And even these atrocities skip right over the omnicide of the Noachic Flood. The good news (such as it is) is that none of these things ever happened (or ever will happen) in real life; they’re just brag tales by the world’s most self-pitying people, trying to bolster their insecurities by pretending they’re so much better than everybody else.
“Mr. [Chief Justice John] Marshall has made his ruling. Now let him enforce it.”
These days, when people hear the phrase “war games”, they think of on-line video recreation. But originally war gaming was a practice of general staffs pre-imagining various scenarios where they might be called upon to act. Nobody in the entire history of the planet is better (or more practiced) at war gaming than today’s Pentagon. You may rest assured that they’ve discussed every possible variation on this scenario and have plans for each of them.
It’s not just HR departments:
“That’s grim, Doc. How much time do I have left?”
“… 9 … 8 … 7 … 6 …”
From Wikipedia: “Sedgwick County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 498,365 with a 2018 estimate of 513,607 making it the second-most populous county in Kansas. The county seat is Wichita, the most populous city in the state.”
Perhaps by coincidence (only Meddick knows for sure), it’s also the HQ of Koch Industries.
How hard you land depends a whole lot on how high up you fell from.
“I have always wished for my computer to be as easy to use as my telephone; my wish has come true because I can no longer figure out how to use my phone.” —Bjarne Stroustrup
It’s 2 married ghosts. The wife (Carol) was cold, so she grabbed the sheet off her husband, who’s now the invisible guy talking out of the shiny spot.
“There are 4 kinds of homicide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy.” —Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914), American author
Plot the trend line: Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush the Adequate, Bush the Lesser, Trump. A couple of minor upticks (Ford, Bush the Adequate), but generally a relentless downward path.