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Welcome to Korea, Sparkling!…Not

November 5, 2010

It was really disgusted to get this kind of news from Korea.  Is Korea still in 60’s and 70’s era?  The paper saying that drawing on public signboards is an offense in Korea in which the offender receives a fine.  I would believe it would be same for many countries that many offenders charged with vandalism by paying do not face jail time.  Although an arrest-warrant request was rejected by a local court, Seoul Metropolitan Police requested a warrant for the college lecturer’s arrest, arguing that it was a conspiracy to obstruct the G-20 summit.

By Jang Bong-kun

In the upper panel, a college lecturer paints a mouse on the signboard promoting the G-20 Summit in Seoul in front of Lotte Department Store in Myeongdong, Seoul.

A policeman spots him and calls to report the scene, saying, “Someone is drawing on the sacred promotional material for the G-20!”

In the lower panel, an agent part of the illegal surveillance of civilians gives an order on his daepo phone, unregistered phone, saying, “Request a warrant for arrest!”

The lecturer reportedly said that he drew a mouse to satirize the Lee Myung-bak government’s fixation on the G-20 summit. The letter ‘G’ sounds similar to the Korean word gwi, mouse, and President Lee has been called “Gwi Myung-bak” by the opponents.

It just ridiculous response by the police!  See how citizen’s response to this incident, that’s your lesson 2MB “Gwi” admin.

The Ambassador “Biggest Dick!?” rejected from Saudi Arabia

February 4, 2010

According to FP, A distinguished Pakistani diplomat, Akbar Zeb, could not receive accreditation as Pakistan’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia. Not because of his credentials but because of his name which translates to “Biggest dick” in Arabic: Direct from FP, 

“In Saudi Arabia, size does count.

A high level Pakistani diplomat has been rejected as Ambassador of Saudi Arabia because his name, Akbar Zib, equates to “Biggest Dick” in Arabic. Saudi officials, apparently overwhelmed by the idea of the name, put their foot down and gave the idea of his being posted there, the kibosh.”

Oh, man! Who can he blame? It’s all because of we “Mankind” decided to build the Tower of Babel.

So long DJ!

August 23, 2009

Tens of thousands of mourners gathered Sunday for the funeral of the late former President Kim Dae-jung (1924-2009) to pay a final tribute to the iconic statesman…The former president pioneered the South’s “Sunshine Policy” of engagement with the North and he spent his life pursuing democracy and reunification. (Read rest of article here)

His life was a series of improbable escapes from assassination attempts, a death sentence, and long periods in prison and in exile, before he was recognised as one of Asia’s all-time champions of democracy.

For sure, Kim Dae-Jung was a great statesmen and a leader for Korean.  My sincere respect for not giving up his conviction for freedom and contribute on progress of inter-Korean cooperation.  However, his Sunshine policy did not help any human right issues in N. Korea at all.  And despite billions of dollars of aid and goodwill gestures, N. Korean leader Kim Jong-Il never gave up his nuclear ambition.

My condolences to all of DJ’s family and his followers.  Farewell and RIP, DJ!

The Former Korean President “Roh” makes confession

April 7, 2009

The former Korean president Roh confessed.  Following the arrest of a key aide, Chung Sang-moon for accepting a bribe, former President Roh Moo-Hyun (Nom Hyun), admitted his wife Kwon Yang-sook received money from Park Yeon-cha, a Busan-based businessman whose confession to a massive network of bribery has shaken the nation over the past months.

Roh posted the statement at 3:28 p.m. April 7th, 2009 on his Web site admitting;

“I want to make public something in advance, Right now, Chung Sang-moon, former Blue House secretary, is being questioned on charges of receiving money from Park. I am concerned that Chung might have testified that he had actually done so. The accusation should be directed toward us, not Chung. My home made the request, received money and used it. We have done so because we still had outstanding debts. I will face legal action in accordance with the case. I apologize again. April 7, 2009.  Roh Moo-Hyun”

*“My home” is referring his wife, taking into account the common usage of the word in the Gyeongsang region, Korea.

So Roh Moo-hyun admitted that he and his wife Kwon Yang-sook took the money because of “outstanding debts.” Didn’t he had enough power to raise money by giving lectures to his supporters so called Roh (No) PPA?

I will elaborate on the details to prosecutors and face legal action in accordance with the case,” he said. 

Yes, Mr. Roh, Nom-hyun, you should be punished for his bribery as he admitted that his wife “Received” money not “borrowed” money from Park. Your CLEAN legacy has officially ended!

Roh PpaIt’s also amazing to see his supporters, Roh Ppa 노빠, react on his confession at discussion board from his website.   It’s almost like N Korean praising Kim Il sung or KJI.  Stupid Roh ppa 노빠들! 

It’s been a long time to see conservative and progressive press view this incident in almost same! Which I interpreted “Shame on you Nom Hyun!”

From the Hankyoreh –  Roh’s clean legacy launching failure

“Former President Roh Moo-hyun has failed to launch himself into a stable, post-presidency orbit because the projectile he and others are riding in was launched by Park Yun-cha. Having witnessed their own failures in leaving a legacy of a clean administration, the country’s former living presidents Kim Dae-jung, Kim Young-sam, Roh Tae-woo, and Chun Doo-hwan declare, “Sure enough, it’s a failure.” (Hankyoreh Geurimpan, 8 April 2009)

From the Chosun Ilbo – Roh started with the show, Ended with the show

Fox News show bashed Canada

March 26, 2009

Every local media is talking about “Red Eye” this week.  Is this “Red Eye”, of course I never heard of before this, supposed to be a comedy show?  Actually I am not surprised most  American’s ignorance about outside world. (Seriously do they even know their surroundings beyond ten hundred kilometer radius?)   But the level of ignorance is unbelievable from comments are made from the host, Greg Gutfield, and his fellow panelists on national television network, so called Fox News Network, that the Canadian Forces would use the year to “do some yoga, paint some landscapes, and run on the beach”,  “the perfect time to invade this ridiculous country” because “they have no army.”,  “I didn’t even know they were in the war”, and “Canada only has a Police force that rides around on Horses, without bulletproof vests or armored vehicle”…blah blah blah. 

Title on YouTube clip says all about “How to lose friends and alienate countries” 

They just cross the line of humor under the name of “free speech”.    It is just another typical view of Americans on outside world. These people continue to live in a world of their own making – a world in which they are the centre of the universe with all stereotypes aside.

And these people keep forgetting that their own Soldiers are risking their lives or dying to protect the rights of these peoples, idiots, to” free speech”

I do not know much about Canada yet but I know few facts about Canada’s contribution to the world peace including 116 fine Canadian military personnel have given their lives in Afghanistan since 2002. 

 

Cartoon linked from The Vancouver Sun