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3 Americans held by NK released

NK released the Americans to Pompeo. Heading back to US.

Another win for the US and Trump.

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Old 05-09-2018, 04:36 AM
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I predict this will bring more protests against the President and insults to his wife and children because haters are gonna hate and liberals are gonna whine.
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It's great that they're released, but what did it end up costing us? What kind of 'tard goes to North Korea in the first place? It takes a special kind of stupidity to willingly travel to a place that has a history of snatching people to use as bargaining chips.

Trump desperately needs something to distract us from the legal 5hitstorm that's brewing around him.

The ones Bill Clinton brought back were way hotter.
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These are the three Americans released by North Korea
https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/09/asia/americans-detained-north-korea-intl/index.html
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Kim Sang Duk, who also goes by the name Tony Kim, was detained last April during a brief teaching stint at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), which bills itself as the only privately run university in the North Korean capital.
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Kim Hak-song, another US citizen who was working at PUST, was detained on May 7, 2017.

Kim is an agricultural expert who'd been teaching rice-growing at the university, his wife told CNN shortly after he was detained. She said Kim was innocent and merely trying to help North Koreans feed themselves.

The country has for years struggled with famine and food insecurity.

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Kim Dong Chul, a naturalized US citizen who used to live in Virginia, was arrested in October 2015 on spying charges. .................

Kim said he moved to Yanji, a city near the Chinese-North Korean border that acts as a trade hub between the two countries, in 2001 and commuted daily to the North Korean special economic zone of Rason.
The powers that be want things cleaned up before any big meetings, these guys got swept up in the surge, lucky them.

Too late for this guy.

Parents Sue North Korea Over College Student’s Death After Time in Prison
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/26/us/politics/otto-warmbier-lawsuit-north-korea.html
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WASHINGTON — The parents of Otto F. Warmbier, the Cincinnati college student who died after suffering a severe brain injury during 17 months in custody in Pyongyang, sued North Korea on Thursday, alleging that it kidnapped, tortured and murdered their son.
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It's great that they're released, but what did it end up costing us? What kind of 'tard goes to North Korea in the first place? It takes a special kind of stupidity to willingly travel to a place that has a history of snatching people to use as bargaining chips.

Trump desperately needs something to distract us from the legal 5hitstorm that's brewing around him.

The ones Bill Clinton brought back were way hotter.
Are you serious with this???
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Their derangement is worse than that.

Much worse

More like

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Another win the liberals and media will turn into a "loss".....
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quick glance..i was like, "americans were locked up in New Zealand?"

glad they got home safely.
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Maybe Trump can turn around NK's Hotel of Doom for them, come on, you know it had to of come up.

Ryugyong Hotel
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryugyong_Hotel


Looks so much better with some glass on it, it was a concrete Sci-Fi looking thing for decades.

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North Korea finally unveils 150-storey 'HOTEL OF DOOM’… three decades late
https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/835355/North-Korea-Kim-Jong-un-hotel-doom-Pyongyang-Trump-decades-late-despot

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Construction began in 1987 under the previous leader Kim Il-sung, in a barmy bid to boost tourism to the oppressive country.

It is said to boast casinos, nightclubs and Japanese-themed lounges.

The most recent visible development came five years ago, when window panes were installed.
If any building deserves to get branded a Trump property this one is it.
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Is this source like "The Onion"?

U.S. Offered North Korea Trump Hotel and Casino as Incentive to Halt Nuke Program
May 5, 2017 by R. Hobbus J.D.
US Offered North Korea Trump Hotel and Casino as Incentive to Halt Nuke Program
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PYONGYANG, Dprk. – U.S. officials met in secret with a delegation from North Korea last month to iron out the details of a historic agreement that will allow the Trump Organization to open a luxury hotel and casino in Pyongyang as an incentive for the regime to dismantle its nuclear program, a senior State Department official told The Wall Street Journal on Friday.

“North Koreans may soon find themselves enjoying all the benefits and experiences that a five-star luxury resort has to offer,” State Department spokesperson Stacy Friedman told The Journal. Under the agreement, the United States will purchase the Ryugyong Hotel, a 105-story pyramid-shaped skyscraper located in Pyongyang, for $850 million before turning ownership of the property over to the Trump Organization. “Ultimately, North Korea will pay us back for the cost of the hotel,” explained Ms. Friedman before adding that the five-star resort will provide a significant boost to North Korea’s struggling economy.
This has got to be a joke.

Other headlines...................

Naval Destroyer Runs Aground Near Key West After Mistaking Island For Fishing Vessel

Trump Says It ‘Might Be Cheaper’ to Build a Wall Between Guatemala and Mexico

FBI Says Massachusetts Woman Used ‘Witchcraft’ to Turn Neighbor into a Newt

Tractor-Trailer Carrying Thoughts and Prayers Bound for Florida Explodes on I-95

Trump promises to Build Wall and Mexico Will Pay For It

Okay, I made up that last one, it's not at the Real News Right Now website, but would fit right in.
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I predict this will bring more protests against the President and insults to his wife and children because haters are gonna hate and liberals are gonna whine.
It appears that you are correct....complaint started in the very next post.

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It's great that they're released, but what did it end up costing us? What kind of 'tard goes to North Korea in the first place? It takes a special kind of stupidity to willingly travel to a place that has a history of snatching people to use as bargaining chips.

Trump desperately needs something to distract us from the legal 5hitstorm that's brewing around him.

The ones Bill Clinton brought back were way hotter.
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Why is this garbage in regular OT?
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I really hope that some of you aren’t as stupid as you post.....
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Why is this garbage in regular OT?
Probably because the original poster saw the news as positive and couldn't imagine that anybody with a functional brain could turn it into the pissing contest that results when certain members of this for him interact with each other.

I think it's time to do a little housecleaning, but sadly, I am not a moderator here.
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Probably because the original poster saw the news as positive and couldn't imagine that anybody with a functional brain could turn it into the pissing contest that results when certain members of this for him interact with each other.

I think it's time to do a little housecleaning, but sadly, I am not a moderator here.
Are you referring to post #1 or #2?

“A win for Trump...”

“Liberals are gonna whine...”


What part of this forum don’t you understand? Thank god you are not a moderator, you’d be completely incompetent. PARF was created to get Island911’s endless, stupid memes and the idiots from the VFW Hall out of this GD forum. People don’t want to see it.
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As I have said before....................


We need duplicate threads on some news like this that might be considered positive (by most intelligent folks anyway).


One thread here where it can be enjoyed.

And one thread in PARF - so everyone can use it to insult, attack, and denigrate each other....lol....
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As I have said before....................


We need duplicate threads on some news like this that might be considered positive (by most intelligent folks anyway).


One thread here where it can be enjoyed.

And one thread in PARF - so everyone can use it to insult, attack, and denigrate each other....lol....
Whom do you consider intelligent on this thread?

This should be interesting.
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What’s really sad is that I have sat down with people whose viewpoints are diametrically opposed to mine and still had an intelligent and civil conversation. Often times I learn something new about the alternative viewpoint even if I still don’t agree. In my opinion if you bring emotion or petty name calling into a discussion that means that you are either not educated enough in your perspective to defend it, or too stupid to have an intelligent conversation.
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