[ExI] EP and Peak oil

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Tue Apr 1 18:20:33 UTC 2008

At 09:10 AM 4/1/2008 -0700, Lee wrote:

>assuming for just a nanosecond that... you're not still all reeling 
>consciously or
>unconsciously from the demise of Communism

I thought PJ was stretching a bit with her counter-gibe about people 
looking for Commies under her bed; nope, there it is. Amazing.

>and the proven poverty-creating socialisms of one kind or another

What I'm reeling from consciously at the moment is the proven 
my-poverty-creating absence in the USA of the sort of medical health 
system, funded from taxation together with private insurance, that 
would support me in Australia.##

"Socialism" is an absurd would-be "red-baiting" description, but it's 
presumably the sort of scare label that frightens many working USians 
away from demanding such a health system. (But not US medicos, it 
seems: the latest study showed "More than half of U.S. doctors now 
favor switching to a national health care plan and fewer than a third 
oppose the idea, according to a survey published on Monday." ( 
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN3143203520080331 )

Damien Broderick
##I await the inevitable reply (although not from Lee): "Why doncha 
go back there, then, ya Commie stooge?"

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