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2013-01-28 03:06:33 AM
I submitted this with the "scary" tag. Anyway, I'm glad the admins finally greenlighted the story.

The cannabilism can only be worse in the concentration camp-like prison camps. The ones where they arrest all three generations of family of anyone who criticizes the government.
 
2013-01-28 03:08:59 AM
F*ck China. They keep the house of horrors known as North Korea going. If China wanted to put an end to this evil insanity, they could do it in a month but they won't because China is just as evil a North Korea, just with more resources.
 
2013-01-28 03:10:57 AM

Sid_6.7:
Ah, the old our-children-are-missing-but-we-have-plenty-of-meat gambit. I can't say I've never tried it.


If God didn't intend us to eat our children, WHY ARE THEY MADE OF MEAT??
 
2013-01-28 03:12:00 AM
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2013-01-28 03:13:09 AM
Timothy! Timothy...
 
2013-01-28 03:18:04 AM

Befuddled: F*ck China. They keep the house of horrors known as North Korea going. If China wanted to put an end to this evil insanity, they could do it in a month but they won't because China is just as evil a North Korea, just with more resources.


The Communist in China have turned everything they've touched into fark. The Korean War gave us this. You can thank them for the Khmer Rouge. For ruining Tibet. For supporting the Godawful junta in Burma which may have finally come to its senses. Not to mention screwing up Mainland China's businesses, religions, even ruined the Chinese characters by simplifying them but the kids still have to learn the traditional characters.
 
2013-01-28 03:18:54 AM

sminkypinky: The US should invade and impose democracy - you know, like they did in afghanistan, iraq... They were so successful, I'm sure that it would be fine. Hang on - no oil there - so fukem.


For the youngsters here, it might be worth pointing out - you are referring to a war that already happened and is still going on. SK and NK are still at war. And the U.S. did fight on the side of South Korea.

And yes there is probably close to worldwide universal agreement that the people of South Korea are infinitely better off for it. SK -one of the most promising economies in the world today. NK - one of, if not the, worst.
 
2013-01-28 03:19:26 AM
guides.gamepressure.com

Never should have taken that perk...
 
2013-01-28 03:20:50 AM

Kevin72: The Communist in China have turned everything they've touched into fark. The Korean War gave us this


I thought we blamed MacArthur for the whole Korean mess?
 
2013-01-28 03:21:48 AM

ozman: Chuin is not amused....


Nice.
 
2013-01-28 03:22:33 AM

C18H27NO3: If you could manage to kill a person that ate a person that managed to eat another person who also ate someone you'd end up with some kind of North Korean turducken.

/Sort of


I started to think about your comment, and that is just scary enough to be true. I wonder how prevalent cannabalism is North Korea?

It certainly was a problem in the British Navy at some point.
 
2013-01-28 03:28:55 AM

Befuddled: F*ck China. They keep the house of horrors known as North Korea going. If China wanted to put an end to this evil insanity, they could do it in a month but they won't because China is just as evil a North Korea, just with more resources.


One of the stories which is going around is that the chinese wont bury anyone near the NK border.
And my SK wife confirmed that these stories went around in the south.

You have to wonder how much is propaganda and how much is real.
Certainly the North is slowly starving to death. They always know when NK sneak into the south, they are shorter and in much worse health.

Even China caved in on communism when it came to food production.
Too bad NK is run by an insane royal family and they have years of bad weather screwing with their crops.
 
2013-01-28 03:29:35 AM

Oznog: [guides.gamepressure.com image 280x220]

Never should have taken that perk...


It may not have been the best perk. but it was sure the lulziest. Killing people in their sleep (Sandman), eating them, and selling all their stuff to the vendor in the next room at the Mojave Outpost, that is funny. Doing it again 8 hours later with the next shift, who are sleeping in the same beds with the old naked corpses, that is hilarious.
 
2013-01-28 03:40:43 AM

Kevin72: Befuddled: F*ck China. They keep the house of horrors known as North Korea going. If China wanted to put an end to this evil insanity, they could do it in a month but they won't because China is just as evil a North Korea, just with more resources.

The Communist in China have turned everything they've touched into fark. The Korean War gave us this. You can thank them for the Khmer Rouge. For ruining Tibet. For supporting the Godawful junta in Burma which may have finally come to its senses. Not to mention screwing up Mainland China's businesses, religions, even ruined the Chinese characters by simplifying them but the kids still have to learn the traditional characters.


All I have to say is it is so sad the communist ruined China since everything was so good before them.
 
