Will Iceland pay?

@laglen (19783)
United States
May 8, 2010 1:36pm CST
I wonder if Iceland should have to pay the airlines that couldnt fly due to ash. Every body wants payment for damages for everything. Everybody is suing everybody. So why not sue Iceland?
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@hofferp (4739)
• United States
8 May 10
With tongue planted firmly in cheek...of course. I also think Iceland should counter sue the airlines for not flying in the tourists to see this natural wonder. I'm sure Iceland lost billions because the airlines wouldn't fly.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
8 May 10
Excellent counter suit!
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
8 May 10
Think I'll pursue a law degree in my next life. I'd do it now, but this one's full...
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
8 May 10
they are the only ones that make any money
@savypat (20248)
• United States
8 May 10
I think Mother Earth should pay and since we owe her so much for the damage we do, I think we can put this debit as a small credit against the hugh debt Humans owe Earth.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
8 May 10
nah I prefer cash
@ann101 (519)
• China
28 Jun 10
Wonderful comments savypat!The Mother Earth is the biggest creditor of humans and the volcano eruption is just her small temper.
• United States
11 May 10
nah.i think that goes under "act of god". that oil spill however..somebody definetly should sue.like all the gulf states.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
11 May 10
the states? Interesting. Every body seems to want a piece of BP. You say sue the states?
• United States
11 May 10
no,the states should sue BP. i'd bet a lot of people have lost their livelyhoods for years with the amount going in the water.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
12 May 10
oh ok thank you for the clarification
@jb78000 (15178)
8 May 10
logically, no. it is clearly indicated who is responsible and it is not iceland - volcanoes, earthquakes, tidal waves etc are all defined as 'acts of god'. good luck with that suit...
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
9 May 10
logic? who needs logic? who uses logic anymore? sheesh
@jb78000 (15178)
9 May 10
exactly, for example we never use logic here at the daily drivel. the daily drivel says: 'logic is for logs'. anyway happy birthday and i hope you are not getting worn out
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
10 May 10
I find logic highly over rated. Right up there with facts and such. Thank you for the wishes. Just glad it is over now.
@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
8 May 10
Because they're broke. Financial crisis, banks lending 9 times the GNP, England and Holland threatening to sue to get the money back, etc. Ring a bell? So unless you want to be paid in ash it's really no point.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
10 May 10
I really do not see a lawsuit like that going I just wanted to throw it out there because I wouldnt be surprised if somebody tried.
@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
10 May 10
I guessed that, but didn't really manage to write my answer so that it got across. Really honestly, I don't think you're that daft :-) Now, I can blame it on English not being my first language ... Maybe we should both blame it on our lack of emoticons? Not a single smiley! Shocking. One should always include at least one smiley ;-) Possibly a heap of them. And as mylot is EVIL and don't let me add more than 3 off the MyLotCode Emotes, I'll put in a :)~ aimed at them. 8)=
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
10 May 10
lol sorry about the lack of
8 May 10
I cant stand everyone complaining and threatening to sue, your right, everyone is suing everyone else, but I dont think you can blame iceland for the volcanoe, what were they meant to do? I know people were stuck in other countries, and people couldnt get to work, as far as Im concerned as long as everyone had a place to sleep then they should have been thankful. Theres a lot worse things that can happen to you other than being stuck somewhere else.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
8 May 10
this is true and I was trying to point out the idiocacy
9 May 10
Im glad! Although it wouldnt shock me if someone actually tried this.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
10 May 10
precisley
@Asylum (46772)
• Manchester, England
11 May 10
This is certainly a novel idea but far from realistic. It would be an acceptable argument if Iceland had created the volcanoes, although we can hardly hold them responsible simply because they live near to an eruption. This is not the result of a man made scenario but a natural geological event.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
12 May 10
I know thank you
@hvedra (1623)
10 May 10
There wouldn't be much point as they don't have any money - their economy collapsed last year. I don't think you can sue for what nature is doing, perhaps the money could be better spent on re-valuating why we have come to rely on that one method of transport so much. I know it would do the UK economy some good not to rely so much on imports and we could probably cancel things like food imports by air - and stuff like flowers that we don't NEED and be more self-sufficient as a nation.
@laglen (19783)
• United States
10 May 10
I ould love to see the US self sufficient again.
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@spalladino (17927)
• United States
9 May 10
That's a good idea. I think iceland should also pay me for having to watch news footage of their ash problem over and over again. I think it caused eye strain...and headaches, definitely headaches.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
9 May 10
yay! and pain and suffering!
@BCRMike (279)
• Vanderhoof, British Columbia
9 May 10
You are kidding right? I know that airlines would like to recoup some of their losses, but anyone not having flight insurance would be out that money, and the airlines would have lost nothing wouldn't they? But now that you mention it, I wonder if there is some way to make Iceland pay? Hahahahahaha
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
9 May 10
Thank you Mike for understanding!
• Canada
9 May 10
That wasan act of nature. If the volcano was in Poland it would have caused the same problems. Also, there's no was Iceland can pay because right now their ecconomy makes the USA look dang good.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
9 May 10
terribly sorry, I was being sarcastic but didnt articulate myself well.
@cripfemme (7719)
• United States
8 May 10
I hope this is a joke. This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard of. You can't blame a country for a volcano erupting. It's called an act of God and they are not responsible. I agree that society is becoming overly litigious, but if someone is actually talking about suing Iceland because of a volcano, I truly am about ready to hand in my human card.
@laglen (19783)
• United States
9 May 10
Please dont cash in yet, this was meant sarcastically
8 May 10
. . . and how would you argue why Iceland should pay. Iceland can simply reply we ain't stopping you go ahead and fly. If there was even a slight case to sue Iceland then it would simply open up flood gates for all kinds of suits, a never ending cycle.
@laglen (19783)
• United States
8 May 10
already is a never ending issue
@katsalot1 (1619)
8 May 10
It's hardly their fault! I think it has done the Earth a favour by having a few days less pollution being made. I think you should only sue people if you have suffered because of something preventable, which this wasn't.
@laglen (19783)
• United States
8 May 10
this was actually meant as sarcasm and in relation to the oil leak