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Lawsuit Happy

As if the government weren't bad enough, we see another reason that illustrates exactly why we are in such a pickle. Yesterday's paper brings us this article, where we find that someone is suing Caterpillar for their role in a tragic incident. It seems that Caterpillar manufactured the…

As if the government weren’t bad enough, we see another reason that illustrates exactly why we are in such a pickle. Yesterday’s paper brings us this article, where we find that someone is suing Caterpillar for their role in a tragic incident.

It seems that Caterpillar manufactured the bulldozer that ran over someone. To sum it up, the company who built the thing must have some control over how it is operated, right? That’s hogwash.

Even if Caterpillar decided to not sell their equipment outside of the US (an unlikely move, but stick with me for a minute), what’s to prevent someone from taking said equipment and moving it somewhere, then demolishing a house that just happens to have someone around protesting, who doesn’t even have the sense to get out of the way when a bulldozer comes up the driveway?

Absolutely nothing. Yet apparently our society has come to the point where we think it is somehow related. I can see it now – before long we’ll have to form the National Heavy Machinery Association, with slogans and lobbyists and everything. What a waste.

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