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IF you wanted to be taken seriously, would you

by JP Bill / April 14, 2013 6:50 AM PDT
Make threats of a "thermonuclear war" while showcasing foreign athletes and even encouraging tourism?

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - Despite North Korea's warnings that the threat of war on the Korean Peninsula is so high it cannot guarantee the safety of foreign residents, it literally trotted out athletes from around the world on Sunday for a marathon through the streets of its capital - suggesting its concerns of an imminent military crisis might not be as dire as its official pronouncements proclaim.

As it prepares to celebrate its most important holiday of the year, the birthday of national founder Kim Il Sung on Monday, the mixed message - threats of a "thermonuclear war" while showcasing foreign athletes and even encouraging tourism - was particularly striking on Sunday.

Pyongyang crowds lined the streets to watch athletes from 16 nations compete in the 26th Mangyongdae Prize Marathon in the morning and then filled a performance hall for a gala concert featuring ethnic Korean performers brought in from China, Russia and Japan as part of a slew of a events culminating in Kim's birthday - called the "Day of the Sun."

Of course, having a bunch of people coming into the country might also burst the young guys bubble...HEY we don't believe anything your saying.
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do you remember history of Pearl Harbor
by James Denison / April 14, 2013 3:17 PM PDT

Japanese here in peace talks, leaving the day before the attack, which had already been planned since the ships were days steaming across the Pacific Ocean. Two faces.

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Japan only SHOWED one face
by JP Bill / April 14, 2013 8:43 PM PDT

Korea is SHOWING 2 faces.

When you show one face and hide the other face you can/might be taken seriously.....When you show 2 faces.....that's another story.

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Saul would be proud of Kim too.
by Steven Haninger / April 14, 2013 7:45 PM PDT

Just following rule # 8.

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(NT) The Pope has my decoder ring.
by JP Bill / April 14, 2013 8:32 PM PDT
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You don't need a ring....
by TONI H / April 14, 2013 9:21 PM PDT
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So you're suggesting
by TONI H / April 14, 2013 11:16 PM PDT

that in order for Republicans to win the 'hearts of Americans' again, we have to get down and dirty and into the muck that has been the Dem mantra for so many years? We now have the Alinsky playbook and since it has worked so effectively with the radical left, we need to become the radical right? Doesn't that totally contradict what you have been saying all along.......that the right is ALREADY radical because of the Tea Party influence? Please make up your mind, JP........

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RE:we have to get down and dirty
by JP Bill / April 14, 2013 11:34 PM PDT
In reply to: So you're suggesting

The GOP playbook wasn't drafted by Democrats, it's being pushed by Republicans, If you think THEIR plan is "down and dirty" ......There ya' go.

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It was drafted by Dems
by TONI H / April 15, 2013 2:58 AM PDT

long ago.....and only recently being discovered and used by Republicans. It takes us a while, but we eventually learn the lessons........it's what defeated McCain and Romney because neither one of them wanted to use the same tactics that BO and his campaign used....ask Hillary about those tactics being used against her by him. I don't think the next Rep candidate will be so shy about it.

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by JP Bill / April 15, 2013 5:23 AM PDT
In reply to: It was drafted by Dems
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(NT) Ooopps..."Saul" is a 'dog whistle' word, isn't it LOL
by TONI H / April 14, 2013 9:22 PM PDT
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I really don't know
by Steven Haninger / April 14, 2013 10:40 PM PDT

My decoder ring is missing too. Devil

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