Yep. If I were outside I would be melting. It’s 91 degrees and 10000% humidity today. We never got the air conditioners installed last night. My brother called and canceled, saying he was too busy stop over. He was originally supposed to come about 9pm. His girlfriend called me about 10:30pm asking if I’d seen him. While I was on the phone with her, he strolled in. Turned out he was at a bar. Uhhhh, thanks, bro.
Check out this article: Equal Pay for Equal Death. Personally, I think they should do the actuarial tables in reverse and give the most money to the families of the lowest earners. Do the rich really need the money? As the article points out, they’re going to bitch no matter what. Hmmm… now that I think about it, perhaps the criteria should be to give the most to whoever bitches the least.
Mel and I are off to eat fabulous Thai food and see a movie with my mom. In case I don’t get back to the computer later or tomorrow, I hope everyone has a safe and fun 4th of July. Tip: Don’t allow anyone to light a firecracker that you are holding between your cheeks.
One last thing: I am only -24% likely to commit murder.
Okay, I’m going to make the politically incorrect, but I believe true, statement that the government shouldn’t give the families anything. Nobody else gets paid for dying, except for insurance they carry or proof of a wrongful death claim. As the article brought out, there is little chance of placing blame on anyone other than the terrorists. Those that had life insurance will get what they paid for. Those that didn’t will get what they didn’t pay for. I don’t see why the death of an office worker in the Twin Towers should make the surviving family millionaires, and if I die from a heart attack my family gets nothing. The families that lost loved ones in the Oklahoma City bombing didn’t get money from the goverment.<br><br>Add to that the fact that hundreds of millions of dollars was distributed to the families by various charities already, and I think that should be enough. I’m not discounting the pain the families feel, but an orphan that lost his parents in a traffic accident feels no less pain nor suffers any less need than one that lost their parents in the Twin Towers. It may not be a popular opinion, but I think its right.
I think you are right, wKen, regardless of how unpopular that opinion might be right now. However, the fund has already been established. No matter how the money is distributed you can count on people arguing over the equity of pain and suffering. Sick, isn’t it?
I agree with wKen. furthermore, those people who are suing over how much they get and when really sicken me. It’s as if I give you a gift, and you sue me for not giving you a better one. <br>What wKen didn’t mention is the fact that the millions that were given to charities for distribution took away from the ability of those charities to give to other things, that save peoples lives.
you’re all absolutely right… but we can’t be the only ones who agree on this.<br><br>and… i totally agree on the firecracker thing as well. ouch.
Deciding to give survivor benefits for WTC victims was a governmental knee jerk reaction and PR ploy. The WTC was not a government building. <br>The civilian Pentagon victims, I could see getting some benefits since most of them there were presumably in service to the country.<br>Military personnel already have survivor benefits.<br>Right now, I don’t trust any move made by the Bushian regime.
Bird, I think my little friends and I busted my blogback last night.<br>Can you please go look?<br>Thank you. Carry on.
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