The Lost Bear by Bradley Trevor Greive

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    So sad….

  2. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 1 year ago

    Very poignant. I’m not even going to try to be funny about this one.

  3. Superfrog

    Superfrog said, over 1 year ago

    Well drawn, BTG.

  4. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 1 year ago

    Don’t just leave them there, bunny – pick them up and give them back to wherever it is they came from.

  5. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, over 1 year ago

    @margueritem

    Yes, Marg, sad but true. If I may use this as a “bully pulpit”, here is a missive from my soapbox on landmines:

    The United Nations (UN) estimates that more than 110 million active landmines are scattered in 70 countries with an equal number stockpiled around the world waiting to be planted. Every month over 2,000 people are killed or maimed by mine explosions. Most of the casualties are civilians who are killed or injured after hostilities have ended. For every mine cleared, 20 are laid. Landmines do not distinguish between child or soldier and they sit underground for years and sometimes decades ultimately destroying the lives of children, farmers and everyday citizens who accidentally come across them. Understanding the horrible effects of landmines and explosive remnants of war and the importance of cleaning up the land they occupy, The ITF Enhancing Human Security is taking the month of April to focus on mine awareness and support the ITF. To read more about the ITF, please visit their website at http://www.itf-fund.si/.

  6. Lisa  4romMpls

    Lisa 4romMpls said, over 1 year ago

    @pcolli

    Agreed

  7. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 1 year ago

    @jmcx4

    I am on your side, but I must point out that all sides lay land mines, not just our “enemies”. Our governments are responsible for all the deaths/mutilations caused by landmines. I am not a Christian but I believe that we should all be free to live as we see fit. Most people would choose a simple, peaceful existence over one of conflict.

  8. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, over 1 year ago

    @pcolli

    Agreed. Citizens choose peace. Governments choose war.
    As John Prine sang, "Jesus don’t like killing, no matter what the reason’s for, your flag decal won’t get you into Heaven anymore.

  9. BTG

    BTG said, over 1 year ago

    @jmcx4

    As a former soldier and mine warfare instructor I wholeheartedly endorse your soapbox oration.
    Unexploded ordnance is a horrific yet often overlooked aftermath of armed conflicts, large and small. I’ve seen the effects firsthand in Cambodia and the Falklands
    One of the first important steps that must be taken is that every government needs to classify landmines and anti-handling devices as weapons and not obstacles, so that they can be regulated and accounted for properly. It is currently too easy to fudge the deployment of these ruinously cruel devices, and the next generation of scatterable landmines, accumulative fuse devices and high tech set & forget weapon systems are far worse.
    The ITF projects underway are wholly worthy of everyone’s attention and support: http://www.itf-fund.si/
    BTG

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