Cracked.com weighs in on Health Care

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    The 4 Stupidest Things People Love Getting Offended About | Cracked.com

    So frm now on, socialist will be known as "Robot Rainbow Fucksplosion" and Libertarians as "difficult"

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    America is the land of the individual and freedom, if you picked lower class or poverty level parents that's your own fault, if you selected parents with poor genes or bad combinations of genes that too is your fault, if you live in a polluted area or near a chemical dump, see above. ;)


    "We're always saying that “children are our nation’s most valuable resource.” Unfortunately, we don’t behave as if we believe it. Between 2000 and 2010, the number of children living in poverty in America increased by 41 percent, and now includes nearly one-quarter of our kids. Growing up in poverty is bad. It leads to lower graduation rates (a third of these children will not graduate from high school); lower incomes (nearly half will still be living in poverty at age 35); and lower life expectancy (by about eight years)." Share the Wealth - NYTimes.com
     
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    I am finishing Waldron's book and thought this review comment interesting.

    "So consider: elderly people of limited means in the United States who are dependent on Medicare for their basic well-being—there are tens of millions of them—are rather clearly “vulnerable people.” Why, then, is it not equally problematic when a powerful congressman, Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, advocates effectively eliminating the program that benefits these vulnerable people, indeed, keeps them alive? “Hatred,” after all, is not the issue as Waldron says, and no one, I assume, thinks Rep. Ryan “hates” the elderly or the poor. He may simply be stupid, or in thrall to an ideology, or defective in empathetic capacity, or beholden to special interests; whatever the explanation, it is clear that his proposals, if enacted, would eventually result in elderly people in need being unable to afford essential healthcare." Brian Leiter review of 'The Harm in Hate Speech' by Jeremy Waldron, Waldron on the Regulation of Hate Speech by Brian Leiter :: SSRN

    The book makes some interesting arguments, but as Brian Leiter notes, it opens a Pandora box of issues. But maybe law has always tackled that dark box? I do find it interesting how certain forms of speech or rhetorical linguistics today are preempted by the right or by the wingnut media - all of a sudden everything becomes a loss of some glorious past or some glorious future.

    "You must bear in mind that the language-game is so to say something unpredictable. I mean; it is not based on grounds. It is not reasonable (or unreasonable). It is there--like our life." Wittgenstein
     
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    And in other news;

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