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  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 15,118 AG
    If that's not winning IDK what is. 
    Yesterday's memories are not today's reality
  • treemanjohntreemanjohn Posts: 6,237 Admiral
    I believe that's the last of the American prisoners there as well. It's nice to have a leader that does what he says and will never take no for an answer
    We’re like the piggy bank that everybody is robbing, and that ends
  • MGTeacherMGTeacher South GaPosts: 1,798 Captain
    This article outlines each released prisoner's arrest date, charge, and background info.
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/a-look-at-the-3-americans-released-by-north-korea/ar-AAx0nd9?li=BBnb7Kz
  • Florida Ex-patFlorida Ex-pat Posts: 586 Officer
    I am glad they have been released. 
  • frankfrank Posts: 13,292 AG
    good for them, must have been a great relief for them and their families 
  • 1outlaw1outlaw Naples FLPosts: 1,564 Captain
    Winning!!!
    Jason :USA
  • cadmancadman Home of the Gators Posts: 36,509 AG
    All three lived in North Korea or China but were U.S. citizens? 

    One even ran a business there?

    Glad they got released, heck I would be happy for anyone from any country getting released from there. 

    Mini Mart Magnate

    I am just here for my amusement. 

  • Jack HexterJack Hexter New Port RicheyPosts: 5,216 Moderator
    Now bring my friend and coworker Bob Levinson home.  Longest held prisoner :'(
  • dave44dave44 Posts: 14,002 AG
    I’m sorry, Jack. Iran is just as bad as NK.
      ALL negotiations with any foreign power should have at the forefront a release of our citizens. 
  • mindyabinessmindyabiness Posts: 7,070 Admiral
    I'll bet those prisons are tough.....remember Otto Warmbier?
    In jail for 17 months....realeased as a vegetable and died a few days later.
    Arguing with idiots is like playing chess with a pigeon... No matter how good you are, the bird is going to crap on the board and strut around like it won anyway.
  • Bimini TwistedBimini Twisted Posts: 11,443 AG
    I guess that America no longer has a policy of not negotiating with terrorists.
  • dave44dave44 Posts: 14,002 AG
    I guess that America no longer has a policy of not negotiating with terrorists.
    ? That’s pretty twisted, alright.
      But Iran is a different thread, you saw that one?
  • treemanjohntreemanjohn Posts: 6,237 Admiral
    edited May 2018 #14
    Landed at 3am
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  • mplspugmplspug Palmetto FloridaPosts: 14,209 AG
    I guess that America no longer has a policy of not negotiating with terrorists.
    I ordered you The Art of the Deal.  What's your address? 
    Just dropping grenades in OT
  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 9,217 Admiral
    I'm always stunned that Americans willingly travel to dangerous countries.  You couldn't pay me enough to visit NK or the Middle East.
    #Lead beakerhead specialist 

    "Soul of the mind, key to life's ether. Soul of the lost, withdrawn from its vessel. Let strength be granted, so the world might be mended. So the world might be mended."
  • Fish HaidFish Haid Posts: 8,417 Admiral
    Good thing, but I saw on Fox News that they received a "hero's welcome".  How ae they heroes exactly?
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  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 15,118 AG
    kellercl said:
    I'm always stunned that Americans willingly travel to dangerous countries.  You couldn't pay me enough to visit NK or the Middle East.
    Seriously, i've discussed international travel with the wife and we both agreed we're not interested in leaving the greatest country in the world.   
    Yesterday's memories are not today's reality
  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 9,217 Admiral
    kellercl said:
    I'm always stunned that Americans willingly travel to dangerous countries.  You couldn't pay me enough to visit NK or the Middle East.
    Seriously, i've discussed international travel with the wife and we both agreed we're not interested in leaving the greatest country in the world.   
    I have no problem going to Europe, but other than Europe there isn't much I'm willing to visit.  Not when the US has beaches, mountains, rivers, lakes, caves, cities...  pretty much everything a person needs.  
    #Lead beakerhead specialist 

