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post #141 of 167 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 04:05 PM
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Here in Canada, i can't wait for our government to make ski helmets mandatory to everyone on every mountain.
Why? Simply because if you get a concussion or other, the doctor treating you will be paid by MY taxes. So you better spend some money on protection to keep me from spending money on you.

As for the argument of creating a precedent (if we accept the helmet is mandatory, then it will be knee pads, then wrist guards...), it has never been and never will be a reason to stop a law. It's actually a very stupid way of thinking and everyone with minimal law studies will tell you so. It's one of the first myth that gets debunked in law classes. This is like people telling we should stop gay marriage becuz then, we will have no choice but to allow marrying a pig or a cow.

As for american friends, then it's completely different becuz if I understand correctly, no one is paying medical expenses for the concussion but the person who has it...
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Here in Canada, i can't wait for our government to make ski helmets mandatory to everyone on every mountain.
Why? Simply because if you get a concussion or other, the doctor treating you will be paid by MY taxes.
Wouldn't the symptoms be gone before you could see a doctor in Canada?


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Wouldn't the symptoms be gone before you could see a doctor in Canada?
Last night my wife had to go to Emergency to get x-rays after a ski accident. Total time from walking in to walking out: 3 hrs. Total cost: zip.

Get over this republican rant that the Canadian medical system sucks.


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As for american friends, then it's completely different becuz if I understand correctly, no one is paying medical expenses for the concussion but the person who has it...
incorrect....we are just jumping off the cliff because we are unwilling to lynch the heath insurance companies/industry, lobbyist and politicians. We are instead willing to be lemmings and have chosen to commit suicide instead.

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Dumb. We do way too much in this country to fight the efforts of natural selection. You don't want to wear a seat belt? Fine. You don't want to wear a helmet? Great. Why should any of that be forced on us? Let natural selection run it's course!
I could not agree more. As long as people aren't hurting others, I don't give a flying f*ck what they do with their lives.

Wear a helmet or don't, strap on a seatbelt or don't, whatever... the consequences are on you, and the government shouldn't have a say in it. Period.
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Last night my wife had to go to Emergency to get x-rays after a ski accident. Total time from walking in to walking out: 3 hrs. Total cost: zip.

Get over this republican rant that the Canadian medical system sucks.
Just kidding it doesn't matter to me. Out of curiosity, if you blew your knee out tomorrow and needed it fixed but it wasn't an emergency, how long would you have to wait before you could get in for the operation?
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Out of curiosity, how long do you have to wait in America if you don't have health insurance to get your knee replaced? Until you come up with the funds personally. American health care pretty much sucks.
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Out of curiosity, how long do you have to wait in America if you don't have health insurance to get your knee replaced? Until you come up with the funds personally. American health care pretty much sucks.
Good question...I personally think American health care is great, it's just the cost that sucks...
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Just kidding it doesn't matter to me. Out of curiosity, if you blew your knee out tomorrow and needed it fixed but it wasn't an emergency, how long would you have to wait before you could get in for the operation?
No idea. Never been there.


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