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The asbestos ban in the US lasted about as long as the helmet thing. I worked very briefly for a father and son construction company until they both died of mesothelioma. I don't know how true it is, but I've heard it said construction pays so well because those guys don't generally have normal lifespans.

Like anti-gun nuts telling gun owners how they should live, you agree?

I don't agree in that example, not because I'm against guns, but because people against guns don't want other people having guns. I think we've all met some people who probably shouldn't own firearms and the anti-gun nuts are probably quite fearful of guns so that's exacerbated in their case.

But I agree on the motorcycle riders having their own say on how things are though. Just here they didn't want to be mandated to wear helmets. They just have to get insurance high enough to cover whatever they might splat against. It's cheap, scraping a biker off your car isn't too expensive. So that doesn't impact others quite as a gun possibly could.

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The asbestos ban in the US lasted about as long as the helmet thing. I worked very briefly for a father and son construction company until they both died of mesothelioma.

Well that sucks! It's totally banned here in Oz but the Chinese scum are constantly trying to sneak the shit back in the form of brake pads and building materials. Fuck the chinese and anyone who looks chinese! They have no soul, just a digital calculator/currency converter. When I lived in the city it was in a burb full of them and while they are peaceful and nice, smart and skilled, you don't want to do business with them because you'll get screwed everytime.