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N Korea rocket launch reportedly fails
LA Times ^ | April 12, 2012 | 4:22 pm | staff

Posted on 04/12/2012 4:42:54 PM PDT by gandalftb

North Korea launched a three-stage rocket from a missile base near the west coast city of Sinuiju today, claiming that it was carrying a weather satellite of purely civilian use.

Its projected trajectory was almost due south on a course 150 miles east of Shanghai. The second stage of the rock was to splash down east of the Philippines, which prompted Manila to cancel northbound flights as a precaution.

Initial network news reports said the rocket failed during flight.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: epicfail; failepicfail; japan; northkorea; rocket; southkorea
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Yes it is, and thought provoking too.
101 posted on 04/12/2012 8:46:12 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RINOcrat Party is still in charge. There has never been a conservative American government.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

BTW, the women in the photo you posted were Chinese, not Norks.


102 posted on 04/12/2012 8:48:44 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RINOcrat Party is still in charge. There has never been a conservative American government.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Thanks for the graphic.

It seems like the parts landed about where the first stage was supposed to come down.

103 posted on 04/12/2012 9:16:09 PM PDT by Aglooka ("I was out numbered 5-to-1, I got 4.")
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To: Aglooka

In-flight explosions that terminated several tests of Iran’s Shahab-3 ballistic missile might indicate that Iran is developing an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) warhead. Testifying before the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security on 8 March 2005, Peter Pry, a senior staff member of the Congressional EMP Commission, said that these flights were reported to have been terminated by a self-destruct mechanism on the missile. “The Western press has described these flight tests as failures because the missiles did not complete their ballistic trajectories,” he told the subcommittee. “Iran has officially described all of these same tests as successful. The flight tests would be successful if Iran were practising the execution of an EMP attack.”


104 posted on 04/12/2012 9:27:06 PM PDT by Dave346
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To: Dave346

http://articles.janes.com/articles/Janes-Missiles-And-Rockets-2005/Shahab-break-ups-suggest-possible-EMP-trial.html


105 posted on 04/12/2012 9:29:12 PM PDT by Dave346
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To: TigerLikesRooster
It may well have been the "First Secretary" himself! But of course, he will push the blame downward and people will go up before the firing squad for this.

Dispondent DPRK TV announcer this afternoon at the Noon news, coming clean with their foul up:

They will say something stupid like, "even the Party and the People's beloved rocket,yet an inanimate object designed for world peace, was so overcome with grief over the recent passing of Comrade Kim Jong il, and also filled with emotion over the anniversary of the birth of the Great Leader Comrade Kim il Sung, that it to, broke down in tears and just could not complete the mission, ending in a fiery burst of beauty and respect for the fallen great Generals who have led our people."

Really. They talk this smack. Heck, even they could employ me as a consultant to write their crap, I know their minds so well.

106 posted on 04/12/2012 9:39:27 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Oh, well. SEE YOU IN THE CAMPS. (Hope your forearm tatoo doesnt hurt too much)....)
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To: Dave346

Telemetry, AWACS, Cobra Ball monitoring, Aegis monitoring, recovery of fragments off Geunsan Port, behavior of the DPRK press handlers (they were apoplectic) before the journalist corps, all of these will go into analysis as to whether it was a planned explosion per EMP test as has been suggested or whether it was an unexpected FUBAR.


107 posted on 04/12/2012 9:43:01 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Oh, well. SEE YOU IN THE CAMPS. (Hope your forearm tatoo doesnt hurt too much)....)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

You can’t make this up. If somebody in Hollywood inserted this phrase into a movie script, he would have been laughed off because it sounds so bizarre even in the movie world.


108 posted on 04/12/2012 9:49:29 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: gandalftb

I’m sure the Partisan Media Shills will spin it, if they report it at all, gotta protect their golden child.


109 posted on 04/12/2012 9:59:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael; Alamo-Girl; doug from upland; ohmlaw98; b4its2late
"Clinton Democrats negotiating with Bernard Schwartz to get him in touch with NK."

Exactly. North Korea needed those treasonous scumbags Bill and Hillary Clinton chinagate connections along with Bernard Schwartz and Loral.

