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Date: 04/17/13 05:36 PM

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    April 17, 2013 at 5:37 pm
    Link: That`s Canada For You, Eh? - If it is too hot, they are sorry for that.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    April 17, 2013 at 5:55 pm

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    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4887 posts
    April 17, 2013 at 6:10 pm
    Genius with class.
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
    2228 posts
    April 17, 2013 at 7:10 pm
    National motto, "Canada, let`s not get all excited now." ;-)


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    fancythat Male 30-39
    1950 posts
    April 17, 2013 at 7:24 pm
    No, that`s AmeriDUH for you
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    April 17, 2013 at 7:46 pm
    Y`all do recall the American woman who sued McD`s because her hot coffee scalded her leg when it spilled, no? In Canada, warning that your coffee is hot remains a matter of choice.
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    robthelurker Male 18-29
    2660 posts
    April 17, 2013 at 7:48 pm
    i dont get it.
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    axeman929 Male 30-39
    195 posts
    April 17, 2013 at 8:06 pm
    Ah Canada home of Trolls.
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    korahn Male 30-39
    1249 posts
    April 17, 2013 at 9:01 pm
    I would like them to have printed: "Contents of this cup may be hot. It might also be cold. Hell, it might be empty. Do you feel lucky?"
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    jimbobsthebe Male 18-29
    639 posts
    April 17, 2013 at 9:53 pm
    Warning. Please open water bottle with caution. Do not chew or swallow bottle cap. Do not freeze bottle and throw out of tall building. Please remember to swallow when drinking and not breathe. Please do not read these instructions whilst driving. If you are illiterate and cannot understand these instructions please ring our hotline to help you. If you`d like to be treated like a human rather than an idiot please leave the UK/America and head to Canada for a better life.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13596 posts
    April 18, 2013 at 1:13 am
    Fecking compo companies has wrecked the world
    I had a lighter with a bloody sticker on it saying
    this `lighter contains flammable liquids`
    No poo Sherlock!
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    April 18, 2013 at 2:51 am
    "Y`all do recall the American woman who sued McD`s because her hot coffee scalded her leg when it spilled, no?"

    That`s how McDonalds, and the insurance industry would have you remember it, but if you look into the facts of the case, the Woman received third degree burns from coffee that was between 180-190 degrees, it was so hot that it melted the fat in her labia. As a result she spent 8 days in the hospital, and needed several reconstructive plastic surgeries. All of this was after McDonalds had previously settled over 700 claims from hot coffee burns, but chose not to reduce the temperature to around 140 degrees like most restaurants.

    Here is a graphic picture of the damage that was done:
    Graphic McDonalds Coffee burn NSFW
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    jimbobsthebe Male 18-29
    639 posts
    April 18, 2013 at 3:16 am
    @MrPeabody

    So wouldn`t the sensible action to take in this case be to force McDonald`s to serve sensibly temperate beverages as opposed to scolding hot ones? Besides, reading the warning isn`t going to make any difference to someone bumping in to you and causing a spill by accident. The law should be there to protect the consumer, not the company.

    However, I think common-sense in general has been completely disregarded. Sure, these warning labels aren`t exactly offensive and most of us ignore them but I do sometimes feel the grind of living in a nanny state when sensible people aren`t allowed to partake in sensible activities because the stupid minority can`t control themselves.
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    April 18, 2013 at 3:35 am
    @jimbobsthebe

    So wouldn`t the sensible action to take in this case be to force McDonald`s to serve sensibly temperate beverages as opposed to scolding hot ones?

    You would think so. At least in this case, it was a civil lawsuit not a criminal suit, so the only thing McDs would be forced to do is pay the injured party. If I recall correctly, she just wanted McDs to pay her medical bills, but they only offered her something like $1000. That is why she sued them, and it was the jury who awarded her $2.7 million in damages. The $2.7 mil was later reduced to something like $400,000 in appeals.

    The reason people don`t know the facts of this case is that the injured woman was not allowed to talk about the case as a condition of the settlement, but McDs could talk about it. That is why it is known as the woman who sued over hot coffee, and not the woman who received severe 3rd degree burns.
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    April 18, 2013 at 3:45 am
    Unfortunately I`m pressed for time, and can`t elaborate further atm, but if you search for McDonalds Coffee burn, you will find plenty of sites that discuss the real facts and the politics behind it.

    You could go to http://www.hotcoffeethemovie.com/. A lawyer made a documentary on this case as well as a few other similar cases and discuses why the corporations and insurance industry hide the details in order push the agenda of tort reform.
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    April 18, 2013 at 3:48 am
    Watch the segment from Colbert on the hotcoffeethemovie site, she sums up the whole issue there.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    April 18, 2013 at 10:53 am
    Thanks for the details, MrPeabody. Your comment on why we know this as the "woman who sued..." is right on. America`s litigious nature is often used as a source of humor, but unless you know something to be trivial, you shouldn`t presume that`s all it is.

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