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North Korean missile mishap

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North Korean missile mishap

 

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NORTH KOREAN MISSILES BUZZ PASSENGER JET

A missile launch by the military forces of North Korea came just a few minutes away from striking a passenger jet.

The reclusive communist nation stated the launches were tests of defensive military systems. They claim these actions were justified under international law.

Firings of the new launch system began on February 21st, and last over a week. On Tuesday, one of the weapons passed in front of a Chinese passenger jet. Just a few minutes later, the craft, full of men, women and children, flew into the same airspace as the weapon.

North Korea told the international community the accuracy of the new missiles guaranteed the weapons would not strike civilian targets.

According to defense officials in South Korea, the government of Pyongyang gave no advance warning of the tests. The government is Seoul is upset about the launches, which they say endangered populations.

Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said, “Such North Korean provocations violate international navigation orders and pose a serious threat to civilian safety.” (1)

The U.N. Has accused the government of horrendous crimes against humanity. North Korea denies the charges, calling them lies.

The state news agency, KCNA, said the elections were a chance to “demonstrate once again the might of single-minded unity by [residents] casting ballots for their candidates.” (2)

Kim Jong UN is standing for election this year for the first time. There is little chance of him losing, as he is the only candidate on the ballot.

These tests did not injure anyone, but North Korea is showing a lack of safety protocols. The isolationist regime is likely to possess nuclear weapons. When you have that kind of power, nations will watch your missile tests carefully.

With Kim Jong UN at the head of the nation, that may be a good idea.
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Their Propaganda….Our Propaganda

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Source: http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com

By Chris Rossini

Their Propaganda….Our Propaganda

 

The Guardian was able to get a hold of some paintings that were made by a North Korean propaganda artist, for the North Korean people. The paintings depict their “glorious neighbor” China.

Keep in mind, when you see these, that most North Koreans have never been to China:

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What a glorious place…a Heaven on Earth mixed with The Land of Oz.
 
Fortunately, here in the United States, we have freedom of the press, and it takes hard effort for that press to pull the wool over our eyes!
 
Americans are not so easily fooled:
 

 

Clare Daly REBUKES Bootlicking Irish PM on Snowden

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Clare Daly REBUKES Bootlicking Irish PM on Snowden

 

Clare Daly speaks TRUTH to Cowardice.

7-6-2013 12-12-17 AM

 

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Irish Times Snowden asylum request deserves latitude, says Clare Daly
Taoiseach urged to use creativity to allow US whistleblower to access Republic

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North Korea threatens pre-emptive strike

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The Associated Press  |  Posted: Mar 7, 2013 2:52 AM ET  |  Last Updated: Mar 7, 2013 4:52 AM ET

Warning comes ahead of UN Security Council vote on new sanctions

South Korean soldiers check military fences as they patrol near the demilitarized zone separating North Korea from South Korea, in Paju, north of Seoul February 12, 2013. The UN Security Council will vote on proposed new sanctions against North Korea Thursday morning. (Lee Jae-Won/Reuters)

South Korean soldiers check military fences as they patrol near the demilitarized zone separating North Korea from South Korea, in Paju, north of Seoul February 12, 2013. The UN Security Council will vote on proposed new sanctions against North Korea Thursday morning. (Lee Jae-Won/Reuters)

North Korea on Thursday vowed to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States, amplifying its threatening rhetoric hours ahead of a vote by UN diplomats on whether to level new sanctions against Pyongyang for its recent nuclear test.

An unidentified spokesman for Pyongyang’s Foreign Ministry said the North will exercise its right for “pre-emptive nuclear strikes on the headquarters of the aggressors” because Washington is pushing to start a nuclear war against the North.

Although North Korea boasts of nuclear bombs and pre-emptive strikes, it is not thought to have mastered the ability to produce a warhead small enough to put on a missile capable of reaching the U.S. It is believed to have enough nuclear fuel, however, for a handful of crude nuclear devices.

Such inflammatory rhetoric is common from North Korea, but it has been coming regularly in recent days. North Korea is angry over the possible sanctions and over upcoming U.S.-South Korean military drills.

UN to vote on 4th round of sanctions

The UN Security Council is set to impose a fourth round of sanctions against Pyongyang in a fresh attempt to rein in its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

Russia’s UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, the current council president, said the council will vote on the draft sanctions resolution Thursday morning.

