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  •  If someone goes to a doctor (3+ / 0-)
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    Geekesque, mayim, Hill Jill

    and they find high cholesterol that gets treated with diet and/or meds, that's cheaper than having that person land in the hospital with a major heart attack -- or worst case scenario, dying of that heart attack and sticking his wife and kids on welfare.

    Civility is the way of telling someone to go fuck themselves in such a way that the someone agrees it probably is a good idea.

    by Cali Scribe on Fri Nov 06, 2009 at 07:19:33 AM PST

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    •  True, but if he gets treated (1+ / 0-)
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      he'd collect more Social Security to be sure (say $150,000 over 10 years), and would be at risk for getting some chronic illness when he is older (say $1 million of treatment) as opposed to dying of a massive heart attack (say $150,000 of treatment because it's all over and done in 24-36 hours.)

      Left unsaid is how the 'pro-life' WashTimes thinks people living longer is a Bad Thing.

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