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World shaken as North Korea
´conducts underground nuclear
test´ in defiance of its one friend,
China, and multiple foes

Daily Mail [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 2/12/2013 5:35:39 AM

North Korea today confirmed it had carried out its third and most successful nuclear test yet which triggered an artificial earthquake near the underground explosion site. The test was an important step toward its goal of building a bomb small enough to be fitted on a missile that could reach United States. North Korea made clear that the explosion of its third atomic device--which it claimed was smaller than the ones in its previous two tests--was a warning to what it considers a ´hostile´ United States. Its actions drew immediate condemnation from Washington, London, the U.N. and others

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Dadofboys, 2/12/2013 5:58:16 AM     (No. 9171396)

What,at this point, does it matter. H.R.C.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dragonlearner, 2/12/2013 6:03:58 AM     (No. 9171406)

"shaken"??? As if this surprises anyone.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 2/12/2013 6:05:43 AM     (No. 9171407)

The only people who pee their pants about this these days are Barack and John Dumbass Kerry. Hillary, apparently, has resumed wearing dresses.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: planetgeo, 2/12/2013 7:07:39 AM     (No. 9171470)

Interesting. Why the aggressive schedule? Where is the money coming from for such expensive R&D?

Answer: Iran. My guess is that the North Koreans are in fact the contract R&D vendor for Iran, both for the nukes and the missiles. That explains why the Iranians just announced that they are "already a nuclear power". It also makes it impossible for the Israelis to stop them.

The red line for our survival has just been reached.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JAN, 2/12/2013 7:21:13 AM     (No. 9171489)

China loving every minute of this.

And BTW, according to PIAPS the world is so much better off now that she´s been SOS for the past four years.

How do we know? She told us so!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 2/12/2013 7:33:40 AM     (No. 9171516)

And on the eve of Bammie´s little speech. Expect little more than empty rhetoric from the White House.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Crosscut, 2/12/2013 7:35:48 AM     (No. 9171519)

The U.S. should use this test, combined with recent propaganda video, as provocation enough to act unilaterally and nuke North Korean test sites. There will be protests and whining from all the pu$$ies for about a week and that will be it. Secretly many nations will be thankful. This policy should apply to Iran as well.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bifgroovey, 2/12/2013 7:59:41 AM     (No. 9171554)

Democrat solution? Send Madeline Albright to present then Dear Leader with a basketball (instead of a sensible pantsuit makeover) and have Clinton hand over U.S. missile tech.

Then remember when all the marxist druids screeched and gave George W Bush verbal spankings for calling North Korea "The Axis of Evil"?

Evidence # 3568975 - Never trust a liberal with foreign policy

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Jebediah, 2/12/2013 8:15:51 AM     (No. 9171584)

Will bet anyone any amount of $ that Obama does not deviate at all tonight from his proposals to cut military and missiles! This man´s basic flaw is his outlandish arrogance: he was a community organizer (who had to give back his law license, as did Michelle---anybody ever look into that?) who thinks he knows more about everything and anything than any of his experts, except perhaps the also unqualified Valerie Jarrett. As Hagel asaid "I won´t be making policy decisions in any case." Guess who will?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 2/12/2013 8:19:38 AM     (No. 9171589)

Another legacy from the Clinton fiasco. Stained blue dresses and crazed commies with nukes. Great job. Sad thing is Clinton had a clue and was semi responsible. Obambi on the other hand…

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/12/2013 8:20:51 AM     (No. 9171590)

The one consolation is that Obama and Hillary and their familes will be turned into french fries along with the rest of us.
Thanks lofo voters.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: civilservant, 2/12/2013 8:30:31 AM     (No. 9171600)

Nah, #8............they are pulling out the REAL liberal Foreign Policy hammer.......

ALL weekend long, on the Mall in DC...........

Yeah, that´s right, baby......oh, the Nork´s will regret it after the.........

Drum Circle for Peace!!!

Oh, The Nork´s are in for it now!!!!!!



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Reply 13 - Posted by: stryker714, 2/12/2013 8:36:23 AM     (No. 9171614)

Truman should have listened to MacArthur when after the Chinese entered the Korean War, changing what was victory in sight into a stalemate at best. MacArthur called for the immediate nuclear bombing of Chinese cities to get them out of the war. Truman refused, then even fired MacArthur for being defiant. MacArthur responded, "There is no substitute for victory". How true that is.

