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Question: How much health care should the government provide?
None, because government is wrong. - 8 (21.6%)
None, because governments shouldn't provide health care. - 8 (21.6%)
Public health issues only (like vaccinations, water fluoridation, etc) - 1 (2.7%)
Preventative care only - 0 (0%)
Emergency care only - 1 (2.7%)
Emergency and preventative care only - 1 (2.7%)
Enough for a natural human lifespan - 1 (2.7%)
Enough for a typical modern human lifespan - 6 (16.2%)
Enough for a 120-year lifespan - 0 (0%)
Enough to freeze everyone who dies until a cure is found - 0 (0%)
Enough for 120-year lifespans plus freezing - 2 (5.4%)
As much as the recipient wants - 7 (18.9%)
However much best promotes economic growth (not an ethical obligation, but it's a good idea) - 2 (5.4%)
Total Voters: 37

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July 26, 2012, 06:59:23 AM
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So despite having satellites in orbit being a clearly profitable business, no group of people would have ever gotten together to develop rocket technology (which really was first developed for warfare to begin with...)? Capitalism does not forego cooperation. I won't claim it is always the best or most efficient solution possible, but saying that groups of people working together out of selfish motives is incapable of achieving such success is kinda out there.

Satellites?

I showed you something that goes way beyond the concept of satellites, and it happened over 43 years ago. Sure, capitalism can achieve things, but it will always be well behind a hugely concerted and unified effort. Furthermore, capitalism is divisive, both physically, and socially.

Oh, and watch the video. Turn the volume up. It's quite a meditation.
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July 26, 2012, 08:28:58 AM
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That video and the ones that follow it are the most impressive things I've ever seen. Why do we need to force people to pay for that?
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July 26, 2012, 09:13:34 AM
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I hope to still be around when medicine figures out how to keep prolonging my life indefinetly so i can eventually live in a society with so much technological and cultural advancements that the need for having a "job" will cease to exist; people will not have jobs, they'll have hobbies, and even people that only do things that no one else would pay for would still be able to live in the highest standards of living without taking anything away from anyone. So, my answer to the question posed here would be the government should assist the wellbeing of everyone as much as we (the society) can afford; but obviously, carefully weighting the benefits in short, medium and long terms, no point in living like a king for a day if that will make you rot dead the next day.

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July 26, 2012, 04:09:49 PM
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That video and the ones that follow it are the most impressive things I've ever seen. Why do we need to force people to pay for that?

Interesting statement. I tell you what. It would be interesting if you did some historical research to find out the level of protest back then regarding the endeavor vs. its general support. The idea being to truly discover if all monumental government funded projects in general create a large feeling of people feeling violently coerced. Or perhaps, some things transcend such feelings.
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July 26, 2012, 11:39:49 PM
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That video and the ones that follow it are the most impressive things I've ever seen. Why do we need to force people to pay for that?

Interesting statement. I tell you what. It would be interesting if you did some historical research to find out the level of protest back then regarding the endeavor vs. its general support. The idea being to truly discover if all monumental government funded projects in general create a large feeling of people feeling violently coerced. Or perhaps, some things transcend such feelings.

That would be interesting. I agree.
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July 27, 2012, 12:47:40 AM
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I don't even trust any government to render first aid.

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July 27, 2012, 12:57:33 AM
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I don't even trust any government to render first aid.

That reminds me of the joke about the hunters: http://www.funnies.com/redneck911.htm

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