand the issues here. The temperature recommended by the National Coffee Association notwithstanding, coffee served at 180-190 degrees can cause third degree burns within 2-7 seconds.
 
2013-01-24 02:01:07 PM

ManOfTeal: tbhouston: ManOfTeal: bulldg4life: ManOfTeal: Sounds like someone has mounting medical bills that she cannot afford and is getting desperate.

Hell, it may work, McDonald's had to pay up when that one dumb-ass spilled hot coffee on themselves.

Though, on the flip side, should you be able to sue the bar you got picked up in if the guy who picked you up turns out to be a psychopathic killer?

I love that people continually bring up the McDonald's coffee thing. Ignoring the fact that McDonald's actually did keep their coffee at a temperature too hot to be considered safe without proper notification.

It continues to be the shining example of frivolous lawsuits...except that it wasn't one

You are correct. An entire generation of people would have grown up having no idea that coffee was hot if that one idiot didn't take one for the team and force companies everywhere to write derp on their coffee cups.

That's all I'm saying. Why is it that the rest of us have to suffer because of one moron? The McDonald's coffee thing was just the beginning of a long line of these occurrences.

how about you do some reading about a topic before you toss it around
http://ken_ashford.typepad.com/blog/2009/01/the-truth-about-that-mcdo n alds-hot-coffee-lawsuit.html

http://www.northshoreinjurylawyer.com/the-infamous-mcdonalds-coffee-c a se-the-truth-behind-the-spin/

You missed the point I was trying to make and it has since spiraled out of control.

I not saying McDonalds did no wrong here. Obviously they did. Details of the actual case aside. Can we all agree that in a common sense world we as human beings have a reasonably expectation that coffee is farking hot and if we spill it on ourselves it may burn us?

That's all I'm asking for, proof that common sense still exists.



No one should ever hand you something that can cause third-degree burns in a "to go" cup with a loose-fitting lid. It's not a question of "hot". It's a matter of "lethal". That's common sense.

csb: I know a retired McD's executive. The guy's full-derp tea-bagger right wing. And even he freely admits the coffee temperature issue was a known problem for a long time, and they were totally at fault. The only people who dispute this are people unfamiliar with the case (and those brainwashed by the massive PR campaign).
 
2013-01-24 02:03:36 PM
Can't believe no one posted that Eharmony signup questionnaire yet... goes something like

Question: "What do you want to see in a woman"
Answer: "My penis"
 
2013-01-24 02:06:47 PM
Or here's a better idea- How about not letting some random bloke you just met off the internet know where you live after only 'dating' him for 8 freaking days.

I'm not saying she deserved to get her head kicked in...but c'mon son..
 
2013-01-24 02:10:56 PM

99.998er: I worked at a high-end brick & mortar dating service where we would conduct face to face interviews with each applicant. I can honestly say that each and every member had serious issues. Perhaps not violent (although some actually turned out that way), but every single one out of hundreds I interviewed and became members needed serious help.


There is always a reason they have to date via services.. something is rendering them incapable of dating out in the real world.

/Met my wife online
//Not through a dating service though
///Doesnt make her any less crazy
 
2013-01-24 02:13:41 PM

ManOfTeal: bulldg4life: ManOfTeal: Sounds like someone has mounting medical bills that she cannot afford and is getting desperate.

Hell, it may work, McDonald's had to pay up when that one dumb-ass spilled hot coffee on themselves.

Though, on the flip side, should you be able to sue the bar you got picked up in if the guy who picked you up turns out to be a psychopathic killer?

I love that people continually bring up the McDonald's coffee thing. Ignoring the fact that McDonald's actually did keep their coffee at a temperature too hot to be considered safe without proper notification.

It continues to be the shining example of frivolous lawsuits...except that it wasn't one

You are correct. An entire generation of people would have grown up having no idea that coffee was hot if that one idiot didn't take one for the team and force companies everywhere to write derp on their coffee cups.

