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Fresh update on "korea" discussed on The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show
"Here's an iHeartRadio podcast preview I had no idea that there was two sides to this man God we had no idea what it was going to be like but it was murder He sacrificed not only my family but my wife's family he would be in the blink of an eye just send them to death Children babies mothers grandmothers it was a deliberate massacre How does a single human being convince thousands to kill for them and millions to turn a blind eye Real dictators is the new podcast series presented by me Paul McGann that explores the hidden lives of tyrants such as Adolf Hitler chairman Mao and Kim Jong il You'll be right there in their meeting rooms and private quarters on the battlefield and in their bunkers up close and personal with some of history's most evil leaders watching on as they make the decisions that shape the world as we know it There's Kim Jong il a man consumed by a love hate relationship at the west Because he never really left North Korea he took what he saw in Hollywood films to be realism North Korea became very good at selling drugs and making and selling counterfeit $100 bills trafficking people and ivory and later nuclear secrets and weapons anything that a criminal empire would do and this was all backed up with the states might Joseph Stalin the man who turned Russia into a superpower and set the stage for the Cold War Stalin found Russia with the wooden plow and he left it with atomic weapons He would work late into the night developing slogans If Stalin had been born in the United States he would have been a first class advertising executive he really understood how to get people to buy what he's selling Mao Zedong the peasant son who transformed China Communism has Mao interpreted it require toughness required extremism because these are extreme conditions Famously he said all power grows out of the barrel of a gun We'll take you behind the curtain beyond the propaganda and the myth making to hear the real stories of their totalitarian regimes You'll hear the voices of regime insiders escapees and world renowned experts from noise a podcasts this is real dictators Listen and follow this podcast for free on the iHeartRadio app Number one for music radio and podcasts all in one app Enough is enough As a nation we have to have the courage to take action and understand the nexus between what makes for reasonable and sensible public.
Memorial Day Is a Serious Holiday
"It's Memorial Day weekend What does that mean Means three days off I got that Monday's off the government's closed Isn't that amazing The government's closed and nobody cares Why don't we just call every Monday tech why don't we call three four days a week A national holiday and just close it That's the way you get around it But this is a serious holiday Memorial Day And it is a time to be with family And we say this every year but really wield an honor it It's a time to remember All of those who have died To serve this country What exactly were they protecting What were the men and women who fought for this country in these various wars The biggest war we fought right here Civil War what were they fighting for Or were they fighting for in World War I or World War II and all the wars in between What were they fighting for in Korea and Vietnam Iraq and Afghanistan One hell hole after another What are they fighting for today Tell me ladies and gentlemen are they fighting for the American Marxist movements No Hell no Are they fighting to destroy Women's sports Are they fighting for open borders Are they fighting the bankrupt the nation and drive up the cost of everything including gasoline and food
Go Download & Distribute 'Averting Targeted School Violence' Report
"The blue House in Korea Did you ever notice when he goes in a hotel They drive on the ground and everything's tended now Why do you think that is Why is it tenant Why after hinckley shot Reagan Why did we tent our arrivals on departures Because ladies and gentlemen it's damn hard to shoot when you can't see And the Secret Service had a problem to fix Not a vote to get So they did the same thing and they looked at a bunch of school shootings Now I can't encourage you and strong enough terms to go and download this report It's short some very long printed and handed out to every member of your school if they don't already have it It's called averting targeted school violence a U.S. Secret Service analysis of plots against schools I can almost guarantee you many people in your school haven't read it If you want the link to it get ready write this down I'll say it twice It's in my newsletter today It's on my website and it's in the podcast show notes If you want to subscribe to the newsletter it's not cost any money I don't really care if you want to or not whatever It's at bongino dot com Slash newsletter But if you just go to my website Bon Gino dot com and you click on today's podcast episode where I address this exact stuff the link is right there
Biden Pledges Military Intervention Over Taiwan
"Let me play for you the president in Japan this morning with the prime minister of Japan at his side. Can we play that cut for him, please? We agree with one China policy. We signed on to it. And all the attendant agreements made from there. But the idea that it could be taken by force just taken by force is just not a crocodile. Are you willing to get involved militarily to defend Taiwan if it comes to that? Yes. You are. That's a commitment we made. I see very smart people like Gerard baker, Jerry dunleavy, saying The White House has already walking this back, Brett Stevens. What do you make of this? I think it's the right call by the president. I'll tell you why. The one China policy is increasingly a dead letter. I wish it weren't, but that was a change that was really brought about by Xi Jinping at the 70th or I guess it was a hundredth anniversary of the communist party last year. And when posed with this kind of direct question in the midst of the Ukrainian war, if he had said anything other than that, I think it would have been a moment like 1950 when ambiguity from the United States invited Korean communist aggression in Korea.
