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LeDaro: North Korea, South Korea Exchange Fire

This guy is crazy and a threat to world peace.

Kim Jong Un

Fire exchange

More than 100 North Korean shells out of 500 or so fired landed in South Korean waters, prompting marines from the South to fire back with more than 300 rounds in the North’s waters, defense officials in Seoul said.

Seoul also scrambled F-15s on its side of the maritime border, they said.

“We believe the North’s maritime firing is a planned provocation and an attempt to test our military’s determination to defend the Northern Limit Line and to get an upper hand in South-North relations,” (Read more…)

LeDaro: Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong-un: The Odd Couple

See bigger picture here.

Read the story The Telegraph.

LeDaro: North Korea and Dictatorship

It is unfortunate that in dictatorships like the one in North Korea people are treated like robots. The following picture is beautiful but one feels sadness about the control of dictatorship. In this case Kim Jong-un is the master.

North Koreans wave flowers as they take part in a military parade past Kim Il-Sung square marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean war armistice in Pyongyang on July 27, 2013. (Photo by Ed Jones/AFP Photo)

Trashy's World: Kim Jong-un…

… reading things… Probably written in English. (17) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

Alberta Diary: Why wait? Read 2013’s shocking political headlines right now on Alberta Diary!

The Dagny Taggarts, a synchronized skating team from Ottawa get ready to do their popular routine, “Where Is John Galt?” Defence Minister Joan Crockatt is in the front row, second from right. Below: Senator Tom Flanagan; U of C economics student Kim Jong-un, in full Calgary drag; Deputy Premier Thomas Lukaszuk, ecstatic for his boss; and Nobel Prize winner Raj Sherman with the author. Actual events may not turn out exactly as predicted.

Why wait for 2013’s headlines when you can read them here on Alberta Dairy right now? In a spirit of transparency bordering on clairvoyance, Alberta Diary

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LeDaro: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Sexiest Man Alive!

U.S. satirical website The Onion wrote a piece that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is the sexiest man alive. This story was picked up by a Chinese paper as factual. . . . → Read More: LeDaro: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Sexiest Man Alive!

LeDaro: Kim Jong Un’s mystery woman is his wife Ri Sol Ju

She is not Hyon Song Wol as previously identified. However Ri Sol Ju is a singer too and a good one.

LeDaro: Kim Jong Un: First public speech

Can you tell the difference between humans and sheeps? It is unsettling to see the humans being so subservient – perfect brainwashing.

Polygonic: The emperor’s new clothes: North Korea keeps on marching

Sometimes, you just want to give them a hug.

Pyongyang put on this earnest show of transparency around its rocket launch, inviting foreign journalists into the heart of their futuristic Space Control Centres (SCCs).

Witness the marvels of our microcomputers and our, umm, extraordinarily large antennae!

It was one part quaint, one part chilling. The display was clearly designed to flummox Western voices that North Korea has something to hide, and, if lucky, to also alert the world as to the advanced state of North Korean spacefaring, and the military implications of that.

The problem with Pyongyang’s approach is that

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