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Old 14th Oct 2014, 01:19   #101 (permalink)
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gigantic nature-remaking projects
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/14/wo...appearing.html

I guess this must be Obama's fault.
Nature-remaking? Seriously? Has the little fat one assumed the role of the Creator?

As for whose fault? Lemme see? Could it be the fault if those who enclose themselves in the hermit kingdom and won't allow anyone in or out? But then again if you can't figure out who started the Korean War, how are you expected to figure this one out.
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Nature-remaking? Seriously? Has the little fat one assumed the role of the Creator?
If you live in North Korea you better believe that the Little Un is the Creator. Because if you don't you end up in a hard labour camp.

Oh, I'm sorry, they don't have 'hard labour camps' in North Korea, just 'Reform Camps', with hard labour.
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If you live in North Korea you better believe that the Little Un is the Creator. Because if you don't you end up in a hard labour camp.
Probably not, Kim Il-sung is the one credited with creating everything. Perhaps you have your own sky pixie you think created the world in six days (and rested on the seventh).
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Do you have a minute or two?

I would like to tell you about the Flying Spaghetti Monster .... No? Well, it's a bit of a joke religion anyway, pastafarianism, but at least most of its believers get the joke.

John, I don't think you should draw a parallel between conventional religious belief and forced belief in this sort of foggy pseudo-divinity enjoyed by the various Kims who have ruled North Korea. You may think blind belief in Kim Jong Un to be valid, just going by your comments here, but that's definitely a minority point of view. Not to say that you are definitely wrong to think as you say you do, just that it seems likely that you are, particularly going by your track record here so far. At best, you have retreated from error to blind ignorance, which is progress of a sort.

Knowing and understanding history, not just parroting North Korean propaganda, doesn't seem to be your strong point, John, but you might want to try, at least, to understand how a Stalinist "cult of personality" works, to see the difference in functional terms between just another one of those, with Kim Jong Un as its central figure, and a religion.

This news release you cite seems to document a feeble try at squeezing a bit more cash out of the USA, "Pay us or see the remains of someof your war dead go lost due to lack of action on our part, which we shall blame you for." They had dug up the remains, but then they had reburied them, so that now they are going to lose them? What is that about?

I wonder if we could get John's little friend hooked on Vermont cheddar cheese, to get some leverage on him that way? It's pretty powerful stuff; it doesn't take eating much of it before you are hooked, and an overdose might well kill someone of a weak constitution; it' nothing like Emmenthaler.

We could carve a few blocks of Vermont cheddar into the shape of a wheel of Emmenthaler, fake up some wrapping featuring little crossbows and some white plus signs on red fields, and then plant them in some shopping district on the Chinese-Korean border for Kim's designated shoppers to find and bring back to the palace. Yes, that might work ....
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So, the glorious one has made an appearance,.........but can anyone verify when the photos were taken?
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Old 14th Oct 2014, 12:36   #106 (permalink)
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Is it him?
or is it a look-a-likie?
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Old 14th Oct 2014, 13:29   #107 (permalink)
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Look-a-likes are popular with world leaders. I remember one time at Brize Norton when King Hussein arrived on a visit to UK. Two helicopters arrived at the same time to carry him to where he was going and then two King Husseins stepped out of his aircraft together and one boarded each helicopter. Anyone trying to get him only had a 50-50 chance.

I was on the see-in crew and was close enough to get a clear view, but I'll be darned if I could spot the difference!
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The poor guy who runs the NK stationery store made the fatal error of running out of notebooks and Kim kicked him to death.

That explains the sore foot and walking stick.
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National Security Adviser Susan Rice said the US was closely monitoring the situation in North Korea,
...in other words, they dont have a bloody clue.
On a rare occasion, John, you and I agree. This is one such. Mark your calendar!
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Lonewolf, we probably agree more than you imagine as most of what you read of my 'beliefs' is malicious BS spewed by our Tag Team Trolls.
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Old 14th Oct 2014, 19:53   #111 (permalink)
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We only hear JH complain that he is being misquoted or his views are misinterpereted or purposely skewed (make rue that tin hat is firmly on, John). I wonder why he doesn't come right out and state his views so that here is no misunderstanding. OK, he says Susan Rice has no clue, well, duh, no big surprise there, but what about who started the Korean War, for starters?

C'mon John, tell us what is the latest buzz in the Mongolian Bar? Surely the minders are letting one or two slip out, and I don't mean what slips out after a bowl of chilli, or whatever equivalent in NK is.
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and I don't mean what slips out after a bowl of chilli, or whatever equivalent in NK is.
That would be Kimchi, just like in South Korea. When they have the ingredients for it that is, which is very problematic at times.

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Full North Korean meals typically include a side dish, or banchan. Most banchan are characterized by their tangy, salty or spicy flavor and are often fermented to add taste. Kimchi is generally composed of cabbage or cucumbers soaked in a ginger, garlic and chile brine and often flavored with bean paste. Traditionally, North Koreans made kimchi to last the entire winter, storing the brined vegetables in jars, but that practice has decreased due to modern refrigeration as well as the country’s food shortages in the early 2000s*.

* A rather obscure way of saying that millions of North Koreans starved to death.
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Ouch, con-pilot I was trying to be funny, your graphic description qualifies for weapons of mass destruction. Forget the nukes they have, I'd be more worried about the jars of fermenting cabbage.

John, do they have these jars on the bar in the Mongolian Bar? Similar to pickled eggs I've seen elswhere?
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That would be Kimchi, just like in South Korea.
Or more likely wheat noodles. (ha ha, )
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Old 14th Oct 2014, 20:29   #115 (permalink)
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Wheat noodles is funny?
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Some people cannot put two and two together..
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As I understand from ROK (South Korea) friends, kimchi is made at the end of the summer and is in pots that are buried in the ground so they don't freeze. Personally, I am very fond of kimchi and bulgoki (a form of barbequed beef) while I find south Korean OB beer one of the best in the far East. I will admit, though, to oysters in a very high class Seoul restaurant one Friday night laying me up until late Monday and missing the Saturday flight out.....

While at lunch one day, the driver was happily eating cloves of garlic dipped in a red chilli pepper sauce that almost took the glaze off the dishes....They told me that Koreans have a high degree of stomach ulcers because of the amount of chilli pepper they eat.

But I haven't been there for many years now....and most likely, will never go again.
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pigboat, an interesting book with some curious apparent omissions in his account.
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John Hill,

What is missing? Please tell us, and do be specific, lest someone misinterpret your position. I read the book, and found it an excellent, if harrowing, read. How anyone can defend that hideous, murderous regime is beyond me. It takes a special kind.

The passages about the "Sunshine Policy" are especially revealing, especially having read the pathetic nonsense written by some Mongolian bar toadie.

If anyone is interested, the author of that book, Jang Jin-Sung, maintains a DPRK news and analysis website at: New Focus International - Authentic North Korea News, Analysis and Features. It provides a healthy antidote to the fawning idiocy of those perplexed by "who started the war."
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