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Man Wins $7.2 Mil Because Massive Amount of Popcorn Made Him Sick

The American justice system at its absolute finest

A suburban Denver man who was diagnosed with “popcorn lung,” possibly from inhaling the artificial butter smell of the microwave popcorn he regularly ate, has won a $7.2 million verdict against various food companies.

Wayne Watson’s attorney, Ken McClain, said a federal jury granted the award Wednesday against Gilster-Mary Lee Corp., The Kroger Co. and Dillon Companies Inc. after he developed respiratory problems in 2007.­—ABC News

Where is Michelle Obama when you need her?! Apparently Wayne Watson never heard her message of organic dieting. Nor did he hear of “everything in moderation,” or being responsible for your own actions and diet. If you consume popcorn like a college freshman every day of your life, you have to assume it is going to take a toll. One way or another that fake butter was going to ruin his health. But just because it didn’t ruin his health in the way he expected, he was awarded 7 million clams. Welcome to the one percent, Wayne Watson. I just hope it didn’t cost anyone their job.

P.S. This guy embodies the 47 percent.


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