How should the world deal with the North Korean threat?

Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 10,303
edited August 30 in A Moving Train
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How should the world deal with the North Korean threat? 6 votes

Military action
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More sanctions
0%
Urge China to take intervene
83%
cincybearcatDirtie_FrankWildsBLACK35jmilligan 5 votes
Skinnerian conditioning
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 20,663
    To be fair in chiming in hear I really should vote but I'm having hard time choosing between those four because my solution would be to smuggle in great music from the west and kindly ask to smuggle out some of there traditional and/or local musics. I seriously don't think anything short of appreciating each others cultures will work.
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  • dignindignin Posts: 5,098
    Recognition and acceptance. Normalization of relations with NK. That's what they want, a seat at the big boys table. I say give them what they want.

    They won, it's time to accept that. Unless of course the world is willing to sacrifice hundreds of thousands, if not millions of South Koreans lives.


    How to Deal With North Korea

    There are no good options. But some are worse than others.


    Every option the United States has for dealing with North Korea is bad. But accepting it as a nuclear power may be the least bad.


    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/07/the-worst-problem-on-earth/528717/

  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 10,303
    Skinnerian conditioning
    Shit, I forgot a fifth option, Dennis Rodman.
    Adelaide 17/11/2009, Melbourne 20/11/2009, Sydney 22/11/2009
  • SmellymanSmellyman AsiaPosts: 2,805
    Thing is, they are not a threat
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 20,663
    Shit, I forgot a fifth option, Dennis Rodman.
    Bingo!  I'm going with Rodman.
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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 10,303
    Skinnerian conditioning
    Smellyman said:
    Thing is, they are not a threat
    They have nukes?
    Adelaide 17/11/2009, Melbourne 20/11/2009, Sydney 22/11/2009
  • SmellymanSmellyman AsiaPosts: 2,805
    Smellyman said:
    Thing is, they are not a threat
    They have nukes?
    Yeah?
  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 10,303
    Skinnerian conditioning
    Smellyman said:
    Smellyman said:
    Thing is, they are not a threat
    They have nukes?
    Yeah?
    They might use them.
    Adelaide 17/11/2009, Melbourne 20/11/2009, Sydney 22/11/2009
  • SmellymanSmellyman AsiaPosts: 2,805
    Smellyman said:
    Smellyman said:
    Thing is, they are not a threat
    They have nukes?
    Yeah?
    They might use them.
    So might Israel, US, China, Russia, India, Pakiston etc.


    N. Korea would be annihilated the moment they use one.  Even Kimmie knows that.

    I am more worried that Trump might than NK
  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 10,303
    Skinnerian conditioning
    Smellyman said:
    Smellyman said:
    Smellyman said:
    Thing is, they are not a threat
    They have nukes?
    Yeah?
    They might use them.
    So might Israel, US, China, Russia, India, Pakiston etc.


    N. Korea would be annihilated the moment they use one.  Even Kimmie knows that.

    I am more worried that Trump might than NK
    Their firing of a missile over Japan makes me think NK is a real threat.
    Adelaide 17/11/2009, Melbourne 20/11/2009, Sydney 22/11/2009
  • PJPOWERPJPOWER In Yo FacePosts: 2,608
    brianlux said:
    Shit, I forgot a fifth option, Dennis Rodman.
    Bingo!  I'm going with Rodman.
    Rodman is in the perfect position to take action...just sayin'
    "At least I'm housebroken"
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 20,663
    Smellyman said:
    Smellyman said:
    Smellyman said:
    Thing is, they are not a threat
    They have nukes?
    Yeah?
    They might use them.
    So might Israel, US, China, Russia, India, Pakiston etc.


    N. Korea would be annihilated the moment they use one.  Even Kimmie knows that.

    I am more worried that Trump might than NK
    Yeah, when it comes to nukes, I'm WAY more concerned about the countries you listed. 

