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  • Kim Jong-un: Tyrant, Psychopath, Mac User

    02/12/2016 5:37:08 PM PST · by IncPen · 45 replies
    Kotaku ^ | 2-11-2016 | Brian Ashcraft
    He might hate the United States, but he sure digs those designed-in-California computers. You probably wouldn’t take Kim Jong-un as a Mac user. Usually, in photos of him checking out military computers, we see the North Korean dictator in front of a P.C. [Image: AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS] Advertisement However, a handful of photos of the supreme leader at his own desk show him with Macs, leading to the assumption that while the military may use PCs, his personal preference is Mac. For example, Reuters correspondent James Pearson, who covers North Korea and South Korea, tweeted out this...
  • South Korea cuts off power, water into Kaesong zone in North Korea

    02/11/2016 3:18:19 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    reuters ^ | Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:46pm EST | Jack Kim; Toni Reinhold)
    The 280 South Koreans who had remained in Kaesong rushed to vacate the industrial park on Thursday evening, completing the pullout at 11:05 p.m. (1405 GMT), said the South's Unification Ministry, which handles ties with the North. A few minutes before midnight, the South shut off the supply of electricity into Kaesong that powered the factory zone, the ministry said early on Friday. The action also cuts off water supply, it said. ... The Kaesong project employed about 55,000 North Koreans, who were given a taste of life in the South, working for the 124 mostly small and medium sized...
  • N. Korea orders military takeover of inter-Korean factories

    North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that had been the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, calling Seoul's earlier suspension of operations at the jointly run facility as punishment for the North's recent rocket launch a "dangerous declaration of war." North Korea said it was responding to Seoul's shutdown order by immediately deporting the hundreds of South Koreans who work at the complex just across the world's most heavily armed border in the city of Kaesong, pulling out the tens of thousands of North Korean employees and freezing all South Korean assets....
  • North Korea Orders South Out of Kaesong Border Factory, Seizes Assets

    02/11/2016 6:11:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    NBC News ^ | Februay 11, 2016 | Stella Kim and Alastair Jamieson
    North Korea ordered all South Koreans out of the jointly-run Kaesong factory zone Thursday in a rapidly-escalating spat between the countries. Pyongyang said it was seizing South Korean assets and turning the industrial facility into a military zone, according to officials in Seoul.
  • Cruz Scolds Obama: 'Stop Protecting China'

    02/10/2016 4:59:13 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 10, 2016 | Morgan Chalfant
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) directed President Obama to "stop protecting China" in order to more effectively respond to hostile actions from North Korea. Cruz, a presidential candidate, penned the letter to Obama Wednesday to express concern with his policy of "strategic patience" toward North Korea. Earlier, the Texas senator announced that he would vote in favor of legislation that would impose nuclear weapons-related sanctions in North Korea, which is expected to gain passage in the Senate. Cruz outlined several means of more effectively responding to aggressive actions from North Korea, which over the weekend launched a long-range rocket and...
  • Community rallies to attend veteran’s funeral

    02/10/2016 8:39:29 AM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Amanda Baillie
    When word spread that WWII/Korean War vet had no one to mourn him, that changed quickly He died an American hero, but with no family to mourn him. On Tuesday, however, Sergeant First Class Sidney Dean Cochran was buried with full military honors, surrounded by hundreds of strangers who came to pay their respects to the World War II veteran. Thanks to a social media campaign that began with a post on funeral director Ryan Jensen’s wife’s Facebook page, word quickly spread about the service.
  • North Korea Has Resumed Weapons-Grade Nuke Work, Intel Chief Says

    02/09/2016 9:19:18 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    nbc ^ | 02/09/2016 | jon schuppe
    North Korea, which in recent weeks has conducted a nuclear test and fired a long-range rocket in defiance of United Nations sanctions, has also resumed its efforts to produce weapons-grade nuclear material, National Intelligence Director James Clapper told Congress Tuesday. A North Korean uranium enrichment facility has been expanded, and a plutonium reactor, closed in 2007, is back up and running, Clapper testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee. The reactor could begin to recover plutonium "within a matter of weeks to months," he said. The dictatorship's growing menace also includes a growth in the "size and sophistication of its...
  • North Korea's new satellite flew over Super Bowl site

