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N. Korean Military "Further Lower Height Limit for Fresh Conscripts"(to 53.9 inch)
Free North Korea Radio ^ | 03/17/10 | Kim Eun-ho

Posted on 03/17/2010 8:38:23 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

/begin my excerpts

N. Korean Military "Further Lower Height Limit for Fresh Conscripts"

Military: anybody who can shoot qualifies regardless of his height

N. Korean military recently instructed military mobilization department of the local authorities to lower height limit for this year's fresh conscripts from 140cm (55.1 inch) to 137cm(53.9 inch.)

On March 16, our sources in Chongjin, N. Hamkyong Province, quoting a figure from provincial military mobilization department, relayed information that, for conscription for this year which started in March, height limit for conscripts which used to be 140cm was lowered to 137cm (by 3cm,) following the directive from N. Korea’s Defense Ministry issued in early March.

He explained, "In recent years, conscription efforts have had trouble fulfilling the planned quota due to height requirement, which prompted this decision, but only 80% of quota is being filled now. After 'March of Suffering'(great famine,) kids have not had enough to eat, and the resulting malnutrition stunted (physical) growth, leading to drastically lowered height. The average height of graduating class of high school has lowered to 134cm(52.8 inch,) causing severe height and weight discrepancy to the level that makes one wonder if entirely new race is being born."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: conscript; height; military; napl; nkorea
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1 posted on 03/17/2010 8:38:24 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; nw_arizona_granny; ...

P!


2 posted on 03/17/2010 8:38:53 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (LUV DIC -- L,U,V-shaped recession, Depression, Inflation, Collapse)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

War’s secret weapon is women I hear, can’t he just make his military 100% female?


3 posted on 03/17/2010 8:41:15 PM PDT by ansel12 (Social liberal politicians in the GOP are easy for the left to turn, why is that?)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; Salamander; Slings and Arrows; Markos33; humblegunner; Eaker; Jet Jaguar

They’re gonna stack ‘em two high and play “Horses”!

(Any smaller and they won’t be able to get on the rides at Disneyland.)


4 posted on 03/17/2010 8:42:01 PM PDT by shibumi ("..... then we will fight in the shade." (Cool Star - *))
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Malnutrition?


5 posted on 03/17/2010 8:42:29 PM PDT by GeronL (I said it yesterday and I'll say it today and everyday: Tomorrow I stop being so lazy!!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

One is freightened. My God if this is what can happen when politicians take over. God Save the Republic.


6 posted on 03/17/2010 8:44:17 PM PDT by Bhoy
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To: TigerLikesRooster

She is more than 1 foot taller than the required height.

7 posted on 03/17/2010 8:45:22 PM PDT by TokuMei
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Four feet, six inches??!!!

It’s not just the stunted growth that childhood malnutrition causes, there’s also the mental retardation.

Plus now there are the rumblings that they don’t get fed decent even while they’re IN the army.

I think it’s time to cease playing make-believe. This army couldn’t invade a Wal-Mart parking lot.


8 posted on 03/17/2010 8:45:36 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: TokuMei

Whereas the unfortunate Goliath would probably break five bones if you tripped him.


9 posted on 03/17/2010 8:47:00 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: TokuMei
Is the top of her head flat?

You need somewhere to put down your beer.

Me bad...

10 posted on 03/17/2010 8:47:21 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Obamunism, the fatal cure for Bush Derangement Syndrome.)
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To: ansel12
Before they go female, they're gonna call Willy!


11 posted on 03/17/2010 8:47:46 PM PDT by shibumi ("..... then we will fight in the shade." (Cool Star - *))
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I recall that New Yorker article from ‘04 that contended that (given identical diet and lifestyle) ALL the races of humanity would average the same height.


12 posted on 03/17/2010 8:48:50 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Being short is no sin, but being short on compassion and high on cruelty and arrogance is. Pray for those under him yoke.


13 posted on 03/17/2010 8:49:32 PM PDT by daniel1212 ("Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“The average height of graduating class of high school has lowered to 134cm(52.8 inch,)”

If my math is correct, that works out to an average height of about 4’5” - more than a foot shorter than the average South Korean male and nearly 8 inches shorter than a typical South Korean female.

Good lord.


14 posted on 03/17/2010 8:49:56 PM PDT by DemforBush (Somebody wake me when sanity has returned to the nation.)
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To: sinanju

But it is also a mistake to piss-off someone who is hungry and angry.


15 posted on 03/17/2010 8:52:45 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Another day, another injury, another step closer. Are you prepared?)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Eating a steady diet of grass will stunt ones growth, it would appear.


16 posted on 03/17/2010 9:04:27 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Gonna need ladders for their fox holes.


