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Old December 25th, 2011, 12:43 AM   #3141
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Probably they are being fined or something, or getting away with it
NKorea does not strike me as a repressive, punitive country despite its undeserved bad reputation. Though I must admit that the cult of the Kims is disturbing to say the least...
We need to put it to the test. Would you volounteer?
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Old December 25th, 2011, 02:53 AM   #3142
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I don't understand why you need to credit a photo that comes from facebook. As it was posted on facebook there is a very slim chance that the source was credited there. There is no way to know what the original source was...
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Old December 25th, 2011, 03:30 AM   #3143
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I think this specific thread should be an exception. Pics from NK are too rare to delete them for any reason.
I agree, it is even possible that crediting certain pics from North Korea can endanger the photographer.
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Old December 25th, 2011, 10:25 AM   #3144
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not true.

NK is one of poorest nations on the planet and the majority of its income
goes towards retaining a standing army. ( NK thinks its still at war )

The majority of the people out side capital are in camps or eat grass to live.
( been filmed )
The capital city is reserved for the counties elite only.
Wow... and people say that the North Korean are brainwashed.
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Old December 25th, 2011, 12:41 PM   #3145
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not true.

The nation is about bankrupt. http://themoscownews.com/internation...189311687.html Russia news. "A bankrupt war machine"

Economy of the South Korea is at least at $1.5 trillion.
Full quote please.
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Old December 25th, 2011, 05:13 PM   #3146
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I don't understand why you need to credit a photo that comes from facebook. As it was posted on facebook there is a very slim chance that the source was credited there. There is no way to know what the original source was...
A Google image search shows that the photo was posted on two Facebook walls by Koryo Tours (Koryo Group), which appears to be a Chinese company that gives tours of NK. So the photo was probably taken by the tour operator or one of their customers.
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Old December 26th, 2011, 03:50 PM   #3147
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October 2011 - Buildings under construction near to Ryungyong Hotel.

I love the way those towers grow. With Ryungyong, this city looks so anime-ish of the early 90's.
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Old December 26th, 2011, 07:41 PM   #3148
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NK has discovered the joys of photoshop. Wonderful!
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Old December 26th, 2011, 09:21 PM   #3149
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I had no idea Pyongyang was undergoing such heavy development! They're in such a bad position in the economy, I mean, where is the funding for all these buildings?
2012 will be the centenary of the birth of Kim Il Sung, which the North Korean regime is or was planning to celebrate on a grand scale. (At least one analyst thinks that the death of Kim Jong Il will be a welcome excuse for cancelling or scaling down the celebrations.)

The regime is building new apartment blocks in Pyongyang as a showpiece project for the centenary. Because they are a showpiece, built for prestige and propaganda reasons as much as practical purposes, perhaps even more so, the money will be found one way or another. The top priority is keeping the regime in power, and the basic needs of the people are near or at the bottom.

Here are more photos of the apartment blocks to show that they're real and not just a Photoshop job.
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Old December 26th, 2011, 10:17 PM   #3150
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I would be very wary of the structural stability and safety of ANY buildings in N. Korea that tall... the building standards and codes look like absolute rubbish...
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Old December 26th, 2011, 10:32 PM   #3151
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The city needs to start letting middle class civilians enter the city. There are hardly any although they would fill up some of the empty rooms in those towers!
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Old December 27th, 2011, 01:06 AM   #3152
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How was this picture taken? and posted? not any internet access in NK. The population can not access the world wide web. ( not allowed )

is it from a media publication?
Tourists are allowed into north korea
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Old December 27th, 2011, 07:53 PM   #3153
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Old December 28th, 2011, 11:34 AM   #3154
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I am sure as NK is a workers paradise, as the they tell everyone, that the hotel will be given to the people for flats and homes......
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Old December 28th, 2011, 11:42 AM   #3155
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Tourists are allowed into north korea
are they allowed to leave ?..............must be a terrible place to live, but then people don't know what they are missing hey ?
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Old December 28th, 2011, 02:32 PM   #3156
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Old December 28th, 2011, 05:28 PM   #3157
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I just looked closer to these tower constructions pictures from the link above here... These towers under construction have many cracks and it doesn't look safe to live in at all. I feel bad for these North Koreans that have to live in these towers when it completes.
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Old December 28th, 2011, 06:19 PM   #3158
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What cracks are you referring to?
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Old December 28th, 2011, 10:34 PM   #3159
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I just looked closer to these tower constructions pictures from the link above here... These towers under construction have many cracks and it doesn't look safe to live in at all. I feel bad for these North Koreans that have to live in these towers when it completes.
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Looks like they've decided to put concrete bricks in place of the windows/balconies. Someone along the way realized that the quickest way out of N Korea is at 9.8m/s^2.
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Old December 28th, 2011, 10:39 PM   #3160
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Looks like they've decided to put concrete bricks in place of the windows/balconies. Someone along the way realized that the quickest way out of N Korea is at 9.8m/s^2.
Why is that a problem? As long as the structural slabs are strong that is fine.

I see new concrete buildings in NYC that are built the same way and we never seem to have a problem.
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