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  • North Korea Threatens To Send US A ‘Christmas Gift’ And Trump Reverts To Calling Kim Jong Un ‘Rocket Man’

    12/04/2019 10:50:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/04/2019 | John Sexton
    A war of words between President Trump and North Korea has escalated this week. It started Tuesday with a member of North Korea’s Foreign Ministry suggesting the US should choose what kind of “Christmas Gift” it wanted. North Korea has set the end of the year as deadline for some kind of progress on stalled denuclearization talks with the US. So this was seen as a threat that North Korea could soon launch another long-range missile if it doesn’t receive some sanctions relief this month: In a statement translated on the state news agency, Ri Thae Song, a first...
  • Delta responds to backlash over in-flight film censorship of 'homosexual content'

    11/02/2019 11:51:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/02/2019 | Gerren Keith Gaynor
    Delta Air Lines will show unedited versions of “Booksmart” and “Rocketman” in its in-flight film offerings after critics called out the airline for censoring sexuality, including same-sex love, in previously deleted scenes. The company said in a statement Thursday that it did not ask for any “homosexual content” to be removed from the films. “We value our in-flight entertainment options as a means to reflect the diversity of the world,” the company said. “We are reviewing the processes of our third-party editing vendors to ensure that they are aligned with our values of diversity and inclusion.” The issue of censorship...
  • (S. Korean) NSC expresses grave concern over N. Korea test

    07/31/2019 4:49:35 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 11 replies
    NSC expresses grave concern over North Korea test By Jung Da-min North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs) into the East Sea, Wednesday morning, the latest in a series of missile tests off its eastern coastal area since May. These latest launches came six days after a similar test of two missiles last week. Hours after the missile tests, Cheong Wa Dae convened an emergency National Security Council (NSC), presided over by National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong. "We expressed grave concerns over the firing of the missiles, which could have a negative impact on peace-building efforts," the presidential office...
  • ‘Dark Phoenix,’ ‘Godzilla,’ and ‘Rocketman’ Take a Dive at the Box Office

    06/10/2019 1:03:26 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 8,2019 | John Nolte
    Rocketman also took a steep 57 percent dive in its second weekend, which brings the overall ten-day take to a pathetic $47.5 million. This Elton John biopic was supposed to be this year’s Bohemian Rhapsody, but Freddie Mercury’s biopic opened higher ($51 million) than Rocketman’s total ten day haul. In fact, after its second weekend, Bohemian Rhapsody had already cleared the $100 million mark. So what went so wrong here? After all, Rocketman received much better reviews than Bohemian Rhapsody (90 percent fresh for Rocketman compared to Bohemian’s barely fresh 61 percent), Elton John was always a bigger star than...
  • Russia cuts Rocketman scenes citing 'homosexual propaganda' law

    05/31/2019 2:57:42 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 53 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 31, 2019 | Andrew Roth
    Elton John biopic’s gay sex and kissing footage edited out in effort to play down singer’s sexuality A Russian media company has reportedly cut all scenes featuring gay sex and men kissing from the Elton John biopic Rocketman because of laws banning “homosexual propaganda”. An estimated five minutes of footage have been cut from the film in an attempt to play down the sexuality of one of the world’s most famous gay celebrities for a conservative Russian audience. “all scenes with kissing, sex and oral sex between men have been cut out… The nastiest part is that the final caption...
  • North Korea executed envoy to US and officials after failed Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi

    05/30/2019 7:51:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    North Korea executed Kim Hyok-chol, its special envoy to the United States, and foreign ministry officials who carried out working-level negotiations for the second US-North Korea summit in February, holding them responsible for its collapse, a South Korean newspaper reported on Friday. Kim Yong-chol, a senior official who had been US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s counterpart in the run-up to the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, is also said to have been subjected to forced labour and ideological education, the Chosun Ilbo reported. The North Korean leader is believed to...
  • Elton John Biopic, ‘Rocketman’ movie features first ‘gay male sex onscreen’ by major studio

    05/22/2019 1:09:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 131 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/22/2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    Paramount Pictures’ R-rated “Rocketman” will be the “first major studio to depict gay male sex onscreen," according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is about homosexual singer Elton John’s rise to fame. It will be distributed at cinemas throughout the United States and Canada. It features Taron Egerton as Elton John and Richard Madden, who plays as one of John’s homosexual partners. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "There were multiple scenes that included men kissing, simulated oral sex and a steamy bedroom scene with both Egerton and Madden unclothed." "Rocketman" reportedly received a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival,...
  • Kim Jong Un calls for 'full combat posture'

    05/10/2019 9:37:05 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 86 replies
    Singapore Straits Times ^ | 11 May 2019 | Singapore Straits Times
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for a "full combat posture" as state media yesterday released photos showing missiles being fired during a long-range strike drill conducted by Pyongyang. The photos came a day after it tested two short-range missiles. Analysts said the regime may have developed a new missile that is easier to hide, harder to strike down and capable of hitting all of South Korea.
  • (BREAKING) N. Korea Launches Short Range Missile Toward Japan Sea (90 min. ago)

    05/03/2019 6:48:06 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 180 replies
    Basically leading with short dispatches saying the North Koreans did this at around 0906 am local Saturday (8:06 pm eastern USA) in Korea/Japan, about 90 minutes ago, into the Sea of Japan, traveling 70 to 200 kilometers from a launch site near Wonsan on DPRK east coast. (Report in Japanese—because fast breaking) Conservative Sankei Shimbun news, Tokyo
  • North Korea test-fires new tactical guided weapon