That's all I'm saying. Why is it that the rest of us have to suffer because of one moron? The McDonald's coffee thing was just the beginning of a long line of these occurrences.


I'm pretty sure she knew coffee was hot, and probably even expected an accidental spill might result in some pain and a burn blister. I'm guessing she didn't expect severe third degree burns that required extensive skin grafting.

See the documentary Hot Coffee as it explains why her case wasn't as frivolous as everyone thought.
 
2013-01-24 02:15:50 PM

FullMetalPanda: MrBrownNow: I can see this from an eharmony hookup, but not a Match.com

Nah, I'd say Christian Singles is where you would expect that...


I much prefer Christian Minge... er, Mingle. Nothing says lovin' quite like sleeping with a woman who feels both titillated and ashamed. It's gratifying.
 
Ral
2013-01-24 02:20:00 PM

bulldg4life: I love that people continually bring up the McDonald's coffee thing. Ignoring the fact that McDonald's actually did keep their coffee at a temperature too hot to be considered safe without proper notification.

It continues to be the shining example of frivolous lawsuits...except that it wasn't one


Also, the judgement awarded was absurdly excessive, but it was reduced on appeal.
 
2013-01-24 02:29:10 PM
Picture of Stella Liebeck's coffee burns from McDonald's coffee

I wouldn't suffer this for any amount of money...
 
2013-01-24 02:30:56 PM

enderthexenocide: so this violent psycho manages to meet not one, but two women through match.com and he tried to kill them both. meanwhile, i spent an entire year on match and barely any women were even willing to respond to my emails. maybe if i acted like a violent psycho i would land more dates.


Go for the fatties, you'll get hits. Just bring a bag of flour...
 
2013-01-24 02:34:09 PM
static.happyplace.com
 
2013-01-24 02:36:32 PM

Ral: bulldg4life: I love that people continually bring up the McDonald's coffee thing. Ignoring the fact that McDonald's actually did keep their coffee at a temperature too hot to be considered safe without proper notification.

It continues to be the shining example of frivolous lawsuits...except that it wasn't one

Also, the judgement awarded was absurdly excessive, but it was reduced on appeal.


the actual judgement was about $480,000. The punitive damages awarded were about $2.7M, or the rough equivalent of what McDs made in two days on coffee alone.

It was settled out of court for less than $600,000. BECAUSE ALL THE 79 YEAR OLD WOMAN EVER WANTED WAS HER MEDICAL BILLS PAID. But the first "offer" was for $800. Yes, eight hundred dollars. Now scroll up and look at the pic that was posted. Want to "get over that" for $800? I wouldn't, and I bet you wouldn't either.
 
2013-01-24 02:36:33 PM

iheartscotch: Ok; for everyone who wasn't paying attention last time:


NEVER TAKE A DATE TO YOUR PLACE OF RESIDENCE ON YOUR FIRST DATE!

/ I'd say that it isn't advisable to take them to your place of residence before you get to know them

// also; never include your home address in any online account


I'll add to this:

Get a pre-paid cell or a Google Voice number.
 
2013-01-24 02:36:56 PM

FedExPope: 99.998er: I worked at a high-end brick & mortar dating service where we would conduct face to face interviews with each applicant. I can honestly say that each and every member had serious issues. Perhaps not violent (although some actually turned out that way), but every single one out of hundreds I interviewed and became members needed serious help.

What kinds of issues? Just extremely socially awkward aspies or we talking more deep-seeded, mommy issues?


It went from one extreme to the other. Women tended to be the codependent types. Lonely and clingy. Men seemed more the awkward type and somewhat stalker MO. But I have seen it reversed, too. My advise to anybody curious about using a matchmaker service is don't!!!
 
2013-01-24 02:41:47 PM
Had a somewhat close call with a total crazy biatch on a free dating site.

2 weeks after starting online dating I got a message from a girl in another country. I had said to myself I wouldn't do long distance relationships but she seemed really nice. That was my first mistake.

