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Starving North Koreans 'are forced to eat their children’
thesun.co.uk ^ | January 27, 2013 | HARRY HAWKINS

Posted on 01/27/2013 12:56:38 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper

HUNGRY parents in North Korea have been caught eating their CHILDREN to avoid starvation, according to reports.

One father is said to have been executed by firing squad for killing his two kids for food.

And it has sparked fears there could be further cases of cannibalism in the country.

The Sunday Times told how undercover reporters recorded several horror stories from inside the poverty-stricken nation.

They included one man who dug up his grandchild's corpse to eat and another who boiled his child and ate the flesh.

Thousands of North Koreans are feared to be starving to death while their chubby leader Kim Jong-Un regularly dines on banquets.

It is claimed that more than 10,000 people could have died from in the provinces south of the capital Pyongyang alone.

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1 posted on 01/27/2013 12:56:40 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

It’s sad how, in the end, socialism has this stark tendency to lead towards the destruction of the same children they supposedly are doing everything for in the beginning.


2 posted on 01/27/2013 12:59:16 PM PST by MWS
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To: Berlin_Freeper
In WWI, the story was that Germans were bayoneting Belgian babies.
In the first Gulf War, Sadaam was tossing babies out of incubators.
Now the N Koreans are eating their own children.

The stuff could be true -- but it almost never is.

3 posted on 01/27/2013 1:02:36 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Its happened before.


4 posted on 01/27/2013 1:03:13 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

It happened in the Ukraine.


5 posted on 01/27/2013 1:04:27 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Yes, very sad.

But North Korea was once a VERY PROSPEROUS nation and it wasn’t until the 1970s (I think) that the South finally matched their per-capita income. They (the North) were industrial and doing just fine. But they also had a lifeline from the Soviet Union, and that being very cheap oil. Once the lifeline was cut, the powerplants shut off, and people starved.

In the US, we have lifeline from China. There is now VIRTUALLY NOTHING that we cannot build or do without Chinese help, and that includes our farm tractors, which will quickly start to putter out, once the Chinese replacement parts stop coming in. Or try running an oil refinery, without electronics.

So don’t think it can’t happen here, because it will. And sooner, rather than later.


6 posted on 01/27/2013 1:06:56 PM PST by BobL
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To: ClearCase_guy
That Germans were bayoneting Belgian babies in WW1 is doubt able indeed but they certainly were executing Belgian civilians. And as history would show the Germans did much worse in WW2.
7 posted on 01/27/2013 1:09:05 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper; TigerLikesRooster

When the welfare state runs out of taxpayers and producers, then who pays for the welfare?

Now we know.


8 posted on 01/27/2013 1:09:40 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: BobL
So don’t think it can’t happen here, because it will. And sooner, rather than later.

You said it, brother.

When it happens, People should first eat the people who made it happen

9 posted on 01/27/2013 1:10:55 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: driftdiver

Happened in Leningrad during WW2.


10 posted on 01/27/2013 1:11:51 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: elkfersupper

“When it happens, People should first eat the people who made it happen”

Yea, but they would taste terrible...just a bunch of rotten vegetables. I’ll stick with tree bark instead.


11 posted on 01/27/2013 1:13:22 PM PST by BobL
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To: BobL
But North Korea was once a VERY PROSPEROUS nation and it wasn’t until the 1970s (I think) that the South finally matched their per-capita income

both countries were very poor then S Korea discovered the joys of capitalism.

12 posted on 01/27/2013 1:14:02 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Not based on what I read. The North was doing quite well. In fact, lots of Koreans that were in Japan after the war came back to the North (rather than the South). One book that I read dealt with one of those families and how the father regretted that decision for the rest of his life.

I’m only talking economics. The Soviets had an interest in propping up North Korea, and they did so quite well.


13 posted on 01/27/2013 1:16:59 PM PST by BobL
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I find this hard to believe.

If these people were this bad off sooner or later a few of them would band together and take what they need from those who have it , and before long we would be rid of Kim Jong Il.

Before I would eat my child I would eat my neighbor or anyone I could catch and kill.

I cannot believe they treat someone who would starve them like this as though he is a god. he would find himselfon my dinner table.


14 posted on 01/27/2013 1:19:19 PM PST by Venturer
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To: BobL

Hate to say it but if it happens here, Obama voters will just eat future Obama voters and stop the cycle. Might work in our favor! (Sarc). No Obama phone will curb the appetite that’s for sure!!


