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  • [N. Korea]Kim Jong-un impersonator hauled out by security after dancing in front of cheerleaders...

    02/14/2018 3:20:33 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 36 replies
    Mirror ^ | 2018/02/14 | Rachael Burford & Chris Kitching
    Kim Jong-un impersonator hauled out by security after dancing in front of cheerleaders at Winter Olympics ice hockey game The impressionist, who told guards his name was Howard, put on a show at today's Korea vs Japan hockey game By Rachael Burford & Chris Kitching 10:32, 14 FEB 2018UPDATED10:35, 14 FEB 2018 An overly enthusiastic Kim Jong-un impersonator was hauled out by security after dancing in front of North Korean cheerleaders at the Winter Olympics . The impressionist, who told guards his name was Howard, put on a show at today's Korea vs Japan hockey game. 'Howard' waved a flag...
  • Olympic Apparatchiks

    02/12/2018 6:49:26 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 2-12-18 | MOTUS
    North Korea Judged Winner of Diplomatic Gold at Olympics! – ReutersI understand the American media’s fawning over North Korea’s cynical Olympic “unification” overtures. They really can’t help themselves – the media’s always been a sucker for a certain “type” and they fall for the same guy time and time again.  So naturally they are willing to overlook Rocketman’s past atrocities, assume that he’s changed his bad-boy ways and is well on his way to winning the Nobel Peace Price. The chemistry was just too much to resist.Still, Fangirling a guy who runs a repressive regime, starves his people to death...
  • Shattuck: Smiles can’t mask this brutally oppressive regime

    02/11/2018 5:01:47 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 15 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 02-11-18 | Tom Shattuck
    Her name is Kim Yo Jong and she’s the belle of the ball at the Winter Olympics in South Korea. She’s young, attractive, confident, and the kid sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. You wouldn’t think they were related, as he embodies the physicality of a manatee and she looks ready to anchor the 6 o’clock news. But they are the same person. She is a true believer in the same cruel, oppressive ideology, and she has proven to be a talented soldier for the same cause. Thought by some to be the real brains of the operation,...
  • Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators tossed from Olympics opening ceremony

    02/09/2018 10:22:01 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2018/02/09 | Kathleen Joyce
    Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators tossed from Olympics opening ceremony By Kathleen Joyce | Fox News Two impersonators, bearing striking resemblances to President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, were both booted from the Olympic Games' opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Friday. The “Kim” impersonator told Reuters he and lookalike “Trump” were “getting along great.” He declined to reveal his real name.
  • Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators call for peace at Olympics

    02/09/2018 11:37:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/09/2018 | BY JACQUELINE THOMSEN
    Impersonators of President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un attended the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in South Korea in a call for peace between the U.S. and North Korea. The two impersonators were spotted at the ceremony, with the man taking on Trump wearing a “USA” hat. The Kim impersonator told Reuters that the two men decided to appear together in Seoul “to show the world this is what peace could look like when two leaders get along.” “We get along personally, so I believe that Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, if they talked, they’d...
  • Mike Pence sat just feet away from Kim Jong Un’s sister at the Olympics opening ceremony

    02/09/2018 11:33:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Vox ^ | 02/09/2018 | Alex Ward
    North Korea and the United States just made history during the 2018 Winter Olympics — and it was awkward. At the Olympics opening ceremonies in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Friday, Vice President Mike Pence sat mere feet away from Kim Yo Jong, the sister and trusted adviser of none other than North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. That’s remarkable for a few reasons. First, Kim is the first member of North Korea’s ruling family to enter South Korea since the end of the Korean War in 1953. It was already a huge deal that she would attend, as it possibly...
  • Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with North Korean Defectors

    02/03/2018 12:23:20 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 14 replies
    The White House ^ | Feb 2, 2018
    THE PRESIDENT: Okay, thank you very much. We have a very special group of people with us today. These are escapees from North Korea. There have been many of them over the last year, and there seems to be more and more. It’s a tough place to live, and people aren’t liking it. There’s great danger, great risk. Seong-ho was with us the other night at the State of the Union Address, and really made an incredible impression on me and on everybody else, both on television and in that magnificent room. And I had an opportunity to meet with...
  • Kim Jong Un Slush Fund ‘Running Out’ as North Korea Tests Weapons Despite Sanctions

