Originally Posted by Mfusick
The idea of negligence has been taking out of control these days in the court system where everyone wants to sue everyone...
Which is exactly the problem I have with the concepts in this thread. Taking, for example, Zon's scenario of someone leaving their keys in the car, then being held accountable because someone stole it and injured someone else. I'm not saying that couldn't or wouldn't happen, but it shouldn't
. But it is the ridiculous state society has come to. The lawyers get a hold of those who got injured, and say "you're not going to get anything out of the low-life who hit you, but hey, we can go after the guy who's car got stolen.". Now everyone who has anything happen to them is looking to profit from it. No one really cares about fixing the problems in our society that make leaving your keys in your car risky. It's just a lot easier to spend money on insurance and lawyers.
Just imagine how much better our economy would be if everyone spent their lives productively
. When you stop and think about how many resources our society puts into necessary or beneficial products like food, technology, housing, etc., vs. how many resources we put into suing each other, moving money around, figuring out how to pay taxes, and keeping up with the Kardashians, it's amazing the entire country isn't starving.
But yeah, it's good to know at least someone out there realizes there's a chance that we may not always be able to control what's done with the four numbers our ISP has assigned to us.