——Mentioned said that (the argument) some of the pro-China elements
is making, Jack, is that this is a very different China today than
existed 10 years ago, certainly 20 or 30 years ago. This communist
regime today is almost like a capitalist regime. They are a huge economic
super power that we have a lot at stake in maintaining this economic
relationship with China.
Jack：Well, I don’t know if China is any different, but our
relationship with China is certainly different. We're in hock to
the Chinese up to our eyeballs because of the war in Iraq, for one
thing. They're holding hundreds of billions of dollars worth of our
paper. We are also running hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of
trade deficits with them, as we continue to import their junk
with the lead paint on them and the poisonous food; and
export, you know, jobs to places where you can pay workers a
dollar a month to turn out the stuff that we're buying from
Walmart. So I think our relationship with China has certainly changed.
I think they’re basically the same bunch of goons and thugs
they’ve been for the last 50 years.
——All right, Jack, stand by. I want everybody to standby, we
have a lot to talk about, including a battle of what’s some….
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I filed a small claim in a county small claim court in Kansas. The defandant is TIME WARNER INC.
Address ONE TIME WARNER CENTER
NEW YORK, NY 10019
My claim: Time Warner employee, Jack Cafferty in a publically broadcasted TV news program (CNN) asserted Chinese are a bunch of "goons". This statement severely damaged my credit, which resulted $500 financial loss to my business.
Analysis: 1. why $500?
A: In Kansas, $500 or less, the filing fee is $30, otherwise it will be $50.
2. What is the next step?
In Kansas, you just need to use registered mail to mail it to the defendant, other states may require you to use law enforcement to serve a sermon, which will cost you $25 to $50.
3. What will happen?
a) If the defendant does not show up, the judge will make a default judgment, that means, Time Warner will pay me $500, plus the $30 court fee.
b) If the defendant send an attorney to the court at the court date, (which is 3 weeks later, the defendant can request a postpone), then the judge will probably make a judgment to the defendant (I lose) since I can not provide evidence that I had the $500 damage. Then I lose the $30 court fee, that is it.
c) The defendant attorney could call me before the court date, try to settle it outside the court, or try to pursuade me to withdraw by threatening counter-suing me, (which I know they can't, I did not do anything to cause them damage, suing them does not count).
No matter what, it will cost them a lot of money for the attorney fee.
Why not a class-action lawsuit?
Can anyone provide evidences that you really suffered material damage? Otherwise, you do not have a case.
Will it damage the Chinese image by filing so many lawsuits?
I don't know how will other people think. It is a common practice for Americans. If you do not fight the American way, you lose already, what good is your image for?
Sorry, written in a hurry, there might be mis-information.