Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. thebird55

    thebird55 said, over 6 years ago

    I’m afraid they aren’t what they used to be, either.

  2. palin drome

    palin drome said, over 6 years ago

    Maybe it takes a newspaper to pull us back from the feeding-frenzy of blaming BP. Cable news does a poor job of presenting the big picture, particularly the foreign perspectives. Cable plays to our worst parochial instincts.

    A Brit economist sagely observes that the English are willing to admit BP’s responsibility for the spill, but if the Americans are going to pretend that their looming, double-dip recession will also have been caused by BP, then perhaps it’s time for the English to demand reparation for what Goldman Sachs has done to ravage THEIR pension accounts.

  3. Sheik Yerbouti

    Sheik Yerbouti said, over 6 years ago

    The English have never paid us war reparations for the War of 1812. They did burn down the White House, after all.

  4. YoruHana

    YoruHana said, over 6 years ago

    Well, to be fair, we set fire to York first….

  5. Vinny Slagle

    Vinny Slagle said, over 6 years ago

    That rolls of the newspapers are wasting like the pieces of wasting papers. The same thing is with the recycled papers, too! I prefer to read on the online via the Internet easily.

  6. nagut

    nagut said, over 6 years ago

    Wildmustang, if I interpreted correctly that you think using paper for news distribution is a waste of resources, and using the internet isn’t: computers / the internet need a LOT of energy, and lots of precious metals, which are 1. extremely rare resources and 2. mined under ecologically and socially dreadful conditions. Whereas recycled paper is not that bad.

  7. dkram

    dkram said, over 6 years ago

    The liberal news groups control what we see in the news, even the news papers.

    nagut. I think you have a point, computers have a life span, then are disposed of. (Hopefuly recycled)


  8. GrimmaTheNome

    GrimmaTheNome said, over 6 years ago

    Try reading UK newspapers online if you want some different viewpoints - Times run by Murdoch who’s hardly a liberal, and if you want right-wing rant try the Daily Mail. (The Guardian is the bastion of liberality)

  9. barbaricYAWP

    barbaricYAWP said, over 6 years ago

    Good first step. Step Two: take the television out of the kitchen.

  10. BrianCrook

    BrianCrook said, over 6 years ago

    Dkram, the mainstream media leans rightward.

    Besides getting the newspaper, Boopsie (and I love how she has matured over the course of the strip) should watch more C-Span & P.B.S.: the NewsHour. Television news, though, cable & broadcast, besides P.B.S., is all pretty bad. What a shame that C.N.N., the father of them all blew the opportunity for intelligent reporting & commentary.

    Boopsie could always listen to N.P.R.

  11. GrimmaTheNome

    GrimmaTheNome said, over 6 years ago

    Yes, radio is much better there instead (read that seriously if you have BBC, sarcastically for most other cases)

  12. nagut

    nagut said, over 6 years ago

    dkram: I’m not sure how many computers are recycled, I suspect not that many. And a lot of those that are are recycled in Africa or somewhere, where children burn the plastic from the copper cables without protection. But apart from that: Even just using your computer (which you have anyway) needs a lot of energy. A friend uses his computer instead of turning on the heating, which shows what a lot of energy is used just by having the computer running. Also, when you use internet services, they need lots and lots of energy for their servers. So it really does make a difference how you use your computer or (specifically) internet services. And, by the way, the more energy we need, the more oil is needed. So your (and my) computer is partly responsible for all the oil in the gulf.

  13. Nemesys

    Nemesys said, over 6 years ago

    Sorry BrianCrook, but you were flagged, You made some great points. Try to express them without clever vulgarities next time.

    Back to topic, there’s a relevant story on “Right Wing News” which tries to explain the decline of newspapers in America. You may not agree with their conclusions, but they make a couple valid points.

  14. Avolunteer

    Avolunteer GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    We read online news, and comics but also get the paper. Gives more depth. We get BBC, CBC and may USA oriented news feeds. Have not tried the Times, etc. we just might want to sometime! Having a more well rounded information base helps us remain independants!

  15. Nemesys

    Nemesys said, over 6 years ago

    nagut, I saw an interesting documentary at a film festival that explored the recycling of computer products in China. Most “recycling” consists of starvation-paid workers ripping out a few valuable parts such as copper and then burning the rest. Many small villages specialize in “recycling”, and the people in them and their environment are being poisoned by the plastics and heavy metals. The levels of cancer and sterility in those areas is over 50%.

    It feels good to “recycle”, but it may not mean what we think it does.

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