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Friday, August 05, 2005

Mayor of Hiroshima wishes city hadn't been nuked

Hypothetical situation: Your grandpa and my grandpa are in a bar, each alone. My grandpa is minding his own business, having a cold one. Your grandpa comes up and kicks him in the nuts. My grandpa falls down, muttering, then he gets up and busts a bottle over your grandpa's head. Sixty years later, you demand a worldwide moratorium on the production of glass. Ridiculous, right? Not if you're the mayor of Hiroshima:
But the mayor acknowledged the task would be uphill, seeing the lack of progress at a UN meeting in May meant to review the main treaty on ending the proliferation of nuclear weapons. "The review conference of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty this past May left no doubt that the US, Russia, the UK, France, China, India, Pakistan, North Korea and a few other nations wishing to become nuclear-weapon states are ignorning the majority voices of the people and governments of the world, thereby jeopardizing human survival," Akiba said. "Based on the dogma, 'Might is right,' these countries have formed their own 'nuclear club,' the admission requirement being the possession of nuclear weapons," the mayor said.
Yeah, okay. Tired of the streets glowing in the dark, Mr. Mayor? Then make sure none of your citizens ever says the following word three times in rapid succession: Tora.

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