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Any North Koreans Found Not To Have Cried Hystrically At Kim Jong-Il's Passing May Spend 6 Months In A Labor Camp

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Well, it is a slow news day, so we focus on the patently absurd, such as this news out of Interfax confirming that TheOnion can now close up shop as reality is far, far better. From Interfax: "North Korean citizens, who did not take part in the mourning ceremonies for the country’s late Leader Kim Jong-il, are facing up to six months in labor camps, Interfax reported January 11. According to the South Korean media sources, “People’s Courts” took place all over the country starting December 29 to condemn those who did not show enough emotion after the death of “the great leader” Kim Jong-il. The People’s Court hearings were reportedly over by January 8. The behavior of those people, who criticized the three-generation principle of ruling the country, was also a matter of discussion during the court meetings.  It was reported earlier that 2012 calendars were fully taken out of stores because the date of death of the late Leader Kim Jong-il was not marked in them." That said, we doubt anyone will punish the capital markets for crying hysterically should Bernanke's printer finally kicks the ghost.

More brainwashed theater below - the guy at 1:23 minutes in however is sure to get an extra portion of rice for his performance:

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Wed, 01/11/2012 - 11:47 | 2054580 Chump
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That's just retarded.  It's really disgusting how you have to inject every single one of your comments with something, anything, about how you hate Jews.  Get a hobby or just get some fresh or something you clown.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 11:57 | 2054637 Azannoth
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I have a Fan! Yay!

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 12:27 | 2054770 Calmyourself
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We are all so happy your pitiful existence has been justified, tears to my eyes, so happy for you..

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 13:48 | 2055065 Randall Cabot
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It is a fact that holocaust denial laws are the camel's nose under the tent in the assault on free speech: On the books in Europe, defacto here.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 13:56 | 2055104 Chump
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Non sequitur, and Europe was busy destroying its citizens' basic human rights long before Holocaust-denying mental midgets came on the scene.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:22 | 2055212 Randall Cabot
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Non sequitur. When was Europe busy destroying basic human rights before holocasust denial laws?


Wed, 01/11/2012 - 19:38 | 2056597 Vlad Tepid
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Maybe during the Holocaust??

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 11:34 | 2054496 Natural Man
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Stay hungry, stay foolish. - Kim Jong Il (2011) -

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 11:35 | 2054500 taniquetil
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Great Leader is Dead


liek dis if u cry evrytm 4eva


Or Else.




Wed, 01/11/2012 - 11:35 | 2054505 Caviar Emptor
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Don't laugh too hard. We'll be there soon here in the US.

US schools with their own police

Each day, hundreds of schoolchildren appear before courts in Texas charged with offences such as swearing, misbehaving on the school bus or getting in to a punch-up in the playground. Children have been arrested for possessing cigarettes, wearing "inappropriate" clothes and being late for school.


Wed, 01/11/2012 - 11:45 | 2054546 hedgeless_horseman
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From first-hand experience I can say that Texas schools are now indeed an absolute police state.  Not just urban schools, but out in the sticks as well.  Full-time Constables with drug dogs patrolling the halls, closed campuses, and regular locker and backpack searches are all considered normal.  God forbid your child drive a parent's car to school and the constable finds one of the parent's Tylenols, or a single round of ammunition in the truck from bird hunting last weekend.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 11:47 | 2054565 Caviar Emptor
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I have to say that article was a shock. Never realized how bad it is. Glad I was in school back in the day, cause most kids I know would have been arrested and or jailed today


Also notice that this was only covered in UK media. Silence in US

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 11:48 | 2054582 trav7777
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search "War on Boys"

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 11:49 | 2054593 Caviar Emptor
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Yup. Obvious for a while to some of us

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 12:22 | 2054741 hedgeless_horseman
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My Zerohedge article from last year:

What are some unforeseen outcomes of conditioning our children to live in a police state?

I believe it is clear that our students are being taught every single day that the government has control of political, economic, and social life through the arbitrary exercises of power by police, in place of regular operation of administrative and judicial organs of the government such as teachers and principals.


Wed, 01/11/2012 - 11:58 | 2054646 Caviar Emptor
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Society going terminal 

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 12:01 | 2054662 Bob
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Wed, 01/11/2012 - 12:12 | 2054710 centerline
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Reaching extemes not seen in a long time - on so many levels.

One of the big reasons most people simply underestimate the risks... because they can't (or refuse to) look at all the otherwise seemingly unrelated data and put it together well enough into more of a macro picture of where we are heading.



Wed, 01/11/2012 - 13:18 | 2054953 trav7777
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no; it's because the SYSTEM is suicidal.

Re-read the Stalin post above and my response to it.

There is NOBODY in PRK who liked Dear Leader.  Yet every single one of them goes along with the system despite 100% opposition to it.

If any of you have a JOB, you can see this right in front of you.  NOBODY is willing to risk ostracism for challenging consensus.  There are actually psychological and mammalian studies on social groups that demonstrate that fear of exclusion is considered actually worse than death if you consider the behaviors of social animals.

A herd of humans will march in lockstep toward a goal the opposite of what ALL individuals desire.  And, if one breaks ranks, others WHO AGREE will be the very ones who lead that person off to execution.  And they might, in a quiet moment, confide in the condemned, "yes, I agree with you, sorry."  And they will still pull the trigger.

I see this same thing here on ZH; it is a an utterly confounding artifact of human psychology.  It was far more profound on tickerforum.  People who would argue with me and seek to have me banned would send private messages confessing total agreement with my position.  It happens in meetings where I dissent.  Those who agree WILL NOT RISK voicing their agreement and will actually oppose the message of dissent but then off the record, in the hallway, yeah, I agree 100%.

