I still disagree with the U.S. helmet and seatbelt requirement laws.
I personally would wear helmet and full leathers with boots and I gladly wear a seatbelt, but despite that, I am only barely civil in my resistance to government sticking its nose into peoples' personal choice. Nothing fumes me more than rights and liberties (even the liberty to be a stupid-ass) taken away by overzealous soccer moms and insurance companies organized into lobbys to protect us from ourselves.
On the other hand, I believe that if someone chooses to forgo wearing a helmet and requires extended care, that the American tax payers should not have to foot the bill.
To me, that rider was illustrating a point and took a risk, and it turned out to be a bad risk. Have any of you taken risks? I certainly have... probably more stupid ones than this rider demonstrating without a helmet.
(Also, Silverdream, jews are not known for stealing, where did you hear that? The irony would be that the jews taking items from Auschwitz probably actually had at least a tiny bit of right to them)