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"Korean Roulette"

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The Economist's summary coverage of the Korean farce.

 

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Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:27 | 3407552 LawsofPhysics
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The propaganda is getting pretty ridiculous now.  The MIC needs a real war so bad they can taste it.  Fuck em!

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:42 | 3407627 YBNguy
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Now that everyone is focused on the left hand, I wonder what the right is doing.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:50 | 3407648 MillionDollarBonus_
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Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:51 | 3407669 MillionDollarBonus_
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Top Trends for 2013: 

 

1. Tablets are going to become custom in the workplace

 

Surveys have shown that up to 33% of Americans now own a tablet. Tablets are becoming increasingly convenient since the release of the iPad Mini. Tablets are no longer just a luxury item - they're now considered a must-have accessory for staying up to date on social networking sites like facebook wherever you are.

 

2. Personal-distributor selling schemes are going to take over the health industry

 

Herbalife now accounts for 30% of the weight management industry. Soon this figure will soar to ovver 50% of all weight management products. Herbalife's market share in other categories is also increasing rapidly. If the current trend continues, Hebalife will be the only significant health brand available to consumers.

 

3. Personal data will be monetized

 

Personal data such as location history and purchase habits are being captured every day by innovative companies like Google, Apple and Facebook. In a comptetitive marketplace, this data is becoming increasingly valuable to comsumer companies. In addition, government departments such as America's Department of Homeland Securiry are becoming increasingly interested in using and analyzing this personal data.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:23 | 3407825 zuuma
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Herbalife & Tablets, sure, but what are the Kardashians doing today?

THAT'S what we all need to be focused on.

Phucc the Norks and their silly, food-begging scheme side show.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 11:24 | 3408125 Ying-Yang
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1, 2, 3.... fail MBD

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 11:45 | 3408228 Bananamerican
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caption contest:

"That's not a dispensing machine you fat fuck!!"

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 12:04 | 3408320 New England Patriot
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Roulette is a terrible analogy.

 

Either Lil' Kim is suidal and his chosen method is nuclear blast, or he's throwing a tantrum.

 

Time will tell.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 12:29 | 3408434 Matt
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The roulette part is how people respond; either he gets free stuff, or he gets iced.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 13:25 | 3408773 SamAdams
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You American very shocked when we drop big nuke on you.  You never see it coming, ha!... and scene!

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 15:36 | 3409447 Steaming_Wookie_Doo
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I heard an interesting (and weird) chat from Tim Rifat, talking about the Chelyabinsk "meteor incident". Long story there, but the tangent was that the US was in danger from even rusty NKorean nukes, because if we used an interceptor missile, once our [likely nuke tipped] missile detonated the cobalt (?) containment box for the NK nuke, then it'd merely enable that cobalt to become cobalt 60 and spread generously over the intercept area. And that's not much of a defense. 

But even if that were the case, it's still a midget bully bluffing for more dough to spend on Remy Martin. 

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 13:42 | 3408850 SmittyinLA
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Kim Kardashian is dating some black guy that owns an energy drink company named BRAWNO rumored to be interesting in buying both Herbalife and TacoBell

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 17:10 | 3409830 StychoKiller
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Guess he couldn't afford Brawndo®, the thirst mutilator™!

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 21:58 | 3410706 Jon Bong Jovi
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Does it have electrolytes? It's what plants crave.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:51 | 3407946 TheCanadianAustrian
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Don't listen to your detractors. This wasn't one of your better posts, but it was OK.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 14:41 | 3409187 trader1
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+1 for a sick sense of humor ;-)

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:51 | 3407672 TeamDepends
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Surveys also show MDB is fast approaching red-headed step-child status.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:02 | 3407726 caimen garou
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please dont give him that much credit

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:10 | 3407767 prains
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red-headed afro step child, multiple fathers hit the same egg

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:23 | 3407820 Oquities
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PREDICTION - if NK destroys SK and the US destroys NK, the US taxpayer will pick up the tab to reunite both.  aren't we grand?

