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United States Begins Flying Stealth Bombers Over South Korea 567

Posted by samzenpus
from the nice-day-for-a-flight dept.
skade88 writes "The New York Times is reporting that the United States has started flying B-2 stealth bomber runs over South Korea as a show of force to North Korea. The bombers flew 6,500 miles to bomb a South Korean island with mock explosives. Earlier this month the U.S. Military ran mock B-52 bombing runs over the same South Korean island. The U.S. military says it shows that it can execute precision bombing runs at will with little notice needed. The U.S. also reaffirmed their commitment to protecting its allies in the region. The North Koreans have been making threats to turn South Korea into a sea of fire. North Korea has also made threats claiming they will nuke the United States' mainland."

Comment: Re:Not enough Libertopian novels for you! (Score 2) 232

by jvkjvk (#42887613) Attached to: Lew Rockwell: Ron Paul Not Using the State or UN to Control RonPaul.Com

>>If you read the SF novels detailing life in Libertopia, you'll find that, as if by magic, citizens voluntarily donate enough of their income to feed, clothe, and house those that are poor through no fault of their own. They purchase, build, and staff a full parks system out of the goodness of their hearts.

>This is how things used to be done.

When? Please come up with a concrete time boxed example of a country doing this. I'm pretty sure that I could look at the details and come up with a more accurate story.

Comment: Re:Where's Waldo (Score 1) 228

by jvkjvk (#42887445) Attached to: NASA: Huge Freshwater Loss In the Middle East

I thought we learned that the overall water content of the planet is steadily increasing due to gravitational attraction of the planet sucking in comets water deposits and the like. Sure in a few hundred years it's not much, and I don't imagine water mining the asteroids or capturing comets technologically.

Comment: Re:FIghting the system is a mental health issue (Score 2) 319

by jvkjvk (#42681681) Attached to: Clay Shirky On Hackers and Depression: Where's the Love?

So if a placebo cures *your* cancer you should try to get it to come out of remission?!?

That is essentially what you are advocating.

A sample size of one is all that is needed if it works for that one person, especially of the desired result is something like "happiness".


YOUR milage may vary...

Comment: Re:I never liked him but... (Score 1) 270

by jvkjvk (#42674769) Attached to: Steve Jobs Threatened Palm To Stop Poaching Employees

There is a difference between trade secrets and general know how.

I agree that if an employee is divulging trade secrets and they had a contractual obligation not to that is one thing.

Being able to create a business similar to the one they came from is not in any way remarkable or wrong.

Comment: Re:I never liked him but... (Score 3, Insightful) 270

by jvkjvk (#42670757) Attached to: Steve Jobs Threatened Palm To Stop Poaching Employees

> It's quite another if recruiters from Palm are actively poaching their competitors' employees.

And this is what is wrong with your outlook as well as the outlook of most corporations.

You seem to feel that these companies own their employees, keeping them on their "employee farms" and only their King can kill them.

Kind of like cattle.

Now, please let me know what is wrong with receiving an offer of employment at another firm for a better salary?


The only problem with being a man of leisure is that you can never stop and take a rest.