***

Senator James Inhofe's June 23, 1999 Senate Floor chinagate speech/ an absolute must read:
"Clinton National Security Scandal and Coverup"
http://www.againsthillary.com/clinton_national_security_coverup.html

DOWNSIDE LEGACY AT TWO DEGREES OF PRESIDENT CLINTON SECTION: BEHIND THE TREASON ALLEGATIONS SUBSECTION: TIMELINE 1997 Revised 7/14/00
http://alamo-girl.com/0191.htm

"Chinagate - Lewinsky Deception"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F054Slq07wg&feature=related

Bureaucracy, Bungled Report Collide at Loral
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/campfin/stories/loral053198.htm

Trulock: CIA Director Aided Cover-up of Clinton-China Scandal
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/4/18/175114.shtml

Gorelick's Memo Impeded Probe of Clinton's China Scandal
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2004/4/26/153933.shtml

110 posted on 04/13/2012 12:40:37 AM PDT by Mr Apple
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Are those the ROKettes?

Leni

111 posted on 04/13/2012 2:07:36 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: expat2

I still have one..wanna trade..1 bottle of Bombay gin.


112 posted on 04/13/2012 3:14:26 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: editor-surveyor
Didn't know that: in which case, could they have done a sabotage like we did with the Russian pipeline under Reagan?

Cheers!

113 posted on 04/13/2012 4:35:51 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

THe party’s submissive prostitutes with AKs.


114 posted on 04/13/2012 4:42:29 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Snickering Hound

I wonder if that guy lived?


115 posted on 04/13/2012 4:47:11 AM PDT by hattend (Jesus wants me to make churches pay for abortions. - Barack Obama)
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To: gandalftb

I know the feeling.

Alderon’s Revenge, my first and only attempt at launching a self designed and built three stage rocket also failed. As it gained altitude on the first stage, it veered off the vertical and when the second stage ignited turned parallel to the ground, directed toward the picnic area on the nearby hillside. The third stage fired and buried into the ground.

The Park Ranger came running over with instructions to be careful.


116 posted on 04/13/2012 4:50:48 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Carry_Okie

“the women in the photo you posted were Chinese”

Thought so too. None of them look Korean. BTW, I’ll take the one closest to the camera!


117 posted on 04/13/2012 6:14:34 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: grey_whiskers

Cheers!!!


118 posted on 04/13/2012 6:54:00 AM PDT by 444Flyer (~Leaning on the everlasting arms~ (Deuteronomy 33:27) (John 3))
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To: Mr Apple

Thanks for the links and remembering the DSL!


119 posted on 04/13/2012 7:06:18 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: grey_whiskers

NoK:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoKA2OLJ8hs&feature=related

;)
Cheers!!!


120 posted on 04/13/2012 7:23:48 AM PDT by 444Flyer (~Leaning on the everlasting arms~ (Deuteronomy 33:27) (John 3))
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To: expat2

Rocket 404:
Orbit not found


121 posted on 04/13/2012 7:45:37 AM PDT by verum ago (A good physical therapist is half friend, half sadist.)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

So you’ve got them figgered out——it wasn’t really a longdongcheechNchong rocket but an underwater mining machine going after those pesky manganese nodules——maybe the runt is getting the rast raff.?


122 posted on 04/13/2012 9:38:40 AM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Texas resident

That foreign press corpse that Punky invited in were hostages-—— to keep everyone else from shooting the roman candle on its launch pad.


123 posted on 04/13/2012 9:45:52 AM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: gandalftb

That’s about right and if it’s true that the roman candle reached a height of 120 KM before blowing then second and third stage fins wouldn’t mean anything anyway-—no air. Even the first stage fins look a little “early Hitler “to me-—I’m guessing they were just stacking engines, pointing and shooting, and hoping for a “reat rictory “.


124 posted on 04/13/2012 10:03:36 AM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Texas resident; GeronL; TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo
56 posted on Thu Apr 12 2012 20:27:57 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by Texas resident: “What’s interesting is that the new nork leader invited all kinds of media into his kingdom to witness the launch. Usually, they don’t allow any media in case of a failure such as this. Don’t want the possibility of losing face. ooops.”

Agreed.

This may have been an attempt by the new leader, who has spent time in the West, to show the benefits of good international PR to his much older mentors.

I see no way this level of media attention could have happened without Kim Jong-Un’s explicit approval, and probably with his encouragement.

It should be interesting to see how his older mentors view this massive loss of public face.

