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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on November 11th, 2012 at 3:18 am

ROK Drop Open Thread – November 11, 2012

Please leave anything you want to discuss in the comments section.

  • Teadrinker
    4:46 am on November 11th, 2012 1

    Thanks to whoever mentioned Turnitin (I think it was Kushibo). I tried its partner website, Writecheck, because I had some concerns about how well I was paraphrasing some articles I was referring to on the article I’m working on. It’s also identified quite a few mistakes that had gone unnoticed. It has easily saved saved me a few days of work.

  • G.I. G.I. Joe
    7:51 am on November 11th, 2012 2

    I am a frequent poster at the MH. In a thread (Palisades Park comfort woman statue vandalism a hate crime? Really?), I wrote a reasoned opinion that the act would likely be unprosecutable as vandalism. I was respectful, well-reasoned, and measured in all my posts in that thread.

    Some netizens wrote posts that took selected phrases out of context, misquoted, wrongly attributed, and plain out misrepresented my statements to the point that my personal and professional reputations would suffer if my identity were to be revealed. I posted that in a moderated blog hosted in Korea and with Korean citizens or people posting from within Korea, that Korean law protects reputation.

    MH blocked my posts and permitted the Netizens’ attacks to continue. As my posts awaited moderation, I noted that MH is a moderated blog, and the moderators at MH have implicitly approved the netizens’ posts. I am unable to defend my reputation against these netizen attacks.

    Some posters, unaware that I have been blocked have posted rebuttals to the netizens’ intellectual and other dishonesty. Since they do not know that I cannot defend myself, I want to thank them, particularly A***.

    (I don’t know what action that I will take since filing a formal complaint would expose my family and me to danger, but I might be done at the MH.)

  • Eddie Cantor
    2:58 pm on November 11th, 2012 3

    This video has made the TV news in Korea. More craziness from China.

  • Teadrinker
    5:48 pm on November 11th, 2012 4


    Take it up with the administrator of that website. I sympathize with your situation, but this blog is not the right medium to voice your concerns or legal threats.

    And, quite frankly, you’re doing yourself a disservice by posting that comment here as it leaves very little to the imagination of your true identity since there are only a few commenters that I can see at the link you provided who don’t use a nickname with their comments.

  • Tbonetylr
    10:25 pm on November 11th, 2012 5

    Man arrested for raping disabled daughter for 2nd time
    “The father had sexually assaulted his daughter in 2000 and
    served five years in prison until his release in April 2004. But since
    his release, he lived with his daughter with no restriction. Under
    domestic law, a sex offender who has parental rights cannot be
    restrained from a relative, even if the latter was the victim, unless
    the rights are revoked. The U.S. and Canada, however, isolate a sex
    offender and monitor him if he or she rapes a relative”

  • MTB Rider
    2:57 am on November 12th, 2012 6

    Once again, Word Press has jacked up ROK Drop. :-/

  • Kangaji
    6:56 am on November 12th, 2012 7

    Combined ROK-US Army CIED training.  Cool read for Korean speakers.

  • JoeC58
    1:36 pm on November 12th, 2012 8

    Looks like the migration to the DISQUS comments system has some issues. It forced me to create a new id to login since my original id, JoeC, is apparently taken by someone else in the DISQUS system.

    I hope that also won’t prevent the comments history from the old system to be imported into this system.

  • JoeC
    1:41 pm on November 12th, 2012 9

    Disregard the first part of my last post. I didn’t notice there was a Guest tab that allows me to use my old id.

  • Tbonetylr
    2:05 pm on November 12th, 2012 10

    Iran workers warn Daewoo protests aren’t over
    ““If this matter is not resolved as soon as possible,
    we will continue to demonstrate in front of the Korean Embassy to solve
    this matter. We will watch Korea’s actions. Entekhab Industrial Group
    will stop more important cargo from Korea. However, you know Korea is a
    main commercial partner of Iran. They are exporting huge amounts of home
    appliance from Korea. On the other hand, they import Iranian oil. We
    don’t want to affect that relationship,” he added.”

  • Matty099
    7:53 pm on November 12th, 2012 11

    Not new but have you seen this dude in Angeles City (for those of you who go there! I know there are here )

    Michael Wiener

  • jfisher1946
    10:50 am on November 13th, 2012 12

    GI Korea has provided an unbelievable amount of pleasure to a lot of military past and present Korea
    devotees in my opinion. Amazing job! I will never forget the day that a friend made me aware of the site. That was the impetus for me to get a PC in the first place.

  • Tbonetylr
    4:34 pm on November 13th, 2012 13

    40 % of prostitutes began selling sex as teens: study
    “According to the research, 39 percent of those polled said they began to sell sex in their teens, followed by 29 percent who began in their early 20s. More than half of them were indebted to their pimps, with 69 percent of them owing more than 10 million won (9,200 U.S. dollars).”

  • GI Korea
    7:26 pm on November 13th, 2012 14

    @1 – I appreciate the kind words and I likewise enjoy hearing from old Korea hands like yourself providing historical perspective about what serving in Korea was like many years ago. Once again thanks for reading the site.

  • Mattybabb
    9:09 pm on November 13th, 2012 15

    Anyone seen Michael Weiner in Angeles City ? :D

  • OakSeed
    9:56 am on November 14th, 2012 16

    President Obama continues his pivot to Asia. US forces visit Australia and the Philippines, but won’t be based there. Vietnam will not cooperate militarily but it allows US ships access to maintenance and cargo operations at Cam Ranh Bay.

    China is nervous.

    John O’Callaghan and Manuel Mogato report for Reuters.

  • OakSeed
    6:17 pm on November 14th, 2012 17

    “President Obama is using a Cold War-era mind-control technique known as ‘Delphi’ to coerce Americans into accepting his plan for a United Nations-run communist dictatorship in which suburbanites will be forcibly relocated to cities. That’s according to a four-hour briefing delivered to Republican state senators at the Georgia state Capitol last month.” Tim Murphy reports for Mother Jones. There’s a video, which I didn’t look at, because I don’t want my mind controlled, thank you very much.

  • Denny
    7:03 am on November 16th, 2012 18

    Train collides with wounded veterans parade float, killing four and injuring 17 in Texas

    A freight train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans on Thursday, killing four people and injuring 17 others as the float tried to get through a West Texas railroad crossing on its way to an honorary banquet, authorities said.

    The locomotive was sounding its horn and people were jumping off the decorated flatbed truck before the collision around 4:40 p.m. in Midland, according to witnesses and Union Pacific spokesman Tom Lange. A preliminary investigation indicates the crossing gate and lights were working, Lange said, though he didn’t know if the train crew saw the float approaching.

    Two people died at the scene, while two others died at Midland Memorial Hospital, City of Midland spokesman Ryan Stout said. Seven of those injured are in critical condition, while the 10 others are in stable condition, he said.

    About two dozen veterans and their spouses had been sitting in chairs on the float, set up on the back of a flatbed tractor-trailer decorated with American flags and signs identifying each veteran, photos show.

    Panic swept through those seated on trailer as the locomotive’s horn sounded, said Patricia Howle, who was waiting at a nearby traffic light as the train approached.


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