Pages

November 28, 2010

Too Much Time In The Sun


The families of people who have suffered and died from skin cancer caused by excessive exposure to the Sun now have someone they can sue.

Spanish Woman Claims She Now Owns Sun

(AFP) - After billions of years the Sun finally has an owner -- a woman from Spain's soggy region of Galicia said Friday she had registered the star at a local notary public as being her property.

Angeles Duran, 49, told the online edition of daily El Mundo she took the step in September after reading about an American man who had registered himself as the owner of the moon and most planets in our solar system.

There is an international agreement which states that no country may claim ownership of a planet or star, but it says nothing about individuals, she added.

"There was no snag, I backed my claim legally, I am not stupid, I know the law. I did it but anyone else could have done it, it simply occurred to me first."

The document issued by the notary public declares Duran to be the "owner of the Sun, a star of spectral type G2, located in the centre of the solar system, located at an average distance from Earth of about 149,600,000 kilometers."

Duran, who lives in the town of Salvaterra do Mino, said she now wants to slap a fee on everyone who uses the sun and give half of the proceeds to the Spanish government and 20 percent to the nation's pension fund.

Have you or a loved one ever suffered from the ravages of skin cancer or sun burn caused by the reckless action of Ms. Duran and her out of control star? Has your car's paint job been damaged by the Sun? Your beautiful, custom-made livingroom drapes faded and deteriorating due to the incessant output of ultraviolet light? Tired of purchasing expensive prescription sunglasses? Then call call 1-800-SUE-DRAN!

Prepare for the onslaught of lawyers' television ads in 3, 2, 1.

12 comments:

WomanHonorThyself said...

lawyers are us..good grief!..lol..HOPE ya had a fabulous holiday weekend..I'm still full..lol:)

Starsplash said...

Let's build a rocket and send her home then.

How absurd she is.

LL said...

I'm with starsplash -- send her home!

Libertarian Advocate said...

A couple of legal issues going on here...

Adverse possession under Spanish law requires 10 continuous years of public actual possession and use of the land in a open and publicly visible fashion. So as I see it she'll never actually get uncontestable title.

Second, ongoing medical research into the longterm deleterious effects of Vitamin D3 deficiency from increased risk risk from skin cancers to colon and breast cancer suggest that it is the Dermatologists and the purveyors of sun screen/blocks that block out vitamin D triggering UVB light while passing through cancer inducing UVA light are the proper and DEEP pockets for the Tort Bar to pursue.

sig94 said...

Woman - we had a different holiday as all our girls (4) were not home, just the wife and I. I'm sure the lawyers need no encouragement from me to identify new, lucrative markets.

sig94 said...

LL & Star - I'm sure she would love to inspect her new property.

sig94 said...

Lib - my internist started testing this year and found out I was seriously deficient in D3. Now on 4000 iu daily.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Starsplash, I love it. So it's her I should send my dermatologist's bill too. I was a surfer as a youngin.

Gorges Smythe said...

Since skin cancer is caused by the sun, and the sun is owned by the woman from Spain, we should hire the lawyers mentioned to sue the woman from Spain. Hey, it's only right!

sig94 said...

Odie, I'm waiting to see the property tax on 2,351,500,000,000 square miles (that's 2.3 trillion). A globe of 11,000 degree F burning hydrogen that is 870,000 miles wide.

Can she take out a mortgage on it?

The_Kid said...

Heheh

They Say/We Say said...

Don't forget the car wrecks caused from the sun in the eyes drivers.