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Comment Re:Help Wanted (Score 1) 138

Don't forget, DPRK state media has endorsed Donald J. Trump for president (this is not a joke).

And the KKK Grand Wizard involved in this violent incident has endorsed Hillary Clinton.

So what?

Which way are you going to break? Trump is no Che, but he does have the endorsement of international "Progressives." Shall we be putting you down as +1 Trump?

Comment Re:Spoken by a genuine idiot (Score 1) 138

North Korea imprisons about 600 out of every 100k population. That is a horrific number, and is far worse than the world average. In fact, there is only one other country that imprisons a greater proportion of citizens: The United States of America, at about 700 per 100k.

North Korea imprisons its entire population in a hell modeled on Stalin's excesses. Attempting to leave the country without permission can get you and three generations of your family thrown into a prison camp with extremely harsh conditions, or simply killed. There are hundreds of thousands of North Koreans in those camps. Not clapping enough at a mass ceremony to celebrate the regime's accomplishments, or the glories of the Dear Leader, can also get you in that same sort of prison camp. When the crime is judged to be political in nature you are unlikely to ever emerge alive from one of the special prison camps they will send you to. Starvation, beatings, medical experiments, possibly experimental tests of chemical weapons, and other tortures are what await you.

The people in US prisons didn't get there by telling fat jokes about Presidents Bush or Obama. You're looking at real crimes like murder, rape, drug dealing, embezzlement, and so on.

Did you consider any of that when you made your post? Or were you just trying to somehow suggest that the US was actually a worse place than North Korea?

Comment Re:Help Wanted (Score 4, Informative) 138

I don't think many people would disagree with you that it's a hellhole but things like this make it easier for people to understand. It's not easy to comprehend what it's like to live in a true, card carrying hell hole.

There are a few hints available.

Revealed: the gas chamber horror of North Korea's gulag

In the remote north-eastern corner of North Korea, close to the border of Russia and China, is Haengyong. Hidden away in the mountains, this remote town is home to Camp 22 - North Korea's largest concentration camp, where thousands of men, women and children accused of political crimes are held. Now, it is claimed, it is also where thousands die each year and where prison guards stamp on the necks of babies born to prisoners to kill them. . . .

Witnesses have described watching entire families being put in glass chambers and gassed. They are left to an agonising death while scientists take notes. The allegations offer the most shocking glimpse so far of Kim Jong-il's North Korean regime.

Kwon Hyuk, who has changed his name, was the former military attaché at the North Korean Embassy in Beijing. He was also the chief of management at Camp 22. In the BBC's This World documentary, to be broadcast tonight, Hyuk claims he now wants the world to know what is happening.

'I witnessed a whole family being tested on suffocating gas and dying in the gas chamber,' he said. 'The parents, son and and a daughter. The parents were vomiting and dying, but till the very last moment they tried to save kids by doing mouth-to-mouth breathing.'

Hyuk has drawn detailed diagrams of the gas chamber he saw. He said: 'The glass chamber is sealed airtight. It is 3.5 metres wide, 3m long and 2.2m high_ [There] is the injection tube going through the unit. Normally, a family sticks together and individual prisoners stand separately around the corners. Scientists observe the entire process from above, through the glass.'

He explains how he had believed this treatment was justified. 'At the time I felt that they thoroughly deserved such a death. Because all of us were led to believe that all the bad things that were happening to North Korea were their fault; that we were poor, divided and not making progress as a country.

'It would be a total lie for me to say I feel sympathetic about the children dying such a painful death. Under the society and the regime I was in at the time, I only felt that they were the enemies. So I felt no sympathy or pity for them at all.'

His testimony is backed up by Soon Ok-lee, who was imprisoned for seven years. 'An officer ordered me to select 50 healthy female prisoners,' she said. 'One of the guards handed me a basket full of soaked cabbage, told me not to eat it but to give it to the 50 women. I gave them out and heard a scream from those who had eaten them. They were all screaming and vomiting blood. All who ate the cabbage leaves started violently vomiting blood and screaming with pain. It was hell. In less than 20 minutes they were quite dead.'

Kim curses defectors’ families for three generations

North Korea has ordered the “unconditional punishment” of three generations of the family of anyone escaping from the country and given border guards orders to shoot suspected fugitives on sight.

Inside a North Korean prison camp: satellite analysis reveals prison life and death

Not much is known about Camp 25, but one thing is sure – the innocuous name given to this North Korean political prison camp does no justice to the human suffering that goes on within.

A UN inquiry commission this year found that deliberate starvation was used for control and punishment in such camps, as well as in ordinary prisons.

The head of the inquiry, Australian judge Michael Kirby, likened human rights abuses to those of Nazi Germany and urged greater international action.

CAMP DEATH Inside North Korea’s inescapable Camp 16

Comment Re:We have found them! (Score 1) 138

The issue with North Korea's sites isn't really ads.

North Korea's official news website serves malware

The Attack on Sony

North Korea's cyberattack on Sony Pictures exposed a new reality: you don't have to be a superpower to inflict damage on U.S. corporations

Shared malware code links SWIFT-related breaches at banks and North Korean hackers

Of course if they can get some hard currency from them I doubt those pages will be ad free forever .... if they are now.

Comment Re:I would love it but (Score 0) 612

Charity watchdog: Clinton Foundation a ‘slush fund’

The group spent the bulk of its windfall on administration, travel, and salaries and bonuses, with the fattest payouts going to family friends. . . . . None of the Clintons is on the payroll, but they do enjoy first-class flights paid for by the foundation.

Bill Clinton foundation has spent more than $50M on travel expenses

Comment Re:Stick a fork in.... (Score 4, Informative) 612

I mean... he just fucking lied about Hillary making up the Birther argument right on camera. Lied. Straight lied his ass off. Not just the usual half-baked shit he throws off.

McClatchy: Clinton Advisor Sid Blumenthal Shopped Around Birther Rumors in 2008
Clinton’s 08 Campaign Manager Acknowledges Volunteer Sent Around Birther Email
Former DC Bureau Chief: Clinton Surrogate Pitched Me ‘Birther’ Story In 2008

Comment Re:It's just another fundraiser. (Score 0) 343

Go read that post again. I can back up my views, there are facts behind them. The people and media I link to are people that deal with ideas and facts too. Yet here you are calling names. The real kook here is you because without name calling you probably have nothing. You're probably in desperate need of having some new perspectives to consider.

Comment Her name is Kim Phuc and she now lives in Canada (Score 3, Informative) 196

Comment Re:God's chosen people (Score 1) 232

God's chosen people ...... Yup. Nothing like letting a group of people who claim that God has a deal with them that he will always side with them over others decide what is and isn't acceptable for others to say.

Unique among its region, the modern, diverse, multi-racial, secular, civil rights based, gay rights embracing, parliamentary democracy known as Israel has decided that trying to plan or encourage the murder of its citizens should be discouraged on social media. From that topic you have produce a mini-rant based on religion and person bigotry that has nothing to do with any of this. Is your intent to convey antisemitism?

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