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:27 | 3407832 prains
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that's for being "Number 1", keep pointing that finger to the sky long enough eventually lightening will strike it

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:39 | 3407869 Oquities
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we do it now - israel bombs palestine and with our weapons, then we give money to palestine to rebuild.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:36 | 3407856 pods
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But think of how much new debt that will create?  That is what they need.

Gotta think like a bankster trying to push the debt ball up the hill.

pods

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 11:42 | 3408214 knukles
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Krugman's Woodie

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 14:59 | 3409280 Rogue Trooper
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Yep, I bet his screen has been a real sticky mess over the last few days.... being the house boy must be a bitch.

"Just use your fuckin' tongue and lick it off Hernandez...baby!" (The Krugs screechie, high pitched tone)

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 11:19 | 3408102 DeadFred
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How much of a tab is it to reunite two halves of a slab of glowing glass?

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 12:53 | 3408581 SemperFord
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That's how Freddy Krueger was born! Crazy so MDB is causing Nightmares on Elm ST!

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:09 | 3407675 HD
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"Personal data will be montized Personal data such as location history and purchase habits are being captured every day by innovative companies like Google, Apple and Facebook. In a comptetitive marketplace, this data is becoming increasingly valuable to comsumer companies. In addition, government departments such as America's Department of Homeland Securiry are becoming increasingly interested in using and analyzing this personal data."

Already happened.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/unmasking-the-data-brokers-who...

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:51 | 3407679 Svendblaaskaeg
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MillionDollarBonus_ jumps the shark

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:50 | 3407666 Joe Davola
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All devolved know that while the left hand's diddling, the right hand goes to work.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:10 | 3407770 inevitablecollapse
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jerking off?

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:48 | 3407923 Wile-E-Coyote
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Reaching for a spring roll....

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:47 | 3407651 e-recep
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rothschilds wants us to be afraid, very afraid.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 12:07 | 3408335 Crash Overide
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"rothschilds wants us to be afraid, very afraid."

 

Is that who runs NK? or does China and Russia have more puppet power? Can someone school me please.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:05 | 3407747 ChacoFunFact
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let's see...  China is about to allow its currency to become exchangable by 2013-15 and, just in time, the ussa develops a presence on China's border via the SHOCKING North Korea threat.  Those poor people can't even take care of themselves, let alone launch a projectile more than a mile.  I am not sympathizer of either side but tptb could have been more creative with this one.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:10 | 3407769 CrimsonAvenger
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It should scare you that they don't feel the need to be creative anymore.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 11:56 | 3408279 donsluck
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YOU scare me!

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 11:04 | 3408012 Renewable Life
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Bingo, and the Chinese can take care of themselves, just fine, just ask a banker who holds a quarter of all us debt???? Or ask a retailer where they manufactor all that cheap garbage they pedal all day long?

China announces this week that they will begin trading with Australia in direct currency exchange, no dollars involved, and suddenly NK is about to launch nukes and threaten the very existence of the US!!

Hmmmmmmmmm?

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 15:14 | 3409353 daveO
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The lack of creativity suggests we call it 'Gulf of Tonkin. Part 2'. 

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 11:59 | 3408295 geotrader
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Since NK can't reach the US, let's put a couple of boats within their reach.  We'll help them 'start the show'.

 

 

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:36 | 3407845 ChacoFunFact
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here is the play-by-play for what is about to happen in NK, circa 2009

http://www.brookings.edu/research/opinions/2009/06/north-korea-ohanlon

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:27 | 3407554 Smuckers
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Cool!  Kim Jong-un shops at Staples too.

That was easy....

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:30 | 3407572 willpoi
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This comment cannot be topped!

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:55 | 3407699 ParkAveFlasher
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+1

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 11:03 | 3408013 ZippyDooDah
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Do you want the red button or the blue button?

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:32 | 3407574 Stackers
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either that or he is a big Hitchhikers Guide fan

Everyone got their towels ?

