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  • North Korea accused of sending balloons of trash, poop into the South

    05/29/2024 9:38:06 AM PDT · by DFG · 4 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/29/2024 | Olivia Land
    South Korea has accused the North Korean regime of sending balloons containing garbage and animal feces into its territory. Over 260 inflated balloons with plastic bags tied to them had been detected by Wednesday, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Some of the inflatables landed on the ground, while others were still airborne. Those that had landed appeared to have trash strewn around them, as well as animal excrement, the Yonhap news agency said. South Korea’s military explosives ordnance unit and a chemical and biological warfare response team were deployed to inspect and collect the mysterious objects. An alert...
  • Biden calls North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un president of South Korea in latest world leader blunder

    05/11/2024 11:07:27 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Nypost ^ | 05/11/2024 | Victor Nana
    President Biden referred to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as the president of South Korea on Friday in his latest gaffe involving world leaders. Biden, 81, was in the middle of attacking his 2024 opponent, former President Donald Trump, over his close relationship with the dictator when he made the blunder. “We’ll never forget his love letters for the South Korean President Kim Jong Un or his admiration for Putin — what a great leader Putin is,” the president said during remarks at a campaign reception in Portola Valley, Calif.
  • Synthetic diamonds may have just gotten way easier to make...These gems don’t require tremendous pressure to form.

    05/07/2024 11:46:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    FreeThink ^ | May 6, 2024 | Kristin Houser
    South Korean researchers have developed a new technique for creating synthetic diamonds — and they think they’ve only scratched the surface of its potential. Synthetic diamonds: Aside from jewelry, diamonds are used in drilling, manufacturing, healthcare, quantum computing, and more. The cost and uncertainty of finding the right kind of diamonds in nature inspired scientists to see if they could make them in the lab. In the 1950s, a team at General Electric pulled it off using a process called “high-pressure high-temperature” (HPHT), which mimics the conditions that create diamonds in nature. This process is still used to make 99%...
  • Suicide Rates Around the World: South Koreans & Lithuanians Have The Highest Rate Of Suicide In the World

    05/01/2024 8:32:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Statista ^ | 04/30/2024 | Anna Fleck
    May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, participants use the month to focus efforts on “eradicating stigma, extending support, fostering public education and advocating for policies that prioritize the well-being of individuals and families affected by mental illness.”The topic of suicide is an important part of this conversation. As Statista's Anna Fleck shows in the following chart, it is a truly global issue, even though estimated rates vary around the world. For example, according to OECD data, out of every 100,000 men in the United States an average of...
  • South Korea's low birth rate poses challenges to military conscription

    04/23/2024 8:33:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Yonhap News Agency ^ | Kim Eun-jung
    South Korea's shrinking pool of conscripts is causing concerns amid the growing threat from North Korea, prompting the military to mull options to effectively maintain combat readiness with limited resources. In South Korea, all able-bodied men must serve mandatory military service for at least 18 months, while women can volunteer for military duty as officers or non-commissioned officers. The number of military personnel has been on a steady decline over the past decades due to the country's persistently low birth rate, falling below 500,000 for the first time last year. South Korea's total fertility rate-- the number of children that...
  • US Navy secretary says he was 'floored' by a Pacific ally's shipbuilding abilities amid American warship production woes

    04/11/2024 9:49:24 AM PDT · by MAGA2017 · 60 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/11/24 | Chris Panella
    Amid concerns about American shipbuilding, the US Navy's top civilian official said this week that he was "floored" by a Pacific ally's capabilities in this space. The Navy secretary's comments came on the heels of an internal review that discovered that most of the Navy's top programs, including high-priority submarines, a first-in-class guided-missile frigate, and the third Ford-class aircraft carrier, are severely delayed by years, fueling worries from US officials about the ability to maintain our pace against great power rivals. During his keynote speech at the Navy League's Sea Air Space conference this week, Secretary of the Navy Carlos...
  • Resignations Rock South Korea’s Conservatives After Landslide Midterm Loss

    04/11/2024 9:01:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/11/2024 | FRANCES MARTEL
    Multiple senior members of conservative President Yoon Suk-yeol’s administration and the head of his People Power Party (PPP) tendered their resignations on Thursday after vote counts confirmed that the left-wing Democratic Party decisively took over the National Assembly in Wednesday’s midterm election. The Democrats overcame a chaotic campaign season in which leader Lee Jae-myung survived a would-be assassin stabbing him in the neck. The day he was released from the hospital, three members of his party defected, protesting that Lee was running an authoritarian and corrupt “regime” within the party. Lee was in court on Tuesday for a hearing addressing...
  • See the Future of Global Depopulation – a Giant Empty School

