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Posted: Jun 23, 2021 - 4:44am

 miamizsun wrote:
 haresfur wrote:

Didn't the Cubans at one time decide it was better to just let the unhappy people leave and it really pissed of the US?



marielitos? approximately 125k from cuba and 25k from haiti came to the us?

practically all of the people i've spoken to were glad to get their relatives out of cuba
 
And Cubans have contributed so much to the area.  When I lived there Cubans were by far the friendliest people.  Only part of Miami proper I really enjoyed, not a big city person.  Stuck to Lauderdale and Hollyweird mostly.  But yea glad they came.
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Posted: Jun 23, 2021 - 4:37am

 haresfur wrote:

Didn't the Cubans at one time decide it was better to just let the unhappy people leave and it really pissed of the US?



marielitos? approximately 125k from cuba and 25k from haiti came to the us?

practically all of the people i've spoken to were glad to get their relatives out of cuba


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Posted: Jun 22, 2021 - 5:20pm

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horrible situation 
no food and no mercy


Didn't the Cubans at one time decide it was better to just let the unhappy people leave and it really pissed of the US?

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Posted: Jun 22, 2021 - 3:48pm

horrible situation 
no food and no mercy

Young couple arrested while trying to flee across the China-North Korea border near Hoeryong

Two young North Koreans were recently arrested after trying to defect over the Chinese-North Korean border near Hoeryeong, North Hamgyong Province. The two are currently being investigated by the authorities.

A source in the province told Daily NK on Friday that the two young people are lovers. The man, surnamed Chae, is in his late 20s and originally from Hamhung. The woman, surnamed Kim and a fourth-year student at Hamhung Pharmaceutical College, is in her early 20s and originally from Hoeryong. After first being interrogated by the border patrol, they were sent to the Ministry of State Security office in Hoeryong.

The two began a relationship one year ago and reportedly enjoyed watching South Korean movies and dramas together. Chae, who had encouraged his girlfriend to watch South Korean shows, later told her “how great” it would be to go live in South Korea together, according to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Then, at around 1 AM on June 2, the couple attempted to cross the Tumen River. Upon being discovered by a contingent of border guards hidden near the river, however, the two were arrested.

After being severely beaten by the border guards, the two confessed to “attempting to defect,” and were ultimately sent to the Ministry of State Security office in Hoeryong.

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Posted: Apr 26, 2020 - 12:50pm



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 Steely_D wrote:
From Casino.org, so you know they've got the inside scoop.

Kim Jong Un dead.

 

are they giving odds?

because if they are...
 

Kim Pyong Il is a younger half-brother of Kim Jong Un’s late father, Kim Jong Il, the dynasty’s second supreme ruler.

Like no no-brainer from casino.org.
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Posted: Apr 26, 2020 - 12:35pm



 Steely_D wrote:
From Casino.org, so you know they've got the inside scoop.

Kim Jong Un dead.

 

are they giving odds?

because if they are...
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Posted: Apr 26, 2020 - 12:25pm

From Casino.org, so you know they've got the inside scoop.

Kim Jong Un dead.

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Posted: May 3, 2019 - 2:58pm

North Korea faces food crisis after poor harvest, U.N. says

GENEVA (Reuters) - Four in ten North Koreans are chronically short of food and further cuts to already minimal rations are expected after the worst harvest in a decade, the United Nations said on Friday.

Official rations are down to 300 grammes - under 11 ounces - per person per day, the lowest ever for this time of year, the U.N. said following a food security assessment it carried out at Pyongyang’s request from March 29 to April 12.

It found that 10.1 million people were suffering from severe food insecurity, “meaning they do not have enough food till the next harvest,” U.N. World Food Program spokesman Herve Verhoosel said.

North Korea’s population is around 25.2 million, according to its Central Bureau of Statistics, the report said.

Verhoosel said the word “famine” was not being used in the current crisis, but it might come to that in a few months or years. “The situation is very serious today - that’s a fact.”

The country suffered a famine in the mid-1990s believed to have killed as many as 3 million people.


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Posted: Jun 13, 2018 - 11:49pm

So long, shining city on the hill. Welcome, self-serving cretins of the swamp.

Speaking in a wood-paneled office aboard Air Force One, Baier put it to the US president that Kim was “a killer. He’s executing people.”

Trump replied by praising Kim as a “tough guy. Hey, when you take over a country, tough country, with tough people, and you take it over from your father, I don’t care who you are, what you are, how much of an advantage you have – if you can do that at 27 years old, that’s one in 10,000 could do that.”

Trump went on: “So he’s a very smart guy, he’s a great negotiator and I think we understand each other.”

Baier, sounding taken aback by the president’s flippant response, pressed Trump on the issue: “But he’s still done some really bad things.”

