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Old April 3rd, 2015, 05:50 AM   #1
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A Crack in N Korea's Communism?

If you think about it, this is part of what started happening in China. You have to start giving the people some toys, and that is opening a door that's hard to then close.

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North Korea: Online shopping site launched

North Korea's government says it has launched an online shopping website.
The state-run site, called Okryu, offers a range of products including food and medicines, according to official news agency KCNA. While it says the site is "aimed at promoting convenience for the people", it's not clear how many will actually be able to use it, as internet access is extremely limited outside of elite circles. Some people can use the country's own state-controlled intranet - known as Kwangmyong - via their smartphones, but computers are prohibitively expensive for the average worker and ownership requires government approval.
"While it is questionable how accessible it is to regular people, North Korea can easily manage an online shopping mall with its technology," North Korean economy expert Hong Soon-jik tells South Korea's JoongAng Daily. Okryu also shows that North Korea has improved its IT systems, Kim Heung-kwang, a former professor at Pyongyang Computer Technology University, tells the paper. "North Korea can no longer block the market economy completely and is responding in its own way," he says.
North Korea: Online shopping site launched - BBC News
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Blue jeans and rock 'n' roll took down the USSR.

Can you imagine Kim Jong-un vaping some Tangerine Haze, and listening to some Bob Marley?

I can't either....
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I could never live in NK. I couldn't vape my white cream berry and strawberry cloud? and NO internet? how cruel can you get? someone needs to over-throw their dear leader..
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No one except the elite families can own anything of real luxury or value, and I am sure these people can have access to the real internet where they can shop online, at least from China if Taobao delivers to North Korea.

This is what makes me so angry about this regime (and it is not just Fat Boy Kim, but several hundred people and their families) is that it keeps this awful, totalitarian system where the country is basically a prison. I don't think the country could be "opened up" because then their crimes would be revealed. Can't have that.
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Old June 9th, 2015, 04:39 AM   #5
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Seriously man, the International community should just get together and march in to NK and open it up.

I mean, that's 24 million people living under this shit. And what is North Korea going to do if one day the entire world walks up and knocks on their door lol? They can't do anything.
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Seriously man, the International community should just get together and march in to NK and open it up.

I mean, that's 24 million people living under this shit. And what is North Korea going to do if one day the entire world walks up and knocks on their door lol? They can't do anything.
We did that once. It was called the Korean war. You have to remember NK is client state of CHINA. We wouldn't be fighting just NK, but possibly China too.

Secondly WHY should we go marching in there when 24 million people won't get off their asses and even try to overthrow their dear leader ? How'd that work for us in Iraq ??

It's a fallacy to think we can spread democracy at the point of a gun.
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Old June 9th, 2015, 06:04 AM   #7
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We did that once. It was called the Korean war. You have to remember NK is client state of CHINA. We wouldn't be fighting just NK, but possibly China too.

Secondly WHY should we go marching in there when 24 million people won't get off their asses and even try to overthrow their dear leader ? How'd that work for us in Iraq ??

It's a fallacy to think we can spread democracy at the point of a gun.
Lmao, who is China going to side with, puny little isolationist NK or the rest of the world? (Except for allahuackbaristan, but who gives a shit about them anyway?) It's not like the post WWII days, where the USSR and its satellites are major powers or anything. You can't not side with the west these days or else you get your ass kicked.

Plus, China is not nearly as dictatorially communist as they used to be, and they know economically and politically who they need to side with to stay relevant in the world today. Come on, even China thinks NK is batshit insane, not to mention the fact that it could be a great bonding exercise to bridge the bad blood after so many decades- everybody knows that blowing up retarded little nations that serve no purpose other than to be a laughing stock is a favorite pastime of ours, and I'm sure China is dying to not only test out all that military power they've been building up, but willing to help end the tyranny of NK if it means exerting a little more influence in Korea. :^)
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This is why I laugh when I read commentary about when North Korea is goin to fall. If the status quo stays the same, things will never change there, and as long as China enables and defends them. Well, if China defends them, why don't they guide the North Koreans? Allies right?

It would be wonderful and fascinating if Kim Jr. keeled over and died, because the country will run out of Kim's unless one of the brothers would have taken over, which would be cool because I think either brother, especially the idiot brother caught coming to Japan on a fake Domincan passport. Those guys would open the country up, denounce the fat brother and dad/grandpa as the criminals and then bring in KFC to feed all the people as a publicity stunt.

Been to South Korea. Except for the food, didn't like the place, so I cannot imagine what North Korea would be like with no electricity in COLD ASS winters. Imagine living in Chicago in a cold water flat with no electricity or likely heat, unless they had steam heat. Beer was horsepiss but the food was wonderful, much better than Chinese food, minus the squid.
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This is why I laugh when I read commentary about when North Korea is goin to fall. If the status quo stays the same, things will never change there, and as long as China enables and defends them. Well, if China defends them, why don't they guide the North Koreans? Allies right?

It would be wonderful and fascinating if Kim Jr. keeled over and died, because the country will run out of Kim's unless one of the brothers would have taken over, which would be cool because I think either brother, especially the idiot brother caught coming to Japan on a fake Domincan passport. Those guys would open the country up, denounce the fat brother and dad/grandpa as the criminals and then bring in KFC to feed all the people as a publicity stunt.

Been to South Korea. Except for the food, didn't like the place, so I cannot imagine what North Korea would be like with no electricity in COLD ASS winters. Imagine living in Chicago in a cold water flat with no electricity or likely heat, unless they had steam heat. Beer was horsepiss but the food was wonderful, much better than Chinese food, minus the squid.
South Korean internet is god tier tho. #worth.
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North Korea are alone with other nations.

Have nuclear arsenal.

And reserves with 4,5 million man.
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