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There Is Money To Be Made From Ebola

Out of my way, he's been shot by a MoonPie

You are a freelance cameraman who contracts Ebola while filming in Sierra Leone, you are flown to the Nebraska Medical Center where you receive around the clock care. That will be $500,000 thank you very much. Priceless. Hmm, I’m guessing the private jet and the 40 person medical team adds up. Oh and if you are muttering “he should have had travel insurance” … he did, it just didn’t cover “catastrophic events or outbreaks,” Ebola is a bitch.

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Friggin Suicide Jumpers

The price you have to pay for landing on a 7 year old girl in a failed suicide attempt is 100,000 roubles it seems. A Russian court has ordered a man, who jumped from a 9th storey window and landed on the little girl, to pay for her medical bills. She was in hospital for months after she had the misfortune of standing on the street below when he leaped.

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Let Discrimination Begin!

Yeah I got the job after a 5 day physical!

Yeah I got the job after a 5 day physical!

OK, here’s a bummer for anyone thinking of hiring a fat person or someone with health issues. A  pizza shop owner will be forced to pay for his 340 lb (154kg) employee’s weight loss surgery because he needs that first before he can have another operation for the back injury he suffered while working at the pizza shop. Are you following this? Basically the Indiana Courts of Appeals have ruled that the Pizza owner has to foot all the medical bills. OK, here lies the problem, in 2007 Adam Childers, a cook at Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza, was accidentally hit in the back by a freezer door and sustained an injury (what, was the door the size of New England?). Due to the cook’s weight and the additional 40lb he gained following the incident, it was deemed too dangerous for doctors to proceed with any back surgery unless he had lap-band surgery first. The argument then was who footed the bill for the $25,000 weight loss surgery? Well, it seems the courts think the pizza shop owner does.

Psst Bye-bye jobs for fat people!

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