"korea" Discussed on Slate's If Then
"In business, competition is the key to success. Every product you own from the shoes on your feet to the phone in your hands got there because of cutthroat business decisions. And wonder is podcast business wars brings you stories about the most well-known in the world and how the decisions they make shape what you buy and how you live. With over 50 seasons to choose from, you'll hear about the fight for your feet, with Nike versus Adidas. The battle to control the smartphone market with iPhone versus BlackBerry, or their new season that's covering the delectable world of ice cream. Haagen dazs versus Ben and Jerry's, tells the story of these two legendary American brands that have traded licks, trying to conquer the global ice cream market. While Haagen dazs focuses on simplicity and high end flavors, Ben and Jerry's flavors or fun and wacky and even tap into a mindset of conscious consumerism. Each season of business wars is entertaining, fun, eye opening, and will help you understand a little bit more about the world around you. Listen to business wars on Amazon music, Apple podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Listen one week early and ad free by joining wondery plus in Apple podcasts or the wondery app. I feel like there's this really interesting tension here where North Korea is obviously an isolated country. And as you wrote in one of your papers, the U.S. seems to have sort of underestimated their cyber capabilities, maybe because of that. How did they get so good at hacking? I still think that China and Russia tend to dominate the cybersecurity field because their attacks tend to focus on espionage, ceiling information, sealing government secrets, military secrets in terms of the U.S., whereas we're looking internationally, North Korea presents a major threat in the cyber realta South Korea because they target their banks just as much as they're targeting the government. Jason says, one way North Korea got so good at hacking is by drilling its people over and over again for years. And then, by training them to look for human weakness. Essentially, tricking people through socials so that can be emails, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, where they pretend to be someone that they're not. They have some type of infected link or file that they trick you to download. And even if a company has a hundred very cyber hygienic employees and if 99% of them don't click on a bad link, but one does, then that's it. It can be compromised and only takes one person. So North Korea successful at this because they rely on human error. And the majority of North Korean cyberattacks and cyber intrusions that we're able to track shows that they use social engineering as their main way of getting into the targeted network. That's something Jason saw when he analyzed three big hacks on cryptocurrency exchanges over the past few years. Exchanges are the central platforms where people buy and sell cryptocurrency. That makes them an appealing target for hackers. So the majority of these attacks started with a phishing email. We did see an increase in our sophistication. We saw one email where they didn't just create a very legitimate looking signature, but they also created a fake website and fake social media accounts for the people that were allegedly working at that company. Even if you were to do your due diligence and try to Google them or Facebook stock them, they would come up as seemingly legitimate people. Something else that we saw within the actual laundering. So after the hack, is that North Korea seemed to focus more on speed than modification. And by application, I mean, hiding their tracks. So typically, when a hacker wants to steal money, they never want to be found. So they use many different techniques to hide their addresses or the origin of where the funds are going. There's many different techniques and tactics they could use to make it hard to figure out who is who when did this happen, how does this happen where is it going? North Korea seems to put just enough energy and resources into having that hidden trail long enough for the money today and go into their hands or go into a jurisdiction that maybe doesn't comply by general or standard legal laws in terms of laundering. And then they don't really care about attribution afterwards because even if we find out it's North Korea weeks later, it's weeks, it's weeks later. So the money is gone. Whether it's all of the 600 million, we don't know, but it's gone. And for a country like North Korea, even a small amount of that is beneficial. And something else about that is with the attribution factor is that even if we're able to prove its North Korea at an early time, chances are, we're not going to be able to ever charge them. There has been very limited cases of the U.S. or other countries being able to extradite North Korean hackers of criminals to charge them for their crimes. I want to break this down as accessible language as possible because I think it's confusing to people who confusing to me and I have some familiarity with crypto. When you hack a cryptocurrency exchange, what exactly are you doing and how are they getting the money? Because people tend to hold their crypto in a so called crypto wallet, right? That tells them how much they've got. So what the heck are going after? So that's a very important distinction. They're not hacking cryptocurrency itself. I think there's a lot of language in people talk about crypto hacks and they're hacking crypto. They're not necessarily hacking cryptocurrency itself. It's the exchange, especially in the case of North Korea. And this tends to be through email phishing campaigns. And what these malware is that North Korea puts out tends to be our Trojan or these kind of backdoor viruses that then allow them to take control of a device or a network system. And when they do that, then they can go in and they can find the private keys that can give them access to these crypto wallets. And then that's how the naked steal the funds from there. So they're mainly targeting the cryptocurrency exchange, not the individuals. Because if you target the individual, then you only have access to that person's, if you have the keys, then you only have access to that person's wallet, not someone else's. But if you target the exchange as a whole, and you're able to compromise and take control of the entire network, and if you're able to get the keys, then.
"korea" Discussed on Slate's If Then
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Biden begins visits to South Korea, Japan
"President Biden signed an aid bill for Ukraine and put the emphasis on security and economic development as he visits South Korea After a meeting in Seoul Biden and South Korea's new president Yun suk ew said they will consider expanding joint military exercises and affirm their shared goal as the complete denuclearization of North Korea Standing up to our shared for our shared democratic values and defending a rule based international order against threats and stability After visiting a massive Samsung semiconductor plan on Friday the president laid a wreath at Seoul national cemetery then had a two hour meeting and joint press conference with yoon followed by a banquet at the national museum of Korea And as our combined forces say
North Korea reports more fevers as Kim claims virus progress
"North Korea has said over 200,000 more people are showing fevers symptoms across its unvaccinated population the announcement comes as leader Kim Jong-un claimed progress in fighting a largely undiagnosed spread of COVID-19 The leader also hinted at easing virus restrictions to try to bolster a failing economy the outbreak has triggered international concern about serious tragedies in a poor and isolated country that has one of the world's worst healthcare systems experts believe North Korea is downplaying the true scale of the spread to soften the political blow on Kim Jong-un I am Karen
Secret Service workers for Biden Asia trip sent home
"Two Secret Service employees who were in South Korea for President Biden's visit had been sent home after an alcohol fueled incident A person familiar with the matter says a Secret Service agent and an armed physical security specialist were involved in a confrontation with locals including a heated argument with a taxi driver Police investigated one of the employees but no charges were filed The Secret Service says it's also investigating both employees were put on a plane home before the president arrived in Seoul Sagar Meghani Washington
President Biden Visits Seoul
"I was still covering state politics at the time in Virginia. So I didn't, I wasn't down in Florida, but I watched it like everybody else, and I do think you're right. There's some eerie similarities there. Oh my goodness, I've got tattoos from then. Because every day, it was every day was a new headline, 25 different lawsuits. David Boyce squaring off against Ted Olson, Ted Cruz down there. W are running around. James baker in town. Al Gore. It was wild that I think Pennsylvania is going that way. So Michael, the president's in Seoul, Korea. I'm just curious, how did you not draw the short straw and have to go? A lot of people think everybody loves to go on these trips. I'm not sure that's true when you're over 50.
