Kim Jong Il introduces hamburgers to North Korea as 'quality' food

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    that entire country is under a blanket when it comes to knowledge of many things - it comes from the government.

    but of course, north korea isn't that bad, i mean, they only actually claim to have wmd and have publically said will continue to develop... :rolleyes: , unlike some other countries with "connections to alqaeda"... :rolleyes: . yeah george, oil and saudi interests aren't in the picture :rolleyes: .
     
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    Of course he did, he wrote it :D
     
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    It is still going to be a state run production from start to finish. They are following the USSR model. He is taking the best care of what they consider to be the elite class. Jong Il must be considering hamburger to be brain food. The regular citizens get what is left. :(
     
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    i'm just going to point this out now, for anyone that's not too familiar. Kim Jong II is completely crazy. I mean, like, ****ing nuts. He's worse than our president, tho thankfully he doesn't have access to the armies and weapons. His people are so twisted from his censorship, they think he invented TV and the internet. It's wild.

    wdlove, i don't think this was for the elite, "quality food for university students" makes me think it's biggest appeal is that it can be produced fast and cheap, and i think this is actually for the lower classes. I doubt he gives a rats ass about nutrition, he's insane, as i mentioned above.

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    To be more accurate, he doesn't give a rat's ass about nutrition for his people. For himself, there are 200 scientists who fulltime job it is to watch what he eats to lengthen his life. I mean, this is a guy who has workers check every grain of rice he eats to make sure he doesn't get any broken or otherwise imperfect pieces.
     
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    actually, it said in the article that the food was only for the elite students at his own university, but has spread to other univiersities
     
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    Hamburgers, 'quality' food... :eek:

    It probably is 'quality' food when you're used to eating rats. :eek: :p

    *naughty igav, slaps wrist*
     
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    ...in the line of great communist propaganda, he is probably going to 'brand' those burger places red and yellow. And the food will be exactly the same everywhere you go, same taste, no soul corrupting luxury. Oh, and production will be efficient, celebrating modern technology and elevating every worker to the rank of supervisor (of machines).

    Wait a minute, that sounds just like... :eek:
     
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    I saw a story about someone's visit to North Korea on holiday. Yes, you can go there on holiday - apparently there's a lot of things you simply MUST see (i.e. your 'guides' make sure you do). Don't expect to get in if you're an American... ;)

    Anyway the best restaurant in Pyongyang served him a hamburger with a fried egg as it was the best they could offer.
     
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    Oh yes paul, our president is so horrible. I guess since we don't have kids in the streets eating bugs, our President is just a tad better right?
     
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    Yeah, i've heard his rice is hand-inspected, one of his cooks defected a couple of years ago and wrote a tell-all story about it. I've been meaning to read that.

    And, to whoever said it, yes it started at his "elite" school, but the whole thing is a bit misleading: Kim Jong didn't really introduce hamburgers, they've been slowly catching on without him, but he *formally* introduced them in this school, with his production techniques. I stand by my assessment that this is meant to be the Volkswagon of Hitler: cheap fast food for the masses. If only he'd let McDonalds in, they could do it a lot cheaper :cool:

    Communism, uh, pisses me off.

    macaztec: the difference is, kim jong isn't a religious extremist. Where are you getting this information that Americans aren't living off of bugs on the street? Because I can assure you, it happens.

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    Kim Jong Il needs to be taken out, just for introducing hamburgers as 'quality food'

    Now, if the Ilmatic himself were to say that steak sandwitches are 'quality food', I might cut him some slack.

    Steak sandwitch, slice of pickle, grilled onions, honey mustard, toasted wheat roll, with au jus dipping sauce... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
     
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    Doesn't everyone inspect their rice grains post-wash? There's always some broken ones or one where the husk didn't get removed. You can't be eating those!

    Oh, and we're assuming the hamburgers are made of cow. :D
     
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    You mean? <gasp>

    No way! <horror>

    Il-burgers are made out of North Koreans?!!!

    But its not Tuesday.

    :D :p
     
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    Heh heh. Actually I was thinking vegetable protein. :D
     
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    [rant mode]

    No matter how much you hate President Bush, you shouldn't be comparing the man to a dictator or a "religious extremist". A religious extremist is someone like the current rulers of Saudi Arabia, the former rulers of Afghanistan, and the mullahs of Iran. This President isn't even close to "religious extremist" - so he believes in God and actually goes to church, and has a little bit of moral clairty.

