Does LIVE FREE OR DIE think all these people deserve what they get too, should everyone who chooses a less than perfect life style "Deserve" what they get?
Short answer ...Yes. No one says you have to live a perfect lifestyle, I sure as heck don't, but every decision I have made is on ME. I am not blaming Mcdonalds because I and not a male model, because I will have a couple double cheeseburgers once in a while, even though I know it isn't the greatest thing for me. Anyone that continues a behavior after knowing it's bad effects is gambling, and even before knowing it was bad, YOU still make choices.
I was a smoker for 30 years, got pleurisy a few years ago from an unrelated activity, the pain was incredible. At first thought it was a heart attack, after two days, and still being upright thought...oh no...lung cancer....finally after a diagnosis, the ordeal scared me enough to put them down for good. Been three years, but you know what, they still could kill me, and that would be on ME, not the cigarette companies. I chose to smoke all that time.
I have had co-workers in the past who were gay, ( I worked for Fedex for many years, the company is loaded with gays ) most of the non militant ones were very nice people. I don't wish anything bad for any of them, but if it happens, it is on THEM, THEY chose to continue risky behavior, or engage in it in the first place.
As far as the chimp statement? Our brains enable us to reason and choose, the chimp acts on instinct, and pointing to that is a total apples to oranges comparison. The reason we are at the top of the food chain is because we can REASON and choose, and deny ourselves that which is risky.
I know this went off topic, and I am glad there was a little leeway given by the moderators, sometimes tangents provoke great thought and allow everyone to know each other a little better. I am also happy that everyone can speak their opinion and then agree to disagree without a full out flame war. Mature crowd here, and that is refreshing.