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  • Drinking ban in Korea successful with no alcohol-related incidents

    06/24/2014 3:03:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 6/24/2014 | Ashley Rowland
    The 7th Air Force called last weekend’s ban on drinking a “success,” with no alcohol-related incidents recorded during the 66-hour period. The ban on alcohol purchase and consumption was in place for all airmen in South Korea from noon Friday through 6 a.m. Monday. Violators could have faced punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Command spokeswoman Maj. Richelle Dowdell said the alcohol stand-down was successful because it gave airmen a chance to reflect on their mission, gave them “time to consider what we must do to change — not only as individuals but to promote a culture of...
  • Obama Trades Seoul To North Korea For Return Of USS Pueblo

    06/07/2014 1:08:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Duffelblog ^ | June 7, 2014
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Obama announced today that a deal had been struck with North Korea to trade the South Korean capital of Seoul to secure the safe return of the USS Pueblo, a U.S. Navy spy ship held captive since 1968. Standing next to the ship’s christener, Mrs. Dorothy Duvall of Palm Beach, Florida, the president told reporters at the Rose Garden ceremony he decided to act when he learned of the ship’s “rapidly deteriorating condition.” “Could we someday regret handing over the capital city of an important ally to its mortal enemy? Absolutely. Might this encourage more mischief...
  • North Korea: We've detained another American

    06/05/2014 9:43:23 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | 06-06-2014 | K.J. Kwon
    North Korea announced Friday that it has detained a U.S. citizen who it says entered the country as a tourist in April and broke the law. The North's state-run Korean Central News Agency reported that authorities are investigating the man, who it said "carried out acts that were inappropriate for a tourist."
  • Brazilian man goes under the knife to look Korean (Interesting Transformation)

    06/01/2014 5:27:41 PM PDT · by equalator · 30 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | 5-28-2014 | Gabriel Galli
    Originally blue-eyed with blonde hair, he became interested in having plastic surgery after spending some time as an exchange student in Korea. He was inspired by how common plastic surgery is here. Xiahn, who asked not to be named to protect his family from Internet scrutiny, underwent 10 surgical procedures on his eyes, along with other less-invasive procedures, which cost him around $3,100. He also began wearing contact lenses to change his eye color.
  • S. Korea introduces female-only parking spaces—they're larger, w/ pink outlines & a miniskirt logo

    05/31/2014 4:22:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | May 27, 2014 | Kwon Mee-yoo
    Practical or patronizing? South Korea is spending mega-money on creating larger car parking spaces for women. Capital city Seoul is introducing "lady-friendly" spots reserved exclusively for female drivers, the Korea Times reports. Wider and longer than regular spots, they will be closer to elevators and marked out with pink mini-skirted logos. It's not yet known, however, if men will be fined if busted for using them. Korea Times reports the initiative is part of a nearly $700 million push to make the metropolis more female-friendly over four years. Other projects include installing 7,000 new women-only toilets, and the resurfacing of...
  • North Korea's Next Nuclear Test Could Serve as a Regional Tipping Point

    05/30/2014 9:45:01 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 12 replies
    The Wire via Yahoo News ^ | 5/30/14 | Danielle Wiener-Bronner
    South Korean President Park Geun-hye warned this week that if North Korea conducts another nuclear test, it could prompt the volatile country's neighbors to seek their own nuclear defense. "North Korea would effectively be crossing the Rubicon," she told the Wall Street Journal.
  • New documentary tells riveting story of Chosin campaign (From 2010 - on TV tonight)

    05/26/2014 5:31:22 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 25 replies
    http://video.foxnews.com/ ^ | May 26, 2014 | Fox News
    One of the most decorated battles in US military history. These first-hand accounts, .... As a fellow combat veteran, director Brian Iglesias forged a unique connection with the men he interviewed.
  • Manhunt for (Billionaire) Patriarch, Sons Over Ferry

    05/24/2014 1:40:32 PM PDT · by Renfield · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5-22-2014 | Kwanwoo Jun
    A convoy carrying South Korean investigators looking for Yoo Byung-eun enters a compound in Anseong, south of Seoul, on Wednesday. Getty Images South Korean authorities are conducting a nationwide manhunt for three members of the family that controls the company that operated the Sewol ferry, which capsized and sank last month, leaving more than 300 people dead or missing. On Wednesday, prosecution investigators–backed by more than 1,000 riot police–raided a sprawling church compound in Anseong, south of Seoul, where family patriarch Yoo Byung-eun was suspected to have been hiding. Prosecutors said Mr. Yoo may have left the compound days earlier....
  • The photos Kim Jong Un DIDN'T want you to see:...