    01/26/2018 7:15:23 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    RFA ^ | 2018-01-25
    Kim Jong Un Slush Fund ‘Running Out’ as North Korea Tests Weapons Despite Sanctions 2018-01-25 A critical slush fund controlled by North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un is nearly depleted following a series of nuclear weapon and missile tests, and the nation’s decision to participate in the upcoming Winter Olympic Games is part of a plot to bolster its failing economy, according to sources. Two Chinese sources with connections to North Korea’s ruling elite told RFA’s Korean Service Wednesday that Kim—now in his seventh year of leading the North—has nearly exhausted the slush fund he inherited from his predecessor and...
  • North Korea calls for unification of Korean Peninsula

    01/25/2018 5:59:38 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2018/01/25 | Ryan Gaydos
    North Korea calls for unification of Korean Peninsula By Ryan Gaydos | Fox News North Korea on Thursday called for “all Koreans at home and abroad” to take steps toward unification without the help of any other countries. The message urged all Koreans to “promote contact, travel, cooperation between North and South Korea,” while assuring that Pyongyang would get over any hurdles in its way toward reunifying the peninsula, Reuters reported, citing North Korean state media. North Korea also said military exercises with “outside forces” hindered the development of relations between North and South Korea. Pyongyang also called on Seoul...
  • North Korea: How Kim Jong Un's Family Was Picked by Russia To Lead and Threaten America

    01/22/2018 9:50:36 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 16 replies
    Born in 1912, Kim Il Sung went to the Soviet Far East in the 1930s to train with Stalin's military during the war against Japan, which had occupied the Korean peninsula since 1910. The North makes much of Kim, the heroic soldier. But whether he actually fought against the Japanese is a matter of debate. What's clear is that Stalin believed Kim was trustworthy, and after the Soviet invasion of the peninsula in 1945, installed him as the Communist leader in the North. A virtual unknown in his country, he seized power with considerable help from the Soviet Union and...
  • South Korea athletes blast Moon government for ‘ABUSING POWER to please Kim Jong-un'

    01/19/2018 10:20:31 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 13 replies
    Express UK ^ | 1/16/2018 | Joseph Carey
    The country’s women ice hockey team launched an attack on the government following its decision to raise the team’s roster from 23 to more than 30 to include athletes from the hermit kingdom. "Taking roster spots from South Korean athletes who have put so much effort for the Olympics - a dream stage for all South Korean athletes - for the North Koreans is not fair at all." "We are utterly speechless that the government just picked us out of blue and asked us to play with total strangers at the Olympics.” A survey released by the office of the...
  • Shattuck: Picture of deal takes shape in art of ‘button’ tweeting

    01/07/2018 5:06:24 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 6 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 01-07-17 | Tom Shattuck
    It’s becoming clear that there really is an art of the deal, and President Trump is using it to get results on the Korean Peninsula. Let’s work in reverse. By now you know that yesterday, when a reporter asked the president if he’d talk on the phone with Kim Jong Un, he answered, “I always believe in talking.” Clearly, that depends on what happens this week, when Kim’s regime will hold high-level talks inside the DMZ with South Korea — thanks to Trump. Those talks are in part a result of the U.S. and Republic of Korea pushing back the...
  • Morning Joe Goes Crazy Over Trump ‘Bigger Button’ Tweet: “Demented, Deranged, Narcissistic Disorder”

    01/03/2018 5:14:13 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 81 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    New Year’s Eve fireworks are over, but things were still exploding on the Morning Joe set today. Namely, the collective heads of the panel members. An episode of mass hysteria broke out over President Trump’s tweet that warned Kim Jong Un, in response to his threat, that Trump has a “much bigger and more powerful” button than Kim’s, and that “my button works.” First up was Mike Barnicle, who fretted over Trump’s “stability.” Next was John Heilemann, describing Trump as “demented and deranged.” Not to be outdone, Jon Meacham diagnosed Trump with a “narcissistic disorder,” while calling for an “intervention“—a...
  • Rocket Man’s New Year’s resolution

