: b: And I remember reading about a Russian miner, who hadn't been
: : paid in a long time, selling his potatoes and making more
: : money than what he used to make as a miner.
: Qx: Well, borg if you had read a bit more material on the subject you may have noticed that Russian miners haven't been paid in a long time. If you don't get paid at one line of work you might just make more money at anpother line of work. But of course, you should keep in mind that some jobs are more enjoyable than others.
Hey, not getting paid is one of the positive features of your socialist utopia. Remember the old Soviet saying? "They pretend to pay us and we pretend to work". Leads to a classless society you know, scientific man, worker's paradise, yadda, yadda, yadda....
: b: The article went on to say there were more potato farmers
: : in Russia than any other country in the world.
: Qx: I'd like to see that article. There might be some glaring ommissions worth mentioning. Like the overall state of Russian workers today. Also, it's interesting how you haven't mentioned the capitalists who have ruined Russia. Keep in mind that this happened with some American help and those Americans don't care about the average Russian toiling away just to keep a roof over their heads.
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The "capitalists who have ruined Russia"? Duh? Solzhenitzin may have a disagreement about that. Of course he's not on your intellectual level but he might have something to say nevertheless.
I'd like to say that I don't particularly care about Russians with roof's over their head's nor do I particularly care about Russian's without roof's over their heads.
I do care that there are so many people that swallow inanities like "the possibilities of community" hook line and sinker, not realising that they are clamoring for a repeat of the Soviet economic disaster in this country.
: The flames could get bigger.
Big deal, let 'em get bigger.