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Matt Bors

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  1. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Mimi teh Kat says;
    Like, yeah, like, that’s, like, so true.

  2. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    It helped change the tide in our involvement in Viet Nam. A lot of kids had to have their heads beaten in, though. I don’t think it could happen here again, though. I’m sure we’ve done mountains of research regarding crowd control since those days.

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Been involved in several riot situations, from reluctant observer, to standing the line on the “law enforcement” side with a military unit (no, we did NOT shoot anyone!!), and a federal law enforcement agency.

    In training people to control riots, the most important point is to take actions ahead of time, to PREVENT THEM FROM STARTING!

    There IS a difference between legitimate DEMONSTRATIONS, and riots. In this country, we are supposed to honor those demonstrations as free speech, but that stops when things become riots. It’s also up to the ORGANIZERS of said demonstrations to “keep the peace”.

  4. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The most wonderful thing about it all is that the more people are able to change things, the more they have about which to complain, as the worse things become. It’s like a mash-up of Bill Murray in Groundhog Day and Jim Carrey in Bruce Almighty. Social flexibility is the key to success in Elbonia!

  5. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    disparaged, “The middle east deserves everything they get.”

    Indeed they do: our petro dollars.

  6. jeffc42

    jeffc42 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I wouldn’t want to be a woman in the Egyptian crowds, even though they make positive contributions to the overall effort. But it isn’t very safe.

  7. Xavier Sartre

    Xavier Sartre said, over 3 years ago

    dtroutma, that’s all fine until governments insert agents provocateurs into demonstrations to start riots and give the demonstrators a bad name. There’s plenty of evidence on the net to show it happens in the US, UK, Japan and elsewhere.

  8. Xavier Sartre

    Xavier Sartre said, over 3 years ago

    @MStevenson58 – the Middle East was doing fine until Western governments started deposing democratically elected leaders (Mossadegh) and propping up dictators (Saddam, Mubarak, House of Saud etc).

    The invasion of Iraq was another blatant interference in the affairs of another country. Before the invasion Iraq was in many ways a poster child for a Western-approved system: universal suffrage, secular, highly-educated, and strong leadership. Look at it now.

    The US has never had problems dealing with evil dictators like Saddam so long as they remember their place. The moment Saddam stepped out of line – to suggest he sell his oil in euros instead of dollars – he triggered the “weapons of mass destruction” pretence and was invaded.

  9. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Xavier Sartre

    The middle east was doing fine until they discovered oil and made arrangements to buy it from whomever happened to be holding onto that strip of land at that moment. The world would actually have been better off if the oil had been stolen outright. Of course, it was doing fine until the Roman Empire invaded, also. Let’s put it all on Rome then, and the glory of Emperor Bush, or whoever.

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