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(The Atlantic)   New North Korean pictures. Looking at 12 and 23 together will both break your heart and make you want to punch your monitor. It's what the unicorns would have wanted   (theatlantic.com ) divider line
    More: Sad, North Koreans, North Korean pictures, North Korean leader, leader Kim, Republic of Korea Army, barbed wires, Kim Il Sung, command center  
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2013-01-03 06:13:58 AM  
9 votes:
i297.photobucket.com
2013-01-03 03:39:24 AM  
9 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-01-03 01:45:54 AM  
7 votes:
Obligatory Oatmeal comic: (hotlinked)
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It's a shame the North Koreans suffer while South Koreans enjoy a GDP of over $1 trillion US
2013-01-03 05:12:05 AM  
5 votes:
NOTICE.... you never see Psy AND Kim Jong-un together at the same time!
2013-01-03 07:38:54 AM  
4 votes:

p4p3rm4t3: [img580.imageshack.us image 438x390]


That one light you see?

That's that spotlighted portrait from the first picture.
2013-01-03 01:51:08 AM  
4 votes:
I wonder if the amusement park ride attendant sat awake the entire night before Kim's visit in utter terror thinking "What if Dear Leader doesn't fit into the ride restraints?"
2013-01-03 10:39:43 AM  
3 votes:

rynthetyn:
I added that to my long list of books that I don't have time to read.


Said while spending over 4 1/2 hours posting on Fark
2013-01-03 10:24:30 AM  
3 votes:
o.onionstatic.comimages4.wikia.nocookie.net
2013-01-03 09:00:31 AM  
3 votes:
Lazy:

coffeeandsleeplessnights.files.wordpress.com

Bootstrappy:

cdn.theatlantic.com
2013-01-03 07:59:21 AM  
3 votes:
i48.tinypic.com
2013-01-03 07:13:44 AM  
3 votes:
cdn.theatlantic.com

Go Speed Racer Go!!
2013-01-03 10:48:52 PM  
2 votes:
i.huffpost.com

brandontreb.com

Tell me I'm not the only one who sees this.
2013-01-03 10:41:18 AM  
2 votes:
farm9.staticflickr.com
2013-01-03 08:52:18 AM  
2 votes:
They rook ronery...
2013-01-03 08:32:58 AM  
2 votes:
s14.postimage.org
2013-01-03 08:14:52 AM  
2 votes:

Smashed Hat: JerkyMeat:
I believe you, but it wouldn't be to change the country, it would just to change that shiatty smug look at that fat farks face. Forever.
He looks like a spoiled asshole who could use a hole in his head.

I fail to see smugness in that expression. I can't see anything but 'duh'.

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cdn.theatlantic.com

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2013-01-02 10:58:09 PM  
2 votes:
S/strips/grips. Listen ipad, stop telling me what I think, mmkay?
2013-01-03 07:11:46 PM  
1 vote:
Never in the history of fatfacedom has there ever been a more punchable face. I bet it feels like punching a wet sandbag.
o.onionstatic.com
2013-01-03 12:27:46 PM  
1 vote:
img268.imageshack.us
2013-01-03 11:50:23 AM  
1 vote:
What's wrong with #12. Child labor was legal in the US until 1938. The average GOP supporter would cream himself to see such a scene in Murica.

mrclark.aretesys.com

/Don't get so smug.
2013-01-03 11:26:15 AM  
1 vote:

rynthetyn: It's pretty obvious that the media is misrepresenting reality when descriptions on photos are so far removed from what I can see with my own two eyes looking at the same photo. The US media does it with China all the time too--all my friends who have lived long term in China were fuming about the Olympic coverage because the reporting about China was so far removed from reality.


I'm only on page 3 of this thread, but you sound awwwwwfully similar to the youtube north korea plants. The commenters that say things like "oh I am just average american joe, living in my house of opulance and evil capitalism. This north korea sure sounds like a paradise to me!"

Get a brain, moran.
2013-01-03 11:20:54 AM  
1 vote:
cdn.theatlantic.com

8 out of 10 would bang.

You think the fuzzy collar is standard issue?
2013-01-03 10:11:43 AM  
1 vote:
In North Korea a "school bus" is a bus powered by school children cdn.theatlantic.com
2013-01-03 10:04:33 AM  
1 vote:

Apos: [msnbcmedia.msn.com image 850x579]
"Pyongyang Elvis", mingling with doe-eyed devotees


Newest Leader: "I will make fark to several of them who show best promise of pleasing me."

Army Women: "Perhaps if I let him use all of my places he will seed me with his baby and then secretly provide me with foods."
2013-01-03 09:59:35 AM  
1 vote:
All that power and wealth and glorious leader still can only afford to use a spoon to cut his hair.
2013-01-03 09:24:29 AM  
1 vote:
www.spineuniverse.com
2013-01-03 09:14:32 AM  
1 vote:

fusillade762: A truck, retrofitted to run on a barrel of burning woodThat's pretty crafty. Wonder what kind of mileage it gets?


1.5 kilometers to the board-foot.
2013-01-03 08:32:30 AM  
1 vote:

rynthetyn: my lip balm addiction: rynthetyn: miniflea: rynthetyn, if you want as unbiased a look as possible, read the first book I linked to in my above post. You'll hear directly from the mouths of North Koreans. It talks about the good as well as the bad, and it discusses the fact that many defectors are bitter over the decision to flee their homes. It really is an interesting read.

I added that to my long list of books that I don't have time to read.

Yeah - you "don't have time to read" and you sit here whining that you don;t have the right information or some stupid shiat. Get off your ass and go travel ya whiny fark.

