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2013-05-18 08:10:42 AM  
Kim Jong-Un was just ronery.
 
2013-05-18 08:21:41 AM  
In other words, just far enough that no one living in NK could know where they landed.
 
2013-05-18 08:23:06 AM  

MmmmBacon:
Technically, the US, China, Japan, Russia, South Korea, and any number of other countries could have stopped them, had they chose to. But why? As long as Un and his regime are funneling most of their money into missiles that frankly don't work, they aren't feeding their people (and only barely feeding their troops). We are betting that a popular uprising will eventually ensue, which will topple the government without us firing a single shot. Meanwhile, all we have to do is be watchful, and if they actually look like they are going to take aggressive action against us or our allies, the carpet bombing of Pyongyang will begin.


I can't find the article now, but 3-4 months ago, it was reported that the soldiers in some BK Army base in the mountains had been raiding the local towns around it in the middle of the night, going in throwing people out of their houses at gunpoint and dismantling the buildings to take back to the barracks to burn for firewood, as their barracks had no heat and it had been something like -20C for several weeks straight.

North Best Korea has another major problem that only the treehugger folks like me seem to have noticed. That is, they've almost completely stripped their entire country of trees. The big forests that were standing in the northwestern part of the country in the mountains near China are gone. Just gone. The citizens have been using them for firewood and cutting for timber to build their modern communist paradise and not replacing them. While they were building those cities like, PyongYang, they didn't bother to modernize much of the rest of the country so people still live pretty much as they did for thousands of years.

Their mountains have been stripped bare of most foliage in areas close to those cities, and they've been experiencing landslides that have buried several of their more remote towns. Best Korea is in a very ugly situation, but it isn't as ugly as it will be in ten years.

But hey, they can disco.
 
2013-05-18 08:25:52 AM  

Deathfrogg: MmmmBacon:
Technically, the US, China, Japan, Russia, South Korea, and any number of other countries could have stopped them, had they chose to. But why? As long as Un and his regime are funneling most of their money into missiles that frankly don't work, they aren't feeding their people (and only barely feeding their troops). We are betting that a popular uprising will eventually ensue, which will topple the government without us firing a single shot. Meanwhile, all we have to do is be watchful, and if they actually look like they are going to take aggressive action against us or our allies, the carpet bombing of Pyongyang will begin.

I can't find the article now, but 3-4 months ago, it was reported that the soldiers in some BK Army base in the mountains had been raiding the local towns around it in the middle of the night, going in throwing people out of their houses at gunpoint and dismantling the buildings to take back to the barracks to burn for firewood, as their barracks had no heat and it had been something like -20C for several weeks straight.

North Best Korea has another major problem that only the treehugger folks like me seem to have noticed. That is, they've almost completely stripped their entire country of trees. The big forests that were standing in the northwestern part of the country in the mountains near China are gone. Just gone. The citizens have been using them for firewood and cutting for timber to build their modern communist paradise and not replacing them. While they were building those cities like, PyongYang, they didn't bother to modernize much of the rest of the country so people still live pretty much as they did for thousands of years.

Their mountains have been stripped bare of most foliage in areas close to those cities, and they've been experiencing landslides that have buried several of their more remote towns. Best Korea is in a very ugly situation, but it isn't as ugly as it will be in ten years.

But hey, they can disco.


...and stripping the bark for food. Interesting country, that.
 
2013-05-18 08:27:04 AM  

aagrajag: Deathfrogg: MmmmBacon:
Technically, the US, China, Japan, Russia, South Korea, and any number of other countries could have stopped them, had they chose to. But why? As long as Un and his regime are funneling most of their money into missiles that frankly don't work, they aren't feeding their people (and only barely feeding their troops). We are betting that a popular uprising will eventually ensue, which will topple the government without us firing a single shot. Meanwhile, all we have to do is be watchful, and if they actually look like they are going to take aggressive action against us or our allies, the carpet bombing of Pyongyang will begin.

I can't find the article now, but 3-4 months ago, it was reported that the soldiers in some BK Army base in the mountains had been raiding the local towns around it in the middle of the night, going in throwing people out of their houses at gunpoint and dismantling the buildings to take back to the barracks to burn for firewood, as their barracks had no heat and it had been something like -20C for several weeks straight.

North Best Korea has another major problem that only the treehugger folks like me seem to have noticed. That is, they've almost completely stripped their entire country of trees. The big forests that were standing in the northwestern part of the country in the mountains near China are gone. Just gone. The citizens have been using them for firewood and cutting for timber to build their modern communist paradise and not replacing them. While they were building those cities like, PyongYang, they didn't bother to modernize much of the rest of the country so people still live pretty much as they did for thousands of years.