15 posted on 01/27/2013 1:19:30 PM PST by dubyajam (t "Life is Hard ... It's Even Harder When you're Stupid" --- John Wayne)
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To: Venturer

You do not understand North Korean culture. Read “Nothing To Envy” it details the mass starvation in the 1990s where millions of people died.


16 posted on 01/27/2013 1:31:09 PM PST by Obadiah (We must commit to remove every Senate Blue-dog Democrat from office in 2014!)
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To: dubyajam

“Hate to say it but if it happens here, Obama voters will just eat future Obama voters and stop the cycle. Might work in our favor! (Sarc). No Obama phone will curb the appetite that’s for sure!!”

LOL. I love your humor...as grim as it would be. You’re probably right - if we hold our ground on guns, they won’t be able to do much to us, so they’ll have to use their own for...


17 posted on 01/27/2013 1:35:38 PM PST by BobL
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To: Berlin_Freeper

[HUNGRY parents in North Korea have been caught eating their CHILDREN]

BARBARIANS!!. We just abort three or million of our children every year but we don’t eat them. We’re CIVILIZED.


18 posted on 01/27/2013 1:36:31 PM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

A lesson in communism which is quite obviously lost on our benighted and gormless president.


19 posted on 01/27/2013 1:36:31 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Obadiah

Horrifying book....almost surreal.


20 posted on 01/27/2013 1:37:48 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: BobL
In the US, we have lifeline from China. There is now VIRTUALLY NOTHING that we cannot build or do without Chinese help, and that includes our farm tractors, which will quickly start to putter out, once the Chinese replacement parts stop coming in. Or try running an oil refinery, without electronics. So don’t think it can’t happen here, because it will. And sooner, rather than later.

Bob -- No it won't. We have no lifeline from China as did NK with Russia. We trade with China and 'outsource' our manufacturing to China and other countries for economic reasons. They just make all our stuff for us with their cheap labor.

China has no incentive to stop selling to us. But if they did we would buy from someone else. If the whole world stopped selling to us (unlikely) then we would simply start manufacturing here again. We would not starve and start eating our children. That's ludicrous.

21 posted on 01/27/2013 1:41:14 PM PST by plain talk
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To: BobL
North Korea was never "doing quite well." In the 1950's they had some advantages because the original partition of the country left most of the industry in the hands of North Korea, and most of the poorest peasants in the South. They were also heavily subsidized by both China and the Soviet Union. Nevertheless, they were never anything but a third-world country.

Here is a graph of North Korea's GDP. South Korea's GDP roughly follows this graph until the 1970's, at which point it continues to grow. Note what happens to NoKorea when the Soviet Union dies.


22 posted on 01/27/2013 1:43:43 PM PST by FredZarguna (PA:The right of citizens to bear arms in defence of themselves and the State shall not be questioned)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The leftwing utopia strikes again.


23 posted on 01/27/2013 1:44:16 PM PST by BinaryBoy (GOP: New leadership NOW!)
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To: BobL

But North Korea was once a VERY PROSPEROUS nation

One thing we learned in my Comparative Econ course many decades ago was that Socialism DOES rapidly industrialize an economy, at least initially. However the top down command and control economy is highly inefficient; thus the benefits do not last long. The products that are produced are produced only to meet the quotas, thus there is no quality control.

As far as the “workers” starving; it happens in all socialist nations. This is because the incentives are all wrong.

However; the left feels that their ideas can never be wrong - so when they don’t work it is because we just didn’t do them enough. This is why even though socialism has failed miserably every place it has been tried they insist on trying it again. It just CAN’T be that it is a bad idea!


24 posted on 01/27/2013 1:46:24 PM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the alter of "gun free zones"?)
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To: Obadiah

“You do not understand North Korean culture. Read “Nothing To Envy” it details the mass starvation in the 1990s where millions of people died.”

I read that too. That’s where it was made clear that the Norks were doing quite well (relatively speaking) until the oil flow (from Russia) stopped. Then the lights flickered, then they went off for good. And the factory workers were told it they were on their own to earn money. And the teachers watched their students, one by one, get skinnier, and then drop out of school, never to be seen again. It was horrific, and totally not necessary, except the food they got went to the troops...

Many of us (here) have these fantasies about growing our own food and doing just fine when the power stops...but we have NO CLUE what will be coming. It will be NOTHING like people expect.


25 posted on 01/27/2013 1:50:14 PM PST by BobL
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To: plain talk; BobL; dubyajam
We would not starve and start eating our children. That's ludicrous.

In the sense of your rebuttal, yes. But in a more tragic sense we not only will, but we already are, and have been for some time.

