Life in North Korea

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Life in North Korea

Postby -Metablade- » Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:35 pm

There's a bit of Metablade in all of us.
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Postby Van Canna » Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:12 pm

Well, I remember this:

How do you work seisan bunkai here?
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Postby f.Channell » Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:39 am

I watched a show on PBS where they went to North Korea.

As part of their evening meal grace they said anti American slogans.

Not big fans of ours.

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Postby Bill Glasheen » Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:40 pm

I'm going to wonder about that lady for a long time . . .

That little "episode" captured my attention and broke my heart.

In 1995 I had a chance to visit Moscow and St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad) after the fall of the Berlin wall. I got to visit Lenin's tomb, the Kremlin, various churches being "de-whitewashed", etc. What I remember is a mix of people. On the one side you had the Marxist-Leninists with dour looks on their faces, upset that their world was being turned on its ear. On the other side you found real people with real lives, real dreams, real trivial pursuits, and ordinary problems and issues.

What I find so gratifying when I travel is the discovery not of what makes us different, but the humanity that we all share.

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Postby -Metablade- » Fri Feb 03, 2006 3:13 pm

I think it is better to have no country than a country with a bad leader.
How can there be happiness in a badly governed country?
There can be no tranquility, no matter how forced or controlled for "show" in a country, with such rulers.
As such, there can be no life in a bad place.
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Postby Gene DeMambro » Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:23 pm

Meta, Somalia does not have centrally run government. It's run by fiefdoms and warloads. Life there is not a bowl of cherries, either. But I get what you are saying.

When I was in Moscow and St. Petersburg as a tourist in 1997, Bill, the guide we hired to tour us around Moscow brought us to cemetary where, among others, Stalin's wife was buried. Our guide told us about how Lenin had dressed his wife down something fierce during a dinner party, after which she retreated to her bedroom and committed suicide.

Overhearing this conversation was an older Russian gentleman, who then proceded to tell our guide that it was poor form to talk about Stalin like that, and that no one really knows what happened and that only God should judge Stalin. Marxist-Leninist indeed.

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