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Aries man sues over negative horoscope…
Posted: 21 September 2005 03:10 PM   [ Ignore ]
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050920/od_afp/francejusticehoroscope

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Posted: 21 September 2005 03:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Posted: 21 September 2005 04:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Sadly enough,  the man might have a true point. There ARE employers who take horoscopic information about employees or sollicitants seriousy. Ridiculous but true.

Some people just steadfastily believe in newspaper horoscopes and let their life rule by it. I know a girl who really needs the horoscope from the daily free tabloid given in our public transport (trains)  to start her day, otherwise she is clueless about what to do and what not to do that day. Weird, and sad….

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Posted: 21 September 2005 04:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Sadly enough, the man might have a true point. There ARE employers who take horoscopic information about employees or sollicitants seriousy

So sue the employer. They’re the ones causing the damage through stupdity.

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Posted: 24 September 2005 11:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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It’s when I read things like this that I wish I was born a couple of centuries earlier. I don’t know if I’m mentally equipped to live in such a world where people can’t take responsibility for their own thoughts and actions. Although, I suppose it was just as bad a few centuries ago when people blamed God for everything else. What to do, what to do? I might go live in a cave for a while…

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