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She is still pretty young but starting to look like a looker nonetheless. I think she rather liked me and now I wouldn’t be surprised if she has a thing for me. The knee breeches are cut tight to show off my crotch at its best, and the uniform – worn by everyone but Dad at these court functions – seems to have caught the polite eye of the young heir.
—  22-year-old future President John F. Kennedy, writing in 1939 to his friend (and future U.S. Senator from Rhode Island Claiborne Pell), on his interaction with the 13-year-old future Queen Elizabeth II at a royal function for diplomats hosted by King George VI that JFK attended (in traditional court dress) alongside his father, U.S. Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy. 

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東日本大震災でトモダチ作戦を発案したロバート・エルドリッジ博士が懲戒解雇の危機!!
署名のご協力お願いします

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【テキサス親父日本事務局】「沖縄米軍海兵隊のロバート・エルドリッジ博士の解雇を撤回して下さい」署名 2015/03/28 http://t.co/JJ1ViFE6ps

2015/03/28 15:34:13

Please retract the dismissal of Dr.Robert Eldridge.

在沖縄米軍海兵隊のロバート・エルドリッジ博士の解雇を撤回して下さい。

Many Japanese people heard the news, with disquieting and troubled hearts,
that Dr. Robert Eldridge may be dismissed from his position as a deputy assistant chief of staff,
G7, over the release of on-base surveillance video taken at a northern U.S. military base in Okinawa,
just because he did not get the permission for the release beforehand.

多くの日本人が沖縄北部にあるアメリカ基地内で撮影された監視ビデオを公開したということで、

エルドリッジ博士が政務外交部次長の職を解雇されるというニュースを非常に沈痛な気持ちで聞きました。
それも解雇理由はビデオ公開の事前許可を得なかったからだとのことだけです。

It all started when two Japanese men were arrested by base security guards at Camp Schwab
for crossing its boundary line during a protest on Feb 22. One of them is Hiroji Yamashiro,
an activist and a head of a so-called peace movement organization. They were later released;
however, two major Okinawan newspapers, the Okinawa Times and Ryukyu Shinpo,
misled the public claiming that the arrests were illegal and stated that the security guards
dragged them into the base to detain them.

一連の出来事は二人の日本人が2月22日、抗議中に基地境界線を越えて
シュワブ基地の警備員に逮捕されたことに端を発しています。

二人の内の一人は山城博治で、平和運動と称する団体の活動家でありその長です。

この二人はそのあと釈放されましたが、

沖縄の二大新聞であるところの沖縄タイムズと琉球新報は

この二人は警備員に基地内に引きずり込まれて拘束されたもので、

違法逮捕であるという誤報を流しました。

The claim by these two newspapers was taken at face value by a member of the Communist Party
and he addressed the incident at the Diet meeting accusing the US and Japanese governments of
engaging in the unlawful suppression of innocent civilians. The decision to release the video by Dr.
Eldridge was simply to show what exactly happened and protect the honor of the Japanese government
and the US military that the action of the security guards was indeed lawful and there was no
suppression of civilians.

この二大新聞社による誤報は一共産党員によって真実と受け止められ、

彼は国会の場にこの事件を持ち出し、
アメリカと日本政府は無実の国民を不法に抑圧していると非難しました。

エルドリッジ博士がビデオ公開を決心したのは、
正確に何があったのかを示すことによって、警備員の行動は法に則ったもので抑圧などはないということを証明して日本とアメリカ軍の名誉を守ることにありました。

On the other hand, the activities conducted by the above-mentioned peace movement organization
are nothing but unlawful. They are anti-U.S. base activists and their illegal activities include such
actions as flying kites and balloons to obstruct the flying of Osprey, to deface the base fences
by putting different objects or banners on them, to slander American military personnel and
aggressively protest against them, etc.

