- no chr.!
"World No Tobacco Day"(WNTD) is observed around the world every year on May 31...(Wikipedia) But while the date in most of the countries passed almost unnoticed, in North Korea at least the state media(KCTV/RodongShinmun) celebrated WNTD. And as you can see the new "Dear Leader", as always, is leading by example...
The almost daily inhuman (sexist, homophobic, racist)agitation in the North Korean media(esp. KCNA and Rodong Shinmun) proves that the ruling "Juche Idea"("Kimilsungism/Kimjongilism") has nothing to do with socialism/communism, instead NK/the ruling "Workers Party" uses NAZI-style propaganda like "Der Stuermer"!
N. Korean "words of endearment"(via KCNA/Rodong Shinmun) for Park Geun-hye: "Dirty Comfort Woman for the U.S.", "Despicable Prostitute", "Old Prostitute", "Capricious Whore", "Political Whore", "Dirty Political Harlot", "The Bitch", "The Witch"...
"All Koreans are spitting on her[Park Geun-hye/PGH] as she is resorting to whorish and disgusting political prostitution only after leaving her soul or chastity violated at such old age of over 60"(KCNA, 5.02)
"What she did this time reminds one of a disgusting old prostitute raising even her skirt, not feeling any shame to bring a stranger into her bedroom. It is a shame and disgrace of the Korean nation that there is such a pro-U.S. indecent philistine and vile prostitute serving the U.S. as Park Geun Hye"(KCNA, 5.03)
KCNA(5.02) about Obama: Park Geun-hye's "American master reminiscent of a wicked black monkey"
PS. Of course the policy of the PGH administration is to criticize(resp. must be confronted by people's resistance) and it's also well-known that Obama is NOT a "angel of peace"...
Today's Yonhap News reported the following: North Korea again denounced as fabrication a critical report by the United Nations on human rights violations in the communist country, calling it a U.S.-led attempt to undermine its political system, the state-run media said Tuesday. Pyongyang's dismissal of the report by the U.N. commission of inquiry (COI) came days after Michael Kirby, head of the three-member commission, once again called on the U.N. Security Council to refer the case to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
But Yonhap forgot to mention why M. Kirby, according to KCNA, is not "entitled" even to talk about the "nonexistent 'human rights issue of the DPRK'"... Because "Kirby... is a disgusting old lecher with a 40-odd-year-long career of homosexuality. He is now over seventy, but he is still anxious to get married to his homosexual partner"!!! (Ugh, yuck!)
And finally KCNA added: "This practice can never be found in the DPRK boasting of the sound mentality and good morals, and homosexuality has become a target of public criticism even in Western countries, too..."
Indeed, KCNA is right: Scores of Christian fundamentalists, Islamist radicals, far-right extremists(*) and neo-Nazis(**)... are fighting against homosexuality(etc.), to defend "sound mentality and good morals"!!
* Two days(4.20) ago KCNA (proudly)reported the following:
Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, received a message of greeting from V. V. Zhirinovsky, chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia... The message said: Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un, I extend congratulations to you and, through you, to all the Korean people on the occasion of the Day of the Sun, the national holiday of the DPRK.This holiday goes with the august name of Generalissimo Kim Il Sung who was an outstanding statesman of the DPRK. He bequeathed the face-lifted country with developed economy and full of confidence of bright futureOn this occasion I wish you and all the citizens of the DPRK successes in all creative fields for achieving happiness and prosperity of the country, strengthening peace and security on the Korean peninsula and bringing happiness and well-being to every family in the DPRK.
** 4.10: A group of well-known/infamous neo-nazis followed an inviation by NK's embassy in Berlin/Germany to celebrate the "Day of Sun"... (for more info please check out AiP zum Geburtstag Kim Il Sungs in der Botschaft der DVRK empfangen)
While the int'l media has been reporting from the very beginning about the "Sewol" disaster, incl. the (failed)rescue operations, in North Korea it took three days until it was mentioned. Two days ago(4.19) Rodong Shinmun published a short notice(see below) about the horrible tragedy. And while people from around the world are expressing their sympathy with the victims and their relatives... From NK: not a bit of compassion, not to mention an official message of condolence!
