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Old 02-22-2007, 12:46 PM   #41
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Re: Seat belts really do save lives...

Originally Posted by Cute Fuzzy Bunny
Funny thing is, you see these people stumble through life with occasional brushes with the law and consequences of their actions, but the incidence of problems seems wholly decoupled from the volume of loose ends they leave and risks left uncovered.
Maybe I'm doing this all wrong.
My biggest gripe with these people is the problems they cause for other, honest folks. It seems like any time some hard working guy or gal gets creamed in traffic and confined to a wheelchair for the rest of their life, the offender is one of those "Duh... I don't have any insurance" types. Which leads us back to the fact that people who make bad (driving) decisions are more often the ones who make bad (financial/insurance) decisions.

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Re: Seat belts really do save lives...
Old 02-22-2007, 01:59 PM   #42
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There were a couple times in college where I drove home from the bar and in retrospect I would have probably blown a .08 or above on the breathalizer. Never got pulled over. I had a cousin get a DUI and her life was basically destroyed for a year and is still suffering penalties from it to this day. So when I got pulled over for a cheesy speeding ticket, I paid my fine, went to traffic school, and count myself lucky to still be waaaay ahead. I feel so bad for my cousin and others who make mistakes but aren't real scum. The path to get back into society's good graces is so difficult. The trash we are griping about here just don't bother to try and please the system, they just do what they want. It's almost as if the punishment for doing everything wrong is just a little bit worse that doing one thing wrong, so why bother straightening up?

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