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Happy Fat Man Day

I did a rather long post here on the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which holds up well after three years. I mention it since Ace has a post on the same subject a re-run from 2011 provoked by Robert Scheer whinging about the moral horror of it all, etc., etc., ad nauseam, and I thought it deserved a little wider exposure. So I have a post queued up at The Other McCain (should be up around 1800) which links to it and has some other exposition to go along.

The last of the "21 Books" posts is up, and I would be remiss if I didn't point out the free movie link for Von Ryan's Express - okay, it's free if you have Amazon Prime, and you really should. Especially since they're offering a thirty-day free trial.

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On a closely related topic, also worth checking out is the Hogan's Heroes: The Komplete Series, Kommandant's Kollection, a good deal at the $99.95 list and an insanely good deal at the sale price. Eligible for free shipping with Amazon Prime, too.

I am dithering over whether I want to drive up to Vienna for the PRSFS meeting. On the one hand, it's not too far, and the host has the a/c on, but on the other, gas and money are tight and I'm heading out VERY early tomorrow for a.f.u. no Breakfast in Baltimore before heading off to brian_edminster's place via Columbia for a possible visit with some friends there. The last thing I need is to be up late...in fact, I'm giving serious thought to just going to bed early tonight so I can be sure I have plenty of sleep for what promises to be a very long day tomorrow. Well, I have plenty of time to think about it.


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Aug. 9th, 2013 11:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the bombing to destruction of two industrial centers of a militant aggressor, to get the public to listen to an Emperor who'd been telling them for two years that the war was lost, can't be compared to bombing one city of a still-neutral nation in peacetime.

Seriously, it can't.
Aug. 9th, 2013 11:46 pm (UTC)
Nonetheless, there are people out there who will try.
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