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2013-03-07 11:48:57 PM

denbroc: [home.earthlink.net image 850x604]

/Those who do not remember the past...
//Of course NK probably doesn't have as many vehicles


From one who is too young to remember, what is the context behind the image? Is that the view looking towards SK?

Also, whats with the ponies? What are they from?
 
2013-03-07 11:49:29 PM

ontariolightning: Kim Jong Un has AFI -  Prelude 12/21 playing in his head all day. Its the baddest villain song ever made.
Just ask Lex Luthor

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=aUleoZCeL4Q


quote
 
2013-03-07 11:49:40 PM
He gets a couple of crappy nukes and now he thinks he's a global superpower.

That idiot is going to keep running his mouth and end up doing a Saddam Hussein.
 
2013-03-07 11:49:58 PM
Well the way I see it, the top people in NK see a western invasion as the only way to save them. China seems to be content keeping them the same way as they are. So they bark and bark and bark.
 
2013-03-07 11:50:07 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Atomic Spunk: I hate to interrupt your NK/SK wankfest here, but I thought I'd better inform you of something REALLY important going on in this world.

JUSTIN BIEBER WAS JUST RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL WITH BREATHING DIFFICULTIES!

MuthaF*ck! Has anybody informed Obammy? Do we fly flags at half staff? When is the Hollywood Charity event?


We must Pray for Omarion.
 
2013-03-07 11:50:11 PM

Coastalgrl: denbroc: [home.earthlink.net image 850x604]

/Those who do not remember the past...
//Of course NK probably doesn't have as many vehicles

From one who is too young to remember, what is the context behind the image? Is that the view looking towards SK?

Also, whats with the ponies? What are they from?


when a boy horse and a girl horse like each other very very much...
 
2013-03-07 11:50:18 PM
Sounds like some Un needs a nap. And I know just how to deliver a nice sedative.
www.navweaps.com
 
2013-03-07 11:50:26 PM

bob_ross: [s12.postimage.org image 600x400]
Soon...


Haven't those been De-commissioned?
 
2013-03-07 11:51:41 PM

Coastalgrl: From one who is too young to remember, what is the context behind the image? Is that the view looking towards SK?


The "Road of Death" from Gulf War V1.0. It's the road from Kuwait City to the Iraqi border.
 
2013-03-07 11:52:13 PM
Kim Jong Un has his own 33.1 level where he has cloned Dennis Rodman. The Rodman that came back is not real!
 
2013-03-07 11:53:12 PM

Der Poopflinger: turns out I will get to see a nuke hit a populated area in my lifetime


Even the Best Korean leaders know that actually attacking the south would be bad.  Lardbucket wouldn't enjoy being the dictator of a gigantic smoking hole in the ground.
 
2013-03-07 11:54:07 PM

Coastalgrl: denbroc: [home.earthlink.net image 850x604]

/Those who do not remember the past...
//Of course NK probably doesn't have as many vehicles

From one who is too young to remember, what is the context behind the image? Is that the view looking towards SK?

Also, whats with the ponies? What are they from?


pretty sure that photo was from iraqs invasion of Kuwait. Refugee detritus from people fleeing Kuwait from the looks of it.
 
2013-03-07 11:55:05 PM

AbiNormal: Sounds like some Un needs a nap. And I know just how to deliver a nice sedative.
[www.navweaps.com image 616x361]


His expression is so bemused, and so in contradiction to the huge weapon he's behind, it looks 'shopped in.
 
2013-03-07 11:55:10 PM

cbathrob: Aigoo: cptjeff: plumbicon: Is it time for some landscaping around the "Dear Comrade's"  palace?

Maybe like a glass parking lot?

Seriously, though, we know where their good stuff is, and a few JDAMs would probably do the trick.
The worst part is that the citizens who worship this ninny are the ones who'll suffer.

The problem is that the Best Koreans can lob a nuke or two at Seoul before our missiles get there.

I wouldn't bet on that.

/dad was missile electronics, I was an oxymoron my last 3 years active

Military Intelligence?


------

Jumbo Shrimp?
 
2013-03-07 11:55:13 PM

mootmah: bob_ross: [s12.postimage.org image 600x400]
Soon...

Haven't those been De-commissioned?


as of 2012 I think the plan was to keep em for a while longer.
 
2013-03-07 11:56:13 PM
Assuming SHTF I wonder if Korean Americans will face intense backlash and discrimination stateside. Knowing American history I would wager the average 'non asian' American will probably face extreme prejudice and be victims of violent backlash from the rest of the population.

