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(Telegraph)   Execution Texas style: lay on a cot while being injected with drugs. Execution North Korea style: stand on the X while we launch a mortar at you   ( divider line
    More: Strange, North Koreans, North Korean army, firing squads, mourning, Kim Jong Il, head of state  
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2012-10-25 03:50:39 AM  
2 votes:

Bullroarer_Took: TommyymmoT: "A North Korean army minister was executed with a mortar round for reportedly drinking and carousing during the official mourning period after Kim Jong-il's death."

Do you know how I know they're not Irish?

Bigger dicks?

Dunno about the North, but South Korean men drink like alcohol was going extinct. When walking the streets of Seoul in the early morning, it is not unusual to have to dodge puddles of upchuck, aka "soju blossoms," and if you go out on the town with Korean associates, you can 100% guarantee the evening will end in drinking games and the Koreans egging you and each other to do shots of soju. Plus they like to sing sad, sentimental songs when they're hammered and they'll fight at the drop of a hat, so yeah, they're kinda Irish.

The trouble with understanding North Korean politics is that there's not enough solid information to tell exactly what's going on. A purge was inevitable, but it's hard to say if Kim Jong-Un is in charge or if his powerful older relatives are solidifying their own positions.
2012-10-25 02:54:45 AM  
2 votes:
That's a hard call.
Years ago, I would have been down with the mortar.

But the way Texas does it, you already know for weeks in advance it's going to happen, and you go through the (5?) stages, and finally deal with it.

During the last 48 hours or so, they give you Valiums or something similar like it was candy, so it's pretty hard to get flustered, or really care about much of anything.
They don't want you crying, or going into hysterics, because it would make them feel bad.

When the time comes, the prisoner is pretty placid.
There's very little of that Jimmy Cagney "I DON'T WANT TO DIE! PLEASE PLEASE I DON'T WANT TO DIE!"

Then, the first injection they give you, is similar to medical anesthesia, so it's not much different than if you were going to have your gall bladder out, or even have a colonoscopy, main difference being, you don't wake up.
2012-10-25 02:37:27 AM  
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2012-10-25 02:27:36 AM  
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2012-10-25 02:10:52 AM  
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yukichigai: If I was going to pick a way to be executed, that would be near the top of my list. Assuming things like "dying from sexual exhaustion induced by a platoon of oiled up centerfolds" were off the table, that is.

/Or "being smothered by Christina Hendricks' curvy bits"

If I am ever executed I want the executioner to be gorgeous. I do not care if it is a woman or man, they just have to be gorgeous. For some reason being killed by an ugly person would just be kind of sad.
2012-10-24 10:25:39 PM  
2 votes:
I'd actually prefer the mortar, it's a hell of alot more macho
2012-10-24 10:16:32 PM  
2 votes:
If I was going to pick a way to be executed, that would be near the top of my list. Assuming things like "dying from sexual exhaustion induced by a platoon of oiled up centerfolds" were off the table, that is.

/Or "being smothered by Christina Hendricks' curvy bits"
2012-10-25 10:56:47 AM  
1 vote:
"We're thorough."
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//Never doing GISs for characters from this series with Safe Search off ever again.
///What has been seen cannot be unseen.
////Motherfarkers raped my childhood.
2012-10-25 10:50:40 AM  
1 vote:
It is now a kinder, more gentle country.
2012-10-25 09:18:26 AM  
1 vote:

NuttierThanEver: I'd actually prefer the mortar, it's a hell of alot more macho

Typically a lot faster and less painful too. There a reason we don't use the chemicals from lethal injections to put down animals. Causes way too much pain. Luckily we paralyze the prisoner first so the family doesn't see much of anything.
2012-10-25 07:34:40 AM  
1 vote:

chuggernaught: /might be off a bit, but I bet I'm damn close.

Well, you did miss the part where the Sepoys decided to show their displeasure with the greased rifle rounds by hacking every English man, woman, and child they could find into bits. After finding mutilated corpses of friends and family -- and desperately outnumbered if their remaining allied armies turned on them -- they decided the best response to massacres and outrage was really really excessive massacres and outrage.
2012-10-25 07:30:56 AM  
1 vote:
Execution by mortar. Sounds like a cool way to go.

