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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for March 18, 2017

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member about 2 years ago

    You’ll appreciate having a strip of shopping malls and fast food joints when you become a teenager.

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    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  about 2 years ago

    Maybe Calvin can adopt these animals.

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    somebodyshort  about 2 years ago

    “When all the trees have been cut down, when all the animals have been hunted, when all the waters are polluted, when all the air is unsafe to breathe, only then will you discover you cannot eat money.” – Cree prophecy.

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    Professor W  about 2 years ago

    Humans’ attitude these days

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    rentier Premium Member about 2 years ago

    When you want a place with a little green and place to rest, you must sit down in the cemetery!!

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member about 2 years ago

    It is sad when the “secret places” and other childhood haunts you used to enjoy are gone. No more looking for frogs, toads, salamanders, and turtles. No more hideouts from pirates and assorted bad guys. No forts, snow or otherwise.

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    wcorvi  about 2 years ago

    I think selling off all the public lands to developers and shutting down the EPA will handle this problem pretty well. I wonder when gummint will think of those things? ……………….. Oh, never mind.

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    Cozmik Cowboy  about 2 years ago

    Jasper Fforde, in The Eyre Affair: “It was 1814, the dawn of the industrial revolution. The planet had just passed it’s best used by date.”

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    hariseldon59  about 2 years ago

    “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.”

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    amra_leo  about 2 years ago

    I just keep thinking of “Silent Running”…

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    sanderling75  about 2 years ago

    Or is that ‘Silent Spring’?

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    sanderling75  about 2 years ago

    Hobbes is right – at birth you receive a hand that was already dealt. Try for new deal, up the ante, toss it in – it’s your choice and your challenge

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    TBE  about 2 years ago

    Is it really too late? There seems to be mounting evidence…

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    dsom8  about 2 years ago

    Calvin (Watterson) already has a house. It’s those who come after he wants to deny.

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    BiathlonNut  about 2 years ago

    The elephant in the room is population growth. More people, people who want bigger and bigger living space, is really a bad idea.

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    wherehaveallthetalentedartistsgone  about 2 years ago

    Unless you can convince everyone to stop having babies, it is inevitable. When was the last time the world population went DOWN? Oh yeah – never.

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    Squoop Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Oh how I despise bulldozers. Have watched this decimation of nature and wildlife habitat in horror throughout my life. Calvin really hit home with me on this, thank you.

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    Night-Gaunt49  about 2 years ago

    Once you are alive and become cognizant or mortality you have just a few years to do something fulfilling and maybe useful to the whole world.

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    whisplicka Premium Member about 2 years ago

    We didn’t inherit the earth, we are borrowing it from our grand children.

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    Dtroutma Premium Member about 2 years ago

    This thread has hit on exactly what my career was about preserving, a natural world that can maintain life on Earth, but yes, rational development does have to happen also. We do need to limit our destruction and consumption, it’s called planning and conservation. Calvin isn’t one for “politics”, but as bad as James Watt was, Trump’s entire cabinet and appointees, and policies, is all about the privatization and DESTRUCTION of the environment we, all plants and animals, depend on, not just humans. The devil is in the details, and the total nut is in the White House, ready to give it all away. Depressing and not good, Hobbes understates the problem ignorance has created.

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    JoeMartinFan Premium Member about 2 years ago

    I appreciate the sentiment of this strip, but wherever Calvin and his family live, work, go to school, shop, recreate, etc., was once wilderness, too. Development should certainly not be left unchecked, but…civilization happens.

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    Banjo Gordy Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Pretty much the issue in Arizona. Blade Sonoran Desert & plant water sucking development.

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    Number Three  about 2 years ago

    What year is today’s strip? If it’s after 1994 then it’s too late for me as well because that’s the year I was born.

    All those 60+ people out there. Being young is bad too!

    xxx

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    tad1  about 2 years ago

    It’s hard to be patriotic about a country that doesn’t take good care of the environment.

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