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Hiroshima mayor calls for support for Obama's nuke free world appeal
Associated Press ^ | August 5, 2009

Posted on 08/05/2009 9:22:27 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

(AP) - HIROSHIMA, Aug. 6 (Kyodo)—

Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba urged people around the world to join the city's effort to abolish nuclear weapons in response to U.S. President Barack Obama's appeal for a world free of nuclear weapons, as Hiroshima marked the 64th anniversary the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing Thursday.

"We support President Obama and have a moral responsibility to act to abolish nuclear weapons," Akiba said in the Peace Declaration at a commemorative ceremony at the city's Peace Memorial Park, reiterating Hiroshima's conviction that "the only role for nuclear weapons is to be abolished."

"To emphasize this point," said Akiba, "we refer to ourselves, the great global majority, as the 'Obamajority,' and we call on the rest of the world to join forces with us to eliminate all nuclear weapons by 2020. The essence of this idea is embodied in the Japanese Constitution, which is ever more highly esteemed around the world."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anniversary; bhonukes; hiroshima

1 posted on 08/05/2009 9:22:27 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

‘Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba urged people around the world to join the city’s effort to abolish nuclear weapons’

You’re 64 years too late, pal...


2 posted on 08/05/2009 9:24:17 PM PDT by joejm65
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To: Free ThinkerNY
State Department is working quietly on a side trip by Obama in the Autumn (October) from Tokyo, to Hiroshima, to tour the museum and issue an apology.

This is no joke.

3 posted on 08/05/2009 9:26:31 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (God Bless Our US Troops (Especially the Snipers). Active Duty, Reserve and Retired. Three Cheers!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

‘State Department is working quietly on a side trip by Obama in the Autumn (October) from Tokyo, to Hiroshima, to tour the museum and issue an apology.
This is no joke.’

Let him issue an apology. He’s apologized to everyone else except Officer Crowley, why stop now? Let Zero apologize for actions which saved the lives of American soldiers and ended a gruesome war. I’m sure everyone associated with the U.S. Military - active and retired - will understand that Nobama despises them. All he’s doing is digging himself deeper into a hole.


4 posted on 08/05/2009 9:30:24 PM PDT by joejm65
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To: All; Free ThinkerNY
"Total nuclear disarmament", Obama, Russia and the commie left
various sources

Posted on Sunday, July 05, 2009 12:51:21 PM ET by ETL:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2285983/posts

5 posted on 08/05/2009 9:30:25 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Doesn’t the long-legged mack daddy ever stay home ?


6 posted on 08/05/2009 9:31:53 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"We have the power. We have the responsibility. And we are the Obamajority," he said. "Together, we can abolish nuclear weapons. Yes, we can."

This is the mayor speaking. Sounds like he and chrissy mathews should get together and compare tingles.
7 posted on 08/05/2009 9:34:10 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We had a choice in WWII, wipe out a city with one bomb, or wipe out a city with thousands of bombs … we took a shortcut. I don’t see the problem.


8 posted on 08/05/2009 9:34:52 PM PDT by doc1019 (Obama? Not so much.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
[. . . we call on the rest of the world to join forces with us to eliminate all nuclear weapons by 2020.]

How about a 20-hour workweek and free beer for all?

9 posted on 08/05/2009 9:35:11 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wouldn’t want to drop such devastating bombs on Japan today, but if they tried to invade us again, I’d want to do it all over again x2.

Apparently this major doesn’t realize that one of the only reasons he even has a country, is because we are willing to defend it... with our threat of nukes.


10 posted on 08/05/2009 9:39:39 PM PDT by Gator113 (It's about stupidity, stupid. IMPEACH HERE, IMPEACH NOW.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"To emphasize this point," said Akiba, "we refer to ourselves, the great global majority, as the 'Obamajority,'

::Puke::
11 posted on 08/05/2009 9:40:10 PM PDT by Rodebrecht (</government>)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Japan is sure as hell a peaceful place now. Guess that 12kt Hank Williams Jr. “attitude adjustment” worked out, huh?


12 posted on 08/05/2009 9:43:18 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s probably still miffed that they got nuked.


13 posted on 08/05/2009 9:45:53 PM PDT by wastedyears (The Tree is thirsty and the hogs are hungry.)
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To: Gator113
What can you say?

2009 Japan has it's naive, flaming libs.

2009 Japan has it's conservatives (hawks) most open to nuking up.

And they hate each others' guts.

Kinda like the US where we have different flavors, too.

14 posted on 08/05/2009 9:49:15 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (God Bless Our US Troops (Especially the Snipers). Active Duty, Reserve and Retired. Three Cheers!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Here he is the mayor of the cleanest, most modern city in Japan, and still he complains!


