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2013-03-13 02:14:28 AM
5 votes:

Lady Indica: cc_rider: Fake propaganda video is fake, but still pretty damn funny. On the other hand, there's a lot of things I've witnessed here that are far worse than this video (mostly not from here) purports to show.

This country isn't perfect, but when's the last time you saw someone starving to death.


I don't believe the video showed anyone "starving to death" either. But it does happen here, when children, the disabled or the the elderly are abused by their caretakers. I saw my best friend die a few years ago, from lack of basic medial care because he was sick, unemployed and uninsured. I've seen a mentally ill man beaten almost unconscious by police just 10 yards away from me. I've seen far too many homeless veterans hanging out on the streets of our nation's capitol. There are homeless camps in this city FFS. I've driven through industrial hell-holes in the Rust Belt, and seen abject poverty in the Northeast ghettos and in Appalachia. Just a couple weeks ago, the feds busted a large human trafficking ring in this town, where women were brought here from other countries and kept as sex-slaves.

There's a whole 'nother America that most people don't think about.
2013-03-13 12:33:40 AM
5 votes:
You know what's sad? The real America would be far more of an indictment. and far less believable to them...
2013-03-13 02:25:58 AM
3 votes:
I think this is a big joke. If you really wanted to portray how bad life in the USA is, you'd show them a couple episodes of Jersey Shore.
2013-03-13 12:35:55 AM
3 votes:
I speak some Korean, and what I can hear (and understand) underneath the narration doesn't match up with what's being said.
2013-03-13 12:16:25 AM
3 votes:
And in another, a bearded, apparently homeless man waits in line for food from a street truck vendor. "This man, a former Republican candidate from Oregon, is having to get coffee made of snow from trucks," our narrator grimly intones.

Please.  There are no Republicans in Oregon.
2013-03-13 02:36:55 AM
2 votes:

cc_rider: Lady Indica: cc_rider: Fake propaganda video is fake, but still pretty damn funny. On the other hand, there's a lot of things I've witnessed here that are far worse than this video (mostly not from here) purports to show.

This country isn't perfect, but when's the last time you saw someone starving to death.

I don't believe the video showed anyone "starving to death" either. But it does happen here, when children, the disabled or the the elderly are abused by their caretakers. I saw my best friend die a few years ago, from lack of basic medial care because he was sick, unemployed and uninsured. I've seen a mentally ill man beaten almost unconscious by police just 10 yards away from me. I've seen far too many homeless veterans hanging out on the streets of our nation's capitol. There are homeless camps in this city FFS. I've driven through industrial hell-holes in the Rust Belt, and seen abject poverty in the Northeast ghettos and in Appalachia. Just a couple weeks ago, the feds busted a large human trafficking ring in this town, where women were brought here from other countries and kept as sex-slaves.

There's a whole 'nother America that most people don't think about.


...you let your best friend die like a dog? ...you stood by and watched cops beat a man nearly to death?

There is a bad America, and there is the America where people that want to sound sensitive imagine things that happened in their lives that somehow don't make them bad people for not stepping in.
2013-03-13 01:25:22 AM
2 votes:

WaffleStomper: If "Snow" means koolaid, then yes, America drank a LOT of it in 2008 and 2012

...that is all...


Hey, keep the partisanship out of it.  Mocking North Korea is something for both liberals and conservatives to enjoy together. Let's celebrate one of the few things we all can agree on.
2013-03-13 12:40:42 AM
2 votes:
In a certain sense, snow is the main ingredient in coffee.
2013-03-13 09:51:04 AM
1 votes:

MythDragon: 5. 5 dorra. 5 dorra foot rongs.


You owe me a keyboard.
2013-03-13 06:55:56 AM
1 votes:

log_jammin: parahaps: Where the hell do you want them to go?

Rehab? homeless shelters? reconnect with family?


