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Featured Japan Celebrates Annivesary of Hiroshima

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by righteousdude2, Aug 6, 2014.

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  1. An absolute evil?

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  2. Absolute deterrent?

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  1. righteousdude2

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    #1 righteousdude2, Aug 6, 2014
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    As long as the United States is NOT attacked by a foreign country - there will be no need for us to use the bomb. ( Think Pearl Harbor)
     
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    The word celebrates is very inappropriate. The anniversary was observed. How you come up with such a number of unsuitable titles for your threads is appalling.
     
  4. righteousdude2

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    Don't take this wrong ..... but your approval matters nothing to me!

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  5. Salty

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    I agree with Rip!

    Salty

    PS - no charge for my opinion
     
  6. righteousdude2

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    That's fine ....

    I didn't plan on paying you any ways! :laugh:
     
  7. Rippon

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    Dude, I approve of the change of wording. But I could have sworn you had put me on permanent ignore on August 2. Maybe you weren't sincere? Naw, that couldn't be.
     
  8. righteousdude2

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    I needed spell check as mine went down!

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    You will be back on Ignore as soon as the software reboots! :wavey:
     
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    Ignore it is ....

    ... right after writing the above comment, my software started working, so good bye! :laugh:
     
  10. Aaron

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    The nuke saved lives. Remember Iwo Jima and Peleliu.
     
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    I heard an oral history tape of a retired admiral who was on Nimitz staff planing the invasion of Japan. He said they were estimating that 5,000,000 people would be killed in the homeland islands were invaded. It was estimated that the US would suffer 1,000,000 military casualties.

    Others say it saved 4,000,000 lives.

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1708051/posts

    Fortunately we will never know what the number really would have been.

    Bad as it was it did save many lives.
     
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    And remember Okinawa where almost all of the Japanese fought to their deaths or committed suicide, a preview of the horror of invading Japan.

    President Truman closed the case on this debate long ago:

    "That bomb caused the Japanese to surrender, and it stopped the war. I don't care what the crybabies say now, because they didn't have to make the decision."
     
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    Think about the children, grandchildren, and subsequent generations whose lives were/are possible because of the 4-6 million lives spared.

    My Grandfather was set to be part of the invasion. Had he not survived, eleven of us would not have been born.
     
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    Nuclear weapons are a pox on humanity that will, inevitably, devastate us and leave us in ruins...if we don't act.

    I am part of a non-proliferation group that seeks to dismantle and never replace all nuclear weapons across the face of the world. At this point, with really only one superpower (US) left, the chances of these weapons falling into evil hands is very high.

    It is very easy to dismantle all nuclear weapons and to cease their production. We can do it, but we lack the ought to do it.
     
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    So you want only Russia and Iran and Pakistan and North Korea and China and India to have nuclear weapons, huh?
     
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    Pigs do fly. For once I agree with Crabby. :eek:
     
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    I'm talking about global de-proliferation. A complete stop on all nuclear weapon production and destruction of the stores.
     
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    Right, you are talking about the USA unilaterally disarming but allowing China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, Pakistan, etc to have and keep nuclear weapons. It seems okay if Hamas has one, too, right?
     
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    The Atom Bomb turned out to be a peacemaker.
     
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