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(CNN)   Kenneth Bae, the American citizen imprisoned in North Korea, says his country has forgotten about him and many days he feels like Kenneth The Half A Bae   (edition.cnn.com) divider line 87
    More: Followup, Kenneth Bae, United States, North Koreans, Choson Sinbo, hard labour  
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2014-07-31 09:36:52 AM  
Dude. You went to North Korea. Not only that but you started a company where people go and visit North Korea. I'm sorry that I don't feel the least bit bad that the most oppressive regime on earth suddenly decided to kidnap you from your stupid job.
 
2014-07-31 09:40:35 AM  
Btw that same criticism also goes for reporters. There's always some risk involved, I don't care if you're just 'close' to the border of NK. It's a risk, one that you might be willing to take, but one with significant downside.

Besides give it a couple of weeks of being ignored and Kim Jong Un will probably be willing to trade him for a case of Natty Light.
 
2014-07-31 09:41:08 AM  
Good luck...I hope you get out soon and are well, but I don't expect the US government to go to great lengths to secure your release, and I'm OK with that.

You made your bed, so something something
 
2014-07-31 10:09:40 AM  
That was Eric the half a bee. Kenneth is the one who knows the frequency.
 
2014-07-31 10:18:08 AM  
If only there were some way to not get apprehended in Best Korea..... to not even be in *reach* of their military or police....
 
2014-07-31 10:42:36 AM  

bdub77: Dude. You went to North Korea. Not only that but you started a company where people go and visit North Korea. I'm sorry that I don't feel the least bit bad that the most oppressive regime on earth suddenly decided to kidnap you from your stupid job.


It probably doesn't help that he was carrying out missionary work in North Korea, which is a big no-no.
 
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2014-07-31 11:21:00 AM  
Every time I have ever heard someone ask a missionary about how the feel about going to dangerous places the answer was that it was in God's hands or something like that.

So, he probably ought to be feeling abandoned by God.
 
2014-07-31 11:25:50 AM  
He is widely reported to have been carrying out Christian missionary work in North Korea.

I have no pity for this guy. I think letting him rot in a NK jail for a while longer may do more good than harm in terms of letting him be a really clear example of what not to do.
 
2014-07-31 12:36:40 PM  
Unfortunately, no.  We're trying to forget, but he keeps popping up in the news.
 
2014-07-31 01:08:58 PM  
I wonder if the collective "meh" on this guy is in response to the faux outrage of right-wingers when we ransomed 5 "top-level terrorists" in exchange for Bowe Bergdahl (which, of course, immediately replaced the faux outrage of right-wingers yelling at Obama to bring Bergdahl home by any means necessary).

I mean, if Obama went through that shiat for the last POW in Afghanistan, think of what would happen if he did anything to help free a civilian.

/And you know Bill Clinton ain't doin' nothin' this time, because this prisoner isn't shaggable.
 
2014-07-31 01:12:29 PM  
Too bad for him the Republicans took a massive shiat on the last prisoner the Obama administration negotiated for.
 
2014-07-31 01:12:43 PM  

quatchi: He is widely reported to have been carrying out Christian missionary work in North Korea.

I have no pity for this guy. I think letting him rot in a NK jail for a while longer may do more good than harm in terms of letting him be a really clear example of what not to do.

 
2014-07-31 01:13:20 PM  

IlGreven: I wonder if the collective "meh" on this guy is in response to the faux outrage of right-wingers when we ransomed 5 "top-level terrorists" in exchange for Bowe Bergdahl


it's in response to a guy who walked into north korea specifically to break north korea's laws, who was later shocked to find out that the worst hellhole in the world doesn't take kindly to those kinds of shenanigans or goings-on
 
2014-07-31 01:16:31 PM  

p the boiler: quatchi: He is widely reported to have been carrying out Christian missionary work in North Korea.

I have no pity for this guy. I think letting him rot in a NK jail for a while longer may do more good than harm in terms of letting him be a really clear example of what not to do.


aww come on fark - now I had to find another image for this ...
www.troll.me
 
2014-07-31 01:18:38 PM  
I'm surprised some of my cousins haven't posted about this guy on Facebook. I guess they're too busy posting about THE MARINE THAT OBAMA ABANDONED IN MEXICO!
 
2014-07-31 01:18:47 PM  
If he saw how the right treated the last person we brought home, he'd reconsider his opinion.
 
2014-07-31 01:18:47 PM  

bdub77: Dude. You went to North Korea. Not only that but you started a company where people go and visit North Korea. I'm sorry that I don't feel the least bit bad that the most oppressive regime on earth suddenly decided to kidnap you from your stupid job.


