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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I don't know about in countries with fully privatised medical systems, but in Australia we have largely public health.

    And some of the assertions fall down under those circumstances.

    For example. As a general rule, you should ride a motorcycle with a helmet. REALLY REALLY bad things happen to heads in motorcycle accidents.

    The government owns those roads you want to ride on. And they are going to have to pay if you hurt yourself. So the deal they do is that if you want to ride a motorcycle on their roads, you have to wear a helmet so you won't cost them hundreds of thousands (or millions in worst cases) of dollars if you fall off it. The injuries from normal motorcycle accidents are much lower, and they are happy to take the risk.

    The same could be said to apply to New Orleans. They've gone to huge expense to get people in their to rescue you from what is an untenable situation. There's no foo, no power, no water, no sewerage, disease on the way, and gators in the streets. You really are completely fucked, you just might not know it yet.

    You might say you don't want to go, but 2 days later when you are desperate and sick and shooting at helicopters to try and get their attention, then what are they supposed to do? Rescue you AGAIN? And this time use up a hospital bed you put yourself into? And no, saying "Well he said to absolutely not rescue him" isn't going to cut it.

    Ditch your pride and take photos of everything you leave behaind. Take your kids and your memories and get the hell out. You paid the insurance company for a reason.