The plural of the Latin word 'casus' is not 'casi', but 'casus'.
Yup, I'm sure. It's a fourth declension noun, so it doesn't go to -i in the (nominative) plural like most nouns in -us English speakers are familiar with (things like 'Marcus' are second declension). If you found 'casi belli' online it's because you're by no means the first person to make that mistake.
Interestingly, the Italian plural may be 'casi belli'. My Italian is too many millennia out of date to be sure.
If you want to be really pedantic, the 'u' of the plural is long.
12 March 2008
Subject heading: “3-12 comic”
me of a psychological study that I tried in vain
to track down,
The study found that when people
are on the receiving end of pain, they
Basically, our perception
of our own pain and the pain of others do not
Anyway, enjoyed/continue to enjoy your work.
Lindsay, Detroit, MI
I think I tracked something down that might
help you further on your searches.
12 March 2008
Hello, please read the following comments regarding your comics titled "The Pain". Now since I could find no date on your website, I cannot tell if this was recent, or if this website has been abandoned or updated.
Anyway, my comment is directed at this comic -
In here is says that Iraqi civilian casualties are in a much greater number than the casualties at 9/11. This is true.
Allow me to STRESS that I share your dislike with the Iraq War. I was against it from the start. So please read this email with the consideration that we agree on the same thing. (This email is quite long, but PLEASE read it)
Also allow me to STRESS that I have not read the entire text below the picture. I am writing this email under the belief that you are against the war now, from the start, and are against the Bush Administration. If any of the above is inaccurate, then please read this email anyway because it took me a long time to type it. :D
Secondly, you cannot deny that the terrorists
are a true threat to this world. Therefore, perhaps
one could see that seeing on how Iraq was a large
base for terrorist operations (Saddam being a
terrorist)...that perhaps it was actually a good
thing that we invaded.
However, once again I will say that I was (and
still is) against the war FROM THE START. (As
it is I would support the war, saying that it
be as bad as a pull out)
I'd like to add something else though. This is an email I received a while ago.
[long tedious email omitted]
So based off of what I wrote, and what you read in that email, perhaps you could reconsider our current situation.
Let me finally note that out
of the three presidential candidates, McCain
is the only one with foreign
policy experience. Clinton and Obama have none,
and this experience is a MUST HAVE because of
our current situation with the terrorists, regardless
if we invaded Iraq.
Disclaimer- If you wish to mock this email, you do not have permission. If you want to post this large comment on your site in a mature fashion by either agreeing with me or disagreeing with me and countering what I have said (once again in a mature fashion), you do have permission.
Thank you very much for your time,
-An anonymous Stumbler.
You acknowledge the fact that the Bush administration and the soldiers do not directly target the civilians, but your comic implies otherwise. Your comic shows VP Cheney suggesting that the U.S should give them "five for flinching" (meaning the civilians, right?) Obviously, that implies a direct intention of targeting civilians...unless of course you are talking about the terrorists.
Secondly, if you agree that the Bush Administration and the soldiers do not target the innocent, doesn't this mean you are against the war and NOT the Bush Administration? (Unless there are other issues that I am not aware about)
Third, you ask which
would be better. 3,000 intentional deaths, or
150,000 accidental deaths? I do see
your point but you have to understand that war
is war and people are going to die. It is tough
to understand but while facing a threat and going
to war, people will die.
You claim that a Liberal President negotiating
with the terrorists is a right-wing fantasy.
However, can you tell me of any direct accomplishments
liberal senators, presidents, etc, against the
threat of terrorism? I mean not too long ago,
Nancy Pelosi traveled the Middle East area to
all the leaders. Now is that the job of the Speaker
of the House?
19 March 20008
I am beginning to miss the presence of Tim in his most recent comics. . .is this a bad thing? It seems his presence is a thing I find most entertaining.
27 March 2008
Subject heading: “Thank you…”
...for steering me to the Rolling Stones link and thus putting the final nail in your coffin. Adios My Pain.
The newly minted word "squeeb" does indeed describe Mr. Kreider himself. The gutless liberal NY-wannabe who hides in Cecil has the knee-jerk reaction to all things "conspiratorial" that I've come to expect from the Left. I don't blame the neocons for the sins of 9-11 and its aftermath, for they are merely being themselves. However, I find the reaction of the Left to be cowardly and I hope that one day they have the courage with what's left of their ever-shrinking patriotic little testicles to at least take a teensy-weeny little peek behind the curtain.
It takes someone like myself
-- a reformed Republican turned liberal, to have
the guts to view the facts,
face the questions and come to the painfully
obvious conclusions of 9-11. The squeebs of the
like Kreider and Taibbi, obviously can't "go
there" so I
The Bush administration has lied about everything of remote importance but for some unknown reason their official story of what took place on 9-11 must never, ever be questioned and routine investigation procedures must be tossed aside in the holy name of the War on Terror, i.e. The Long War of the 21st Century while the Left just swallows it all in.
I'll take my leave of you with this bit of thanks from Burroughs:
" Thanks for the last and greatest betrayal of the last and greatest of human dreams."
James T. Cardwell
27 March 2008
Dear Mr. Kreider,
Given your proclivities, I thought you might find this recent essay of mine amusing. In it, I delineate my theory that Hillary Clinton accepting the vice-presidential nomination would turn the Obama administration into the Justice League.
Oh, and in case you haven't seen it already, my ironclad proof that Princess Leia fucked both Luke and Han after the battle of Yavin.
Hope you're recovering well from your virus.
Bill Clinton is the Martian Manhunter in this metaphor because he's the guy in the background, as powerful as Superman but not getting top billing. Subtler and less flashy than the Man of Steel, he's the one you send to deal with the shit no one else can handle. Useful guy to have in the White House, in other words.