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(Opposing Views)   Erin Brockovich may have a new cause, but her fashion sense remains unchanged   (opposingviews.com) divider line 54
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2013-10-06 04:35:52 PM
She's looking for another movie deal, huh?
 
2013-10-06 04:39:05 PM
www.opposingviews.com

i1.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-10-06 04:45:21 PM
www.opposingviews.com

"They're called boobs, Ed."
 
2013-10-06 04:51:41 PM
All you go is two left feet and ugly farking shoes!
 
2013-10-06 04:52:12 PM
&^%$&$#%*(%)^$#@!#()!)@)!&@(@%!!!!!

Any F*CKING website that F*CKING autoplays F*CKING audio F*CKING ads at the F*CKING bottom of the F*CKING screen that you F*CKING have to F*CKING scroll all the F*CKING way down to, only to F*CKING discover that you F*CKING can't F*CKING mute or F*CKING stop them should be F*CKING nuked from F*CKING orbit.

/F*CKING rant off
 
2013-10-06 04:57:57 PM
wow - just wait till Danger Avoid Death watches tv for the first time. He's going to hate it.
 
2013-10-06 05:00:14 PM
Danger Avoid Death: /F*CKING rant off

No-Script. Install it.
 
2013-10-06 05:01:03 PM
Got your attention Subby.
 
2013-10-06 05:07:11 PM
Too lazy to look up the amount of money she / the law firm she worked for made off the case upon which her movie was based but I seem to remember that it was considerably more than the victims got. I'm sure she is really worried about women and their health and not simply exploiting her fame for another big payday.
 
2013-10-06 05:08:21 PM
Thank you Erin...
 
2013-10-06 05:09:37 PM
www.maggiesnotebook.com
 
2013-10-06 05:10:31 PM
You know I watched the movie just to look at Julia's cleavage.
 
2013-10-06 05:11:57 PM

ultraholland: Danger Avoid Death: /F*CKING rant off

No-Script. Install it.


bearsrepeating.jpg

I feel your pain. OTOH, websites are not going to stop doing this and they don't care about your complaints.

Get Ad-Block and No-Script. Selectively enable what you want. Selectively disable what you don't.

It's the only way.
 
2013-10-06 05:16:13 PM
She sure is proud of that doughy mess.

/ I'd still leave my mark
// map of Hawaii
/// I love boo bees.
 
2013-10-06 05:18:47 PM
I'd love to see the equivalent of the "water" scene when they make a movie of THIS.
 
2013-10-06 05:20:50 PM
Soooo... another effectively failed lawsuit leading to another movie with a happy ending?
 
2013-10-06 05:21:19 PM

slimfast: You know I watched the movie just to look at Julia's cleavage.


They make an app for that
 
2013-10-06 05:26:47 PM
www.opposingviews.comimg.fark.net

Never realized until now that Julia's cleavage undersold the real Erin's pontoons.
 
2013-10-06 05:28:40 PM

HandsomeRyan: Too lazy to look up the amount of money she / the law firm she worked for made off the case upon which her movie was based but I seem to remember that it was considerably more than the victims got. I'm sure she is really worried about women and their health and not simply exploiting her fame for another big payday.


http://www.salon.com/2000/04/14/sharp/

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/science/jan-june13/hinkley_03-13 .h tml

Short story: Masry's firm extorted money out of PG&E using corrupt arbitrators on the basis of a  very dicey correlation hexavalent chromium and cancer, contrary to actual cancer rates in Hinkley, CA, then stiffed their clients.
 
2013-10-06 05:29:02 PM

goatleggedfellow: ultraholland: Danger Avoid Death: /F*CKING rant off

No-Script. Install it.

bearsrepeating.jpg

I feel your pain. OTOH, websites are not going to stop doing this and they don't care about your complaints.

Get Ad-Block and No-Script. Selectively enable what you want. Selectively disable what you don't.

It's the only way.


I'm consistently surprised that there are people on the internet that don't know this.

I think there's alot of people out there who don't solve their problems because without them, there's not much else.
 
2013-10-06 05:30:28 PM

Broom: [www.opposingviews.com image 301x251][img.fark.net image 210x256]

Never realized until now that Julia's cleavage undersold the real Erin's pontoons.


