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Video Shows Biden Getting Profoundly Confused in Front of South Korean Leader

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On May 21, South Korean President Moon Jae-in became the second world leader to visit the White House since President Joe Biden took office. Our president decided to honor the visit with a classic gaffe straight from the Biden playbook.

In this case, the president’s solecism came during his remarks after a meeting in which Biden said the delegations “discussed ways that the Republic of Korea and the United States will work together to address the challenges of our time,” according to a White House transcript.

In addition to working together on pandemic-related issues, Biden said, the two nations would also work together on fighting climate change and ensuring both countries were at the forefront of new technological developments.

“We also talked about how to harness our nation’s technological advantages to ensure the Republic of Korea and the United States are cooperating to shape — to shape emerging technologies around our shared value system,” Biden said.

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And commence gaffery now:

“This includes everything from strengthening our cybersecurity to deepening our cooperation to build out an open secure G5 network — 5G network, I should say. I’m talking about the G-5, that’s another organization,” Biden said to laughter.

“I’m thinking organization, Mr. President — to secure the 5G networks.”

There’s a bit of problematic irony here, inasmuch as the “G-5” includes the nation we’re most concerned about securing 5G networks from.

For the uninitiated, the “G-5” is shorthand for a group of developing countries whose economies are considered nearly on par with those of the major industrialized nations, which are collectively known as the Group of 7, or G-7. The G-7 is made up of the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, and Japan.

In the G-5, the 900-lb. gorilla in the room is China, although it shares the space with Brazil, India, Mexico and South Africa.

China’s technology company Huawei has emerged as one of the leaders — if not the leader — in 5G infrastructure technology. Given the amount of control Beijing has over Huawei, this obviously leads to serious concerns about safeguarding the 5G mobile networks of the future from the G-5’s most powerful member.

The gaffe also came during a news conference where President Biden said he and Moon Jae-in remained “deeply concerned” about tensions with North Korea.

“Our two nations also share a willingness to engage diplomatically with [North Korea] to take pragmatic steps that will reduce tensions as we move toward our ultimate goal of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” Biden said.

“Today, I affirm to President Moon that the United States will proceed in close consultation with the Republic of Korea and our strategy and our approach.”

(At least Biden got Moon’s job title right that time. Also May 21, as the New York Post reported, Biden referred to the South Korean president as “the prime minister of Korea” while bestowing the Medal of Honor on a 94-year-old retired Army colonel for heroic actions during the Korean War.)

Biden admitted that the two leaders were “under no illusions how difficult this is – none whatsoever. The past four administrations have not achieved the objective. It’s an incredibly difficult objective.”

Since Biden took office, Kim Jong-un’s regime has been ramping up its rhetoric. After the president’s address to a joint session of Congress last month, in which he called the nuclear programs of Iran and North Korea “serious threats to American security and the security of the world,” several North Korean sources issued strongly worded statements condemning the speech.

“It is certain that the U.S. chief executive made a big blunder,” said Kwon Jong-gun, a senior North Korean Foreign Ministry official, according to The New York Times.

The speech, Kwon said, “clearly reflects his intent to keep enforcing the hostile policy toward” North Korea, and Pyongyang “will be compelled to press for corresponding measures, and with time the U.S. will find itself in a very grave situation.”

An unnamed spokeseman within the North Korean foreign ministry, meanwhile, said Biden’s criticism of North Korea’s human rights record showed the United States was “girding itself up for an all-out showdown,” according to CNBC.

All of which is to say that maybe the May 21 event wasn’t the time for a “tee hee, Uncle Joe made another accidental funny” moment — especially not one that elicited reactions like this:

This makes two visits to Washington so far from world leaders and two thoroughly Biden-esque gaffes from those occasions, just in case you were keeping count.

When Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga came over in April, shortly after 29-year-old Hideki Matsuyama won the Masters golf tournament, Biden told the prime minister, “I know how proud you are of the people of Japan are in — you’ve got a Japanese boy coming over here, and guess what, he won the Masters.”