Their mountains have been stripped bare of most foliage in areas close to those cities, and they've been experiencing landslides that have buried several of their more remote towns. Best Korea is in a very ugly situation, but it isn't as ugly as it will be in ten years.

But hey, they can disco.

...and stripping the bark for food. Interesting country, that.


Give it a few more years and it'll be widespread canibalism.
 
2013-05-18 08:31:14 AM  

DoughyGuy: Gdalescrboz: I live in Seoul and everyone is freaking out, the shelves are empty

What would the S. Korean equivalent of "Oh my god, I gotta get the bread and milk..." be?


Kimchi and soju?
 
2013-05-18 08:31:46 AM  

Lost Thought 00: aagrajag: Deathfrogg: MmmmBacon:
Technically, the US, China, Japan, Russia, South Korea, and any number of other countries could have stopped them, had they chose to. But why? As long as Un and his regime are funneling most of their money into missiles that frankly don't work, they aren't feeding their people (and only barely feeding their troops). We are betting that a popular uprising will eventually ensue, which will topple the government without us firing a single shot. Meanwhile, all we have to do is be watchful, and if they actually look like they are going to take aggressive action against us or our allies, the carpet bombing of Pyongyang will begin.

I can't find the article now, but 3-4 months ago, it was reported that the soldiers in some BK Army base in the mountains had been raiding the local towns around it in the middle of the night, going in throwing people out of their houses at gunpoint and dismantling the buildings to take back to the barracks to burn for firewood, as their barracks had no heat and it had been something like -20C for several weeks straight.

North Best Korea has another major problem that only the treehugger folks like me seem to have noticed. That is, they've almost completely stripped their entire country of trees. The big forests that were standing in the northwestern part of the country in the mountains near China are gone. Just gone. The citizens have been using them for firewood and cutting for timber to build their modern communist paradise and not replacing them. While they were building those cities like, PyongYang, they didn't bother to modernize much of the rest of the country so people still live pretty much as they did for thousands of years.

Their mountains have been stripped bare of most foliage in areas close to those cities, and they've been experiencing landslides that have buried several of their more remote towns. Best Korea is in a very ugly situation, but it isn't as ugly as it will be in ten years.

But hey, ...


Some people there have already been publicly executed for that.

It's astonishing that their security and propaganda apparatus functions so well that such things can occur and yet not a trace of a resistance movement be seen.
 
2013-05-18 08:34:59 AM  

DeadPuppySociety: DoughyGuy: Gdalescrboz: I live in Seoul and everyone is freaking out, the shelves are empty

What would the S. Korean equivalent of "Oh my god, I gotta get the bread and milk..." be?

Kimchi and soju?


Hey, kimchi is awesome, but soju tastes like weak vodka with sugar in. And this comes from a shochu-drunk. (The words are related, but not cognate; Shochu is tasty.) 焼酒:焼酎
 
2013-05-18 08:40:07 AM  

DoughyGuy: Gdalescrboz: I live in Seoul and everyone is freaking out, the shelves are empty

What would the S. Korean equivalent of "Oh my god, I gotta get the bread and milk..." be?


Soju and rice. In that order.
 
2013-05-18 08:43:10 AM  
Has anyone blamed Obama yet?

How many fishes were killed?

Do we have an embassy 'Under the sea?"

Is this called Seagate?

\Is Seagate a scandal yet

\\Insert hard drive joke here_____
 
2013-05-18 08:43:15 AM  

Wessoman:


East sea to me implies just as much Koreanness to the sea as Sea of Japan implies Japaneseness to it, which if it is disputed there should not be a hint of either nation.

Pick a cool, unique animal to the region, and it name the sea after it. Do this for all disputed seas.
 
2013-05-18 08:44:52 AM  

Teknowaffle: Wessoman:

East sea to me implies just as much Koreanness to the sea as Sea of Japan implies Japaneseness to it, which if it is disputed there should not be a hint of either nation.

Pick a cool, unique animal to the region, and it name the sea after it. Do this for all disputed seas.


Here's my idea: the country with the most coastline gets to name the sea.
 
2013-05-18 08:48:32 AM  

aagrajag: DeadPuppySociety: DoughyGuy: Gdalescrboz: I live in Seoul and everyone is freaking out, the shelves are empty

What would the S. Korean equivalent of "Oh my god, I gotta get the bread and milk..." be?

Kimchi and soju?

Hey, kimchi is awesome, but soju tastes like weak vodka with sugar in. And this comes from a shochu-drunk. (The words are related, but not cognate; Shochu is tasty.) 焼酒:焼酎


dammit, this is why you refresh before you post.
 
