Corruption & Graft, Tales of the Swamp ← Previous post Next post → Comments Too Tall Nov 17 2019 at 12:15 am One deeply appreciates Jan’s dedication to catching rays. She’s raised it to an art form. WayneM Nov 17 2019 at 2:09 pm Yes, she does. Thank you, Chris. Too Tall Nov 17 2019 at 12:38 am Q. What is the mass of that motor? A. It’s mass is equivalent to 127,000 sealed, Federal indictments. cb Nov 17 2019 at 1:28 am What ‘not’ on earth could change this: https://www.unilad.co.uk/news/nasa-announce-city-killing-asteroid-could-hit-earth-on-may-6-2022/ kadaka Nov 17 2019 at 7:02 am It’s a given that for the purpose of continuing the simulation that humans shall never really escape the Earth, the cascading complexity would be too great. As how computer games only generate what a user sees and hears as needed and NPC’s and environment are just data otherwise, about 99.99999% of the estimated 7.7 billion humans on this planet are apparently very quiet and unnoticeable unless directly observed, then they are largely about what you’d expect and individually forgettable. So before we’ll have a colonized Moon and Mars and other habitats with complex environments, or because our increasingly connected world will demand practically anyone’s visage to be instantly summoned by our devices without the transition of travel, something that pops up to knock humanity back to something more manageable is expected. Meteor, vast super-plagues spread by people fleeing from collapsing Progressive metropolises, could be several things. cb Nov 17 2019 at 9:09 am “humans shall never really escape the Earth” Certainly not as simple as one would like: https://futurism.com/the-byte/nasa-research-astronauts-clots-bizarre-blood-flow eon Nov 17 2019 at 11:02 am This was known in the 1960s. In the Gemini program, NASA found that even a few days’ worth of microgravity (the correct term) caused blood to pool in the extremities. The only real answer short of some form of artificial gravity was constant exercise, which was impractical in the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo spacecraft. Now you know why Skylab had that Nautilus-type machine and the stationary bike, similar to those on the ISS today. (A friend of mine worked at the Cape- as an Air Force launch controller.) clear ether eon kadaka Nov 17 2019 at 11:31 am What we know of near space is the radiation would be very damaging beyond the protection of Earth’s magnetic field. While genetic changes for greater tolerance are contemplated, even lunar colonies would be hard going for we organic beings. But, we are persistent, and have laid the groundwork to become cyborgs, or fully mechanical “Human 2.0” beings, whatever it takes to get out there. Which would be incredibly more complex, straining system resources. And possibly conflicting with our true existence, we could be digitalized intellects being kept busy during a centuries-long interstellar colonizing trip who’ll receive newly-made bodies tailored for our new home. Imagining ourselves with advanced tech that’s different from the reality would be counterproductive. So humanity will be getting knocked back to simpler times. System load will be manageable. The simulation will continue. And never deny the existence of the all-monitoring Sysop lest your process be orphaned. Kafiroon Nov 17 2019 at 4:13 pm SMOD! City killing is WAY too small. Pamela Nov 17 2019 at 1:37 am Parasites the lot of them Lyle Nov 17 2019 at 2:15 am Close enough; “The argument [that the] two parties should represent opposed ideas and policies, one perhaps of the right and the other of the left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinate and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can “throw the rascals out” at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy. The policies that are vital and necessary for America are no longer subjects of significant disagreement, but are disputable only in details of procedure, priority or method.” — Carroll Quigley, Bill Clinon’s mentor It is interesting that this cartoon and Daniel’s prophesy both have a stone, or rock, crashing down from the heavens to destroy Babylon. A Rock, in the Bible, typically represents Jesus Christ of course; strike the rock and receive the water of life, build your house on a foundation of stone and no storm can topple it, etc.. Craig Nov 17 2019 at 2:45 am Excellent. Thank you. Steve Peterson Nov 17 2019 at 3:22 am With a combined brain the size of a walnut ! Lol Punta Gorda Nov 17 2019 at 5:00 am Your denigrating fruits and vegetables… Peregrine John Nov 17 2019 at 3:42 am I and others have been voting SMOD for a while, but had no idea we had perhaps already been successful. Presbypoet Nov 17 2019 at 5:35 am Be careful what you pray for. Revelation chapter 8 is a chilling description of what will happen when an asteroid hits the earth. ” Something like a large mountain blazing with fire was thrown into the sea.” You do not want something like a large mountain crashing into the sea. This must be divinely inspired prophecy. In the first century, they did not know things like mountains sometimes crossed earth’s path. The description of the effects of such “mountain” are also included in the various trumpet descriptions. It is only very recently that we understand the darkness such a “mountain” would cause. To realize a “mountain” would cause a horrible tsunami. For an author with no understanding of what we now know, to write this chapter, is as surprising as if a verse included the speed of light in a vacuum. I admit to having no idea who the 5th trumpet locust are. Is the Eagle in verse 13 America? We are warned. Just remember prophecy is only useful if it can be avoided. I just hope we retain enough of a faithful