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Old 11-24-2010, 11:44 AM   #21 (permalink)
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big toe eh.. ouch.. glad it wasn't anything else...better than a thumb

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Not going to quote your post, but if I recall correctly that huge building doesn't do jackshit.
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Not going to quote your post, but if I recall correctly that huge building doesn't do jackshit.
Its the Yu-kyung hotel, whose construction was abandoned due to faulty engineering. "In a strange coincidence, it is the same height as the building in 1984 and contains the same number of rooms."
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You get to blow that thing up with a bunker buster in Mercenaries for PS2. Or was it a daisy-cutter? Maybe a cruise missile. Anyway, you blow it up.
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I do notice though when it comes to their leader and their lifestyle the vast majority are happy people. They love the guy and his son!!
Uhhh.. no.
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U know, sometimes we view things from a blinded eye. Every country for the most part has some way shape or form of producing some kind of weapon. The media tends to portray N.Korea as a bad area. One would think from some of their reports that people get kicked and whipped all day long.

I do notice though when it comes to their leader and their lifestyle the vast majority are happy people. They love the guy and his son!! That country and its people have just as much to offer as any other country. Maybe they do want to offer anything. It doesnt make the bad...Perhaps actually smart
That is doubtful. It is far more likely that they fear being black bagged and dragged off in the night for even a minor act of sedition. Though, I am sure there are a few who've been brainwashed by the propaganda speaker in every domicile.
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mpd are you on crack? If they don't parrot the party line they get sent to labor camps.

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NK doesn't let many media orgs in, so this is pretty unique.
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that would probably just throw the country into chaos.
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But then we can democratize it. Whenever a government falls there is a time of chaos as the people search for a new form of leadership. We can probably get in there quickly and prevent very little damage to the public sector, if not none.
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But then we can democratize it. Whenever a government falls there is a time of chaos as the people search for a new form of leadership. We can probably get in there quickly and prevent very little damage to the public sector, if not none.
Yeah. It worked for Iraq.
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U know, sometimes we view things from a blinded eye. Every country for the most part has some way shape or form of producing some kind of weapon. The media tends to portray N.Korea as a bad area. One would think from some of their reports that people get kicked and whipped all day long.

I do notice though when it comes to their leader and their lifestyle the vast majority are happy people. They love the guy and his son!! That country and its people have just as much to offer as any other country. Maybe they do want to offer anything. It doesnt make the bad...Perhaps actually smart
I'm pretty sure it's the exact opposite. The reason why when you see anything N.Korea based as far as media or people coverage goes, the people are ecstatic about how great N.Korea is, is because they have a system there set up very very close to the book 1984.

People cannot say what they think for fear of the government, which is so widespread that you cannot trust other people to not rat you out because it is their civil duty, and if they don't rat you out they become accomplices and they and their family will be labor camped or killed. Their society is full of unwritten rules that are more concrete in reality then anything we have here written down. If you betray the opinions that have been set out for you, you can expect bad consequences, so instead you merely submit and learn to live the way they want you, because resistance is futile.

I could expect that living this way for long enough actually forces people to start believing what is being fed to them, in turn birthing self-righteous vindicators of a cause that is binding them from the inside.
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