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North Korea Launches Missile Towards Japan - Passes Over Okinawa

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Now that is a rattling sabre. While markets for now are seemingly shrugging off this 'fly-by', we suspect the people of Okinawa were more than a little surprised:


What is most surprising is not the rocket launch: it was largely expected and overdue after the humiliation from the last one; it is that Korea has brazenly defied US warnings and the threat of sanctions just to make a rather meaningless political point. The imminent escalation in sanctions and N.Korea's response is what is the true variable here, confirmed by the markets who have not even blinked as a result of the rocket launch.

From BBC:

North Korea has launched a long-range rocket, South Korean news sources have reported.

A previous launch in April failed when the rocket broke up after take-off.

North Korea says it plans to put a satellite into space, but many countries believe the tests are a cover for weapons development.

The US and other nations had previously warned the launch would constitute a test of long-range missile technology banned under UN resolutions.

South Korean television network YTN said the rocket was launched from a site on the west coast of the North.

The Japanese government, which put its armed forces on alert ahead of the launch, said the missile appears to have passed over Okinawa.

It said it had not attempted to intercept the rocket.

The rocket was scheduled to pass between the Korean peninsula and China, with a second stage coming down off the Philippines before launching the satellite into orbit.

Map showing projected path of rocket

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Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:11 | 3054009 thatthingcanfly
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You didn't launch that. Someone else launched that for you.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:13 | 3054025 economics9698
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Fucking assholes know we have a NWA in the WH.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:15 | 3054050 Aziz
Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:25 | 3054109 General Decline
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He is white according to at least some black people. I was in Gabon earlier this year and a group of Gabonese nationals asked me if Obama was considered black and I said "yes, he is considered our first black president". The all started laughing at me.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:11 | 3054325 akak
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They were most likely laughing not because Obama is considered by Americans to be black, but because he is considered (by the woefully naive) to be our 'leader'.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 01:31 | 3054819 Spirit Of Truth
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North Korea is not a rogue power.  Pyongyang operates at the behest of Russia and China:

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 03:23 | 3054936 mkkby
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Look that the map and get a grip people.  The missile was aimed the only way to NOT go over another country.  As usual, everyone -- ZH included -- wants to breathlessly make something out of nothing.  Stop being so fucking shrill all the time.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 03:29 | 3054942 strannick
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Wed, 12/12/2012 - 04:09 | 3054968 Supernova Born
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Seems China/proxy missiles tend to launch on the day of QE announcements. Remember the "contrail" off Los Angeles on the day QE2 was announced?

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 04:24 | 3054976 Albertarocks
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What the hell is with your attitude?  As much as you apparently believe everything you read and are most likely itchin' for the next war, what mkkby said was perfectly true and should be as obvious as the nose on your face.  He sure didn't deserve a retort like that, which by the way normally come out of the mouths of 12 year olds.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 05:50 | 3055043 jeff montanye
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really.  i thought all the exclamation points past the first two or three were excessive.

my favorite part of the post was where it said that Korea has brazenly defied US warnings and the threat of sanctions just to make a rather meaningless political point.

wish someone would warn the u.s. to stop launching missiles to kill people, their women and children, their first responders, their mourners and everybody that's watching.  

unfortunately the u.s. is making such a meaningful political point that the vengeance it produces may take several generations to die down.

at least the "security state" won't run out of work.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 10:12 | 3055453 Albertarocks
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I was gonna give you a thumbs down just so you and I would be tied.  But I gave ya an "up" because you don't deserve a "down".  lol

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 06:15 | 3055056 strannick
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Oh. Pardon that. I was trying to give him one of those ''fucking shrill'' ZH experiences he was referring to...

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 10:13 | 3055465 Albertarocks
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Oh!  My apologies then... that one went right over my head.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 08:46 | 3055193 somecallmetimmah
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" is that Korea has brazenly defied US warnings and the threat of sanctions just to make a rather meaningless political point."


"Brazenly defied U.S. warnings"?  Please help me here.  Warnings from Barak Obama?  And what is it you'd expect your Prez-Uh-dent to do?