    And if N.K. did, for some crazy reason, toss a nuke, the reprisal would be massive.  The results would be toxic and deadly in a small region where there's hit but ultra toxic over there and the amount of death in N.K. due to counter attacks would be staggering.  I'm going to assume they're not so stupid as to let that happen.
    We're living on the edge of something big. It's a fantastic time in history to be alive.
    AMT, 1.25.15, 00:36 hrs.
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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 16,697
    Yeah def more afraid of orange bafoon's little fingers having access to those nasty codes !
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  • chadwickchadwick up my assPosts: 21,083
    brianlux said:
    To be fair in chiming in hear I really should vote but I'm having hard time choosing between those four because my solution would be to smuggle in great music from the west and kindly ask to smuggle out some of there traditional and/or local musics. I seriously don't think anything short of appreciating each others cultures will work.
    lots of truth here.
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    I am tired; my heart is
    sick and sad. From where
    the sun stands I will fight
    no more forever."

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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 6,033
    brianlux said:
    Smellyman said:
    Smellyman said:
    Smellyman said:
    Thing is, they are not a threat
    They have nukes?
    Yeah?
    They might use them.
    So might Israel, US, China, Russia, India, Pakiston etc.


    N. Korea would be annihilated the moment they use one.  Even Kimmie knows that.

    I am more worried that Trump might than NK
    Yeah, when it comes to nukes, I'm WAY more concerned about the countries you listed. 

    And if N.K. did, for some crazy reason, toss a nuke, the reprisal would be massive.  The results would be toxic and deadly in a small region where there's hit but ultra toxic over there and the amount of death in N.K. due to counter attacks would be staggering.  I'm going to assume they're not so stupid as to let that happen.

    There is certainly precedence for stupid people starting wars they can't win in retaliation for a narcissistic injury.
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  • JC29856JC29856 Posts: 8,255
    (And these questions can be re-phrased and asked about 90% of what you asked)
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 20,663
    brianlux said:
    Smellyman said:
    Smellyman said:
    Smellyman said:
    Thing is, they are not a threat
    They have nukes?
    Yeah?
    They might use them.
    So might Israel, US, China, Russia, India, Pakiston etc.


    N. Korea would be annihilated the moment they use one.  Even Kimmie knows that.

    I am more worried that Trump might than NK
    Yeah, when it comes to nukes, I'm WAY more concerned about the countries you listed. 

    And if N.K. did, for some crazy reason, toss a nuke, the reprisal would be massive.  The results would be toxic and deadly in a small region where there's hit but ultra toxic over there and the amount of death in N.K. due to counter attacks would be staggering.  I'm going to assume they're not so stupid as to let that happen.

    There is certainly precedence for stupid people starting wars they can't win in retaliation for a narcissistic injury.
    For sure-- Vietnam, the Middle East.
    We're living on the edge of something big. It's a fantastic time in history to be alive.
    AMT, 1.25.15, 00:36 hrs.
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.
  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 10,303
    Skinnerian conditioning
    Noone is voting!
    Adelaide 17/11/2009, Melbourne 20/11/2009, Sydney 22/11/2009
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 36,749
    Noone is voting!
    I don't like any of the poll options, so can't choose any.
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 11,013
    Smellyman said:o
    Smellyman said:
    Smellyman said:
    Thing is, they are not a threat
    They have nukes?
    Yeah?
    They might use them.
    So might Israel, US, China, Russia, India, Pakiston etc.


    N. Korea would be annihilated the moment they use one.  Even Kimmie knows that.

    I am more worried that Trump might than NK
    Their firing of a missile over Japan makes me think NK is a real threat.
    that is nothing more than telling the world (Trump) to back the fuck up. walk softly and carry a big stick, as it were. 
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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 16,531
    Send in The Night King
  • SmellymanSmellyman AsiaPosts: 2,805
    brianlux said:
    brianlux said:
    Smellyman said:
    Smellyman said:
    Smellyman said:
    Thing is, they are not a threat
    They have nukes?
    Yeah?
    They might use them.
    So might Israel, US, China, Russia, India, Pakiston etc.


