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  • 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...
  • Ambassador to Korea Candidate 'Victor Cha withdrawal not due to his objection to military options’

    02/03/2018 12:08:34 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 6 replies
    The Korea Herald ^ | Feb 2, 2018 | Ock Hyun-ju
    Washington’s decision to drop Victor Cha as its next US ambassador to South Korea was not due to his disagreement with the Trump administration’s consideration of a limited strike on North Korea, a diplomatic source said Friday. “As far as I know, the reason Victor Cha was withdrawn was not his differing views on North Korea policy,” the source said, asking to remain anonymous due to the sensitivity of the matter. “I believe there were many other factors. It is extremely difficult to give a detailed answer on what other factors were,” he said. He refused to discuss his source...
  • Theresa May Hails 'First Step' to Trade Deal After Xi Jinping Talks

    02/01/2018 12:36:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/1
    Theresa May has agreed a joint trade and investment review with China as the first step towards an "ambitious" post-Brexit deal, Downing Street said. The prime minister said "we will be free to strike our own trade deals" after leaving the EU, following talks with China's President Xi Jinping. Mr Xi said China's markets would be further opened to the UK, including in beef, dairy and other food products. Mrs May said £9bn in business deals would be signed on her three-day trip. There was no specific discussion of a particular model for a trade deal between the two countries...
  • North Korean defector's journey from torture and starvation to Trump's state of the union

    01/31/2018 12:21:11 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 31, 2018 | Chris Graham
    Donald Trump used the harrowing story of a North Korean defector to highlight the brutality of Kim Jong-un's regime during his State of the Union address on Tuesday night. Ji Seong-ho, who was among the guests of honour for the president's speech to Congress, was hailed as "an inspiration to us all" and received a standing ovation from the lawmakers. The president described how Mr Ji was a "starving boy in North Korea" 22 years ago when he tried to steal coal from a train to barter for food. "In the process, he passed out on the train tracks, exhausted...
  • North Korea Says "America First" Will End U.S. "Empire"

    01/30/2018 7:12:27 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    MSN ^ | 30/1/18 | Tom O'Connor
    North Korea has disparaged President Donald Trump's trademark "America First" stance, predicting that it would ultimately bring down the U.S. and its global sphere of influence. Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the ruling Korean Workers' Party Central Committee, published an article Monday claiming that Trump's doctrine "accelerates isolation and ruin of the empire of evils in all aspects of politics, economy, military affairs and diplomacy." The outlet, which reported the views of North Korea's own internationally ostracized administration, highlighted the foreign criticism Trump has faced trying to defend the nationalist slogan that he insisted "does not mean 'America alone.'" "'America...
  • 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...
  • Bush administration faces wide choices, none guaranteed to offset nuclear threat

    12/25/2002 7:11:30 PM PST · by FourPeas · 26 replies · 302+ views
    AP ^ | 12/25/02 1:28 AM | BARRY SCHWEID
    Bush administration faces wide choices, none guaranteed to offset nuclear threat By BARRY SCHWEIDThe Associated Press12/25/02 1:28 AM WASHINGTON (AP) -- North Korea's decision to abandon its policy of nuclear restraint leaves the Bush administration with a range of options, none of which is guaranteed to stem the threat from Pyongyang. Distracted by its fixation on Iraq and that country's suspected caches of biological and chemical weapons, the administration is trying to regroup and sort out its choices on the escalating North Korea crisis. They range from a U.S. military attack to full-fledged unconditional negotiations. Top administration officials are signaling...
  • 'Executed' North Korean Pop Diva Takes Olympic Spotlight

    01/23/2018 12:12:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    US News ^ | 01/23/2018 | ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press
    Just a few years ago, she was reportedly executed by a North Korean firing squad. Now, Pyongyang's top pop diva is a senior ruling party official and a surprise headliner in the run-up to the South Korean Winter Olympics. Hyon Song Wol, the photogenic leader of Kim Jong Un's hand-picked Moranbong Band, has made two excursions across the Demilitarized Zone as a negotiator and advance team leader working out the details of Kim's surprise offer for the North to participate in the Pyeongchang Games. South Korea's media have been treating her like a true K-pop celebrity. On Monday, as she...
  • NBC’s Lester Holt slammed for 'cotton candy' North Korea coverage (TR)

    01/23/2018 11:00:19 AM PST · by DFG · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/23/2018 | Sasha Savitsky
    NBC's Lester Holt is under fire for his "cushy" coverage of North Korea, despite the regime’s long record of cruelty, murder and oppression. The star journalist traveled to the Hermit Kingdom weeks before the Peacock Network will cover the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, and viewers slammed his coverage as being sycophantic, decidedly uncritical and feeding "propaganda." Holt was criticized in particular for saying he was treated “with respect” by the regime, where he reported from a ski slope as seemingly happy North Koreans were enjoying a wintry day. Viewers said the ski scene appeared to have been...
  • Hawaii governor couldn’t warn public of missile ‘crisis’ because he forgot password

    01/23/2018 7:14:37 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 48 replies
    NY POST ^ | January 23, 2018 | Joe Tacopino
    The governor of Hawaii wanted to inform the public that they would not die in a ballistic missile attack — but he forgot his Twitter password. Gov. David Ige said on Sunday that he could not access his Twitter account on the morning of Jan. 13 — while Hawaiians were reeling after receiving the false emergency missile alert on their cell phones. “I have to confess that I don’t know my Twitter account log-ons and the passwords,” Ige said, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. “So certainly that’s one of the changes that I’ve made. I’ve been putting that on my...
  • Russia: The prospect of regime change in North Korea is a serious concern

