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maybe look up some facts first before spouting rubbish. teen pregancy is lower now than it was in the 70s, violence is simply reported more due to 24 hour news and as for reliance on tech it is almost impossible to do anything without using it. the world relies on it therefore everyone has to.

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Wait, wait. Racism at a young age is not exclusive to this generation. Neither is it worse now than it was 60 years ago. Why don't you just hop on back to the days of lynching and forced segregation and see how open-minded the youth of today look in comparison. Stop regurgitating this bullshit, please.

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#35, where do you think the racism at a young age comes from? That shit doesn't just appear in someone's brain one day. It comes from listening to their parents or other family casually spouting it at the dinner table. So which generation is worse, the one who doesn't bother setting a good example for their kids, or the one who is just repeating what they believe to be correct adult behavior?

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#56, that is bullshit. The bombs were dropped in an effort to end the war before the soviets entered to deny them a zone of influence in East Asia.

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Yeah it is pretty well known that the dropping of the A-bomb was not necessary to win the war. But with things escalating like they were, we felt the need to do it before someone else did and get the war over with. And our generation is by far one of the least racist. We have some discrepancies against ethnic groups from the 20th century wars, but that is nothing compared to US history and is not even among everyone in society.

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I personally think 56 is correct, Yes they wanted to test their new weapon and the soviet influence wasn't as huge a factor as they were still a firm ally, the disintergration of relations happened in the months after the war. No the main reason was because the only other option was an invasion of Japan, revisionist theories stating otherwise are false Japan would not go down without a fight they fought to the last man defending islands thousands of miles from there homeland imagine trying to in

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Wrong on both counts. Relations with the Soviets began deteriorating in 1944, and Japan was quite willing to talk peace after Leyte bay. Truman's insistence on 'unconditional surrender and unconditional surrender only' is what prolonged the war.

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I lived in Okinawa Japan for 4 years! Wonderful place! I lived off-base and on-base! I do want to go back their someday.

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@56 actually, the second bomb was totally unnecessary, as Japan was in the middle of surrender negotiations when US dropped the Nagasaki bomb.

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#87, I know this will sound stupid, but ever since I saw the second karate kid movie, I have really wanted to see Okinawa. What are the people there like?

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dude, Okinawans are some of the most honest, nice people I've ever met. when I lived there, I often witnessed things like how if a soda machine gave too much change or an extra drink, they'd just put it on top of the machine for the operator to handle. or if there was a wallet on the street, they'd always leave it until the owner got it. in my five years there, I can honestly say that out of every crime report we heard or read about, 100% were committed by foreigners (skewed or not, that's wh

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106- Thats not all correct....There were somr crime. My dad was pushed down concrete stairs and died. I was 7 then. Thats also why we left.

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but yeah, blaming Okinawans for pearl harbor is like blaming Guam (a US owned territory) for Hiroshima and Nagasaki. the people of Okinawa are Japanese in name only. Culturally, they are very different and in my experience, don't even consider themselves the same as Japan.

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Im currently a junior in HS and I take mostly advanced placement classes. Speaking from my generation about my generation Id just like to say that the world would be better off if it ended VERY soon

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When I was in undergrad, we had to argue the morality of the dropping of the atomic bombs. Before I researched it, I believed that they were immoral and the wrong call. However after looking at a variety of sources, I believe that they were the right call. It was estimated that with a land invasion of Japan, American deaths would've been around 1 million just to land on the shore. The deaths involved in the bombings were estimated at over 200,000 This was roughly equivalent to a weeks worth of n

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111, Well 'Im' of the opinion that a person who vaguely references their education in order to generalise and entire age group is not an intelligent person.

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@16, There's a huge difference between not liking what had happened in history to your people and not liking a certain race/group just because of their ancestors' actions.

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#29 I don't think Napoleon is the person to quote when discrediting things about history, genocide or anything to do about killing people

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9- Do you really hate Hitler though? Or just recognize that he was an incredibly evil man. My philosophy is it happened long before my time and never affected me directly so why waste an emotion like hate on my history book? And I certainly don't hate the German people.

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I suppose the fact that you weren't born into a Nazi dictatorship doesn't affect you directly...

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Heck, people here in America suck the Columbus cock when the holiday comes around. I remember how horrified I was when I learned he was not some hero who discovered America, but a man who committed crimes equal to that of Hitler, Stalin, and Mao.

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#89 I have a friend who is strongly Jewish and refuses to set foot in Germany still. I understand because his direct relatives were effected, even though he himself was not alive. He didn't have to be standing there watching to understand the impact it had on his family and the Jewish and be upset by it. If you don't have someone close to you that was closely effected you likely won't feel the same.

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so what you're saying is that we should hate all germans for what hitler did or all japanese for pearl harbor? just shut up

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Not to mention an idiot. I'm currently in Okinawa at the moment. If you refer to the locals as Japanese they get so mad...

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Whats that supposed to mean?That Japan deserved it?Red neck alert. War could have been won without nuking at all.And America deserved Peal Harbour, making money left right, selling ammunition. Half of the ammunition used to insurgents in Afghanistan and elsewhere are American manufactured that were distributed to create chaos in other countries. Few days back, American vessel was caught in Indian Ocean without truckloads of sophisticated ammunition. US of A is the police and devil too of this p

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Are you f-cking retarded? No I'm serious have yourself tested for stupid-redneck-itis I heard its pretty common in the south

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Hate to break it to you but America is not the devil and they, we did not deserve Pearl Harbor. A attack on innocents of an island So we retaliated with a nuke Neither side was right or good

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Yes 31, good call. Next time someone bumps into you while you're walking, fuck 'em up good, ya hear! (the point is, the reaction was deemed a tad harsh).

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Whats that supposed to mean?That Japan deserved it? War could have been won without nuking at all.And America deserved Peal Harbour, making money left right, selling ammunition. Half of the ammunition used to insurgents in Afghanistan and elsewhere are American manufactured that were distributed to create chaos in other countries. Few days back, American vessel was caught in Indian Ocean without truckloads of sophisticated ammunition. US of A is the police and devil too of this planet.

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People seem to forget how the slaves got to America. They were sold by the rich people in their own nation. NOT all of them as some were stolen but a vast majority were sold by their own people

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Right we dropped 2 bombs . They weren't sure exactly what would happen. They dropped them anyway. It ended the war and we are the only nation to use. Nuclear weapons in wartime.

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-147 They didn't always sell their own people, but rather captives from other tribes. And none of these people knew what lay ahead for the ones sold.

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I'm no expert (not my country, not my politics) but I'm pretty sure people have good reasons to criticize the Tea Party... Then again, I'm a leftist, so my view might be subjective ^^

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People have good reasons to criticize all the parties, if you look close enough, even the parties they claim to follow. It's the ones who don't see that stuff that I worry about.

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