The average joe is probably not going to care or differentiate someone wheater from SK, China, Taiwan, Japan Vietnam etc. I forsee a lot of Asian Americans getting beat up, murder even, asian churches set on fire and large portions of the asian looking people in America discriminated against when or if this thing really goes down.
 
2013-03-07 11:56:15 PM
This is the classic I'll hold my breathe, ploy.
 
2013-03-07 11:59:49 PM

namegoeshere: MaudlinMutantMollusk: F*ck Un

/cut off the food

The people will starve and Un will eat the poor kids.


He looks like he's already started eating them.
 
2013-03-08 12:00:07 AM

mootmah: bob_ross: [s12.postimage.org image 600x400]
Soon...

Haven't those been De-commissioned?


they get mothballed, and then pulled back into service. Pilots love the damn ugly beasts, they are still highly effective, and they have a great psychological effect on the battlefield.

Michigan nat'l guard has a full wing of them, but that may change this year.

/still remember watching them fly patrol over SE michigan on and shortly after 9/11
 
2013-03-08 12:00:30 AM

fusillade762: msupf: So what... Did Un watch a copy of the Red Dawn remake and thought it told of his glorious attack on the world or some shiat?

Nah, they cut off his supply of fancy jewelry, luxury autos and yachts.


obviously not. In RD a couple of American teenagers were able to fight off and kill entire battalions of Norks....
 
2013-03-08 12:00:42 AM

ontariolightning: Kim Jong Un has AFI -  Prelude 12/21 playing in his head all day. Its the baddest villain song ever made.
Just ask Lex Luthor

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=aUleoZCeL4Q


We had a nice thread going here until you defiled it with that screamo filth. Dick.
 
2013-03-08 12:01:10 AM
i.imgur.com

Son I am disappoint

/needs better caption
 
2013-03-08 12:02:32 AM

shower_in_my_socks: Elegy: What's more fun than a rally of North Koreans?

[i.imgur.com image 300x200]

/everything


The person who choreographed the NK demonstration should have had them alternate which fist they were going shake. It looks a bit staged.


Somehow I don't think spontaneity carries much social currency in North Korea.

Then again, they might have purged their society of the evil, regressive force that is left-handedness. Who knows.
 
2013-03-08 12:02:58 AM

SuperNinjaToad: fusillade762: msupf: So what... Did Un watch a copy of the Red Dawn remake and thought it told of his glorious attack on the world or some shiat?

Nah, they cut off his supply of fancy jewelry, luxury autos and yachts.

obviously not. In RD a couple of American teenagers were able to fight off and kill entire battalions of Norks


what, like he wouldn't have a shorter, edited version that just shows all the good stuff for him?
 
2013-03-08 12:03:21 AM
i.imgur.com
You going to have me kirred, alen't you?
 
2013-03-08 12:04:22 AM

NobleHam:
You think a war with North Korea would be bad for the Nikkei or HK markets? It might hurt South Korea if Seoul gets shelled, but NK falling will be great for the economies of East Asia. Lots of lucrative rebuilding contracts and investment opportunities in a pretty much fresh and untapped market.


You're thinking like an investor, not a trader. WW2 was great for the US economy because we didn't get bombed and the rest of the industrialized world reduced itself to rubble. 9/11 was a buying opportunity. The last downswing of the 2001 tech bubble was a few days into the 2003 Iraq invasion. The US armed forces went to war, American went to the mall, and stocks doubled between then and 2008.

Now think for a moment like a trader: the minute-to-minute moves of the market aren't determined investors, they're about traders for whom "long term" means a holding period measured in days, not years. (Which is why I included South Korea's KOSPI index. Japan's a possible target, Seoul is definitely a target, and Seoul is trading flat.)

Let's suppose, for the sake of argument, that Un's decided he's serious about going full Un. (I do not believe this is the case.) But if he has, nobody but Un and his generals knows who'll get hit. Is the right move to short motherboard manufacturers? DRAM plants? Maybe Un will lob one at Japan for the lulz. Maybe he ignores Seoul and tries the, umm, long bomb and takes out some random patch of the US west coast.

If you're certain Un's going to go full Un, you play both sides of the coin by selling now, let 'em blow up the region, and then buy when the dust is settling. If anyone with money was taking his threat seriously, they'd be hedging their bets, or at least raising cash with the intent of buying the dip while the rubble is still smoking. They aren't. Either most the world's billionaires are wrong (always a possibility!), but the high probability outcome is that those with access to resources far greater than you or I have decided that NK's threats are empty.