This guy basically jumped into a viper pit and is now surprised he got bit? Or that contractor that went into Iraq during the beginning of the war and got his head cut off. What the fark did you think was going to happen?
 
2014-07-31 01:19:10 PM  

shanrick: That was Eric the half a bee. Kenneth is the one who knows the frequency.


I've heard tell that Sir Gerald Nabardo has a pet prawn called Simon and you wouldn't call him a looney; furthermore, Dawn Pailthorpe, the lady show-jumper, had a clam, called Stafford, after the late Chancellor, Allan Bullock has two pikes, both called Chris, and Marcel Proust had an haddock! So, if you're calling the composer of 'Losing my Religion' a looney, I shall have to ask you to step outside!
 
2014-07-31 01:19:43 PM  
Maybe we could trade him for a plate of waffles?
 
2014-07-31 01:19:58 PM  
Guys I went to a foreign country and broke their laws, why isn't Obama bombing them yet?
 
2014-07-31 01:20:42 PM  

NeverDrunk23: If he saw how the right treated the last person we brought home, he'd reconsider his opinion.


Bergdahl? The conservatives wanted him executed.
 
2014-07-31 01:21:33 PM  
My wife went to NK.  She didn't get arrested.  Probably because she STFU and didn't proselytize, dumbass.
 
2014-07-31 01:21:56 PM  

quatchi: He is widely reported to have been carrying out Christian missionary work in North Korea.


Ahh, that explains the general tone of this thread.
 
2014-07-31 01:22:40 PM  
Kim'll trade him over for a nice tank of Klatooine Paddy Frogs, just you watch.
 
2014-07-31 01:24:09 PM  

AeAe: NeverDrunk23: If he saw how the right treated the last person we brought home, he'd reconsider his opinion.

Bergdahl? The conservatives want him executed.


Fixed for continuing derpitude.
 
2014-07-31 01:24:15 PM  
What could we trade for him that the Glorious Leader doesn't already have or couldn't summon with his grandpappy magic?  They already won the world cup and have successfully defended themselves against every incursion of waves upon their shore by bombing the ocean into submission.
 
2014-07-31 01:24:52 PM  
He went to North Korea for the sole reason to hand out Bibles.  Sure, we're try to get him out but if he thinks we're going to send in the Marines or change major foreign policies to get him out, fark him.  You deliberately did something stupid for the sake of your ego/religion.

It's like rubbing raw chicken on your dick and then putting it in an alligators mouth.  Sure, it might feel good and impress the ladies but don't be shocked if you get your dick bitten off.
 
2014-07-31 01:25:24 PM  

nocturnal001: AeAe: NeverDrunk23: If he saw how the right treated the last person we brought home, he'd reconsider his opinion.

Bergdahl? The conservatives want him executed.

Fixed for continuing derpitude.


Ugh. Still? What's wrong with these people?
 
2014-07-31 01:25:35 PM  
He's right, I forgot all about him
 
2014-07-31 01:26:06 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: My wife went to NK.  She didn't get arrested.  Probably because she STFU and didn't proselytize, dumbass.


Enough people have (gone into NK and come out w/o being arrested, that is) that I'm really skeptical an even batsh*t regime like theirs would just "randomly" detain an American citizen on "false charges".

Trumped-up and embellished charges, maybe, but he poked the bear somewhere.
 
2014-07-31 01:27:13 PM  
Bae, of Lynwood, Washington, was arrested in November 2012 in Rason, along North Korea's northeastern coast. Pyongyang sentenced him last year to 15 years of hard labor, accusing him of planning to bring down the government through religious activities. He is widely reported to have been carrying out Christian missionary work in North Korea.

Meh... Sorry. I feel bad for the guy, but he went to an oppressive country that forbids missionary work by law with the expressed purpose of engaging in missionary work. That's the risks you take when your a "soldier for the Lord".

Your god sent you to spread the good word, so try praying to your god for release instead of the US Government.
 
2014-07-31 01:27:38 PM  
The world isn't one giant suburb? WTF?
 
2014-07-31 01:27:48 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: He went to North Korea for the sole reason to hand out Bibles.  Sure, we're try to get him out but if he thinks we're going to send in the Marines or change major foreign policies to get him out, fark him.  You deliberately did something stupid for the sake of your ego/religion.

It's like rubbing raw chicken on your dick and then putting it in an alligators mouth.  Sure, it might feel good and impress the ladies but don't be shocked if you get your dick bitten off.