    02/08/2016 11:26:48 AM PST · by familyop · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 8, 2016 | ERIC TALMADGE
    TOKYO (AP) -- Here's a bit of Super Bowl trivia: North Korea's newest satellite passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after it ended. Whatever motives Pyongyang may have about using its rocket launches to develop nuclear-tipped long-range missiles, it now has two satellites circling the Earth, according to NORAD, the North American Aerospace Command, which monitors all satellites in orbit. Both of the Kwangmyongsong, or "Shining Star," satellites complete their orbits in about 94 minutes and based on data released by international organizations tracking them, the new one passed almost right over Levi's Stadium about an hour...
  • North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbours, U.S.

    02/07/2016 1:24:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | 2/07/16 | Ju-min Park, Shinichi Saoshiro
    SEOUL/TOKYO, Feb 7 (Reuters) - North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday carrying what it has called a satellite, but its neighbours and Washington denounced the launch as a missile test, conducted in defiance of U.N. sanctions and just weeks after a nuclear bomb test. The U.S. Strategic Command said it had detected a missile entering space, and South Korea's military said the rocket had put an object into orbit. North Korea said the launch of its satellite Kwangmyongsong-4, named after late leader Kim Jong Il, was a "complete success" and that it was making a polar orbit of...
  • Japan: North Korea launches 'missile'

    02/06/2016 5:03:40 PM PST · by Nextrush · 104 replies
    NHK World ^ | 2/6/2016 | NHK
    The Japanese government says North Korea launched what's widely believed to be a long-range ballistic missile on Sunday. The government said the missile was launched at 9:31 AM Japan time from the western coast of North Korea toward the direction of Okinawa Prefecture.
  • The Joy of The LORD[ Charismatic Caucus]

    02/05/2016 7:40:47 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The pursuit of happiness is to enter into obedience and not leave. Many of My children are doing their own thing which truly has nothing to do with My Kingdom or The Father's will and in such manner have heaped upon themselves coals of futility weighing themselves down with yokes of bondage. However where My Spirit is there is freedom and in this place you will find My Vessels filled from My Spring of Life within them for there is a well flowing freely that need not be dug again. . . 2 Corinthians 3:17 17 Now the Lord is...
  • Speculation mounts of imminent N. Korea rocket launch

    01/29/2016 6:34:43 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    AFP ^ | Jan. 29, 2016 | Thomas Watkins
    Speculation mounts of imminent N. Korea rocket launch AFP By Thomas Watkins, with Hiroshi Hiyama in Tokyo Washington (AFP) - Speculation mounted Friday that North Korea is preparing a rocket or long-range missile launch to follow its recent nuclear test, with Japan reportedly ordering its military to shoot down any projectile that threatened its territory. With existing UN Security Council resolutions banning North Korea from the use of ballistic missile technology, any launch would be a further slap in the face of the international community which is struggling to find a united response to the January 6 nuclear test. Following...
  • First on CNN: North Korea may have tested components of a hydrogen bomb

    01/28/2016 1:32:39 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/28/2016 | Barbara Starr
    The U.S. now believes North Korea might have attempted to test components of a hydrogen bomb on January 6, after further review and analysis of the latest intelligence information. A U.S. official directly familiar with the latest U.S. assessment said there may have been a partial, failed test of some type of components associated with a hydrogen bomb. The assessment comes after careful examination of the latest intelligence analysis of the test data. But the official emphasized there is no final conclusion. ... That analysis shows the test was conducted more than two times deeper underground than originally assessed --...
  • North Korea may be readying long-range missile launch soon: Kyodo

