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Date: 06/26/13 10:51 AM

18 Responses to TED Talks: Hyeonseo Lee

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    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    June 25, 2013 at 11:51 am
    Link: TED Talks: Hyeonseo Lee - ``My Escape from North Korea``
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    dirtysteve00 Male 30-39
    373 posts
    June 26, 2013 at 12:36 pm
    Anyone else find TED talks tedious and preachy?
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    Keeten Male 18-29
    24 posts
    June 26, 2013 at 3:16 pm
    @dirtysteve00 They shortened it from Tedious Talks to TED talks.
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    Atrayu4u Female 18-29
    1478 posts
    June 26, 2013 at 3:49 pm
    I hadn`t realized so many people were trying to escape :(
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    June 26, 2013 at 6:37 pm
    @ Atrayu4u: North Korea really is a nightmare. Earlier this year I read the book *Escape from Camp 14* by Blaine Harden. The details of life in the prison camps are so horrid you`d have a hard time believing me if I described them here. If you have Netflix, you can see the movie version of the book (which is actually better than the book). It`s called *Camp 14: Total Control Zone* and it`s available for streaming. I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about just how bad things are in North Korea.
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    chalket Male 50-59
    2712 posts
    June 26, 2013 at 6:46 pm
    It`s not that I am unsympathetic to their plight in North Korea, but I`m much more worried about how bad things are here in America.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    June 26, 2013 at 7:46 pm
    We, the free peoples of the world, are going to have a lot of work to do normalizing and un-brainwashing the North Korean people, when that regime finally fails. We are not equipped to handle that job right now, not by a long shot.

    If we don`t prepare for this eventuality we will regret it. There will be mass suicides, poverty, anarchy and starvation otherwise.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    June 26, 2013 at 10:08 pm
    Why don`t they all, and by all, I mean all of them just line up, and rush the border. 90% will make it. Freedom, and the end of the oppressive state.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    June 26, 2013 at 10:09 pm
    They all must secretly know how bad it sucks there.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    June 26, 2013 at 11:46 pm
    @ Auburnjunky: Well, I think part of the reason revolts don`t occur in NK is because everyone knows they`re living in a surveillance state: everything you say is likely to be overheard by an informant and anyone saying anything contrary to the dictatorship is whisked away to a labor camp, never to be seen again. Consequently, it is virtually impossible to start a resistance when you can`t tell who might be willing to join you. Sure, some of the people mouthing the propaganda are faking it, but some are truly brainwashed. By design, no one in that society can trust anyone else. Children, for instance, are given rewards for turning in their parents for anti-regime comments (better schooling, shoes, food luxuries, etc.).

    (Cont`d next post)

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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    June 26, 2013 at 11:50 pm
    (Cont`d)

    This is a bit of a stretch, but part of the reason I am so opposed to the NSA activities is it has the same effect as all such monitoring does. Fewer and fewer people dare to speak out when they know everything can be overheard. Already we`re hearing stories from American journalists that they are having a harder and harder time getting their sources to talk about ANYTHING critical of the U.S. government. Many refuse to communicate by phone or e-mail now, insisting on in-person meetings only, and some have stopped communicating at all.

    So all of a sudden, Fourth Estate news coverage critical of the government slows to a trickle. Wonderful for the government; horrible for the democracy.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    June 27, 2013 at 12:00 am
    Very well said Squrlz. Thanks.

    Here`s a lady squrl for being so cool.


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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    June 27, 2013 at 12:02 am
    @ AJ: Sank chew! That`s awesome: an Elizabethan squirrel. Rawwwr! =^.^=
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    June 27, 2013 at 2:35 am
    She`s filled out well. Mmmm.

    I am a big fan of Korea, including all the Korean people, whether they live in the South or North. Reunification will be a painfully difficult process for both sides and for many countries that must support the process. I stand ready to devote a significant portion of my time and financial resources to them when the time comes.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    June 27, 2013 at 6:18 am
    I offer her and cute girls like her refuge at my place! Gotta do my part to help of course!
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    June 27, 2013 at 7:18 am
    @ McGovern: LOL. I was actually *this* close to posting a comment that you`d probably be happy to help in any way you could.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    June 27, 2013 at 7:57 am
    @Squrlz4Sale

    Lol!
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    chicagojay Male 40-49
    2018 posts
    June 27, 2013 at 8:36 am
    Id watch it, but I hate TED talks so much, that I wont. I figured you`d all want to know.

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