God I love that movie. Might be time to watch it again. Combing the desert and the jamming scene get me every time
It's MegaMaid sir, she's gone from suck to blow!
Once all the other stars have been sold, it should start to appreciate in value.
Amazing! That's the same combination I have on my luggage!
I went to a great night out here and bought a star. It didn't cost anything like $150 though, and I can't find the certificate at the moment. It's also something like 1600 light years away, so ...
He said if theres humor in it.
Huh, she doesn't look Druish
It was almost nothing!
> UN prohibits any nation owning celestial bodies And that's how we are going to justify robbing alien nations from their planets!
I better call ahead and warn em of your evil plot. 1-800-DRU-IDIA
> Man makes millions milking morons for money by marketing the moon, > Mars, and Mercury, m'lady. FTFY, including your lack of an Oxford comma.
No it's not. You just have to do it at night!
nah man the Rock beat that guy's crew into a pulp then dual wielded shotguns.
That's the combination an idiot would have on his luggage!
Man makes millions milking morons for money by marketing the moon, Mars and Mercury.
Not much different from going to a South American village, displacing the village by putting a bottling plant right where the villagers get their water, forcing the villagers to work at the plant...
I had a roomate buy a star for $150 to give to his girlfriend at the time. We all tried to convince him not to but he didn't listen and bought it anyway. She thought it was pretty stupid when he ...
And don't get me started on what he was wearing!
I just realized!!!!! I own oxygen and have a patent on photosynthesis. Every living organism ( are anoxic beings are exempt ) owes me money and I will pursue litigation if I don't receive monet...
> I'm going to start shooting at people except we have proof here that they're not stealing, you're gifting it to them.
> OBLIGATORY GILDED EDIT: Thank you /u/Spectos > for inspiring /u/wurmsrus > to pop my sweet sweet golden > cherry Man. I wish somebody would give me a sticker certifying tha...
> I mean, what's to stop me from making the exact same claim and start > selling off plots... the same ones he already sold? You can claim anything you like. You can claim...
RemindMe! 2 days
No problem. HEY EVERYBODY, /U/NANOTECHMETHLAB IS READY!
Oh so that's how it works! I'm going to start shooting at people while yelling "STOP STEALING MY BULLETS!" Thanks for the tip :D
He'll why not made cash from idiots
Moon* the sun's a little harder
Look I'm not saying anyone deserves to be sunburned, but clearly /u/Oxxide was looking for trouble. Let's not pretend he was a great character in the first place.
maybe you shouldn't be stealing from her.
Good post. Then your fucktard edit ruined it. Now it's a shit post. Good job
All I see is an extra U, a missing E, and a few missing commas.
The mental image of Elon Musk pointing and laughing at Earth while he builds his base on the sun is hilarious.
Ah yes, the human's 'ancestral ownership' of UXSomething56. We have dismissed that claim.
Well that makes perfect sense! If I get shot I shouldn't sue the person who shot me, I should sue the manufacturer whose clothing failed to stop the bullet! /s
But... who pays to keep her in jail for those few months?
> You can't block others from using your portion of the sun thats why with every purchase, you recieve one(1) bottle of spray on sunblock. (the spray makes it easier to apply it to un...
and this is a sub.
Far too many "M"s in that sentence.
The american dream.
I own the space between the Earth and the Sun. How can I contact this woman to collect the overdue tolls her sunlight has incurred?
Meh, I'll just steal Druidias.
"Man I totally have ancestral ownership of this star, but those aliens won't give it to me. Damn Turians, we should kill em all."
No individual ever owns property in international law. Sovereign nations are defined by the land they own and then have their own rules for internal partitioning. So her claim of ownership is de ...
I'm sure the settlement they were offering was next to nothing. It probably involved refunding all transaction fees and such from previous listings.
You finally get a job and then this?? Clearly you are not to be entrusted with employment.
Well there's the "Outer Space Treaty" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outer_Space_Treaty?wprov=sfti1 Which says no government can claim ownership of any celestial body. And it's been signed by all...
IT'S ALL MY FAULT! Dear god what have I become?!?!
She's not the only stupid one you mean.
