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  •  That makes no sense! (0+ / 0-)

    If they believe things will happen, why not have stuff to survive them?

    I don't get it.

    "A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools." Douglas Adams

    by splashy on Sun Sep 23, 2007 at 10:30:31 AM PDT

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    •  because the poll also shows that (1+ / 0-)
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      there's a non-rational side to this.

      The non-rational side includes the 38% of the public who say that among the reasons they have not planned is that they simply would rather not think about what would happen in a public health crisis, as well as the 44% who do not believe in worrying about things that may or may not happen in the future.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Sun Sep 23, 2007 at 10:34:55 AM PDT

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      •  Are they the same folks who won't make wills? (0+ / 0-)

        Got a news flash for them ... eventually we all die, 'cos none of us are immortal.  (Except maybe Captain Jack Harkness of Doctor Who/Torchwood ... but that's a subject for another website.)

        "Specialization is for insects." -- Heinlein

        by BachFan on Sun Sep 23, 2007 at 12:45:16 PM PDT

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        •  yep (0+ / 0-)

          and they tend to give people a hard time who do.

          "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

          by Greg Dworkin on Sun Sep 23, 2007 at 12:55:26 PM PDT

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