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FReeper Gets Internal N. Korea Documents via FNN; Concern Now Is Over Public-Order Collapse (Hot!)
Fuji TV Network from Sankei Shimbun from Internal DPRK Sources (in Japanese) ^ | 6 February 2003 | AmericanInTokyo

Posted on 02/05/2003 3:16:30 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo

[Sensitive Documents From North Korea the Japanese Recently Obtained]

As a service to Free Republic (and the cause of Truth, Freedom, and National Security) it is my pleasure to synopsize-translate-comment, link to the original report, and pass on to you a quite interesting report today from Tokyo, Japan. This comes through the services of Fuji Television (FNN News). It has to do with internal Communist Korean Worker's Party government documents smuggled out of North Korea which seem to show an increasing level of internal concern and nervous tension over a break up of public order (i.e. 'loss of control') and decline in socialist thought-control over average North Koreans.

This may explain exactly why Kim Jong-il appears to be acting uncharacteristically bold these days, and that brinksman North Korea seems intent to "go for broke" as perhaps there seems to be few options left for the cruel despots clinging to state-terror power.

Please read on, below (from the original Japanese-languge web report).


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dprk; fujinewsnetwork; internaldocs; kimjongil; northkorea; nukes; regimecollapse; socialorder
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To: RobFromGa
Hunger makes people do strange things...
51 posted on 02/05/2003 3:43:07 PM PST by metesky (My retirement fund is holding steady @ $.05 a can.)
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To: Indy Pendance
Thank you. I, like you, was speechless when I found it. Then, I began to wonder, what does this really mean. One poster had it right...short time, could mean more suffering for the N. K. people...long term, it probably is the beginning of the end and Kim knows it.
52 posted on 02/05/2003 3:44:48 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo ("Interesting times", indeed. Interesting times.....)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Thanks for the heads up on this. Very, very interesting.

Nam Vet

53 posted on 02/05/2003 3:44:57 PM PST by Nam Vet (Rooting for 'Big Al Sharpton', Savior of the Dims. (America's Mugabe?))
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To: VadeRetro
Behave yourselves or we will airdrop transistor radios, portable TVs, and laptop computers over your country. Muwahahahahahaha!!! With free Internet!

Yeah...the free 1000 hours from AOL will be the killer!

54 posted on 02/05/2003 3:45:53 PM PST by Overtaxed
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To: AmericanInTokyo
That is very encouraging news. Did anyone see this?

Feb. 4 -- FBI agents arrested a 35-year-old Korean immigrant Tuesday afternoon after raiding a Santa Monica apartment under a sealed warrant that reportedly claims the suspect is under investigation for ``a national security issue.''

The FBI would only confirm that agents executed arrest and search warrants at a Santa Monica home at 3 p.m., but a television crew photographed the warrant, which was issued for Joung-Woong Yae at an apartment building at 909 Grant Avenue.

"Someone was taken into custody in Santa Monica," said Laura Bosley, a spokeswomen for the FBI in Los Angeles. "We did execute a search warrant there. Everything has been sealed with the court."

Bosley would not comment on reports that the suspect was under investigation for terrorist activities or that he was a North Korean spy.

But a source familiar with the investigation told The Lookout: "It's being reported he's a Korean spy. That's more accurate.

"You could classify it as national security, but it's not terrorism," the source said. "It's nothing having to do with terrorism. No one was going to blow up a building. There's no public safety threat whatsoever."

The Tudor-style apartment building where the suspect was taken into custody is owned by an older Korean couple who had moved into Unit 1 about eight months ago, said a neighbor who asked to remain anonymous.

"It was a couple in their sixties. I believe they were Korean," said the neighbor, who has lived down the block for 30 years. "I always saw them out watering their lawn, but I have never seen the younger man who was arrested." Other neighbors also told reporters they had never seen the suspect, who is believed to be the couple's son.
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rest of story. The UPI story is at Washington Times

55 posted on 02/05/2003 3:47:19 PM PST by mountaineer
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To: Sender
It's time we flew over them in the Enola McLuhan and bombed them with levis and copies of "The Naked Lunch".
56 posted on 02/05/2003 3:48:16 PM PST by tet68
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Especially the testimonies from some NK ex-prisoners that are being published. The truth can no longer hide.
57 posted on 02/05/2003 3:48:51 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Lockbox
Better yet, click the upper right yellow button marked ENGLISH.

