October 2014 archive

Cabbage Comix #5

by George Dardess

Cabbage Comix finds three of Rochester’s elder Protesters from East and Goodman reborn as Cabbages in farmer McGreggor’s garden. It’s been a tough row to hoe that brought them there, but times are about to change..    Farmer McGreggor is about to end their peaceful days in the garden when     something      …

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Cabbage Comix Episode #4

by George Dardess

Cabbage Comix finds three of Rochester’s elder Protesters from East and Goodman reborn as Cabbages in farmer McGreggor’s garden. It seemed like farmer McGreggor was taking pretty good care of them. But, it turns out that farmer McGreggor isn’t such a nice guy after all.

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Cabbage Comix Episode #3

by George Dardess

Cabbage Comix finds three of Rochester’s elder Protesters from East and Goodman reborn as Cabbages in farmer McGreggor’s garden. Getting settled there has been a tough row to hoe. Now their peaceful repose in McGreggors garden is about to come to a calamitous end.

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The Non-Useful Atrocities

 by Eva Bartlett reprinted from Zero Anthropology 

This article  looks into the dark side of the Syrian war.  It begins with names and stories of Middle Eastern reporters killed by rebel forces, reporters like Yara Abbas, who is pictured below.   Eva,  goes on to report civilian descriptions of atrocities committed by opposition forces …

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Serena Shim on Turkey

Serena Shim, a Lebanese American, reported for Press TV on the Syrian militants in Turkey.  . Her death, last week in a car crash in Turkey.  raised some serious questions.    Because Turkish Intelligence recently threatened to put her in prison, some believe that she was murdered, either by Turkish Intelligence or the CIA which …

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Cabbage Comix, Episode #2

If you liked Hank Funnies you will likely enjoy George Dardess’ latest offering. Cabbage Comix finds three of Rochester’s elder Protesters from East and Goodman  reborn as Cabbages in farmer McGreggor’s garden.    Getting settled there has been a tough row to hoe.  Now their peaceful repose in McGreggors garden is about to come to a …

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Cabbage Comix Episode #1

If you like Hank Funnies you will likely enjoy George Dardess’ latest offering. Cabbage Comix finds three of Rochester’s elder Protesters from East and Goodman reborn as Cabbages in farmer McGreggor’s garden. Getting settled there has been a tough row to hoe, but they will soon be uprooted find themselves  moving on

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McCain & The FSA, In Case You are Curious

John McCain’s meeting with commanders of the Free Syrian Army just over a year ago is old news.   But, it keeps coming back   There are some pretty damning photos of the meeting and those who attended floating around the internet..  I, along with many others, assumed that at least some of the photos were doctored …

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ISIS or DAISH?

The aggressive spread of ISIS through Iraq and Syria has been a game changer in the region.   In all of the Arabic countries, ISIS is referred to as DAISH, which is short for ‘Dawlat al-Islamiyah f’al-Iraq wa al-Sham’, Arabic for the Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham (Syria).  What makes the Arabic acronym interesting …

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Turkey Struggling with Shifting Plans in Syria

President Erdogan of Turkey has, under extreme US pressure, allowed Iraqi Kurds into Syria to fight with the PYD (Syrian Kurds) for the city of Kobane.   The international press has been following the desperate fight in Kobane with intense interest for the last few weeks, though most of the population has abandoned the city some …

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