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    SEOUL, South Korea — President Trump declared a diplomatic victory on Wednesday by announcing that North Korea had freed three American prisoners, removing a bitter and emotional obstacle ahead of a planned meeting between him and the young leader of the nuclear-armed nation.

    The release of the three prisoners, all American citizens of Korean descent, was in some ways the most tangible gesture of sincerity shown by North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, to improve relations with the United States after nearly seven decades of mutual antagonism.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/w...-released.html
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    Great move. Heard about it at 10:30 PM ish Eastern last-night, but couldn't verify it.

    The latest news were some hours-old articles still up predicting no swap was possible.

    It's a viable 'good faith' gesture from NK and China. The President will take it and work with it. From now on our citizens will be treated like gold over there, until this process is finished.
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    I'm glad that they are free.

    Bill Clinton went as an ex-President and got Lisa Ling's sister freed, so it's not a first.
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    The DUmmies will say that obama should get the credit for this....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dlr Pyro View Post
    The DUmmies will say that obama should get the credit for this....
    Or they'll say how terrible it was, just like how people getting tax cuts and unemployment is down to 4% is the most awful to ever happen to America
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan D. Doty View Post
    Or they'll say how terrible it was, just like how people getting tax cuts and unemployment is down to 4% is the most awful to ever happen to America
    unrelated to the North Korea thing but this article came across my newsfeed yesterday. It's about how the annual "goth day" at Disneyland is ending supposedly because of Trump's tax cuts...

    Last weekend, Disneyland's Goth Day—officially known as Bats Day in the Fun Park—died on its 20th birthday.

    Over the years, the event evolved from a minuscule macabre meet-up to an enormous emo extravaganza featuring off-site parties, attendee keepsakes, live music, a marketplace, and photos shot by official Disney photographers outside Sleeping Beauty’s Castle and the Haunted Mansion. Discounted park tickets and hotel rooms were also available. In recent years, organizers estimate as many as 8,000 goths turned up for the event.

    But then, disaster struck: In March, Bats Day organizers cancelled this year’s concert. Last week, they announced the market and Disney-sanctioned group photo were dead, too, with no plan to bring any of it back.

    This year’s event featured just a park meet-up, and a “wake” at a nearby hotel.

    “We’ve been watching the climate, we’ve been watching what’s been going on with our economy, we’ve been watching political aspects of everything, and tax situations, and we kind of saw this coming,” Noah Korda, Bats Day’s founder, told me in a phone interview. “And it wasn’t not that we didn't do everything we could—we ran different scenarios to see whether or not we could keep doing this, and we did a lot of research, a lot of research with tax attorneys and with our tax attorney, and, unfortunately, it just wasn’t feasible to actually continue to do the event with the way that we run the event.”

    The problem, he said, was that after changes to the law as a result of the Republican-penned tax bill signed into law by Donald Trump last year, the deductions organizers were able to take advantage of have disappeared. "We really can’t do 100 percent of our deductions that we’ve always been able to do," Korda said. "Mind you, we can still do some deductions, but it’s not nearly as much as what we have been able to do."
    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/q...trumps-america

    Thanks, but I'll go with keeping more of my money (crumbs as nancy pelosi likes to call them) in my pocket rather than have a sad because a bunch of freaks want to play dress up vampire and tool around Disneyland while expecting the taxpayers to foot some of the bill for their bafoonery....
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    I'm glad that they are free.

    Bill Clinton went as an ex-President and got Lisa Ling's sister freed, so it's not a first.
    But the last one they let go was sent back as a zombie.
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    So ........ is this "death" of Goth Day a bad thing or a good thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SVPete View Post
    So ........ is this "death" of Goth Day a bad thing or a good thing?
    since it's "death" was brought upon by tax cuts. I'd say it's a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dlr Pyro View Post
    The DUmmies will say that obama should get the credit for this....
    And Rodman gets the Nobel.
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