You're adorable. You're completely brainwashed and are too stupid to know it.

Pro-tip, when in law school people don't have time to read anything outside of class and can't afford to travel to North Korea, which is a frigging expensive trip.

The grownups are talking, stop threadshiatting if you're incapable of contributing anything useful.


Ok, its official..

i235.photobucket.com
2013-01-03 08:22:55 AM  
1 vote:
I figure make about 20 million solar powered smart phones and air drop them over NK and fill them with easy to use apps that show the dear leader's clan doing what they do best in a way that make it look like this if a gift from them.  Throw in some nice aircraft or sats to relay the signals and include an app where people can look up old friends and family.  Make it work on a nice easy to use band but that is RF robust and see what happens.  Also include deeper apps that show the rest of the world that can only be opened up if one wins levels for a kids game that is included. 20 million phones at $100 each is trivial compared to the USA's defense bill per month and tell the Chinese they are paying it as a tariff for supporting their puppet and letting this get out of hand if and only if it doesn't work.  Play off the new sat and it could wake up a large number of people.
2013-01-03 07:20:56 AM  
1 vote:
Oblig

i2.photobucket.com
2013-01-03 06:36:34 AM  
1 vote:

rynthetyn: Raithun: rynthetyn:

Cambodia and Laos are just as dark as North Korea.

And they're not exactly shining beacons of good governance, either, but at least they keep to themselves and seem to have plans beyond "rattle sabers until food appears".

The point is that everybody pretends that North Korea is the only country that shows up as black on the map, but it's not true. I'd like some perspective here because I feel like I'm being fed propaganda about North Korea instead of actual facts and information.


I also noticed that 99% of the continent of Africa was also black without light at night.
2013-01-03 06:06:23 AM  
1 vote:

karmachameleon: Summoner101: FourBlackBars: Summoner101: FourBlackBars: The US has winners and losers and there is nothing wrong with that.  The DPRK only has winners and the starving.

Photo when US faced similar conditions to NK:
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Not even close. The total systemic cataclysm of North Korea can only be compared to the inequities of America by a grasping mind. Its like comparing a hunger strike to a famine.

The Great Depression and the Dust Bowl weren't systemic cataclysms? Cause that's the time when that photo is from. It's one of THE iconic photos of that period, in fact.

And it still has absolutely no comparative value. Those were bad times in America, to be sure, but were they self-inflicted by a totalitarian government? Did tens of millions starve because they government refused to provide for them? Is there an entire generation of Americans who are a foot shorter than everyone else due to years, perhaps even decades, of unending famine brought on by a repressive government? If someone wanted to leave America during the Dust Bowl or the Depression, did any American government agency forcibly stop them?

Seriously, some of you, stop it. If you are genuinely unable to tell the difference, and think that this is some sort of media propaganda (for what purpose?), all I can do is pity you, but at least stop alerting the rest of us to your ignorance.


Democracy does make a big difference. There are plenty of countries where the people can fire their government where they still have a crappy government - but nothing like the totalitarian morons that run NK. The party in charge there doesn't believe the common people should be allowed to vote for their leaders. Good thing we don't have any political parties here that want to keep people from voting.
2013-01-03 05:18:17 AM  
1 vote:

rynthetyn: miniflea: rynthetyn, if you want as unbiased a look as possible, read the first book I linked to in my above post. You'll hear directly from the mouths of North Koreans. It talks about the good as well as the bad, and it discusses the fact that many defectors are bitter over the decision to flee their homes. It really is an interesting read.

I added that to my long list of books that I don't have time to read.


Yeah - you "don't have time to read" and you sit here whining that you don;t have the right information or some stupid shiat. Get off your ass and go travel ya whiny fark.
2013-01-03 04:51:10 AM  
1 vote:
rynthetyn, if you want as unbiased a look as possible, read the first book I linked to in my above post. You'll hear directly from the mouths of North Koreans. It talks about the good as well as the bad, and it discusses the fact that many defectors are bitter over the decision to flee their homes. It really is an interesting read.
2013-01-03 04:37:18 AM  
1 vote:
If only the population had been allowed to own guns. Maybe then it'd be possible to mount some sort of resistance and fight for freedom rather than existing in some bizarro world where government leaders and military are one and are kings, while you merely exist in a predictable depressing shiathole of which there is no escape.
2013-01-03 04:12:27 AM  
1 vote:

Gig103: Obligatory Oatmeal comic: (hotlinked)
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It's a shame the North Koreans suffer while South Koreans enjoy a GDP of over $1 trillion US


Yes , we should reduce the amount of stuff the South Koreans have so there is less income inequality.
2013-01-03 03:54:03 AM  
1 vote:
lulz

i40.tinypic.com
2013-01-03 03:19:27 AM  
1 vote:
My sister knew someone who had ended up going into North Korea (I didn't understand how, or whether it was even intentional.) He was caught, and apparently what they do when they catch a foreigner in the country is take him on a "tour" of the country to show off how great everything is. So they brought him to this park full of cheerful people passing the time. He noticed there was one guy a ways away who was painting a picture, presumably a landscape or something. He went to go see what the guy was painting, even though the guide seemed disinclined to want to do this. When he got over, he saw that this man was not actually painting anything: it was a blank canvas that he was just dragging a dry brush over.

And this Twilight Zone moment was when he realized the whole park scene was totally staged.
2013-01-03 03:18:39 AM  
1 vote:

JerkyMeat: I wish the U.S. would get something right for once and assassinate that fat pugsley of a leader.


And then what?
2013-01-02 11:54:48 PM  
1 vote:
Good find, Subby.

Sad, sad pics.
 
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