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    Re: This Is What Democratic Socialists In The US Will Bring Us:

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    And people are arrested for simply saying something that someone finds offensive on Facebook or Twitter.

    Arrests for offensive Facebook and Twitter posts soar in London
    Getting arrested for threatening to blow up an airport, or kill refugees, or slaughter a group of people?
    Works for me. Sounds like they're a bit ahead of us.
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    Now, for sure, the guy is in trouble for possessing firearms and I'm not defending him in any way for firearms violations. But there is no indication this has anything to do with the citizen arrest of illegal aliens in New Mexico.

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    Re: This Is What Democratic Socialists In The US Will Bring Us:

    Quote Originally Posted by Grokmaster View Post
    None work worth a crap, and none service a nation of our size.
    Yes, they actually work beautifully. I've had medical care in Switzerland, Germany and Norway, and they experiences were easily the equal of what I've had here.

    You have no idea, whatsoever, what you're talking about.

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    Re: This Is What Democratic Socialists In The US Will Bring Us:

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    Re: This Is What Democratic Socialists In The US Will Bring Us:

    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    Bring on free healthcare for everyone. Bring on free education for everyone. Steal from the rich and give to the poor. Have the government take over and dictate to large employers. It's called a Utopian society and this is what a Utopian society looks like...


    High taxes + govt health care + free education = Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, etc. Not Venezuela.
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    Re: This Is What Democratic Socialists In The US Will Bring Us:

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    And people are arrested for simply saying something that someone finds offensive on Facebook or Twitter.

    Arrests for offensive Facebook and Twitter posts soar in London
    They have a law prohibiting such things, and don't have the same constitutional protections we do. In Germany, Nazi type paraphernalia is prohibited, I'm told. They also have government health care. No swastikas is a small price to pay for health care.

    what's your point? I have Medicare and could fly a Nazi flag if I wanted, so health care doesn't mean no bill of rights for us old people... or poor, or vets. Or do you fear, say, that a Medicare for all bill will have Facebook and Twitter amendments to the constitution attached to it since we lefties love Europe so much?

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    Re: This Is What Democratic Socialists In The US Will Bring Us:

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Considering EVERY universal healthcare system in the world, literally dozens and dozens of countries, is dramatically cheaper than our system, how can you defend saying we should pay more and more to get less and less? There is no example on earth of a healthcare system like the Republicans want that isn't a third-world ****hole. Not one.
    Steal from the rich and give to the poor the poster states. So let me ask, who doesn't like Robin Hood? The right is so conditioned in their responses they don't realize they are defending the rich stealing from the poor and have been for decades. I also notice they don't use any of the countries that have much better health care for all in their utopian rants. Government bad, taxes bad, choice bad. The powers that be in the GOP have done a fantastic job of convincing their base to vote against their own best interests for years. Stupid is as stupid does.
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    Re: This Is What Democratic Socialists In The US Will Bring Us:

    Quote Originally Posted by Visbek View Post


    High taxes + govt health care + free education = Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, etc. Not Venezuela.
    US also has free education, tho not for college. Also lots of government health care, tho not for everyone. We'll get there.

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    Re: This Is What Democratic Socialists In The US Will Bring Us:

    Quote Originally Posted by Grokmaster View Post
    None work worth a crap, and none service a nation of our size.
    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Most of them are on much smaller scale than would be required for this country. European countries have much smaller populations.
    This "we're too big for that to work, they're all micro countries!" nonsense is ridiculously incorrect and unsupported by reality. You can not point to one single successful healthcare system run anything like what Republicans call for. It has nothing to do with size, this could be run at the state level if necessary, it's because the closed-minded idiots lost everywhere else but we still have you guys fighting.

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    Re: This Is What Democratic Socialists In The US Will Bring Us:

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    It is the equivalent of a misdemeanor

    We have similar laws in the US
    There is no law in the US that gets someone arrested simply for saying something offensive on Facebook or Twitter. None.

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    Re: This Is What Democratic Socialists In The US Will Bring Us:

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    There is no law in the US that gets someone arrested simply for saying something offensive on Facebook or Twitter. None.
    Nor is there one in the UK
    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    I don't have any issue with any investigation.
    Quote Originally Posted by jaeger19 View Post
    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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