China lands fighter jet on new carrier in show of force

November 29, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
Filed under: Asia, Culture, Espionage, Info, Technology, U.S. Policy 

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China has carried out its first successful landing of a fighter jet on its first aircraft carrier, state media said on Sunday, a symbolically significant development as Asian neighbors fret about the world’s most populous country’s military ambitions.

The home-built J-15 fighter jet took off from and landed on the Liaoning, a reconditioned Soviet-era vessel from Ukraine which only came into service in September this year.

China ushered in a new generation of leaders this month at the 18th Communist Party Congress in Beijing, with outgoing President Hu Jintao making a pointed reference to strengthening China’s naval forces, protecting maritime interests and the need to “win local war”.

China is embroiled in disputes with the Philippines and Vietnam over South China Sea islands believed to be surrounded by waters rich in natural gas. It has a similar dispute with Japan over islands in the East China Sea.

It has also warned the United States, with President Barack Obama’s “pivot” to Asia, not to get involved.

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North Korea’s top leader named the Sexiest Man Alive for 2012

November 28, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
Filed under: Asia, Culture 

A Chinese newspaper quoted the Onion and ran this:

“With his devastatingly handsome, round face, his boyish charm, and his strong, sturdy frame, this Pyongyang-bred heartthrob is every woman’s dream come true. Blessed with an air of power that masks an unmistakable cute, cuddly side, Kim made this newspaper’s editorial board swoon with his impeccable fashion sense, chic short hairstyle, and, of course, that famous smile.

He has that rare ability to somehow be completely adorable and completely macho at the same time.”

5 Things Every man needs to know about women (Globally)

November 28, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
Filed under: Culture, Gender, Info, Women & Men Found this in the Los Angeles-CL’s R & R.
5 Things Every man needs to know about women (Globally)
Date: 2012-11-27, 12:40PM PST

DISCLAIMER: This list primarily applies to American and other western women. Women from cultures that have embraced community and tradition, such as South America and Eastern Europe, do not typically show these negative traits.

1) Women will never love you like you want them to, or like you love them. This is the hardest thing for men to accept: women will never love you for you – they merely love you for what you can do for them – the kids, the house, the cars, the paychecks, the security, the social status – the moment you are no longer useful, they discard you. This is not love, it’s self-gratification.

2) Women have no respect for contracts, agreements, commitments, or any other binding conditions. The fact that they file over 70% of all divorces, often less than 2 years after swearing to honor and obey til death, should be proof enough of this obvious flaw in women’s character.

3) Women secretly do not want to work. Even the hard charging college and career gals are only doing it so they will be in proximity to higher status males, from which to choose mates. There is ample documentation on the fact that women typically rack up huge amounts of college debt to gratify their ego with a degree and screw dozens of guys at school. Then they stop working just a few years into their career – the moment they snare their high-earning male. Woe to the man who assumes that if he marries a career girl, she’ll be a financial contributor long term.

4) Women secretly hate men. It’s the penis envy and the feminism. It drives this low-level competitive loathing for men. They really are jealous of the fact that men have accomplished everything worth doing in the history of MANkind, except giving birth to children. They have been brainwashed to think their inferiority is due to an oppressive patriarchy, and they despise men because of it. Even though, fifty years after women’s empowerment, they are still not becoming engineers and scientists in big numbers, women cannot connect obvious patterns.

5) Women play for “team woman”, while men play for no team. Any slight against a woman is a slight against “the sisterhood” and they will rise up to shame, censor, and ban you. Women feel far more solidarity to each other than men do. Often, men known as white knights and manginas, play for team women as well, in the mistaken belief that it will get them laid. Because of this, the vast majority of western society has set itself squarely against the rights of white men.

This is from a guy who has been around, seen it all with eyes wide open, observed hundreds of other cases. Ignore at your own peril.

If you want a quality wife and mother for your children, better start boning up on your Spanish, Thai, or Russian.

Satellite image shows activity at North Korea launch site

November 27, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
Filed under: Asia, North Korea, Nukes, Science, Technology, U.S. Policy 

A new satellite image shows increased activity at a North Korean launch site, suggesting a new launch could be possible in the next few weeks, according to the satellite imagery company DigitalGlobe.

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A Candidate Unexpectedly Quits South Korea’s Presidential Race

November 24, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
Filed under: Asia, Culture, Info 

SEOUL, South Korea — The millionaire software mogul who was widely seen as a top contender for South Korea’s presidential election in December unexpectedly withdrew his candidacy on Friday, throwing his support behind the candidate of the main opposition party who has championed aggressive engagement with North Korea and “balanced diplomacy” with Washington and Beijing. South Korea’s diplomatic policy is currently weighted more toward the United States.

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Hello in 50 Languages

November 22, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
Filed under: Culture

Risking lives to escape North Korea

November 20, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
Filed under: Asia, Criminals, Culture, Economy, North Korea, U.S. Policy 

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Risking lives to escape North Korea

Hundred of thousands of North Koreans are fleeing their country illegally, crossing north into China.

A camera team from South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo newspaper spent the past 10 months filming activity at the border. The BBC’s Olenka Frenkiel was given exclusive access to their material.

China debuts attack helicopter (0:48)

November 20, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
Filed under: Asia, Espionage, Technology, U.S. Policy 

Up 15% on Viagra, then down

November 15, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
Filed under: Economy, Info 

Seoul Pharma Co Ltd soared as much as 15 percent after a media report said that the South Korean pharmaceutical company was in talks to supply its erectile dysfunction drug to Pfizer Inc .

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South Korea Presidential Challengers Unite—Sort Of .

November 7, 2012 by admin · Comments Off
Filed under: Asia, Info 

The DUP candidate and independent Ahn Cheol-soo, a software entrepreneur-turned-professor, agreed in a meeting Tuesday to unite their campaigns before campaign finance rules change.

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