The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

User avatar
Mo
Posts: 22833
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 17:08

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Post by Mo » 03 May 2018, 22:23

This is the future NK wants.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/03/worl ... korea.html

If US troops leave, Norma invade the South and the US is told to butt out or nukes get used.
his voice is so soothing, but why do conspiracy nuts always sound like Batman and Robin solving one of Riddler's puzzles out loud? - fod

no one ever yells worldstar when a pet gets fucked up - dhex

User avatar
Fin Fang Foom
Posts: 9539
Joined: 05 May 2010, 22:39

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 03 May 2018, 22:35

Mo wrote:
03 May 2018, 22:23
This is the future NK wants.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/03/worl ... korea.html

If US troops leave, Norma invade the South and the US is told to butt out or nukes get used.
Eh, Norma is a tough broad, but while the ROK may be devastated, it should ultimately crush the North.

User avatar
Mo
Posts: 22833
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 17:08

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Post by Mo » 03 May 2018, 22:37

Oh agree. The Norks won’t win, but ROK would win in the same way one wins a knife fight.
his voice is so soothing, but why do conspiracy nuts always sound like Batman and Robin solving one of Riddler's puzzles out loud? - fod

no one ever yells worldstar when a pet gets fucked up - dhex

User avatar
Fin Fang Foom
Posts: 9539
Joined: 05 May 2010, 22:39

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 03 May 2018, 22:38

Mo wrote:
03 May 2018, 22:37
Oh agree. The Norks won’t win, but ROK would win in the same way one wins a knife fight.
I'm just skeptical they'd be dumb enough to start it.

User avatar
Shem
Posts: 7130
Joined: 27 Apr 2010, 00:27

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Post by Shem » 03 May 2018, 23:39

Fin Fang Foom wrote:
03 May 2018, 22:38
Mo wrote:
03 May 2018, 22:37
Oh agree. The Norks won’t win, but ROK would win in the same way one wins a knife fight.
I'm just skeptical they'd be dumb enough to start it.
I go back and forth until settling on "if someone tells you he's a death cultist, wisest course of action is to believe him."
"VOTE SHEMOCRACY! You will only have to do it once!" -Loyalty Officer Aresen

User avatar
Aresen
Posts: 14355
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 20:18
Location: Great White Pacific Northwest

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Post by Aresen » 04 May 2018, 00:30

Shem wrote:
03 May 2018, 23:39
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
03 May 2018, 22:38
Mo wrote:
03 May 2018, 22:37
Oh agree. The Norks won’t win, but ROK would win in the same way one wins a knife fight.
I'm just skeptical they'd be dumb enough to start it.
I go back and forth until settling on "if someone tells you he's a death cultist, wisest course of action is to believe him."
I think that would be my default assumption.
If Trump supporters wanted a tough guy, why did they elect such a whiny bitch? - Mo

Those who know history are doomed to deja vu. - the innominate one

Never bring a knife to a joke fight" - dhex

User avatar
Warren
Posts: 24245
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 17:03
Location: Goat Rope MO
Contact:

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Post by Warren » 04 May 2018, 12:42

Aresen wrote:
04 May 2018, 00:30
Shem wrote:
03 May 2018, 23:39
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
03 May 2018, 22:38
Mo wrote:
03 May 2018, 22:37
Oh agree. The Norks won’t win, but ROK would win in the same way one wins a knife fight.
I'm just skeptical they'd be dumb enough to start it.
I go back and forth until settling on "if someone tells you he's a death cultist, wisest course of action is to believe him."
I think that would be my default assumption.
I prefer to judge people by their actions over their words.
A self professed death cultist lacks credibility.
THIS SPACE FOR RENT

User avatar
Painboy
Posts: 3654
Joined: 18 Feb 2013, 11:33
Location: Seattle

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Post by Painboy » 04 May 2018, 12:53

While I'm glad to see that the Korean situation is thawing some I don't trust Un at all. The guy is a psychopath. You don't execute people with anti-aircraft guns or have them ripped apart by dogs if you're sane. That's some Ramsey Bolton shit. I'm trying to figure out what his play is here.

