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N. Korea: Kim Jong-un Inherits Father's Taste for Bling (worse than his dad)
Chosun Ilbo ^ | 08/22/12

Posted on 08/21/2012 10:30:54 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Kim Jong-un Inherits Father's Taste for Bling

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is spending top dollar on luxury products from overseas. He is apparently building a private ski resort and importing equipment to build his own sauna.

The younger Kim's propensity for luxury goods seems to exceed even his late father Kim Jong-il's penchant for the good life, which involved expensive whiskey and foreign cars bought as gifts for loyal officials.

According to diplomatic sources, the North recently imported sauna equipment from Finland and Germany. "Kim Jong-un likes to drink and party all night like his father and ordered the equipment to help him beat hangovers and fatigue," a source said. "Imports of wine and other spirits have increased since Kim Jong-il was in power."

North Korea also imported equipment to produce artificial snow and ski lifts. Kim Jong-un is building a private ski resort near Wonsan, Kangwon Province, the source added. He also imported ski equipment.

The young leader is also said to be negotiating the purchase of two luxury yachts made in the U.K. through a North Korean trading company operating in China. "The North requested a discount on the yachts, which cost around US$10 million each," the source said.

The younger Kim is also fond of doling out gifts. The newly created Moranbong troupe, who surprised the world with their revealing outfits and donning of Disney-character costumes last month, were given Yamaha electronic cellos and violins. The North also imported scores of Chinese Shih Tzu dogs. "Kim Jong-il used to spend hundreds of millions of won a year on his pet dog and Kim Jong-un is doing the same," the source said.

Kim Jong-un was spotted sporting a luxury Swiss watch believed to be a Patek Philippe at a ceremony in October of 2010 celebrating the 65th anniversary of the Workers Party. "The watch looks custom-made and costs around W100 million (US$1=W1,131)," the source said.

North Korea also bought luxury baby products worth 150,000 euros, apparently for Kim Jong-un's child. Among the imports was a breast pump from Swiss company Medela, considered the best in the world and priced at W3 million in South Korea.

They also included baby toothbrushes, toys, a cradle and a baby bathtub as well as a maternity cushion, according to sources.

"Ordinary North Koreans are suffering from droughts and floods, but Kim Jong-un is continuing to live the good life without even thinking about visiting the affected regions," said Koh Young-hwan, a researcher at the Institute for National Security Strategy.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: extravagance; kimjongeun; nkorea

1 posted on 08/21/2012 10:31:07 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; nw_arizona_granny; ...

P!


2 posted on 08/21/2012 10:32:16 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

If he keeps this up, Barry will be saying, “If I had a son...”.


3 posted on 08/21/2012 10:35:59 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

What’s the yellow thing? Double breast pump??


4 posted on 08/21/2012 10:38:59 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I honestly found a person online who claims that the North Koreans live great lives. He said this because he went on vacation there and his guides gave him “unlimited access”. He further said that there is no famine in the DPRK.


5 posted on 08/21/2012 10:39:55 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
LMAO!...1st post and the winner!

This thread is dead...

6 posted on 08/21/2012 11:17:53 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: TigerLikesRooster
I'd do the same thing if I could. Except for the booze.. I abstain.

7 posted on 08/21/2012 11:25:23 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Well, the rotten apple surely didn’t fall far from the tree.


8 posted on 08/21/2012 11:34:13 PM PDT by miele man
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To: miele man

If the results of this fatbucket chia pet and the evil sire that spawned him were not so tragic I would laugh with you.

North Korea is humanities attempt to replicate hell.


9 posted on 08/21/2012 11:51:53 PM PDT by volunbeer (Don't worry America, our kids will pay for it!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
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10 posted on 08/21/2012 11:58:10 PM PDT by FredZarguna (And don't even get me started on _If I Could Turn Back Time._)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Israel to go for the twofer


11 posted on 08/22/2012 1:11:56 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Meet the new boss, worse than the old boss.

This while people starve to death and die in concentration camps. Horrific.


12 posted on 08/22/2012 3:11:25 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: LukeL

Did you find him on Youtube? There are communist/socialist loons who comment on videos/documentaries on North Korea on Youtube, and they praise the regime, the Kims, say it is the best Korea, hope that it prospers, etc. I found one person who actually commented on a propaganda video showing a kindergarten for the children of the elite. He claimed he had been all over North Korea, and he could personally testify that all the schools were top notch like that.


13 posted on 08/22/2012 3:16:53 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: TigerLikesRooster
But, but the Norks don't actually produce anything. Where do they get their money?

Oh wait, the West feeds them and the chicoms use them to export their missile and nuclear weapons tech to our enemies and everybody pretends that it's not happening.

Never mind.

14 posted on 08/22/2012 3:34:29 AM PDT by Eagles6
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To: goseminoles

What’s the yellow thing? Double breast pump??


No......................it something to cook his nuts on.


15 posted on 08/22/2012 4:25:27 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
When only the best will do...


16 posted on 08/22/2012 4:26:55 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The Most Horrible Picture of The Week

North Korea Fear
Take a look at the sheer fear on the faces of these women who were assembled for a 'homey' photo
with the North Korean dictator. They are clearly terrified for themselves and their children.

The grinning midget idiot who runs that hellhole can zip them off to a concentration camp at their merest whim.

It seems that they wanted to make a photo op to show that the new leader is a 'man of the people'
or some such, but in fact, the people are dreadfully terrified of even being in a photograph with him.

This was found on a page of 'funny' images, but really, it's horrible.

17 posted on 08/22/2012 7:44:44 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: volunbeer

I was not, and have not been, laughing over what the Kims have done to their fellow men.


18 posted on 08/22/2012 7:54:09 AM PDT by miele man
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To: Pinkbell

Go to any video of a Hitler speech on YouTube, you will see plenty of comments proclaiming that Hitler was the greatest guy that ever lived.


19 posted on 08/22/2012 7:56:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Wait a minute I know that you tuber that dude seem out of it I like Hitler ones LOL!

My fav was Hitler b***** about 405 closedhown last year LOL!

Also Hitler b****ing about Raider AL Davis death


20 posted on 08/22/2012 12:02:59 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: dfwgator

Wait a minute I know that you tuber that dude seem out of it I like Hitler ones LOL!

My fav was Hitler b***** about 405 closedhown last year LOL!

Also Hitler b****ing about Raider AL Davis death


21 posted on 08/22/2012 12:03:11 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: dfwgator

Wait a minute I know that you tuber that dude seem out of it I like Hitler ones LOL!

My fav was Hitler b***** about 405 closedhown last year LOL!

Also Hitler b****ing about Raider AL Davis death


22 posted on 08/22/2012 12:03:36 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SevenofNine

I wasn’t referring to those Hitler videos, LOL.


23 posted on 08/22/2012 12:04:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Obviously white supremacists, but incredibly disturbing nonetheless that there are people who have no shame supporting evil dictators.


24 posted on 08/22/2012 1:19:01 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: dfwgator

OH OKAY ROFL

Have you check out 405 Closedown video that funny Hitler was tick off that he was stuck in West LA LOL!


25 posted on 08/22/2012 2:36:16 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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