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captainwhoopass 08-25-2004 09:23 AM

Re: Helmets are law again in Louisiana
 
Oh, I agree with that, it's just that it's been debated over and over and over and over and over and over again here.

ErricZ 08-25-2004 09:24 AM

Re: Helmets are law again in Louisiana
 
My buddy in full gear got run down by an SUV, he was wearing a helmet and lived. When I low-sided my R11S, it hit a curb and then flipped over a couple times, my full-face saved me from having my head snapped off at the neck and almost from losing the left side of my face.



I like my skin too much, I know I cannot live without it. I will always wear my helmet and will always make sure my passenger has one on. I do not wish for MY health insurance rates to go up (as was seen immediately in Pennsy, so I hear ...) when fools decide to crash while helmet-less.



I like the states that force you to sign a waiver if you choose to not wear a helmet. My insurance should not save your dumbass if you choose to enjoy having bugs, rocks, cigarette, spit, etc. fly into your face at high-speeds or if you choose to enjoy having your skin and muscle torn away from your eyesocket as you slide down the hiway.



Wear it, why tempt fate even more? Or are you the type that says, "I'd rather be dead than in a wheelchair." Watch Johnny Got His Gun recently?

YellowDuck 08-25-2004 09:25 AM

Re: Helmets are law again in Louisiana
 
Oh boy kpaul, you just made my day. But, in fairness, a maddeningly large fraction of the population up here got duped by W and company on the Iraq thing too, so don't feel too bad.

ofreen 08-25-2004 09:27 AM

Re: Seatbelts
 
Hey! It was a great car. I miss it still.

captainwhoopass 08-25-2004 09:27 AM

Re: Screw 'em!
 
Oh, he's a real rider all right. That's exactly why he rides a bone stock Harley. That is so obviously a photo op ploy to appeal to motorcyclists it makes me sick.

SeanAlexander 08-25-2004 09:28 AM

Re: Helmets are law again in Louisiana
 
Care to re-state MO's learned opinion for us? Your reading comprehension is abysmal.

ErricZ 08-25-2004 09:31 AM

Re: Helmets are law again in Louisiana
 
The first line: "My buddy in full gear got run down by an SUV, he was wearing a helmet and lived."-- should read "My buddy in full gear got run down by an SUV, he was wearing a helmet and DID NOT live."

jkofsky 08-25-2004 09:31 AM

Re: It doesn't matter if it's dangerous or not!
 
Drug costs are based on supply/demand. The argument that lower costs of approval in Canada mean lower costs makes no sense unless you can show that for a given condition, Canada has significantly more approved drugs. I'll give you very good odds that that's not what you'll find.



You'd probably find it more the case that approval costs around the world are lower than here because others let the FDA do the hard work and quickly accept, without any meaningful oversight of their own, what the FDA approves.



Less regulation of scientific issues that 95-99.9% of the public is ill equiped, ill educated and ill informed to decide on is not freedom to choose for consumers it's freedom to abuse for hucksters and snake-oil salesman in a field where hucksterism can easily equal murder.

Neal 08-25-2004 09:34 AM

Re: Helmets are law again in Louisiana
 
Thanks:Ive been tryingto come upwith a good response and you nailed it. The govt shouldnt be in the business of protecting me from myself.Although I almost always wear a seatbelt and would almost always wear a helmet if Md, didnt have a helmet law,I am adamantly opposed to laws which require me to use them and fine me if I dont. Dont tell me that riding helmetless is stupider than riding in a fullface with shorts,tank top and tennis shoes with no socks. Should there be laws to require long pants,protective jackets,boots and gloves? Where is the consistency?......it should be MY job to draw the lines regarding my personal safety,not the governments.


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