Man says he’s addicted to cable; wants to sue Charter

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  1. Waluigi macrumors 6502

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    This is the most ridiculous item of the year!

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  2. pivo6 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah. A lifetime supply of free internet in going to make him and his wife less lazy/overweight. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    It figures. Only in Wisconsin.
     
  3. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    Only in America is more like it, jeez where are peoples common sense:confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  4. nathanziarek macrumors newbie

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    As a Wisconsinite, I would like to both object to and, sadly, confirm that statement.

    Did anyone see the kid stuck in the toy machine? For a state that doesn't make the news often, these two whammies aren't helping much.

    Anyway, someone told me this today and all I could think was "He's Nuts...and He's going to win."

    Go Marquette!
    Go Packers!

    You are all we have going for us :(

    Nate
     
  5. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    my. god.

    okay, this has gone too far. game ****ing over. i'm going on a killing spree.
     
  6. Dahl macrumors 6502a

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    I wish I came up with that.
    All the good law suits have been used.
     
  7. pivo6 macrumors 68000

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    Sorry. I grew up in Illinois and now live in Minnesota, so I couldn't resist. The only thing missing from a typical Wisconsin story is the alcohol. :D
     
  8. iJon macrumors 604

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    well if everything he says is true then he has a case. he asked them to turn it off and they didnt. just cause of that he will probably win. it will be fun to see how this plays out.

    iJon
     
  9. TimDaddy macrumors 6502

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    I've asked the local broadcast stations to stop sending their signal though my home and they refuse.
    Hmm...
    Could just turn off my television.
    Nah...
     
  10. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    I wonder if I could get my name on the lawsuit too. I've lost countless hours watching Sportscenter.
     
  11. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Took the words out of my mouth. Lawyers must have a great time over there!
     
  12. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    but u made me do it... :rolleyes:

    there's something called "self-control"...maybe u have heard of it?
     
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    I see visions of Paul doing his best Michael Douglas impersonation in the movie "Falling Down". :)

    My friend and I talked about this once when he was contemplating writing a book. We said something should be written into law that would formalize a "reasonable assumption of personal liability". (Also known as the dumb-ass clause) The lack of willpower illustrates the point that our culture is breeding a populous of victims, unable to accept responsiblilty for the choices they make.

    I hope he gets counter sued for wasting the courts time.
     
  15. srobert macrumors 68020

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    Suing is the unscrupulous Lazy bum way to easy money of the late 1990's early 2000's.

    Before that it was marrying somebody rich and divorce him/her as soon as you could legally get away with half is money.

    Suing makes legitimate 'causes less credible. Also, most of the time, the money acquired by suing could hardly replace what you've lost (health, limbs, life of a loved one, etc...) It's like apples and oranges.

    Remember this guy who sued McDonalds because he got fat? *sigh*
     
  16. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    this guy should be shot.

    should baskin robbins be sued by overweight people because they offer free ice cream samples?

    just because it is free doesn't mean they are forced to consume it...

    or should i sue apple since free iTunes software compelled me to purchase an iPod and thus robbing me of $300? :D
     
  17. question fear macrumors 68020

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    more importantly, wouldnt he get billed by charter for his 4 yrs of FREE CABLE????

    that would be an awesome decision. "Yes, you were addicted to cable, but you stole it for 4 years and never reported it, so your award is null. Don't let the door hit ya on the way out."

    -Carly
     
  18. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    I can solve the mans problems for $1000 and a the cost of travel.

    1 baseball bat, eye protection, and video camera rental should solve all his problems.

    Plus it would be quite fun to take a bat to all the TVs this idiot owns.

    Of course Charter could send out a cable TV repairman to do the same thing, though they may have to just do the fallback and remove the batteries from the remotes.

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    Like he'd get more excersize surfing the net than becoming a potato. :rolleyes:
     
  19. Dahl macrumors 6502a

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    They do.
     
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    I'm suing you for making me read things so vile and untrue.

    :eek:;)

    Why does the guy even bother?

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  22. MattG macrumors 68040

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    LOL

    He's suing the cable company for giving him free cable for 4 years. Wish I could get free cable for four years!
     
  23. superfunkomatic macrumors regular

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    i think the only "logical" next step would be to sue Nike for pain and suffering for blisters on my feet by buying a new pair of shoes. Obviously they are negligent in their design as "I" should never get blisters from their product.

    What a load of crappola this is! Don't people have anything better to do. God bless the american legal system.
     
  24. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Arn better watch out... I spend way to much of my time here and I'm feeling addicted! And poor. I blame macrumors for my lack of a social life as well as my beer drinking habit.:D
     
  25. oldschool macrumors 65816

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    And the clincher of all this is that in the end he will end up getting something from the cable company so they don't have to take this to court.
     

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