Skip to comments.NASA photo shows North Korea is in the dark
Posted on 02/26/2014 7:50:59 PM PST by grundle
This Jan. 30, 2014 photo made available by NASA on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 shows North Korea, darker area at center, between South Korea, right, and China, left. Lights from the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, are visible at center. The image comparing the night time lights of the countries was made by the Expedition 38 crew aboard the International Space Station.
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Good place for amateur astronomers to study the sky..., while they’re starving to death....
Soeul is partying like it’s 1999 right up against the barbed wire perimeter of the world’s largest concentration camp.
Collectivism didn’t work for the brightest, hardest-working group on planet Earth, no, but you know what?
IT IS TOTALLY GOING TO WORK FOR US UNDER BARACK OBAMA...!
THIS TIME they’ll totally get it right...!
Pray for the prisoner population of NK. It worked for the captive nations of the Baltic.
That has got to be one of the most depressing pictures I have ever seen.
They’re not really Communists, say the US Progressives. We know how to do it correctly.
Is the entire power grid taken down about dark?
I don't know.
I've been to China, and I noticed that - at least in big cities - they have two separate power distribution systems. You can see them on the power poles. Two sets of wires, two sets of transformers, etc. One is on top, the other in the middle.
I was told that one of them is an "emergency" system. The other is for routine loads.
It is my understanding that much infrastructure design in NK is borrowed from the PRC. Perhaps they use the two-power-system approach in Pyongyang, and the lights for the Great Leader's picture are powered of the "emergency" one.
It's also possible that they simply have very very severe penalties for using electricity in private dwellings. If you are vulnerable to a 20-year sentence in a labor camp for burning a light bulb at night, you will damn well make sure they're all off by curfew.
I used to use a similar worldwide photo produced by NASA as a PC wallpaper. NASA creates maps without clouds by using composite photos. The darkness of North Korea stood out like a sore thumb.
About 5 years ago I attended a Baptist men’s church retreat where the featured speaker was Mark Bailey, the president of Dallas Theological Seminary. He told us that he had visited Donald Rumsfeld’s office and had seen the NASA photo cropped to show just North Korea. The difference between north and south is really stark.
“Wow, North Korea is dark for these fifteen minutes.”
“Kim, yes,everybody knows that!”
But, did you know that this will last longer than fifteen minutes?”
“Screw them, Let the Gecko worry about that!
Well you know that camps usually have a lights out policy so that is probably what is happening here except its North Korea electric that says Lights Out!!!
Wait until Obama sends GE to North Korea. All those curly flourescent bulbs will finally find a home.
But look at all the Al Gore carbon credits they are piling up !
How Green if them. Truly progressive.
“That has got to be one of the most depressing pictures I have ever seen.”
Are you kidding? That’s the good part of town. You should see how they live way out in the boonies.
I’ve seen the older photo with the lines drawn. I just thought it was interesting that the mainstream media is now paying attention to this subject.