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Comment Re:Done to _gouge_ the customer better (Score 1) 379

You, as a customer, can take this information (its free) and use it to find a better alternative.

That's only true if that information is available before the sale. It sounds like this information was not available in the user interface, marketing materials or documentation.

Comment Re:Taxis = artificial barriers to competition (Score 1) 204

I was speaking about personal comprehensive insurance because the person to who I was replying stated that business insurance is a fiction and comprehensive covers everything, including his passengers. Which is true, except that most comprehensive insurance policies exempt business use.

Comment Re:Why not start now..and take if further? (Score 1) 373

You make a lot of assumptions about other people, yet you decry assumptions others might make of obese people. This is a sword that cuts both ways. While "weight gain = energy input - energy output" is in a simplification, we eat, on average, double what we did twenty years ago. More of what we eat is sugar. We have been eating more, and higher-calorie foods, and have gained weight. That's American society as a whole; individual metabolic differences discounted.

Comment Re: Why not start now..and take if further? (Score 1) 373

What proportion of your salary is an annual checkup? My doctor charges $250 with blood work for an annual physical, and that's on the high end around here. My insurance covers it, but if I couldn't afford insurance (was $1000/month when I last paid out of pocket for insurance for a family) I would still spend the $250 a year for a physical.

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