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:52 | 3407955 zelator
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... and thanks for all the fish.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:37 | 3407613 lotusblue
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Gotta love the RED button ! Is it panic or for sale button ?

Time will tell.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:19 | 3407813 Sofa King
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It's a Staples "Easy" button.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:33 | 3407849 Agent P
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Based on the picture, I'd say it's the Domino's Pizza button.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 11:06 | 3408025 Taterboy
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Hillary give me this reset button.It no work. Everytime I push, credit card get charge, "Hillary for President campaign fund".

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:57 | 3407678 Sweet Chicken
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Maaaaybe something bad maaaaaybe something good, we don't know! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ku2wFaaPAzI

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 22:25 | 3410827 dvfco
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One of the best quips I've seen on here... been cracking up all day.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:57 | 3407705 Shevva
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Piggsy, love it.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 12:29 | 3408439 Tango in the Blight
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Not by AnAnonymous?

Opposing NK 'American' citizenism?

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 14:53 | 3409242 akak
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His silence lately has been telling indeed.

One has to wonder: is AnAnonymous actually Kim Jong Un, having a bit of online offuscationalizing fun with all his US 'american' citizenism citizens?  That could be the mattering thing.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 15:05 | 3409310 Rogue Trooper
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Very good Akak.  +1000

At least we know what that imac was really being used for.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 20:21 | 3410433 mjcOH1
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We should be coming up on finals at most US universities.  

Sure, most schools would be happy to keep the crazy fucker on as an undergrad for 7 yrs or so.   But at a certain point, that becomes beyond the ability of  your lower level party toadies to embezzel.   I'm thinking dad cracked the whip and threatened to take the interwebs away if he brings home another 0.0.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 16:26 | 3409640 Intoxicologist
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Egads!  I hope he doesn't have our coordinates.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:26 | 3407556 Phroneo
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I wonder if the world has the balls to put more sactions on North korea if they continue to move towards further nuclear weapon development.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:35 | 3407590 Dr. Richard Head
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I actually believe the sanctions are the impetus for the NK provocation.  Or do they also hate us for our freedoms? /snark

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:36 | 3407858 gmrpeabody
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Why don't you send them some canned goods, Doctor. I'm sure they'll become very passive if you do.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:08 | 3407763 kridkrid
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You lost?

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:26 | 3407557 Big Corked Boots
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I cancelled my Economist subscription after they described the newly elected of Italy as "clowns." One less propagandist rag and $120/yr to buy silver with.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:44 | 3407643 paulie
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That's the Rothschild's paper.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:49 | 3407664 resurger
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The inbreds paper.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:29 | 3407837 GoodMorningMr.V...
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But what of a "Tyler"?

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 12:35 | 3408461 Tango in the Blight
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Ownership

The share capital of The Economist Newspaper Limited, The Economist Group's parent company, is divided into ordinary shares, "A" special shares, "B" special shares and trust shares. The company is private and none of the shares are listed.

<..>

The "A" special shares are held by individual shareholders including the Cadbury, Rothschild, Schroder and other family interests as well as a number of staff and former staff shareholders.

http://www.economistgroup.com/results_and_governance/ownership.html

On the board of The Economist Group:

Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild
Appointed as a non-executive director in October 2002. Sole member of EL Rothschild and a non-executive director of the Estée Lauder Companies. A trustee of the Eranda Foundation, the Tate Foundation, the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the American Patrons of Tate.

http://www.economistgroup.com/results_and_governance/board.html

You can't get more NWO than that rag.

 

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 15:55 | 3409525 Cathartes Aura
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pwnd.

 

Even the Rothschilds Are Weather Obsessed

Ms. Forester de Rothschild said with the fresh investment, she believes Weather Central will further expand its services into international TV channels. Ms. Forester de Rothschild also said she expects to sell weather data to insurers, commodities traders and other investors whose holdings or assets can be impaired by storms or other severe weather. And she said she hopes Weather Central can take advantage of people seeking out personalized weather information in more places, from smart phones to Internet-connected television sets.