    N. Korea would be annihilated the moment they use one.  Even Kimmie knows that.

    I am more worried that Trump might than NK
    Yeah, when it comes to nukes, I'm WAY more concerned about the countries you listed. 

    And if N.K. did, for some crazy reason, toss a nuke, the reprisal would be massive.  The results would be toxic and deadly in a small region where there's hit but ultra toxic over there and the amount of death in N.K. due to counter attacks would be staggering.  I'm going to assume they're not so stupid as to let that happen.

    There is certainly precedence for stupid people starting wars they can't win in retaliation for a narcissistic injury.
    For sure-- Vietnam, the Middle East.
    Sad but true.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 20,663
    When comes to nuking places, the US has NK beat hands down:

    "Over 41 years, the federal government detonated 921 nuclear warheads underground at the Nevada Test Site, 75 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Each explosion deposited a toxic load of radioactivity into the ground and, in some cases, directly into aquifers."

    "In a study for Nye County, where the nuclear test site lies, Buqo estimated that the underground tests polluted 1.6 trillion gallons of water. "

    "About a third of the tests were conducted directly in aquifers, and others were hundreds or thousands of feet above the water table."

    "In the hottest zones, radioactivity in the water reaches millions of picocuries per liter. The federal standard for drinking water is 20 picocuries per liter."

    http://articles.latimes.com/2009/nov/13/nation/na-radiation-nevada13



    We're living on the edge of something big. It's a fantastic time in history to be alive.
    AMT, 1.25.15, 00:36 hrs.
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.
  • chadwickchadwick up my assPosts: 21,083
    brianlux said:
    When comes to nuking places, the US has NK beat hands down:

    "Over 41 years, the federal government detonated 921 nuclear warheads underground at the Nevada Test Site, 75 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Each explosion deposited a toxic load of radioactivity into the ground and, in some cases, directly into aquifers."

    "In a study for Nye County, where the nuclear test site lies, Buqo estimated that the underground tests polluted 1.6 trillion gallons of water. "

    "About a third of the tests were conducted directly in aquifers, and others were hundreds or thousands of feet above the water table."

    "In the hottest zones, radioactivity in the water reaches millions of picocuries per liter. The federal standard for drinking water is 20 picocuries per liter."

    http://articles.latimes.com/2009/nov/13/nation/na-radiation-nevada13




    yeah only a genius would mess around with radioactivity in or near aquifers. this is insanity  
    for poetry through the ceiling. ISBN: 1 4241 8840 7

    "Hear me, my chiefs!
    I am tired; my heart is
    sick and sad. From where
    the sun stands I will fight
    no more forever."

    Chief Joseph - Nez Perce
  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 10,303
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    So now he's detonated an underground atomic bomb. Shit's getting serious.

    Adelaide 17/11/2009, Melbourne 20/11/2009, Sydney 22/11/2009
  • Go BeaversGo Beavers Posts: 5,714
    edited September 4
    Is doing nothing an option?
  • SmellymanSmellyman AsiaPosts: 2,805
    FEAR!
  • PJammer4lifePJammer4life Posts: 1,714
    Rodman the most unlikely of heroes, saves the world.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 20,663
    So now he's detonated an underground atomic bomb. Shit's getting serious.

    Their sixth.  Way to pollute you aquifers, NK (of course the US and Russia are kings when it come that).  Craziness.
    We're living on the edge of something big. It's a fantastic time in history to be alive.
    AMT, 1.25.15, 00:36 hrs.
    ***********
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  • PJammer4lifePJammer4life Posts: 1,714
    We better get ready for another 40 year Cold War. We had it good for 30+ years, time to live threatened again and toughen up. Back to the you'll hurt me but I will kill you stalemate. Problem is Kim is a threat to Europe too...can the world come together and coordinate an attack that's non nuclear but successful? Or accept we live with this threat.
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