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  • Re: US student is sentenced to 15 years hard labor in North Korea for trying to steal a political banner

    He was a 21 year old college kid for fucks sake. He obviously was too young and stupid to realize the gravity of what he'd done. Especially in some foreign country with insanely strict laws. Just the fact that he was interested in taking a trip to some shithouse like North Korea to begin with, is proof enough that he was young, naive and had a lot to learn.

    You act as if this shit is common knowledge. I'm 34 and don't know jack shit about Korea either. Toss me in there and i'm sure i'm bound to mess things up and have them pissed at me too, for some custom or regulation i don't know about.

    Stop acting like some all-knowing douchebag. Let's throw your ass in Korea for a month and see how long YOU last before you get the law pissed at you.

    Oh nice, you stuck your foot in your mouth.

    This shit isn't common knowledge? Every six months to a year there's another American or Canadian getting locked up in North Korea for arbitrary "incidents." How the hell does anyone think that doing something that is against the law in oh...every single country is not going to get punished harder with the quickness in a country that locks up foreigners for things that aren't even against the law in normal countries just based on whatever mood border agents are in that day?

    I actually know because I spent years talking with North Korean defectors. But oh yeah, I'm a know it all.

    As for me going to North Korea? Hah, yeah, ok. You first since you seem to think that it's okay, just don't "mistakes," right? I don't go there because even if I know not to act like a retard in the country, there are far too many instances of arbitrary detentions that I'm not going to press my luck.

    So yeah, what's next? You want to respond and swallow your foot?
  • Re: US student is sentenced to 15 years hard labor in North Korea for trying to steal a political banner

    Then don't go to a country where you could possibly die for stupid mistakes.

    It's really that simple.


    You're just as naive as that dumb kid.

    I really wish people would stop staring in the mirror while they post.
    Again, let's throw your ass in NK for a month and see how long you last before you violate some long-held custom or regulation, and get the law pissed at you.

    You first.
    Unless you seriously do your homework beforehand, you're going to fuck SOMETHING up. Whether you're doing it intentionally or not.

    I did. You should do the same.

    After you remove the foot from your esophagus.
  • Re: US student is sentenced to 15 years hard labor in North Korea for trying to steal a political banner

    All you fucking dudes taking a position of superiority and poking fun at the kid are garbage people.

    For fucks sake he was 21, he made a dumb mistake like I'm sure most of you have, and now he's dead.

    Nobody is sounding particularly tough to me with this "pay your white privilege consequences" to me. Shit ain't funny at all. Keep fighting the good fight from behind your desktop and a bag of doritos.


    ^^ Yup. 21. He was just a stupid college kid.

    Kid's do stupid things. That's what they do. They think they know what life is like but, they're full of shit.

    He didn't deserve to die for it.

    Then don't go to a country where you could possibly die for stupid mistakes.

    It's really that simple.
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  • Re: US student is sentenced to 15 years hard labor in North Korea for trying to steal a political banner

    All you fucking dudes taking a position of superiority and poking fun at the kid are garbage people.

    For fucks sake he was 21, he made a dumb mistake like I'm sure most of you have, and now he's dead.

    Nobody is sounding particularly tough to me with this "pay your white privilege consequences" to me. Shit ain't funny at all. Keep fighting the good fight from behind your desktop and a bag of doritos.

    There's making mistakes then there's fucking up.

    Making mistakes is petty theft in the US. Small fine if you get caught, road sign on your wall if you don't.

    Fucking up is thinking the same thing flies in other countries. This kid would've gotten his hand chopped off in the Middle East if he had done this there. If he was North Korean, he would've been publicly executed or actually put into a prison camp.

    @thurst is right, his treatment there was par for the course for the foreign prisoners, because North Korea view them as bargaining chips for aid. Even the medical examiners in Ohio--who could've easily saw this as an opportunity to propagate pro-American and anti-Communist sentiment--said there were zero signs of abuse, but only casted doubts on the botulism claims.

    He died, but what he got in North Korea was regal treatment compared to what a North Korean would've gotten for the same crime. And the Middle East would've given no fucks what race/nationality he was, kid would've come over here looking like Cap'n Hook. And I guess everyone forgot about that kid who got caned in Singapore for spraypainting a car.

    Seriously, US/Canadian laws are pretty damn lax compared to the same laws on the same crimes in the rest of the world. Stop acting like being western-bred makes for invincibility cloaks in the rest of the world.