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The Dear Loser comes into his own. (North Korea)

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The Dear Loser comes into his own. (North Korea)

Post by Blackhawk » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:56 pm

North Korea's vaunted rocket, daringly launched to celebrate the rise of their new leader, fell apart on take off.
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Post by Holman » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:37 pm

I'll be following KCNA on this. I want the truth.
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Post by Grifman » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:47 pm

Holman wrote:I'll be following KCNA on this. I want the truth.
I wonder what would happen if you emailed them a question about the rocket launch?
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Post by Rip » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:52 pm

Grifman wrote:
Holman wrote:I'll be following KCNA on this. I want the truth.
I wonder what would happen if you emailed them a question about the rocket launch?

Throw him an OO invite.

Offer to negotiate eight way peace talks.

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Post by Kraken » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:40 am

Obviously sabotaged. I blame Obama.

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Post by Holman » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:20 am

Holman wrote:I'll be following KCNA on this. I want the truth.
Curiously, KCNA for April 12, 2012 (Juche 101) makes no mention of yesterday's launch.

A lot of floral tributes, however:
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Kim Jong Un Receives Congratulations from Hu Jintao
Congratulations to Kim Jong Un from Syrian President
Congratulations to Kim Jong Un from Lao Party Leader
Gifts Presented
Gifts to Kim Il Sung
Gifts from Delegations and Delegates of Organizations for Study of Juche Idea
Gift from Chinese Organization
Deputies to SPA Pay Floral Tribute
Floral Tribute Paid
Floral Basket and Congratulatory letter from Military Attaches Corps
Floral Basket from Lao Party Leader
Foreign Personages Present Floral Basket and Congratulatory Letter
Floral Baskets, Congratulatory Letters
WFDY President and Representative of WHO Pay Tribute
Floral Baskets, Congratulations from Int'l Organizations Delegations
World Congress on Juche Idea Opens with Splendor
Old Home in Mangyongdae Draws Endless Bevy of Visitors
Participants in Int'l Festival Visit Old Home
Military Attaches Corps and Staffers of UNCF Office Visit Mangyongdae
Deputies to SPA Visit Mangyongdae
Foreign Guests Visit Pyongyang Mission of AINDF
WPK Secretary Meets Foreign Party Leaders
Songhwa Fine Art Exhibition Opens
Chinese in Chongjin Mark Birth Anniversary
Mass Game Given in North Hwanghae Province
Foreign Guests, Delegations and Delegates Arrive
Servicepersons Delighted at News of Election as Head of WPK
Kim Jong Un, Symbol of DPRK's Dignity
Aid Materials Donated by Chinese Organization
Devoted Teacher Working on Suun Islet for 35 Years
Health Dishes, Drinks Presented to Food Festival
Korean Stamp Museum
"Kim Il Sung's Korea", Special Write-ups to Centenary of His Birth (26)
Maltese Party Leader Hopes Everything Will Go Well in DPRK
Chongryon Central Standing Committee Congratulates
Koreans in Japan Remember Kim Il Sung
Title of Honorary Citizen of Nigeria Awarded to Kim Il Sung
S. Korean Prosecution Accused of Dragging on Case of Illegal Investigation into Civilians
U.S. Shoots Down East Asian Peace: Asian Times
Korean Stamp Exhibition Opens in China
Collection of Works Published in Russia and South Africa
Work Off Press in Ecuador
Day of Sun Marked Abroad
Day of Sun to Be Celebrated in Libya
Birth Anniversary Celebrated in China
Birth Anniversary Marked by Foreign Newspapers
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Post by Fretmute » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:31 am

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Post by YellowKing » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:32 am

Are we sure this wasn't yet another promotion for the Three Stooges movie?

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Post by Holman » Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:47 pm

It's true, the satellite "failed to enter its preset orbit."
Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) -- The DPRK launched its first application satellite Kwangmyongsong-3 at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station in Cholsan County, North Phyongan Province at 07:38:55 a.m. on Friday.

The earth observation satellite failed to enter its preset orbit.

Scientists, technicians and experts are now looking into the cause of the failure.
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Post by Anonymous Bosch » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:16 pm

Holman wrote:It's true, the satellite "failed to enter its preset orbit."
Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) -- The DPRK launched its first application satellite Kwangmyongsong-3 at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station in Cholsan County, North Phyongan Province at 07:38:55 a.m. on Friday.

The earth observation satellite failed to enter its preset orbit.

Scientists, technicians and experts are now looking into the cause of the failure.
The satellite was also portayed by the NYT as follows:
The satellite, one official said, was a “dishwasher wrapped in tinfoil.”
Perhaps the North Korean rocket fuel contained too many mentos?
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Post by Grifman » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:24 am

Holman wrote:It's true, the satellite "failed to enter its preset orbit."
There are some interesting news stories at that site but my favorite headline is this one:

Korean People Delighted at Erection of Great Men's Statues

Such virile statues they have in NK! :)
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Post by Exodor » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:31 am

Actual footage of the attempted launch has been found:

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Post by LawBeefaroni » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:04 pm

Kim Jong Un didn't mention the failed launch at all in his recent public speech. It's interesting, though, because his father only gave one public speech ever.

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North Korea’s new leader Kim Jong-un vowed today in his maiden address before his people to build on the “military first” policy of the Kim family dynasty. He spoke before a massive crowd in Pyongyang for the 100th anniversary of the birth of his grandfather, North Korea’s “Great Leader” Kim Il-sung.

The celebration on Pyongyang’s Kim Il-sung Square – the biggest such event in North Korea since the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People’s Army in 1992 – left no doubt of the primacy of North Korea’s armed forces in perpetuating the hard-line policies of the dynasty, in power since the end of World War II.

