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    Quote Originally Posted by presluc View Post
    Excuse me but was that before or after the rise in unemployment?
    Were the protestors protesting because the government had no money or was it because the people had no jobs?
    Yes, it was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    as long as you're willing to work part time for ten bucks an hour, sure.
    As we all know part time work is not to be trusted, one month you might be working 3 days a week , the next you're cut to 1 day a week and any red ink you will be looking for another job.

    To budget your lifestyle in this economic society on part time work would be like walking the edge of a straight razor..

    Yet average Americans in the workplace do this everyday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Yes, it was.
    So are you saying that unemployment played no role in the economic downfall of Greece?
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    Quote Originally Posted by presluc View Post
    As we all know part time work is not to be trusted, one month you might be working 3 days a week , the next you're cut to 1 day a week and any red ink you will be looking for another job.

    To budget your lifestyle in this economic society on part time work would be like walking the edge of a straight razor..

    Yet average Americans in the workplace do this everyday.
    Yes, they do.
    Making a living in America is a lot harder than it used to be.
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    Re: New Health Rankings: Of 17 Nations, U.S. Is Dead Last



    The infant mortality rate is an absolute myth. Most of those countries don't report extreme prematures in their mortality statistics. The U.S. does.
    The death by car accident statistic is misleading, because we drive far more miles then our counterparts in those countries.
    Coronary heart disease is nothing new, we are the fattest country in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by presluc View Post
    In response to your rather lengthy post I need only use one sentence
    JOB OPPORTUNITIES for American labor force and College graduates and young and elderly are there enough?
    There are 3.2 million job openings and 11.8 million people actively looking for work, not sure why you had to start including people not trying to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinqy View Post
    There are 3.2 million job openings and 11.8 million people actively looking for work, not sure why you had to start including people not trying to work.
    In my defense of that statement in past post, every time I mention the American people needs jobs , somebody comes up and says there are many American people not looking for work.

    So this time I thought rather than debating over the losers of American society why not discuss the Americans that are looking for work to pay bills and to pay taxes and not finding jobs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Yes, they do.
    Making a living in America is a lot harder than it used to be.
    To the working poor "of which there are many" they went from making a living to survival mode some time ago.
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    Re: New Health Rankings: Of 17 Nations, U.S. Is Dead Last

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    The infant mortality rate is an absolute myth. Most of those countries don't report extreme prematures in their mortality statistics. The U.S. does.
    The death by car accident statistic is misleading, because we drive far more miles then our counterparts in those countries.
    Coronary heart disease is nothing new, we are the fattest country in the world.
    And you are pushing excuses that do not exist and have been debunked long ago.

    Premature deaths.. debunked long ago.. a lie promoted by the failing healthcare industry and right wing think tanks. All deaths are registered in the industrialized world. And any differences in when it is categorized as one thing or another, are statistically irrelevant, since the amount of premature babies is relatively quite small (no pun intended) compared to the amount of healthy babies that do survive.

    Car accident deaths.. laughable. So because Japan has more sucides than anywhere else, then we also have to take those out of their statistic? How about Russia and its drinking problem.. take out drunk deaths? How about gun violence among black people.. yea lets remove all blacks from the statistics... cause you have more black people than western Europe. As I said.. laughable.

    Coronary heart disease... even more laughable. Yes you are fat, but not the fattest... there are a few ahead of you.. granted they are small countries. And the Mexicans are not far behind you, nor are the Germans, and yet they have far better health statistics. And in the end how is it miss-leading in any ways?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Being tall is a health risk on the order of smoking? C'mon, let's get real. Anyway, there would no point in giving tall people an incentive to be short, even if it were a health risk.
    How did a matter of degree suddenly get dragged into things? Your objection here has been that you've been told that certain groups have higher health risks and costs than others, and that if those higher-risk groups are allowed to participate in health insurance pools, others will be stuck paying for them. No kidding. That's how insurance works. There are meanwhile many other such groups that you apparenly have NOT been told about who are doing exactly the same thing. I listed some of them. You do not seem to care. How odd.

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