IRFRANK
 
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Reply Wed 5 Mar, 2014 06:11 pm
I wouldn't be alive without the drugs I take, developed in the last 10 years. My wife died 30 years ago from a cyst in her brain. Removing those is routine today. If you are talking about life expectancy, there is no doubt we live longer. Major strides have been made fairly recently.

There are no answers to the big questions you ask. Better question is more personal. How do you live a happier life yourself?
Rose16
 
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Reply Thu 6 Mar, 2014 03:14 am
@RushPoint,
Why?

Because it is interesting and we want to know!

Being insignificant or seeing ourselves as small is not a problem, unless of course you want to see yourself as the centre of the universe and it makes you uncomfortable to find you are not.

J
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RushPoint
 
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Reply Fri 7 Mar, 2014 09:39 am
@IRFRANK,
I am disabled, I am not in a financial position to have a "happy or comfortable life"
IRFRANK
 
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Reply Fri 7 Mar, 2014 02:24 pm
@RushPoint,
Quote:
I am disabled, I am not in a financial position to have a "happy or comfortable life"


I am sorry for your difficulties. Happiness is not about ability or money.

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RushPoint
 
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Reply Sat 8 Mar, 2014 09:47 am
@RushPoint,
I do agree with you, don't get me wrong, I'm not actually complaining, there are far worse places on earth I could live with my disabilities, places I could not exist so, I'm am genuinely grateful! it's just hard to accept and be happy when you will never go on a vacation, you will never own anything new and when all your neighbours drive new SUV's and go to Florida and Mexico every year or watching everyone else ride a lawn tractor when here I am disabled pushing a mower! it's hard to be in my position in todays society in north America. The past 10 years have been quite difficult for people with disabilities in Canada and the USA, as the cost of living keeps going up our income remains the same and has actually been slashed by about 5% last year! This winter has been particular hard, Farmers last year had a "bumper crop" and bought up all the propane, this in turn more than doubled the price of heating fuel, we went from paying just under $200 a month to heat our home to about $500 per month, needles to say we went cold this winter! I have been looking for work for over 8 years but it would seem that employers are not yet hiring peoples with disabilities. It's hard to be part of a society who gives billions to other countries and or claims to be a "have got" nation when they cant even take care of their own properly! All I want, all I ever wanted is an opportunity! an opportunity to take care of myself and my family! but the government cancelled and removed any or all incentives for employers to hire peoples with disabilities, simply put, we can no longer afford to be part of this society! when "crack heads" claim disability and get the same support we do, it's hard to accept! so, enough of my ranting lol! I do have one question, why is it that tobacco is still legal in North America but not wearing a seatbelt in a car is against the law?
Brandon9000
 
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Reply Sat 8 Mar, 2014 10:08 am
@RushPoint,
RushPoint wrote:

...I do have one question, why is it that tobacco is still legal in North America but not wearing a seatbelt in a car is against the law?

Because, fortunately, it's not the government's role to command people to be healthy.
RushPoint
 
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Reply Sat 8 Mar, 2014 10:12 am
@Brandon9000,
tobacco related health problems (and or death) cost tax payers hundreds of times more than "not wearing a seat belt" does every year!
Brandon9000
 
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Reply Sat 8 Mar, 2014 11:32 am
@RushPoint,
RushPoint wrote:

tobacco related health problems (and or death) cost tax payers hundreds of times more than "not wearing a seat belt" does every year!

Let's eliminate the freedom of assembly and speech so that we don't have to spend all that money on police, e.g. controversial marches and meetings.

Translation: Freedom is messy.
IRFRANK
 
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Reply Sat 8 Mar, 2014 11:44 am
@RushPoint,
Quote:
why is it that tobacco is still legal in North America but not wearing a seatbelt in a car is against the law?


I'm sure you know the obvious answers. Money. Tobacco lobby. What are you going to do with millions of drug addicts once it's illegal? No one is addicted to not wearing a seatbelt. You are searching for ultimate answers. There aren't any. There is a lot of injustice. Humans are self centered and greedy.
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IRFRANK
 
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Reply Sat 8 Mar, 2014 11:46 am
@Brandon9000,
Quote:
Because, fortunately, it's not the government's role to command people to be healthy.



Who pays for the consequence of the unhealthy peoples habits?
Brandon9000
 
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Reply Sat 8 Mar, 2014 12:03 pm
@IRFRANK,
IRFRANK wrote:

Quote:
Because, fortunately, it's not the government's role to command people to be healthy.



Who pays for the consequence of the unhealthy peoples habits?

Yes, let's illegalize any freedoms that cost the taxpayers money. Good to see that you've really absorbed the spirit of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
JTT
 
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Reply Sat 8 Mar, 2014 12:41 pm
@Brandon9000,
Brandon: Translation: Freedom is messy.

Freedom isn't freedom with the Gestapo watching and filming you.
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IRFRANK
 
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Reply Sun 9 Mar, 2014 08:12 am
@Brandon9000,
"Illegalize" ?? Let them eat cake.
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RushPoint
 
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Reply Sun 16 Mar, 2014 08:37 pm
@farmerman,
plausible!
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2014 04:08 pm
@Thomas,
Which is precisely what I wrote.
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2014 04:10 pm
@timur,
Today's meaning, then, is the opposite of yesterday's Cassandra.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2014 04:10 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
No it's not. Ah, you crack me up!
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2014 04:35 pm
@Setanta,
Set the turd stirrer, just looking to start a fight.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2014 04:50 pm
No, i was just pointing out your delusion. You are not obliged to reply.
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2014 05:25 pm
@Setanta,
Strawman! You're just trying to start a fight.
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