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Here's part two of your responses to the individual suing Google after being injured from blindly following the company's map directions:

In the immortal words of Forrest Gump, stupid is as stupid does. Lauren Rosenberg was STUPID. She doesn't deserve one red cent of money for being stupid either. Anyone who goes walking down a road with a high amount of traffic is just plain stupid for doing so. She has eyes and ears -- and should have had enough common sense to NOT walk down a busy street that doesn't have a sidewalk for walkers to safely commute. Would anyone have debated the idea of her suing if Google Maps had told her to walk off the end of a pier to cross a body of water? NO! They would say only a moron would do such a thing. Well, only a moron would walk up a busy street without a sidewalk beside it.

This is just another case of a frivolous lawsuit where someone is trying to get out of taking personal responsibility for their own stupidity. And Google should not have to pay the price for Rosenberg's actions.

-Charlie


Personally, I feel you have to be careful when using these tools. She should have just turned around and went back from where she started if the roadway was dangerous. This is similar to the woman who says she burned herself with McDonald's Coffee and got paid. NO...Lauren should take responsibility for her own actions.
-Pasquale

Lauren is an idiot -- let's only hope she does not reproduce.
-Anonymous

Someone has to keep the Darwin awards alive. The quickest and shortest route might be to dive off a cliff...at least you'd be cushioned by the pile of lemmings at the base of the cliff.
-Dan

Let common sense rule the day!

As children we depend on our elders for guidance. As Adults, one MUST take responsibility for their own actions!

Judges should be allowed to Bi^@h slap those who bring up these frivolous lawsuits.
-Thomas

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Posted by Doug Barney on June 16, 2010 at 11:53 AM