Anyway, decided to message her back as she seemed nice. Fast forward 2 months, I've grown to like her a lot, we have loads in common and are discussing meeting up. 2 weeks after that and I've booked the flight and hotel. 1 week after that she went full blown psycho because I had gone to the cinema with 2 mates, and one of them was a girl. Crazy biatch was furious with me. I had destroyed her life. She wasn't sure how she was going to carry on living and I had taken away the one hope she had for happiness. I was a disgusting man who had used her and then cheated on her. She didn't even want to hear from me again, let alone see me. Amazing how I managed all this considering that we weren't in a relationship and that we had never even met. And the girl I went to the cinema with, she was genuinely just a friend and in a relationship but I explained this to crazy biatch and it didn't make any difference.

So I cancelled the hotel reservation, lost the money on the flight but was just thankful that I found out how crazy she was before I went over there. I dread to think how that might have turned out. Despite originally saying that she didn't want to hear from me, she then continued to send me crazy messages on the dating site until I deleted my account. She sent me a few messages on Facebook too and I just ignored those. Finally she seems to have gone away, for now.

The only upside to this is that everyone I work with enjoyed hearing the story and got a good laugh out of just how deluded some people can be.
 
2013-01-24 02:44:33 PM

Trocadero: [static.happyplace.com image 850x858]


Pfffft.... "rather not say" next to job and income... that means he is an unemployed loser!!!! Women, stay away!! You'll never get him off of your couch!!
 
2013-01-24 02:45:43 PM

The sound of one hand clapping: Had a somewhat close call with a total crazy biatch on a free dating site.

2 weeks after starting online dating I got a message from a girl in another country. I had said to myself I wouldn't do long distance relationships but she seemed really nice. That was my first mistake.

Anyway, decided to message her back as she seemed nice. Fast forward 2 months, I've grown to like her a lot, we have loads in common and are discussing meeting up. 2 weeks after that and I've booked the flight and hotel. 1 week after that she went full blown psycho because I had gone to the cinema with 2 mates, and one of them was a girl. Crazy biatch was furious with me. I had destroyed her life. She wasn't sure how she was going to carry on living and I had taken away the one hope she had for happiness. I was a disgusting man who had used her and then cheated on her. She didn't even want to hear from me again, let alone see me. Amazing how I managed all this considering that we weren't in a relationship and that we had never even met. And the girl I went to the cinema with, she was genuinely just a friend and in a relationship but I explained this to crazy biatch and it didn't make any difference.

So I cancelled the hotel reservation, lost the money on the flight but was just thankful that I found out how crazy she was before I went over there. I dread to think how that might have turned out. Despite originally saying that she didn't want to hear from me, she then continued to send me crazy messages on the dating site until I deleted my account. She sent me a few messages on Facebook too and I just ignored those. Finally she seems to have gone away, for now.

The only upside to this is that everyone I work with enjoyed hearing the story and got a good laugh out of just how deluded some people can be.


Do you play football for Notre Dame?
 
2013-01-24 02:47:42 PM
I met my partner on Craigslist. Granted, romance was not the reason we met, but that's how me wet nonetheless. I was selling something; she was buying it. I thought she was cute. I asked her if she was gay (she's very feminine so I couldn't tell). She said she was. I asked if she was single. She said she was. I asked her if she wanted to go out sometime. She said sure. The rest is history.

Despite the fact that we didn't meet on the personals section on Craigslist, she forbids me from telling people where we met and has made up this whole elaborate story about it. That's the story she told her friends and family. I told my friends we met on Craigslist. My friends don't care where I met her; they care that I'm happy.

/I'm not entire convinced that she won't kill me someday
 
2013-01-24 02:58:18 PM

stonicus: Do you play football for Notre Dame?


I don't get it. Put me out of my misery and explain this to me please someone.
 
2013-01-24 02:59:52 PM
The guy should have picked up this thing:
i.cdn.turner.com
It would have been a match made in heaven (or hell).
 
