Isn’t it interesting that the North Koreans are trying to claim that T-Rump declared war? I am guessing that the supreme leader does not allow for education, let alone the subject of history.
It was after all the North Koreans that declared war by invading South Korea on June 25th, 1950.
That painful war, dragged on until July 27th, 1950 when they signed an armistice, not a peace treaty, but an armistice bringing an end to the fighting.
On at least six occasions, the North Koreans had backed out of the armistice. Obviously I do not want to see nuclear arms in play. Even in the “good guys’” hands, they are a terrible idea. But when a psychopath controls them (yes, in this case, both sides) it is a scary situation.
I am not normally a hawk, but it may be time to finish this one. The current regime appears to be hell bent to see some action. I am not saying that T-Rump is not without fault. The Hyper-Tweeting Orangutan has been bickering with Kim Jong Un like a school kid. If it were just saber rattling, we could just move on as long as the war does not heat back up. The events that led me to believe that we should bring this chapter to a decisive conclusion is that Kim Fatty the Third keeps escalating his testing of weapons that put millions/billions at risk.
It is time for us to make Kim yell out: 이런 벙커 버스터는 어디서 나온거야? (Holy shit, where did all of the bunker busters come from?)
Seems North Korea is at it again.
And I will reiterate the last paragraph;
When an unstable communist dictator openly threatens to nuke you, what is the proper response. I’m especially interested in the opinion of left-wingers who reflexively dismiss any sort of aggressive response as only making the situation worse. Fine. What would you do? Pay them a king’s ransom? Ignore them and pray they’re not serious? Go to the Chinese (you might want to bring some money, since we owe them a little) and ask them to get the kid under control?
Being moderate, I try to steer away from total destruction. And I’d like to see us (the US) get out of other countries’ business, but this time it is a direct threat on us. We invaded the middle east because of an indirect threat, what will we do to counter this direct threat?
I don’t really care if you want to call it global warming, climate change, or the fall of the spaghetti monster.
How long can people really deny that those changes are happening?
It seems like people are okay with whatever is happening if it is a normal cycle of the Earth.
God forbid you allude to it having factors that may be accelerated by man. Holy shit that brings the deniers out of the woodwork…
Over the last week the melt off of Greenland reached alarming proportions.
The melt off went from 40% melt off to 97%.
The mean seal level has risen 4-8 inches over the last century, men know that this is much, but it is 10-12 inches to a woman since that is what we have been teaching them.
This year, it was announced that the island nation of Kiribati was being forced to move.
Ireland is losing up to 750 acres each year of her coast as the sea level rises.
The beaches of Hawaii are slipping away, some form erosion and other losses are from the rise of the sea.
The Carteret Islands are expected to be fully flooded over in three years.
Why is it denied? Is it more important to stand your party’s ground to be “right” or is it more important to DO what is right?
Over the years, I have a ton of red flags thrown by the Republican leaning crown over this or that UN proposals.
More often than not, I am not too overly concerned about them. My lack of concern in general is that the UN is a spineless, and in general worthless organization, with only good intentions to share. Yes, They do help from time to time.
I have been watching (off an on) their proposed Small Arms Treaty. It brings to mind a few questions.
Even if two thirds of our Senate were to ratify the treaty, how binding would it be?
We know that we are fairly unique in our stance on, and right to, arms.
Can a treaty override the U.S. Constitution?
Would the Constitution have to be amended to fall in line with a treaty such as this one?
With regard to the UN treaty itself…
Snopes (Yes, once again I have to trumpet their efforts) has covered this topic.
how the hell did I miss this?
(hit alert map to see everything. This is a link that R101 shared a couple of usernames ago)
||Unidentified illness (polar bears)
||Viruses and bacteria that cause severe to fatal disease in humans, and for which vaccines or other treatments are not available, such as Bolivian and Argentine hemorrhagic fevers, H5N1(bird flu), Dengue hemorrhagic fever, Marburg virus, Ebola virus, hantaviruses, Lassa fever, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, and other hemorrhagic or unidentified diseases. When dealing with biological hazards at this level the use of a Hazmat suit and a self-contained oxygen supply is mandatory. The entrance and exit of a Level Four biolab will contain multiple showers, a vacuum room, an ultraviolet light room, autonomous detection system, and other safety precautions designed to destroy all traces of the biohazard. Multiple airlocks are employed and are electronically secured to prevent both doors opening at the same time. All air and water service going to and coming from a Biosafety Level 4 (P4) lab will undergo similar decontamination procedures to eliminate the possibility of an accidental release.
Overall, should we continue to get involved with other countries’ affairs or should we just protect ourselves here?
Okay SOPA and PIPA must not pass.
We are going dark for the 18th in support of the cause.
The chat room will still be open now that it is up.
I think most of us are familiar with SOPA and PIPA, but we could really use your help in expressing to our senators that we are opposed to it.
I am not clear as to the president’s intentions if/when it hits his desk.