2013-01-28 03:42:09 AM

Shadowknight: sminkypinky: The US should invade and impose democracy - you know, like they did in afghanistan, iraq... They were so successful, I'm sure that it would be fine.
Hang on - no oil there - so fukem.

Not that you're not right, but don't forget that while China treats them like an unruly stepchild from a forgotten marriage most of the time, they do OFFICIALLY support them. Going in to NK would start WWIII.


China needs to stop protecting that asshole and crack down HARD. I wouldn't lose any sleep if there was a sudden purge in NK. If the UN had any balls, they'd state flat out that the government is offensive to the entire world and anyone who protects the status quo is equally guilty of the horrors being inflicted on the people.
 
2013-01-28 03:45:14 AM

ozman: Chuin is not amused....


No worries, he has Remo to beat up on in the form of training...
 
Skr
2013-01-28 03:46:18 AM

Oznog: [guides.gamepressure.com image 280x220]

Never should have taken that perk...


I came in to mention that the map in the article
i.dailymail.co.uk
looks like a quick travel map from Fallout. A Fallout game situated in nork doesn't seem too far fetched.
 
2013-01-28 03:47:40 AM
So tell me again why the risk to Seoul is too great to justify invading this country and eliminating its leadership?
 
2013-01-28 03:51:25 AM

GUTSU: sminkypinky: The US should invade and impose democracy - you know, like they did in afghanistan, iraq... They were so successful, I'm sure that it would be fine.
Hang on - no oil there - so fukem.

So you are for a war that would cost several times what the iraq and afganistan wars have put together?


We probably have more troops concentrated in SK than most countries have for an army. I imagine the defense forces the SK has mustered by the border isn't cheap either. If a war were to start (rather than the phony/limited war now), it would be quick and SK would probably just absorb NK like West Germany did with East Germany. I think the populations of both sides and the SK government just want the ongoing war to be over. NK will not go down without destruction or mass genocide so we can leave the whole "make peace not war" crap in the hippy section of history.
 
2013-01-28 03:53:23 AM

Shadowknight: sminkypinky: The US should invade and impose democracy - you know, like they did in afghanistan, iraq... They were so successful, I'm sure that it would be fine.
Hang on - no oil there - so fukem.

Not that you're not right, but don't forget that while China treats them like an unruly stepchild from a forgotten marriage most of the time, they do OFFICIALLY support them. Going in to NK would start WWIII.


China doesn't care anymore. They pay lip service to supporting North Korea but if push came to shove, they'd step out of the way. They're not going to fight a war for this giant pain in their ass.
 
2013-01-28 03:53:28 AM

OgreMagi: If the UN had any balls, they'd state flat out that the government is offensive to the entire world and anyone who protects the status quo is equally guilty of the horrors being inflicted on the people.


I'm more of the 'Let's fix our own problems first and to hell with the rest of the world in the meantime'-type but NK perpetuates crimes against humanity every minute of the day and it boggles my mind how we as a people allow it.
And by 'we' I mean the world.

I don't pretend to have any answers but something has to be done over there, by someone, sooner rather than later.
These are real people no different in essence than you or I.
 
2013-01-28 03:58:41 AM
I kinda see a "Reagan Doctrine" in the works here.

Make Best Korea spend a buttload of money on rocket launches until they eventually run out of money after China finally cuts them off. Fatt Dingdongs ends up being deposed (and eaten), and all those refugees start spilling across the borders into China (which serves Bejing right after all these decades).
 
2013-01-28 04:03:37 AM
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Please help me write this in Korean, please:

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They make the best pupils. They also have the most intriguing brains and carefully prepared it can last a life-time.
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2013-01-28 04:05:51 AM

NobleHam: Shadowknight: sminkypinky: The US should invade and impose democracy - you know, like they did in afghanistan, iraq... They were so successful, I'm sure that it would be fine.
Hang on - no oil there - so fukem.

Not that you're not right, but don't forget that while China treats them like an unruly stepchild from a forgotten marriage most of the time, they do OFFICIALLY support them. Going in to NK would start WWIII.

China doesn't care anymore. They pay lip service to supporting North Korea but if push came to shove, they'd step out of the way. They're not going to fight a war for this giant pain in their ass.


I don't know, man. I can see it being one of those pride and honor situations. I can insult my fat, stupid kid, but that's because he's MY fat stupid kid. Don't YOU dare say he's fat and stupid, though, because thems fightin' words, son.
 
2013-01-28 04:09:14 AM

nmemkha: Boiled? I thought Koreans were into BBQ.


Right. And just how would they fill up all those little bowls with various sauces and veggies to compliment the BBQ? Something doesn't add up here.
 
