Weekly News

This week’s news recap, featuring North Korea and the Supreme Court.

by Laksha Vijaikumar, Editor

Ever launched a cyber attack to steal millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency from unsuspecting civilians to fund your nuclear missiles program? If you said yes, then please stop reading this article Kim Jong Un. A new Supreme Court judge and North Korea going haywire with its missiles make quite the eventful start to 2022.   


New Supreme Court Justice Decision: 

The one and only Justice Stephen Breyer has recently retired from the Supreme Court. For those of you who don’t know who he is, Justice Breyer is an old white Supreme Court judge. Though he is part of the majority demographic in the Supreme Court (that being old white men), Breyer did have one selling point: being liberal. Well, obviously not a selling point if you’re conservative. I’m not going to say what my political opinions are, but if you’ve read any of my previous articles, I have a slight feeling you’ve got a good idea of what I’m like. Anyway, this Breyer guy retired last Wednesday, now there’s an empty seat in the court, and Biden has free rein to pick who he wants. I say “free rein”, but that’s not really true, since when Biden was running he made the promise to nominate a Black woman as a Supreme Court judge. But don’t worry, because Biden plans on staying true to that promise. For those of you who don’t understand why this is a big deal, there have only been two Black Supreme Court justices in the entirety of the existence of the US, neither of them a woman. This is a huge turning point in Black history and the history of feminism. While there is a large list of potential candidates, all we can do is sit back and see what happens. 


Update on North Korean Missile Crisis:

So, if you haven’t read my last article on the missile situation (which you should totally do), let me recap. Basically, North Korea launched a series of missiles that landed along their east coast, and the entire world is angry at them. I want to pause and ask myself when has the world not been angry with North Korea, but now the world is especially seething with anger, what with the missile launch and a new dash of drama. According to the United Nations, North Korea has stolen around $50 million from 2020 to mid 2021 in cyberattacks aimed to steal cryptocurrency. But this apparently isn’t the only time North Korea has stolen money to fund their government weapons program. It’s estimated that North Korea stole around $2 billion via advanced cyberattacks in 2019. How has no one taken any serious action against North Korea? I have a feeling it might have something to do with their billions of dollars worth of weapons of mass destruction. Despite that sound reasoning, someone should stand up to North Korea and end their long reign of tyranny. Not me obviously. I mean, I personally enjoy having all of my body parts intact. And death by assasinination isn’t really on my to-do list. I mean, Kim Jong Un really messed up by stealing cryptocurrency. If there’s one group of people you never want to mess with, it’s the crypto dudes. Those guys are so obsessed with their stock portfolios, it’s crazy, and a bit alarming. If anyone should watch their back, it’s Kim Jong Un. Who knows what the crypto dudes will do to get their revenge?