Most rational past American presidents would have treated any nuclear "warnings" as a direct threat and would have responded proactively with a strong and decisive attack to lance the boil, especially Mr Reagan. Now thanks to Bill Clinton´s ill advised gift of a nuclear reactor to the DPRK, under the pretense of it being for generating nuclear energy, it has come back to haunt us: The world to the DPRK is now smaller and within range of attacks. Forget conventional only attack worries, Bubba gave them the gift that keeps on giving.

As DPRK capabilities increase, so will their threats. This is unacceptable. We can pay now or later. One day, when the DPRK have several ballistic missiles aimed at major American cities, they may very well try blackmail such as demand for immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all South Korean based US troops. Now or later?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: udanja99, 2/12/2013 8:42:39 AM     (No. 9171626)

#7 beat me to it. Time for preemptive strikes. Unfortunately, zippy doesn´t have the guts.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: udanja99, 2/12/2013 8:47:51 AM     (No. 9171637)

PS: Lets not forget that it was Jimmah Carter who brokered the deal mentioned in post #13. North Korea and Iran - great job, Jimmah.

Leftists will be the death of all of us.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Rinktum, 2/12/2013 9:13:30 AM     (No. 9171689)

Seems to me the forces of evil in this world are teaming up against us. Obama will enable them with his indifference and intention to gut the military. We are not invincible and nuclear bombs will take out our cities just as they would any others. They bad guys are just waiting for Obama to bring us to our knees.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 2/12/2013 9:34:46 AM     (No. 9171737)

Could it be that our adversaries are taking advantage of our weak president?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: dman, 2/12/2013 9:36:12 AM     (No. 9171742)

When was the last time we conducted an underground nuclear test? How do we know that our aging arsenal is fully ready? Time to abrogate the test ban treaties. If PRNK and Iran achieve nuclear weapon capability, our only counter is to rebuild and expand our own as a credible "mutual assured destruction" deterrent.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/12/2013 9:58:21 AM     (No. 9171813)

Our response will be to disarm. Obama, Kerry, and Hagel plan on reducing the military and our nuclear capabilities by a third. The Obama military will consist of women, gays, and post enlistment life time care programs.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 2/12/2013 10:16:50 AM     (No. 9171872)

No problem - - no problem at all.

The Chicoms and the Russkies have got our backs. We don´t need any defense forces of our own.

And with Hagel on his way to the Pentagon - - we can all sleep comfortably.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: smcchk, 2/12/2013 10:32:02 AM     (No. 9171920)

Tonight, Obama will put the blame on the GOP and their unwillingness to tax the rich. He will say that that is putting us all in danger. And the sheeple will buy it.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: treyb, 2/12/2013 10:40:55 AM     (No. 9171944)

In a truly decent world the North Korean leadership would simply be killed in a massive unannounced airstrike. The North Korean people don´t deserve to suffer anymore.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: chicodon, 2/12/2013 11:12:44 AM     (No. 9172007)

Prediction: Not one word about this tonight from Barack bin Obama. His domestic policy can´t wait.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: catfur27, 2/12/2013 11:34:29 AM     (No. 9172065)

Li´l zippy has to find a way tonight to say "It´s Bush´s fault."

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Arby, 2/12/2013 11:39:48 AM     (No. 9172080)

China needs to take chubby cheeks to the woodshed and get his attention.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: veritas, 2/12/2013 11:57:39 AM     (No. 9172120)

Recapping and re-emphasizing several of the good points above:

a. The Norks are indeed a beard for A-jad and the Mad Mullahs re nukes and missiles
b. China´s leaders are only interested in and supportive of the Norks if they: 1. continue to poke the US in the eye [surrogate role]; 2. don´t act against China; 3. keep their starving people from crossing into China. China´s just using the Norks, and isn´t their "friend."
c. The Nork leaders are and have been nuts; paranoia, isolation, and reading their own propaganda contribute.
d. the world´s hostile nations know, explicitly or intuitively, that Obama is damaging the US significantly and he wants to do so
e. nations that are or want to be friendly toward the American people and the America of history also know, explicitly or intuitively, that Obama is neither trustworthy nor grateful for their support of America
f. the day before the SOTU speech was chosen consciously: 1. in yo´ face, Stinky!; 2. foreign nations play our media and pols like Steinways and have for decades
g. See the decades of fun you have when you back off from winning a war?
h. a treaty creating "a nuclear-test-free world" works no better than laws creating "gun-free zones"
j. almost all the resulting blood will be that of innocents [note: skip "i" and "o" in lists etc. to avoid confusion with numbers One and Zero]

