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  1. MangeyMoose GoComics Pro Member commented on Ben Sargent about 11 hours ago

    Putin ought to check through the files of Andre Gromyko, and see how he answered the world after KOL 007.

  2. MangeyMoose GoComics Pro Member commented on Jeff Stahler about 11 hours ago

    Early this morning, when there were only 3 comments under Tole’s ‘toon, I read DaSharkie’s admonition. I was not in any mood to respond then. And, I’m STILL NOT in the mood. I’ve seen too many of these self-righteous, insulting comments in GC before, from people who got “Theirs”!

    Making a long story brief: BEFORE layoffs began at my company in 2000, I did start my own retail store, part time at first, then, as the 3rd round caught me in mid-2002, I simply went full time. For several years, each year was a little better than the previous. Until the Autumn of 2008. After that, many customers stopped coming, because of job loss, hours cut back, or just scared to spend on items which were not necessary. My customer base was devastated. Over the next two years, 13 other hobby/model train stores closed in the New England states. (I was told this in 2014 by one of my distributors!) I subsidized my store with my own savings, until June 2011. Earlier that year, I realized that the economy simply was not coming back (for small business, anyway), and would NEVER be the same. The middle class was raped.

    “….Capital buy their company, raid their pension plans, load up the companies with debt and then dump them.”

    Before my store, I worked in Industrial Distribution for 20 years, supplying machine tooling and other needs to manufacturers and machine shops. From 1993 till 2002, I had a front-row seat, witnessing many manufacturing operations dis-appear, through buyouts, and shipping operations abroad. The two owners, in the business for the previous 25 years, told me the same story countless times, about how they visited such-and-such company for 20 years, and that company got bought out by a raider, or larger company, who then squeezed the life out of it, then closed it up to take a good tax-write-off. For those employees who had their livelyhood erased, well, it was their fault! Many had been our customers for DECADES before I was hired. I said good-bye and good luck to many a customer (buyer, machinist, engineer) who was about to lose his job because of NAFTA (globalization), increased computerization and automation.

    Well, it’s THEIR FAULT!! MY FAULT! We should have all just gone out and got another job! I mean, there are PLENTY of jobs out there, right! There must be, with hundreds of applicants applying for one position.

    ME? I mooched off the govt for a year, collected unemployment and later, food assistance. After Unemployment ran out, I simply dipped into my savings. When that ran out, I put a straw into my retirement CD, and after 28 months, the drain is showing. But, I LOVE living like this! It’s a riot, the sting I pulled on the wealthy and the government!
    I LOVE being on this damned computer every day, applying for ALL types of jobs. And, most of all, I LOVE hearing nothing, from about 90% of the places to which I apply, and getting rejected from every company for going-on-three-years, despite the fact I have, an am still taking courses (AT MY OWN EXPENSE) in computer languages, and a few short-term contract jobs. I mean, it’s GREAT to live with no net, at my age. DaSharkie is ABSOLUTELY correct! I must give up this care-free, Bohemian life-style, quit fighting off depression, and GO TO WORK!

    Thanks, DaSharkie! You really know what you are talking about, and are right to give such sound advice!

  3. MangeyMoose GoComics Pro Member commented on Rob Rogers about 23 hours ago

    In 1979, the students invading the U.S. embassy used women holding children to advance in front of them, so the Marines would not (and did not) shoot.

    I am not necessarily defending the Israeli’s, but we Americans must try to put ourselves in their shoes. How does one deal with a group, supplied by Iran, which is sworn to their total obliteration?

  4. MangeyMoose GoComics Pro Member commented on Chip Bok about 23 hours ago

    Islamic women have a long, deadly struggle to guide their men into the 21st century.

  5. MangeyMoose GoComics Pro Member commented on Mike Lester about 23 hours ago

    You know, Putin is already pissed about the sanctions Obama is putting on Russia.
    These, followed by what many European nations are about to enact, are a first step, much better than risking a global war.

  6. MangeyMoose GoComics Pro Member commented on Tom Toles 1 day ago

    Early this morning, when there were only 3 comments under Tole’s ‘toon, I read DaSharkie’s admonition. I was not in any mood to respond then. And, I’m STILL NOT in the mood. I’ve seen too many of these self-righteous, insulting comments in GC before, from people who got “Theirs”!

