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Korea Fight is Latest Conflict for Indigenous People of Guam

The threatened missile attack by North Korea on Guam has prompted calls for peace from the island’s indigenous people, who are weary of yet another conflict after enduring centuries of hostilities. About one-third of the U.S. territory’s 160,000 people identify as Chamorro, the indigenous group that is believed to have migrated to Guam from Indonesia and the Philippines an estimated 3,500 to 4,000 years ago. It is believed to be one of the world’s first seaward migrations. They have since endured colonization by Spanish settlers, bloody skirmishes during World War…

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Korea fight is latest conflict for indigenous people of Guam

AP Photo/Grace Garces Bordallo HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The threatened missile attack by North Korea on Guam has prompted calls for peace from the island’s indigenous people, who are weary of yet another conflict after enduring centuries of hostilities. About one-third of the U.S. territory’s 160,000 people identify as Chamorro, the indigenous group that is believed to have migrated to Guam from Indonesia and the Philippines some 3,500 to 4,000 years ago. It is believed to be one of the world’s first seaward migrations. … Read the referenced┬ástory here: Korea…

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China Reaps Bounty of North Korea-U.S. Conflict

Robert Kuttner, HuffPostI keep thinking of the October 1962 Cuban missile crisis. This terrifying episode was a very complicated game of diplomatic maneuvering and military posturing, with a thermonuclear exchange between the US and the USSR as the consequence of a misstep. … Read the referenced┬ástory here: China Reaps Bounty of North Korea-U.S. Conflict

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A snapshot of Guam before US-North Korea conflict and now

AP Photo/Tassanee Vejpongsa HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to U.S. bombers. If carried out, it would be the North’s most provocative missile launch to date. Here’s a closer look at Guam and its role in the U.S. and North Korea’s ongoing war of words. THE LATEST North Korea warned that they are finalizing a plan to fire four … Read the referenced┬ástory here: A…

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How to Harness the Creative Power of Constructive Conflict

Conflict is everywhere. There always seems to be an argument about politics, religion, or generational gaps on social media and late night television. What if these disagreements could be productive?  On social media and late night television we see never-ending arguments about politics, religion, or generational gaps. What if these disagreements were productive? Conflict is necessary for creativity and development; however, it has to be constructive. America was founded on combining old ways of thinking and producing something new. The idea isn’t to compromise, but to take the different perspectives…

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Conflict Is Unexpectedly Good for You

Conflict is everywhere we turn. There always seems to be an argument about politics, religion, or generational gaps on social media and late night television. What if these disagreements could be productive? America was founded on combining old ways of thinking and producing something new. Conflict is necessary for creativity and development; however, it has to be constructive. The idea isn’t to compromise, but to take the different perspectives and create hybrids. Constructive conflict could even resolve the seemingly elusive healthcare issue that has divided our nation. There are two…

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