User avatar
Mo
Posts: 22833
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 17:08

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Post by Mo » 04 May 2018, 13:26

They still haven't actually done anything. Kim Jong Il destroyed a nuclear reactor as a "show of good faith" that they were dialing back their nuclear activities.
his voice is so soothing, but why do conspiracy nuts always sound like Batman and Robin solving one of Riddler's puzzles out loud? - fod

no one ever yells worldstar when a pet gets fucked up - dhex

User avatar
Shem
Posts: 7130
Joined: 27 Apr 2010, 00:27

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Post by Shem » 04 May 2018, 15:25

Warren wrote:
04 May 2018, 12:42
Aresen wrote:
04 May 2018, 00:30
Shem wrote:
03 May 2018, 23:39
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
03 May 2018, 22:38
Mo wrote:
03 May 2018, 22:37
Oh agree. The Norks won’t win, but ROK would win in the same way one wins a knife fight.
I'm just skeptical they'd be dumb enough to start it.
I go back and forth until settling on "if someone tells you he's a death cultist, wisest course of action is to believe him."
I think that would be my default assumption.
I prefer to judge people by their actions over their words.
A self professed death cultist lacks credibility.
What do you think they do in those concentration camps, debate the Juche Ideal?
"VOTE SHEMOCRACY! You will only have to do it once!" -Loyalty Officer Aresen

User avatar
Warren
Posts: 24245
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 17:03
Location: Goat Rope MO
Contact:

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Post by Warren » 04 May 2018, 16:00

Shem wrote:
04 May 2018, 15:25
Warren wrote:
04 May 2018, 12:42
Aresen wrote:
04 May 2018, 00:30
Shem wrote:
03 May 2018, 23:39
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
03 May 2018, 22:38
Mo wrote:
03 May 2018, 22:37
Oh agree. The Norks won’t win, but ROK would win in the same way one wins a knife fight.
I'm just skeptical they'd be dumb enough to start it.
I go back and forth until settling on "if someone tells you he's a death cultist, wisest course of action is to believe him."
I think that would be my default assumption.
I prefer to judge people by their actions over their words.
A self professed death cultist lacks credibility.
What do you think they do in those concentration camps, debate the Juche Ideal?
Heh, good point.
(My bad for not including the humor smiley :) )
THIS SPACE FOR RENT

User avatar
nicole
Posts: 8930
Joined: 12 Jan 2013, 16:28

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Post by nicole » 17 May 2018, 16:17

So the president has no mf idea what anyone means by "the Libya model."
"Fucking qualia." -Hugh Akston

"This is why I carry a shoehorn.” -jadagul

User avatar
Aresen
Posts: 14355
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 20:18
Location: Great White Pacific Northwest

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Post by Aresen » 17 May 2018, 16:57

nicole wrote:
17 May 2018, 16:17
So the president has no mf idea what anyone means by "the Libya model."
I am tempted to be sarcastic, but I am more scared that he has people like John Bolton and Mike Pompeo around him.
If Trump supporters wanted a tough guy, why did they elect such a whiny bitch? - Mo

Those who know history are doomed to deja vu. - the innominate one

Never bring a knife to a joke fight" - dhex

User avatar
thoreau
Posts: 26137
Joined: 06 May 2010, 12:56
Location: Back to the lab again

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Post by thoreau » 17 May 2018, 17:50

Libya is arguably the greatest foreign policy mistake that Clinton and Obama made, if you think about the long-term implications. So it is sadly appropriate that he would have no idea what it means.
"ike Wile E. Coyote salivating over a "4000 Ways To Prepare Roadrunner" cookbook without watching his surroundings, the Road Runner of Societal Inertia snuck up on them both and beepbeeped them off the mesa."
--Shem

User avatar
nicole
Posts: 8930
Joined: 12 Jan 2013, 16:28

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Post by nicole » 17 May 2018, 18:33

thoreau wrote:
17 May 2018, 17:50
Libya is arguably the greatest foreign policy mistake that Clinton and Obama made, if you think about the long-term implications. So it is sadly appropriate that he would have no idea what it means.
No, that's what he thinks it means.

It actually means Libyan disarmament.
"Fucking qualia." -Hugh Akston

"This is why I carry a shoehorn.” -jadagul

User avatar
Aresen
Posts: 14355
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 20:18
Location: Great White Pacific Northwest

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Post by Aresen » 17 May 2018, 18:49

I find Kim Jong Un's threat to cancel the summit with Trump amusing.

