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ROK Drop Open Thread – January 27,, 2013

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  • Setnaffa
    7:16 am on January 27th, 2013 1

    Apparently, one is supposed to replace radiator caps every 100,000 miles. Not that it’s written down anywhere… :x

  • George
    10:11 am on January 27th, 2013 2

    North Korean parents ‘eat their children’ after being driven mad by hunger in famine-hit pariah state

    Undercover reporters found a ‘shocking’ number of cannibalism incidents
    Up to 10,000 people feared dead after ‘hidden famine’ in farming provinces
    Drought and confiscated food contribute to desperate shortage, reports say
    Reports of men digging up corpses for food and murdering children

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2269094/North-Korean-parents-eat-children-driven-mad-hunger-famine-hit-pariah-state.html

  • Conway Eastwood
    12:35 pm on January 27th, 2013 3

    Billboard.com’s Top 100 archives make it easy to check out classic songs from the past, since today’s music is rubbish.

  • Denny
    4:58 pm on January 27th, 2013 4

    Okinawans stage anti-U.S. military rally in Tokyo

    http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/okinawans-stage-anti-u-s-military-rally-in-tokyo

    Organizers said some 4,000 people marched through the glitzy Ginza shopping district holding banners reading “Firmly against Osprey,” a tilt-rotor U.S. military aircraft said by opponents to be prone to accidents.

    The rally was among the biggest involving Okinawan mayors and politicians since the island chain was returned to Japan from U.S. control in 1972, according to national broadcaster NHK.

    Okinawan residents have long opposed the heavy U.S. military presence due to accidents and crimes committed by American soldiers.

  • tbonetylr
    6:16 pm on January 27th, 2013 5

    You’d be hard pressed to get a deal like this in S. Korea but this week there is a special on Samsung TV’s in the U.S.
    Samsung – 55″ Class (54-5/8″ Diag.) – LED – 1080p – 120Hz – HDTV Save $500 = $899.99
    https://deals.bestbuy.com/big+screens+for+the+big+game/product/4834412/samsung++55quot+class+5458quot+diag++led++1080p++120hz++hdtv

    Or get a “Thin” one for …

    Samsung – 55″ Class – LED(THIN) – 1080p – 240Hz – Smart – 3D – HDTV Save $1100 = $1.499.99 includes Four Pair of 3D Glasses
    https://deals.bestbuy.com/big+screens+for+the+big+game/product/4848105/samsung++55quot+class++led++1080p++240hz++smart++3d++hdtv

  • tbonetylr
    6:18 pm on January 27th, 2013 6

    Of course I wouldn’t buy either but the point is how much Samsung rips off the pure bloods.

  • sam timmerman
    12:55 pm on January 28th, 2013 7

    Korea is all about subsidizing exports .. the locals are just fodder for the chaebols to rip off, Maybe one day, they will wake up and finally figure out they have been screwed for years by mr hyundai and mr samsung ..

  • Jeremy
    2:24 pm on January 28th, 2013 8

    It turns out not all South Koreans under 30 are chinboistas.
    http://www.koreabang.com/2013/stories/koreas-youth-divided-over-memories-of-military-rule.html

    A lot of the young right-wingers aren’t exactly the sharpest knives in the drawer, either, though.

  • kangaji
    4:33 pm on January 28th, 2013 9

    #8: They live on ilbe.com dailian.com and in Daegu.

  • kangaji
    4:37 pm on January 28th, 2013 10

    errr,,, dailian.co.kr

  • Glans
    5:57 pm on January 28th, 2013 11

    An American F-16 may have crashed into the Adriatic Sea during a training exercise, say Reuters.

    As far as I know, China does not claim any territorial waters in the Adriatic.

  • Flunky Brewster
    4:17 am on January 29th, 2013 12

    The Chinese have pushed Conan too far. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAIKUvVNI9I

  • Glans
    8:38 am on January 29th, 2013 13

    A twenty-two year old man went to the Kroger store on Hydraulic Road in Charlottesville, VA, carrying an AR-15. Customers dialed 911. The guy was just exercising his second-amendment rights, so the police let him go. Since he didn’t do anything illegal, they didn’t release his name. NBC29 reports with text and video.

    I think that’s the first time I ever heard of a Hydraulic Road.

