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Posted on 08/06/2009 6:46:39 AM PDT by C19fan

Looks like Bing pulled a Google today.


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: bing; hiroshima

1 posted on 08/06/2009 6:46:39 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

What is it about those lanterns that is supposed to make me barf?


2 posted on 08/06/2009 6:48:23 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: C19fan

All I see is an image of some Japanese floating lanterns.


3 posted on 08/06/2009 6:48:32 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: C19fan

Pretty glowing boxes are a barf alert?


4 posted on 08/06/2009 6:48:46 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: BibChr

Wow: one minute, three commenters, one thought.


5 posted on 08/06/2009 6:49:14 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: C19fan

The floating lanterns are a tribute to those who were killed this day in history in Hiroshima. What’s barf about that?


6 posted on 08/06/2009 6:50:01 AM PDT by FReepaholic (Jump You F**kers!)
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To: C19fan

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.


7 posted on 08/06/2009 6:50:08 AM PDT by aft_lizard (Barack Obama is Hugo Chavez's poodle.)
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To: C19fan

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?


8 posted on 08/06/2009 6:50:28 AM PDT by brownsfan (The public schools and the SRM, they are killing us.)
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To: La Lydia

Notice the building in the background and today’s date is August 6.


9 posted on 08/06/2009 6:50:52 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

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.


10 posted on 08/06/2009 6:51:18 AM PDT by Dan Middleton
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To: C19fan

Hiroshima August 6 1945


11 posted on 08/06/2009 6:51:28 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN
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To: Dan Middleton

>>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.<<

Amen!


12 posted on 08/06/2009 6:51:52 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: C19fan

Of the many images they could have chosen, this is probably the least offensive.


13 posted on 08/06/2009 6:53:51 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: C19fan

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.


14 posted on 08/06/2009 6:54:26 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Dan Middleton

+1


15 posted on 08/06/2009 6:54:45 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: C19fan

I’ve read all the blurbs; still not offended. What am I missing?


16 posted on 08/06/2009 6:54:56 AM PDT by xlib
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To: C19fan

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.


17 posted on 08/06/2009 6:55:55 AM PDT by aft_lizard (Barack Obama is Hugo Chavez's poodle.)
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To: C19fan

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.


18 posted on 08/06/2009 6:56:16 AM PDT by Jedidah ("Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana)
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To: C19fan

And you don’t believe that it is regrettable that it had to come down to using the bomb?


19 posted on 08/06/2009 6:56:49 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: C19fan

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.


20 posted on 08/06/2009 6:57:15 AM PDT by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: C19fan

Of all the things to barf about you pick this?


21 posted on 08/06/2009 6:58:46 AM PDT by PjhCPA (She's pretty, but where's the beef?)
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To: mnehring

It’s the anniversary of Hiroshima bombing...


22 posted on 08/06/2009 7:10:43 AM PDT by PghBaldy (http://www.blackfive.net/main/2009/06/president-obama-visits-wounded-troops.html)
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To: FReepaholic

uh... they were the AGGRESSORS? The Japanese started a war? We’re supposed to feel guilty because the US is evil...


23 posted on 08/06/2009 7:12:54 AM PDT by PghBaldy (http://www.blackfive.net/main/2009/06/president-obama-visits-wounded-troops.html)
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To: PghBaldy

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.


24 posted on 08/06/2009 7:15:18 AM PDT by PghBaldy (http://www.blackfive.net/main/2009/06/president-obama-visits-wounded-troops.html)
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To: PghBaldy

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.


25 posted on 08/06/2009 7:15:31 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: PghBaldy

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.


26 posted on 08/06/2009 7:18:08 AM PDT by Dan Middleton
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To: PghBaldy

I wouldn’t mourn Nazi dead, but I would mourn German civilian dead.


27 posted on 08/06/2009 7:19:14 AM PDT by Dan Middleton
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To: C19fan; Swordmaker

28 posted on 08/06/2009 7:20:38 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

LOL, excellent.

I was going to say, “At least the OP got me to go to bing finally.”


29 posted on 08/06/2009 7:30:40 AM PDT by whattajoke (.)
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To: whattajoke

Bing is markedly superior to Google for image and video searches. Otherwise, there’s not much difference between them.


30 posted on 08/06/2009 7:32:32 AM PDT by Dan Middleton
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To: martin_fierro
Bing results on "Should I get a Mac?"

Now that's funny, it don't matter who you are...
31 posted on 08/06/2009 7:36:00 AM PDT by Rebel_Ace (Tags?!? Tags?!? We don' neeeed no stinkin' Tags!)
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To: C19fan

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.


32 posted on 08/06/2009 12:02:06 PM PDT by usbob
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