A word of warning for all you wanna-be billionaires out there. People want to waste your time.
A quick story about deep pockets.
Several years back, on a stretch of I-405 through Renton, Washington, there was a portion of roadway called the S-Curves. The S-Curves had some sightdistance issues and were dangerous when there was a lot of traffic and the roadway was slick. One night, a teenager was driving home late at night. The pavement was dry, there was no traffic. The teenager was eating food she had just purchased from McDonalds. Apparently, while digging out her Quarter Pounder, she lost control of her car and crashed and was killed.
The family sued the Washington Department of Transportation and won. Even though the issue was with someone eating while piloting a motor vehicle and had nothing to do with the roadway. WSDOT paid millions of dollars. They had deep pockets. The family was distraught. Juries want to help the grieving.
Today, a bra-slinging psychologist has sued Google because she and her staff were too stupid to read their Google AdSense agreement or use the tools Google gave them to manage their account.
She smells money. It's my guess that she read the Google Agreement, set up an account that would show Google violated the agreement. Then gathered proof that they had and was shocked to find herself in violation.
Simply because people can smell money, doesn't make them smart.
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