Pikadon

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  1. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    The entire white population of the Confederacy. And they were.

    As spidergoat's link may not attract your attention, here is the second paragraph, the one in which the case for secession is introduced, from the official proclamation of the government of Georgia:
    Notice the role of tariffs in this justification of declared war, by a State on the Atlantic coast and heavily involved in tariff issues: all but invisible. It comes up later, among the bureaucratic details and lists of grievances.
     
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  3. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Top: Aioi Bridge, the ostensible target of the American atomic bomb attack against Hiroshima.

    Bottom: The Peace Clock Tower, beside the bridge, marking humankind's baptism in nuclear fire.
     
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  5. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    'We just didn't think, ok?' (recalled quote, close to accurate)
    Richard Feynman

    Another from him:
     
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  7. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    Nagasaki affects me more. Because it proves the evil was a calculated one, somehow, even if only as a cumulative effect of specialist considerations.
    From "People Of The Lie"
     
  8. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    The earliest use of "pikadon" for the Hiroshima bomb I can find is as what appears to have been (I can't find the original on the internet, the only translation I can find is "flash-boom" ) the first word of the first poem of 31 tanka by Shinoe Shoda, published in 1946 in the ephemeral journal Fuschicho. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinoe_Shōda
    All 31 appear with many others added later, in a samizdat collection published via mimeograph in 1947 http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/20...ok-written-behind-censors-backs/#.WOyuNBRvi14
     

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