John Deering by John Deering

John Deering

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  1. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

    I say this as someone who has stomped about in black and white rhino dung in the African bush: rhinos fear fire as much as any other creature and while it it will likely detect a fire sooner than most other veld dwellers because of its very sensitive olfactory sense, in compensation for its poor eyesight, it will run away in the opposite direction as fast as it can.
    It’s an urb…a rural legend.

  2. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

    You’re welcome. I was born in the Highveld.
    By the way, it’s pronounced “felt”. I guess why the English made it into “veldt”, but then why not “feldt”? Meh.
    And I wasn’t joking: I once literally stood in a big pile of black and white rhino poo. Something about territorial rhinos making a collective dung heap. According to our guide, he identified dung from both rhino species in the heap I happened to be standing in. :-|

    But back to the ‘toon. Erm. That advice didn’t work out too well for Timothy Treadwell & Amie Huguenard.
    And like Ukraine, the Highveld produces a lot of mielies and the like.

  3. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    omQ & Churchill had a more entertaining exchange than Deering’s comic.

    Does Deering think Ukraine would be better advised by escalating the military confrontation with Russia? Unless the US & Western Europe are willing to start a potential WWIII by sending troops to Ukraine, all that will happen is Putin gets an excuse to invade the rest of the country.

    I’m starting to suspect Deering & others want WWIII.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Is there actually a country in the world where we feel not just privilege, but obligation, to stick our nose in their business?

    There are a lot of aggressor/suppressor nations I don’t like, like well Saudi Arabia, Israel, Russia, China, but where DO we come off, with troops in Afghanistan, Iraq, and covert operations elsewhere, pointing our finger?

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    ^Israel is in violation of numerous UN resolutions, like well,the West Bank and the “settlements” for starters. We keep supporting them, with little but a tap on the wrist on occasion, then let them do what they want.

    The UN has had many failings, as Kofi Anan has spelled out in his book, but they have also done a huge amount of good since their formation.

    Kruscheve gave the Ukraine “autonomy” to a degree, including the Crimea. There was a democatically elected leader in Ukraine, and he was expelled in an illegal coup, granted he was a crook and terrible leader, but he was ELECTED. How many Afghans speak English, are ethnically tied to the U.S., or want us running their country, Iraqis have no desire to be our 51st state either.

    NATO went behind us on Afghanistan, but NOT Iraq, as most of the world was AGAINST our invasion and our “coalition” for the second invasion was at best token, other than Great Britain, and they did a lot more for the country in the south than we did elsewhere.

    There are books describing how we screwed the pooch in Iraq, and displaying facts of "W"’s administrations lies, read some…

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Just in today, now we’re getting into searching for the Uganda “bad guy”: when will the “world’s cop” thing STOP???

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