Today's DailyNK reported the following: North Korea has criticized the effectiveness of the official South Korean response to the sinking of the "Sewol," the passenger ferry that went down last week off the southwest coast of the Korean Peninsula en route from Incheon to Jeju Island with the loss of approximately 300 lives.
Chosun Central Television reported on the 19th that “rescue efforts are so slow that the hearts of the [ferry victims’] families are breaking.”
Quoting South Korean broadcaster MBC, the report further claimed, “South Chosun’s MBC news said that these kinds of large-scale disasters have been going on for decades, and that the families of those missing have been having sleepless nights. The authorities must recognize the depths of their sadness and rage."
Propaganda outlet Uriminzokkiri similarly reported that many in South Korea are unhappy with the “incompetent response of the South Chosun authorities” to the ferry sinking, telling of “strong criticism from every corner of South Chosun society that the government is not making any progress in rescuing [the victims].”
“All classes in South Chosun claim the responsibility for this incident lies fully on the incompetence of the current government. They are calling for the urgent passage of laws on ocean safety, including disaster information gathering, prompt response measures, strong command and strengthened supervisory systems…people are saying if [the government]listened then accidents like this wouldn't happen," the piece concluded.
Rodong Sinmun published a similarly critical piece on page 5 of its Saturday edition, declaring, "We live in a world where we cannot even send our children on a mathematics field trip."
North Korea's criticism is a broadly accurate reflection of widespread anger and deep sadness felt in South Korean society at the nature of the tragedy and speed of the rescue effort that followed it.
"A spokesman for the National Defence Commission of the DPRK released a statement on April 12 clarifying its views and principled stand as regards the fact that the south Korean authorities are talking nonsense that they 'expect' positive response from the DPRK to the 'Dresden Declaration,' which does not deserve even a passing notice..." (Rodong Shinmun, 4.13)
☞ N. Korea lashes out at Park’s unification declaration (Hankyoreh, 4.14)
☞ N. Korea Blasts Park's Reunification Plans (Chosun Ilbo, 4.14)
And finally here... today's "top story" by Yonhap News...
North Korean "Journalism"(via yesterday's 'Rodong Shinmun'), at its best(^^)...
PS. Two years ago "a spokesperson for the National Reconciliation Council issued a statement... denouncing the confrontation moves of Park Geun Hye..." and furthermore stated that "Park Geun Hye is a disgusting political prostitute"(KCNA, 2012.4.6)...^^
Well, we still have five days till "April Fools Day", but...
Basically every viral-minded news website on the planet(^^) is running a story today about how North Korea is requiring men to get their hair cut like Kim Jong-un. Korea Times reports, citing Radio Free Asia, that “since about two weeks ago, men are allowed to have the ‘Dear Leader Kim Jong-un’ haircut only.”...
Pyongyang, March 11 (KCNA) -- The election of the deputies to the 13th Supreme People's Assembly took place successfully in the DPRK
The Central Election Committee Tuesday reported the results on the election held on Sunday. According to the report, the election was held according to the Rules on the Elections of Deputies to the People's Assemblies at All Levels. According to the election returns available, 99.97 percent of all the voters registered on the lists of voters across the country took part in the election and 100 percent of them voted for the candidates for deputies to the SPA registered in the relevant constituencies. This is an expression of the absolute support and trust of all voters in the DPRK government, the genuine people's power which serves the people and relies on them, and a manifestation of the steadfast will of the service personnel and people to consolidate the people's power as firm as a rock and accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche... The Central Election Committee deliberated the reports on the election returns submitted by constituency election committees across the country and reported the names of 686 elected deputies to the SPA.
But as you can see... one constituency, incl. its deputy is missing:
Yep, number 111(*)! The constituency of the yukky fat motherf*cker, Kim Jong-un(1st secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army etc, etc) himself...
Of course, it's self-evident(^^), that the name of the "peerless wizard" can't be mentioned/printed just between the other "ordinary" 686['North Korea said on Tuesday that all 687 candidates received 100% support...'(WSJ, 3.11)] elected deputies!!
* PS. Um~ No comment...