    01/27/2016 7:47:04 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 27, 2016 | Ju-min Park and Jack Kim
    North Korea may be readying long-range missile launch soon: Kyodo SEOUL | By Ju-min Park and Jack Kim North Korea may be preparing to launch a long-range missile as soon as within a week, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported early on Thursday, citing an unnamed Japanese government official. The official cited signs of possible preparations for a missile launch, based on analysis of satellite imagery of the North's Tongchang-ri missile test site on its west coast. The report came as U.N. Security Council members discuss fresh sanctions against the North after it conducted its fourth nuclear test on Jan. 6....
  • Korean Girls Try American BBQ

    01/15/2016 8:55:51 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 71 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 1/15/16 | Liveleak
    Korean girls try pulled pork, brisket and American style pork ribs for the first time. Help others learn about American BBQ by sharing this video. Let us know what else you'd like to see them taste (food wise). Video at a href="http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=20d_1452916793#dWxMCrehc2z8c2dU.99
  • Trump doesn’t apologize to our enemies, but he does praise them

    01/09/2016 9:01:03 PM PST · by arista · 42 replies
    The Conservative Review ^ | 1/10/16 | theconservatarian
    Barack Obama enraged many Americans when he began his presidency on an “apology tour.” Famously, Obama bowed to Saudi King Abdullah.Donald Trump hasn’t signaled he would act similarly. In fact, Trump doesn’t apologize for anything—even to God.But Trump has gone out of his way to praise some bad foreign leaders.First, he praised Russian President Vladimir Putin: One day after Putin called Trump a “bright and talented”and the “absolute leader of the presidential race,” the Republican presidential front-runner returned the compliments, hailing Putin as a “leader” and pointing to his high favorability numbers in Russia.“He’s running his country and at least...
  • US flies B-52 over S. Korea in show of strength after N. Korea nuclear test

    01/09/2016 8:37:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 55 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 1/9/16 | REUTERS
    SEOUL - The United States deployed a B-52 bomber on a low-level flight over its ally South Korea on Sunday, in a show of force following North Korea's nuclear test on Wednesday. The B-52, based in Guam, was joined by two fighter planes, one American and one South Korean, before returning to Guam, the US military said in a statement.
  • No Longer divided but One Body In Christ Jesus[Charismatic Caucus]

    01/09/2016 3:42:51 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible, Holy Spirit ^ | 1-9-16 | Holy Spirit , Bible
    Solomon"s seal is coming into play, This is not just another day, For I have woven my body into one, And this is something that must be done, So stay within the fabric of my Word, Dismiss the lies that you have heard, For the eye of the needle waits for you, But only in true unity may you pass through, So let the child within begin,for a pure heart is free of sin, Allow my virtue to take you through, That is my spirit inside of you! Galatians 3:28 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor...
  • Can South Korea Fight North Korea Without America?

    01/08/2016 5:00:57 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 61 replies
    The National Interest ^ | January 7, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    As tensions with North Korea rise following Pyongyang’s alleged hydrogen bomb test, there is the specter of a renewed war on the peninsula. In the years following the Korean Armistice Agreement in 1953 — which ended the conflict in a ceasefire without formally terminating hostilities — the U.S. military was the guarantor of the Republic of Korea’s security. More than 60 years later, United States Forces Korea — led by U.S. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti — maintains a force of over 28,500 troops in South Korea to defend Seoul from Pyongyang’s depredations. But by-and-large, South Korea is defended by its...
  • Kerry: ‘North Korea Has Never Been Left Unattended To, Not For One Day’

    01/07/2016 9:16:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    cns news ^ | 1/7/16 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday disputed the suggestion that the administration has not given the North Korean nuclear threat enough attention as a result of its focus on the Iran nuclear talks and other issues, declaring that “North Korea has never been left unattended to, not for one day.” “That premise [that the North Korean situation has been neglected] is absolutely inaccurate, it’s without foundation,” he told reporters in the State Department briefing room. Pyongyang on Wednesday carried out a nuclear test – its fourth since 2006 – catapulting the reclusive Stalinist state back into the...
  • 5.1 magnitude quake detected close to North Korea nuclear test site

