Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Jun 2013 11:40 UTC
Legal This story is getting bigger and bigger. Even though most Americans probably already knew, it is now official: the United States government, through its National Security Agency, is collecting the communications and data of all American citizens, and of non-Americans using American services, through a wide collaboration with the large companies in technology, like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and so on. Interestingly enough, the NSA itself, as well as the US government, have repeatedly and firmly denied this massive spying on Americans and non-Americans took place at all.
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Can you show me the source of that information or you just pulled it out of your ass? Medicine wasn't as bad as you described it. Yes, it was technologically behind the capitalist countries, but there were many good specialists.

Also, I think they were actually more motivated to do their jobs than in capitalist countries. Why? Because doctors there had just above the average salary and not super-sky-high salary that doctors had(and still do) in the capitalist countries.

Therefore many of those USSR specialists were people who had genuine interest in the profession itself and not just the money they could get from it. There were even studies about this phenomenon. It turned out that people who do something purely for the money tend to produce poorer results than those who have enthusiasm for their field of work

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