To which Trump said: “Yeah, but so have a lot of other people done some really bad things. I could go through a lot of nations where a lot of bad things were done.”

O'Reilly pressed on, declaring to the president that “Putin is a killer.”

Unfazed, Trump didn't back away, but rather compared Putin's reputation for extrajudicial killings with the United States'.

“There are a lot of killers. We have a lot of killers,” Trump said. “Well, you think our country is so innocent?”

In a 2015 interview on “Morning Joe,” Trump was pressed on the same issue and gave a similar answer.

“He kills journalists that don't agree with him,” the show's host, Joe Scarborough, pointed out.

“Well, I think that our country does plenty of killing, too, Joe,” Trump said.

Two or three wrongs just make a right.
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Posted: Jun 13, 2018 - 11:09pm

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I find all this new found cautious optimism regarding Trump's efforts regarding NK amusing and self serving.  With all of the shit I've taken over Trump, this new found charity in the form of thinking that maybe Trump may actually have a plan that is working instead of he is unfit to have his fingers on the button just does not come off as sincere.

Let's be honest.  I know what all of you are really thinking.  This isn't about world peace.  Its really about Trump wanting to open up new resort hotels and golf courses.  He figures that he can buy his way in and give Kim a piece of the action in exchange for peace and exclusive rights to develop NK.  All those deserted beaches waiting for high rise towers and casinos.  And think of all the cheap slave labor available to build and staff the properties.

That's what y'all are really thinking, right ?

.


 
bumpity from April 23.

{#Bounce}
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Posted: Jun 13, 2018 - 8:38pm

Going, going...
North Korea sanctions remain until complete denuclearisation, says US
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Posted: Jun 12, 2018 - 5:14pm

Trump Kim summit: Six odd moments from the day

The pens originally laid out for the signing of the documents were black and featured President Trump's signature in gold.


The pen bearing Trump's signature was inspected by a North Korean aide, but was later swapped for another

But at the last moment, Mr Kim's influential sister Kim Yo-jong switched the North Korean leader's pen for a ballpoint pen.

Security for the North Korean leader has been high throughout the trip, but it is unclear whether the pens were swapped for security or political reasons.


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Posted: May 25, 2018 - 9:17am

 haresfur wrote:
No one calls my vice president stupid and ignorant and gets away with it. Pick one.
 
Now that's funny!
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Posted: May 24, 2018 - 7:37pm

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I knew you were something special.

 

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Posted: May 24, 2018 - 7:27pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I knew you were something special.

 
{#Lol}
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Posted: May 24, 2018 - 6:24pm

 Steely_D wrote:

Says something at the bottom about "these difficult and trying times." Probably a robot signature. But, I was the only one in my school that had a letter from Spiro T Agnew!

 
I knew you were something special.
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Posted: May 24, 2018 - 2:23pm

 haresfur wrote:

No one calls my vice president stupid and ignorant and gets away with it. Pick one.

 
I still have my letter from from when I wrote the VP, using a Don Novello approach, telling him how much I was sorry for what he was going through.

Says something at the bottom about "these difficult and trying times." Probably a robot signature. But, I was the only one in my school that had a letter from Spiro T Agnew!
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Posted: May 24, 2018 - 1:56pm

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The letter Trump sent to Kim Jong Un canceling the summit, annotated

Basically, Trump is canceling the summit because of the “tremendous anger and open hostility” North Korea displayed recently, to Pence and threatening to cancel the summit itself.

Here’s the background to all that:

  1. As Trump officials said they wanted North Korea to totally dismantle their nuclear capabilities, North Korea had appeared to waver about whether it was going to participate in the meeting with Trump.

  2. In response, Trump White House officials started comparing North Korea to Libya, a country that dismantled its nascent nuclear program. It’s an ominous one for North Korea: That same leader ended up dead less than a decade later after a civil war in which the U.S. got militarily involved.

  3. As North Korea escalated suggestions it might not participate in the summit, Trump officials doubled down. In a Fox News interview this week, Vice President Pence said North Korea would “end like the Libya model ended” if Kim backed out of the meeting with Trump. Asked if he was threatening Kim, Pence said: “I think it’s more of a fact.”

 
  1. In response, North Korea’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs said Pence’s comments were “stupid” and “ignorant” and called him a “political dummy.”

  2. Also this week, Trump threatened to back out of the summit if North Korea did not meet “certain conditions.” He did not elaborate on what those conditions were, reports The Post’s Anna Fifield.

  3. North Korea issued a statement in response saying it’s up to the United States to “meet us at a meeting room or encounter us at nuclear-to-nuclear showdown.”

  4. Now the summit is canceled, with Trump citing “tremendous anger and open hostility” on North Korea’s part.



 
No one calls my vice president stupid and ignorant and gets away with it. Pick one.
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Posted: May 24, 2018 - 1:05pm

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{#Lol}
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