1. " Your attempt to outlaw an opposing political party, your use of your National Intelligence Service (NIS) for political purposes, your cabinet’s obstruction of justice in attempts to investigate the NIS, your attempt to cast as disloyal to South Korea all who disagree with your administration, your use of illegal surveillance of civilians, your use of Cold War rhetoric to attack those who legitimately question your policies, and your use of official resources, including state social media resources, to influence the result of elections, raise legitimate questions about whether or not you have any commitment to democratic values. "

    former Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s open letter to Dear Leader

     
  2. 12:54

    Notes: 4

    Tags: korean jesus

    funny to think about that “Korean Jesus ain’t got time for your problems - he’s busy with Korean shit” scene since actually in Korea, Jesus is always depicted as a white man

     
  3. 02:36 25th Jul 2014

    Notes: 3

    am i the only one who, in order to take a shower, has to keep the door half open and constantly talk to the cat (“i’m here”) so that he doesn’t do the whole “dad has forsaken me” routine?

     
  4. 00:08

    Notes: 6656

    Reblogged from thepeoplesrecord

    thepeoplesrecord:

    standwithpalestine:

    Israel puts on a show for the world’s media by reminding them over and over again how they tell Palestinian civilians to “evacuate” (which is an insult in itself since they’re not allowed to leave Gaza due to the illegal blockade), but the reality on the ground is that they tell Palestinians ‘we will kill you no matter where you go - you are our targets’ by bombing all the places they’re taking shelter in - ambulances, hospitals and UN schools.

    Robert Turner, director of operations in Gaza for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), confirmed the bombing, saying that no warning was given by Israel before the missile hit.

    "There are certainly multiple dead and injured," he told Al Jazeera.

    The strike comes as the United Nations continued to stress the urgent need for an end to the bombardment of Gaza amid rising civilian deaths and a growing humanitarian crisis.

    Source

    There is literally no limit to what Israel will do and get away with. 

    (Source: standwithpalestine)

     
  5. 18:40 24th Jul 2014

    Notes: 2

    […] As Israel moves closer to May 1948 and the declaration of independence, it is clear from Nachmani’s diaries that his confusion and sense of moral betrayal are growing. New Historian Benny Morris lists the villages and their accompanying atrocities: Safsaf – 60 fellahin killed and women raped; Haram – 1,000 houses destroyed. In April, more than three villages in as many days will gain infamy as the sites of massacres and looting by the Hagannah/IDF. The name of one of those villages, Deir Yessine, is on the lips of Palestinians as they flee their villages, fearful they will be next. What Israeli historian Ilan Pappé calls “urbicide” continues into May.

    The resulting violence causes Nachmani to despair for the land he worked so hard to build. He fears, he says, “a country built on the blood of innocent women and children.”

    The Hagannah are unrepentant, as evidenced in the interview of a former Hagannah fighter who jokes while he explains how he executed 15 wounded and captured Palestinian fighters as they lay on the floor of a house during the battle for Tiberias.

    By the time Ben-Gurion declares the independence of the State of Israel in May 1948, Nachmani, the compassionate Zionist, is asking himself a question that many Israelis are asking themselves today: how did Jews become so cruel? Depressed, a diary entry observes that they learned from the Nazis: “the best come from the concentration camps.” Nachmani begins to realize that the JNF, for whom he worked so assiduously, has no intention of living with Palestinian Arabs.  […]

     
  6. 13:10

    Notes: 24980

    Reblogged from thepeoplesrecord

    image: Download

    socialismartnature:

Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.
That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.

    socialismartnature:

    Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.

    That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.

    (Source: twitter.com)

     
  7. Addressing Christian supporters, ambassador to the US says ‘Israeli soldiers are dying so that innocent Palestinians can live’

    tragedy -> farce

     
  8. Local authorities in Japan have demanded the removal of a monument in memory of the tens of thousands of labourers forcibly recruited from the Korean peninsula during the second world war.

    The monument, dedicated to Koreans who died after being brought to Japan to work in coalmines and factories amid a wartime labour shortage, was erected by a friendship society in a public park in 2004.

    The government in Gunma prefecture, north-west of Tokyo, has ordered it removed after what the Asahi Shimbun newspaper described as petitions from “anti-Korean” groups and individuals complaining that it was anti-Japanese and had become the focus of political activity in a publicly owned space.

    Part of the inscription, written in Japanese and Korean, reads: “We hereby express our determination not to repeat the same mistake by remembering and reflecting on the historical fact that our country inflicted tremendous damage and suffering on Koreans in the past.”