    01/01/2018 6:47:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Hot ^ | January 1, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    New Years is a time for fresh starts, optimistic attitudes and positive thinking, so what say we kick off the year with some good news out of North Korea? Naw… I’m just kidding. Things are still a mess over there. But during his annual address to welcome in 2018 (given from some undisclosed, bunker location), Kim Jong-un began striking a new tone. And while it’s not precisely conciliatory in nature, he at least sounds like he’s pretending to be interested in normalizing relations with the international community. In fact, he’s even talking about sending a delegation to the Olympic Games,...
  • [N. Korea]Kim Jong-un says he has a ‘nuclear launch button’ on his desk in threat to America

    12/31/2017 7:58:27 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 74 replies
    AFP ^ | JANUARY 1, 2018
    Kim Jong-un says he has a ‘nuclear launch button’ on his desk in threat to America KIM Jong-un has brought in the new year with an alarming escalation in his threats against the rest of the world. During a televised New Year’s Day speech, the dictator said the US would never be able to start a war with the rogue nation after it had developed the ability to hit all of the American mainland with its nuclear weapons. “The entire United States is within range of our nuclear weapons, and a nuclear button is always on my desk. This is...
  • Kim Jong-un Lookalike From Hong Kong Falls in Love With Missile in Russian Rave-Pop Video

    12/25/2017 7:16:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Wednesday, 13 December, 2017
    The tensions between the US and North Korea are good for business for the Australian impersonator, and he recently starred as a love-struck Kim in Russian group Little Big’s LollyBomb videoIn a world ever-ready to see the funny side of North Korea’s grim regime, Hong Kong’s most famous Kim Jong-un lookalike is watching his star rise. The resemblance is uncanny: with his distinctive shaved haircut and round chin, the Hong-Kong born Australian known only as “Howard” is a dead ringer for the hermit kingdom’s Dear Leader. This week, he starred in a music video for the Russian rave-pop group Little...
  • North Korea begins testing mounting anthrax onto ICBMs, report says

    12/20/2017 10:52:35 AM PST · by Hadean · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 20, 2017
    North Korea is beginning tests on mounting anthrax onto intercontinental ballistic missiles that would strike the U.S., a report said on Wednesday just two days after the White House’s U.S. National Security Strategy stated Kim Jong Un is pursuing chemical and biological weapons. The Hermit Kingdom is beginning experiments to test out if anthrax can endure immense heat and pressure it will have to endure when loaded into an ICBM and launched toward the earth’s atmosphere, Japan’s Asahi newspaper reported, citing an unidentified person connected to South Korea’s intelligence services. “North Korea has started experiments such as heat and pressure...
  • Rodman says: Kim Jong-un has CHANGED "Does NOT want WAR?"

    12/17/2017 7:54:24 AM PST · by hapnHal · 34 replies
    17 Dec 17 | hapnHal
    Wednesday on “The Late Show,” NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman opened up about his visits with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, saying the dictator has “changed” and does not want war. “He said, ‘I don’t want war,'” Rodman recalled from one of his recent visits with Kim Jong-un. “He sounds like he’s more of a kid than anything,” he added. “I think he really wants to change his culture, but I think he’s forced to be in this position because every time I go over there he’s changed so much for the people. And people don’t see that.”
  • Dennis Rodman says Trump and Kim Jong Un are 'pretty much the same': 'They love control'

    12/12/2017 2:32:47 PM PST · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 12, 2017 | Katie Leach
    Former NBA star Dennis Rodman said that President Trump is "pretty much the same" as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Rodman, who has met with Kim on multiple occasions and appeared on Trump"s "Celebrity Apprentice" show, Rodman told Agence France-Presse while in China that the two leaders exhibit similarities in how "they love control." The former athlete also said that the two are engaging in harmless "entertainment" when threatening nuclear warfare and "ain't nobody got no finger on the button."
  • North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un 'Controls the Nature,' State-Run Newspaper Claims

    12/12/2017 12:15:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    MRC TV ^ | December 11, 2017 | Monica Sanchez
    North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is so powerful that he can control nature, the country’s government-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun claims. In an article detailing Kim Jong Un’s recent visit to Mt. Paektu over the weekend, the newspaper claims that he stopped a blizzard and brought about “fine weather” as he “ascended” hiking "through thick snow" to the 9,000-foot peak of the mountain. “When Kim Jong Un ascended to the top of it, going through thick snow, it showed fine weather unprecedented in the blizzard of December winter, exposing its majestic figure,” the newspaper reads. The newspaper calls Kim Jong...