    01/05/2016 6:22:28 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 104 replies
    AFP ^ | January 6, 2016
    5.1 magnitude quake detected close to North Korea nuclear test site by Agence France-Presse January 6, 2016 A 5.1 magnitude tremor was detected close to North Korea’s nuclear test site on Wednesday, triggering concerns that Pyongyang had conducted a fresh atomic explosion. The US Geological Survey said the epicentre of the quake was in the northeast of the country, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) northwest of Kilju city, placing it right next to the Punggye-ri nuclear test site.
  • Hillary mocked over condemnation of North Korea - where Bill was invited to give a speech

    01/07/2016 2:12:29 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/06/16 | Nikki Schwab
    Hillary mocked over condemnation of North Korea - where Bill was invited to give a speech with her brother as middleman As Hillary Clinton scolded North Korea for its H bomb boast, Marco Rubio blasted the Clintons, reminding people that Bill Clinton wanted to give a paid speech in the hermit country. At a campaign stop in Marshalltown, Iowa, the Republican senator tied the Democratic frontrunner in with the current administration, while taking on her husband too. 'Bill Clinton wanted to give speeches in North Korea a few years ago, by the way,' Rubio said. 'It's reckless what has happened...
  • FLASHBACK: Obama Echoes Bill Clinton’s North Korea Nuclear Deal Announcement [VIDEO]

    01/05/2016 10:33:09 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    In announcing a nuclear deal with Iran, President Barack Obama echoed many of the same sentiments of another Democratic president announcing a similar deal. On Oct. 21, 1994, President Bill Clinton announced the “Agreed Framework,” a deal negotiated with North Korea to end their pursuit of a nuclear weapon from the exact spot in the White House where President Obama announced his deal with Iran. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2015/07/15/obama-echoes-bill-clintons-north-korea-nuclear-deal-announcement-video/#ixzz3wRYmcQqa
  • (LEAD) White House condemns any violation of U.N. resolution, vows never to accept N.K. as nuclear..

    01/05/2016 9:30:22 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/01/06 | Chang Jae-soon
    (LEAD) White House condemns any violation of U.N. resolution, vows never to accept N.K. as nuclear state 2016/01/06 14:07 (ATTN: ADDS details, background, byline) By Chang Jae-soon WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (Yonhap) -- The White House said Tuesday that it cannot confirm North Korea's claims of a successful H-bomb test but condemns any violation of U.N. resolutions banning the communist nation from nuclear tests. It also said that the United States won't accept the North as a nuclear state. "We are aware of seismic activity on the Korean Peninsula in the vicinity of a known North Korean nuclear test site and...
  • (LEAD) N. Korea says it has conducted hydrogen bomb test

    01/05/2016 7:44:32 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 84 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/01/06
    (LEAD) N. Korea says it has conducted hydrogen bomb test 2016/01/06 12:43 (ATTN: RECASTS headline, lead; ADDS more info) SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Yonhap) -- North Korea announced Wednesday it has succeeded in conducting a hydrogen bomb test, hours after what seems to be an artificial earthquake was detected close to the North's nuclear test site. In a "special" announcement aired on the North's state television station, North Korea said it conducted an H-bomb test at 10:00 a.m. (Pyongyang Time).
  • N. Korea says it conducts successful powerful H-bomb test

    01/05/2016 8:26:48 PM PST · by Mariner · 119 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 5th, 2016 | By FOSTER KLUG and KIM TONG-HYUNG
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea said Wednesday it had conducted a hydrogen bomb test, a defiant and surprising move that, if confirmed, would put Pyongyang a big step closer toward improving its still-limited nuclear arsenal. A television anchor read a typically propaganda-heavy statement on state TV that said North Korea had tested a "miniaturized" hydrogen bomb, elevating the country's "nuclear might to the next level" and providing it with a weapon to defend against the United States and its other enemies. The statement said the test was a "perfect success." The test, if confirmed by outside experts, will...
  • Japan, S Korea plan 61 new coal plants in next 10 years, despite global climate deal

