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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo View Post
    Wouldn't it piss some of the war mongers off if they did start getting along and NK started to play the game?
    NK will never stop threatening as long as the Kim Jung Uns are in power. SK may assist them more often than they currently are, but there will never be true peace.. as long as I'm alive.. or I will eat my words.

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    ^be nice to get a Central bank in place there as well

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    About those other "parties"

    Make Sports, Not War

    by Eric Margolis

    excerpts:

    Considering that a nuclear conflict over North Korea appeared imminent in recent weeks, the winter Olympics at Pyeongchang, South Korea, is a most welcome distraction – and might even deter a major war on the peninsula.

    The highlight of the games was the arrival of Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of North Korea’s ruler, Kim Jong-un. This was the first time a member of North Korea’s ruling Kim dynasty had come to South Korea. Her handshake with South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in was a historic and welcome moment.

    So too the planned joint marches by North and South Korean athletes under a new reunification flag. For all Koreans, this was a deeply emotional and inspiring ceremony.

    But not for US Vice President Mike Pence, who was sent by Trump to give the Olympics the evil eye. He even refused to stand for the joint marchers in a surly act that spoke volumes about his role. Whether he meets President Moon or Kim Yo-jong remains to be seen. Even a cup of tea between Pence and Kim could end all the crazy talk about nuclear war. Does anyone in Washington know that North Korea lies between China and Russia?

    All this drama is happening as the Trump White House is advocating giving North Korea a `bloody nose.’ Meaning a massive bombing campaign that could very likely include nuclear weapons. Trump, who received a reported five exemptions from military service because of a little bone spur in his foot, revels in military affairs and thinks a ‘bloody nose’ will warn Kim Jong-un to be good. Trump is planning a big military parade at which he will take the salute.
    >snip<

    One of VP Pence’s main missions is to whip up support among rightwing South Koreans who bitterly oppose any peace deal between the two Koreas and support attacking the north. Many on South Korea’s hard right are evangelical Christians. It’s no coincidence that Mike Pence, an ardent fundamentalist Protestant, was sent to show the flag and rally opposition to any détente with North Korea. Whatever happened to ‘turn the other cheek?’

    Washington does not want a lessening of tensions between the two Koreas. And much less, talk of potential reunification. If the two Koreas came to peace, what justification would the US have for keeping powerful air, land and naval forces in strategic South Korea, often called ‘America’s unsinkable aircraft carrier.’ Japan is no more favorable to a united Korea.

    South Korean President Moon has been calling for a new, positive era in north-south relations. He has been adamant in opposing any chance of war on the peninsula. But Washington has simply ignored Moon or brushed aside his objections to threats of war against North Korea. The North Koreans routinely accused the south of being ‘American puppets.’ Pyongyang is the only ‘legitimate, truly independent Korean government,’ charges the north.
    full piece here:

    Make Sports, Not War

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo View Post
    ^be nice to get a Central bank in place there as well
    At least one that's under the BIS thumb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thailandbound View Post
    NK will never stop threatening as long as the Kim Jung Uns are in power. SK may assist them more often than they currently are, but there will never be true peace.. as long as I'm alive.. or I will eat my words.
    Never say never. In the 1950s no one believed Germany would be reunified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Never say never. In the 1950s no one believed Germany would be reunified.
    But, I can..
    Based on my four years of living there and what I witnessed and experienced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thailandbound View Post
    But, I can..
    Based on my four years of living there and what I witnessed and experienced.
    Uh-huh...
    If that's the case, consider the witness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thailandbound View Post
    But, I can..
    Based on my four years of living there and what I witnessed and experienced.
    In the 1950's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    In the 1950's?
    No, I'm saying from what I've seen and experienced when I lived there, they will never be as 'one'.
    I go back regularly and have many South Korean friends... they see NK as a joke and hate North Korea. The SK's will correct me if I say Korea and not South Korea..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thailandbound View Post
    But, I can..
    Based on my four years of living there and what I witnessed and experienced.
    I would have thought a person living there 4 years would at least know the Blue House is the residence if the SK President and nowhere near the DMZ.

    Where ignorance is bliss, tis folly to be wise. - Thomas Gray
    Real knowlege is to know the extent of ones ignorance - Confucius

    But do carry on.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thailandbound View Post
    No, I'm saying from what I've seen and experienced when I lived there, they will never be as 'one'.
    I go back regularly and have many South Korean friends... they see NK as a joke and hate North Korea. The SK's will correct me if I say Korea and not South Korea..
    They hate the NK government. That is not the same as hating the people.

    There are many strong familial ties between North and South, and the South generally welcomes escapees with open arms.

    They know what is going on in North Korea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thailandbound View Post
    oh really, how so?

    You don't know the difference between an Armistice and a Peace Treaty?

    I would suggest some judicious googling.

    Clue: The first is merely a truce.

    But you probably need to google that as well.

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    the north and south will reunite (like germany) as china, the us, japan and the world want them to.

    if they don't, china will have to deal with (refugees, etc.) the us blowing pyongyang off the map.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farangrakthai View Post
    the north and south will reunite (like germany) as china, the us, japan and the world want them to.

    if they don't, china will have to deal with (refugees, etc.) the us blowing pyongyang off the map.


    Such a cilivised venture from the most civilised culture....[not]

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Such a cilivised venture from the most civilised culture....[not]
    it is what it is.

    nk can't be allowed to threaten japan and the world with nukes on missiles.

    make-up quickly with the south and make a plan for re-unification

    or else (basically).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    I would have thought a person living there 4 years would at least know the Blue House is the residence if the SK President and nowhere near the DMZ.

    Where ignorance is bliss, tis folly to be wise. - Thomas Gray
    Real knowlege is to know the extent of ones ignorance - Confucius

    But do carry on.
    Why are you quoting people.. christ.

    There is a blue house at the DMZ, perhaps they don't call it that, but it is the joint security area.
    I've been inside.. perhaps they don't call it the blue house, but that is what they were calling it when we were there.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joint_Security_Area

    Now who is the ignorant one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Once in a great while you offer great levity.... This was one of those times....

    Some are not so easily amused, got a blob from blobby, I thought peter creepy was my only stalker now the comedian clubber
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    Notice that folder "G" in the Bookmarks bar.

    I'm pretty sure that's short for "Goat Porn".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thailandbound View Post
    perhaps they don't call it the blue house, but that is what they were calling it when we were there
    They don't call it the blue house but they do. Right. Got it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    Some are not so easily amused, got a blob from blobby, I thought peter creepy was my only stalker now the comedian clubbe
    haha, was meant to be a green, but you are the sixth person today that got a red, maybe seventh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    They don't call it the blue house but they do. Right. Got it.
    You're being an ass. It is blue, and they called it the 'blue house' when I was there. So, I'm not as ignorant as your quotes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thailandbound View Post
    haha, was meant to be a green, but you are the sixth person today that got a red, maybe seventh.
    No worries it's just lovely to receive anything from pre menopausal messsengers, Yukont win many friends among the snowflakes in Wancouver said my pet moose Manny Toba

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thailandbound View Post
    NK will never stop threatening as long as the Kim Jung Uns are in power.
    If Saddam Hussein, M. Khaddafi and others had been "threatening" enough as the Kim do, their countries would not be in rubbles...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farangrakthai View Post
    the north and south will reunite (like germany
    When the Germanies reunited, the Western superpowers (Bush sr, Thatcher) were not amused...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farangrakthai View Post
    the north and south will reunite (like germany) as china, the us, japan and the world want them to.

    if they don't, china will have to deal with (refugees, etc.) the us blowing pyongyang off the map.
    I disagree wth both points.

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