The real Erin can't unhinge her jaw and swallow a Barcalounger, though.
 
2013-10-06 05:38:00 PM

HandsomeRyan: Too lazy to look up the amount of money she / the law firm she worked for made off the case upon which her movie was based but I seem to remember that it was considerably more than the victims got. I'm sure she is really worried about women and their health and not simply exploiting her fame for another big payday.


She pocketed 2 million and each victim only got about 300k. Lawyers made 133 million.
 
2013-10-06 05:41:48 PM
So sticking coiled pieces of metal up a woman's hoo-ha is a legit form of birth control, and painful, to boot. Who'd a thunk that? Can't see how that plan might go haywire.


...and related to the story about Essure birth control coils we have this picture:

img2u.info
 
2013-10-06 05:50:20 PM
Why do women trust these gizmos?

that bosnian sniper: HandsomeRyan: Too lazy to look up the amount of money she / the law firm she worked for made off the case upon which her movie was based but I seem to remember that it was considerably more than the victims got. I'm sure she is really worried about women and their health and not simply exploiting her fame for another big payday.

http://www.salon.com/2000/04/14/sharp/

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/science/jan-june13/hinkley_03-13 .h tml

Short story: Masry's firm extorted money out of PG&E using corrupt arbitrators on the basis of a  very dicey correlation hexavalent chromium and cancer, contrary to actual cancer rates in Hinkley, CA, then stiffed their clients.


The issues with lawyering aside, polluting ground water should require compensation, restoration of the water source if possible (doubtful), and the installation of systems to remove the contamination prior to the water being used. It shouldn't matter if it can be linked to health problems or not. They've damaged the water supply and they should pay to fix it. Nobody would suggest that someone who damaged a car's paint not be held responsible for paying for the repairs regardless if that damage would later cause serious rust or not.
 
2013-10-06 05:56:42 PM

Broom: Never realized until now that Julia's cleavage undersold the real Erin's pontoons.


Oh yeah. Erin is one of the rare real-life people who was way hotter than the actress portraying her.
Also too: Naomi Watts not nearly as hot as Valerie Plame (Fair Game).
 
2013-10-06 06:34:25 PM
thank u bosnian
 
2013-10-06 06:39:58 PM

J. Frank Parnell: She pocketed 2 million and each victim only got about 300k. Lawyers made 133 million.


Yup. I  literally (as in the dictionary definition, not a turn of phrase) know attorneys who quit environmental law, and environmental law schools, and took up other fields because environmental law was too unethical, and driven by greed and ego, for their taste.  One of which went into corporate law, and the other personal injury.

It should tell you something when many environmental law firms will  only work with environmental non-profs insofar as improving the ability to file suit and litigate, rather than strengthening actual regulation of corporations and legal sanctions against offenders.
 
2013-10-06 06:47:12 PM

LesserEvil: So sticking coiled pieces of metal up a woman's hoo-ha is a legit form of birth control, and painful, to boot. Who'd a thunk that? Can't see how that plan might go haywire.


...and related to the story about Essure birth control coils we have this picture:

[img2u.info image 534x400]


TROJAN MAN!!!!
 
2013-10-06 06:58:40 PM
I would MILF the hell out of her, regardless.
 
2013-10-06 06:59:53 PM
PG&E was peanuts, a virtual pushover compared to Big Pharma.
She'll be lucky if she doesn't have a "drunk driving accident" or a "slip and fall in the tub with resulting  brain damage"

Good luck gorgeous, you're gonna need more than last time.
 
2013-10-06 07:02:21 PM
that bosnian sniper: Yup. I   literally (as in the dictionary definition, not a turn of phrase) know attorneys who quit environmental law, and environmental law schools, and took up other fields because environmental law was too unethical, and driven by greed and ego, for their taste.  One of which went into corporate law, and the other personal injury.

It should tell you something when many environmental law firms will   only work with environmental non-profs insofar as improving the ability to file suit and litigate, rather than strengthening actual regulation of corporations and legal sanctions against offenders.



Interesting.  I agree with your points.  I was in environmental law.  I defended companies on pollution claims but before people get all huffy, the fact is we settled and paid out a lot. We rarely if ever fought it out all the way to trial - only if there was a serious causation issue did we bother - maybe once or twice a year.

