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Re: Stuff you just can't make up
Post by Daryl   » Tue May 05, 2020 6:33 am

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Analysis of the photos of Kim indicates that he had an incision in his arm where a coronary angiogram had been performed. I had one of those done. They make a small incision over a blood vessel and feed a thin catheter through the vessel to the heart. Then they release a dye, while tracking it by XRay in real time and can see where any arteries are narrowed restricting blood flow. Then they insert a stent (a rolled up tube of wire mesh) into the artery at the tight spot. Inflate it, and all's well. Except that the original situation that caused the problem (high cholesterol etc) is still there, and it will probably reoccur elsewhere.
Looking at the photos, he doesn't really have wrists, just fat forearms that roll onto hands that are even smaller than Trump's. Not a good long term prospect, unless he discovers moderation in food.

In my case my arteries were in perfect condition much to the cardiologist's surprise, so I don't have that problem. (turned out much later to be Evan's Syndrome, my leukeamia had morphed into an auto immune mode that ate my heart nerves; fixed by chemo, then a four way pacemaker, and medication).

As a minor aside. Fly you have confirmed what some intelligent female friends have claimed. That some men automatically judge all women's sexual attractiveness, so they don't really consider them to be fellow adult humans to be taken seriously.
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Re: Stuff you just can't make up
Post by n7axw   » Tue May 05, 2020 9:36 am

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Daryl wrote:Analysis of the photos of Kim indicates that he had an incision in his arm where a coronary angiogram had been performed. I had one of those done. They make a small incision over a blood vessel and feed a thin catheter through the vessel to the heart. Then they release a dye, while tracking it by XRay in real time and can see where any arteries are narrowed restricting blood flow. Then they insert a stent (a rolled up tube of wire mesh) into the artery at the tight spot. Inflate it, and all's well. Except that the original situation that caused the problem (high cholesterol etc) is still there, and it will probably reoccur elsewhere.
Looking at the photos, he doesn't really have wrists, just fat forearms that roll onto hands that are even smaller than Trump's. Not a good long term prospect, unless he discovers moderation in food.

In my case my arteries were in perfect condition much to the cardiologist's surprise, so I don't have that problem. (turned out much later to be Evan's Syndrome, my leukeamia had morphed into an auto immune mode that ate my heart nerves; fixed by chemo, then a four way pacemaker, and medication).

As a minor aside. Fly you have confirmed what some intelligent female friends have claimed. That some men automatically judge all women's sexual attractiveness, so they don't really consider them to be fellow adult humans to be taken seriously.


I think that judging the attractiveness of women is hardwired into all heterosexual men. Not taking them seriously is a more significant matter. That comes down to values. Some of those same guys are not respecting men either, especially if they disagree on something upon which there is a emotional investment.

I hope that you are able to live comfortably with your situation. I am blessed with good health with very few aches and pains. Not the same endurance as I had at 50 though...

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Re: Stuff you just can't make up
Post by cthia   » Sat May 09, 2020 5:49 pm

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TFLYTSNBN wrote:
Micheal Everett wrote:Changing the subject, the Eternal Beloved Leader Kim Jong-Un appears to no longer be eternal.

According to (unconfirmed) preliminary reports, KJU died due to unforeseen complications during heart surgery (although some reports have him in a coma/vegetative state). China has dispatched some doctors to North Korea.

According to unconfirmed rumors, his sister, Kim Yo-Jong, may take his place as Supreme Leader, meaning that one of the most repressive countries in the world will have a female leader, which is sort-of amusing given that one of the most freedom-loving countries had a chance at a female leader a few years back and decided not to raise her to the White House.



cthia wrote:A Cane and Abel story

It's a soap opera. Kim jon-un has his OLDER brother kim-jong nam assassinated. Nam was supposed to have inherited the power. The method of assassination was by a very potent nerve gas called VX nerve agent. It's categorized as a WMD. I suppose it's okay to assassinate your brother for power if he's only a half brother. He only had the unroyal half assassinated, unfortunately for the royal half though. But the unroyal half had to go because be was thought to have fallen out of favour after embarrassing the regime in 2001 with a failed attempt to visit Tokyo Disneyland with a false passport, although Kim Jong-nam himself said his loss of favour had been due to advocating reform.