    Many of the 600,000 ethnic Koreans living in Japan are the descendants of labourers who remained in the country after its defeat in 1945.

     
  9. 10:40

    Notes: 6911

    Reblogged from thepeoplesrecord

    image: Download

    thepeoplesrecord:

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Remember that time the U.S. shot down an Iranian civilian airliner over Iranian airspace, killing all 290 on board, including 66 children, and then refused to apologize for doing it?
"I will never apologize for the United States. I don’t care what the facts are. I’m not an apologize-for-America kind of guy." — Vice President (and then-presidential candidate) George H.W. Bush, commenting on the downed airliner, 8/2/1988

That quote makes me sick.

    thepeoplesrecord:

    fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

    Remember that time the U.S. shot down an Iranian civilian airliner over Iranian airspace, killing all 290 on board, including 66 children, and then refused to apologize for doing it?

    "I will never apologize for the United States. I don’t care what the facts are. I’m not an apologize-for-America kind of guy." — Vice President (and then-presidential candidate) George H.W. Bush, commenting on the downed airliner, 8/2/1988

    That quote makes me sick.

     
  10. 15:50 23rd Jul 2014

    Notes: 9

    Reblogged from wetcasements

    wetcasements:

    The longer I teach English the more I realize what an insane, unfair language it is.

    http://www.cracked.com/article_20713_5-reasons-english-language-makes-no-freaking-sense.html

    this article get me every time :) 

     
  11. 14:51

    Notes: 17

    Reblogged from arari

    arari:

    ecue:

    i was reading the paper and it suddenly struck me how insanely difficult it might be for some folks to learn korean, especially for reading news articles.

    for example, take the headline “유병언 실족사 가능성”

    유병언 - we all know who this is, so that’s out of the way

    실족사 - this one’s tricky. the sound…

    Wouldn’t 낙상사(落傷死) be death due to a fall while riding an animal(such as a horse)? While 실족사(失足死) would be death due to loosing one’s footing, usually at a cliff or somewhere else suitably high.

    For Yoo Byeong Eon, I think 살인교사(殺人教唆) would be a likely cause of death.

    i think the animal would be specified. like if it’s a horse, it would be 낙마사(落馬死) as used in this article.

    1000000% agreement on the 살인교사 bit. ㄷㄷㄷ

     
  12. 14:23

    Notes: 17

    Tags: korean language

    random thoughts on reading korean

    i was reading the paper and it suddenly struck me how insanely difficult it might be for some folks to learn korean, especially for reading news articles.

    for example, take the headline “유병언 실족사 가능성”

    유병언 - we all know who this is, so that’s out of the way

    실족사 - this one’s tricky. the sound “shiljoksa” is utterly meaningless. unless you already know what this means, there is no way to infer its meaning. 실족사 is a compound sino-korean word, with hanja 失足死. still, 失(lose) 足(foot) 死(death) is rather unclear.

    first, the expression ~~死 means “death by ~~” so 병사(病死) is death due to illness, 아사(餓死) is death due to starvation, and so on. there’s even a joking expression called ‘모에사(death due to moe)’ which apparently happened for real. another cool expression is 복상사(腹上死) - literally ‘death on top of stomach’ - which means death during sexual intercourse. 

    second, the 足 part actually means ‘footing’ in this context. so 실족(失足) means to fall(lose one’s footing). so finally, 실족사 means falling (or tripping) to death. 

    to add some confusion, “injury due to a fall(or trip)” is expressed 낙상(落傷) - (falling injury). so there’s that.

    가능성 - this one’s easy. “possibility”.

    putting all of these pieces together, “유병언 실족사 가능성” means “유병언 might have died because of a fall(or trip)”. 

    …which, of course, is very likely bullshit. so hey that was worth the effort yep…

     
  13. 11:57 22nd Jul 2014

    Notes: 11770

    Reblogged from lostintrafficlights

    golfdad1992:

    Isn’t amazing how people don’t give a shit about misogyny until they can accuse muslims of it in order to justify their islamaphobia?

     
  14. 11:38

    Notes: 19565

    Reblogged from lostintrafficlights

    coffeewithajla:

    "Remember that in racist, demographics obsessed Israel, the most fearsome "existential threat" is the birth of a Palestinian child."

     
  15. 11:30

    Notes: 4

    i am ready to accept that 유병언 is actually an undead warlock.

    applying for political asylum to foreign countries on week 1, decomposed “beyond recognition” on week 2? why that makes PERFECT sense!