#481
Hmm my friend just visited Pyongyang.
They said they give out free ice cream from the street kiosks.

Clearly this removes any doubt of socialisms inevitable triumph, and of Kim song uns fatness
#482
considering joining local juche association but dont wanna getfat
#483
whwre the fuck is te selfie thread so we can call each other true adherents to juche ideology
#484
Nothing's stopping you!
#485
I've got a new product called the Juchero, it connects to wifi and has an app, it costs $800, and what happens is we send you some push pops in a refrigerated container and then you take them out and put them in the Juchero and it pushes out ice cream for you.
#486

ilmdge posted:

I've got a new product called the Juchero, it connects to wifi and has an app, it costs $800, and what happens is we send you some push pops in a refrigerated container and then you take them out and put them in the Juchero and it pushes out ice cream for you.


i'd prefer a Juchero where you stick your hand in, the cloud-based analytic software checks your DNA to see if you're a white american, and if you are it grabs ahold and squeezes out your imperialist blood

#487

bumpthread posted:

RTC posted:

report by a security think tank

Please try to find and post here.



Sure, I'll try, but no promises.

The North Korean Ballistic Missile Program - Strategic Studies Institute - US Army War College

This report isn't the one I was referring to, it's a bit older (2008) and missile program has accelerated a fair bit since then, but it covers the same history of development (starts at page 14). I don't know why I saved this one and not the other.

Some excerpts:

The open source literature generally asserts that North Korea was able to obtain a few Soviet-made Scud-Bs from Egypt and, through a reverse-engineering program, successfully developed and produced its own version dubbed the Hwasŏng-5 (火星-5) Some sources contend that North Korean engineers accomplished this with little or no foreign support, which would be a remarkable achievement.

North Korea began to construct missile bases for the Hwasŏng-5 around 1985-86, just before the missile went into serial production around 1987. North Korea’s ballistic missile development then accelerated at a fast pace; as soon as mass production of the Hwasŏng-5began, North Korea began developing the Hwasŏng-6 (火星-6 or Scud-C), the “Nodong,”49 the Paektusan-1 (白頭山-1; commonly known as the Taepodong-1), the Paektusan-2 (白頭山-2; commonly known as the Taepodong-2), and the “Musudan”50 all within a short period of about 5 years (1987-92). This rapid sequence of development is remarkable and historically unprecedented for a small developing country. The open source literature generally attributes this rapid development to reverse engineering and “scaling up Scud technology.”51 However, missile systems cannot simply be “scaled up” in a linear fashion and fly. Missile engineers face limitations when altering design features to affect a missile’s flight performance. For example, they can reduce the weight of the warhead, or extend the length of the airframe to increase the volume of fuel and oxidizer in order to extend the range. However, these changes affect the missile’s mass, center of gravity, and flight dynamics, and the airframe’s capacity to handle these changes is limited.

Despite the difficulties of missile development and the fact that other countries had tried and failed to develop medium- and intermediate-range missiles, North Korea began to produce Nodong prototypes around the same time it was beginning mass production of the Hwasŏng-6 (Scud-C). The first Nodong deployments were in February 1995, even though the system only had two flight tests--one catastrophic failure and one successful flight at a reduced range.68 By early 1997, at least 10 Nodongs had been deployed, and Pyongyang was exporting the system’s components and technology to Iran and was preparing to ship Nodongs to Pakistan.69 Iran’s flight tests of the Shehab-3, which is based on the Nodong, and Pakistan’s Ghuari flight tests have reportedly been sources of data on Nodong flight performance for North Korean engineers.70

Schmucker argues that engineers typically have needed 20-50 missile samples, extensive foreign support, and several flight tests; however, the consensus in the open source literature is that North Korea successfully reverse engineered the Scud-B in a couple of years with only a few samples and no foreign assistance. This remarkable engineering feat has led some analysts to believe that the Hwasŏng-5/6 is more typical of licensed production, and that the Nodong was designed and developed by Russians.82



Large parts of this report are the author being befuddled by the scope and pace of development and finding racist, evidence free assertions by American and European officials and "experts" (of the Brown Moses variety) that the DPRK Must Have had significant foreign assistance. How could mind controlled starved peasants do this all by themselves.

Edited by RTC ()

#488
Why is everything in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea done "just for us"?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/19/world/asia/north-korea-nuclear-test-volleyball.html

The volleyball games, played in the middle of that international crisis, were probably intended to send a message, analysts said, as the North Koreans are aware that the nuclear test site is under intense scrutiny. But what meaning the North wanted the games to convey is unclear.

#489

aerdil posted:

Why is everything in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea done "just for us"?https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/19/world/asia/north-korea-nuclear-test-volleyball.html

The volleyball games, played in the middle of that international crisis, were probably intended to send a message, analysts said, as the North Koreans are aware that the nuclear test site is under intense scrutiny. But what meaning the North wanted the games to convey is unclear.