2013-01-24 03:00:41 PM

The sound of one hand clapping: stonicus: Do you play football for Notre Dame?

I don't get it. Put me out of my misery and explain this to me please someone.


Reference to Manti Te'o and his fake dead girlfriend he met online.
 
2013-01-24 03:05:50 PM

stonicus: Do you play football for Notre Dame?


Yeah, a week after he books the flight she has her meltdown? That dude was looking for a way out and Blam, at the movies with a girl...
 
2013-01-24 03:10:32 PM

StrandedInAZ: I met my partner on Craigslist. Granted, romance was not the reason we met, but that's how me wet nonetheless.


Clean up in aisle Freud!
 
2013-01-24 03:15:49 PM

The sound of one hand clapping: Had a somewhat close call with a total crazy biatch on a free dating site.

2 weeks after starting online dating I got a message from a girl in another country. I had said to myself I wouldn't do long distance relationships but she seemed really nice. That was my first mistake.

Anyway, decided to message her back as she seemed nice. Fast forward 2 months, I've grown to like her a lot, we have loads in common and are discussing meeting up. 2 weeks after that and I've booked the flight and hotel. 1 week after that she went full blown psycho because I had gone to the cinema with 2 mates, and one of them was a girl. Crazy biatch was furious with me. I had destroyed her life. She wasn't sure how she was going to carry on living and I had taken away the one hope she had for happiness. I was a disgusting man who had used her and then cheated on her. She didn't even want to hear from me again, let alone see me. Amazing how I managed all this considering that we weren't in a relationship and that we had never even met. And the girl I went to the cinema with, she was genuinely just a friend and in a relationship but I explained this to crazy biatch and it didn't make any difference.

So I cancelled the hotel reservation, lost the money on the flight but was just thankful that I found out how crazy she was before I went over there. I dread to think how that might have turned out. Despite originally saying that she didn't want to hear from me, she then continued to send me crazy messages on the dating site until I deleted my account. She sent me a few messages on Facebook too and I just ignored those. Finally she seems to have gone away, for now.

The only upside to this is that everyone I work with enjoyed hearing the story and got a good laugh out of just how deluded some people can be.


Rule #1 of online dating: Never invest more than $35 in a woman the first time you meet her. This can include paying for a drink or two for her, the price of a middle-tier restaurant (obviously not including the costs of your own drink/food for those), the cost of gas/subway to go meet her, etc. These costs are combined... for example if you spend $15 on gas to meet up with her (say she lives 100 miles away), she should be willing to split dinner, not make you pay for it.

Thirty-five dollars. This is not a suggestion, it is a rule. This number can go up with inflation in the future of course, but the principle remains the same. Please take this to heart, and never again buy a plane ticket to meet up with someone you have never met, no matter how perfect she seems online.
 
2013-01-24 03:18:33 PM
IMHO the scariest internet dating site is the one that advertises towards Christians and they imply that it is God making the matches between people. Their entire advertising campaign should be banned; they are openly misleading and deluded. I feel sorry for the people they prey on.

-- My eldest sister is an attractive divorcee with grown, adult children out of the house. She is very intelligent and earned a fist full of college degrees and certifications over her lifetime. And she is scaring the crap out of my family with her online dating habits.

She is an accomplished cook that likes to show off her skills. So she thinks nothing of having guys to her house for a meal, first date right from jump. Smart people that do stupid things just kill me.
 
2013-01-24 03:19:18 PM
What's wrong with eharmony's screening process? Seems like it works to me.

www.brinkleys.org
 
2013-01-24 03:20:52 PM
I didn't read where she informed the site about this man before that woman in Arizona was killed. If she didn't that blood is on her hands.
 
2013-01-24 03:26:45 PM

Supes: Rule #1 of online dating: Never invest more than $35 in a woman the first time you meet her. This can include paying for a drink or two for her, the price of a middle-tier restaurant (obviously not including the costs of your own drink/food for those), the cost of gas/subway to go meet her, etc. These costs are combined... for example if you spend $15 on gas to meet up with her (say she lives 100 miles away), she should be willing to split dinner, not make you pay for it.

