Skip to comments.Spanish Woman Claims She Now Owns Sun
Posted on 11/27/2010 8:35:51 PM PST by Onelifetogive
After billions of years the Sun finally has an owner -- a woman from Spain's soggy region of Galicia said Friday she had registered the star at a local notary public as being her property.
Angeles Duran, 49, told the online edition of daily El Mundo she took the step in September after reading about an American man who had registered himself as the owner of the moon and most planets in our solar system.
There is an international agreement which states that no country may claim ownership of a planet or star, but it says nothing about individuals, she added.
"There was no snag, I backed my claim legally, I am not stupid, I know the law. I did it but anyone else could have done it, it simply occurred to me first."
The document issued by the notary public declares Duran to be the "owner of the Sun, a star of spectral type G2, located in the centre of the solar system, located at an average distance from Earth of about 149,600,000 kilometers."
Duran, who lives in the town of Salvaterra do Mino, said she now wants to slap a fee on everyone who uses the sun and give half of the proceeds to the Spanish government and 20 percent to the nation's pension fund.
She would dedicate another 10 percent to research, another 10 percent to ending world hunger -- and would keep the remaining 10 percent herself.
"It is time to start doing things the right way, if there is an idea for how to generate income and improve the economy and people's wellbeing, why not do it?" she asked.
I’d love to see Spain slap her with a property tax bill of a few Euros per acre...
Does that mean she is legally responsible for the economic consequences of Global Warming and/or Global Cooling - which ever is happening?
Can i file a claim?
What about sunburns and skin cancer, do we sue her for damages? LOL.
Not to mention all the property damage caused by UV radiation.
Indeed, I had a nasty sunburn once...
LETS SUE HER.
I think she should have to go to the surface of the sun and stake a claim. :D
I don’t care what this woman says. I own Saturn and if she dare step foot on it, I claim “castle laws” to get her off!
Good! I still get to use it, and she has to pay the property taxes on it.
That’s nothing. Our government thinks it owns Uranus...
Excellent! I will be filing lawsuits against you immediately for every sunburn I've ever had. I will file separate suits for all of the property damage your Sun has caused. It has destroyed the finish on numerous cars I have owned and loads of unnecessary home maintenance.
Hope it works out better than Spain claiming Mexico. It hasn’t worked out too well.
The winner! Mine wasn’t even a starter.
All the folks who had vinyl roofed cars in the seventies should sue her for the UV damage.
“Our government thinks it owns Uranus...”
Nope. Just Barney Frank.
As far as this woman claiming the sun as her property ... don’t you have to at least squat on it first? What happened to tradition???
I think Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin have a case in the Moon ownership issue, should it ever go to court.
Ain't Free Enterprise Great!
I suspect OBozo / Gore, shall soon charge her for the BTU taxes / Carbon Credits, too.
..earthworms sues for the dead of trillions (of kindred) after Rainy days, too.