Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Week: The Christmasing

Even Glow-in-the-Dark Dino is into the swing of things!

Do you know who isn't into the swing of things? North Korea:

South Korea's military staged live-fire drills from an island just a few kilometres from rival North Korea's shores Monday, despite Pyongyang's threats of catastrophic retaliation for the manoeuvres.

Seoul launched fighter jets, evacuated hundreds of people away from its tense land border with the North and sent residents of front-line islands into underground bunkers in case of attack, but the North finally said it would hold its own fire.

The 90-minute exercise came nearly a month after the North responded to earlier manoeuvres by shelling Yeonpyeong Island, killing two marines and two construction workers in its first attack targeting civilian areas since the 1950-53 Korean War. That clash sent tensions soaring between the two countries — which are still technically at war.

On Sunday, diplomats meeting at the United Nations in New York failed to find any solution to the crisis, but there was some sign of diplomacy Monday, as a high-profile American governor announced what he said were two nuclear concessions from the North.

North Korea called Monday's drills a "reckless military provocation" but said after they ended that it was holding its fire because Seoul had changed its firing zones.

Oh really?

Winter solstice AND a lunar eclipse- when two natural phenomena collide.

Some people are vulgar and opulent because they can be. Quick! Let's cancel Christmas in the Emirates!

One who has seen the worst of both worlds.

And now, Christmas carols- with animals.


Anonymous said...

Communism should never have been allowed to persist into the 21st century. Kim Jong Il is a dinosaur and his kid is a pathetic wannabe. Shame on China for the relationship it maintains with that poverty-riddled dictatorship. Let's get Chinese products off the shelves in our stores.


Osumashi Kinyobe said...

What you said.
Watch as the products are recalled as being unsafe for children. Why do we allow this?