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Old 03-13-2018, 10:31 AM   #4816
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The Kim meeting strikes me as just an authoritarian recipe swap. They'll talk about manipulating the press, stirring hatred to keep control, the usual stuff.
It's a can't lose for both of them. If Trump gets anything at all, he'll claim victory. If Kim gets anything at all, he'll claim victory.

Kim will offer nothing dressed up as something, and then cheat on the terms of even that small carrot. Trump will offer some minor mix of concessions and incentives and then tell the media he's brilliantly interfered with Chinese control of NK.

For both, it's like taking on an unwinnable/unsettleable case for a really rich defendant. Why not? It'll be ugly and irritating, but ultimately, there's nothing but upside.
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:12 AM   #4817
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Rex Tillerson is gone.
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:16 AM   #4818
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Rex Tillerson is gone.
Well, it's not there is much of the State Department to run at this point.
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:23 AM   #4819
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Rex Tillerson is gone.
Didn't even know he was sick.

Or, yeah, that's sort of been anticipated but funny it happened the day after he said Russia was behind the gas attack in the UK.
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:47 AM   #4820
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Well, it's not there is much of the State Department to run at this point.
He's been a disaster.

The next guy will be worse.
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:22 PM   #4821
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It's a can't lose for both of them. If Trump gets anything at all, he'll claim victory. If Kim gets anything at all, he'll claim victory.

Kim will offer nothing dressed up as something, and then cheat on the terms of even that small carrot. Trump will offer some minor mix of concessions and incentives and then tell the media he's brilliantly interfered with Chinese control of NK.

For both, it's like taking on an unwinnable/unsettleable case for a really rich defendant. Why not? It'll be ugly and irritating, but ultimately, there's nothing but upside.
It's completely farcical. I'd call it a diplomatic special olympics, but the special olympics athletes have so much more heart.

But it's better than the missile measuring contest they were having.
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:02 PM   #4822
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Didn't even know he was sick.

Or, yeah, that's sort of been anticipated but funny it happened the day after he said Russia was behind the gas attack in the UK.
Appears that he knew it was coming and felt free to speak his mind.
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:00 PM   #4823
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Trump personal assistant, John McEntee, escorted out of the White House by Homeland Security; alleged financial crimes.
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Trump personal assistant, John McEntee, escorted out of the White House by Homeland Security; alleged financial crimes.
And immediately hired by Trump 2020 campaign.
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Old 03-13-2018, 03:31 PM   #4825
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And immediately hired by Trump 2020 campaign.
They're expecting to lose many of the '16 veterans to the federal prison system, and his experience is attractive to them.
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Old 03-14-2018, 09:58 AM   #4826
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Steady stream of high school students from Maryland suburbs getting off the Red Line at Farragut Square in DC and heading for the White House. Several hundred at a time. The gun control march later this month looks like it is getting up a head of steam.
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Steady stream of high school students from Maryland suburbs getting off the Red Line at Farragut Square in DC and heading for the White House. Several hundred at a time. The gun control march later this month looks like it is getting up a head of steam.
Or maybe Trump realizes Melania is leaving him soon and he is starting the audition process for the next wife?
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:36 AM   #4828
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Re: Mother, mother, mother - there's too many of you crying.

It appears that someone at United Airlines is attempting to figure out how absurdly awful the airline's service can be before people stop flying with them. I thought that canceling the ticket of a woman who was going to visit her dying mother on a technicality, after the woman was already on the plane, was devilishly twisted. But puppy killing has really raised the bar. What could possibly be the next move?
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:52 AM   #4829
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It appears that someone at United Airlines is attempting to figure out how absurdly awful the airline's service can be before people stop flying with them. I thought that canceling the ticket of a woman who was going to visit her dying mother on a technicality, after the woman was already on the plane, was devilishly twisted. But puppy killing has really raised the bar. What could possibly be the next move?
I don't want to do their job for them, but it seems like airplane lavatories are inherently disgusting places and yet that their full potential in this vein has not yet been realized.
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:56 AM   #4830
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It appears that someone at United Airlines is attempting to figure out how absurdly awful the airline's service can be before people stop flying with them. I thought that canceling the ticket of a woman who was going to visit her dying mother on a technicality, after the woman was already on the plane, was devilishly twisted. But puppy killing has really raised the bar. What could possibly be the next move?
Trump branding?
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