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ROK Drop Open Thread – February 19, 2012

Please leave any links or anything you want to discuss in the comments section.  I hope everyone is having a good President’s Day weekend.

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  • ChickenHead
    4:15 am on February 19th, 2012 1

    Why is the news portraying Whitney Houston’s church funeral as the largest religious event since Jesus got crucified…

    …and a political event worthy of putting New Jersey flags at half-staff?

    Is the elevation to near-sainthood of crackheads, drunks, and pill junkies simple pandering to ghetto black culture or has it gone mainstream and become acceptable to all (except me)?

    “…but… but… but she was such a great singer.”

    Yeah, well, get out more. There are some Filipina girls at an open-air karaoki bar in the middle of the jungle who can sing every bit as well as Whitney Houston ever could.

    Whitney has been a known screwball for over a decade but has constantly been given a pass… by the black community for her race, the white community for her past talent, and by politicians/law enforcement/media attracted to her celebrity… and it continues after her completely unglamorous death.

    When society turns its back on serial funk-ups with the same intensity it condemns pedophiles and chases terrorists (real or imagined), there will be fewer of them… as people will make an effort not to be one.

    But, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.

    Anybody out there willing to pay for a ChckenHead sex tape?

  • Glans
    4:38 am on February 19th, 2012 2

    ChickenHead, the next president of the United States understood this problem as long ago as 2008. In a talk at Ave Maria University, he explained that Satan is systematically destroying America. First he destroyed academia, then the Church.

    ” … you start destroying the Church and you start destroying academia, the culture is where their next success was and I need not even go into the state of the popular culture today. Whether its sensuality of vanity of the famous in America, they are peacocks on display and they have taken their poor behavior and made it fashionable. The corruption of culture, the corruption of manners, the corruption of decency is now on display whether it’s the NBA or whether it’s a rock concert or whether it’s on a movie set.”

    Satan’s next target was the government.

    Hear Rick Santorum at YouTube.

  • Rosa Manson
    6:32 am on February 19th, 2012 3

    September the 22nd is the day when people will be gathering and writting letters to their appropriate Chinese Embassies to inform them of their obligation to move the North Korean ‘Economic Migrants’ to South Korea, in order to at least give these Refugees a better life.

  • kangaji
    8:03 am on February 19th, 2012 4

    Anybody else watching “다이트 서바이벌 비토리”? Diet Survival Victory?

  • Retired GI
    8:22 am on February 19th, 2012 5

    #1, I agree with all that you said ChickenHead. (still don’t want a sex tape with you in it — sorry)

    Chris Christie was wrong to lower the flag to half staff for ANY celebrities.
    Forget the emotion. Forget the race. He was simply wrong. He should have known better. If he makes a run for POTUS one day, I will not support him. If he doesn’t know when to lower the flag, what else does he not know?

    http://ushistory.org/betsy/newsnj1021612.htm

  • Thomas Lee
    8:30 am on February 19th, 2012 6

    Retired, your link doesn’t work.

  • guitard
    8:42 am on February 19th, 2012 7

    비토리 (Victory) doesn’t look right.

  • Sonagi
    11:28 am on February 19th, 2012 8

    Anybody out there willing to pay for a ChckenHead sex tape?

    I think you get as many takers as this pair of swamp donkeys. Retired GI, don’t you fall for my trick a second time. You know the ol’ saying, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, and my junk will fall off.”

  • Retired GI
    4:52 pm on February 19th, 2012 9

    #6

    http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/news/nj1021612.htm

    Hope I got it right this time.

  • Retired GI
    4:57 pm on February 19th, 2012 10

    Sonagi, I am resisting, thanks for the warning. In a few days I’m sure I will be bored and take a peak — after I prepare properly —- ;-)

  • ChickenHead
    5:25 pm on February 19th, 2012 11

    “I will be bored and take a peak”!?!

    You, sir, have one hell of a hobby.

  • ChickenHead
    5:27 pm on February 19th, 2012 12

    “after I prepare properly”

    Can you do it with light machine guns or do you require close air support?

