Princess Ryans Knickers: No wonder Sarah Palin and the GOP call it Best Korea:No environmental regulations. Full-on militarization. Self-reliance belief system so no welfare, etc. Seems like a Libertarian paradise!
paulseta: To understand what's happening now, you have to look at the history of the place. Most people here seem to pass bad information around, sadly.The 13th century is described as North Korea's Golden Age, with peace and increase in trade, especially with the British Islands, although Germany became increasingly important towards the end of the century.Throughout the High Middle Ages the king established North Korea as a state with a central administration with local representatives. In 1349 the Black Death spread to North Korea and had within a year killed a third of the population. Later plagues reduced the population to half the starting point by 1400. Many communities were entire wiped out, resulting in an abundance of land, allowing farmers to switch to more animal husbandry. The reduction in taxes weakened the king's position, and many aristocrats lost the basis for their surplus, reducing some to mere farmers. High tithes to church made it increasingly powerful and the archbishop became a member of the Council of State.The Ranseatic League took control over North Korean trade during the 14th century and established a trading center in Seoul (then known as "Republic Of Seoul" or R-Seoul in the literal translation). In 1380 King Ving inherited both the North Korean and South Korean thrones, creating a union between the two countries which lasted all the way up until the 2nd major rectification, or the third season. In 1397, under Rarget I, the Rakim Union was created between the three countries and Eric B IV. She waged war against the people of Istabbul, due to a tragic misunderstanding of a smudged letter, resulting in a trade blockade and higher taxation on North Korean's (and by this time, North Korea was known as "New Oldland", which resulted in a rebellion. However, the North Korean Council of State was too weak to pull out of the union at that time, or at least that is what it claimed shortly afterwards. All this lead to increased and sustained tensions ...
ClavellBCMI: Best Korea is at war with Better Korea. They have *always* been at war with Better Korea (at least, since 1950). The temporary lull in actual shooting at each other full-time has only existed since the US got the UN (minus China, which was absent for the vote in the Security Council) to kick their asses and forced them to sign an armistice in 1953. Kim Jong-Un can't count on Chinese "volunteers" to bail his ass out this time.
doyner: So where are all the war-eager Neocons in all of this?Oh, right. Israel couldn't care less so neither could they.
orclover: fat boy: Ima10urin8: The fat boy is shooting asimuth angles for his cannonball artillery to hit dronesSo, I'm doing what?You are having way too much fun with these threads today :)
The Green Intern: I'm pretty sure we want to avoid this war because we /would/ win. We'd be on the hook for rebuilding a national infrastructure from the ground up, with a people that--by many accounts--actually believe a lot of the garbage spewed their way.
vygramul: Infernalist: vygramul: Infernalist:I guess what I was asking is: Stilgar, do we have wormsign?Lol - nope. No wormsign. Not one glimmer of a personal shield, no spice crawlers operating, only Fremen around.
I guess what I was asking is: Stilgar, do we have wormsign?
tinyarena: Yeah, this is bullshiat.Lil'Kim: This is it! I gonna do it!Nobody: Well, go ahead.Lil'Kim: I mean it!Nobody: Okay.Lil'Kim: I've had all I'm gonna take now!Nobody: Look, we just flew a B2 bomber up your front door, go for it.Lil'Kim: That's it, it is soooo on !!!Nobody: Well?Lil'Kim: OMG it's ON NOW,,!!
TexasPeace: Austin? They want to bomb Austin?
Hagbardr: SBinRR: Does this mean that Ann Margret's not coming?She's not even breathing heavy.