The successor story is as amusing as any found in the Honorverse and on Grayson. Kim's sister is called No. 2. But this is a patriarchal country.

Oh, it gets even better. She is the leader of, get this, the Propaganda and Agitation department. Doesn't that suspiciously sound as irritating and ominous as the Committee of Public Safety?

Kim Yo-jong's wiki file is interesting in itself.

She was blacklisted for human rights violations. Ruling with an Iron Curtain. She is "part of the agency in North Korea who's responsible for propaganda, for censorship, controlling information so that the people of the country do not know about the rest of the world," said U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski.

At any rate, I don't think Kim-un is dead. He's just scared shitless of exposing himself to Covid-19, especially when his body's immune system is naturally weakened from surgery. Plus, his health wasn't exactly the best to begin with. Best he stay out of the sun and Covid-19's way. But if he's dead, what a soap opera will overtake the country and the Princess.

How ironic it would be if a virus is the vengeance of an assassinated Nam at the hands of chemical warfare. Especially if the virus turns out to be engineered as well.



The assassination happened in broad daylight
at an airport in Kuala Lumpur at the risk of collateral damage.

Wow. You just can't make this stuff up.


TFLY wrote:She is sort of hot to!

If she's your cup of tea, you might also find Kim's wife attractive as well. I assume she manages to remain thin because Kim consumes all the food in the household, and half that of the country's entire foodstock.

New York Times wrote:NEWS

Inside Kim Jong Un’s circle of powerful women
By Dana Kennedy

May 9, 2020 | 4:22pm



North Korea’s Kim Jong Un keeps people guessing as to whether he’s alive or dead. The Rocketman is equally adept at confusing analysts about the very different women in his life.

Three formidable and beautiful women inhabit the tubby, 38-year-old despot’s inner circle, and one is both a pop star in the Hermit Kingdom and a possible Kim mistress.

In recent weeks, Kim’s powerful younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, current head of the North’s powerful Organization and Guidance Department, which runs all aspects of North Korean life, has been front and center in the media. Many reports say she could succeed him if he died or was too sick to govern.

But it’s his wife, Ri Sol-ju — who has been showcased in public much more than the wives of Kim’s father and grandfather — who has accumulated more influence than many realize, experts say.


Their marriage was arranged, as is the custom in North Korea, and have two young children, possibly three. Ri Sol-ju is a former singer and cheerleader.

In fact, a new book by former CIA analyst Jung H. Pak claims that Kim sees himself as a dashing Korean John F. Kennedy and his wife as a fashionable and chic Jackie whom he groomed to look and act like the iconic American First Lady.

“I don’t think Kim’s wife has any ambitions of being a real political player but she has respect from the elite,” North Korean analyst Bruce Bechtol, a former member of the Defense Intelligence Agency, told the Post.

“She’s absolutely beautiful and I think she and the kids would be safe if anything happened to Kim. They wouldn’t kill her like Kim’s uncle was killed. They might move her out of the country but that’s as far as they would go.”


But complicating the roles of wife and sister is a woman named Hyon Song-Wol, roughly 43, who may or may not be what Koreans call a “big sister wife” — a mistress who is older than her married lover.


Hyon-Song Wol

Hyon, who fronts the all-female Moranbong Band, which has been likened to the Spice Girls of North Korea, was, like Kim earlier this month, also said to be dead at one point. She was thought to have been publicly executed by a firing squad along with members of her first band in 2013 for vague charges involving pornographic videos.

But like Kim, reports of her death were greatly exaggerated. She surfaced not long after her apparent demise and is now a key aide to Kim — professionally and perhaps personally.


She’s taken over the job once held by Kim’s sister, which is called “Director of the Event” in North Korea, involving organizing all major public events where Kim appears.

Depending on whom you ask — and rumors and misinformation about the secretive North Korean regime are common — Hyon is merely an old friend of Kim from their teenage days or she may also be the last lover of his late father Kim Jong Il as well as the mother of one of Kim’s children.

Some media reports have claimed that Kim and Hyon’s youthful affair was halted by his father but then rekindled after Kim Jong Il’s death in 2011 and Kim’s anointment as North Korea’s new leader.