Impose sanctions on a nation we have absolutely nothing to do with?  And I'd say the political point is anything but "meaningless"; evil or no, North Korea doesn't march to the dictates of other socialist dictators.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:24 | 3054572 RafterManFMJ
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He is white according to at least some black people. I was in Gabon earlier this year and a group of Gabonese nationals asked me if Obama was considered black and I said "yes, he is considered our first black president". The all started laughing at me.


And then they put you in the soup?

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 01:36 | 3054829 Beam Me Up Scotty
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Good humor!!!

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 06:49 | 3055085 Ar-Pharazôn
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dont offend white people please. what you said doesnt make him a white

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 10:17 | 3055480 bigkahuna
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if you're white, we want to offend you...

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:06 | 3054301 vast-dom
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Man O' Manischewitz drink up my hateful niggas! 


And if there were no casualties, then it didn't happen. Keynesian stimulus: FAIL.


I'm blacker than Obummer.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:17 | 3054056 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Not like Dre and EZ.  Obama is a spineless coward with an NWO cock in his mouth.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:56 | 3054250 blunderdog
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Y'ain't no G, yo.

EZ?  Nigga pleeze.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:08 | 3054314 vast-dom
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Wed, 12/12/2012 - 00:21 | 3054700 Stoploss
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Black ball cap with WWIII logo.

Is that it over there??

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:18 | 3054065 LongSoupLine
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Did Goldman approve of this launch?!?!


If not, someone's eating their own ass tonight.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:02 | 3054284 williambanzai7
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Wed, 12/12/2012 - 01:02 | 3054784 3.7.77
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For some reason I can see them all juming up and doing Gangnam Style

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 01:08 | 3054793 palmereldritch
Wed, 12/12/2012 - 12:24 | 3056062 Taterboy
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Those hamsters on board had to peddle like hell to get it to go that far.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:12 | 3054011 Dead Canary
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They were aiming at Bejing.

These rockets are perfectly safe. (As long as you are standing in front of them.)

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:39 | 3054613 TheFourthStooge-ing
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These rockets are perfectly safe.

Place on ground.
Light fuse.
Get away.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:11 | 3054016 ball-and-chain
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Fuck North Korea.

I never spend a minute worrying about them.

They are a compliant Chinese puppet-state.

They march to Bejing's orders.


Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:51 | 3054225 VisualCSharp
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I downvote every comment that ends in a URL plugging someone's shitty blog, and I suggest everyone else do the same. You're nothing but a traffic parasite.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 00:57 | 3054778 Raymond K Hessel
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I always downvote gashes who plug a blog or say, look at this video and then post a link. 


Wed, 12/12/2012 - 01:40 | 3054833 Beam Me Up Scotty
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Some of the regular posters post good info though. It's not all trash.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 10:45 | 3055630 Gert_B_Frobe
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I down-vote posters who actually go to the url links and report on them.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 00:08 | 3054667 CPL
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They always have.


NK seriously has no sancitions in reality because all it's trade has been through China for...25 years.  Not nearly as long as the Cuba sancitions, which are baffling considering the cold war is over (lol, no never ended, game became oil over ideology).  

The same game has been going on, nothing changed after Glasnost.  We just got better phones, TV's and online services.  China is more than likely behind it attempting to provoke a sideways response from Washington through Japan.  Japan doesn't have a pot to piss in, and South Korea is working on it with diesel shortages and brown outs/rolling blackouts.  China needs all asian countries to shut the fuck up and listen.


Not sure how India will react.  Their trade ties with the USA is fairly fragile, they might strike a deal.  It's a country with an extra 70 million men with no possibility of finding a wife.  China is in the same position.  Lots of disposable zerg hoards and you are the countries that are the center of arms and munitions manufacturing on the planet.


So who do you back?  Guy with a huge army that you've bumped into over the course of 7000 years and cash in the bank.  Or the guy dicating terms to you that owes you money, you own his supply chain and you've got cash in the bank.

This will not play out how people think it will in Europe and North America.  That currency that America could wield once is not longer the same offer.  It's been spent with every backhanded news gesture and fed printing move.  Indian culture is very, very old, they have a deep sense of their heritiage and history.  They have a long memory as old as India.  Like an elephant.  And so does China.  