  • kangaji
    5:43 pm on February 19th, 2012 13

    It’s 빅토리 (oops) BigsTory=Victory Basically, they make fat people lose weight and dance with pop stars. Kind of like combining Biggest Loser and Dancing with the Stars, except with Koreans.

  • Retired GI
    5:51 pm on February 19th, 2012 14

    Big guns with big bullets make even bigger holes and you can’t have too many of those.

    But for a link from Sonagi, perhaps a bucket and strong jock strap will suffice — after a few “Jim & cokes”.

  • Retired GI
    5:53 pm on February 19th, 2012 15

    Kangaji — you’re kidding right?

  • kangaji
    6:01 pm on February 19th, 2012 16

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCzFSaaRtRU

    No. It’s true.

  • Retired GI
    6:21 pm on February 19th, 2012 17

    Interesting youtube vid. I was at alternating points excited and — less than excited.

    Better than what I remember AFKN to have been.

  • JSKWH
    6:28 pm on February 19th, 2012 18

    I’m gonna step out on a limb here and say if this president and this senate, as is, are still in office after the next election, by the end of 2013 unemployment will be up and gas prices will increase by at least 50 percent. Neither has done anything over the past 2 to 4 years and if they are still in office and don’t do anything they’re just going to ruin this country.

    This year everybody needs to vote, get your troops out and get ‘em registered.

  • guitard
    7:51 pm on February 19th, 2012 19

    kangaji wrote:

    It’s 빅토리 (oops) BigsTory = Victory

    So how would you transliterate the name of the famous WWE wrestler Rick Venus?

  • kangaji
    8:07 pm on February 19th, 2012 20

    ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

  • guitard
    8:44 pm on February 19th, 2012 21

    Reminds me of a prank call to a restaurant.

    Pretty young girl answers the phone in the bustling sports bar.

    girl: Hello!
    caller: Hello. I’m trying to reach my brother Mike. It’s really important. Could you please ask if he’s there?
    girl: Certainly. Last name please?
    caller: It’s Hunt.
    girl: I’m trying to find Mike Hunt. That’s Mike Hunt.

  • ChickenHead
    9:09 pm on February 19th, 2012 22

    I left a message for my friend to call a woman back.

    The number was to the DEA office.

    He called.

    “Hi, I’m trying to reach Coco Kane.”

    “Excuse me.”

    “Is Coco Kane there?”

    “Uh, what exactly can we do for you, sir?”

    etc.

    Before I made that one up, my favorite was to leave the funeral home number and have them ask for Myra Mains.

    This kind of grabazz is one of the things I miss not living in the USA.

    But is made up for by hot girls with good attitudes everywhere I look.

  • Jinro Dukkohbi
    11:42 pm on February 19th, 2012 23

    Gate access to SungNam Golf Course to be restricted – from the USAG-Yongsan FB Page:

    ==================
    USAG Yongsan, FMWR
    Attention: Starting Friday, 17 February (today), gate access to Sung Nam Golf Club (SNGC) will be restricted. To get in the gate, patrons must have a valid USFK DoD ID Card. All cars that enter must also have a USAGY registration sticker (decal). For guest access, the member can sign the guest in at the gate him/herself or the guest can be pre-registered with the Pro Shop to allow unaccompanied access. In order for the guest to get through the gate, the Sung Nam member or sponsor making the tee time needs to provide the SNGC staff person the guest KN ID number and names when making the reservation. If KN ID numbers are not provided at the time of the reservation, they may be given later but non later than 1700 hours the prior day to the reservation. The guest needs to present his/her KN ID or their Korean driver’s license or passport at the gate as proof of identification. For more information, please call DSN: 736-3483. -DFMWR Marketing
    ==================

    This was one of the last cash-cows that MWR had left, since the big slot-machine crackdown. I’ve been over to SungNam a few times, but I’m not a regular so someone who reads this and is (a regular) should chime-in. But – from my perspective, I haven’t seen (or heard of) huge troves of SOFA golfers being turned-away or being denied a tee time because of too many Koreans taking their places. Of course its corrupt to let these guys into an ID-card only place, but I’m all for turning a blind eye when it actually gives money TO the Soldiers – funneling it to MWR (as opposed to the commissary, where its costing us money). Plus, I think there are already rules in-place that ensure SOFA golfers get priority over locals when there is a line. SungNam is nice, but its not close to post, so they have a hard time getting ID card holders to make the trek out there anyway – all except for your more avid golfers. I predict that if the ajussi in the Equus/Opiris/Benz-ban continues for long, SungNam golf course will close.

