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  •  asdf (0+ / 0-)

    We are a country with a large number of citizens that don't know how or care to postpone one second of pleasure for the future security.

     

    So what do you have to say about the people who suffer from untreated medical conditions for years?  Are you talking about people who are insured and not impoverished?
    If you are talking about the impoverished, you are dead wrong.
    Putting off pleasure for suffering is a way of life for them.
    Future security is something denied them by forces larger than themselves for the most part.
    I think that 47 to 50 million is, in fact, a large number of people.

    You cannot present a monster with a flower. Nora Astorga.

    by vivens fons on Sun Jan 03, 2010 at 10:14:38 AM PST

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    •  as cold as (0+ / 0-)

      the above comment to which you're commenting is, there is a distinction between those that know no discomfort and those that suffer untreated primarily because of their economic/social class.  I also see a connection, perhaps indirect but still I see one.  If we think of the sums of both the effort and the money spent on minor discomforts or on purely minor cosmetic imperfections, it is a huge waste.  Especially when we consider how many just suffer.

      My political compass: Economic: -7.38 Social: -5.79

      by musicalhair on Sun Jan 03, 2010 at 11:59:31 AM PST

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