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Woohoo.. money! But you gotta be greviously injured. There's always a catch. [Mar. 20th, 2009|11:02 am]
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What is a life worth? Impossible to determine, you might say. But if you were a Saxon in England at the last millennial, you would answer 266 Thrymsas (200 shillings) cor a ceorl, or freeman. This was the essence of the system of Weregild, whereby the relative cash value of life, limb, or eye could be determined and awarded to the victim of damage or the family of the dead. Weregild means, literally, "man-gold," and is blood money. It is the idea that a sum of money can make a person, or their family "whole" after damage caused by someone.

So, how much do you think your life, limb, eye, etc, are worth?


I hope you all had a great St, Patrick's Day. Sorry I went a few without posting. Have a bit of the flu.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07cmMhQxjfg&e

I'm hoping I didn't post this yet. :) It's.. kinda awesome.

The song "Woohoo" to some awesome church moves. I heart it.
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From: sonoran_scrawl
2009-03-20 04:19 pm (UTC)
Hi, I hope you feel better. I love that video. I was thinking maybe it is a good outlet psychologically somehow but then I was thinking if I hopped around like that, they would think I was being "symptomatic" hehe. oh well. I am just catching up still too. Feel better soon *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-21 04:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks hon. *hugs* And yeah, it looks cathartic.
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From: shineyredrhinos
2009-03-20 04:19 pm (UTC)
Hope you are feeling better! Drink lots of fluids and rest! As my grandfather would say, "It's the relapse that will kill you."

take care!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-21 04:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks hon. :) *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: benchilada
2009-03-20 05:53 pm (UTC)
Buck and a quarter.

Two dollars if I'm drunk.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-21 04:49 pm (UTC)
LOL! Awesome.
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[User Picture]From: marguerlucy
2009-03-20 06:29 pm (UTC)
I think my hair is worth 90 million dollars.

I know. I'm insecure about every single other part of my body. But my hair is Awesome.

And now that I said that, it will all fall out. Damn you, spiteful gods!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-21 04:50 pm (UTC)
LOL!!!
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[User Picture]From: skittish_derby
2009-03-20 06:34 pm (UTC)
i remember listening to NPR a few months ago, and they were talking about a family in Iraq or Pakistan that was gunned down by those contractors. and the contractor people weren't punished or held accountable to it.

the US government paid the surviving father 20,000 dollars.

that was it. for the loss of his family in a heinous accident where none of the people being shot at were doing anything wrong.

it is difficult to determine how much life is worth... i guess that is why it is priceless, it isn't like you can buy someone to replace yourself or lost family.

$500,000.

lol. enough for a new house and a nanny to take care of the baby while zac goes to work.

:nods:
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[User Picture]From: skittish_derby
2009-03-20 06:35 pm (UTC)
wow, i think highly of myself... make it 200,000 and we're even.

<3
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-21 04:51 pm (UTC)
Nah, keep your first bid. ;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-21 04:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think that's about what I'd ask for too. Just so Littel Random will have college paid for, and enough to not have to worry for awhile.
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[User Picture]From: aongeli
2009-03-21 12:16 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure we've seen that vid before... but only because I've seen it before, and you are my primary(read: only) source of random videoness.

Portions of myself aren't exactly priceable; the loss of my eyes or hands would render a very expensive college degree's worth of training absolutely useless, you see. Comes from being a designer/artist...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-21 04:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I thought I may had posted it, but it made me smile again, so oh well. lol. ;)

*nod* Definitely.
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[User Picture]From: runeenigma
2009-03-21 02:13 am (UTC)
I'm not allowed (stupid non-disclosure agreements) to say how much I got for the damage that caused, among other things, losing my sense of smell -- but it doesn't come close to what it's worth.

Aw, I hope your flu is going away!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-21 04:59 pm (UTC)
Oh wow. *hugs* Someone injured you in a way that you lost that sense?
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[User Picture]From: runeenigma
2009-03-21 06:36 pm (UTC)
I was rear-ended by a semi truck, six years ago. The brain isn't actually anchored, it just kind of floats in the skull; nerves go from the nose up through some cartilage and then to the brain, so when my brain got bounced around enough, the nerves snapped.

In almost every other way, however, I have recovered beyond the doctors' expectations.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-21 06:55 pm (UTC)
Thank goodness, for that, at least. *hugs* I'm sorry you had such a terrible accident.
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[User Picture]From: aca
2009-03-21 02:30 pm (UTC)
How much is it worth? Depends how much you pay your insurance company, doesn't it?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-21 05:00 pm (UTC)
In this day and age, I suppose so. Better not miss a payment though.
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[User Picture]From: insane_hope
2009-03-21 02:50 pm (UTC)
How much is my life worth. man that's a rough question. I'd geuss as much as the last thing I do. I don't do the St. Patrick's day thing, but thanks anyway. I hope you get over the flu soon, that's no fun
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-21 05:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :)

And the last thing you do?
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[User Picture]From: insane_hope
2009-03-23 02:35 am (UTC)
Well I honestly hate money. I mean I'm always broke, and I respect the necessity of it, but I can't think of my life in monitary terms for that reason. Instead its more or less based on the last things I do before I die, like if I do something good, or bad, or neutral. it takes a bit more explaining than this, but its the abreviated version.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-03-23 04:36 am (UTC)
*nod*
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