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Nuclear weapons – immoral inhuman, and illegal from January 22, and this is why

On the morning of August 6, 1945, Setsuko Thurlow, then thirteen years old………

……Thurlow noticed a bright bluish-white flash outside the window at 8:15 a.m. She never saw the mushroom cloud; she was in it. She felt herself fly through the air, blacked out, and awoke pinned in the rubble of the collapsed building, unable to move. Lying there in silence and total darkness, she had a feeling of serenity. And then she heard the cries of classmates trapped nearby: “God, help me!,” “Mother, help me!” Someone touched her, removed the debris on top of her, and told her to crawl toward the light.

She somehow made it out safely and realized that what was left of the headquarters was on fire. A half dozen or so other girls survived, but the rest were burned alive.

The smoke and dust in the air made the morning look like twilight. As Thurlow and a few classmates left the city center and walked toward the hills, they witnessed one grotesque scene after another: dead bodies; ghostly figures, naked and burned, wandering the streets; parents desperately searching for lost children. She reached an Army training ground in the foothills, about the size of two football fields. Every inch of ground was covered with wounded people begging for water. There seemed to be no doctors, no nurses, no medical help of any kind. Thurlow tore off strips of her clothing, dipped them in a nearby stream, and spent the day squeezing drops of water from them into the mouths of the sick and dying. At night, she sat on the hillside and watched Hiroshima burn.

Thurlow was reunited with her parents. But her sister and her sister’s four-year-old son died several days later. Her sister’s face had grown so blackened and swollen that she could only be recognized by her voice and her hairpin. Soldiers threw her body and that of her son into a ditch, poured gasoline on them, and set them on fire. Thurlow stood and watched, in a state of shock, without shedding a tear. Her favorite aunt and uncle, who lived in the suburbs outside Hiroshima and appeared completely unharmed, died from radiation poisoning a few weeks after the blast…..

January 8, 2021 - Posted by | Christina's themes, PERSONAL STORIES, weapons and war

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  1. You all need to get rid of the scott morrison shithead in australia

    There will be another nuke reactor catastrophe soon.

    Boobs wont be able to hide it.  No legs to stand on. Like the nenazi thugs and militias, that have destroyed the ukrainian economy and erased important nuke safe guards.

    Hazzardous neonazi- thugs, roam the countryside terrorizing residents. Another nuke accident there soon. It is like libya and iraq.   Both libyaand  iraq  have degenetaed into civil breakdown. The disintegration, instigated by george w bush a trump like demon and, obama a gw buah cone in sheeps clothing.  Liberia was a warlord destroyed country. A warlord fomented civil war and destroyed all the electric grids and clean water systems in Liberia . it was done to force 75 percent of the people to live, in dark depravity closer to coastal areas.

    scott morrison has the same attitude in austrlia australians need to riseup and ditch is ass asap. Trump ass was aid by white supremacist police to ransack dc his ass needs to be removed asap. Same for cootie ridden b for blow job dupshit boris johnson in the uk the fascist charde will destroy all things especially in nuke countries

    The stakes are much higher here. Huge shoddy nuke reactors and masses of nuke waste, ready to explode. The dumn deth cult bunnies,all wanna follow the chaotic depravity of the retarded orange haired, bambalino Among the protesters were Oath Keepers– right wing extremist Trump supporter police. It is not unreasonable to assume that there were Oath Keepers among the Capitol police on Duty. John Dean offered one explanation.

    CNN puts the words “Massive Breach of U.S. Capitol Raises Questions About Security Failures” on their chiron as Terrance Gainer,the former chief of the U.S. Capitol Police, argued that it was not fair to compare the treatment of the White Supremacists who stormed the Capitol. But I don’t buy it. The response was massively different to BLM. And I don’t buy the assumption of CNN, that these were security failures. The barriers were moved out of the way. There weren’t nearly as many police ready to deal with the threat and, given the information John Dean provides, we must suspect that this was an intentional act by some of the police, allowing the protesters into the capitol building. There is even a photo showing a Capitol Police officer taking selfies with the rioters. Frikin nazi oath keeper back and hhispanic hating fed cops and dc cops enabled the worse debaclenaince the british burned down thw white house in 1812 the oligarchs allowed it to show their power because many rich white supremacisr authoritarians and repuk ligarchs support the chaotic demented , fat, adderal addled phoney son of a bitch

    Comment by Frankie timor | January 9, 2021 | Reply

  2. 1/9/2021 at 04:15:39
    Donald Trump Has Been the Worst President in the History of the United States
    By Eve ottenburg and Karl Grossman

