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How Google Earth Owns North Korea
LiveLeak ^ | Feb. 9, 2013

Posted on 02/10/2013 5:15:15 PM PST by brityank

How Google Earth Owns North Korea


8 minute long video of targets being pointed out over North Korea on Google Earth. All military targets. Highly advanced Google satellites positioned over North Korea took high definition pictures of military bases and areas. There are a large number of the vehicles that are older soviet-cold war era jets and planes that are still in service with the NK airforce. Many of these pictures range from 2010-2013. It takes Google multiple years to take pictures of every part of a country and put it together to make one entire image.

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TOPICS: Education; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: googleearth; northkorea; waronterror
Interesting video, with some illuminating comments appended.

I do know that Google is not very current on its overhead shots, as my old van I got rid of a year and a half ago is still showing - but disappears when going to StreetView. I have no doubt that some of these NK shots are planted for misdirection.

1 posted on 02/10/2013 5:15:20 PM PST by brityank
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To: brityank

Volunteers have been scouring those satellite images and have identified thousands of buildings and sites across the country and putting them on Google Earth I think


2 posted on 02/10/2013 5:16:30 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: brityank

Wait till they get back the StreetView photos of Nother Korea from their ground level Googlemobiles.


3 posted on 02/10/2013 5:23:49 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: brityank

It certainly doesn’t look like many of those jets are in flyable condition.


4 posted on 02/10/2013 5:27:08 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: GeronL

Don’t know how current those images are but if they are current, where in the world do the norks get the cash for all those jets? There’s fighters all over NK. It makes you think NK is one huge armed camp.


5 posted on 02/10/2013 5:31:21 PM PST by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: NCC-1701

NK has a “military first” policy, they spend very little on anything else. How many of those planes are still able to fly? who knows but they will keep them as distractions to any enemy who has to expend manpower and time to hit them.


6 posted on 02/10/2013 5:34:14 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: brityank

Note in the interests of accuracy that Google satellites are not “positioned” over North Korea, the “pass” or “travel” over North Korea.

Satellites can only be “positioned” over a point on the equator.


7 posted on 02/10/2013 5:37:03 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

Also, I don’t know if Google actually owns the satellites or pays another company for the images


8 posted on 02/10/2013 5:38:36 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: NCC-1701

well the ‘LOOKS LIKE A-10s” look more like IL-28 BEAGLEs which i’m surprised can still fly. probably have to crash one to get spare parts.


9 posted on 02/10/2013 5:38:36 PM PST by bravo whiskey (“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.”)
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To: Vince Ferrer

I wonder how many of them are plywood decoys.


10 posted on 02/10/2013 5:48:51 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: brityank

Kind of cool. I looked at NK through http://maps.google.com and some of the roads are starting to finally show up.


11 posted on 02/10/2013 6:06:20 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: brityank

Another fun thing to do on Google Earth is go to North Korean cities and look for cars on the roads.


12 posted on 02/10/2013 6:14:05 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: NCC-1701
Don’t know how current those images are but if they are current, where in the world do the norks get the cash for all those jets? There’s fighters all over NK. It makes you think NK is one huge armed camp.

It is. Most of the existing artillery in the entire world is on the NK side of the DMZ pointed at Seoul and other towns in the south.

13 posted on 02/10/2013 6:20:14 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: GeronL
NK has a “military first” policy, they spend very little on anything else.

Outside the United States, all Communists have a "military first" policy. The only Commies who want to disarm their country are American Commies.

14 posted on 02/10/2013 6:51:51 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets; brityank; GeronL; Revolting cat!; Vince Ferrer; NCC-1701; ...

Good point Lonesome, it reminds me of the Soviet Unions May day parades, where they had all the weapons on display.

Years later we learned that most of the weapons were highly designed cardboard and wood mocks.

So, like you, I wonder how many of those planes and boats are wooden replicas to make it look like they are highly armed.

After all, N.K. is in such a financial wreck that their actual worth makes Greece look like the Saudi’s royal family.

The satellite photos we have can only give so much definition, and even the highly technical photos we had of the Soviet Unions cardboard replicas fooled us.

Just sayins is all, it’s food for thought.


15 posted on 02/10/2013 7:03:56 PM PST by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

http://www.nkeconwatch.com/2013/02/07/high-rice-prices-and-foreign-exchange-rates-continue-in-north-korea/

rice prices:

January 2 to 9, 2013 in Pyongyang was 6,700 KPW

Last year from January 15 to 21, the price of rice in Pyongyang was 3,200 KPW

That is a pretty steep price increase, especially since the peasants are given crap


16 posted on 02/10/2013 7:04:24 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Vince Ferrer
yup, rush hour prolly means actually seeing another car going the same way you are on the way to work...
17 posted on 02/10/2013 7:12:31 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
Yeah, but the traffic girls there are pretty hot


18 posted on 02/10/2013 7:15:55 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
yowser... now if there were only some cars
19 posted on 02/10/2013 7:35:27 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: GeronL
I was in South Korea back in 1977. There were fortifications and dummy aircraft & tanks all over the place.

I would expect that North Korea is doing the same.

"Inflatable decoys (30 Photos)"


20 posted on 02/10/2013 7:38:05 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: BwanaNdege

bump

I agree with that.


21 posted on 02/10/2013 7:41:58 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks brityank.


22 posted on 02/10/2013 7:44:48 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Vince Ferrer
Another fun thing to do on Google Earth is go to North Korean cities and look for cars on the roads.

lol     Only cars I've seen are limo's, along with a few buses and trucks. I've also seen shots of their intersections - no traffic lights, but female wardens standing by in case ...

23 posted on 02/10/2013 7:45:00 PM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: OneVike
The satellite photos we have can only give so much definition, and even the highly technical photos we had of the Soviet Unions cardboard replicas fooled us.

I believe the Brits did that for WWII to fool the Nazi's - lots of fake military staging.

24 posted on 02/10/2013 7:47:55 PM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: dfwgator; Vince Ferrer

Here you go, Vince - in the flesh.

Very nice, dfwgator!


25 posted on 02/10/2013 7:51:28 PM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank

Google has their own satellite?


26 posted on 02/10/2013 7:53:41 PM PST by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: chemicalman

I’m sure they wish! As I understand, they contract with both US and overseas satellite companies for the visuals, then add the mapping overlays. Pretty impressive, actually.


27 posted on 02/10/2013 8:07:24 PM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: BwanaNdege

I had a chance to buy an inflatable military vehicle for $5000. I wish I had that kind of money to throw around, because I’d love to see what my HOA would have said if I had “parked” a tank in my driveway.


28 posted on 02/10/2013 9:55:37 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: bravo whiskey
BW's post (thanks BW) got me curious, so I found this info on the Innertoobs:

IL-28 BEAGLE

29 posted on 02/11/2013 6:18:44 AM PST by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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