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(Time)   South Korea declares Sejong new capital, which will have 100% less "sea of fire" storms during the Kim Jong Il crazy season   (time.com) divider line 46
    More: Scary, Chosun Ilbo, South Korean, National Assembly, national governments, North Korea, Cheonan, government ministries, President Lee Myung  
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2010-07-05 10:18:39 AM  
huh?

didn't see that anywhere....
 
2010-07-05 10:19:22 AM  
sgnilward: huh?

didn't see that anywhere....


nevermind, comprehension FAIL
 
2010-07-05 10:21:00 AM  
It's buried in inference.

There is a plan for moving the capital out of Seoul due to housing and transportation issues.
 
2010-07-05 10:26:02 AM  
I know that 'gubernatorial' is a perfectly cromulent word, but it's still horrible.
 
2010-07-05 10:26:12 AM  
Mister Peejay: There is a plan for moving the capital out of Seoul due to housing and transportation issues.

...which is to say it's way too close to the border and Kim Jung is being weirder than usual.
 
2010-07-05 10:33:10 AM  
They're pulling a Burma Myanmar, eh?

Probably smart.

Chung had led Lee's efforts to spike the previous government's plan to relocate more than half of 15 government ministries in Seoul and a nearby city to a site, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) to the south, citing possible inefficiency and waste of taxpayer money.

... well, possibly, but y'know, a government blown to smithereens would be a *really* inefficient one.
 
2010-07-05 10:34:50 AM  
the Kim Jong il crazy season

Isn't that pretty much year-round?
 
2010-07-05 10:38:40 AM  
Does anyone care to offer an opinion on whether or not this business will get out of control, and moreover if it does whether or not we can expect to live through it?
 
2010-07-05 10:44:31 AM  
StreetlightInTheGhetto: They're pulling a Burma Myanmar, eh?

Probably smart.


You know who else moved their capital from their largest city...
 
2010-07-05 10:45:21 AM  
aelfheld: the Kim Jong il crazy season

Isn't that pretty much year-round?


It sucks to be ronery.
 
2010-07-05 10:45:57 AM  
With North Korea's leader being a conglomeration of GW Bush, Dick Cheney, Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann in one pint-sized package, I would want the capital of South Korea to lie a little further away from the border too.
 
npt
2010-07-05 10:46:36 AM  
Well shiat, what is a hundred miles away gonna do?

It ain't that damn big, and I bet whatever fireworks they got can cover ol' Worst Korea from tip to taint.

Sometimes Fark is a little too sensational.
 
2010-07-05 10:47:14 AM  
Does anyone care to offer an opinion on whether or not this business will get out of control, and moreover if it does whether or not we can expect to live through it?

Only if I can get a ping. One ping only, please.
 
2010-07-05 10:54:46 AM  
npt: Well shiat, what is a hundred miles away gonna do?

It ain't that damn big, and I bet whatever fireworks they got can cover ol' Worst Korea from tip to taint.

Sometimes Fark is a little too sensational.


It doesnt have all that much to do with NK, and has a lot to do with the fact that Seoul is home to 12million people. Its very crowded and hard to get around.

The new location to the south would be an administrative city only (which is what Washington DC was supposed to be as well, till a bunch of dumb shiats decided to move there only to complain about representation).
 
2010-07-05 10:56:52 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2010-07-05 10:58:31 AM  
Mister Peejay: It's buried in inference.

There is a plan for moving the capital out of Seoul due to housing and transportation issues.


Sounds like they just wanna scoot some of the offices down to Anyang or something. That's not such a big deal.
 
2010-07-05 11:01:01 AM  
So wait....this has nothing to do with Starcraft 2? I, for one, am shocked!
 
2010-07-05 11:05:54 AM  
www.spedninja.com
 
2010-07-05 11:06:34 AM  
sgnilward: With North Korea's leader being a conglomeration of GW Bush, Dick Cheney, Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann in one pint-sized package, I would want the capital of South Korea to lie a little further away from the border too.

Please, Kim Jong makes all four of those people look sane and intellectual.
 
2010-07-05 11:19:41 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2010-07-05 11:26:00 AM  
SurahAhriman: sgnilward: With North Korea's leader being a conglomeration of GW Bush, Dick Cheney, Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann in one pint-sized package, I would want the capital of South Korea to lie a little further away from the border too.

Please, Kim Jong makes all four of those people look sane and intellectual.


This is obviously hyperbole, but there are Obama voters who really believe this shiat.

They don't actually know anything about North Korea's leadership, or understand Bush or Palin. They really do think this kind of crazy shiat.

It would be cute to blame Bush for North Korea. After all, they blame him for everything else. Would be interesting to look into what moves we made that gave them the cover to pursue nuclear weapons, though. That might lead one to believe these Republicans aren't quite the reason for some of these problems.

I know, awful wingnut freeper (I don't even know what a freeper is).
 
2010-07-05 11:26:37 AM  
What was the article about again?

I saw "Korean" and got this stuck in my head....

media-cdn.tripadvisor.com
 
2010-07-05 11:32:29 AM  
Korean bbq is amazing, I'll admit.
 
2010-07-05 11:36:59 AM  
www.ciatersparesort.com

Yuk Gae Jang is where it's at.

/link is blazing hot like this soup
 
2010-07-05 11:39:55 AM  
BravadoGT: What was the article about again?

