Archive for November, 2011
I kinda enjoy reading class action lawsuits, and I often make a claim when I’m a part of a class.
Sometimes one crosses my email box that is just, well a waste of bits. Like this one:
The lawsuit claims that Wal-Mart and Netflix reached an unlawful agreement under which Wal-Mart would withdraw from the online DVD rental market and Netflix would not sell new DVDs. The lawsuit claims that this agreement caused Netflix subscribers to pay higher prices for online DVD rentals. Wal-Mart and Netflix deny: (1) that they entered into such an agreement, (2) that they have done anything wrong, (3) that the Plaintiffs have been harmed in any way, or (4) that the price of online DVD rentals was raised or inflated by any agreement between Wal-Mart and Netflix.- In re: Online DVD Rental Antitrust Litigation
This completely annoyed me, to the point that I wanted nothing to do with it, so I filled instructions and excluded myself with this snappy little missive:
November 16, 2011
In re: Online DVD Rental Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2029
To Whom It May Concern:
Please exclude me from the Netflix Litigation Class. I have no desire to support meritless lawsuit such as this one. WalMart’s DVD service never took off, it was their business failing that was the cause of this. The Class Representatives and the Class Council should be ashamed of themselves for wasting resources and time when they could be doing something that creates actual value in the world.
The relevancy of posting this here will become clear within a week.
I am finally cleaning out a stack of blog entries that I hand wrote a long time ago, and have been shuffling around and procrastinating on.
One of the entries I threw away, it just didn’t seem interesting or relevant. The other I really liked. Contrary to the beginning of this entry I feel very well cared for, both by others and myself. That being said I agree with myself. This entry has a date of April 28 at 8:08 pm Pacific. What year I wrote it I don’t know, but its sometime between 2006 and 2010.
Sometimes, I feel as if I’m completely alone in this world in looking out for me; I’m the only one taking care of Nick.
Things have been rough as of late. I’ve felt as if the only one cares for me and lately I don’t even feel like I care for myself.
Its really hardening then when someone else reaches out and shows that they care, especially when they put me in front of a lot of other really important interactions with other people. I need to really make note of this, and hold onto it. Often, I forget about them and let them fall to the wayside in the hustle and bustle of my day.
Its these interactions that matter the most, its these that make life worth it, these are what we’re here for. This is what we must cherish.