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by generic on Tue Jun 12th, 2018 at 12:55:09 PM EST
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Trump has managed to reach a less strict version of the previous agreement and to demonstrate that regional powers must develop nuclear weapons if they want the US to take them seriously. This is better than him triggering a nuclear war, but I can't think of a lower bar.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Jun 12th, 2018 at 01:53:45 PM EST
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It is also better than the status quo. If he really suspends the military exercises the North might get extra agricultural production in since not having to call in your conscripts in harvest season might alleviate some suffering in a low fuel economy. The only other thing I want is for him to spend more time with his loot so Moon can do his thing.
Also, while I take no pleasure in having to defend the orange one, everyone who hadn't learned under Bush that you should work on your Doomsday machines if you don't want to get murdered on a whim got that lesson under Obama. Same for the worth of US guarantees compared with the half-life of US grudges.
by generic on Tue Jun 12th, 2018 at 02:10:56 PM EST
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by generic on Tue Jun 12th, 2018 at 02:48:35 PM EST
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That's pretty lame --to "forget" a couple of years' popular protest, investigation, arrests, and conviction of Moon's predecessor this.empowerment(Park Geun-hye).

But it does neatly illustrate common US America respect for events which have not been dramatized for TV audiences.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Jun 12th, 2018 at 03:17:31 PM EST
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Don't think he forgot about the popular protests. Rather he remembers this:

Despite high expectations in the beginning,[17] his presidency encountered strong opposition from the conservative Grand National Party and media. They constantly accused him of incompetence, and insulting criticism was frequently published in the media.[18] As a result, many of Roh's policies, including a plan to move the capital, and a plan to form a coalition with the opposition, were also attacked and made little progress.

After leaving office, Roh returned to his hometown of Bongha Maeul. He ran a duck farm and lived an ordinary life, sharing it through his blog. He also ran a website called "Democracy 2.0" to promote healthy online discussions.[19] The constantly growing numbers of visits by his political supporters[20] were seen as a threat to the Grand National Party. Fourteen months later, Roh was suspected of bribery by prosecutors, and the subsequent investigations attracted public attention. Roh committed suicide on 23 May 2009 by jumping from a mountain cliff behind his home, after saying that "there are too many people suffering because of me" on a suicide note on his PC.[21] About 4 million people visited Roh's hometown Bongha Village in the week following his death. His suicide was confirmed by police.[22]

by generic on Wed Jun 13th, 2018 at 01:17:58 AM EST
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Hark! The Method of His Madness
When it comes to the international chess game, Trump is a master
Then there is the summit with Kim. The president's mastery in bringing Kim to the table, while right out of "The Art of the Deal," is potentially a move toward what every beauty pageant contestant wants -- world peace. The moves he has made in this effort impact China, Iran and every other nation on the globe. We will see where it goes but whatever comes of this meeting, the president is always playing a long game. That long game is restoring America's position as the global leader.
## Mental disorder is a communicable disease.

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by Cat on Tue Jun 12th, 2018 at 03:42:40 PM EST
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hmm, Schwartz has a personal connection? 'Cause GNP-survivor fear of Trump seems like a reach to me.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Jun 13th, 2018 at 03:27:45 AM EST
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Democrats turn to Hollywood for messaging advertising help
"One of the first things we were at least talking about in the beginning meetings was how to improve upon the message advertising as to what does the Democratic Party stand for, what does that represent," said Andrew Marcus, who owns the television and film company Apiary Entertainment. "When the Republican Party or [President Donald] Trump is able to say `Make America great again' and nobody that I know can tell you what the DNC or any of the leading candidates' slogans [are], I think that's a marketing advertising problem."
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"I was looking for something to do that didn't involve giving money," Gregory said. "What I like about this thing is it's not transactional."
GOTV! Dem leaders embrace pay-go

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by Cat on Tue Jun 12th, 2018 at 02:15:35 PM EST
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it's about time.  The Democratic Party PR and Messaging has been Ad Hoc Amateur Hour


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Wed Jun 13th, 2018 at 03:43:44 PM EST
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There's an old ad industry tactic called "borrowed interest" to "add value" to brand ID by, say, hiring a celeb to flog the product. The DNC needs to evaluate the "assets" their working with.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Jun 13th, 2018 at 06:27:19 PM EST
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by generic on Wed Jun 13th, 2018 at 07:09:51 AM EST
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