Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis

Dick Tracy

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    SCOTTtheBADGER said, almost 4 years ago

    Has Richard checked to see if a murder took place at the camp during the time indicated?

  2. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I hope that George can help!

  3. 60sFan

    60sFan said, almost 4 years ago

    I can’t believe the Sunday strip is still missing. Again.

  4. Mikeyj

    Mikeyj said, almost 4 years ago

    MMMMMM , I love broccoli!

  5. Mikeyj

    Mikeyj said, almost 4 years ago


    You’re replying to 60sFan’s comment:

    I can’t believe the Sunday strip is still missing. Again.
    Well, it’s getting to be kind of routine, by now

  6. Tom B

    Tom B said, almost 4 years ago

    What happened yesterday??? I’m so confused. . . .

  7. Mikeyj

    Mikeyj said, almost 4 years ago

    Left over from Yesterday….

    fredville said, about 5 hours ago
    …have no idea why they had to bomb BOTH Hiroshima and Nagasaki…….one time would’ve proved we had the A-bomb. (of course, after reading “The Nanking Massacre” my sympathy lessens considerably towards the Japanese)
    Why were both bombs dropped? The real question is why were either of them dropped? The answer, Japanese civilians were used as human “Guinea Pigs”!
    The truth is, that Japan had already offered to surrender, on one condition, the retention of the Japanese Monarchy; the Americans answered that this was unacceptable, and that they would only accept “unconditional surrender”; with that, Truman authorised the dropping of the bomb “Little Boy” at Hiroshima; then, a few days later another atomic bomb , with a different configuration, the much more rounded “Fat Man”, was dropped on Nagasaki…Why was the 2nd bomb dropped? The answer is because the American scientists needed human subjects to determine which bomb would be the most EFFECTIVE of the two configurations. Within the first two to four months of the bombings, the acute effects killed 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki, with roughly half of the deaths in each city occurring on the first day. This gave US scientists a large number of victims to study; especially where the effects of radiation were concerned.
    By now, you are wondering WHY I consider the atomic bombs dropped on Japan were an unnecessary WAR CRIME; the answer? When the peace treaty with Japan was signed, the one concession given to Japan was the RETENTION OF THE JAPANESE MONARCHY, the very excuse given, by the USA, for not accepting the Japanese offer of surrender BEFORE the bombs were dropped!

  8. Mikeyj

    Mikeyj said, almost 4 years ago

    Tarry, I watched that video this morning, what a beautifully researched and well written essay; while it was kind of strange to have it presented by an animated kitty who sounds like a 12 yrd old girl, I found it both fascinating and insightful! Even as a Canadian, I got a lot out of it, as it used the American annexation of Hawaii as an example of Imperialism and it’s nasty effects, throughout history, the world over.

  9. BillThompson

    BillThompson said, almost 4 years ago


    The decision to drop the bombs was more complicated than that. In part there was an experimental factor to the bombing; certain cities in Japan had been reserved as atomic targets, to judge the effects of atomic bombings on urban centers. There were also actual military targets in the Hiroshima area; Hiroshima Castle was the desihnated back-up headquarters for the defense of Honshu, and the port area had large military supply depots.

    I haven’t seen credible evidence that civilians were targetted as guinea pigs. Manhattan project scientists believed that blast and heat effects would kill anyone before they could die from radiation effects. There was also a cavalier attitude toward radiation hazards among the scientists themselves—check out the modified Sherman tank which was driven into the Trinity crater immediately after the test blast.

    The willingness of the Japanese government to surrender was not clear, to say the least. Certainly it was a mistake on our part not to make clear what we meant by unconditional surrender. As for the quick succession of the atomic bombings, that too was a major oversight. Once the order was given to use the bombs, there was no authority over the USAAF to regulate their use. I think LeMay was at the top of the chain in that command structure, and he was not hesitant to use any available weapon.

    One point often overlooked in these discussions is that approximately 20,000 Korean slave laborers were killed at Hiroshima. Killing citizens of a friendly nation is not a plus.

  10. BillThompson

    BillThompson said, almost 4 years ago

    As for the retention of the Emperor, he was originally—and rightly, I believe—seen as an active partcipant in the Japanese government. Two factors changed our decision to tolerate his continued, deplorable, existence. One, he was a useful tool; with him in our pocket, we could quash any would-be junta that might continue the war. Also, President Truman decided that removing him wasn’t worth sacrificing any American lives.

  11. Tarry Plaguer

    Tarry Plaguer said, almost 4 years ago


    Mikeyj, I’m glad you watched it. I have watched quite a few of the Pinky Show videos, and for the most part I find them very informative. I suggest you watch some of the others that can be found on the site. I recommend Fabulous Imperialism!: The 1893 Columbian Exposition, What is a Crime Against Humanity?, The Iraq War: Legal or Illegal?, The War on Drugs: FAIL. Many of the others are pretty good as well.

  12. coldsooner

    coldsooner GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Thanks Tarry for pointing out my spelling error. MY bad. Now, I think it’s time to show what George Takei thinks about the NDAA act. This is from a recent interview with the Arkansas Times:

    AT: Why is it important for us to remember the internment camps?

    GT: “The real victim was the U.S. Constitution. That was the thing that was most violated. A few months ago, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act, which has a clause in it that still allows the president to detain American citizens without charge, without trial, with no due process. When President Obama signed it, he said he doesn’t intend to use it, but it’s there on the books and can be used again.”

    George added how it’s already been used against the Arab American community. My point is it can be used against you, me, ALL Americans. Good for you Tarry, for looking it up.

  13. Mikeyj

    Mikeyj said, almost 4 years ago


    Agreed that the American scientists had not anticipated the deaths by radiation, but, it’s well known that the Americans sent men in to study it’s effects on the victims, as soon as they could get them there. The whole “We dropped the bombs to save American lives” was just as much a smokescreen, as the “attack” of “Polish terrorists***” on a German border radio station, the excuse given for the invasion of Poland that started the War, in the first place.

    Who were actually German soldiers dressed in Polish Army uniforms

  14. Tarry Plaguer

    Tarry Plaguer said, almost 4 years ago


    One point often overlooked in these discussions is that approximately 20,000 Korean slave laborers were killed at Hiroshima.
    Another point is that Nagasaki was used as a concentration camp for Christian Japanese Sympathizers, who were forced to work in the factories there. When the all Christian flight crew of the B-29 Super-fortress called Bock’s Car dropped Fat Boy and blew up Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, it took out the majority of the Christians living in Japan. In fact the bomb struck 1640 ft. from the largest Christian church in the Orient, Urakami (St. Mary’s) Cathedral.
    What the Japanese Imperial government could not do in over 200 years of persecution, American Christians did in 9 seconds. The entire worshiping community of Nagasaki was wiped out.
    The Bombing of Nagasaki August 9, 1945: The Untold Story

  15. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, almost 4 years ago

    New information, I think, that the mysterious metal box was in fact buried under the first barracks (the one in which George’s family was housed). That makes his remembrances a little more pertinent!

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