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(Fox 43 Pennsylvania)   North Korea says their COVID numbers are floating upward because South Korea put them in balloons   (fox43.com) divider line
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2022-07-01 11:32:08 AM  
Were there 99 red of them and they were floating in the summer sky?
 
2022-07-01 2:49:26 PM  

kdawg7736: Were there 99 red of them and they were floating in the summer sky?


Nyet
 
TWX
2022-07-01 2:49:57 PM  

kdawg7736: Were there 99 red of them and they were floating in the summer sky?


So you're asking us to identify, clarify, classify?
 
2022-07-01 2:51:01 PM  

TheCableGuy: kdawg7736: Were there 99 red of them and they were floating in the summer sky?

Nyet


Wait...nein nein...were there no balloon? Do two negatives make a positive in German? If they do, how many balloons are there?
 
2022-07-01 2:52:31 PM  
So, are they saying that they Crash Landed into them?
 
2022-07-01 2:53:41 PM  
That reminds me, there was some idiot on Alex Jones parade of idiots who was pushing the idea that popping the bubbles on bubble wrap was dangerous because the air in the bubble was from China. Hysterically stupid people, the conspiracy crowd.

/ Sadly also frighteningly stupid, it would be fun if we could just point and laugh, comfortable in the knowledge that no one could possibly believe them.
 
2022-07-01 2:55:43 PM  
Maybe North Korea should properly vaccinate and feed it's people instead of hording all the cash and stuff with their leaders while lying to said people so they don't go out and try to huff/eat balloons?
 
TWX
2022-07-01 2:56:01 PM  

Drank_the_40_water: That reminds me, there was some idiot on Alex Jones parade of idiots who was pushing the idea that popping the bubbles on bubble wrap was dangerous because the air in the bubble was from China. Hysterically stupid people, the conspiracy crowd.

/ Sadly also frighteningly stupid, it would be fun if we could just point and laugh, comfortable in the knowledge that no one could possibly believe them.


I suppose it's not impossible, but wouldn't the bubble wrap, the box, and the item shipped within all of this packaging also be toxic?
 
2022-07-01 2:56:51 PM  
I think they missed the memo on the whole "survives on surfaces for like 3 minutes" thing.
(Really of course, projecting the problem onto an enemy is step 1 of response of ANY despotic regime, but yeah.)
 
TWX
2022-07-01 2:58:38 PM  

Nimbull: Maybe North Korea should properly vaccinate and feed it's people instead of hording all the cash and stuff with their leaders while lying to said people so they don't go out and try to huff/eat balloons?


I doubt that any nations are willing to provide vaccine because North Korea would never agree to the stipulations that a supplying nation would require.  Any supplier-nation would want to ensure that the vaccine went into the arms of the average person.  Since North Korea's government is corrupt, the only way that happens is if the supplier-nations or NGOs that they trust end up performing the inoculations.  They're not about to hand-over the vaccine to the North Koreans directly.  This would be unacceptable to the North Koreans, so this is an impasse.
 
2022-07-01 3:05:04 PM  
Don't give the GQP any ideas. They'll start blaming Mexico and launch a war against the evil brown people infecting helpless whites up north.
 
2022-07-01 3:06:03 PM  

TWX: I doubt that any nations are willing to provide vaccine because North Korea would never agree to the stipulations that a supplying nation would require.  Any supplier-nation would want to ensure that the vaccine went into the arms of the average person.  Since North Korea's government is corrupt, the only way that happens is if the supplier-nations or NGOs that they trust end up performing the inoculations.  They're not about to hand-over the vaccine to the North Koreans directly.  This would be unacceptable to the North Koreans, so this is an impasse.


While that's all true, from what I've read, the primary issue's actually even simpler than that. The narrative their people are constantly indoctrinated on is that the world is in ruins, and NK survives only under the glory of their strongman dictator. To accept help, from any nation, in any form, in a visible way, undermines that entire narrative... and they'd rather have millions of people die than do that.
 
TWX
2022-07-01 3:13:15 PM  

trerro: TWX: I doubt that any nations are willing to provide vaccine because North Korea would never agree to the stipulations that a supplying nation would require.  Any supplier-nation would want to ensure that the vaccine went into the arms of the average person.  Since North Korea's government is corrupt, the only way that happens is if the supplier-nations or NGOs that they trust end up performing the inoculations.  They're not about to hand-over the vaccine to the North Koreans directly.  This would be unacceptable to the North Koreans, so this is an impasse.

While that's all true, from what I've read, the primary issue's actually even simpler than that. The narrative their people are constantly indoctrinated on is that the world is in ruins, and NK survives only under the glory of their strongman dictator. To accept help, from any nation, in any form, in a visible way, undermines that entire narrative... and they'd rather have millions of people die than do that.