“The advantage of a family investment is that we don’t have five, six, seven years and out, or an obligation to give anybody back their money,” said Ms. Forester de Rothschild. “It is our hope that we’ll be in this for generations, and that we will grow it a lot.”

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 17:54 | 3410017 GoodMorningMr.V...
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It's a natural step for the Redshields to invest and take over every weather monitoring capability possible.

They are obsessed with weather because they need to monitor the efficacy of their geo-engineering programs.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:56 | 3407702 e-recep
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i was a subscriber till early 2005, that's when i spotted the housing bubble and the lies that came with it. this fucking magazine has been an avid supporter of democracy in third world countries, you may remember. but calling a democratically-elected person a "clown" just because he doesn't fit your agenda proves the hypocrisy instantly.

fuck you rothschilds, fuck you, your shills and your propaganda. 

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 12:24 | 3408416 Freddie
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+10

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:13 | 3407786 Iconoclast
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IMHO it's gone really shit over the past year or so, no one ever puts their names to the fukcin articles either. Gobshites. 

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:29 | 3407835 GoodMorningMr.V...
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There was a time, before the internet when people actually read magazines,  when the Rothschild owned Economist was a very useful tool for influencing minor elites. The rag was once the epitome of British snobbery, its opinion was scripture to weak minded Euro elites.

Now,  (and probably due to rampant inbreeding of those that have say over the editorial decisions), it’s just a blatant and nonsensical propaganda rag for an obscenely delusional  Red shield centered globalist agenda.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 11:25 | 3408120 GoldForCash
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I quit paying all my bills last July. What will credit buy you when TSHTF.
The main creditors where Citibank and JPM. Doing my part extremely....

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 14:46 | 3409214 trader1
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+1

 

and, how is that working out?

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:26 | 3407559 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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Was KJ1 short the market yesterday?

Wouldn't KJ1 be more believable in a Marx Bros movie?

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:27 | 3407560 TeamDepends
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I'm so tired, I haven't slept a rink...

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:28 | 3407563 kito
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so thats how they launch nuclear missles!!!....hmm....and the whole time i thought that oversized red button was to make buying lots of stuff on credit easy!!!!

 

http://www.staples.com/product_606396

 

 

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:31 | 3407577 Temporalist
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Isn't that button from a show called "Deear Or No Deear"

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:28 | 3407567 bigwavedave
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"Is this how I order a Super Large Pepperoni?"

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 15:07 | 3409330 Rogue Trooper
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Distracting Avatar... now what was this thread about I've forgotton?

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:30 | 3407568 pods
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Can't they just smuggle him a Hyundai to make him happy?

Then he can pimp it out, blast Gangnam Style and get all the bitchez.

Probrem sorved.

pods

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:36 | 3407595 sweaty7
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pretty sure we could get by cheaper than a hyundai. just have a south korean Mcdonald's deliver his fat ass a happy meal once a week and the problem goes away.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:35 | 3407571 Iocosus
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either this is a distraction from something bigger, or North Korea is costing the US lots of money with these maneuvers (or both).

It will be interesting to see if our Israeli friends cross any borders while the world focuses on a thirty year old and what prize is in his Cracker Jack box.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:24 | 3407824 BobPaulson
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I would say the fact that this is propaganda makes the chance of a war higher, not lower. If the US is trying to bait NK now it's because their intel says there are significant pro-US elements ready to destabilize the place. Any NK conflict is a HUGE lose for South Korea given that Soeul is within conventional artillery range of the DMZ.

So either the US is just prodding NK as a distraction, or feels like there is a "now or never" window opening, cause the damage to South Korea in the event of all out war would be massive. Fighting a conventional conflict in rough terrain with an opponent that isn't intimidated by taking heavy losses is a very very ugly prospect.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:53 | 3407971 Iocosus
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or perhaps Iran was placed on the backburner for a more opportune time?

