The new House speaker was Newt Gingrich, who brought a style of slash and burn politics to the Capitol not seen since the McCarthy era. Flush with victory, House Republicans at first rejected the idea of com promise altogether. But many of the new members owed their elections to Gingrich, so they followed him when he compromised with the president on the budget and other issues.
“We’ve carried out a hydrogen bomb test,” a newsreader on the state run Korean Central Television station announced in a special broadcast from Pyongyang. “However, as a peaceful nation and a nuclear powered nation, North Korea will be a responsible state and will not use its nuclear power before [an attack] and will not transfer the technology to others.”There was some skepticism about the claim, with nuclear experts noting that the yield appeared to be similar to North Korea’s three previous atomic tests, rather than the “enormous” yield that would be expected if it had been a thermonuclear test.”We are aware of seismic activity on the Korean Peninsula in the vicinity of a known North Korean nuclear test site and have seen Pyongyang’s claims of a nuclear test,” said John Kirby, a spokesman at the State Department. “We are monitoring and continuing to assess the situation in close coordination with our regional partners.”Either way, Pyongyang’s provocative action will present a new challenge to the outside world, which has struggled to find ways to end North Korea’s nuclear defiance.Kim Jong Un’s regime hinted in December that it had built a hydrogen bomb to “defend its sovereignty and the dignity of the nation.” Some analysts were doubtful, saying the young leader appeared primarily concerned with trying to bolster his legitimacy.But on Wednesday, North Korea said in a special broadcast that it had carried out a “successful” hydrogen bomb test.
There are lots of other examples in the series. Back in 2015, SLED did not respond to my queries or my request to interview Mark Keel, the head of the agency. After my series ran, Keeldid give an interview to a local publication in which he made unspecified allegations about “inaccuracies,” dismissed my reporting as “misleading” and called it the work of someone who “believe[s] that law enforcement is somehow evil.” On a local blog, SLED investigator James Flowers called the series a “hit piece” and erroneously claimed that it was “written by a civil attorney.”.
I not a huge DIY person, but I do like to try out little projects when I can. And repairing things is always awesome. So, what do you think? Try to sand them down? Glue on squishy bits off something? Man up and wear them with metal bits digging into my nose?My concern with gluing anything directly to the frame to act as a nose pad would mostly be aesthetic concerns: does what I did look like a shoddy DIY fix? Are the glasses seated normally and comfortably? Or do they look weird on my face? If you find a way to do it that you think looks ok, then I say go for it.