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Old Feb 3rd, 2005, 01:47 PM   #121
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Of course everyone knows that there is non-publicly insured medicine in Canada, right? You can, if you want, open a private clinic or hospital anywhere in the country, and they do exist. Patients pay with private insurance or out of pocket, just like in the US. It's not mandatory that a hospital operates under the Canada Health Act; there's nothing regulatory or legal that would impair you from opening a facility that doesn't bill to the public system.
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Old Feb 3rd, 2005, 02:05 PM   #122
 
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I don't think everyone knows that - thanks for pointing that out.

There is are a few private clinics that I know of and many doctors work between both "system". Plastic surgeons often operate (pun intented) that way. They even rent operating rooms in hospitals to perform surgery.
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Old Feb 3rd, 2005, 05:04 PM   #123
 
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I think being nonliberal and mac lover makes me pretty rare.

You think you're rare. I'm a non-liberal mac lovin' canuck living in left wing central USA.
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Old Feb 3rd, 2005, 05:17 PM   #124
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I'm a Mac user, have been since the mid 80's, and I've been a member of the PC Party since the late 70's.
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Old Feb 3rd, 2005, 06:08 PM   #125
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Methinks Dudireno has left this thread - unfortunately for the wrong reasons. I also think he was getting tired with having to respond to som many posts. I don't think any were misleading. The point about absolute numbers of immigrants is wrong-headed, its the per capita numbers that matter (for the same argument that he used regarding general costs). The point about infant mortality and life expectancy are also valid. There are not any exceptional reasons for these figures in the US. I think they reflect the overall support of society for theose who are not so well off but I know that is hard to prove. No matter what the reason, its surely a disgrace.

This was an excellent thread overall. No converts but no blood either. The thought of our system being run by US healthcare corps should be enough to end the debate once and for all.
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Old Feb 3rd, 2005, 09:16 PM   #126
 
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Exclamation Thread Hijacking!

Duderino, to go back to a post you made earlier, I think politics have hijacked this thread. We've taken (myself included) your light-hearted inquiry and made it into an rampaging yet informative beast.

I agree that Macs are marketed at a more left-leaning audience. However, I imagine alls walks of life in the political spectrum must use them. If not, it does obviously equate to a mental weakness on their part and possible correlative flaws in their political beliefs.
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Old Feb 25th, 2005, 10:52 PM   #127
 
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Duderino, to go back to a post you made earlier, I think politics have hijacked this thread. We've taken (myself included) your light-hearted inquiry and made it into an rampaging yet informative beast.

I agree that Macs are marketed at a more left-leaning audience. However, I imagine alls walks of life in the political spectrum must use them. If not, it does obviously equate to a mental weakness on their part and possible correlative flaws in their political beliefs.
I honestly believe that Macs are admired and used by people who think clearly, and who can see a tool that is obviously better that what else is currently available. Simple as that.

And I suspect that a whole BUNCH of Mac users out there are actually more conservative than "left" in their political views, when all is said and done. Perhaps not the majority of Macophiles...but certainly a sizeable number of them.

We right wing conservative types are, after all, well known for our pragmatic thinking. So when we find a compter and OS that is obviuosly better...then we GO with it!

We adopt what works...and dump the silly ideals that don't. Simple as that.

Which might be one of the main reasons that conservative thinking and voting patterns are very much on the rise these days. And why leftist nonsense is fading out rapidly.

Even among Mac users.
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Old Feb 26th, 2005, 05:19 PM   #128
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Right wingers dump the silly ideals that don't work???? Cough. You might send an email to Stephen Harper about that......

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MacNutt: And I suspect that a whole BUNCH of Mac users out there are actually more conservative than "left" in their political views, when all is said and done. Perhaps not the majority of Macophiles...but certainly a sizeable number of them.
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Another fine example of clear thinking. QED.
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Old Feb 27th, 2005, 02:45 AM   #129
 
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Note to Jim ("Earth to Jim")...

During the past twenty years or so....conservative thinking and right wing ideals have been adopted by pretty much ALL of the former socialist parties in pretty much every country on this planet earth. Sometimes on a massive scale (China, India, Russia, and the whole of eastern Europe...to name only half of the planet) And this mass migration to the right...or adoption of right wing policies...seems to be still going on as we speak. Pretty much everywhere.

Your old homeland, the UK, is ALSO far (VERY FAR) to the political right of where it was only twenty years ago. Even though it's current government claims to be a nominally leftist "Labour Party":...

During this same twenty year period, almost NO leftist/socialist policies have been adopted by any of the established conservative right wing parties in ANY of these areas. Zero. Zip. Nada

And yet, they seem to be taking control of pretty much everything. Pretty much everywhere.

What does this tell you?
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