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Now what should the U.S. do about North Korea?

  1. Bomb them and get it over with
  2. Negotiate more
  3. Let China, South Korea and Japan deal with it
  4. Ignore them
 
 
 
 
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mattaleshire17

Apr-24-13 8:33 AM

The Coasters for sure, but more along the lines of "Yakity Yak."

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EarlyBird

Apr-17-13 4:30 PM

Center buddy, there is no more simpler or fuller explanation for open minded people than this, keep in mind we are talking about Korea and China.

I hope you are not so naive to not realize this is about the energy and energy sources it takes to build and maintain a growing population and economy. Energy (all sources) = manufacturing (all types of material) = trade (with foreign countries for good and supplies)= money (for Korea and China to invest in infrastructure)= developing nations (to many to list but Korea and China are on the list).

You remind me of the old Charlie Brown song by the Coasters....lol!!

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centerfield

Apr-17-13 4:13 PM

My, my, birdie, I would hope that you are not naïve enough to really, really believe it was only about oil. Current interests are expanding in exporting coal, iron ore, and other mining interests to China. China also wants to fill the trade gap left by other countries slowing/stopping trade with N.Korea. But, it is nice to know you have at least done some research on the subject before making you statements. Congratulations.

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EarlyBird

Apr-17-13 2:48 PM

I hope you are not so naive to not realize this is about the energy and energy sources it takes to build and maintain a growing population and economy. Energy = manufacturing = trade = money = developing nations

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EarlyBird

Apr-17-13 2:36 PM

Centerfield. are we talking about history or the future? History is easy to study, it's the future that can be tricky to read up on.

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EarlyBird

Apr-17-13 2:34 PM

Well Mr. Centerfield we shot at them with mostly American made guns and the Koreans and Chinese shot at us with Chinese and a few American made guns.

***********history.army.mil/brochures/kw-chinter/chinter.htm

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centerfield

Apr-17-13 12:46 PM

Well, Mr. Early Bird (not to be confused with Locomotive), are you speaking about yourself on the china/korea thingy. You should read up on the history of their relationship, it might enlighten you.

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centerfield

Apr-17-13 12:44 PM

What are you talking about? Are you leaning more to the "loco" side. You make an accusation that I was talking to you and I responded. It is really too bad that you cannot stand up and admit you goofed. How sad for you.

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locomotive

Apr-17-13 12:35 PM

"Sorry that you thought it was directed at you. It certainly is easy to confuse the term birdie with loco."

No, I wasn't confused, but I did forget that you don't like others movin' in on your postin'.

Yeah. Sorry.

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EarlyBird

Apr-17-13 11:07 AM

Center I agree fully I am human therefor I am imperfect. Let those who are without sin cast the first stones.

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EarlyBird

Apr-17-13 10:53 AM

Are some of you robots with no way to link yesterday and the many days before that activities to today's activities?

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centerfield

Apr-17-13 10:05 AM

Yep, loco, my post of the 15th at 5:04 was directed at "Birdie" and was written to "birdie" on the Korean situation. Sorry that you thought it was directed at you. It certainly is easy to confuse the term birdie with loco.

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EarlyBird

Apr-17-13 7:51 AM

I think countries are allowed to have allies are they not? Korea has oil deposits that are not considered to be theirs. Same problems as the middle east.

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locomotive

Apr-17-13 5:56 AM

Uh, centerish, are you talking to EarlyBird?

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centerfield

Apr-16-13 11:36 PM

Let me think. Give me some time so I can conjure up your references to China. Now, where did I put that? It is around here somewhere. Is this it? "Bill typical response.. China buys our oil and sells it to North Korea, what do you think we are talking to China about? Tea?" Yep, I guess you did bring up China. Hmmm, now, is oil the only reason to talk with China or do we look deeper into the history? Gosh, a "good" sleuth would have researched this out to the Chinese involvement into the Korean War as well as all the other times that China was the stumbling block to settling the Korea problem. But, then, we already know you aren't very "good", don't we.

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locomotive

Apr-16-13 8:04 PM

centerish, if you think you see a teachable moment, the next cue is yours. Step up. Provide the info. Post it all, so all can learn. Otherwise, it looks like hot air. From you.

And since I didn't bring up the "Korean war and China's involvement in it," I don't have to prove it. You seem to be the one that said it. Easy to type "fox."

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centerfield

Apr-15-13 5:04 PM

Hey birdie, could you review the Korean war and China's involvement in it. It might have helped your last blogs with pertinent information. Hate to see you make assumptions based on fox news or something equally as stupid.

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EarlyBird

Apr-15-13 9:44 AM

Bill typical response.. China buys our oil and sells it to North Korea, what do you think we are talking to China about? Tea?

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EarlyBird

Apr-15-13 8:17 AM

South Sudan is the world’s newest oil-producing nation, so it is likely that the DPRK (North Korea) will try to pursue oil contracts there. As a new nation, South Sudan also has an interest in building up its military capabilities. The DPRK (North Korea) has long supplied military equipment to the African continent, so they will probably look for opportunities in this new nation as well.

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EarlyBird

Apr-15-13 8:11 AM

Reuters reports on Chinese oil exports to the DPRK: North Korea China did not export any crude oil to North Korea in February, customs data showed on Thursday, marking the first absence of deliveries since the same month in 2012. Crude oil is the largest commodity by value that is supplied to North Korea under Beijing’s aid program. It was not immediately clear if the lack of supply represented a unilateral action by China to punish North Korea for its nuclear test on Feb. 12. Customs data showed the last time China missed monthly supply shipments was in February 2012. There were also no exports in February 2011. Beijing normally supplies between 30,000 to 50,000 tonnes of crude oil to North Korea every month (222,000 to 370,000 barrels). Exports in 2012 totaled 523,041 tonnes, China General Administration of Customs data shows. At $100 per barrel, China’s annual crude oil supplies last year would have been worth about $380 million.

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tarkin

Apr-14-13 11:51 PM

Sorry not from the wings but yes it is true north korea has there hands involved in a few different ways with kia, hyundai.

They north and south have plants operating that both countries work at making these cars most definately not just in South Korea or the Seoul area as the manufactures and government wants you to beleive.

Actively seek the truth, an idle mind as they say is the devils playground.

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EarlyBird

Apr-14-13 5:05 PM

From chappelle.. what did five fingers say to the face? slaaaap!!

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SLAAAPPPP

Apr-14-13 2:33 PM

Centerflake, are you gainfully employed?

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Curly1

Apr-14-13 12:09 PM

Was going to add, none of the options in the poll fit the profile I would prefer. So I did not vote. Whoever wrote this poll forgot the walk softly, carry a big stick point of veiw.

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Curly1

Apr-14-13 12:07 PM

What to do about N. Korea....that is the question. I would say negotiate till they make a move. Use our allies to do the negotiating. If they do nothing, we do nothing. A preemtive strike would serve no purpose. He knows it is a war he can't win. He is a little man with little man syndrom. He wants to play toy soldiers, let him....In the meantime watch his every move and let him make a fool of himself.

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