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(Yahoo)   Due to economic sanctions, North Korean athletes competing at the Winter Olympics won't be given free Samsung phones, which is probably a good thing as if any exploded that could cause WW3   ( yahoo.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, South Korea, North Korea, North Korean athletes, Security Council sanctions, North Korean delegation, U.S. sanctions, Tough international sanctions, Unilateral U.S. sanctions  
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2018-02-02 11:38:43 AM  
It's unlikely they could use the phones anyway.  Cell phone usage is tightly controlled in the DPRK.  I doubt non-sanctioned phones, which could conceivably have imperialist running-dog lackey spyware and the like on them wouldn't be allowed.
 
2018-02-02 06:04:14 PM  
Now they won't be able to call host busters.


/don't know what it means either.
 
2018-02-02 07:34:30 PM  
WIll they be given metals?
 
2018-02-02 07:35:28 PM  

Slow To Return: WIll they be given metals?


Ugh

Metals as in gold, silver and bronze. Not medals. I guess.
 
2018-02-02 08:03:32 PM  

Slow To Return: Slow To Return: WIll they be given metals?

Ugh

Metals as in gold, silver and bronze. Not medals. I guess.


It was funnier the first time, b/c yeah, metals are one of the banned trade goods.
 
2018-02-02 09:56:25 PM  

Trocadero: Slow To Return: Slow To Return: WIll they be given metals?

Ugh

Metals as in gold, silver and bronze. Not medals. I guess.

It was funnier the first time, b/c yeah, metals are one of the banned trade goods.


If one wins a medal, I will be amazed.  The industry of Olympic training is so intense that the idea of someone that just got promoted to the Olympics a couple months ago winning something is:
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2018-02-03 08:20:31 AM  
You know, if anything, we should be building giant cell towers along the border of Korea, and along the coast, and then flooding the countryside with cheap smartphones that are designed to be easy to hide.  (I don't know, small with round edges) so that Kim loses control of censorship.
 
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