    05/09/2014 6:44:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 9, 2014 | Ruth Styles
    From children working hard in the fields to a group of soldiers pushing a broken-down bus, these are the photographs that North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, didn't want you to see. Taken by photographer Eric Lafforgue during what would prove to be his final visit to the rogue state, the images reveal the shocking extent of the hunger, deprivation and oppression suffered by the people who live there. Lafforgue, who has now been banned from North Korea, took the pictures while in the company of state-approved guides and was asked to delete each of the images but managed to...
  • China plans for North Korean regime collapse leaked

    05/05/2014 2:17:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | May 5, 2014 | Julian Ryall in Tokyo
    Beijing's lack of faith in rule of Kim Jong-un exposed in contingency plans to detain key North Korean leaders, set up border refugee camps and respond to "foreign forces" China has drawn up detailed contingency plans for the collapse of the North Korean government, suggesting that Beijing has little faith in the longevity of Kim Jong-un’s regime. Documents drawn up by planners from China’s People’s Liberation Army that were leaked to Japanese media include proposals for detaining key North Korean leaders and the creation of refugee camps on the Chinese side of the frontier in the event of an outbreak...
  • North Korea publishes list of U.S. human rights abuses

    05/04/2014 8:54:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 4, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    Shortly after the United Nations released a comprehensive report detailing North Korea’s crimes against humanity, the autocratic state has angrily responded with it’s own report on abuses it sees inside the United States. The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Wednesday published an article titled “News Analysis on Poor Human Rights Records in U.S.” The report lists a number of complaints against the U.S., including the “racial discrimination” that was supposedly revealed during the 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman for the 2012 fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. “The U.S. is a living hell as elementary rights to existence are...
  • Wounded Korean War veteran followed his heart

    05/03/2014 4:25:09 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    reminisce magazine ^ | Hubert E. “Ed” Reeves
    I, U.S. Army PFC Hubert E. “Ed” Reeves, a 19-year-old quadruple amputee, was flying home in a stretcher attended by a medic—but going home! While visiting with my folks, a short note arrived in the mail from a high school girl, accompanied by her senior picture. In the letter, she wrote, “I’m writing just to thank you for what you have done for our country and for me as a citizen. I’ve read in the newspaper of your amputations and write, not out of pity, but to wish you speedy recovery, knowing you will do well…” This was not another...
  • North Korean News: US a 'Living Hell', 'World's Worst Human Rights Abuser'

    05/01/2014 7:12:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | May 1, 2014 | Frances Martel
    North Korea's Korean Central News Agency unleashed a torrent of wild accusations and even wilder grammatical errors at the United States this week, accusing President Obama of 'indulging in luxury' and crowning the nation a 'kingdom of racial discrimination' over the Trayvon Martin case. In a column titled "News Analysis on Poor Human Rights Record in US," the news agency accuses the United States of hypocrisy in maintaining such dire human rights circumstances while also celebrating "the 50th anniversary of the institution of citizenship act in the presence of President Obama." While it is unclear what the "citizenship act" is...
  • North Korea Warns of New Form of N-test

    04/30/2014 1:24:42 AM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 3 replies
    CanIndia ^ | April 30, 2014 08:18 GMT | News Wire
    North Korea Tuesday threatened to carry out “a new form of nuclear test” in response to US President Barack Obama’s Asia tour. “The DPRK (North Korea) will advance along the road of bolstering up nuclear deterrent, unhindered, now that the US brings the dark clouds of a nuclear war to hang over the DPRK,” Xinhua quoted a spokesperson of the North Korean foreign ministry as saying in a statement. “There is no statute of limitations to the DPRK’s declaration that it will not rule out a new form of nuclear test clarified by it in the March 30 statement. This...
  • North Korea ups rhetoric after Obama visits South

