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Old 01-30-2013, 12:26 AM
 
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Numerous reports from North Korea indicate that starving residents of the isolated regime, where famine is an all-too-regular occurrence, may now be resorting to cannibalism. A man was put to death by firing squad after officials discovered he had killed and cooked two of his own children. He killed the eldest daughter and because his son saw what he had done, he killed his son as well.

Another unconfirmed report detailed the arrest of a man who allegedly dug up the body of his dead grandchild and ate the flesh. Elsewhere, a man killed and sold their remains as pork. Although cannibalism is a crime, the people are not to be the blame. They were put into dire situations that they had to resort to cannibalism. This is all North Korean regime's fault.

The North Korean government ignored the well-being of its people and only focused on developing nuclear tests. Moreover, their top leaders are living a luxurious life.
(Reports of Cannibalism from North Korea | Cannibals and Famine in North Korea | LiveScience)

 
Old 01-30-2013, 12:41 AM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Absolutely terrible, but I'm really not all that surprised it's happening there..
 
Old 01-31-2013, 07:47 AM
 
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Cannibalism has been reported in NK for over 15 years.

To see the failures of statism and tyranny look no further.
 
Old 01-31-2013, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The fact that something is "reported" does not make it true, especially if the reports say it "may" be true.

Read the OP again. Numerous REPORTS from North Korea INDiCATE that starving residents of the isolated regime . . . MAY now be resorting to cannibalism.

Not one single verifiable fact. Not one link to any source that even represents itself as factual. There are reports that indicate that something may be happening. Since North Korea has no enemies, who could possibly be circulating any reports that would indicate that something may be happening there, if it is not true?

Your only source of information about North Korea is these bloggers like Suncloud, whose entire life is dedicated to lying about North Korea, certain that their lies will never be found out or contradicted. Look at the byline of the OP's link: Marc Lallanilla, Life's Little Mysteries Assistant Editor. Is this who you want to depend upon as a source for your international geopolitical news and analysis about countries that the US is aiming nukes at? And even Lallanilla admitted in his story that the reports are unconfirmed.

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Old 01-31-2013, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Originally Posted by jtur88 View Post
The fact that something is "reported" does not make it true, especially if the reports say it "may" be true.

Read the OP again. Numerous REPORTS from North Korea INDiCATE that starving residents of the isolated regime . . . MAY now be resorting to cannibalism...
THIS means that they are being given permission and encouraged to eat each other, just like when your parents would say that you MAY go outside to play.
 
Old 01-31-2013, 12:37 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Originally Posted by jtur88 View Post
The fact that something is "reported" does not make it true, especially if the reports say it "may" be true.

Read the OP again. Numerous REPORTS from North Korea INDiCATE that starving residents of the isolated regime . . . MAY now be resorting to cannibalism.

Not one single verifiable fact. Not one link to any source that even represents itself as factual. There are reports that indicate that something may be happening. Since North Korea has no enemies, who could possibly be circulating any reports that would indicate that something may be happening there, if it is not true?

Your only source of information about North Korea is these bloggers like Suncloud, whose entire life is dedicated to lying about North Korea, certain that their lies will never be found out or contradicted. Look at the byline of the OP's link: Marc Lallanilla, Life's Little Mysteries Assistant Editor. Is this who you want to depend upon as a source for your international geopolitical news and analysis about countries that the US is aiming nukes at? And even Lallanilla admitted in his story that the reports are unconfirmed.
What's wrong with people reporting it may be true as long as they're clear about the source and that they can not verify it? There are different degrees of certainty about things and as long as it isn't just completely unreferenced, then it seems like a suitable thing to report especially when talking about a place as closed off as North Korea. There has also been reports of cannibalism from defecting officials in previous famine years (but maybe we can disregard that as well) from North Korea and other newspapers of somewhat better repute such as the Independent among many others have reported the same.
 
Old 01-31-2013, 03:36 PM
 
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IMO someone should just consolidate all of those threads into one big "WTF North Korea: drive-by commentary by Suncloud" thread. Maybe that's just me.
 
Old 01-31-2013, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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THIS means that they are being given permission and encouraged to eat each other, just like when your parents would say that you MAY go outside to play.
You may not know anything about the English language. Which means you have official government permission to not know anything about the English language. For your information, as you continue to post on an English language board, the word "may" can also be used to mean "there is a possibility". A synonym for "might", as in the construction "maybe".
 
Old 02-01-2013, 10:52 AM
 
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You may not know anything about the English language. Which means you have official government permission to not know anything about the English language. For your information, as you continue to post on an English language board, the word "may" can also be used to mean "there is a possibility". A synonym for "might", as in the construction "maybe".
Those who split infinitives should not throw stones.
I read that somewhere.
 
Old 02-01-2013, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Those who split infinitives should not throw stones.
I read that somewhere.

You're advising me to not throw stones? I used poetic license in this case, to retain the symmetry of "may not know" and "to not know, which is perfectly legitimate when making a point.

According to Wikipedia, "most modern English usage guides have dropped the objection to the split infinitive."

It always makes me feel smug when I make a point, and the only criticism is for something not germane to my point.

Suggested reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_...ptions#Grammar

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