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Old 12-07-2005, 12:55 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Happy Geijin's Day

Howdy, campers*...

Today is December seventh, the 'day of infamy' when Japan made the geopolitical faux pas of attacking navy ships at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This resulted in ships full of pissed off Americans joining the war in the Pacific, one of whom was my world famous grandfather, here depicted doing propaganda work for the war department:



Anyway. Grandpa went to war and shot up Tojo real good, and brought back the samurai legacy for us all as a trophy. Those of us here at Aresen who affirm the samurai legacy should remember well today the lessons of history--our friends in Asia and the progentors of the warrior tradition we call our own were once our enemies. It was only after each nation beat itself repeatedly against the other that respect for the other was finally won, and Japanese culture became a good and beneficial thing for us here in the west.

It is worth noting that my grandpa went to war on Okinawa, and lost his own brother there...but he also spent ten years in Japan after the war, healing the wounds and helping to rebuild a broken society. This is the way of bushido. Peace through victory, then wisdom.

Today I own Japanese swords which were taken as trophies in war. Is it too much to hope that following generations of Americans will collect islamic swords in appreciation of a culture with which they have also learned mutual respect...?





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Old 12-07-2005, 01:40 PM   #2
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Ah, I almost forgot today was the day that willlive in Infamy.

For all those that fought the War to End All Wars.


"The Price of Freedom, is Eternal Vigilance"


December 8th, 1941, Joint Session of the Congress, Franklin Deleno Roosevelt

Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives:

Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 -- a date which will live in infamy -- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.

Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American island of Oahu, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to our Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. And while this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or of armed attack.

It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time, the Japanese government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.

Yesterday, the Japanese government also launched an attack against Malaya.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked Guam.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.

Last night, the Japanese attacked Wake Island.

And this morning, the Japanese attacked Midway Island.

Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.

As commander in chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense. But always will our whole nation remember the character of the onslaught against us.

No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.

I believe that I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us.

Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory, and our interests are in grave danger.

With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph -- so help us God.

I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7th, 1941, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese empire.


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Old 12-07-2005, 05:56 PM   #3
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Old 12-08-2005, 10:41 AM   #4
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I read enhancing one's sexuality first, but now I'm unsure how that would work for women. However, it should give a decent and outmost flexible penis ring. Also very valuable addition is this firm-up-and-extend-circumferrence thinger. Fun for ball gamers..

Nothing for people who not shave, though.

Disturbing enough, I vote "Damage control in space", hell, you never know!

Going to date a hot Vulcan chick? Spend 5982 bucks on renting a hot 653 litre space cruiser to stretch out dat ho over at the mercury cliffs? And now she refuses 'cos you used up all ya duct tape to tie him back along the notch and make him keep dang and lang in the dark thight tunnel of the poopoo-trains so you both could do the lesbian thing? She just kicked out the window and left and you might want to fix that thing while you can hold your lungs in your body? TENSED? No freaking duct tape anymore?? -- Not going to be the best situation in your life, I tell ya.


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Old 12-08-2005, 11:08 AM   #5
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Old 12-09-2005, 06:51 AM   #6
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Nah. First came the chickens. Then Ray, then nonsense.


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Old 12-09-2005, 09:05 AM   #7
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Old 12-09-2005, 10:10 AM   #8
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Old 12-09-2005, 01:17 PM   #9
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That picture will give me nightmares for month


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Old 12-09-2005, 01:22 PM   #10
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Old 12-12-2005, 01:05 PM   #11
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I second that



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Old 12-14-2005, 01:56 PM   #12
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Why? Because Grandpa's ya-yas are bottoming out dangerously, or because only one of the characters dancing is wearing pants?
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