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DaffyKD 12-18-2011 11:14 PM

North Korea's Kim Jong Il Dead
 
Kim Jong Il had a heart attack today


http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/18/world/...ead/?hpt=hp_t1

DaffyKD

Xidelt 12-18-2011 11:25 PM

Great. Now his least incompetent son takes over, right?
I hate watching the staged, canned parades and fake outpourings of adoration the north Korean government will put on the news.

moe.ron 12-19-2011 12:59 AM

http://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Page...am-america.jpg

He was amazing in Team America.

Xidelt 12-19-2011 01:04 AM

I loved that movie! Poor Hans Blix.

DubaiSis 12-19-2011 01:22 AM

I read some article online and the first comment was something to the affect that everything's going to be pooping rainbows in North Korea now. I refrained from calling the person retarded, so you can be proud of me for that.

naraht 12-19-2011 11:10 AM

Some times I really wonder which is the bigger theocracy, Vatican City or the PRK. And then I decide, the PRK.

LXA SE285 12-19-2011 12:41 PM

LOL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhohteHuyPM

DrPhil 12-20-2011 12:12 PM

CNN just showed N. Koreans weeping uncontrollably over the loss of their dictator. Interesting mourning period.

Every nation has its own power dynamics whether dictatorship, democracy (in which those in power will remain in power regardless of who is officially in office), or other form of government. North America is often held as "the savior" for other nations, in an attempt to instill certain ideals on the world and scoff at the ideals of others.

NinjaPoodle 12-20-2011 08:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by moe.ron (Post 2112869)

Agreed.

Funny, this was the first thing that popped in my head when I heard he died.

PiKA2001 01-14-2012 05:17 AM

I wish I could say this was satire but it's not....
Quote:

North Korean authorities are punishing mourners who failed to exhibit sincere sadness and despair after the death of Kim Jong Il on Dec. 17, the Daily NK reported Wednesday.
Quote:

The source told the paper “authorities are handing down at least six months in a labor-training camp to anybody who didn’t participate in the organized gatherings during the mourning period, or who did participate but didn’t cry and didn’t seem genuine,” according to the Daily NK.
http://news.yahoo.com/north-korea-re...-mourners.html

pshsx1 01-14-2012 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by DrPhil (Post 2113108)
CNN just showed N. Koreans weeping uncontrollably over the loss of their dictator. Interesting mourning period.

Everything look so staged, though. No one looked truly sad. It looked more like 'cry or get sent to the thought police.' (shameless 1984 reference)

Also, the country was still editing photos. I stumbled upon one right after his death where they shopped out a camera crew and their footsteps because they weren't close enough to the rest of the crowd.

/random thought

DrPhil 01-14-2012 11:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pshsx1 (Post 2117953)
Everything look so staged, though. No one looked truly sad. It looked more like 'cry or get sent to the thought police.' (shameless 1984 reference)

Also, the country was still editing photos. I stumbled upon one right after his death where they shopped out a camera crew and their footsteps because they weren't close enough to the rest of the crowd.

/random thought

I agree. I was wondering why everyone was formulaically screaming and falling all over the place. Very "1984."

I guess this goes with what PiKA2001 posted.

LXA SE285 01-14-2012 01:55 PM

North Korea To Punish Mourners Who Were Insincere


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