So, North Korea has been in the news again with their saber-rattling… but our reaction is pretty much summed up by this picture:
News of the Weird:
- Questionable Journalism skills alert: Lawmaker proposes plan to include migrant families in the definition of multicultural so that they can also get government support, meanwhile he expects special treatment from police regarding his breaking of traffic laws
- Airbnb host bans host who refused Asian guest
- Doctor dragged off United flight has questionable past
On the Pulse
Why does nobody in South Korea care when North Korea starts acting up? We have a long discussion about this question, but it meanders so much in the beginning because we’re actually itching to talk about Star Trek, but we bring it back and actually have a decent discussion about it in the end. Long story short, it’s because North Korea is threatening just for show, as a means of projecting itself as powerful to their own people. But now with Trump in office, can they continue the same strategies as always?
Note: The air was bad when we made this episode, so you can hear a lot of coughing and hacking. Apologies!