[ExI] A plea for us to do better

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Thu Feb 24 05:38:29 UTC 2011

On Feb 23, 2011, at 8:25 PM, F. C. Moulton wrote:

> Darren Greer wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 10:03 PM, Samantha Atkins <sjatkins at mac.com>
>> wrote:
>> With notorious and life threatening waits for many procedures. No, thank
>>> you.
>> According to who? Health insurance companies? Lobbyists? Because that is
>> simply not true. In Canada, when you need it, you get it. The more more
>> life-threatening it is, the faster you get it. If you believe otherwise,
>> you've bought into propaganda.
>> darren
> Would everyone please cut out the hyperbole.  Please.  The situation is
> much more complex and nuanced that either of the above positions. 
> Instead of just making bold assertions can I instead suggest defining
> our terms, agreeing on a set of metrics and processes of measurement and
> then taking a calm look at all available data.  

In point of fact I tried pretty hard to speak in terms of essentials for most of this libertarianism related discussion.  Admittedly the above was a throwaway remark when I was feeling a bit annoyed that is not my best. 

- samantha

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