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 12:25 | 3408420 Crash Overide
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It's all a distraction until it isn't... old trick are the best tricks.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:30 | 3407573 Bicycle Repairman
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The MSM told me that NK's were reduced to eating grass a decade ago.  They must all be dead by now.  So just who are we talking about?

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:38 | 3407608 HD
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My dog eats grass and is in the peak of health. Of course he also eats out of the cat box so maybe that's his secret...

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:31 | 3407575 TumblingDice
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I can just picture guys at the pit giving interviews reflecting on yesterday's action:

"Yeah there was a lot of selling pressure for a multitude of reasons: the economy worsening, the currency wars heating up but it was mostly due to North Korea and their nuclear threats. Nuclear war would be very bearish."

Just to mess withbody. The Kim Jong Eun flash crash.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:32 | 3407578 HD
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Come on. This POS is just looking for a little validation. His father (the world's greatest golfer) never gave him enough love (but plenty of cookies) and now he's gonna prove he's a big man - even if he isn't as good with his balls.

Nothing is going to happen - the computer most of you are using to read this post is more advanced than anything currently in North Korea. Not to mention the fact they can barely feed their own people let alone wage a war.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:44 | 3407899 Renewable Life
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NK has never been about NK and it never will!! Not in 1950, not today! Read my lips, it's about China, China, China!

Now if you think the Chinese are starving, eating grass, and technologically as advanced as an IPad user, then your point might mean something, otherwise your pissing in the wind!

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 15:17 | 3409373 Rogue Trooper
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Agreed, they may very well be truly sent back to the stone age in no longer than a month assuming China does not do 1950's redux and send in the Cavalry.  That being, said 6,000 artillery rounds an hour, Chemical, Biological, 150K special forces suicide troop and a few dirty nukes and SK and Japan are gonna take more than Marshall Plan II to get out of this one.

No matter what China wins.  But this is a fuckin' dangerous game.

May as well watch the 1950's cold war classic "The Beach".

 

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:44 | 3407901 Melin
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At age 21 I recognized that many, many men never mature.  Those that do begin after about age 45.

Which manchild are we to fear more?

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 15:39 | 3409460 Miffed Microbio...
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I thought the article in The Onion about him being the sexiest man alive would have been enough to placate him for a while. Apparently he must have found out what the Onion is.

Miffed;-)

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:34 | 3407581 asscannon101
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That picture is badly photoshopped. In reality that fat, dumpy little turd has got fingers like knockwurst.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:34 | 3407588 Temporalist
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That makes perfect sense why he's missing three of them on his right hand...he ate them.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:06 | 3407750 Freddie
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How is he any worse that what is in the White Hut, the Senate, EUSSR, Wall Street, Goldman Sachs, all of TV and Hollywood?   They are just as evil.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 12:55 | 3408595 Matt
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Well, for one, you would be in a concentration camp for posting a comment like that if other leaders were as bad as him, or had the same level of power over their people.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:34 | 3407582 agent default
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Exactly what is North Korea going to wage a war with?  A military force straight out of the 50s and a nuclear missile program that consists of a few questionable tests coupled with a missile program that is not even there? 

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:43 | 3407625 Divine Wind
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There is more there than meets the eyes.

 

N. Korea's baseline nuclear weapons technology came through the A.Q. Kahn network (Pakistan).

N. Korea's missile technology comes from China and Iran. The Chinese-made mobile launch systems have significant, reliable short to mid-range reliability.

N. Korea has put objects into orbit. The same missiles can be used to send a payload the necessary distance to at least hit the west coast, though reentry is still believed to be a problem.

