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Nick Anderson

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  1. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 3 years ago

    ZING!!

  2. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, about 3 years ago

    after they arrested the building’s owner, they may go after the officials that he bribed.

  3. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    The point of regulations is to prevent this from happening. While I am glad the building’s owner is arrested and bribed officials may soon join him, if there had been effective regulation enforcement in place beforehand, maybe over 400 people would be alive today.

  4. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Oh, and where are they going? Those conservative lands of golden opportunity Alabama, Mississippi, Texas (home of the cannon fertilizer fodder?) Is Louisiana leading us out of the Recession?

    Put on some pants and leave your mom’s basement.

  5. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, about 3 years ago

    Enjoy our new open-air facility.

  6. Alc7

    Alc7 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    The great right wind (g) mirage. The Ayn Randian Utopian delusion. That mythical place that all Neo Con, Tea Party, if I only had a brain, blame the other guy whiners long to migrate to. Maybe the Grand Wizards of Oz (rush, Billo, Glen, etc.) will show them the way. Then all these rugged individualists, who subsist on social security and Medicare in their reclining years will be happy.

  7. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 3 years ago

    Unregulated capitalism will tend to produce these disasters — but to be fair, the so-called communist countries have been as bad or worse. Maybe it has something to do with unregulated power.

  8. Alc7

    Alc7 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Absolutely. I am making the point that the far right has a tendency to fantasize about a place and time that never was and given the qualities of human nature will never be. (We want “our” country back) Like you had sole ownership of it. I haven’t seen one positive/constructive suggestion come out of their comments here yet. Just a lot of name calling and negativity. We all have a right to our opinion but when it is laced with a hefty amount of hypocrisy (compassionate conservatism) it gets a little hard to take without responding. You are the one that wandered off subject just to take a shot at any politics that don’t agree with your own.

  9. STLDan

    STLDan said, about 3 years ago

    Seriously? Ever listen to Rush, the rights suppossed vocal leader..all he does is name call and lie. I do nothing but post facts on these comment boards. If I have done otherwise show me. By the way I am a liberal.

  10. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    Interesting paths the comments are taking today.
    The cartoon reminds me of outsourcing. Whether through building a factory over seas and selling the products made in the USA, or through the H1B program where people bring “immigrants” to the US to train and send back to overseas factories, outsourcing hurts our neighbors, and us. We save money on products we buy, but at the cost of paying unemployment wages and other services for the unemployed and underemployed.
    Sadly, the people in that area are so poor and so desperate for work, they can’t wait for the factory to reopen.
    Hopefully they won’t be dying to go back to work. I hope the punishment the owner receives is a deterrent to his competitors acting the same way… but I sadly doubt it.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  11. PepeLePew2010

    PepeLePew2010 said, about 3 years ago

    @lonecat

    So what do you call Canada?

    We are one of the Highly Regulated countries in the world. (Our banks have never went under)

  12. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 3 years ago

    @PepeLePew2010

    These days I call Canada home.

  13. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, about 3 years ago

    Even Politifact is now saying that Ohman was wrong when he did his now-infamous comic: http://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2013/may/01/jack-ohman/california-editorial-cartoonist-says-state-texas-l/
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    The real truth is that what happened was a failure of a large patchwork of regulations consisting of local, county, state, and even federal regulatory bodies who had jurisdiction over parts of the facility but not the facility as a whole.

  14. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @Alc7

    Excellent posts, thanks Allen!

  15. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @lonecat

    Again you cut through the mustard! I saw a show on the poverty in Mumbai, which has a million people living in a 500 acre slum. Open sewers, child laborers sleeping under sewing machines. They live there after 12 hour days, making less than $3 a day. Overlooking the slum is a one-billion dollar home, some thirty stories high, with an olympic swimming pool on top.

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