Topic North Korea
01 Apr 2013 03:24
The reason the Cuban missile crisis ended the way it did was because kennedy made a secret under the table deal the administration never admitted to publicly or they'd look weak. It was a peaceful de-escalation where everyone got what they wanted. It showed the new leaders were willing to play ball, where as Stalin never would have. The ussr would withdraw from Cuba, Kennedy gets to takes credit and say Russia blinked in the stare-down then about 6months later all hush hush we would take our missiles out of turkey. No one has to get lit up atomic style. America and the Ussr could hold their own. we bluffed, they bluffed, we spent on quality, they went quantity. Hence why it's called the cold war. When you setup missile launch sites a hour away from targets things get real regardless.
North Koreas a different situation from the ussr, it's not a multinational league. It's one totalitarian regime, and it's not weakening. They eat fine, the populace suffer. The ussr coup was government vs government. North Korea won't change unless it's the citizens rising up against a million man army which will end in the country destroying itself and being absorbed by south korea; external intervention resulting in the same outcome, or northkorea being dumb enough to poke the world lion with a big fat stick and get malled.
North Korea couldn't fight itself out of a wet torn paperbag against any fully developed nation of the west or east. They boast a big army on land. But that gets you no where when you can't move them, feed them abroad, or support them by sea and air. North koreas completely isolated. An army can't do anything locked in a tiny peninsula. They're ships aren't going anywhere, their planes aren't either. They can't get their missiles straight. They may pose a threat to South Korea or the citizens of North Korea but to NATO it's laughable. So I don't see where your getting this idea that the ussr and north Korea are just yanking our chain. The ussr could have bombed us off the face of the earth and vice versa. North Korea doesn't even have a stable delivery platform or a payload to send. The Entire cold war was a fallacy because no ones dumb enough to launch a nuke and go down that road, it was mostly just the war industry profiteering, but it doesn't change the fact that the threat was real. it doesn't matter if no one pushed the button. It only took a crossed wire or false alert on a radar screen or someone tripping and pushing it by accident (that's not how they're actually launched but that's not the point) Your age is irrelevant because you seem to have a rudimentary understanding of the Cold War-Cuban missile crisis as you wouldn't be comparing it to the completely empty threats of Pyongyang.
Kim Jong Un can talk all he wants but he can't back it up like the soviets could have. I don't know any other countries that try to threaten the strongest military presence in the world while seemingly ignoring the fact they run entirely off foreign aid and can't feed their own people.
We beat North Korea once, were prepared to do it again if we have to. The Korean War wasn't a stalemate because North Korea is some kind of savant military power. They got their asses handed to them and they called their big buddy china to come help just like we stepped in to help South Korea when they got there beating. (pardon the language there) The north doesn't have that option anymore like the south does. They're out of luck.
You can't just lump them together, it was a turning point, It's more likely to end future conflicts than "the war to end all wars" because it was the first time man learned to stop and think before acting and realize this whole business is unacceptable in a civilized society. Kims just a douche.
From what I can gather from all these strategic details you are giving you seem to be proving my point that the cold war was all a con or to use your word bluff and furthermore that there is no reason to worry about North Korea which again I've already said. Looking at my comments I'm not quite sure why you are saying all this, unless you're concerned about the population of North Korea in particular. And I will lump flag waving bully boys together if I want including ''the strongest military presence in the world'' which is not something to be proud of in my opinion. I perfectly understood the rudimentary facts of the cold war and knew they were never going to do it unless of course as you mention it was by accident although I felt my earlier reference to Dr Strangelove said that or didn't you get the joke? My age is relevant in terms of I've seen it all before and could do without all this childish warfare which would just be tiresome if the implications weren't so serious. And young men talking about ''asses kicked'' like it was all some sort of football (sorry soccer) game is equally disheartening.
Topic home wrecker or cheater?
01 Apr 2013 02:51
In my book the onus is always on the cheater and I've been in both situations. I feel the title home wrecker is melodramatic and primitive unless you apply it to the cheater. I also feel that following a come on from a married person is just fair game in fact I am not impressed with marriage as a means of staying faithfull the only important thing unless of course you're religious is the relationship; silly bits of paper and public promises mean nothing the important thing is the relationship and trust between the two people.
Topic Funniest GIF marathon
01 Apr 2013 02:47
I like the dog getting on the sledge everything else on the whole thread seems painfully unfunny.
Topic who is your favourite porn star?
31 Mar 2013 14:23
Can't say i have one, on the whole I don't find porn that appealing, i like to watch sex yes, but porn kinda gets boring. I much rather amateur over pron stars anyday.
I was surprised that people actually remember names. :)
Topic North Korea
31 Mar 2013 13:29
The whole thing was sabre rattling or finger hovering over button bluffing otherwise all the Americans who did so wouldn't have wasted all that money on nuclear fallout shelters and we would not be here. As for the USSR and Gorbachev the details of who was in charge is irrelevant it was crumbling the signs were all there - the wall coming down etc (don't forget I remember when it was built) let's stop enjoying all the drama about Kim Jong I've lost count of how many tyrants are running countries around the world and as for people starving that too is all over the place. And please don't quote the nuclear capability thing - remember I lived with the con of the cold war for all my life so am not impressed. ''Mein Furher I can walk.''
