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North Korea’s hydrogen bomb test may have been a complete bluff

It might have been not a thermonuclear device.

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North Korea completed its sixth, and what many experts believe, its most powerful nuclear test to date.

The Duran reported that North Korean media had declared a successful test of a hydrogen bomb, a few short hours after announcing that the country’s military possess such a weapon which can be loaded atop the DPRK’s existing missile systems.

North Korea hailed the test as “success” and “meaningful step” in completing a the most powerful kind of nuclear weapon, apparently all from domestically produced components. North Korea also stated that the test was safe and that no nuclear material had leaked into the environment during the underground detonation.

The US, South Korea and China all confirmed the presence of a ‘man made earthquake’ emanating from North Korean soil which was confirmed as measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale.

Japan later stated that the earthquake which was ten times bigger than those resulting from previous North Korean subterranean  bomb tests, had in fact been the result of nuclear activity.

While “the presence of a man made earthquake emanating from North Korean soil” has been fully confirmed, nuclear expert Alexander Uvarov believes North Korea might be bluffing about the type of bomb it tested.

Sputnik News reports…

North Korea claimed Sunday that it had successfully conducted a test of a hydrogen bomb, which had generated a 50 kiloton detonation, meaning that the blast was tantamount to exploding 50,000 tons of dynamite. The Japanese Defense Ministry later commented that the yield of the nuclear weapon that had been tested may have been as high as 70 kt, according to preliminarily estimates.

The bomb, it said, was designed to be mounted on its newly developed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

Alexander Uvarov, an editor-in-chief of the Russian website AtomInfo.ru, commented to Sputnik on the test, saying that judging by the announced yield of explosion (just a few dozen kilotons), it might have been not a thermonuclear device in the modern sense of the word, but a so-called “boosted device”, an atomic bomb that uses some hydrogen isotopes to enhance its explosive yield.

“It is a long-established physical principle, offered way back at the end of 1940s – beginning of 1950s, which became one of the stages of development of the thermonuclear programs of the USSR and the US,” he told Sputnik.

An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale centered in the area of North Korea’s nuclear weapons facility was followed by a 4.6 earthquake that appears to be a cave-in due to the bomb test.

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Le Ruse

Who’s going to call the bluff ??

Le Ruscino
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Le Ruscino

That’s the real point ! NOBODY DARE & I mean NOBODY.

Le Ruse
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Le Ruse

Yupp !! They will not dare ?? Because, you don’t know what he has in his sleeve ??
Could be like an Iceberg ?? You only see what’s above the water ? would you take the risk ??

Shahna
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Who’s bluff?
Everybody’s bluffing here.

The only thing that’s not a bluff is this: a US first strike against NK is war – and a false flag won’t work.

Le Ruse
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Le Ruse

Humm.. IMHO there’s lot of braggadocio, from Trump & Kim Jong Un as well ??
Mexican stand off !

bluewater
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bluewater

FAKE MISSILES
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Is Kim Jong-Un a MK-Ultra Monarch asset of the US government used to start the World War 3???

The video suggests that Kim Jong-Un has been mind-controlled by the CIA.

The purpose of Kim Jong-Un is (1) to help the US Empire to weaken the economies of South Korea, Japan and China, and (2) to help the US military-industrial-complex.

Major defense stocks surge to all-time highs

https://youtu.be/FL0nOIcrFj4

Shahna
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Let me see if I have this right?
The evidence that Kim is mind-controlled by the Illuminati is … he watches a show that have children dressed as cartoon animals and …. a tall building? Oh yeah, and maybe Rodman is his MK Ultra handler?

Have I got it right?
‘Cos then….. I’m rather fond of a lit fact sprinkled on my conspiracy to remove the taste of the theory..

Juan Perez
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Juan Perez

It was the real deal, believe me, I know

BobValdez
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BobValdez

You were there? You actually saw the device?

daniel
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daniel

I agree with “Don Ramon”

Shahna
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There’s no way of knowing – until the CTBTO publishes the radionuclide results – if there are any – there’s no way to know. Coulda been a great big pile of TNT in a great big hole.

