As the article points out, this is before you take into consideration the cost of living, transportation, health care, or any other costs.
In any case, it’s ridiculous to talk about freedom in a society dominated by huge corporations. What kind of freedom is there inside a corporation? They’re totalitarian institutions—you take orders from above and maybe give them to people below you. There’s about as much freedom as under Stalinism. Whatever rights workers have are guaranteed by the limited public authority that still exists.
When enormous, private, tyrannical institutions are granted the same rights as—or more rights than—human beings, freedom becomes something of a joke. The solution isn’t to undermine freedom—it’s to undermine the private tyrannies.
Should you remember Kathryn Joosten?
What’s important isn’t The West Wing or Desperate Housewives.
Joosten didn’t start acting until she was 42.
Didn’t go to Hollywood until she was in her 50s.
Took the first role you remember her for at 59.
By the time she passed away at 72, she had two Emmys and was loved by millions.
So the next time you think you’re too old to do something big, that’s when you should remember Kathryn Joosten.
Heart surgeon after 23-hour (successful) lung heart transplantation. His assistant is sleeping in the corner
saw this in the national geographic best 100, this was my favourite
Will never not reblog, it looks like a battlefield in some way to me.
This picture is inspiring
This is a great picture, but I’d be even better if it were with the patient. Because that’s not the recipient of the transplant on the operating table, that’s the donor. You can tell he’s dead, plus you wouldn’t have a newly operated on patient still on the operation room table, and the table would be bigger.
why would organ removal ever take 23 hours though? there’s no way that’s the donor.
that is the patient. it doesn’t take 23 hours to harvest the organs and they wouldn’t even be viable after 23 hours.