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  • On Fri, 7 Aug 2015, 5:48pm PDT in The true reason that we dropped A-bomb in Japan, New Renter said:

    1. Why August 6th? The weather was clear over the target, we had the bomb ready to go, why wait?

    2. Why did we drop the second bomb three days later? Because we had given Japan that time to surrender and they had not done so. How long were we supposed to wait? The only reason we waited as long as we did was likely to gauge the amount of damage the first one had done to properly drop the second..

    3. Germany was defeated by the time we had the first bomb ready. Japan on the other hand had not.

    Did Russia even have a Pacific fleet up tot the task of mounting an invasion?

    Operation Olympic, the invasion of Kyūshū, was to begin on "X-Day", which was scheduled for 1 November 1945. The combined Allied naval armada would have been the largest ever assembled, including 42 aircraft carriers, 24 battleships, and 400 destroyers and destroyer escorts.


    That's what our planners thought it would take. Also long range bombers which Russia did not possess. Russia was simply not up to the task of invading Japan.

  • On Fri, 10 Jul 2015, 11:08am PDT in Are oil companies deliberately gouging California drivers?, New Renter said:

    Anyone worried about getting gouged at the pump is free to scrap their 8 MPG '75 Lincoln and buy a 50 MPG Accord Hybrid. Probably never make up the $30k in capital costs though.

    Even better, dust off the old Schwinn. Or walk.

    HydroCabron says

    Once you factor in the externalities, such as frying planet Earth in a greasy, crackling skillet of carbon, and the 58,000 annual premature deaths from vehicle emissions each year, plus 25,000 from coal emissions, and add back the taxpayer subsidies to coal and gasoline, the fossil forms of energy don't seem so cheap.

    Yes they do, damn cheap. Once all the numbers are in fossil fuels are still king.

  • On Fri, 10 Jul 2015, 10:55am PDT in We are NOT Greece, New Renter said:

    HydroCabron says

    One way to emulate Greece is to become a tax-cheat culture.

    Done and done.

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