Does anybody (besides the crazy purchasers) recognize his ownership of the moon? I mean, what's to stop me from making the exact same claim and start selling off plots... the same ones he alrea...
In the article, she says the UN prohibits any nation owning celestial bodies, but not individuals apparently she got the idea from some guy who made 10M$ selling the moon and some planets.
In the article, her quote is that she is imitating some other guy who made 10M$ selling the moon and some planets in the same way.
fuck your cringey edit
There should be an option to rescind gold for fucks like you with that OBLIGATORY GOLD EDIT nonsense
You'll feel pretty stupid when I'm cashing in on all that solar energy.
Sure. I mean, people go to Adam Sandler movies.
I have deleted all my content out of protest. Reddit's value comes from it's content. Delete all your content and Reddit becomes worthless.
Realistically, earth's tectonic shifting occurs too slowly to be impacted by ideas such as ownership. Texas as a political region will have dissolved completely before we have to worry about it b...
yea edit: WOW my highest upvoted comment thanks everyone we can do this front page of reddit hi mom and becky!!
I swear these posts all sound like they came from Grand Theft Auto games.
Would that go the same for earth? Like could part of Texas become Mexican territory if the tectonic plates were to shift?
yeah... like how is he going to stop elon musk from building his shit there.... the answer: not.
Is this a code or something? Can Reddit break it?
Idiot. At night it's called the moon.
I'm thinking she is doing it for the cash. It said she got the idea from a guy who sold the moon mars and murcury. And he made millions.
This is by definition a scam. Her claim to ownership of the sun is totally impractical - nothing results from giving her money other than the "buyer" losing money. You can't block others from usi...
We'll fukn' see about that
Just got finished reading that article.....it completely got under my skin. It feels like he's just a crazy person, but he's done a shitload of business SELLING MOON LAND. According to what he sa...
She's welcome to suspend service.
Fairs fair. They planted a flag on the surface of the moon to claim it 'for all mankind', so if she does the same for herself on the surface of the Sun, its's hers!
More like Backstrom.
thank mr. skeltal for strong bones and good calcium
Obligatory downvotes really edit
It's funny 'cause the woman is selling plots.
If I were a graphic designer I wouldn't get out of bed for 1 euro
> OBLIGATORY GILDED EDIT: Thank you /u/Spectos > for inspiring /u/wurmsrus > to pop my sweet sweet golden > cherry Post ruined.
This is so cute I could throw up. Wanna date?
Meowth that's right!
And now I'm invested in this sub-plot that has developed in this thread.
Guys, guys! Listen to her. she's not a stupid person She says she knows the law, I think we're out of our element here.
That's relatively creepy...
But the pronounceable name you chose is not recognized by any institution.
It's absolutely not obligatory
Or said star will be "owned" by an advanced alien species. Good luck, man. Your little certificate does nothing versus the Covenant.
Abraham Lincoln once said "if you are a racist, I will attack you with the north." -Michael Scott
I bought the rights to name a star once. It was part of a package where you could get the right to name a star if you'd purchase a plot of land on the moon. They send over a bunch of fancy lo...
It's still useful to have a pronounceable name for stars. Which easier to remember, Ux576A3 or Arcturus?
Is she really stupid though? Does she actually believe she owns the sun or is she just selling it because people are buying it?
Yep EDIT: no, your so fucking wrong!
I think I've heard that about pretty much every group of people. Does that mean that humans just like to argue?
That already happened: http://blogs.publico.es/strambotic/2015/06/sol-en-venta/ The lawyers argued that the light of the sun takes 1000 years to reach the Earth. :/ Actually it takes 8.5 minutes...
Ah, /u/ChaosExstructa . I knew I'd find you here. Would you tell everybody that /u/NanoTechMethLab is ready? Thanks.
Laught it off but actually this is actually happening. People are triying to sue her for skin cancer, sunburns and even droughts. Look, this woman is from my hometown and she's getting relevant...
As usual, the top comment becomes complete shit with a gold edit.
She sold a large number of these sun plots for real money. She's not the stupid one.
Cool. Now that she legally owns the sun, I can sue her for global warming and fading the paint on my car.
