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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
    The freedom to criticize is a very valuable one, which not all countries permit.
    Not all countries can afford certain criticism. Have you ever thought of that?

    They started to criticize in Russia and the whole country fell apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    Not all countries can afford certain criticism. Have you ever thought of that?

    They started to criticize in Russia and the whole country fell apart.
    I'm not sure I understand what you mean. Without criticism a person/country can not grow and will stagnate. If a country is so fragile that it will crumble under criticism, the system is not working and major changes are necessary.
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    In fact, Americans can criticize because of lack of freedom. They can argue all they want but at theend of the day they go bankrupt if they don't go to work. They got bills, bills, bills.

    In a country like Russia people work but they are used to lives where they can survive even without a lot of work. You let them criticize and they have a lot of time to organize revolts where all hell breaks loose.

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    Spider,

    How much has Iraq grown since freedom arrived?

    Iraq and Russia are not Germany and Japan and Korea. Russia has enough resources to sustain itself. It is very nationalistic. It will never allow any foreign major influence on its soil or presence of foreign troops.

    It will always shield itself from criticism where foreigners can take over control of Russia like it has happened in Japan, Korea, and Germany.

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    "In fact, Americans can criticize because of lack of freedom. They can argue all they want but at theend of the day they go bankrupt if they don't go to work. They got bills, bills, bills."

    They got bills, bills, bills because they buy stuff, stuff, stuff. If you want stuff, you work to get it. If you buy more stuff than you worked for, you go bankrupt.

    "In a country like Russia people work but they are used to lives where they can survive even without a lot of work. You let them criticize and they have a lot of time to organize revolts where all hell breaks loose."

    I don?t know enough about Russian history to comment on this, but sometimes people aren?t content to just survive, and they want to be adequately rewarded for their work.

    "How much has Iraq grown since freedom arrived?"

    Iraq is involved in a civil war. Hopefully if and when they emerge from this, they will enjoy the fruits of freedom.
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    Spider,

    Are you serious? The biggest expenses in America for an average individual are a place to live, food, and transportation.

    Any regular person has to have a full time job to afford these things on his own. These are necessities.

    I don't know about Russian specifics now but in Soviet Union a place to live was dirt cheap, food was cheap, and transportation was cheap since driving a car was mostly for weekends and in any case a luxury.

    So, you could survive on little money for a long time in Soviet Union if you wanted to Revolt all you want.

    In America most people will not survive if they miss even one month of work.

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    Oh yeah, I have forgotten all kinds of student loans as well that many people have to repay.

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    For those that have children, childcare costs a fortune. College funds for older kids.

    All things free in Soviet Union.

    These are all necessities that keep people at work and away from real revolts.

    Americans know they have no freedom for real revolt. They have bills to pay to survive.

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    Most medical insurances are provided at work only for full time employees.

    Otherwise, it is very expensive.

    Again, free in Soviet Union.

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