The resolution was drafted by the United States and China, North Korea’s closest ally. The council’s agreement to put the resolution to a vote just 48 hours later signalled that it would almost certainly have the support of all 15 council members.

The statement by the North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman was carried by the North’s official Korean Central News Agency.

It accused the U.S. of leading efforts to slap sanctions on North Korea. The statement said the new sanctions would only advance the timing for North Korea to fulfil previous vows of taking “powerful second and third countermeasures” against its enemies. Those measures haven’t been specifically elaborated on.

“We gravely warn that at a time when we cannot avoid a second Korean War, the UN Security Council, which served as the U.S. puppet in 1950 and made Korean people harbour eternal grudges against it, must not commit the same crime again,” it said.

North Korea in the statement demanded the UN Security Council immediately dismantle the American-led UN Command that’s based in Seoul and move to end the state of war that exists on the Korean Peninsula, which continues six decades after fighting stopped because an armistice, not a peace treaty, ended the war.

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U.S. secret flights to North Korea with equipment, Japan threatened when asking about it

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U.S. secret flights to North Korea with equipment. Threatened Japan, when they found out and asked about it.

All the rhetoric that happens around the world with the U.S. threatening one country or another is most likely all bullsh**.  The U.S. is most likely working with the dictators behind the scenes, except for those they want out now (Syria).

Why do I say that?

The U.S. secretly flew into North Korea last year, providing them with equipment, besides who knows what else (nuclear secrets/bombs?).

Not just that, when Japan figured it out…. this administration threatened Japan and their relations with Washington D.C.!

At the end of the article linked, they “suppose” why the U.S. secretly flew into North Korea.  They said it was “For getting the remains of soldiers from the Korean war.”  Give me a break, if that was the reason that information would be all over the U.S. media.  I remember in the 80′s the constant news about the U.S. wanting to recover the bodies of soldiers from the Vietnam war.  It was a big deal and was all we heard about for months with them negotiating for the bodies.

What is absolutely outrageous is the U.S. has been giving a horrible dictator equipment and help in who knows what ways.   A dictator that does not allow the people to be free in the least and kills them besides starving them to death.

The same online news site has an article about how Japan knows that the U.S. is holding back information about North Korea’s nuclear tests from it’s allies, by giving limited or bad data to them.

 

North Korea has death Gulags/camps where they have an estimated 150 thousand people imprisoned.

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North Korea last year made a statement about U.S. and the people’s right to own guns.  Needless to say they said “It is evil, for people to own guns in the U.S. because people kill other people with them.”  The statement says “The people should not have that right and guns should be controlled.”  You really have to laugh, because of course a dictator would say that.  Guns threaten those who want to completely control the people, that is why they have to be taken away.

North Korea has death Gulags/camps where they have an estimated 150 thousand people imprisoned.   Google just released maps of NK with locations of death camps this last month.

We have a right to know along with all other countries what the U.S. is sharing and giving to North Korea.  There are UN resolutions against North Korea and the U.S. had labeled them “Axis of Evil.”  

Here are sanctions against North Korea and what is banned from any country trading with them:

  • Embargo on arms and related materiel
  • Ban on exports of certain goods and technology listed by the UN
  • Prohibition of procurement of arms, related material and other goods and technology listed by the UN
  • Ban on provision of certain services
  • Ban on exports of luxury goods
  • Restrictions on admission
  • Freezing of funds and economic resources
  • Commitment to take cooperative action to prevent illicit trafficking in nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, ballistic missiles and their means of delivery, related materials and technology
  • Ban on import and purchase of goods and technology listed by the UN
  • List of goods and technology subject to ban on exports and imports (other than luxury goods)

When Japan, a friend and ally figures out that the U.S. is flying into North Korea, they threaten them and the relations between them?   That is unacceptable!  North Korea is just across the Sea of Japan from Japan and they have a right to know if NK is receiving help from the U.S.  and what the U.S. is providing North Korea.

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Judge Napolitano: Second Amendment Was Written To Protect Right To Shoot Tyrants, Not Skeet Shooting

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Judge Napolitano discusses the Second Amendment and President Obama’s push for gun control on Fox Business Network’s The Tom Sullivan Show.

Urgent preparations in South Korea over North’s third nuclear test fears

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South Korean leader Lee Myung-Bak has urged the country’s officials to ‘stand well prepared’ for a third nuclear test by North Korea, according to Yonhap news agency. The test is believed to take place before Lunar New Year starts on February 10.