/checks the quotes again just in case the market's changed its mind.
//breathes a sigh of relief that it hasn't.
 
2013-03-08 12:05:51 AM

SuperNinjaToad: Assuming SHTF I wonder if Korean Americans will face intense backlash and discrimination stateside. Knowing American history I would wager the average 'non asian' American will probably face extreme prejudice and be victims of violent backlash from the rest of the population.

The average joe is probably not going to care or differentiate someone wheater from SK, China, Taiwan, Japan Vietnam etc. I forsee a lot of Asian Americans getting beat up, murder even, asian churches set on fire and large portions of the asian looking people in America discriminated against when or if this thing really goes down.


I doubt it. Asian cultures are pretty well embedded into the American psyche and most people know that North Korea is an anomaly to that.

The thing with the Muslims was that they have certain customs and those customs are often highly visible in dress and if you don't know the difference to a very casual viewer the difference might not be obvious (see the reports of Sikhs being misidentified as Arabs right after 9/11 for a good example). Asians as a large group don't have that problem unless they are Buddhist Monks in full regalia.
 
2013-03-08 12:06:32 AM

flamingboard: DeltaPunch: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 480x320]
"RODMAN!"

[i.imgur.com image 480x320]


Comedy gold, Jerry!
 
2013-03-08 12:07:39 AM

Radioactive Ass: SuperNinjaToad: Assuming SHTF I wonder if Korean Americans will face intense backlash and discrimination stateside. Knowing American history I would wager the average 'non asian' American will probably face extreme prejudice and be victims of violent backlash from the rest of the population.

The average joe is probably not going to care or differentiate someone wheater from SK, China, Taiwan, Japan Vietnam etc. I forsee a lot of Asian Americans getting beat up, murder even, asian churches set on fire and large portions of the asian looking people in America discriminated against when or if this thing really goes down.

I doubt it. Asian cultures are pretty well embedded into the American psyche and most people know that North Korea is an anomaly to that.

The thing with the Muslims was that they have certain customs and those customs are often highly visible in dress and if you don't know the difference to a very casual viewer the difference might not be obvious (see the reports of Sikhs being misidentified as Arabs right after 9/11 for a good example). Asians as a large group don't have that problem unless they are Buddhist Monks in full regalia.


plus we have korean massage parlors
 
2013-03-08 12:09:39 AM

Solid State Vittles: Wouldn't have happened if Bill Wennington or Luc Longley went. Just sayin'.


I doubt the Blunder from Down Under would do any good.
 
2013-03-08 12:09:43 AM

Radioactive Ass: SuperNinjaToad: Assuming SHTF I wonder if Korean Americans will face intense backlash and discrimination stateside. Knowing American history I would wager the average 'non asian' American will probably face extreme prejudice and be victims of violent backlash from the rest of the population.

The average joe is probably not going to care or differentiate someone wheater from SK, China, Taiwan, Japan Vietnam etc. I forsee a lot of Asian Americans getting beat up, murder even, asian churches set on fire and large portions of the asian looking people in America discriminated against when or if this thing really goes down.

I doubt it. Asian cultures are pretty well embedded into the American psyche and most people know that North Korea is an anomaly to that.

The thing with the Muslims was that they have certain customs and those customs are often highly visible in dress and if you don't know the difference to a very casual viewer the difference might not be obvious (see the reports of Sikhs being misidentified as Arabs right after 9/11 for a good example). Asians as a large group don't have that problem unless they are Buddhist Monks in full regalia.


The difference is that anyone who has a remote chance of being from Best Korea obviously had to go through hell to get here. If there's a war, there will be propaganda campaign showing what BK is like on the inside. Even Fox News would run some stories about the inside of BK. That should keep the average American bigot in check.
 
2013-03-08 12:09:46 AM

Twilight Farkle: NobleHam:
You think a war with North Korea would be bad for the Nikkei or HK markets? It might hurt South Korea if Seoul gets shelled, but NK falling will be great for the economies of East Asia. Lots of lucrative rebuilding contracts and investment opportunities in a pretty much fresh and untapped market.

You're thinking like an investor, not a trader. WW2 was great for the US economy because we didn't get bombed and the rest of the industrialized world reduced itself to rubble. 9/11 was a buying opportunity. The last downswing of the 2001 tech bubble was a few days into the 2003 Iraq invasion. The US armed forces went to war, American went to the mall, and stocks doubled between then and 2008.