S. Korea or Japan are the more likely targets.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:56 | 3407704 FMR Bankster
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No evidence they can put nukes on missiles yet. That's very difficult technology. The real issue remains the fact that North Korea has hardened artillery sites that can bomb the hell out of the South Korean capital. They'll keep screwing around for a few more weeks while the little fat boy continues to reorganize the political structure. I'd bet on at least one missile test. If we're stupid enough to give him the talks he wants he'll claim victory. If we don't, he'll back down (but claim victory)and tell his people only he and the military kept them safe from the capitalist scurge.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:46 | 3407911 Melin
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Can they put them on submarines?

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 22:01 | 3410726 Jon Bong Jovi
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They will be driven in on the back of flatbed pickup truck. Low-tech is the new high-tech.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:36 | 3407597 azzhatter
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I love how the msm tells us all this stuff about NK while also telling us that they have no access and no clue as to what is going on there.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:36 | 3407598 Dr. Richard Head
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He is just pushing the "Call Rodman" button. 

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:38 | 3407612 azzhatter
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Get me Dennis on the hot rine

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:56 | 3407698 eclectic syncretist
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LOL!  We need to send him a different ambassodor instead.  I reccommend....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWzI_Wn0ZwM

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 11:09 | 3408047 zerozulu
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American are nothing but a bunch of pussies and  Kim-jon-ung made his mind after meeting Rodman.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:36 | 3407602 phyregold
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Am I the only one that truely believes China cannot allow this to happen.  If the US goes in, we're simply going to turn Korea into the new China and let China implode....

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:36 | 3407607 azzhatter
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I think I saw this guy at Goldman's office in Seoul

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:38 | 3407616 Scro
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The Economist is MSM propaganda tool #1

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:45 | 3407645 Jayda1850
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Everytime I see Greg Ip on TV, I wanna punch him in the face.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:07 | 3407764 Freddie
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You are retard if you watch TV because you support them by watching. Retard.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 12:38 | 3408497 Crash Overide
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They don't call it TV "programming" on accident...

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:03 | 3407739 IamtheREALmario
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Kind of makes one wonder how they go about getting photos of Kim and his missiles... Kind of like interwiewing Bin Laden in his cave when the CIA cannot find him.

More circus shows for the kiddies.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:08 | 3407761 ThalesOfMiletus
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Cathedral Weekly

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:17 | 3407797 GoodMorningMr.V...
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Of Course it's a Redshield magazine and they use every tool they have to promote their  globalist agenda

Read their articles on the Euro and their absolutely  delusional hopes for an Alexander Hamliation moment leading to a sort of joint liability/European banking union. (the level of delusion is why the Euro project will continue  in a quest of futility even if 90% of the Eurozone is unemployed and starving.)

 Lynn Forester de Rothschild currently sits on its board of directors and the magazine was chaired by the inbred Sir Evelyn Robert de Rothschild from 1972–1989. They own the rag as well as FT.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:18 | 3407798 GoodMorningMr.V...
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Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:39 | 3407617 Savvy
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I remember the propaganda in the summer of 2001 about OBL's evils.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:42 | 3407626 Quinvarius
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Yeah.  Kim will be running for Pres in a couple years and win.  When Micheal Moore is in the Gulag, he will have time to think about gun control.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:07 | 3407748 IamtheREALmario
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Why not?!? Julian Blomonge has been magically transformed from public enema number 1 to a politician. Odd, no?

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:38 | 3407619 adr
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Bah, you can't play roulette with one button. There needs to be ten buttons and only one launches the missles.

He gets on TV every morning and says, "I chroose this one!"

Then we wait and see if the missles fly.

Then Obama gets on TV, but just to make things fair, his desk has 100 buttons. We've got a lot more missles after all.

These morons at The Economist have no idea how to make a good reality show...

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:39 | 3407621 mark mchugh
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Anybody else thinking that the Economist got on this story a little too quick?

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 12:39 | 3408509 Crash Overide
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*cough* Patriot Act

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:39 | 3407622 Clowns on Acid
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It reminds me of Bernanke Roulette....

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:42 | 3407629 Cone of Silence
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The north koren army is starving.  The only outcome of the war will be south korean pots of kim chi being carried north. 