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Mr. Lee believes Kim Jong-un, like his father Kim Jong-il, who died in December, feels a special need to demonstrate his military strength since he has no real military experience beyond the few years that North Korean propaganda claims he spent at the country’s military academy. “This young chap has to burnish his military credentials,” says Lee, though “I don’t think anyone in North Korea is going to tell him to his face” that he has little or no military experience.
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Post by AWS260 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:51 pm

I'm trying to figure out what to call that haircut. It has a strong early-90s vibe.

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AWS260 wrote:I'm trying to figure out what to call that haircut. It has a strong early-90s vibe.
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Post by Grifman » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:01 pm

AWS260 wrote:I'm trying to figure out what to call that haircut. It has a strong early-90s vibe.
Looks like a cross between Moe and Curly to me :)
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Post by Blackhawk » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:37 pm

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AWS260 wrote:I'm trying to figure out what to call that haircut. It has a strong early-90s vibe.
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I don't know, but I'd love to see him do the Truffle Shuffle.
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AWS260 wrote:I'm trying to figure out what to call that haircut. It has a strong early-90s vibe.
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Apparently there's a Facebook page for everything these days: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kim-Jong ... 9744299011

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Post by silverjon » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:47 pm

I had a haircut like that circa 2001-2002. A little longer up top.
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Post by YellowKing » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:47 pm

She BLINDED him.....with SCIENCE!

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Post by Holman » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:38 pm

It's a square bowl cut. North Korean scientists will surely develop round bowls any day now, comrades!
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Post by GargoyleBoy » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:52 pm

AWS260 wrote:I'm trying to figure out what to call that haircut. It has a strong early-90s vibe.
Reverse Mullet. Business in the back, party in the front.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:56 pm

He's at least creative in his executions:
Kim Chol, vice minister of the army, was taken into custody earlier this year on the orders of Kim Jong-un, who assumed the leadership after the death of his father in December.

On the orders of Kim Jong-un to leave "no trace of him behind, down to his hair," according to South Korean media, Kim Chol was forced to stand on a spot that had been zeroed in for a mortar round and "obliterated."

The execution of Kim Chol is just one example of a purge of members of the North Korean military or party who threatened the fledgling regime of Kim Jong-un.

So far this year, 14 senior officials have fallen victim to the purges, according to intelligence data provided to Yoon Sang-hyun, a member of the South Korean Foreign Affairs, Trade and Unification Committee. 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.
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Other officials have been executed by firing squads, including Ryu Kyong, a senior intelligence expert.

Since being elevated to second-in-command of the nation by his father in September 2010, Kim has reportedly been behind the dismissal of at least 31 senior officials.
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Post by LawBeefaroni » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:12 pm

Even more cowering, unqualified yes-men unwilling to take any risk or responsibility filling the government ranks! What could possibly go wrong?
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Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:34 pm

If only Stalin were around to ask.
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Post by LawBeefaroni » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:54 pm

A young rebel smuggler in the family?
During the interview, conducted at the school in Bosnia where he studies, Kim Han-Sol, 17, spoke of his desire to "make things better" for the Korean people.
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Post by LordMortis » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:47 pm

http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articl ... f-up-nukes" target="_blank
The National Defense Commission, headed by the country's young leader, Kim Jong Un, denounced Tuesday's U.N. Security Council resolution condemning North Korea's long-range rocket launch in December as a banned missile activity and expanding sanctions against the regime. The commission reaffirmed in its declaration that the launch was a peaceful bid to send a satellite into space, but also clearly indicated the country's rocket launches have a military purpose: to strike and attack the United States.

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Post by msduncan » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:56 pm

Help me out here guys:

Someone here at OO linked a video documentary done in North Korea where a couple guys went undercover and shot a ton of footage inside the country. It featured highways that were totally vacant and outposts that never saw anyone traveling, etc.

Anyone remember this? Can you link it to me? I was trying to tell someone about it and can't find it.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:03 pm

But since that link seems to route back to the home page, try here.
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Post by hepcat » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:16 pm

Netflix used to stream all these. I went on a "Shane Marathon" one weekend with a few friends. My favorites were this one and the African trip. I really wish he would do more of these for Vice.
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Post by msduncan » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:27 am

Thanks guys. I was trying to describe this to a coworker and instead just sent her the link. She brought up how crazy NK is after the news stories yesterday, and so I thought she'd be interested in those behind the scenes videos. Most of us think they are crazy, but most people have no clue how bizzare that society really is.
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Post by Octavious » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:39 pm

That guy had balls of steel to go into that country and do that. You can see in his face that he's terrified almost the entire time. He easily could have gotten tossed in a jail for the rest of his life. :shock:
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Post by Vorret » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:01 pm

Octavious wrote:That guy had balls of steel to go into that country and do that. You can see in his face that he's terrified almost the entire time. He easily could have gotten tossed in a jail for the rest of his life. :shock:
Yep.
All for our entertainment.

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Post by gbasden » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:54 pm

I went to go watch this tonight and it's coming up as a dead link for me. Is anyone else able to load it still?

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Post by Vorret » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:08 am

gbasden wrote:I went to go watch this tonight and it's coming up as a dead link for me. Is anyone else able to load it still?
Yep... odd I watched one of the side story earlier today. Probably a temporary glitch.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:07 am

It still shows up in the search results, but goes to a 404 when clicked.
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Post by hepcat » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:25 pm

Wow, Shane Smith actually HAS been doing quite a few more travel guides and such. I completely missed them. Here's one on the North Korean film industry.

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