Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Has Google Informed the Veterans of the Okinawa Campaign that the War Ended on May 8th, 1945?

 

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So, I was going to add, maybe someone should Google “date WWII ended” but, um……

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Update…..it looks like the answer to the end of WWII has updated on Google. Now a “date WWII ended” query does not come out and say WWII ended on May 8th but goes back to reference that the “war in Europe” ended on May 8, 1945 still without any reference to the Pacific – and there is a picture from what appears to be D-Day (June 6, 1944, of course). If the machines are going to take over, could they at least get the historical facts right first?

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  1. Scott Abel Member

    Yeah, that’s a laugh-and-point moment.

    Happy V-E Day, everybody. #70

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    • May 8, 2015, at 4:20 PM PST
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  2. PHCheese Member

    Too bad it wasn’t. I lot of lives would have been saved and we could have saved Little Boy and Fat Man for ISIS.

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    • May 8, 2015, at 4:22 PM PST
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  3. Profile Photo Member

    Egad!

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    • May 8, 2015, at 4:24 PM PST
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  4. Spin Coolidge

    Thanks for pointing it out…

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    • May 8, 2015, at 4:41 PM PST
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  5. Palaeologus Inactive

    Yeah, that’s not so good.

    ‘Course I recall an “Integrative Studies” class I took in which a significant proportion of my classmates apparently believed that Germany was an American ally in WWII.

    It was at Meathead U, and in one of the Meatheadiest of classes, but still.

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    • May 8, 2015, at 4:44 PM PST
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  6. EJHill Podcaster

    To most people history began the day that they were born.

    I see all types of historical nonsense – especially on the History Channel. Like 50 star flags on WWII uniforms.

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    • May 8, 2015, at 5:30 PM PST
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  7. MLH Inactive
    MLH

    At least we can still say VE Day. VJ Day is racist now, no?

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    • May 8, 2015, at 6:01 PM PST
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  8. 1967mustangman Inactive

    They still haven’t done a Doodle honoring D-Day.

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    • May 8, 2015, at 6:49 PM PST
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  9. AUMom Member

    They still haven’t done a Doodle honoring D-Day

    This is one of the many reasons I use something other than Google.

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    • May 8, 2015, at 7:24 PM PST
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  10. Yeah...ok. Inactive

    Hell, the same people telling google when WW II ended, are telling Larry Kudlow we still need to surrender the Mexican American war and everyone else that just like the UN fixed the problems of war, genocide, etc. they will tell us when we won the climate change war.

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    • May 8, 2015, at 7:41 PM PST
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  11. 1967mustangman Inactive

    Yeah…ok.:Hell, the same people telling google when WW II ended, are telling Larry Kudlow we still need to surrender the Mexican American war and everyone else that just like the UN fixed the problems of war, genocide, etc. they will tell us when we won the climate change war.

    I don’t follow

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    • May 8, 2015, at 7:50 PM PST
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  12. Devereaux Inactive

    1967mustangman:

    Yeah…ok.:Hell, the same people telling google when WW II ended, are telling Larry Kudlow we still need to surrender the Mexican American war and everyone else that just like the UN fixed the problems of war, genocide, etc. they will tell us when we won the climate change war.

    I don’t follow

    It’s a bit convoluted. Diagram the sentence to make any sense of it. ;-0

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    • May 8, 2015, at 9:34 PM PST
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  13. 1967mustangman Inactive

    Devereaux:

    1967mustangman:

    Yeah…ok.:Hell, the same people telling google when WW II ended, are telling Larry Kudlow we still need to surrender the Mexican American war and everyone else that just like the UN fixed the problems of war, genocide, etc. they will tell us when we won the climate change war.

    I don’t follow

    It’s a bit convoluted. Diagram the sentence to make any sense of it. ;-0

    What are you, my high school English teacher? Pass

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    • May 8, 2015, at 10:40 PM PST
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  14. Randy Webster Member

    MacArthur is spinning in his grave.

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    • May 8, 2015, at 10:46 PM PST
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  15. Yeah...ok. Inactive

    1967mustangman:

    Yeah…ok.:Hell, the same people telling google when WW II ended, are telling Larry Kudlow we still need to surrender the Mexican American war and everyone else that just like the UN fixed the problems of war, genocide, etc. they will tell us when we won the climate change war.

    I don’t follow

    I’m passionately incoherent. It’s a gift. Along the way I thought about Oceania – Eurasia war and how so many people say if we don’t grant amnesty we’ll lose our chance to ever run crony capitalism again.

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    • May 8, 2015, at 10:49 PM PST
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  16. 1967mustangman Inactive

    Yeah…ok.:

    1967mustangman:

    Yeah…ok.:Hell, the same people telling google when WW II ended, are telling Larry Kudlow we still need to surrender the Mexican American war and everyone else that just like the UN fixed the problems of war, genocide, etc. they will tell us when we won the climate change war.

    I don’t follow

    I’m passionately incoherent. It’s a gift. Along the way I thought about Oceania – Eurasia war and how so many people say if we don’t grant amnesty we’ll lose our chance to ever run crony capitalism again.