    “For those who concluded from the Covid-19 debacle that Trump simply wasn’t up to the job, it looks unlikely, to say the least, that his China legacy will be anything other than catastrophic. U.S. and Chinese economies are intertwined and, as we’ve already seen, decoupling hurts lots of Americans, starting with farmers. Trump’s executive order on December 28, prohibiting investments in firms reportedly controlled by the Chinese military does little besides ratchet up tensions. Hostilities between the two navies in the South China Sea could explode into regional war at any time. And how that war would be prevented from becoming nuclear is a very well-kept secret. But the geniuses in the Pentagon aren’t concerned. They believe in their new generation of small, “smart” nuclear weapons and “winnable” nuclear wars, as does Trump, the president who arguably has done more to promote nuclear war than perhaps any predecessor since mankind first split the atom.
    Donald Trump has been the worst president in the history of the United States.”

    Eve ottenburg

    The attack by his supporters on the Capitol was a capstone of his presidency — lawless, an attack on democracy, a U.S. counterpart of the rise of Nazism in Germany in the 1930s.

    It was a horror representative of his tenure.

    Thank heavens and thanks to successful and hard political work, he will in days be out of office. And there must be criminal prosecutions on the state and local levels as well the federal level, which he’ll likely try to wrangle out of with a pardon.

    There must be consequences to his horrendous term in office.

    “An American Tragedy” was the title of a piece by David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker magazine, right after Election Day 2016. “The election of Donald Trump,” Remnick wrote, “is nothing less than a tragedy for the American republic, a tragedy for the Constitution, and a triumph for the forces, at home and abroad, of nativism, authoritarianism, misogyny, and racism.” There would be “miseries to come”– and there have been.

    Remnick warned against an “attempt to normalize” the election of Trump. “Trump is vulgarity unbounded, a knowledge-free national leader”, “a twisted caricature of every rotten reflex of the radical right…a flim-flam man” with “disdain for democratic norms.”

    The attack on the Capitol by the Trumpsters was an attempt at a coup to undo a presidential election in which a record number of voters came out to dump Trump and elect Joe Biden.

    It was an act of insurrection incited by Trump.

    As he tweeted to followers on December 20th — “Big protest in DC on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!”

    Yes, and indeed it was wild.

    And then, in a speech in front of The White House on Wednesday, addressing his backers who had arrived, said: “We’re going to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue…and we’re going to the Capitol.” He added: “You have to be strong.”

    His call was preceded by his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, proclaiming “let’s have trial by combat.”

    Giuliani, who took an oath to be an attorney and adhere to rule of law, represented Trump in many courts in challenges to his election defeat with claims that judges found totally untrue–but Giuliani opted instead, in violation of that oath, for “trial by combat.”

    Remnick warned about an “attempt to normalize” Trump, but so much of media have engaged in “both sides-ing” the situation, as Julie Hollar of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting has written.

    When a person tells an out-and-out lie, there is no journalistic obligation to “balance” a story with a falsehood

    And Trump, The Washington Post report has recorded, has uttered more than 20,000 falsehoods in his term in office.

    And then there have been the Trump disinformation machines led by Fox -about which Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels would smile.

    But this is far more than a media problem.

    Trump tapped into a vein of racism and other poisons in the United States.

    He soon will be out of The White House but Trumpism, so horribly, will still be here.

    “You have to summon an act of will, a certain energy and imagination, to replace truth with the authority of a con man like Trump,” George Packer wrote in the current issue of The Atlantic.

    Trump’s “barrage of falsehoods — as many as 50 daily in the last fevered months of the 2020 campaign — complemented his unconcealed brutality,” writes Packer.

    “Two events in Trump’s last year in office broke the spell of his sinister perversion of the truth,” he says: COVID-19 and a free election.

    “The beginning of the end of Trump’s presidency arrived on March 11, 2020, when he addressed the nation for the first time on the subject of the pandemic and showed himself to be completely out of his depth. The virus was a fact that Trump couldn’t lie into oblivion or forge into a political weapon — it was too personal and frightening, too real. As hundreds of Americans died and the administration flailed between fantasy, partisan incitement, and criminal negligence, a crucial number of Americans realized that Trump’s lies could get someone they love killed,” says Packer.

    He continues: “The second event came on November 3”– the election.

    And that is what Trump and his followers who attacked the Capitol sought to undo. And, on the same day, Trump enablers in Congress were trying to undo it by having the votes of the Electoral College denied.

    “The election didn’t end his lies — nothing will…But we learned that we still want democracy. This, too, is the legacy of Donald Trump,” Packer concluded.

    Yes, most Americans still want democracy, but the history of authoritarian takeovers shows that a relatively small group of fanatics can beat the majority.

