Monday, June 05, 2006

A Flint Minute....

Okay... perhaps I'm beating a dead horse (or popping bubble wrap), but....

Leaving aside for the moment the fact that I didn't know that in "Chronicling the high cost of our legal system" Walter Olson had become a Canadian, I find his math to be interesting:
Federal Express drivers Edgar Rizkallah and Kamil Issa, both of Lebanese descent, say the nasty epithets from their manager went on for two years, which means the award works out to $15 million per epithet-year, $290,000 per slur-week, or $40,000 per imprecation-day.
Well, let's see... Michael Moore is being sued for $85 million over a ten second clip. That's $510 million per Flint minute, more than $30 billion per Flint hour, almost three quarters of a trillion dollars per Flint day, $268 trillion per Flint year.... All for the pain of having people think you're "from the same background as the people in Flint"?

Oh, I know.... It's different".

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