remnant that Bismark’s America comment remains true. Lyle Nov 17 2019 at 1:14 pm There are many, many fulfilled Biblical prophesies, but only one, that I know of, which was avoided. Their purpose therefore seems more of the nature of proving to us the presence of God in our affairs, and the end time prophesies serve as a warning for us to get out of Babylon before she is utterly destroyed. Prophesies are also for the skeptics, so when they come true, people will remember. Jesus said as much; “Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.” Tagg Nov 17 2019 at 8:24 am Spot on toon today! The last panel’s obviously way too small. But, other than that oversight, really great stuff. OldGoat36 Nov 17 2019 at 8:35 am If you believe the Bible is the Word, you know that while the hour is unknown, you also know it is inevitable. Globalism will happen. Loss of freedoms as we knew them is happening all the time, and it is only a matter of time till they are gone. We can fight the good fight, we are supposed to do that, but dark days will come. Ultimately the outcome is assured, but the years before the final battle are not pleasant. The pressures to conform and submit will be great. Purchases will be ever more difficult, just for basic life if you are not part of the sheep. Religion is to be under on “church”, based on a mixture of all religions, that pushes conformance to the altar of government. Many of these things alluded to in the Bible sure look like they are happening. Many of the things described in Revelation can happen as described through things we know of. The Catholic Church is likely to be the house used as the end times religion. This current pope certainly does not sound solidly with church teachings, many of the things he says are in line with globalism. Is he to be the last pope? Maybe not, but he is paving the way. Brad Nov 17 2019 at 11:21 am If one didn’t didn’t believe in or even know know a single word of Scripture, ever since the Industrial Revolution, Globalism and an eventual .One World Government have been a visible inevitability to futuristic thinkers. To realize that they were prophesied a few THOUSAND years ago and still believe there is no credibility in prophecy is self-delusion. Brad Nov 17 2019 at 11:11 am Great thoughts there. Actually, prophecy is useful for several things. For one, it lends authenticity to the source when it is fulfilled. It also can help those who believe in it to themselves be prepared for it when it is fulfilled. It can give hope for the future when it will be fulfilled. Your comment about not knowing possibilities like meteor hits is akin to not knowing what things like technology would come to exist. If John on Patmos saw an assault by attack helicopters, how would he describe such? There was absolutely nothing in existence with which to compare a helicopter. Would a massive swarm of miniature drones attacking humans individually possibly be described as demons or locusts? When there was absolutely nothing in existence comparable to what John saw, one can see that it would be difficult to write a description that people could even comprehend. Toxic Deplorable Racist B Woodman Nov 17 2019 at 11:30 am Chris, Too bad you didn’t give the SMOD orange hair. Brad Nov 17 2019 at 11:58 am He did kinda’ give it something resembling female anatomy tho. JTC Nov 17 2019 at 12:52 pm It is prophesied that The Endtime will come, in what form we cannot know. But what should be obvious is that the Endtime IS coming, in the form prophesied right here and playing out every day… “A symbiotic adapted relationship wherein both consume every resource in the land.” For given value of “both” and “resource” the Endtime is well and truly in process. JTC Nov 17 2019 at 3:01 pm Given that, is it wrong that I prefer -that I pray- for the impact of that “large mountain blazing with fire” instead of death by a thousand tiny cuts (or bites) that we are enduring today? And not into the sea, as God promises with every rainbow not to end us again by water, but by direct impact offering obliteration of our evil and at the same time relief for those who believeth in Him? kadaka Nov 17 2019 at 5:16 pm People yearn for the Apocalypse, the cataclysm, the Rapture. They’ll even welcome warfare. Because taking that last walk alone is terrifying, they’d rather have company. It is a puzzling aspect of belief that people so certain of their reward can be so hesitant to claim it. JTC Nov 17 2019 at 10:36 pm Not a matter of yearning for what is certain, just that most would choose it to the interminable fate of that wretched gopesaurus. And not terrifying or puzzling that those who believe hope to be called Home together, as the alternative for those left behind is literal hell and damnation… Which might well be something similar to the torturous death by a thousand tiny painful cuts as mentioned above. ilx Nov 17 2019 at 1:57 pm Might have gone for a 2 headed Brontosaurus. You know, both heads consume to feed a bloated body full of excrement, unable to move except in a symbiotic relationship. Hanging around a swamp for 219 years. You can just imagine the smell lines. Halley Nov 17 2019 at 2:53 pm Hi Jan – both of you! Kafiroon Nov 17 2019 at 4:33 pm Ecclesiastes 10:2 New International Version The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. cmblake6 Nov 17 2019 at 11:31 pm Truth. Toxic Deplorable Racist B Woodman Nov 17 2019 at 11:51 pm As an afterword, for your reading pleasure, perusal and contemplation: “Lucifer’s Hammer”, by Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven, 1977 An excellent book. Reply Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Click here to have toons delivered to email This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.