B.C. by Mastroianni and Hart

B.C.

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  1. RitamB

    RitamB said, 9 months ago

    lethal ya…

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, 9 months ago

    Why are drone strikes somehow worse than an actual bombing raid?

  3. hawgowar

    hawgowar said, 9 months ago

    Dunno. Gives people more to scream about, I guess. Impersonal warfare always frightens people. The same way that an assassination is frowned upon yet it can save the lives of, literally, millions. What if Hitler had been assassinated during the Beer Hall Putsch of 1923? Or if Stalin had been taken out in 1946? One bullet and no need to carpet bomb an entire nation. Yet the divine right of kings attitude that it is better to slaughter a few hundred thousand to a few million civilians and cannon fodder peasant troops instead of taking out the head of state prevails, even today. Tyrants could care less how many troops are killed, they only worry when their own mangy hides are in danger. If they know, for a fact, that the first thing that will occur is a concerted effort to assassinate them, they’ll likely cause less trouble.

  4. dadditude

    dadditude said, 9 months ago

    And how is it falling straight down? Where’s the angular travel from the "dropper"’s forward momentum? ;-)

  5. RitamB

    RitamB said, 9 months ago

    foresighted…..he remembers to get the umbrellas..

  6. Rey Iago

    Rey Iago said, 9 months ago

    bell curve? naa that’s not it

  7. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 9 months ago

    re: hawgowar

    Good points.

    It’s noteworthy that Beriya poisoned Stalin in 1953 after Stalin announced yet another genocide. It may have saved millions.

  8. bmdnut

    bmdnut said, 9 months ago

    @hawgowar – Leaders don’t like killing other leaders because it might be their turn next if they openly set a precedent.

  9. chithing

    chithing said, 9 months ago

    @dadditude

    The “dropper” must be flying toward the reader to make it look like a straight drop.

  10. K.C. Fahel

    K.C. Fahel said, 9 months ago

    I’m reminded of the scene from the movie “The Flintstones”…the one in the park…“PTERADACTYL!”

  11. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, 9 months ago

    @dadditude

    Pterodactyl not moving fast enough or low enough to make an angle of drop which doesn’t look vertical, also headwind

  12. milania

    milania said, 9 months ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    Relax. It’s a comic strip and those are pterodactyls, pooping on people!

  13. Chris Maple

    Chris Maple said, 9 months ago

    Are those foo birds?

  14. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, 9 months ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    Drone strikes are not worse.
    If we were carpet bombing Pakistan and Yemin, they’d still gripe.
    They ARE, however, both acts of war and will kill folks who were just in the wrong place at the wrong time (OR right place at wrong time or wrong place at right time.)
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    Many people dislike assassins’ use of guns but before guns, they often used bombs and poison which also killed those around the target.
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    Still, it is a relatively cheap way to kill people while staying safely out of danger and President Obama is to be praised for his frugality and discretion.
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    I wonder how future presidents will use them.

  15. samhuff

    samhuff said, 9 months ago

    Me just glad that cows don’t fly.

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