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 2/12/2013 12:33:12 PM     (No. 9172202)

Vietnam last 12 years, and we lost about 4,500 kids a year on average in that war, Korea lasted only a few years and we lost 23,000 a year on average. And that was when we were a strong, serious nation of people who gave a sample about world peace and freedom. Now, we are a nation of quivering children, who have elected a skinny, weasel of a man as our leader who has declared himself more concerned with school children and free healthcare than world peace or national security. We are nearly catatonic with fear over a one man terror show in Southern Cal. The Norks have our measure and they no longer have any fear of us what-so-ever. The Iranians also know we can´t even subdue a pitiful little rag of a nation in Afghanistan- what do they have to fear from us? the world looks to us and sees, we can no longer even afford to put fuel in our once mighty aircraft carriers. We are has-beens. Tyrants run rampant.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: wexfordcounty, 2/12/2013 1:17:42 PM     (No. 9172310)

Barry and Mr. Ed at State must be very very very concerned, but worth a mention in the SOTU tonight if only to blame Bush?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: bgarrett, 2/12/2013 1:53:00 PM     (No. 9172419)

´world shaken´? ´America braces for a storm´?
No wonder journalism has lost credibilty

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Reply 30 - Posted by: larryp, 2/12/2013 2:14:26 PM     (No. 9172463)

Better stock up on CIPRO. It is effective
on radiation burns. the skin is like an organso you need to rehabilitate it toward off infections.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/12/2013 2:33:49 PM     (No. 9172509)

My how so many of you are ready for another war on the Bernanke credit card...
Just can´t get it out of your system?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Hubertsmom, 2/12/2013 3:44:14 PM     (No. 9172616)

HELLOOOOO... Don´t you remember? "0" promised he´d get rid of North Korea´s nukes in his first campagne!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 2/12/2013 5:01:54 PM     (No. 9172743)

Ha-ha-ha! #33 figured it out. This story is a hoax!

North Korea nukes? Hey - - Zippy took them away years ago. How can you all be so naïve?

[Ducks under desk - - blinding light flash - - KA-BOOOOM!!!]

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Reply 34 - Posted by: gone2pot, 2/12/2013 5:11:09 PM     (No. 9172766)

Well, not the whole world; Hillary and Not So encouraged and helped this happen for years. Surprised? Me neither. Wait till one of the little buggers hits the west coast at which time of course Bush will be blamed. But the good news is Hillary and Not So will still be unshaken. Has anybody figured out what Marxism´s like yet? Has anybody figured out we´ve elected Marxists yet? To find out how, Google Penn and Teller´s clear cups and balls magic trick and apply that to the voters.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Flashback, 2/12/2013 5:13:33 PM     (No. 9172776)

Nah, this is just China´s cover story. Denalability. But, any action by the US will be treated as an attack on China. so there: Alaska, Hawaii, and the Pacific.
Oh, and Japan Too.


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Reply 36 - Posted by: strike3, 2/12/2013 6:48:12 PM     (No. 9172964)

Wow, the Axis of Evil is real. Who knew? Certainly not the jug-eared One, who pulled our troops out of Iraq and declared defeat, then deliberately ignored Iran and NK while they continue to develop nukes and delivery systems. Still think he isn´t the enemy? Still think he isn´t dismantling our military for reasons other than cost cutting? Still think the king of all trolls and his henchmen aren´t doing their best to destroy the US?

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Elvira, 2/12/2013 10:51:43 PM     (No. 9173336)

It will be those of us " clinging to our Bibles and our guns" who will save this nation, if there´s any chance of saving it at all when the time comes.

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Where Lois Lerner goes, drama follows. On Wednesday, the former IRS officer again invoked the Fifth before the House Oversight Committee. That precipitated a heated exchange between the committee’s Republican chairman, Darrell Issa, and Democratic ranking member Elijah Cummings, who called the hearings “un-American.” And that spat has become the story. No doubt that is exactly what Cummings had in mind. Because it distracts attention from the substance of the hearings — and from the questions raised by e-mails and public remarks Lois Lerner wrote, received or made when she was IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations. The Weekly Standard reminds us

Boehner says Lerner may be held
in contempt for refusing to testify
on IRS targeting