    04/28/2014 8:07:21 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 2 replies
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea expressed outrage Monday over a rhetorical attack on President Park Geun-hye by the North Korean government that likened her to a prostitute in a tirade far exceeding even the North's often strident standards. The statement issued by the North's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea expressed anger over President Barack Obama's visit to Seoul last week. It said Park was like a "despicable prostitute" with Obama as her pimp. The North's officials and state-run media frequently use flourishes of inflammatory rhetoric. They have called past South Korean presidents dogs, but have shown...
  • North Korea Calls South's Park Geun-hye a 'Prostitute' and Obama a 'Pimp'

    04/27/2014 4:48:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    IB Times ^ | 4/27/14 | Vasudevan Sridharan
    North Korea has called South Korean President Park Geun-hye a "prostitute" at the hands of "pimp" Barack Obama. The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) quoted the Committee for Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) as saying: "Park Geun-hye's recent behaviour with Obama was like a mean immature girl begging gangsters to beat up someone she does not like. Or a crafty prostitute eagerly trying to frame someone by giving her body to a powerful pimp." Although North Korean mouthpieces often make such verbal attacks against South Korea and its leaders, the latest diatribe is seen as rather unedifying by even...
  • South Korea’s prime minister offers to resign over ferry disaster

    04/26/2014 8:05:27 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 39 replies
    SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea's prime minister offered to resign Sunday over the government's handling of a deadly ferry sinking, blaming "deep-rooted evils" and irregularities in a society for a tragedy that has left more than 300 people dead or missing and led to widespread shame, fury and finger-pointing.
  • The Heroes of the Ferry Disaster (South Korea)

    04/25/2014 11:25:19 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 12 replies
    Park Ji-young, a service crewmember who died after saving many passengers when the ferry Sewol sank off the southwest coast last week, was laid to rest on Tuesday. Dozens of people from all walks of life who had never met her showed up to pay their respects, waiting in line in front of her memorial altar over the past three days to thank and bid farewell to her. Survivors of the ferry accident and fellow students from Danwon High School also paid their last respects. The hall leading up to Park's altar was lined with wreaths sent by anonymous people....
  • Captains Uncourageous

    04/21/2014 5:14:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4-21-2014 | Daren Jonescu
    If we are unable or unwilling to see and confront the extreme lack of character -- the dishonor -- in Captain Lee's behavior, on the grounds that "we weren't in his shoes," then we are only increasing the chances that our own response, should we ever find ourselves in similar shoes, will be as weak as his. If we rationalize his action, we are implicitly rationalizing our own. That, in fact, is likely the main reason we excuse shameful actions so easily today: we are hoping to excuse ourselves from scrutiny (including and especially self-scrutiny) regarding our own failures of...
  • Russia writes off 90 per cent of North Korean debt, expected to build gas pipeline (To South Korea)

    04/19/2014 4:45:20 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 31 replies
    Russia's parliament has agreed to write off about $10 billion of North Korea's Soviet-era debt, in a deal expected to facilitate the building of a gas pipeline to South Korea across the reclusive state. The State Duma lower house in Moscow on Friday ratified a 2012 agreement to excuse the bulk of North Korea's debt. It said the total debt stood at $10.96 billion as of September 17, 2012. The rest of the debt - $1.09 billion - would be redeemed during the next 20 years, to be paid in equal instalments every six months. The outstanding debt owed by...
  • New Spotlight on North Korea’s Horrors (Operation Squirrel)

    04/17/2014 6:09:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | April 17, 2014 | Marco Rubio
    This week, Australian justice Michael Kirby, who led the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea, is briefing members of the U.N. Security Council regarding the widespread atrocities being committed on a daily basis against innocent people by one of the world’s most repressive regimes. Given Russia’s recent actions in Ukraine and other global challenges, the report of this U.N. commission has not received the attention it deserves.
  • Report: Only 1 of 46 lifeboats was deployed

