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Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:11 PM

NK Threatens to sink our aircraft carrier WTF?

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Source: TV news?

I was just in a gas station filling my car and the little tv screen had a line across the bottom saying NK has threatened to sink our aircraft carrier and had nuclear weapons and missiles that can reach the USA.

This was about 30 minutes ago at around 8:30 am PST in a Chevron gas station, I don't know what news? Service it was.

I only posted this as I see no mention of it here and it may be in the wrong forum, I may get snarfed at for posting this without a link or source.

But I thought you should know, I'm watching Obama talk on msnbc and there's zero mention of it.

If I made a mistake I'm sorry, but I'm not making this up.

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Reply NK Threatens to sink our aircraft carrier WTF? (Original post)
SonofDonald Apr 2017 OP
mahatmakanejeeves Apr 2017 #1
SonofDonald Apr 2017 #2
Orrex Apr 2017 #4
mahatmakanejeeves Apr 2017 #11
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2017 #14
SonofDonald Apr 2017 #22
backscatter712 Apr 2017 #3
PatSeg Apr 2017 #6
PatSeg Apr 2017 #5
lutherj Apr 2017 #7
SonofDonald Apr 2017 #8
Iggo Apr 2017 #13
cheapdate Apr 2017 #9
Rural_Progressive Apr 2017 #24
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2017 #10
SonofDonald Apr 2017 #12
Cryptoad Apr 2017 #15
dalton99a Apr 2017 #16
SonofDonald Apr 2017 #20
byronius Apr 2017 #26
Chakaconcarne Apr 2017 #17
IronLionZion Apr 2017 #18
HoneyBadger Apr 2017 #19
IronLionZion Apr 2017 #21
byronius Apr 2017 #23
bleedingulcers Apr 2017 #25

Response to SonofDonald (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:15 PM

1. "I may get snarfed at for posting this without a link or source."

Yeah, could be.

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Response to SonofDonald (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:18 PM

2. Read my last sentence again n/t

I don't see things that aren't there.

Period.

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Response to SonofDonald (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:22 PM

4. Your cheerful demeanor suggests that you'll be a welcome and positive addition to DU.

I look forward to your many years of thoughtful contribution.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:35 PM

11. That's what I meant to say. NT

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Response to SonofDonald (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:39 PM

14. If you are replying to a post, hit the Reply link on THAT post, not reply sequentially.

It seems your post #2 is a reply to post #1.

Further, "nt" or "n/t" means "No Text" in the body of the post. It is a meant as a kindness so that readers can skip over posts that have no body. If you don't want the body of your reply read, append "nt" or "n/t" to the title.

Don't worry, you'll soon get the hang of how things work around here.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 01:03 PM

22. Thank you, I will get it right, normally I'm here just to read and learn.

And learn I have.

Thank you ALL who continue to give me hope, it's worth more to me than you'll ever know.

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Response to SonofDonald (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:20 PM

3. Found a source.

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:27 PM

6. For the most part,

I think it is unlikely and their competence questionable, but they are unpredictable. One can hope they are all bluster and their missiles are all duds.

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Response to SonofDonald (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:23 PM

5. Thank you for posting

Someone else on this thread found a link for the story. Yes, this sounds like important breaking news to me.

Welcome to DU!

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Response to SonofDonald (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:28 PM

7. While the tension with NK is escalating and certainly troubling, it's worth keeping in mind that

NK leaders have been spouting these threats for decades. There's nothing unusual about it. That's why most media are ignoring it.

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Response to SonofDonald (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:32 PM

8. My Mother had turned white

I was driving my Mustang Cobra and had my Mother with me, I saw her face and thought oh crap I scared her somehow driving it ( while trying not to ) and she pointed to the dispensers tv screen.

She's beside herself these days due to 45's existence as "president" of this Great Nation, I think I turned white myself when I read the screen, she wrung her hands all the way home.

Just one hit after another these days.

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Response to SonofDonald (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:38 PM

13. Welcome to DU.

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Response to SonofDonald (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:32 PM

9. North Korea has been making these kinds of over-the-top threats

on a regular basis for many, many years.

