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Then the two Enchanters solved global poverty, and every Terran mortal lived happily ever after. The End.

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Cubist, April 9th, 2016, 10:39 pm ( Reply )

Now It Can Be Told! - Who would have thought that Reece (of all people!) had a gearhead side to her personality? It's hard to visualize… what, she only installs spark plugs whose electrodes were forged when Mercury was not in retrograde? Then again, if anybody could use that sort of woo-woo stuff to make cars run better, it might just be Reece…

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Officer pulls Sheila over:

Officer: You know your taillight is out?
Sheila: I know, sir. I was doing a left hand signal though. And I always have two hands on the wheel! See?
Officer: ... I'm going to go take a donut break and forget I saw this.

posted by tazel on April 10th, 2016, 2:51 am

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THAT would be something Sheila would do...
ESPECIALLY with her significant other acting normal in the seat beside her.

posted by Valkeiper2012 (Guest) on April 10th, 2016, 9:38 am

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If only the Vietnam war WAS something simple.

posted by Valkeiper2012 (Guest) on April 10th, 2016, 9:40 am

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@tazel: That made me laugh.

posted by Marshal Banana (Guest) on April 10th, 2016, 10:05 am

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As is the case with all wars, the profiteers are the real winners.

posted by Marshal Banana (Guest) on April 10th, 2016, 12:52 pm

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@Valkeiper2012: was simple. the US got its ass kicked and pulled out. same thing happened to the Soviets in Afghanistan.

that's Proxy Wars for you.

posted by Pendrake (Guest) on April 10th, 2016, 3:24 pm

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@Pendrake: When you kill 33 soldiers for every one you lose, you're not really getting your ass kicked.

It was a stupid unnecessary war, fought terribly and with too much media exposure (seriously, could you imagine what public opinion would have been if we would have had CNN on June 6, 1944?)

The US lost Vietnam for the same reason why the Germans lost the Eastern front: you can't defeat an enemy with no respect for it's own people's lives and willing to throw wave after wave of cannon fodder at you until you run out of bullets.

/political rant

posted by DarkwingDork on April 10th, 2016, 3:39 pm

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Not to mention that they'd had a little auto-rivalry before, during the Mercer Raceabout / Stutz Bearcat wars... 7@=Q

posted by Lucius Appaloosius on April 10th, 2016, 10:47 pm

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Comment arguing about Vietnam?

We am becoming enchanters ourselves!

posted by Eidolon (Guest) on April 11th, 2016, 6:07 am

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Never get into an "Arms Race" with an Enchanter.

posted by Salen on April 11th, 2016, 7:30 am

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@Salen: I considered making that pun, but it was already made in the comic a few pages ago, so I passed.

posted by Marshal Banana (Guest) on April 11th, 2016, 10:14 am

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@Marshal Banana: Well, it was either that, or comment how driving a Manual would be easier with the extra arm. Now if only there was an extra leg for that wayward clutch.

posted by Salen on April 11th, 2016, 10:46 am

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@Salen: They can get quite underhanded...

posted by DarkwingDork on April 11th, 2016, 12:14 pm

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US military kicked ass on battlefield.

The enemy kicked ass in congress.

Tricky Dicky decided to NOT waste any more US lives fighting against congress.

Profiteers in congress no longer profited
Tricky Dicky is roasted by profiteers

posted by Valkeiper2012 (Guest) on April 11th, 2016, 12:16 pm

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like the 'Black Hawk Down' incident.

US troops went in to grab a powerful pirate warload.
A> grabbed the target and got him out to face trial
B> grabbed more than 300 lbs of evidence from his 'residence and office' to help prosecute warlord at said trial
C> killed more than 1500 of his troops (conservative estimate, here)
D> when 2 helos were shot down, they rescued EVERY injured US trooper riding in them and destroyed ALL classified material left behind

BUT... the US media considered it a epic failure?

posted by Valkeiper2012 (Guest) on April 11th, 2016, 12:39 pm

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@Valkeiper2012: probably mostly an epic failure BECAUSE the media found out about it.

posted by Pendrake (Guest) on April 12th, 2016, 10:21 pm

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