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(Vancouver Sun)   North Korea warns South Korea to not display any Christmas lights near the border because it interferes with Dear Leader's golf game   (vancouversun.com) divider line 53
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2011-12-11 05:07:41 AM
Not only do the lights interfere with Dear Leader's golf game, but they leave them up for months after the Christmas holiday is over.
 
2011-12-11 06:38:09 AM
Apparently dear leader doesn't like lights of any kind.
www.globalsecurity.org
 
2011-12-11 06:41:29 AM
FTA:
"The enemy warmongers . . . should be aware that they should be held responsible entirely for any unexpected consequences that may be caused by their scheme."

You know they're serious when they use the word "scheme".
 
2011-12-11 06:41:29 AM
Is Christmas a big holiday in South Korea?

*Checks Wikipedia*

"Of the South Korean population, 29.2% are Christian (of whom 18.3% profess to be Protestants and 10.9% to be Catholics)"

/Well, whaddaya know
 
2011-12-11 06:50:41 AM
Interfere with his golf game? Did he shoot a 19?
 
2011-12-11 06:52:04 AM
What are they going to do? Shell us again (like they did last X-mas)?
 
2011-12-11 06:59:07 AM
Is this part of Best Korea's tourist campaign?
 
2011-12-11 07:07:17 AM

Glenford: Apparently dear leader doesn't like lights of any kind.


If he'd just admit there are four of them, they'd be turned off by now.
 
2011-12-11 07:13:57 AM
Dear Leader doesn't want his people mesmerized by this mysterious thing called "electricity"
 
2011-12-11 07:26:46 AM
consequences will never be the same?
 
2011-12-11 07:49:37 AM

blazemongr: Glenford: Apparently dear leader doesn't like lights of any kind.

If he'd just admit there are four of them, they'd be turned off by now.


I see what you did there and award you +1 internets good sir. I feel sorry for the people of north korea.. there are people that literally have nothing and eat grass, yet they still love and adore "Dear Leader". This is such a sad mix of cult and fanaticism that's just scary.

Random: Just as a goof I'd love to see a few "occupy wall street" tards go try their little game over there and see where it gets them.

North korea is just a broken/ignorant/selfish kid that happens to have a nuclear weapon. Why we give them any aid at all is beyond me - they spit in our and our allies faces daily.
 
2011-12-11 07:51:51 AM

latent_ravening_ferocity: Is Christmas a big holiday in South Korea?

*Checks Wikipedia*

"Of the South Korean population, 29.2% are Christian (of whom 18.3% profess to be Protestants and 10.9% to be Catholics)"

/Well, whaddaya know


Yep many Koreans are christian. Incidentally state-side Korean churches also exist and often serve excellent Korean food during fund-raisers. The one near me met a good part of its operating budget during a weeklong festival.
 
2011-12-11 08:02:54 AM

latent_ravening_ferocity: Is Christmas a big holiday in South Korea?

*Checks Wikipedia*

"Of the South Korean population, 29.2% are Christian (of whom 18.3% profess to be Protestants and 10.9% to be Catholics)"


Traditionally Korea is a Buddhist country, but Christianity seems to be taking over the religious folks. It's pretty secular; I think about half of South Koreans don't really follow any religion. 25:25:50 Buddhist:Christian:Agnostic/other isn't perfectly accurate, but it's a reasonable approximation.

It's a little different from the USA in that those people who do go to a Christian church tend to go a lot. It's not exactly "all or nothing" but they don't do things by half measures as much as Americans do. But at the same time, it's more laid-back. It's hard to explain. Pretty cool place to live though, for the most part.
 
2011-12-11 08:05:45 AM
Well, if the Norks lobbed some artillery shells over the border, I know a bunch of people at Fox News and the AFA would have sticky underwear at the evidence of a real, honest-to-god war on Christmas.
 
2011-12-11 08:09:13 AM
The War on Christmas has begun.
 
2011-12-11 08:09:55 AM
Well, time to light up the south side of the DMZ. Do the flashing Transiberian Orchestra thing. All the way across.
 
2011-12-11 08:16:10 AM

ciberido: I think about half of South Koreans don't really follow any religion. 25:25:50 Buddhist:Christian:Agnostic/other isn't perfectly accurate, but it's a reasonable approximation.


Seems within the margin of error.

