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Tom Toles

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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    This ’toon is a fine example of trying to make a mountain out of a molehill. However, more to follow after the investigation is completed?

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    It would have been politically correct to save the life.
    There were no rules that they could not help the man.

  3. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 1 year ago

    Alaska has a law against ignoring folks in dire situations. Not sure how it got worded but if I walk away from a person in need the family can sue me for not attempting assistance.
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    I find it sad the law was necessary but reality bites, as seen by the firefighters’ responses.
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    On a side note, my daughter is a volunteer firefighter and getting her EMT certificate was mandatory prior to being accepted.

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    “Mikefive, I believe the person who’s Father DIED as the fireman stood and watched would not consider it a “molehill”.”

    OK. I had to go look again. The first one I had looked at concerned a drunk. A passerby called EMS. A cop showed up, saw the man was drunk and took him to his apartment. Hours later, he was found dead in his apartment. I found another one that may be referenced in the cartoon and that one is definitely not a molehill.

  5. Night-Gaunt49

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

    So anything you don’t like is “political correctness?” How is this PC? This is about the govt tendency to waste time instead of doing the obvious thing like helping.
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    Next time specify directly what you mean, not just a glib dubious political bon mot.

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    From what I read, the fireman’s union criticized the man for not helping. They stated the proper procedure in this case would have been to alert the other members of the firehouse of the situation, then go help him.

    Personally, I’d like to see him charged with depraved indifference.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

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

    @Stipple

    I do believe all 50 plus territories have laws against ignoring others in trouble. Criminal offense.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

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

    At the hospital you have the best chance possible of not dying from a heart attack.
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    Please don’t call people “fools.”

  9. Night-Gaunt49

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

    That is “50 plus states and territories.”

  10. shunting

    shunting said, over 1 year ago

    Congress needs to spend less time “polishing their poles” and get to work, if you ask me

  11. Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @churchillwasright

    About that poll:

    Party affiliation made a huge difference in how voters view the different news outlets. Seventy-five percent of those in the GOP said they trusted Fox News compared to only 20 percent of Democrats who said the same. When asked about the other seven news outlets, 60 to 70 percent of Democrats said they trusted them, while only about 20 percent of Republicans were in agreement.

  12. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 1 year ago

    @Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Wow, 20% of Democrats polled trusted fox. Why did I think it would be closer to zero percent?

  13. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 1 year ago

    Also, that means 25% of republicans don’t trust fox. Again, I would have thought closer to zero percent.

  14. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    In the old days, NYC Fire Depts sold signs (shields) that were put on structures. Not everyone bought one. If the Fire Dept was called to a fire, they would verify that premiums for fire insurance were up to date. Otherwise, they would go back to the station. A person that tells them: “I will pay for your services today” does not get help. The pre-existing condition of ‘not current with payments’ will affect service.

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