If I slip and fall at work, if my contract doesn't say about anything about short or long term medical leave which it doesn't then I'm screwed. I accepted the terms and conditions of the job when I signed the contract. If the government wishes to help me that's fine but I don't expect it. I don't expect anyone else to solve or help with my problems.BadNewDingus said:Uhm, good job with the copy and paste of anothers post? You had to wait for someone to come up with a response?Artaneius said:Yeah, I do.BadNewDingus said:You do know you can buy almost anything online. And if you're sick, I'm sure you'll have food in the house before you got sick. It's not like you're going to run out of food from a couple of days from being sick. That's what being independent is all about. Not relying or trusting others to deal with your problems.Artaneius said:So people who are single, sick, and have no one else to take care of them aren't allowed to buy food and supplies to keep them from starving to death?BadNewDingus said:Considering that this is from a study where they compile a bunch of research from outside sources and make a educated guess ... I still wouldn't panic. Panic drives people mad and causes more harm. Of which, the media has done a great job of doing. I do believe that the numbers of which they're giving us could be false and are far worse, but it is kinda hard to hide anything like this these days.
Also, if the any strain was airborne the numbers of infected would be gigantic. It's just the fact that our nurses are not prepared for this sort of virus. Flu season is coming and if anyone is sick should stay the fuck home. I don't know how many times I've seen idiots go out shopping while sick and coughing everywhere. Those are the people that will spread it.
And yes, single people have to take care of themselves or have one of your family members come over to help. We're not talking about the end of the world here. Just don't go out when you sneezing constantly and snot coming out of your nose. I know you'll just reply, "Well, what about their job." And you know what, whenever I was sick, my boss told me to go home and yelled at me for even coming to work. You'll get others sick and only cause more harm for being a trooper.
Now, do you have any snotty retort to this post?
* Not everyone has a stockpile of non-preparation food. Some people go shopping when they literally have no food, not when their food is low.
* Not everyone has access to the internet.
* Not everyone has access to an online grocery that delivers in their area.
* Not everyone lives in an area where their friends or family live to get groceries for them.
* Not everyone has a job where their bosses are happy for them to go home. Many people work in jobs where they will be let go if they miss more than a day of work in a row. This includes jobs which involve preparation of food.
Pretty much summarizes how wrong your post is. Most people lose their jobs if they are sick for more than a week especially if they aren't union. In democratic countries the INDIVIDUAL is more important than the community. Not everyone also has a family that is willing to do things for them, especially if they aren't getting anything out of it. If I wanted family to help me with something I would have to pay them to get it, plus pay for the actual items. Which means I might as well as get it myself.
This isn't a communist or fascist society. Where people are forced to care about others above themselves. People get sick, that's life.
Well, the post under the list is at least new. So I'll reply to that. Again, with the selfish behavior. You only care about yourself and don't care if you get an old person sick who could die from the flu. You could get a flu shot to fight it off. Unless you're those type of people that don't believe in vaccines?
Anyways, caring about others isn't a bad thing and it isn't against being a democrat either. Answer me this, if you slip and fall or passed out at work because the flu got to you ... what are you gonna do now? You could be out of work for so long that you'll probably get disability. And thus, the government is gonna take care of you. Oh wait, no one is allowed to take care of anyone in this government because you already called that fascism.