Right? I mean, if you're going to sacrifice yourself for your religion, then do it! He can be a good example of what people do that have a really strong belief. He can be an inspiration to others.
 
2014-07-31 01:27:52 PM  
My old pastor in WI used to do stuff like this. He would go to China on "business trips" but would be spreading the word of god in reality. He used to ask the church to pray for him and write our congressman if he would get caught. I was praying for something but i guess didnt think it would funny if he got sent to a prison camp making iPhones for 15yrs
 
2014-07-31 01:28:58 PM  
"... and in a moment of clarity, Kenneth realized that the United States is NOT a christian state, and that God would not protect him.  He felt betrayed by his constitution, which he believed allowed him free reign to practice religion anywhere in the world, without consequence.  'How can we have freedom of religion if I can't spread Christian propaganda in North Korea?' he wondered aloud... yet no answered.  'Thanks, Obama'..."
 
2014-07-31 01:29:04 PM  

bdub77: Dude. You went to North Korea. Not only that but you started a company where people go and visit North Korea. I'm sorry that I don't feel the least bit bad that the most oppressive regime on earth suddenly decided to kidnap you from your stupid job.


Came here to say this. Leaving knowing that it's already been said.

Why go into a place where nearly everyone is desperately trying to get out of it?
 
2014-07-31 01:29:15 PM  

GoldSpider: quatchi: He is widely reported to have been carrying out Christian missionary work in North Korea.

Ahh, that explains the general tone of this thread.


Farkers are much more anti-stupidity than they are anti-Christian.

Trouble is there is such a big overlap there.
 
2014-07-31 01:30:11 PM  

eagles95: My old pastor in WI used to do stuff like this. He would go to China on "business trips" but would be spreading the word of god in reality. He used to ask the church to pray for him and write our congressman if he would get caught. I was praying for something but i guess didnt think it would funny if he got sent to a prison camp making iPhones for 15yrs


I keep praying that I would bang a hot milf. I'm seeing my ex this weekend so my prayers might get answered. Pray for me.
 
2014-07-31 01:31:00 PM  
PS:

North Korea bans obnoxious fundies from proselytizing.

Lucky, damn lucky North Koreans!
 
2014-07-31 01:32:54 PM  
Satanic_Hamster:
It's like rubbing raw chicken on your dick and then putting it in an alligators mouth.  Sure, it might feel good and impress the ladies but don't be shocked if you get your dick bitten off.

forums.watchuseek.com

That's too specific to be improvised....
 
2014-07-31 01:33:23 PM  
Give a North Korean a Bible, and he eats for a day...
 
2014-07-31 01:34:02 PM  
He's obviously crazy if he's in a North Korean work camp but insists on being returned to Lynwood.

(Regionally, that joke will kill.)
 
2014-07-31 01:37:33 PM  

Vacation Bible School: Satanic_Hamster:
It's like rubbing raw chicken on your dick and then putting it in an alligators mouth.  Sure, it might feel good and impress the ladies but don't be shocked if you get your dick bitten off.

[forums.watchuseek.com image 425x237]

That's too specific to be improvised....


i1.kym-cdn.com
 
2014-07-31 01:38:44 PM  
Couldn't he have done his missionary work in France like Mitt Romney?
 
2014-07-31 01:40:11 PM  

AeAe: NeverDrunk23: If he saw how the right treated the last person we brought home, he'd reconsider his opinion.

Bergdahl? The conservatives wanted him executed.


They do now.  I live in Idaho so I've been hearing for years about how "Obummer is doing nothing for poor Bowe!" from the conservatives.
 
2014-07-31 01:40:52 PM  

quatchi: GoldSpider: quatchi: He is widely reported to have been carrying out Christian missionary work in North Korea.

Ahh, that explains the general tone of this thread.

Farkers are much more anti-stupidity than they are anti-Christian.

Trouble is there is such a big overlap there.


That's very fair.
 
2014-07-31 01:41:42 PM  

keylock71: That's the risks you take when you're a "soldier for the Lord".


Man, I hate when I do that...
 
2014-07-31 01:45:35 PM  
They apparently don't accept a dog license with the word 'dog' crossed out and 'proselytize' written in crayon.
 
2014-07-31 01:54:39 PM  
In case there are any other religo-tourists out there; This is no god.
 
2014-07-31 01:57:19 PM  

vpb: Every time I have ever heard someone ask a missionary about how the feel about going to dangerous places the answer was that it was in God's hands or something like that.

So, he probably ought to be feeling abandoned by God.


How did it go?  ..."elohi, elohi, lama sabach thani"?

/it's been a while
 
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