• If you forgot how disgusting
capitalism is for 2 seconds,
remember that McDonalds served
their coffee at 190 degrees, which is
hot enough to leave 3rd degree
burns in just 3 seconds of contact
with skin. They knew this and
decided to serve the coffee at 190
degrees because it had
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a longer shelf life than serving it at
the standard 160 degrees. They
calculated that burn related law suits
would cost less than just wasting
coffee that wasn't good anymore.
They risked people getting deadly
burns to save money. And when the
big law suit happened they
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    • The lid wasn't secured properly and it spilled all over her legs. I've seen the pictures, they are horrifying. She had to get skin grafts. And the worst part is McDonald's had been warned about the coffee many times and refused to lower the temperature.
      UPSDog 1 jul
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    • This case was horrific. Her vaginal lips melted onto her inner thighs
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    • I’ve had drops of McDonald’s coffee splash onto my hand and it burns like acid. I can’t imagine spilling an entire cup on my delicates.
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    • People don't realize how much of a difference 20 or 30 degrees makes. Ever had your thermostat set to 70? Set it to 100 or 40. Make a bath of 40 degree water. Fucking figgur it out. Boil water on your stove and check it at 190 with a thermometer. Dump it on yourself and see how it feels.
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    • Huh, wonder where that "invisible hand of the free market" is too force McDonalds to stop selling coffee at almost 200 degrees? I guess people must really like bring served scalding hot coffee
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    • Nissan Altima did the same thing years ago. There was a flaw where the fuel pump was left exposed in the back of the car so if the car was hit with enough force from behind, the car would explode. They calculated that it would be cheaper to pay lawsuits for victims than it would be to recall and fix
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    • Ima about to do it
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    • Damn ppl really defending a mega corporation.
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    • The coffee was handed through the window and spilled her lawsuit won only because of that. But the cups have had a "caution hot" label since then.
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    • I understand both sides of this. Serving the coffee at a higher temp, allows it to have a longer shelf life reducing costs for the company. I also understand that it's completely stupid to also do this as burns can happen if lids and or the cup malfunction. But idk if it's common sense to check(pt1)
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    • It fused her labia to her legs. Imagine getting your ballsack fused to your leg and not suing the party responsible.
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    • Also the main reason they dont lower the temperature is because truck drivers prefer how long their coffee stays hot than other places. And the woman walked away with 2 million dollars if my memory serves me correctly. McDonalds refused to lower the temperature of the coffee because almost allof con
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    • Ever wonder why US cars don’t have a seatbelt warning chime for the backseat? Same kind of calculation. That’s how things work people.
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    • I used to work at mcsonalds and the girl who trained me was rushing ( she'd always brag about how fast she was but 80% of her orders were screwed) and she didn't put a lid on a senior coffee and I pointed it out she said " it doesn't matter, we need to be fast and make rate"
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    • The Soviets had to use their own body heat to warm their coffee
      Curvz 2 jul
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    • Is no one going to mention the worm burgers??
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    • Capitalism puts the economy in the hands of the people, and socialism, the government. The crash in 2008 was due to the government stepping in and bailing out banks (socialism) that should've gone out of business (capitalism). The small portion of power they have already has done enough damage.
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    • Imagine having the name "abolish the police"
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    • Literally go on YouTube search "Adam ruins lawsuits" and it is this exact same case
      KarmaAlt 2 jul
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    • Fuck capitalism all my niggas hate capitalism
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    • Abolish the police is cringe
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    • I've worked at 711 and we brew coffee at 205 F and people would still complain it was cold. No way people would drink it at 160
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    • For her grandson
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    • What you don’t know is that she sued McDonald’s for like 40 million and ended up settling for like 16 million. I’ve read the case study. She is a 90 year old grandmother and burned off her vagina after spilling her coffee on her lap
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    • Go watch Adam ruins everything he does a segment on this particular case it’s really good.
      zmoney69 3 jul
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    • As someone who works at McDonald's, we don't care about wasting coffee, if we didn't sell any you are prob getting 8 hour old coffee
      Mappy264 2 jul
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    • Here's the actual story: the lady was at mcdonalds ordering a coffee she gets in her SONS car while he was driving when the cup spilled she got 3rd degree burns like mentioned and she did ask for just mcdonalds to pay for the medical Bill's when they refused the court made them pay the medical 1/2
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    • She should have put some balm on it.
