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(USA Today)   North Korea sentences American to 15 years of being a North Korean   (usatoday.com) divider line 195
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2013-05-02 01:20:45 PM  
So which former President will we send to get this one released?
 
2013-05-02 02:17:06 PM  
He's from my town, (Lynnwood) so I'm really getting a kick out of these responses.
 
2013-05-02 02:18:06 PM  
To be fair, hard labor is considered a vacation in Best Korea.
 
2013-05-02 02:22:23 PM  

nekom: So which former President will we send to get this one released?


They won't release him until he fixes their missiles and teaches them how to unfriend someone on facebook.
 
2013-05-02 02:23:39 PM  
"Unspecified hostel acts against the state."

I guess he didn't bow deeply enough when one of his betters walked by.

/fark NK.
 
2013-05-02 02:23:40 PM  
I prefer reading about this kind of crap in historic texts, not current events.   Good luck Mr Bae.
 
2013-05-02 02:24:07 PM  
www.beldar.org
 
2013-05-02 02:25:54 PM  
A guilty verdict was inevitable after another KCNA report Saturday claimed "he admitted that he committed crimes aimed to topple the DPRK with hostility toward it had the ever-loving shiat tortured out of him until he admitted whatever his captors wanted him to say to make it stop.  His crimes were proved by evidence because we said so."

fark that regime.  fark it long and fark it hard with a cactus covered in cayenne.
 
2013-05-02 02:26:00 PM  
I think I saw this season of 24.
 
2013-05-02 02:26:13 PM  
Anyone stupid enough to travel through NK thinking that it is without risk of some sort of random governmental action is a moron and deserves what they get.  If they understand that it is with risk, well then, they should just accept it when the dice don't roll in their favor and their estimation of the risk was flawed.

Good thing he's a Christian, because then he knows that God generally punishes the stupid, so he should be OK with his situation.
 
2013-05-02 02:26:51 PM  
A guilty verdict was inevitable after another KCNA report Saturday claimed "he admitted that he committed crimes aimed to topple the DPRK with hostility toward it. His crimes were proved by evidence."

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Well, I mean...it says right there that his crimes were proved with evidence. Evidence!
 
2013-05-02 02:27:00 PM  

Keeve: nekom: So which former President will we send to get this one released?

They won't release him until he fixes their missiles and teaches them how to unfriend someone on facebook.


And upgrade MS Paint.
 
2013-05-02 02:27:53 PM  
Is there an over/under betting pool? I go with 7 months AND "treated me well".
 
2013-05-02 02:28:37 PM  

nekom: So which former President will we send to get this one released?


Reagan.  He's already on the west coast.
 
2013-05-02 02:28:41 PM  

The_Sponge: He's from my town, (Lynnwood) so I'm really getting a kick out of these responses.


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2013-05-02 02:29:03 PM  

Why Would I Read the Article: Well, I mean...it says right there that his crimes were proved with evidence. Evidence!


They clearly learned from the FBI "investigation" into the Boston bombings.
 
2013-05-02 02:29:03 PM  
Meh; I imagine that it's a bad time to be an American in Best Korea. They are probably looking for any excuse that they can use to get concessions.

/ I don't know why anyone would think going there would be a good idea
 
2013-05-02 02:30:14 PM  
Tell them they can return our citizen or we can send a hellfire missile up Kims ass. And mean it.
 
2013-05-02 02:31:04 PM  

probesport: The_Sponge: He's from my town, (Lynnwood) so I'm really getting a kick out of these responses.

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Hahahahaha!

Of course, Lynwood, CA is a bad area in So Cal.....Lynnwood, WA is a Seattle suburb with a big ass mall, and plenty of massage parlors and bikini/lingerie latte stands.

/We're not called "Sinwood" for nothing.
 
2013-05-02 02:31:11 PM  

nekom: So which former President will we send to get this one released?


Trade Bush for him.
 
2013-05-02 02:32:01 PM  

The_Sponge: probesport: The_Sponge: He's from my town, (Lynnwood) so I'm really getting a kick out of these responses.

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Hahahahaha!

Of course, Lynwood, CA is a bad area in So Cal.....Lynnwood, WA is a Seattle suburb with a big ass mall, and plenty of massage parlors and bikini/lingerie latte stands.

/We're not called "Sinwood" for nothing.


ALDERWOOD MALL

CAN I GET A WUT WUT
 
2013-05-02 02:32:04 PM  

mediablitz: Is there an over/under betting pool? I go with 7 months AND "treated me well".


3 months, and "hanged himself"
 
2013-05-02 02:32:09 PM  
We shouldn't be trying to bail people out who are too stupid to understand not to go into North Korea.
 
2013-05-02 02:33:40 PM  
We should just make a trade to get this guy back, Dennis Rodman ought to do nicely.
 
2013-05-02 02:35:22 PM  
Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.
 
2013-05-02 02:37:19 PM  

nekom: So which former President will we send to get this one released?


We just need a bigger basketball player.
 
2013-05-02 02:38:22 PM  

Ego edo infantia cattus: "Unspecified hostel acts against the state."


It's disgusting what goes on in hostels.
 
2013-05-02 02:38:52 PM  
Forget sending in one person. Send in a whole bunch - the marines. Practice the type of diplomacy that comes at muzzle velocity.
 
