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Make Sports, Not War – LewRockwell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on February 10, 2018

Washington does not want a lessening of tensions between the two Koreas. And much less, talk of potential reunification. If the two Koreas came to peace, what justification would the US have for keeping powerful air, land and naval forces in strategic South Korea, often called ‘America’s unsinkable aircraft carrier.’ Japan is no more favorable to a united Korea.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/02/eric-margolis/make-sports-not-war/

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The highlight of the games was the arrival of Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of North Korea’s ruler, Kim Jong-un. This was the first time a member of North Korea’s ruling Kim dynasty had come to South Korea. Her handshake with South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in was a historic and welcome moment.

But not for US Vice President Mike Pence, who was sent by Trump to give the Olympics the evil eye. He even refused to stand for the joint marchers in a surly act that spoke volumes about his role. Whether he meets President Moon or Kim Yo-jong remains to be seen. Even a cup of tea between Pence and Kim could end all the crazy talk about nuclear war. Does anyone in Washington know that North Korea lies between China and Russia?

South Korea’s able president Moon is moving heaven and earth to prevent a war in which his nation would be the main victim. Some 2-3 million Korean civilians died in the 1950-53 Korean War. All North Korea and much of South Korea were bombed flat by US air power. Now, as tensions surge, US heavy bombers and nuclear weapons ring North Korea, ready to flatten the north and make the rubble bounce.

North Korea’s thousands of heavy guns dug into mountains just north of the DMZ (I’ve seen them) could flatten all of South Korea’s capitol, Seoul, north of the Han River, killing millions, not counting nukes and poison gas. South Korea, the world’s eleventh industrial power, would again pay the terrible price for a new war on the peninsula…

War with N Korea would cause horrible destruction no matter whom attacked whom. Half a million US troops, poison gas, biological weapons, nukes, Seoul GONE- MCViewPoint

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The Olympics and Jerusalem: Disillusionment confirmed

Posted by Martin C. Fox on December 7, 2017

http://theduran.com/the-olympics-and-jerusalem-disillusionment-confirmed/

This week’s two most dramatic events will go down in history as shattering the wishful-thinking illusions that anyone might have still had about the Trump Administration’s policies towards Russia and Israel.

Both candidates represented a promising break from the past and swore to reverse the failed policies of their predecessors, and each were elected out of the desperation that most Americans were feeling at the time, whether real or imagined. They “talked the talk” and said all the “right” things, but once they got into office, they didn’t exactly “walk the walk” that they were supposed to. Obama promised a new era of relations with the Muslim World, while Trump said that he’d do the same vis-à-vis Russia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Paris Olympic Bid –and Everyday Life –in Jeopardy | The Unveiled Feminist

Posted by Martin C. Fox on July 11, 2017

https://theunveiledfeminist.wordpress.com/author/catalpawhalingco/

Paris’s chances to host the Olympic Games in 2024 have been put in doubt by the Muslim migrant enclaves that visitors must navigate to enter the proposed site.

“No-go zones,” where even the police fear to enter or pursue criminal suspects, pockmark the map of Paris, making it nearly impossible for Paris residents –particularly women — to carry on their normal activities.

But there’s an app for that.

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Being An Olympian Can Be Taxing

Posted by Martin C. Fox on August 28, 2016

Especially for US athletes.

The win is declared, the medal is awarded, the US IRS is waiting with a red-hot poker instructing the poor soul to grab his/her ankles.

This from Americans For Tax Reform. Crazy ol’ Grover Norquist and his gang.

http://www.atr.org/win-olympic-gold-pay-irs-a7091

Medal Tax Prize Tax Total Tax Burden
Gold $236 $8,750 $8,986
Silver $135 $5,250 $5,385
Bronze $2 $3,500 $3,502

It gets even worse. Not only do our Olympic athletes have to pay taxes on their medals and prizes – chances are their competitors on the field will face no such taxation when they get home. Because the U.S. is virtually the only developed nation that taxes “worldwide” income earned overseas by its taxpayers, our Olympic athletes face a competitive disadvantage that has nothing to do with sports. Read the rest of this entry »

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