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S. Korean train travels to N. Korea for joint railway inspection

SEOUL/DORASAN, Nov. 30 (Yonhap-Joint Press Corps) -- A South Korean train departed for North Korea on Friday for an 18-day joint railway inspection that the Koreas are conducting as part of efforts to modernize, and eventually reconnect, rail lines across their border.

The train, made up of six cars and carrying dozens of South Korean officials and experts, left Dorasan Station, just south of the inter-Korean border, around 9:05 a.m. for Panmun Station, near the North's border city of Kaesong.

The train will be used to inspect 1,200 kilometers of rail track in the North through Dec. 17.

The inspection is part of a summit agreement between the leaders of the Koreas, signed in April, to modernize and eventually reconnect rail systems across their border in a bid to foster reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula.


How about some appreciation for the man as he rides off into the sunset

That man is Jerry Brown.
His 8 years as Governor of California (for a second time) has seen California rise from the disaster that was thirty years of pseudo-Republikkanism. He was able to persuade the voters to support sidelining prop-13, to raise taxes to fund badly needed improvements and to keeping voters from repealing the gas tax. California now has a budget surplus, that the republikkans have promised, if they got in control, to eliminate -- kind of like Georgia Bush II did in 2001 with the national surplus. California is now the 5th largest economy on the planet.

His time as Governor has not been perfect. But given he took over a state that was considered a basket case and ungovernable in 2010, he accomplished quite a lot in 8 years. He was aided by the super-majorities in the state legislature, of that there is no doubt; unlike Gov. Arnold's lack of assistance from the Nordquistan wing of the republikkan party when he was governor; remember when Arnold explained, with visuals, that California could not just keep cutting everything to get out of the budget crisis and the republiks still wouldn't vote for raising any state revenue?

Jerry will leave the state on much better footing than when he took office. The state has a lot to do to get people into affordable housing, protecting its most vulnerable, etc and here's hoping Govelect Newsom has as much success as the man he replaces.

Gov. Brown deserves a lot of respect from people. And if you want proof of his success -- faux spews almost never, never ever mentions anything about him because he has shown that taxes and protections (regulations) are NOT a hindrance to growth

You can't expect a President to risk it in the rain! (pic heavy)


From the Past

George and Barbara in the rain

Bill and Dubya


Jimmy Carter, Dubya, Hillary and Bill


What? Come again? (My one unhappy thread for the night)

Woman in California interview:: "I voted for Newsom today. I also voted for Hillary in 2016."
Reporter: Then why did you vote for Rep Walters?
Woman: I just like her.

In Arizona all the counties are in save 3

Maricopa 87%, Apache 86%, Yuma 98%. Good news is, Apache is going strong Sinema and Maricopa is Sinema by about 0.3%. Yuma is strong republikkan
Could be a good sign if it all holds in that range
Keeping my fingers crossed

IA: Buh Bye Blum and take Young with you

Blum is out in IA-01 and Young appears in trouble in IA-03. It appears as if only the Grand Wheezard in IA-04 (I shan't say his name) will survive

Happiness... Horn is the new Congressional Rep of OK-05

He ousted the incumbent Russell

Remember the importance of voting in your local elections

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