Thirty-five dollars. This is not a suggestion, it is a rule. This number can go up with inflation in the future of course, but the principle remains the same. Please take this to heart, and never again buy a plane ticket to meet up with someone you have never met, no matter how perfect she seems online.


To be honest, the only reason why I took the chance is from reading inspirational stories online of couples who lived thousands of miles away, met online, connected with each other and then met in real life and fell in love. I guess I got sucked into that fantasy a little and thought that maybe I shouldn't be so quick to dismiss an opportunity.

If it happened again, no, I doubt very much I'd take another chance, even I felt I wanted to. I've been burned to badly by this. I think I'll probably end up holding to your $35 rule.

Mostly I'm just amazed at how I failed to see any warning signs of the crazy. If I'd been thinking properly I'd have probably not made such a dumb ass mistake.
 
2013-01-24 03:30:05 PM

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: I didn't read where she informed the site about this man before that woman in Arizona was killed. If she didn't that blood is on her hands.


?

I'm pretty sure she told the police about him while she lay in a hospital bed recovering from stab wounds and a head stomp. Kind of hard to pass that off.
 
2013-01-24 03:32:41 PM

Greg Tolan: ArcadianRefugee: bulldg4life: I love that people continually bring up the McDonald's coffee thing. Ignoring the fact that McDonald's actually did keep their coffee at a temperature too hot to be considered safe without proper notificationthe temperature recommended by the National Coffee Association for the past century.

FTFY. Sorry you don't feel 100 years of tradition is enough notification.

/Link

Clearly you still don't understand the issues here. The temperature recommended by the National Coffee Association notwithstanding, coffee served at 180-190 degrees can cause third degree burns within 2-7 seconds.


Yes, and if I've lived my whole life knowing that the recommended serving temperature for a beverage is "scald my crotch" hot, I'll either (a) not buy it or (b) be really farking careful with it.

You said McDonald's kept their coffee at a temperature too hot to be considered safe without proper notification; I pointed out that 100 years should be plenty of notification.
 
2013-01-24 03:40:59 PM

GoodyearPimp: If dating sites did actual background checks? It'd be Helloooooo ladies for a guy like me, because it would be a deserted wasteland, at least on the male side.


Verifiable fact. Of the people I know that use dating sites one is a radio DJ who claims to be a doctor, three are in addictions counselling, one hasn't worked since 2009, two are middle-aged women who use pictures from better days and one is a genuinely good looking girl who only uses it to toy with men. Of the men in that list 3 of 4 have done time and the other lives with his mother.

Of course, this could just be a matter of who openly addresses that they use these sites vs. those who don't mention it.
 
2013-01-24 03:41:12 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Greg Tolan: ArcadianRefugee: bulldg4life: I love that people continually bring up the McDonald's coffee thing. Ignoring the fact that McDonald's actually did keep their coffee at a temperature too hot to be considered safe without proper notificationthe temperature recommended by the National Coffee Association for the past century.

FTFY. Sorry you don't feel 100 years of tradition is enough notification.

/Link

Clearly you still don't understand the issues here. The temperature recommended by the National Coffee Association notwithstanding, coffee served at 180-190 degrees can cause third degree burns within 2-7 seconds.

Yes, and if I've lived my whole life knowing that the recommended serving temperature for a beverage is "scald my crotch" hot, I'll either (a) not buy it or (b) be really farking careful with it.

You said McDonald's kept their coffee at a temperature too hot to be considered safe without proper notification; I pointed out that 100 years should be plenty of notification.


That coffee is recommended by some trade group to be served at approximately 190 degrees is not notice that the coffee served at McDonald's could burn you irreparably in a matter of seconds.
 