    12/15/2015 6:54:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Daily Sabah ^ | December 14, 2015 | Reuters
    Less than a week since signing the global climate deal in Paris, Japan and South Korea are pressing ahead with plans to open scores of new coal-fired power plants, casting doubt on the strength of their commitment to cutting CO2 emissions. Even as many of the world's rich nations seek to phase out the use of coal, Asia's two most developed economies are burning more than ever and plan to add at least 60 new coal-fired power plants over the next 10 years. Officials at both countries' energy ministries said those plans were unchanged....
  • Why N.Korean Girl Band Canceled Beijing Gig

    12/14/2015 5:26:35 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 2015/12/15
    Why N.Korean Girl Band Canceled Beijing Gig The all-girl North Korean pop band Moranbong abruptly canceled a concert series in Beijing on Saturday because Beijing objected that their program was chock-full of paeans to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, intelligence officials here believe. China was going to send a politburo member to the concert, but decided on a lower-ranking official when it discovered the contents of the show, Saenuri lawmaker Joo Ho-young quoted the National Intelligence Service as saying. "The NIS viewed this perceived slight as the primary reason for the abrupt cancelation," Joo added. Radio Free Asia quoted a...
  • Chinese censors are scrubbing sites of mentions of North Korean girl band

    12/13/2015 11:26:19 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Mashable ^ | 2015/12/14 | Victoria Ho
    Chinese censors are scrubbing sites of mentions of North Korean girl band By Victoria Ho 19 minutes ago After the Moranbong Band's abrupt cancelation of their performances in Beijing over the weekend, it appears Chinese censors went to work deleting speculation and chatter about the North Korean girl band on mainland sites. The Moranbong Band, whose members were said to be handpicked by North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, were on a goodwill mission to Beijing and were set to perform three concerts starting Saturday night. But just hours before the first, they abruptly canceled the gig and headed home on...
  • North Korea claims it has hydrogen bomb; experts skeptical

    12/10/2015 2:07:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | December 10, 2015 | Jason Hanna and Tim Hume
    State media indicated Thursday that North Korea has added the hydrogen bomb to its arsenal, a development that, if true, would represent a major leap in its nuclear weapons capabilities. But outside observers were skeptical, saying that such an advance in the country's nuclear technology seemed unlikely. Analysts in recent years have believed that North Korea may have been working toward -- but didn't yet have the capability to produce -- a hydrogen, or thermonuclear, bomb. It can be hundreds of times more powerful than an atomic bomb....
  • North Korea Agrees Regular Visits by South Catholic Priests

    12/09/2015 6:21:21 AM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 12/7/15
    South Korea's Catholic Church announced on Monday it had reached agreement with North Korea to send priests there on "a regular basis," seeking an opening in a country with a long history of tight religious control, AFP reported. The agreement, which should see priests leading services in Pyongyang on major holy days from next year, followed a visit to the North Korean capital by South Korean bishops last week. The announcement by the Catholic Bishop's Conference of Korea (CBCK) came at the end of a 4-day visit to North Korea by a delegation of 4 bishops and 13 priests, on...
  • Despite talks with Abe, Park unlikely to concede on history

    11/04/2015 4:20:35 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Japan Times ^ | Nov 4, 2015 | Ko Hirano
    SEOUL – Although the leaders of Japan and South Korea agreed this week to take prompt action on the issue of Korean women and girls forced into wartime Japanese brothels, it remains uncertain whether they will settle the dispute by year’s end.
  • The World's Economic 'Canary In The Coal Mine' Has No Good News To Offer This Month

