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  •  Instinct-driven people are literal thinkers, (2+ / 0-)
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    Deejay Lyn, BusyinCA

    except when they resort to euphemisms to make things sound better than they are, because they are in denial.

    That no-one dies from a lack of health insurance is literally correct.  Indeed, everybody dies some day and nobody's life is permanently saved. But, that's not the issue.  The issue is that thousands of people die prematurely because of no medical care or inappropriate medical care or deficient medical care.  And, in some cases, the problem is simply one of a lack of money to pay for available and appropriate care in a timely fashion.
    And the real problem is that, for a societal perspective, if thousands of people are dying prematurely and in the prime of life from preventable and curable injury and disease, then society is suffering a needless loss and the waste of resources that could be better used.
    Juveniles killed in car crashes or suicide, troops killed in needless wars, women killed in child-birth or botched proceedures, men killed by heart attacks and stroke, and millions incapacitated by toxin-causing cancers are all a social waste and threaten the survival of civilization itself. The species will likely not go extinct, but as happened many times before, civilized humans will become extinct and humanity will have to start all over again.

    Instinct-driven predators that talk are not human beings as we know them. Speech is important for transmitting information, but in association with predation, it's highly over-rated. Using the faculty of speech to lie is lower than base.

    We organize governments to provide benefits and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 06:45:36 AM PDT

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