17 posted on 03/17/2010 9:05:27 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

"How tall are you, private?"

"Sir, four feet six, sir!"

"Four feet six?!? I didn't know they could stack kimchi that high!!!"

18 posted on 03/17/2010 9:08:59 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - Ps 122:6)
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To: Eccl 10:2

LOL!!!

Just Damn- Thats priceless!!!


19 posted on 03/17/2010 9:12:24 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (What a fool believes, No wise man has the power to reason away)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
I was once in a military surplus store with my (then) eight year old son, and I found well-used a German military cap, the kind with a bill on the front, that fit him perfectly. The only thing I could conclude is that the German army had at least one enlisted man with a head the size of an eight year old boy.
20 posted on 03/17/2010 9:14:44 PM PDT by PUGACHEV
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I hereby offer to fight the whole N. Korean army by myself when Great Leader has starved them all so badly that none stand taller than one nanometer in height.


21 posted on 03/17/2010 9:18:03 PM PDT by LibWhacker (America awake!)
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To: PUGACHEV
Toward the end of war, Nazi Jugend was mobilized to fight combat. Some were said to be as young as 12.

Upon first firefight, they were said to be instantly divided into two camps, the ones frightened like children, and the other who were typical teenagers with no sense of risk.

22 posted on 03/17/2010 9:20:01 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (LUV DIC -- L,U,V-shaped recession, Depression, Inflation, Collapse)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

This has happened before on the Korean peninsula.

If you’ve ever seen the massive armor suits worn by ancient Korean warriors you’ll notice most of them were made for men nearer to 6 feet tall for a century or more at the peak of the southern Kingdoms.


http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2004/dec/05/northkorea

North Korea is failing to meet growth target
Robin McKie and Angela Saini
The Observer, Sunday 5 December 2004 00.58 GMT
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Sixty years of North Korean communism have had a grim and unexpected impact on its citizens: it has paralysed their growth.

While their cousins in the south have thrived physiologically, thanks to the comforts of capitalism, North Koreans remain as stunted in stature as they were after the Second World War. Adolescents look like children, adults like young teenagers. Nor is the height difference a slight one. After studying more than 2,300 refugees who have fled the north over the past four years, anthropologist Sunyoung Pak has found that the average young northern male is 5.9cm (2.32in) shorter than his southern contemporary. The difference for women is 4.1cm (roughly 1.62in).


23 posted on 03/17/2010 9:31:01 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: GeronL

Gotta be.


24 posted on 03/17/2010 9:34:27 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Ahhhh... Utopia

/sarc


25 posted on 03/17/2010 9:35:19 PM PDT by GeronL (I said it yesterday and I'll say it today and everyday: Tomorrow I stop being so lazy!!)
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To: sinanju

A 4 foot 6 inch half-wit can fire a pre-positioned artillery piece, of which the North Koreans have about 20,000 within range of Seoul. There is no way to attack them without suffering a million civilian casualties. Even an attempt to load up every single B-2 and F-117 and hit each tube with its own mini JDAM would not be enough to keep them from flattening Seoul within about five minutes after they got the order.


26 posted on 03/17/2010 9:38:10 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: JerseyHighlander
Yes, legends or historical accounts from that era has reference to really tall man(and women.) Modern Koreans believed for a long time that these accounts are probably fanciful tall tales. However, in recent years, many are giving it a second look, since they do begin to see many young Koreans over 6 feet.
27 posted on 03/17/2010 9:38:30 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (LUV DIC -- L,U,V-shaped recession, Depression, Inflation, Collapse)
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To: shibumi

Actually, it looks like... if you were to paint the Nork army orange, then it’d be an army of oompa-loompa’s.


28 posted on 03/17/2010 9:49:08 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Four and half feet tall?! This is the upper half of the graduating class.

Kinda gives the term “midget sub” a whole new meaning.

29 posted on 03/17/2010 10:31:01 PM PDT by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Is this America’s future?

Didja know our average height is going down now anyway? Can u guess why?

Morons in Euro say it is proof of our bad diet, bad politics, and that it was Bush’s fault-— and no I am not kidding.

Can you guess why we are getting shorter while some other countries are getting much much much taller?


30 posted on 03/17/2010 10:35:20 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009
Can u guess why?

More poor Mexican migrants.

31 posted on 03/17/2010 10:37:59 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (LUV DIC -- L,U,V-shaped recession, Depression, Inflation, Collapse)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

That’s four feet six inches. Yikes.

I guess when your populace isn’t eating, you’ll have to make some exceptions.


