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Originally posted by benrl
You know, I don't know if its just me, but in general I have noticed people around me being on a hair trigger, not necessarily anger, just a sort of on edge emotionally, friends, coworkers, family, customers etc...
Hard times I guess, it wears on people.
I wonder if the USA has the balls to attack a country that is a nuclear power, and not some third world farming country.........
japan wanted to surrender the terms of the surrender where in dispute. The fact that japan want to is not...
The "broad terms" are never defined. In fact, they did not exist. Japanese approaches to the Soviet Union began in mid-July with what Truman in his diary called a "telegram from [the] Jap Emperor asking for peace." Alperovitz and other atomic revisionists have attached great importance to this communication, which did have Emperor Hirohito's personal interest. Yet Alperovitz's own summary and quotation shows that it contained no more than the emperor's hope that in order to end suffering the war might "be quickly terminated." It then went on to express Japan's resolve "to fight on with all its strength" so long as the United States and Great Britain insisted on unconditional surrender. It concluded by asking the Soviet Union to receive Prince Fumimaro Konoye as a special envoy. Because the Japanese neither presented an agenda nor specified any basis for discussion, both Washington and Moscow dismissed the proposal as meaningless and perhaps a stalling tactic to prevent Soviet intervention.
Originally posted by freetree64
Can't we all just focus on the upcoming "World War 5" thread????
After all, what are we going to do after "3" and "4"????
I'm also looking forward to "2012 what happened" thread, and the obvious, " UFO's finally arrive, but ship's made of ice cream, and melt" thread....
Originally posted by monkofmimir
Its psychologically tiring to constantly be worrying about all these things going on in the world especially as they get worse and worse.
Also everyone has opinions and since the stake keep getting higher and higher people are getting more and more desperate to get their points across.
Originally posted by watchdog8110
Is it just me noticing it or are there more and more anger issues with topics that are drawing out some deep hatred from each other here ?
Is it a specific topic that brings out the nasty in people or have they all gone wacko ?
Not that my opinion has any weight to it but some of it seems deliberate to push peoples buttons . No wonder flushing it all could do more good than bad
Is it the season or does it happen all year round ? ( question for the long timers here )