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North Korea

Post by Goose55 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:07 pm

There may be talk about North Korea in some other thread(s), but the matter seems to deserve it's own thread.

I have been reading some news that indicates N. Korea has a lot more military might than most folk presume. Of course, their threats to nuke the U.S. seem baseless. But a test missile landing where it's not intended, could get people very angry.
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Re: North Korea

Post by TNLawPiper » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:40 pm

North Korea is like Bizarro World. Honestly, I can't fathom how a place like it exists in this day and age. It's built upon a foundation of delusion and coercion, and yet it has withstood the onslaught from all sides for half a century. One would think the house of cards would have collapsed.

I worry for their citizens. I'm afraid they will annihilate themselves someday.

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Re: North Korea

Post by Onyx » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:12 pm

TNLawPiper wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:40 pm
North Korea is like Bizarro World. Honestly, I can't fathom how a place like it exists in this day and age. It's built upon a foundation of delusion and coercion, and yet it has withstood the onslaught from all sides for half a century. One would think the house of cards would have collapsed.

I worry for their citizens. I'm afraid they will annihilate themselves someday.
Yeah, this is fascinating. But not in a good way.

One of the cliches always said about North Korea is that it's "unpredictable". I'm sure I've said that too. But actually, it's been both stable and predictable. I appreciated this article which explains the simple goal of the regime (survival) and the logic of its behaviour toward that singular goal.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-14/n ... ea/8444778
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Re: North Korea

Post by Goose55 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:13 am

TNLawPiper wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:40 pm
North Korea is like Bizarro World. Honestly, I can't fathom how a place like it exists in this day and age. It's built upon a foundation of delusion and coercion, and yet it has withstood the onslaught from all sides for half a century. One would think the house of cards would have collapsed.

I worry for their citizens. I'm afraid they will annihilate themselves someday.
Well said. I heard one news story yesterday indicating that the situation is a lot graver than we think. Some say instigate a coup, from within. But that would only cause another fanatic to rise.
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Re: North Korea

Post by Jester » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:22 am

I heard today that North Korea has a law that nobody can have the same hair cut as Kim Jong Un. I assume in a place like that the punishment is death but I haven't confirmed any disciplinary actions.
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Kim-Jo ... id/785108/
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Re: North Korea

Post by Jocose » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:40 am

Maybe we can get Dennis Rodman back over there?
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Re: North Korea

Post by Goose55 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:05 pm

Jocose wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:40 am
Maybe we can get Dennis Rodman back over there?
That might make matters even worse. Rodman told Kim Jong-un that Kim's father and grandfather were "great teachers."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picture ... Korea.html
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Re: North Korea

Post by DepartedLight » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:05 pm

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They don't have lights but they have nukes?
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Re: North Korea

Post by Goose55 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:04 pm

DepartedLight wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:05 pm
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They don't have lights but they have nukes?
I am so amazed at that, that I had to check to be sure it was true, and sure enough. It is.

Here's a NASA link to a night time image of the Korean Peninsula taken from the International Space Station where N. Korea appears to be open water.

https://www.nasa.gov/content/korean-pen ... ce-station

South Korea's per capita power consumption is 10,162 kilowatt hours and North Korea's is a mere 739 kilowatt hours. S. Korea has 48 million, and N. Korea, 24 million population. 1/2 the people and each person using only 7% of the power of a South Korean resident. No wonder it is dark in N. Korea. And in more ways than one.
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Re: North Korea

Post by durangopipe » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:37 pm

DepartedLight wrote:
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They don't have lights but they have nukes?
They don't have lights (or food) because they have nukes.
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Re: North Korea

Post by Onyx » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:22 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:37 pm
DepartedLight wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:05 pm
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They don't have lights but they have nukes?
They don't have lights (or food) because they have nukes.
Priorities, gentlemen, priorities.
And they are smaller in stature than South Koreans (though historically the same ethnic population) because they lack food. Goodness only knows how the nutritional deficit many have impeded other less measurable attributes.
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Post by hugodrax » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:57 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:37 pm
DepartedLight wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:05 pm
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They don't have lights but they have nukes?
They don't have lights (or food) because they have nukes.
Priorities, gentlemen, priorities.
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Re: North Korea

