North Korea

Joined: June 20th, 2007, 11:54 pm

June 20th, 2017, 6:18 am #41

It's been reported if North Koreans were seen not crying after Kim's father died, they were sent to prison or worse!

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Joined: February 7th, 2008, 5:54 pm

July 4th, 2017, 10:03 am #42

A Happy Day for Dear Leader!



North Korea launched a whopper yesterday.
The first rocket capable of reaching the States (Alaska).



SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said on Tuesday that it had successfully
conducted its first test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, claiming a milestone
in its efforts to build nuclear weapons capable of hitting the mainland United States.
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Joined: June 25th, 2007, 6:00 pm

July 4th, 2017, 11:57 am #43

We had best hasten to develop countermeasures.
Perhaps air drops of food.
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
 George Orwell , 1984
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Joined: January 13th, 2009, 6:45 pm

July 4th, 2017, 12:11 pm #44

Hillary would have already dropped the hammer on The North.

Trump will within weeks.
"The less I needed, the better I felt." ~ Charles Bukowski.
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Joined: June 25th, 2007, 6:00 pm

July 4th, 2017, 12:55 pm #45

That is just plain nonsense SlyStone.
Most of the people there are simply starving prisoners.
If one escapes, the rest of the family is condemned.
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
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July 4th, 2017, 3:40 pm #46

SlyStone51 wrote:
Hillary would have already dropped the hammer on The North.

Trump will within weeks.
...drunk already?!
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Joined: August 20th, 2007, 10:17 pm

July 4th, 2017, 5:09 pm #47

North Korea and the United States have nuclear weapons and both are governed by unstable, immature egomaniacs.

We're screwed.
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Joined: June 3rd, 2006, 8:10 pm

Bush league sabre-rattling

July 5th, 2017, 8:18 am #48

I doubt North Korea has the operational ability to launch a strike against the U.S., given how many of their lesser rockets fail to launch or fizzle out over the Sea of Japan. Besides, as soon as any ICBM is tracked heading our way from any country, countermeasures could easily neutralize the threat. I also doubt Kim Jong Un really wants his country to be annihilated by a retaliatory strike. He just loves to piss people off, and yes, he's just like Trump, as Matisse pointed out.
"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof." - Christopher Hitchens
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Joined: April 15th, 2006, 1:02 am

July 5th, 2017, 8:24 am #49

seems there are a lot of 'leaders' around that just want to feel important.
You think you know it, but you haven't got a clue!!
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Joined: June 25th, 2007, 6:00 pm

July 5th, 2017, 8:44 am #50

I do not have a high level of confidence about countermeasures.
Although hitting the US requires only moderate rocket science
skills, if you can build one armed ICBM you can build a fleet.
If you can build a fleet, you can launch them together, which,
accompanied by decoys, can pose serious antimissile defense
challenges. I do not like the way things are trending, and
global warming may not be our greatest challenge after all.
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
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Joined: March 30th, 2007, 12:27 am

July 5th, 2017, 10:28 am #51

The current issue of The Atlantic Monthly has a cover story on North Korea and the options for dealing with it. An excellent analysis and, I must say, offers no happy solution regardless of how we get rid of him.
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July 5th, 2017, 5:15 pm #52

All it takes is one nuke detonated in the atmosphere above us to bring our country to it's knees. It would be like going back to the 19th century with the flick of a switch. Gives me chills just thinking about it.
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July 5th, 2017, 6:04 pm #53

N. Korea's technology is so bad they will probably nuke themselves! Then they will beg for US aid!
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July 5th, 2017, 7:07 pm #54

Making a nuke mess is hardly high technology in this era. In fact as is implicit in what gator said above, an ICBM and an even an explosion are really not essential. They are impressive but not absolutely necessary for putting the enemy out of commission. Of course the plan may be self defeating.
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July 5th, 2017, 7:11 pm #55

I'm taking a bit more time off now instead of later...which isn't a bad idea anyway.
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July 5th, 2017, 7:43 pm #56

Dear Leader makes me feel like resurrecting my  "People who can bite me"   list.
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July 5th, 2017, 10:20 pm #57

This was a good read: http://www.popularmechanics.com/militar ... americans/
Jeffrey Lewis, an arms control scholar, wrote in Foreign Policy in 2013, "(the) EMP Commission exposed 37 cars and 18 trucks to EMP effects in a laboratory environment. While EMP advocates claim the results of an EMP attack would be "planes falling from the sky, cars stalling on the roadways, electrical networks failing, food rotting," the actual results were much more modest. Of the 55 vehicles exposed to EMP, six at the highest levels of exposure needed to be restarted. A few more showed "nuisance" damage to electronics, such as blinking dashboard displays."
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Joined: April 1st, 2011, 11:07 pm

July 6th, 2017, 1:53 am #58

An easy way to protect a cell phone is to wrap it in heavy duty aluminum foil three or four times and fold a flap to access it.

A Faraday box or cage would protect a desktop.

There is technology just to send out EMP - and scrambles electron permanently.


Edward Hume of Rockport wrote "The Day After". It educated people about a nuclear exchange. It was pretty scaring. After surviving the fallout from s fair distance Jason Robard tries to start his stalled car but the engine cranks, this was bogus take because the starter circuit would be disabled. the screen writer Hume gave a talk after it aired November 1983.

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Joined: January 22nd, 2008, 2:01 pm

July 6th, 2017, 6:13 am #59

Damon wrote:
Making a nuke mess is hardly high technology in this era. In fact as is implicit in what gator said above, an ICBM and an even an explosion are really not essential. They are impressive but not absolutely necessary for putting the enemy out of commission. Of course the plan may be self defeating.
Defending against a single nuke or even several is possible these days.  However,  If  N. Korea was able to build a weapon with M.I.R.V. technology , then they would have a first strike weapon which might be next to impossible to defend against.  The experts were surprised by their ICBM launch, what other surprises are they working on . 
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Joined: June 3rd, 2006, 8:10 pm

July 6th, 2017, 7:00 am #60

Isn't it crazy that a little country not even as big as New York State and with only 25 million people can pose such a threat to the greatest nation on earth? I suppose not - with a crazed leader, weapons capability, an impoverished population and an insane ideology anything is possible...
"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof." - Christopher Hitchens
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