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Topic: What's On Your Mind #93 3 years ago #9391368          

Nooooooooooooooo!!! Why are there upvotes and downvotes?! No one other than me will upvote my comments!!

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Topic: What's On Your Mind #94 3 years ago #9395253          



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Fishy Situation 3 years ago #9402965          

And then there's Finland, who beat the shit out of Russia by themselves, beat the shit out of Russia with the aid of Germany, and then beat the shit out of Germany.

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Topic: What's On Your Mind #94 3 years ago #9395000          

Ok, I'll try to upvote this comment a bunch of times just because I'm bored

UPDATE: gave up


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Makeover of 2016 2 years ago #9553792          

And there we were, thinking Britain was going to win "the most monumentally stupid political act" for 2016.

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The little voice in America's head 2 years ago #9540524          

Seriously, Humon. If Trump wins you are OBLIGATED to draw America's hair like Donald Trump's hair for the next four years!

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How to break Iceland's spirit 1 year ago #9622757          

I have looked over some of the coments in here and sorry to say guys but some of you don't treat Humon very nicely. First people asked for Brexit comics and when they got that they complained about not understanding the leave side. Then she starts drawing in more political up to date things and peopel gets angry over that and ask for more funny stuff. Then she draws in more of that and people complain about lack of research on this. People please remember that we only have this if she wants to do so. To much complaning and she might stop all together. I don't say never ever complain just remeber also to be thankfully she is there to lighten up our day.

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Brightest Sheep in the Field 3 years ago #9394457          

Actually.. at least some of the time, what happens is a ram has a paint pad strapped to his belly, then he's released into a field of ewes.
The farmer knows which ewes are pregnant by the fact they have bright paint spots on their back.

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Banana Republic 3 years ago #9398024          

This comic really separates the innocent readers from others.


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Turn it up to 11 1 year ago #9625110          

We live beside sweden, we are pretty used to it.

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The little voice in America's head 2 years ago #9540767          

Clinton is what is wrong with politics. Trump is what is wrong with humanity.

Every time 7 months ago #9739319          

For any Americans - think of it like this:

The Nordic welfare state is basically not more complicated then a huge insurance policy.
Your taxes is you insurance payment, and for that you're basically insured against anything that can happen you personally.

This obviously works because EVERYONE pays - and according to ability. Which means that yes, the very, very rich pays a lot more in absolute figures - probably more then they will ever get back, unless they get a particularly nasty disease.
So many of the very, very rich doesn't like this system obviously - because they are the only one's rich enough to be able to pay for all of these things out of pocket themselves.
But for everyone else, it's a completely rational insurance policy - because we can all get that particularly nasty disease, or be hit with other misfortunes in life, and most of us wouldn't have a chance to cope with that financially.

Which of course is why you have insurance in America as well - but you have to pay that privately.

The big difference here is that our welfare insurance policy covers much, much more then any policy in the US does (you don't have policies covering your children's college education, do you?) - but also that our policy actually pays out when you need it.

The welfare state isn't there to make a profit off of you and it doesn't try to trick you with complicated terms or refuse to pay out when you end up needing the insurance.

Because the system is not based on a short-term profit calculation, like a private insurance company in the US is - but on long-term national benefits.

For instance:

It's a benefit to the whole nation that everyone can get the highest level of education they're suitable for - as a more well educated work force benefits the economy as a whole, and thus the nation as a whole.
With a higher general level of education, more specialized and advanced products and services can be made and offered, providing greater export profits, higher company profits and in the end higher tax payments from these companies back to the nation.

The citizen getting that higher level of education and that more specialized job, is also likely to be earning more in that job - meaning that he/she will be paying back more in taxes for decades to come to the nation.

So the investments the nation makes in the individual often pays of many times over, over their whole life.

The simple fact is, that from a national economic point of view, the socialist principle "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs" actually works out very well.

If that hadn't been the case - none of the Nordic nation would obviously have succeed as well as we did, with this system.

(Well except Norway, who could probably live off the sale of it's oil alone for the rest of any of our lives, those rich bastards... ;-))

We all need a hand in life at some point - and if we return that favor when we are in a stronger position - that actually strengthen the nation as a whole.
Not only economically, but also in terms of social cohesion.

Most people happily pays into the system, because they appreciate the security the systems gives them, knowing that no matter what happens, they have this insurance. And if they're happy enough to not need that much help themselves - it will still be there for their children, and grand-children, and other people they love and care for - when they need it.