They didn't catch everything the first time around, here's the updated one



Edited by fape ()

#490
That's a wise use of our extremely powerful sleuthing powers. Here's some more damming evidence I've collected

Edited by swampman ()

#491
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/09/23/asia/north-south-korea-defector-family/index.html
#492
heartbraking stuff. now I kinda dont want to bomb rok just so she wouldnt be a casualty by any chance. kinda
#493


THE MOST DOOMED MAN IN TH EWORLD
#494
North Korea, a country devastated by poverty under a brutal dictatorship.

North Korea, a country too happy, too beautiful, too perfect. All a display just for us?
#495
what could the dprk even reasonably do at this point that wouldn't be immediately forgiven by the image of this college republican getting frog marched into a labor camp
#496
#497

toutvabien posted:

THE MOST DOOMED MAN IN TH EWORLD




#498
Someone introduce the The Most Doomed Man in the World to the 3000 people on death row
#499
15 years hard labor is a good 30 years fewer than what most of us do here in Amerikkka
#500
it recently occurred to me that the reason why the u.s. population does not mourn its great leaders like north korea does is because it has none
#501

Ufuk_Surekli posted:




this is the first post in many years that has me feeling hopeful for the future

#502

drcat posted:

Ufuk_Surekli posted:


this is the first post in many years that has me feeling hopeful for the future


Why is everything in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea done "just for us" (tHE rHizzonE)?

#503
"people in the DPRK have to laugh and cry on command during public functions, or they could be arrested" - US proverb

"we are prosecuting this woman for laughing at Jeff Sessions" - US Department of Justice
#504

Ufuk_Surekli posted:

toutvabien posted:

THE MOST DOOMED MAN IN TH EWORLD




You can't convince me that this isn't some kind of stunt by Daniel Tosh.

#505
its not a stunt, in the interest of furthering human achievement and culture the DPRK have sentenced daniel tosh to hard labor
#506
Daniel Tosh has been entrapped in the North Korean humor mines & he's currently trying to explain why its funny to make people laugh at something they dont want to laugh at and then point out to them why it was wrong to laugh. Hes also building wooden saw horses.
#507
Whoa, the CIA tried to kill KJU. They failed though.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39815561
#508
nice try amerikkkans
#509
BBC suddenly springs into action as skeptical (DPRK) government watchdog


A need for caution: Analysis by Michael Bristow, BBC News

The allegations made by North Korea are detailed. They gave names of people supposedly involved in the plot, dates on which key characters communicated with each other and the amounts of money that allegedly changed hands. But that is not proof that there is any truth to the accusations.

It is important to remember several things, not least that North Korea has provided no supporting evidence for its allegations. Past history also suggests caution. North Korea often uses colourful language and is no stranger to extravagant claims. Just this week it turned on its only real ally, China, accusing it of insincerity and betrayal.

With President Trump promising to stop North Korea developing nuclear weapons, these are also tense times, when Pyongyang could have been tempted to hit back at the US.

Until more is known, it's difficult to assess the validity of the claims.
#510
has anyone found the source for the BBC article because I haven't been able to and it's always nice to read the words directly, assuming the DPRK translated domestically.
#511
It's linked within the article itself
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-pacific-39819922
#512
we should be skeptical about the claims made by our enemy, that the CIA tried to kill their leader, an idea so obvious the CIA literally helped hollywood make a comedy film about it
#513
"north koreans only eat dog shit and nothing but dog shit they're all dog shit lovers" omg i cant believe the kims are so horrible wow just wow

"the cia is doing business as usual trying to meddle in affairs from other countries" nice try putin. pootin.
#514
kim jong un large enough (not fat) to shrug of 20 times lethal dose of nerve agent
#515
talking to my mom on the phone yesterday and I was all down on the Arizona school system and ma made the point that it's kind of damaging to just absorb tons of negative news all the time so i was like, ah but on the other hand, sometimes its worth it to get the really good news, to keeop my spirit high. For example mom, the nuclear program in NK, the looming failure of USA to prevnt Korean reunification, is some extremely lovely shit, like did you know that America conducts military exercises in April and AUgust each year to disrupt the planting ans harvest seasons and attempt to starve the NK people who have to go to "battle ready" positions instead of working on agriculture, and that now with the nukes they can just shrug their shoulders and go back to supporting their own people, like mom, the nypd budget is bigger thabn NK's gdp so you have to wonder why we are told to care so hard about this tiny country, my mom was like "ok i'm at work so that;'s enough for one day" haha if you're reading this, hi mom
#516

xipe posted:

BBC: It is important to remember several things, not least that North Korea has provided no supporting evidence for its allegations.



BBC: In other news, sources reveal that the Assad regime has destroyed the last hospital in Syria.

#517
So Moon Jae-in won the presidential election in South Korea. We're a lot further away from the democratic movement and the sunshine policy than people would like to admit but hopefully it'll mean a change in attitude towards the DPRK. Also THAAD out of Korea, throw Park in jail, nationalize the chaebol, etc.
#518
Who would've guessed the people on the other side of the DMZ from the DPRK are less interested in a war than people sitting cozy in North America. I have a feeling the US finds a way to keep THAAD in place though
#519

ilmdge posted:

I have a feeling the US finds a way to keep THAAD in place though


#520
Is North Korea Behind the Global Ransomware Cyberattack?
Reuters

(doc evil voice) how bout no