Spanish Women Claims to own the Sun

(NEWSER) – Next month, a Spanish court will hear arguments in a most unusual case: A woman who claims to own the sun has sued eBay for blocking her extraterrestrial real estate sales. Though it sounds a little nuts, a court in Madrid has ruled that 54-year-old Maria Angeles Duran has the right to have her case heard, reports the International Business Times. The court won't rule on the larger issue of whether Duran's claim of ownership is legit, but on the narrower one of whether she violated eBay's seller agreement. She had been selling parcels of about 11 square feet for about $1 each and had racked up 600 orders before eBay shut her down. Because nothing tangible was sold, it feared a scam. Duran says she was never able to collect her money and is suing for about $11,000 in damages, reports the Consumerist. “I am not a stupid person and I know the law,” Duran has said of her solar real estate gambit. She's basing her claim on a loophole in the UN's Outer Space Treaty that says no nation can stake ownership to a heavenly body but makes no mention of individuals—borrowing the strategy used by this entrepreneur's claim on the moon. Duran, as you might imagine, is an eclectic character, observes the Washington Post. "She’s studied nursing and law, dreamt up her own religion, and penned a kinky romance novel," writes Caitlin Dewey. The story notes that Duran is framing her sun fight as a statement against the corporate world and promises that any profits will go to charity. For those who want in, Duran is still selling parcels on her own website. (Or check out eBay's haunted dolls.)

(NEWSER) – Next month, a Spanish court will hear arguments in a most unusual case: A woman who claims to own the sun has sued eBay for blocking her extraterrestrial real estate sales. Though it sounds a little nuts, a court in Madrid has ruled that 54-year-old Maria Angeles Duran has the right to have her case heard, reports the International Business Times. The court won’t rule on the larger issue of whether Duran’s claim of ownership is legit, but on the narrower one of whether she violated eBay’s seller agreement. She had been selling parcels of about 11 square feet for about $1 each and had racked up 600 orders before eBay shut her down. Because nothing tangible was sold, it feared a scam. Duran says she was never able to collect her money and is suing for about $11,000 in damages, reports the Consumerist.
“I am not a stupid person and I know the law,” Duran has said of her solar real estate gambit. She’s basing her claim on a loophole in the UN’s Outer Space Treaty that says no nation can stake ownership to a heavenly body but makes no mention of individuals—borrowing the strategy used by this entrepreneur’s claim on the moon. Duran, as you might imagine, is an eclectic character, observes the Washington Post. “She’s studied nursing and law, dreamt up her own religion, and penned a kinky romance novel,” writes Caitlin Dewey. The story notes that Duran is framing her sun fight as a statement against the corporate world and promises that any profits will go to charity. For those who want in, Duran is still selling parcels on her own website. (Or check out eBay’s haunted dolls.)

From a legal perspective i think she might have a case here. I don’t have the highest IQ when it comes to the law but i did in fact use to be apart of the Pre-Law club in my high school. Like fucking Hang em High McCoy in our mock court room and just from looking at the contractual verbiage from what I see she might have a strong argument. I know it, she knows it. No where does it say individuals can’t own heavenly bodies. Case closed.

That being said, the sun might be the absolute WORST piece of Solar Real Estate on the market. One of the main things they tell you to look for when buying real estate is the maintenance and upkeep. Well when the worlds dependent on your ass for the warmth provided by the sun, you gotta make sure that shits up to maintenance or else you’ll have roughly 10 BILLION people hounding your ass to make sure the suns working. And when the sun isn’t working what do you have to do? You have to spend almost all of the Earth’s natural resources to create a god damn massive stellar bomb and blow that shit up to reignite the sun. Thats so much god damn work. What you need is a planet like Mars. That planet is whats up with Solar Real estate. Scientist all want a piece of Mars. Potential hot spot for the future of mankind? Studies reveal signs of frozen water and possibly sustainable life on Mars? This lady’s such an idiot. Well too late bitch. I call dibs on Mars! You missed out. Enjoy owning a planet you can’t even live on YOU IDIOT!

P.s- Im basing this blog on the movie Sunshine. Great flick

P.P.S- I might own a star technically. I did one of those buying a star or rights to name a star. Cost me like 45 bucks. So i might either a.) paid 45 bucks to name a star b.) Actually own a star or c.) spent 45 bucks on a sheet of paper that says the name i put and immediately lost after a week.

 

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