Meh. People do it all the time. I don't have a problem with rewarding stupidity if there is humor in it.
Excellent, now I know where to send my compensation claim for sunburn. People who own huge great fireballs in the sky should be more responsible.
Cringed at that edit
HO HO HA HA - Snipers
Who is this "entrepreneur" who registered planets and moons?
It'll pay off big in about 5 billion years when your plot increases in size by a factor of 256.
In 100,000 years, a war will spark between two men claiming ancestral heritage over UXSomething56.
- Wayne Gretzky
What's the highest speed you've ever found yourself chasing an ambulance at?
Only the moon could eclipse it's performance.
The absurdity of the crazy woman doesnt bother me. What bothers me is the lawyer whos willing to take on the lawsuit. AMA request on this lawyer please.
" trying to play chess with a pigeon; it knocks the pieces over, craps on the board, and flies back to its flock to claim victory." - Scott D. Weitzenhoffer
"Arguing with engineers is like wrestling with a pig in the mud. After a few hours, you realize the pig likes it."
In that case you can just hire a graphic designer to whip up a certificate of ownership for a plot on the sun. Probably cheaper in the long run.
> threatened to bill solar power users my god.
You can claim anything you want, but that doesn't make it so.
Inside spain it is still meaningful. In a spanish court, the registration may be valid. And she may also be able to sell it to Spanish residents, or sue Spanish residents for improperly using her...
Considering there is no land on the sun, I find it hard to say you can claim it. It's like saying "I own the air"
This is dumb. Even if her claim of owning part of the sun is completely legal and legitimate, Ebay is in no way required to allow her to sell through their website. Case closed.
This is pretty crazy...but imagine if she actually won the case.
I believe everything off earth is considered communal property, at least by the UN. You can't claim to own any of it.
"What?! No, I'm h...I mean...he's here, in spirit. Yeah. Parallel universe. And really, deep down, aren't we all me...eh..him metaphorically? I am you." Judge: sigh "Are you really trying to ap...
Ayy lmao -Snipars
You go there at night to do this, duh.
She registered her ownership with a notary office in her home country of Spain, according to the article. How she claims to be aware countries cannot own the sun and yet also give her legally sig...
As others have said. She's not crazy, she just comes up with money making scams that revolve around her claim of ownership of the Sun. Something that actually seems uncontested at the time, but I...
A true hero of capitalism.
Tell that chump her Sun is parked in my Universe and I'm taking possession of it. Now it's my Sun.
I think she should be indited for fraud.
We can go Minority Report on her and sue her for the future crime committed by her Sun when it engulfs the Earth in a few hundred million years.
Well MY boyfriend gave me the MOON. Threw a lasso around it and dragged it down and everything.
Real estate agent: "Fog free microclimate, just 8 minutes from downtown San Francisco via light rail. View to die for"
How do people find lawyers who think "This is a worthy case" or better yet "this is a case I can win?" They cant all be taken for publicity sake.
It's no different than those scams were you can "name a star." You pay, give the name, and they send a cute little certificate with a map pointing to "your" star--which was actually named decades...
Just enough to go out and buy a Sunkist. Taste that refreshing citrus flavor of justice™.
Or a creative entrepreneur!
I can't wait till Elon Musk starts building a base on this guys property and he tries to sue him and Elon is just like, "Hahahaha suck my rocketship."
I love that. I think people who do stupid stuff like this should face some of the equally stupid consequences of the stupid claim. I heard of a tax protester that was using the "Sovereign Citiz...
Never wrestle with a pig - you both get covered in mud, but the pig likes it. - Abraham Lincoln - Michael Scott
I got a sunburn 6 months ago. She'll be hearing from my lawyer.
I don't think you're allowed to sell what you don't own on eBay. I can't sell a blue whale swimming in the ocean, despite it being my pet that I have named.
Yes. Given that the earth exists as it stands only because of the sun, everything is the sun's fault. The shitty service at a coffee shop this morning would never have happened if plants didn't p...
Isn't it EBay's site? Doesn't that basically give them free reign to remove things from the site as they please? I'm honestly asking, law is a mystery to me. Also, is it even within her rights ...
