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

    Isn't the Republican attempts to remove healthcare insurance from 24 million Americans much better than Europe's method?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Checkerboard Strangler View Post
    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.
    If that was all that it was then you might have a point. Except that its not.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Nor is there one in the UK
    Except of course that I linked to an article that shows differently.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Nickyjo View Post
    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?
    I have no problem with Medicare for all. I've advocated for that and free education. But the OP was not about health care. It was about socialism. Democratic socialism if you want to be exact. Such forms of governance is an anathema to what the US is about.

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

    Highest quality of life in the world are in countries in Europe.

    Meanwhile, US has some pretty abhorrent statistics for such a rich, successful country

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Except of course that I linked to an article that shows differently.
    Wrong

    The law you referred to does not make simply saying something offensive on Facebook or Twitter a crime
    https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga...21/section/127
    127Improper use of public electronic communications network
    (1)A person is guilty of an offence if he—
    (a)sends by means of a public electronic communications network a message or other matter that is grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character; or
    (b)causes any such message or matter to be so sent.
    And the UK is not a socialist nation
    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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    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:

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/caracas-s...112924797.html


    Not the Utopia I envision.
    Dictate to large employers. You mean like telling the NFL to suspend players who kneel? Or you mean like accusing Amazon of scamming the post office? Or maybe you mean telling employers where they should set up their factories?
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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
    England isn't a Socialist country.
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    Re: This Is What Democratic Socialists In The US Will Bring Us:

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    If that was all that it was then you might have a point. Except that its not.
    If you're implying that enforcement is imperfect or sometimes misguided, overzealous or even just simply prone to occasional mistakes, then surely you're aware that happens everywhere.

    The world will never run out of teachable moments in that regard.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    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 brothern View Post
    Yeah, I've lived in Europe where healthcare and education is subsidized, and it's quiet lovely and encouraging that you can see that the community is supporting the elderly and investing in their kids' future ... err, I mean 'hellish landscape' filled with progressive marxist socialist communists (ghoulish screaming).
    The OP os from Kentucky, about as backwards a place as there is in teh USA. I am sure he has no idea of what utopia is.
    The more I get to know people the more I realize why Noah only let animals on the boat.

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