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/5/2014 12:01:19 PM     Post Reply
House Speaker John A. Boehner said Wednesday that Lois G. Lerner, the woman at the center of the IRS targeting scandal, will eventually have to testify or will be held in contempt of Congress. Speaking to reporters just minutes after Ms. Lerner again invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination at a committee hearing, Mr. Boehner said he would wait for a final report of what happened. But he said he believes she will eventually have to talk. “I’ll wait for a report from Chairman Issa about what happened or what will happen. But at some point I believe that

New Democratic Strategy Goes
After Koch Brothers

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New York Times, by Ashley Parker    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/6/2014 5:17:13 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Charles G. and David H. Koch, the billionaire brothers who are perhaps the best-known patrons of conservative Republican politics, are bespectacled and in their 70s. They look genial enough. But Democrats are embarking on a broad effort that aims to unmask the press-shy siblings and portray them, instead, as a pair of villains bent on wrecking progressive politics. On Thursday, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is starting a digital campaign that will use Internet ads and videos, as well as social media, to tie Republican Senate candidates to the policies and actions of the Koch brothers. Its slogan:

Black caucus wants Issa stripped
of committee chairmanship

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Washington Post, by Wesley Lowery    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/6/2014 12:53:04 PM     Post Reply
In a strongly worded letter to House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), the Congressional Black Caucus called for Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) to be stripped of his House committee chairmanship after he abruptly ended a hearing Wednesday morning over the objection of Democrats in the room. "Mr. Issa is a disgrace and should not be allowed to continue in a leadership role," wrote Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), who leads the Congressional Black Caucus, in the letter to Boehner. The Wednesday hearing on the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting controversy quickly turned tense. When former IRS official Lois Lerner invoked her Fifth Amendment

Is Michelle Obama going blonde? First
Lady of hair makeovers debuts new honey-
hued highlights at an event in Miami

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Daily Mail [UK], by Margot Peppers    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/6/2014 11:29:25 AM     Post Reply
Michelle Obama is no stranger to changing up her hairstyle, and it appears she has done it yet again with the addition of honey blonde highlights. The First Lady debuted the new look on Wednesday at the Jessie Trice Community Health Care Center in Miami, where she talked to Affordable Care Act enrollees about how to get insurance. Looking fashionable in a black and purple striped wrap dress, Mrs Obama showed off her lighter locks, which were styled in chic flowing waves. The First Lady was also pictured yesterday sporting the new ´do at Yu Yung Public Charter School in

Standing Ovation for Chris
Christie from CPAC Crowd

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National Review Online, by Eliana Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/6/2014 2:49:22 PM     Post Reply
The crowd gathered at the Conservative Political Action Conference rose to its feet as Chris Christie exited stage left. The New Jersey governor, who has been dogged by a scandal stemming from revelations that members of his administration conspired to shut down traffic lanes leading on to the George Washington Bridge, came to CPAC on Thursday in need of a reception like that, and the party faithful delivered. Christie’s remarks were highly anticipated, not only because of the lingering scandal but also because CPAC brass dinged him last year by leaving him off of the guest list. Today, the governor was greeted

Obama: Defeat of Adegbile
nomination is a ‘travesty’

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Washington Post, by Aaron Blake    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/5/2014 2:08:22 PM     Post Reply
President Obama strongly denounced the Senate on Wednesday for failing to confirm a top nominee to the Justice Department. In a statement released by the White House, Obama said Debo Adegbile´s defeat is a "travesty" and is based on unfair attacks. "The Senate’s failure to confirm Debo Adegbile to lead the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice is a travesty based on wildly unfair character attacks against a good and qualified public servant," Obama said. "Mr. Adegbile’s qualifications are impeccable." Obama said the main attack used against Adegbile -- Republicans denounced his work on behalf of convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

Obama lashes out at Senate after
Republicans and Democrats
squash DOJ nominee who once
defended a COP-KILLER

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Marttosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/5/2014 7:42:00 PM     Post Reply
President Obama is going to the mat to defend his controversial nominee to lead the Justice Department´s civil rights division--a lawyer who once helped defend a notorious cop-killer--calling Republicans´ efforts to block him a ´travesty.´ Debo Adegbile, who once participated in the appeals process for convicted murdered and liberal cult hero Mumia Abu-Jamal, failed to win enough Senate votes to proceed to a final determination on his nomination. [Snip] The White House fired off a scathing statement from the president so quickly that it misspelled Adegbile´s name. The vote, Obama said in that statement, was ´a travesty based on wildly unfair


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