2013-01-28 04:15:49 AM

C18H27NO3: OgreMagi: If the UN had any balls, they'd state flat out that the government is offensive to the entire world and anyone who protects the status quo is equally guilty of the horrors being inflicted on the people.

I'm more of the 'Let's fix our own problems first and to hell with the rest of the world in the meantime'-type but NK perpetuates crimes against humanity every minute of the day and it boggles my mind how we as a people allow it.
And by 'we' I mean the world.

I don't pretend to have any answers but something has to be done over there, by someone, sooner rather than later.
These are real people no different in essence than you or I.


I also tend towards the "fix our own problems first" thinking, but agree with you. What is happening in NK is too horrific to ignore. However, the only way anything is going to get fixed is if China stepped in. I don't see that happening unless something forces their hand.
 
2013-01-28 04:23:05 AM

SquiggsIN: North Korea is still there give the rest of the world something to fear in regard to their own governments. So long as there is something to fear devolving into, every other society is easy to control. (and is downright pleasant by comparision)

If we wanted to execute the royal family, we could've done so at any time. It doesn't serve our purposes. Our government has to leave at least one standing nutjob nation to justify the billions we dump into foreign entitlements and our defense spending.

(and yes, if they had oil, we'd have finished them off and found a different nutjob nation to fearmonger with)


That it the stupidest conspiracy theory I have ever heard.
 
2013-01-28 04:27:08 AM

GAT_00: violentsalvation: GAT_00: So, unconfirmed stories, but from a source considered to be credible.

Dammit that sucks. I was hoping it was BS. But thanks for the links and the text.

It may very well be BS. It's North Korea. How the fark are we supposed to prove anything from there?

But this seems difficult to dream up.


I saw it earlier on an AP feed, and again on CNBC's screen runner. You can take that for what it's worth, but given that that region has a history of horrible famines and horribliler responses, I can totally believe it.
 
2013-01-28 04:28:39 AM
My BS factor was pegged with GAT_00's story when they mentioned there was no wood for cremation.  It was odd how they mentioned no wood for caskets as well like it was a wild west movie where the undertaker was making the coffins.

If you want to get a group of people to be angry with another country, you have to appeal to the war mongers and the peaceniks and the best way to enrage the second group is with starving children.
 
2013-01-28 04:32:36 AM

Shadowknight: sminkypinky: The US should invade and impose democracy - you know, like they did in afghanistan, iraq... They were so successful, I'm sure that it would be fine.
Hang on - no oil there - so fukem.

Not that you're not right, but don't forget that while China treats them like an unruly stepchild from a forgotten marriage most of the time, they do OFFICIALLY support them. Going in to NK would start WWIII.


Would China really risk a war with the US for NK? The economic ramifications alone would be severe for China, also this would be a war China likely loses. They'd do plenty of grumbling if we invaded NK, but ultimately would back down far before considering a war with the US.
 
2013-01-28 04:35:29 AM

Shadowknight: NobleHam: Shadowknight: sminkypinky: The US should invade and impose democracy - you know, like they did in afghanistan, iraq... They were so successful, I'm sure that it would be fine.
Hang on - no oil there - so fukem.

Not that you're not right, but don't forget that while China treats them like an unruly stepchild from a forgotten marriage most of the time, they do OFFICIALLY support them. Going in to NK would start WWIII.

China doesn't care anymore. They pay lip service to supporting North Korea but if push came to shove, they'd step out of the way. They're not going to fight a war for this giant pain in their ass.

I don't know, man. I can see it being one of those pride and honor situations. I can insult my fat, stupid kid, but that's because he's MY fat stupid kid. Don't YOU dare say he's fat and stupid, though, because thems fightin' words, son.


A lot has changed since 1950, though. The Cold War is over and there's no Soviet Union left for China to side with, they rely on us economically and would really much rather have North Korea open for them to exploit its resources and use its cheap labor. China has been tacitly allowing defections from North Korea for about a decade against the Kim family's will and now has a pretty sizable expat population pushing for liberation. China wouldn't help us out if we decided to do something about NK, and they'd probably send us a strongly worded letter with their disapproval, but we wouldn't have to worry about them actually fighting us. The only things stopping us are concerns about Seoul's safety and reluctance on the part of the South to take on the task of modernizing the North, but I think the former is overblown and the latter isn't a very popular excuse among the people in the South, many of whom still have family in the North.
 
2013-01-28 04:38:54 AM
I can believe it. The great famine in ancient Egypt, the terrible famine in China, and the Ethiopian famine all had accounts of cannibalism. Desperate people do desperate things to survive when there's nothing else available. North Korea routinely throws people, including children, into gulags for whatever reason that can be dreamed up and leave them to starve, if they aren't beaten or tortured to death first for trying to eat dirt or rats.

