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Comment Re:Done to _gouge_ the customer better (Score 1) 378

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.

Comment Re:Fat Shaming (Score 1) 206

My current workplace has a a program where you can go to a voluntary screening (BMI, %BF, Glucose, and cholesterol), the results supposedly aren't sent to the employer, but for participating you get a couple hundred bucks to apply towards gym memberships, fitness equipment, etc.

My workplace has that as well, but there privacy policy states they can share that medical data with anyone they like for marketing purposes. I passed on the $50 voucher.

Comment Re:Cannot happen soon enough. (Score 2) 265

Are you sure that a disaster on the coastal infrastructure will have negligible effect on the non-coastal regions of the country? Last I checked our ports are on the coast and our ports are where most of our clothing [1], and non-negligible amount of food [2] come from.

[1] http://abcnews.go.com/Business...
[2] http://www.ers.usda.gov/datafi...

"The fundamental principle of science, the definition almost, is this: the sole test of the validity of any idea is experiment." -- Richard P. Feynman

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