    "Soul of the mind, key to life's ether. Soul of the lost, withdrawn from its vessel. Let strength be granted, so the world might be mended. So the world might be mended."
  • SloughSlough S.w. Ga./ St. JamesPosts: 5,553 Admiral
    Glad for them and their families.
    I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you
  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 15,118 AG
    kellercl said:
    kellercl said:
    I'm always stunned that Americans willingly travel to dangerous countries.  You couldn't pay me enough to visit NK or the Middle East.
    Seriously, i've discussed international travel with the wife and we both agreed we're not interested in leaving the greatest country in the world.   
    I have no problem going to Europe, but other than Europe there isn't much I'm willing to visit.  Not when the US has beaches, mountains, rivers, lakes, caves, cities...  pretty much everything a person needs.  
    That was the other part of our conversation, this country has so much I haven't seen yet I think I need to go to Yellowstone NP, and New Orleans,   And I'd rather go to Alaska all things being equal.   Too much to see here.  
    Yesterday's memories are not today's reality
  • NACl H2O LuvrNACl H2O Luvr Posts: 12,386 AG
    Some of the folks traveling to NK were in the country for humanitarian reasons. I know at least one of the detainees was a professor trying to teach the locals how to grow more food.

    Not everyone travels solely to lay on a beach and drink coronas all day long.
  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 9,217 Admiral
    edited May 2018 #23
    Some of the folks traveling to NK were in the country for humanitarian reasons. I know at least one of the detainees was a professor trying to teach the locals how to grow more food.

    Not everyone travels solely to lay on a beach and drink coronas all day long.
    I understand that, but maintain I wouldn't do it.  Humanitarian reasons be darned, I'm not going to NK or Iran.  I accept that there are better people out there in comparison to my self interested ways.
    #Lead beakerhead specialist 

    "Soul of the mind, key to life's ether. Soul of the lost, withdrawn from its vessel. Let strength be granted, so the world might be mended. So the world might be mended."
  • Westwall01Westwall01 Posts: 5,452 Admiral
    Still not tired of winning
  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 15,118 AG
    kellercl said:
    Some of the folks traveling to NK were in the country for humanitarian reasons. I know at least one of the detainees was a professor trying to teach the locals how to grow more food.

    Not everyone travels solely to lay on a beach and drink coronas all day long.
    I understand that, but maintain I wouldn't do it.  Humanitarian reasons be darned, I'm not going to NK or Iran.  I accept that there are better people out there in comparison to my self interested ways.
    I don't necessarily see everyone that does humanitarian work overseas as better than I am, they're motivated to help people but there is a lot of additional motives as well.  Some want that humanitarian effort recorded on their resume, there are thousands of religious missions across the world that are really only interested in spreading their religion.  It's help to distressed countries, but there are strings attached.   I'm sure they do more good than anything but there are always ulterior motives. 
    Yesterday's memories are not today's reality
  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 9,217 Admiral
    kellercl said:
    Some of the folks traveling to NK were in the country for humanitarian reasons. I know at least one of the detainees was a professor trying to teach the locals how to grow more food.

    Not everyone travels solely to lay on a beach and drink coronas all day long.
    I understand that, but maintain I wouldn't do it.  Humanitarian reasons be darned, I'm not going to NK or Iran.  I accept that there are better people out there in comparison to my self interested ways.
    I don't necessarily see everyone that does humanitarian work overseas as better than I am, they're motivated to help people but there is a lot of additional motives as well.  Some want that humanitarian effort recorded on their resume, there are thousands of religious missions across the world that are really only interested in spreading their religion.  It's help to distressed countries, but there are strings attached.   I'm sure they do more good than anything but there are always ulterior motives. 
    Fair enough, I just feel like I could do more but I'm not going to.  I would rather go fishing.  
    #Lead beakerhead specialist 

    "Soul of the mind, key to life's ether. Soul of the lost, withdrawn from its vessel. Let strength be granted, so the world might be mended. So the world might be mended."
  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 15,118 AG
    kellercl said:
    kellercl said:
    Some of the folks traveling to NK were in the country for humanitarian reasons. I know at least one of the detainees was a professor trying to teach the locals how to grow more food.

