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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.


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.


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!!


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


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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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.

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