North Korea: A new long-range ballistic missile (Reuters / Bobby Yip)

South Korean leader Lee Myung-Bak has urged the country’s officials to ‘stand well prepared’ for a third nuclear test by North Korea, according to Yonhap news agency. The test is believed to take place before Lunar New Year starts on February 10.

The calls followed the South Korean President’s meeting with his top security advisers, who reportedly passed him information, which could indicate North Korean preparations for another nuclear test.

Recent satellite photos showed unusually busy activity at the north-eastern nuclear test facility Punggye-ri, which is the country’s only atomic test site, South Korea said. North Korea has allegedly covered the entrance to a tunnel there in an apparent attempt to block satellite monitoring.

The North has meanwhile installed two lookout towers equipped with surveillance cameras, Seoul also says. Both 60-meter-tall installations are designed to monitor the activities of the South Korean army in the demilitarized zone, which divides the two countries.

Seoul’s chief nuclear envoy Lim Sung-Nam left for Beijing on Sunday to meet his Chinese colleague as part of last-minute diplomatic efforts to dissuade Pyongyang from another atomic test.

“We will assess the actions of the North after the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution No. 2087 (2013) and discuss our response”, Lim Sung-Nam declared before leaving.

Over the past week Pyongyang has issued a series of daily warnings threatening action over the UN sanctions imposed for a long-range rocket launch last December. North Korea has pledged the “toughest retaliation” if these are not lifted.

The North also slammed the upcoming joint naval drill by the US and its ally South Korea as “war exercises” aimed at invading the isolated state. The military exercises, widely considered by observers as a warning to the country, are due to start on February 4 in the Sea of Japan (East Sea) off the South Korean port city of Pohang. A US nuclear-powered submarine and other warships are expected to take part.

North Korea threatens U.S., plans nuclear test

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Experts dismiss totalitarian state’s claim it can reach American mainland with missiles

North Korea's test of its Unha-3 rocket on Dec. 12 resulted in tightened sanctions by the UN Security Council. Pyongyang's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that North Korea will continue to strengthen its deterrence against all forms of war. KCNA/File/Associated Press

North Korea’s test of its Unha-3 rocket on Dec. 12 resulted in tightened sanctions by the UN Security Council. Pyongyang’s Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that North Korea will continue to strengthen its deterrence against all forms of war. KCNA/File/Associated Press

North Korea’s top governing body warned Thursday that the regime will conduct its third nuclear test in defiance of UN punishment, and made clear that its long-range rockets are designed to carry not only satellites but also warheads aimed at striking the United States.

The National Defence Commission, headed by the country’s young leader, Kim Jong-un, rejected Tuesday’s UN Security Council resolution condemning North Korea’s long-range rocket launch in December as a banned missile activity and expanding sanctions against the regime.

The commission reaffirmed in its declaration that the launch was a peaceful bid to send a satellite into space, but also said the country’s rocket launches have a military purpose: to strike and attack the United States.

While experts say North Korea doesn’t have the capability to hit the U.S. with its missiles, recent tests and rhetoric indicate the country is feverishly working toward that goal.

The commission pledged to keep launching satellites and rockets and to conduct a nuclear test as part of a “new phase” of combat with the United States, which it blames for leading the UN bid to punish Pyongyang. It said a nuclear test was part of “upcoming” action but did not say exactly when or where it would take place.

“We do not hide that a variety of satellites and long-range rockets which will be launched by the DPRK one after another and a nuclear test of higher level which will be carried out by it in the upcoming all-out action, a new phase of the anti-U.S. struggle that has lasted century after century, will target against the U.S., the sworn enemy of the Korean people,” the commission said, referring to North Korea by its official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

“Settling accounts with the U.S. needs to be done with force, not with words, as it regards jungle law as the rule of its survival,” the commission said.

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New Year celebrations to mark 2013 get rolling

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The Associated Press   Posted: Dec 31, 2012 7:27 AM ET   Last Updated: Dec 31, 2012 8:57 AM ET

New Zealand, Australia, Asia 1st to bid so long to 2012 as U.S., Canada prepare to party


Australia celebrates New Year


New Zealand’s main city of Auckland became one of the first to see in the New Year with onlookers gathering at the harbour to enjoy the fireworks display.

