Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. MiepR

    MiepR said, over 1 year ago

    Money to be made! That should be on the USA flag. Oh, and the money.

  2. emptc12

    emptc12 said, over 1 year ago

    Sharks aren’t the only creatures to be slaughtered to satisfy frivolous tastes. The international illegal trade in elephant ivory, rhino horns, bear gall bladders, exotic pets, and even migrating African-Eurasian songbirds is causing various problems.
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    Of course, where’s there is money to be made, people will make it. Unfortunately, many of the people at the low end of the system are paid little and suffer the diminishment of their local fauna, with eventual ecological imbalance and disasters. Powerful consortiums have corrupted governments and flouted international laws for years.
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    China is no more evil in this regard than other countries are and have been. Remember the American bison and passenger pigeons? Beaver fur hats? Egret feathers?
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    There are foundations attempting to educate people that might not be aware of the part they play in these sad outrages. Cultural traditions that cause consumption of these animal products are hard to counter. People with new wealth may think that it is their right to participate now when they could seldom before.
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    Actually, I think it’s hopeless. Eventually small representations of all large land and sea animals will be in zoos, all that’s left of those species. Their wild counterparts will all be eaten and excreted by human beings.

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    Many thanks. Wrong link copied and pasted by mistake (link for another toon).


    Here’s the corrected version.


    The US, as a country devoted to capitalism and the Cause of All that is Good in the World, knows that it would be evil to ban fishermen from finning. But the sharks are getting a reprieve. Some evil Communist countries like China ARE banning finning and the total number of sharks killed seems to be dropping, along with the price of shark fins, which is hurting some US fishing companies.


    If Obama had any decency, he’d impose sanctions on China until they repeal all their laws against shark fin soup.

  4. Buddy Novinski

    Buddy Novinski said, over 1 year ago

    Ted’s at it again, it’s a twist at the end worthy of Alfred Hitchcock or Rod Sterling. The twist makes us think, and I’d rather Obama keep his fins before the corporate interest cut them off!

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 1 year ago

    Obama sleeping with the sharks… How appropro…

  6. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, over 1 year ago

    This sounds like a treaty and if it is it must be ratified or approved by the Senate. There’s still may be a chance to, mmm, fin this turkey.

  7. rpstrong

    rpstrong GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    “If Obama had any decency, he’d impose sanctions on China until they repeal all their laws against shark fin soup.”

    Is that what you meant to say? That they should repeal laws banning the soup?

  8. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 1 year ago

    More likely it would be out of professional respect just as sharks don’t eat ACTUAL, REAL lawyers….

  9. Gregory Kruse

    Gregory Kruse GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    100 million?

  10. rpstrong

    rpstrong GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    But the original post said the opposite – that was the point I was raising.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @emptc12

    One way to stop the trade in illegal ivory is to find a way to grow our own or make synthetics that will kill that trade double quick.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Obama was just another corporate cypher to entertain us while the Plutocrats and their allies in the fascist churches and elites. Expect it of the next one and the next as long as they have up playing democracy. Their version.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @GreggW

    By “free trade” you mean pillaging trade with we the People are the ones getting shinoled on.

  14. NickelAlloy

    NickelAlloy said, over 1 year ago

    Yeah, we’re all still waiting for Cheney and his sock-puppet to get what they deserve.

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