Biden: SKorean chip plant a model for deeper ties to Asia
"President Biden has opened his trip to Asia with an eye toward troubles at home So much of the future of the world is going to be written here In South Korea the president toward a computer chip factory that'll be a model for another plant in Texas holding it up as an example of how deeper ties with indo Pacific nations can spur high-tech innovation at home These little chips only a few nanometers thick are the key to propelling us into the next era of humanities technological development A semiconductor shortage has helped fuel inflation in the U.S. crippling the president's approval rating He's using the Asia trip partly to show American voters how stronger relations with Asia can help them as the U.S. looks to boost its own production of the vital chips key to making cars kitchen appliances and most everything else Sagar Meghani Washington
N. Korea's low death count questioned amid COVID-19 outbreak
"North Korea says nearly 10% of its 26 million people have fallen ill and 65 people at least have died amid its first COVID-19 outbreak After admitting to an omicron outbreak following more than two years of claiming to be virus free the north says an unidentified fever has been explosively spreading across the country since late April its anti epidemic center has since released fever talus each morning but they don't include any COVID-19 figures some observers say the north must acknowledge the COVID-19 outbreak as it can't hide the highly contagious viral spread and their authorities are under reporting mortality to try to show that its pandemic response is effective while the country lacks test kits to confirm positives I'm Charles De
Biden starts Asia trip with global issues and tech on agenda
"President Joe Biden will meet with South Korea's president Friday with North Korea and the pandemic chip shortage on the agenda President Biden is wheeled down in South Korea where he'll be visiting a Samsung electronics campus and meeting with that country's president later he heads to more meetings and a wreath laying ceremony at the sole national cemetery Michael green a former White House adviser on Asia says the crisis in Ukraine has opened the eyes of leaders in the Asian Pacific nations our allies in Europe and our allies in Asia are coming together And recognizing that we all have something at stake In a global challenge to democracies from authoritative states And that the stars have aligned for this visit to South Korea and Japan It's actually been a long time since an American president made their first trip to the region and had both the Japanese and Korean leaders so positive and forthcoming about cooperating with the U.S. I'm Jennifer King
North Korea's suspected COVID-19 caseload nears 2 million
"North Korea has reported hundreds of thousands more COVID cases as its pandemic caseload near 2 million The latest report came only a week after the country acknowledged the outbreak and scrambled to slow infections in its unvaccinated population as the country lacks the infrastructure and resources to contain the virus It is possible that cases are being under reported so as to soften the political impact on authoritarian leader Kim Jong-un North Korea's antivirus headquarters have put the death toll at just over 60 which experts have said is abnormally small compared
North Korea boasts recovery as WHO worries over missing data
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Lis Wiehl Shares the Intriguing Tale of 'A Spy in Plain Sight'
"We have a really exciting guest talking about a very exciting book and subject, exciting, depressing, amazing. I don't know where to begin. You probably already know my guest. Lee's wheel, maybe you saw her over the years on Fox News or on CNN or any place just a prominent legal mind federal prosecutor on and on and on. It goes, and she has now written a book. I got to tell you, it's nothing less than shocking. It's titled a spy in plain sight. The inside story of the FBI and Robert Hanssen, America's most damaging Russian spy, remember the Cold War folks. Remember when we were at war with the Soviet Union, they were a superpower in those days. And there was somebody on the inside. It just, it's one of the most amazing stories ever. A number of books have been written about it. This is being called the best of them all, a spy in plain sight Lee's wheel. Welcome to the program. Eric, it's great to be with you. Thanks so much for that kind introduction. Well, I tell you, when I read originally about Robert Hansen, it was one of these things, it's out of a movie. It's a nightmare that somebody would be this deeply embedded in our FBI working for our enemies. Today it would be, you know, working for China. But give us the background for people who don't remember the details, the timing, the years, the decades, so that we have some sense of who this monster Robert Hansen was. Yeah, and you've got it right. He really is a monster. I mean, finally, he's locked up now forever. So he's in a 24 hour or 23 hour solitary confinement and Florence Colorado in a supermarket, a super max. But started, you know, kind of an unremarkable upbringing. He was a middle class in Chicago, his father was a cop, kind of trying to tough on him. I mean, really tough on him. We'd call it child abuse now. But he grew up, became an accountant and then joined the FBI, which was really the Pinnacle for him. You know, it was just the thing that he wanted to be. He admired James Bond. He wanted to be everything, James Bond. So the enters in the early 80s into the bureau. And Eric within a year of entering the FBI, he approaches the Russians. They don't have to flip him. He approaches them. He doesn't tell them who he is, but he says he has this great Intel information for them. And indeed, it is the first thing that he's gives them is the identity of our major the primo Russian asset that we had at the time on the ground. And of course, we rely on those people to give us information from you said it, China, North Korea, Russia. He was at the very top level of the counter espionage unit in the
N. Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles amid 1st virus outbreak
"North North North North Korea Korea Korea Korea has has has has fired fired fired fired three three three three short short short short range range range range missiles missiles missiles missiles towards towards towards towards the the the the sea sea sea sea in in in in the the the the latest latest latest latest of of of of a a a a string string string string of of of of weapons weapons weapons weapons demonstrations demonstrations demonstrations demonstrations this this this this year year year year missile missile missile missile launches launches launches launches come come come come just just just just hours hours hours hours off off off off to to to to North North North North Korea Korea Korea Korea confirmed confirmed confirmed confirmed its its its its past past past past case case case case of of of of cabin cabin cabin cabin nineteen nineteen nineteen nineteen since since since since the the the the pandemic pandemic pandemic pandemic began began began began Japan's Japan's Japan's Japan's defense defense defense defense minister minister minister minister that that that that no no no no pool pool pool pool cue cue cue cue she she she she said said said said the the the the recent recent recent recent one one one one to to to to threaten threaten threaten threaten the the the the stability stability stability stability of of of of the the the the region region region region and and and and what what what what impermissible impermissible impermissible impermissible but but but but that that that that in in in in the the the the midst midst midst midst of of of of an an an an invasion invasion invasion invasion of of of of Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine is is is is unacceptable unacceptable unacceptable unacceptable to to to to most most most most missiles missiles missiles missiles in in in in quick quick quick quick succession succession succession succession it it it it also also also also violates violates violates violates the the the the relevant relevant relevant relevant security security security security council council council council resolutions resolutions resolutions resolutions and and and and I I I I strongly strongly strongly strongly contaminants contaminants contaminants contaminants the the the launch launch launch was was was the the the first first first fight fight fight since since since South South South Korea Korea Korea and and and curated curated curated its its its new new new conservative conservative conservative leader leader leader president president president Younis Younis Younis who who who killed killed killed north north north Korea's Korea's Korea's nine nine nine to to to about about about twenty twenty twenty governments governments governments in in in Seoul Seoul Seoul and and and Washington Washington Washington in in in a a a bid bid bid to to to boost boost boost its its its bargaining bargaining bargaining chips chips chips in in in future future future negotiations negotiations negotiations I'm I'm I'm Karen Karen Karen Shamus Shamus Shamus
North Korea fires ballistic missile amid rising animosities