That was merely ineloquent, infantilizing and — as the left was busy wringing its hands over Asian stereotyping — supremely bad optics.

Biden’s gaffe May 21 was during a joint news conference with the leader of South Korea that was, in part, to project unity and strength against North Korea, a nuclear-armed rogue state. Don’t think Biden’s G-5/5G fumbling went unnoticed there, and don’t think the North Koreans won’t try to take advantage of this to paint Biden as weak and intellectually unfit for his role.

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Disaster in Heartland as Amtrak Violently Derails, Multiple Casualties Confirmed

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An Amtrak train derailment in northern Montana has left at least three dead and 50 injured.

Amtrak said its Empire Builder train went off the tracks at about 4 p.m. Saturday near Joplin, Montana, according to the Billings Gazette.

The Chicago-to-Seattle train of 10 cars and two locomotives had 141 passengers and 16 crew members on board.

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Dave Ghekiere, chief of the volunteer fire department in nearby Chester, said he believed at least 15 people were hospitalized, according to NBC.

Passenger Megan Vandervest was napping in a sleeper car when the derailment took place, according to CNN.

“I would describe the experience as kind of extreme turbulence on an airplane but louder, and there was kind of a lot of smoke smell. The first thought I really had when I woke up was, ‘Oh my God we’re derailing,'” she said.

“It was probably 10 or 15 seconds of rocking back and forth and tons of noise, and then we came to a stop. Really we didn’t know what was going on for a couple minutes,” she said.

After being evacuated, she understood how close a call she had, according to The New York Times.

Her car was on the tracks, but carnage came after that.

The car behind hers was at an angle and the one behind that had tipped over.

The next three cars  “had completely fallen off the tracks and were detached from the train,” she said.

Amanda Frickel, disaster and emergency services coordinator for Hill County, said rescuers from six adjoining counties responded and that five hospitals were on alert to care for the injured.

“Everybody who is alive has been extricated from the wreck,” Frickel said.

“Every county around is assisting,” said Sheriff Donna Whitt of Toole County.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating. No cause for the derailment had been determined as of Sunday morning.

“We are deeply saddened to learn local authorities are now confirming that three people have lost their lives as a result of this accident,” Amtrak said in a statement. “There are also reported injuries among the passengers and crew members traveling on the train. Amtrak is working with the local authorities to transport those who were injured to medical care, and to safely evacuate everyone else at the scene.”

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An Amtrak train derailment in northern Montana has left at least three dead and 50 injured. Amtrak said its Empire Builder train went off the tracks at about 4 p.m. Saturday near Joplin, Montana, according to the Billings Gazette. The Chicago-to-Seattle train of 10 cars and two locomotives had 141 passengers and 16 crew members on board. My mother-in-law shared these photos with me—the Empire Builder @Amtrak train they were on derailed near Havre, Montana. @AmtrakAlerts pic.twitter.com/6p7aksKdTF — Jessica Arp (@newsbyjessica) September 25, 2021 Dave Ghekiere, chief of the volunteer fire department in nearby Chester, said he believed at least 15 people were hospitalized, according to NBC. Passenger Megan Vandervest was napping in a sleeper car when the derailment took place, according to CNN. “I would describe the experience as kind of extreme turbulence on an airplane but louder, and there was kind of a lot of smoke smell. The first thought I really had when I woke up was, ‘Oh my God we’re derailing,'” she said. “It was probably 10 or 15 seconds of rocking back and forth and tons of noise, and then we came to a stop. Really we didn’t know what was going on for a couple minutes,” she said. After being evacuated, she understood how close a call she had, according to The New York Times. Her car was on the tracks, but carnage came after that. The car behind hers was at an angle and the one behind that had tipped over. The next three cars  “had completely fallen off the tracks and were detached from the train,” she said. Amtrak passenger @MegVandervest was on the train in Montana when it derailed on Saturday. She says some survivors described a ‘gory’ scene in their coach cars. At least three are confirmed dead. The train…

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Cat Reunited with Owner After More Than a Decade; microchip a key

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In 2009, a black-and-white cat named Tom went missing. His owner, Donna White, was torn, but her boy was gone, and year after year passed without any sign of him.

