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Category: war

08/07/05 01:12 - 79ºF - ID#32156

Nuclear War Continued

(e:jason) [inlink]jason,211[/inlink] thanks for turning the discussion to nuclear weapons instead of site politic. I would most like to respond to your question about " What is preferable, dropping a nuke or using infantry to cut, shoot, and maim?"

In my opinion using infantry to cut, shoot, and main is a better option to nuclear war on several accounts.

Nuclear war make such an extreme abstraction of mass murder. An abstraction that makes killing easier. I do not think that the a man who killed hundred of thousands of people should be afforded the comfort of this abstraction. It becomes, one man pressing a button instead of thousands of people having to cut each other open and witness the agonizing terror of death. Moreover, one man could never kill hundreds of thousands of people with a knife or even a machine gun.

While the Japanese were feirce and terrible, we can jusge this by their actions in China, we also cannot say for certain that every Japanese man, woman and child of hiroshima and nagasaki would have fought to the death. For all we know there were tens of thousands of peaceful, anti-war citizens that lived in those cities. I imagine that at that late point in the war, most japanese war mongering men were at the forefront of the war, and not living at home in the city. Most of the people that were probably left were the woman, children, and old people.

That is how it was for my grandmother's family in Italy. All of her brothers left for the war, with her left much in charge of the family farm. Unlike the infantry option, nuclear attack left no chance for the people of hiroshima and nagasaki to surrender. They were instantly incinerated or slowly died of radiation sickness. The people who were "condemned with no trial" were not necessarily war mongers, yet they suffered greatly for the "sins of their country."
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08/07/05 11:21 - 74ºF - ID#32155

You can write whatever you want

You can write whatever you want, as you always have, just don't expect that I wouldn't ever disagree with you. As (e:uncutsaniflush) [inlink]uncutsaniflush,88[/inlink] said is his excellent review of the situation, I am not the voice of (e:strip), I am just paul.

(e:joshua) [inlink]joshua,37[/inlink]Why do you keep suggesting that

"my own thoughts in my own journal are not welcome here at elmwoodstrip.com"

By the way I have never seen the daily show and have no idea what it is about. No one has not stoppped you from expressing anything and I have only offered my opinion in counter to yours. Is it wrong that I disagree with your justifcation for nuclear holocaust? I was most interested in debating your opinion about this, one which I disagree with. Instead of discussing any of the information on my journal about the atomic bombing, you attacked the site for being liberal extremist, which it is not and consistantly whine about how you don't get a chance to say what you want about the topic. No one is stopping you from writing on your journal. If no one disagreed with anything the site would be totally boring. It is the fact that we all have differing opinions that makes it exciting. That doesn't mean that I accept all opinions.

If the site was really how you described it, I would have censured you from publication. People disagree, part of protecting the freedom to say whatever we want is that other people can say whatever they want in response.

I have no interest in participating in a "community" site named after my community where people are going to be outrightly judgmental and dismissive. That to me is unprofessional and shows a lack of tolerance for people who think differently... which is unusual IMO considering that the average Elmwood resident considers themselves to be very tolerant and open-minded.


First of all, I never said I was open-minded, especially when it comes to killing. I am not even interested in the slighest at becomming more open minded in the field of atmmic warefare. Secondly, I also am not offering this site as a tool to you in a professional capacity, so I don't know what you mean by unprofessional. By paying the thousands of dollars it took to run this site over the last three years, and providing a space for people with differing opinions to write, I feel that I am being more than fair enough to the mass spectrum of views. And that is something I don't see many people doing from either side of the spectrum. I think you can give me credit for that at least. I mean where is the community that you set up giving the opposing viewpoint a highly visable public forum?
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Category: war

08/07/05 08:00 - 72ºF - ID#32154

You make me want to puke

Thinking about the sheer number of civilians and military that died that day anybody with a heart would feel their heart sink to their feet. On the other hand - ...
Quoted from (e:Joshua)



I was going to ignore this but I just couldn't. Joshua, I have honestly lost all respect for you. I have tried to put aside political differences we have had in order to try and see past the party lines into the man you are. However, today I remained both stunned and puzzled at you total lack of compassion. On a day when people are remembering the intense suffering of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians, you are going to justify the reasons why incinerating an entire city with an nuclear bomb was an appropriate response? You sound like Osama bin Laden justifying that it was necessary to kill all of the civilians in the world trade center.

I would rather give up my freedom or just die than be responsible or even justify the death of all of those innocent people. It is never reasonable to kill hundreds of thousands of people at once. It is never reasonable to kill civilians.

What makes me even more upset is that I am sure you only offer that sentiment today as a way of getting attention for yourself as you know it would inflame people. This may be an incorrect assumption on my part but honestly, but I cannot imagine why, on such a day of remembrance, that anyone would pull out the same tiresome rationale for mass death that we have already heard since 9th grade global studies It makes me sick, almost as sick as the fact that the pilot for the Enola Gay, was at a 1997 book signing in Vegas for his book about it. I think he should have been tried for crimes against humanity.

