Jim Morin by Jim Morin

Jim Morin

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  1. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    War can be counted on for one thing, it’s an equal opportunity killer…

  2. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 3 years ago

    This is a step forward towards equality for all. Women are not required to volunteer for military service.

  3. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 3 years ago

    The real answer is to stop having wars.
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    Let’s leave Afghanistan now.

  4. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    Looks like even super-libs like Morin aren’t too happy with the commander-in-chief anymore.

  5. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    I do not actually know how President Obama feels about this, but the decision itself came from the military chiefs in the Pentagon.

    And for once, I will stand with you on this particular issue. Do we really want potential (and in some cases, actual) wives and mothers to be deliberately placed into active combat positions?

    I say no!

    I know that they have sometimes had to do this in all the wars this country has experienced. But to deliberately place them into the horrors of actual combat does not seem to me to be giving real progress to either men or women.

    Is it not bad enough that men sometimes have to do this?

    Should we now have women (who already sometimes have problems with PMS, now be able to experience the joys of PTSD as well?

    Perhaps I am old fashioned, but again I say NO!

  6. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Nope. This has been discussed up there since the 70s or so, and there have been policy changes since then, little by little, leading up to this.

    @Robert Landers
    I can think of little more terrifying than an attack by a division of female soldiers with Automatic Weapons AND PMS.

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    The female has only 60% to 80% of the strength (pick your source for these numbers, they vary considerably) of a male of the same height. The male averages about 5" taller than the female thus exaggerating the female/male strength difference. In front line combat, meaning the “grunts”, strength is a prime consideration. If the combatants are of equal training, the larger person will normally win making “bigger is better” of exaggerated importance to the front line. I hope that this decision to put females in front line positions was made from reasoned, experimental data and not political correctness. I would hate to see something done in the name of political correctness get troops unnecessarily killed.

  8. mshefler

    mshefler said, over 3 years ago

    @mikefive

    Yeah but automatic weapons are a great equalizer.

  9. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago

    In order for President Obama to make every decision for even our bloated military, he would have to be cloned literally thousands of times!

    How would all of you Obama haters like that!!

  10. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago

    There is nobody on these boards that hates war anymore that I do!

    I worked on the Apollo project that sent Americans to the moon, and I saw just what war did to the funding for the greatest civilian project in the history of man. Instead of having bases on the moon and going on to Mars (thus leading humanity into becoming a true space faring civilization, eventually saving us from our own environmental follies) we blew expensive (both in terms of our blood, and our wealth) holes in rice paddies in Southeastern Asia. And now we did (and are still doing) the same for the deserts of Iraq, and the mountains of Afghanistan. As a great song says “When will they EVER learn!”

    I love it when the more conservative members here are against governmental waste. The greatest waste that we have is in the bloated military, (a military over ten times as expensive as the next ten militaries of the world combined) that is not needed for our own public safety. We are not stopping Al Queda and other militants by going into their countries and angering them even more than they already are!

    What IS needed for our safety is good police work, and good courts (within our own country) and prisons for those that would harm us!

    Yes, and unfortunately (for mankind in general) like all nations we do need a creditable military deterrent against direct aggression, but we could do that for easily less than half the cost of our present military establishment. A truly great military commander and president by the name of Dwight David Eisenhower (one of our better Republican presidents) said that this country needed to beware of a bloated, expensive, and somewhat useless military/industrial complex!!

    In fact, our military escapades are the greatest single recruiting methodology for such as Al Queda. How would we feel if another far more powerful military (say the Chinese for instance) were to come into this country and raise havoc with our people and infrastructure?

    As for the Viet Nahm episode, not only did we eventually lose, but now that country is one of our best trading partners in South Eastern Asia.
    Ironically, with a budding tourist industry based a great deal on former Viet Nahm vets going back and seeing their former “enemies”!

    War itself is both the greatest waste and the saddest activity of all mankind!!!!!!!

    By the way, the rest of your post was terrific and totally correct!

  11. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago

    @NebulousRikulau

    So you think that the type of fanatics in the Middle East that are perfectly willing to blow themselves up to get their 72 virgins, are going to fear ANYTHING this world or our military can throw at them?

    You fight these kinds of people in only one way. By staying the H**L away from them!!

    Just how many nations (and even world empires) have wasted themselves and their blood in the mountains of Afghanistan over the length of human history?

    Hopefully, getting out of that particular quagmire by the end of 2014 (and even speeding it up to the end of this year) is one promise to the American people that President Obama will truly deep!!

    Just ask former Russian soldiers just how much “fun” it is to have been there, if not our own returning people riddled with PTSD!

  12. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago

    He has two beautiful daughters, how would you reasonably think he personally feels?

    But, if he were to oppose the pentagon generals in this, would you then not be among the first to castigate him for interfering in their area of prerogative?

    The problem that you and the other ultra conservative people here that seem to hate the man so much have, is that when you oppose EVERY decision he makes you then begin to lose all credibility in opposing almost ANY decision he makes.

    As a relative moderate, I not only do not support every decision he makes, I have never support all of the decisions that ANY president has made. And as I was born in 1942 that is quite a lot of presidencies!!

    Might it be too presumptuous of me to suggest that you and some of the other ultra conservatives here possibly start to do the same. And thus actually gain credibility for those instances where your opposition actually makes reasonable sense?

    To say nothing of making these boards a lot more pleasant place to visit and comment upon. Just a thought, is all…..

  13. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 3 years ago

    @mikefive

    Well, if they don’t meet the requirements, they don’t go to the infantry.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Mickey: just a note: after WW I, the switch to “air war” instead of soldier to soldier on the ground, has made war anything BUT “equal opportunity”, as civilians and noncombatant “collateral damage” has FAR exceeded the death of soldiers in combat. B-52’s btw were just high altitude “drones” with far less accuracy or specificity as to individual targets. (Okay, B-29’s firebombing entire cities, nuclear weapons, and ICBMs are all illustrations of “highly selective” instruments.)


    Much as I find ethical problems with drones, anyone who’s seen the after effects of an arc light carpet bombing, can see they DO have some advantages if used carefully.

  15. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 3 years ago

    @mikefive

    So her assault rifle and superior aim doesn’t count against a poorly trained enemy or enemy with no training? An exploding IED will take out male and female. Women are free to VOLUNTEER for combat duty, higher pay too.
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    Women have also been employed as Police Officers, certainly were some when I worked in law enforcement. They were just as capable as the men. Also, some of the male officers were smaller than some of the women.


    The small really feminine woman that have no interest in serving in the military, much less at the front lines won’t enlist.


    There are some countries with compulsory military service. Such as Austria has it for all males. Guess they can’t boot the gays.

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