15 posted on 08/05/2009 9:55:49 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: sushiman

Terrific remark, “Doesn’t the ‘long-legged mack daddy’ ever stay home ?”

We shall always be indebted to Dr. James Manning for calling Zero on his actions, words, and policies. I had to look up the name Dr. Manning gives to Zero, and if I am not mistaken “mack-daddy” refers to a black who is a successful, flamboyant pimp of hookers.

Keep up the good work, and as always Mahalo; de mo, arigatai.


16 posted on 08/05/2009 9:57:46 PM PDT by Islander2
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I'd like to build the world a home
and furnish it with love
grow apple trees and honey bees
and snow white turtle doves

17 posted on 08/05/2009 9:57:54 PM PDT by AHerald ("Behold, your mother." And from that hour the disciple took her into his home -- John 19:27)
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To: Redbob

“Here he is the mayor of the cleanest, most modern city in Japan”

Nothing old in that town, huh? Snicker snicker,,


18 posted on 08/05/2009 9:59:01 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: joejm65
‘Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba urged people around the world to join the city’s effort to abolish nuclear weapons’

Why not ban planes as well? They've been known to do a number on naval bases after all.
19 posted on 08/05/2009 10:18:22 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Other than spelling mayor wrong, what upset you about my post?


20 posted on 08/05/2009 10:26:07 PM PDT by Gator113 (It's about stupidity, stupid. IMPEACH HERE, IMPEACH NOW.)
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To: Gator113

Your guess is as good as mine. (?)


21 posted on 08/05/2009 10:44:27 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (God Bless Our US Troops (Especially the Snipers). Active Duty, Reserve and Retired. Three Cheers!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Sorry. Looks like I read the first few words wrong. Feeling stupid, here.


22 posted on 08/05/2009 10:54:22 PM PDT by Gator113 (It's about stupidity, stupid. IMPEACH HERE, IMPEACH NOW.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I read some where that Japan has 22 nuclear power plants. Shazam.


23 posted on 08/06/2009 1:11:30 AM PDT by Waco (Libs exhale too much)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

‘Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba urged people around the world to join the city’s effort to abolish nuclear weapons’

You’ve to figure that in Hiroshima, at least 90% of the population would be in favor of abolishing nukes. Therefore, it would be utterly amazing if the mayor did NOT at least claim to be in favor of abolishing nukes.

But a world with nukes has had its benefits. It’s been a more peaceable place. We’ve had no more world wars. When Hussein finishes his economic ruination of the US, we’ll still be able to defend ourselves so long as he doesn’t succeed in his plans to eliminate our single greatest deterrent.


24 posted on 08/06/2009 2:14:43 AM PDT by freethinker_for_freedom
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To: AmericanInTokyo

“State Department is working quietly on a side trip by Obama in the Autumn (October) from Tokyo, to Hiroshima, to tour the museum and issue an apology.”

I’m shocked that O passed up the chance to apologize at this year’s anniversary.


25 posted on 08/06/2009 2:25:14 AM PDT by freethinker_for_freedom
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ll be attending the VJ Day Parade in Hillman, Michigan this Saturday (the county 4H fair takes place on the real VJ day this year and they can’t have competition for the tourist dollars) where there will be patriotic displays-—all Pro-American. Anti-Nuke protestors would probably not be too welcome.


26 posted on 08/06/2009 2:53:13 AM PDT by RushLake (Liberalism--Terrorism financed by your tax dollars.)
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To: Waco
I read some where that Japan has 22 nuclear power plants.

55 as of October 2007.

27 posted on 08/06/2009 3:24:39 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba, shut the hell up.
Next time it most probably will be the chi-coms to nuke Hiroshima


28 posted on 08/06/2009 3:44:16 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (google; operation garden spot and REX84)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Drivel


29 posted on 08/06/2009 4:00:04 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Obama "the joker" creates terror by chaos and confusion - pitting people against each other-FR:KitJ)
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To: freethinker_for_freedom

Give him time. We still have August 9th anniversary of Nagasaki. Apology from Obama could come by then.


30 posted on 08/06/2009 5:24:26 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (God Bless Our US Troops (Especially the Snipers). Active Duty, Reserve and Retired. Three Cheers!)
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To: Gator113

no problem. no problem t’all. thats the problem with text ya know....


31 posted on 08/06/2009 5:29:05 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (God Bless Our US Troops (Especially the Snipers). Active Duty, Reserve and Retired. Three Cheers!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No one asked the survivors of the Batan Death March or the survivors of the Jap POW camps their opinion, did they?


32 posted on 08/06/2009 5:32:04 AM PDT by sport
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