Now think for a moment like a trader: the minute-to-minute moves of the market aren't determined investors, they're about traders for whom "long term" means a holding period measured in days, not years. (Which is why I included South Korea's KOSPI index. Japan's a possible target, Seoul is definitely a target, and Seoul is trading flat.)

Let's suppose, for the sake of argument, that Un's decided he's serious about going full Un. (I do not believe this is the case.) But if he has, nobody but Un and his generals knows who'll get hit. Is the right move to short motherboard manufacturers? DRAM plants? Maybe Un will lob one at Japan for the lulz. Maybe he ignores Seoul and tries the, umm, long bomb and takes out some random patch of the US west coast.

If you're certain Un's going to go full Un, you play both sides of the coin by selling now, let 'em blow up the region, and then buy when the dust is settling. If anyone with money was taking his threat seriously, they'd be hedging their bets, or at least raising cash with the intent of buying the dip while the rubble is still smoking. They aren't. Either most the world's billionaires are wrong (always a possibility!), but the high probability outcome is that those with access to resources far greater than you or I have decided ...


Quark? Is that you?
 
2013-03-08 12:11:07 AM

Twilight Farkle: NobleHam:
You think a war with North Korea would be bad for the Nikkei or HK markets? It might hurt South Korea if Seoul gets shelled, but NK falling will be great for the economies of East Asia. Lots of lucrative rebuilding contracts and investment opportunities in a pretty much fresh and untapped market.

You're thinking like an investor, not a trader. WW2 was great for the US economy because we didn't get bombed and the rest of the industrialized world reduced itself to rubble. 9/11 was a buying opportunity. The last downswing of the 2001 tech bubble was a few days into the 2003 Iraq invasion. The US armed forces went to war, American went to the mall, and stocks doubled between then and 2008.

Now think for a moment like a trader: the minute-to-minute moves of the market aren't determined investors, they're about traders for whom "long term" means a holding period measured in days, not years. (Which is why I included South Korea's KOSPI index. Japan's a possible target, Seoul is definitely a target, and Seoul is trading flat.)

Let's suppose, for the sake of argument, that Un's decided he's serious about going full Un. (I do not believe this is the case.) But if he has, nobody but Un and his generals knows who'll get hit. Is the right move to short motherboard manufacturers? DRAM plants? Maybe Un will lob one at Japan for the lulz. Maybe he ignores Seoul and tries the, umm, long bomb and takes out some random patch of the US west coast.

If you're certain Un's going to go full Un, you play both sides of the coin by selling now, let 'em blow up the region, and then buy when the dust is settling. If anyone with money was taking his threat seriously, they'd be hedging their bets, or at least raising cash with the intent of buying the dip while the rubble is still smoking. They aren't. Either most the world's billionaires are wrong (always a possibility!), but the high probability outcome is that those with access to resources far greater than you or I have decided ...


I was amused by (and then saddened by) the thought that generally the most morally bankrupt people are the ones with the most money to throw around.
 
2013-03-08 12:11:41 AM

J. Frank Parnell: hardinparamedic: You fail toxicology

Quite the opposite. But if you want to escape Darwin's grasp, you'll have to do it yourself. I can't in good conscience interfere with natural processes by trying to convince you. I've already done too much.

But, back on topic. My predictions for the seemingly inevitable confrontation, is that NK will either strike SK first hoping to provoke the US into attacking them, or the US will be struck first, and after the US is sent into chaos SK will be easily overwhelmed. China could suddenly become involved in either of these scenarios.

/hope i'm wrong, and he's really just posturing


How would that happen? If NK manages to actually hurt the US ( like killing US civilians, for example), I think the resulting fight would be like one of these:

polizeros.com

....going up against this guy:

www.todayifoundout.com
 
2013-03-08 12:13:22 AM

mootmah: The difference is that anyone who has a remote chance of being from Best Korea obviously had to go through hell to get here. If there's a war, there will be propaganda campaign showing what BK is like on the inside. Even Fox News would run some stories about the inside of BK. That should keep the average American bigot in check.


That too. Anyway, I don't see it happening outside of some extremely isolated cases.
 
2013-03-08 12:13:51 AM
Couldnt the US just hit NKs military positions with an EMP?
 
2013-03-08 12:15:36 AM

ontariolightning: Couldnt the US just hit NKs military positions with an EMP?


I see what you did there.
 
2013-03-08 12:15:37 AM

Radioactive Ass: SuperNinjaToad: Assuming SHTF I wonder if Korean Americans will face intense backlash and discrimination stateside. Knowing American history I would wager the average 'non asian' American will probably face extreme prejudice and be victims of violent backlash from the rest of the population.