    04/17/2014 5:25:46 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 21 replies
    KTVQ ^ | April 17, 2014 | CNN
    Jindo, South Korea (CNN) -- There were 46 lifeboats on the sunken South Korean ferry -- but only one was deployed, CNN affiliate YTN reported Thursday. CNN has not been able to independently confirm the report. If true, the report will add to the anger and desperation of families still waiting for word on the fate of 287 missing passengers. Video acquired by another affiliate JTBC showed at least 12 of the white survival capsules still attached to the ferry even as it was keeled over in the water. The survival capsules hold lifeboats.... At one point or another, the...
  • Hundreds still missing in deadly Korea ferry sinking

    04/16/2014 8:41:37 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 16, 2014 | BY NARAE KIM
    South Korean coastguard and navy divers resumed searching on Thursday for about 290 people still missing, many of them students from the same high school, after a ferry capsized in sight of land. So far 179 people have been rescued and six confirmed dead in what could be the country's worst maritime accident in 20 years. It is not known why the 6,586 metric ton vessel, built in Japan 20 years ago, sank.
  • Rescuers search dark, cold sea for survivors of shipwreck off South Korea

    04/16/2014 8:21:46 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | April 16, 2014
    Military dive teams worked the dark, cold waters of the Yellow Sea on Wednesday night in a desperate effort to find nearly 300 people who remained missing after the ferry they were taking to a South Korean island resort sank with breathtaking speed. -excerpt- The bulk of those aboard were students and teachers from Seoul's Ansan Danwon High School heading to a four-day trip to Jeju, a resort island considered the Hawaii of Korea. More than 300 students and more than a dozen teachers from the school were on board, according to officials.
  • Rescuers Race to Find Survivors of South Korean Ferry Sinking

    04/16/2014 5:08:04 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | April 16, 2014 | ALASTAIR GALE, KWANWOO JUN and IN-SOO NAM
    SEOUL—South Korea said almost 300 people remain missing after a passenger ferry sank early Wednesday near the country's southwest coast. Rescue services raced to find survivors from the ship, which quickly rolled over and may have trapped passengers inside. Two bodies have been recovered from the site. Officials said the cause of the disaster hadn't been determined.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Korean Cruise Ship Sinks - 260 lost

    04/15/2014 7:09:53 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 89 replies
    Chinese Dragon TV | 4/15/2014 | Chinese Dragon TV
    It has just been reported that a Korean cruise ship with 450 aboard has sunk. Only 190 are reported to have been saved- many high schoolers aboard.
  • UN food program inflated amount of oversight ... North Korea

    04/12/2014 11:09:10 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 11, 2014 | George Russell
    The United Nations’ World Food Program failed to carry out sufficient inspections of food distribution sites in North Korea to ensure that supplies went to the country’s suffering people rather than the dictatorial communist regime, according to the U.N. agency’s own internal watchdog. ... Moreover, even WFP’s knowledge of what aid supplies it has received from abroad are based on the say-so of a regime-run company that the watchdog says may be lying about the amount of work it does, overcharging the U.N. for the work—and in any case is doing it without a contract, which keeps the relationship legally...
  • North Korea 'is capable of striking U.S. with a nuclear electromagnetic pulse attack'

    04/10/2014 1:38:23 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 65 replies
    North Korea has the capability to deliver on its threats to carry out a nuclear electromagnetic pulse attack on the United States, it has been claimed. Dr Peter Vincent Pry, executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, has reportedly seen a long-suppressed government report that concludes North Korea is capable of using an Unha-3 rocket to carry out an attack on the U.S.. He says the U.S. would be particularly vulnerable to such an attack, as any rocket from North Korea is likely to travel over the South Pole and approach from the south - something...
  • DHS study: North Korea capable of EMP attack on U.S.

    04/10/2014 4:00:16 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 60 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | April 9, 2014 | F. Michael Maloof
    WASHINGTON – A long-suppressed report prepared by the Department of Homeland Security for the Defense Department concludes that North Korea could deliver on its threats to destroy the United States with a nuclear electromagnetic pulse attack. The report remains blocked from release to the American public. However, a copy obtained by Peter Vincent Pry from sources within DHS finds North Korea could use its Unha-3 space launch vehicle to deliver a nuclear warhead as a satellite over the South Pole to attack the U.S. from the south. Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/04/dhs-study-north-korea-capable-of-emp-attack-on-u-s/#vd4I5JDwebgQHTta.99
  • She Has a PhD in Kimchi