Post by StatHaldol » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:32 am

Jester wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:22 am
I heard today that North Korea has a law that nobody can have the same hair cut as Kim Jong Un. I assume in a place like that the punishment is death but I haven't confirmed any disciplinary actions.
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Kim-Jo ... id/785108/
I hope that's true, perhaps we should have a similar law concerning our president's hair. :lol:
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Re: North Korea

Post by wosbald » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:23 am

+JMJ+
StatHaldol wrote:
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:32 am
Jester wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:22 am
I heard today that North Korea has a law that nobody can have the same hair cut as Kim Jong Un. I assume in a place like that the punishment is death but I haven't confirmed any disciplinary actions.
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Kim-Jo ... id/785108/
I hope that's true, perhaps we should have a similar law concerning our president's hair. :lol:
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Re: North Korea

Post by Goose55 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:01 am

Found this on Fox News today (at bottom is the link). As I read this, I think about our own United States Presidents, past and present, who were/ are not that different. The most recent exception being give 'em hell, Harry Truman....

"As millions of North Koreans starve, the despot’s guests – members of the nation’s political elite – dine on the finest imported food like lobsters, scallops and French cheeses and wash it down with bottles of champagne, fine wines, whisky and brandy.

"Former Chicago Bulls basketball star Dennis Rodman – who has struck up a bizarre friendship with the dictator – was a guest at the private retreat.

"Rodman, who experts claim has had more contact with the tyrant than any other American, talked about the party resort comparing it to Spanish island Ibiza.

"He said: “It’s like going to Hawaii or Ibiza, but he’s the only one that lives there.

“He’s got 50 to 60 people around him all the time – just normal people, drinking cocktails and laughing the whole time.

“If you drink a bottle of tequila, it’s the best tequila.

“Everything you want, he has the best.”

"Guests of Kim are given rooms decorated with imported antique furniture, paintings and tapestries.

"His seaside party pad – close to the port of Wonson – has its own marina and secluded bays patrolled 24 hours a day by heavily armed troops."

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/04/22 ... tarve.html
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Re: North Korea

Post by Del » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:11 pm

wosbald wrote:
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:23 am
+JMJ+
StatHaldol wrote:
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:32 am
Jester wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:22 am
I heard today that North Korea has a law that nobody can have the same hair cut as Kim Jong Un. I assume in a place like that the punishment is death but I haven't confirmed any disciplinary actions.
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Kim-Jo ... id/785108/
I hope that's true, perhaps we should have a similar law concerning our president's hair. :lol:
When Del hears about this, mister — ohhh, and he's gonna hear about it, I assure you — he's gonna do somethin' you ain't gonna like. You just wait. He's not gonna let this slide, I promise you.
Nah. If you guys think we need a law banning guys from imitating Mr. Trump's haircut, then knock yourselves out.
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Re: North Korea

Post by TNLawPiper » Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:11 pm

All of his videos from North Korea were entertaining.

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Re: North Korea

Post by Goose55 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:47 pm

This sad situation in N. Korea, with this dictator Kim in many ways is very similar to the Saddam Husein/ Iraq conflict. With the exception of the religion infighting of Iraq. People living in fear, but brainwashed with propaganda.
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Re: North Korea

Post by Rusty » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:47 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:47 pm
This sad situation in N. Korea, with this dictator Kim in many ways is very similar to the Saddam Husein/ Iraq conflict. With the exception of the religion infighting of Iraq. People living in fear, but brainwashed with propaganda.
It might not be about the folks in N. Korea. It wasn't about the folks in Iraq either. He's packing weapons of mass destruction and he says your aircraft carrier is an ideal target and a candy ass. Wave nicely to the wacko dictator.
The last time an American president even suspected WMD (and it was real reach) it was a big deal. They rolled.

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