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Supporters wave American flags along the shoreline as the USS Ronald Reagan, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered super carrier, departs for Yokosuka, Japan, from Naval Station North Island in San Diego, Calif, on Monday. The Reagan is replacing the USS George Washington as part of a complicated three-carrier swap that exchanges crews for ships, saving the Navy millions of dollars in moving costs.

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Glad to hear that the move will save the navy money. Wasn't Ronald Raygun the actor who played second banana to a chimp in Bedtime for Bonzo? And wasn't it during his admin that in the name of personal liberty, getting government out of individual's lives and saving the taxpayer's money that mental hospitals were required to release patients because charities and families would care for them, not the nanny state? I know Ms. Thatcher did something similar in the UK. How's that worked out?

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I just hope to never see the USS Barack Obama in my lifetime.

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Please forgive me for not cheering.

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When it arrives here, the difficulty for some people will be deciding how to protest its presence, while at the same time being glad somebody else is willing to defend Japan from potentially aggressive neighbors.

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I hope the get a good welcome: the USS Ronald Reagan did sterling work helping us when the tsunami hit.

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That ship should have the logos of huge multinational corporations painted on its side so it's clear its purpose is to protect the profit making trade routes of the global elite.

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That ship should have the logos of huge multinational corporations painted on its side so it's clear its purpose is to protect the profit making trade routes of the global elite.

It also protects the livelihood of millions of people across the globe but let's not be concerned about them. Let's focus on the a few rich people and pour out our envy and disdain upon them. Let's just destroy the very thing that has lessened poverty to levels the world has never seen. That way we can all be equally poor. Wow, what a brilliant idea!

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Polls have shown a majority of Japanese want the US bases to be here. This is a majority that is clearly "silent."

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It looks like people are shouting, "Go Fight! for our country."

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no objections to the carrier or the trip, but who exactly would take time out from their lives to go and wave a flag at a ship??

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Man in green, second from left, no flag, weak posture. Disappointing.

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Welcome! For Japan, America is a rainy-day friend without doubt.

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OssanAmerica: "I just hope to never see the USS Barack Obama in my lifetime."

Somebody's bitter without reason to be! Just for that I hope you DO see it in your lifetime, and often.

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"no objections to the carrier or the trip, but who exactly would take time out from their lives to go and wave a flag at a ship??"

Could be family members or base support staff.

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no objections to the carrier or the trip, but who exactly would take time out from their lives to go and wave a flag at a ship??>

Maybe the family of the people inside the ship?

Man in green, second from left, no flag, weak posture. Disappointing.>

Maybe is the father of a son who is leaving for a long time and is sad?

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Maybe is the father of a son who is leaving for a long time and is sad?

E..em..or daughter

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Americans are in Japan because Japan attacked them and than lost the war. They are there to make sure Japan does not do it again. Of course that is only an excuse, they are there to control the surrounding countries and to dictate relation between them. And as long the threat of American presence is there Japan will not sort out any of its differences with China or Russia.

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Sedagor- I didn't know it exists.. A Japan Today forum poster that actually THINKS and writes sensitive posts...

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Man in green, second from left, no flag, weak posture. Disappointing.

He's been shipped to our re-education facility, sir.

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E..em..or daughter>

I writed "son" thinking in a direct descendant, not gender distintion intended.

Sedagor- I didn't know it exists.. A Japan Today forum poster that actually THINKS and writes sensitive posts...>

My ego thanks you.

He's been shipped to our re-education facility, sir.>

Surely not a second too soon.

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I just hope to never see the USS Barack Obama in my lifetime.

It would hope it would be a salvage ship. It could be used to salvage what's left of America following Obama's fundamental transformation of a once great nation into another bankrupt socialist utopia.

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