Life 90% of the time isn't Erin Brokavich - with its bullshiat story of a small poor plaintiff attorney firm with a heart of gold sticking it to the heartless company killing its workers. Often these plaintiff firms are extremely wealthy and sophisticated (especially when it comes to something as complex as water pollution), despite the cheesy late night infommercials and "aw shucks, I'm a simple guy" antics at deposition in front of their clients and at trial.  They are always looking for the latest and most lucrative area of litigation they can mine, and the idea that they are on the side of the little guy is laughable.

The wealthiest lawyers in the country are not the guys in the big corporate firms - they are the personal injury guys.

Got sick of it.  Was paid well but didn't like seeing dying or severly sick people... now does boring contracts and corporate work.
 
2013-10-06 07:14:13 PM

that bosnian sniper: HandsomeRyan: Too lazy to look up the amount of money she / the law firm she worked for made off the case upon which her movie was based but I seem to remember that it was considerably more than the victims got. I'm sure she is really worried about women and their health and not simply exploiting her fame for another big payday.

http://www.salon.com/2000/04/14/sharp/

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/science/jan-june13/hinkley_03-13 .h tml

Short story: Masry's firm extorted money out of PG&E using corrupt arbitrators on the basis of a  very dicey correlation hexavalent chromium and cancer, contrary to actual cancer rates in Hinkley, CA, then stiffed their clients.


Yeah...those links don't say that.

First link?  private arbitration leads to different outcomes than public courts.  Don't like it?  don't go to private arbitration.

Second link?  there's still chromium in the water table in town?  big shock...the settlement was for money, not a cleanup.

Got anything else?  Or are you seriously suggesting chromium in the drinking water is just fine and dandy?
 
2013-10-06 07:15:56 PM
I got essure about a year ago. My gyno had a LOT of experience with them (having implanted over a thousand) with no serious complications. He said the only bad complication he'd ever seen with it was from a woman who'd gotten the implant from another doctor in a neighboring state, and the coil punctured the Fallopian tube.

I had a half day of cramping and that's it.

The implantation is definitely more sophisticated than for a iud. They should require doctors to certify for laparoscopic procedures if they don't already. But you definitely need someone with good hands. Maybe even reserve it for surgeons.
 
2013-10-06 07:19:33 PM

J. Frank Parnell: HandsomeRyan: Too lazy to look up the amount of money she / the law firm she worked for made off the case upon which her movie was based but I seem to remember that it was considerably more than the victims got. I'm sure she is really worried about women and their health and not simply exploiting her fame for another big payday.

She pocketed 2 million and each victim only got about 300k. Lawyers made 133 million.


Oh, the horror...the lawyers got the amount they contracted for.  After taking the risks and expense of litigation.  And how many victims were there?

The plaintiffs could have hired a firm and paid hourly...oh, wait, they couldn't afford that.

You really think lawyers should work for free?
 
2013-10-06 07:56:06 PM
PunGent:   The plaintiffs could have hired a firm and paid hourly...oh, wait, they couldn't afford that.

You really think lawyers should work for free?


Nope, but stop with the Hollywood nonsense that these guys are selfless working class heroes.
 
2013-10-06 08:04:17 PM
so, she had an elective procedure, fully understanding the risks, then had side effects and wants to sue.
 
2013-10-06 09:05:19 PM
If it ain't broke...
 
2013-10-06 09:53:23 PM
Oh, what a big surprise.  The trashy boobstress chased another ambulance and is still riding the fame of a flawed court decision.
 
2013-10-06 10:33:19 PM

SirEattonHogg: Interesting.  I agree with your points...


Indeed, and that's the real problem with environmental law. The statutes and decisions on the books are laser-targeted to grease treads, not provide long-term solutions beneficial to the environment or people's health. It should really tell people something when the first thing environmental law firms do, is file a motion for an injunction in civil court (stopping the pollution), then use the withdrawal of that motion as leverage to negotiate corporations into private arbitration, and for that being corporations' rational choice being for them it's generally cheaper to settle and pay out than actually change their business model or operations. Hell, gaming the system (see,  Chevron which I've actually heard environmental lawyers celebrate) is preferable for both parties, just not citizens.

PunGent: Yeah...those links don't say that.


