Hey, thanks everyone for the very interesting stories. Sounds like my Dad’s experiences were not unusual and may be still happening to some extent.
Funny thing my Uncle was career Air Force and spent time on the crew of a nuclear bomber. He said not only were they issued loaded weapons they actually slept with them when they were on call. I am not sure if he means they literally slept with them, but apparently they were close by. I guess they do take those nuclear weapons pretty serious.
A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that it ... gives people what they want instead of what a particular group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
- Milton Friedman