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    Watching news with the Mrs.

    We get TV Japan and for the past 30 minutes my wife has been watching a political chat show from Japan (Matsumoto’s Wide Show, if anyone cares). It’s the host and bunch of journalists, academics and celebrities discussing world events. They’ve talked the whole episode about North Korea.

    I cant understand much and I’m not really “watching” but I’ve been here the whole 30 minutes and they have gone through the Sunshine Policy of former S Korean President Kim Dae Jung when now President Moon was his close advisor. They then did a profile of Moon, his campaign on engagement with the North, and his meetings with rocket-man Kim. They’ve been discussing it for 30 minutes and they’ve shown the Olympics etc... a really in depth look at the issue. They also noted Kim Dae Jung getting the Nobel Peace Prize back in the 00s, and how Moon has his eyes set on one of his own.

    They havent mentioned Donald Trump.

    Literally, not even once. Not even in passing. Nothing.


    I think it’s going to be a very big shock to US news hounds when Moon gets that Nobel Prize.
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    No one should get a Nobel Peace Prize for simply showing up at their job like Obama did. If Trump pulls of some sort of miracle... fine, but so far he's just showing up for work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blah View Post
    No one should get a Nobel Peace Prize for simply showing up at there job like Obama did. If Trump pulls of some sort of miracle... fine, but so far he's just showing up for work.
    I’ve never even heard an attempt by the Nobel people to explain that Obama’s thing. What did they think he was about to do? Cure cancer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    I’ve never even heard an attempt by the Nobel people to explain that Obama’s thing. What did they think he was about to do? Cure cancer?
    Fundamentally it was for getting elected President while black, his around the World apologizing for America tour, and saying nukes are bad.
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    It did peace off a lot of warmongers. Some still can't get their heads around it.
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    It did peace off a lot of warmongers. Some still can't get their heads around it.
    Trash talking America is not the same as working for peace. Obama supported the Green Revolution in Islamic countries that has killed millions, prematurely pulled out of Iraq which led to the rise of Isis also killing millions, and the only time he worked to quash a Green Revolution was in the terrorist Islamic theocracy of Iran in 2009.

    Obama getting a Nobel Peace Prize is like a pickle winning a cupcake bake-off.

    Disparaging America, and virtue signaling that he wants to roll back US influence only emboldened bad actors and States all over the planet.
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    https://youtu.be/-eQza1RQqaQ

    I just happened to watch a video this morning on YouTube regarding Trump, Obama and Nobel Peace Prize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slartibartfast View Post
    https://youtu.be/-eQza1RQqaQ

    I just happened to watch a video this morning on YouTube regarding Trump, Obama and Nobel Peace Prize.
    Three minutes of uninformed stupid answers on a California college campus... SHOCK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    We get TV Japan and for the past 30 minutes my wife has been watching a political chat show from Japan (Matsumoto’s Wide Show, if anyone cares). It’s the host and bunch of journalists, academics and celebrities discussing world events. They’ve talked the whole episode about North Korea.

    I cant understand much and I’m not really “watching” but I’ve been here the whole 30 minutes and they have gone through the Sunshine Policy of former S Korean President Kim Dae Jung when now President Moon was his close advisor. They then did a profile of Moon, his campaign on engagement with the North, and his meetings with rocket-man Kim. They’ve been discussing it for 30 minutes and they’ve shown the Olympics etc... a really in depth look at the issue. They also noted Kim Dae Jung getting the Nobel Peace Prize back in the 00s, and how Moon has his eyes set on one of his own.

    They havent mentioned Donald Trump.

    Literally, not even once. Not even in passing. Nothing.


    I think it’s going to be a very big shock to US news hounds when Moon gets that Nobel Prize.
    And Moon deserves it, as he is the one who really put in the work. Kudos to the man, however, I cannot help but feel his efforts will be in vain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blah View Post
    Trash talking America is not the same as working for peace. Obama supported the Green Revolution in Islamic countries that has killed millions, prematurely pulled out of Iraq which led to the rise of Isis also killing millions, and the only time he worked to quash a Green Revolution was in the terrorist Islamic theocracy of Iran in 2009.

    Obama getting a Nobel Peace Prize is like a pickle winning a cupcake bake-off.

    Disparaging America, and virtue signaling that he wants to roll back US influence only emboldened bad actors and States all over the planet.
    You know the economic crash of '08 affected the entire world, right? I think calling it an apology tour is hyperbolic at best, but the Bush administration did fuck up things both here and abroad and I don't have a problem with Obama going around announcing a change in our priorities.

    As far as I can tell, the revolution in Egypt turned out okay, the transition was reasonably peaceful and the big lesson should have been for the US to keep our military out of these things. Too bad we weren't able to show more restraint in Libya and Syria.

    As to your proclamation that pulling out of Iraq caused ISIS, I would assert that taking out Saddam in the first place was where that started because it started a sectarian conflict that's still going on there. Notice Saudi Arabia and Israel getting together to push for war with Iran. More than likely Trump will walk right into that one, naively thinking that if he's involved, everything will turn out differently this time because of the vast amounts of sunshine that his ass produces.

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