But if I had a choice how I wanted to go, it would be this:
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/Battle Angle Alita
2012-10-25 07:26:37 AM  
1 vote:

LewDux: [ image 400x280]
Not impressed

India circa 1857, IIRC. The British Army put down a revolt of local militias they had been allied with. The locals were upset about new British rifles cartridges that were greased with animal fat. The problem being you had to bite the end of the cartridge to release the poweder and shot, but the locals believed the fat was from cows and swines. So you had those that believe cows are sacred and not to be eaten and those that believe that swines are filthy and not to be eaten.
The British solution was to crush the rebellion and put the leaders in front of a firing squad. Literally, strapped them to cannons and fired shot through them. I can't imagine the mess.

/might be off a bit, but I bet I'm damn close.
2012-10-25 04:48:43 AM  
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Not impressed
2012-10-25 03:43:34 AM  
1 vote:
The problem with motivating people this way is that sooner or later one of them is going to get paranoid (more than usual) and move the X to the top of Un's outhouse. I just hope we get some good video of it.
2012-10-25 03:14:24 AM  
1 vote:
Sounds like Kim Jong Un is basically like and older, fatter Joffrey Baratheon.

/I shudder to think what his mother/aunt looks like.
2012-10-25 03:13:34 AM  
1 vote:

kmoser: North Korea style...or Gangnam style?

I've always had a personal preference for Gangnam style myself.

/Jersey girl
//No apologies
///Just deal with it, K? ;)
2012-10-25 03:07:20 AM  
1 vote:
Either way would be preferable to being eaten by the fat retarded mushroom.
2012-10-25 02:19:06 AM  
1 vote:
I wonder if it was like Wile E. Coyote, where after the mortar round detonated he was standing there with frizzy hair and smudge marks all over his face.
2012-10-25 02:17:17 AM  
1 vote:
There is a possibility this is made up, after all, it is the internet. However, I have no problem believing this is true. Dictatorships (especially the ones that use a Socialistic economic system) are run by animals.
2012-10-25 02:16:12 AM  
1 vote:
Cool, maybe he will smite everyone in NK government, then the peasants can eat Jong-un.
2012-10-25 02:09:46 AM  
1 vote:

Well, outstanding until the mortar hits.
2012-10-25 12:53:15 AM  
1 vote:
Those that have fallen from favour include Ri Yong-ho, the head of the army and Ri Kwang-gon, the governor of the North Korean central bank.

What'd he do, misplace their dollar?
2012-10-25 12:28:34 AM  
1 vote:
Here's the article from Chosun Ilbo that the Telegraph and the Daily Fail got their info from. Notice the complete lack of mortar shell anywhere.

N.Korean Vice Defense Chief Executed by Firing Squad
North Korea's vice minister of the People's Armed Forces was among senior officers executed by firing squad early this year for drinking alcohol during the mourning period for former leader Kim Jong-il, it emerged Tuesday.

According to intelligence data submitted to lawmaker Yoon Sang-hyun of the National Assembly's Foreign Affairs, Trade and Unification Committee, new North Korean leader Kim Jong-un checked on the behavior of senior party, government and military leaders during the mourning period early this year. Kim Chol was executed in January, in an apparent bid to force top military brass into submission.

The purges caught a dozen generals in the powerful military, including a deputy chief of the Army General Staff and the commanding officer of a frontline corps. All of them were accused of drinking liquor during the mourning period or being involved in sex scandals.

So far this year, 14 senior party, government, and military leaders, including army chief Ri Yong-ho and central bank governor Ri Kwang-gon, fell victim to the purges, Yoon said.

"It seems that the purges will continue for the time being, as Kim Jong-un is tightening his grip on power," Yoon said.

It remains to be seen whether the North eminence grise Jang Song-taek, Kim Jong-un's uncle, can hold on to his position, Yoon added. He warned there is increasing dissatisfaction among the elite, which could destabilize the regime
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