Monday Korea Calamity

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Kim visits the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang, North Korea, on April

As the world focuses on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis in Europe, and the primary slugfest in the United States, the two Koreas are heading toward a catastrophe in the Far East.

Although relations on the Korean peninsula have been deteriorating for the better part of eight years, the last six months have been particularly tense. North Korea recently conducted its fourth nuclear test and followed up with a satellite launch using a long-range rocket. The international community reacted in its customary fashion, with condemnations and the imposition of more sanctions. South Korea joined in the chorus of disapproval.

But this time, South Korea went a step further. It severed its last important economic link with the North.

@ IPS-DC

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15 Responses to Monday Korea Calamity

  1. Den says:

    That is all we need is to have Pugsley restart the Korean War.

    The World would truly be a better place if we could rid it of this infestation of Megalomaniacs.

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  2. º¿carol says:

    Weather is now predicting 8 to 13 inches of snow Wednesday. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

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  3. David B. Benson says:

    The usual+ in 46- minutes. Saw 2 or 3 magpies. One flew close enough to be mobbing me. Also a larger bird, dun colored, watching the whole thing. Nice sun but cool.

    Day 2: 45+46=91 minutes.

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  4. º¿carol says:

    We had a repair guy out to fix a stove burner over 8 months ago. Second time a burner needed to be fixed and the stove wasn’t, and isn’t that old. It cost something like $176. We could have bought the part and put it in ourselves, meaning Bob, but he can’t do that anymore, so we paid for a repairman.

    Well, guess what! Last week we got a letter from a collection agency, asking for the $176. Naturally, we don’t owe them, we paid it when the guy was in our kitchen. I wrote out a check, the man had some kind of gadget that printed out a long-ass receipt with the amount at the bottom, paid. Paid in cash it said, but it was a check.

    Bob came in here to his desk, went in his file and pulled out the invoice, the long strip of receipt, pulled out our bank statement showing the check was cashed. God, it pays to be organized. The next day Bob called our bank to get a copy of the cancelled check. Today, Bob got it all together, I made copies on my scanner of the receipt and cancelled check, he wrote a letter to the collection agency and printed it out and Pete put it in the mailbox. Of course, Bob called the repair place the day we got the letter. Probably a mom & pop endeavor. The girl who answered the phone said she was sorry and she would call the collection agency. Haven’t heard a word since then so Bob put it all in the mail. Why couldn’t she look in her files, look at the paperwork for that date and see what we saw, she would have a copy of what we have. I resent us having to go through all this baloney because THEY made some kind of mistake. I hope this is the end of it. It would be nice to hear back from them once they get Bob’s mail.

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    • jimhitchcock says:

      Had Capital One replace my c/c with a new account the other day, some company in Fl. named merrycheertoy had charged me for $18 and change. Supposedly the sell kids toys.

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    • David B. Benson says:

      Don’t count on it.

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    • Den says:

      Throw your checkbook away, do it all by credit card, there won’t be any disputes, they have readers for smart phones that let them accept credit card payments on the spot, if that fixit guy doesn’t do that, find one that is in the 21st Century that does do that.

      I cringe at the thought of calling appliance repairmen for anything, too much money, so I go to the Googles and try to figure it out first, however not everyone can do that, but we can be aware buyers, thanks to the Googles.

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  5. David B. Benson says:

    Home from the double bass recital. Beautiful.

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