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Old February 5th, 2011, 08:29 AM   #141
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They're in my sig. I've posted specific pages. You ignored them. I won't post them again because I seriously doubt you'll even open them. You will simply post more "yeah but" without doing any reading. You're a waste of my time.
If by "yeah but" you may imply being uniformly critical and skeptical on absolutely any single piece of information from any source, your prediction powers simply amaze me.

In any case, the silence here couldn't be any more eloquent.

Anyhow, any piece of information that might be relevant to this topic posted here by you or anyone else would be highly appreciated; hard facts and figures (instead of guesses) are aways useful.

For the record, the first two links of your signature are currently dead.
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Old February 5th, 2011, 08:30 AM   #142

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I still say that, considering the American Occupation post-war policies, the bombs were not necessary.
How would you have convinced the militarists to accept surrender? Field Marshal Terauchi had given orders that all 200,000+ Allied POWs in his territory would be executed when the landings started. They were scheduled for Sept.
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If by "yeah but" you may imply being uniformly critical and skeptical on absolutely any single piece of information from any source, your prediction powers simply amaze me.

Anyhow, any piece of information that might be relevant to this topic posted here by you or anyone else would be highly appreciated; hard facts and figures (instead of guesses) are aways useful.

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Server problems don't invalidate the data. When you've read it, if you ever do, feel free to comment. Until then I'll ignore your yeah-butisms.
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Server problems don't invalidate the data. When you've read it, if you ever do, feel free to comment. Until then I'll ignore your yeah-butisms.
Please read my posts with some care; I have read, and I have commented.

To be more exact; there's not a single mention on any "methodology" or even less "validation" for those "estimates".

Just plenty of blind faith ...
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How would you have convinced the militarists to accept surrender? Field Marshal Terauchi had given orders that all 200,000+ Allied POWs in his territory would be executed when the landings started. They were scheduled for Sept.
I don't believe landings were necessary, either.
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Please read my posts with some care; I have read, and I have commented.

To be more exact; there's not a single mention on any "methodology" or even less "validation" for those "estimates".

Just plenty of blind faith ...
You haven't read. It's that simple.
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I don't believe landings were necessary, either.
Were we going to challenge them to a pillow fight?
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Yeah, a pillow fight. Those were our only options. Nuke 'em. Invade. Pillow fight.
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You haven't read. It's that simple.
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Well now, hasn't this evolved into a veritable pissing contest of inflated egos.

Gentlemen, in a debate you should check your egos at the door, we are here to pursue knowledge, after all, not for a "victory."

If you have something to say, say it, support it with evidence, and act respectfully to the other participants in the debate. There are established rules for a debate, among them the following:

1. the burden of proof lies upon the head of he who presents the argument (as previously states)

2. there is no such thing as "irrefutable evidence."

3. there is no winner in a debate.

4. all participants should act respectfully towards all other participants.


I know this may be difficult, but, even those with a vested interest in the subject should at least attempt to be objective, no?
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