    So – my next question is – what new things will MWR be cutting back on now that they’ll get even less money by cutting off the golf course gravy train??

  • Jinro Dukkohbi
    3:00 am on February 20th, 2012 24

    Not sure what offending word(s) I used, but my last comment (#31) appears to have gone into the spam bin – can someone resurrect it? Thx…

  • usinkorea
    4:51 am on February 20th, 2012 25

    Another wonderful note from American society: ESPN fires a long-time writer and suspends an anchor for 30 days for using “chink in the armor” when talking about Lin.

    In context, both were using it in its everyday meaning…

    I had just kinda gotten used to GLAAD having a near tar-and-feather veto power over any public figure’s ability to hold down a gig – and now this…

    I disagreed with John Rocker’s suspension, but I could at least understand it.

    This Lin “chink in the armor” thing somehow manages not to even be in the same ballpark.

    The phrase has been around forever and used in team sports for as long as we’ve had team sports. But for that, you get fired or suspended for 30 days……What a country we are becoming….

    I thought the heyday of political correctness had occured in the 1990s. I guess I was wrong…Maybe I’ve spent too much time aborad between then and now…

  • usinkorea
    5:10 am on February 20th, 2012 26

    And Lin does have a chink in his armor: turnovers.

    He isn’t scoring enough – and doesn’t have a superstar’s ability to take over a game – to make up for the number of turnovers he’s making per game – from the games I’ve been watching.

    Once the other big stars become healthy, we’ll see if his turnovers come down without him disappearing as a scorer and play maker.

  • MCDB
    6:32 am on February 20th, 2012 27

    @20.

    I agree everybody needs to vote. It is a basic civic duty. This year as any other year.
    (Sorry to disappoint though but my vote will certainly cancel yours ;) I won’t get into actual details here as such debates usually lead nowhere.)

  • Jinro Dukkohbi
    6:34 am on February 20th, 2012 28

    Will try to post this again – perhaps the offending word is ‘craack’…

    Gate access to SungNam Golf Course to be restricted – from the USAG-Yongsan FB Page:

    ==================
    USAG Yongsan, FMWR
    Attention: Starting Friday, 17 February (today), gate access to Sung Nam Golf Club (SNGC) will be restricted. To get in the gate, patrons must have a valid USFK DoD ID Card. All cars that enter must also have a USAGY registration sticker (decal). For guest access, the member can sign the guest in at the gate him/herself or the guest can be pre-registered with the Pro Shop to allow unaccompanied access. In order for the guest to get through the gate, the Sung Nam member or sponsor making the tee time needs to provide the SNGC staff person the guest KN ID number and names when making the reservation. If KN ID numbers are not provided at the time of the reservation, they may be given later but non later than 1700 hours the prior day to the reservation. The guest needs to present his/her KN ID or their Korean driver’s license or passport at the gate as proof of identification. For more information, please call DSN: 736-3483. -DFMWR Marketing
    ==================

    This was one of the last cash-cows that MWR had left, since the big slot-machine craackdown. I’ve been over to SungNam a few times, but I’m not a regular so someone who reads this and is (a regular) should chime-in. But – from my perspective, I haven’t seen (or heard of) huge troves of SOFA golfers being turned-away or being denied a tee time because of too many Koreans taking their places. Of course its corrupt to let these guys into an ID-card only place, but I’m all for turning a blind eye when it actually gives money TO the Soldiers – funneling it to MWR (as opposed to the commissary, where its costing us money). Plus, I think there are already rules in-place that ensure SOFA golfers get priority over locals when there is a line. SungNam is nice, but its not close to post, so they have a hard time getting ID card holders to make the trek out there anyway – all except for your more avid golfers. I predict that if the ajussi in the Equus/Opiris/Benz-ban continues for long, SungNam golf course will close.

    So – my next question is – what new things will MWR be cutting back on now that they’ll get even less money by cutting off the golf course gravy train??

