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Reply #100 - Dec 23rd, 2018 at 8:14am
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Would you like to hear what the Cuban people say on a lot of topics?
The only Cubans who are free to express their opinions are the one's who've escaped from Cuba. Ask them.
  
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Reply #101 - Dec 23rd, 2018 at 8:16am
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Do you really want to stand behind your country's health care system?
I will, as long as it's the "system" that existed before the government got involved.
  
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Reply #102 - Dec 23rd, 2018 at 8:20am
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In any case, you are taking a position against universal health care.
So am I. What makes you think governments can provide anything "universally"? Communist countries claim to provide food "universally", but what they actually produce is shortages and famines.
  
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Reply #103 - Dec 23rd, 2018 at 8:23am
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Here's the UN's opinion as more evidence in favour of Cuba.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/salim-lamrani/cubas-health-care-system-_b_5649968...

Take your best shot with some sources that can stand alongside the UN for credibility and weight.

That is, something that can trump the UN and the WHO?
I don't give any credibility to the UN and not much to the WHO either.

This is credible-

http://blog.acton.org/archives/90402-the-truth-about-cubas-health-care-system.ht...
  
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Re: Venezuela - A Dismal Socialist Failure
Reply #104 - Dec 23rd, 2018 at 8:27am
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New England Journal of Medicine

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp0910064


No wonder the US has to criticize Cuba's health care system.
Actually it's no wonder libertarians and classical liberals and most "conservatives" have been increasingly critical of America's increasingly government controlled health care.

Is any mention made by the NEJM of the pernicious effects of the welfare state on American statistics?
  
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Reply #105 - Dec 23rd, 2018 at 8:29am
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What If? wrote on Dec 23rd, 2018 at 3:08am:
My friend is Venezuelan. He was earning USD and living where more of the foreigners live so was sort of "insulated" by the situation, but has since had a lot of trouble getting on with life.

Electricity is difficult to find. Internet even more difficult. He has to buy whatever supplies he is offered - not a lot of choice around right now.


What does your friend use for money?
  
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Re: Venezuela - A Dismal Socialist Failure
Reply #106 - Dec 23rd, 2018 at 9:57pm
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Jeff wrote on Dec 23rd, 2018 at 8:29am:
What does your friend use for money?


Where possible, US cash. He'd take a trip each year to bring cash home.

I haven't heard from him in a while. I'm guessing internet is difficult to find right now.
  
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Reply #107 - Dec 24th, 2018 at 10:18am
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What If? wrote on Dec 23rd, 2018 at 9:57pm:
Where possible, US cash. He'd take a trip each year to bring cash home.

How/where would he get the U.S. dollars?

For that matter, how would he get into the U.S.?
  
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Reply #108 - Dec 24th, 2018 at 5:10pm
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I'm intrigued here What If?, Tell me the whole story. Thanks.

BTW, is it OK if I call you "?" ?
  
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Re: Venezuela - A Dismal Socialist Failure
Reply #109 - Dec 26th, 2018 at 9:03am
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It seems the Chinese have figured out how to make "socialism" work; Arrest all the Marxists and Maoists-

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-politics-mao/leading-chinese-marxist-st...

What's the world coming to when Marxists are seen as a threat to the Communist Party? Cheesy
  
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