    04/08/2014 5:17:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Straits Times ^ | APR 9, 2014 0 0 | Rebecca Lynne Tan
    Manjo Kim was turned down by 11 American universities when she wanted to do further research on the dishWhen Dr Manjo Kim told her chemistry professor that she was keen to pursue research on kimchi, he scoffed. The then-Korean marine biochemistry undergraduate at Pusan University, and later Seoul University, was interested in her country's national condiment. Undeterred, she decided to apply for PhD fellowships at 11 American universities to do research on kimchi, but was turned down. Finally, she was accepted into Leeds University in Britain, where she wrote her doctorate dissertation on the topic in the 1960s.
  • ..Kim Jong-un has 'enemy of the state' executed by FLAMETHROWER in latest round of brutality

    04/08/2014 5:19:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 8, 2014 | John Hall
    A senior North Korean official has been executed with a flamethrower after Kim Jong-un branded him an 'enemy of the state', it has been claimed. O Sang-hon is said to have been brutally killed for his close ties to the communist leader's uncle Jang Song-taek, who was himself publicly tried and executed in December after being found guilty of corruption and 'counter revolutionary' activities. Mr O is thought to be the latest of 11 senior Workers Party figures to have been executed this year over their links to Mr Jang, with South Korean media reporting that Kim Jong-un has plans...
  • John Piper Responds to Pastor David Yonggi Cho's Conviction for Embezzling $12M

    04/05/2014 7:39:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/05/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    When asked about the conviction of David Yonggi Cho, founder of world's largest Pentecostal congregation in South Korea, for embezzling $12 million from his church, popular pastor John Piper took the opportunity to warn pastors in the U.S. who might "love money," in a recent message."With every public dishonoring of Christ, every public dishonoring of His Word and His Gospel, and His Church, it makes me angry and it makes me sorrowful," said Piper in a recent episode of Ask Pastor John.Yonggi Cho who pastors Yoido Full Gospel Church and oversees a network of churches numbering 800,000, was found...
  • Japan orders military to strike any new North Korea missile launches

    04/04/2014 9:06:22 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 68 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 4 | No Attribution
    Japan has ordered a destroyer in the Sea of Japan to strike any ballistic missiles that may be launched by North Korea in the coming weeks after Pyongyang fired a Rodong medium-range missile over the sea, a government source said on Saturday.
  • Reports: Drone on island was flown by North Korea, South says

    04/01/2014 11:30:12 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 13 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | April 2, 2014 | Ashley Rowland
    SEOUL — South Korean defense officials think a drone found Monday on one of its northwest border islands was flown by North Korea, according to media reports. The drone was found on Baengnyeong Island, located about 10 miles from North Korea, around 4 p.m. Monday after a three-hour exchange of artillery fire between the two Koreas along their disputed maritime border. Ministry of National Defense officials could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday, but a spokesman said Tuesday the ministry was investigating the origin of the drone. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un described his country’s relations with the...
  • Signs of earthquake off North Korea prompts nuclear test fears

    03/31/2014 8:10:29 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3-31-2014 | Chad O'Carroll
    A magnitude five earthquake has been detected 132km (80 miles) from the Korean peninsula early on Tuesday morning, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has said. The quake, which was said to have occurred at approximately 03:48 local time, took place at a depth of nearly 16km (10 miles) in the sea west of the Korean peninsula – just days after North Korea threatened to carry out a “new form” of nuclear test. While North Korean nuclear tests have previously been detected by the USGS quake monitoring center, the location and depth of the earthquake did not immediately suggest North...
  • BREAKING: Artillery Fired From North & South Korea / South Korea Evacuates & Scrambles F-15 jets.

