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#308344 - 12/16/06 06:50 PM Re: Stop making it easy for idiots [Re: Eric4444]
Chen Zen Offline
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Registered: 02/09/03
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Stability Control? Thats nothin. There making cars park themselves now. Before too long the cars will drive them wherever they want to go, like little retard taxis.
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#308345 - 12/16/06 06:52 PM Re: Stop making it easy for idiots [Re: MattJ]
JKogas Offline
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We are gradually taking natural selection out of the equation. Which IMO, isn't really a good thing.


-John

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#308346 - 12/16/06 07:58 PM Re: Stop making it easy for idiots [Re: JKogas]
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We are gradually taking natural selection out of the equation. Which IMO, isn't really a good thing.


-John




So if one of your family members is a bad driver, they either should never drive, or if they do drive, it's a ok that they die....just natural selection right?
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#308347 - 12/16/06 08:17 PM Re: Stop making it easy for idiots [Re: Eric4444]
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Ah yes,

When I was a kid, we used to go sledding at this really cool sledding hill in town. It took quite a bit of athletic ability to get to the very top, and most everybody would wipe out before making it to the bottom. At the bottom of the big hill was a kids hill, with trees and a huge rock separating the two. If you managed to make it all the way there without crashing, you would then have to try and make it between the trees and the rock to get down the kiddie hill. Extra points for every kid you took out on the way down.

Now the trees and rock are gone, you can't go all the way to the top, and there is a snow fence and hay bales separating the big hill from the kiddie hill. Absolutely no fun anymore at all.

Laura

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#308348 - 12/16/06 08:31 PM Re: Stop making it easy for idiots [Re: tkd_high_green]
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Registered: 06/26/06
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I'm all for rules/laws that are intended to make others safe from my actions (i.e. smoking bans, speed limits, no firing a gun within city limits). However, I can not stand laws that I am made to obey to protect my own life only (i.e. seatbelts, helmets). I ALWAYS wear my seatbelt and helmet (not at the same time ), but why should I be required to? If I am that stupid not to wear them, the world is better off without me around to procreate.
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#308349 - 12/17/06 12:27 AM Re: Stop making it easy for idiots [Re: Saisho]
crablord Offline
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Registered: 08/10/06
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saisho, 100% agreed. I always say that
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#308350 - 12/17/06 10:11 PM Re: Stop making it easy for idiots [Re: Tezza]
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Thats a pretty intense view Matt. I would be interested to see your view on speed cameras ha ha




...or condoms
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#308351 - 12/17/06 10:29 PM Re: Stop making it easy for idiots [Re: Saisho]
ButterflyPalm Offline
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However, I can not stand laws that I am made to obey to protect my own life only (i.e. seatbelts, helmets). I ALWAYS wear my seatbelt and helmet (not at the same time ), but why should I be required to?




You are 100% wrong.

It is not only to protect you or for your own good. It is for the general public's good. If you are seriously injured, which you will be if you do not wear or put on seatbelts, helmets, your medical treatment at the emergency room, stay of a period of time at a hospital, will use up and deplete public funds and resources, thus depriving or reducing public medical resources to other more deserving members of the public.


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...the world is better off without me around to procreate.




This holds true only if you die instantly (or the procreating part only is rendered unprocreatable) which, regrettably, do not always happen.


Edited by ButterflyPalm (12/17/06 10:38 PM)
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#308352 - 12/17/06 10:31 PM Re: Stop making it easy for idiots [Re: Eric4444]
JKogas Offline
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So if one of your family members is a bad driver, they either should never drive, or if they do drive, it's a ok that they die....just natural selection right?





Its not ok, but it IS life.


-John

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#308353 - 12/18/06 12:32 AM Re: Stop making it easy for idiots [Re: ButterflyPalm]
Saisho Offline
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Registered: 06/26/06
Posts: 620
Loc: Dayton, Ohio
Quote:

You are 100% wrong.

It is not only to protect you or for your own good. It is for the general public's good. If you are seriously injured, which you will be if you do not wear or put on seatbelts, helmets, your medical treatment at the emergency room, stay of a period of time at a hospital, will use up and deplete public funds and resources, thus depriving or reducing public medical resources to other more deserving members of the public.





I understand your point on the economic aspects. However, I don't see how an opinion can be 100% wrong. Actually, it wasn't even an opinion but a question.
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