All this supreme court talk makes me wonder: Why is there life time terms for anything in a democracy?
Because I can't think of a single other instance either in US or anywhere else where you get selected for something for life no matter how well or bad you handle your work. Doesn't that lead to corruption and laziness?
The closest thing I can think of is the Swedish academy that gives out the Nobel prize for literature but that one was created before the French revolution by a king and doesn't really belong to the state (and BTW has lead to corruption and incompetence).
Seriously, there should be some kind of term limit. It isn't worthy of a democracy to have life time positions. Life time terms were dated already in 1789.
A lot of the issues are made by the community and Covid is on a lot of peoples minds right now so I ain't surprised. I wish we could just dismiss things like the virus and unemployment issues it have lead to.
Sadly that wont work so we will be stuck with the virus for another year at least as long as a large enough number of people actually takes the vaccine when it is available. If we get large enough numbers of anti-vaccers it wont be as smoothly and we might never get rid of it and be forced to take a shot every 6 months for the foreseeable future.
Sorry, I am just slightly upset on the whole thing since it made me loose my job a month ago. I am pretty hopeful I will get a new on Wednesday when I have a second interview for a job I am really qualified at (and who actually have better salary) but it have been rather bad for my savings account. The year 2020 was a total dud.
We (The US) is a Hamburger Republic ccording to the European NSers. They are smarter than us over there, right?
Its in poor taste to advertise or mock something that is still killing people, but thats satire....good bad and ugly all combined. If you kill the virus 1st you will get every award the world has to offer!
My company is beating the bushes for competent sales folks. Cant find a one. Corona presented opportunities that we used, "Make hay while the sun shines"
I hope your interview goes well.
Uh, no. In general is the American Republic fine but life time terms is not. All countries political systems have their flaws and can use some improvement. But you can of course make a counter argument why I am wrong instead of assuming I believe Americans are idiots which I don't.
I could point out the flaws in the Swedish or most European systems too but I don't think enough people here are aware of such details exist unless they get highlighted in the news and the Supreme court is current news. As I see it, you need to be able to get rid of incompetent people, there are always some people that stop making an effort if they are set for life and it certainly increases chance of corruption too. You don't see a private company giving people positions for life for a reason, unless possibly if the person in question is the majority owner.
Yeah, there are some upsides to everything. If I just get that job for instance it is $350 extra salary a month compared to my old jobb while the work is basically the same. But as the new guy I am more likely to get fired if sales go down.
Getting competent people is always hard, the best tend to be employed and if not they get a new job relatively quick so using an economic crisis to your advantage is a smart move.
The Moon is beautiful tonight! Nice yellow crescent poking in and out the clouds, which are humming around. We had 22 foot seas recorded off the Cape today. Thats just rollers!
That is bloody 2020 for you. ;)
We got pandemic, storms, fires, flash floods, economic recession and God knows what more over the entire planet. But at least we aren't bored.
I think the entire world is waiting for this year to end.
I was just thinking the same thing. No clouds here, pretty warm for the season and the moon looks like from a Disney movie. :)
thanks man :)