As the clock struck midnight (11:00 GMT, 7 a.m. ET), fireworks were set off over the the city’s 328-metre Sky Tower near the harbour, to the sound of boat horns.

The South Pacific nation is one of the first to greet each New Year because of its proximity to the International Date Line.

In Asia, also among the first countries to see 2013, Increasingly democratic Burma, also known as Myanmar, is having a public countdown for the first time. Jakarta plans a huge street party befitting Indonesia’s powering economy.

In Sydney, eager revellers camped Sunday night on the shores of the harbour to get the best vantage points as 1.5 million gathered to watch the fireworks show centred on the Sydney Harbor Bridge. Sydney’s skyline erupted with fireworks as revellers cheered.

The shores were packed when an eight-minute preliminary show for young children exploded over the harbour three hours before the main event in Sydney and as the clock struck midnight in Samoa and other South Pacific islands to the east, ushering in 2013.

In Hong Kong, this year’s $1.6-million US fireworks display is billed by organizers as the biggest ever in the southern Chinese city. Police expected as many as 100,000 people to watch, local news reports said.

The buoyant economies of the Asia-Pacific are prepared to party with renewed optimism despite the so-called fiscal cliff threatening to reverberate globally from the United States and the tattered economies of Europe.

Other countries prepare to mark 2013

Celebrations were planned around the world, with hundreds of thousands expected to fill Times Square in New York City to watch the drop of a Waterford crystal-studded ball, and the annual outdoor festivities in Canada featuring celebrity musical acts at popular partying locations such as Toronto’s downtown Nathan Phillips Square outside city hall, and Queen Victoria Park in Niagara Falls, Ont.

One day after dancing in the snow to celebrate the first anniversary of leader Kim Jong Un’s ascension to supreme commander, North Koreans were preparing to mark the arrival of the new year, marked as “Juche 102″ on North Korean calendars. Juche means self-reliance, the North Korean ideology of independence promoted by national founder Kim Il Sung, who was born 102 years ago. His grandson now rules North Korea.

In New Delhi, the festive mood was marred by the death Saturday of a young rape victim.

Hotels, clubs and residents’ associations in the Indian capital decided to cancel planned festivities and asked people to light candles to express their solidarity with the victim whose plight sparked public rallies for women’s safety.

“Let there be no New Year celebrations across the country. It will be a major tribute to the departed soul,” said Praveen Khandelwal, secretary general of the Confederation of All India Traders, an umbrella group of operators of shops and businesses across the country.

In a field in Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, workers were testing a giant digital countdown screen with the backdrop of the revered Shwedagon pagoda.

Arranged by local Forever Media group and Index Creative Village, a Thai event organizer, the celebration is the first public New Year countdown in Myanmar, a country ruled for almost five decades by military regimes that discouraged or banned big public gatherings.

“We are planning this public New Year event because we want residents of Yangon to enjoy the public countdown like in other countries,” said Win Thura Hlaing, managing director of Forever Blossom company, a subsidiary of Forever Media.

With live music performances by celebrities, light shows, food stalls, fireworks and other activities, the countdown is expected to draw 50,000 people, Win Thura Hlaing said.

Thousands line Sydney harbour

Jakarta’s street party centres on a seven-kilometre main thoroughfare closed to all traffic from nightfall until after midnight. Workers erected 16 large stages along the normally car-clogged, eight-lane highway through the heart of the city. Indonesia’s booming economy is a rare bright spot amid global gloom and is bringing prosperity — or the hope of it — to Indonesians.

Spirits in the capital have been further raised by the election of a new, populist governor who is pledging to tackle the city’s massive infrastructure problems.

In Sydney, Lord Mayor Clover Moore said about 1.5 million spectators were expected to line the harbour to watch the $6.9-million fireworks display, while another two million Australians among a population of 22 million would watch on television.

“This is really putting Australia on the map in terms of welcoming people to the new year,” Moore told reporters before the event.

Thousands lined the harbour shore in festive crowds under a blue summer sky by late afternoon, their number undiminished by Australian government warnings that the Washington deadlock on the U.S. debt crisis was partly to blame for a slowing Australian economy.

Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue was hosting the event.

Florida tourist Melissa Sjostedt was among the thousands gathered near a southern pylon of the bridge. She said seeing the fireworks would fulfill an ambition that began a decade ago when she read about them in National Geographic magazine.

“Ever since that, I’ve always wanted to see this for real, live, in person,” she said.

