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North Korea Declares Machine a National Hero (Lathe No. 26)
Tech News Daily ^ | 09 October 2012

Posted on 10/10/2012 9:22:07 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Machine tool gets hero treatment in N. Korea

A lathe was awarded one of North Korea's highest civilian honors for operating at full capacity over half a century.

By TechNewsDaily

Who says that a country's heroes have to be human? North Korea has bucked the trend by recently awarding a lowly machine tool with some of the highest honors and titles it can bestow.

The authoritarian Communist country's official news service announced that "Lathe No. 26" had received the title "labor hero of the DPRK" (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) and the "First Class of the Order of National Flag." That odd news item published on Oct. 4 was discovered and publicized in a Gawker post.

But the machine at the Pyongyang Textile Machine Factory achieved much to earn its top honors. It operated at full capacity over half a century, transformed into a computer numerical control (CNC) machine as part of a modernization drive, and was personally operated by former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: laborhero; latheno26; nkorea

1 posted on 10/10/2012 9:22:15 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; nw_arizona_granny; ...

P!


2 posted on 10/10/2012 9:23:05 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: martin_fierro

A little humour for ya.


3 posted on 10/10/2012 9:30:50 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: GeronL

Sometimes, the jokes write themselves.


4 posted on 10/10/2012 9:32:25 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Dad: Son, what do you wanna do with your life?

Son: I wanna be like Lathe No. 26; long may it spin!


5 posted on 10/10/2012 9:34:12 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

We need pics in order to judge whether this tool is worthy.


6 posted on 10/10/2012 9:35:45 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Now that is a hoot!


7 posted on 10/10/2012 9:37:02 PM PDT by miele man
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Lathes can’t defect, or die of starvation.


8 posted on 10/10/2012 9:38:30 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The USSR used to honor workers (Stakonovite?), but not the machines,


9 posted on 10/10/2012 9:43:35 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: TigerLikesRooster

So a lathe that has bad bearings gets beaten into scrap with sledge hammers, after all the handles are broken off?


10 posted on 10/10/2012 10:05:39 PM PDT by jonascord (Democrats are the people on the Left Side of the IQ Bell Curve.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“Dear Lathe”


11 posted on 10/10/2012 10:27:59 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

It only makes sense, in a highly socialist society people are a one size fits all consumable commodity, to be used up and the remains cast aside like a lump of coal. A “Human Resource” if you will.


12 posted on 10/10/2012 10:34:54 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,)
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To: denydenydeny

It was either that or a work bench but since the work bench had legs it ran away to the South.


13 posted on 10/10/2012 10:50:17 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Army Air Corps

did Kim Il-Sung design that too?


14 posted on 10/10/2012 11:25:36 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

That is hilarious, the best satire.... wait, it’s NOT satire??

dang


15 posted on 10/10/2012 11:26:37 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

whoever lathes last lathes best.


16 posted on 10/10/2012 11:31:48 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The tolerances on that thing must be so large by now you could probably do as good with a chisel and a hammer.


17 posted on 10/11/2012 2:47:49 AM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

To every lathe
Turn, turn, turn
There is a season
Turn, turn, turn


18 posted on 10/11/2012 2:57:38 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: ozzymandus

The USSR used to honor workers (Stakonovite?), but not the machines,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>

“Stakhanovitz” - an individual routinely exceeding production quotas established for his/her industry.
“Veteran of Labor” - if I’m not mistaken a person who works at same industry for 30 (40?) years.
“Hero of Socialist Labor” - distinguished stakhanovitz (civilian alternative to a military “Hero of Soviet Union” which is an equivalent to American Medal of Honor.

All of the above titles were about some benefits and privelleges in socialist societies.

On the other side:
“Shturmovshik” - a bad “Stakhanovitz” or an incompetent employee who is lazy most of the time and only active at the end of planned period urgently producing substandard products (mostly rejected by quality control) just to formally fulfill a plan.
“Tuneyadetz” or “Parazit” an able bodied adult jobless person unlawfully using social benefits from government or living at his/her relatives’ expense. A person fired for being drunk, lazy or incompet from three jobs one after another considered “Tuneyadetz” as well.
“Parazit” or “Tuneyadetz” were fugitive individuals kept under police watch. Failure to get employed for a prolonged period of time was a federal crime under Soviets. It was punished by....forced labor:) (thus far from home city and free of wage)


19 posted on 10/11/2012 3:08:46 AM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: TigerLikesRooster

” But apparently the machine tool fell short of demonstrating its complete devotion to the North Korean Juche philosophy that might have earned it the ultimate honor — the Order of Kim Il-Sung . . .”

That honor is being reserved for Kim Jong-un’s massage chair.


20 posted on 10/11/2012 4:49:17 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Megatron would approve!


21 posted on 10/11/2012 4:56:46 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I used to work in factory that had a tube knit machine that had run continously since 1911. It simply never stopped.


22 posted on 10/11/2012 6:17:45 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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Who says that NK's heroes can't be Kenyan?

23 posted on 10/11/2012 6:19:26 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

personally operated by former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.

Master golfer, statesman, lathe operator,
is there nothing the helmsman couldn’t do?


24 posted on 10/11/2012 4:38:11 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Where was it made?


25 posted on 10/11/2012 4:43:56 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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