I would not want to be one of the hairsprayed North Korean PAOs right now who were responsible for media management. The only worse job would be the North Korean bus driver who took media buses into the Pyongyang equivalent of slums while photographers snapped cameras. I'm guessing the bus driver will be driving something very different for a long time if he's still alive, and the same for a lot of female PAOs and male rocket scientists.

Korean kimchi temper is a terrible thing to behold.

125 posted on 04/13/2012 10:43:02 AM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: darrellmaurina

Oh yes, I agree with all of that except the equivalent of slums.... he took them to the real Pyongyang after straying off of Potemkin Village Road. The PAO’s who didn’t take away the memory cards from the cameras is going to be in deep kimchi too.


126 posted on 04/13/2012 10:52:43 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Chinese not Korean....

wait is there a physiological difference or are North Koreans just so malnourished??


127 posted on 04/13/2012 10:55:53 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: gandalftb

I guess it really is rocket science. Now they’ll probably execute the engineers they think are responsible for the failure. Poor b@$t@rd$.


128 posted on 04/13/2012 10:59:01 AM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: gandalftb

I guess it really is rocket science. Now they’ll probably execute the engineers they think are responsible for the failure. Poor b@$t@rd$.


129 posted on 04/13/2012 10:59:27 AM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: EternalVigilance; skeeter

You two are spot on with my thoughts regarding this failure.

Then you realize Obama is our CIC. Japan maybe. U. S., doubtful.

I’m half surprised Obama hasn’t lofted an investigation yet.


130 posted on 04/13/2012 11:11:21 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (I believe in Cap and Trade. I know, I know... Cap spending and trade Obama!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; Carry_Okie; Oldeconomybuyer

I think the photos come from this march of the Chinese military. Look to the end for videos of how strict their march training is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&v=OHZIUdHm6b4&NR=1

Gotta say one good thing about the Communists: they have great looking uniforms and military parades.

Too bad (for them) that some of their stuff blows up before it’s supposed to.


131 posted on 04/13/2012 11:21:43 AM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I seek the Luongdong 3!

Seriesy, what part of chicks in miniskirts goosestepping is NOT to like?


132 posted on 04/13/2012 11:28:33 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: skeeter

That would be a belligerent act. Let’s not go creating facts on the ground (fait accompli) here.


133 posted on 04/13/2012 11:33:20 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: GeronL
We agree... my hesitation in calling those the Pyongyang equivalent of “slums” is that they'd be great housing in most of the country were most North Koreans wish they could live.

Even the real Pyongyang that reporters and visitors don't get to see is far better than the rural countryside.

As for the non-confiscation of the camera cards: I read the accompanying article in the Korean press. The reporters seem as surprised as anyone else that their camera cards weren't confiscated, or at least the curtains drawn on the bus to end photography. My guess is that the North Korean PAO ladies were given directions about managing media, followed them to the letter as they were trained to do, and now are in huge trouble for doing precisely what they were told.

No makeup or hairspray for those ladies for a very long time, unless they can convince people the fault was much higher than them.

I've said it many times: If you want to make a car better, give it to the Asians. They'll make a thousand minuscule minor improvements because of their attention to details we never noticed, and the end result may be a better product. But don't expect Asia to have a Henry Ford who invented cars in the first place. The educational system simply does not promote the innovative thinking and risk-taking that's required to make major advances in technical fields, let alone academic fields.

134 posted on 04/13/2012 11:33:31 AM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: EternalVigilance

Yep. That look like the first sign of failure right there.


135 posted on 04/13/2012 11:34:32 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: GeronL

“wait is there a physiological difference “

Very often,,,, flatter, rounder face.


136 posted on 04/13/2012 11:47:49 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Gertie

Solly Chaaalie you tigah now!


137 posted on 04/13/2012 11:53:16 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: GeronL; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
127 posted on Fri Apr 13 2012 12:55:53 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by GeronL: “Chinese not Korean.... wait is there a physiological difference or are North Koreans just so malnourished??”

Yes to body physiology, but malnourishment in childhood does play a role.

My Korean father-in-law and mother-in-law are well under five feet. My wife is a few inches shorter than my 5'4” height. My youngest niece who lives with us is already almost as tall as me, and will probably be taller when she finishes growing. It appears that Koreans are genetically capable of growing to moderate height; they just haven't had enough food to do so until the current generation. On the other hand, with my Italian genes, being 5'4” makes me about as tall as anyone in my extended family is likely to get.