    11/02/2015 5:22:23 AM PST · by blam · 2 replies
    BI ^ | 11-2-2015 | Sam Ro
    Sam RoNovember 2, 2015The global economy is slowing, and the world's "canary in the coal mine" has confirmed it. South Korean exports plunged 15.8% in October from a year ago. This was the largest decline of the year, and it was notably worse than the 14.5% decline expected by economists. Why Korean exports matter Economists look to Korean exports because they are the world's imports. Major traded goods are as varied as automobiles, petrochemicals, and electronics such as PCs and mobile devices. Because this report is the first monthly set of hard economic numbers — as opposed to soft-sentiment-based reports...
  • iPhone 6s goes on sale in Samsungs home market to long queues; earlier online pre-order sellout

    10/25/2015 12:40:52 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 36 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | October 23, 2015 | By Ben Lovejoy
    The iPhone 6s/Plus seems pretty popular already in Samsung’s home market of Korea, despite only going on sale today. All three major carriers earlier reported that they quickly sold out when the new iPhones were made available for pre-order on Monday. Now Patently Apple notes queues of hundreds of people at retail stores, with some having waited in line for 24 hours …  Lines of hundreds of iPhones 6s purchasers in Korea Local brands Samsung and LG were clearly concerned, having both dropped the prices of their flagship devices prior to the iPhone 6s/Plus going on sale in Korea, and Samsung making its Galaxy Note...
  • Trumps Where are you from? Moment

    10/16/2015 4:19:09 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 100 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-16-15 | Wordsmith
    This showed up in my FB newsfeed today, regarding something that occurred earlier this week while I was in Colorado: Things got awkward on Monday when Donald Trump asked an Asian-American college student if he was from South Korea. A 20-year-old Harvard economics major identified by NPR as Joseph Choe had launched into a query about South Korea during a question-and-answer session at the No Labels-hosted Problem Solver Convention in New Hampshire. "I just had a really quick question about something you said earlier this summer," Choe said in video captured by C-SPAN. "Basically, you said that South Korea takes...
  • Christ Jesus our Vault of Knowledge[ Charismatic Caucus]

    10/16/2015 1:15:17 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My word of knowledge is found within the River of Revelation flowing from My Throne and its source( the Manifold Wisdom of My very Virtue Pure and Holy) and as my Scribes that carry The Signet ring that sings Selah( Let It Be So) You carry in your mouth the access of My Jot and Tittles of Restoration That I AM, For I AM The Answer(Foundation Stone) to all questions, strategies, blueprints and formulas for I AM The YES and AMEN of Everlasting that Graces all mercies and completes Fulfillment of Holy Truths . . . Revelation 22:1 22 Then...
  • Mark Levin: If Liberal Policies Worked, North Korea Would be Richest Place on Earth

    10/13/2015 10:41:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 12, 2015 | Sam Dorman
    Mark Levin responded to resident Obamas concerns over economic globalization and automation, saying that if liberal changes to capitalism were feasible, the most prosperous society on earth would be North Korea. You cant impose success. You cant impose living wages. You cant do any of those things, Levin said. If you could do those things, the most successful, prosperous, paradisiacal society on the face of the earth would be North Korea. ... We dont need lectures from leftists whove never produced a damn thing and never can produce a damn thing, who are taking this country down the toilet. We...
  • Haircare Business Booms as Stressed Koreans Go Bald

    10/10/2015 7:47:29 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | Oct. 10, 2015
    Haircare Business Booms as Stressed Koreans Go Bald The market for haircare products is growing rapidly as over 10 million people suffer from hair loss. From wigs to potions that claim to make hair grow back, the industry is raking in the money. Beauty product manufacturers, supermarkets and department stores are scrambling to benefit from the emerging market. Hi-Mo, the nation's leading wig manufacturer, posted sales of W66.7 billion last year (US$1=W1,161). Although wigs are expensive, costing between W200,000 and W1.8 million, the company is seeing increasing demand. Cosmetics giant Amore Pacific released a series of new haircare products this...
  • How the Korean War Prevented a Nuclear World War III