    03/30/2014 10:51:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/31/14 | Jim Hoft
    F-15 fighter jets appear to have made a immediate flight to Baengnyeong border island, The island residents evacuated to shelters South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se: North Korea to face ‘serious consequences’ if it carries out another nuclear test Fox News Reports: South Korean Marines fired artillery shells across a disputed sea border Monday after North Korean shells from a live fire drill conducted by Pyongyang fell into the water south of the frontier, Seoul officials told the Associated Press.
  • North, South Korea exchange fire across disputed western sea border, Seoul says

    03/30/2014 10:20:36 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 27 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3-31-2014 | FoxNews.com
    South Korean Marines fired artillery shells across a disputed sea border Monday after North Korean shells from a live fire drill conducted by Pyongyang fell into the water south of the frontier, Seoul officials told the Associated Press. No shells from either side were fired at any land or military installations, an official with South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said. He provided no other details and spoke on condition of anonymity because of office rules. There were no immediately reports of any injuries. However, residents of a South Korean island near the border said that they had been moved...
  • Residents of South Korean Border Town Taken To Shelter

    03/30/2014 9:31:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 31 replies
    Residents of a south Korean Border Town have taken shelter after the North began firing on them.
  • Sec. Kerry to initiate North - South Korea peace process. Huh?

    03/30/2014 11:16:26 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | March 30, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Anticipating the prompt success of the Israel - Palestine peace process as well as the desired outcome of the P5+1 nuke talks, Secretary Kerry will next devote his efforts to securing peace between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea. WASHINGTON, D.C., Happy World News Service. Recent developments make it clear that a Kerry Peace Process agreement between Israel and Palestine is about to be signed, finally bringing lasting peace to the Middle East. Progress there has greatly increased the chances for a successful outcome of the P5+1 negotiations with Iran. The tensions have all but vanished and the talks are moving forward swiftly and well. Indeed, it is almost certain that there will be a final deal of...
  • Dennis Rodman: People Will 'Kiss My *$$' When North Korea Democratizes

    03/10/2014 10:42:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Breitbart's Sports ^ | March 10, 2014 | Frances Martel
    Dennis Rodman is patiently waiting for the moment when the West credits him for single-handedly opening up North Korea to the rest of the world. The former basketball star and failed vigilante-diplomat told ESPN's Mark Schwarz that he "hated" America's reaction to his trip to the country, but apologized "if I put anybody in harm's way." Rodman, who returned from the limelight after a hiatus and trip to rehab, told Schwarz that he had high hopes for North Korea. "It's so intriguing to hear him talk about sports," Rodman told Schwarz of the nation's dictator, Kim Jong-Un, the foremost violator...
  • Obama Plans to Travel to Mexico, Europe and Asia

    03/01/2014 3:57:15 PM PST · by Red Steel · 20 replies
    wsj ^ | Feb 12, 2014 | Jared A. Favole
    For the next several months, Washington won’t be seeing as much of President Barack Obama as usual. In February, March and April, the president is traveling to nine countries: Mexico, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines. His trip to Mexico is next week. He is heading to Europe in March and Asia in April. On Friday, Mr. Obama is traveling to California to visit the drought-stricken Central Valley and meet with Jordan’s King Abdullah II at Sunnylands, the Annenberg estate in Rancho Mirage. The president’s domestic travels are expected to pick up as the midterm...
  • Pro-Abortion Blogger: Killing Puppies is “Horrific” But Killing Babies is “Heroic”

    02/26/2014 2:08:16 PM PST · by NYer · 20 replies
    Life News ^ | February 26, 2014 | Jill Stanek
    <p>Jodi Jacobson is editor-in-chief of RH Reality Check, a pro-abortion website dedicated “to safeguard… sexual and reproductive health and rights against false attacks and misinformation.”</p> <p>Jacobson has stated it is “profoundly disrespectful” to oppose late-term abortions, which she defines as “at or after 24 weeks or in the third trimester.”</p>
  • Yahweh’s Substance is your makeup "Christ alive" in you, surrender and receive !

    02/03/2014 6:04:16 PM PST · by Jedediah · 11 replies
    My substance is your makeup but do not look for it to be anatomical and my atomic number is eternal never wasting away for truly I AM Wonderful in ALL aspects of this one word "ETERNAL". I AM thus an eternal constant and there is no slide rule that can measure my kingdom for I have no beginning or end to measure yet I have storehouses ,does my Word not proclaim this ?! So tell me my children is there really a need to be earthbound when even now you carry this makeup within you ?! Let me allow you...
  • Come To The Waters [charismatic caucus]

    02/22/2014 10:06:17 AM PST · by Jedediah
    I am testing the fruit of your humility(actual surrender) in the waters of My Virtue(obedience to my Word spoken or written)and in this washing only your true fruit shall pass(survive) through this furnace of fire remaining silver or gold for I must find my image alone in these waters that have the ability to Quench(satisfy) this Fire(My Spirit) . Malachi 4:1-2 4 “Watch now,” the Lord Almighty declares, “the day of judgment is coming, burning like a furnace. The proud and wicked will be burned up like straw; like a tree, they will be consumed—roots and all. 2 “But for...
  • US v China: is this the new cold war?

