Minimum Security by Stephanie McMillan

Minimum Security

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  1. rick scott

    rick scott GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Unions are corporations which produce nothing. Check out the various union offices. Check out the pay schedules for full time union employees. Check out “super seniority”. Check out retirement bennies for the full time union employees. Unions have outlived their utility. Their clamor for more cash has driven manufacturing out of the US of A, driven cities to bankruptcy and promoted mediocrity in the workplaces which still allow them. In a global economy, a worker has to compete for a place at the table. The best competitive edge is education. Those who fail to see this will be “have-nots”. Those who do will be the “haves”. The gap is widening between these two sets. Government is powerless to stop this, as it’s only solution to the problem is to throw other people’s money at it. Dark days are just ahead.

  2. John Robillard

    John Robillard GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Rick ‘Free Trade’ drove manufacturing out of the US, not unions. What you seem to be saying is that without the unions, workers in the US would have jobs at salaries comparable with salaries in Banladesh, and that this would be a desirable state of affairs. Are you sure you have thought this through?

  3. John Robillard

    John Robillard GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    And another thing, why is the evil monster wearing a US flag on his head? Why not Singapore’s or the PRC’s?

  4. Lenin Out of the Box

    Lenin Out of the Box said, over 1 year ago

    Not to bring rain on parade, but the idea of slow, gradual evolution is an old (defunct) concept. Scientific study over the last few decades has revealed a process of impressive movements followed by plateaus of little change.
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    A study of finches in the Galapagos Islands from 20 yrs ago revealed a dramatic 50% shift in the size of small finches over the course of one season during a period of environmentally-induced stress. The following generation returned to “normal” when the stressor passed a season later.
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    (compare to studies of rapid mosquito immunity to DDT)
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    But change is easiest when the population of a species is small. Differences of any kind will have an outsized impact on future generations.
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    Large groups are much less inclined to change, as differences tend to be diluted and diffused in the greater body, much as a pinch of salt might turn a thimble full of water bitter, but will be undetectable in a bowl.
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    As for adaptation via externalities, change through behavior is a common and widespread “shortcut” that bypasses the timeframes of DNA.
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    Giraffes have no immunity to the unpleasant sap exuded as a defense by the acacia tree. Evolving a biological counter would be a crapshoot, and one for future generations only. But giraffes have learned to eat a few leaves and then move on, before the unpleasant sap flows. They also know to attack the trees downwind first, and then move “up” the treeline, since the trees release a warning chemical that alerts other acacias nearby that an attack is imminent, which triggers them to push sap into their leaves. A behavorial response that bypasses biological need.
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    People put on coats when it’s cold, irrigate crops when it’s dry, spray lethal cocktails of chemical death on pesky bugs and rebel groups when needed. It’s a very long and old story.
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    Adaptation is rapid because it has to be. Were it not, life would have kicked it ages ago.

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Unions aren’t automatically liberal either. Many a Union has sided with the anti-Union Republicans more than once.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Lenin Out of the Box

    Don’t forget the new field of “epigenetics” that can also figure in swift changes in as little as three generations. Though those changes are part of the genes not previously expressed.

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