China and India historically help each other get out of the way btw.  They have pissing contests about water, but both countries know they need oil more if they are to continue their massive space programs (seriously, huge and well funded with excellent returns on science).  Plus some really impressive engineering programs that both are collaborating on.  CERN won't be the only place on the planet an LHC exists soon enough.  Neither China or India would be willing to sacrifice the gains they've made.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 00:35 | 3054729 toady
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North Korea does come begging for heating oil and wheat every year.

It always amazes me that we give them stuff while they tell the world we're the bad guys.

Now this year they can tell their people we're afraid of their big bad missle, that's why we are feeding them and heating their buildings.
fuck'em. Let them freeze & starve.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 00:40 | 3054739 CPL
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They do.  It's NK population control.  Anything traded/given with them just goes to China anyways.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 03:59 | 3054965 MeelionDollerBogus
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As it happens Hugo Chavez gives heating oil free... to poor Americans. Yes, YOUR Americans.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:12 | 3054019 CH1
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And Japan didn't back up their tough talk.

Who knew that they were Republicans?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:29 | 3054124 JohnnyBriefcase
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I think Fukushima showed us how spineless Japanese officials are.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:11 | 3054020 Iocosus
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WWIII bitchez

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:13 | 3054031 razorthin
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Just missing an archduke.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:37 | 3054158 Iocosus
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Sanctioning Iran as FDR did to the Japs will achieve that end. A Syrian Chemical Weapon false flag will be the, as Tenet assured, "slam dunk".

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:13 | 3054026 The Shootist
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Gangnam North Korea Style. Dear leader is still the sexiest man alive.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:13 | 3054035 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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I didn't think it would get off the ground.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 00:44 | 3054747 Real Estate Geek
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And what's with sending it towards a polar orbit? 

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 00:51 | 3054764 akak
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They were trying to eventually bomb Santa Claus at the north pole, that fat running dog imperialist capitalistic bastard!

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 03:57 | 3054964 MeelionDollerBogus
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oh the Chrismassing and Candyism makes AnHoliday special.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 05:23 | 3055024 akak
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Make me ho ho ho!

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:17 | 3054057 LongSoupLine
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lol, stupid fuckers...I'm surprised it was able to hit a target the size of the ocean.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:18 | 3054067 Tippoo Sultan
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Is not USMC Air Station Futenma on Okinawa ?

A municipal constabulary in "Middle America" can deploy a drone to spy on some rancher's herd, yet the military allows an NK missile to pass near an active duty air installation ?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:47 | 3054208 Row Well Number 41
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It's one thing to be able to shoot down a missle, but that doesn't make it a good idea.  Shoot it down and YOU are responsible for where the pieces land, leave it alone and North Korea is.


Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:03 | 3054288 NeedtoSecede
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Kadena Air Force Base also on Okinawa. Some very sensitive (expensive) assets have been rumored to fly out of there over there years... Some interesting scuba diving to be found in the area if you know where to look. USA: Proudly in decline since 1913

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:34 | 3054589 knukles
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They were ordered to stand down in celebration of the successes in Benghazi.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:19 | 3054068 surf0766
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Did it explode before hitting the water? That is the real question.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 00:46 | 3054757 Real Estate Geek
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yeah baby!  Wild launch pad explosion.  Falling balls of fire; incinerated cars; the works!

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:22 | 3054085 XOFnews
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This is not funny. This is news. Breaking. s/

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:23 | 3054090 Row Well Number 41
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If china can't keep their dog in check, they may have to put it down.


Wed, 12/12/2012 - 03:57 | 3054963 MeelionDollerBogus
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If America can't keep its Yiddish export dog in check then no need to keep NK in check either.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:24 | 3054097 Hedgetard55
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Did any of you stupid cocksucking fucks ever spend a day in the military? What, no? Shit for brains douchebags, go fuck yourselves.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:29 | 3054125 Al Gorerhythm
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Why is that important, General?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:32 | 3054143 economics9698
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I spent 1462 days in the military.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:52 | 3054645 Al Gorerhythm
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2192 here. Mostly wasted.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 01:08 | 3054791 Abitdodgie
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2192 days commited to trying to kill other humans , now thats somthing to be proud of.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 07:47 | 3055120 mvsjcl
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5,840. The only thing I killed was time.