2013-01-24 03:47:00 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Greg Tolan: ArcadianRefugee: bulldg4life: I love that people continually bring up the McDonald's coffee thing. Ignoring the fact that McDonald's actually did keep their coffee at a temperature too hot to be considered safe without proper notificationthe temperature recommended by the National Coffee Association for the past century.

FTFY. Sorry you don't feel 100 years of tradition is enough notification.

/Link

Clearly you still don't understand the issues here. The temperature recommended by the National Coffee Association notwithstanding, coffee served at 180-190 degrees can cause third degree burns within 2-7 seconds.

Yes, and if I've lived my whole life knowing that the recommended serving temperature for a beverage is "scald my crotch" hot, I'll either (a) not buy it or (b) be really farking careful with it.

You said McDonald's kept their coffee at a temperature too hot to be considered safe without proper notification; I pointed out that 100 years should be plenty of notification.


But that's NOT the recommended temperature. Maybe one day this will click with you...
 
2013-01-24 04:07:10 PM

Supes:

Rule #1 of online dating: Never invest more than $35 in anyone woman the first time you meet her. This can include paying for a drink or two for he ...



As a woman, the first dates, and a few follow up dates are strictly dutch. I insist. At my age (50) when I started dating again, it didn't take long for me to find out that "I buy you a nice dinner I expect some sexytime" is still pretty rampant among men my age in my area. I don't like that. I'll happily pay my way while I figure out if that's how you think or not. If we don't click, I don't feel the least bit bad about walking away and never seeing you again, I owe you nothing, you owe me nothing.
 
2013-01-24 04:19:43 PM

Mr_Fabulous: No one should ever hand you something that can cause third-degree burns in a "to go" cup with a loose-fitting lid. It's not a question of "hot". It's a matter of "lethal". That's common sense.

csb: I know a retired McD's executive. The guy's full-derp tea-bagger right wing. And even he freely admits the coffee temperature issue was a known problem for a long time, and they were totally at fault. The only people who dispute this are people unfamiliar with the case (and those brainwashed by the massive PR campaign).


It's not so much the temperature that was the problem; as others have mentioned, that's actually the ideal temp... It was really their shiatty cups which weren't sufficient to handle a beverage that hot in a safe manner... McD was certainly guilty and deserved to lose; but, I hate that a lot of people take away the message that their coffee was too damn hot, and they now serve substantially cooler coffee... They don't: McDonald's policy today is to serve coffee between 80-90 °C (176-194 °F), relying on more sternly-worded warnings on cups made of rigid foam to avoid future liability, though it continues to face lawsuits over hot coffee... Their solution was better cups (and stupidly obvious warnings, which is what annoys most people), not colder coffee...
 
2013-01-24 04:22:39 PM

AxL sANe: GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: I didn't read where she informed the site about this man before that woman in Arizona was killed. If she didn't that blood is on her hands.

?

I'm pretty sure she told the police about him while she lay in a hospital bed recovering from stab wounds and a head stomp. Kind of hard to pass that off.


If she didn't tell anyone at Match about what happened to her until after that woman died I can't imagine they'd be able to do a lot to help though.

I was sort of joking the first time. She needed to inform them somehow, the police investigation would take time.
 
2013-01-24 04:24:52 PM

ArcadianRefugee: ....
You said McDonald's kept their coffee at a temperature too hot to be considered safe without proper notification; I pointed out that 100 years should be plenty of notification.


Counter point: Dozens of internal and external complaints about the temperature should be plenty of notification for the company. Especially considering that a large part of their customer base is the elderly and very young who are much more susceptible to accidents and burns.

Tort law exists for this very purpose. It's a great example of how it should work not an example of a frivolous or merit-less suit. The ruling found 'Contributory negligence' on the plaintiffs part and did not permit an excessive award, but they did find McDonalds wrong for ignoring the very real risk their coffee poses at that temperature.

Even when there's a caution or a disclaimer there's still a requirement that your product or service does not knowingly cause harm to others. If my Windex bottle says "avoid" contact with skin and I spill a drop and I melt to the ground like the guy in robocop and the company knows this should they be allowed to continue that behavior? Have you ever heard of third degree burns from coffee before this case? I'm not a 100 years old but I sure haven't.
 
