Also, this was copied verbatim from the Fox News website. Over-valuing of the $ might be normal there but lets keep it off tech sites.
. These days, they've done away with much of the blood guilt that would kill your family
Have you got any sources to back this up? It doesn't have to be particularly authoritive as NK is so restrictive this would be hard to get.
Human Rights Watch reported in 2007 it was getting harsher: http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/publisher,HRW,,PRK,45fff1b92,0.html
It may well have improved; I'd just like to read about it.
The person who's taking you to lunch has no intention of paying.