Edit: And a lot of brain cells. But they were all mine.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 08:04 | 3055136 Al Gorerhythm
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"Hmmmm" said Al, looking around. "That's one mighty fine kangaroo court that you're running here, judge".

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:30 | 3054129 XOFnews
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who cares angry one? what did your "service" give us fucks?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:40 | 3054171 lolmao500
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It gave freedomz and candiez to the childrenz.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:33 | 3054590 CaptainObvious
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Well, let's see...

I no longer have to worry about being ruled over by an English monarch.  Instead, I have to worry about being ruled over by an American monarch.

I no longer have to worry about the spread of fascism in European nations.  Instead, I have to worry about the spread of fascism in my own nation.

I no longer have to worry about the spread of communism in Asian nations.  Instead, I have to worry about the spread of communism in my own nation.

I no longer have to worry about mythical weapons of mass destruction in Middle Eastern nations.  Instead, I have to worry about the genuine weapons of mass destruction my own nation deploys on Middle Eastern nations, causing them to deploy much cruder, yet vastly more effective weapons in my own nation.

Gee, thanks for your service.  Now I don't have to read about things that happen all the way over in Wherethefuckisstan...I can just open my front door.  Progress!

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 01:47 | 3054846 Beam Me Up Scotty
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Thanks Captain Obvious!!

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 10:30 | 3055547 bigkahuna
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this comment should be read by our generalty.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:37 | 3054157 inevitablecollapse
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Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:46 | 3054203 inevitablecollapse
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not that it fucking matters, especially as it pertains to this specific story - tourette's guy, is that you???

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:51 | 3054220 unrulian
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i think most people here probably went to school

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:39 | 3054427 Jack Burton
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I did, so what's the big deal? It was an obligation I thought needed filling. Millions of men do it!

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:56 | 3054534 willwork4food
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You're one of the reasons people these days  fear military uniforms in airports. We don't know when you are going to decide to follow orders and corral us to FEMA camps or protect us from the evil ones. It's pricks like you that give America and your uniform a bad name and yes, to answer your question, I have been in the military and received an Honorable Discharge, as many here have.

Remember one thing: If the shit hits the fan, which seems very likely, and you do not honor your duty to the  citizens you were sworn to protect along with your duty to constitution of the United States I assure you, you will be the first to be targeted.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 08:35 | 3055169 sumo
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 "your duty to constitution of the United States"

Yeah, this is the thing. I don't hear very much from the gung-ho warrior class about defending the constitution from its enemies, especially those enemies who are in Government, on Wall St and on K St.

Because taking on real power, now with new improved NDAA inside, is fucking scary. It takes someone with balls of steel, like Chris Hedges, with his calls for civil disobedience, to even begin to do it.




Wed, 12/12/2012 - 08:53 | 3055206 Freewheelin Franklin
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Did any of you stupid cocksucking fucks ever spend a day in the military? What, no? Shit for brains douchebags, go fuck yourselves.


He's a hero. We lowly, average citizens should kneel down and suck his cock.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:24 | 3054099 Global Hunter
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North Korea and Japan jump out as early odds on favourites for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:35 | 3054154 Savyindallas
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I think North Korea is ahead  - by offensively shooting missiles they are bringing attention to the need for missile proliferation and the need for  world peace. I still think the US can win the next Nobel if we would just go ahead and bomb and obliterate Iran  -to prevent them from threatening Israel and much of the rest of the world. What better way to poreserve the peace than to destroy all countries that could conceievably obtain WMDs. Makes sense to me. The Nobel Committee understands Stalin's rationale that sometimes to make an omelette, you have to break a few eggs.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:57 | 3054264 Central Bankster
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I spit out my drink.  Thanks!

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:36 | 3054601 CaptainObvious
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Obomber and the European Union will be in good company, then.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:27 | 3054104 Yen Cross
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  All the Japanese and South Koreans were given free "spit wad" shooters in case it strays off course...

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:27 | 3054113 chump666
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And China, diplomatically, will just sit this out.  A warning shot via Nth Korea from China.


Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:37 | 3054608 knukles
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Just like the Chinese sub surfacing in the middle of a US carrier battle group

Just like the missile launch off LA....

My oh my, does nobody pay any fucking attention?

OK honey! I'll be right there for the Dancing with the Stars reruns!

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 01:59 | 3054860 chump666
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Oh yeah, China gaming Japan/Philippines through Nth Korea, hell, I'll bet they were on the ground to make sure the thing took off. It's all about the Spartly Islands and south China sea. 

We got war coming...Obama knows this, as does those loons at the Fed hence they'll go large with twist ending follow on for major print job infinity reboot. 

HFTs and war.  Nice combo. 

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:31 | 3054132 krispkritter
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OT but this just in;

Friend of mine was stuck in the mall and messaged out.

More 'ammo' for the anti-gun nuts dammit!

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:45 | 3054205 lakecity55
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Maybe Hoffa started the civil war he's promised, and got the state wrong.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:49 | 3054219 krispkritter
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If he did then he's dead. Shooter and 2 victims are down.  Said the guy had a white mask on and some messages coming out said it was a Guy Fawkes mask. They're releasing people in the mall while checking things out. He thought he was going to be hiding a long time...

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:39 | 3054422 disabledvet
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I almost forgot this was an article on North Korea actually. Maybe we could launch the teamsters at North Korea in retaliation?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:38 | 3054610 CaptainObvious
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Sure, if you want that retaliation to happen over the course of ten years, plus 6 years for mandatory coffee breaks, accrued vacation time, and strikes.  Hell, that's how long it takes the union to fix a one-mile stretch of highway in my state.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:43 | 3054623 knukles
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Another False Flag

Mad gun nut shooter in mall killing innocents whilst wearing Guy Fawkes mask

Anti gun propaganda
Anti "revolutionary" propaganda (Watch your P's and Q's)
Pro law and order (search everybody going into and out of malls...DHSTSA)
Pro limit your freedoms propaganda
Pro crush the Liberty/Constitutionalist movements (Guy Fawkes/Anonymous, etc)
Add any number of obvious additions here....

Way just too fucking convenient.
 Oh, never mind just another coincidence....

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:37 | 3054148 XitSam
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NK got a little ego boost this weekend when it went to see Red Dawn at the Pyongyang SinglePlex.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:39 | 3054172 inevitablecollapse
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i was assuming they just received a copy of the '84 version 

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:03 | 3054283 XitSam
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Original was Cubans and Russians. This one the North Koreans have the starring role. That is, after the People's Republic of China objected during production to being the bad guys and the script was changed to make them happy.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:43 | 3054186 lolmao500
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We still don't know where the fuck the missile is.... they say DEBRIS landed off the Philippines but that's it.

IS IT IN ORBIT?? Or did it explode? Or did it land somewhere in the sea??

Tell us!

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:43 | 3054195 inevitablecollapse
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currently in re-entry, at which point it will break apart into several individual warheads over the US, with each targeting a starbucks

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:42 | 3054188 centerline
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Bitch slap on Japan.  Come on guys, keep it interesting.  It takes alot these days for me to say "holy shit!"

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:44 | 3054197 lolmao500
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Well it's about to get interesting in Japan... especially with the missile going over Okinawa.

Remember there's elections in Japan next week. This is gonna give a HUGE BOOST to the nationalists...  Japan with NUKES (being made public) is a very real possibility now.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:54 | 3054236 thatthingcanfly
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For fuck's sake, it's "a lot."

Two words, you illiterate motherfucker!

Alright, I'm done.


Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:02 | 3054285 inevitablecollapse
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hey, your right!

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:11 | 3054326 thatthingcanfly
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My right what? My right hook to your jaw knocked some literacy into your noggin.


Wed, 12/12/2012 - 07:31 | 3055111 thatthingcanfly
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Oh, that's good!

