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by Peter Crisp » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:36 am

Alvin Flummux wrote:
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Alvin Flummux wrote:This is where a network of underground bunkers for civilian use would come in handy. Surely SK hasn't just been sitting on its hands this whole time?

I can see the term "acceptable losses" and "collateral damage" being bandied around the war rooms of the Americans and their allies, even now, especially now, in reference to the possibility of the resumption of the war.


I have a feeling the South Koreans themselves have a rather different idea about what they see as acceptable and the capital being flattened in the first day of any war would be seen as rather less than ideal.


Maybe they should've moved their political center to a less vulnerable city, then?


Ipswich doesn't have much going on so that's available.
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by Alvin Flummux » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:39 am

Well, I was thinking somewhere slightly more Korean, but you're on the right track Peter.
Jupiter is in your sun sign this week, making it pretty crowded in there, what with Jupiter being the largest of the planets and all.
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by Peter Crisp » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:41 am

After Brexit we may need a few extra people.
jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by Alvin Flummux » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:45 am

Peter Crisp wrote:After Brexit we may need a few extra people.


Have you tried... opening the borders to the EU?
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by Peter Crisp » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:52 am

Alvin Flummux wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:After Brexit we may need a few extra people.


Have you tried... opening the borders to the EU?


We tried those guys and it didn't work so lets try with some Koreans instead.
I'm sure the people of Ipswich will be delighted with the new lovely and polite Korean neighbours.
jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by Garth » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:15 am

Trump: Clinton, Obama Outplayed By ‘This Gentleman’ In North Korea

President Donald Trump wouldn’t say whether he had ruled out a military strike against North Korea on Monday, saying only “we’ll see what happens.”

“I don’t want to telegraph what I’m doing or what I’m thinking,” Trump told Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt. “I’m not like other administrations where they say, ‘We’re going to do this in four weeks.’ It doesn’t work that way. We’ll see what happens. I hope things work out well. I hope there’s going to be peace.”

Vice President Mike Pence, visiting South Korea on Sunday, called North Korea’s failed missile test earlier the same day a “provocation.” On Friday, the Trump administration characterized its strategy toward the country as “maximum pressure and engagement.” A strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier made its way last week toward the Korean Peninsula.

Trump also made two references in the interview to “this gentleman” in North Korea, who he said had “outplayed” both Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. The late North Korean ruler Kim Jong Il died in 2011. His son, Kim Jong Un, is the country’s current ruler.

“But, you know, they’ve been talking with this gentleman for a long time,” Trump said. “You read Clinton’s book, he said, ‘Oh, we made such a great peace deal,’ and it was a joke. You look at different things over the years with President Obama. Everybody has been outplayed, they’ve all been outplayed by this gentleman. And we’ll see what happens. But I just don’t telegraph my moves.”

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Well that's reassuring :dread:

"We'll see what happens", I guess. He doesn't seem to know he's talking about 2 different people either, referring to Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un as "this gentleman".
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by DML » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:28 am

Do you think he fancies Obama? It's staggering how much he goes on about him.
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by Garth » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:52 am

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by Karl » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:34 am

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:lol: Oh my God.
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by Tineash » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:40 am

Don't worry, he's white so no-one will think it's a sign he secretly hates America.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Peter Crisp » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:26 pm

He's obviously waiting for God Save the Queen to fire up :shifty: .
jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by Peter Crisp » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:36 pm

Americans will be bloody stunned that we can do an entire general election process with all the build-up in just 8 weeks and at a tiny fraction of the cost they need :lol: .

just imagine how bored we'd be if our elections went like US elections with 18 months of campaigning and cost £2B although the battle busses would be pretty cool.
jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by Photek » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:37 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:Americans will be bloody stunned that we can do an entire general election process with all the build-up in just 8 weeks and at a tiny fraction of the cost they need :lol: .

just imagine how bored we'd be if our elections went like US elections with 18 months of campaigning and cost £2B although the battle busses would be pretty cool.

Rachel Maddow pretty much said how amazing it is that elections are so fast in Europe citing the UK's last election when it happened.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Peter Crisp » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:41 pm

I've now changed my mind as the thought of £100m+ battle busses is just so awesome.
Pimp my battle bus could also be a huge hit for the BBC.
jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Alvin Flummux » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:41 pm

Given the state of the Labour Party, their battle bus would probably look like something out of a particularly entertaining episode of Scrapheap Challenge, more at home strawberry floating gooseberry fool up in Mad Max than on the election trail.
Jupiter is in your sun sign this week, making it pretty crowded in there, what with Jupiter being the largest of the planets and all.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Garth » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:49 am

Some good nuclear-related news:


Trump has previously been highly critical of the Iran nuclear deal of course:
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by KK » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:43 pm

The Murdoch family have fired Bill strawberry float IT O'Reilly from Fox News according to NYMag and sources on Twitter. He's looking at a payoff of at least $20 million, and may still even get to say goodbye on-air.
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by degoose » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:58 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:After Brexit we may need a few extra people.


Have you tried... opening the borders to the EU?


We tried those guys and it didn't work so lets try with some Koreans instead.
I'm sure the people of Ipswich will be delighted with the new lovely and polite Korean neighbours.

It would be a pretty big improvement i think.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by captain red dog » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:01 pm

Garth wrote:Some good nuclear-related news:


Trump has previously been highly critical of the Iran nuclear deal of course:
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This is the sort of stuff that a decent Dem candidate should be able to obliterate him with in 2020. They can't go soft on him and appear too political, they will need to go 100% all out and nail him.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by captain red dog » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:59 pm

Fox have confirmed O'Reilly has gone. I'd like to say I feel uneasy with people losing their jobs without having been found guilty of a crime, but it's Bill O'Reilly so strawberry float it! :lol:

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