32 posted on 03/17/2010 11:07:54 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (If we as Republicans can't clean up our house, who can or will? Just say no to MeCain(D).)
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To: ccmay

My first salvo would be a string-of-pearls of tactical nukes on those position. That would be followed by another 30 minutes later as they are coming out for a counter strike.


33 posted on 03/17/2010 11:47:54 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (IN A SMALL TENT WE JUST STAND CLOSER! * IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Not too long ago, even the average Nork soldier was a fearful thing. In combat capability, he was at least equal to a US Marine and in ferocity, probably much worse. If keeping the Kim dynasty in power was a strategy, it would be one of the most successful holding strategies in history.


34 posted on 03/17/2010 11:53:31 PM PDT by tanuki (The only color of a leader that should matter is the color of his spine.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Didn’t know they made people that short except midgets.


35 posted on 03/17/2010 11:58:16 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Bump.


36 posted on 03/18/2010 2:48:20 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( garden/survival/cooking/storage- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2299939/posts?page=5555)
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To: ccmay

True, but the real purpose of the North Korean Army is to keep
the Higher Ups in power. That is all is is about. They couldn’t care less about spreading Communism. The danger is that if the regime knows it is over they just might want to go out with a bang.


37 posted on 03/18/2010 4:48:10 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: TigerLikesRooster

More poor Mexican migrants.


Yes. But not posited that way by Left-tards.

We are told constantly “our infant survival rate is so low, our population is getting shorter, our hospitals not effective with their medications”

and it’s all, all, all, lies.

The statistics are inputed differently, or other measures are read differently, to prove how bad the USA is, and many believe it.

Remember that old tired canard -— we use too much of the earth’s energy??? What a hoot. Yes we do consume more, as we invent more and provide more and create more.

Yet Libtards are constantly telling us that the best thing we can all do is to die.

Or eat grass.

Or something weird and bizarre. All cuz we drive cars and don’t live in mud huts.

Castro’s POS Cuba = good. Just ask Sean Penn. M Moore.

USA = bad. (Have you seen photos of Cuba? Does everyone know what Cuba is most famous for amoung its “visitors”.???)

But, I tire.


38 posted on 03/18/2010 5:29:37 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

BTW

These “soldiers” are just a bit taller than my 8 year old son.

Thanks, Communism.

North Korea.

Where the dictator is the world’s #1 consumer of Hennessy Brandy

Has 20,000 DVDs in his palace

A slave for a chef.

200 mistresses all slaves.

Wishes to deem and pass the government to his oddball progeny just like Daddy passed it to him..............

Isn’t this the country Bill Clinton and Mad All-Stupid gave hundreds of millions of dollars to and hundreds of shiploads of rice to, so they could better prepare to attack us???????

What a great idea, Bill!!!

Thanks!!!

(ya creep)


39 posted on 03/18/2010 5:34:19 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Another communist success story.


40 posted on 03/18/2010 5:41:21 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: TigerLikesRooster

People starved in childhood don’t grow so tall.


41 posted on 03/18/2010 7:47:21 AM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., hot enough down there today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: ccmay
Even an attempt to load up every single B-2 and F-117 and hit each tube with its own mini JDAM would not be enough to keep them from flattening Seoul within about five minutes after they got the order.

A dozen or so neutron devices, properly spaced would take out the crews and render the tubes irrelevent. Not gonn'a happen though.

42 posted on 03/18/2010 7:53:57 AM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., hot enough down there today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: shibumi; Slings and Arrows; Markos33; humblegunner; Eaker; Jet Jaguar

Hot damn!
Finally, an army *I’m* tall enough for!


43 posted on 03/18/2010 12:15:37 PM PDT by Salamander (....and I'm sure I need some rest but sleepin' don't come very easy in a straight white vest.......)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Finally - something for Robert Reich to smile about.


44 posted on 03/18/2010 12:17:16 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (American exceptionalism - for liberals, it's like garlic to a vampire)
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To: Salamander; humblegunner

humblegunner prolly has a spare uniform .............


45 posted on 03/18/2010 1:00:38 PM PDT by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: Eaker

Cold, dude...just *cold*....:)


46 posted on 03/18/2010 1:18:19 PM PDT by Salamander (....and I'm sure I need some rest but sleepin' don't come very easy in a straight white vest.......)
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To: Eaker; Salamander
I haven't been 4-foot-six since the twelfth century.

And then only briefly.

47 posted on 03/18/2010 1:24:59 PM PDT by humblegunner (*)
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To: Eccl 10:2

LMAO!!


48 posted on 03/18/2010 1:25:53 PM PDT by Constitution Day (Get over it.)
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49 posted on 03/18/2010 2:10:27 PM PDT by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: Eaker

Lol!


50 posted on 03/18/2010 2:11:53 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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