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  1. 5 days ago on Matt Wuerker

    Eh eh, after all that happened during Mr. Wuerker’s vacation, this comic could be a very good metaphor for his situation too (and I wouldn’t be surprised it was intended): back to work, feet deep in manure and with quite a lot to shovel! Not saying that he’s shoveling crap, but that as a political cartoonist he has to deal with it, turning it into cartoon nuggets.

  2. 5 days ago on ViewsEurope

    That’s true, but it won’t happen. Libya, for instance, was more or less stable under the fist of Kadhafi. The US and the Europeans brought him down and now the country is in civil war and has turned into a platform for slave trading. Western and Central Africa countries like Niger, Mali, Burkina Fasso were former colonies and had the possibility to use existing infrastructures and make deals with new partners, like the US and China, but they messed up, they reneged on the deals and went looking for new partners like Russia and are now going through one coup after another, controled by corrupt and stupid military regimes that will bleed their populations dry. Syria was stable also, under the hand a dictator, but US interference allowed for the islamists to spread (Isis), economy and chaos to reign and the country is now a major point of departure of migrants, some being true political refugees, many being degenerate and dangerous islamist trash. Many other migrants turn out to be economical and not political refugees, coming from the north african countries who were also former colonies but have amazing mineral resources, infrastructures for tourism and could be very rich countries but, because of religious fights and political corruption end up poor like Algeria. If we help these countries, and we do, their governments waste or steal the help and never improve. If you let them rule themselves, they never achieve stability. If you interfere when they finally find some kind of stability under a tough ruler, you make things worse.

    It is true that western powers benefit greatly from maintaining these countries in chaos so they get cheap deals to buy their resources, and so they have never really wanted to see stability and prosperity that would bring financial independence and the possibility to choose who they deal with, but the Chinese examples and the permanent tribal wars show that the very existence of these countries in their current shapes is the problem.

  3. 5 days ago on Ted Rall

    Keep playing, you guys deserve each other.

  4. 6 days ago on Shoe

    It’s probably the most infamous example since it is certainly better known than the 73 hostage situation in Stockholm that did give the name to the Stockholm Syndrom. Without this case in Stockholm it would certainly be known as the Hearst Syndrome by now.

  5. 9 days ago on Speed Bump

    Nope. She is giving medicine to her pet dragon.

  6. 9 days ago on Close to Home

    infinite beings in so far we become compost and part of the planet’s soil.

  7. 9 days ago on Pooch Cafe

    It depends on your lifestyle. It still makes sense to have a catapult at home, or a trebuchet if you have enough space, a springal or a ballista, for defense. But people equip themselves with bec de corbin or corvus (same origin, bec de corbin comes from bec de corbeau, raven in French, and corvus is raven in Latin, which makes sense because both function on the same principle, one being hand held and the other allowing troops to walk over) if they are more into traveling and forcing their way into various accomodations along the way.

  8. 10 days ago on Pooch Cafe

    I can confirm it is a catapult and not a trebuchet. (Different system)

  9. 10 days ago on Monty

    I can’t stand this expression: “li’l help”.

  10. 10 days ago on Michael Ramirez

    Seriously? You have seen the Vietnam debacle? What’s the use to deny the facts? I wrote he has bouts of dementia and when he is himself he still must be sharp. It fits perfectly with what you describe. I am not saying his mind is gone, I am saying he obviously shows symptoms that are not very encouraging and will, unfortunately, tend to get worse. It keeps evolving. He was certainly better, maybe even perfectly fine two years ago. Now he has episodes. I don’t know how often, how long. It might be a small percentage of the time and the rest he is great. But it’s here. And what’s wrong with that? Great athletes reach a time when they cannot perform at the highest level. President Biden is not a young man. It is an issue even if, as I said, at his lowest he is still smarter than Trump or any of the other Republican candidates.