  • tbonetylr
    6:29 pm on January 29th, 2013 14

    Psy’s YouTube views stripped away, oops I meant Lady Gaga’s and Sony’s and etc…
    50% of Psy’s should probably be stripped away too. Let’s all wait to hear the news. If they’d have stripped Psy’s away first Koreans would have a conniption fit so Youtube must be warming them to the idea. OMG what would happen if Psy’s YouTube(owned by Google) account were suspended like Lady Gaga’s was? The outrage, we’d probably see Koreans rioting at City Hall. At the least S. Korean prosecutors would raid Google’s offices in Seoul.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/29/lady-gaga-youtube-views_n_2574182.html
    “Lady Gaga has been stripped of 156 million YouTube views after the site cleared out stats it deemed dummied up by hackers and viewcount generators.

    The development comes one month after the YouTube pages of Sony and Universal lost 2 billion YouTube views…”

    “Other artists affected by YouTube’s housekeeping include Beyonce, Michael Jackson and Chris Brown. At the time of the original clean-up, singer Leona Lewis lost 24 million views.

    In July 2011, Lady Gaga’s YouTube account was suspended and promptly restored. Though Google (which owns YouTube) declined to comment, a notice on her channel read that it was guilty of “multiple or severe violations of YouTube’s copyright policy.”

  • kushibo
    7:07 pm on January 29th, 2013 15

    Hmmm… tbonetylr (#14). You’re taking a bunch of Americans and their US-based management being slapped down for a corrupt practice, and then using that hammer to bash the Korean guy as corrupt.

    Okay, then. Though that reminds me of the people who take the shootings by White folks (e.g., Newtown, Aurora, Columbine, etc.) and then use it to bash Blacks as violent.

    How ’bout we wait until YouTube actually adjusts the hits on Psy’s account (and indeed they might) before we go beating him up for it.

    In the end, the point is this, despite your speculations: The breadth of the “Gangnam Style” phenomenon, if not its depth, was unmistakable for anyone living in the United States. I

  • Glans
    7:17 pm on January 29th, 2013 16

    Even if Psy loses a quarter-million views, he’ll still be above a billion.

  • The Joker
    8:47 pm on January 29th, 2013 17

    Kushibo nobody uses shootings by whites to bash blacks as violent. There are plenty of shootings by blacks to bash them as violent.

    According to the FBI’s website, at less than 13% of the population, blacks commit more than half the murders in the United States, including more than half the gun murders. This is likely higher since most murders where the race of the perpetrator is unknown occur in predominately black neighborhoods and have black victims. In most murders, the race of perpetrator and victim are the same.

    There can be much debate for why this is but there is no debate this situation exists.

    You can slip in your accusations of violent whites, your insistence on peaceful blacks and your hatred of evil guns in a conversation about Psy, but if your facts are wrong and your perception is inaccurate, you will be called on it.

    You vanished from this same discussion in the appropriate place when actual facts were presnted. Don’t think you can get by injecting your misguided opinions elsewhere.

  • tbonetylr
    9:21 pm on January 29th, 2013 18

    Kushibo,
    “You’re taking a bunch of Americans and their US-based management being slapped down for a corrupt practice, and then using that hammer to bash the Korean guy as corrupt.”

    Show me where I said Psy was corrupt? I have no idea how or why Lady Gaga’s “views” don’t count, she may have nothing to do with it and the same with the others but that doesn’t mean hackers or what/whoever didn’t somehow “dummy up” the actual number. Also, now that you mention it he could be corrupt:???:

  • Helix The Cat
    12:07 am on January 30th, 2013 19

    Oh, PLEASE, tell me you don’t believe that Psy’s Korean record label hired college kids and netizens to sit around PC bongs and pump up his view count.

  • Leon LaPorte
    12:17 am on January 30th, 2013 20

    19. Why bother with that? We have the technology, after all…

  • MTB Rider
    1:57 am on January 30th, 2013 21

    Korea finally got it up. A rocket that is…

    http://news.yahoo.com/south-korea-launches-first-civilian-rocket-amid-tensions-074934738.html;_ylt=A2KJNF.d3ghR028AWVnQtDMD

    Good Job, let’s see if their satellite works a little better than the norK’s.