This shit happens all the time.  Our systems are marching us toward self-destruction.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 13:33 | 2055000 Taint Boil
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I just read your 4 +/- paragraphs and you only used one bad word, are you sick or something?

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:02 | 2055125 trav7777
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was I insulting silverbugz?

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:09 | 2055149 mrgneiss
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gneiss to vote up Trav for a change...........

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:18 | 2055185 mrgneiss
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We prefer the term "anti-fiat bugs who happen to have a preference for the ugly red-headed step child of the precious metals".

Really, ______bugs is such a perjorative.  Scratch a so-called gold or silver bug and you will just find someone who is anti-fiat, and just happens to think the precious metals offer the best inverse correlation to fiat debasement - among the multitude of others (land, copper, machinery, woodlots, firearms, ammo etc etc).

So in my mind, using the term gold/silver bug is on par with using the term "lover of debased/soon to be debased fiat".

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 17:58 | 2056205 Poor Grogman
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A link for these studies on mammals trav?

Otherwise still worth a green this time...

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 17:09 | 2056033 ebear
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Ah Disagree!!!

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 12:02 | 2054667 TheAkashicRecord
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They talked about this on NPR during a special program and discussed it for about an hour, but other than that, I did not see it elsewhere

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 12:06 | 2054687 tabasco71
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Thats sad, but its worse that kids are messing with drugs or weapons anyway (let alone taking them into school)?  

I'd like to trust that the constables did not create the problem and are only there are a response to it?

Possibly (yet another!) unfortunate case of the minority spoiling things for the majority.

Sucks all ways.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 13:22 | 2054970 trav7777
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most of us carried weapons every single day that would get us expelled now.  Most of my peers owned high-powered rifles capable of penetrating body armor.  Had them in their bedrooms.

We actually used to get out our weapons in school and use them for sharpening things or just for random fun.

Idiots like you with your "conventional wisdom" and consensus opinion are the problem.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:20 | 2055207 blu
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You had random fun with toenail clippers?

/sarc ... of course ... but that's where we're at now.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 15:35 | 2055546 tabasco71
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Please don't call  me an idiot because I don't support people carrying weapons around.

I used to be strong enough to resolve all my disagreements with my fists and considered people carrying weapons to be weaker or cowards.

I'm pretty sure that's still the case ;-)

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 19:45 | 2056610 Vlad Tepid
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Not saying I disagree with your sentiment but chances are I will beat you in a "disagreement" then and not with my fists...That then means I won the disagreement.  You might want to rethink your blanket opposition to arming one's self, especially in the world we're heading into.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 11:43 | 2054551 Bob
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In 2010, the police gave close to 300,000 "Class C misdemeanour" tickets to children as young as six in Texas for offences in and out of school, which result in fines, community service and even prison time. What was once handled with a telling-off by the teacher or a call to parents can now result in arrest and a record that may cost a young person a place in college or a job years later.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 11:50 | 2054602 Caviar Emptor
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Wed, 01/11/2012 - 12:01 | 2054664 DaveyJones
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can you sign a citation with a crayon?

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 12:06 | 2054678 MachoMan
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That's the problem...  you don't need express quotas when everyone inherently knows you're supposed to write tickets and bring in the revenue.  The kicker?  Pissant tickets end up getting families on the municipal court treadmill...  often resulting in an escalation of crimes or disintigration of the family due to the demands of the court, e.g. fines, costs, community service, jail time, lost jobs, etc.  Aside from the fact that any young people wanting jobs may be required to disclose these arrests...  as well as to any professional licensing boards, etc.

The whole thing is designed to (and if not has the effect of) creating a class system. 

[if you have any money in the situation of a citation, you lawyer up and get the crap thrown out or reduced, the fine paid (if any), and you move on...  possibly exerting political pressure (where available) on the teacher(s) and/or officer(s) who ratted on or arrested your kid to ensure they don't make the same mistake twice...  if necessary, you follow everything up with an expungement and/or pardon].

See the treadmill every day. 

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 12:13 | 2054712 xela2200
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Never saw a School Police car until I came to this country. Funny, I never before saw teachers having kids taking drugs for been too active neither.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 12:34 | 2054806 DaveyJones
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we want you on drugs, we just want our cut

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 12:34 | 2054807 tabasco71
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1. Is there still truly ROI from going to college in the future as opposed to perhaps working your way up?  With UK uni fees now c.GBP£40k by the end of the 4 years its quite a nice sunk-cost debt collar to be wearing underneath those graduation robes.

2. What jobs?

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 15:50 | 2055628 smiler03
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It's £27K for three years.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:22 | 2055213 blu
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This can only go on because parents are OK with it.

My mother is from Texas. If she is any indication then those people are really backwards and dangerously out of touch.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 11:36 | 2054507 pods
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Do they even have stores in NK?


Wed, 01/11/2012 - 11:37 | 2054516 Hedgetard55
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The "Dear Leader" just died, the "Great Leader" was his dad, Kim Il Sung.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 12:38 | 2054824 DaveyJones
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when you made a written request was it dear dear leader?

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:24 | 2055229 blu
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I think the accepted form is "Most Beloved Dear Leader"

Ugh. I just sort of vomited in my mouth a little.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 11:39 | 2054517 sabra1
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that's why i always carry an onion and last weeks paycheck on my person!

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:26 | 2055239 blu
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Women have an advantage here. My daughter of 16 can summon tears on demand, in seconds. I told her that it means her gender have no credibility then when it comes to swaying mens' hearts with tears. She just laughed.

Damn her.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 11:38 | 2054520 Global Hunter
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1st comment from 1st division is what I was thinking when I saw the headline

"Coming soon to America" (and the West)

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 11:39 | 2054528 baby_BLYTHE
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Jim Rogers says it's time to start investing in North Korea.


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