2013-01-24 04:44:09 PM

I drunk what:
meanwhile, i spent an entire year on match and barely any women were even willing to respond to my emails. maybe if i acted like a violent psycho i would land more dates.


Works for me :)

he said "acted like" not "was actually"



Regardless, it still works for me. :)

/'m a total sweetheart
//just ask my parole officer
 
2013-01-24 04:54:41 PM
He probably tried to kill her after learning about all her frivolous lawsuits.

It is a shame he didn't succeed.
 
2013-01-24 05:01:54 PM

FarkinHostile: just ask my parole officer


the one buried in your basement?
 
2013-01-24 05:04:49 PM

TheSilverKey: StrandedInAZ: I met my partner on Craigslist. Granted, romance was not the reason we met, but that's how me wet nonetheless.

Clean up in aisle Freud!


Ha!!!
 
2013-01-24 05:07:10 PM

I drunk what: FarkinHostile: just ask my parole officer

the one buried in your basement?


No, the other one.
 
2013-01-24 05:47:41 PM
I went on a date with a guy that I met on eHarmony. We met at a movie theater, had a lovely date and then I went home. Call me that same evening to discuss the comment I need to be in the date. It was something self deprecating I don't even remember what it was. After that conversation I told him I didn't think it was a good idea for us to
see one another. The next day when I was working from home he showed up at my house with a bottle of wine, 2 wine glasses in his pajamas. I have no idea how he found out where I live as the deed to my house is held at name of an LLC. He forced his way into my home went to the kitchen and poured the wine. When I realize the seriousness of the situation I told him I needed to go to the bathroom for to put makeup on to look pretty for him. I grabbed my shotgun, my cell phone, and I locked myself in the bathroom called the police. By the time the police arrest he was gone. I gave them all the information that I had about him from eHarmony, description of the vehicle he was driving in a partial license plate number. They never found him. I am still a little scared he might show up one day.
 
2013-01-24 05:54:45 PM
Wow...sorry for all the errors in my previous post. That's what I get for typing on my phone while riding the metro....
 
2013-01-24 06:00:27 PM

frecklesotool: I went on a date with a guy that I met on eHarmony. We met at a movie theater, had a lovely date and then I went home. Call me that same evening to discuss the comment I need to be in the date. It was something self deprecating I don't even remember what it was. After that conversation I told him I didn't think it was a good idea for us to
see one another. The next day when I was working from home he showed up at my house with a bottle of wine, 2 wine glasses in his pajamas. I have no idea how he found out where I live as the deed to my house is held at name of an LLC. He forced his way into my home went to the kitchen and poured the wine. When I realize the seriousness of the situation I told him I needed to go to the bathroom for to put makeup on to look pretty for him. I grabbed my shotgun, my cell phone, and I locked myself in the bathroom called the police. By the time the police arrest he was gone. I gave them all the information that I had about him from eHarmony, description of the vehicle he was driving in a partial license plate number. They never found him. I am still a little scared he might show up one day.


Well handled. I'd like to think he meant the best, but was just horribly misguided in his actions. It's quite stunning actually how little common sense so many people (men and women) have regarding dates/relationships. I've found insecurities and the desire to move things way too fast tend to cause way more issues on dates than homicidal tendencies (which thankfully I haven't run into yet).
 
2013-01-24 06:02:57 PM

The sound of one hand clapping: Had a somewhat close call with a total crazy biatch on a free dating site.

2 weeks after starting online dating I got a message from a girl in another country. I had said to myself I wouldn't do long distance relationships but she seemed really nice. That was my first mistake.

