You should understand that you talk to a stranger. The thoughts which habitual to you since the childhood as 2*2=4, seems to me strange and illogical, and vice versa. You are much more similar with Progressives (liars and haters) than with me. You should prove some thoughts from the basis, by different ways. It will do you good to check stereotypes.Lightbringer wrote:Your English has improved since we started this discussion. However, when you completely ignore my comments and make the same assertions over and over again, I have to wonder if it is your English comprehension, or simply you being difficult on purpose. I try to give you the benefit of the doubt. Please pay me the respect of dropping the tactic if you are intentionally "misunderstanding" me.
Do you think that entire country can't to protect itself from illnesses or poverty like from enemy?Lightbringer wrote:There is a big difference in taking tax money and building an army (navy etc.) to defend the entire country and taking tax money and giving it to an individual for some entitlement program like welfare or health care. More on this below.
The health care can be similar to it. You already complain that it too expensive.Lightbringer wrote:The last three are examples of services that ensure the safety of the entire community. They are also examples of services that are both too expensive, and would be less effective if handled by private companies. They are similar to roads, sewers, and water systems, except with a much more interactive human component.
You have forgotten about feature of illnesses to infect people around. Not heart attack but trivial cold. One ill employee will come for work and infect entire office. One ill man in station or airport can infect hundreds and they will carry illness on all country. This is a big economic losses for entire country.Lightbringer wrote:Health Care is a product. If someone without insurance has a heart attack, the cardiac condition is not going to spread and destroy the whole neighborhood or town.
Not unfeasible but inexpedient.Lightbringer wrote:Government has the job of providing the community with services that are unfeasible for individuals to provide for themselves.
I consider that your lack that you have not specified the Rights. Don't forget that you speak with a stranger. You should ask about the civil or political rights, not at all. These Rights have been declared in the USSR but observed restrictedly. However you have told "prove to me that Russians have ever had any Rights". Russian, not only Soviet...Lightbringer wrote:Actually, although that WIKI article describes it much more comprehensively than I did, it says the same exact thing I did. I understand them perfectly, and the article explains the differences between what I consider a "right" and what is a bought and paid for government bribe...
Oh, no... Right to arm guns before 1906 (I told it many times), and I can continue. You was empathizing with not Russian but myths about them.Lightbringer wrote:Yes. Novgorod was on the western edge of a vast and barbaric wasteland where "human rights" meant the most common sword arm that would slice off your head. As I said several posts ago. Russians have never in history been exposed to having basic human rights. If it wasn't the Mongols smashing them, it was the Czars' (Tzar? which do Russians use?) Cossacks riding them down, or the Soviets locking them up in gulags and starving them across the Ukraine, or forcing them to work to death in factories for a crappy apartment and some cheap vodka. I was not insulting Russians. I was empathizing with them for suffering such brutality for so many centuries.
Again especially for you: modern Russian health care not equivalent Soviet health care.Lightbringer wrote: Yet you somehow suggest that such crappy treatment that you flee a thousand miles to escape it is something that the United States should strive for?
I hope he comes here under a pseudonym...Lightbringer wrote:Oh... you might want to ask Ahmadinehjad about that "invading and nuking" thing. Obama hates Israel, but I doubt he will openly attack them.
Don't so worry and don't misprint, do you speak on a native language?tkobo wrote:Healthcare under the soviet union was even worse then, than it is now under the semi -democracy.From the continual failure of the "five year plans" to the easily reconized failure of government to effectively run healthcare on the scraps it had left over after it spent on everything esle.
Tkobo, learn to identify propagation. For example, phrase "...and a lot of screaming. (Epidurals for painless labor were unheard of.)"
Ponder over it: a woman complains of a traditional method of a birth which was used by millenniums. Oh, she demand epidural! She don't know that it began to be applied widely after a decade. All our mothers did without it with a high probability.
Other pump of horrors like Hitchcock films even amuse me. Next time, please, ask a country inhabitants at first, how much similar articles correspond to a reality. Also the same apply to other biased sources (e.g. libertarian the Mises Institute).
P.S. Whether it is time to rename that theme to "Soviet zests"?