"North North North North Korea Korea Korea Korea has has has has launched launched launched launched a a a a ballistic ballistic ballistic ballistic missile missile missile missile towards towards towards towards its its its its eastern eastern eastern eastern waters waters waters waters just just just just days days days days after after after after its its its its leader leader leader leader vowed vowed vowed vowed to to to to beef beef beef beef up up up up the the the the country's country's country's country's nuclear nuclear nuclear nuclear arsenal arsenal arsenal arsenal the the the the launch launch launch launch is is is is the the the the fourteenth fourteenth fourteenth fourteenth firing firing firing firing this this this this year year year year for for for for the the the the north north north north the the the the timing timing timing timing is is is is also also also also significant significant significant significant as as as as it it it it comes comes comes comes just just just just six six six six days days days days before before before before new new new new conservative conservative conservative conservative south south south south Korean Korean Korean Korean president president president president takes takes takes takes office office office office south south south south Korean Korean Korean Korean officials officials officials officials say say say say the the the the missile missile missile missile was was was was fired fired fired fired from from from from the the the the capital capital capital capital region region region region and and and and into into into into the the the the waters waters waters waters off off off off its its its its eastern eastern eastern eastern coast coast coast coast south south south south Korea's Korea's Korea's Korea's joint joint joint joint chiefs chiefs chiefs chiefs called called called called the the the the move move move move in in in in acts acts acts acts of of of of grave grave grave grave threats threats threats threats that that that that undermined undermined undermined undermined international international international international peace peace peace peace they they they they also also also also noted noted noted noted it it it it was was was was a a a a violation violation violation violation of of of of U. U. U. U. N. N. N. N. security security security security council council council council resolutions resolutions resolutions resolutions banning banning banning banning any any any any ballistic ballistic ballistic ballistic launch launch launch launch by by by by the the the the north north north north I'm I'm I'm I'm Karen Karen Karen Karen Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas
Senator Marsha Blackburn Shares Her Insights on China
"Senator, you've been really good on China for years. We kind of taken our eye off China recently. They're re locking down, we don't know if they're going to take a move for Taiwan, but they're talking a big game. Anything that we need to know about China in recent news, our position towards China, what's your insight there? One of the things we know is you can not trust the Chinese Communist Party. I find it very interesting that China, Russia, Iran, North Korea. That is your new axis of evil. And you look at the China Russia relationship. And I don't think she should be paying is going to be believing Vladimir Putin the next time he says, hey, we're going to go take Ukraine. It's only going to take us about three days. We are in the 60 something days at this point with this fight. And people are rallying the global community is rallying to China. Here's the thing to watch, is China go into dump Russia and let them just be pushed back into Russia, or is China going to prop them up by their oil? Bank them with all the sanctions that are being put on
WHO says global COVID cases, deaths declined again last week
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George Friedman: How the Ukraine War Will Likely End
"There's a gentleman by the name of George Freeman And a site called GPS or geopolitical futures dot com I was unaware of it I saw it on independent Glenn Reynolds great sight and Glenn Reynolds is a great guy And the gentleman writes in part as we consider how the war in Ukraine will end We must first understand how it began Russia invaded the geostrategic for geostrategic reasons having Ukraine as a buffer state safeguards Moscow from invasion from the west and for economic reasons which have often gone overlooked The transition from the Soviet Union to the Russian Federation wasn't exactly lucrative It may have increased total wealth by Russia remains a poor country Its gross domestic product ranks just behind South Korea A respectable placement but hardly wears superpowers should be in terms of per CAPiTA GDP Russia ranks 85th Nestled between Bulgarian Malaysia Economic statistics rarely tell the whole story of course but in Russia's case they fairly accurately present a country that is poor than it appears mass superficially by a top layer of the super rich elite Life and major cities like saints St. Petersburg and Moscow is luxurious for the wealthy and bearable for the rest Life in the countryside is something else entirely Individual regimes can't be solely blamed for Russian poverty The size of the nation the difficulties in areas such as transport associated with its side make Russia difficult to govern And from the time of the tsars it's been the state rather than Sheridan economic prosperity that has kept Russia together Often this has been achieved through the security services which are tasked with maintaining state power not with building an economy It's a little wonder that the country that boasted the apron also produced a president who cut his teeth in the KGB
"korea" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho
"Mini set of 5 songs that you're not gonna hear later on that evening. Some of them at least, and we meet you, we greet you, hang out, it's a grand old time. So go to Pfizer rock dot com for all that information. All right, today, Scott Norton makes his talk as Jericho debut. Scott had an incredible career at new Japan for wrestling. He was also one of the only wrestlers to be in both NW Japan and NWO in the United States. He's a highly decorated arm wrestling champion as well. We're talking about all of that. We're going to hear the story about how he ended up wrestling in North Korea as part of the collision in Korea in 1995 pay per view, which was jointly produced by new Japan WCW. Two nights of wrestling at Pyongyang's made a stadium about 350,000 north's Korean citizens filled the stadium over two nights making collision in Korea, the largest attendance ever for a wrestling show, the main event of one of those shows was Norton versus shinya Hashimoto for the IWGP. Heavyweight championship, we're gonna hear all about that all but the crazy stories they went through. We heard about it on Dark Side of the Ring, but Scott's gonna tell you all about it from a first point perspective. He's got some pretty incredible terrifying details from his trip to North Korea from the time he found out he was going to his arrival in the country. What happened after that leading up to the show, not going to say anything else you got to listen to Scott Norton, starting now on talk is Jericho. Well, the best thing I will just get right into it, it's doing the.
"korea" Discussed on Places I Remember with Lea Lane
"And sometimes you just have to go with your gut. So I have a sad feeling about that, but it's a memory that maybe I'll come back sometime and visit the venue. Here we have to definitely take you back to Korea. Now, can you share Patrice one of your special memories of Korea? I have many special memories, but one such memory was in jeju island. And I'm not sure if you got to experience jeju island. No, I didn't. I wish I did. I know it's all my gosh. So jeju island is the largest island in the nation. And it's a very popular tourist destination among Koreans and foreigners. It's Paradise and the perfect place for nature lovers. Pristine beaches, breathtaking, waterfalls. And a lot of people would not know this, but there are several waterfalls in jeju island. It's great for outdoor enthusiasts and there is so much to do and see. Is that where they have lava tubes? I've heard about those. Yes, that's correct. Tell us about that. Oh my gosh. So the cave in Korea is one of the attractions in jeju island. That is. It's actually a world UNESCO heritage site. So you can go and experience the stalagmites and stalactites. And then the I could go on and on in terms of the hiking experiences throughout jeju island. But one of my memories special memories of jeju island is the henio, which is the sea woman and they catch seafood for a living with only a knife while holding their breath. Some pretty much 80 years plus and they free dive down to 30 feet from minutes depending on their experience. And you can still see some of these we call them C mermaids at work and learn about their history and culture in the hernia museum on jeju island. For me, this was one of the most memorable experiences in Korea. It sounds wonderful. I will have to definitely go back to that that reminds me of the pearl divers, Japan, you know, there are other women who do this. It's amazing. How long do you think they can go under the water? I am not too sure how long, but I know when I was there, I pretty much experienced one over ten minutes. Well, that sounds fantastic. Thank you so much. Patrice Henry marketing manager of the Korea tourism organizations New York office for enlightening us about your home.