    And we still are left with those toxic issues that Trump capitalized on.

    Another component here is the enabling of Trump by all those Republicans.

    Margaret Sullivan wrote a piece earlier this week in The Washington Post, headed “We must stop calling Trump’s enablers ‘conservative.’ They are the radical right.”
    She wrote: “These days the true radicals are the enablers of President Trump’s ongoing attempted coup: the media bloviators on Fox News, One America and Newsmax who parrot his lies about election fraud; and the members of Congress who plan to object on Wednesday to what should be a pro forma step of approving the electoral college results, so that President-elect Joe Biden can take office peacefully on Jan. 20.

    “But instead of being called what they are, these media and political figures get a mild label: conservative. Instead of calling out the truth, it normalizes; it softens the dangerous edges,” she continued. “It makes it seem, well, not so bad. Conservative, after all, describes politics devoted to free enterprise and traditional ideas. But that’s simply false. Sean Hannity is not conservative. Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri and Sen. Tommy Tuberville of Alabama are not conservative. Nor are the other 10 (at last count) Senators who plan to object” to the Electoral College vote.

    She notes Tim Alberta wrote on Politico that “‘There is nothing conservative about subverting democracy.’ He suggests ‘far right’ as an alternative descriptor. Not bad. But I’d take it a step further, because it’s important to be precise. I’d call them members of the radical right.

    “Members of the radical right won’t like this, of course. They soak in the word ‘conservative” like a warm bath.”

    “On Jan. 20, we can still presume Trump will be gone from the White House,” she writes. “But his enablers and the movement that fostered him, and that he built up, will remain. That’s troubling. We should take one small but symbolic step toward repairing the damage by using the right words to describe it. It would be a start.”

    Journalist Carl Bernstein, of Watergate fame, says Trump “will be in our history books as a dark, dark stain unlike any president of the United States.” And he investigated Nixon.

    Karl Grossman antinuke

    Comment by Anna thurlow | January 10, 2021 | Reply

  3. Donald Trump is allied w the ldp in Japan. He never gave a darned about Fukushima . Trump never gave a damn about the Japanese. fixing reactors in after Fukushima.  Trump never gave a darned about  Japan dumping the radioactive water from Fukushima. into the ocean. Trump never gave a damn about the Japanese exporting radioactive food, from Fukushima all over the world. 

    Trump single-handedly deregulated all reactors in the USA, now to the point of meltdowns all over the USA.

    Hurricane activity is higher than ever in the USA. 5 more hurricanes than they thought  not possible ,occured by the USA last year.  23 Agee shitty reactors on USA coast ready to blow. More earthquaqes and the Agee San Louis obisbo reactor still open. San onofre nuclear waste flooding into the Pacific.

    Trump helped keep open. 3  old damaged,  beat up reactors 30 and 40 yo reactors. with damaged reactor containment kept open in Ohio. Ready to blow reactors.

    Reactors Kept open by Trump and corrupt Republicans in Ohio. Done so by increasing taxes and electricty rates on the citizens of ohio.

    Trump, has done nothing to build up reactors in america, since fukushima.

    Trump wants to put nuclear waste, in city dumps. Trump is opening another plutonium pit factory for nuclear weapons in Carolina . A plutonium polluting miasma,for building up nuke weapons form 8 thousand to 10 thousand in america.

    The Chinese have only 280 nuclear weapon. Two huge cities roseup in China against new nuclear reactors and nuke reactor plutonium  processing plants.

    60 percent of Americans hate nuclear. If people Rose enmasse in america about nuclear,Trump would have them arrested.

    Trump did nothing to fix hanford . Los alamos. San onofre. inl or the brunswick reactor in Carolina  The Brunswick reactor  damaged by hurricane maria. With Trump in power.

    Trump wanted to detonate nuclear bombs, to stop hurricanes by florida. Trump is importing nuclear waste from all over the world,to america.

    Trump abrogated all nuclear treaties he started a new military branch, for nuclear weapons in space. Trump put small tactical nuclear weapons, on all American submarines . It increases the risk of nuclear war with China and Russia a thousand times. Trump wants to start testing nuclear weapons on American citizens again. Trump started a hypersonic nuclear weapons race with Russia. a year after he announce it, it caused an accidental nuclear missile explosion and,  nuclear blast in russia. Billions for small modular reactors in warzonew.

    Trump gave 300 million dollars  for small nuclear reactors like nuscale of which 5 have melted down in America, in past 70 years. Trillions for ongoing illegal occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan in Syria. For war in yemen Part of the trillions is used For massive nuclear weapons programs.

    Comment by Harold roerwon | January 11, 2021 | Reply


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