North Korea

10 Secret Photos Smuggled Out Of North Korea

Top 10s
Jan 4, 2017

5 Darkest Secrets From Inside North Korea

Dark5
Jun 11, 2021

In September 2016, a 5.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Punggye-ri area of North Korea. Intelligence satellites picked up evidence of a 10-kiloton underground nuclear test explosion, and experts believed North Korea could have been deliberately stressing seismic fault lines in the region. The suspicions only grew after a 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck South Korea only three days later…

Mount Paektu, a sacred volcano in North Korea, is responsible for one of the largest eruptions in modern history. Roughly a millennium afterward, world officials are still worried that North Korea’s nuclear testing in underground facilities might set it off with catastrophic consequences.

The explosion that happened on par with the 5.3-magnitude earthquake took place merely 75 miles from the volcano. Over 1.6 million people live within those 62 miles.

The 5.4-magnitude earthquake in South Korea three days later was the strongest one the nation had suffered since the 1970s. Even though experts claim North Korea could have been stressing seismic fault lines, it is unclear whether the detonation and the seismic activities in both nations were related.

Mount Paektu has been exposed to at least 10 earthquakes between 2016 and 2018. As the Chinese share the volcano with North Korea, they have worried for years that Kim Jong Un’s actions might cause an eruption.

It would probably take more than 50 kilotons to induce a volcanic eruption, five times the magnitude of the 2016 explosion. But each nuclear test has been constantly escalating, adding to the tensions between the socialist state and the United States.

In an unprecedented move, North Korea later invited Western scientists to study volcano activity after suspicious bulges were noticed, but the threat still remains…

You Won’t Believe What Kim Jong Un Did To His Ex

World Revealed
May 21, 2021

From Kim Jong-Un’s personal toilet to North Korean basketball rules, here are 10 weird things that only happen in this country!

A dimension of time. A dimension of space. NK IS the Twilight Zone.

 

Brutal Execution of North Korea’s Top General by Kim Jong-Un for Going To A Public Bath

Voice of North Korea by Yeonmi Park
Jul 10, 2021

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Can you imagine what it must be like there? That’s like 10 a day!

This dramatic upsurge in local brutality seems to be due to Lil Kim’s frustration over the seeming inability to deal with the plandemic. So he’s taking it out on people who violate quarantine rules by having his troops shoot them on sight.

 

I learned of the ghost ships in a yt comment for the Lex interview of Yeonmi Park.

It’s pretty weird, and pretty sad.

I feel so sorry for them.

Japan: See inside the mysterious ‘North Korean ghost ships’

Ruptly
Dec 8, 2015

In the last two months at least 12 mysterious wooden ships have been found drifting along the coast of Japan. Ruptly sent a cameraman to investigate two of the 12 boats located at a harbour in Wajima, Tuesday.

 

The mystery of North Korean “ghost ships” | Undercover Asia | Full Episode

CNA
Sep 23, 2019

Uncover hard truths in the underbelly of Asia. Fishing ships from North Korea, discovered with dead bodies onboard, have been washing up on Japan’s shores. We investigate why there has been a spike in the number of these “ghost ships”. ================= ABOUT THE SHOW: CNA’s flagship investigative series Undercover Asia shines a light on some of the darkest corners of our society, and digs deep into the most pressing social-economic and political issues of our time. =================

 

North Korea’s Ghost Ships | 101 East

Al Jazeera English
Dec 12, 2019

A growing number of North Korean fishing boats are washing up on the shores of Japan. Sometimes there are survivors but often they carry a tragic cargo of corpses from the so-called “Hermit Kingdom”. Shizuo Sato recalls the day he made a grim discovery on Japan’s west coast. “We’ve known of many ghost ships found in this area,” he says. “We all thought that if it’s a dead body, it must be a North Korean.” These mysterious “ghost ships” are a diplomatic, logistical and financial nightmare for Japan, costing millions of dollars in police investigations, clean-up operations and repatriation of survivors and human remains. In December 2017, eight North Korean fishermen washed up dead on Japan’s Oga peninsula. The remains of the fishermen are still in limbo. For now, they are being kept at a temple by a local monk, Ryosen Kojima. “The eight bodies were cremated and the ashes are temporarily kept here,” says Ryosen. “I imagine the crews died with unimaginable fear.” While analysts debate what the ghost ships may reveal about the secretive nation, in Japan, the shipwrecks remind some of a dark past when North Korean spies abducted Japanese citizens. “We’ve been warned not to get too close to North Korean ships, as they might do something bad to us,” says Ken Honma, a fisherman who spends nine months of each year in a fishing zone about 500 kilometres (311 miles) from the North Korean port city of Chongjin. 101 East investigates North Korea’s ghost ships.

This is weird, but in NK, weird is SOP.

Tons of vids on these sad sacks.

 

As regulars know, North Korea is extremely important to me. This lady is exceptionally eloquent in providing a true picture of the weirdest place on Earth. Please watch.

Note that it is not just about the DPRK. She also provides wonderful, deep insight on many of the problems in the world today and I must say it is really quite refreshing.

Recent Lex Fridman interview with Yeonmi Park (Powerful interview and reality check).

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This was such a powerful interview and probably one of Lex’s best in terms of pure emotion, so I thought I would share and let Yeonmi speak for herself.

Just a brief on her, she escaped from North Korea, her escape led her into China as a sex slave, then she actually made it to the US.

To say I almost broke down in tears a few times is an understatement

Yeonmi Park: North Korea | Lex Fridman Podcast

Lex Fridman
Jun 30, 2021

Yeonmi Park is a North Korean defector, human rights activist, and author of the book In Order to Live.

