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Obama insensitive to mark Hiroshima anniversary
KoreaTimes ^ | 08-10-2010

Posted on 08/11/2010 7:19:41 AM PDT by nuconvert

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To: Sacajaweau

*There are millions of AMERICAN kids who would never enjoy the love of a grandfather. *

No, there are millions of American kids who wouldn’t have been born.


51 posted on 08/11/2010 11:49:16 AM PDT by j-damn
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To: The Comedian

*How surprising that Obama, who grew up not far from the sacred ground of Pearl Harbor*

Wait, I thought it was Kansas...or Indonesia...or Illinois?


52 posted on 08/11/2010 11:52:37 AM PDT by j-damn
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To: namsman
Ping!

Oh, I bet you have something to say about this.......

53 posted on 08/11/2010 11:53:58 AM PDT by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: j-damn

Kids are kids, you’re freakin’ retarded if you believe your own nonsense. You think they were out stabbing mockups of charlie all day? Hardly, talk about delusional, some of the comments on this thread have been absolutely rediculous and border line hysterical ...


54 posted on 08/11/2010 11:54:16 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: j-damn
*How surprising that Obama, who grew up not far from the sacred ground of Pearl Harbor*

Wait, I thought it was Kansas...or Indonesia...or Illinois?

Actually, it's a trick question.

He never grew up.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

55 posted on 08/11/2010 12:04:21 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Scythian

How many “kids” did the Japanese military slaughter between 1931 and 1945? What mercy did the Japanese populace deserve in 1945?

*some of the comments on this thread have been absolutely rediculous and border line hysterical ...*

Maybe you’d feel more at home at DU or Daily Kos—there about your speed & style. If one cannot get ‘hysterical’ over some of the greatest war crimes ever committed by man—which vastly overshadow a measely atom bomb that killed less than the firebombing of Tokyo—what is there left to get hysterical about?

And lastly...”Charlie”? Getting your Asian wars mixed-up?

Pathetic.

Seriously, are you 13 years old? You probably have been raised on a media diet of the Japanese as peaceful, bonsai-tending, paper-crane folding, PS3 playing, peaceniks who do nothing but cram for tests since your brief time on Earth began. You clearly are in over your head here.


56 posted on 08/11/2010 3:40:17 PM PDT by j-damn
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To: Scythian

Those Japanese children were growing up to be these monsters:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-491548/Alive-safe-brutal-Japanese-soldiers-butchered-20-000-Allied-seamen-cold-blood.html

http://incredibleimages4u.blogspot.com/2010/04/brutal-japanese-during-second-world-war.html

I wouldn’t watch the videos or look at the pictures if I were you.


57 posted on 08/11/2010 9:34:59 PM PDT by naturalized
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To: SW6906
Funny you should ask...

I spent all day Tuesday touring the Hanford Site. 65 years and a day after Fat Man was dropped on Nagasaki, the first stop on the tour was the B reactor which produced the plutonium for the bomb. I just stood in front of the loading face and gave thanks to the generous God who allowed us to get the bomb first. Anyone who had a father or grandfather in the military in 1945 and thinks that dropping the bomb was a war crime should just STFU every August and be happy that their ancestor came home alive in order to produce stupid, ignorant children who are free to believe left-wing, bleeding heart propaganda about the war.

The tour was completely awesome. Any one who can plan far enough ahead should try to snag a spot on one of them. They are free but require reservations. The reservations website opened up at 12:01 AM on a Tuesday in March. By noon most of the seats appeared to be snapped up.

In addition to the B reactor, we drove through the 200 East and West areas where the plutonium was separated and a lot of today's cleanup efforts are focused. We got to watch the burial process for low-level waste and the construction of additional pits. We also saw the pit where the Navy disposes of the reactor sections of submarines and surface ships.

The only disappointing thing was that there is no gift shop. I need a t-shirt. The tour runs on a schedule so that the bus has to be at particular sites for scheduled briefings at scheduled times, so we were pushed along. They have Saturday tours which allow about 4 hours at the B reactor. It's on my list for next summer.

58 posted on 08/11/2010 10:23:43 PM PDT by namsman
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To: BlueLancer
Isn't that just a little bit, ummmm, "purple"? As in, overwrought?

Besides, M-1A's don't run diesels. They have gas-turbine powerplants.

59 posted on 08/11/2010 11:59:35 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Scythian
Your sentiment is disposed of by the fact that the people you expressed it for would themselves have despised it, even knowing in advance how the war would end for them.
60 posted on 08/12/2010 12:01:09 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: namsman; SW6906; BlueLancer
[namsman] Anyone who had a father or grandfather in the military in 1945 ......

How about an uncle? He was in the Big Red One in 1945 in Germany (not being sent home yet), on standby for transfer to the Pacific Theater for Operation "Olympic", the invasion of the Home Islands.

He probably wouldn't be here today (he's 94 and still kicking it), and neither would his kids: a university dean, a stationer's senior salesman, and an RN. And neither would their kids, or their grandchildren who are just now beginning to appear.

I might be here, but I would be short a lot of cousins.

61 posted on 08/12/2010 12:08:46 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: namsman
Just now getting around to my pings (I'm terrible).

Please keep me in mind for next summer's tour! Road trip!

62 posted on 08/24/2010 12:43:16 PM PDT by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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