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NASA photo shows North Korea is in the dark
yahoo.com ^ | February 26, 2014 | Dylan Stableford

Posted on 02/26/2014 7:50:59 PM PST by grundle

This Jan. 30, 2014 photo made available by NASA on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 shows North Korea, darker area at center, between South Korea, right, and China, left. Lights from the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, are visible at center. The image comparing the night time lights of the countries was made by the Expedition 38 crew aboard the International Space Station.

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1 posted on 02/26/2014 7:50:59 PM PST by grundle
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2 posted on 02/26/2014 7:53:47 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: grundle

Nuclear test goes horribly wrong — northern end of Korean peninsula totally vaporized. New body of water to be called Straits of Inchon.


3 posted on 02/26/2014 7:54:28 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: grundle

Good place for amateur astronomers to study the sky..., while they’re starving to death....


4 posted on 02/26/2014 7:55:07 PM PST by freebilly
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To: grundle

WT?


5 posted on 02/26/2014 7:56:05 PM PST by uncitizen (Impeach the Communist Already!)
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To: grundle

Soeul is partying like it’s 1999 right up against the barbed wire perimeter of the world’s largest concentration camp.


6 posted on 02/26/2014 7:59:16 PM PST by SpaceBar
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7 posted on 02/26/2014 8:00:03 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: grundle

Collectivism didn’t work for the brightest, hardest-working group on planet Earth, no, but you know what?

IT IS TOTALLY GOING TO WORK FOR US UNDER BARACK OBAMA...!

THIS TIME they’ll totally get it right...!


8 posted on 02/26/2014 8:00:44 PM PST by gaijin
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To: grundle

9 posted on 02/26/2014 8:11:59 PM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: grundle
All family are arrowed one candle.
10 posted on 02/26/2014 8:14:44 PM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: grundle

Pray for the prisoner population of NK. It worked for the captive nations of the Baltic.


11 posted on 02/26/2014 8:19:50 PM PST by gasport (Will operate for food.)
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To: Steely Tom

That has got to be one of the most depressing pictures I have ever seen.

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12 posted on 02/26/2014 8:23:27 PM PST by Mears
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To: grundle

They’re not really Communists, say the US Progressives. We know how to do it correctly.


13 posted on 02/26/2014 8:28:11 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Steely Tom

Is the entire power grid taken down about dark?


14 posted on 02/26/2014 8:33:16 PM PST by PistolPaknMama
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Is the entire power grid taken down about dark?

I don't know.

I've been to China, and I noticed that - at least in big cities - they have two separate power distribution systems. You can see them on the power poles. Two sets of wires, two sets of transformers, etc. One is on top, the other in the middle.

I was told that one of them is an "emergency" system. The other is for routine loads.

It is my understanding that much infrastructure design in NK is borrowed from the PRC. Perhaps they use the two-power-system approach in Pyongyang, and the lights for the Great Leader's picture are powered of the "emergency" one.

It's also possible that they simply have very very severe penalties for using electricity in private dwellings. If you are vulnerable to a 20-year sentence in a labor camp for burning a light bulb at night, you will damn well make sure they're all off by curfew.

15 posted on 02/26/2014 8:50:22 PM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: grundle

I used to use a similar worldwide photo produced by NASA as a PC wallpaper. NASA creates maps without clouds by using composite photos. The darkness of North Korea stood out like a sore thumb.

About 5 years ago I attended a Baptist men’s church retreat where the featured speaker was Mark Bailey, the president of Dallas Theological Seminary. He told us that he had visited Donald Rumsfeld’s office and had seen the NASA photo cropped to show just North Korea. The difference between north and south is really stark.


16 posted on 02/26/2014 9:02:50 PM PST by the_Watchman
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“Wow, North Korea is dark for these fifteen minutes.”

“Kim, yes,everybody knows that!”

But, did you know that this will last longer than fifteen minutes?”

“Screw them, Let the Gecko worry about that!


17 posted on 02/26/2014 9:12:53 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: SpaceBar

Well you know that camps usually have a lights out policy so that is probably what is happening here except its North Korea electric that says Lights Out!!!


18 posted on 02/26/2014 9:23:50 PM PST by xp38
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To: ClearCase_guy

lol


19 posted on 02/26/2014 10:23:49 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: grundle

Wait until Obama sends GE to North Korea. All those curly flourescent bulbs will finally find a home.


20 posted on 02/27/2014 12:03:20 AM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: grundle

But look at all the Al Gore carbon credits they are piling up !


21 posted on 02/27/2014 1:11:56 AM PST by llevrok (F the government)
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To: grundle

How Green if them. Truly progressive.


22 posted on 02/27/2014 4:50:00 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Mears

“That has got to be one of the most depressing pictures I have ever seen.”

Are you kidding? That’s the good part of town. You should see how they live way out in the boonies.


23 posted on 02/27/2014 10:35:09 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: the_Watchman

I’ve seen the older photo with the lines drawn. I just thought it was interesting that the mainstream media is now paying attention to this subject.


24 posted on 02/27/2014 7:20:23 PM PST by grundle
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