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  • [INTERVIEW] Why Samsung, Hyundai bet on Dallas

    10/22/2017 1:32:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Korea Times ^ | October 22, 2017 | Park Jae-hyuk
    CEO-turned-mayor attracts investors with low tax rates The Moon Jae-in administration's recent minimum wage hike and its plan to raise corporate and income tax rates are weighing heavily on companies doing business in Korea. The city of Dallas, Texas, which holds the top spot among U.S. cities in terms of job creation, is a good example that shows the reason why policymakers should reconsider such plans. It has attracted international companies to invest in the city, offering a business-friendly environment with low tax rates and labor costs. "I'm a believer that low tax rates enable businesses and jobs. That's one...
  • Jimmy Carter: The Media’s ‘Been Harder on Trump Than Any Other President’

    10/22/2017 7:35:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 22, 2017 | Josh Feldman
    Former President Jimmy Carter spoke out on the current President in an interview out last night with The New York Times‘ Maureen Dowd. As Dowd writes, Carter sounded “eager” to work with Donald Trump on North Korea. He said he would even be willing to go there himself: He said he has talked to Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, Trump’s national security adviser, who is a good friend, including at Zbigniew Brzezinski’s funeral when McMaster asked to sit next to Carter, but has so far gotten a negative response. “I told him that I was available if they ever need...
  • The North Korean Cult

    10/21/2017 6:01:26 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Project Syndicate ^ | Oct 9, 2017 | IAN BURUMA
    The North Korean Cult Oct 9, 2017 IAN BURUMA It is possible that North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, and perhaps even some subjects of his despotic rule, would rather be obliterated than give in. It would not be the first time that a quasi-religious movement turned suicidal. NEW YORK – The absurdity of the North Korean dictatorship is easy to caricature. Kim Jong-un, with his 1930s-style pudding-bowl haircut (cultivated, it is claimed, to make him resemble his grandfather, Kim Il-sung, the regime’s founder), his antiquated Mao suit, and his short, plump body, is almost like a cartoon character himself. Officially...
  • South Korean army reveals plan to develop 'Frankenmissile' targeting North Korea

    10/21/2017 10:55:19 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | 20 Oct, 2017
    South Korea's military plans to develop a "Frankenmissile" to counter North Korea's escalating missile and nuclear capabilities in a bid to overwhelm the North during the initial phase of the war. In its report for an annual parliamentary audit by the National Assembly's Defence Committee, the army said they would develop the "Hyunmoo IV" surface-to-surface missile, powerful enough to destroy North Korea's underground military facilities and command centre. Combined with indigenous tactical surface-to-surface missiles and Hyunmoo-class intermediate-range ballistic missiles, the advanced pre-emptive strike capability would inflict "unbearable cost" on the North by neutralising its nuclear and missile sites, as well...
  • [N. Korea] Removing personal assets from #ROK now advisable, say sr. admin. officials

    10/21/2017 4:35:51 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    Steve Herman(VOA) Twitter ^ | 20 Oct 2017 | Steve Herman
    Tonight's Nelson Report (a reputable newsletter on NE Asia): Removing personal assets from #ROK now advisable, say sr. admin. officials. 6:53 PM - 20 Oct 2017 from Washington, DC
  • North Korea writes open letter to Parliament urging Australia to move away from Trump administration

    10/19/2017 4:46:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    A letter from North Korea to nations including Australia urging them to distance themselves from the United States has been described by Malcolm Turnbull as "a rant about how bad Donald Trump is". North Korea wrote an open letter to parliaments around the world, a month after US President Donald Trump spoke at the United Nations General Assembly and called North Korean leader Kim Jong-un a "rocket man on a suicide mission for himself and his regime". The letter, from the Foreign Affairs Committee of the rogue state's Supreme People's Assembly, described Pyongyang as a fully-fledged nuclear power and said...
  • Report: North Korean generals love anti-Trump MSNBC show 'Morning Joe,' watch it daily

    10/19/2017 2:42:05 PM PDT · by nickedknack · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/19/2017 | Katelyn Caralle
    NBC News foreign correspondent Keir Simmons reported Thursday that a North Korean lieutenant colonel he spoke to watches MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and believes President Donald Trump is "mentally ill." Simmons landed a rare interview with the colonel and found out that military officials in North Korea watch "Morning Joe," specifically for reports and discussions about their country, the Hill reported.
  • Clinton Slams Trump For His Tough Talk On North Korea, But What Did She Do To Solve The Problem?