"korea" Discussed on Places I Remember with Lea Lane
"And you can enjoy some of the best freshest seafood here in the world. Lobster, swim fish, you name it. Any seafood, you can think of. So I know when I went there, I noticed a village that was on the cliff, and it came down to the sea. It kind of reminded me of Santorini in Greece. That's very lovely to walk. Is the name of that game? Cultural village. And that was another one. A gem in Busan. And that's a tiered residential community built up the side of the mountain and Lea you're right. It's a work of art with astonishing colors and views. Tell me about jeonju, the historic. Okay, young Jew is the smallest city near Busan, but a definite highlight. Especially for those interested in Korean ancient history, the art and the architecture. This is where my favorite UNESCO site is the blue book's temple. Tell us about it. Okay, so this is where my favorite UNESCO site will cook the template is located. It's also where travelers come and visit some of the moon's ancient royal burial tools. Interesting. How far back do they go? Do you know? Way back. Yes, yes. Okay, so if you want to get out to a national park as a Yosemite of Korea, Korea's first national park, it has over 1500 animal species over a thousand kinds of plants, and I remember those two Buddhist temples inside the park. One is the temple of a hundred pools because there are ponds all around it. And then a cable car will take you up the mountain. It's about four hours from Seoul by bus or three hours by car. It's really a beautiful outside setting. And I highly recommend it. Let's go to the DMZ. Everybody knows about that. It's a demilitarized zone, the border between North and South Korea. It's heavily guarded and the area is about four kilometers wide. The closest town is panmunjom. I can talk about it because I was there, so I could just tell them, we would talk about in the north, we see a boundaries with North Korea, which is separated by the military zone. So I went to the DMZ. It's not a long drive from downtown soul. And they have tours and they take you around to a gift shop and a conference room, which straddles the military demarcation line. And then there are tunnels underneath where you can visit. And you can step over the border into North Korea inside a room called the cross border room. So it was very interesting, but what was most interesting to me was while we were there and we were in the bus and we were going to one of the sites, people came into the bus very quickly and said you've got to leave. You must leave right now. But it is something that I recommend if you like history because you do feel the history of the Korean War and feel how close the two countries the two areas are to each other. Patrice, what are some Korean foods to be sure to eat? Oh, I could list a whole lot of Korean food because the food in South Korea is so incredible and unique..
"korea" Discussed on Places I Remember with Lea Lane
"Four observation texts. One of which has a rotating restaurant. Is that namsan park there, which you can hike? It was very surprising because in the middle of this very modern metropolis is a miles and miles of hiking trails. And this gorgeous, again, a view of the area. It was quite a surprise to go there. That's correct. Yes. Let me just ask you a little bit more about the palaces, which you mentioned in the beginning. There are 5 of them. The changing of the guard, tell me about that, which where is that in regard to? That's that one is palace, which is considered the largest palace of all. There are certain times of the week when you can go and visit the palace and experience the changing of the guards. And this is this is one of the experiences that you should not miss. We were at a hotel that overlooked it. And so we could see it from above, and it was quite something from that angle as well. But again, it's something many people don't realize that if you time it right, you can not only go to the palaces and go to the gardens and the most beautiful old buildings and there's a museum and all kinds of wonderful history. And then you can see a changing of the guard as well. It's quite a nice afternoon to spend in Seoul. Yes. And I always say that Leah, where else can you leave your hotel and step right into a palace? Well, not bad. Not bad at all. Now let me ask you, soul is the hub of Korea, but tell us about some of the places we should visit further outside the capitol. Well, definitely Busan, Busan is the largest sports city and is home of let's say a majestic mountains, white sand beaches, including Hyundai and guangxi beach. And not to show, you know, many people know this, but the beaches in Busan are amazing..
"korea" Discussed on Places I Remember with Lea Lane
"And this podcast, we share conversations with travelers about fascinating destinations and memorable experiences around the world. South Korea is famous for kimchi K pop K dramas tech giant Samsung, automotive manufacturer Hyundai Korean fried chicken, Korean barbecue and Gangnam style, but there's so much more. North Korea is sometimes referred to as the democratic people's republic of Korea. And South Korea, as the republic of Korea. And of course, as the DMZ, no man's land, part of a military border between North and South Korea. Countries, technically still at war. But we'll just refer to South Korea where people can visit. As Korea, the Korean Peninsula is an East Asia, and the southern half is generally green, Hillary countryside dotted with cherry trees and centuries old Buddhist temples, plus coastal fishing villages, subtropical islands and high-tech cities, such as soul, the capital. That's our focus. And that's the country we love. Our guest is Patrice Henry, marketing manager of the Korea, tourism organizations, New York office. Welcome Patrice. I'm delighted that you're sharing your expertise and love of Korea with us. Thank you for hosting me. And I look forward to sharing our love for Korea and this podcast also. Great. I know that Korean culture is greatly influenced by its neighbors China and Japan..