That's not to say there aren't people whining loudly about having to pay tax of course - both amongst the few very, very rich who actually could opt-out of the system entirely - but also amongst the many more who actually benefit from it.
But then there are always stupid and cheap people of course, who won't acknowledge anything they themselves received, but instead pretend all they've ever done is pay into the system.

But as I usually tell them - counting from their free delivery when they where born, through every free doctors visit, through their free daycare and free education - by the time they're around 18 and can start to fend for themselves, the average citizen has already cost the nation the equivalent of hundreds of thousands of US dollars.

Every penny in tax you pay for years to come from then as an average earner is just to pay back what you've already gotten for free.
And that's assuming you didn't have more then the average health problems growing up.

But still, some people will always whine whenever they have to pay anything of course.

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Whiners 1 year ago #9647375          

Finland doesn't cry.
That's testosterone leaking from his eye.

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Topic: test of nest and votes 3 years ago #9394272          

@Dayvi Maybe you could add a system that won't allow you to vote on a comment more than once. Actually, you probably should...
Self votes should also be disallowed.

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Home Decorator 1 year ago #9627236          

Rabbi Altmann and his secretary were sitting in a coffeehouse in Berlin in 1935. “Herr Altmann,” said his secretary, “I notice you’re reading Der Stürmer! I can’t understand why. A Nazi libel sheet! Are you some kind of masochist, or, God forbid, a self-hating Jew ?”

“On the contrary, Frau Epstein. When I used to read the Jewish papers, all I learned about were pogroms, riots in Palestine, and assimilation in America. But now that I read Der Stürmer, I see so much more: that the Jews control all the banks, that we dominate in the arts, and that we’re on the verge of taking over the entire world. You know – it makes me feel a whole lot better!”

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Wrong answer? Wrong question! 1 year ago #9629931          

I want to see this truck fixing, bone fighting, flower picking incident.

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Mower of Grass 2 years ago #9579009          

I feel that there is wasted opportunity here:
Icelandic: Sláttuvél
Directly translates: Reaper machine

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The Exorcism 2 years ago #9474162          

Brother Finland comes from the school of thoughth which emphasises the need to create a hole for the impure demonic essence to leave the body. The more holes, the faster the demon leaves the body.

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Return of the lovable dork 9 months ago #9716504          

" Trump's foolery will be handled by the skin-blob from now on."

So you're going with a realistic approach?

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The joy of giving 3 years ago #9437054          

Despite this lovely gesture, there's some real bad blood between Finland and Norway.

It's called Swedes.

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Suit up...WITH GUNS 2 years ago #9604150          

"America is going a little nuts..." As an American, I can ensure you that is a huge understatement.

Entrepreneur 2 years ago #9595339          

There needs to be a follow up comic of England finding out about Canada using a prostitute...

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Remember your safeword 1 year ago #9645063          

The safeword is Grundstücksverkehrsgenehmigungszuständigkeitsübertragungsverordnung! Don't forget it.

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Brexit to the right 2 years ago #9497045          

Please do one about how they then lost to Iceland in the EURO 2016 :)

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Play date 3 months ago #9773160          


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Like in the olden days 7 months ago #9742284          

Trust me, a lot of us Americans felt like throwing up too when we heard Trump spew this garbage. We still do.

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Let Italian men live 1 year ago #9681820          

See, this is the kind of movement I could get behind because it can be summed up as "Don't hold us to the standards of Toxic Masculinity. I want to be able to live by myself and not be shamed for that." It's, at any rate better than some of the bullshit angry young men say here in America (I say as a young American man), which is often highly sexist, as they feel as if they are "owed" something from women, and because they haven't "received" what they are "owed", women should be punished. The only time when neither group will feel oppressed is when a society embraces fully equal rights. Until then, both sexes will be trapped by society. Women by men's socially constructed power, and men by their reliance on that same power to survive. A movement like what Brother Italy says here is helpful to both sexes, even if it's not readily apparent at first. Because masculine pride and privilege is harmful to both sexes.
Dammit, why do groups in Europe make more sense (or at least have better arguments) than our equivalents here in the US?

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Bye bye ambassador 2 years ago #9586952          

We The People of the United States of America beg the world's pardon and apologize deeply for the erratic behavior of our nation. Our country is not himself right now and is very ill. He could use some quiet time in a padded room for a while. Sister America is wearing a pussy hat and trying to throttle her brother into health care.

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Friendship Flag 2 years ago #9583110          

Whoops! That idea quickly went South ;)

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In the eye of the beholder 2 years ago #9537132          

"I suspect archaeologists just see vaginas everywhere."

Not everywhere. About half the time they see penises.