I've pretty much lost any respect I had for you with this comment. I absolutely agree that he was within his rights doing what he did, and I will continue to defend his right to do so. Morals have to come in somewhere though. I will forever consider that person a lowlife piece of shit, an epitome of everything that is wrong with our society, and nothing will ever change my view on that.
Call me a liar all you want but I have zero desire to get millions of dollars for nothing. Hell, I already earn more money now than I know what to do with. Money is not everything.
Your second sentence is the exact point I am trying to get across here, and yes morals do come in somewhere, just not in the legal system. This is why rapists and drunk drivers can be found back out on the streets after a severely reduced sentence. Is it right? No. Does it happen? Yes. Your opinion of that individual is duly noted, but it is just that, an opinion. It does not change the fact that he successfully and legally obtained $13 million dollars off of a suit that was valid if you examine the false pretenses that redbull gives you any more of a physical advantage than any other beverage. You guys need to stop taking this thing out of context so much; this single instance is NOT what is wrong with our country, take a look at our government: Iran-Contra, Watergate, Vietnam, just to name a few. Corruption and loopholes are rampant in our society and it's not going to change anytime soon. In addition, the "Money is not everything" quote is cool, but it is false, you cannot live in this society without currency of some sort, couple that with the fact that lobbyists use money to influence politics which directly impact and effect your everyday life, then you start to realize that money IS everything. It runs our society, and the world to a certain extent. I'm really not trying to be the bad guy here, I'm just trying to open up everyone's mind to "critical thinking", not just to think based on how we are taught "what to think".
Also examine some of my professor's notes from U.S. Government:
When decisions are made must ask “who benefits?”
Why should I (you) care or be interested in politics or government?
They have an impact on your everyday life.
clean air, water, etc.
Safe food, water, drugs
How many peanuts in peanut butter how many oranges in orange juice
How recognize power? What makes a person or a nation powerful? Resources?
Why do people want power?
Fame, wealth, esteem prestige
Different views of power:
In a democracy citizens have responsibilities
Civil society based on trust and responsibility