Should we consider those who cannibalize because of imminent starvation criminals and devils?
 
2013-01-28 04:39:40 AM

NobleHam: The only things stopping us are concerns about Seoul's safety and reluctance on the part of the South to take on the task of modernizing the North, but I think the former is overblown and the latter isn't a very popular excuse among the people in the South, many of whom still have family in the North.


From what I understand, the South is perfectly content to starve the North out. It gets the same job done that a war would do without risking any of their soldiers or risking getting the crap bombed out of Seoul.
 
2013-01-28 04:44:01 AM

DON.MAC: My BS factor was pegged with GAT_00's story when they mentioned there was no wood for cremation.  It was odd how they mentioned no wood for caskets as well like it was a wild west movie where the undertaker was making the coffins.

If you want to get a group of people to be angry with another country, you have to appeal to the war mongers and the peaceniks and the best way to enrage the second group is with starving children.


??

I won't argue with your interpretation; however, I feel compelled to point out that in times of peace and plenty, it's customary to treat the dead with some dignity and circumspection. In times of famine/war/plague, the dead are usually tossed into holes bare, or with a minimum of wrapping. During the Black Death, for instance, it's possible to determine how bad the plague was in any given area by the way the dead were buried: Caskets meant the plague had not arrived yet, mass pits with shrouds or sheets meant the plague was at its height.

That there was no wood for coffins means that a) the trees have all been cut down and there's nothing left to work with, and b) there are too many dead to bury decently. You might have a little respect for that.
 
2013-01-28 04:45:42 AM

ladyfortuna: We should just start dropping food packages over there from HALO drop height; they may see it coming but they (probably) won't be able to do anything about it. I'm sure we've got plenty of MREs to spare...


Why? We have enough of our own problems to deal with. Once there's nobody starving or freezing to death here, then we can worry about these people.
 
2013-01-28 04:46:34 AM

MayoSlather: Shadowknight: sminkypinky: The US should invade and impose democracy - you know, like they did in afghanistan, iraq... They were so successful, I'm sure that it would be fine.
Hang on - no oil there - so fukem.

Not that you're not right, but don't forget that while China treats them like an unruly stepchild from a forgotten marriage most of the time, they do OFFICIALLY support them. Going in to NK would start WWIII.

Would China really risk a war with the US for NK? The economic ramifications alone would be severe for China, also this would be a war China likely loses. They'd do plenty of grumbling if we invaded NK, but ultimately would back down far before considering a war with the US.


China will use it to wrench diplomatic concessions from the US. Say, we recognize their version of their territorial waters, and in exchange they look the other way while we topple the NK tower of cards.
 
2013-01-28 04:52:26 AM
So that's where the Ring of Namira ended up...
 
2013-01-28 04:53:47 AM

NobleHam: Shadowknight: NobleHam: Shadowknight: sminkypinky: The US should invade and impose democracy - you know, like they did in afghanistan, iraq... They were so successful, I'm sure that it would be fine.
Hang on - no oil there - so fukem.

Not that you're not right, but don't forget that while China treats them like an unruly stepchild from a forgotten marriage most of the time, they do OFFICIALLY support them. Going in to NK would start WWIII.

China doesn't care anymore. They pay lip service to supporting North Korea but if push came to shove, they'd step out of the way. They're not going to fight a war for this giant pain in their ass.

I don't know, man. I can see it being one of those pride and honor situations. I can insult my fat, stupid kid, but that's because he's MY fat stupid kid. Don't YOU dare say he's fat and stupid, though, because thems fightin' words, son.

A lot has changed since 1950, though. The Cold War is over and there's no Soviet Union left for China to side with, they rely on us economically and would really much rather have North Korea open for them to exploit its resources and use its cheap labor. China has been tacitly allowing defections from North Korea for about a decade against the Kim family's will and now has a pretty sizable expat population pushing for liberation. China wouldn't help us out if we decided to do something about NK, and they'd probably send us a strongly worded letter with their disapproval, but we wouldn't have to worry about them actually fighting us. The only things stopping us are concerns about Seoul's safety and reluctance on the part of the South to take on the task of modernizing the North, but I think the former is overblown and the latter isn't a very popular excuse among the people in the South, many of whom still have family in the North.


True enough on all points. I can see the obligatory "official complaints but no real action on China's part. Just sucks that we're likely never going in there because, tactically or economically, we have little to gain.

You know, besides preserving our humanity and stopping people from eating their children, of course.
 