New Yorker Mathieu Herman said he had flown to Australia specifically for the New Year celebrations on the harbour.

“I saw it last year on TV and it looked fabulous. I said to myself it’s something I’ve just got to do,” Herman said.

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25 Facts That The Mainstream Media Doesn’t Really Want To Talk About Right Now

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By Michael

In the United States today, just six giant media corporations control the mainstream media.  Those giant media corporations own television networks, cable channels, movie studios, radio stations, newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, music labels and even many prominent websites.For decades, the mainstream media in the United States was accustomed to being able to tell the American people what to think.  Unfortunately for them, a whole lot of Americans are starting to break free from that paradigm and think for themselves.  A Gallup survey from earlier this year found that 60 percent of all Americans “have little or no trust” in the mainstream media.  More people than ever are realizing that the mainstream media is giving them a very distorted version of “the truth” and they are increasingly seeking out alternative sources of information.  In the United States today, just six giant media corporations control the mainstream media.  Those giant media corporations own television networks, cable channels, movie studios, radio stations, newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, music labels and even many prominent websites.  But now thanks to the Internet the mainstream media no longer has a complete monopoly on the news.  In recent years the “alternative media” has exploded in popularity.  People want to hear about the things that the mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about.  They want to hear news that is not filtered by corporate bosses and government censors.  They want “the truth” and they know that they are not getting it from the mainstream media.

We are watching a media revolution happen, and many in the mainstream media are totally freaking out about it.  In fact, some in the mainstream media have even begun publishing articles that mock the American people for not trusting them.  For example, a recent CNN article entitled “Still ‘paranoid’ after all these years” portrayed Americans that don’t trust the media as paranoid conspiracy theorists that have left rationality behind…

Ever have the feeling you’re being lied to by the news media, the authorities, the corporate world? That somebody — or something — is out to get you?You’re not alone.

Welcome to 21st-century America.

Look around. Trust is hitting historic lows. Just a third of Americans have a favorable view of the federal government, a decline of 31% since 2002, according to the Pew Center for People and the Press. Gallup has Congress’ approval rating is in the low 20s, after nearing single digits last summer. And the news media aren’t much better off.

“Negative opinions about the performance of news organizations now equal or surpass all-time highs on nine of 12 core measures the Pew Research Center has been tracking since 1985,” a Pew report said.

The article goes on to make it sound like it is very irrational not to trust the media, but in this day and age it is imperative that we all learn to think for ourselves.  Blindly trusting someone else to do your thinking for you is very dangerous.

Anyone that does not acknowledge that the mainstream media has an agenda is not being honest with themselves.  The mainstream media presents a view of the world that is very favorable to their big corporate owners and the big corporations that spend billions of dollars to advertise on their networks.  The mainstream media is the mouthpiece of the establishment, and the worldview being pushed on the big networks is going to be consistent with the economic, financial, political and social goals of the establishment.  The mainstream media loves to talk about things that fit with that agenda, and they don’t like to talk about things that suggest that there is something wrong with that agenda.

The following are 25 facts that the mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about right now…

#1 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that gun sales are absolutely skyrocketing in the aftermath of the horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

#2 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that disarming the population has resulted in some of the most horrific massacres in human history.  The following is from the Warrior Times

1911 – Turkey disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1915 – 1917 they murdered 1.5 million Armenians.

 

1929 – Russia disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1929 – 1953 they murdered 20 million Russians.

 

1935 – China disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1948 – 1952 they murdered 20 million Chinese.

 

1938 – Germany disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1939 – 1945 they murdered 16 million Jews.

 

1956 – Cambodia disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1975 – 1977 they murdered 1 million Educated people.

 

1964 – Guatamala disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1964 – 1981 they murdered 100,000 Mayan Indians.

 

1970 – Uganda disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1971 – 1979 they murdered 300,000 Christians.

#3 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that a bill allowing for the “indefinite military detention of US citizens on American soil” was passed by the U.S. Senate on Friday.

#4 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that volcanoes all along the Ring of Fire are roaring to life.  It seems like a new eruption is being reported every few days now.  In fact, a red alert has just been issued for a massive volcano that sits along the border between Chile and Argentina.

#5 The mainstream media doesn’t really want to talk about the fact that the use of genetically engineered seeds has caused on explosion of new “super weeds” that are incredibly difficult for farmers to kill.

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