Rehab on whose bill? Shelters are temporary, not an actual solution to the problem. And as for "reconnecting with family", if that was a reasonable option, they would have done it already.
2013-03-13 05:22:37 AM
1 votes:
I lied, I have one more thing to add. At Berkeley I saw a lot of homeless folks and pan handlers. They were a much bigger nuisance in the downtown area and everywhere outside of the campus than these guys down by the river. If the options are wandering the streets and being in people's way on the sidewalks or living in a tent off the beaten path, I think the later option is preferable for everyone.
2013-03-13 05:20:12 AM
1 votes:

Theory Of Null: mikefinch: <b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7640203/83007684#c83007684" target="_blank">Uchiha_Cycliste</a>:</b> <i>also, apparently they are going to start forcing out all the hobos who live in tents along the guadalupe river trail. I kinda feel bad for the folks, they have no where to go, they have a pretty good setup and are invisible to anyone not on the trail. It's a damn shame.</i>

creepy. Public parks aren't campsites for the mentally ill and hobos. I know you want the homeless to have somewhere to go but they shouldn't be allowed to set up shanties in public parks. THAT is a time and time again proven slippery slope that leads to problems problems and more problems.

 Sending homeless people to county jail for loitering is not acceptable either. Maybe they need information on where to go for help and assistance.


Looking around online it appears that there are very few (although not none) facilities available for the homeless, many less than I would expect for a city whose population is just shy of a million.
2013-03-13 05:12:54 AM
1 votes:

mikefinch: Uchiha_Cycliste: They aren't camping out in a park though, if they were I would agree. There is a multi-use trail that runs along a river for miles and miles. They camp out where ever they can find a place well hidden, under trees and bushes and the like. Hell, you can't really even find them unless you are looking hard. They have to be some where and where they are seems a lot safer (for everyone) than the alternatives which appear to be freeway overpasses, hidden by trees next to the Cal Train tracks and in alleyways. I haven't ever heard of them being a nuisance, they are just deciding to crack down on something that's been the status quo for as long as I can remember. I really don't see how they are a problem, again if they were I would agree with you, but they are not impacting *anyone* else's usage of the public space.

It affects mine. When i go out for a walk in a public park i don't want to stumble into someones home. And they are transient and present a host of other problems. If the police are kicking them out its either at the wish of the land owner or its public land. Its creepy and it encourages vagrants to think that camping out in the woods by a trail is ok. Its not. It would creep me out if my running trail ran past a camp ground full of vagrants and transients. You just like to imagine they are a bit less homeless if they camp out in the woods like an adventure rather than on the street where they look like the homeless people they are.


I guess all I can add is that they are not close to the trail, nor is the river. The trail just follows the path of the river. You aren't going to run into them or see them at all, which I guess is my point. I'm familiar with the area and I don't really see how they are a problem. You'll never inadvertently stumble upon them and you wouldn't know they are there unless you go looking for them. They don't have many options on the Peninsula and this is the best of what I've seen. I don't think there's anything else to add, so let us amicably agree to disagree.
2013-03-13 05:01:35 AM
1 votes:
If you wanna see some North Korean propaganda and get some big lulz, check out the "Squirrel and Hedgehog" animated series on You Tube. They probably tried to make the wolves comical relief bad guys but forgot to make them unlikable. You end up rooting for the "bad guy" wolves more than the pussies who are good little comrades. They're so hardcore.

images.4chan.org

(Episode 32)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB6NqkCBbhs


images.4chan.org

And don't feel ashamed. Everyone is furry for Lt. Imperialist Vixen. ;)
2013-03-13 04:33:10 AM
1 votes:

Uchiha_Cycliste: also, apparently they are going to start forcing out all the hobos who live in tents along the guadalupe river trail. I kinda feel bad for the folks, they have no where to go, they have a pretty good setup and are invisible to anyone not on the trail. It's a damn shame.


creepy. Public parks aren't campsites for the mentally ill and hobos. I know you want the homeless to have somewhere to go but they shouldn't be allowed to set up shanties in public parks. THAT is a time and time again proven slippery slope that leads to problems problems and more problems.
2013-03-13 04:27:25 AM
1 votes:
Bung_Howdy:

/sounds almost true, considering how farked up things can be elsewhere-

The sad part is, we could be all of the things it says on the label, we could patch this joint back together and slowly pull ourselves out of the muck if 1% of the population didn't need to have their ongoing "how many billions" dick waving contest more than they need air.  The wealthy are all for wealth redistribution.  They just want it to happen 3.99 at a time, 10 million time a day and in their favor.  When they're asked to invest it in something other than a chance to leverage more billions as quickly as possible, they get all shirty and twitchy.  That's not what money's for, you pathetic bastards, and it never will be.
2013-03-13 03:38:54 AM
1 votes:
Astonishingly accurate through the first 30 seconds. You gun-lovers DO hate children, for some reason.

