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April 23, 2014

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Several World Nations Begin Multistakeholder Meeting on Future of Internet -

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

[WEIRDMEAN] 1518 Dancing Plague: Where Hundreds Danced to Their Deaths -

Friday, April 18, 2014

LIVE ONGOING COVERAGE: The Desperate Search for MH370 -

Monday, April 7, 2014

Earthquake Killing and Injuring Several Off North Chile Triggers Tsunami Alert. -

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

MH370: As Misinformation Grows, Malaysian Government Considering Action Against ‘Manufactured Reports’ -

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Parallel Universe Discovered and Confirmed With Science! War Imminent -

Monday, March 31, 2014

Japan’s Whaling Is Commercial and Not Scientific; International Court of Justice Rules -

Monday, March 31, 2014

What’s Behind the West and Their Anti-Russia Rhetoric Over Crimea? Oil, Power and Greed. -

Sunday, March 23, 2014

5 Dead After Small Plane Crashes in Australia -

Saturday, March 22, 2014

MH370: Maritime Authority Begins Searching Off of Perth After Satellite Shows ‘Debris-like’ Objects -

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church Dead -

Monday, March 17, 2014

US Threatens Russia With "a Very Serious Series of Steps" -

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Search for MH370 Boeing 777 Continues as Satellite Imagery Discovers Potential Wreckage -

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Oscar Pistorius Vomits as Court Hears Detailed Autopsy of Shot Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp -

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mysterious Disappearance of Malaysian Plane Becoming More Complicated -

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Lengthy and Agonising Search for Vanished Malaysian 777 Plane Continues. Long Oil Slick Discovered. -

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Russia, Crimea, Ukraine and the United States of America: Here’s What’s Going On. -

Friday, March 7, 2014

Schapelle Corby’s Parole May Be Revoked After “Profiting” From Conviction. -

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Conservatives Get Angry as Comedic Rock Band ‘GWAR’ Decapitate Tony Abbott Effigy -

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

[WORLD in PICTURES] the Extravagance of Viktor Yanukovych’s Mansion Shocks Ukraine -

Monday, February 24, 2014

Kim Jong-Il’s Son Gets Kicked Out of Casino

The eldest son of recently deceased Kim Jong-il, famed dictator of North Korea, has recently been kicked out of a casino in the Chinese territory of Macau for having no money to pay off his gambling debt.

Kim Jong-nam, who was not chosen as the next leader of the troubled state of the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea, has been long known as a party boy and a gambler.

Reports seem to suggest it was this tendency for hedonism that led his father to choose his younger half-brother, Kim Jong-un, as his successor. Recent reports seem to indicate that the new political power in Pyongyang has opted to cut funding for Kim Jong-nam’s extravagant spending sprees and trips to casinos.

The amount spent so far is of course, unknown, but we can fairly safely say that this one man may have sucked funds away from a population that needs all it can get. Perhaps it is justice at last? Or an angry half-brother trying to control a public image?

The 1990s saw a decade-long famine that gripped the people’s lives in North Korea, during which up to 3.5 million people died, out of a population of 22 million. This disastrous event caused by political mismanagement and economic blunders is known as the Arduous March.

To this day, the economy of North Korea is known to be in no shape at all to have such leeches suck it dry. While the state officially endorses the “Juche Idea”, a philosophy of self-reliance, the country is ironically heavily dependent on its economic powerhouse neighbour, the Peoples’ Republic of China. It also receives food aid to this day from China, Pakistan, Japan, the United States, and in a further twiste of fate, their hated rivals, South Korea.

Suffice it to say that this man was literally taking the food out of people’s mouths. Hopefully a few more hungry people will get something to eat now. Given that this is North Korea we’re talking about, though, that is unknown.

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James Osgerby
James is an occasional author for WordMean. He also often sets the direction for the stories behind the scenes. Writing for WordMean, Osgerby generally focuses on his passions for the humanities - sociology, political science, history, religious studies, geography, psychology, and anthropology. He enjoys heavy metal and is currently studying computer science.
  • Lakeside

    He looks relatively saner than the rest of those tyrants

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1672973784 James Osgerby

      Yeah, but you should see his son (i.e. Kim Jong-il’s grandson). Also lives in Macau, totally Westernised – has Facebook and bleached blonde hair. Ironic.

  • Cole

    Well, this is very interesting indeed. Would love to read a little more of this. Good post. Thanks for the heads-up.