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N Korea declares emergency after 'runaway' virus defector returns

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Do they all go black after Labor Day too?

Presumably they observe Labour Day on the 1st of May, like the rest of the world.

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Good to see "social distancing" for Lil Kim but nobody else.

They do look good in white. Do they all go black after Labor Day too?

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"Kim wearing matching basque and fishnets?"

Good God, Mickelicious, don't you realize you've seeded a nightmare? I won't sleep well tonight...

Sincerest apologies. I won't ask why ; )

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When did the fashion of dressing in all white start?

Whenever Kim said "Make It So."

Kim wearing matching basque and fishnets?

Good God, Mickelicious, don't you realize you've seeded a nightmare? I won't sleep well tonight...

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OK, who in God's name escapes from NK and then returns?

NK will treat the person with the best ammo available.

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The emergency politburo meeting clearly interrupted a government production of Saturday Night  Fever

Heh I was thinking the same. Travolta is fat enough these days to play pie-shop Kim if they can paint his hair on right ...

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There is something deliciously camp about that photo!

Kim wearing matching basque and fishnets?

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North Korean authorities have imposed a lockdown on the border city of Kaesong after discovering what they say is the country's first suspected coronavirus case, state media reported Sunday.

LOL, gotta love the NK state media. With a long land border to China and ongoing smuggling of people and goods (which keeps NK going), of course NK would be completely isolated from a Chinese virus epidemic. Right.

Anyway, I am glad that the overweight little leader is back. When did the fashion of dressing in all white start?

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Nuclear-armed North Korea closed its borders in late January 

Even all their stupid nuclear weapons can not protect them from the virus!

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He's in a military uniform so he's probably ok. It's the civilians who are in white. In Asia isn't white what you wear to a funeral?

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I feel sorry for the poor guy on the far left... Either didn’t get or ignored the “wear white on Saturday memo”.... He will be demoted or worse on Monday.

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A defector "came back"? Hah! That's CNN-grade fake news.

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That is some title for this story. Tried to figure out what a 'runaway' virus defector was before reading.

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...Stayin' Alive...

..Failing that...

Bury Me Down By The River

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Must say the Chinese plastic surgeons did a pretty good job on Kim's double except this is not the real Kim.

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...Stayin' Alive...

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The emergency politburo meeting clearly interrupted a government production of Saturday Night Fever.

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trump’s crush lil Kim sure lies like him.

Badly, outrageously and totally unbelievable!!!!

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That defector is toast. If you defect, and come back to North Korea, surely it’s a given Kim is probably going to chop your head off or worse. If you come back after defecting, AND bring Covid..

Which makes you wonder if anything about this story is true. No one in their right mind would do that.

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There is something deliciously camp about that photo!

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Those white comfy chairs were pulled straight from a 1976 Chrysler Cordoba.

Only the best fine Corinthian leather for the elite of North Korea.

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Gotta admit that Kim Jong Un is lookin' pretty sharp in that crisp white outfit.

Sorta like an Asian Col. Sanders.

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I wonder who has the job of informing all those "official butt-kissers" what to wear every day?

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According to this article however, by saying the defector came from the south (impossible over such a fortified border) Kim could be deflecting criticism away from China and onto South Korea.

We do not mention the one who crossed from China some months back and was allegedly rubbed out.

https://www.cp24.com/world/north-korea-puts-kaesong-city-in-lockdown-over-suspected-covid-19-outbreak-1.5039336

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Calling it a 'vicious virus' however, is Kim's way of criticizing China, who will surely have taken note.

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Yup, that's what they did with the first one, allegedly. Well, executed in some manner.

Reading between the lines, it appears that Kaesong is now out of control, and thus the lockdown. Perhaps the army introduced it when they were blowing up those joint liaison offices.

Unfortunate for the poor scapegoat.

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If someone really did defect and came back with Covid-19 one has to wonder if they did it on purpose.

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Those white suits and that decor could tear out your retinas.

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What's the betting they'll simply haul off anyone who tests positive and incinerate them alive?

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Look at doctor-in-chief Kim. He'll be recommending bleach and sunlight next.

Hahahahah. Your comment made my day. Thank you.

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Look at doctor-in-chief Kim. He'll be recommending bleach and sunlight next.

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