The level of debt we are piling up will devour our children and grandchildren. And contrary to what many idiots spouting the conventional wisdom have to say about it, we do NOT owe that money to China. China stopped buying our debt almost two years ago, and they never held more than a small fraction of our debt to begin with. Most of the money we owe, we owe to other Americans.

26 posted on 01/27/2013 1:50:59 PM PST by FredZarguna (PA:The right of citizens to bear arms in defence of themselves and the State shall not be questioned)
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To: Venturer

If you have a strong stomach read about what has been going on in NK for a few generations. Men are barely 5 ft tall, due to generational starvation.

Google one of the prison camps and tell me how starved,mentally incompetent people could get out?

A few have and the stories will curl your hair. It IS HAPPENING. The world knows it and lets it continue. Shame on us.


27 posted on 01/27/2013 1:57:55 PM PST by Pigsley (ne)
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To: logic101.net
Socialism DOES rapidly industrialize an economy, at least initially.

It doesn't.

[I was taught the same thing in the 1970's.] If it were true, there would be no reason why the initial successes could not be compounded: Aggregate Demand creates more demand. True growth creates more growth. This is why socialists believe in "stimulus." It's false.

What command economies -- including Socialism -- actually do is very rapidly consume all assets. Comparatively free market economies, even feudalism and mercantilism, create wealth not all of which is consumed. When Socialist revolutions come along, they spend it all. When it's exhausted, since all of the "growth" was created by borrowed money, there is nothing left to sustain it.

28 posted on 01/27/2013 1:59:39 PM PST by FredZarguna (PA:The right of citizens to bear arms in defence of themselves and the State shall not be questioned)
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To: plain talk

“Bob — No it won’t. We have no lifeline from China as did NK with Russia. We trade with China and ‘outsource’ our manufacturing to China and other countries for economic reasons. They just make all our stuff for us with their cheap labor.”

...and when they start demanding HARD CURRENCY for their goods and tell us to take a hike if we can’t provide that, EXACTLY WHICH factories here will we use to produce that stuff? Hint, they don’t exist in the US, anymore. As to whether that can happen...just study Iceland when their banks collapsed - ships would not even dock there unless paid in Euros because their currency, overnight, was WORTHLESS. Don’t tell me that it can’t happen here, given our debt and obligations. I’m just sorry you will have to learn that the hard way.

“China has no incentive to stop selling to us.”

Sorry, they have a HUGE INCENTIVE to stop selling to us - we’re giving them FAKE money and they are giving us REAL products in return, and they know it. They’ve complained about it (loud) and, when they get to where they need to be, they’ll stop complaining and take action.

“But if they did we would buy from someone else.”

Maybe some stuff, but not much. You need to find out just how embedded they are now in our economy. And it’s not just them that stops selling to us when our currency implodes, it’s everyone.

“If the whole world stopped selling to us (unlikely) then we would simply start manufacturing here again. We would not starve and start eating our children. That’s ludicrous.”

It takes YEARS, maybe DECADES to get an industrial base restarted. So, PLEASE tell me where we are hiding all the food we need while we ramp up. I know we keep a few months of oil (assuming Obama hasn’t emptied it), and we probably have a few months of food. But have you EVER tried to build and start up a factory? I have.

People start to starve in weeks.


29 posted on 01/27/2013 2:01:01 PM PST by BobL
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To: BobL
I understand your point. I am just inclined to think that, as a people, the Norks are completely cowed. Generations now have spent their lives utterly subjugated and broken that they would eat their own children rather than rise up against others or the regime (outside of isolated incidents.)

Very, very tragic. And no one in the entire world seems capable of doing anything to help these people.

30 posted on 01/27/2013 2:02:05 PM PST by Obadiah (We must commit to remove every Senate Blue-dog Democrat from office in 2014!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I’m sure this is my fault, too.

I did it right after illegal immigration and slavery.


31 posted on 01/27/2013 2:03:48 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: FredZarguna

“Here is a graph of North Korea’s GDP. South Korea’s GDP roughly follows this graph until the 1970’s, at which point it continues to grow. Note what happens to NoKorea when the Soviet Union dies. “

Pretty much makes my point. They had a decent amount of money back then. They weren’t wealthy, but they were far from starving. But then the freebies ended, and they starved...


32 posted on 01/27/2013 2:05:23 PM PST by BobL
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To: Berlin_Freeper

"What do you mean people are starving? I eat plenty!"