But hey – EVERYONE’s so quick to agree “It was a Hydrogen Bomb!” as though it’s completely unheard of for North Korea to exaggerate its weapon capabilities. (They would NEVER do that.)

Mazzdark
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Mazzdark

Was it a big bomb? Duran: No, it was just a smaller big bomb…..

Shahna
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At 5x Hiroshima it’s too small to even call it a baby.
Hell – we’re only supposed to start getting scared at 1000x.

JPH
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JPH

http://alabamaquake.com/energy.html#/

Substitute the magnitude on the Richter scale for instance 6.3

Seismic Energy
in Waves Radiated from
Earthquake Source: 1.778279e+14 Joules

Total “Seismic Moment Energy”
(MO):3.475362e+18 Joules

Given the difference between total energy and measured radiated wave energy the yield may well have been a lot higher.

100kt= 4.184000e+14J
http://www.metric-conversions.org/energy-and-power/kilotons-metric-explosive-energy-to-joules.htm

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My feeling is that Russia has desperately been trying to down-play N.K’s achievements with the noble intention to ease the tensions on the peninsula and US’s war lust on it’s borders. Time has now come to accept that N.K (which is a country we know very little about and almost all we know is filtered and delivered by the usual suspects, US and S.K) is indeed a nuclear power and work, not primarily to save face for an incompetent and rouge US fascist regime, but towards making them understand that all options is off the table, that if they try… Read more »

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I find it interesting that the device detonated at 6:30 caused an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale. The North Koreans are probably ahead of the curve. The US should stop these infantile yearly war games – but it’s bad for business. The US should look for a better business model , rather than exporting war and instability to every corner of the world.

Ozzy Guy
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Ozzy Guy

“…a complete bluff”

You mean…like WMD’s in Iraq?

seby
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seby

The current situation has left Kim with no good options. He can either cave in and terminate his missile program altogether or increase the frequency of the tests and hope that they pave the way for negotiations. Kim chose the latter. Did he make a bad choice? Maybe. Is it a rational choice? Yes. The North is betting that its nuclear weapons programs will be valuable bargaining chits in future negotiations with the United States. The North has no plan to nuke the west coast of the United States. That’s ridiculous! That doesn’t accomplish anything. What they want is to… Read more »

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Curtis Bok

It is unlikely that the readings you cite are from the “Richter scale” since this is not often used any more. The readings cited are probably from the Momentum Magnitude Scale (known as MMS). Even in the backwards land of the United States, they stopped using the Richter scale about 15 years ago!

Shahna
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What’s going in this mad mad dance? Try this: This is Russia and China in a diplomatic tango and the DPRK is piping the tune – they want their double freeze – and they are going to get their double freeze because NK is going to keep ramping up the missile tests and underground explosions until S/Korea and Japan agree to it and everyone in the UNSC (except the US of course) demands it. Watch next week – US is putting up ANOTHER resolution on Monday – whatever they want short of no food and a Chapter 7 they will… Read more »

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US media suffers panic attack after Mueller fails to deliver on much-anticipated Trump indictment

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom said it all: “Mueller – The name that ended all mainstream media credibility.”

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Important pundits and news networks have served up an impressive display of denials, evasions and on-air strokes after learning that Robert Mueller has ended his probe without issuing a single collusion-related indictment.

The Special Counsel delivered his final report to Attorney General William Barr for review on Friday, with the Justice Department confirming that there will be no further indictments related to the probe. The news dealt a devastating blow to the sensational prophesies of journalists, analysts and entire news networks, who for nearly two years reported ad nauseam that President Donald Trump and his inner circle were just days away from being carted off to prison for conspiring with the Kremlin to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

Showing true integrity, journalists and television anchors took to Twitter and the airwaves on Friday night to acknowledge that the media severely misreported Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia, as well as what Mueller’s probe was likely to find. They are, after all, true professionals.

“How could they let Trump off the hook?” an inconsolable Chris Matthews asked NBC reporter Ken Dilanian during a segment on CNN’s ‘Hardball’.

Dilanian tried to comfort the CNN host with some of his signature NBC punditry.

“My only conclusion is that the president transmitted to Mueller that he would take the Fifth. He would never talk to him and therefore, Mueller decided it wasn’t worth the subpoena fight,” he expertly mused.

