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DLC Special: Rover

Postby Keydar » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:37 pm

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Re: DLC Special: Rover

Postby The Great JT » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:14 am

See this is why I say we need to install a maximum age limit and minimum wage for politicians.

Rover, keep up the good work. Politicians, you're making high treason look more and more appealing by the day.
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Re: DLC Special: Rover

Postby Igby » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:08 pm

Thanks for drawing this. I enjoy when my favorite webcomics deal with current events, especially when they are usually set in a fantasy or alternate reality. The poor Rover, all alone with no one checking in on her.
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Re: DLC Special: Rover

Postby TheDomicus » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:07 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn9fgcSuvmA

Now, you see, Australia's got the right idea.
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Re: DLC Special: Rover

Postby gamerunknown » Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:39 am

Here's a little bit from Sagan:

Our global civilisation is clearly on the edge of failure and the most important task it faces, preserving the lives and well-being of its citizens and the future habitability of the planet. But if we're willing to live with the growing likelihood of nuclear war shouldn't we also been willing to explore vigorously every possible means to prevent nuclear war. Shouldn't we consider in every nation major changes in the traditional ways of doing things, a fundamental restructuring of economic political social and religious institutions. We've reached a point where there can be no more special interests or special cases, nuclear arms threaten every person on the Earth. Fundamental changes in society are sometimes labelled impractical or contrary to human nature, as if nuclear war were practical or as if there's only one human nature. But fundamental changes can clearly be made, we're surrounded by them. In the last two centuries abject slavery which was with us for thousands of years has almost entirely been eliminated in a stirring worldwide revolution. Women, systematically mistreated for millennia are gradually gaining the political and economic power traditionally denied them and some wars of aggression have recently been stopped or curtailed because of a revulsion felt by the people in the aggressor nations. The old appeals to racial sexual religious chauvinism and to rabid nationalist fervor are beginning not to work. A new consciousness is developing which sees the earth as a single organism and recognizes that an organism at war with itself is doomed. We are one planet. One of the great revelations of the age of space exploration is the image of the earth finite and lonely, somehow vulnerable, bearing the entire human species through the oceans of space and time.


Worth pointing out, too, that the picture of the Pale Blue Dot that inspired Sagan's novel was taken from the Voyager 1 space probe, sent into space by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The laboratory, luckily enough, is run by Caltech employees and thus not subject to the sequestering, but the NASA budget has been cut substantially by House Republicans. NASA funding is one of the key ways the US government supports scientific research, with military funding being another prominent one.
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Re: DLC Special: Rover

Postby amel » Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:01 pm

For someone not living in the US, this one went straight over my head.
If someone would care to explain it it would be greatly appreciated
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Re: DLC Special: Rover

Postby Maelstrom » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:52 pm

Lets see.. how to explain it best.

In short, two opposing political parties engaged in what amounts to a game of chicken (a game where two cars race towards each other at top speed and the guy who swerves out of the way loses) with each of their collective reputations on the line along with their chances at continued power. Neither party swerved and thus the "crash" at the end of the game was the government shutting down partially and all "non-essential" services being suspended. However, in this case, one could say that they are now having a fistfight in the flaming wreck of the cars while a meteor (The debt ceiling) is bearing down on their location.

It's really exposes quite a disgusting side of humanity (on both sides of the argument) rife with egotism, hunger for power, ideological crusade, fear of loss, lack of self confidence/impotence, mob mentality, and hatred. Whether America survives it or not, it should be used as an example of what not to do.

While Keydar may correct me, I believe the comic was supposed to highlight the fact that we have something as frankly amazing as a machine running around on a different planet - yet we are wasting our time, resources, and totally putting our way of life at risk for something as petty in the grand scheme of things as the above situation.
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Re: DLC Special: Rover

Postby Kenai » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:55 am

Excellent comic! Not form the US but we're very aware of what is going on in the UK.

It sucks that we're not going to get any reports during the government shutdown. I mean they discovered a substantial amount of water on Mars recently: "Scientists confirmed the soil sample was about 2% water, increasing the chance that a manned mission to the red planet would be able to survive." (SKY news)

I have not forgotten you Curiosity, keep on truckin'.
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Re: DLC Special: Rover

Postby Dr.Bill » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:44 am

Hilarious,and true.Anyway,hi i'm new here.I'd like to thank Kedar for making the comics.I remember looking at some of your work back in 2008,i was young and stupid then,so i couldn't remember how to find your website.But i friend in the SFD community used one of your comics ("Know Your Raiders") so we can class each other there (if that makes any sense whatsoever).
Here's the topic if you're interested: http://mythologicinteractive.com/forum/ ... IC_ID=1545
And again,thank you for your wonderful work!



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Re: DLC Special: Rover

Postby Tydosius » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:18 pm

I'm sick of people telling me I have to be a religious extremist or a science extremist, rather than a rational person who is both religious and scientifically knowledgeable, therefore having the open mind to understand our universe better.
I'm sick of people telling me I have to be a capitalist extremist or socialist extremist, rather than a rational person who uses the best of both worlds to create a properly running government.
I'm sick of people telling me I have to never complain about anything or give anyone hell for making changes, rather than a rational person who judges based on true value, morality and contribution rather than bias.

I'm sick of people telling me I have to be an extremist, rather than a rational person, simply because I do not fit their view of what a rational person is.

You know, if we do end up being governed by some sort of artificial intelligence, at least it would choose the superior outcome, rather than sticking to traditions so twisted and far from the original but still vaguely in the same shape enough to be called the same thing.

Had to get this off my chest.
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Re: DLC Special: Rover

Postby Dr.Bill » Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:33 am

Tydosius wrote:I'm sick of people telling me I have to be a religious extremist or a science extremist, rather than a rational person who is both religious and scientifically knowledgeable, therefore having the open mind to understand our universe better.
I'm sick of people telling me I have to be a capitalist extremist or socialist extremist, rather than a rational person who uses the best of both worlds to create a properly running government.
I'm sick of people telling me I have to never complain about anything or give anyone hell for making changes, rather than a rational person who judges based on true value, morality and contribution rather than bias.

I'm sick of people telling me I have to be an extremist, rather than a rational person, simply because I do not fit their view of what a rational person is.

You know, if we do end up being governed by some sort of artificial intelligence, at least it would choose the superior outcome, rather than sticking to traditions so twisted and far from the original but still vaguely in the same shape enough to be called the same thing.

Had to get this off my chest.



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Re: DLC Special: Rover

Postby Dr.Bill » Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:34 am

Tydosius wrote:I'm sick of people telling me I have to be a religious extremist or a science extremist, rather than a rational person who is both religious and scientifically knowledgeable, therefore having the open mind to understand our universe better.
I'm sick of people telling me I have to be a capitalist extremist or socialist extremist, rather than a rational person who uses the best of both worlds to create a properly running government.
I'm sick of people telling me I have to never complain about anything or give anyone hell for making changes, rather than a rational person who judges based on true value, morality and contribution rather than bias.

I'm sick of people telling me I have to be an extremist, rather than a rational person, simply because I do not fit their view of what a rational person is.

You know, if we do end up being governed by some sort of artificial intelligence, at least it would choose the superior outcome, rather than sticking to traditions so twisted and far from the original but still vaguely in the same shape enough to be called the same thing.

Had to get this off my chest.



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Re: DLC Special: Rover

Postby Tommypilgrim » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:07 am

That's a fantastic drawing of the Capitol Building. I can't imagine how long it must have taken you.
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