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Old 07-15-2004, 05:22 AM   #91
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Default Perhaps the Masses Could Floss?

You might not need cradle-to-grave socialism if the children were taught to brush their teeth. Just a thought....
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Old 07-15-2004, 05:41 AM   #92
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Default Re: Did you lose a bet?

Yeah, it's pretty fricking hot out here. I snuck a peek at the Weather Channel website yesterday and it was hotter than Death Valley by about 3 degrees.





On the upside, I work closer to the ocean, so I'm not there in the daytime when it's at its worst.

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Old 07-15-2004, 05:46 AM   #93
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Default Re: Motorcycle fatalities in the Sacramento Area

Yup, that about covers it for SoCal. The only one you forgot is what happens when it rains. One third pf the people are confused and slow down to 20mph because they forgot that water can fall from the sky, and the second third are scared and just drive faster because they are afraid their cars will melt like the Wicked Witch of the West. The remaining third just drive normally and try to dodge the other 2/3.
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Old 07-15-2004, 06:04 AM   #94
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Default So, you moved to the 909 huh?

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Old 07-15-2004, 06:06 AM   #95
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It's all about YOU, isn't it KPaul.



Thing there might be a chance that Longride was commenting on Government Mandated Helmet Laws in general and not trying to comment on KPaulKook?
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Old 07-15-2004, 06:43 AM   #96
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Default Re: Does this make me a liberal? Or is George Bush a true Republican/Conservative?

The unemployment rate in EU countries was 7.5% - 9.5% last year depending on how measured. Higher than in the US - but the reason is more to do with the generous unemployment benefit than vacation or free dental. If you get 65% of your salary for two years when laid off, hey you are not gonna go flipping burgers.



Of course this sort of slack affects the economical performance. Other side of the coin is that everybody is more relaxed.



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Old 07-15-2004, 07:11 AM   #97
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Default P.S. Bush is not a conservative.

I read that unemployment amongst people under 25 in France is something like 25%. I wonder what the unemployment figures are in various countries when broken down by age groups. Of course France has its own unique problems - apparently they shut their whole country down every year for no particluar reason.



What I do know is that about 6 months a go I had a tooth get abcessed and woke up in serious pain on a Monday morning. I called my dentist and got an 8 AM appointment, had a root canal and was off to work by 9:30 AM. I'm glad I didn't have to wait several days like they do in England or Canada.



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Old 07-15-2004, 10:48 AM   #98
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Good example but comparison fails seruzawa.



A person gets immediate assistance in private clinics both in Europe and US.



But the difference is that if you are flat broke, jobless and even your Rebel project is frozen due to lack of funds you also get high quality dental care. A substantial advantage I would say (actually I don't know anybody with a dental insurance).



Interestingly, our private clinics and dental insurance are much cheaper than yours. After all, they have to compete with the free option. However, I prefer govt dentists because they have no incentive to recommend unnecessary work.



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Old 07-15-2004, 11:48 AM   #99
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Good for you eddyline. The only wasted vote is for one of the corrupt staus quo parties. VWW
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Old 07-15-2004, 12:45 PM   #100
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As spoken by one of our founding fathers shortly after throwing off the yoke of tranny: Any government powerful enough to give you everything you want, is powerful enough to take everything you have. VWW
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