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Nick Anderson

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  1. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    The Russian stock market went up 2.5% after the Crimea vote.

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 2 years ago

    Agreed! I lived through the cold war, and have absolutely zero desire to do it again!!

  3. mrs1wing

    mrs1wing GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    ‘Lest we forget’…is possibly the theme here. There are many of those who have forgotten Hitler’s acquisition of the countries that ‘opted’ to join Germany pre-WW II.

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 2 years ago

    Um, those that bothered to show up. Given the ethnic mix there, and the known boycott of the “election” by many opposition groups along with the declared 95% in favor outcome the whole thing was a sham election for show.

  5. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    If anybody has a really good idea on how to deter Putin without sending in troops and risking a nuclear war, please speak now. Otherwise all the rest is BS designed to push a political agenda.

  6. D Lee

    D Lee GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    The people of Crimea have had an election. There is no evidence that they made attempts to disenfranchise anyone who didn’t seem likely to vote their way, or to make it as difficult as possible to exercise their right to vote, which is more than many of the states in the US can say. So, we don’t like their choice, tough. It’s their choice. If it turns out to be a mistake, it’s their mistake and their problem. Of course, they will probably ask us to help them solve it, but there’s no reason why we have to comply with that request. They are not children, we are not their parents, and we have problems of our own.

  7. denis1112

    denis1112 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    You do know that most of Russia’s ICBM’s are aimed at the U S?The rest are aimed at NATO members.
    Putin regards the cold war as the happy days of the former USSR.He wants to reassemble the Soviet Union.

  8. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 2 years ago

    Doesn’t help that a certain president nixed NASA’s budget to pay for more welfare.

  9. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 2 years ago

    Unfortunately Neocon, your argument is nothing but a logical fallacy. It creates a false delimma and makes an appeal to pity.
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    It isn’t one or the other but a matter of degree. That is, should we abandon space research and exploration and give more to the poor (or hungry children) than we already do? How much should one or the other get?
    So, while I can conceed that some amount of welfare etc., is acceptable I also think that the requirements for recipents should be very stiff and closely supervised.

  10. Hectoruno

    Hectoruno said, almost 2 years ago

    Space X already has a contract to ferry people to the Space Station. Obama is using American Contractors to save money.

  11. wbr

    wbr said, almost 2 years ago

    to add to clark kent list
    Let’s not meddle like we did in Virginia

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    How many Afghans and Iraqis are fundamentalist Christians who only speak English, and want American troops running their elections and countries?

  13. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 2 years ago

    @Enoki

    Enoki, I think NeoconMan, was (as usual) being totally sarcastic (although I do wish he would indicate that condition).

  14. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 2 years ago

    @Hectoruno

    The only problem with that is that Spacex will not be ready to ferry astronauts for another two years at best. Even with far more funding they will not be able to do that ferrying before this current Ukrainian crisis is well over. If you were to state that retiring the space shuttles was not a good idea by NASA (or president Obama and Congress for that matter) I would certainly agree with you. It would be stupid of us to lose access to that facility that was some 80% (if not more) paid for by the US itself. I just hope that Russian greed (of their own space people at least) will overcome stupid politics here, especially as I agree with those that state that Russia has the right to take over the Crimea, especially as they take care of most of the Crimean economy anyway. Even sanctions themselves should be used very sparingly as long as Russia does not try to take over the rest of the Ukraine which does not want to give up its own sovereignty!! The US should stop trying to be the policemen for the rest of the world!!

  15. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Enoki

    Doesn’t help that a certain president nixed NASA’s budget to pay for more welfare
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    We all know how much you hate our President, but it was the Republican majority in the House that slashed the NASA authorization bill. They slashed funding to $16.6B in FY 2014 – $300M less than it received in 2013, and $1.1B less than what President Obama requested.

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