Stupidity – No shortage in the news

Ok, so the stupidest thing I have read all week, topped what I thought was going to be the stupidest thing I had read in the news.

A 14 year old girl is filing a $30mil suit against myspace.com over being assaulted by a 19 year old guy. We have heard stories like this before… a person is stupid, gives out personal information (or simply posts too much personal information) and gets into trouble. Now of course this guy should go to jail, but how can myspace protect a person from their own stupidity? Maybe her parents should have had a better idea of what sort of information she was giving out online.

Well that was enough of a story… now the bastard’s (excuse the language, but any guy who forces himself on a women deserves it) attorney thinks his client needs a cut of the claim for damages because she lied about her age. The girls claim was stupid, but this follow-up guy… how lame. It is just sad how people can blame anyone but themselves, and try to get money for it.

I have a myspace page and a myspace blog, should I sue myspace because I don’t have as many friends as some people? That must somehow mean the man is keeping me down? Common now people – own up to your own responsibilities. If you’re a parent… find out if your kid has a myspace page. (Or any other social networking type site… friendster, facebook, Hi5, etc.) Ask them what sort of things they have on their page. Maybe even look… if the whole world can view it – its not spying on your kid, it is caring. Perhaps if more adults took the time to learn just what their kids are up to on the web, we wouldn’t have such stupid lawsuits that waste our time. (Which also are a result of legitimate hurts pointed in the wrong direction.)

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About Jakob Barnard

I live in Jamestown, ND where I work for RealTruck.com, a firefighter with the Jamestown Rural Fire Dept, and keep rather busy.
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