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'It's Terrifying': Students Build Grassroots Momentum for Nuclear Disarmament
ABC News ^

Posted on 05/03/2010 6:33:02 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

'It's Terrifying': Students Build Grassroots Momentum for Nuclear Disarmament Activist Students Say Nuclear Weapons Elimination Should Be a Top Priority for Their Generation By HUMA KHAN

May 3, 2010—

Scott Ibaraki has been on the road for the last three weeks. Ibaraki, 22, has driven from Florida to Washington, D.C., in a dusty green van, accompanied by two colleagues for what he describes as an important mission: warning people about the dangers of a nuclear world.

It is so important to him that Ibaraki, at one college campus, used a Pikachu outfit and ran across the campus with a megaphone screaming at people to get excited about it. The threat of nuclear conflict did not go away with the end of the Cold War, Ibaraki said, and it's people like him who need to raise awareness about it.

"It's our generation's responsibility to uptake this movement and make it actually happen," said Ibaraki, a recent graduate of University of California, Davis. "No one denies its importance."

As world leaders convene today in New York City for the start of the 2010 review conference on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Ibaraki and other "roadies" are hoping to build a grassroots movement on the threats of nuclear weapons, and convince their generation to take up this issue.

Three-people teams like Ibaraki's have been traveling the country this month to raise awareness at college campuses, encouraging students to sign a petition to eliminate nuclear weapons globally and start support clubs on their campuses. The teams are sponsored by Global Zero, an organization that advocates for a nuclear-free world.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abcdisneynews; antiamericanism; astroturf; doublestandard; globalzero; liberalsantinuclear; nonukes; notapeacemovement; nuclearbombs; nuclearweapons; pravdamedia; reddupes; usefulidiots; wmd
Peaceniks.......
1 posted on 05/03/2010 6:33:03 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

This is a repost from 1000 years ago about a bunch of teenagers traveling around Europe warning about the dangers of trebuchets.


2 posted on 05/03/2010 6:39:33 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Sub-Driver
Students Financed by Stimulus Dollars Build Grassroots Momentum for Unilateral U.S. Nuclear Disarmament

There. Fixed it.

3 posted on 05/03/2010 6:41:25 AM PDT by ScottinVA (RIP to the country I love...)
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To: Sub-Driver
For all my fellow submariners (and you know who you are):

Have you hugged your TLAM-N or Trident D-5 today?
4 posted on 05/03/2010 6:41:43 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I am sure that if the truth were told, the Russian FSB would be shown to be funding and pushing this using the students (useful tools) as a beard. It happened one generation ago (KGB funding the nuclear freeze and disarmament movement) and it is almost certain that this is happening again.


5 posted on 05/03/2010 6:44:36 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: ScottinVA

I’m not so sure that the dollars are from the stimulus package. Think FSB or maybe GRU.


6 posted on 05/03/2010 6:45:58 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: OCCASparky

You can’t hug your child with nuclear arms.

Or a chainsaw, for that matter.

Lesson: Only use chainsaws and bombs as intended.


7 posted on 05/03/2010 6:46:14 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: OCCASparky
Have you hugged your TLAM-N or Trident D-5 today?

Reach out, reach out and touch someone...

8 posted on 05/03/2010 6:46:58 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Sub-Driver

Just one question will uproot these guys -

give me one historical example of where pacifism and disarmament avoided war instead of invited it.


9 posted on 05/03/2010 6:47:53 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Sub-Driver

will China also be protested or is America the only country that can’t have nukes? More likely its the later.


10 posted on 05/03/2010 6:48:26 AM PDT by mainestategop (Don’t Let Freedom Slip Away After America , There is No Place to Go)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ten to one these idealistic idiots will focus their fury on ‘Western’ powers (i.e., the U.S.) and ignore North Korea, Iran and Russia.


11 posted on 05/03/2010 6:50:14 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their ass at God while praying.)
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To: Sub-Driver

.
Peeka-Choo!


12 posted on 05/03/2010 6:51:17 AM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Guess no teachers have read Herman Kahn


13 posted on 05/03/2010 6:54:08 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
That which has been invented CANNOT, and even more importantly WILL NOT, be uninvented.

Working towards "nuclear disarmament" is a waste of time.

14 posted on 05/03/2010 6:54:25 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Sub-Driver

The rest of the world won’t give up theirs, and the nations with the fewest are most likely to detonate one first.

It won’t make the world safer for the US to give up ours, it’ll just knock us out of the competition for being a leading nation in this world.

The Soviets almost launched a mutually assured destruction attack in the 1980s and then installed an automated sensing network to give that launch in case a human refuses the command again (or is otherwise incapacitated).

The nuclear genie isn’t going back in the bottle but the stalemate of nuclear missiles has kept the world out of several “hot” wars. I guess these “peaceniks” like hundreds of thousands of casualties. Even Barack prefers it to the nuclear option and has said so.

Liberalism is a mental disorder.


15 posted on 05/03/2010 6:54:41 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: mainestategop

Barack was working to see that Iran COULD have nuclear power plants (and make their own nukes).

Funny how America can’t have nuclear power OR nuclear weapons but the rest of the world, ok.


16 posted on 05/03/2010 6:55:58 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Ten to one these idiots also believe that eliminating firarms will reduce crime.......but THEY need armed guard because they are VIP engaged in saving humanity.


17 posted on 05/03/2010 6:56:38 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Sub-Driver
It is so important to him that Ibaraki, at one college campus, used a Pikachu outfit and ran across the campus with a megaphone screaming at people to get excited about it.

WOW! I'm impressed. What committment to his ideals.

I think I FINALLY understand how IMPORTANT "it" is!