    And your comment about communism is amusing, because your last comment can be taken as the general public should be forced to provide for people. Private organizations like the YMCA already accomplish this and help out the homeless and starving thru private donations. What you are so slyly suggesting is socialism - one step away from that thing you so greatly hate.
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    Shush, mrbrown.

    If you keep this up, the socialists in America, the ones that engage in ANSWER protests, the ones that want bonafide wealth redistribution, are going to run and hide like cockroaches when the lights come on.

    You can't kill cockroaches when they run and hide. ;) :eek: :D

    Its amazing that people actually believe that they are doing a good thing by espousing the view that government should TAKE something away that a person earns, in order to GIVE to another that did not earn it. Its as if TAKING is justified depending on what its used for. I guess its the simplistic 'Robin Hood' mentality. Lets see, Robin Hood steals from the rich and gives to the poor, and the sheriff goes after Robin Hood. Might seem like a good idea, if its a Hollywood movie.

    But the real situation here is that the sheriff steals from the rich (which are paying a disproportionate amount in taxes) and gives to the poor, all the while Robin Hood is cheering and urging the sheriff to take more from the rich, and give to the poor.

    "If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them, they must become happy." - TJ
     
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    1. when i said it, it was a lighthearted scoff mostly at the people who turn every thread into a political one;

    2. when someone wants to force their religious views (separate from clearly definable scientific views, i'm talking gays and abortion here), onto a country by written law, that person is clearly a religious extremist;

    3. MacAztec is the one who brought up homelessness and starvation, not me, i only pointed out that he was wrong in saying no americans live on the street eating insects, or at very least can't be right, because he's making an absolute negative against a group of some 300,000,000 people;

    4. Communism pisses me off because of how it's implemented and abused, not because of the general idea of it... I am not a socialist, but that's another system that's perfect on paper but doesn't work... nor can you really logically infer that I am a socialist by that one responsive comment;

    5. this thread is about north korea and hamburgers.

    paul
     
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    Anyone seen the ilMatic blog? Hilarious.

    If you want government to intervene domestically, you are a liberal.
    If you want government to intervene overseas, you are a conservative.
    If you want government to intervene everywhere, you are a moderate.
    If you do not want government to intervene anywhere, you are an extremist. --Joseph Sobran

    Dunno who Joseph Sobran is, I just saw this in Jeff Cooper's commentaries.
     
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    Now if they wanted to sell a healthy burger, they should be selling Bison burgers. They're lean, healthy, extremely tasty, and they only cost a dollar more than your standard hamburger.
     
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    Good Guidelines for Running a Country:
    Test #1: Does your flag involve a skull? If so, you're probably the bad guy.
    Test #2: Does your military goose step? If so, you're probably the bad guy.
    Test #3: Do you have to make laws to prevent people from leaving your country? If so, you're probably doing something wrong.
    Test #4: When people sneak out of your country and INTO China, it's all over.

    Looks like Kim Jong Il has three of the four, and now he's calling burgers good food. And no doubt the North Korean state news channel has announced that the Illustrius Leader invented a new kind of food that he will now benevolently share with his people.


    Leaving political discussion aside, this is yet another amusing feat of someone who has to be near the top of the truly insane leader list of all time.

    The difference between ol' Kim Jong Il and all the other really nasty leaders in recent history--Stalin, Hitler, Sadam Hussein, Pol Pot--is that his policies have the iron fist intended to beat his people into submission (though they're taken to such isolationist extremes that trying to make his miserable pit of a country look flawless internationally and domestically is far more important than the lives of his own people, even when it doesn't make the slightest bit of sense), but he's also got a wild set of bizzare hobbies and personal quirks.

    Most dictators are either interested in world domination (Hitler) or having absolute power over their own little quiet corner of the world (Hussein), but Kim Jong Il's desires don't seem to make a whole lot of sense one way or the other.

    North Korea would really be the last place on this earth I think I'd choose to live at this particular point in time.

    (And by the way, there's nothing really wrong with the fundamental concept of communism--Jesus, after all, recommended it as the right way to do things--but in practice it has failed abysmally every time it's been tried on a large scale with a top-heavy government. I also think it's somewhat misleading to characterize Bush's greed-based politics and a few personal quirks as religious extremism--religious influnce, maybe (though I'd just call it ignorance in the case of the gay marriage ban), but he has a long way to go before extremisim.)
     
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    Could be made out of dog. :D

    Been there done that, got the T-Shirt.

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