  • ChickenHead
    8:07 am on February 20th, 2012 29

    “I agree everybody needs to vote.”

    This is an oft-repeated soundbite to make people feel like they are involved with Freedom and Democracy and all the other increasingly-meaningless buzzwords…

    …but when all of the pizz-poor manufactured candidates pushed upon the public mostly have the same goals, or opposite-but-equally bad ones… and are all obligated to follow the wishes of the same companies and organizations, what is the difference between voting for Tweedle Dumb, Tweedle Dumber, Cackhand Beatermeister as a write-in, or not voting at all?

    The problems with the election system start long before the actual vote.

  • Sonagi
    1:13 pm on February 20th, 2012 30

    Well, this is interesting. Thirty-four confirmed non-citizens registered to vote and possibly twenty-eight more in just one county, and these are only the ones flagged after turning down jury duty. Makes me wonder how widespread the problem is. A silver lining to these non-citizens illegally registering to vote is that they will never, ever get US citizenship ever, even if they marry a US citizen and bring forth a dozen US citizen children, and “pay taxes.” If any of these clowns have green cards or other legal status, they can kiss them goodbye. US immigration laws allow waivers for many legal violations, but a false claim of US citizenship is an automatic revocation of any prior legal status and a deportation order.

  • Thomas Lee
    1:41 pm on February 20th, 2012 31

    Sonagi,

    I hate to say this does not take me by surprise. It’s sad.

    How much you want to bet that NOTHING happens to those caught? They won’t be deported and if anything, some in the media will hold them up as heroes fighting “the man”.

  • Sonagi
    2:15 pm on February 20th, 2012 32

    They may or may not be deported right away, but when those with green cards or other status attempt to renew or apply for naturalization, their applications will be denied automatically and will likely go into deportation proceedings at that time. There is wiggle room for immigrants on other legal violations but for a false claim of US citizenship, the law allows no exceptions.

  • Thomas Lee
    2:24 pm on February 20th, 2012 33

    #41 – I truly hope you’re right!

  • Tbonetylr
    4:47 pm on February 20th, 2012 34

    Let’s 4UCK Some Whores…
    “Border Town(Sex at Yongjugol, Paju in Gyeonggi Province) Brothels Cohabit with Military”
    http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2012/02/205_105292.html

    RISK FREE SEX IN YONGJUGOL
    “He said many conscripted soldiers keep civilian clothes at their barracks, which they are not supposed to do, to elude the surveillance of military police when they leave.

    Lt. Col. Hwang Tae-ho, head of the military police at the 1st Division, admitted that his 100-strong team is not authorized to ask the identity of non-uniformed persons, nor supervise them.”

    There was no single case of 1st Division troops found to have bought sex in Paju, including Yongjugol, over the past six years,” he said. “We have yet to proactively deter the practice of soliciting illegal sexual services among servicemen largely because we don’t have authority to crack down on brothels.

    CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
    “He estimated that some 300 prostitutes make a living in Yongjugol, one of the largest brothel towns in Korea, down from 600 when prostitution was not prohibited.

    Our chance of catching them red-handed is zero.” Choi explained.

    Quite a few people are still ignorant that prostitution is illegal and that they face punishment upon admitting that they paid for sex,” he said.”

    WHEN PRICIPLES ARE IGNORED
    “Another sergeant belonging to the 12th Regiment of the 1st Division said that senior military officers appear to be reluctant to eradicate the buying of sex among servicemen.

    “Ranking officers tend to bend rules for their own sake. They ask conscripts to serve as a batman, which is prohibited, mobilize them to maintain illegally-built tennis courts and force them to deal with confidential documents without giving them a security clearance,” he said.

    “The military should be all about discipline and abiding principles, but it appears that many officers ignore violations of the law and regulations, including prostitution, as long as they feel safe to do so.

  • Tbonetylr
    4:53 pm on February 20th, 2012 35

    End of article(American Military mentioned)…
    “Kim Jong-soo, head of the Yongjugol brothel committee, said that the majority of pimps, landlords and prostitutes have no option but to continue their illegal activities.
    Prostitution was the main source of money coming into Paju when American troops were stationed here. The town thrived because of us,” he said.”

