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Re: The State of the States

Post by HybridAmbassador » Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:34 pm

If Truman had gen. MacArthur do his duty back in 1950 then we won't be having this trouble today.

The Soviet gave the north korean army its latest weaponry, Mao Tsetung sent his 100k " volunteer army " to help the NK soldiers, The allied force was pushed back way down the Korean peninsula almost into the sea.

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In perhaps the most famous civilian-military confrontation in the history of the United States, President Harry S. Truman relieves General Douglas MacArthur of command of the U.S. forces in Korea. The firing of MacArthur set off a brief uproar among the American public, but Truman remained committed to keeping the conflict in Korea a “limited war.”

Problems with the flamboyant and egotistical General MacArthur had been brewing for months. In the early days of the war in Korea (which began in June 1950), the general had devised some brilliant strategies and military maneuvers that helped save South Korea from falling to the invading forces of communist North Korea. As U.S. and United Nations forces turned the tide of battle in Korea, MacArthur argued for a policy of pushing into North Korea to completely defeat the communist forces. Truman went along with this plan, but worried that the communist government of the People’s Republic of China might take the invasion as a hostile act and intervene in the conflict. In October 1950, MacArthur met with Truman and assured him that the chances of a Chinese intervention were slim. Then, in November and December 1950, hundreds of thousands of Chinese troops crossed into North Korea and flung themselves against the American lines, driving the U.S. troops back into South Korea. MacArthur then asked for permission to bomb communist China and use Nationalist Chinese forces from Taiwan against the People’s Republic of China. Truman flatly refused these requests and a very public argument began to develop between the two men.

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Re: The State of the States

Post by HybridAmbassador » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:47 pm

F 22 awesome bird may be deployed to do surgical strike on Pyongyang... Chubby kid keep on night to night jumping spots, cause if not, you will be fried..

https://youtu.be/jteHodCNqSI?t=169
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Re: The State of the States

Post by at46 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:59 pm

Trump is going around the world shaking money from friends and family. First Saudis signed deals worth a hundred or two of US military gear purchases, and now S. Korea. Next stop: Japan. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-spea ... rth-korea/

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Re: The State of the States

Post by HybridAmbassador » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:52 pm

Japan will need to prepare for the inconceivable North Korea missile attack upon Tokyo. Will need to add the Aegis ashore system now before too late. The PAC 3, plus THAAD and Aegis ashore will be somewhat effective...
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Re: The State of the States

Post by lost gringo » Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:08 am

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/4 ... n-campaign

Looks like it's popcorn time again.
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Re: The State of the States

Post by lost gringo » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:04 pm

Speaking of subsidies in the Pinera Administration thread, here's a related story from the states.

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/f9be9ebd-ab ... lfare.html
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Re: The State of the States

Post by frozen-north » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:37 pm

lost gringo wrote:
Speaking of subsidies in the Pinera Administration thread, here's a related story from the states.

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/f9be9ebd-ab ... lfare.html
States Where Welfare Recipients Are Paid More Than Minimum Wage

Without a little more context that article does not mean much.

The Hourly Wage Needed to Rent a 2-Bedroom Apartment Is Rising
May 25, 2016

A new report maps how much the average American has to earn to comfortably afford a modest rental in every U.S. state.

https://www.citylab.com/equity/2016/05/ ... ed/484091/
Here's how much you need to earn to rent a 2-bedroom apartment in 15 of America's biggest cities
Jul. 11, 2017

One-third of Americans overpay for housing, and renters have it the worst.

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-much ... -us-2017-7

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