Feb
18
2016
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The Swamp #48

#TravelCuba And Witness #MassArrests Of Dissidents! Or Visit #Hezbollah! Yay!

The Swamp #48: Last Five! #ForeignPolicy Debate! @thekytikat Guest!

Me and guest Lorraine Yuriar of Red Maryland talk foreign policy! And then we talk about local conservative leaders who need your help! Yay!

Reads:

#Crime SOARS in #Austria As #Germany Starts Sending Migrants Back by Nick J Hallett

The @DeptofDefense’s Sec. #AshCarter Baffling Comments by Ed Morrissey

Well, see ya’ later!
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Written by BigGator5 in: Politics | Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Dec
28
2015
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#Japan And #SouthKorea Agree To A #WWII #ComfortWomen Settlement

Good news, everyone! Japan and South Korea are finally taking steps to bury the hatchet:

Japan and South Korea have agreed to settle the issue of “comfort women” forced to work in Japanese brothels during World War Two, in their first such deal since 1965.

Japan has [apologized] and will pay 1bn yen ($8.3m, £5.6m) – the amount South Korea asked for – to fund victims.

The issue has been the key cause for strained ties.

No one is completely happy by this agreement, which is why it is a good one. In South Korea’s case, “comfort women” are not getting the funds directly:

The wording of the deal does not explicitly state that the “comfort women” will receive direct compensation, but states that the fund will provide “support” and bankroll “projects for recovering the [honor] and dignity and healing the psychological wounds”.

Some former “comfort women”, such as Lee Yong-soo, have taken issue with this.

Many in Japan think the deal is loop-sided:

In Japan journalist Nobuo Ikeda reflected the view of many on Twitter that the country had lost out, although others thought the deal could have been worse for Mr Abe.

“Japan pays 1 billion yen and our PM [apologizes] but South Korea will ‘consult about the girl’s statue’ (a “comfort women” statue which activists erected outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul in 2011) – that’s not a diplomatic negotiation,” Mr Ikeda tweeted.

I can understand his frustration at the perception that Japan is getting very little over the deal. However what Nobuo Ikeda fails to understand, is that Japan will get closure on this dark side of their history too. You guys need to stop denying this happen and come to terms with it. Revisionism does no one any good. Swallow your pride and take your lumps. You are not the only ones who get history thrown into your face.

I am elated that both Japan and South Korea have come to a respectful understanding on this issue and can move forward as allies. Because, Holy Shit, everyone who is Not-China and is within spitting distance of the South China Sea, should be friends right now. Just saying.

Now only if Japan and the United States can come to an understanding on the U.S. Military bases on Okinawa Island. *sigh*

Well, see ya’ later!
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Written by BigGator5 in: Politics | Tags: , , , , , ,
Jul
16
2015
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The Swamp #35

Great Offenses To God!

The Swamp #35: #ChinaMeltdown, #IranDeal, #PPSellsBabyParts, And Stuff!

Today is just me and Kat, as we talk about a number of important items. First we talk about the China Meltdown, how it is just the beginning, and the “Managed Economy” here in the USA. Then we talk about Kat’s 14-year-old son’s article (linked below) about the coming bad Iran Nuclear Deal. Next we go over PPFA latest offense against God and decency and other SJW shit. I hope Tex joins us next week! But before you listen, check out my Patreon Page!

Reads:

Capitalism is a Chaotic System With Frequent Bubbles and Bursts So That’s Why We Should Switch to a “Managed Economy” Like China by AceofSpadesHQ

China’s slowing economy: The worst has yet to come by Minxin Pei

The Iranian Nuclear Deal: A 14 year old’s perspective By Capt 740

Well, see ya’ later!
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Written by BigGator5 in: Politics | Tags: , , , , , ,
Jun
11
2015
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The Swamp #32

TPP, Bad! H1B, Bad! TPA, Good!

The Swamp #32: #Trade, #FreeTrade, #TTP, #TPA, #ExImBank, @AmericaOverrun Host! @FBillMcMorris Guest!

My tablet is dying. The battery, very likely. So today Texas Transplant steps up to hosting duties and I produce the podcast. I am excited, because it is something new. I hope Tex had fun being the host for a show and I hope you enjoy his hosting!

Today we have “Fancy” Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon on to talk about Trade, Free Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), and everything in-between. But before you listen, check out my Patreon Page!

Reads:

The Conservative Case for Trade Promotion Authority by Rep. Jeb Hensarling

Well, see ya’ later!
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