Topic Why do women have such a problem with the age of a one nighter?
31 Mar 2013 08:39
Because when he says he is 78 , you dont know whether he is lieing or not.be the time he takes his blue pill, rubs on the andro, and rogain , you just cant tell any more .
I don't need any godamn blue pills and whatever andro and rogain means (which must be reassuring to those who are on the road to claiming their free bus pass to know it doesn't go away I can still do it every day and on a good day more than once). :)
I must be weird as I don't have any sort of set preferences apart from availability.
Topic North Korea
31 Mar 2013 05:14
Jack, you are correct in the sense that only one country has used nuclear weapons against another country.
But just as the US has recently used it's nuclear capable stealth bombers in test over South Korea as a warning, all too many countries have used nuclear tests as a warning.
Thus, the threat continues to exist, and will only increase as more countries use what little resources they have available to create their own nuclear technology.
Unfortunately I have a long memory and they are not going to do it it's a no win situation and a waste of money. I was a serving member of the forces during the Cuban crisis and that was all sabre rattling. Even the British (my lot) conned the US into thinking we had tested an H bomb so they would allow us to be part of their nuclear thingy when all the time we exploded a very large atom bomb and not an H bomb (I remember the documentary they even told us it was an H bomb). The whole thing will probably crumble internally like the USSR did - all the rest is just hot air and we won't have Charlton Heston on his knees looking at the remains of the statue of Liberty saying ''you finally did it.''
Topic How Often do you go shopping?
31 Mar 2013 05:02
I don't understand how people can be at home when they deliver the online stuff especially groceries - like when do they (the customers) work or do shops deliver groceries to a specific time? Can't see shops around here offering that good a service?
Topic Threesomes FFM or MMF
31 Mar 2013 04:18
I like both but have mainly done mmf. Would love to try fffm.
Topic North Korea
31 Mar 2013 04:10
All this stuff is a con. The cold war was a con - I can only recall one country ever using nuclear weapons.
Topic How Often do you go shopping?
31 Mar 2013 03:54
Is this like food shopping or other stuff? I live opposite the shop and live in a block of flats so carrying a lot of bags once a month is not necessary so I shop about 2 -3 times a week. As I have to walk through the shopping centre from the metro to get home it's no real hassle or much extra time. However if it's other stuff like clothes that can have months between and as for on line I don't trust that much so I only buy airline tickets on line maybe every 9 - 12 months or so. Also on line shopping means I have to go and collect it from the post office as I'm invariable out when the mail comes so in one sense that's more hassle but this fear is a bit of a drag as I want to buy a special guitar strap and can only find it on line so I may eventually risk it.
Topic What do you first notice?
31 Mar 2013 03:12
To answer this question I really had to analyze my own behaviour as a lot of it is instinctive. I suppose it depends on what the situation is. If I'm ogling girls on the street or the metro I notice their legs then the rest of their bodies and faces. However if it's in a conversation I only focus on what social interaction is going on and don't really think in sexual terms straight away I just let any chemistry sort of develop like it would if I was making friends with a man. A man friend who is an incurable womanizer once told me ''they like you because you have no side you're so damn wizziwig.'' When I was younger very attractive girls would be sort of daunting but experience has taught me that if you're reasonably behaved and genuinely interested in someone such things are the least to worry about. It's an all embracing thing with me and each one is different and all have their own beauty as I do find women tremendously attractive and would rather have dinner with one than exchange sexual reminiscences with my friends in a bar.
Topic Does anyone else crank their speakers up and dance around the room?
28 Mar 2013 14:02
I am older than I care to think about but when something good like Highway To Hell by ACDC or Alright Now by Free comes on I have to move. One Sunday I was out shopping and Let's Do the Twist came over the speakers in the supermarket and I thought I was unobserved and couldn't resist a few bops to Chubby's encouragement however one of the employees caught me at it and applauded.
Topic Do You Girls Like Older Gentlemen?
23 Mar 2013 02:14
This post has made me smile. I realised that the definition older man seems to mainly mean someone not in their 20's and is referring to young guys in their 30's and 40's.
Topic Should kids in the untied states have to say the pledge of alligence in school
23 Mar 2013 01:52
I feel that there is no moral reason for instilling patriotic pride in anyone. The only reason is practical - that is control. I understand pride in something you have personally achieved but pride in the past acts of people and governments many of which are questionable to say the least has a lot of ethical questions attached to it. There is also the aspect that the kid didn't have any control over his birth so where is all the pride coming from? I, with very mixed antecedents would not have been born unless WWII happened - am I seriously expected to be pleased about that nice little piece of patriotic fervour by all concerned or should it really be indifference as it wasn't my fault?
Topic school girls
19 Mar 2013 14:24
Very pretty but not remotely like school girls.