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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    Their aides aid them in lying to the voters.
    You love money very much.
    An excuse for greed is called apology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    You love money very much.
    That's one possible interpretation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    You love money very much.
    An excuse for greed is called apology.

    I love freedom very much more. An impertinent epithet for someone with whom you disagree is called ad hominem.
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    Any of you listen to NPR? Did you hear the interview with Wendell Potter, the former insurance power-player turned whistle-blower? I only caught the tail end of the interview, but I was really interested in what I was hearing.

    Here's an article on it, but I'd much prefer to find an actual transcription of the interview.

    I recall him saying that he felt the insurance giants had been successful in duping the majority of Americans into fearing nationalized healthcare. I thought his opinion was really valuable given his background. (If anyone knows where I can find a transcription or a recording of the entire interview, I'd be grateful.)
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    [YOUTUBE="nvo9O4A18d0"]Chomsky on healthcare[/YOUTUBE]
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    Noam Chomsky should stick to linguistics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    Noam Chomsky should stick to linguistics.
    Because he clearly makes no logical, insightful points.

    Do you ever find that writing people off on a personal level is easier than analyzing their constructed ideas? I'm curious as to your motivations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Decline View Post
    Because he clearly makes no logical, insightful points.

    Do you ever find that writing people off on a personal level is easier than analyzing their constructed ideas? I'm curious as to your motivations.

    I think I am pretty qualified as to make a judgment to Chomsky's ideas after having been exposed to them and considering them and deciding, "Hey, this guy is completely out to lunch." I've actually read Chomsky in the past, so I don't know what you're suggesting here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    I think I am pretty qualified as to make a judgment to Chomsky's ideas after having been exposed to them and considering them and deciding, "Hey, this guy is completely out to lunch." I've actually read Chomsky in the past, so I don't know what you're suggesting here.
    This applies to the specific lecture I posted?

    Personally, I find that Chomsky comes to very logical conclusions based on how he regulates his lectures. He speaks on observable occurrences in the mainstream and often uses working examples as a basis of comparison for his critiques- he's a critic. In this example, he makes a good point on how dysfunctional the US government is if it cannot represent a population that has been aching for healthcare reform for decades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Decline View Post
    This applies to the specific lecture I posted?

    Personally, I find that Chomsky comes to very logical conclusions based on how he regulates his lectures. He speaks on observable occurrences in the mainstream and often uses working examples as a basis of comparison for his critiques- he's a critic. In this example, he makes a good point on how dysfunctional the US government is if it cannot represent a population that has been aching for healthcare reform for decades.
    But what type of reform? The latest polls I've seen show that the majority of Americans do NOT want single-payer health care, and there is a major split between people who are concerned about extending coverage to the uninsured vs. those who are concerned with controlling costs.


    Poll: Americans divided on health care overhaul - USATODAY.com
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