Capitalism Comes to North Korea?
H/T Colleen Vladimirovna From the BBC: Is North Korea turning capitalist? Communist North Korea has embraced an eminently capitalist concept by airing on state TV what is likely to be its first beer commercial. The advert, aired on Thursday, said that Taedonggang beer, with a unique scent and fresh taste, will help them ease stress and lead healthy lives because it is has been made | Read More »
On Qualifications for High Office, DPRK Style
H/T Drudge The regime of Kim Jong-Il in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is set to name a successor to the Dear Leader. Kim’s youngest son, 26-year-old Kim Jong Un, described as “competitive, proficient in English and a heavy drinker” — kind of like me when I was a sophomore in college. According to the article in the Washington Post, the regime will likely | Read More »
Dolphins Save Chinese Ships From Somali Pirates
Promoted from the diaries by Neil No joke. H/T Drudge Why does this story: Thousands of dolphins block Somali pirates (Photo: CRI.cn) BEIJING, April 14 (Xinhuanet) — Thousands of dolphins blocked the suspected Somali pirate ships when they were trying to attack Chinese merchant ships passing the Gulf of Aden, the China Radio International reported on Monday. The Chinese merchant ships escorted by a China’s | Read More »