"korea" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"Story right. Yeah it was. It was absolutely north korea. Doing these cyber attacks against sony. We're not saying it wasn't but we are saying that's a heck of a leap to make. And there were credible very credible people saying that. It absolutely wasn't north korea. So you know you. Just i just have to open. Open your third high. Maybe i don't know. I can't i don't know how you figure out what's true or not these days so we do know that with that being said with that wheelbarrow salt poured onto of All these stories. You hear from north korea about north korea. We do know that some of the crazier stories are true because as we said at the top. We have our friend. Kenji fujimoto who is able to confirm some and then we have some Some good firsthand reports here. So what's what's one crazy story all right. Well you are going to have to elaborate on this one for me. But i remember hearing a story about a rabbit breeding program. That didn't go very or they're there. It's a very large species of rabbit That i guess. North korea wanted to have a small population of them in order to breed them. Yes yes it's true uh-huh so in in a guest two thousand seven or so. Twelve giant rabbits were delivered to north korea. the breeder who sent them Found he thought they were going to be used to make a rabbit farm but he suspected that they were eaten by the top officials Berlin north korean embassy denied the allegations. But you can read some more about this in spiel on the online. The the german Journalism this is an article by david. Crossland and these rabbits guys are so big their biggest dogs they make about eight kilos of of me absolutely. Yeah that's huge but it may have been. I was thinking about this. It may have been despite the food shortage that they tried the rabbits. 'cause you should try before you like do this whole thing you wanna start a rabbit industry. Nobody wants nobody wants them but maybe date them and they didn't taste good. That's that's another. I could see that. I could see that but there are other crazy stories as well. Another story is that. There is a difference in size between north and south korean nationals. And it's thought to be due to to malnutrition than north koreans. Who were subjected to. Yeah you hear this. A lot from especially from americans so former presidential candidate john mccain talked about it in two thousand eight debate Christopher hitchens talked about it in an article in slate but some actual research instead of just rendering came from guy named professor daniel schwer From a university in seoul he said on average north. Korean men are about one and a half to three inches shorter than men in south korea. And the interesting thing is that due to the homogeneous nature of the population like genetically right We know that this doesn't come from a large variation or diversity in the gene pool. It comes from environmental factors like nutrition teacher tickets now. 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That mean this is one of the big worries in your life. If you a north korean and like we can look at one of these things like during the famine of the nineteen ninety s. That's the thing you mentioned earlier. The arduous march through somewhere in this is a huge huge variants in number here but somewhere between two hundred and forty thousand and three point. Five million north koreans died of vacation or some form of hunger related issue right yes so maybe not just starvation directly but something exacerbated by starvation This yeah this number is Huge number two huge variance. As we said but i In a country that does keep adequate records or does allow people in more easily. The you still have a variance. You still have a variance because it's difficult to say the exact cause of death rain but then in countries But in the case of north korea this is even more difficult because there are very few official numbers kept in. That's been the case for fifty years. Yeah this leads us. Through something darker though yep cannibalism so there is confirmation of. Let's say isolated cases of y. You know there are also a lot of rumors about cannibalism rights of some of these isolated cases would p. stuff like a grandfather digging up his graves after they passed away and eating them because he had to the idea But there are also these rumors of large scale. Cannibalism that took place during certain times in north korea. Really we we don't know we can't prove it right because these statements come down often through defectors.
"korea" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
"Alridge was in there now. Because saudis spoke to amazon. The prime studio net flicks. There were people made documented in but pulled. Everybody don cannot get that deal so there was a huge censorship on that and people. Of course like i mean they can talk about a one day some distance from saudi dot cared horrible dissipates. They they move onto the next cue puppy right. Didn't execute cat like that's what the nature of this new generation does the desensitized. It doesn't affect them. They keep following the instant pleasure. Instant high is what instarem does to you. It changes your brain. That's remarkable shallows. We became shallow. Tallow and our brain changed permanently so dizzying generation became get them angry for like ten minutes crash. Days were one day but then as quick as that was it goes down like instantly. And i think that's the word that means the okay. So that means that there is It's an effective way to get rid of opposition by murdering them. And that means a united states if it stands for freedom if it stands for the freedom of exchange of ideas should be protecting people like you. But they don't get involved they will. They did they didn't even protect non. Who is giving information. Ten years His life that's what is so mean looking for is not back. i'm not him. i don't i hope i mean the thing is to. He was giving information to bring down the regime. That is valuable. That is something novel bought him. But then you don't go extra myers to that. That's when i lost my faith in the. Us system were like this country just cares about saving face. What is most minimum. Cost a pay for anything. And like i wouldn't have south. Korea consonant every single day. Intelligence calling you like the north korea age gorgeous place where you're going the us use nobody. This may be present. Your say asian originally called me. I truly do. But nobody. Nobody does your. I'm sure they know what's going on..
"korea" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
"Shen so so the so there is. I mean that that's an interesting point. So in your sense the people i not done still carry this the the brilliance. There's a there's a culture there that's like hungry to become realized like the people that were like that that are silenced by the 'electricity by the actually having no food all kinds of things like if you add thirsty. He added the food. You're going to have a cultural center of the world neck south korea. That's what they exactly do right. Same korea won't became more like eleventh largest economy. One became the worst like police lay nation. And this is the perfect example. Like if allan life you read y nation. There's the system is not about occur. -ture is not about people not a bike. You what makes us. Different is a system south korea. north korea. perfect example of that worn is exacerbating capability. We are homogeneous country. Same language tradition all of that. We gave them different system. One is free democracy when a dictatorship and came up with the biggest different sort. And i think north korea reviews that to us is not because we are great that we are living in this prosperity free market. The ideas gave us this. The system revert. Our answer spirit gave us. This privilege is not us. Nothing is about us being special here right. The system that we have is pressure and north korea proves it to us. It doesn't matter even if you're smart it that's all irrelevant. And i think that's why people just keep denying that they will not your special. Because i'm awesome. I got this. I know it's not you you got this. And when people said i hate kept as we reduc capitalism. How do you came up with this thing. Digitally how did you come on with this. The systems matter may matter like Way more than this individualistic society would like to imagine it is. The most important thing can have in life choosing the right system..
"korea" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
"He said i mean that and then the question is first of all you have to talk about it. Just as you're doing you're right now like this. Little flame burns bright. And it's really important for north korea but just keep talking about it until there's until hopefully leads to at the highest levels of power re revolutionizing the systems in the world and then In china and north korea do you see not career being a potential instigator of a nuclear war. They were not starting curry war as long as they can do. Whatever they want right now. North korea's army not designed to fight the enemy did design to prevent their own people could the and the revolution with their own citizens. That is one point. Six million north korea with a tiny country the forest largest armies in the world so this country designed to five their own citizens and the army the fourth largest in the world is designed to basically fight its own people oppressor on people. That's what north korea mattress is about. Okay let me As you some aspects about north korea life who can described the song bond system of ascribed status used in north korea. Yeah so that's a very interesting right right now. There are a lot of people playing this ideology of like democratic socialism. Socialism comments water recall marxism-leninism. Ray they have all like this similar features where we give collective power to certain entity and they make the decision for the bigger right and north korea came. We'd idea the cumulus song he was the leninist marxist say i'm going to create the most equal society on human face so it was a communist north korea and then they came up with his homework. Winds is like family casas them. Three categories warrior wavering. An hostile and that in building three classes they divide into fifteen different classes so a lot. People don't even know what she sat class. You belong to. That's a sacred garden document. And that's how they decided features in way north korea before you were born your life is determined for you and this is our joke. Right.