その一方、上記の平和団体なる組織が行っていることは違法以外の何物でもありません。
彼らは反米基地活動家であり、
オスプレイの飛行を阻止するために凧や風船を飛ばしたり、米軍基地のフェンスを汚したり、アメリカ軍人に対しては誹謗悪口を浴びせています。

Dr. Eldridge was the original proposer of utilizing U.S. forces in a large-scale natural disaster in Japan,
which was first carried out and called the “Tomodachi Operation” after the Tohoku Earthquake four years ago.
Also, his fluent language skill helped greatly to better communication between Japanese defense forces
and U.S. servicemen and servicewomen when they reconstructed the Sendai Airport shortly after the disaster.
He has been promoting better relationships between Japan and the U.S. through his line of duty and many other occasions. Thus, he is highly respected by many Japanese. His dismissal under the current
critical circumstances in Okinawa is not only a great loss but also detrimental to the relationship
between the two nations. His dismissal is what those anti-U.S. base activists want and doesn’t serve
anything but their anti-U.S. purpose. We would sincerely appreciate it if you would reconsider
his dismissal. We, Japanese, need him to have better understanding of the two nations,
which is the utmost necessity for the security of the Asian Region.

エルドリッジ博士は日本での大規模自然災害において米軍を活用することを発案し、

それは4年前の東北震災のあと「トモダチ作戦」と呼ばれて初めて実行されました。

また、博士の流暢な言語力は災害の後の仙台空港の復興の時に自衛隊と米軍人との間の意思の疎通に多大なる貢献をしました。博士は職務や種々の機会を通して、日本とアメリカとの関係を推進するために尽力されてきました。

こうしたことから、博士は多くの日本人に尊敬されています。

博士の解雇は現在の沖縄の危機的状況を鑑みたとき、二国間関係にとって非常な損失であるのみか悪害をもたらす行為とも言えます。

それは、博士の解雇は反米基地活動家が望むことであり、

彼らの反米目的を利するものだからです。

こうしたことから、博士の解雇が撤回されることを切に望みます。

我々日本人は二国間のよりよい理解のために博士を必要としていますし、

そうした理解がアジア地域の安全には非常に必要なものであると思います。

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‘I did see the President smile on time today,’ I couldn’t imagine what could have possibly made the President smile throughout this terrible ordeal (Ambassador Kennedy’s stroke) 

President Kennedy had just taken Caroline in to visit the Ambassador, and when we walked out of the elevator, on the ground floor, there was a gumball machine there. Caroline saw it and asked, ’Daddy, may I please have a gumball?’

The President looked at her and said, 'Oh, Buttons, I’m sorry, you need a penny for the gumball machine. I don’t have a penny.' 

I shook my head in amusement. It was so typical of JFK - he never carried money. Here he was the President of the United States and he didn’t have a penny for the gumball machine. 

Paul continued, Poor Caroline looked like she was going to crumble. So the President turned to me and asked, ’Mr. Landis, do you happen to have a penny?’ I pulled out the change in my pocket, and fortunately, I did have a penny. As a matter of fact I do, I said as I handed Caroline the penny. Her eyes got big and she said ’Oh, thank you, Mr. Landis!' You’d think I had given her a diamond ring. I could see little Caroline, just as excited as could be over such a simple thing as a gumball.

So she struggled a bit to get the penny into the machine, but she finally did it, and the President helped her turn the knob, and when the gumball rolled out, she just grabbed it and popped it in her mouth and began chewing away, a big smile on her face.

I turned to look at the President and he had a big grin on his face. Then he said, 'Thank you, Mr. Landis. I owe you a penny.’

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Camelot Kids: Caroline Kennedy 

Caroline Bouvier Kennedy was born on November 28, 1957 to John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. Caroline had two younger brothers, John Jr. (born 1960) and Patrick, who died shortly after his birth in August 1963. When Caroline was three, her father was elected president and her family moved into the White House. At the White House, Caroline’s mother organized a kindergarten for her to attend with a few other kids. Also while at the White House, Caroline received a pony named Macaroni, among many other gifts. Caroline was five years old when her father was assassinated in Dallas and turned six just a few days after his funeral. Since the premature death of her father, Caroline has championed his ideals and beliefs, and she is currently serving as the first female U.S. ambassador to Japan.

Just finished watching all of The Kennedys. It was amazing. Katie wasn’t as bad as I heard. She just didn’t have the accent. But Barry pepper was amazing as bobby. I was so amazed and shocked about how dead on everything with him was. I fell in love. They had parts that really didn’t go the way they really did. Like when JFK was shot they didn’t want the ambassador to know/ tell him but in the movie they have him finding out by the TV. But over all it was amazing.

Ambassador Caroline Kennedy is a cousin to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. who joined Sea Shepherd. No wonder. なるほどね。キャロライン・ケネディ駐日大使はシーシェパードのロバート・F・ケネディの従兄妹。