      Dabbler 2 jul
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    • If you think this is bad, look up the Ford Pinto. They knew that there were two problems with it. One, the seatbelts would get stuck, and two, more importantly, a minor rear-end Collision would cause the gas tank to explode. This wound up causing victims to burn to death, trapped. Ford decided 1 / 2
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    • Yay comment removal/censoring time who will UPSDog take down next LoL
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    • Number one reason i try to keep my money local. Would be even better if i didnt have to worry about money and the rat race.
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    • Just blow on it
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    • That's not the problem with capitalism just McDonald's...
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    • Know what's also cool about capitalism and freedom you can buy a McDonald's coffe get the ingredients make a restaurant that serves McDonald's coffee at cooler temperatures people like it more buy from you and you copyright it so it's your coffee then McDonald's runs out off the coffee game
      Passadon 2 jul
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    • I was holding a drink holder with 3 coffees in it while my mom was driving. The lids were secure and when she went over a speed bump 2 sloshed and 1 fell completely onto my stomach and went downwards. I was about 12 at the time and it is still one of the worst pains I have ever felt. (1/2)
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    • The money value is not true. She originally sued for over 1 million dollars expecting to be compensated handsomely. In the end she only received about $200,000
      noStyL 2 jul
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    • This literally happened before pretty much everyone on this app was born
      Akatosh 2 jul
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    • Capitalism is amazing. Markets are magic for discovering how to do things and making systems more efficient... but some departments should be sheltered from the market like science.
      gymbro 2 jul
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    • Used to work there, the coffee is fucking hot. I ended up spilling some on my forearm and that shit went numb. A few minutes after it started to blister
      Lewd_Cat 2 jul
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    • I'm sorry but I cant take anyone seriously when your user is abolish the police
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    • Stupid people everywhere.
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    • I think the biggest problem here is you're ordering Mc Donalds Coffee in the first place
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    • FUCK McDonald's. We need to stop going there
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    • I think we should hold coffe accountable for its crimes against humanity. That vile drink has gone TOO FAR
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    • Again sounds more like the media is the bad guy than capitalism
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    • Yeah but she got millions lmao
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    • I don’t drink fast enough for the heat to matter.
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    • Haha imagine not having free Healthcare
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    • Something’s wrong with you profile name man. Terrible story about a corrupt organization (doesn’t mean all capitalism is bad) but my attention was dragged to your profile name. Just like with McDonalds, not all police are bad. Just like there are corrupt businessmen, politicians, and teachers there
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    • See people say this but I’ve never had a coffee from MC that was that hot, I mean you’d totally feel that through the shitty paper cup. Maybe it’s that hot where she got it but I’ve never had that issue.
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    • I always heard that their coffee was horrifically hot
      Balrog99 2 jul
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    • Lmao pussies couldn’t even do a 360
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    • Hot coffee is hot why doesn't that dumb bitch get that and she's a white liberal
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    • That’s less than boiling
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    • KiIIAllCops
      Mcdonalds the kinda company to get their ideas from seinfeld episodes
      KiIIAllCops 2 jul
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    • Sounds like some communist bullshit to me
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    • When faced with the truth you remove it. Coffee today is widely heated to 195-205 degrees. The McDonalds lawsuit was because lazy works heated the coffee in extreme excess in order to change it less often.
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    • I learned about this case in my law class. There is actually a warning that it's hot. And they make it that hot because most people buy coffee, then bring it to work and drink it. To keep it warm for long enough, they heat it up extra so it will still be warm when people get to work.