Anyway, decided to message her back as she seemed nice. Fast forward 2 months, I've grown to like her a lot, we have loads in common and are discussing meeting up. 2 weeks after that and I've booked the flight and hotel. 1 week after that she went full blown psycho because I had gone to the cinema with 2 mates, and one of them was a girl. Crazy biatch was furious with me. I had destroyed her life. She wasn't sure how she was going to carry on living and I had taken away the one hope she had for happiness. I was a disgusting man who had used her and then cheated on her. She didn't even want to hear from me again, let alone see me. Amazing how I managed all this considering that we weren't in a relationship and that we had never even met. And the girl I went to the cinema with, she was genuinely just a friend and in a relationship but I explained this to crazy biatch and it didn't make any difference.

So I cancelled the hotel reservation, lost the money on the flight but was just thankful that I found out how crazy she was before I went over there. I dread to think how that might have turned out. Despite originally saying that she didn't want to hear from me, she then continued to send me crazy messages on the dating site until I deleted my account. She sent me a few messages on Facebook too and I just ignored those. Finally she seems to have gone away, for now.

The only upside to this is that everyone I work with enjoyed hearing the story and got a good laugh out of just how deluded some people can be.


I had the same thing happen to me; you wouldn't know the girl, she's from Canada.
 
2013-01-24 10:05:23 PM
I want to find strong family oriented man who love me for me and make strong family.
 
2013-01-24 10:07:21 PM
/Don't forget the eastern european scam artists named Boris who post profiles posing as girls in Utah who then travel to London to visit their moms who have cancer and then run out of money.

Catfishing, oh yes.
 
2013-01-24 11:47:46 PM

bulldg4life: I love that people continually bring up the McDonald's coffee thing. Ignoring the fact that McDonald's actually did keep their coffee at a temperature too hot to be considered safe without proper notification.

It continues to be the shining example of frivolous lawsuits...except that it wasn't one


Like the Ford Pinto case except in the other direction. (see pointoflaw.com, The Myth of the Ford Pinto case)
 
2013-01-25 02:27:02 AM
Survey shows that 4 out of 5 serial killers prefer Match.com. Survey also finds that gingivitis can really take the bite out of a vampire.
 
2013-01-25 02:38:38 AM

99.998er: I worked at a high-end brick & mortar dating service where we would conduct face to face interviews with each applicant. I can honestly say that each and every member had serious issues. Perhaps not violent (although some actually turned out that way), but every single one out of hundreds I interviewed and became members needed serious help.


Remember, then-brick & mortar dating services were more or less deemed for desperate losers whereas Match/eHarm/whatever are widely accepted in the mainstream. I know a large number of people who have met normal, even attractive people on those sites. My impression of the 1990s standalone dating store was that you parked your fat ass on a couch and watched videocassettes of other similarly doomed folks making a last grasp for glory.

Not that the websites are perfect, of course. It's just that now that the stigma is removed, a much larger portion of society is using dating services. Given that only a certain percentage of us are crazy, I'd bet that the batsh*t/noise ration is far lower at a large site like Match.com. Sane folks are likely overwhelming the wingnuts.

/has not used a dating site yet, but see no reason not to if single
 
2013-01-25 03:27:33 AM
"Beckman, meanwhile, is now pushing for a disclaimer on Match.com similar warnings on cigarettes."

Wat's his Fark handle?
 
2013-01-25 03:29:25 AM

Kristoph57: I'll be brief.

The lawyers are going to kill this lady.. in court.


She would have to prove that match.com was aware of the potential danger.
 
2013-01-25 05:12:40 AM
Hey, I just met you.
And I am crazy.
I've got your number.
I'll stab you maybe.
 
2013-01-25 02:31:44 PM

ArcadianRefugee: bulldg4life: I love that people continually bring up the McDonald's coffee thing. Ignoring the fact that McDonald's actually did keep their coffee at a temperature too hot to be considered safe without proper notificationthe temperature recommended by the National Coffee Association for the past century.

FTFY. Sorry you don't feel 100 years of tradition is enough notification.

/Link


Well, I always thought hot coffee was too hot for my crotch. (Vice-versa not as much)
 
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