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Dying man makes sure he votes one last time

Postby llipgh2 on Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:39 am

What makes this interesting is the fact that as a Japanese American, he and his family were sent to an internment camp. Instead of being bitter, he volunteered to serve in the army. Even in that situation he felt the need to serve.

Here's hoping his passing is peaceful.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/22/dying-man-casts-final-vote/?hpt=hp_t2
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Postby Gaucho on Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:49 am

Commendable.
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Re: Dying man makes sure he votes one last time

Postby Geezer on Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:52 am

That was one of the saddest chapters in our history. God bless him. There were many Japanese Americans who served in WWII.They also were in segregated units. From what I've read there was not a single act of sabotage ever attributed to Japanese-Americans
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Re: Dying man makes sure he votes one last time

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:24 am

Reading about George McGovern this week, and this gentleman, made me sad about the passing of this generation. I hate the term "Greatest Generation" as much as that generation does, but they really are a remarkable group of Americans. Raised in the Great Depression, they rose to the challenge in WWII and helped establish the U.S. as a world leader in the 1950s and beyond.

I read an infographic where we rank 138th out of 169-ish countries in voter participation. If this 93 year old man in hospice can bother to vote, why can't more of us vote?

http://theweek.com/article/index/233900 ... rica-votes
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Re: Dying man makes sure he votes one last time

Postby DelPen on Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:40 pm

If he's from Chicago this won't be the last time he votes.
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Postby pittsoccer33 on Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:19 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/442nd_Infa ... ted_States)

the unit most decorated for valor in us history
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Re: Dying man makes sure he votes one last time

Postby npv708 on Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:02 pm

So I was thinking about this article walking around Capitol Hill today and I took a different route to the metro station than usual and happened to find a memorial (actually two) that I had no idea existed until today.

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I happened to discover the National Japanese-American Memorial, which focuses purely on the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII. Extremely moving memorial that I feel somewhat embarrassed for having no prior knowledge of.
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Re: Dying man makes sure he votes one last time

Postby llipgh2 on Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:58 pm

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Re: Dying man makes sure he votes one last time

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:10 am

Digitalgypsy66 wrote:Reading about George McGovern this week, and this gentleman, made me sad about the passing of this generation. I hate the term "Greatest Generation" as much as that generation does, but they really are a remarkable group of Americans. Raised in the Great Depression, they rose to the challenge in WWII and helped establish the U.S. as a world leader in the 1950s and beyond.

I read an infographic where we rank 138th out of 169-ish countries in voter participation. If this 93 year old man in hospice can bother to vote, why can't more of us vote?

http://theweek.com/article/index/233900 ... rica-votes


I can think of plenty of reasons not to vote. The primary reason being that if you want to vote for a candidate that actually has a chance to win, you have to vote for an *******.
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Re: Dying man makes sure he votes one last time

Postby LeopardLetang on Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:18 am

thread caught my attention mostly because i read "votes" as "vomits" during a quick scroll
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