Thanks, but as I mentioned a little while ago, this news story is not yet up there on their site in translated English, and sometimes Japanese stories are not always put up there in English or often it is much shorter than the original story. Usually the English site has it a day or 1/2 day later. By the looks of things, though, it appears if it did make it in English, we have another five hours of waiting.

58 posted on 02/05/2003 3:48:53 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo ("Interesting times", indeed. Interesting times.....)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
You perform a great service, to America, in ferreting out interesting stories the US PRESS IS TOO LAZY TO COVER!

59 posted on 02/05/2003 3:49:47 PM PST by Wolverine
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To: AmericanInTokyo
fwiw, here is a translation of the article by Systran:

The product sutra newspaper, "it is damaged in the illness-causing
demon of capitalism and social order the document inside North Korea
before the collapse sun/size" procuring

"The North Korean social order the product sutra newspaper
procured the internal document before the collapse sun/size". This
time, the internal document of the Korean work party which the product
sutra newspaper procures in the cover "concerning expanding the fight
in order inside to shatter idea cultural permeation of study important
points capitalism strongly" with is with the Hangul. In the cover "it
limits to intraparty", that the internal document of the Korean work
party which is recorded. The actual condition where domestic social
order has started to deteriorate with the culture west side and the
influx of the manners, was consecutively recorded there. According to
the document, "when the foreign business trip person and the traveler
of the area which is are censored, the American movie it is seeing,
and others the tape, the unique recording tape and the photograph
collection which videotaped the image, the object people who have
those as in the pictorial, the novel and Bible were not few. The
behavior which certain people sell and/or lend, copying that with 1
you look at the unique recording tape not to be restricted, in order
to obtain the foreign currency and the thing, is done common practice.
Which extent many person, being damaged in the illness-causing demon
of capitalism?"with it has become. Getting angry and sighing of the
work party all the the internal document of pages 16 which can be
received last year, the study important points which are distributed
to party staff. When party staff, lecturing with meeting of the North
Korean all earth, in the news item book which is used, it enumerates
the disorder of social order is critical concretely. In addition, as
for the internal document, "as for the go-getter of portion of central
telephone exchange just just this year also 5 times, did this kind of
behavior with the group the February last year, including the fact
that you looked at the impure Japanese movie of 2 compilations in New
Year's Day of the old calendar. The person of part with the radio and
the television, having gathered and circulating bourgeoise idea
culture. The person who has demilitarized zone inquires about the
audio broadcast of south Korea and peripheral country, views also the
television. And to which it learns those like south kind of Korean
comes out song from terrible thing, brags and has sung "that it has
done. Furthermore as for the internal document, "as for the young
people of part, the hair the ? the ? we think that you go out,
that the appearance it is good, the woman is present and putting on
make-up mysterious the extent which does not become extreme, being, is
walking the skirt where the hobby which is stuck exactly in the skirt
and the body where is short to the top of the knee is bad" that,
culture of the young person, it has made the crisis atmosphere to also
the disorder of the manners spread. In addition, "between the people,
the phenomenon which divorces increases. The people of part in life
have searched the necromancer who looks at destiny ", also it has
done. Individual the work party, the detailed Takushoku University as
for meter Professor village Satoshi "the ?? market after 1995
expanded the present condition which in the internal document is made
splendidly clear, heavily in the North Korean situation, pornographic
image and the like became easy to enter to the hand even with the
general person. The idea control with the party has stopped being
effective. There is no distribution system, you do not make by your
and the ? does not become, social insecurity it is not the food. You
think that the insecurity which which in the future, as for socialism
that you say, covers North Korea whether how it becomes is spreading.
Going to the place of the necromancer, when it makes forecast, you
cannot feel at rest easily, "that you analyze. The Korean work party
which can deepen the crisis atmosphere in decrease of centripetal
power, in the internal document, "must destroy the capitalism element,
among the buds. Must expand fight becomes extinct and until the ?
? is attached, without between, ", that, thorough fight is called
vis-a-vis the influx of west side culture. Concerning this, is heavy
village professor "idea of the Kim Jong-Il General Secretary, idea
education strengthening margin. But, strengthening the idea education
does not go after all well. The idea which the guidance section of the
thing and North Korea which the human requests from general life seeks
for system maintenance has stopped being agreeable ", that you
analyze. Furthermore heavily as for village professor, "such document
became easy to be issued outside concerning the outflow of the
document inside this. You call the business which issues the internal
document outside, or it probably means that the syndicate is doing.
Such movement emerges, you try probably to be possible to see "that
overture of collapse started, that it points out.
60 posted on 02/05/2003 3:49:50 PM PST by debg
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To: mountaineer
Here's a thread:

Alleged North Korean spy held in L.A.