    04/17/2019 3:25:13 PM PDT · by blueplum · 55 replies
    wbrc tv ^ | 17 Apr 2019 | sources
    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea announced that it has test-fired a new type of tactical guided weapon. The Korean Central News Agency says Chairman Kim Jong Un observed the firing of the weapon Wednesday by the Academy of Defense Science. The agency reports that Kim said "the development of the weapon system serves as an event of very weighty significance in increasing the combat power of the People's Army." The agency says Kim mounted an observation post to learn about the test-fire of the new-type tactical guided weapon and guide the test-fire. The announcement came after reports of...
  • North Korea possibly building new submarine (Korea Times)

    04/13/2019 1:46:33 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 10 replies
    The Korea Times (Seoul, South Korea) ^ | 13 April 2019 | Lee Min-hyung
    North Korea is possibly building a new submarine that can fire ballistic missiles, according to South Korean and U.S. defense officials, Friday. This could be a serious security threat to the United States as the submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) may reach as far as the U.S. mainland. "[SLBM technology] changes the defense equation in terms of where the origin could be," U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy John Rood said Wednesday (local time) in a Senate hearing. The SLBMs are considered more threatening weapons than intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), as they are harder to detect and increase the regime's strike...
  • North Korea’s Kim has faith in Trump, frustrated at skeptics

    09/06/2018 10:59:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Columbian ^ | September 6, 2018 | The Associated Press
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un still has faith in U.S. President Donald Trump’s commitment to ending their nations’ hostile relations, but he’s frustrated by questions about his willingness to denuclearize and wants his “goodwill measures” to be met in kind, South Korean officials said Thursday. The trove of comments from Kim, including his commitment to a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula and to the suspension of all future long-range missile tests, were relayed by top South Korean security officials returning from meeting him in Pyongyang as well as by the North’s propaganda specialists. Even in their indirect form, each statement will...
  • Trump hails Kim, sees no need to resume US-South Korea war games

    08/29/2018 10:45:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Hindu Business Line ^ | August 29, 2018 | Reuters
    Days after cancelling a planned visit to North Korea by his top diplomat citing insufficient progress in denuclearisation talks, US President Donald Trump hailed his personal relationship North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday and said there was no reason to resume war games with South Korea. Trump's statement came a day after his defence secretary hinted that the drills, which North Korea denounces as rehearsals for invasion, could resume. Trump tweeted a White House statement in which he once again questioned China's role in helping to resolve the crisis over North Korea's development of nuclear weapons that threaten...
  • Pompeo reportedly gives Kim Jong Un an Elton John 'Rocket Man' CD at Trump's request

    07/06/2018 8:12:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/06/2018 | Alex Pappas
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly brought a CD with the Elton John song “Rocket Man” to give as a gift to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his visit to the country. Pompeo arrived in North Korea on Friday amid talks between the two countries over denuclearizing North Korea. Pompeo brought two gifts for Kim, including a letter from President Trump and the CD, according to The Chosun Ilbo, a top newspaper in South Korea. Last year, amid escalating rhetoric between the two countries, Trump repeatedly referred to Kim as “Rocket Man” and “Little Rocket Man.” A diplomatic...
  • The summit between the U.S. and North Korea is back on, ABC News reports.

    06/01/2018 11:56:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 71 replies ^ | 06/01/2018 | Staff
    As if anybody thought it was not going to happen!.................
  • BREAKING: Trump: Secretary of State Pompeo heading back from North Korea with 3 released prisoners

    05/09/2018 5:39:13 AM PDT · by LiveFreeOrDie2001 · 183 replies
    CNBC ^ | Mike Calia
    President Donald Trump said Wednesday that three American prisoners released from North Korea were headed home.
  • North Korea is sitting on a stockpile of minerals worth trillions

    03/09/2018 8:40:41 PM PST · by doug from upland · 39 replies
    business insider dot com ^ | orig June 2017 | Chris Weller
    Embedded deep beneath the country's mountainous zones are some 200 varieties of minerals, including gold, iron, copper, zinc, magnesite, limestone, tungsten, and graphite, Quartz reports. Some of these stockpiles are among the largest in the world, and North Korea, a tiny and cash-strapped nation, frequently uses them to bring in additional revenue — no matter the laws against doing so. The total value of these minerals lies somewhere between $6 trillion and $10 trillion. But the country is too poor to create the infrastructure needed to export the minerals — at least in large enough quantities to make a dent...
  • Being nice to Rocket Man hasn't worked in 25 years, why would it work now? Clinton failed, Bush...

    10/01/2017 12:07:47 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | October 1, 2017 | President Donald Trump
    Being nice to Rocket Man hasn't worked in 25 years, why would it work now? Clinton failed, Bush failed, and Obama failed. I won't fail.
  • President Trump Understands The Economic Power Of The United States Now Lies In Its Military Might

    09/25/2017 8:14:25 AM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    As President Trump is in deep contemplation on the North Korean dilemma, he understands that the military might of the United States is now also its currency. Nations around the world are being led by China and Russia to remove the US dollar as the primary world reserve currency. This is a gang-up against the United States to destroy its long-held standing as the number one world economic power. But how does this current economic battle to circumvent the US dollar affect President Trump’s decision to show North Korea the military might of the United States? If the United States...
  • Is Trump All Talk on North Korea? The Uncertainty Sends a Shiver

    09/24/2017 4:35:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 24, 2017 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    When President Trump gave a fiery campaign speech in Huntsville, Ala., on Friday evening, he drew a rapturous roar by ridiculing Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, as “Little Rocket Man.” Among diplomats and national security specialists, the reaction was decidedly different. After Mr. Trump repeated his taunt in a tweet late Saturday and threatened that Mr. Kim and his foreign minister “won’t be around much longer” if they continue their invective against the United States, reactions ranged from nervous disbelief to sheer terror. Mr. Trump’s willingness to casually threaten to annihilate a nuclear-armed foe was yet another reminder of...