Re: Best comment from Judge Vinson's decision



On Thu, 03 Feb 2011 16:51:58 -0800, Miss Elaine Eos wrote:

[CAUTION: Cigar content <G>]

On 2011-02-03 15:50:10 -0800, Carbon <nobrac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
said:
Not only is it meaningless, it's bogus (in that it ignores critical
factors), but leftist carbon has already showed his shill ignorance on
others topics.

Well if no one cares how much they're paying, what about average life
expectancy? Does that not matter either?

You attribute this difference to the way in which the people of
different nations pay for their health care?!

Are you sure it's not white- vs wheat- vs rye- vs rice-bread? Air
pollution? Working conditions? Sports activity of the citizenry?
Height of the citizenry (smaller dogs/cats live longer than larger;
Japanese people live longer than Americans) ?

It could just be that all those other nations have ready access to Cuban
cigars, while they're illegal in the USA. Perhaps if we lifted the
embargo, our average life expectancy would rise.

Also, while we rank 36th (
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_life_expectancy ),
it's the difference between 78.3 & 82.6 yrs -- that's like being called
out for being ONLY the 36th richest person on the world. World-AVERAGE
is 67.2 (yeowch!), and there are a handful of not-3rd-world countries
even blow that!

The world average, obviously, is dragged down quite a bit by the poorest
nations which have truly miserable living conditions.

It's pretty undistinguished for a first-world country. In fact, it might
be the worst first-world country.

But hey, it's ahead of Slovenia. So there's that.
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