The Lawsuit Matrix

Written by Lady Camelot

The Lawsuit Matrix by Lady Camelot

According to an article written by Michael Weissentstein, A New York Jury awarded $20 Million in punitive damages to a smoker's widow last week (after a jury deliberation of over two days).

Per Mr. Weissenstein's report, Ms. Gladys Frankson sued Brown & Williamson (Lucky Strike Manufacturers) when her husband passed away in 1999. Ms. Frankson's husband had begun smoking around 1954 atrepparttar age of 13.

Let's take a long and very deep perspective ofrepparttar 132459 grand effects this ruling may have on corporate America:

To any other, this may simply be an everyday case inrepparttar 132460 National court system, but contrary to what one's opinion may be of cigarettes and cigarette smoking,repparttar 132461 phenomenal repercussion of this landmark decision may create extreme, adverse effects. Not to be misconstrued that we do not sympathize with Ms. Frankson's loss, as any loss of human life is a sorrowful hardship.

Why does this particular ruling have such profound consequences? Think about it. Since Ms. Frankson was awarded a sum for her husband's loss, would it not only be right and justifiable that ALL persons who have died from lung cancer due to smoking should be awarded equal amounts as well? Should this not mean that government should becomerepparttar 132462 main source of intervention and stop all production of tobacco products? What aboutrepparttar 132463 people who have suffered from certain types of oral cancer, should not chewing tobacco manufacturers be called upon to halt ALL production of their chew products as well?

Furthermore, what aboutrepparttar 132464 recent McDonald's case? Why not hold ALL fast-food restaurants and restaurants in general liable for persons suffering from type II Diabetes, for persons suffering unimaginable weight-gain related, health problems associated with their eating at these restaurants?

In addition to tobacco companies and local & National Food chains, I naturally would assume that we should also hold alcohol manufacturers, and distributors liable for liver disease,repparttar 132465 thousands of D.U.I.-related deaths, and even kidney dialysis. But we can't just stop there. Eventually, this ruling may even lead torepparttar 132466 auto and small engine manufacturing industries as well. After all, aren't automobiles, motorcycles, and lawnmowers leading culprits for smog and oxygen depletion; thus an indirect cause of ozone layer reduction?

We mustn't forgetrepparttar 132467 beef & cattle industry. God forbid one should get botchulism or salmonella poisoning for digesting undercooked beef -- or worse yet -- mad cow disease? Greater concerns are forrepparttar 132468 cattle themselves, as they emit methane gases. Perhaps we should eradicate cattle too, because there are definitely some major counter-effects of even raising and herding these gentle giants for human consumption.

Medical Miracle or Mistake?

Written by Lady Camelot

Medical Miracle or Mistake? by Lady Camelot

Fundamental elements of life andrepparttar aspects of cloning bring dramatic advancement torepparttar 132456 scientific and medical community; however, is this fast-paced artificial reproduction an intrusion of Nature or a doorway to infinite, medical cures?

In lieu of scientific developments inrepparttar 132457 biological mainstream,repparttar 132458 human intervention of life and it's natural state are of utmost concern. Questions are being raised as to what constitutes life produced naturally into this world as opposed to man-made biocreationism. Current events depict a dangerously evolving senerio that will eventually lead to life altering, moral dilemmas.

The query here is whether we, as human beings, can justifyrepparttar 132459 birth of alternative life. Physicians of all fields excitedly anticipate what expectedly will stimulate medical achievements on a phenomenal scope.

If you can, imaginerepparttar 132460 limitless possibilities. Heart transplant waiting lists would be a thing ofrepparttar 132461 past. Accident victims could eventually have limb replacements by way of simple, DNA extraction. The ideology that manipulated organs can be created on demand, will definitely expand human lifespans. This, in turn, will bare increasing weight on this already over-populated world.

What becomesrepparttar 132462 deciding factor of who lives or dies will have serious reprecussions. "Logan's Run," a 70's television series comes to mind when faced with this imminent technology. In this program,repparttar 132463 Earth is overpopulated and depleted of natural resources. This fictional dramatization depicts life without illness; however, when one reachesrepparttar 132464 age of 30, he or she is incinerated to create more space for those remaining. Although "Logan's Run" was only a novelty, it was indeed a sign of things to come.

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