That seems to play pretty directly into NK not allowing anyone else to perform the work.
 
2022-07-01 3:13:45 PM  
Something like this I guess

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2022-07-01 3:15:43 PM  

kabloink: Something like this I guess

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Hmmm, I misspelled birthday. Happy Birtday everyone :).
 
2022-07-01 3:18:56 PM  

TWX: Drank_the_40_water: That reminds me, there was some idiot on Alex Jones parade of idiots who was pushing the idea that popping the bubbles on bubble wrap was dangerous because the air in the bubble was from China. Hysterically stupid people, the conspiracy crowd.

/ Sadly also frighteningly stupid, it would be fun if we could just point and laugh, comfortable in the knowledge that no one could possibly believe them.

I suppose it's not impossible, but wouldn't the bubble wrap, the box, and the item shipped within all of this packaging also be toxic?


I would venture impossible on account of the heat to seal the bubbles, plus the particles don't stay viable forever and they don't make bubbles on demand as they use them... but also, thinking about all the ways that infectious disease spreads, the bubbles are not what I worry about. It would be a funny epidemiology undergrad thesis, but otherwise, nah.
 
2022-07-01 3:36:33 PM  

Drank_the_40_water: That reminds me, there was some idiot on Alex Jones parade of idiots who was pushing the idea that popping the bubbles on bubble wrap was dangerous because the air in the bubble was from China. Hysterically stupid people, the conspiracy crowd.

/ Sadly also frighteningly stupid, it would be fun if we could just point and laugh, comfortable in the knowledge that no one could possibly believe them.


guardian.ngView Full Size
 
2022-07-01 3:44:12 PM  

TWX: Nimbull: Maybe North Korea should properly vaccinate and feed it's people instead of hording all the cash and stuff with their leaders while lying to said people so they don't go out and try to huff/eat balloons?

I doubt that any nations are willing to provide vaccine because North Korea would never agree to the stipulations that a supplying nation would require.  Any supplier-nation would want to ensure that the vaccine went into the arms of the average person.  Since North Korea's government is corrupt, the only way that happens is if the supplier-nations or NGOs that they trust end up performing the inoculations.  They're not about to hand-over the vaccine to the North Koreans directly.  This would be unacceptable to the North Koreans, so this is an impasse.


Multiple countries/companies have offered repeatedly, actually. NK keeps saying no.
 
2022-07-01 4:11:40 PM  

ByOwlLight: TWX: Nimbull: Maybe North Korea should properly vaccinate and feed it's people instead of hording all the cash and stuff with their leaders while lying to said people so they don't go out and try to huff/eat balloons?

I doubt that any nations are willing to provide vaccine because North Korea would never agree to the stipulations that a supplying nation would require.  Any supplier-nation would want to ensure that the vaccine went into the arms of the average person.  Since North Korea's government is corrupt, the only way that happens is if the supplier-nations or NGOs that they trust end up performing the inoculations.  They're not about to hand-over the vaccine to the North Koreans directly.  This would be unacceptable to the North Koreans, so this is an impasse.

Multiple countries/companies have offered repeatedly, actually. NK keeps saying no.


Oh best korea is really gonna regret this shiat.
 
2022-07-01 4:50:24 PM  

kabloink: kabloink: Something like this I guess

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Hmmm, I misspelled birthday. Happy Birtday everyone :).


It's spelled, "Happy Birfday".
 
2022-07-01 4:51:32 PM  

BunchaRubes: Drank_the_40_water: That reminds me, there was some idiot on Alex Jones parade of idiots who was pushing the idea that popping the bubbles on bubble wrap was dangerous because the air in the bubble was from China. Hysterically stupid people, the conspiracy crowd.

/ Sadly also frighteningly stupid, it would be fun if we could just point and laugh, comfortable in the knowledge that no one could possibly believe them.

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Simpsons did it!
 
2022-07-01 4:55:49 PM  

Drank_the_40_water: TWX: Drank_the_40_water: That reminds me, there was some idiot on Alex Jones parade of idiots who was pushing the idea that popping the bubbles on bubble wrap was dangerous because the air in the bubble was from China. Hysterically stupid people, the conspiracy crowd.

/ Sadly also frighteningly stupid, it would be fun if we could just point and laugh, comfortable in the knowledge that no one could possibly believe them.

I suppose it's not impossible, but wouldn't the bubble wrap, the box, and the item shipped within all of this packaging also be toxic?

I would venture impossible on account of the heat to seal the bubbles, plus the particles don't stay viable forever and they don't make bubbles on demand as they use them...


They sure do.

Fill-Air Rocket Inflatable Packaging System
Youtube dyIG1z92MCg
 
2022-07-01 7:37:03 PM  
everyone knows you use a trebuchet to launch viruses.
 
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