61 posted on 02/05/2003 3:51:05 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Wolverine
Yep, lazy American press (in many cases). Charlatans and Johnny Come Lately's w/ tony hair styles, to the core, many of 'em.
62 posted on 02/05/2003 3:51:25 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo ("Interesting times", indeed. Interesting times.....)
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To: spokeshave
LOL...I just spewed soda all over the keyboard....actually, could be try and get PETA to open a chapter in NK....that, above all, would convince them to surrender
63 posted on 02/05/2003 3:51:54 PM PST by ken5050
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To: debg
Gee, thanks, but I hope my translation was better than "Systran".

Sounded like Yoda. I have a headache after reading that!

64 posted on 02/05/2003 3:53:47 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo ("Interesting times", indeed. Interesting times.....)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
I just wanted to drop you a line to say, on behalf of myself and many other Freepers...

Thank you

Your posts, often from unusual sources give us a great view of the world beyond the confines of AP/UPI/CNN ect.

Cheers,

knews hound

65 posted on 02/05/2003 3:54:19 PM PST by knews_hound (Anyone else play Day of Defeat?)
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To: knews_hound
Thank you. You and many others are very kind.

Now, let's go get 'em!

66 posted on 02/05/2003 3:54:54 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo ("Interesting times", indeed. Interesting times.....)
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To: Thud
ping
67 posted on 02/05/2003 3:55:53 PM PST by Dark Wing
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To: debg
LOL!

That looks like raw Debka feed.

Wait a minute...
68 posted on 02/05/2003 3:58:09 PM PST by headsonpikes
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Your translation was great!

Thanks for the information. I hope this is filtering out to our lame "news sources" here in the US. If they're smart, they've got somebody lurking on FR to get the real news first, and we'll see more on this soon. But you were first!
69 posted on 02/05/2003 3:58:40 PM PST by livius
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Outstanding post. Thanks for your efforts.

Yet another FR "scoop". To be a FReeper, it would seem, is to be very well-informed, indeed...

70 posted on 02/05/2003 3:59:18 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Bookmarked for later read. BTTT
71 posted on 02/05/2003 4:00:23 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: livius
I was long from 'first', beg to different. but thanks just the same.... really, the 'first' person on this probably risked his or her life getting across the Yalu with this in the knapsack...then it went to the NGOs probably, then to Sankei, to Fuji, from me, to all...
72 posted on 02/05/2003 4:01:24 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo ("Interesting times", indeed. Interesting times.....)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
WOW - you did it again!! Fantastic work - As usual!!!
73 posted on 02/05/2003 4:01:47 PM PST by areafiftyone (The U.N. is now officially irrelevant! The building is for Sale!!!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
The North Koreans want us to believe that they are ultra-desperate, crazy, and about to explode; under the belief that we will grant them concessions rather than go to war against people so insane (especially as we get closer to going to war against Iraq).

This document would seem to fit in well with their aim, whether it is true/real or merely a "plant".

74 posted on 02/05/2003 4:01:54 PM PST by Southack (Media bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
AIT, your translation is infinitely better...just thought a little substantiation would be superfluous (even if Systran doesn't recognize paragraphs!)

Thank you most kindly for your bringing the Japanese news/viewpoint to FR. I lived in Japan for many years and my heart is with them.

75 posted on 02/05/2003 4:03:41 PM PST by debg
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Good job there freeper.

76 posted on 02/05/2003 4:04:35 PM PST by McGruff (Columbia did not return safely to Earth; yet we can pray that all are safely home.)
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To: okie01
Thanks. In part, these various posting/translating efforts are to raise the visibility and credibility and powerful nature of FR worldwide; and to hopefully help in a small way to take this site way past and out of the reach of the claims of dispondent, whining liberal detractors who (try to) paint FREE REPUBLIC as simply a 'hang out for extreme right whackos'. We'll show them a thing or two about journalism, intelligence, credibility, integrity, and truth.... and pretty soon, many people from different political persuasions and walks of li will indeed regularly come HERE (http://www.freerepublic.com) to get it quickly and clearly. It's also fun to bypass the mainstream media which sits on these stories for so long, then stumbles across them, and then somehow tries to claim they are bringing us 'news' when it is weeks or months late, and incomplete at that.
77 posted on 02/05/2003 4:07:42 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo ("Interesting times", indeed. Interesting times.....)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
I had to do that with spanish documents ;)
78 posted on 02/05/2003 4:11:11 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Southack
The societal situation alluded to in this internal report is confirmed by eyewitnesses who have defected, and Japanese journalists who visited DPRK, and others which report things are really at a strain and the govt. is getting restless.