    10/19/2017 5:11:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/19/17 | Ryan Pickrell
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been railing against President Donald Trump for his approach to North Korea, despite the fact that her own efforts to deal with the rogue regime failed.Speaking in Seoul, South Korea, Clinton urged the Trump administration to present a strong front but remain “patient” while avoiding “bellicose and aggressive rhetoric,” according to Reuters. She suggested that the president’s “cavalier” threats are “dangerous and short-sighted.” In past talks, she argued that his words might trigger nuclear war.Clinton also expressed a need to use pressure to bring North Korea to the negotiating table, which has essentially...
  • From terrors of North Korea to US college student: One woman's amazing journey

    10/19/2017 4:16:38 AM PDT · by simpson96
    Fox News ^ | 10/18/2017 | Eric Shawn
    When Grace Jo walks along the leafy paths of Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland, she is indistinguishable from any other American college student. But the 26-year-old's astounding journey took her from the gulags of North Korea's brutal dictatorship - and the very edge of starving to death - to a new, unimaginable life in the United States. "America is the greatest country in the world," Grace told Fox News in advance of a New York City forum being held by the George W. Bush Institute called "The Spirit of Liberty: At Home, In the World." The Thursday event focuses on...
  • YouTube. Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov talking, goes off on CNN. Good moment.

    10/19/2017 1:21:24 AM PDT · by cba123 · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | October 17, 2017
    This clip was actually a combination, on several issues, from various sources. CNN criticized at time 7:10 of 17:10 Also Russia (Lavrov) stated just prior to that, at 7:00 of 17:10, as translated into English for the clip: "I don't condone Pyongyang, it behaves provocatively and crudely violates all resolutions of the Security Council." Interesting clip.
  • U.S. Embassy in Seoul Denies Secret Plan to Evacuate Americans

    10/17/2017 6:49:03 PM PDT · by cba123 · 10 replies
    Chusun Ilbo ^ | 10/18/2017 | By Kim Jin-myung
    October 18, 2017 10:04 The U.S. Embassy in Seoul said Tuesday it would not evacuate American citizens without informing the South Korean government first. The embassy issued a statement responding to rumors that the U.S. was making secret evacuation plans amid growing North Korean nuclear threats. © This is copyrighted material owned by Digital Chosun Inc. No part of it may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without prior written permission.
  • Haslam to attend grand opening of Hankook plant (1,800 jobs in Tennessee tire plant)

    10/17/2017 2:44:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | October 17, 2017 | The Associated Press
    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Fresh off a trade mission to drum up more business from Asia, Gov. Bill Haslam is attending the grand opening South Korean tiremaker Hankook's new plant in Tennessee. Hankook broke ground on the $800 million plant in Clarksville in 2014. The company later announced it would move its North American headquarters from New Jersey to Nashville, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) from the new factory.....
  • North Korea, Iran, China & US Foreign Policy

    10/17/2017 1:48:53 PM PDT · by entropy12
    My Venting
    North Korea--after 30 years of rewarding every tantrum and mis-behavior by the Norks, what has been achieved? Basically we gave them Billions in gift money to finance their development of nukes & missiles. Thank heavens Trump is the first president who looks at the ROI and is stopping them playing us for fools. China--Needs us more than we need them. That $500,000,000,000 trade deficit EVERY YEAR has basically built China into a military & economic power. If we stop trading with China, their economy will suffer 100 times more than US economy. Actually we gain big time in the long...
  • S. Korea, U.S. start maritime drills against N. Korea