From CIA World Factbook:

Christian 26.3% (Protestant 19.7%, Roman Catholic 6.6%), Buddhist 23.2%, other or unknown 1.3%, none 49.3% (1995 census)
 
2011-12-11 08:27:19 AM
South Koreans might be the least religious people I've ever seen. It's one cool thing about living here.
 
2011-12-11 08:30:01 AM

Happy Hours: ciberido: I think about half of South Koreans don't really follow any religion. 25:25:50 Buddhist:Christian:Agnostic/other isn't perfectly accurate, but it's a reasonable approximation.

Seems within the margin of error.

From CIA World Factbook:

Christian 26.3% (Protestant 19.7%, Roman Catholic 6.6%), Buddhist 23.2%, other or unknown 1.3%, none 49.3% (1995 census)


What's THIS? Accurate statistics that are made up on the spot?
In MY internets?!!
"THIS IS AN OUTRAGE.jpg"
 
2011-12-11 08:40:54 AM
kim jong il still alive? That so sad.
 
2011-12-11 09:02:32 AM
Likely result:

images.fineartamerica.com

The_Homeless_Guy:
Yep many Koreans are christian. Incidentally state-side Korean churches also exist and often serve excellent Korean food during fund-raisers.

Or, you know, get this one mean guy from congregation to beat everybody's disobedient kids with a metal pole.
 
2011-12-11 09:22:53 AM
Put up the lights. Nothing says, "hey we're living in luxury over here. Why aren't you?" like putting up colored seasonal lighting! And if these assholes start with the mortaring again just blast them to kingdom come.
 
2011-12-11 09:34:46 AM

phrawgh: What are they going to do? Shell us again (like they did last X-mas)?



Yes, actually . . . that's exactly what they are likely to do.
 
2011-12-11 09:50:54 AM
Funny because a conservative Christian President in Worst Korea would likely pull a Syngman Rhee and stay in the US of A as a political refugee. My girlfriend's relatives in Seoul are absolutely not happy with Lee Myung-bak.

This year's Christmas will be a strange day for any South Korean citizen in terms of political issues (domestic and North Korea).
 
2011-12-11 09:52:43 AM
A 26 minute golf game?
 
2011-12-11 09:55:56 AM
Sounds like North Korea lacks seoul.
 
2011-12-11 10:03:50 AM
Again with the saber rattling. Kim Jong Il has got to be the biggest (little) attention whore on the planet. It seems that if Norh Korea goes a few months without widespread media attention, they ratchet up the drama to remind the world they're still here.
 
2011-12-11 10:07:11 AM
Yeah, it's got nothing to do with religious freedom or spreading Christianity. Dear Leader doesn't want the people to know that right over there is a place where life is good enough that pretty, sparkly colored lights are a thing.
 
2011-12-11 10:24:35 AM
Alleyoop: Dear Leader doesn't want his people mesmerized by this mysterious thing called "electricity"

To his credit, he did get them off their foolish obsession with such luxuries as "food".
 
2011-12-11 10:46:10 AM

blazemongr: Glenford: Apparently dear leader doesn't like lights of any kind.

If he'd just admit there are four of them, they'd be turned off by now.


"There are FOUR LIGHTS!"

/Obscure?
 
2011-12-11 10:55:18 AM

latent_ravening_ferocity: Is Christmas a big holiday in South Korea?

*Checks Wikipedia*

"Of the South Korean population, 29.2% are Christian (of whom 18.3% profess to be Protestants and 10.9% to be Catholics)"

/Well, whaddaya know

These are mainly the young families to only the old people cling to the old korean Shamanism (Think a Korean style of Shinto/Buddhism)
The youth are half Christian half athiest.

South Korea is now the world number one exporter of Christian missionaries, most of whom go to China
 
2011-12-11 10:55:22 AM
Sea of Fire!
 
2011-12-11 10:58:40 AM
North Korea is worried that its population will see all the happiness in South Korea and either sneak over the border or overthrow the government. Not surprising, considering the standard of living disparity - 30K for South vs 18K for North.
 
2011-12-11 11:00:59 AM

jankyboy: Again with the saber rattling. Kim Jong Il has got to be the biggest (little) attention whore on the planet. It seems that if Norh Korea goes a few months without widespread media attention, they ratchet up the drama to remind the world they're still here.


He's not an attention whore. He's just a little ronery.
 