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OUTLINE:
0:00 – Introduction
3:58 – Growing up in North Korea
9:22 – Animal Farm
15:37 – Search for meaning
20:25 – Love
22:42 – Language
27:06 – Yeonmi’s dad
29:07 – Escaping North Korea
34:24 – The world is ignoring the genocide in North Korea
46:26 – Evil
49:17 – Nuclear war
50:07 – Marxist origins of North Korea
55:20 – Famine
1:00:07 – Kim Jong-un is pure evil
1:06:43 – Freedom
1:09:55 – Michael Malice
1:13:35 – Diversity
1:20:55 – Political correctness
1:30:27 – Jordan Peterson
1:34:39 – Michael Malice book on North Korea
1:40:08 – Advice for young people
1:43:10 – Facing assassination
1:53:25 – Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
1:55:57 – Meaning of life

Lex has done a great job interviewing her to get the most info and insight on this important and neglected suubject.

Tyranny, Slavery and Columbia U | Yeonmi Park | The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast – S4: E26

Jordan B Peterson
May 31, 2021

On this episode of the Jordan Peterson Podcast, Jordan was joined by Yeonmi Park. Yeonmi Park is a North Korean defector and human rights activist trying to shine a light on the atrocities still being committed in North Korea by the current Kim regime. She wrote her experiences into a bestseller, ‘In Order to Live.’ She tells stories of her childhood and escaping to remind the world of how terrible things are for North Koreans. Jordan and Yeonmi discussed various topics: her escape from North Korea, her slavery in China, and the frustration and disappointment she experienced pursuing a humanities degree at Columbia. In Order To Live is available at (www.amazon.com/Books-Yeonmi-P…), Social media: @YeonmiParkNK Twitter and Facebook; Instagram @yeonmi_park; YouTube www.youtube.com/channel/UCpQu…

[00:00] Intro
[02:00] Yeonmi’s story
[04:30] Information control
[06:00] Eating in North Korea
[08:00] Spring: the season of death when people can’t make it to the summer for lack of food
[10:30] Average wage in North Korea; living off grasshoppers
[13:00] Class distinction in North Korea
[15:00] Group guilt
[18:00] What Yeonmi’s parents did to survive
[21:00] When her father started to trade and how she links trade with freedom
[24:30] How Yeonmi’s mother was almost thrown in a prison camp because of her uncle
[29:00] Alone as a child in North Korea: a typical day and week (one of the best clips)
[33:00] What she was eating and where she was getting her food
[36:00] Constantly thinking about food
[41:30] The North Korean prison camp experience
[44:00] Her father’s release from the concentration camp
[45:00] What happened to her father when he came back from prison
[48:00] China lights from North Korea
[49:30] Trafficking into china
[50:30] Her time as a sex slave in China
[56:30] Eating enough food to get full for the first time
[58:00] Reuniting with her father and the slave owner
[01:01:30] Selling her mother for food
[01:03:30] Sex chat rooms
[01:05:00] Freedom in South Korea through Christianity
[01:06:30] Christian missionary
[01:11:30] Traveling to Mongolia
[01:14:30] The holding camp in Mongolia
[01:19:00] Being identified as refugees in South Korea
[01:20:00] When she realized what North Korea was
[01:21:00] The relevance of George Orwell’s book Animal Farm to her experience of North Korea
[01:23:30] When Yeon Mi started to speak out
[01:27:30] What drove her from the university
[01:34:00] Managing to get into a university in South Korea
[01:35:30] Becoming the North Korean Paris Hilton and studying criminal justice
[01:39:00] Discovering her sister
[01:40:00] Attending Columbia University
[01:44:00] Her time at Columbia University
[01:57:30] What’s next for Yeonmi?

The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast can be found at https://www.jordanbpeterson.com/podcast/
Visit www.jordanbpeterson.com to learn more about Dr. Peterson’s books, lectures, social media, blog posts, and more.

Jordan B. Peterson is a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist, and the author of the 2021 bestseller Beyond Order, the multi-million copy bestseller 12 Rules for Life, and Maps of Meaning (see https://www.jordanbpeterson.com/ #1 for nonfiction in 2018 in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, the Netherlands, Brazil and Norway, and slated for translation into 50 languages. Dr. Peterson has appeared on many popular podcasts and shows, including the Joe Rogan Experience 877, 958, 1006, The Rubin Report (12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, Free Speech, Psychology, Gender Pronouns), H3H3 #37, and many more.

I hope you watch these. This subject has meant so much to me for so many years. I have never heard testimony this deep before and it covers so much more than the Hermit Kingdom.

This stuff is good for the head, eh?

Thank you.

North Korea resources:

DailyNK
38north
nkdb.org
nknews.org/
Voice of North Korea

 

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Posted by
u/WhenMachinesCry
4 hours ago

Kim Jong-un’s limo security

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Hope no one trips!

That lovely conveyance is a Maybach, by the way. He has several of them.

 

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Posted by
u/richiethestick
4 hours ago

In 2017, a North Korea man decided he’d had enough & attempted to escape. After driving at speed into the border, he ran for his life. He was shot 5 times but reached South Korean soil & collapsed on the ground. Despite his injuries, he made a full recovery & lives happily in South Korea.

Bravo, dude!

The prison country has been a major interest of mine for a long time. This guy rocks!

I realized I did not have a NK category. Used to have extensive categories and tags. It was all lost, including the users (me, too) back a while ago. Be specific in your searches.