    Not everyone travels solely to lay on a beach and drink coronas all day long.
    I understand that, but maintain I wouldn't do it.  Humanitarian reasons be darned, I'm not going to NK or Iran.  I accept that there are better people out there in comparison to my self interested ways.
    I don't necessarily see everyone that does humanitarian work overseas as better than I am, they're motivated to help people but there is a lot of additional motives as well.  Some want that humanitarian effort recorded on their resume, there are thousands of religious missions across the world that are really only interested in spreading their religion.  It's help to distressed countries, but there are strings attached.   I'm sure they do more good than anything but there are always ulterior motives. 
    Fair enough, I just feel like I could do more but I'm not going to.  I would rather go fishing.  
    It's not that hard to do on a local level.  Every year we get together a bunch of clothes, and things my son has either outgrown or we don't use anymore and we donate.   And I've been at those places dropping things off and seen people who really needed nice clothes for their kids, we gave a woman with two young boys three big boxes of boys clothes that looked like they had been worn twice, and she teared up when she got them.  Didn't even bother going through the donation center just loaded them right into her car so she got them all free.   


    Yesterday's memories are not today's reality
  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 9,217 Admiral
    kellercl said:
    kellercl said:
    Some of the folks traveling to NK were in the country for humanitarian reasons. I know at least one of the detainees was a professor trying to teach the locals how to grow more food.

    Not everyone travels solely to lay on a beach and drink coronas all day long.
    I understand that, but maintain I wouldn't do it.  Humanitarian reasons be darned, I'm not going to NK or Iran.  I accept that there are better people out there in comparison to my self interested ways.
    I don't necessarily see everyone that does humanitarian work overseas as better than I am, they're motivated to help people but there is a lot of additional motives as well.  Some want that humanitarian effort recorded on their resume, there are thousands of religious missions across the world that are really only interested in spreading their religion.  It's help to distressed countries, but there are strings attached.   I'm sure they do more good than anything but there are always ulterior motives. 
    Fair enough, I just feel like I could do more but I'm not going to.  I would rather go fishing.  
    It's not that hard to do on a local level.  Every year we get together a bunch of clothes, and things my son has either outgrown or we don't use anymore and we donate.   And I've been at those places dropping things off and seen people who really needed nice clothes for their kids, we gave a woman with two young boys three big boxes of boys clothes that looked like they had been worn twice, and she teared up when she got them.  Didn't even bother going through the donation center just loaded them right into her car so she got them all free.   



    Nice, I should look into somehting like that.  My family far too often does a generic goodwill dump.
    #Lead beakerhead specialist 

    "Soul of the mind, key to life's ether. Soul of the lost, withdrawn from its vessel. Let strength be granted, so the world might be mended. So the world might be mended."
  • Bimini TwistedBimini Twisted Posts: 11,443 AG
    I don't see what the big deal is, Trump makes it sound like they were on vacation.

    "I want to thank Kim Jong-un, who really was excellent to these three incredible people."
  • 1outlaw1outlaw Naples FLPosts: 1,564 Captain
    I don't see what the big deal is, Trump makes it sound like they were on vacation.

    "I want to thank Kim Jong-un, who really was excellent to these three incredible people."


    Well we need little rocket man to make a deal..... Im sure he is just doing alittle catering to Kim!
    Jason :USA
  • MGTeacherMGTeacher South GaPosts: 1,798 Captain
    I don't see what the big deal is, Trump makes it sound like they were on vacation.

    "I want to thank Kim Jong-un, who really was excellent to these three incredible people."
    Maybe he was referring to Kim releasing them.
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