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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

June 14th, 2018, 7:08 am

It’s simple diplomacy.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

June 14th, 2018, 9:27 am

Gamal wrote:
bearish wrote:
"His country does love him. His people, you see the fervor. They have a great fervor."
You might reasonably think that this was a description of Trump's followers by some foreign leader, focusing in particular on states like West Virginia with a hefty doze of the poorly educated. Interestingly, it is not. It is Trump's description of the happy people of North Korea, who love their dear leader. 

It this text is the only price for NKorean nukes, its a bargain.


What in the world possesses you to imagine that there might be a reduction in the threat of those nukes being unleashed? The promise of that honorable man, Kim?
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

June 14th, 2018, 9:43 am

There's plenty of evidence that bits of paper don't necessarily count, in everyday business matters or in world affairs. You have to trust the other side to some extent. The alternative here is to nuke first!
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

June 14th, 2018, 12:10 pm

bearish wrote:
What in the world possesses you to imagine that there might be a reduction in the threat of those nukes being unleashed? The promise of that honorable man, Kim?

It's not the first treaty in the world's history. There are ways to control them.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

June 14th, 2018, 1:00 pm

Gamal wrote:
bearish wrote:
What in the world possesses you to imagine that there might be a reduction in the threat of those nukes being unleashed? The promise of that honorable man, Kim?

It's not the first treaty in the world's history. There are ways to control them.


Agreed. In fact, it is not even the first “treaty” with North Korea aimed at stopping them from developing and using nuclear weapons. The main difference this time would seem to be far weaker language. Trump has already declared victory and moved on, presumably on the basis that his new friend wouldn’t dream of hurting anyone.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

June 14th, 2018, 2:04 pm

The most isolated country on Earth is much less isolated these days. It's a fact and that's a lot, even if there will be nothing more. It's tough to predict anything, esspecially the future.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

June 14th, 2018, 2:21 pm

D.J. Trump
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

June 14th, 2018, 5:43 pm

While diplomacy and good friends you can count on are being discussed:

Trump Says He May Upset China on Trade as U.S. Tariffs Loom
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

June 14th, 2018, 6:54 pm

Today is President Trump's birthday.
Happy birthday, Mr President
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

June 14th, 2018, 8:06 pm

Reliable sources say he was born in a Jamaica Hospital -- not a citizen!?   :D
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

June 14th, 2018, 8:14 pm

Trump's deal with North Korea is possibly the only good thing he has done so far. Attacking him for that is not a good political strategy.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

June 14th, 2018, 8:51 pm

Alan wrote:
Reliable sources say he was born in a Jamaica Hospital -- not a citizen!?   :D

The Sunny Side?
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

June 15th, 2018, 1:30 am

ISayMoo wrote:
Trump's deal with North Korea is possibly the only good thing he has done so far. Attacking him for that is not a good political strategy.

By entering into an agreement with no timetable for doing anything and no mention of verification, let alone such boring things as details, he has all but said that it's OK for North Korea to keep their nukes as long as they make vaguely assuring noises that they won't fire them in our direction. It is a well known fact that "complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula" is a concept that means different things to North Korea and the rest of the world. So the only tangible result coming out of this is a major status lift for Kim, being treated as Trump's equal (admittedly, for most other heads of state this would not be an upgrade in image), and the cancellation of US joint military exercises with South Korea. Meh, at best.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

June 15th, 2018, 5:10 am

Alan wrote:
Reliable sources say he was born in a Jamaica Hospital -- not a citizen!?   :D

Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens, no less
To be fair, jesse jackson feels that Queens is not part of the US
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

June 15th, 2018, 5:29 am

it seems that bearish isn't alone
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meanwhile, a live TV poll taken on Michelle Wolf’s Netflix show found that 71% of the comedian’s liberal audience would rather peace with North Korea fail than see Donald Trump take credit for it.
The audience was asked, “Are you sort of hoping we don’t get peace with North Korea so you wouldn’t have to give Trump credit?”
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