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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Just bought a Dell 700m
« on: June 03, 2005, 01:07:18 PM »
make sure that if you didn't already, you get a helluva good warranty.  Dell laptops can be....touchy.

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those are things from which everyone collectively benefits.  how do i, my family, my neighbor, etc collective benefit from providing someone else's insurance.  i feel that my responsibilities towards fellow citizens does not include providing for them in any measure, but guaranteeing they have the opportunity to seek whatever they want/need.
Example one. People get contagious diseases. If those are treated or at least diagnosed, they are less likely to be spread to your family. AIDS spreads more quickly amongst poor, but it is still more likely that you or a family member will get it if potential sex partners are not treated or even diagnosed.

Epidemics.

CDC

and we all heard about how prepared they are for an epidemic during the post-911-scare frenzy a couple of years back.......

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that isn't from a Halliburton protest, it's clearly a dinosaur protest.  Just look at the stegosauros hat she's wearing.  It's all kinds of awesome.

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News Discussion / Re: Deep Throat
« on: June 03, 2005, 12:58:04 PM »
Whether this man is truly a hero or not is irrelevant.  One man's motives can hardly compare in importance with the scale of what was going on behind closed doors in the White House and elsewhere around that time under Nixon's watch.  He obviously has self-serving motives for coming forth at this point (my guess is $$ for a book).  But, I can see why he waited.  Even 30 years after Watergate Nixon chronies are coming out of the woodwork to appear on news programs to try and tarnish the image of this man.  He clearly stepped on some toes so many years ago.  Frankly, I would have been afraid for my life, among other things if I came forward even a few years after Nixon stepped down.

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i feel that my responsibilities towards fellow citizens does not include providing for them in any measure, but guaranteeing they have the opportunity to seek whatever they want/need.

Idealistically speaking, yes, everyone has the opportunity to seek whatever they need.  BUT, that is NOT the case in American society.  This concept is at the heart of what we are talking about.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: New Laptop Models??
« on: June 03, 2005, 12:41:44 AM »

You'll find me using a superior Apple product (17" at 6.9 lbs) in class (I also own a Sony VAIO), and either using my VAIO or the school's desktop for the exam..  I'll probably go with the desktop as I like typing on a real keyboard. 

Considering everyones just going to be typing I doubt theres going to be all that much difference between an apple or an ibm laptop or between the guy using his super fly top of the line gaming laptop and someone using a $1500 dell.


Agreed.  I think most people are better off buying a nice desktop instead of a top of the line laptop, and then buying a cheap laptop with the difference.  Nobody wants to haul around a huge, heavy desktop replacement.  Even if you don't mind that aspect of it, a cheap laptop with desktop backed-up data ripped off from your study area hurts a lot less than an expensive one with all your info on it.

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Oh, I’m sorry…I apparently confused what we were ACTUALLY talking about with what you were talking about.  WE were talking about healthcare, YOU decided to go off on some bizarre tangent about economics (its relevance to universal healthcare is minimal at best for the direction of our argument).  With that said; GDP does NOT measure health, infant mortality, suicide, crime, family breakdown, etc.  So it really isn’t that great of an indicator of individual ‘wealth’ in non-economic terms.  So, im not really sure why you would bring up how awesome our economics are in the first place.  But with that said, you’re a dumbass for changing the subject abruptly and towards an irrelevant and ill based tangent.  (believe it or not, you can have universal healthcare AND capitalism)

You can have elements of capitalism and universal health care and hope that the elements of capitalism make up for the lunacy of the health care decision you have made.  True capitalism cannot justify universal health care.

I am sorry if my comment (which was fairly simple) was over your head, I will try to spell everything out for you from now on.

I didn't change the subject; I interjected with an opinion of general policy.  We have economic freedom for the most part in this country; I see that as a good thing with good results for almost everyone, I see universal health care as an idealistic mistake counter to the ideals of economic freedom.  Do you see how this ties together?  You are almost too dense to argue with.



This has little to do with what type of economy the US has.  It has everything to do with the life of everyday, hardworking fellow Americans.  Your confusing of the issues hides what you really have to say in order to take the stance that you've adopted:  economic principles are more important than people's lives.  And that, my friend, is absolute bull. 

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What's wrong with paying for your own healthcare? And if you need something badly enough, you'll find a way to afford it.

Quite simply put: you're absolutely dead wrong.

thats what you think now...but wait until you try these republican goggles on...then it will all make sense.

The sad part is I don't even think it comes down to partisanism, it's more just a matter of human decency.  Everyone has a right to f-ing live.

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What's wrong with paying for your own healthcare? And if you need something badly enough, you'll find a way to afford it.

Quite simply put: you're absolutely dead wrong.

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I hate Dilbert.  Almost as much as I hate Garfield.

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