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[American Voices]
"I say let them go ahead with the test. There's a good chance of this being really hilarious when it doesn't work."
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that would be funny actually
 
I love that people think this is ACTUAL news. Not, y'know... a spoof?
 
The missile launch, yes. But people freaking out about it on a SPOOF news stream is what's funny to me.
 
Whenever the Onion does an American Voices segment (with one of like 5 different faces), it's a satirical commentary on a real news story.
 
What's entertaining, though, is how many people following this stream are completely unaware of that satirical slant. So, hilarity ensues.
 
American Voices is actual news with snarky commentary.
 
If they go ahead with the space launch, we will make sure the men, women and children starve?
I'm a little confused as to who's the good guy and who's the bad guy here, and who has the most deadly nukes and wants to dominate the world.
 
If you're not sure about North Korea as a bad guy read any book at all about North Korea. They starve their people, spend 25% of the GDP on military and we're bad because we hold food aid hostage?
 
We're not holding food aid hostage. Were holding men, women and children hostage. while we still maintain that they're the "Avis of Evil" and we're gonna nuke'em because we... er... want to show who's boss... like... er... dominate the world even.
 
We're holding people hostage? Haahaha, ok then!
 
I don't get how you can say that we are holding someone hostage because we aren't feeding another country's population. The fact that we've ever fed them is righteousness on our part; the fact that NK feeds its people tree bark and they have stunted growth due to malnutrition is amoral on their part.

Is it our fault that NK has some really screwed up priorities? We are allied with South Korea and they do not want bat shit crazy people in NK to have the ability to launch nukes. We don't have that many angles to work on them except to deny the gifts we've been giving them.
 
Come on people this is a wind up, its from the onion! Please +1 me as a vote for sanity!
 
+Travis Cobb

Do we have nukes? Do we dominate the world and threaten other nations? Did we label the NK as the "Axis of Evil"? Did we threaten to strike them after Iraq? Have we demonstrated a propensity for war more so than any other nation? Do we not have a hostile attitude towards NK? Should they submit to a foreign master who wants to dictate their internal affairs? Do we have them in a choke hold?

If they seek nukes and missiles as a deterrent, we may have left them no option in the matter. Either all nations disarm, or all nations have a right to arm themselves. They trusted us to the point of decommissioning a major nuke facility. They discovered we could not be trusted. We have shown a propensity to play devious games. We will friend a dictator (eg. Yemen) if it benefits us, or starve humanity if we can't. If a nation has to spend 100% of their GDP on defense as a result of our choke-hold and economic war on them, we can only blame ourselves.

Every nation has a right to nukes or no nation should have them. Perhaps the bad guy is the big bully threatening to nuke a little guy and fearful he might acquire nukes too. There would be no nukes in the world today if it weren't our refusal to agree to total disarmament. You know what that makes us? Cowardly bullies on a power trip. Is that you Travis?
 
NK asks us for food. We give it with conditions; they are violating the conditions of the aid (which they've done dozens of times before) so we withdraw the aid. That's not bullying. We do not want a military conflict with NK.

You have a pretty negative outlook on the US so I won't go much further in that direction but I do suggest you read a book about life in North Korea, or at least read personal accounts from defectors and try to get an idea of the choke hold that Juche has on the population there. I think YouTube has several video interviews of defectors.

And as for this being on the Onion, yeah I know. American Voices is actual news though, this isn't made up.
 
And it didn't work. The Onion was right. Hilarious. The shots of their control room and the newsreader reporting on how it failed just.... class.
 
+Travis Cobb
Like +Elliot Symonds said: "And it didn't work."

US food aid amounted to 5% of NK's food needs, while NK's difficulties have a lot to do with the economic choke-hold and embargo on chemicals, fuel, fertilizers and equipment for which we are the prime instigator. We're not innocent like you claim.

"NK asks us for food. We give it with conditions; they are violating the conditions of the aid (which they've done dozens of times before) so we withdraw the aid. That's not bullying."
I did say that was bullying. I said:
"Do we have nukes? Do we dominate the world and threaten other nations? Did we label the NK as the "Axis of Evil"? Did we threaten to strike them after Iraq? Have we demonstrated a propensity for war more so than any other nation? Do we not have a hostile attitude towards NK? Should they submit to a foreign master who wants to dictate their internal affairs? Do we have them in a choke hold?
If they seek nukes and missiles as a deterrent, we may have left them no option in the matter. Either all nations disarm, or all nations have a right to arm themselves. They trusted us to the point of decommissioning a major nuke facility. They discovered we could not be trusted. We have shown a propensity to play devious games. We will friend a dictator (eg. Yemen) if it benefits us, or starve humanity if we can't. If a nation has to spend 100% of their GDP on defense as a result of our choke-hold and economic war on them, we can only blame ourselves.
Every nation has a right to nukes or no nation should have them. Perhaps the bad guy is the big bully threatening to nuke a little guy and fearful he might acquire nukes too. There would be no nukes in the world today if it weren't our refusal to agree to total disarmament. You know what that makes us? Cowardly bullies on a power trip. Is that you Travis?"
That's what I said.

I do not claim that NK is an ideal nation. It has problems. But what we are doing to them is unconscionable. If you supposedly care about their suffering, we are doing just the thing to exacerbate it. Are the children of NK our enemies? That children will starve won't spoil your sleep. Aren't you the typical American patriot?
 
"I do not claim that NK is an ideal nation. It has problems." <--- that is the understatement of the century my man.

And, by the way, if you read a book like I suggested you would know that the food aid won't be getting to the children it will be used to feed the military personnel.

Anyhoo, that's enough for me.
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