They said this kind of thing regularly under Kim Jung Il. They've said this kind of thing regularly under Kim Jung Un.

The US conducts naval exercises with Japan, North Korea threatens total annihilation. The UN calls a meeting to discuss NKs nuclear program, North Korea threatens total annihilation. The US Congress debates sanctions, NK threatens total annihilation. Etc, etc., etc.

Inside the country, hardly a week goes by that the leader isn't proclaiming to the people in the most colorful language the country's firm resolve and overwhelming capability to totally annihilate the United States.

Not dismissing the potential seriousness of it all, but honestly they say this kind of shit literally all the time.

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Response to cheapdate (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 01:04 PM

24. Yes and when we had somewhat sane administrations

it was possible to just look at a threat like that and dismiss it.

However now that we live in the world of Big O, we can no longer take that for granted. I think that's why his mother may have reacted the way she did, certainly gives me a little twinge.

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Response to SonofDonald (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:34 PM

10. NOT LBN. Please read the Stop Sign notice carefully when posting. . . nt

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Response to SonofDonald (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:38 PM

12. Of course they do this at the drop of a hat.

But with Mr Monstorous Ego, our next "War President" and the mad bomber with access to the red button in the Whitehouse it's getting scarier by the hour.

I'm done, but I'll keep reading.

I love this place, my beacon of hope....

And hopefully you won't take my birthday away......

If I made a mistake again I'm sorry, not my intention.

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Response to SonofDonald (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:39 PM

15. Global Nuclear War in first 100 days

thats someting he could really brag abt!

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Response to SonofDonald (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:42 PM

16. Eh. It's pretty hard to sink a modern U.S. aircraft carrier

for reasons that have been mentioned elsewhere (layers of protection, design/floodability, speed, etc.)

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:52 PM

20. My Father was a Navy Carrier crewman.

My Father "Donald" was on the Oriskany and Coral Sea, we watched the sinking of the Oriskany for use as an artificial reef.

They stated how hard it was to sink it and it still had top secret designation on it's construction plans which were needed to be studied to figure out how to sink it.

I know they are extremely hard to sink but the thought of NK even trying scares the crap out of me, there are thousands of men and women on board, not to mention the rest of the task group.

I sincerely hope nothing happens.

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Response to SonofDonald (Reply #20)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 01:06 PM

26. Interesting story. I'm looking that one up. Cool.

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Response to SonofDonald (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:43 PM

17. North Korea has been doing this for years, but .....

This is the first time we've had an unstable president in the white house that might do something stupid in response.

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Response to SonofDonald (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:47 PM

18. CNN has it

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/23/politics/uss-carl-vinson-japan-us-drills/index.html

This is more posturing just like Bannon wanted. Trump's people are deliberately provoking North Korea, who is easy to provoke, to boost Dolt 45's poll numbers.

The US has enemies who are not brown for a change.

I feel like the US has a history of handling problems in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East a bit differently than Europe. I remember the Bosnians/Serbs proclaiming "How can you bomb us, we're European!".

Trumpster fire has gotten trigger happy with cruise missiles and the MOAB recently and I hope he's not planning similar BS with a much better armed and paranoid enemy that has backing from China. A sensible president would find a way to diffuse this situation not dump gasoline on it and toss in a match.

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Response to SonofDonald (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:51 PM

19. I love gas station news

 

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Response to SonofDonald (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 12:58 PM

21. So are you Donald Jr., Eric, or Barron?

Barron, I bet it's you isn't it? I bet you'd be the one liberal Trump.

Welcome to DU SonofDonald. Really hoping it's a different Donald.

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Response to SonofDonald (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 01:03 PM

23. 'GSTV. Your number one news source at the pump.'

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Response to SonofDonald (Original post)

Mon Apr 24, 2017, 01:04 PM

25. I saw it yesterday....

so you're not crazy. I share you incredulity that it wasn't more widely discussed. It's not that I believe that it's possible, but I think that it does create an environment in which the ... White House ... might be prompted to respond irrationally.

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