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:42 | 3407630 Cone of Silence
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The north koren army is starving.  The only outcome of the war will be south korean pots of kim chi being carried north. 

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:55 | 3407694 newworldorder
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You are partially correct. They are slowly starving despite the help they are getting from China. Unless the Chinese intervene strategicaly and help difffuse the situation, the little pipsquick will be faced with the "ultimate use or watch it go to waste" scenario. South Korea gets stronger, while he gets weaker.

With all the money sloshing around on the world markets, we should make him an offer he cant refuse.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:42 | 3407631 orangegeek
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Another staged event.  Way too obvious that there's something in behind this.

 

The Iraq invasion was far more subtle - WMD's.

 

Oh well.  Let's have some fun with the North Korean fat kid.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:42 | 3407632 buzzsaw99
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You'll shoot your eye out! You'll shoot your eye out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppOXpyhM2wA

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:44 | 3407644 resurger
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What if the button does not work, how long will it take to fix it?

 

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:50 | 3407659 Savvy
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How rong? One erection

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:51 | 3407685 krispkritter
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Do two rongs make a right?

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:51 | 3407945 Pure Evil
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Only in the porn industry.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:52 | 3407667 nantucket
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look at north korea's "war preparations" video's.  the eqipment they have is so old and outdated that it's more appropriate for a military museum than a military attack.  the vast majority of the army is close to starvation.  three day's of fighting with outdated equipment that will mis-fire, fail, and be overpowered by modern (hell, 1970's era equipment)...with a non-existant supply chain to repair or re-supply them...and almost no logistic ability to feed, fuel, and medically treat a fighting force on the move....ah, hell, it's beyond a joke.  it's on par with "baghdad bob" from the iraq war.

 

their propoganda is so bad they don't even know how funny it is.  that's how out of touch with reality they are. 

 

they may have the big one though...not sure if they have it in a deliverable form though.

 

 

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:56 | 3407695 Zer0head
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nantucket

excellent summary but where do you get your info from?

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:07 | 3407759 Citxmech
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On those videos - what jets do they have flying?  That'll give you the best idea of what their capabilities are.  You can roll an old truck with a prop hollow "missile" on it.  You can't fly an unmaintained jet or fake Mig 29 tech on a Mig 15 budget.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:35 | 3407850 Zer0head
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how about a million hungry guys with muskets just up the road? (who also like seoul food)

 

 

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:45 | 3407902 LFMayor
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those human wave tactics in the 50's are exactly why the claymore mine was invented.  Now let's roll that forward another 20 years and talk about the Mk80 rockeye cluster munition or fascam tube launched mine systems.

a million guys with muskets turned into taco filling.  The flies will eat well.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:01 | 3407725 newworldorder
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You may be correct, but.... Their artillery is modern enough to destroy a good part of South Korea and their army is numerous enough to kill a lot of Amercian and Korean soldiers if they decide to cross the border.

They will not wiin, but they will kill a lot of our soldiers in the process.

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:03 | 3407741 creeko
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Right on all counts.

Now... you're pretty smart, but why is  there no one at any major news agency that can figure it out.  WHY?

WHY is MSM ignoring these little facts?  Because they're trying to sell you fear until the very last minute when the big trap door opens up, sending them and all their minions into the abyss forever.  count on it.

BOOGA BOOGA!!

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:17 | 3407796 optimator
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Their troops do O.K. on a handful of rice a day, moving forward with artillery and AK 47s.  Remember June 1950.  Swept all before them up to Pusan (Perimeter).

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 12:48 | 3408555 Crash Overide
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Can't we just send him some municipal bonds and tell him they are like Garbage Pale Kids but MOAR collectible, think he'll fall for that?

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 09:51 | 3407671 krispkritter
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This should be renamed 'Korean Tourettes'.  This bat-shit baby faced dick-tater is nuttier than a pecan pie from Georgia. Makes Ghadafi look sane...

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