    02/21/2014 10:47:07 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 29 replies
    FT ^ | February 20, 2014 10:52 pm | Geoff Dyer
    (snip) China does not have a grand ­imperial plan to invade its neighbours, in the way the Soviets did. But in any country with a ­rapidly growing military – one that is flexing its muscles and is involved in a score of unresolved territorial disputes – there is always the risk that its leaders might be tempted by some sort of military solution, the lure of a quick win that would reorder the regional balance. If China and its neighbours all believe that the US has a credible plan for a conflict, this both deters any eventual Chinese adventurism and...
  • Sinai attacks: Deadly bombing hits Egypt tour bus

    02/16/2014 11:27:13 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 16 February 2014 | anon
    A bomb attack on a tourist bus in the Sinai peninsula has killed at least three South Korean tourists and an Egyptian driver, officials have said. A number of South Koreans were also hurt in the attack, which came as the bus was preparing to cross into Israel. ...
  • CIA Director: Jonathan Pollard Is In Prison Because He's Jewish

    02/08/2014 11:23:21 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 35 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | February 9, 2014 | Karen Levy
    CIA Director: Jonathan Pollard Is In Prison Because He's JewishBy Karen Levy Israel News AgencyJerusalem — February 9, 2014 ... There have been many senior US officials who have called for Israeli Jonathan Pollard to be released, but none ever came from this highest of security institutions. Former CIA Director James Woolsey has reiterated his call for the immediate release of Jonathan Pollard, now in his 29th year behind American bars over charges of spying for Israel. Speaking to the Israel News Agency, Woolsey stated: "It's enough. After a quarter century the time has come to free Pollard. That doesn't...
  • Staying Out of Other People's Wars

    02/08/2014 11:41:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Sunshine State News ^ | February 8, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    "If these negotiations [with Iran] fail, there are two grim alternatives," said Sen. Richard Durbin, "a nuclear Iran, or war, or perhaps both." Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham returned from the Munich security conference saying that even John Kerry agrees that President Obama's Syrian policy has failed. They are urging another look at air strikes. North Korea is warning that should the annual U.S.-South Korean military exercises go forward in March, it could mean war, possibly nuclear war. Philippines President Benigno Aquino III this week compared his country's situation to Czechoslovakia in 1938, and the disputed islets off his...
  • Marijuana AND Crystal Meth Legal in North Korea?

    02/03/2014 3:44:56 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Reports from the trickle of western visitors to North Korea consistently indicate that cannabis is actually widely tolerated in the Hermit Kingdom- in fact, it's not even considered a drug there. Travelers speak of pot growing wildly by the side of the road, sold, rolled, and smoked openly- right in the heart of the most repressive Stalinist regime on Earth... A recent visitor to the capitol Pyongyang said he went and purchased a substantial 'shopping bag' of the wacky tabacky at an open-stall vegetable market (at a rock-bottom price), no problem. There is simply exists no taboo around pot smoking in the DPRK- foreign businessmen say...
  • North Korea's special forces comprise 200,000 soldiers

    01/30/2014 11:38:37 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Want China Times ^ | 2014-01-31
    The special operations branch of the Korean People's Army, tasked with conducting asymmetric warfare against the United States and South Korea, is reported to comprise 200,000 soldiers, according to the Seoul-based Chosun Ilbo. As the South Korean government's defense white paper noted in 2010, North Korean special forces consist of 60,000 specialized troops and 140,000 light infantry soldiers. General Walter Sharp, the former commander of the South Korean-US Combined Forces Command stated that the infantry soldiers are lightly armed and trained to infiltrate deep behind enemy lines to destroy key installations and engage in black ops. Specialized troops may infiltrate...