    10/16/2017 1:11:09 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 19 replies
    You Hap News Agency ^ | 10-16-2017 | Staff
    A unit of U.S. special forces tasked with carrying out "decapitation" operations is aboard a nuclear-powered submarine in the group, according to a defense source....... Among other assets mobilized are F-15K, FA-18 and A-10 fighter jets, as well as AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, Lynx and AW-159 Wild Cat naval choppers. The U.S. has also deployed a Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) plane to closely monitor the North's ground and naval forces.
  • Carter Offers Self as “Human Shield” [semi-satire]

    10/16/2017 10:52:36 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Oct 2017 | John Semmens
    This week, former US President Jimmy Carter offered himself to North Korea’s communist government to “act as a human shield against an attack by the Trump Administration” contending that “even a madman like Trump would surely pull back if he knew an innocent American’s life was at stake.” Fortunately for the ex-president, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un rebuffed the offer. “Our might is supreme,” Kim boasted. “We have no need for shields—human or otherwise. Mr. Carter, like all of my enemies, will die at a time and place of my choosing. Even those who to attempt to hide like my...
  • S. Korea, U.S. start maritime drills against N. Korea

    10/16/2017 10:03:22 AM PDT · by JP1201 · 2 replies
    SEOUL. Oct. 16 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean and U.S. navies on Monday kicked off massive combined drills off the coast of the peninsula amid heightened tensions. The allies plan to continue the Maritime Counter Special Operations Exercise (MCSOFEX) through Friday in the East Sea and the Yellow Sea, also known as the West Sea. A unit of U.S. special forces tasked with carrying out "decapitation" operations is aboard a nuclear-powered submarine in the group, according to a defense source.
  • Hillary Clinton warns that Trump may start a nuclear war

    10/16/2017 1:43:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 16, 2017 | Adam Payne
    Hillary Clinton tells a London audience she's worried that Donald Trump could in 'a moment of pique' launch a nuclear missile. • The former Presidential Election candidate accused the US President of 'picking fights' with North Korea and Iran for the sake of 'point scoring.' • Clinton adds that Russia's interference in the 2016 election amounted to a 'cyber 9/11.' LONDON — Former US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she is genuinely worried that President Donald Trump will in a moment of rage launch a nuclear missile — and that there'd be no way to stop him. Speaking at the...
  • Trump says 'open to negotiations' with North Korea

    10/14/2017 10:35:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Korea Times ^ | October 14, 2017 | Chyung Eun-ju and Park Si-soo
    U.S. President Donald Trump says he is open to negotiations with North Korea over its nuclear program. "We're going to see what happens with North Korea," he told reporters at the White House on Friday (local time). "That's all I can say. We're totally prepared for numerous things. "If something can happen where we negotiate, I'm always open to that. "But if it's going to be something other than negotiation, believe me we are ready, more so than we have ever been." The statement was a flip-flop from his position two weeks ago, when he called negotiations with North Korea...
  • Flash - N. Korea readies missile launch ahead of US-S. Korea drill: report

    10/14/2017 1:41:53 PM PDT · by familyop · 10 replies
    AFP, France24 ^ | 14 October 2017 | AFP, France24
    SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea is believed to be preparing to launch a ballistic missile ahead of an upcoming joint naval drill by the US and South Korea, a news report said Saturday, citing a government source. The US navy said Friday that a US aircraft carrier will lead the drill in the coming week, a fresh show of force against North Korea as tensions soar over the hermit state's weapons programme. The move will likely rile Pyongyang which has previously responded angrily to joint exercises. The Donga Ilbo daily, quoting a government source, said satellite pictures show ballistic missiles...
  • Republicans Want Trump to Go to War With North Korea Before Kim Attacks the U.S., New Poll Shows

    10/13/2017 9:24:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 12, 2017 | Christianna Silva, Newsweek
    An increasingly hostile relationship between the U.S. and North Korea has Americans considering a preemptive strike on the country—and many Republicans are all for it. About 46 percent of Republicans support a preemptive strike on North Korea today—compare that with just 42 percent of Republicans who say they don't support it, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. When members of both major parties are surveyed, that question changes a lot. Only 16 percent of Democrats favor the idea of the U.S. making a preemptive strike on North Korea, while a whopping 77 percent of Democrats oppose it. Across both...