33 posted on 01/27/2013 2:06:14 PM PST by Obadiah (We must commit to remove every Senate Blue-dog Democrat from office in 2014!)
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To: Venturer

Your post must be sarcasm, if not then you must open your eyes, there is evil in the world. Until you face it, it will continue.


34 posted on 01/27/2013 2:08:49 PM PST by Guardian Sebastian
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To: Obadiah

“I understand your point. I am just inclined to think that, as a people, the Norks are completely cowed.”

Actually, if you study history carefully, oppressed people hardly ever rise up on their own against oppressors. There is ALMOST ALWAYS and instigating factor - some outside influence that gets them riled up and ready to fight.

In the Russia, before the Soviet Union, the Bolsheviks tried their best to get the peasants to revolt, but usually found themselves at the short end of an execution each time they tried entering one of the oppressed villages. They finally gave up on that approach and instead went after the much better off factory workers and elites in the cities.


35 posted on 01/27/2013 2:10:51 PM PST by BobL
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To: Venturer

“If these people were this bad off sooner or later a few of them would band together and take what they need from those who have it” - Don’t you get it, no one has it to get it from!


36 posted on 01/27/2013 2:11:40 PM PST by Guardian Sebastian
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To: Berlin_Freeper; All

And maybe they ate the executed later. Another example of what atheism fosters as much as false religion of more, that of political religion.

The video to see is the National Geographic documentary, Inside North Korea;/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxLBywKrTf4

Incredibly credible,


37 posted on 01/27/2013 2:17:20 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: BobL

LOL. It is interesting what you learn about people at this site. You are friggin’ nuts Bob. :-)


38 posted on 01/27/2013 2:26:28 PM PST by plain talk
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To: plain talk

“LOL. It is interesting what you learn about people at this site. You are friggin’ nuts Bob. :-)”

Same here. As Rush says, personal attacks signal that the debate is over and that side has lost.

So enjoy the rest of the weekend too, but sorry the future will have to take you TOTALLY UNPREPARED.


39 posted on 01/27/2013 2:31:18 PM PST by BobL
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To: Berlin_Freeper
"while their chubby leader Kim Jong-Un regularly dines on banquets."



I wanna know who's send him the Banquets!
40 posted on 01/27/2013 2:37:05 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

http://nothingtoenvy.com/


41 posted on 01/27/2013 2:40:33 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: FredZarguna
Socialism DOES rapidly industrialize an economy, at least initially.

It doesn't.

There is plenty of evidence to show that it does, INITIALLY - Russia went from a feudal ag society to a heavily industrialized one in a decade or so. To do so it used up the capital rapidly, and factories WERE built. It is just that they produced garbage most of the time. Plus, since wealth was not being created the money runs out; thus poverty and stagnation.

If you could take a 3rd world country and socialize it; but just for 6-7 years then privatize the economy you'd probably have a vibrant (or at least decent) economy. This is of course assuming you protected private property and allowed upward mobility.

42 posted on 01/27/2013 2:44:38 PM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the alter of "gun free zones"?)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Right up barry’s alley.


43 posted on 01/27/2013 2:48:26 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Venturer

If these people were this bad off sooner or later a few of them would band together and take what they need from those who have it , and before long we would be rid of Kim Jong Il.

Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are condemned to forever repeat them.

Did the Ukranians overthrow Stalin when he starved them almost out of existence?

How do you expect the N Koreans to overthrow their govt when that govt has all the guns?


44 posted on 01/27/2013 2:48:47 PM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the alter of "gun free zones"?)
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To: logic101.net

That has nothing to do with Socialism. It has to do with cannibalizing the aggregated wealth created by the previous economy.


45 posted on 01/27/2013 3:02:50 PM PST by FredZarguna (PA:The right of citizens to bear arms in defence of themselves and the State shall not be questioned)
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To: RetSignman

However we do use parts of the aborted babies for things like make up and taste testing soft drinks.


46 posted on 01/27/2013 3:14:32 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

In the USA women kill their unborn for convenience.

True fact!


47 posted on 01/27/2013 3:14:44 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: elkfersupper
When it happens, People should first eat the people who made it happen.

If hillary shows up on the menu, I'll happily give you my portion :)

48 posted on 01/27/2013 3:19:54 PM PST by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Coming to a middle class neighborhood near us before long. The longer politicians wait to cut excessive spending, the uglier it’s going to be.


49 posted on 01/27/2013 3:23:41 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper; Lazamataz

I’m NOT going to read the article, but do you believe it?


50 posted on 01/27/2013 3:28:23 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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