Friday, July 1, 2011

Gleaning insight from the fine print

From my renter's insurance policy, under "Losses not insured":

e. War, including any undeclared war, civil war, insurrection, rebellion, revolution, warlike act by a military force or military personnel, destruction or seizure or use for a military purpose, and including any consequence of any of these. Discharge of a nuclear weapon shall be deemed a warlike act even if accidental.

Contrast this with the War Powers Resolution:

(1) into hostilities or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances;
(2) into the territory, airspace or waters of a foreign nation, while equipped for combat, except for deployments which relate solely to supply, replacement, repair, or training of such forces; or
(3) in numbers which substantially enlarge United States Armed Forces equipped for combat already located in a foreign nation;

Hey, Obama administration, would my apartment still be insured if it were in Libya? I think congress could use some writing tips from State Farm Insurance.

(In unrelated news, this blog now has a mobile site. I guess I need to actually update this blog more often for it to be relevant.)

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