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  1. https://consortiumnews.com/2020/08/03/atomic-bombings-at-75-john-pilger-another-hiroshima-is-coming-unless-we-stop-it-now/

    ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: John Pilger — Another Hiroshima is Coming — Unless We Stop It Now

    Hiroshima and Nagasaki were acts of premeditated mass murder unleashing a weapon of intrinsic criminality. It was justified by lies that form the bedrock of 21st century U.S. war propaganda, casting a new enemy, and target – China.

    By John Pilger
    in Sydney, Australia


    When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967, the shadow on the steps was still there. It was an almost perfect impression of a human being at ease: legs splayed, back bent, one hand by her side as she sat waiting for a bank to open.

    At a quarter past eight on the morning of August 6, 1945, she and her silhouette were burned into the granite.

    I stared at the shadow for an hour or more, then I walked down to the river where the survivors still lived in shanties.

    I met a man called Yukio, whose chest was etched with the pattern of the shirt he was wearing when the atomic bomb was dropped.


    He described a huge flash over the city, “a bluish light, something like an electrical short”, after which wind blew like a tornado and black rain fell. “I was thrown on the ground and noticed only the stalks of my flowers were left. Everything was still and quiet, and when I got up, there were people naked, not saying anything. Some of them had no skin or hair. I was certain I was dead.”

    Nine years later, I returned to look for him and he was dead from leukemia.


    “No Radioactivity in Hiroshima Ruin” said a New York Times headline on September 13, 1945, a classic of planted disinformation. “General Farrell,” reported William H. Lawrence, “denied categorically that [the atomic bomb] produced a dangerous, lingering radioactivity.” 

    Only one reporter, Wilfred Burchett, an Australian, had braved the perilous journey to Hiroshima in the immediate aftermath of the atomic bombing, in defiance of the Allied occupation authorities, which controlled the “press pack”.


    “I write this as a warning to the world,” reported Burchett in the London Daily Express of September 5,1945. Sitting in the rubble with his Baby Hermes typewriter, he described hospital wards filled with people with no visible injuries who were dying from what he called “an atomic plague”.

    For this, his press accreditation was withdrawn, he was pilloried and smeared. His witness to the truth was never forgiven.

  2. https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-53638033

    Bill English: Computer mouse co-creator dies at 91

    The co-creator of the computer mouse, William English, has died aged 91.

    The engineer and inventor was born in 1929 in Kentucky and studied electrical engineering at university before joining the US Navy.

    He built the first mouse in 1963, using an idea put forward by his colleague Doug Engelbart while the pair were working on early computing.

    It would only become commonplace two decades later, when personal home computers became popular.

    Mr English's death was confirmed to US media outlets by his wife.

    A brown box

    Bill English became the first person to use a mouse when he built the prototype at Mr Engelbart's research project at the Stanford Research Institute.

    The idea was Mr Engelbart's, which he described as only being "brief notes" - but the creation was down to Bill English.


  3. https://www.boredpanda.com/mother-cat-takes-her-sick-kitten-to-hospital/?utm_source=nakedcapitalism&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=organic


    Mother Cat Brings Her Ill Kitten To The Hospital, Medics Rush To Help Them

    Recently, photos taken at one Istanbul hospital’s emergency room made a round on social media. The snaps that were shared by Merve Özcan on Twitter show a mother cat bringing her sick kitten to the human hospital. The paramedics can be seen surrounding the poor mama cat and petting her.

    Luckily, the Turkish people are known for their love and respect for stray animals and they provided the cats with the necessary help. The kitten is now fine and no CAT scans were required.

    More info: Twitter

    Recently, in Istanbul, a stray cat mom took her baby kitten to the ER


    Image credits: ozcanmerveee

    Shared by thousands of people on Turkish social media and liked by more than 82k people on Reddit, the story made many’s hearts warm. In the photos shared on Twitter, a baby kitten is seen carried by its mama to the human emergency room. “Today we were in the emergency room of the hospital when a cat rushed to bring her offspring in her mouth,” Merve Özcan, who originally shared the photos, wrote.

    The photos that made a round on social media show paramedics huddled around the cats


    Image credits: ozcanmerveee

    The Turkish media reports that the medics intervened immediately and checked the kitten for obvious health issues. The mother cat was following her baby around and did not let it out of her sight.

  4. America was pretty divided at the time. Some wanted to remain neutral and others wanted to support the allies. In September 1939, only 16% wanted to fight with the British. Selling weapons to the allied was a way to help them without getting overtly involved. I dislike Roosevelt for some of his policies like the camps but I do not blame him for trying to keep his country out of the war.


  5. 5 minutes ago, TomJH said:

    Of course he was. FDR was only President's during two of America's most tumultuous periods, the Depression and Second World War. Thousands of American military lives were spared when it was the Russians that did the bleeding, rather than Americans, when they fought the Germans in eastern Europe, something at the time for which Americans would have been grateful.

    But, as you point out, MM, FDR was one of the worst Presidents because, after all, he was a Democrat.

    He did imprison the Japanese.

  6. While the A bomb was deadly, it was a necessary evil to bring a quick end to WWII and save more lives in the long run. The often quoted Oppenheimer quote supports this - "I am become death, the destroyer of worlds." In the Bhagavad Gita, the quote is used right before a major battle. A necessary battle but still a horror all the same. If it had been left to land invasion then many more people would have died. The Cold war between the two sides would have happened either way anyways with a major disproportion of power in the now ruined Europe and Asia following the war. Neither side was going to bring their troops out of the occupied countries and tensions were bound to occur.

  7. 1 minute ago, hamradio said:

    Think I need to explain my joke since no one it seem to have gotten it.  I was punning the shock reaction from people over Kirk and Uhura kissing.  I showed something people would had been MORE shocked over during the 1960's hence Capt Picard's reaction.  Should had figured that out since my reply came after the Kirk and Uhura comments.


    If you have to explain a joke, it's no longer funny......Jay Leno

    No, it's fine. Everyone understood. Some people just like to get offended.

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