The average joe is probably not going to care or differentiate someone wheater from SK, China, Taiwan, Japan Vietnam etc. I forsee a lot of Asian Americans getting beat up, murder even, asian churches set on fire and large portions of the asian looking people in America discriminated against when or if this thing really goes down.

I doubt it. Asian cultures are pretty well embedded into the American psyche and most people know that North Korea is an anomaly to that.

The thing with the Muslims was that they have certain customs and those customs are often highly visible in dress and if you don't know the difference to a very casual viewer the difference might not be obvious (see the reports of Sikhs being misidentified as Arabs right after 9/11 for a good example). Asians as a large group don't have that problem unless they are Buddhist Monks in full regalia.


but you forget that the person who would commit these crimes are probably ignorant uneducated racist and in his mind ALL Asians = Lil Lim... and there are millions of folks like him.
 
2013-03-08 12:16:43 AM

Forbidden Doughnut: J. Frank Parnell: hardinparamedic: You fail toxicology

Quite the opposite. But if you want to escape Darwin's grasp, you'll have to do it yourself. I can't in good conscience interfere with natural processes by trying to convince you. I've already done too much.

But, back on topic. My predictions for the seemingly inevitable confrontation, is that NK will either strike SK first hoping to provoke the US into attacking them, or the US will be struck first, and after the US is sent into chaos SK will be easily overwhelmed. China could suddenly become involved in either of these scenarios.

/hope i'm wrong, and he's really just posturing

How would that happen? If NK manages to actually hurt the US ( like killing US civilians, for example), I think the resulting fight would be like one of these:



....going up against this guy:


I'm cracking up at the cute little rabid chihuahua.
 
2013-03-08 12:17:04 AM

ontariolightning: Couldnt the US just hit NKs military positions with an EMP?


They lack the "E" part. Have you not seen the Best Korea at Night picture?
 
2013-03-08 12:18:12 AM

Radioactive Ass: ontariolightning: Couldnt the US just hit NKs military positions with an EMP?

They lack the "E" part. Have you not seen the Best Korea at Night picture?


They're saving up for it
 
2013-03-08 12:19:47 AM

Twilight Farkle: Either most the world's billionaires are wrong (always a possibility!), but the high probability outcome is that those with access to resources far greater than you or I have decided that NK's threats are empty.


Best Korea's strategy has been to wait out the Americans leaving, and then use their Korean superiority to overwhelm the decadent South. Well, two land wars in Asia later and the 2nd ID is still parked at the DMZ. And the 'decadent' South is about ready to write up a check to buy up the North.

Then Khan comes around and asks ol' Jong-iL how much he'd pay for the instruction manual on making a nuclear bomb.  Nowthey have the weapon that will make the South and America cower before them! Only nukes are finicky things and they're still trying to make do with allegedly '70s technology. But they somehow do make it work. Kinda. We think.

Only now they've managed to piss off their only friend left in the world. See, Beijing was fine and dandy with the Kims starving their people just as long as it meant they didn't share a land border with an American ally. But now Best Korea is Openly Aggresive Nuclear Korea and that's hosing China's plans for local dominance. So now China votes 'no nukes' and the North is left wondering just how they're gonna scare off the Americans now.

Everyone knows the North would get its ass handed back to it in a shooting war. Nobody there wants a war, least of all North Korea. So the markets are being, well, rational.

And then there's that voice in the back of my head that keeps mumbling something about 1914 and marches of folly...
 
2013-03-08 12:19:51 AM

Yogimus: ontariolightning: Couldnt the US just hit NKs military positions with an EMP?

I see what you did there.


I didn't. It's nighttime, and there are no electric lights. Who are you people?
 
2013-03-08 12:20:58 AM

Forbidden Doughnut: J. Frank Parnell: hardinparamedic: You fail toxicology

Quite the opposite. But if you want to escape Darwin's grasp, you'll have to do it yourself. I can't in good conscience interfere with natural processes by trying to convince you. I've already done too much.

But, back on topic. My predictions for the seemingly inevitable confrontation, is that NK will either strike SK first hoping to provoke the US into attacking them, or the US will be struck first, and after the US is sent into chaos SK will be easily overwhelmed. China could suddenly become involved in either of these scenarios.

