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Narradisall
11-29-2010, 11:46 AM
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2010-11/29/spanish-woman-owns-sun

Angeles Duran from Galicia in northwest Spain has claimed ownership of the giant star at the centre of our solar system, simply by walking into a public notary office and registering the Sun as her property. "There was no snag, I backed my claim legally, I am not stupid, I know the law," she told the newspaper El Mundo. "I did it but anyone else could have done it, it simply occurred to me first."

Of course, she may not be 'stupid' and 'know the law' but there is still one little snag.

Well, outside her somehow enforcing us to pay her 'sun usage tax'.

civil
11-29-2010, 11:58 AM
Between her and Montgomery Burns, we're fucked!

National Kato
11-29-2010, 12:07 PM
Well, she better keep it clean and operational. I don't want to see the lawn growing wild and a bunch of sun spots affecting my property. I'll file a claim with the HOA if she just lets her property go downhill.

Cactaur
11-29-2010, 12:15 PM
With the tax she might have opened herself up to skin cancer lawsuits, crop failure due to drought claims, global warming.. time to unleash the lawyers.

boratika
11-29-2010, 12:15 PM
Well she'll need that tax revenue to pay compensation for all the skin cancer she is now responsible for.

Edit: beaten by mere seconds!

ShivaX
11-29-2010, 12:15 PM
/opens Class Action Suit for everyone who ever got skin cancer

Edit: You fuckers post fast.

DoctorFinger
11-29-2010, 12:20 PM
The sun is needed to grop grapes & grain. Grapes & grain are the main ingredients in most drinkin' alcohol. Hence this person is responsible for all alcohol related deaths.

Spectre-7
11-29-2010, 12:37 PM
Why didn't YOU think of this?

Well... errr, actually... I did.

http://home.pacbell.net/ven_rand/under_new_management.jpg

Back in June of '07, no less.

Generation ABXY
11-29-2010, 12:56 PM
The way I see it, the "snag" in this is where her notary's authority comes from. If it's licensed by the government, wouldn't it therefore be in violation of the treaty (as that nation would had to have claimed sovereignty in order to grant it to her)?

Wasson_
11-29-2010, 12:56 PM
okay then...I own the force of Gravity, and for allowing gaseous clouds of hydrogen to coalesce together and undergo solar fusion allowing your precious sun to even exist...for the past 5 or so billion years...

according to my calculations you owe me...999999999 dollars...and they're all blinking so...zaz that money up a notch. if that money ain't zazzy, I won't have it.

Vigil80
11-29-2010, 03:49 PM
And I own the space between the Sun and Earth. I expect a toll to be paid for all the radiation crossing that space.

evilgoodwin
11-29-2010, 04:48 PM
I patented hydrogen bonding with oxygen. All of you are in trouble for smuggling my product in the majority of those sacks you call "bodies."

Exodus
11-29-2010, 05:01 PM
*sigh* honestly it's stuff like this that really makes me think that we're not really a race worth bothering with. Intelligent life forms do not exist on this planet.

kyrieee
11-29-2010, 05:21 PM
Well, time for all the people with skin cancer to sue her

edit: beaten by a lot =[

OrangePulp
11-29-2010, 05:25 PM
I would contest the claim that she's 'not stupid'. The whole thing is stupid.

The Continental
11-29-2010, 05:28 PM
I've heard worse ideas (http://www.starregistry.com/).

Xerxes
11-29-2010, 05:38 PM
SMBC did this a while back.

MagGnome
11-29-2010, 06:22 PM
She'll probably write a book and make millions.

Handmade.Mercury
11-30-2010, 10:35 AM
The link in the article that's labelled as her thinking about taxing sun use leads to another article about building death rays.

My assumption is she only intends to tax people who want to use the sun as a death ray. In that case, I'm okay with this.

Dorkandproudofit
11-30-2010, 11:08 AM
Well... errr, actually... I did.

http://home.pacbell.net/ven_rand/under_new_management.jpg

Back in June of '07, no less.

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/business_idea.png