    Eh just drink some bourbon. That will make the problem go away………at least until tomorrow.

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    • May 8, 2015, at 10:52 PM PST
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  17. Randy Webster Member

    Articles are our friends.

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    • May 9, 2015, at 6:21 AM PST
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  18. Devereaux Inactive

    1967mustangman:

    Devereaux:

    1967mustangman:

    Yeah…ok.:Hell, the same people telling google when WW II ended, are telling Larry Kudlow we still need to surrender the Mexican American war and everyone else that just like the UN fixed the problems of war, genocide, etc. they will tell us when we won the climate change war.

    I don’t follow

    It’s a bit convoluted. Diagram the sentence to make any sense of it. ;-0

    What are you, my high school English teacher? Pass

    We actually did that in grade school. But that was back when education approached real education. You were probably cheated out of all that.

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    • May 9, 2015, at 6:57 AM PST
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  19. Randy Webster Member

    We diagrammed sentences when I was in school. I couldn’t do it now.

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    • May 9, 2015, at 8:24 AM PST
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  20. Profile Photo Member

    Note that the date is written as “8 May 1945.” It was written by a European probably. Most Americans would have written it “May 8, 1945.” Eurocentrism strikes again!

    At the same time, I would caution that we usually date the start of the war as September 1, 1939, even though the Chinese and Japanese portion of the conflict goes back for nearly a decade before.

    Which only serves as a reminder that the war was not all about Hitler, but numerous horrific things coalescing at the same time.

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    • May 9, 2015, at 8:26 AM PST
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  21. Steve C. Member

    We diagrammed sentences when I was in school. I couldn’t do it now.

    Me too. Or is it me neither?

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    • May 9, 2015, at 8:29 AM PST
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  22. Randy Webster Member

    Quinn the Eskimo:Note that the date is written as “8 May 1945.” It was written by a European probably. Most Americans would have written it “May 8, 1945.” Eurocentrism strikes again!

    That’s true for normal people. Elitists write dates many different ways. Sometimes it takes a minute for me to figure out the date on which the drawings I’m looking at were drawn. Architects.

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    • May 9, 2015, at 8:31 AM PST
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  23. Devereaux Inactive

    Randy Webster:We diagrammed sentences when I was in school. I couldn’t do it now.

    It was said in jest! Although if I was pushed, I think I might be able – maybe.

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    • May 9, 2015, at 8:50 AM PST
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  24. Devereaux Inactive

    Quinn the Eskimo:Note that the date is written as “8 May 1945.” It was written by a European probably. Most Americans would have written it “May 8, 1945.” Eurocentrism strikes again!

    At the same time, I would caution that we usually date the start of the war as September 1, 1939, even though the Chinese and Japanese portion of the conflict goes back for nearly a decade before.

    Which only serves as a reminder that the war was not all about Hitler, but numerous horrific things coalescing at the same time.

    I tend to write dates that way still. But not always. But I once did. Date, Month, Year. I even wrote it 8/5/45 – made people crazy (me too sometimes). But my mother was born in Europe.

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    • May 9, 2015, at 8:51 AM PST
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  25. Randy Webster Member

    Devereaux:I tend to write dates that way still. But not always. But I once did. Date, Month, Year. I even wrote it 8/5/45 – made people crazy (me too sometimes). But my mother was born in Europe.

    Yeah, but you put the question mark at the beginning of the sentence, too.

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    • May 9, 2015, at 8:56 AM PST
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  26. Devereaux Inactive

    Randy Webster:

    Devereaux:I tend to write dates that way still. But not always. But I once did. Date, Month, Year. I even wrote it 8/5/45 – made people crazy (me too sometimes). But my mother was born in Europe.

    Yeah, but you put the question mark at the beginning of the sentence, too.

    OK. So I’m weird.

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    • May 9, 2015, at 8:57 AM PST
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  27. Arahant Member

    Randy Webster:Articles are our friends.

    Definitely…or indefinitely.

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    • May 9, 2015, at 9:19 AM PST
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  28. Arahant Member

    I’m not sure I get the point of this. VE-Day was not THE end, but it was at the end of the war. Indeed, one could say everything after D-Day was the end of the war. After all, we’re at the end of the republic. That doesn’t mean someone declares it a dictatorship or empire today, but it won’t be that long compared to the 240 years of earlier history.

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    • May 9, 2015, at 9:23 AM PST
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  29. Profile Photo Member

    Devereaux:

    Randy Webster:

    Devereaux:I tend to write dates that way still. But not always. But I once did. Date, Month, Year. I even wrote it 8/5/45 – made people crazy (me too sometimes). But my mother was born in Europe.

    Yeah, but you put the question mark at the beginning of the sentence, too.

    OK. So I’m weird.

    We like you anyway. :)

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    • May 9, 2015, at 10:01 AM PST
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  30. Pleated Pants Forever Inactive
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    For the record, I have had three posts this week. Two where I attempted to write something insightful and one where I just pasted two print screens. Guess which one was promoted to the main feed? Perhaps its a lesson on where my talents are – click, copy, click paste :)

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    • May 9, 2015, at 10:07 AM PST
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