Double nuke survivor dies

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Tsutomu Yamaguchi, the world's only certified double-nuke survivor, died today in Nagasaki. He was 93.

Mr. Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima on business when the first atomic bomb fell. He received serious burns to his upper body, but managed to make it home to Nagasaki. Just in time to be hit by the second a-bomb detonation. He probably should have gone right out and bought a lottery ticket, given that he was owed some serious karmic re-alignment.

I've written about Mr. Yamaguchi before, but I didn't mention his impressive work as a anti-nuclear activist. He has written extensively on the subject, written songs, and even spoke at the UN in 2006. With his passing, we've not only lost a powerful voice against nuclear weapons, but a living link to one of the most horrific events of the 20th century.