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Steve Benson

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  1. ralphewest

    ralphewest said, over 3 years ago

    Good job Steve, I agree. How can we ever thank them? Glad to see you still have the talent after all these years. I used to enjoy watching you draw your cartoons behind my desk at the Daily Universe in college years ago. Keep it up Steve.

  2. thegreatack

    thegreatack said, over 3 years ago

    In America (except inside The Beltway) every day is (unsung) Patriot’s Day!

  3. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    Well, hate to point this out but the current information points to a cell with – maybe – 12 members.

    But that is just a British paper so maybe the Mirror is a right wing conspiracy rag.

    How about it 0mQ R?

  4. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    No one is reporting that besides the Mirror. There are reports about 2 young men arrested in New Bedford, CT who may have lived with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, but nothing about a wider group. The Mirror isn’t the most respected news source, so I’d wait before setting much stock in this.

    The Mirror article also says, “The devices used to detonate the two bombs were highly sophisticated and not the kind of thing people learn from Google.”

    Took me about 45 seconds to find a few places detailing how to make pressure cooker bombs. It’s very possible that they may have had a contact who gave them technical advice, whether online or possibly when the older brother was in Russia last year. I’m skeptical that they had specific instructions on targeting the Boston Marathon.

    Link to the Mirror article for others:

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/boston-bombers-fbi-hunting-12-strong-1844844

  5. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I don’t worry about “Dr. Evil”, but I do worry about more of these “lone wolf” type attacks being encouraged by foreign & domestic instigators.

  6. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    This is one reason why we pay taxes.

  7. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, over 3 years ago

    I’m sure the in the end they’ll tell us it’s society’s fault that these two guys turned to terrorism. Or some such bullshit.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    HOW do we thank our police, fire protection, EMTS, and other first responders who risk their lives in the line of duty? HOw about not bitching and whining that we have to cut taxes, their salaries, their budgets (even for volunteer efforts), and retirement benefits they so rightly earn, as proven by such incidents as Boston, and West, Texas.


    Having been in that “circle” for decades, the decades of complaints from the “right” especially, and TEA nuts in particular is the constant drum beat, but when something tragic happens, and they respond with valor, these same jerks break out the symbols to clang them and scream “proud to be an American”. (Well, unless it actually costs them something.)

  9. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    The Daily Mirror is lefty, as far as I know. I don’t read it. It’s crap.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Just a note, please: those volunteers and responders in West, Texas, were not one iota less dedicated or courageous than those in Boston. They just haven’t gotten the press.


    btw: also many would say that suicide IS the answer for cowards.

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