Yes, I lived through those times. Both my brothers and I worked at McDonald’s in the 60’s for spending money. Most of our friends’ moms were stay at home housewives.
The employees of the fast food industry used to be high school kids who needed gas money so low wages and no benefits worked just fine. At some point they began hiring adults but never bothered to adjust their compensation. A sad state of affairs.
I suggest reading Nuremberg Diary by G. M. Gilbert. He was an army psychologist who spoke fluent German and had free access to the Nazis who were on trial. Reading what they had to say about coming under Hitler’s spell and how they justified their actions is truly frightening and familiar. Most refused to take any responsibility for the horrors they inflicted on the world.
Must have been drawn before the 6.9% annual growth report came out.
Don’t believe it involved multiple offenses. It was a single offense but the standard of proof for second degree murder is much higher than manslaughter. A juror might be justified in arguing that he could not convict on a murder charge but could agree to a manslaughter conviction; thus the three charges.
Don’t disagree with anything you say. Fortunately I’m old enough to be on Medicare with a great supplement from my retirement. Unfortunately too old to be able to move to another country.
I’m a Bernie supporter but there are two sayings that I’ve learned are true in politics: don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good, and politics is the art of the possible. The Senate is divided 50/50 and two Democrats are always willing to side with Republicans if they aren’t happy with a bill. Be happy that we are moving in a positive direction and work to expand majorities next year. If that happens then maybe you’ll see more progressive legislation. If we start attacking our own we’re looking at another Trump presidency in 2024.
I remember reading an article a few years back showing that American police killed more people in one year than U.K. police killed in the entire 20th century. Wish I’d saved it but I’m sure the information is out there somewhere.
Since the cartoon is about heart surgery I’ll share a recent experience. It was a female PA who told me that my symptoms that I didn’t take seriously indicated an immediate angiogram. A white male doctor did the procedure and put in stents. Four female professionals took me through rehab. My care is now managed by a male doctor of Chinese heritage. The point is that these people were all competent professionals and that was all that mattered.
I remember watching the show “Cops” and being appalled by the way the officers were screaming at people they stopped. Often several were screaming at the same time. In that situation even ordinarily calm people can become agitated and confused. These are supposedly trained professionals. They need to act in a professional manner which calms and deescalates the situation rather than increasing tension.