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Old April 23rd, 2012, 06:44 AM   #3341
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This is a really cool looking building! It's too bad the whole country will probably be bombed off the face of the earth within the next decade or so.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 09:52 AM   #3342
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This is a really cool looking building! It's too bad the whole country will probably be bombed off the face of the earth within the next decade or so.
Well, that's the usual way to save people from an oppresive regime so you're probably right.

Anyway, let's see some more of the hotel please! I do find it odd that we're not seeing some kind of official hype about it.

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Old April 23rd, 2012, 10:47 AM   #3343
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^ Above two comments reek of ignorance and idiocy.

And yes, this structure is great. Would like to see what's inside as well.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 10:53 AM   #3344
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Anything to back this up.
I really would like to know where you got the info about that tourist can go freely in PY.
ooh has a point

Two friends of mine have gone within the past year. One American and one Chinese.

I think they said you are heavily restricted in where you can go. In py you are on an island that you can't leave but by the tour bus.

Alao, both reported that you do have rules of what you can take pictures of but aren't too strict about it.

My Chinese friend who speaks Korean snuck off the island in py because he wanted to talk to people. Everyone was normal he said but the guards caught up with him and made him delete his pictures on his camera that he'd taken.

My American friend said he took pictures of a bunch if kids playing in the dirt, and they asked him to delete it and he just kinda said, ih yeah sure and then didn't. Haha
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 03:23 PM   #3345
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yep, seems like everything is as it is believed to be. Igor Antunov is just making stories here.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 05:46 PM   #3346
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I had hopes that we would see changes in NK with the new leader. It seems like they are up to the same old games, and probably will never let the outside know about the real condition of the structure of this hotel. It may stand for 1000 years, it may fall tomorrow. Especially after the latest threat:

North Korea said Monday that it would soon initiate "special actions" aimed at destroying the South Korean president and his government.

North Korean armed forces will use "unprecedented peculiar means and methods of our own style" to carry out the actions, the official Korean Central News Agency said in a report, adding that the operation would take 3 or 4 minutes.

It did not specify what those actions would involve.

An unusual broadcast on North Korean state television also announced the planned measures and showed images of people throwing rocks at a caricature of Lee Myung-bak, the South Korean president.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 06:25 PM   #3347
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^ Above two comments reek of ignorance and idiocy.
You're right, NK's brash new leader will probably bring this upon the country much sooner. It's unfortunate, but this is also why most world leaders aren't in their 20's.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 03:04 AM   #3348
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You're right, NK's brash new leader will probably bring this upon the country much sooner. It's unfortunate, but this is also why most world leaders aren't in their 20's.
He must be an exquisitely screwed up individual, raised as the heir-apparent by his deranged father in the complete isolation of NK's luxury elite compounds, surrounded by people in abject poverty forced to worship him like a deity. He must view most people as non-humans.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 09:31 AM   #3349
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^ Above two comments reek of ignorance and idiocy.
If that means my comment, it was meant to be sarcastic.

But I do wonder why we're not hearing or seeing anything about the hotel? I do wonder if it's a bit like the recent rocket launch that failed which simply didn't get a mention at the recent birhtday bash. I'm sure if the hotel was close to being used it would have been highlighted in some way, or at least used as a backdrop to some parade or fireworks.

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It's quite obvious to me. If the interiors will be ready (hotel part) they will most certainly show it to the public. If not they obviously won't.
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He must be an exquisitely screwed up individual, raised as the heir-apparent by his deranged father in the complete isolation of NK's luxury elite compounds, surrounded by people in abject poverty forced to worship him like a deity. He must view most people as non-humans.
He spent his youth getting educated in switzerland. Assumptions based on nothing are no fun.

As for the hotel, which this thread is about, we will get more info soon. I suspect it will be complete by the end of 2012.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 04:49 PM   #3352
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He spent his youth getting educated in switzerland. Assumptions based on nothing are no fun.

As for the hotel, which this thread is about, we will get more info soon. I suspect it will be complete by the end of 2012.
I guess we'll know if he pops off a few nukes in anger.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 07:21 PM   #3353
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If the hotel will be open for tourists, I might consider a trip there some time.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 02:27 PM   #3354
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Yup, he's going to pop off a nuke anytime now...

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Old April 25th, 2012, 10:38 PM   #3355
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If South Korea retaliates against Pyongyang, at least don't screw up this wonderful building.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 09:09 PM   #3356
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Old April 26th, 2012, 09:31 PM   #3357
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AMAZING pictures! I'll say it will be completed by the end of the year.
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Old April 27th, 2012, 12:43 AM   #3359
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My American friend said he took pictures of a bunch if kids playing in the dirt, and they asked him to delete it and he just kinda said, ih yeah sure and then didn't. Haha
Haha. If anyone finds out, it's off to the gulag for those guards and their families and cousins.
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Old April 27th, 2012, 01:20 AM   #3360
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I had an orgasm...that's the first foto from the building site that was ever released (please correct me if I'm wrong), now we waiting for the interiors.

Anyway...I love how the sky is reflected upon the facede
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