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innomen
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8/15/2011 1:58:23 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
http://www.daytradingshares.com...

Not really surprised by most of these, but #4?!?!

How many people are there in Britain? That's a massive number of people that are employed for health services, and when you put in the context of the entire world, that is to say, it's not a multinational corporation that can claim employees with significant numbers across the world, but rather all on that island. Just amazing.
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8/15/2011 2:00:50 PM
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I imagine short waits at the doctor's office (I.E. probably your neighbor's house).
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8/15/2011 2:04:08 PM
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Lol, and that leviathan is immune from budget woes by campaign promise.
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8/15/2011 2:55:51 PM
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You wonder how something like this could happen, well not really, but i find this information staggering when considering the size of the country and it's population.
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8/15/2011 3:07:07 PM
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Apparently the NHS is also one of the most efficient health care systems in the world too, which is somewhat troubling for a libertarian perspective. It's certainly far better than American healthcare.

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8/24/2011 10:09:07 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 8/15/2011 2:55:51 PM, innomen wrote:
You wonder how something like this could happen, well not really, but i find this information staggering when considering the size of the country and it's population.

Goes to show you how messed up the USA is.
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8/25/2011 6:19:54 AM
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British people are the fattest in Europe and we need a health service that big to cope with all the health problems caused by obesity.

I smoke and I drink but I pay for the extra financial burden this may place on the National Health Service (NHS) through the huge duties that the Government levy on tobacco and alcohol - but the obese are more of a financial burden on the NHS than smokers and drinkers put together, but where is the duty on fast food, sugary drinks and confectionary?
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8/27/2011 5:28:14 PM
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At 8/26/2011 9:35:10 PM, Lasagna wrote:
At 8/26/2011 8:39:56 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Number 18 is the actual number 1.

Is that like, some mathematical trick?

No, they put militaries at the end of the list for some reason, even when they employed more. Look at the numbers they give.
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innomen
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9/11/2011 5:46:33 AM
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At 8/25/2011 6:19:54 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
British people are the fattest in Europe and we need a health service that big to cope with all the health problems caused by obesity.

I smoke and I drink but I pay for the extra financial burden this may place on the National Health Service (NHS) through the huge duties that the Government levy on tobacco and alcohol - but the obese are more of a financial burden on the NHS than smokers and drinkers put together, but where is the duty on fast food, sugary drinks and confectionary?

I don't agree with this. Fat people die younger, with less long term complications, and thus cost the medical system less in keeping them alive, and they also won't be collecting any old age benefits like social security, a major benefit to the social system. I think you would find that fat people are a net benefit to the economy, as are smokers - but a little less so since they typically die of cancer which is costly.
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9/11/2011 6:31:24 AM
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At 9/11/2011 5:46:33 AM, innomen wrote:
At 8/25/2011 6:19:54 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
British people are the fattest in Europe and we need a health service that big to cope with all the health problems caused by obesity.

I smoke and I drink but I pay for the extra financial burden this may place on the National Health Service (NHS) through the huge duties that the Government levy on tobacco and alcohol - but the obese are more of a financial burden on the NHS than smokers and drinkers put together, but where is the duty on fast food, sugary drinks and confectionary?

I don't agree with this. Fat people die younger, with less long term complications, and thus cost the medical system less in keeping them alive, and they also won't be collecting any old age benefits like social security, a major benefit to the social system. I think you would find that fat people are a net benefit to the economy, as are smokers - but a little less so since they typically die of cancer which is costly.

Smokers cost the NHS about £2.7 billion, while paying about £11.1 billion in tax.