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North Korean Execution Method Sparks Controversy
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 Jan 2014 | John Semmens

Posted on 01/03/2014 10:41:27 PM PST by John Semmens

Reports that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un had his uncle Jang Song Thaek executed by feeding him to a pack of 120 ravenous dogs was met with mixed reactions in the US.

On the one hand, some environmental activists expressed relief that the traditional “bullet-to-the-back-of-the-head” method previously used by North Korea had been avoided. “Lead shot is a major factor in environmental pollution,” said Global Advocates for Environmental Awareness spokesperson, Laura Looney. “Granted, the absolute impact of one bullet is tiny. However, the turn toward a more organic method of disposal of unwanted criminals is a powerful symbolic statement that presents a model we hope others will follow.”

On the other hand, Sunny Day, vice-president of Citizens Against Cruelty to Animals found the event to be “horrifying in its brutality. These 120 dogs were starved for three days and then were given only six humans to eat in the execution. On top of that, these humans were thrown into the cage alive and were able to injure many of the dogs before they were killed. Other dogs injured each other in the feeding frenzy.”

Day said she hoped that “North Korea would more carefully plan any future executions using this method to ensure that no animals are harmed in the process. Perhaps the condemned could be tied up or otherwise immobilized and the ratio of dogs to people kept at a more reasonable level to better guard against injury.”

In related news, the White House listed the doubling of the dogs in residence as one of the Administration's accomplishments for the year 2013. During the year, Sunny, a female Portuguese Water Dog, joined Bo, a male Portuguese Water Dog, who moved into the White House in 2009. President Obama said he has no plans to include either dog in any future executions, “the drone strikes have been completely satisfactory in that regard.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at...

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Opinion/148018-2014-01-03-semi-news-a-satire-of-recent-news-january-5-2014.htm


TOPICS: Government; Pets/Animals; Politics
KEYWORDS: dogs; environment; korea; satire

1 posted on 01/03/2014 10:41:27 PM PST by John Semmens
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To: #1CTYankee; 12Gauge687; 14erClimb; 21twelve; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 2ndDivisionVet; 3D-JOY; 43north; ...

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2 posted on 01/03/2014 10:43:11 PM PST by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens
Wait a minute, I have an insider in N. Korea that told me he died of brain aneurysms after having to listen to 0bama speeches touting the Affordable Care Act 24/7 thru a loud speaker in his cell, a horrible, inhumane death...
3 posted on 01/03/2014 10:52:36 PM PST by PROCON (Those who are capable of Tyranny are capable of Deceit to sustain it.)
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To: John Semmens

Were gay and lesbian dogs permitted to join the feast? Or were they, as usual, cruelly excluded from what must have been the canine social event of the season?


4 posted on 01/03/2014 10:55:10 PM PST by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: John Semmens

Some people are already dog crap, so it makes sense. ;-D


5 posted on 01/03/2014 10:57:06 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: John Semmens
I knew that some day we would discover the real reasons for chihuahuas!!
6 posted on 01/03/2014 10:58:43 PM PST by djf (Global warming is a bunch of hot air!!)
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To: John Semmens

were given only six humans to eat in the execution

Gezz, only 6 humans to be split between 120 hungry dogs? And yes, some of those dogs might have been hurt in the frenzy.

No wonder PETA is pissed....

This story does go to show where the critter nuts really stand.


7 posted on 01/03/2014 11:00:45 PM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: John Semmens

Counter-Revolutionary: The other white meat.


8 posted on 01/03/2014 11:03:10 PM PST by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: All
This IS a true story, or at least a true allegation, according to the ChiCom-controlled press in NK...

North Korean leader fed uncle to starving dogs, report says
FoxNews.com ^ | January 03, 2014 | Edmund DeMarche

Posted on 01/03/2014 5:41:37 PM PST by ETL

The execution of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle was more brutal than initially reported, according to a Beijing-controlled newspaper, which said the country's second-most-powerful figure was thrown into a cage filled with starving dogs and eaten alive.

The Singaporean Straits Times cited a report from Wen Wei Po, a Beijing-control newspaper, that said Jang Song Thaek and five close associates were stripped and fed to 120 dogs that had not eaten for three days. The entire process, witnessed by 300 senior officials, lasted for about an hour, the report said. Fox News could not immediately verify the report. ..." (more at link above)

9 posted on 01/03/2014 11:26:30 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL; John Semmens
> This IS a true story, or at least a true allegation,...

Well, yeah. John took what MIGHT be a true story, and added the satirical commentary.

Personally I think it's quite possible that it's true, given the unspeakable horrors committed by the North Koreans every day on their own people.

My only question is where they found 120 dogs that hadn't already been eaten by the citizenry.

10 posted on 01/03/2014 11:40:20 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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To: dayglored

I understand. I just wanted to clarify for those who thought the entire thing was satire. And there always are some.

The Left notoriously mixes lies or distortions with the truth in order to minimize the effects of actual stories or reports they deem damaging to their own (not necessarily the case here with this nut job in NK). Then when their version gets exposed as not being accurate, a good number of people will think the whole thing is bogus, especially those who don’t follow these things as closely as we do. They’ve done this many times in the past, often pretending to be a right-wing source.

And I know John, without a doubt, is one of our own. Just saying :)


11 posted on 01/03/2014 11:52:38 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: John Semmens

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12 posted on 01/03/2014 11:52:41 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: John Semmens
"“Lead shot is a major factor in environmental pollution,” said Global Advocates for Environmental Awareness spokesperson, Laura Looney. “Granted, the absolute impact of one bullet is tiny. However, the turn toward a more organic method of disposal of unwanted criminals is a powerful symbolic statement that presents a model we hope others will follow.”