"korea" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
"The for me is the person that was in the soviet union and the person that's here was a two different people that previous person's home in soviet union and he's pardon me. Yeah and i suppose in that same way. You're you know you're i may be two. Decades of life are somehow longing for the home yet is north korea and your next two decades of life might be finding a home in the united states. Your dad Can you tell the story of Of his struggle were Of his death miami. I d miss him. Do you think of all the time. Like i had a son monogamous. Did you and i had ivf. three times. And i might as like eighty pounds but back now was like seventy five pounds because of maybe massive your mantra. Somehow my body is very different and so after three times i've ever had the twenty three hours wanting family and the reason i wanted him is because i've third so guilty for my father. He never seen this word. I somehow eckermann manure so desperate. You become illogical. Like i want to believe in the recounts like his idea. Why you come back to life and i pray please come to me and i guess myself so i will take care of you like come back and when i was pregnant with my son even die plans. Pregnant occur. Doctor made the mistake. It became a boy. So i made his million my father's name since i think he's the only american got north korean name. It is so he's so part of your father is in your son. Yeah that's how i. That's how i make the sensory and that's how i move forward you. I like as a logical human being union of in your there. You're done. Maybe that's i think but then left become to unbearable and somehow that's things like retail ourselves stories in order to live and that's how it can be the mytalk in order to leave. I had to tear myself a lot of stories to come alive. Things i think was part of you told the story of Use gaping north korea china. Yeah i think it's is a thing as amazing Even though i was like thirteen my mic life outside. North korea is almost like mimbo like one second and my life to that point was like eternity. I remember being in china. I arrived there at the end of march at thirteen and by october was six month past and i literally felt like i lived eternity. N one bay living in china.
"korea" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
"Aspect in which that experience gives you a clarity about the world like somehow experiencing suffering allows you to deep deeply experienced joy yet and love and also empathize with the suffering of others. And like it's almost like brings you closer to other humans so it's this double edged sword that That the highest joys sometimes are catalyzed by suffering. And it's hard to know what to do with that. You see that was world war. Two the stories of soldiers that have suffered but some of the closest bonds of brotherhood of just pure love was experienced by them. And it's it sucks that our brains are like this you know the love requires hardship. I don't know why that is. Yeah that's like that's thing of course in my journal learned how to survive right when to not trust and meant to run but i think most of i was keep learning what it means to be a human being. I think that was like ultimate thing. I was keep learning. And i stood on lawfully. Men's by i do think seems like suffering is next Take for people to be grateful and even be joyful to sometimes. Yeah so i talk about love quite a bit. You mentioned romantic love On fascinating about love and many aspects But you you mentioned. Romantic love was forbidden in north korea. Would you think about love now. The kind of discovered it was the role of love in life. Why was it. So why do you think was forbidden. North korea so tragic thing banners career not only just banning shakespeare like. We don't even know. Julia is right. Our movies never love stories but then today banned the love between mother daughter wife and husband and you know and you between your friends it deny you being a human. So only love. The i knew was when. I describe my feeling tours. The leader and in return for that was only love. That people are north korea and Like there man you love you can experience. I think you definitely love science right. Imagine if you're being denied so there are so many loves in life but in north korea all of those are denied and i think for me is love makes you tick like in a law for your chad now for your parents friends lauffer even your surf. That is denied. So i mean many people say like love is auction but like then why do you live. Thank you relived love. And it doesn't have to be romantic love. It can be anything but finding love and it in any person in any subject. I think that's a goal. I think that's when people find meaning in something yet. We'll of romantic. Love is just one sort of of it. One echo of the some corps thing yes science science of robots all of those things..
"korea" Discussed on Artificial Intelligence (AI Podcast) with Lex Fridman
"Your song of her kim race and then our calendar doesn't begin. When jesus christ was born our candor begins were kim's was born so we then history was forgotten to us. they didn't tell us. About of course. Christianity or like the big bang they. Our history began chemo's born so everything was forgotten to us and it was a different meaning. I mean feeling of edison's you know. It's not even like same life. I literally think that was almost pass life and is new life that ibn. You're almost like a different human being now. i'll absolutely yeah so you've Had to say. I often say that my favorite book is animal farm by george orwell. I've read it. I don't know how many times hensel. I was really happy to hear that. That was of the many books excellent books they will hopefully talk about. You mentioned that an animal animal farm had a big impact on you. It was the book that kind of Lead to a kind of awakening for you. Maybe can you describe what impact ahead so after going through. I and i arrived in south korea. After many years of journey they were saying so. Kim zora dictators as i was created now colonized by american busters in america's first of all not busters they're goo people and then these everything that you believe. In north korea was alive. It was a propaganda. Then at fifteen. I was thinking so if everything that i believe was ally. How do i know what you're telling me is now lie thous so hard. How do i trust ever again and i just. It was chaos in belief. I did not know what was true anymore. And that's the moment viewers later. I read this book like animal farm just by mistake. It was a very short in the library. As like okay. I can finish that quickly. And doug ending that like last chapter why they could not see between the pigs and humans anymore right. That sentence is under everything what happened. I just made evid says to me what happened to me my people and to my country yet there's There's so many things that could save about the book. Yeah there's a haunting nature to the. And i guess spoiler alert. You should've read this already into this At the end they animals were looking to the and to the pigs and it couldn't see the difference and then there's this kind of gradual transition from the initial revolutionary steps of animals fighting for their freedom to slowly. The pigs gaining control went from forelegs. Good two legs bad too Forelegs good two legs. Better even better at thanksgiving night that they were so. They gradually transitioning the ideology under which the farm operates. And i think the gradual nature of that were basically have generations born not knowing how things were in the past. And that's that's what makes the most kind of for me haunting transitioned from freedom to slavery this suffering to injustice All those things and the animals don't know they're part of that and also for me. Personally i always kind of found kinship with boxer the horse because i just kind of an idiot i just work really hard like high and i just love.