2013-05-18 08:53:31 AM  

aagrajag: It's astonishing that their security and propaganda apparatus functions so well that such things can occur and yet not a trace of a resistance movement be seen.


It's a conservatives paradise.
 
2013-05-18 08:53:38 AM  

SirAdrianDangerous: Has anyone blamed Obama yet?

How many fishes were killed?

Do we have an embassy 'Under the sea?"

Is this called Seagate?

\Is Seagate a scandal yet

\\Insert hard drive joke here_____


Seaghazi. -gate is so 2012
 
2013-05-18 08:54:54 AM  

Deathfrogg: aagrajag: It's astonishing that their security and propaganda apparatus functions so well that such things can occur and yet not a trace of a resistance movement be seen.

It's a conservatives paradise.


1984, made rotting, starving flesh.
 
2013-05-18 08:56:11 AM  
There's only one viable retaliatory action for this outrage ...

ts2.explicit.bing.net

Posting pictures of Korean girls, of course!
 
2013-05-18 09:03:53 AM  

aagrajag: DeadPuppySociety: DoughyGuy: Gdalescrboz: I live in Seoul and everyone is freaking out, the shelves are empty

What would the S. Korean equivalent of "Oh my god, I gotta get the bread and milk..." be?

Kimchi and soju?

Hey, kimchi is awesome, but soju tastes like weak vodka with sugar in. And this comes from a shochu-drunk. (The words are related, but not cognate; Shochu is tasty.) 焼酒:焼酎


Pretty much yeah. :-D It's still good though, I like it for "party shots"because you can do more of them before getting hammered.
 
2013-05-18 09:14:27 AM  

hardinparamedic: [www.bubblews.com image 480x360]

What was that? This is not a chawade. We need total concentwation.


----- Rex Kramer approves.
 
2013-05-18 09:24:56 AM  

DeadPuppySociety: aagrajag: DeadPuppySociety: DoughyGuy: Gdalescrboz: I live in Seoul and everyone is freaking out, the shelves are empty

What would the S. Korean equivalent of "Oh my god, I gotta get the bread and milk..." be?

Kimchi and soju?

Hey, kimchi is awesome, but soju tastes like weak vodka with sugar in. And this comes from a shochu-drunk. (The words are related, but not cognate; Shochu is tasty.) 焼酒:焼酎

Pretty much yeah. :-D It's still good though, I like it for "party shots"because you can do more of them before getting hammered.


Huh. I've been doing it wrong all this time.

*raises glass of shochu, water and lime*
 
2013-05-18 09:31:36 AM  

aagrajag: As someone who lives on the coast of the Sea of Japan: knock it off. You're gonna make the sushi taste funny.


Heyyy... this sushi tastes like some type of dong.
 
2013-05-18 09:31:39 AM  
Wanton behavior?

Great, now I'm hungry.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-05-18 09:33:40 AM  
The launches followed a joint South Korea-US naval exercise this week, slammed by North Korea as a "wanton'' "wonton" provocation and rehearsal for war.

FTFAN

/pet peave
 
2013-05-18 09:35:08 AM  

This About That: So that was it? That's all there is to WWIII? Well, on with IV, then.


Isn't  IV the one we're supposed to be fighting with sticks and stones?
 
2013-05-18 09:37:45 AM  

zamboni: aagrajag: As someone who lives on the coast of the Sea of Japan: knock it off. You're gonna make the sushi taste funny.

Heyyy... this sushi tastes like some type of dong.


Tae-PO-dong motherfarker!
 
2013-05-18 09:40:40 AM  

jtown: [www.paulinasmashfansite.zoomshare.com image 293x377]

R.I.P.


I came here to make that observation, ya beat me to it!
 
2013-05-18 09:45:56 AM  

TommyDeuce: This About That: So that was it? That's all there is to WWIII? Well, on with IV, then.

Isn't  IV the one we're supposed to be fighting with sticks and stones?


IV could lead to a nice carved fighting stick industry for Best Korea.
 
2013-05-18 09:46:34 AM  
Sea of file!
 
2013-05-18 09:49:18 AM  

jtown: [www.paulinasmashfansite.zoomshare.com image 293x377]

R.I.P.


Just this month I went hiking up to the old M.A.S.H. filming site up in Malibu State Park.  Now I have that damn theme song in my head.
 
2013-05-18 09:50:22 AM  

MmmmBacon: Best Korea threatens to nuke cities across the US, then can't even manage to get a missile or three as far as Japan! Then again, it may not have been BK's fault... they may have just felt Un-inspired.