    03/10/2024 12:32:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 62 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | March 8, 2024 | Brian Wang
    A youtuber shows a day in life of a Japanese Elementary School with only 8 students and 11 teachers. The school has about 20 rooms and had over 400 students in previous generations but is now virtually empty. There are about 11 million akiya, or abandoned homes, in rural Japan. Here we see a nearly abandoned school. The video shows happy students and teachers but you can also feel the sad decline. The school built for more capacity. The number of teachers should have been 20-30 and the number of students was and should be hundreds. All of the nearby...
  • Nextrush Unplugged Weekend: A 50,000 Dow Is Prosperity, The "Meathead Wedge" For Dems, The Iranian Men And The Israeli Men, Leave Israel Alone? Nikki In Fantasyland

    02/25/2024 1:16:51 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/24/2024 | Nextrush/Self
    Well the Dow closed 39,131.53 and the NASDAQ 15,996.82 for this week. Accounting for inflation caused by federal spending on COVID we are a long way... Japanese and South Korean companies benefit we had a Uniparty junket to those countries Mike Crapo Republican US Senator from Idaho ranking on the Finance Committee joined... And the Democrat Update I think the Democrats are going crazy so we need Napoleon the 14th from 1966... Are you scared into voting Democrat yet? Well to help you sone uniformed individuals have been touring State Capitol buildings across the United States... There are folks out...
  • South Korea’s EV Sales Held Back by Drivers’ Fears of Battery Fires

    02/06/2024 7:19:32 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Oil price ^ | Feb 05, 2024, | Charles Kennedy -
    South Korean drivers are concerned that their future EVs could catch fire while charging or in a car crash ... In 2020 and 2021, several high-profile cases of EVs catching fire were reported in South Korea. Three years ago, an electric bus manufactured by Hyundai Motor caught fire while in use. A few months earlier, Hyundai Motor recalled more than 77,000 Kona EVs sold globally after 13 of the electric crossover vehicles caught fire. Hyundai and its battery supplier LG Chem were at odds over the reasons for the recall, with the battery cell maker saying it wasn’t its battery...
  • North Korea Conducts Test of Underwater Nuclear Weapons System -KCNA

    01/18/2024 6:56:53 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 16 replies
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has conducted a test of its underwater nuclear weapons system in a protest against this week's joint military drills by South Korea, the United States and Japan, state media KCNA said on Friday. The test of the "Haeil-5-23" system, a name North Korea has given to its nuclear-capable underwater attack drones, was carried out by the defence ministry's think tank in the waters off its east coast, the report said, without specifying a date.
  • South Korea passes bill to ban eating dog meat, ending controversial practice as consumer habits change

    01/09/2024 12:15:24 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/9/24 | Jessie Yeung, Gawon Bae, Yoonjung Seo and Marc Stewart
    Seoul, South Korea CNN — South Korea’s parliament passed a bill Tuesday banning the breeding and slaughter of dogs for consumption, ending the traditional yet controversial practice of eating dog meat after years of nationwide debate. The bill received rare bipartisan support across South Korea’s divided political landscape, highlighting how attitudes toward eating dog have transformed over the past few decades during the country’s rapid industrialization. The law will ban the distribution and sale of food products made or processed with dog ingredients, according to the corresponding committee of the National Assembly.
  • South Korea evacuates islands after North Korea fires more than 200 artillery rounds

    01/05/2024 12:00:17 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 64 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/1/23
    SEOUL — North Korea fired more than 200 artillery rounds into the sea on Friday near a tensely defended maritime border with South Korea, a military official said, while residents of two South Korean islands were ordered to evacuate due to an unknown “situation.” The defense ministry would not confirm if the order was prompted by the North’s artillery firing or South Korean drills in response. However, a text message sent to residents and confirmed by an island official cited “naval fire” to be conducted by South Korean troops from 3 p.m.(0600 GMT) Friday. An official on Yeonpyeong island, which...
  • Developing. South Korean leader stabbed in neck while speaking to crowd...

