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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by kserg, May 27, 2005.

  1. kserg


    Feb 20, 2004
    San Jose, CA

    it happens every few years and I almost though it wouldn’t happen this year... but the joy on my face when they FOUND THEM!!! what a joy...

    YES ladies and gentlemen... they found yet another Japanese soldier who thought ww2 was not over...


    I am almost going to be sad when they will stop finding them... i think the one 3 years ago was the best because they had family members and actually general of ww2 fly over tell him war was over and he thought that they all were traitors to Japan...


  2. eric234

    eric234 Guest

    Mar 11, 2005
    how stupid do people have to be to not realize that an ATOM BOMB was dropped and stopped the war?
  3. Mr.Phil


    Apr 9, 2005
    Upstate NY
    They found two of them... Apparently they were in the Phillipines.
  4. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process...

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    Dude.. the atom bomb was the beginning of the end... Surrender happened later... Ok so technically, Midway was the beginning of the end, but you get my drift.

    If they heard the explosion in the Phillipines, or saw the light, etc, I doubt they knew what it was...

    Like the articles says, likely these guys knew the war was over, but decided to not turn themselves in for their own reasons...
  5. Ha , thats nothing, we still have people here in MS that think the civil war is still going on!
  6. kserg


    Feb 20, 2004
    San Jose, CA
    I thought south won? no?
  7. msquared


    Sep 19, 2004
    Kansas City
    It's not a matter of stupidity. It's a combination of the mindset of the Japanese soldiers of the time and the fact that war tends to do wonky things to communication lines.

    You don't survive in the jungle for several decades if you're stupid.
  8. Don't_Fret

    Don't_Fret Justin Schornstein

    Dec 10, 2003
    That's nuts.
  9. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Yeah, they're pretty stupid. I bet if they were members of TB they'd probably pay to have a picture by their name or something.

    brad cook
  10. kserg


    Feb 20, 2004
    San Jose, CA
    Yeah... pretty much... why pay when you can sleep with any mod and get pic by your name for free:/

  11. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    I would think if you didn't see any of the enemy for say 5 or 10 years, you might consider at least STARTING to walk home or something.
  12. kserg


    Feb 20, 2004
    San Jose, CA
    Thats the thing... they did... 1st Korea then Vietnam and we fly over that area all the time... our ship go by... etc :)
  13. I wouldn't blame him, I bet it's pretty difficult to get those lazy paper boys to deliver the daily news to the mountains...

  14. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    Couldn't the guy like check the Drudge report or something! :p If he just logged in one day on his laptop.........
  15. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member


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  16. Weren't Lt. Onoda and his partner still carrying out acts of sabotage against locals until his partner got killed?

    We look at this as complete and total Westerners. None of us have the mindset of disemboweling ourselves to spare our families the dishonor of a self determined failure.
  17. Tash


    Feb 13, 2005
    Bel Air Maryland
    How precisely does one WALK from The Philipines to Japan...seeing as both are ISLANDS.

    Also living in the jugle for 50 years probably wakes one a little whacked anyhow, resulting in less than "normal" sets of judgement calls.
  18. Call me nutty, but I think a few months in the 'hoon-gla' would alter my perception of reality...
  19. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
  20. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton My P doesn’t have flats or tort Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    sometimes i think TB is still majorily visited by little teenage brats that whine about their lives too much and piss everyone off by saying stupid crap that makes no sense.

    silly me...

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