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North Korea readies for missile test in the next 24 hours

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evident

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rofl. what a joke. i was really hoping someone would shoot it down
 
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Pocatello

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North Korean press release, "North Korea does not fail, Kim Jong Un is a great leader. Saboteurs will be rounded up and dealt with." I hope those poor sods working in the North Korean space program ate well before the launch.
 

rudder

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Nov 9, 2000
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I wonder how many North Korean rockets scientists will be sent to the Gulag tommorrow.
 

gevorg

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not surprising, even South Korea is having difficulty launching satellites
 

Doppel

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I thought this thing would explode. I want to laugh, but honestly I believe that some people will end up dead if not at least in a gulag over this. Would HATE to be a scientist working on such a high visibility project for North Korea.
 

EagleKeeper

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Seeing how the launch failed - will the US sanctions still apply?
 

ericlp

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I give em props for trying. What are we doing in the USA next year on the Obama budget? How about a 20% cut again for NASA. Sheesh... Why don't we just shit can the entire space program. Might get high speed rail I guess. At least some country is trying to keep the space program alive. Tho, I hope they were trying to launch a satellite.
 

Fern

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I wouldnt be suprised in the least if NK claimed the U.S. or SK shot it down in an attempt to save embarrassment from their massive failure.
Yeah.

First thing I thought when it heard it failed.

Fern
 

Fern

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I remember the Obama admin announcing how NK agreed to drop their weapons program in exchange for aid. I took a little grief from some for giving kudos to Obama.

Some deal. It lasted a matter of weeks.

Fern
 

fskimospy

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I remember the Obama admin announcing how NK agreed to drop their weapons program in exchange for aid. I took a little grief from some for giving kudos to Obama.

Some deal. It lasted a matter of weeks.

Fern
Meh, the US didn't give up much of anything in the deal. As always, there's little reason to believe that any deal we make with North Korea would somehow end their bad behavior. It's about mitigating the damage they can or will do to people outside.

Dealing with them isn't an attractive option, but it's not like there's a better one.
 

PandaBear

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wonder if the Chinese sabotaged it or if the US have some secret weapon that shot it down.
 

Balt

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wonder if the Chinese sabotaged it or if the US have some secret weapon that shot it down.
It's certainly possible, but I think it's far more likely that it failed on its own like their previous launches seem to have.
 

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