She isn't selling parcels silly. She can't...as per the contract that we signed when I sold her the sun, that I owned legally, 6000 years ago after its creation.
Such a hot market right now.
"I am not a stupid person and I know the law"
judge: "so what proof do you have that you own the sun?" woman: .....
> class action on behalf of farmers AWESOME!!! The lawyers will be loaded and the farmers will each get a check for $1.77!
Rewarding stupidity is not a good thing, not even as a joke. It isn't even an original idea . It's like paying for the potato salad knock-offs.
for someone who claims to own the Sun she is not very bright.
There are no reference points though. How do you tell where those lines fall?
Does the sun cause droughts?
This kind of behavior should result in a few months in jail. Sure, it's laughable, but it's also costing expensive tax payer resources for a bullshit exercise.
I'll take the case!
This is some seriously long term investment strategy.
It's people like this that ruin it for everyone else.
Does she have a flag?
You make it sound complicated. It's a sphere, just have all coordinate points act as lines perpendicular to the core. You have the same plot, and it expands over time. So really, it's a great i...
Or a class action on behalf of farmers victimized by drought for punitive damages for lost crops (or, even the entire state of California). The owner of Rain could not be located as they're likel...
The court case isn't whether she owns the sun, it is whether removing her plots from eBay was valid or not.
I can tell you how she does all that. She doesn't.
Imagine that as a gift to your 8 year old son. He owns property on the sun. Kinda like the services that will name a star after you. I can see the appeal.
I imagine most people do it is a joke.
> The case will focus on eBay’s seller agreement and whether or not > she was in breach of that policy. The company reportedly tried to > settle out of court, but ...
That's a fair point, but does she really think a court is going to agree with her that she owns the sun? And I'm sure the settlement was just a cheaper option than going to court... But I guess I...
Coordinate system. Latitude and longitude. Even if the surface moves, the area you "own" stays the same.
the greater stupidity is, who the fuck are buying those said plots?
I'd assume similarly to how people say they control territories of water.
Well, if she thinks she legally owns the sun, that she can sell parcels of land on the sun, that she can sue solar power users, then she should be willing to assume legal responsibility from dama...
That's actually a good point. Looking at it like that, that could be a legitimate reason to shut her down: if Spain can't own the Sun due to the UN's treaty, they have no right to grant legal own...
That's actually a great idea.
Considering she had 600 orders and ebay apparently tried to settle out of court, I think I agree with her.
Not to mention countless other loonies could also "have rights to the Sun" if they have their own documents or if they live in a different country.
I think it's less that she's stupid, and more that she's trying to scam stupid people. I doubt she drinks her own kool-aid in actually thinking this is legit and sensible.
It's not entirely stupid, but it's an asshole move to let stupid people buy into your idea. > She says she was inspired by a U.S. entrepreneur who registered > several planets und...
Immortan Joe owns the sun, for it is he that grabbed it and by his right we use it.
Yeah I didn't think about that...you just completely answered all my questions. Thank you
Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” -Mark Twain
I never saw that square in Monopoly.
Fuck fuck fuck. I should have sold moon real estate years ago. That guy made bank for absolutely no effort.
Just go to the sun at night.
She threatened to bill solar power users as well.. This girl is crazy.
I thought about it but I wanted something that wasn't a fixer upper, like a nebula.
I'm reminded of that old 101 Dalmatians cartoon on Disney, when Cruella just suddenly plucks a tape recorder out of her purse and mutters into it "Note to self: Buy up Earth's atmosphere and char...
I'd love to hear her explanation about how she measures and marks the plots so that each person knows which plot is theirs since, you know, the sun is a gaseous ball of constantly moving hydrogen...
Imagine a future where we can live on the sun. What kind of air conditioning would we need? Would it cast small shadows on the earth from the houses blocking that part of the sun? This brings up ...
I heard that they are a HOT commodity right now
> I am not a stupid person I beg to differ
the Sun is one of the hottest rising markets in real estate
I'm torn between thinking anyone who thinks you can buy property on the sun is an idiot and really wanting to own some.