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    Re: North Korea confirms arrest of US citizen

    Has Duncan Hunter come to his rescue yet?

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    Re: North Korea confirms arrest of US citizen

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Then what's stopping you from going to a country were 70% of the population eats grass?

    Go, please - I'm sure you will enjoy the pain and misery (that they won't show you).
    why would traveling to NK require support for the regime?

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    Re: North Korea confirms arrest of US citizen

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    why would traveling to NK require support for the regime?
    You have to pretend to be supportive of the regime. They take you on a tour where they make you bring flowers to Kim Ill Sung and Kim Jong Ill's statues and you are required to bow. You are also not allowed to call Kim Ill Sung, Kim Jong Ill or Kim Jong Un by their direct names. You must always say.. Great General Kim Jong Ill...ect..ect.. You must also never say anything critical of the country, its leaders or any of the high ranking officials. You can not take pictures of any of the run down cities, only the sights they specifically take you to. And when you take pictures, you can not cut out any part of any of the leaders. If your taking a picture of a statue, you have to take a picture of the complete statue and not cut any of it out. These are just some of many of the restrictive rules tourists are subjected to while in N.Korea.
    - There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
    - Idealistically, everything should work as you planed it to. Realistically, it depends on how idealistic you are as to the measure of success.
    - Better to be a pessimist before, and an optimist afterwords.

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    Re: North Korea confirms arrest of US citizen

    I'm not sure how lip-service would translate to actual support



    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    You have to pretend to be supportive of the regime. They take you on a tour where they make you bring flowers to Kim Ill Sung and Kim Jong Ill's statues and you are required to bow. You are also not allowed to call Kim Ill Sung, Kim Jong Ill or Kim Jong Un by their direct names. You must always say.. Great General Kim Jong Ill...ect..ect.. You must also never say anything critical of the country, its leaders or any of the high ranking officials. You can not take pictures of any of the run down cities, only the sights they specifically take you to. And when you take pictures, you can not cut out any part of any of the leaders. If your taking a picture of a statue, you have to take a picture of the complete statue and not cut any of it out. These are just some of many of the restrictive rules tourists are subjected to while in N.Korea.

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    Re: North Korea confirms arrest of US citizen

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    I'm not sure how lip-service would translate to actual support
    There is not much difference between pretending to support and actually supporting them in their eyes. If you don't show support, pretending to do so or not, you are arrested. Its not like the US where you have a choice or not.
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    Re: North Korea confirms arrest of US citizen

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    There is not much difference between pretending to support and actually supporting them in their eyes. If you don't show support, pretending to do so or not, you are arrested. Its not like the US where you have a choice or not.
    Lol. Never mind

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    Re: North Korea confirms arrest of US citizen

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    You have to pretend to be supportive of the regime. They take you on a tour where they make you bring flowers to Kim Ill Sung and Kim Jong Ill's statues and you are required to bow. You are also not allowed to call Kim Ill Sung, Kim Jong Ill or Kim Jong Un by their direct names. You must always say.. Great General Kim Jong Ill...ect..ect.. You must also never say anything critical of the country, its leaders or any of the high ranking officials. You can not take pictures of any of the run down cities, only the sights they specifically take you to. And when you take pictures, you can not cut out any part of any of the leaders. If your taking a picture of a statue, you have to take a picture of the complete statue and not cut any of it out. These are just some of many of the restrictive rules tourists are subjected to while in N.Korea.
    I might just go for some of that if i could go visit their unicorn hole. of course i would be very disappointed if it was a sheep with a horn glued to it's head. Damned circus people wouldn't give me my money back on that one. NK has to be more honest than the circus, right?

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    Re: North Korea confirms arrest of US citizen

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    I might just go for some of that if i could go visit their unicorn hole. of course i would be very disappointed if it was a sheep with a horn glued to it's head. Damned circus people wouldn't give me my money back on that one. NK has to be more honest than the circus, right?
    What they are not telling you is the unicorn is actually kim jong un's shadow while bending over and turtle heading it. Kim Jong Un: "Hey guys, look, I'm a unicorn!"
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    Re: North Korea confirms arrest of US citizen

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    What they are not telling you is the unicorn is actually kim jong un's shadow while bending over and turtle heading it. Kim Jong Un: "Hey guys, look, I'm a unicorn!"
    Is his shadow purple with sparkles on it's ass? Because if it is i know some people who would love to see him at an american convention.

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    Re: North Korea confirms arrest of US citizen

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    I might just go for some of that if i could go visit their unicorn hole. of course i would be very disappointed if it was a sheep with a horn glued to it's head. Damned circus people wouldn't give me my money back on that one. NK has to be more honest than the circus, right?
    No, actually no they're not more honest than a circus.

    Remember North Koreans believe Kim Jong Il is basically "Jesus" and his father, Kim Il-Sung is basically God. Remember North Koreans believe Kim Jong-Il invented the hamburger and could regularly shoot a perfect round of golf, among other insane accusations the typical North Korean is fed by the government owned media.

    North Korea is the definition of a cult of personality... You do as you're told and believe what the state tells you and if you don't then you and your family will be murdered or locked in anyone of their numerous prison camps.

    There is a reason why there is a DMZ littered with land mines - and it's not to keep people out - it's to keep people in. People are forced to live in North Korea - they don't choose to live in North Korea.

    North Koreans are brainwashed to believe that they are the pinnacle of the world and the most advanced nation on earth - while every other nation is starving and wants North Koreas resources....

    Of course when you visit (which is nearly impossible) you have to pretend you believe all of it despite the fact it is all a bunch of BS.

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