Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for May 11, 2022

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    eastern.woods.metal  3 months ago

    I hope that nuke is aimed at the Kremlin

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    Concretionist  3 months ago

    I really really hope that there’s never another nuclear even on Earth. Hope isn’t a very powerful force, though…

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    HidariMak  3 months ago

    Afghanistan was another country which Russia tried to take over, unsuccessfully. Things are going much worse, much quicker for them in Ukraine though. It should be much less than 11 years before Russia has to abandon another takeover.

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    C  3 months ago

    *Remember to restock the fallout shelter

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    Sanspareil  3 months ago

    Who said chess wasn’t a combat sport!

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    MichaelAxelFleming  3 months ago

    And that’s Putin it mildly . . . .

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    Enter.Name.Here  3 months ago

    (The other player stands up and pulls out a sledge hammer from under the table)…. "And here comes the NATO COUNTERMEASURE nuclear rsponse move (KABLAM!!!).

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    feverjr  3 months ago

    Sunflowers… nice touch. Maybe put some seeds in Carl’s pocket…

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    Bullet Bronson Premium Member 3 months ago

    And now, after the Russian Gambit opening, a long, grinding game.

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    Doug K  3 months ago

    It’s hard to imagine a worse outcome.

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    Isenthor1978  3 months ago

    Russian generals had a chance to launch nuclear missiles twice during the Cold War; 1962 & 1983. I’m willing to bet they won’t launch one now even if dumb8ss orders them. But would they launch a limited one on the Ukraine? Maybe. I’d like to think one would kill dumb8ss first before doing so. But that’s just me being cynically hopeful.

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    Walrus Gumbo Premium Member 3 months ago

    Slava Ukraini “Glory to Ukraine!”

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    keenanthelibrarian  3 months ago

    Well, that’s the end of THAT game. That opening would tend to ruin your whole day …

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    jlbonnar Premium Member 3 months ago

    Von Goom’s Gambit rediscovered? (Short science fiction story by Victor Contoski. Good luck finding it; it might be on the Internet Archives.)

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    Out of the Past  3 months ago

    I wonder if one nut would be allowed to destroy the world, or would someone around him just bump him off when he gave the order. What good would it do to follow the order? You’re just as dead.

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    sandpiper  3 months ago

    If Putin is insane enough to go nuclear, and if we respond in kind, we can stop worrying about the potential planet killer that is predicted to hit some time in the future. There won’t be a future.

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    Egrayjames  3 months ago

    What I’m finding hard to understand is that the “Rock n’ Roll” generation is NOT making a huge campaign for peace in Ukraine. We have seen all sorts of concerts for world hunger, farmers support, and what-ever. If the music industry would reach out and share the desire for peace in Ukraine that music will speak to the younger generations of Russians that love western culture. Through music the truth of Putin’s corrupt dictatorship can be exposed and change the mindset of the populace.

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    JohnCL  3 months ago

    Symbolic sunflowers.

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    dot-the-I  3 months ago

    Carl’s “game” is enabled by his super-rich pawns.

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    proclusstudent  3 months ago

    Sunflower oil is scarce because Ukraine is a major source as is wheat. People all over the world will starve because of this war.

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    ctb11365  3 months ago

    I like the sunflowers in the foreground

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    Kveldulf  3 months ago

    Cheer up everybody! Look at the bright side of things. If we get into a nuclear war, it will be followed by several months of nuclear winter. Global warming will be corrected in one fell swoop.

    So will overpopulation.

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    Kveldulf  3 months ago

    For those who are wondering, there are reports out of Russia — unconfirmed but there are a lot of them — that Vladimir Putin is in the late stages of bowel cancer. He may also be suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.

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    Kveldulf  3 months ago

    As for why he is doing this, he wants his legacy to be that he restored Russia to World Leader status.

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    For a Just and Peaceful World  3 months ago

    The chessboard has now been denazified.

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    Ignatz Premium Member 3 months ago

    I’m sorry, but I can’t laugh at this.

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    Redd Panda  3 months ago

    Always go with the chinese maneuver …. give them huge loans, they can never repay.

    And then, BANG you got ’em where you want ’em.

    Oh, and always buy the politicians’ souls, they’re cheap, 30 pieces of silver.

    就在这里签名吧朋友,你可以相信我

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Okay, I’m laughing on the outside, but I know who was the first and, so far, last country to use a nuclear bomb on a civilian population. Twice! Russians would do well to remember that as well.

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    JudyAz  3 months ago

    http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/images/futuregames/madChess.jpg

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    Mario500  3 months ago

    “RUSSIAN GAMBIT”?

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    mourdac Premium Member 3 months ago

    Truly mind boggling that nuclear weapons are considered necessary to keep the peace, doesn’t computer.

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    pauli2astrid  3 months ago

    We did not do so much better in Afghanistan!!!!

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    monya_43  3 months ago

    We made a pact with Ukraine for them to give up their nuclear weapons. The least we can do is supply them with conventional weapons to protect themselves. Russia didn’t keep their word, which really isn’t a surprise.

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    mistercatworks  3 months ago

    The white pieces made him do it. He obviously had no choice.

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    ChessPirate  3 months ago

    BTW, on Russia and chess:

    https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-belarus-chess-ban/31756039.html

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    bkdarling  3 months ago

    The counter gambit is the MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) move. In that case, both sides lose.

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    198.23.5.11  3 months ago

    Ra’s Al Ghul likes chess,which is why I never touch it.

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    schaefer jim  3 months ago

    Lets go Ukraine!

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku  3 months ago

    Too close to our fears, but the sunflowers are magnificent.

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    dtdbiz  3 months ago

    Time to recycle all those old Cold War gags. They’re topical again.

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku  3 months ago

    Hmmm. Is that the strong or weak nuclear force?

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    Ed The Red Premium Member 3 months ago

    “A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.” -Joshua

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    Mediatech  3 months ago

    Don’t worry about Russian nukes. Half of them won’t even launch properly, and the rest are probably duds.

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    Teto85 Premium Member 3 months ago

    SLAVA UKRAINI

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    feverjr  3 months ago

    Russian Gambit… Lose your generals, your tanks, your personnel carriers and your conscripts, and then,,, and then… and then…. declare victory!!! Wa La Russian Gambit….

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    erinurse2000  3 months ago

    The sunflowers are a nice touch

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    Vilyehm  3 months ago

    Next to be invaded will be Lower Slobovia, Potsilvania, and finally Oosbeckythatcherstan.

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    bakana  3 months ago

    That used to be known as how you Ended a game of Chess when you were Losing.

    Just have a Tantrum and kick the board over.

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    wyrmfire  3 months ago

    I take it Carl is the one on the right because it blew up in his face, AKA the Russian Gambit. Attack before you’re prepared, suffer debilitating return fire, slink back home, rinse, repeat every 5 – 10 years…

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