"korea" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
"I mean like you know. Whenever i think about my north korea interesting is there's no color i mean. One is because north korean can. She has no color right. Most of the things on paved and trees or cut down be have no fear so people cut down trees to make food so but only that like even while we are wearing was like no collar. So it's Interesting memory to look back fashion of noticed from sort of You now you're. You're quite incredible sense of fashion. So contrast that with your time in north korea how do you remember fashion just or ways that people could express themselves. Visually was it all bland. There was no word for fashion in wisconsin. We didn't even know it was ninety nine dictionary so of course i did not know why. Victoria's secret models will. I didn't even know what motors were. So when i came out i learned. The motor was a job. And i quote is that and i'm still confused so there's so many jobs that we have here doesn't exist in north korea. What was life like. In nine north korea's compared to the rest of the world may be said. There's no internet a twenty four hour. Electricity is a luxury. Do not have what about food. What about water. What about basic human rights stink. That's the thing like when people were asking me. Can you tell me about like life in north korea and in the past i was like i cannot describe it to you and initially the old because of my english that i cannot find. Words is not as different. Plant the common sense that we have doesn't exist there. They people literally to not know the concept of love or human rights or liberty. So when i'm thinking back to my country it's You know like as you cannot imagine your life on mars right now. It's a that kind of difference. I grew up. Never seen the map of the word. I never knew that was asian. Like the regime. Told me that i was kim song loafers kim race and then our calendar doesn't begin when jesus christ was born our can begin. Kim's was born so we and history was forgotten to us. They didn't teach us about of course christianity or like the big bang they. Our history began chemo's born so everything was forgotten to us and it was a different meaning. Mean feeling of agents you know. It's not even like same life. I literally think that was in my past life and is a new life that ibm. You're almost different human being i absolutely. Yeah so you've had to say. I often say that my favorite book is animal farm by george orwell. I've read it. I don't know how many times hensel. I was really happy to hear that. That was Of the many books excellent books they will hopefully talk about. You mentioned that an animal animal farm had a big impact on you. It was the book that kind of Led to a kind of awakening for you. Maybe can you describe what impact ahead. So after going through what i went through and i arrived in south korea after many years of journey. They were saying so. Kim zora dictators and south korea is now colonized by american busters in america's first of all not pastors goop people..
"korea" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Marco Werman. This is the world. Thanks for joining us on this. This Christmas Eve as we've been reporting this week. North Korea has sent a warning that it might be preparing an unwelcome Christmas gift for the United States. Today President Donald Trump was asked just about that he was at his mar-a-lago resort in Palm Beach Florida and he appeared to brush away the concern. That's okay we'll find out but the surprises and we'll deal with it versus excessively. Let's see what happens. Everybody's got surprises. But let's see what happens. I handle them as they come along. So how did we get to this point with North North Korea. Here's the world's Chris Wolf. You could say that. Donald trump inherited a pre existing condition from Barack Obama. George Chair tag twin. Either way you'll get yours in two thousand sixteen North Korean television announced on a hydrogen bomb test the H. Bomb of course can destroy entire cities. He's North Korea was also perfecting missiles to reach the United States. Jeffrey Lewis a professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Affairs in Monterey says this would have presented a huge challenge for any incoming administration an adversary of the United States had not acquired the ability to hit the US with nuclear weapon. Since China did more than thirty years years ago Obama ramped up sanctions against North Korea but Donald Trump put them into overdrive sung. Yoon Lee teaches Korean. Affairs at the Fletcher School at Tufts University. You throughout two thousand seventeen. The trump administration did the right thing in that for the first time in history. The United States tried to galvanize the international community to put maximum financial pressure on North Korea. Trump's maximum pressure policy also included threats of more severe consequences North Korea Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury life. The world has never seen but North Korea responded in kind that were more missile tests and more gushing on North Korean television into doing Nicole Nago movie on TV and John Twenty Seventeen.
"korea" Discussed on Ridiculous History
"They put out a magazine called fortunes favorites. That depicted the American smiling ear to ear Marley, the joyous benefits of life of the DPRK, and they had things they had different segments or columns. One was called letters from apps sheer and Dresnik titled to the American soldiers south of the DMZ and. Got a quotation here. Dear old fella, France. Enjoy wome. Welcome from the North Korean people. I put off the disgust in GI uniform and visited Yang Yang and other cities villages to to tell the truth. The people in North Korea on joy and freedom and happiness inaccessible to the work and people to the United States now. Please don't be victim for the Wall Street, but for your withdrawal from South Korea. Now, I mean, it sure sounds like we mentioned this a little bit. But all of these gentlemen, experienced very similar degree of indoctrination, and they were forced to like they weren't fed properly. They were basically forced to memorize this these core principles, and I don't know enough enough time, I selected an alone. And I think weren't some of them forced to live together and kind of pitted against each other in some kind of weird hunger games, e kind of scenario. Yeah. App. Shearim perish to live together Jenkins and dress knock also had to share a home while they were teaching English military kademi. And this that excerpt that excerpted just read is clearly not written by these guys start rent by Dressler your accent was so convincing. Ben. Thank you. That's because he did have an accent to still I think up tune tool his death had trace of his rural north Carolinian accent. But what we see when we look at the way North Korea treated, these defectors is very similar to what we see when people are indoctrinated in cults, one of the big things that every cult does is to bombar people with information. It can be senseless. It can have its own internal logic. The point is to remove the possibility of asking questions just make people memorize and recite things, and then it's very clever about putting them in homes and kind of pitting them against each other. Yeah. Is it? It makes it much more likely for them to accept their forced marriages because when they were forced to marry other kidnapped people often from Japan or something it was entirely assumed by the government that these couples would reproduce. And then they could use the quote unquote is not a phrase, we're using the use the quote unquote, ethnically ambiguous children as spots. They can blend in you know, what I mean? Absolutely. And I think it's interesting that you talk about the kidnapping aspect of this because this is a really interesting gray area to me kind of where it's like they are submitting themselves to this. They made the choice either drunkenly or with some ideological kind of bent to cross that DMZ into this other country, and you know, toss off their the trappings of being an American, but they also probably didn't fully what they were signing up for. And then they were basically thrown into this indoctrination factor, you know, and four. To live in sub human conditions and turned into something that they were not when they made that choice. So you know, what I mean, it's sort of like a weird. It was almost like a Stockholm syndrome kind of thing. Yeah. Absolutely. In some like the case of James Dresner. He died happily in North Korea and twenty sixteen he was unrepentant he profess support for communism. He was the last living American defector in North Korea is also got the nickname comrade Joe DPRK. Because again, he's a celebrity who's featured in film called crossing the line at South Korea's Pusan international film festival, and he says he feels at home in the film. He never regretted going to Korea. He seems very sincere about it. He says his life is better because he defected and by North Korean standards. His life was pretty good, but you can tell the lack of medical and dental care took a toll on him. Frontiers. Are missing is that something that he acquired from North Korea like from violence or fall out? He also had a heavy heavy drinking and smoking habits. And so it's a toll on him..