Context and Precedence: For more than 50 years Nork arms developers have tinkered with and improved long-range field artillery and multiple-round rocket launchers (MRLs). The identifications of the 170-mm Koksan gun and the 240-mm MRL were milestones 30 years ago because North Korea had finally developed artillery systems that could attack Seoul from North Korea.Kim Jong Un has supported continued improvements in large caliber and advanced conventional artillery. Since 2015, the Allies identified the 300-mm MRLs which have a range of 200km (120 miles). These are large caliber rockets that resemble ballistic missiles in appearance. KCNA published photos of the system in 2016.In the past year on several occasions North Korea has tested long-range guided artillery rockets. The latest test firing apparently was one of these systems, possibly an improved version of the 300-mm MRL. The flight data indicates the new rocket can travel 35 miles farther than rockets tested earlier. Kim’s statement indicates this system will become standardized in the four army corps, based along and north of the Demilitarized Zone.
A Ghandi Moment:
The Butt Guy might have to move from Indiana if he wants to win a statewide office, and the little fella is clearly ambitious. I’m with you 1000%. Most politicians don’t want to do any work. But they can hire lackies. The gofers have the benefit of being fall guys when things go sideways. Sometimes (think of Scooter Libby in the Bush White House – G. Gordon Liddy in the Nixon White House) they end up taking one for the team and going to prison instead of their master.
As an aside and for the historical record, I had a boss once who tried to throw me under the bus like that. As you’d expect, I had an ‘insurance policy’… so I didn’t get to see the underside of a burning bus. Life can be a wicked game.
None of them (again, with two exceptions) live up to Ghandi’s standards. Of course, quite a few Republicans have a lot of explaining to do to Mahatma as well.Reply
Tulsi has a bigger set than any of the other fools on stage. Delaney has his head and heart in the right place – as far as a Democrat can – but he’s not ready to be commander-in-chief and leader of the free world.
Marianne Williams (new age witch) comes across as credible when compared to the likes of DiBlasio and Beto, which is quite something.
He still has $80 million in his Texas war chest and mama still has $500 million in her purse. He’ll keep hanging around like an old sock with holes in it that just never quite gets thrown into the trash. He can buy friends in Texas. And what can he do with his time if he decides to opt out of politics? Yes, he could be a sideshow attraction in a circus, or possibly an evangelist with his own traveling tent, but both of those involve a modicum of work (see Fredd above). Maybe a job commentating at CNN?
She’s a friend of Oprah, who launched her writing career by spotlighting her new age witchcraft philosophy. Based on what I’ve read, she has a larger following than the Butt Guy, Beto or DiBlasio. She may be the most likable of the Democrats on the stage, which isn’t saying much. Most of the Dems would need to tie a pork chop around their neck to make their dog lick them.
You’re 100% correct. As Kle remarked, I do burn cedar and oak. I have a little pine from trees that I need(ed) to chop down on the property and will blend that in with the hotter burning cedar/oak. Last winter, I may have had a fire in the fireplace 15 days. It wasn’t a daily event, but I didn’t have much wood to burn. At my place, it augments propane. This winter I’ll be better prepared…I hope. Last winter was a monster.
I suspect that President Trump is more of a challenge than the Supreme Leader faced in the past. Barack rolled on his back and pissed on his belly. Hillary – well, we agree on that. I’ve often said that a Hillary presidency would have ended up leading to revolution and nobody wants that.
The 2016 voting map by county is very instructive of where the nation is with all this. And I think that President Trump will win by a larger margin in 2020. What happens after the Trump Years is concerning. But until that day, the Imams need to mind their P’s and Q’s.
It’s summer. Protect what matters from the blazing sun.
To do it right, you need to write every day and that discipline eludes me at the moment, but I’m chopping it out as best I can. I write, then I self edit and remove a significant portion of what I wrote, then I write. Whether it turns into a book that you all can tolerate reading is another thing. Some of characters from White Powder, older now, make cameos (Walter Kennedy for one). Though the plot is completely different and the book is set primarily in the present day.