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Old 12-13-2007, 06:48 AM   #41
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This does sound more appealing. But who will be the health care police? Who is going to look in my fridge and see if I went out for a walk today?
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I'd do it, but I already have a job. A partial solution to the problem would be tagging food items that we purchase and feeding credit card, etc. information back to insurance companies.
Well isn't that a modest proposal. Are you sure your last name isn't Swift? Lets expand on it and allow the insurance companies to tap into public videocams with face recognition. That way they can catch us out on risky activities. When you die, the life insurance company could pull out a shot of you riding your bike without a helmet (a violation of section 3289d of the fine print section) and use it to justify a refusal to pay.
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:30 AM   #42
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Well isn't that a modest proposal. Are you sure your last name isn't Swift? Lets expand on it and allow the insurance companies to tap into public videocams with face recognition. That way they can catch us out on risky activities. When you die, the life insurance company could pull out a shot of you riding your bike without a helmet (a violation of section 3289d of the fine print section) and use it to justify a refusal to pay.
Any ideas for monitoring safe sexual behavior?
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Yes, but DW would likely veto them...
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Well isn't that a modest proposal. Are you sure your last name isn't Swift? Lets expand on it and allow the insurance companies to tap into public videocams with face recognition. That way they can catch us out on risky activities. When you die, the life insurance company could pull out a shot of you riding your bike without a helmet (a violation of section 3289d of the fine print section) and use it to justify a refusal to pay.
That only works a few times, until people aren't willing to sign onto such policies and the business falls on its face.
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