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S. Korea has been living in a state of readiness for decades expecting some bioweapon lobbed over from N. Korea, so are kitted out to the max.
Asian peoples also have stronger civic sense than Anglo ones and tend to obey government orders more compliantly.
They came out clear winners for preparedness and swift, well-oiled execution of protocols, and benefited accordingly.
A stitch in time...
The insane military spending in the USA has left pocket change remaining in state coffers for such banal considerations as protecting the people.
Trump is so busy finagling business opportunities for the family brand - and golfing! - to have time to study up on exponential arithmetic, so things are a little more chaotic than usual arohnd the White (with one recent exception!) House.
Be calm, he helpfully offers, he's got this.
It'll just go away, 'like a miracle'.
(Kinda like the TP off the shelves).
Pat Robertson said so and he got it direct frkm the Man Upstairs, so if the Rapture Expert believes it, who needs science?

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sat Apr 11th, 2020 at 09:35:28 PM EST
I would argue that US and Japanese occupation has been of far greater concern to ROK social cohesion, political "readiness," and civil defense than aggression by DPRK.
by Cat on Sat Apr 11th, 2020 at 09:50:28 PM EST
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Thanks, a good argument I have no proof against.
Certainly those played their part too, and I stupidly hadn't comsidered them,my bad.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Mon Apr 13th, 2020 at 02:07:35 AM EST
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by Oui on Sat Apr 11th, 2020 at 11:45:19 PM EST
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Where have we seen these two corps "Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Moderna" coupled before?
by Cat on Sun Apr 12th, 2020 at 12:21:01 AM EST
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by Cat on Sun Apr 12th, 2020 at 07:58:19 PM EST
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Three years and a half into his presidency, and now he remembers Obama?
Is it desperation?
by Bernard on Sun Apr 12th, 2020 at 08:09:13 PM EST
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Luckily link is not available in my location 😄
Just wanted to check if it is the Onion, otherwise it makes no sense!

Is Barack undercutting Joe Biden by cozying up to the disaster president? I don't understand ...

by Oui on Sun Apr 12th, 2020 at 08:47:57 PM EST
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MSM assualt of low, low, low expectations continues.

*note replies form most ignorant, litigious nation on planet.

by Cat on Sun Apr 12th, 2020 at 09:32:16 PM EST
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Same here, but I suspect the picture is from the last day's of Obama's Presidency and the only connection between the two now is that they both tweeted Easter greetings...

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Apr 12th, 2020 at 09:52:14 PM EST
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Photo Misleading: Separately or Jointly

During the Obama years, he would invoke the support of former Presidents ... I don't see Trump do that anytime soon. This photo is of course dated to January 2017 most likely.

The news is that both Presidents used social media to convey best wishes to the Nation ... luckily quite separated from one another and not mentioning the opposition Red or Blue colour.

Obama wishes country a 'blessed and joyful Easter'

The other president did something similar in his own style ...

Happy Easter Everybody: Getting rid of the plague

Jesus Saves ... but not if You attend Church this Sunday!

Indeed .. I had a restless night :-)

by Oui on Mon Apr 13th, 2020 at 08:38:54 AM EST
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As they say in Spanish football - "Jesus saves, but Covid scores on the rebound!"

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Apr 13th, 2020 at 09:46:34 AM EST
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Daegu District Court approves seizure of Nippon Steel's S. Korean assets, 9 Jan
A South Korean government official predicted that Japan would be "sending official notice shortly to request diplomatic discussions in accordance with the South Korea-Japan Claims Settlement Agreement."
Virus cases BALLOON in S. Korea as outbreak shifts, spreads, 21 Feb
Most of those cases have been linked to a single house of worship, a branch of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, where a woman in her 60s attended two services before testing positive for the virus.

About 1,000 others who attended services with the woman have been isolated in their homes for screening, and health authorities say they're trying to monitor thousands of other church members.

All 74 sites operated by the Shincheonji Church have been closed and worshipers have been told to instead watch services online for a sect whose leader claims to be an angel of Christ, but who is dismissed by many outsiders as a cult leader. Its teachings revolve largely around the Book of Revelation, a chapter of the New Testament known mostly for its apocalyptic foreshadowing.

NEW! FTW
DOJ says to 'expect action' on social distancing and religious services amid coronavirus outbreak
"freedom of religion"
by Cat on Sun Apr 12th, 2020 at 08:24:59 PM EST
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