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CurtesyFlush
Bababooey, fafafooey, tatatoothy.
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And then the clock ran down......

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Caption reads:

"Los Angeles, Calif.--A store for rent in Little Tokyo after residents of Japanese ancestry were instructed to evacuate. This area is near the Civic Center in Los Angeles. Evacuees will be assigned to War Relocation Authority centers for the duration..."

4-11-42

I love the use of "evacuate".
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The more things change, the more they suck.


No_Strings
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1 recommendation

We can't be too careful in this post 12-7 world.


Rocky67
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reply to CurtesyFlush
said by CurtesyFlush:

Caption reads:

"Los Angeles, Calif.--A store for rent in Little Tokyo after residents of Japanese ancestry were instructed to evacuate. This area is near the Civic Center in Los Angeles. Evacuees will be assigned to War Relocation Authority centers for the duration..."

4-11-42

I love the use of "evacuate".
I'll spare everyone a long rant about this and just mention that I married a sansei Japanese American. You can imagine my feelings toward the scum who perpetrated that horror show on my wife's family.
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Pain is weakness leaving the body


CurtesyFlush
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By the way, they didn't send Freddie Blassie to a relocation camp. His parents emigrated from Germany.
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The more things change, the more they suck.


Rocky67
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Good catch. I was wondering how long it would take for someone to figure it out.
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CurtesyFlush
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21 CMOH baby, in one RCT
said by Rocky67:

I married a sansei Japanese American.
Is sansei first generation?

Everything I have to say about the internments can be said with the above image.
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The more things change, the more they suck.


jig

join:2001-01-05
Hacienda Heights, CA
reply to CurtesyFlush
"After the United States entered World War II, Blassie enlisted in the Navy and served in the Pacific Theater for 42 months. The war was a trying time for his family back home because of his grandparents' German heritage. They were often accused of being unpatriotic. In addition, he married a Jewish girl named Nettie Needles in California while on shore leave. He achieved the rank of Petty Officer Second Class before he was discharged."

"In 1962, Blassie had a feud with Japanese wrestling icon Rikidozan that established his reputation in Japan. After Blassie lost the WWA World Heavyweight Championship to Rikidozan in Los Angeles, the two had a rematch on live Japanese television. Many of the viewers were horrified by Blassie's treatment of their hero. One of Blassie's gimmicks was to file his teeth, and draw blood from his opponents by biting their foreheads. The sight of the Japanese legend covered in his own blood gave several viewers heart attacks, and some reportedly even died."

from wiki


No_Strings
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said by jig:

In 1962, Blassie had a feud with Japanese wrestling icon Rikidozan ...
I loved the one where he battles Mothra.


Rocky67
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reply to CurtesyFlush
said by CurtesyFlush:

said by Rocky67:

I married a sansei Japanese American.
Is sansei first generation?

Everything I have to say about the internments can be said with the above image.
Sansei are third generation. Their grandparents would have emigrated from J land (issei) and their parents would be native born (nisei).
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Pain is weakness leaving the body


Rocky67
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reply to CurtesyFlush
said by CurtesyFlush:

Everything I have to say about the internments can be said with the above image.
Go For Broke
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Pain is weakness leaving the body