chances are you are never going to be able to do this again, and in the short term the security threats that your audience will be exposed to will be different, new and completely oblivious to the prophylaxis and methods you describe today.
So just tell 'em to wear sunscreen, 'cause that's always a good idea...
It would be equally easy (and equally invalid) to create a similar conversation where you are portrayed as a dictator.
I think you misspelled "dick" in that last bit... Oh, wait a minute... that's the conversation he related...
Dude, you are a loon. And a selfish one, to boot. On the other hand, perhaps you're simply ignorant or disoriented, in which case I sincerely hope this rant helps a little...
Healthcare in the US is a tragedy, and your attitude is tantamount to sociopathy. Part of being a member of a community is being willing to sacrifice a little for those farther to the left side of the income/opportunity bell curve - even those who get there willfully.
"Socialized" healthcare and insurance just works. I live in Germany, and am privately insured. My wife isn't, she is covered by the "public option" - one of several dozen privately run group insurance "co-op's" that are strictly regulated by the government. My wife is also a long-term HIV survivor. All together, her drugs alone amount to about 65k Euros a year - and she has been taking them in one cocktail or another for the last 20 years. She is unemployed, by choice, as her doctors told her that the stress of a regular job could dramatically affect the quality of her life, not to mention the duration - and the unpredictability of her symptoms and the side effects of her drugs made working regular hours intractable for her and her employer. The government (and my taxes) also help out here by providing a minimal disability pension, based on the income she earned before becoming unable to work.
If she wants to, she can switch to any of the other public option co-ops tomorrow. Or I could take her onto my private plan. Tell me how exactly the system would take care of her in the States? Personally, I am thankful that I never had to find out. My last brush with the American health care system showed me that.
A few years ago, my wife and I were in Las Vegas on vacation. She had a sudden attack of pleurisy - which pretty much seemed like a heart attack when it happened in the middle of a show at the Wynn. The result was 24 hours in a Vegas hospital, a couple of really expensive aspirin, a couple of liters of saline and glucose, a clear bill of health and a bill for about $24000. This probably would have been a serious financial blow for anybody who was as surprised by it as we were. Fortunately, I'm not covered by a US insurance plan. I (not my wife, me) have a travel health plan (also private) from my credit card company. It's part of the 35 Euro annual fee I pay. I called them (1 call) and they took care of the rest. Worked a deal with the hospital, paid the bill and let me know everything was ok. They even dealt with the hospital when they contacted me directly and tried to squeeze me for the difference (about $8000) between the initial bill and the settled amount. The whole deal cost me about 20 Euros in long distance mobile charges for the initial call - which they also offered to reimburse. No hassle, no new restrictions, no new premiums.
I pay a load of taxes, part of which goes to help defray the cost of regulating the health care industry in Germany, as does part of my medical insurance premium. I have absolutely no problem with that. The "public option" insurance scheme includes government regulation that keeps all players in the industry in line. Services require approval (if they are not emergencies) beyond a certain baseline, but are generally covered. This also applies to my private insurer. The fees hospitals, pharmacies and doctors can charge are regulated as well, as are the awards in malpractice cases. If I want additional coverage (e.g. orthodontia), I can purchase it privately - as can my wife - at reasonable rates.
Of course there are a minority of tragic, exceptional cases where treatment is of poor quality, withheld for extended periods, or unavailable - but nowhere near the number (46 million uninsured?!) that surely occur daily in the US. I have yet to hear of RAM (Remote Area Medial Volunteer Corps) setting up shop in a German soccer arena to provide basic services to regular citizens.
Be very happy and consider yourself fortunate. Pray (you are in that demographic, I'll bet) that you never are in a situation where your wonderful insurance provider sees fit to decide that you are a liability or you become unemployed and unable to pay the outrageous premiums they surely collect from you and your employer.
Or simply wake up and try to help get the system in the US reformed.
You know, Callahan's is a peaceable bar, but if you ask that dog what his favorite formatter is, and he says "roff! roff!", well, I'll just have to...