2011-12-11 11:26:40 AM
You're a mean one, Mr. Dear Leader. You really are a heel.....
 
2011-12-11 11:33:32 AM

Poison: You're a mean one, Mr. Dear Leader. You really are a heel.....


Link (new window)
 
2011-12-11 12:09:19 PM
I knew a woman from the North once, here in the US. She was saving enough money to go back to the North (yes, you read that right) and smuggle food in to her people from the South. While in the US, she was building a network to help her do just that.

She knew she would probably die and she didn't care. She cared that her people were suffering, starving to death. That they were dying because they had no food. But the government ate well on the money the world sent for aid.

Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un are sick farks.

Colored lights... hah!
 
2011-12-11 12:18:54 PM

latent_ravening_ferocity: Christmas


Conformist Asians are real big on assimilating the myth of the mighty white sky wizard.
 
2011-12-11 12:43:17 PM

ExcaliburPrime111: blazemongr: Glenford: Apparently dear leader doesn't like lights of any kind.

If he'd just admit there are four of them, they'd be turned off by now.

"There are FOUR LIGHTS!"

/Obscure?


Yeah... Thats the joke, right there. Boy, you sure got that one.
 
2011-12-11 01:00:55 PM

LeglessDog: phrawgh: What are they going to do? Shell us again (like they did last X-mas)?

Yes, actually . . . that's exactly what they are likely to do.


Because they are right at a certain level.
 
2011-12-11 01:03:50 PM

latent_ravening_ferocity: Is Christmas a big holiday in South Korea?

*Checks Wikipedia*

"Of the South Korean population, 29.2% are Christian (of whom 18.3% profess to be Protestants and 10.9% to be Catholics)"

/Well, whaddaya know


They have neon crosses, too.

Way cooler to look at than a boring old steeple.
 
2011-12-11 01:07:11 PM
If Best Korea told Worst Korea to expect unexpected consequences, how can the consequences be unexpected? Moreover, what sort of consequence would be unexpected?
 
2011-12-11 01:29:19 PM
Ah, gotta love those atheists and their "non-religious" demands.
 
2011-12-11 01:37:43 PM
Tegrator: If Best Korea told Worst Korea to expect unexpected consequences, how can the consequences be unexpected? Moreover, what sort of consequence would be unexpected?

Obviously, a military strike would be expected. So, maybe...flaming bags of dog poo at the border? TPing their Christmas display? Sanctions? They TOTALLY wouldn't expect that. Sanction the hell out of them, Best Korea!
 
2011-12-11 01:51:46 PM
North Koreans are band from looking up at night because of the evil west twinkly light propaganda.
 
2011-12-11 01:54:53 PM

Poison: You're a mean one, Mr. Dear Leader. You really are a heel.....


You're as cuddly as a cactus
You're as charming as an eel,
Mr. Kim

//no photoshop if Kim Il as the grinch?
 
2011-12-11 01:57:19 PM

stuffy: North Koreans are band from looking up at night because of the evil west twinkly light propaganda.


theband.hiof.no
 
2011-12-11 03:16:53 PM
images.cheezburger.com
 
2011-12-11 04:18:34 PM
I don't think Dear Leader likes anything going on near the border. I had to connect through Seoul on a flight to Hong Kong, and the flights could only take off, land, and fly in certain directions so as not to get too close to North Korean airspace and risk getting shot down. For some reason, flights only connected at certain times, too. I'm not sure why.
 
2011-12-11 04:44:54 PM

ciberido: latent_ravening_ferocity: Is Christmas a big holiday in South Korea?

*Checks Wikipedia*

"Of the South Korean population, 29.2% are Christian (of whom 18.3% profess to be Protestants and 10.9% to be Catholics)"

Traditionally Korea is a Buddhist country, but Christianity seems to be taking over the religious folks. It's pretty secular; I think about half of South Koreans don't really follow any religion. 25:25:50 Buddhist:Christian:Agnostic/other isn't perfectly accurate, but it's a reasonable approximation.

It's a little different from the USA in that those people who do go to a Christian church tend to go a lot. It's not exactly "all or nothing" but they don't do things by half measures as much as Americans do. But at the same time, it's more laid-back. It's hard to explain. Pretty cool place to live though, for the most part.


Converts tend to take their chosen religion more seriously than those who are born into it.
 
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