(Thank you, I'll be here all week! Try the veal!)


Nah, they were just trying out the first stage of a 273 stage rocket.
 
2013-05-18 09:58:09 AM  
Can we at least bust them for littering?
 
2013-05-18 10:14:25 AM  
so this isn't the big ol' ass missiles they were talking about? meh. tell them to tly harda!
 
2013-05-18 10:15:18 AM  

Smashed Hat: They really don't seem to have a clue what's going on in the rest of the world. If you haven't seen the Vice documentary 'Inside North Korea' on YouTube I highly recommend it.

This reminds me of a game of Civilization. Do you remember those times where you build up your little empire in a nice, deserted section of the map? You don't have very much contact with the other civs so you found a few cities, get some roads and farms going and make a little army. Then one day, one of the other civs founds a city a little too close to yours and doesn't want to play nice and trade luxury items with you so you're like, "Screw it, I'm gonna take their city!" So you declare war and march in there and suddenly realize they are defending the city with tanks and you're attacking with spearmen.

/ That's usually what happens to me, anyway


That's how all of my games go, too -- even when I start the map specifically challenging myself to play peacefully and reasonably.  Sometimes it goes well at first, but at some point when a resource is discovered (like iron or oil) I'll find that I don't have any within my borders, and some asshole civ has plopped down a city in my area that cuts off my access to it.  Suddenly I become a ruthless warmonger.  And then because I have only a few spearmen and archers guarding my cities, I throw away all my country's resources into a sudden military buildup that just barely prevents me from getting my ass kicked in the coming war.
 
2013-05-18 10:19:34 AM  

aagrajag: As someone who lives on the coast of the Sea of Japan: knock it off. You're gonna make the sushi taste funny.


They still catch stuff in the Sea of Japan? I've always figured from Hokkaido to Luzon was fished out.
 
2013-05-18 10:23:45 AM  

whither_apophis: aagrajag: As someone who lives on the coast of the Sea of Japan: knock it off. You're gonna make the sushi taste funny.

They still catch stuff in the Sea of Japan? I've always figured from Hokkaido to Luzon was fished out.


Much of the contention about Takeshima (or Dokdo) is about fishing rights.

It's nice to back on the sea again; one really notices the quality (and price) of good fish.
 
2013-05-18 10:25:25 AM  

Smashed Hat: I do love how we completely forgot about North Korea's threats the moment more newsworthy stories came up.


That's why they launched. Fat Un is jealous of all the attention Amy;s Baking Company is getting.
 
2013-05-18 10:44:05 AM  
Did Kim have his soldiers collect seashells as trophies of war?
 
2013-05-18 10:44:34 AM  
I accidentally smarted JWP, in case anyone was wondering.

/too much clicky
 
2013-05-18 10:48:18 AM  

Medic Zero: In before idiots say this is the beginning of WW3

/ woot!


You laugh now, but I'm the one who will laugh when my sticks/stone fighting style will finally pay off in WW4.
 
2013-05-18 10:48:42 AM  

Oldiron_79: jtown: R.I.P.

There were no survivors.


well, it spun in.  what do you expect?
 
2013-05-18 10:53:32 AM  

Evil Mackerel: Can we at least bust them for littering?


and creating a nuisance.
 
2013-05-18 11:06:33 AM  

offmymeds: Meh. They were probably Photoshopped.


NK has now acquired Photoshop technology?!

Oh.My.God.
 
2013-05-18 11:08:26 AM  

Resident Muslim: offmymeds: Meh. They were probably Photoshopped.

NK has now acquired Photoshop technology?!

Oh.My.God.


Not only are they using an older version...

   ...I think they PAID for it.
 
2013-05-18 11:10:01 AM  
i3.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-18 11:17:40 AM  
These were three short range missiles that they fire off all the time and no one (outside of their immediate neighbors) cares about, not the medium range ones that were moved to.. then back from the coast recently.
 
2013-05-18 11:29:10 AM  
I LOL'd at the headline.
+1
 
2013-05-18 11:58:26 AM  

aagrajag: Resident Muslim: offmymeds: Meh. They were probably Photoshopped.

NK has now acquired Photoshop technology?!

Oh.My.God.

Not only are they using an older version...

   ...I think they PAID for it.


So that only gives them a range of cropping up to China, right?
 
2013-05-18 12:02:43 PM  
 
2013-05-18 12:07:32 PM  
Great, now they only have 2 missles left. How wasteful.
 
2013-05-18 12:09:39 PM  
Water is such a slut to give in so easily.

/or French
 
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