Views of the World by CartoonArts International

Views of the World

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 4 years ago

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d8C4AIFgUg&feature=related

    got nothing to add.
    Sadly,
    C.

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 4 years ago

    Yep, those are there too, but the Chinese aircraft carrier is not the threat their subs are. What’s really sad is, while recognizing every developed nation on the planet sells weapons, how many of the weapons being used were made in America. Good for jobs I guess, but sucks if you’re in the war zone. I live in a nice area where I can walk safely, even at night. My kids never had to avoid play areas because of snipers and mines. I am grateful to my government for the protections and privileges I’ve enjoyed. My gratefulness to the Creator(or as some atheists I could mention would say, my invisible friend), makes me pray that all peoples should enjoy a happy and peaceful life to the best their talents and health will allow.
    Tell me ScottPM
    Where does your….passion….yeah…that’s an objective word….come from?
    C.

  3. V W House

    V W House GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Interesting cartoon. Thanks for it. Like C. Downs, I feel so lucky not to live in war zones. I regret that US companies provide so many weapons, including mines, that add to the world’s misery. Will I always be so lucky to avoid war?

  4. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 4 years ago

    The thing is our military is made and used to fight wars all over the world. Some say that is a bad thing but most nations like Hugo Chavez are made to fight there own people. Decide for yourself what worse.

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 4 years ago

    @jack75287

    Our leaders use our military like a fencing foil way too often. While we have military units that fulfill that role, SEALS, Rangers, Green Beret, etc, as well as civilan groups like NSA, and CIA, our military is not a foil, it is Gallagher’s Hammer and is designed to smash “Watermelons” into small ineffectual chunks. By putting front line battle equipment into these urban warfare settings, we have given our enemies a chance to learn how to damage/destroy our tanks, armored vehicles, and aircraft as well as giving them a chance to scrounge for parts Russia, China, or Iran might buy.
    The army was first used against Americans by George Washington in the Whiskey Rebellion. It was used against protesting veterans after the civil war when MacArthur was sent in to clean out the tent city that had grown. A national guard unit killed 4 uninvolved students at Kent State University during a Vietnam war protest.
    When armies are used to police the people, bad things happen. Now, our police- underpaid, understaffed, and in too many cases, under trained- handle the situation unless it becomes to violent, then, appropriately, the National Guard is mobilized. We are not a perfect people, but when we’re good…we can be the best on the planet.
    Just my opinion, I could be wrong. ;)
    nods to Dennis Miller
    C.

  6. Whitecamry

    Whitecamry said, about 4 years ago

    Someone in New Zealand’s watching American politics?

  7. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    “We have met the enemy and he is us!” America is now the largest terrorist group in the world. By the way, the Joint Strike Fighter plane will cost $1.5 TRILLION dollars. And Robme wants to throw more money at the pentagon!

  8. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 4 years ago

    The cartoon depicts ONLY weapons commanded under the president. It shows our two possible Commanders in Chief. The picture, for you and me, We only see those in the image. However, ScottPM, a….nonobjective conservative…chose to paint the weapons as belonging to other ppls. Out of sight, beyond the horizon, the weapons of which he speaks exist. You are judging me on my third post. Please look at the first and second as well.
    One of the reasons I dislike this forum is the difficulty in focusing conversations. Miss one in the sequence, there is confusion. The first post speaks for itself, the second responds to ScottPM, the third addresses my frustration with the misuse of our military.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 4 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Mostly true but I have been to other countries, when they patrol the cities it is in squad strength almost every day. So please don’t compare those decade long separation of events you mention to what Syria, Venezuela or Honduras does.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    When we were in New Zealand five years ago, they DID understand U.S. political situation, and couldn’t believe our citizens were stupid enough to re-elect Bush, it was a near totally unified opinion down there, and Kiwis are pretty “conservative”, actually.


    By reports in Aviation Week and other sources reported over a considerable period of time, the F-35 isn’t $1.5 trillion, it’s only $1.3 Trillion over the next 20 years, production and maintenance spending. It’s a cash cow for Lockheed, but as more countries back out of their contracts to buy it, our Congress will probably put more in to save the company’s profit margins.

  11. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 4 years ago

    In his farewell address, Eisenhower warned it would require an educated and informed electorate in order to avoid the excesses of the military industrial complex. It is said his draft for that address included the word Congressional along with military and industrial. It seems those three have taken his words to heart and endeavored to make us as uninformed and uneducated as possible(a hypothesis I"m willing to discuss) In the meantime,military officers and legislators who aided companies in their efforts to have systems and services purchased (even systems NOT in the best interest of the military) have retired to well paying jobs. Some have become lobbyists where they use relationships and inside info to keep the corruption moving.
    We can do better.
    btw, NightGaunt, DID you see the posts I mentioned above? The first one is the best. ;)
    Respectfully,
    C.

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