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    • I always wondered why they make those bitches so hot. I don’t want to wait 15 minutes to drink my damn coffee
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    • What's up with all these anti-capitalistic features today
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    • “In 1992, 79-year-old Stella Liebeck bought a cup of takeout coffee at a McDonald's drive-thru in Albuquerque and spilled it on her lap. She sued McDonald's and a jury awarded her nearly $3 million in punitive damages for the burns she suffered. “ - caoc(dot)org
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    • Capitalism is amoral, it is not capitalism's fault, the fault lies with those who are responsible for enforcing the majorities moralities(what a law could be), or the lives of those in the country. Those whose are responsible for this, is the federal and the state government.
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    • No. They serve it that hot so people can’t go back for free refills. I don’t remember if you can refill anymore but you used to and it was unprofitable. Now it’s served that way so people wait for it to cool and usually leave
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    • Just because of her idiotic user name...Im going to file this under Liberal BS.
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    • Yes so the solution is something other than capitalism? Not the court system that fucked the McDonald’s after?
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    • I kinda don’t care
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    • To be fair, if you know it's hot, be careful with it. Not hard
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    • Isnt there more to that story though? Like she put a hot cup of coffee between her legs?
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    • The coffee wasn't hot enough, i need my coffee hot enough to forge iron before I'll drink it
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    • Natural selection
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    • I'm confused because I believe I'd heard this story before and from what I remember and was told in school was the lady had the coffee between her legs instead of a cupholder and like right after leaving the McDonald's someone sped in front of her or something and she had to slam on the brakes (1/2)
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    • That’s... not what happened at all I remember when this happened, she wasn’t slandered at all and not only did McDonald’s epically fail the lawsuit she ended up getting paid over triple what she wanted to settle for
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    • If y’all haven’t watched it the “hot coffee” documentary goes into detail about it. It’s a good watch if you are interested in law or how the media shapes public opinion
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    • Cool but you dont need to dismantle capitalism over one company, you just need to press said company to remove a scummy practice. Correct me if I'm wrong, but Teddy Roosevelt, a conservative party member, established laws that pertain to unlawful business practices. Meaning both sides see issues 1/2
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    • I love that in many political groups, everyone hates the media, yet many still trust them
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    • What the hell does this have to do with capitalism?
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    • The thing about capitalism is that you are not forced to get coffee from McDonald’s there’s literally hundreds of places you can get coffee from.... wow who would have known😳
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    • Was the victim partially naked when she dumped the hot coffee on her self? How does spilling coffee on yourself cause 16% of you body to get covered?
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    • Silence liberal
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    • Google this for images - her burns were horrific
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    • Fuck that bitch, be careful with your damn coffee. And fuck you socialist assholes.
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    • People don’t realize this is how politicians turn things around and now Americans hate one another when the problem is how they make us perceive ourselves
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    • Why is this stupid shot featured
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    • You’re right this is horrible. Straight to communism. Immediately. Don’t look back. We have to be socialists this very second because of McDonalds Coffee
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    • Sorry but still better than communism or socialism. If you’re too retarded to know why them that’s not my problem
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    • Ah...now the name makes sense
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    • Oh, no. A post says capitalism is bad. Here comes the 14 year olds high off their highschool government class
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    • I dont care if the coffee is 100 or 200 degrees, I'm not just going to drink it and burn my mouth. Next someone is gonna sue for their hot pocket being hot. Maybe next time she shouldn't go sky diving with hot Joe.
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    • Still not as hot as boiling water.
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    • Coffee is hot. It's meant to be hot. If you don't agree with it, don't buy it. Simple as that. Sucks that it happened don't get me wrong. Nobody forced her to get it. Everyone also likes to leave out the part that her piece of shit son floored the gas out of the parking lot causing her to spill it
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    • moral of the story? don't go to mcdonald's for damn coffee lmao
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    • Thing is too that she was a passenger and the vehicle was stopped. McDonalds painted it like she was driving down the road
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    • Ok yeah but that has to do with a economy method? They did that worldwide McDonald’s isn’t a only America thing
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    • There’s an excellent “Retro Report” on this exact topic
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    • Now hear me out...your point is valid but with a name like abolish the police imma have to ask you to stfu
      Quimbus 3 jul
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    • I like food
      aceofuno 3 jul
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    • One of the other issues was the lack of a cup holder in her car. Car companies obviously fixed that problem
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