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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

More Bullshit

From 2theadvocate.com:
Smoking restriction approved 08/11/05

"Smokers beware: Puffing within 25 feet of the door of a publicly used building, a park or in other public spaces could cost you $500 or a year in prison."
"You can smoke -- with limitations. You can drink -- with limitations. You just can't go wild," said Councilwoman Lorri Burgess...
I know, this is old news. But it just keeps getting stupider and stupider.

More idiots trying to help people out for the good of all. I am getting so sick of this shit.
It doesn't matter whether you're a smoker or not, you shouldn't be accepting this sort of bullshit.

Do-gooders will say "It's for your own health and the health of others."
Fine. Smoking is bad for you. Everyone should know that by now. But there is no valid research yet on hazards of second-hand smoke. Well, unless you maybe get stuck in a car with all the windows rolled up and have 6 other smokers in there with you.
But outdoors, or even in a ventilated room, there ain't no concentration bad enough to be a health risk to anyone.

If you don't want to smoke, don't. Just don't tell anyone else they can't.
Don't tell anyone they can't drink either. As long as they don't do something stupid like try to down a bottle of Jack, then drive to the wine shop for another, it's none of your business.

And don't give me that shit about how your insurance rates are higher because of someone else's nasty habits, while you're spilling your Big Mac ketchup and ice cream all over the keyboard, then wiping it off with fingers soaked in fry fry grease.

But let's not just harp on food and bad habits here either.

Let's say you have kids. Unless you refuse to take your kids to the doctor, your medical bills are damn sure going to be higher than people without kids, for both you and your kids. How many people do you suppose get sick from a germ their kids brought home from school? Little Johnny sneezes, wipes his hands on his pants. Or goes into the bathroom to take a piss. Do you suppose he always washes his hands before he opens the door or after he takes a piss?

What about lifestyle choices? How about that bicycle, motorcycle or 4-wheeler you buy for you or the kids? How many broken bones from those has your insurance covered?

Do you always hire a pro to trim the trees or paint the trim? What if you fall off the ladder because you didn't hire someone who knows how to do it safely?

All this stuff makes insurance rates go up for everyone who don't own a motorcycle or paint their own shutters.

My insurance company wants us to fill out a questionnaire. What is my diet like, do I smoke, drink, and so on. They'll give me a $50 cash coupon and knock $10 off each month's premium if I fill it out, then consult with a 'Health Coach' at least once every two months. If I interrupt these consultations, the rates go back up to normal and I will be denied the discount next go around. Fuck that!

I would rather pay it up front and here's why.

Let's say I lie about eating a cheeseburger once a week, or whatever else I may fudge on or just not think totally through.
Then, let's say I have a heart attack. They'll look at my 'quiz', talk to my 'coach' and say "We told you to not eat cheeseburgers. You ate one, so we are denying you benfits."
Or worse yet, let's say I was totally honest. Again, they'll look at my 'quiz', talk to my 'coach' and say "You know cheeseburgers are bad for you. It says here you eat them. We are denying you benfits." I see this form as a written confession.

Sure, the insurance salespuke will tell me they are only doing it for my own good. But I've been around long enough to know that anytime some sales puke is trying to sell me something, and make me think how good it will be for me, they are only trying to fuck me for THEIR own good. They don't care if I save money as long as they make theirs.

I don't trust that shit at all, but sadly, it is soon going to be the norm. Insurance companies and politicians are starting to be the dictators of your lifestyle, not health care professionals.


Anonymous said...

It's all about control: First they (here I mean Socialists) try to tell you what you can do, then what you can say, and finally, what you can think.

This pretty well defines Socialist Utopia.

As always... Rachael said...

I lvoe it when we agree! I feel the same way. And I've always ignored those questionnaires. For some reason I always felt like they were trying to trick or trap me, now I know why because you said it oh-so-well.