Recent official DPRK documents published as public notices in open forum in North Korea, also tend to show their concern, what with the nature of their dictates. As a result, I respectfully dismiss this as 'disinformation', as you may have suggested.

79 posted on 02/05/2003 4:11:15 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo ("Interesting times", indeed. Interesting times.....)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
If you decide to start a ping list, please add me to it.
80 posted on 02/05/2003 4:12:35 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Then, I began to wonder, what does this really mean. One poster had it right...short time, could mean more suffering for the N. K. people...long term, it probably is the beginning of the end and Kim knows it.

The North Korean Communist party rule is iron clad, but brittle. They literally can't squeeze their people any harder under the system they have now. If the people no longer fear death and imprisonment because they have found a dim sliver of hope, the government may well be doomed. This is not to say that a grass roots uprising is in the works, or would even be effective. It does mean that the government is losing control, and a climate where rebellious military units, officials or key personnel may be able to take advantage of the situation.

Among the 'elites', they may pay lip service to the high command, but if the peasants are learning the truth, they may want to position themselves to take advantage of what may come of it. Brutal but incompetent regimes breed clever, ambitious survivors. Many a stagnant Asian emperor has fallen before a bold, rebellious official, because of how powerful certain individuals are in the autocracy.

Given how extreme and terrible the rule of Kim Jong Il is, any rebellion or civic breakdown is likely to be sudden, unexpected, and unstoppable. If Kim senses that the whole system is falling apart, he may be motivated to try anything before he wakes up deposed.

81 posted on 02/05/2003 4:12:55 PM PST by Steel Wolf
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To: Indy Pendance
thanks. will do. thanks to others for comments and some neat graphics. aw shucks
82 posted on 02/05/2003 4:13:21 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo ("Interesting times", indeed. Interesting times.....)
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To: spokeshave
Given the significant smuggling and black market sales of Chinese-made TV sets and VCR's to North Korean regime elites (obviously for viewing videos given North Korean TV), I suggested the following to Trent:

1) Create our own dubbed-in-Korean pirated videos of whatever videos are popular in North Korea - porno, chock-socky, popular action/adventure, etc. With our own special trailers. Maybe advertising too.

2) Create our own black market distribution system for those in Manchuria, or form partnerships with existing Chinese criminal syndicates - we pay them to distribute the stuff.

3) Undercut the existing pirate dubbed-in-Korean video market by selling these videos, either by offering them for almost nothing in hard currency or for worthless North Korean currency.

4) And counterfeit our own North Korean currency.

5) Smuggle or even air drop the real and counterfeit North Korean currency into North Korea to further collapse its currency.

It would be fun too.

83 posted on 02/05/2003 4:13:59 PM PST by Thud
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To: Steel Wolf
Very thoughtful. An excellent contribution to the discussion and analysis of what this means.
84 posted on 02/05/2003 4:14:27 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo ("Interesting times", indeed. Interesting times.....)
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To: Thud
Quit your day job. You are needed ;-)
85 posted on 02/05/2003 4:15:15 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo ("Interesting times", indeed. Interesting times.....)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
The Baath Party, which rules Iraq, is actually the Baath Socialist Party... but for some reason, the media rarely mentions that...

They don't? But that is so unlike them! They are always so careful to call the Nazi's the National Socialist German Workers Party.

Oh, sorry, that's me. Not the media

86 posted on 02/05/2003 4:15:26 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Where does she want you to mail the armadillos?)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
One thing I was thinking, remember right after 9-11, and the speech Bush gave? He had said the war on terror would be long. Some battles we would know about and some we would never learn about. Makes you kind of wonder how much of this internal disinformation is getting to the North Koreans by way of US intervention?
87 posted on 02/05/2003 4:16:39 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Steel Wolf
NK refugee comments about ordinary soldiers having lost discipline, i.e., acting like thieves, indicates that the rot has spread from the top to the ranks.

See my No. 83 in this thread.