The video's other valid point? Homelessness is a big problem. A good video.
2013-03-13 03:19:43 AM
1 votes:

parahaps: cc_rider: Lady Indica: cc_rider: Fake propaganda video is fake, but still pretty damn funny. On the other hand, there's a lot of things I've witnessed here that are far worse than this video (mostly not from here) purports to show.

This country isn't perfect, but when's the last time you saw someone starving to death.

I don't believe the video showed anyone "starving to death" either. But it does happen here, when children, the disabled or the the elderly are abused by their caretakers. I saw my best friend die a few years ago, from lack of basic medial care because he was sick, unemployed and uninsured. I've seen a mentally ill man beaten almost unconscious by police just 10 yards away from me. I've seen far too many homeless veterans hanging out on the streets of our nation's capitol. There are homeless camps in this city FFS. I've driven through industrial hell-holes in the Rust Belt, and seen abject poverty in the Northeast ghettos and in Appalachia. Just a couple weeks ago, the feds busted a large human trafficking ring in this town, where women were brought here from other countries and kept as sex-slaves.

There's a whole 'nother America that most people don't think about.

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate.


All those moments, lost in time. Like tears, in the rain.
2013-03-13 02:38:06 AM
1 votes:

Mark Ratner: I wish I had a tent with a 2x4 frame. Flippin sweet!


No, according to the video we only get crappy tents.
rooktopia.files.wordpress.com

I'm shocked I'm the first with this,
all ya'll are slipping =/
2013-03-13 02:30:49 AM
1 votes:

RatMaster999: RatMaster999: [gorillafilmmagazineblog.files.wordpress.com image 430x306]
Reminded me of the opening to the Dress to Kill DVD, where he's narrating scene from San Francisco (not SanFran).

/Alcatraz!

This bit:

http://youtu.be/zwyJk_TfvqQ

Prisoners coming!


WTF did I just watch?
that was crazy and awesome.
2013-03-13 02:29:09 AM
1 votes:

MNguy: I'm more concerned about the American propaganda machine than the N. Korean one.


The american propaganda machine, since it is run by americans, is lazy and just wants to tell you whats trending on twitter and what the kardashians are up to.
2013-03-13 02:21:09 AM
1 votes:

autopsybeverage: MrEricSir: In a certain sense, snow is the main ingredient in coffee.

In a certain sense, hydrogen is the main ingredient in coffee.


in a certain sense, coffee is the main coffee in coffee.
2013-03-13 02:17:07 AM
1 votes:
I'm more concerned about the American propaganda machine than the N. Korean one.
2013-03-13 02:14:20 AM
1 votes:
Some years back a NK propaganda team made it a point of mentioning that the South Koreans were in dire straights because gasoline was so expensive.  A North Korean man made it across the DMZ immediately upon hearing this.  His (very good) logic was, "if they are complaining that gas is expensive, it means they can afford cars."
2013-03-13 01:34:38 AM
1 votes:
Snow coffee.
Tuesday is bird eating day. Yummy!
The poor, the lonely, the homosexuals.
I vote that one or all of these become Farkisms. Everyone start submitting headlines with your favorite. Also, alert the dayside farkers so they don't feel left out.
2013-03-13 01:24:38 AM
1 votes:
Faaaake. North Korea does not import coffee, they do not have coffee, so why would they mock us for making coffee from snow? Also, they mention Republican candidates, as if North Koreans know what a Republican or Democrat is. So much of the dialogue is so hilariously absurd that it could not be North Korean.
2013-03-13 01:19:56 AM
1 votes:
If "Snow" means koolaid, then yes, America drank a LOT of it in 2008 and 2012

...that is all...
2013-03-13 01:14:27 AM
1 votes:

Gifted Many Few: fat boy: Welcome to Obama's America 2016

Do we have to use the Dell computers? I am an HP person at heart.