    Making a long story brief: BEFORE layoffs began at my company in 2000, I did start my own retail store, part time at first, then, as the 3rd round caught me in mid-2002, I simply went full time. For several years, each year was a little better than the previous. Until the Autumn of 2008. After that, many customers stopped coming, because of job loss, hours cut back, or just scared to spend on items which were not necessary. My customer base was devastated. Over the next two years, 13 other hobby/model train stores closed in the New England states. (I was told this in 2014 by one of my distributors!) I subsidized my store with my own savings, until June 2011. Earlier that year, I realized that the economy simply was not coming back (for small business, anyway), and would NEVER be the same. The middle class was raped.

    “….Capital buy their company, raid their pension plans, load up the companies with debt and then dump them.”
    Before my store, I worked in Industrial Distribution for 20 years, supplying machine tooling and other needs to manufacturers and machine shops. From 1993 till 2002, I had a front-row seat, witnessing many manufacturing operations dis-appear, through buyouts, and shipping operations abroad. The two owners, in the business for the previous 25 years, told me the same story countless times, about how they visited such-and-such company for 20 years, and that company got bought out by a raider, or larger company, who then squeezed the life out of it, then closed it up to take a good tax-write-off. For those employees who had their livelyhood erased, well, it was their fault! Many had been our customers for DECADES before I was hired. I said good-bye and good luck to many a customer (buyer, machinist, engineer) who was about to lose his job because of NAFTA (globalization), increased computerization and automation.

    Well, it’s THEIR FAULT!! MY FAULT! We should have all just gone out and got another job! I mean, there are PLENTY of jobs out there, right! There must be, with hundreds of applicants applying for one position.

    ME? I mooched off the govt for a year, collected unemployment and later, food assistance. After Unemployment ran out, I simply dipped into my savings. When that ran out, I put a straw into my retirement CD, and after 28 months, the drain is showing. But, I LOVE living like this! It’s a riot, the sting I pulled on the wealthy and the government!
    I LOVE being on this damned computer every day, applying for ALL types of jobs. And, most of all, I LOVE hearing nothing, from about 90% of the places to which I apply, and getting rejected from every company for going-on-three-years, despite the fact I have, an am still taking courses (AT MY OWN EXPENSE) in computer languages, and a few short-term contract jobs. I mean, it’s GREAT to live with no net, at my age. DaSharkie is ABSOLUTELY correct! I must give up this care-free, Bohemian life-style, quit fighting off depression, and GO TO WORK!

    Thanks, DaSharkie! You really know what you are talking about, and are right to give such sound advice!

  7. MangeyMoose GoComics Pro Member commented on ViewsAsia 1 day ago

    The Japanese, since WWII, enjoyed one big advantage in their rebuilding their economy and nation: a relatively small militarty budget.

    As Churchill points out, the Japanese see its protector, us, as crumbling in direction, resolve, and leadership. (I do NOT mean this as a swipe to Pres. Obama. It has been going on for the last 15 – 20 years.) Japan is our LARGEST creditor. China & Saudi Arabia next. The Japanese have much to fear from N. Korea and China, as their memories of 20th century atrocities have not dimmed. I have read much about Abe. He is concerned that his country, his people, must assure their own protection themselves.

  8. MangeyMoose GoComics Pro Member commented on Stuart Carlson 1 day ago

    “he will quote Hillary “What difference – at this point, what difference does it make?” and libs will back him”

    -another example of someone abusing the First Amendment right to free speech.

  9. MangeyMoose GoComics Pro Member commented on Jerry Holbert 1 day ago

    From which subterranian asylum did you crawl from?

  10. MangeyMoose GoComics Pro Member commented on Brian McFadden 1 day ago

    mikefive nailed it. Our federal and especially our STATE governments have NOT used the monies collected from taxes which were implemented and earmarked for our roads and bridges. By law (which they wrote) all legislatures may spend all tax revenue how THEY see fit, and are not bound to spend it for the purposes for which it was levied.
    Our Massachusetts legislature is sneaky and arrogant about any questioning, and they simply ignore group petitions and voter’s referendums.