Back to physiology and body types:

Ask yourself whether a Scandinavian and a Scotsman and a German and a Dutchman and a Frenchman and an Italian and a Greek look physically different, and you'll say, “obviously, yes” (at least on the extremes such as Scandinavian and Greek, less so in between those northern and southern European groups). It's the same way for different Asian ethnic groups. Just as virtually all Americans can tell the difference between most Italians and most Swedes, people familiar with Asians can usually tell the difference between Han Chinese, Korean and Japanese, and all of them look much different than Vietnamese or Laotian or Hmong or the various Indonesian groups. Of course, there's some shading there, especially with the huge size of China and some regionalization in Chinese ethnography over centuries or millenia.

138 posted on 04/13/2012 11:55:27 AM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: gandalftb

The NORKS suck at missile technology. So did the Chicoms until Bubba Klinton, in need of campaign funds to keep his lying a$$ in office, gave them the technology and guidance systems they needed in exchange for a generous “contribution”. Now they can hit a gnat’s a$$ in downtown LA. Thanks Bubba - you lying impeached treasonous SOB!


139 posted on 04/13/2012 11:57:10 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
To answer your question, it will go something like this:
"There are NOOOOOO Americans in Bugh-DAD! NEEEEVVVVAAAAAHHHH!"
140 posted on 04/13/2012 11:58:43 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: darrellmaurina

“people familiar with Asians can usually tell the difference”

My Chinese lady friend says I’m very good at that. And the effects of nutrition on height are interesting. A friend and his wife, both from Shanghai, are short, yet both their American-born daughters are over 6 feet! And abdo-lute stunners!


141 posted on 04/13/2012 12:04:12 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: ichabod1
It was simple speculation, not fact creation.

After the provocations committed by the NKs over the past few years a shootdown of their 'weather satellite' rocket would more likely be met with worldwide applause than condemnation.

142 posted on 04/13/2012 12:14:41 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: darrellmaurina
I've said it many times: If you want to make a car better, give it to the Asians. They'll make a thousand minuscule minor improvements because of their attention to details we never noticed, and the end result may be a better product. But don't expect Asia to have a Henry Ford who invented cars in the first place

I have noticed that too. BTW, will the Samsung 500 be aired in South Korea, since one of their biggest companies sponsors it?

Yes, they had the window blinds open because they were supposed to stay on the right route. They had no orders about taking the memory cards I bet. "Let their own media show the glories of the Kim empire" was probably what they were told.

143 posted on 04/13/2012 12:37:52 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; TigerLikesRooster

I was under the impression that Korea and the Chinese right over the Yallow River were pretty much the same people. Koreans even used the Chinese alphabet/writing until one of their Kings created a better one.

I understand its considered one of the best written languages even if the spoken language isn’t.

I also love watching Korean dramas online, with subtitles. With good subtitles... the bad ones are like Babelfish.

I wish more American girls looked like Park Shin-Hye!... er.. just saying.


144 posted on 04/13/2012 12:42:45 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Oh boy... if China gets too prosperous they won’t have room for the next generation of giants!

//sarcasm


145 posted on 04/13/2012 12:44:14 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
"Now they can hit a gnat’s a$$ in downtown LA. Thanks Bubba - you lying impeached treasonous SOB!"

Exactly right on mark!

The Clinton Cow in the China Shop - Part 1
12/7/2007 | Dagny D'Anconia
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1949811/posts

146 posted on 04/13/2012 4:45:25 PM PDT by Mr Apple
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To: The Sons of Liberty; Dave346
Expensive China; the clinton legacy
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1002866/posts
147 posted on 04/13/2012 4:50:08 PM PDT by Mr Apple
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To: GeronL
Which finally now -brings us to Korea and Obama:

"Loosening export controls (Obama moves oversight of selling missile technology to Commerce Dept.)"

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2363093/posts

148 posted on 04/13/2012 5:34:40 PM PDT by Mr Apple
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To: Mr Apple

did you know that our free trade pact with South Korea includes the Kaesong Industrial Zone in North Korea?? We had free trade with NK, kind of, before Japan... weird.


149 posted on 04/13/2012 5:40:12 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL
We had free trade with NK

No, I did not know this?

150 posted on 04/13/2012 5:47:25 PM PDT by Mr Apple
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