I saw "Korean" and got this stuck in my head....


mmm bulgogi droooool

www.jasonandkara.com
 
2010-07-05 11:44:40 AM  
Dwight_Yeast: Mister Peejay: There is a plan for moving the capital out of Seoul due to housing and transportation issues.

...which is to say it's way too close to the border and Kim Jung is being weirder than usual.


What's even more interesting is that right now all Korean/US military operations are coordinated by America. We were supposed to hand control over to the ROK, but they recently requested we freeze any changeover and keep the American brass in charge, namely because a lot of the command and control is done from bases on the continental US, out of range of anything NK has.

I was just exchanging emails with some South Korean military friends, I did some time on the DMZ long ago, and they're all mildly worried Jung-Il will decide to go out with a bang. He has one foot in the grave and is on his way out. With Il-Sung, his father, there was a clear line of succession in North Korean propaganda, "The Father and the Son" references, setting it up that Jong-Il would succeed his father. With this generation, Jong-Il really hasn't set up a successor. He has some kids and some family scattered around in positions of power, but he doesn't have like a next generation plan, so some people worry he has a "I'm taking as many of you out with me as I can" kind of mindset.
 
2010-07-05 11:52:59 AM  
BravadoGT: What was the article about again?

I saw "Korean" and got this stuck in my head....


and I got this stuck in mine:
apture.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2010-07-05 11:58:47 AM  
LemSkroob: It doesnt have all that much to do with NK, and has a lot to do with the fact that Seoul is home to 12million people. Its very crowded and hard to get around.

That's what I was thinking. Every so often someone makes noise in Japan that maybe the capital should move again, for similar reasons. So far, no traction, but seeing the headline I assumed this was a similar move for SK.
 
2010-07-05 11:59:17 AM  
Dwight_Yeast: StreetlightInTheGhetto: They're pulling a Burma Myanmar, eh?

Probably smart.

You know who else moved their capital from their largest city...


The United States of America?
 
2010-07-05 12:07:41 PM  
160 kilometers gets you to just about the end of the subway line if I recall correctly.
 
2010-07-05 12:16:16 PM  
Dwight_Yeast: StreetlightInTheGhetto: They're pulling a Burma Myanmar, eh?

Probably smart.

You know who else moved their capital from their largest city...


The Roman Empire?
 
2010-07-05 12:19:57 PM  
zonath: You know who else moved their capital from their largest city...

The United States of America?


And Australia

Rio was the second-biggest city when the capital was moved to Brsilia.
 
2010-07-05 12:31:54 PM  
Millennium: You know who else moved their capital from their largest city...

Malaysia?

/Putrajaya is the most boring place ever.
/clean though.
 
2010-07-05 12:43:21 PM  
Genju: BravadoGT: What was the article about again?

I saw "Korean" and got this stuck in my head....

mmm bulgogi droooool


Looks like someone stewed dogshiat, threw up in it and garnished with some scallions. Korean is only exceeded by Mongolian on the shiatfood scale.
 
2010-07-05 01:08:54 PM  
Meisaims: /and should move the capital to Charlotte

You mean Hitler City?

/So f*cking saved
 
2010-07-05 01:13:04 PM  
Dwight_Yeast: StreetlightInTheGhetto: They're pulling a Burma Myanmar, eh?

Probably smart.

You know who else moved their capital from their largest city...


Your mom?
 
2010-07-05 01:46:46 PM  
So, did the Blue House contact the White House and let them know what's happening on the other side of our Green House?
 
2010-07-05 02:43:03 PM  
SharkTrager: You know who else moved their capital from their largest city...

Your mom?


No she just shags everything that moves.
 
2010-07-05 02:59:37 PM  
Losing to Uruguay wasn't THAT bad, was it?
 
2010-07-05 04:07:39 PM  
[]SharkTrager: You know who else moved their capital from their largest city...

Nigeria? or maybe Kazakhstan?
 
2010-07-05 07:59:11 PM  
South Korea should move their capital to Fargo...I hear there's a tech boom there
 
2010-07-05 10:34:40 PM  
redly1: South Korea should move their capital to Fargo...I hear there's a tech boom there

Would that make South Dakota Best Dakota then? I'm confused...
 
2010-07-05 11:25:38 PM  
just passing through: BravadoGT: What was the article about again?

I saw "Korean" and got this stuck in my head....

and I got this stuck in mine:


Yeah... Japanese schoolgirls are also the first think coming to my mind while talking aboot korea...

(biatch plz...)
 
2010-07-06 12:59:37 AM  
npt: Well shiat, what is a hundred miles away gonna do?

It ain't that damn big, and I bet whatever fireworks they got can cover ol' Worst Korea from tip to taint.

Sometimes Fark is a little too sensational.


100 miles puts it well out of range of most artillery. Rocket and tube artillery makes up the overwhelming majority of North Korea's conventional fireworks. Also Seoul is crowded and expensive.
 
2010-07-06 07:45:30 AM  
I knew there were plans to move the capital city years ago. My sister-in-law lived in one of the possible choices. Still Seoul is too big and cocky for just vanish. Millions will still be living there. Sometimes it seems the whole country lives in Seoul. Even my wife is from Seoul.

When you consider S Korea is about the size of Indiana... Its pretty amazing. They worked damn hard, yet seem to forget (or like to forget) they had a bit of help.
 
2010-07-07 10:55:54 AM  
Dwight_Yeast: zonath: You know who else moved their capital from their largest city...

The United States of America?

And Australia


You just had to Godwin the thread, didn't you?

/Hitler
 
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