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:52 | 3054224 XOFnews
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There seems to be a problem here in the world. People are not happy, anymore. We were happy. Not that long ago we were happy. There is anger in the air. There is a hungriness for hapiness. But we see hapiness is gone. Now is the time to be happy. The end is not coming. fiat is not happiness. nor is fiat happiness.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:53 | 3054238 surf0766
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"That rocket flew for only a few minutes before exploding and crashing into the sea west of the Korean peninsula."  I wonder if the in flight explosion was planned... hmmmmmmm

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:54 | 3054245 lolmao500
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Except it didn't.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:05 | 3054298 surf0766
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It didn't what? explode and then crash in the ocean?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:55 | 3054242 blunderdog
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You know what THIS means...


Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:54 | 3054247 Zer0head
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Syrian rebel leader commends U.S. endorsement


U.S. recognizes Syrian opposition

how nice


Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:46 | 3054451 Jack Burton
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Al-Qaeda, Israel says over 3,000 confirmed Jihadist Al-Qaeda members are fighting as part of the Free Syrian Army. That was a few months ago, by now NATO has channeled at least another 3,000 from across the Middle East into Syria. By all accounts they are the only Free Syrian soldiers that are effective in combat. In their spare time they are reported to be shooting prisoners, beating up school girls, cut a guys head off yesterday, chasing out Christians and killing a few as a warning, engaged in torture of suspects, etc. etc. What's not to like? No wonder the CIA and Saudi Arabia are funding them. Our kind of folks. Assad must go, Al-Qaeda will replace him?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:06 | 3054512 new game
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what could go wrong? two headed dragon or what?

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 00:01 | 3054661 luckylogger
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at least we got them in one spot.................................

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 00:01 | 3054662 luckylogger
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at least we got them in one spot.................................

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 01:24 | 3054809 SilverRhino
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Now would  be the ideal time for President Assad to whip out the Sarin artillery and bombs and just wipe them the fuck out. 

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 09:27 | 3055295 toomanyfakecons...
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That wouldn't be much different than shit the U.S. government has pulled on civilians in the past.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:56 | 3054251 HaroldWang
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The markets aren't blinking because, as you read in the report, it's not a big deal and was completely anticipated. Hell, the Japanese didn't even try to intercept it and knew in advance.

Now back to your regularly scheduled Fiscal Cliff programming.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:55 | 3054252 Yen Cross
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 So did the Monkey in a fish bowl with a pair of binoculars make it into orbit?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:56 | 3054261 hero HNL
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The launch was expected months ago.....The media in Japan already knew

of it long ago, so people are not so surprised here.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:57 | 3054265 BigInJapan
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Am I the only person here who realises that they can't shoot down anything other than target drones? No homing beacon installed? No shootdown.


Those walking lollipops in NK sure are laughing today.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:34 | 3054407 Bicycle Repairman
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I thought everybody and their momma was going to shoot this missle down.  What do the North Koreans have to do?  Shoot it directly over Tokyo?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:38 | 3054410 chump666
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North Korea and Iran 100% has Nukes that they bought elsewhere.  From craphole countries in Europe:


Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:37 | 3054416 Being Free
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So what's with the map refering to the crash area as "Satellite debris falling area"?  Dumb fucks.  It wasn't a "satellite", it's a test rocket being developed to deliver a fucking nuclear warhead.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:49 | 3054456 Intoxicologist
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That was no missile, it was my '98 Hyundai.  I was late for work, you see, and it just snowed a foot the day before. Car spun out, rolled, and ejected me out the window.  I've been looking all over for the damn thing since!

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:01 | 3054491 Milton Waddams
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isn't this what happens everytime military budgets face 'austerity'?  use it or lose it, eh?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:02 | 3054497 jplotinus
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First things first:

Congratulations North Korea on a successful rocket launch.

Most nations take pride in technological achievement. So, kudos to DPRK.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:13 | 3054548 inevitablecollapse
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yeah, welcome to the 20th century!

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:20 | 3054564 lolmao500
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Welcome to 1960!

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:04 | 3054508 Ned Zeppelin
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Personally, I realize this has some significance, but really, who cares? I'm with the algos on this one.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:05 | 3054509 bugs_
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X-37B might not have been moved into place in time - too bad

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:49 | 3054639 knukles
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X and B are for Xband radar...

Go figure
HAARP, etc.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:12 | 3054549 Yellowhoard
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North Korea isn't angry, they're ronry.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:43 | 3054622 Schmuck Raker
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Congratulations North Korea, your satellite debris is now one thousand miles closer to making it into orbit. Now try "Up".