  • ChickenHead
    5:18 pm on February 20th, 2012 36

    The tsunami problem is caused by the weight of growing populations in Asia, such as India and China.

    Luckily, the per capita weight of American women has offset this to the point of averting total global disaster.

  • Leon LaPorte
    5:19 pm on February 20th, 2012 37

    44. Pass me that spliff, dude. Whoa!

    What about the billions of years earth existed before there was oil? Silly goose.

  • Leon LaPorte
    5:31 pm on February 20th, 2012 38

    Because it is plants and animals. The earth hasn’t always been populated by plants and animals. Did you have basic 7th grade science?

  • Thomas Lee
    6:06 pm on February 20th, 2012 39

    @45 – hey chicken head, remember, putting too many troops on Guam may cause it to tip over.

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNZczIgVXjg&w=420&h=315

  • Sonagi
    6:51 pm on February 20th, 2012 40

    Luckily, the per capita weight of Americans women has offset this to the point of averting total global disaster.

    Fixed it for ya. Since you live and work around military personnel, I understand why you perceive American women as significantly overweight than American men, but stats show little difference in obesity rates between the sexes, the only noticeable gap between black men and women. Trips to my local Walmart and Target confirm my perception that the CDC stats are probably accurate.

  • usinkorea
    7:46 pm on February 20th, 2012 41

    Day 2 of the Chink in the Armor scandal. A quick google seems to reveal not as many people agree with me. I’m amazed at the number of entries that keep refering to it as “an ethnic slur”…

    The country is on its @ss.

  • JoeC
    8:10 pm on February 20th, 2012 42

    #25, #40

    Maybe the guys using that expression in casual conversation can be excused, but headlines very often use intentional double entendres. The headline writer knew exactly what he was suggesting.

  • Leon LaPorte
    9:08 pm on February 20th, 2012 43

    41. Perhaps they had brain freeze due to a little nip in the air.

  • usinkorea
    9:46 pm on February 20th, 2012 44

    So, we’re reading people’s minds and firing them immediately…for using a phrase that has been attached to team sports for as long as they’ve had team sports.

    I wonder if I land in an elementary school in the US next year – will I have to remove all the white, black, yellow, brown, and red crayons from the kids’ packs for fear someone might be offended.

  • Hamilton
    10:13 pm on February 20th, 2012 45

    #43, just the white ones, they’re the racist crayons.

  • ChickenHead
    10:18 pm on February 20th, 2012 46

    Q: What does Lin have that his teammates don’t?

    A:

    http://www.teaching.com.au/IBSStaticResources/Bo_Resources/MTA/IMAGE/KP6671.JPG

  • Thomas Lee
    11:31 pm on February 20th, 2012 47

    @45 – hahaha! Very clever. Two yellow balls.

  • guitard
    11:54 pm on February 20th, 2012 48

    Reminds me of the time the lone white member on a city council told the rest of the council to stop acting so niggardly with the funding for a particular project.

    All hell broke loose.

    The next day – after the newspapers explained that the word “niggardly” has nothing to do with the n word, they tried to kick him off the council saying he chose to use that word because it sounded like the n word.

  • Avatar of USinKoreaUSinKorea
    4:52 am on February 21st, 2012 49

    I wish I didn’t have so much time on my hands. Because I’d really like to turn off, tune out, and drop out…Reading the news and paying attention isn’t worth it anymore…

    Linsanity just jumped the shark with the ESPN mobile website using the headline a “Chink in the Armor” to refer to the Knick’s loss to the Hornets. This came on the heels of an ESPN commentator* making the same comment on-air Friday night.

    I’m not a sports writer, so I tried to avoid the whole Linsanity phenomenon; my sense of it was that five stand-out performances in a long season did not make a trend, so now that the absurdity of Linsanity has taken a turn for the racist, I think we should pause for a second and get our bearings.

    Taken a turn for the racist?

    The Hornets are one of the worst teams in the league. Lin had about 5 or 6 turnovers in the first quarter. I watched it. That is the weakness in his game.

    Chink in the armor isn’t remotely racist. It is a common term and commonly applied to sports.