Account of the bombing and aftermath by a catholic priest

Beneath the wreckage of the houses along the way, many have been trapped and they scream to be rescued from the oncoming flames. They must be left to their fate. The way to the place in the city to which one desires to flee is no longer open and one must make for Asano Park. Fukai does not want to go further and remains behind. He has not been heard from since. In the park, we take refuge on the bank of the river. A very violent whirlwind now begins to uproot large trees, and lifts them high into the air. As it reaches the water, a waterspout forms which is approximately 100 meters high. The violence of the storm luckily passes us by. Some distance away, however, where numerous refugees have taken shelter, many are blown into the river. Almost all who are in the vicinity have been injured and have lost relatives who have been pinned under the wreckage or who have been lost sight of during the flight. There is no help for the wounded and some die. No one pays any attention to a dead man lying nearby.Quoted from: Hiroshima -- August 6th, 1945 | The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki | Historical Documents | atomicarchive.com



Account of the bombing from the pilot's perspective

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"Having found the bomb we have used it. We have used it against those who attacked us without warning at Pearl Harbor, against those who have starved and beaten and executed American prisoners of war, against those who have abandoned all pretense of obeying international laws of warfare. We have used it in order to shorten the agony of war, in order to save the lives of thousands and thousands of young Americans."
("Public Papers of the Presidents: Harry S Truman, 1945", pg. 212).



Do you think Truman was refering to this charred little girl?
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Category: food

08/06/05 08:29- ID#32153 pmobl

turkish yummy

On our way to eat at Sahara Grill we passed by the old Sofra. Did anyone else eat at Sofra before it closed? We went once with (e:flacidness) but it was mega overpriced. I got a tiny amount of lamb and a tiny rice pryamid for $16. To make it weirder, the prices on the inside far exceeded the prices on the menu outside.

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Now that they are closed down, the put up a sign saying that it is ideal for just about any ethnic restaurant. I wonder what makes the restaurant so unsuitable for american food. After all, it used to be a soda shop. (E:mike) says that is included in etc. Hahaha.

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08/07/05 01:34- ID#32152 pmobl

alitalia - italy's world airlines

I also snagged brand new matching green and white Alitalia Airline
bags for (e:lilho) and (e:hodown) and a giant set of dishes for (e:lilho).



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Category: renting

08/06/05 04:02- ID#32151 pmobl

landlording work

Today while I should have been finishing up my thesis, I instead had to attend to numerous amount of landlording tasks. (E:matthew) and (e:terry) and I moved so much crap. There were numerous dressers, nightstands, coffee tables, end tables, a 700 lb solid iron washing machine down 3 flights of stairs. Luckily we got a brand new double size matress out of it, and an end table, coffee table set.

I also took apart a motion detector for further study. (E:terry) and my dad worked on a chair for three millions hours and then threw it out.

On monday we get our first rent money. Hopefully, it will make it worth it.

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Category: estrip

08/05/05 10:14- ID#32150 pmobl

day of vr with shawnr and co

(E:terry), (e:lilho) and I met up with (e:shawnr) [inlink]shawnr,144[/inlink] to go see the virtual reality demo at the coit house. I think it is tomorrow night too. I made the environment and character models for the last environment "The trial the trail."

We saw The Thing Growing the Trial The Trail and another one called metaspace.

The show was part of the infringement festival. Dave Pape made a pretty cool new VR piece in 24 hours. It mapped out your dancing and made music. It was pretty rad. It was nice to see my models alive. I look forward to continueswork on that project in the fall.

We also got to see josephine and dave's new baby. She is so cute.

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The coit house is for sale for 149,000, it is a pretty great space . The oldest house in Buffalo, the Coit house (built 1813) was moved from Pearl street to Virginia in 1863. I'll post a link to it when I get back to the comp.

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Today I also found all these george bush spray painted icons on elmwood. I wonder who made them.

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08/05/05 04:34 - 81ºF - ID#32149

Out at the Pink

So for the last two nights I ended up at the pink. One night to hang out with Cassie where I almost died, and one night to hang out with (e:iriesara). Last night (e:rzoo) and (e:terry) traded clothes at the bar. (E:rzoo) ended up in a wife beater and painter shorts and (e:terry) ended up in a frock like dress. I am excited to work with (e:rzoo) in the fall.

We also went to the essex and saw Carrie with the dreadlocks. She still works there. Does anyone else know who I mean? i love her, she is one of the coolest people in buffalo. She lives next to the coop and was telling me about how horrible it was with their early morning deliveries. I remember living next to it on Lexingon and it was the same. Beep, beep, truck noise at the crack of dawn beep.

She also said it looks like a walgreens but at least a walgreens would be able to devlop her film 24 hours a day.

It is so crazy to try and figure out the web of crazieness between (e:joshua), (e:robin), (e:jason), (e:drclorine) and the peep formally know as (e:soyeon). We spent like a hour analyzing comments and chat to figure it out.
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Category: web

08/05/05 12:37 - 90ºF - ID#32148

Is anyone surprised about this?


The Discovery crew have reported seeing widespread environmental destruction on Earth.

They warned that greater care was needed to protect natural resources.Quoted from: No second repair job for Discovery


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Category: nature

08/04/05 02:03- ID#32147 pmobl

crazy bugs

I also found a preying mantis on elmwood and bidwell, who would thing it's a jungle out there.

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Out at Roxy's for Karoki I met these people who have livejournal's but also know about Buffalo Taxi. Apparently some service that picks people up in rickshaws and takes them around town. Matt Mendo is coolest son of bitch, he is going to join the site. UPDATE: Matt Mendo is a loser and he is ugly. lol. I guess I will say anything to get people to start a journal.

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