18 posted on 05/03/2010 6:56:52 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Sub-Driver

Snore. We had these goofs when I was a student 30 years ago. Somehow, the nuclear holocaust never hits before the rent is due, or before finals ...


19 posted on 05/03/2010 6:57:23 AM PDT by Tax-chick (There's a perfectly good island somewhere.)
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To: Sub-Driver

no guts no glory; they can’t bear the thought of the holocaust that’s surley coming. Best for them to gather at ground zero parties once the missles are launched. It will go far harder on any survivors.


20 posted on 05/03/2010 6:57:32 AM PDT by glide625
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To: ScottinVA
Students Financed by Stimulus Dollars...

Well SOMEBODY has to pay the rental for the Pickachu costume!

21 posted on 05/03/2010 6:57:55 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

...with emphasis on “tools”...


22 posted on 05/03/2010 6:58:23 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Sub-Driver

so i guess valerie plame has moved on to producing?


23 posted on 05/03/2010 6:58:46 AM PDT by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Not a bad idea, but poorly thought out. I suspect that they don’t care about solving any of the problems that would lead to nuclear war.


24 posted on 05/03/2010 6:59:44 AM PDT by ronnietherocket2
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To: Sub-Driver

How did this issue bubble up again? It’s warmed over from the 1980s on college campuses.

I’d like to see a lot of college students trying to sop up the oil spill. But I suspect they don’t like getting dirty for a good cause. Easier to put on the Pikachu suit.


25 posted on 05/03/2010 7:00:07 AM PDT by married21
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To: Sub-Driver

There HAS NEVER BEEN a grass-roots movement for Nuclear Disarmament. It was cooked up in a propaganda disinformation boiler room at the Kremlin in the late 70’s. Now run by the usual Global Enviro-Whacko Marxist suspects.


26 posted on 05/03/2010 7:00:17 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver

Ah.. I remember when I was drug addled, ignorant, and never read history.


27 posted on 05/03/2010 7:00:41 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: OCCASparky
Have you hugged your TLAM-N or Trident D-5 today?

Nah. Too close to DASO.
28 posted on 05/03/2010 7:02:15 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: Sub-Driver
, used a Pikachu outfit and ran across the campus with a megaphone screaming at people

Oh yea, he gets laid a lot.

29 posted on 05/03/2010 7:02:19 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Sub-Driver
These folks are dumber than dirt.

Unfortunately, our DTD Teleprompter embraces the same flawed outlook.

30 posted on 05/03/2010 7:04:07 AM PDT by TheWriterTX (-)
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To: Tax-chick

I was disappointed that the “Nuke the Whales” movement never really took off when I was in college.

I would have even volunteered to dress up as cartoon character and shout at people about how important it was!


31 posted on 05/03/2010 7:04:19 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Now run by the usual Global Enviro-Whacko Marxist suspects.

Al Gore?

32 posted on 05/03/2010 7:05:38 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: WayneS

Wasn’t it “Nuke the Gay Baby Whales”?


33 posted on 05/03/2010 7:06:57 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Students Build Grassroots Momentum for Nuclear Disarmament

"Students" Yes everyone knows that if you want to get the best answer on a complex issue you always ask a student. They have the clarity of vision that comes with an extremely shallow understanding of most issues coupled with the certainty that they know the correct answer to everything. Frequently in error, but never in doubt.

35 posted on 05/03/2010 7:07:58 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: Sub-Driver
Ironic isn't it that the MSM would focus on this as an attempted "grass-roots" effort, but the tea party is astro turf. I guess it fits in with their ideology - just the fact that this is covered with such a small following shows their priorities.
36 posted on 05/03/2010 7:13:55 AM PDT by dabridge
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To: married21

“How did this issue bubble up again? It’s warmed over from the 1980s on college campuses.”

I could care less how it came back ... I just hope it keeps on going!!!! Seriously, we could get updated versions of “The Day After” or “Threads” that will scare the living daylights out of everyone!!!!

/sarcasm off


37 posted on 05/03/2010 7:28:15 AM PDT by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: WayneS
I was disappointed that the “Nuke the Whales” movement never really took off when I was in college.

Ah, but Nuking the Ghey Baby Whales for Jesus was a hoot. Imagine how much crap I took over at Agnes Scott College (think GA version of Wellesley or Bryn Mawr) when they found out I was a Nuclear Eng. major at GT back in the mid-80's.
38 posted on 05/03/2010 7:37:16 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: OCCASparky

How about “Nuke the Gay Jihadi Whales”?

;^)


39 posted on 05/03/2010 8:20:38 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: Sub-Driver

Let’s gather them up and send them to China, Russia, and Iran to get them to disarm first.


40 posted on 05/03/2010 8:26:13 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Another nonnews, news story. A reporter writes a story about some Moonbat that dresses up like Pikachu and we're supposed to be impressed...
41 posted on 05/03/2010 8:52:27 AM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: Sub-Driver

The question that matters is, while this kid is out making the world a safer place for Vladimir, Hugo, and Hezbollah, who’s paying his expenses? Follow the money, people. Follow the money...


42 posted on 05/03/2010 8:58:44 AM PDT by Clioman (wHAT)
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To: Sub-Driver

Put him on the border post at the west side of Israel....He can be the first to deal with the Palis on a daily basis.


43 posted on 05/03/2010 9:51:18 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Sub-Driver

UC Davis. Should of known.

A bastion of Communist/Marxists who want all drugs legalized.


44 posted on 05/03/2010 9:52:23 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Sub-Driver

Put him on the border post at the west side of Israel....He can be the first to deal with the Palis on a daily basis.


45 posted on 05/03/2010 9:52:38 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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