    I’ve been away from the US a good bit. Looking at stuff like this, I really don’t want to go back and pay attention. I really need to talk my wife into going back to Hawaii…

  • JoeC
    6:19 am on February 21st, 2012 50

    Seems like the 1% went out to mingle with the 99% and it didn’t turn out well.

  • Stacks
    6:34 am on February 21st, 2012 51

    What is it with all of you apparently bright Americans who don’t want to go back to your home country? You guys sit comfortably abroad and complain about everything and anything back home, yet what are any of you doing about it? How about going back and becoming productive members of your communities and actually enacting some sort of positive change instead of sitting on the sidelines complaining?

    The United States has its problems, its whackos, its racists etc., but the foundation upon which it was built (regardless of how much she’s listed from her core in recent years), is well worth supporting and fighting for. If liberty can’t be restored in the United States of America, it is doomed across the globe for generations to come. Give up on her if you want, but do so at your own peril.

    Some of you guys are very bright, borderline genius (CH). You don’t have to fight city hall, go back and be city hall. I honestly don’t get it.

  • Denny
    7:04 am on February 21st, 2012 52

    Outrage over Quran burning at U.S. base

    http://news.yahoo.com/angry-afghans-rally-over-quran-disposal-us-120451659.html

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — More than 2,000 angry Afghans protested outside an American air base on Tuesday after they learned that copies of the Quran, the Muslim holy book, were burned in a pile of garbage at a sprawling U.S. military base north of Kabul.

    “Die, die, foreigners!” the demonstrators shouted. Some fired rifles into the air. Others threw rocks at the gate of the base and set tires ablaze.

    The incident stoked anti-foreign sentiment that already is on the rise after a decade of war in Afghanistan and fueled the arguments of Afghans who claim foreign troops are not respectful of their culture or Islamic religion.

  • usinkorea
    7:32 am on February 21st, 2012 53

    I can’t speak for others, but life in and out of the US has led me to seriously believe in tending my own garden.

    [Which is a load of crap ---- I'm a teacher and like the profession....I'm just cynical and society(ies) have tended to make me so...]

  • Retired GI
    2:16 pm on February 21st, 2012 54

    Yeah, we can leave Afghanistan as well. Leave it to the tribes. It is more of a waste than Korea for the military.

  • Sonagi
    2:32 pm on February 21st, 2012 55

    Adam Hock is also part of the 1%. Cold-c*cking a princeling and taking out two sidekicks will endow Hock with a legendary aura that will keep models and other young beauties flocking to his table. Hock 3, House of Grimaldi 0.

  • Denny
    4:59 pm on February 21st, 2012 56

    ABC’s What Would You Do? on Gay Soldiers reuniting in diner

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx4BYYqW6_g

  • Thomas
    5:05 pm on February 21st, 2012 57

    the “actor” telling them to “tone it down” was correct. Respect the uniform Also, isn’t it against the law to impersonate a soldier in public?

  • Avatar of GI KoreaGI Korea
    6:28 pm on February 21st, 2012 58

    @56 – We have actually already discussed this issue in a prior posting.

  • Avatar of USinKoreaUSinKorea
    2:21 am on February 22nd, 2012 59

    Murder suicide shooting at a Korean spa in my neck of the woods back home.

    I remember when the Korean mafia out of Atlanta got busted for running a massage parlor about an hour up I75 where I went to high school…

  • Denny
    7:46 pm on February 23rd, 2012 60

    Recent spike in Fairbanks HIV cases involved military

    http://www.newsminer.com/view/full_story/17616825/article-Recent-spike-in-Fairbanks-HIV-cases-involved-military–state-says?instance=home_news_window_left_bullets

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A recent spike in HIV infections in Fairbanks has been linked to military men finding sex partners online, according to newly released public health data.

    Of the nine people infected in 2011, eight were men who had sex with other men, according to the agency. Seven were either in the U.S. Army in Fairbanks or had sexual partners in the military. Most were young. Four were under the age of 20.

    Seven of the men reported meeting sex partners online. Six had tested negative for HIV in the 13 months before their diagnoses.

  • Glans
    11:27 pm on February 23rd, 2012 61

    The death star is a surprisingly cost-effective Weapons System.

 

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