I cannot believe someone said that. Either it is a satire or we have an environweenie in full throttle hallucinations as she is suffering from a full mental breakdown. Shoot her in the head and put her out of her misery.

The name Laura Looney, though, makes me suspect this is from a satire article.

13 posted on 01/03/2014 11:58:32 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: dayglored
My only question is where they found 120 dogs that hadn't already been eaten by the citizenry.

I guess the NK regime protects the dogs. I read elsewhere that they use dogs like these on prisoners there.

http://imgur.com/a/648Mv/noscript

North Korean defector reveals life in concentration camp [2012]:
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/327351

14 posted on 01/04/2014 12:03:26 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: jonrick46
...makes me suspect this is from a satire article.

The "Semi-News/Semi-Satire" FR posts by John Semmens are just that. The trick is in separating the news from the satire.

15 posted on 01/04/2014 12:07:05 AM PST by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: TChad

IMO, it can cloud the facts of genuine stories so much that many won’t know what to believe and just dismiss the entire thing. I mean, it’s often difficult getting the details straight on real stories. And not a lot of us have the time to spend hunting down the facts.


16 posted on 01/04/2014 12:18:05 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: John Semmens

LOL


17 posted on 01/04/2014 12:42:07 AM PST by wastedyears (The Ender's Game movie was a stupendous, colossal, galactic failure to me.)
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To: ETL

I’m surprised there’s 120 living dogs in North Korea.


18 posted on 01/04/2014 12:45:13 AM PST by wastedyears (The Ender's Game movie was a stupendous, colossal, galactic failure to me.)
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To: TChad

I had fun reacting to John Semmens’ satire with my own satire. He he.


19 posted on 01/04/2014 12:45:40 AM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: ETL
You have a point, but Freepers should check the source of every FR thread to assess its accuracy. With all the Semmens threads, you have to click a link labeled "Semi News-Semi Satire" to get to the linked article. Isn't that sufficient warning?

John has been posting his satire here for a long time. He has many fans. I think of him as a feature of FR.

20 posted on 01/04/2014 12:50:38 AM PST by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: jonrick46

Well, you got me.


21 posted on 01/04/2014 12:51:33 AM PST by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: wastedyears
I’m surprised there’s 120 living dogs in North Korea.

According to the piece I posted above they apparently keep dogs like these for this and other related purposes. I doubt this was something that just popped up at the spur of the moment, assuming of course it actually happened. The ChiCom-controlled press who released the story could very well have been playing with the facts themselves.

22 posted on 01/04/2014 12:54:58 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: John Semmens

I’d be surprised to find out there were 120 live dogs in North Korea.


23 posted on 01/04/2014 1:04:58 AM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: TChad
With all the Semmens threads, you have to click a link labeled "Semi News-Semi Satire" to get to the linked article. Isn't that sufficient warning?

One would like to think so. But as we see time after time, this isn't always the case. A lot of people use FR as their first source for info, then pass it on to others. And if the facts aren't straight, the real story gets compromised and loses its credibility, at least in some folks minds.

24 posted on 01/04/2014 1:07:29 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: John Semmens
The scary part is that the 'activist' types are credible.

(Good one John!)

25 posted on 01/04/2014 2:05:39 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: John Semmens

26 posted on 01/04/2014 2:35:17 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: John Semmens

NKorean Dog food now comes with more Uncle?


27 posted on 01/04/2014 2:59:39 AM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: John Semmens

No controversy whatsoever in Pyongyang, mind you


28 posted on 01/04/2014 3:26:12 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: John Semmens

Of ourse, you have to feel sorry for the dogs. It’s animal abuse that they have to eat a foul thing like ‘lil kim’s uncle.


29 posted on 01/04/2014 4:31:05 AM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: John Semmens

Thanks again for the ping. Funny stuff.


30 posted on 01/04/2014 6:16:23 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: dayglored

Perhaps they are kept by the regime for just that purpose.


31 posted on 01/04/2014 8:28:56 AM PST by HollyB
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To: jonrick46

Ahhh you fell for it this time. Usually it is me...haha.


32 posted on 01/04/2014 8:30:34 AM PST by HollyB
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To: PROCON
I have an insider in N. Korea that told me he died of brain aneurysms

Nope, he committed suicide after being told he had to meet with Dennis Rodman.......

33 posted on 01/04/2014 8:33:03 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
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To: djf

Death by 5,000 chihuahuas. The yapping alone would drive one insane.


34 posted on 01/04/2014 10:35:13 AM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: John Semmens; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

The good thing was that uncle and his imperialist dog associates were stripped first, and the other dogs (those feasting on the imperialist dogs) did not have to deal with the various inedible objects stuck between their teeth, because as you probably know dogs do not know how to use toothpicks.


35 posted on 01/04/2014 10:43:19 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Uncle wasn’t hormone free. PeTa OUTRAGED!


36 posted on 01/04/2014 10:45:02 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: John Semmens

Made me chuckle out loud! Thanks for the ping.


37 posted on 01/04/2014 12:08:46 PM PST by berdie
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To: John Semmens

A duck hunter says homosexuality offends the Christian religion, and it CAUSES OUTRAGE!

A communist dictator has his uncle eaten by dogs, and it “sparks controversy.”


38 posted on 01/04/2014 12:59:01 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: John Semmens; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...

FUNNY STUFF!

PING!


39 posted on 01/04/2014 6:16:29 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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