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Showing posts with label politics. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bill Gates criticized for disrespectful handshake with president Park Geun Hye

Article: Bill Gates 'pocket handshake', even American media outlets criticize him

Yonhap News via Nate [original article here]

1. [+466, -48] I don't see a problem with shaking hands with only one hand... but having his other hand in his pocket is problematic.

2. [+365, -68] So the American media is admitting it themselves that Bill Gates should've been more careful. Although his past handshake photos show him with his hand in his pocket as well, there's the saying, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do".

3. [+512, -217] Whether it was intentional or a mistake or a matter of cultural difference, I don't think there's a country where it's acceptable to shake hands with someone with your other hand in your pocket. This is basically like some businessman showing disrespect towards our country's leader and a disgrace for our country. Bill Gates should apologize

4. [+49, -8] Imagine if Lee Gun Hee shook hands with Obama with one hand ㅋㅋㅋ

5. [+38, -6] I can understand not using both hands but it's so wrong to have the free hand in the pocket

6. [+34, -15] You can chalk it up to cultural differences but I think this is one of the basics that makes someone a person.

7. [+17, -6] So disrespectful

8. [+15, -5] He should research more about a country's culture before visiting

9. [+9, -1] Shaking hands with one hand is acceptable but the worst cultural crime for Koreans is doing so with one hand in your pocket.

10. [+6, -0] Shows that no matter how much money you have, you can't buy respect


Friday, March 29, 2013

North Korea says to enter state of war against South Korea

Article: North "North and South Korea, in a state of war"

Source: Yonhap News via Naver

1. [+3,404, -145] Hey, this hyung is a senior in high school right now so can you shut up so I can study? I can't concentrate because of you

2. [+2,486, -60] Look at this pig throwing a fit because no one's feeding him

3. [+2,408, -51] Kim Jong Un, how about you worry about losing weight. We gotta slit your throat if we go into war but we can't even locate your throat under all that fat, you idiot

4. [+1,537, -43] Pisses me off that he's the same Korean as us

5. [+1,408, -57] In the event of a war, I'd definitely fight and make sure we win so that I can pass down a stronger, unified country to my children

6. [+1,230, -31] Kim Jong Un: Father... You said if I act like this, they'll give us rice... Why are they sending combat planes in the sky instead?...

7. [+965, -32] In the event of a war, I wonder who China and Russia will side with

8. [+445, -22] Sorry North Korea, but I think South Koreans are more concerned with whether Naul cheated on Han Hye Jin or not

9. [+358, -4] Doesn't he know we've always been in a state of war?

10. [+289, -4] China better stay quiet or they're going to end up causing a world war


North "North and South Korea, in a state of war"

Source: Yonhap News via Nate

1. [+396, -43]


2. [+336, -47] Loser ㅋㅋㅋ And yet he still doesn't close down the Gaeseong Industrial Complex ㅋㅋㅋ

3. [+164, -12] We shouldn't be taking what he's saying lightly. He might just go ahead and do it.

4. [+87, -5] This is not the time to be so lax. Remember how 6.25 started. If this was really no big deal, the world wouldn't be reporting on it so heavily like they are now. If a war breaks out, then we can't help that and obviously North Korea will be one that's shattered but South Korea will take a huge hit no matter what. We shouldn't just be sitting here thinking it won't be a big deal. I'm not saying be scared, just don't think lightly of it.

5. [+64, -3] Isn't this a really serious situation?;;;;;;;;;;

6. [+48, -3] For a ba$tard who even studied overseas under his father's power, all he knows how to do is make threats like this?

7. [+40, -4] Idiot, we've always been at war

8. [+27, -3] Never forget how 6.25 happened. We always have to be prepared, alert, and tense. Never think that a war can never happen. The students seem to be taking this really lightly but... your hyungs will be protecting the country so you guys should stop leaving lax comments around.

9. [+25, -5] Kim Jong Un (1983-2013)


Article: Part 2

Source: Yonhap News via Naver

1. [+535, -16] The three little pigs will soon be meeting all together

2. [+444, -24] Jong Un, which country have you ever seen announce to the world that they're going to attack soon before starting a war... Seems like he's really hungry

3. [+406, -7] North Korea announces "Please kill us"

4. [+378, -8] Jong Un's barking again

5. [+348, -5] Jong Un would've been an amazing gagman if he was born in South Korea

6. [+315, -4] Awww, look at that chubby little baby piggy go oink oink oink because he's hungry


Sunday, March 24, 2013

[LOL/WTF] Politician caught looking up 'nude pictures' during plenary session (NSFW)

Article: Congressman Shim Jae Chul caught searching nude pictures at government meeting 'humiliation'

Sports Seoul via Nate

Congressman Shim Jae Chul of the Saenuri Party was caught by journalists searching 'nude pictures' and looking at the results while in an assembly plenary meeting.

[Comments are pulled from Bestiz because Nate comments are just a huge political party battle.]


"This is seriously pathetic... If he's like this at a government meeting, imagine how he is like elsewhere."

"He must be the #1 customer of Gangnam room salons."

"I can't even imagine an idiot more idiotic than him ㅋㅋㅋ"

"Imagine how pathetic his family thinks he is right now ㅋㅋㅋ"

"He should just quit right now."

"He really couldn't have waited until he got out of the meeting? We hired him to do his job and he's sitting there looking up porn.."


Friday, January 4, 2013

Conspiracy: What's with all these scandals?

I came across an interesting post tonight that netizens are saying might explain the sudden boom in entertainment scandals as a cover up.

On January 1st, the Korean government passed a new law that grants any member of congress a pension of $1,200 a month from age 65 to death, and this includes any person that was a member of congress even for one day. There are currently 1,141 serving members of which 780 are eligible and the government has set aside \12.876 billion won for this purpose.

Not only is the law itself problematic and full of loopholes that can be abused, but it also comes just after both parties in the election promised that they would be giving up unnecessary political perks. Other areas of needed funding not receiving the bare minimum needed (orphanages were granted $1.50 - a 10 cent raise - a meal per child) are also being ignored in favor of this law.

A petition has been started with over 13,000 signatures and there are several articles detailing the online anger/outrage as well as a movement to bring the issue onto search rankings and Nate rankings but it's still outnumbered by the other scandals going on (the issue managed to jump 513 rankings up to 2nd since the movement started).