    01/22/2018 10:41:37 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 16 replies
    “The prospect of regime change is a serious concern. The Kremlin understands that (U.S. President Donald) Trump is unpredictable. They felt more secure with Barack Obama that he would not take any action that would explode the situation, but with Trump they don’t know.” Kortunov, the think-tank chief close to the Russian Foreign Ministry, said he did not think the Kremlin’s defense of Kim Jong Un was based on any personal affection or support for North Korea’s leadership, likening Moscow’s pragmatic backing to that it has given Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. Moscow’s position was motivated by a belief the status...
  • 38 Minutes in Hawaii: My Family and the False Missile Alarm (Amazing personal account)

    01/15/2018 5:18:17 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 155 replies
    The Stream ^ | January 14, 2018 | Jason Scott Jones
    I woke up abruptly. Overzealous JROTC Cadets ran and yelled on the high school track across the street. I rolled over and grabbed my reading glasses. Time to return to the book which I’d fallen asleep reading. It’s Leo Strauss and the Politics of Exile by Eugene Sheppard. Thirty minutes later, I faced a tough choice. Should I go down and check on my children? Or watch an old Lomachenko fight on Youtube? Then my wife called up, “Babe, it’s garbage day. Take out the trash!” So I rushed downstairs. My typical Saturday ritual. As I dragged the trash out...
  • Hawaii missile scare, your theories?

    01/15/2018 4:09:32 PM PST · by MNDude · 104 replies
    Rush repeated today what we everyone has been saying, what we are being told does not add up. To add to the strangeness, we just learned that the Clinton's were in Hawaii to meet with their senators. Coincidence? What is your theory?
  • Vanity - Glimpse of Future USA through Democrat Party Hawaii political control.

    01/15/2018 12:46:52 PM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 17 replies
    Well. Mr. & Mrs. America, you got a grand taste & good hard glimpse of Democrat Party incompetent, dangerous and lack of civil control leadership in the great state of Hawaii a few days back. The panic caused by "Democrat Party" poor management, and inept public servants is the hallmark seal of "all" Democrat Party political and governing actions. The entire political leadership in Hawaii is guilty of causing an unforgivable sin of terrorizing both, all the citizens and tourists living or vacationing on the Hawaiian Island Paradise. None of them, from A-Z, has any idea of what they are...
  • Former President Clinton Visits Big Island

    01/15/2018 1:34:47 PM PST · by Cats Pajamas · 70 replies
    Big island now ^ | January 14, 2018, 5:30 AM HST
    Hawaii State Sens. Kai Kahele and Brickwood Galuteira got to meet with him on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, for about 45 minutes
  • Hawaiian Emergency Management Officials Hold Interview – Have Post-It Notes of Passwords on Screens

    01/15/2018 1:32:37 PM PST · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    GP ^ | 1-15-2018 | Jim Hoft
    Full title - "Hawaiian Emergency Management Officials Hold Interview – Have Post-It Notes of Legible Passwords on Their Computer Screens" The Boston Herald interviewed the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency in July 2017 on incoming threats. The report included several photos from inside the operations room. The fourth photo over shows Hawaii Emergency Management Agency’s current operations officer, Jeffrey Wong, in front of computer screens monitoring hazards at the agency’s headquarters in Honolulu on Friday, July 21, 2017. The photo of wong showed computer screens inside the operations room. Wong and the operators in the room forgot to take down the...
  • I Can’t Accept Hawaii’s Excuse for the False Nuke Alert

    01/15/2018 1:28:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    Rush ^ | January 15, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay. So how many of you got an alert just now on the app saying the show was coming up? Right on! Greetings, my friends. And the notification was right because here we are, happily so, kicking off a brand-new week of broadcast excellence at 800-282-2882, and the email address, You know, I mentioned on this program countless times that one of — you know, we all have pet peeves. And one of my biggest pet peeves is arrogant condescension. People who know less than I do who think they know more than everybody else, and they’re...
  • 911 audio reveals police knew within five minutes that the Hawaii missile alert was false (trunc)

    01/15/2018 1:10:22 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 35 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 15, 2018 | By KHALEDA RAHMAN
    911 audio reveals police knew within five minutes that the Hawaii missile alert was false — but it took 38 minutes before the panicking public was told it was a mistake The alert caused panic after it was transmitted to phones on Saturday morning Audio from a dispatch radio reveals officers quickly found out it was a drill However, they struggled to spread the message of the false alarm to the public Police dispatchers in Hawaii found out in five minutes than an alert warning of an incoming ballistic missile was a false alarm – but the panicked public weren't...
  • Hawaii Missile Alert

    01/13/2018 10:24:42 AM PST · by Mariner · 155 replies
    Drudge ^ | Jan 13th, 2018 | Drudge
    That's all, just the headline, but it's up on the UK's Daily Express too.
  • Hawaii Issues Missile Warning in Error, Sending Panic on Social Media

    01/13/2018 12:02:36 PM PST · by gandalftb · 62 replies
    Residents and visitors in the Hawaiian Islands Saturday received a missile warning alert in error, but not before creating a panic on social media. The alert read in all capital letters: “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.” The alert was sent sometime after 8 a.m. local time, and many people took to Twitter to share screenshots of their phones. A second emergency alert went out about 40 minutes later clarifying that the first alert was a false alarm, CNN associate producer Amanda Golden tweeted. “Repeat. False Alarm” the second alert read. The...