Apparently you weren't paying attention to the part in the Salon article that clearly says the private arbitrators involved were paid off by Masry's film to render a friendly decision. Or, the part where cancer rates typically associated with hexavalent chromium were  lower than expected in Hinkley  despite the damn contamination.

Though, the settlement being about the money rather than the cleanup, the contamination, or to prevent further violations of regulation? Yes,  that's my entire point.
 
2013-10-06 10:42:27 PM
-sigh-...now we're running the risk of yet another horrible Julia Roberts movie.
 
2013-10-06 11:37:15 PM

Badmoodman: Broom: Never realized until now that Julia's cleavage undersold the real Erin's pontoons.

Oh yeah. Erin is one of the rare real-life people who was way hotter than the actress portraying her.
Also too: Naomi Watts not nearly as hot as Valerie Plame (Fair Game).


3.bp.blogspot.com

Add Courtney Love playing Althea Flynt to that group.
 
2013-10-07 12:52:19 AM
Makeup and cleavage make a big difference.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-07 03:57:08 AM

minnkat: Makeup and cleavage make a big difference.

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Don't forget photoshop
 
2013-10-07 07:29:53 AM
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Fap
 
2013-10-07 08:40:03 AM

PunGent: You really think lawyers should work for free?


You really think it should be okay to have sex with eight-year-olds?
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-10-07 09:01:01 AM
images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-10-07 09:50:27 AM

SirEattonHogg: PunGent:   The plaintiffs could have hired a firm and paid hourly...oh, wait, they couldn't afford that.

You really think lawyers should work for free?

Nope, but stop with the Hollywood nonsense that these guys are selfless working class heroes.


Never said that.  In a capitalist country, law is a business.  Anyone surprised by that hasn't been paying attention.
 
2013-10-07 09:51:20 AM

Xenomech: PunGent: You really think lawyers should work for free?

You really think it should be okay to have sex with eight-year-olds?


Humans?  No.  Not going to answer the question, are you...
 
2013-10-07 10:04:03 AM

that bosnian sniper: SirEattonHogg: Interesting.  I agree with your points...

Indeed, and that's the real problem with environmental law. The statutes and decisions on the books are laser-targeted to grease treads, not provide long-term solutions beneficial to the environment or people's health. It should really tell people something when the first thing environmental law firms do, is file a motion for an injunction in civil court (stopping the pollution), then use the withdrawal of that motion as leverage to negotiate corporations into private arbitration, and for that being corporations' rational choice being for them it's generally cheaper to settle and pay out than actually change their business model or operations. Hell, gaming the system (see,  Chevron which I've actually heard environmental lawyers celebrate) is preferable for both parties, just not citizens.

PunGent: Yeah...those links don't say that.

Apparently you weren't paying attention to the part in the Salon article that clearly says the private arbitrators involved were paid off by Masry's film to render a friendly decision.


The most it claims is post-facto socializing, probably since Salon doesn't want to get it's ass sued for libel.  And that socializing is apparently perfectly legal, since the CA courts have "looked into it."   Now, there may be fire under that smoke...but that article doesn't show it.

Or, the part where cancer rates typically associated with hexavalent chromium were  lower than expected in Hinkley  despite the damn contamination.

There's a really, really basic question here:  do YOU think it's a good idea to dump it in the water supply?

Though, the settlement being about the money rather than the cleanup, the contamination, or to prevent further violations of regulation? Yes,  that's my entire point.

Private litigation doesn't always resolve public problems.  Take it up with the EPA; it's not the job of individuals to do the government's work.
 
2013-10-07 12:49:16 PM

PunGent: The most it claims is post-facto socializing, probably since Salon doesn't want to get it's ass sued for libel.


You say "post-facto socializing", I say patronage. I'm sure those judges who "looked into it" and saw a post-retirement gravy train see absolutely, positively  no problem with it, either. It's not as if there just might be extant conflicts of interest there, is it?

PunGent: Private litigation doesn't always resolve public problems.  Take it up with the EPA; it's not the job of individuals to do the government's work.


You know what  does? Litigation in civil court, injunctive relief, and a judgment that compensatory damages to the both the class and the state as well as punitive damages pursuant to the CWA and its corollary groundwater contamination acts. So, why didn't Masry's firm pursue that course of action rather than negotiate away injunctive relief to get PG&E in the arbitration room?
 
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