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yodermon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 08:39 AM
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South Korea Tearfully Ratifies Free-Trade Pact With the U.S.
Edited on Tue Nov-22-11 08:43 AM by yodermon
Source: ABC News

SEOUL - South Koreas parliament ratified a long-stalled, free-trade agreement with the United States today amid brawling and shouting by some members opposing the pact, including a lawmaker who threw a tear gas canister at the speakers podium.

After an evacuation of hundreds, the controversial deal passed 151-7, with most opposition members absent. The ruling Grand National Party (GNP) had called a surprise parliamentary session in order to push it through, taking advantage of its majority status.

Kim Sun-Dong, a member of the minority Democratic Labor Party who set off the canister, repeatedly shouted No to FTA (Free Trade Agreement)! and GNP, arent you afraid of history and the people, as security guards wrestled him out of the floor. Legislators coughed and wiped tears as they rammed the free-trade deal through.

Sledge hammers, water hoses and electric saws were among the items used by opposition members to protest in the past, but this is the first in history tear gas was detonated.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/11/south-kor... /



151-7? Most opposition members absent? Surprise parliamentary session?
Someone was taking notes from Wisconsin.

Are there no quorum rules in the S. Korean assembly?

ON EDIT: Quorum rules are 1/2 of all members. There are 299 members.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_of_South_Korea#...
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 08:56 AM
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1. one thing about the koreans...they don`t fuck around!
another bad trade for the usa and korea.plus the koreans are losing good jobs to the chinese
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Hotler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 09:00 AM
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2. FTA, Fucking over workers world wide....And our congress voted for it.
Hey Teabaggers, still think the republicans really care about you?
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 12:14 PM
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8. They're STILL waiting for those billionaire fairies to bring them jobs!
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Hotler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 09:00 AM
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3. opps , double post
Edited on Tue Nov-22-11 09:01 AM by Hotler
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 09:05 AM
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4. The iron fist of Fascism.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 10:06 AM
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5. Well, we're fucked.
And maybe so are the South Koreans.


And when the North decides to move in on Seoul, neither of use will be able to stop them.
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Dr_Scholl Donating Member (35 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 11:50 AM
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7. North Korea would get stomped
if they invaded South Korea. We wouldn't even have to intervene.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 01:18 PM
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9. I doubt the South Koreans match your optimism.
Although I suppose we can always make money supplying the ROK after they've hollowed out their manufacturing base and shipped all their jobs to Bangladesh or something.
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malthaussen Donating Member (413 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 10:52 AM
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6. But.... but.... but...
This FTA will be good for all and will create jobs! Our President has told us so!

-- Mal
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populist3 Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 09:06 PM
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10. interesting that some news reports didnt tell that the vote didn't include the oppostion and that it
was very close if they had been allowed in the chamber. Why keep them out if you had a majoirty?, probably because their presence might have emboldened some of the majority party to vote against.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 10:53 PM
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11. M$M mantra: If you're against these deals, you're a bigot or terrorist, other countries love them!
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