88 posted on 02/05/2003 4:16:55 PM PST by Thud
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To: AmericanInTokyo
I was really wondering why NK's were being so bold. They really have nothing to loose. All or nothing, and they need it all right now. This makes the leadership very dangerous. This has to be the hottest potato on W's plate. It won't go away and it won't be still.
Another 30 days of this level of escalation will lead to direct military action. I am truly amazed at how fast the NK's have pushed this brinkmanship. They are not waiting for a response before they go to next step. Hang on!!
89 posted on 02/05/2003 4:17:21 PM PST by duk
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To: MHGinTN
Now is the time to feed them the benefits of a limited government.
90 posted on 02/05/2003 4:18:24 PM PST by Maelstrom (Government Limited to Enumerated Powers is your freedom to do what isn't in the Constitution.)
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To: RobFromGa
"What is causing the North Korean people to rebel spontaneously in a land with no free speech and no due process?"

Hunger. Fear.
91 posted on 02/05/2003 4:18:31 PM PST by RecentConvert
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To: Thud
The US, in my opinion, for too long has not worked on ways to get the truth into North Korea on the standard AM band through some kind of clever technology to fiddle with the NK bandwith spectrum, and get broadcast in just below or above NK frequencies, (or silence and broadcast over), in order to reach the masses who have radios set in the factories only at select channels. (Literally, when you turn on a North Korean Radio or TV, you will see that it has three or four switches: On/Off, A, B, and C. ) The A, B, and C are all tuned/set to DPRK frequencies. You can tear the radio open and play around if you know what you are doing, and tune in S. Korea, but people have been caught and publicly executed for that.
92 posted on 02/05/2003 4:18:59 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo ("Interesting times", indeed. Interesting times.....)
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To: Steel Wolf
I remember watching something about the holocaust. One man interviewed stated, they can torture me, they can starve me, the can force me to do vile things, but they can never alter my most inner thoughts.
93 posted on 02/05/2003 4:19:03 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Capitalism2003
Chills ran down my spine when I read this, as it should to every free and woman.

Fellow patriots, this is exactly what the left in this country wants for us, but first they have to do something about that pesky 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of these here beloved United States. Read the above article again and imagine this same thing here, and further imagine that guns in the hands of the citizenry is outlawed. First, they will take your guns, last they will take your food and in between they will take your liberty. Think about that long and hard! The left will stop at nothing to get this country and it's people to where North Korea is today. Of course, they would be in control, because that's the only way socialism would work (regardless of the fact that it's never worked anywhere it's been tried). Socialism is a power grab for the elite lefty skum, it has nothing to do with the good of the worker. Anybody that still believes that crap needs to contact me about the purchace of some prime resort real estate in the Louisiana swamp.

Elect socialists and you give away your liberty, and my liberty as well. Once you lose that precious thing you will never get it back.

94 posted on 02/05/2003 4:21:26 PM PST by timydnuc (FR)
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To: AmericanInTokyo; MadIvan
Bump!
95 posted on 02/05/2003 4:21:32 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (Husband, McCool, Anderson, Chawla, Brown, Clark, Ramon)
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To: duk
flak jacket, ciprol, potassium iodine, all at the ready (and even THAT won't help in many cases! ;-) )
96 posted on 02/05/2003 4:21:34 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo ("Interesting times", indeed. Interesting times.....)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Outstanding report, AIT.
97 posted on 02/05/2003 4:24:50 PM PST by Cultural Jihad
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Very informative post.

I wonder if other folks saw what I thought was a startling image on a cable news channel last weekend.

I can't recall the program but the TV screen was filled with a night-time satellite view of the entire Korean Peninsula.

One could see a very bright display of city lights emanating out in all directions from Seoul...but...immediately across the border North Korea was almost totally dark.

I couldn't even detect a glimmer around Pyongyang with a population, I believe, of over a million.

98 posted on 02/05/2003 4:29:20 PM PST by JimVT
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To: Grampa Dave
Send them Kripsy Kremes!

99 posted on 02/05/2003 4:29:49 PM PST by Domestic Church (time to make the donuts)
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To: CyberAnt
>>Are you going to give this info to FOX ...??

It's been posted here, therefore it has been. I'd bet you even money this item is on Brit Hume's show tomorrow evening. I'm amazed at the semi-obscure stories that I see on FreeRepublic, that show up there or on one of the earlier FNC shows, the next day.

Any news outlet that doesn't have a staffer glued to FreeRepublic is plain-and-simple *stoopid*. This site is the best news filter going. Period.
100 posted on 02/05/2003 4:31:50 PM PST by FreedomPoster (This space intentionally blank)
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