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(China.Org)   Being that candy is cheaper and easier to send than food, Best Korea leader Kim Jong-Un sent one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of candy to every child in North Korea to mark the leaders birthday on Tuesday   (china.org.cn ) divider line
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2013-01-09 01:23:22 PM  
And how insensitive is it to give a starving malnourished child candy anyway? The most the kid can get from it is a headache and body shakes.

Truly a 'let them eat cake' gesture.
 
2013-01-09 01:59:26 PM  
"Kim reportedly chose to send the birthday treats by air "

3.bp.blogspot.com

Approves
 
2013-01-09 02:05:24 PM  
Here's the thing. When you live under a communist regime, there are very few times when a forced student gathering turns out to ne a good thing. Usually, they are culling the herd to send kids to the salt mines. So when they gathered up the kids, their natural reactino was to start crying because they think they aren't going to see their family and friends ever again.
 
2013-01-09 02:47:13 PM  

Flakeloaf: McManus_brothers: StrikitRich: Probably just Kim Jong-Uns leftover Halloween candy. Hope North Korean kids like candy corn and Bit-O-Honey

It's probably those nasty candies wrapped in the black and orange waxed paper. Do they even have a name?

They are candy kisses, they are awesome when fresh and I won't have this talk in my house young man. But yeah most of the ones you get on hallowe'en are stale as fark and totally inedible.

ordinarysteve: Jebus, that video is depressing. If you are the leader of a country and kids are so happy to get 2 pounds of candy that they are all in tears, you are probably doing something wrong.

They aren't that happy. There are soldiers nearby watching them to make sure they show an appropriate level of hysterical jubilance at the presence and benevolence of the Great Leader. Those who are not sufficiently enthusiastic about this display are gonna have a bad time.


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2013-01-09 03:34:26 PM  

NotARocketScientist: And how insensitive is it to give a starving malnourished child candy anyway? The most the kid can get from it is a headache and body shakes.

Truly a 'let them eat cake' gesture.


Can someone explain this to me? It sounds like, if the parents have some common sense and don't let the kids gorge, this might actually give them some extra calories with each meal. How does that translate into headaches and body shakes?
 
2013-01-09 04:57:56 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: Kim Jong Un may not be a "nice guy", but he is looking like a much better leader than his father so far. Only time will tell.

A peace treaty with South Korea has been rumored. One can hope.


It's rumored every year.
Don't hold your breath.
 
2013-01-09 06:40:45 PM  

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"Now why didn't I think of that?

 
2013-01-09 06:55:12 PM  

PirateKing: doczoidberg: I wonder what North Korean candy is like.

Probably tastes like squid


A "popular" treat for South Korean kiddies was a small piece of dried squid wrapped around a peanut. Oddly enough, it tastes like chocolate.

/Asian candy is weird, but sometimes very, very good.
 
2013-01-09 07:59:58 PM  
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In other news, Big Brother raised the chocolate ration to 2.2 kilograms.
 
2013-01-10 03:59:06 AM  
Look. I know it wasn't a good thing we did in Central America and the Middle East, but could we PLEASE send in a strike team of our best SEALs and soldiers and remove these monsters and all of their supporters so North Korea can join the rest of the world and we can save all of those people?
 
2013-01-10 04:03:11 AM  

PsiChick: NotARocketScientist: And how insensitive is it to give a starving malnourished child candy anyway? The most the kid can get from it is a headache and body shakes.

Truly a 'let them eat cake' gesture.

Can someone explain this to me? It sounds like, if the parents have some common sense and don't let the kids gorge, this might actually give them some extra calories with each meal. How does that translate into headaches and body shakes?


We're talking about children who have to scavenge for bugs and plants to get their barest minimum amount of calories each day. And if they're seen doing so by any officials or military, they're sent to gulags, where the best thing that can happen to them is a quick death.

/North Korea's crimes against humanity have only been surpassed by Nazi Germany's
//not a Godwin, a fact
 
2013-01-10 09:35:26 AM  

McRat: So far, he seems to have done more for the Korean people than his ronery father ever did.

/baby steps to the 21st century...


He is trying to change things I hope. His outreach to the south recently included humility.
 
2013-01-10 09:42:38 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: You think we don't know how many pounds are in a kilogram, subby?


(Not Subby) not if you're American ... even Canuckistan has troubles.

/ asked for an M24 bolt in Lowe's last night
// guy prob thought it was an assault weapon part
/// Texas
 
2013-01-10 09:46:37 AM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: Look. I know it wasn't a good thing we did in Central America and the Middle East, but could we PLEASE send in a strike team of our best SEALs and soldiers and remove these monsters and all of their supporters so North Korea can join the rest of the world and we can save all of those people?


Little Un is the best hope for reform. Decapitate the regime and another 60 year old military hard ass will replace him.
 
2013-01-10 09:48:50 AM  
 
2013-01-10 09:50:46 AM  

Prof. Ann Marion: "Now why didn't I think of that?


Actually, it was her mother in law, and it was white bread (as opposed to country bread) and not actual cake. The story was put on Marie-A for political reasons.

/ more Fark edumacation
 
2013-01-10 10:19:58 AM  

ParaHandy: Prof. Ann Marion: "Now why didn't I think of that?

Actually, it was her mother in law, and it was white bread (as opposed to country bread) and not actual cake. The story was put on Marie-A for political reasons.

/ more Fark edumacation


I've heard that it was actually a quote from a book mocking royalty. There's a pretty and dumb princess in the book that says that line and it got attributed to Marie because she was pretty and dumb.
 
2013-01-10 12:20:08 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: PsiChick: NotARocketScientist: And how insensitive is it to give a starving malnourished child candy anyway? The most the kid can get from it is a headache and body shakes.

Truly a 'let them eat cake' gesture.

Can someone explain this to me? It sounds like, if the parents have some common sense and don't let the kids gorge, this might actually give them some extra calories with each meal. How does that translate into headaches and body shakes?

We're talking about children who have to scavenge for bugs and plants to get their barest minimum amount of calories each day. And if they're seen doing so by any officials or military, they're sent to gulags, where the best thing that can happen to them is a quick death.

/North Korea's crimes against humanity have only been surpassed by Nazi Germany's
//not a Godwin, a fact


My question, you answered a different one.
 
2013-01-10 04:13:00 PM  

PsiChick: Keizer_Ghidorah: PsiChick: NotARocketScientist: And how insensitive is it to give a starving malnourished child candy anyway? The most the kid can get from it is a headache and body shakes.

Truly a 'let them eat cake' gesture.

Can someone explain this to me? It sounds like, if the parents have some common sense and don't let the kids gorge, this might actually give them some extra calories with each meal. How does that translate into headaches and body shakes?

We're talking about children who have to scavenge for bugs and plants to get their barest minimum amount of calories each day. And if they're seen doing so by any officials or military, they're sent to gulags, where the best thing that can happen to them is a quick death.

/North Korea's crimes against humanity have only been surpassed by Nazi Germany's
//not a Godwin, a fact

My question, you answered a different one.


For that question, because a rush of sugary sweets into young bodies not accustomed to them can have bad effects.
 
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