2013-05-02 02:43:03 PM  

Forced Perspective: Why Would I Read the Article: Well, I mean...it says right there that his crimes were proved with evidence. Evidence!

They clearly learned from the FBI "investigation" into the Boston bombings.


tell us more since you know the real truth?
 
2013-05-02 02:43:41 PM  
Don't we still have one Kriss Kross available?
 
2013-05-02 02:45:02 PM  

Corvus: We shouldn't be trying to bail people out who are too stupid to understand not to go into North Korea.


My kneejerk reaction as well. Why in the hell would anyone go to North Korea as a "tourist or tour operator?"
 
2013-05-02 02:45:07 PM  

Cathedralmaster: Forget sending in one person. Send in a whole bunch - the marines. Practice the type of diplomacy that comes at muzzle velocity.


How about we just send you.

/Soldiers have been through enough the last 10 years.
 
2013-05-02 02:45:16 PM  
I just watched the documentary film "Crossing the Line."  Highly recommended

The guy defected during the Korean war, and says in the film that he has no regrets.  He is also fatter than Un, so probably gets lots of freebies.  Even says that he got extra rations because he brought an M-16 over with him.

He and three other defecators defectors acted in anti-American propaganda films, so he's a celebrity of sorts.

Currently smoking and drinking himself to death, so there's that.
 
2013-05-02 02:45:34 PM  
Is he related to anyone famous or is he connected to anyone of importance?  If not, it will suck to be him.
 
2013-05-02 02:45:57 PM  
For the life of me, I don't understand why any American, South Korean, or Japanese person would enter NK controlled territory.  Their bullshiat and willingness to imprison or shoot non-North Koreans for no reason is very well documented.
 
2013-05-02 02:46:19 PM  
Fittingly enough, subby, the charge, though unspecified publicly, was "being American" and the sentence is to be Korean.  It has a very Clockwork Orange ring to it.
 
2013-05-02 02:47:13 PM  
I wish NK would come imprison the Jehovah's Witnesses who keep knocking at my door.

Come back and I shall taunt you a third time!
 
2013-05-02 02:47:27 PM  
I wonder how long before Dennis Rodman's phone is ringing
 
2013-05-02 02:47:51 PM  
Why the hell would anyone willingly go to North Korea? Reminds me of the moronic hikers that the Iranians nabbed.

/dnrtfa
 
2013-05-02 02:48:37 PM  
I get that the US is welcoming of religious freedom and all that jazz....but North Korea isn't.

The guy was not just 'some tourist' - he was doing missionary work.  At the very least, he was going in, feeding the poor while attempting to convert them to his own religious beliefs (Christianity).  Most other articles report that he was a tour-guide and made frequent trips into North Korea and violated their strict rules regarding tourism.

I'm not saying North Korea is handling it in the best way; but come'on.....what do you expect.  And before we get on our soap box about freedom and liberty - try to document the long lines and worker apathy at the DMV or any other US governmental building with your camera and see how fast you end up in jail.
 
2013-05-02 02:48:44 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: The_Sponge: probesport: The_Sponge: He's from my town, (Lynnwood) so I'm really getting a kick out of these responses.

[images.amazon.com image 500x500]

Hahahahaha!

Of course, Lynwood, CA is a bad area in So Cal.....Lynnwood, WA is a Seattle suburb with a big ass mall, and plenty of massage parlors and bikini/lingerie latte stands.

/We're not called "Sinwood" for nothing.

ALDERWOOD MALL

CAN I GET A WUT WUT



WUT WUT!
 
2013-05-02 02:48:47 PM  
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R.I.P. Victim of unspecified hostel acts
 
2013-05-02 02:49:15 PM  

SirHolo: I just watched the documentary film "Crossing the Line."  Highly recommended

The guy defected during the Korean war, and says in the film that he has no regrets.  He is also fatter than Un, so probably gets lots of freebies.  Even says that he got extra rations because he brought an M-16 over with him.

He and three other defecators defectors acted in anti-American propaganda films, so he's a celebrity of sorts.

Currently smoking and drinking himself to death, so there's that.


The M-16 didn't exist in the American inventory  until 1963, well after the Korean War.
 
2013-05-02 02:50:56 PM  

Ego edo infantia cattus: "Unspecified hostel acts against the state."


They only have hostel acts because they never finished their hotel.

{{ducks}}
 
2013-05-02 02:51:38 PM  

nekom: So which former President will we send to get this one released?


Rodman seems to have some sway. Let's send him
 
2013-05-02 02:52:01 PM  

Wizzin: Why the hell would anyone willingly go to North Korea? Reminds me of the moronic hikers that the Iranians nabbed.

/dnrtfa


to spy
 
2013-05-02 02:53:07 PM  

hardinparamedic: The M-16 didn't exist in the American inventory until 1963, well after the Korean War.


That's why it was so valuable!

/duh
 
2013-05-02 02:56:37 PM  
Came for Baesplosions.

/Leaving dissatisfied
 
2013-05-02 02:57:17 PM  

WelldeadLink: Don't we still have one Kriss Kross available?


we only have one left, and you have to save him until level 8-4 at the main boss character.
 
2013-05-02 02:57:58 PM  
My view of this is that if you are stupid enough to put yourself in danger by ignoring a travel advisory from the State Department so you can do something really stupid in a state that is hostile to us, then the rest of us aren't going to go and rescue you when your ass is raked across the coals.
 
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