    01/02/2024 5:09:31 AM PST · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    Footage showing the Stabbing Attack earlier against the Leader of the Democratic Party of South Korea, Lee Jae-myung while he was Speaking to a Crowd in the Southeastern City of Busan. VIDEO AT LINK..............
  • Lee Jae-myung: South Korea opposition leader stabbed in Busan.

    01/01/2024 6:28:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 1st January 2024
    The leader of South Korea's political opposition was stabbed at a news conference in the southern port city of Busan, Yonhap news agency reports. Lee Jae-myung, who narrowly lost the presidential elections in 2022, was stabbed on the left side of his neck on Tuesday morning. The male attacker was arrested at the scene. Lee was transferred to a hospital about 20 minutes after the attack. He was conscious at the time, Yonhap said. Mr Lee is not currently a member of South Korea's legislature but is widely expected to run for a seat in the next general election, which...
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Sunday 12/24/2023 Christmas Eve Newsdump Riot At Gov't Building In Serbia, Israeli Military Operations Expanded, British Warship To Guyana, High Seas Incidents, Turkish Strikes In Iraq, Syria

    12/24/2023 7:32:08 PM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/24/2023 | Nextrush/Self
    The shipping giant Maersk says it will resume operations in Red Sea and Gulf of Aden waters... Israel facing a 20 billion US dollar budget shortfall due to the war... A new legal filing from President Donald Trump's lawyers to the federal circuit court of appeals... Violent Protest Incident In Belgrade, Serbia This Evening Dozens Of Arrests Police Injured Russia Thanked For Advance Warning About Incident... "Tonight our heart is in Bethlehem, where the Prince of Peace is again rejected by the useless logic of war" Part of the message delivered tonight by Pope Francis... Citizens of Israel, we are...
  • South Korea on brink of ‘extinction’ unless embraces immigration, says minister

    12/18/2023 11:37:14 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 52 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 12/7/23 | Nicola Smith
    South Korea is facing “extinction” and needs to embrace immigration to stave off its “demographic catastrophe”, the country’s justice minister has warned. “When it comes to immigration policies, we have passed the stage of deliberating whether to implement them or not. Because if we don’t, we cannot escape the fate of extinction due to the demographic catastrophe,” Han Dong-hoon, told a parliamentary meeting in Seoul, reported the Korea Times.
  • Korea's Army of Senior Citizens Ready for Battle. 'I Don't Remember the Rifles Being So Heavy'

    12/05/2023 7:47:01 PM PST · by Redcitizen · 45 replies
    Military Times ^ | December 05, 2023 at 4:42pm ET | Max Kim
    SEOUL, South Korea — Dressed in borrowed camouflage fatigues, they fumbled with their ammunition belts and K2 assault rifles. Some had white hair and a slow, shuffling gait; their average age was 63, the oldest 75. It was the most unconventional batch of trainees that the 52nd Infantry Division's Seocho Reserve Forces Training Center had ever seen, and Lt. Col. Hwang Hyeon-seok received them with a strained smile, desperately hoping that none of them would get hurt.
  • South Korea to re-impose stock short-selling ban through June to 'level playing field'

    11/05/2023 7:16:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/05/2023 | Jack Kim
    South Korea from Monday will re-impose a ban on short-selling shares at least until June to promote a "level playing field" for retail and institutional investors, financial authorities said on Sunday. The ban was lifted in May 2021 for trades involving the shares of companies with large market capitalisation included in the KOSPI200 and KOSDAQ150 share price indices. The restriction has remained in place for most other stocks. The FSC will review market activity in June to decide whether there is significant improvement to allow the ban to be lifted, he said. The regulator last week said it would establish...
  • Taoiseach to discuss LGBT rights with South Korean president [gay Irish PM; barf]

    11/02/2023 10:39:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Friday, 3 Nov 2023 00:01 | Brian O’Donovan, Work & Technology Correspondent
    Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is to meet with the President of South Korea, Yoon Suk Yeol, in Seoul today and said he will raise the issue of LGBT rights.South Korea’s constitutional court recently upheld a law banning same-sex relations in the military. Mr. Varadkar is currently in the country on a trade mission and speaking to reporters in Seoul, he said he respected the right of any democratic country to make its own rules, but that it is certainly one of the issues he will have a chance to mention to the President. […] The two leaders are also expected to...