Kim Yo Jong, sister of Kim Jong-un
Reuters

Both Hyon and Kim’s sister were part of the North Korean delegation that entered South Korea in 2018 in advance of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

SEE ALSO

The strongest evidence yet that Kim Jong Un is a body double
“Hyon is a very powerful woman,” said Jason Lee, a North Korean-born defector now living in the US who grew up as the son of political elites in Pyongyang and has many friends in common with the Kim family.

“She’s definitely more powerful than the wife but she still may not be as powerful as the sister.”

Unlike Kim’s wife and sister, however, Hyon would have the most to lose if Kim died or lost his grip on power, they said.

“He loves his wife,” Michael Madden, the director and founder of NK Leadership Watch, an intelligence organization focused on North Korea, told the Post. “Kim’s almost sort of modern that way. But Hyon is definitely in the picture on some level.”

At least for now.

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Re: Stuff you just can't make up
Post by TFLYTSNBN   » Sat May 09, 2020 7:44 pm

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Daryl wrote:Analysis of the photos of Kim indicates that he had an incision in his arm where a coronary angiogram had been performed. I had one of those done. They make a small incision over a blood vessel and feed a thin catheter through the vessel to the heart. Then they release a dye, while tracking it by XRay in real time and can see where any arteries are narrowed restricting blood flow. Then they insert a stent (a rolled up tube of wire mesh) into the artery at the tight spot. Inflate it, and all's well. Except that the original situation that caused the problem (high cholesterol etc) is still there, and it will probably reoccur elsewhere.
Looking at the photos, he doesn't really have wrists, just fat forearms that roll onto hands that are even smaller than Trump's. Not a good long term prospect, unless he discovers moderation in food.

In my case my arteries were in perfect condition much to the cardiologist's surprise, so I don't have that problem. (turned out much later to be Evan's Syndrome, my leukeamia had morphed into an auto immune mode that ate my heart nerves; fixed by chemo, then a four way pacemaker, and medication).

As a minor aside. Fly you have confirmed what some intelligent female friends have claimed. That some men automatically judge all women's sexual attractiveness, so they don't really consider them to be fellow adult humans to be taken seriously.


Your females friends are mistaken. While men instinctively evaluate women's sexual attractiveness (translation, genetic fitness and probable resproductive status, some of us do not presume that women are stupid or incompetent simply because they are attractive, or intelligent or competent just because they are unattractive. As I remarked about Governor Palin back in 2008, a woman's IQ is not neccessarily inversely proportional to her bra size.

While it might be amusing to see Kim jr's sister take center stage in North Korea, it would seem that she would be very competently evil.
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Re: Stuff you just can't make up
Post by Annachie   » Sun May 24, 2020 9:22 pm

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An al8gwtor that supposedly once belonged to Hitler died is Moscow recently.

Supervillian cred?
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Re: Stuff you just can't make up
Post by jchilds   » Sun May 24, 2020 11:09 pm

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Stuff you can't make up - Trumpy Bear. With a hidden pocket holding a patriotic blanket. :roll:
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Re: Stuff you just can't make up
Post by cthia   » Wed May 27, 2020 11:32 am

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I'm shocked at the number of people who were packed in at beaches over the holiday. Packed! No protective gear. No social distancing.

Several people who were interviewed said the exact same, frightening, thing . . .

"We were DYING to get out."

Son, your mother says I have to hang you. Personally I don't think this is a capital offense. But if I don't hang you, she's gonna hang me and frankly, I'm not the one in trouble. —cthia's father. Incident in ? Axiom of Common Sense
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Re: Stuff you just can't make up
Post by Annachie   » Fri May 29, 2020 1:06 am

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Well, Trump appears to have decided to wipe his arse with the US Constitution.
Again.
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Re: Stuff you just can't make up
Post by Annachie   » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:40 pm

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Trump now lives in a building with tall fences and guarded by prison guards.

Is there anyway, besides him wearing an orange jumpsuit, for this to look any worse?
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Re: Stuff you just can't make up
Post by n7axw   » Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:49 am

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Annachie wrote:Trump now lives in a building with tall fences and guarded by prison guards.

Is there anyway, besides him wearing an orange jumpsuit, for this to look any worse?


Putting barbed wire on top of the fence? :lol: Actually this is funny in a sad sort of way. Or maybe I find myself in need of humor in the mist of all one grimness and tragedy of the moment.

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