2013-01-28 04:54:47 AM
FTA: Fat Boy built a dolphinarium?

Really?
 
2013-01-28 04:55:06 AM

SquiggsIN: Who said it was a theory?


History.
 
2013-01-28 04:59:13 AM
If they would be a little less, "we will build great missiles and bury you American pig lackey dogs!", and a little more "Um, look, like, our people are eating each other. You think you could help us out with some agriculture, electrical infrastructure and some irrigation techniques?", I'd be the first one over there with some books and a shovel.
 
2013-01-28 05:06:23 AM
Why all the butthurt in this thread? Famine and cannibalism is how nature deals with parasitical tumors like humans.

/every sperm is sacred
//oh noes, some people are eating their offspring! how will we ever reach ten billion at this rate!
 
2013-01-28 05:16:09 AM
Yet more proof of the love of Jesus Christ and the power of the all merciful Lord!
 
2013-01-28 05:21:32 AM
I'm watching M*A*S*H right now so I'm getting a kick out of this story.

Well, not so much a kick as revulsion. To the story not M*A*S*H. I love M*A*S*H.
 
2013-01-28 05:24:01 AM
"North Korean woman and children are dying!! Give us food!!!"

Everybody gotta die sometime.

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2013-01-28 05:27:45 AM

RabidJade: GUTSU: sminkypinky: The US should invade and impose democracy - you know, like they did in afghanistan, iraq... They were so successful, I'm sure that it would be fine.
Hang on - no oil there - so fukem.

So you are for a war that would cost several times what the iraq and afganistan wars have put together?

We probably have more troops concentrated in SK than most countries have for an army. I imagine the defense forces the SK has mustered by the border isn't cheap either. If a war were to start (rather than the phony/limited war now), it would be quick and SK would probably just absorb NK like West Germany did with East Germany. I think the populations of both sides and the SK government just want the ongoing war to be over. NK will not go down without destruction or mass genocide so we can leave the whole "make peace not war" crap in the hippy section of history.


You honestly think a country whos entire population has been taught from birth that south koreans and americans would butcher, kill, and rape they would accept surrender? Imagine the how hard it was for us to extract the japanese during world war 2, or the vietcong. Now imagine if the vietcong had over 50 years to entrench themselves. Do you have any idea how many lives would be lost on both sides, I shudder to think how many would die if we were to occupy North korea.
 
2013-01-28 05:38:18 AM
This is just too sick for words if it's true. The story about the mother coming home to "meat" and her 2 kids gone is particularly horrifying - I hope she didn't eat any before she realised something was wrong. Nightmare fuel.

On the other hand it's been a common happening in famines throughout history - I have a book here on exactly that subject and I was amazed at how much has been documented even in modern times. People just don't talk about it or report it.

Also - what are the chances that this was propaganda? I am mistrustful because in some ways there are so many separate, lurid tales that even with "citizen journalists" this could be urban legend stuff even if not deliberate lies.

Just my thoughts ... Of course I don't want it to be true ... but I'm also a great believer in people knowing about nasty stuff that does really happen in the world. Trouble is, most of them don't want to know. I've posted this on FaceBook and I'm predicting that some people get pissed off because it's spoiling their dreamy inspirational mottos and artwork experience etc. *sigh*
 
2013-01-28 05:44:52 AM
Power crazed rulers are no surprise.
Cannibalism...not sure if serious.


Especially with family. You'd think people would eat tree bark, rodents anything.
Forgive me if I think this sounds too made up.
 
2013-01-28 05:48:00 AM

Gyrfalcon: That there was no wood for coffins means that a) the trees have all been cut down and there's nothing left to work with, and b) there are too many dead to bury decently. You might have a little respect for that.


Or it could be a PR stunt by one of several governments which I know is more likely than the North Koreans not having enough wood to burn their dead (which I think is the current custom). North Korea has a massive timber supply and it is readily available outside of Pyongyang since they can't get China to import any of it.  Of course that could have been turned into heating wood since NK is colder that most of the US this time of year.  North Korea has had massive starvation in the past and this problem was reported then. I do expect it may have happened in isolated situations but I expect cannibalism is limited to a handful of cases with a bit of exaggeration.  I don't doubt tens of thousands of people have starved to death.  At least 300,000 North Koreans will die this year based on just normal death rates and about 4% of them due to malnutrition isn't that uncommon in poor parts of the world in non-famine conditions.
 
2013-01-28 05:48:58 AM

StashMonster: On the other hand it's been a common happening in famines throughout history - I have a book here on exactly that subject and I was amazed at how much has been documented even in modern times. People just don't talk about it or report it.


Do you have a title of that book?
 
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