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 00:06 | 3054648 CaptainObvious
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You, sir, have cost me one mouthful of the finest 12-year-old blended Scotch.  I demand satisfaction!

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 00:14 | 3054635 lolmao500
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Confirmed : Space watchers say Kwanmyongsong 3-F2 appears to be in 494 x 588 km sun synch orbit but no expected UHF radio transmissions yet verified.

U.S. military says North Korea missile "deployed an object that appeared to achieve orbit.

We are now in a new age where North Korea can back up their threats with more than BS...

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:57 | 3054651 AurorusBorealus
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I think the entire world owes China a debt of gratitude for pressing the U.S. in the South China Sea and on the Korean peninsula (since N. Korea is a proxy for China... this is... in effect... a Chinese missile launch).  The statement is obvious... start messing with Chinese oil in Iran, and all hell is going to break loose in the Pacific.  You do not have sufficient air and naval units to cover the entire Pacific rim, the Guilf, Iran, provide air support to Afghanistan, and cover the Suez Canal, Straits of Gibraltar, and other global choke points.   This is China's message for the United States.  Thank you China for reminding the idiots in Washington that the U.S. military is not the almighty force portrayed on television.

At this point in history, it seems likely, that any chance for global peace will hinge on the ability of Russia and China to keep U.S. aggression in check.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 09:24 | 3055288 toomanyfakecons...
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It wouldn't even go that far. Our military will not play ball when it comes to WWIII and the removal of our illegitimate federal government, from the Golfer in Chief on down in imminent. That's a lasting peace... the dismantling of our illegitimate, unconstitutional government.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 00:17 | 3054694 Yes_Questions
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North Korea Launches Missile Towards Japan - Passes Over Okinawa


Heyyyyy, that's great.  


Wed, 12/12/2012 - 00:23 | 3054711 TideFighter
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Slim Pickens, if you ask me.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 00:35 | 3054722 jplotinus
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"I no longer have to worry about the spread of communism in Asian nations. Instead, I have to worry about the spread of communism in my own nation."

Your own nation, if it is the USofA, is more capitalist than any other nation on the planet.

It is almost funny that some here refer to the half-baked, semi-national, almost-universal, close to-healthcare program, sometimes referred to Obamacare, as a "socialist" measure.

That's rich.

Socialism has not had to concern itself with the issue of healthcare for all in over 1/2 a century. That is no longer a socialist issue. It's taken for granted, and long since settled everywhere except the USofA.

The stress, angst, clamour, gnasing of teeth and hand wringing over something as simple as the recognition that all people in a modern society on earth, much less a post modern one, should obviously have basic health is reserved for the only died in the wool capitalist country in the world.

If there's anything unclear about healthcare not being a socialist issue (because it's not an issue in dispute any longer, and hasn't been for a long time), ask, I will try to help you name the system where it is an issue.

Hint: capitalism (and, yes, that is a bad word denoting a bad system).

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 03:43 | 3054954 MeelionDollerBogus
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Idiot. That's FASCISM. Being actually capitalist you need #1 capital not just debt #2 trading not just central control banks. So far as you have massive debt & central control over ever penny, every transaction, the medium itself re-translated into a one-legal-printer all-others-in-jail system you absolutely do not have capitalism.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 00:57 | 3054776 Weyland_Yutani
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Meanwhile the North Korean population are starving and resorting to cannibalism to survive. Dumb ass fucking communist leaders should rot in hell.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 03:43 | 3054951 MeelionDollerBogus
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Americans would be starving too if not for robbing other nations of their oil & land so don't be too smart.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 01:31 | 3054816 q99x2
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North Korea can hit the ocean. Whoopie!

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 01:38 | 3054832 lolmao500
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Except it went into orbit...

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 01:32 | 3054818 magpie
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Golly, better start thinking about how them Korean astro/cosmo/taikonauts are going to be called...perhaps Dear Leader could be convinced to take the trip himself ?

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 01:32 | 3054822 Body of Lies
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"brazenly defied US warnings" ... just who in the world cares what the US warns, we have become a toothless lion in the eyes of the world.

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