    10/09/2015 6:14:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 8, 2015 | Matthew Gault
    Many companies and business publish internal newsletters or magazines, and Americas intelligence services are no different. The CIA runs the pulpy fount of weirdness that is Studies in Intelligence while the NSA puts out the Cryptologic Quarterly. The agencies often declassify and digitize back issues of these magazines for the public. The articles are a wealth of weird, wonderful and fascinating takes on historic and current events written by people who have access to secret information not privy to the public. A recently declassified article from a 2000 issue of Cryptologic Quarterly is a doozy.
  • KF-X project in jeopardy on botched F-35 deal (South Korea)

    09/25/2015 5:50:28 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    The Korea Times ^ | 2015-09-24 | Jun Ji-hye
    Concerns are growing that the KF-X project to develop indigenous fighter jets may not go forward as scheduled due to the failure to receive four core technologies on F-35 stealth fighters from Lockheed Martin. The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said that the nation will push for cooperation with other foreign firms or autonomously develop the technologies. However, a DAPA official said Thursday that this would consequently delay the 8.5 trillion won project, codenamed KF-X. Lawmakers on the National Assembly Defense Committee and defense watchers said the failure to receive the four would cause a rise in production costs as...
  • N.Korea Tidying Up Rocket Launch Site

    09/23/2015 10:57:25 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | Sep. 24, 2015
    N.Korea Tidying Up Rocket Launch Site North Korea has fenced off and tidied up a rocket launch site as the Workers Party's 70th anniversary on Oct. 10 approaches, a government source here said Wednesday. But there are no signs of an imminent launch at the remote site in Tongchang-ri, North Pyongan Province. "There's lively activity at the Tongchang-ri missile launch site," the source here said. "We've found out that there's more movement of people and equipment there and they're putting the launch site into order." But no rocket parts have been taken to the site yet, the source added. Seoul...
  • (3rd LD) N. Korea vows to launch rocket

    09/14/2015 9:25:36 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/09/15
    (3rd LD) N. Korea vows to launch rocket 2015/09/15 01:17 (ATTN: UPDATES with US reaction; ADDS to dateline) SEOUL/WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (Yonhap) -- North Korea said Monday that it plans to launch a rocket at a time of its choosing as it has the right to conduct space research, cementing speculation over a provocation by the country near its key anniversary. North Korea's National Aerospace Development Administration "is pushing forward in the final phase the development of a new earth observation satellite for weather forecast," the Korean Central News Agency said. "The world will clearly see a series of satellites...
  • YOUR LIFE [ Charismatic Caucus]

    09/10/2015 11:02:56 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 14 replies
    bible, Holy Spirit ^ | Jedediah, Holy Spirit
    You are my children I care for you , your very breath is proof of this and though you may not feel your heart beating within you truly your very Life is a ( (( Constant )) ) for without My spirit within you all you are would cease to exist therefore Praise My Name for as your Lord truly I AM your Savior and My Grace is upon you even now . . . Do not lose your Grace(Shepherd) for I AM sovereign over all, so your choice should always be intimacy ! My sheep know my voice
  • Students' flow to US rises by 32%

    09/09/2015 9:17:40 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, September 5, 2015 | S. Rajagopalan
    Washington - There has been an astounding 32 per cent increase this year in the number of students flocking to American universities for higher studies. It is the biggest increase from any single country for the year, although in overall terms, China still tops the table in a big way. Figures just released by the US Student and Exchange Visitor Programme (SEVP) indicate that 149,987 Indian students are currently enrolled in American universities of a total of 1.05 million. Chinese students number 301,532. When it comes to the highly-coveted STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) stream, it is Indian students...
  • Defector: Kim Jong Un's days are numbered