Greywar: Actually here is my prediction. They're going to go a bit further. They WILL execute a military strike and try to kill a few people. Maybe sink a ship like last time. Not enough to kick off a war, but enough that they can try and force people to take them to the negotiating table.From there..who knows. This is the sort of thing that can get DRASTICALLY out of hand. so it could stop there, go for the retaliation strike and stop, OR...they get nailed to the wall bad.If they actually launch on a united states city such as Honolulu....that would be a truly truly bad idea. Seriously bad idea, and they may not realize how bad of an idea, thinking it would be something along the line of sinking the south Korean ship like they did a couple years ago.So my bet...60% they try and escalate just a tiny bit (ie shoot up a patrol boat level, or fire some artilary on South Korean military forces on the border) to try and go to the table and negotiate from what they will think is a position of strength, 40% it all quiets down and is nothing.Now for REAL fun..and paranoia....What if China has secretly provided them with some state of the art weapons, and Korea uses those to launch accurate attacks on a US mainland city? Good way for China to see what our defenses are really like, and then China can step in and try and negotiate it down, with the hint that they will step in and defend Korea again? Maybe just with their navy? This way lies madness....but the paranoid part of me wonders...what if?
Man On Pink Corner: [media.animevice.com image 600x496]
MelGoesOnTour: My guess is that NK will release a statement saying something to the effect of "The US and South Korea have ceased their hostilities due to our mightiness" and then go back to being weirdo's as usual.It's scary to think that the populace an ENTIRE FARKING COUNTRY can be brainwashed into believing shiat like that.
Man On Pink Corner: Mrtraveler01: Seems like the line is too far North to be Miami.Also, nobody seems to understand basic spherical geometry. Missile paths aren't straight lines. He must be plotting something underhanded.[farm5.static.flickr.com image 500x376]
Krymson Tyde: Hey now.
Jon iz teh kewl: child porn
Kittypie070: Jon iz teh kewl: child pornWhat the rabid f*ck are you smoking?
bunner: So, let's review.Countries have been knocking together armies to essentially expand their borders, accrue wealth and increase the population of slaves forever. We fight over who God is, what his name is and what we're supposed to be doing about it and we sure as hell ain't gonna take any crap off THOSE motherf*ckers with that cheap, tin plated god. Nosiree. We fight over which book by which egghead that we never read is the one true way to run the world that will one day call us back to the dust, and we still can't run it. And I mean, this is our best idea to date after thousands of years of "Dang, I guess that didn't work" to learn better.Every so often there's a huge clusterf*ck of a war and millions of people snuff it. Moms and dads, babies, mostly poor people because poor people are the source of all wealth and labor. Why yes, Alanis. It is. So we knock together flags and keep advancing technology and finding more effective hardware to wipe each other off the face of the earth, and we end up being led by people with goofy moustaches, failed B actors, guys in stupid hats and robes and squinty little f*cks who look like overfed guinea pigs and we rush out to play in traffic to defend their bad ideas and make sure no wealth is moved from our desk to the other guys desk. Because we're patriots, bah gawd. And the same Kool Aid with a different label from a different area of the map gets dispensed daily for a lot of reasons that nobody can quite put their finger on, but hey, if it's war they want!So, essentially, ours is a history of user application error, unmitigated greed, addlepated old men, soaked with hubris and narcissism playing chess with our asses. And some of the most well crafted machinery of destruction you've ever seen. And we are quite certain that after every single genocide fandango, that the last man standing has changed the world. And nothing changes. And we get new doodads, and food is more available and somebody comes up with a cure for something that nobody can afford to be cured of. And the fat old men lick their wounds and put on their best macaroni hat and uniform and count the loot and bury the fallen and we call this "the way it is". And we haven't learned sh*t. And we teach our kids to celebrate this. And then we wonder why nothing gets better.
The AlbinoSaxon: [i.imgur.com image 631x475]in other words
ransack.: Did you score some of the the Homer Simpson acid too?
bunner: Let's try a photo essay.Lemme ax ya dis.Would you let any of these douchesockets babysit your children?[www.mindcorestudios.com image 200x240][www.biography.com image 402x402][www.pbs.org image 275x354][media.npr.org image 850x738][www.historytoday.com image 300x300][www.theunrealtimes.com image 480x360]Then maybe you shouldn't follow them over huge cliffs.
orclover: GW bush watch my kids? Hell yea, when he starts reading a book to kids he's farking dedicated!
CigaretteSmokingMan: I'm no fan of Dubya, but...
Fish_Fight!: TexasPeace: Austin? They want to bomb Austin?Vince McMahon is behind it all!
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