/hope i'm wrong, and he's really just posturing

How would that happen? If NK manages to actually hurt the US ( like killing US civilians, for example), I think the resulting fight would be like one of these:

[polizeros.com image 225x286]

....going up against this guy:

[www.todayifoundout.com image 591x443]


That badger totally looks like Charlie Murphy
 
2013-03-08 12:21:19 AM
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SuperNinjaToad: Radioactive Ass: SuperNinjaToad: Assuming SHTF I wonder if Korean Americans will face intense backlash and discrimination stateside. Knowing American history I would wager the average 'non asian' American will probably face extreme prejudice and be victims of violent backlash from the rest of the population.

The average joe is probably not going to care or differentiate someone wheater from SK, China, Taiwan, Japan Vietnam etc. I forsee a lot of Asian Americans getting beat up, murder even, asian churches set on fire and large portions of the asian looking people in America discriminated against when or if this thing really goes down.

I doubt it. Asian cultures are pretty well embedded into the American psyche and most people know that North Korea is an anomaly to that.

The thing with the Muslims was that they have certain customs and those customs are often highly visible in dress and if you don't know the difference to a very casual viewer the difference might not be obvious (see the reports of Sikhs being misidentified as Arabs right after 9/11 for a good example). Asians as a large group don't have that problem unless they are Buddhist Monks in full regalia.

but you forget that the person who would commit these crimes are probably ignorant uneducated racist and in his mind ALL Asians = Lil Lim... and there are millions of folks like him.


nah...isolated (relatively) instances maybe as previously mentioned
 
2013-03-08 12:23:25 AM

Twilight Farkle: NobleHam:
You think a war with North Korea would be bad for the Nikkei or HK markets? It might hurt South Korea if Seoul gets shelled, but NK falling will be great for the economies of East Asia. Lots of lucrative rebuilding contracts and investment opportunities in a pretty much fresh and untapped market.

You're thinking like an investor, not a trader. WW2 was great for the US economy because we didn't get bombed and the rest of the industrialized world reduced itself to rubble. 9/11 was a buying opportunity. The last downswing of the 2001 tech bubble was a few days into the 2003 Iraq invasion. The US armed forces went to war, American went to the mall, and stocks doubled between then and 2008.

Now think for a moment like a trader: the minute-to-minute moves of the market aren't determined investors, they're about traders for whom "long term" means a holding period measured in days, not years. (Which is why I included South Korea's KOSPI index. Japan's a possible target, Seoul is definitely a target, and Seoul is trading flat.)

Let's suppose, for the sake of argument, that Un's decided he's serious about going full Un. (I do not believe this is the case.) But if he has, nobody but Un and his generals knows who'll get hit. Is the right move to short motherboard manufacturers? DRAM plants? Maybe Un will lob one at Japan for the lulz. Maybe he ignores Seoul and tries the, umm, long bomb and takes out some random patch of the US west coast.

If you're certain Un's going to go full Un, you play both sides of the coin by selling now, let 'em blow up the region, and then buy when the dust is settling. If anyone with money was taking his threat seriously, they'd be hedging their bets, or at least raising cash with the intent of buying the dip while the rubble is still smoking. They aren't. Either most the world's billionaires are wrong (always a possibility!), but the high probability outcome is that those with access to resources far greater than you or I have decided ...


You're right, if you believe the threat is serious whether NK is serious or not. That is, even if they actually want to go to war, which I agree is really unlikely, whether they are an actual threat. I don't believe they are. Japan's not seriously threatened. NK has the theoretical capability to deliver a nuke on an ICBM, but they don't have the ICBM or the practical experience to do that, and their short-range rockets have never hit within 100 miles of their target. Their range is limited to where a plane could drop one, which is nowhere outside their borders. Their greatest threat is the supposed ability to shell Seoul, so there would be uncertainty in the South Korean markets, but Japan and HK have nothing to lose.
 
2013-03-08 12:23:53 AM
That idiot Truman sHould have just let him finish the job...

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-08 12:25:45 AM

SuperNinjaToad: but you forget that the person who would commit these crimes are probably ignorant uneducated racist and in his mind ALL Asians = Lil Lim... and there are millions of folks like him.


You are forgetting that everyone has had "Chinese food" while "Muslim (or Arab I guess in the context that we are talking about) food" is a rare thing to find in most places. Like I said, it's embedded into our culture to some extent and that cannot be overlooked. I use the 1950's Korean war as an example where what you are implying might happen, didn't happen.

My opinion may be biased because I actually can differentiate the visual differences between a person of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Pacific Islander descent so there is that.
 
2013-03-08 12:26:51 AM
HE really wants to play lead role in a Geiger counter
 
2013-03-08 12:27:31 AM
img856.imageshack.us
 
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