A cost analysis of Vista content protection (just a bit off topic)
Posted Dec 25, 2006 8:04 UTC (Mon) by drag
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""You might think this as humorous, but how well informed of the trans fat content of the food you consume? Were you aware that they were an inadvertant result of trying to lower arterial disease? Are you aware they are at least as dangerous (or more) as the food component they were meant to replace? I would guess not*. Recognize too the trans fat content is to the advantage of the producer/seller not the consumer. It is cheaper and more stable; as to having a taste advantage - there is none.""
No it's not fucking humorous. This thinking is the one of the most unfunny things I have ever heard in my entire life.
It's showing how absurd this thinking goes. If you don't want to eat transfat then DON'T. Nobody is going to force you, nobody gives a shit one way or another. It's MY LIFE. Not yours, not the government's, not anybody elses and Dammit, if I want KFC I want KFC.
Screw the a-holes trying to control every freaking aspect of our lives because they feel justified because they assume that everybody else is a completely and total fucking moron. People need to worry a hell of a lot about their own lives before they go around trying to control how other people live theirs.
""If you choose to knowingly kill yourself - fine with me, but I want you off any health insurance reimbursement system. Eat all the trans fats and consume all the addictive drugs you please - try tobacco. But don't cry later.""
Fuck that. This sort of thing REALY pisses me off. I WORK for a living. I make a valueable contribution to sociaty and I get compinsated. I use the money I earn to buy health insurance.
Are you saying that since a person does not follow your nutrional rules that they are less relevent and should be less able to get medical help?
Seems a bit fascist to me.
I am a grown person, work for a living, and it's not anybody else's business. It's NOT ANY OF YOUR BUSINESS.
SEROUSLY. Just because you want to be a cheap bastard doesn't mean that it gives you a right to control other people's lives. And you know what? You get rid of transfat it's not going to make anybody healthy, it's not going to make your insurance cheaper. It's NOT GOING TO ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING.
A fat bastard will just continue on being a fat bastard. They will get sick and die, and you know what? Nothing you will do will ever change anything. One way or another they are just going to find another way to kill themselves off slowly.
Do you comprehend how fucked up this whole thing is? The VERY IDEA of this whole thing is so completely counter to the idea of a free country.
Why not just pass a law saying that unless people walk a mile everyday they are going to get fined?
Why not just pass a law saying that a person has to eat a balanced diet and that stores are not allowed to sell people certain combinations of food?
Why not make it illegal to buy too much pork?
Here.. This is a great idea..
Why not use RATIONS to determine what food stores are allowed to sell to me. It would be brilliant idea!!!
That way people will be FORCED to only buy the correct balance of fruits and vegetables.
This is the way your going. It's just so completely asinine. Words just fail me. I am just failing to come up with polite words to express how completely and utterly how wrong this line of thinking is.
""* I am painfully aware, because I happened to work on a multi-department, multi-university project meant to attack heart and arterial disease where the solution was as bad culprit: butter fat. Later instinctively I kept my butter fat intake low, but preferred it to margarine."""
That's why it should be illegal to sell butter, right?
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