There was one crucial thing White had done, though, that eventually led her cat home: She had microchipped him.

Tom somehow had made his way from his owner’s home in Cardiff, Wales, to a cemetery in the same city. While taking up residence there, he met a black stray cat, and the two became fast friends.

The locals who lived on the property fed the cats, assuming they were strays. But this year, Tom’s friend (named Dennis) was declining rapidly in health, so one of the residents, Peter, reached out to Anna’s Rescue Centre for help.



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“It’s been an emotional few days,” the rescue center posted on Facebook last Saturday. “The story behind our old boys goes like this… we were called out to the cemetery because Peter was extremely worried that flies were settling on and taking over Dennis’ body, he was getting weaker and weaker. We went and picked them up straight away, we all thought that it was going to be a case of making these boys comfortable at the cattery for their final days.

“These boys are very old, the flies must have sensed death was near and used Dennis’ body to lay their eggs. A living vessel their offspring could thrive on. Absolutely horrid. He would have surely been dead within days if it hadn’t been for Peter calling us.”

While Dennis didn’t have a microchip when scanned, Tom did — but the details hadn’t been updated. The rescue center sent out a plea for help.



“Using the power of social media,” they posted on Facebook on Sept. 16, “we are looking for a lady with the last name WHITE. Who lives or used to live on Claude Road. Cardiff. This lady’s cat Tom went missing 12 years ago!!! We have him here safe and sound!!!! Details aren’t up to date. I guess many would lose hope after such a long time. But hope is everything.

“Please share, let’s make a dream come true and give everyone with a missing cat hope.”

Donna White saw the post, and the result was both a beautiful reunion 12 years in the making and a bonus adoption that took place on Sept. 17. White spent hours reorganizing her home so that Tom and Dennis could have their own room.

In the reunion video, Tom looks like he’s pretty unmoved by his owner’s presence and tears, but the rescue team shared an amusing explanation.



“The whole time mum lay there crying with happiness, overwhelmed with emotion, tom was having a ‘stare off’ with the cat in the pen beside him,” they wrote.

“Mum leaned down to kiss him, he sort of acted like ‘woah, im trying to act hard here mum’. I absolutely love cats attitude towards life. After he finished showing the cat who’s boss, it was then he started purring and getting involved with the reunion.”

Tom is now 20, and Dennis doesn’t have much time left — but after medical attention he’s doing better. Both cats will be able to live their last days in comfort, being loved on by White and getting all the care and food they need.

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In 2009, a black-and-white cat named Tom went missing. His owner, Donna White, was torn, but her boy was gone, and year after year passed without any sign of him. There was one crucial thing White had done, though, that eventually led her cat home: She had microchipped him. Tom somehow had made his way from his owner’s home in Cardiff, Wales, to a cemetery in the same city. While taking up residence there, he met a black stray cat, and the two became fast friends. The locals who lived on the property fed the cats, assuming they were strays. But this year, Tom’s friend (named Dennis) was declining rapidly in health, so one of the residents, Peter, reached out to Anna’s Rescue Centre for help. “It’s been an emotional few days,” the rescue center posted on Facebook last Saturday. “The story behind our old boys goes like this… we were called out to the cemetery because Peter was extremely worried that flies were settling on and taking over Dennis’ body, he was getting weaker and weaker. We went and picked them up straight away, we all thought that it was going to be a case of making these boys comfortable at the cattery for their final days. “These boys are very old, the flies must have sensed death was near and used Dennis’ body to lay their eggs. A living vessel their offspring could thrive on. Absolutely horrid. He would have surely been dead within days if it hadn’t been for Peter calling us.” While Dennis didn’t have a microchip when scanned, Tom did — but the details hadn’t been updated. The rescue center sent out a plea for help. “Using the power of social media,” they posted on Facebook on Sept. 16, “we are…

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