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Yep, you read that right. A Russian astrologer has filed a $300,000,000 lawsuit against NASA, claiming that the Deep Impact probe, which intercepted comet Tempel 1, "violated her spiritual rights."

"The experiment, in which NASA fired a projectile the size of a fridge at the comet Monday, was an attack on "the holy of holies," Marina Bai's law suit claims, according to Russian press reports. Her suit, filed at a Moscow court, claims violation of her "life and spiritual values."

"In any case, it is obvious that elements of the comet's orbit and associated ephemera will change after the explosion, which interferes with my practice of astrology and deforms my horoscope," the Izvestia daily quoted Bai as saying.


Folks, you just can't get enough of this sort of nuttiness for my entertainment dollar!


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(Anonymous)
Jul. 7th, 2005 09:46 pm (UTC)
A friend of mine has a bumper sticker which reads:

Astrologers need to know your date of birth because there's a sucker born every minute.

trof2
Jul. 8th, 2005 05:49 am (UTC)
That's pretty silly. Can a foreign citizen legally sue another country?
tacit
Jul. 8th, 2005 04:10 pm (UTC)
Yes, under certain circumstances (and depending on the various laws of the country involved--good luck suing the Chinese government from without or within!).

Collecting on a judgement, however, is a different matter altogether.
slutbamwalla
Jul. 8th, 2005 12:33 pm (UTC)
Hey, that's great.

Does this mean that I can sue NASA because I mistook one of their satellites for Venus being in the fifth house and it made me pick the wrong Lotto numbers?

I *knew* I should have listened to my fortune cookie instead.
tacit
Jul. 8th, 2005 04:11 pm (UTC)
What a great idea! I bet you could make a lawsuit (and grab a few headlines), then sell your story and make a few bucks that way...
poeticserenity
Jul. 8th, 2005 04:10 pm (UTC)
that reminds me of a story i heard on the radio this am. A burgler broke thru a skylight and got cut by a knife lying on the counter. Sued the woman whos house he burgerlized, and won
tacit
Jul. 8th, 2005 04:15 pm (UTC)
Now THAT is absurd.
greendalek
Jul. 12th, 2005 07:01 pm (UTC)
Totally unrelated to the (admittedly weird) topic at hand:

Hello there. mama_hogswatch steered me to you as the source for a particular URL that runs over-the-web diagnostics on one's computer. Could I pester you for said URL? Thanks in advance.
tacit
Jul. 12th, 2005 09:35 pm (UTC)
If you're looking for an online virus scan, the URL is

http://housecall.trendmicro.com

Or did you have a different kind of diagnostic in mind?
greendalek
Jul. 14th, 2005 12:52 pm (UTC)
That was exactly the URL I was hunting for. Thank you very much!
(Anonymous)
Jul. 18th, 2005 01:29 pm (UTC)
http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20050712045953910

-Vijay
tacit
Jul. 18th, 2005 07:16 pm (UTC)
Wow. Just...wow.

Un-freaking-real, that is.
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