    09/07/2015 7:12:08 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    CNN via ClickOnDetroit.com ^ | 09/07/2015 | Kyung Lah CNN
    (CNN) - He's a fairly young man, wearing an ill-fitting suit. His thin neck is pronounced, giving way to an equally thin face and frame. We're meeting over a meal of sushi, something he specifically requested because it's rare for those trapped in North Korea. For his safety, I'll limit descriptions of this defector. We've agreed that I can say he worked among the elites in Pyongyang. He is by far, the most recent defector I've ever interviewed; he's only been in the free world for a year.
  • Top Secret Spy Satellite Info on N Korea Nuclear Assets Found in Hillary's email Server

    09/02/2015 4:38:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/01/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Solomon reports part of concern about the information being unsecured on Clintons home server is that it could have been hacked by the North Koreanswho would then know more about U.S. spying capabilities. Solomon reports the information was likely summarized from a secure site and sent in unclassified systems up the chain to Clinton. One of the most serious potential breaches of national security identified so far by the intelligence community inside Hillary Rodham Clintons private emails involves the relaying of classified information concerning the movement of North Korean nuclear assets, which was obtained from spy satellites. Multiple intelligence sources...
  • ...REPORT: Top Secret Spy Satellite Info on N Korea Nuclear Assets Found in Hillary...Server Email

    09/01/2015 8:21:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 182 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/1/15 | Jim Hoft
    Solomon reports part of concern about the information being unsecured on Clintons home server is that it could have been hacked by the North Koreanswho would then know more about U.S. spying capabilities. Solomon reports the information was likely summarized from a secure site and sent in unclassified systems up the chain to Clinton. One of the most serious potential breaches of national security identified so far by the intelligence community inside Hillary Rodham Clintons private emails involves the relaying of classified information concerning the movement of North Korean nuclear assets, which was obtained from spy satellites. Multiple intelligence sources...
  • To Jar North, South Korea Used a Pop-Music Barrage

    08/31/2015 11:57:41 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    NYT ^ | AUG. 30, 2015 | CHOE SANG-HUN
    To Jar North, South Korea Used a Pop-Music Barrage By CHOE SANG-HUN AUG. 30, 2015 SEOUL, South Korea Chirpy bubble-gum harmonies bop across the desolate Demilitarized Zone. Look at me, Im your genie, your dream, your genie, the K-pop band Girls Generation beckons as grim-faced soldiers patrol the border. In what might be called the Hello Kitty offensive, the relentlessly upbeat girl group, a sugary confection better known for its hot-pants choreography than political statements, has become the latest weapon in the Korean cold war. The groups hit Genie was among the barrage of pop songs and polemics South...
  • North Korean Escapees Report Solid Support for Dictator Kim

    08/26/2015 12:21:09 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 16 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/26/2015 | Jeyup S. Kwaak
    SEOULNorth Koreans who fled the country last year said in a new survey that public support for dictator Kim Jong Un appears solid despite citizens frustrations about the poor state of the economy. The survey suggests grass roots capitalism continues to spread in North Korea to substitute for the failed state distribution system and is likely to continue its uncomfortable coexistence with the nations repressive regime. The Seoul National University Institute for Peace and Unification Studies each year surveys more than 100 North Koreans who defected in the previous calendar year. It provides firsthand insight into developments in the isolated...
  • Deployed N. Korean submarines returning to bases after deal

    08/24/2015 8:08:21 PM PDT · by Cvengr · 16 replies
    The Korea Herald ^ | 2015-08-25 09:43 | Staff
    About 50 North Korean submarines that had been moved to the frontline amid heightened military tension are now returning to their home bases, a military source said after the two Koreas reached a deal. More than 50 out of North Korea's around 70 submarines had previously been detected away from their bases for operations after the country threatened an "all-out war" against South Korea and ratcheted up its combat readiness posture. "The 50-something submarines that had been away from their bases since Aug. 21 have shown signs of returning back to their home bases," the military official said, adding that...