Actually, there were several Serious Journalists who used their unsurpassed analytical abilities to conjure up a reason why Mueller didn’t throw the book at Trump, even though the president is clearly a Putin puppet.

“It’s certainly possible that Trump may emerge from this better than many anticipated. However! Consensus has been that Mueller would follow DOJ rules and not indict a sitting president. I.e. it’s also possible his report could be very bad for Trump, despite ‘no more indictments,'” concluded Mark Follman, national affairs editor at Mother Jones, who presumably, and very sadly, was not being facetious.

Revered news organs were quick to artfully modify their expectations regarding Mueller’s findings.

“What is collusion and why is Robert Mueller unlikely to mention it in his report on Trump and Russia?” a Newsweek headline asked following Friday’s tragic announcement.

Three months earlier, Newsweek had meticulously documented all the terrible “collusion” committed by Donald Trump and his inner circle.

But perhaps the most sobering reactions to the no-indictment news came from those who seemed completely unfazed by the fact that Mueller’s investigation, aimed at uncovering a criminal conspiracy between Trump and the Kremlin, ended without digging up a single case of “collusion.”

The denials, evasions and bizarre hot takes are made even more poignant by the fact that just days ago, there was still serious talk about Trump’s entire family being hauled off to prison.

“You can’t blame MSNBC viewers for being confused. They largely kept dissenters from their Trump/Russia spy tale off the air for 2 years. As recently as 2 weeks ago, they had @JohnBrennan strongly suggesting Mueller would indict Trump family members on collusion as his last act,” journalist Glenn Greenwald tweeted.

While the Mueller report has yet to be released to the public, the lack of indictments makes it clear that whatever was found, nothing came close to the vast criminal conspiracy alleged by virtually the entire American media establishment.

“You have been lied to for 2 years by the MSM. No Russian collusion by Trump or anyone else. Who lied? Head of the CIA, NSA,FBI,DOJ, every pundit every anchor. All lies,” wrote conservative activist Chuck Woolery.

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom was more blunt, but said it all: “Mueller – The name that ended all mainstream media credibility.”

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Canadian Lawmaker Accuses Trudeau Of Being A “Fake Feminist” (Video)

Rempel segued to Trudeau’s push to quash an investigation into allegations that he once groped a young journalist early in his political career

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Canada’s feminist-in-chief Justin Trudeau wants to support and empower women…but his support stops at the point where said women start creating problems for his political agenda.

That was the criticism levied against the prime minister on Friday by a conservative lawmaker, who took the PM to task for “muzzling strong, principled women” during a debate in the House of Commons.

“He asked for strong women, and this is what they look like!” said conservative MP Michelle Rempel, referring to the former justice minister and attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould, who has accused Trudeau and his cronies of pushing her out of the cabinet after she refused to grant a deferred prosecution agreement to a Quebec-based engineering firm.

She then accused Trudeau of being a “fake feminist”.

“That’s not what a feminist looks like…Every day that he refuses to allow the attorney general to testify and tell her story is another day he’s a fake feminist!”

Trudeau was so taken aback by Rempel’s tirade, that he apparently forgot which language he should respond in.

But Rempel wasn’t finished. She then segued to Trudeau’s push to quash an investigation into allegations that he once groped a young journalist early in his political career. This from a man who once objected to the continued use of the word “mankind” (suggesting we use “peoplekind” instead).

The conservative opposition then tried to summon Wilson-Raybould to appear before the Commons for another hearing (during her last appearance, she shared her account of how the PM and employees in the PM’s office and privy council barraged her with demands that she quash the government’s pursuit of SNC-Lavalin over charges that the firm bribed Libyan government officials). Wilson-Raybould left the Trudeau cabinet after she was abruptly moved to a different ministerial post – a move that was widely seen as a demotion.

Trudeau has acknowledged that he put in a good word on the firm’s behalf with Wilson-Raybould, but insists that he always maintained the final decision on the case was hers and hers alone.

Fortunately for Canadians who agree with Rempel, it’s very possible that Trudeau – who has so far resisted calls to resign – won’t be in power much longer, as the scandal has cost Trudeau’s liberals the lead in the polls for the October election.