  • Leon LaPorte
    2:52 am on January 30th, 2013 22

    21. Is it broadcasting Gangnam Style as it orbits the earth?

  • Glans
    8:57 am on January 30th, 2013 23

    Idle No More protests Canada’s continuing oppression of its native peoples. Stephan Christoff, a Montreal based community activist, reports for Al Jazeera.

  • Flunky Brewster
    2:54 pm on January 30th, 2013 24

    ‘Gangnam’ tobacco brand to be launched in Canada
    http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/biz/2013/01/123_129705.html

  • tbonetylr
    3:37 pm on January 30th, 2013 25

    Ray Lewis perfect S. Korea fit with his Deer antler pills and sprays. It’s for “STAMINA.” :lol: With the Super Bowl around the corner is there sports betting in S. Korea?

    The NFL doesn’t test players very closely compared to cyclists and M.L. Baseball from what I’ve heard so when Ray Lewis says he’s never tested positive echoes Lance Armstrong. What’s this about negatively charged water, holographic stickers, powders and beam-ray light with specific frequencies?

    ‘Ray Lewis ‘agitated’ about banned-substance accusation’
    http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2013-01-29/ray-lewis-steroids-peds-deer-antler-super-bowl-2013-ravens-triceps-injury
    NEW ORLEANS — Ray Lewis continued to deny the validity of a Sports Illustrated story accusing him of attempting to purchase a banned substance.

    “The comprehensive report says that shortly after suffering the injury(torn triceps), Lewis placed a call to the co-owner of a company called S.W.A.T.S., “Sports With Alternatives to Steroids.” Its website claims to “provide athletes with healthy alternatives to sports performance enhancers.”

    Mitch Ross, reportedly a former male stripper and admitted former steroid dealer, taped the conversation with Lewis, SI.com said.

    A slew of products allegedly were “prescribed” by Ross to Lewis. Among the items, holographic stickers, powders and beam-ray light with specific frequencies. Deer antler pills and sprays also were part of the package.

    The SI.com report says Lewis was advised to use the spray every two hours under his tongue. Lewis then told Ross to “just pile me up and just send me everything you got, because I got to get back on this week.”

    Where it gets murky is whether or not the substances even work. Experts in chemistry and electrical engineering are cited in the report questioning S.W.A.T.S. products—”No such thing as negatively charged water,” one official said.
    Lewis isn’t the only athlete named in the report, but he’s arguably the highest-profile participating in Super Bowl XLVII.”

  • tbonetylr
    5:35 pm on January 30th, 2013 26

    Samsung arrogant despite 3rd rate disaster response, no way! :shock:
    http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_national/571935.html
    “Deadly acid leak at Samsung factory was followed by bumbling, evasive measures by the electronics giant”

    “Samsung impeded the police investigation into what really happened and weren’t able to think about reporting the incident.
    Samsung claimed that nothing of consequence occurred.
    Samsung claimed that the amount of the leak was insignificant, around 2-3 liters.
    After the accident, the 1500 liters of hydrofluoric solution (8% of which was hydrofluoric acid) that had leaked.
    Samsung said that a worker surnamed Park, 35, who died in the accident, was not wearing protective gear. However…

    Further, Samsung closed off the accident site even to the police on the grounds of “security protocol”.
    Samsung Electronics Hwaseong workplace who escorted the workers that had been hurt in the acid leak refused a police summons, saying that they had to first sort things out with the company.
    Since then, they have refused to provide evidence because of their treatment.

    This is in stark contrast to other medium-sized suppliers that report accidents to the authorities within minutes and have firefighters on the scene dealing with the leak within thirty minutes.”

  • JoeC
    7:18 pm on February 1st, 2013 27

    Next week Sunday will be Chinese New Year. I was curious to find out how the characterization of this year will differ from last year.

    According to The Chinese Zodiac, last year was the Year of the Dragon and this year will be the Year of the Snake. The Dragon is associated with being energetic, fearless, warm-hearted, and charismatic and the Snake is charming, gregarious, introverted, generous, and smart.

    I figure that charming is synonymous with charismatic and warm-hearted is synonymous with gregarious and generous. By process of elimination, we are left with the Dragon being more energetic and fearless compared to the more introverted but smart Snake.

    So, where 2012 was more jock-ish, 2013 will be more nerd-ish.

    Go Geeks!!!

 

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