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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 12:59:29 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..
 
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