 

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Why Joe May be Courting Stacey

Joe Biden has a history on compulsory integration dating back to the 1970s that Sen. Jesse Helms called “enlightened.”

Patrick J. Buchanan

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Of 895 slots in the freshman class of Stuyvesant High in New York City, seven were offered this year to black students, down from 10 last year and 13 the year before.

In the freshman class of 803 at The Bronx High School of Science, 12 students are black, down from last year’s 25.

Of 303 students admitted to Staten Island Technical High School, one is African-American.

According to The New York Times, similar patterns of admission apply at the other five most elite high schools in the city.

Whites and Asians are 30 percent of middle school students, but 83 percent of the freshman at Bronx High School of Science, 88 percent at Staten Island Technical and 90 percent at Stuyvesant.

What do these numbers tell us?

They reveal the racial composition of the cohort of scientists and technicians who will lead America in the 21st century. And they tell us which races will not be well represented in that vanguard.

They identify a fault line that runs through the Democratic Party, separating leftists who believe in equality of results for all races and ethnic groups, and those who believe in a meritocracy.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has expressed anger and frustration at the under-representation of blacks and Hispanics in the elite schools. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature have ignored his pleas to change the way students are admitted.

Currently, the same test, of English and math, is given to middle school applicants. And admission to the elite eight is offered to those who get the highest scores.

Moreover, Asians, not whites, are predominant.

Though 15 percent of all middle school students, Asians make up two-thirds of the student body at Stuyvesant, with 80 times as many slots as their African-American classmates.

The egalitarian wing of the Democratic Party sees this as inherently unjust. And what gives this issue national import are these factors:

First, the recent scandal where rich parents paid huge bribes to criminal consultants to get their kids into elite colleges, by falsifying records of athletic achievement and cheating on Scholastic Aptitude Tests, has caused a wave of populist resentment.

Second, Harvard is being sued for systemic reverse racism, as black and Hispanic students are admitted with test scores hundreds of points below those that would disqualify Asians and whites.

Third, Joe Biden has a history on compulsory integration dating back to the 1970s that Sen. Jesse Helms called “enlightened.”

Here are Biden’s quotes, unearthed by The Washington Post, that reflect his beliefs about forced busing for racial balance in public schools:

“The new integration plans being offered are really just quota systems to assure a certain number of blacks, Chicanos, or whatever in each school. That, to me, is the most racist concept you can come up with.

“What it says is, ‘In order for your child with curly black hair, brown eyes, and dark skin to be able to learn anything, he needs to sit next to my blond-haired, blue-eyed son.’ That’s racist!

“Who the hell do we think we are, that the only way a black man or woman can learn is if they rub shoulders with my white child?

“I am philosophically opposed to quota systems. They insure mediocrity.”

That was 44 years ago. While those views were the thinking of many Democrats, and perhaps of most Americans, in the mid-’70s, they will be problematic in the 2020 primaries, where African-Americans could be decisive in the contests that follow Iowa and New Hampshire.

Biden knows that just as Bernie Sanders, another white male, fell short in crucial South Carolina because of a lack of support among black voters, he, too, has a problem with that most loyal element in the Democratic coalition.

In 1991, Biden failed to rise to the defense of Anita Hill when she charged future Justice Clarence Thomas with sexual harassment. In the Senate Judiciary Committee, he was a law-and-order champion responsible for tough anti-crime legislation that is now regarded as discriminatory.

And he has a record on busing for racial balance that made him a de facto ally of Louise Day Hicks of the Boston busing case fame.

How, with a record like this, does Biden inoculate himself against attacks by rival candidates, especially candidates of color, in his run for the nomination?

One way would be to signal to his party that he has grown, he has changed, and his 2020 running mate will be a person of color. Perhaps he’ll run with a woman of color such as Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost the 2018 governor’s race in Georgia.

An ancillary benefit would be that Abrams on the ticket would help him carry Georgia, a state Donald Trump probably cannot lose and win re-election.

Wrote Axios this morning:

“Close advisers to former Vice President Joe Biden are debating the idea of packaging his presidential campaign announcement with a pledge to choose Stacey Abrams as his vice president.”


Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

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