Who doesn't build their own computer? You sicken me.
2013-03-13 01:05:03 AM
1 votes:
Given the quip about a Republican, I'm guessing this is fake.
2013-03-13 01:03:48 AM
1 votes:

JonnyG: When you think about it, it's not far from the truth. Admit it.


Honestly, the video was terrible. But they could have come here and actually shot footage and used that. With the proper editors and audio people they could have made us look any way they wanted to. Have they never seen a presidential campaign? We are the undisputed kings of propaganda.
2013-03-13 01:01:50 AM
1 votes:

chewd: What Korea look like to Americans

[i.imgur.com image 850x895]


p.twimg.com
2013-03-13 12:59:30 AM
1 votes:
'In parts of America, cleverly disguised as European countries...'

That was about where I gave up and died laughing. Holy fark. God, I feel so, so sorry for the people in NK if this is for real, you know they've gotta be going 'wait...what? oh, ffs, that doesn't even...'.
2013-03-13 12:58:34 AM
1 votes:

sno man: that translation has to be off.... Too funny:  there are no birds in the trees, apart from these.  These birds will be eaten on Tuesday... and they are yummy.  Awesome.


Came to post this. :)
2013-03-13 12:55:30 AM
1 votes:
If these were supposed to be Americans, why was one sitting in front of a sign for Dell Computers that wasn't written in English or Spanish?  Also, Dell computers haven't been considered expensive since the 1990s.

I'm just bummed I missed the North Korean Government hand out line that was here in the U.S.  I'm also assuming that there are several starving North Koreans who are just as bummed that they also missed that line.
2013-03-13 12:55:21 AM
1 votes:
What Korea look like to Americans

i.imgur.com
2013-03-13 12:55:16 AM
1 votes:
The Hobo sleeping indoors on chairs in a room with electricity looked like paradise to some North Koreans
2013-03-13 12:55:09 AM
1 votes:

Chicken Fried Internets: How do they not know that hot snow is...WATER.  Just effing water.  It's not like Korea doesn't get snow.  Hilarious nonetheless.


t0.gstatic.com
Hot Ice. Genius!
2013-03-13 12:52:44 AM
1 votes:
I assumed this was a parody of some sort when I saw it a week ago.

The part about being no birds, except for these in the frozen tree, which will be eaten Tuesday..."yummy".  It  comes off like a Comedy Central short.
2013-03-13 12:49:18 AM
1 votes:

hubiestubert: You know what's sad? The real America would be far more of an indictment. and far less believable to them...


Wouldn't be more of an indictment for a country of starving people, and to show the real America would reveal the lies they've been taught. My understanding is that it's not so much 'we eat snow and pigeons' as it is 'we're an evil race of monsters'.  And they have had to admit that South Korea wasn't doing too badly as they couldn't totally suppress that information. But I think they went the 'they long for racial purity and the one true way' or some shiat instead.

Whole country is a cult and I really really feel sorry for its victims.
2013-03-13 12:48:23 AM
1 votes:
If this is real, makes you wonder why you'd need nuclear weapons to fight an enemy that eats snow and blue jays...
2013-03-13 12:47:12 AM
1 votes:
Didn't Dinesh D'souza do basically the same thing with that "2016" movie?  They should collaborate.
2013-03-13 12:42:17 AM
1 votes:
It's not snow, it's risotto.
2013-03-13 12:41:07 AM
1 votes:
It's a good thing that North Koreans can't interact with Americans, because thanks to systemic malnutrition they'd all break their necks looking up at them. Even the bums in America eat better than the average North Korean.
2013-03-13 12:41:07 AM
1 votes:

hubiestubert: You know what's sad? The real America would be far more of an indictment. and far less believable to them...


I know.... I know....

Imagine an ending that went 'The rich, the beautiful, the heterosexuals."

Shocking, I tell you.
2013-03-13 12:30:10 AM
1 votes:
The images aren't too far off for some places. Neat that all that aid is coming from Pyongyang, though.
2013-03-13 12:07:07 AM
1 votes:
Americans look like THIS *opens eyes really wide*
2013-03-12 11:59:55 PM
1 votes:
They'd better be careful. The North Koreans living on bark will be jealous of our bird-eating ways.
 
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