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  1. #1 Russian astrologer cleared to sue NASA 
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    MOSCOW (AFP) - A Russian court ruled that an astrologer could proceed with a lawsuit against the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration for plans to bombard a comet whose destruction would "disrupt the natural balance of the universe," ITAR-TASS said.

    Star-reader Marina Bai's case was thrown out of a lower court because Russia has no jurisdiction over
    NASA, but the ruling was overturned when her lawyer, Alexandra Molokhova, was able to show that the agency's office in the US embassy in Moscow does fall under Russian jurisdiction.

    Bai seeks a ruling that would restrict NASA in its plans to annihilate a section of the Tempel 1 comet in a project that has been dubbed "Deep Impact," as well as punitive damages of 8.7 billion rubles (300 million dollars, 240 million euros).

    "My client believes that the NASA project infringes upon her spiritual and life values as well as the natural life of the cosmos and would disrupt the natural balance of forces in the universe," Molokhova was quoted as saying.

    The lawyer said Tempel 1 had sentimental value to Bai because her grandparents met when her grandfather pointed the comet out to his future wife.

    In a 279-million-dollar (215-million-euro) project, NASA in January launched the Deep Impact spacecraft which will travel to the comet and release an "impactor" -- a 370-kilogram (820-pound) self-guided mass -- on US Independence Day (July 4) which is expected to create a crater that could be as large as a football stadium.

    Scientists believe that the exposed material from the resulting crater will yield clues to the formation of the solar system and provide important information on altering the course of comets or asteroids on a collision course with earth.

    Effects of the collision will be visible from earth with an amateur telescope, according to the mission's website.

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    What the hell...Cosmic-mind hippies sueing NASA? That IS a new one.


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    No offense to the Russians, but what the hell. I think I'll sue them for busting rocks in Afghanistan in the 80's. They disturbed the natural look of the terrain.

    LAME is all I can say about it. This is far worse then the morons that sued for spilling hot coffee on themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by (In)Sanity
    This is far worse then the morons that sued for spilling hot coffee on themselves.
    The only thing worse is that the lady that spilled coffee on herself got millions of dollars in 'damages' from McDonalds. And now all coffee cups here in the US have warnings along the bottom that say, and I quote, "WARNING. COFFE IS HOT." It's the end of the world as we know it.....
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  6. #5 stupidity in it's finest form 
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    So if we're not allowed to disrupt the cosmo's, then we're gonna get the pants sued off us is we happen to distroy a comet that's heading straight for us? Or are we to let it impact as to keep the gods happy?
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    Judges should be given the power to throw cases like this put of court
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    Quote Originally Posted by Communist Hamster
    Judges should be given the power to throw cases like this put of court
    I think they do have the power, they just don't use it half as much as they should.
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