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Why doesn't Thunderpussy's posts reach to the end of the screen like most people's, instead

they tend to only get about as far as this before they
head onto the next line, unlike most posts you see.
Does he get an orange smartie for every soft return
he uses on his keyboard, unlike the rest of us?   ajb007/biggrin

"This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

Roger Moore 1927-2017

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It's subliminal  patterning   ajb007/wink
This            gives
            Me                control

  Over      the    items

          Of
                 Interest     that
Live                                            in

My         
            Mind



                             Palace. 


Nothing          sinister.

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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As I suspected. I would also urge everyone not to read  ajb007/martini TP's posts backwards  ajb007/amazed

Back on topic: I don't think you have full grasped the implications of peace on the Korean peninsula.
Kim Jung-Un, Trump and the President of South Korea might get the Nobel Peace Prize next year  ajb007/martini

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Sadly these days the Nobel peace prize is a bit of a joke   ajb007/crap

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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It's the most important peace prize on earth.
We have to remember it's (originally) for making peace treaties and disarming armies, not for being a nice guy. That said, I'll laugh and cry if Kim and Donald get the Nobel Peace Prize.  ajb007/crap

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If they do manage to bring peace to the Peninsula, Then they deserve it  As the old Vulcan expression has it " Only Nixon could go to China".  ajb007/biggrin

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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I think the Nixon comparison is very apt.

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John: 4;23
'Cometh the hour, cometh the man.'

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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It's interesting that the Korean war is officially over after 68 years.
I've read a bit about the inteligence side of the "hot" part of the war (1950-53). General McArthur disliked special forces, so he banned the SAS from contributing. It was the first major war for the CIA. They organized guerilla units the NK coast, but the landscape was too open and barren and the NK regime too brutal and well informed. Very few survived.

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Silhouette Man wrote:

I use it only in the sense that he gave the false impression that everything was fine and dandy in the world when it clearly wasn't and isn't. He had presidential power but he chose to do nothing very much with it. As a result, and on his watch, the problem of ISIS and the so-called Islamic State worsened, the Taliban got a bigger hold in Afghanistan again and tensions grew over North Korea.

Obama was a ditherer in comparison to Trump who is at least doing something. In  terms of North Korea, this something seems to be working. Doing nothing and hoping the problems sort themselves out on their own is no longer a viable option.

What is the point of having power if one doesn't dare to exercise it? Obama played it safe and that's why we've been left with the mess we're in now. Trump now has to clean up this inherited mess and take the blame accordingly for the previous slumbering Obama administration.

I'm not a Trump fanboy but I think we'd get along quite well, my friend.
ajb007/martini

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It looks like it's amateur hour again in the Trump administration. Secretary of State Bolton suggested a "Libya solution" to the nuclear situation in Korea. Did he know what happened to Gadaffi (English spelling?) is just what  the NK regime fears and has been used as a reason to have their own atomic bombs? Gadaffi gave up his nuclear program in return for the lifting of sanctions. Then came the Arab Spring, NATO became the rebels' air force and the rebels killed Gadaffi. If Gadaffi had atom bombs he and his regime would still be there, claims NK (and not without reason).
Being unpredictable and having a big mouth isn't a foreign policy, even though it might have worked once.

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Kim and Trump has made a gentleman`s agreement, but neither is gentleman. Still, this is a positive Development. If this works, Trump should get a Nobel`s prize. It`s only fair since Obama got one for saying Nice things. I`sceptical. Trump has given away military excersises in Korea. A major card he gave up for Little or nothing. I Wonder What Fox News World have said if Obama did that?
What makes me think this might work is The fact that Trump seems to like and admire dictators more than democratically elected leaders. Just look at What he says about the leaders of Canada and Germany vs What he says about the Russian and Chinese leaders. One of the things that worries me is this: when will Trump say or tweet something that goes completely against What he said today? Tomorrow, next weekend, in two weeks ?

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Number24 wrote:

What makes me think this might work is The fact that Trump seems to like and admire dictators more than democratically elected leaders.

This probably has something to do with Trump feeling bad that he was not democratically elected himself. If he won the election in a democratic manner, he probably would be more respectful to other leaders who have the votes of their people.

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I don't think that's it..Trump is a natural bully and dictators and dictatorship appeal to them.

Last edited by Number24 (15th Jun 2018 20:55)

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«Kim Jung-Un loves his people - not that I’m surpriced by that.» tweets Donal Trump.
This from the same man who a few days ago insulted the Canadian PM and called him a liar.
Amazing  ajb007/crap

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Well in Trump's defense, his rhetoric would towards Canada would be a little different if they were threatening to nuke the U.S.
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I don’t see how that’s in Trump’s favour. Can he only admire leaders of nations that treathens the US with nukes?