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    Thumbs down This will probably lead to some kind of idiotic disclaimer for Google Maps.

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    Look for a disclaimer like this to appear on Google Maps soon;

    Caution: Google Maps are not idiot proof. Please use common sense and caution when following the directions given out, ya freakin morons.

    Jun 1, 2010 11:19 am US/Eastern
    Woman Hit By Car Sues Google For Bad Directions
    Lawsuit Claims Company Culpable For Sending Her Down Highway

    ...Enter Lauren Rosenberg, a Los Angeles native who found herself in Park City, Utah, on January 19, 2009. Rosenberg wanted to get from Point A to Point B and she chose to walk. Consulting Google Maps on her BlackBerry, she was given a walking route and followed the directions closely, even though those walking directions included walking on a highway that has no sidewalks. Now Rosenberg is suing Google for her medical expenses and also for punitive damages because she was hit by a car.

    Repeat: She's suing Google because she chose to walk on a highway. Down the middle of it, by the way. Rosenberg is also suing the driver who hit her....




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    the world will become overpopulated with idiots.
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    Last edited by Steely Dan; 07-02-2010 at 08:50 PM. Reason: Add Link

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    [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=105906"]Google Sued Over Walking Directions - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community[/ame]

    There is an earlier thread about her predicament but please don't sue me if following the link leads to some unpleasantness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donjeta View Post
    Google Sued Over Walking Directions - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community

    There is an earlier thread about her predicament but please don't sue me if following the link leads to some unpleasantness.
    I entered the word Google and the word map into the search engine and that thread didn't come up.

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    Every year Girl Scouts of America celebrates Thinking Day; an event where each troop chooses a country and together the girls learn as much as they can about what their life would be like if they lived there. Then share what they learned in a variety of presentations.

    Since it doesn't do much good to know about a country, without knowing where it is found and how to get there, a map is part of the presentation.

    We Google mapped our travel across the US from CA to the East Coast, where we were directed to a pier - once there we were told to drive across the Atlantic Ocean (x number of miles) to another pier, from there to our destination in our chosen country.

    Thank Goodness the woman in the news was only going across town!

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    Hey products have disclaimers for a reason. Some one at some time did what they tell you not to do. like those cardboard sunshades that say remove before driving.

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    The stupidity of some people is just astounding.
    R.I.P Jenni-Lyn Watson


    "The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children." ~Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    "From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate." ~Socrates

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoung45 View Post
    Hey products have disclaimers for a reason. Some one at some time did what they tell you not to do. like those cardboard sunshades that say remove before driving.
    Or like my aunts camra that stated not to put it in a fireplace. Or irons that say not to use while sleeping....
    "Iím gonna miss that smile
    Iím gonna miss you my friend
    Even though it hurts the way it ended up
    Iíd do it all again
    So play it sweet in heaven
    ĎCause thatís right where you wana be
    Iím not crying because I feel so sorry for you
    Iím crying for me"

    ~ Toby Keith, Cryin' for Me/Wayman's Song



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