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Posted on 08/06/2009 6:46:39 AM PDT by C19fan
Looks like Bing pulled a Google today.
What is it about those lanterns that is supposed to make me barf?
All I see is an image of some Japanese floating lanterns.
Pretty glowing boxes are a barf alert?
Wow: one minute, three commenters, one thought.
The floating lanterns are a tribute to those who were killed this day in history in Hiroshima. What’s barf about that?
What’s the big deal? It’s not like they have a give peace a chance sign or anything. It is a pretty significant moment in history you know, no matter which side of the debate you fall on.
The lanterns are to memorials to those who died in the Hiroshima bombing. If you mouse around the page there are boxes with informational blubs you can click on.
I find nothing offensive about the Japanese remembering their dead. Am I missing something?
Notice the building in the background and today’s date is August 6.
Eh, I don’t have a problem with it. Would you rather they have decorated the page with mushroom clouds? It was a terrible thing we had to do on this day 64 years ago, certainly nothing to celebrate. Japan is a peaceful democratic nation and a good friend of the United States, there’s no reason not to remember the lives lost and celebrate the peace between our countries since.
Hiroshima August 6 1945
>>Japan is a peaceful democratic nation and a good friend of the United States, theres no reason not to remember the lives lost and celebrate the peace between our countries since.<<
Of the many images they could have chosen, this is probably the least offensive.
So, it was an event that ended the war, a major historical milestone. The floating lanterns are a Shinto tradition. It isn’t like they are running around demanding reparations. Many Japanese now understand what happened and I recall a couple of years ago a Japanese foreign minister even said the dropping of the bombs was ‘necessary’ and saved Japanese lives from an extended war.
I’ve read all the blurbs; still not offended. What am I missing?
Yes, that building is still there as a monument. It was called the HMI building before the bombing and now it’s the Atomic Bomb Dome.
No problem with it here. There’s nothing wrong with remembering, even the difficult events. History isn’t always pretty, and we must not forget.
For that matter (and I know many will disagree with me on this), I don’t have a problem with Google doing whatever they want with their page. Free society, freedom of speech and opinion, capitalism, etc. It’s theirs to do with as they want, and it’s my choice whether or not to use their service.
Same with Bing.
And you don’t believe that it is regrettable that it had to come down to using the bomb?
There’s nothing barf worthy about a tasteful memorial to the civilians who died in the bombing. It was necessary, but we should respect their dead.
Of all the things to barf about you pick this?
It’s the anniversary of Hiroshima bombing...
uh... they were the AGGRESSORS? The Japanese started a war? We’re supposed to feel guilty because the US is evil...
Should we also mourn the Nazi dead? What lunacy. The Japanese still act like they are the victims. Asia, besides Japan, at least thinks differently.
You don’t understand the Japanese culture, this is not a symbol to make you feel guilty. Most Japanese understand the necessity of what happened as much as we do.
You’re reading into it something that’s not there. The deaths that day were tragic, regardless of whether or not it was necessary and who bears the blame, and it’s entirely appropriate to memorialize the lives lost. We can feel sorry without feeling guilty. Or at least, we SHOULD be able to. Seems most of the posters in this thread don’t have any difficulty in doing so.
I wouldn’t mourn Nazi dead, but I would mourn German civilian dead.
I was going to say, “At least the OP got me to go to bing finally.”
Bing is markedly superior to Google for image and video searches. Otherwise, there’s not much difference between them.
Here’s what I sent to Bing
Your selection of an image of Hiroshima is in poor taste and shows bad judgement. Do you plan to show a photo of Pearl Harbor on December 7? Of the Twin Towers site on Sept 11? Of Normandy beach on June 6? The selection of this image, and not of the others mentioned, suggests that Bing has joined the chorus of idiots who want the United States to wear a permanent hair shirt for having saved the world from genocidal Fascism.
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