Does anyone really think anything substantive will come out of the summit, should it occur?

Yes, the Trumpistas might claim it as proof that Trump's policies have forced KJU to the bargaining table, but realistically North Korea is the party with most to gain from a summit if it happens.
If Trump supporters wanted a tough guy, why did they elect such a whiny bitch? - Mo

Those who know history are doomed to deja vu. - the innominate one

Never bring a knife to a joke fight" - dhex

User avatar
Mo
Posts: 22833
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 17:08

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Post by Mo » 21 May 2018, 20:36

This can be the album art for, Now That's What I Call Juche 2018

his voice is so soothing, but why do conspiracy nuts always sound like Batman and Robin solving one of Riddler's puzzles out loud? - fod

no one ever yells worldstar when a pet gets fucked up - dhex

User avatar
Eric the .5b
Posts: 12222
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 16:29

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Post by Eric the .5b » 21 May 2018, 20:38

Finally, a challenge coin where people will just prefer to say they forgot theirs and pay for a round of drinks.

(Assuming negotiations continue to go South, of course.)
"Better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer."
"Cyberpunk never really gave the government enough credit for their ability to secure a favorable prenup during the Corporate-State wedding." - Shem

User avatar
Kolohe
Posts: 13367
Joined: 06 May 2010, 10:51

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Post by Kolohe » 21 May 2018, 21:14

This bothers me more than it should, in that it should be simply yet another stupidity I should just casually dismiss.
when you wake up as the queen of the n=1 kingdom and mount your steed non sequiturius, do you look out upon all you survey and think “damn, it feels good to be a green idea sleeping furiously?" - dhex

User avatar
Mo
Posts: 22833
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 17:08

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Post by Mo » 21 May 2018, 21:29

The Supreme Leader is the kicker.
his voice is so soothing, but why do conspiracy nuts always sound like Batman and Robin solving one of Riddler's puzzles out loud? - fod

no one ever yells worldstar when a pet gets fucked up - dhex

User avatar
Jake
Posts: 2573
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 18:38

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Post by Jake » 21 May 2018, 22:51

I will pay good money for one of those. It'll be the first item in my museum exhibition, "Artifacts of Failure."

(Now that I think about it, that would actually be an amusing and interesting collection.)
"TIL that it's genetically impossible for whales to have evolved from leg-having ancestors, millions of scientists are signing a petition to stop the teaching of evolution and evolution isn't real because Nazis wanted to kill all the Jews. Alternately, I met a moron at the museum." -- TIO

User avatar
Mo
Posts: 22833
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 17:08

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Post by Mo » 21 May 2018, 23:25

Jake wrote:
21 May 2018, 22:51
I will pay good money for one of those. It'll be the first item in my museum exhibition, "Artifacts of Failure."

(Now that I think about it, that would actually be an amusing and interesting collection.)
You should get a poker chip from the Trump Taj Mahal to really bookend the museum.
his voice is so soothing, but why do conspiracy nuts always sound like Batman and Robin solving one of Riddler's puzzles out loud? - fod

no one ever yells worldstar when a pet gets fucked up - dhex

User avatar
Aresen
Posts: 14355
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 20:18
Location: Great White Pacific Northwest

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Post by Aresen » 21 May 2018, 23:41

It does have two heads. How could you possibly lose?
If Trump supporters wanted a tough guy, why did they elect such a whiny bitch? - Mo

Those who know history are doomed to deja vu. - the innominate one

Never bring a knife to a joke fight" - dhex

User avatar
nicole
Posts: 8930
Joined: 12 Jan 2013, 16:28

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Post by nicole » 24 May 2018, 09:47

Aaaaaaaaaaaaand the summit is OFF!
"Fucking qualia." -Hugh Akston

"This is why I carry a shoehorn.” -jadagul

User avatar
dhex
Posts: 15361
Joined: 05 May 2010, 16:05
Location: 'murica

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Post by dhex » 24 May 2018, 11:02

much not nobels.
"I do wear my New Balance tennis shoes when I'm wearing cargo shorts, though, because truth in advertising." - lunch

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests