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North Korea says farewell to Kim Jong-Il

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Tens of thousands of mourners stood in heavy snow as they passed by. Soldiers stood in lines with their heads bowed.

And their guns pointed at the mourners so they would weep for the cameras.

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“great successor,” “supreme leader” and “sagacious leader.”

So when this "Supreme Pork Chop" dies, who is going to take his place....I wonder.

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I hope you burning eternally in the flames of hell.

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I wonder if that included the million plus who are in Gulags?

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A truly grandiose funeral. I feel sorry for all those people who stood in the snow not even wearing a warm hat. They must have caught colds there in this bitter cold.

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So 2011 has seen the death of both the inventor of the Mac - and of the Big Mac, or, as they call it in North Korea, “gogigyeopbbang.” Read about one of Kim's lesser-known achievements here: http://www.redorbit.com/news/oddities/70622/north_korean_leader_claims_he_invented_hamburgers/

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" I told you I was il".

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Issa1: "I hope you burning eternally in the flames of hell."

The man is dead -- he can't get any more dead than he is now. Hoping for a worse fate is folly, given that we know nothing of what lies beyond this life.

ExportExpert: "And their guns pointed at the mourners so they would weep for the cameras."

They're brainwashed... guns are probably not needed.

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affirmed that the country was now in the "warm care" of his young son

For how long? It will take another year or two until NK enters a full blown state of nuclear missile program and possesses working nuclear missiles, as well as, all the necessary means to reshuffle their leadership, when the warm care of the young son, together with him, might run its usefulness. All they need is a year or two. Is this enough for him to make any irreversible changes into the right and safer direction?

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Good riddance.

"the country was now in the warm care of his young son"

Good grief, more grief for most N Koreans and more tax money in S.Korea, Japan and the U.S. to deal with it.

"promotion to four-star general"

All the other four-star generals of the world must be laughing at this. What did this kid ever do to deserve such a promotion? I bet he coudn't carry the jock strap of your average second lieutenant.

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Serrano: "All the other four-star generals of the world must be laughing at this."

You're right, of course, in stating the obvious fact that the young-man does not deserve his status via experience, but if you think that 'All the other four-star generals of the world' deserve their rank based on experience I'd say you suffer the same naivete as anyone who takes his rank seriously (not in terms of gravity, but in terms of deserving). WWI was a prime example of how privilege can buy rank and status.

My only hope in this is that cool heads prevail in dealing with the kid until they can get a feel for his take on everything else. What do you think immediately cornering the kid is going to do?

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Hard to fathom the misery and sadness that millions have endured for the sake of this sick and pointless system. Who benefits from this crap? Even the top tier in North Korea could live more comfortably in any given democratic state.

This is an evil ideology that has taken on a fearful life of its own.

I mourn the millions of good people who have lost their hopes, their joys, and their lives because of this silliness. Kim Jong Il is not among them.

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lets pay last respect to Kim.

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well not too many comments here compared to the Breaking news of kim. we'll have to wait & see when NK makes the news again. Hopefully it will be good news But we are just gonna have to wait & see. Many people in the world are hoping for a Better outcome & better way of life for North Korea.

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North Korea demonstrates where socialism ultimately gets a society.

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Irony = A funeral motorcade of Detroit-built vehicles for the Dear Leader

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Kim Jong Un doesn't have any kids yet? He'd better get busy fathering some boys, he'll need 2 or 3 to choose from for his successor, lol.

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USNinJapan2: "Irony = A funeral motorcade of Detroit-built vehicles for the Dear Leader"

Who else will buy a Detroit built car these days but the desperate at second-hand prices? How is it "irony"? Sounds more like 'destiny'.

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WilliB: "North Korea demonstrates where socialism ultimately gets a society."

Actually, they demonstrate how socialism can never be achieved because there are always dictators at the helm. I realize you are, as usual, bringing in your baggage and your fear of Obama and health care into the fray here, but it doesn't fly -- this is not about those things you spend your life trying to twist. Next you'll be suggesting we outlaw the word 'society'.

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Watching History channel about the hidden biography and cruelty of this man, he doesn't need mourning or even a little respect. I pitied those brainwashed mourners. HISTORY Channel interviewed some NK defectors and for a world wide TV Network, they cannot afford to lie. Surf History Channel if you have time.

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Smithjapan:

" realize you are, as usual, bringing in your baggage and your fear of Obama and health care "

What are you prattling about? I did not say anything about Obama or healthcare, I commented the fact that North Korea demonstrates where socialism gets a society eventually.

Health care, by the way, is nationalized in North Korea, without any influences from evil insurance companies, so following the usual talking points it should be wonderful. Excuse me for doubting that.

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Oh I would cry a river if in North Korea! Just the thought of what they could do would be enough. I agree with smithinjapan, he is DEAD and out of reach for human justice.

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I feel puke seeing a group of people (N.Korean oligarchy) satisfy their self-serving ego and security at the cost of millions brainwashed N. Koreans population. All other countries that in supporting the regime in the name of stability are very much guilty thus allowing the oppression to carry on; especially communist China and U.N. What a shame!

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When will the lights go on (literally and figuratively) in NK? No nuclear lights, please.

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Who else will buy a Detroit built car these days but the desperate at second-hand prices? How is it "irony"? Sounds more like 'destiny'.

Dear Leader Obama would be very disappointed in you mr smith.

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smithinjapan

Who else will buy a Detroit built car these days but the desperate at second-hand prices? How is it "irony"? Sounds more like 'destiny'.

You're in Japan right? When's the last time you saw a luxury hearse or a limousine that wasn't a product of Detroit? As for the DPRK using American cars in their state funeral, if you don't see the irony of that I can't help you.

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smithinjapan, the luxury car in Japan is the Toyota Century.

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Quim is not le Chef, it is his oncle. Perhaps an unfortunate health concern will arrive in 2012. Que sera, sera.

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Heheheh.......... Let's hope he........

"Go to hell! Go to hell and die!"

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