"Korean Roulette"

Tyler Durden's picture

The Economist's summary coverage of the Korean farce.

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LawsofPhysics's picture

The propaganda is getting pretty ridiculous now.  The MIC needs a real war so bad they can taste it.  Fuck em!

YBNguy's picture

Now that everyone is focused on the left hand, I wonder what the right is doing.

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

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.

zuuma's picture

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.

Bananamerican's picture

caption contest:

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

New England Patriot's picture

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.

Matt's picture

The roulette part is how people respond; either he gets free stuff, or he gets iced.

SamAdams's picture

You American very shocked when we drop big nuke on you.  You never see it coming, ha!... and scene!

Steaming_Wookie_Doo's picture

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. 

SmittyinLA's picture

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

StychoKiller's picture

Guess he couldn't afford Brawndo®, the thirst mutilator™!

Jon Bong Jovi's picture

Does it have electrolytes? It's what plants crave.

TheCanadianAustrian's picture

Don't listen to your detractors. This wasn't one of your better posts, but it was OK.

trader1's picture

+1 for a sick sense of humor ;-)

TeamDepends's picture

Surveys also show MDB is fast approaching red-headed step-child status.

caimen garou's picture

please dont give him that much credit

prains's picture

red-headed afro step child, multiple fathers hit the same egg

Oquities's picture

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?

prains's picture

that's for being "Number 1", keep pointing that finger to the sky long enough eventually lightening will strike it

Oquities's picture

we do it now - israel bombs palestine and with our weapons, then we give money to palestine to rebuild.

pods's picture

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

Rogue Trooper's picture

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)

DeadFred's picture

How much of a tab is it to reunite two halves of a slab of glowing glass?

SemperFord's picture

That's how Freddy Krueger was born! Crazy so MDB is causing Nightmares on Elm ST!

HD's picture

"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...

Svendblaaskaeg's picture

MillionDollarBonus_ jumps the shark

Joe Davola's picture

All devolved know that while the left hand's diddling, the right hand goes to work.

Wile-E-Coyote's picture

Reaching for a spring roll....

e-recep's picture

rothschilds wants us to be afraid, very afraid.

Crash Overide's picture

"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.

ChacoFunFact's picture

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.

CrimsonAvenger's picture

It should scare you that they don't feel the need to be creative anymore.

Renewable Life's picture

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?

daveO's picture

The lack of creativity suggests we call it 'Gulf of Tonkin. Part 2'. 

geotrader's picture

Since NK can't reach the US, let's put a couple of boats within their reach.  We'll help them 'start the show'.

 

 

Smuckers's picture

Cool!  Kim Jong-un shops at Staples too.

That was easy....

willpoi's picture

This comment cannot be topped!

Stackers's picture

either that or he is a big Hitchhikers Guide fan

Everyone got their towels ?

zelator's picture

... and thanks for all the fish.

lotusblue's picture

Gotta love the RED button ! Is it panic or for sale button ?

Time will tell.