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Old 05-31-2003, 08:49 PM   #121
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Default Excellent Post. If you want free lousy healthcare move to Canada.

One of the guy who works for me is Canadian. He screwed up his knee real bad skiing. In Canada he was put on a waiting list. Meanwhile his knee healed wrong. After a year on a waiting list he saw a doctor again. Doctor said "your knee is really screwed up now, but I have to put you on another waiting list for really screwed up knees". He came to work for my company which has great health care. He saw a U.S. specialist the day he started work. The U.S. doctor scheduled his sugery the following week. Bingo he knee is fine now. This guy never wants to go back, even though he loves hockey
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Old 05-31-2003, 08:54 PM   #122
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Default Re: Cha-Ching! Another victim.

Come on seruzawa let me play with these guys a little longer before you do this This guy is so out of it is like shooting fish in a barrel
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Old 05-31-2003, 08:59 PM   #123
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Default Excellent Post. Longride needs to read this one.

Excellent post Betamax. Longride is doing the same thing as this guy is attempting.
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Old 05-31-2003, 09:03 PM   #124
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Default Re: Why not wear a helmet?

Let me guess you are over 40 and ride a Harley? Or a cruiser?
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Old 06-01-2003, 03:14 AM   #125
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Default Re: I am saddened to learn of your learning disability

I think that you have quite succinctly stated any thinking person's argument as to why everyone should wear a helmet. I'm a big fan of personal choice; but this should be just like the national seatbelt legislation. It's just common sense. Recently I had a discussion with a guy who told me he doesn't wear a helmet because the weight of a helmet puts too much of a strain on his neck and that it hurts too much for him to ride with one on. My full-faced Arai is so light that I can't imagine that it would cause any more neck discomfort than this idiot would suffer from going over a small bump in the road. The ridiculous arguments people come up with to not wear a helmet is amazing. Don't even get me started about the tanktop/shorts/sandals crowd...
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Old 06-01-2003, 03:18 AM   #126
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Default Re: If you want to be an idiot fine

You may have 30 years' experience riding a bike but you apparently skipped quite a few years of spelling class.
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Old 06-01-2003, 03:19 AM   #127
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Default Re: Why not wear a helmet?

Perhaps you're right, but the sort of performance degradation is nowhere near as dangerous as with alcohol. A stoned driver is much safer behind the wheel due to the fact that he's usually driving 10mph UNDER the speed limit thanks to the paranoia side-effect of weed. Yes, he's more dangerous than a sober driver. No, he's not as dangerous as a drunk driver.
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Old 06-01-2003, 03:33 AM   #128
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Default Re: Why not wear a helmet?

Gun control/violence has nothing to do with helmet laws. Gun laws probably will never change because it is our constitutional right to have them. yes you can get seriously hurt when you drive a cage, hell you may be walking down the street and get hit by lightning. anything can happen.in the event of a vehicular accident the chance of serious harm is higher with a bike than with any other vehicle...short of an f-18. cars have seatbelts and airbags (which is another can of worms), on a bike w/out a helmet its you against whatever youre going to hit and wearing a helmet may help you survive the crash.helmets are not the end all, be all obviously, they just improve your chances of living. again, there are many other things that are very dangerous...unprotected sex, bungee jumping and the govt doesnt or havent jumped on their case as much as with helmet laws. that is not a double standard. before laws are "made" there has to be a way to enforce it. yes drinking is dangerous, so is smoking, but, can they prevent people from doing it? hell no. Can the govt enforce you using a seatbelt, having insurance, wearing a helmet? yes, yes and yes. It is dumb not to wear a helmet. Im a minority and shouldve known not to generalize...me of all people...that being said, worry about your head. if you want to take that risk...fine. This is America...do what you want, but Helmet laws make a lot of sense.
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Old 06-01-2003, 04:32 AM   #129
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Default Re: Insurance for dummies

Ok I think I got ya. You are over concerned with yourself. Wear one around the house also, Bubbleboy. It's fairies like you that try to impose your ways on everyone around you. People like you during the Revolutionary war were called Torys. God knows you might get hurt standing up for freedom. Easier to be safe. Better yet, so you don't look like such a loner hypochondriac weenie, help pass laws so you are the only one wearing a bubble suit during every waking hour. Oh yea, and everytime Ashcroft raises the terrorist alert take FMLA and hide out in your bomb shelter with the radio and tv, better safe then sorry you always say. What a sissy. Unzip the bubble wrap and catch a breath through your gas mask. Wouldn't want to catch a cold now.
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Old 06-01-2003, 04:48 AM   #130
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Default Re: If you want to be an idiot fine

thanks for noticing
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