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People In North Korea Still Starving While Kim Jong-un Stays Fat

Really nothing new and surprising in this article, but it is still good to remind people how bad the food conditions are in North Korea that is completely caused by the Kim regime that Dennis Rodman for some reason thinks is so great:

More than a fourth of all North Korean children are stunted from chronic malnutrition, and two-thirds of the country’s 24 million people don’t know where their next meal is coming from, the United Nations said Friday.

The report illustrates a major domestic challenge for North Korea’s new young leader, Kim Jong Un.

A team from the U.N.’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, reporting from North Korea, found that 2.8 million North Koreans “are in need of regular food assistance amidst worrying levels of chronic malnutrition and food insecurity.” It said 4 percent of North Korean children are acutely malnourished.

The report did not directly mention North Korea’s recent threats against South Korea, its threat of a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the U.S. or Pyongyang’s claim to have abolished the Korean War armistice as of Monday.

But the report said humanitarian aid should be neutral and impartial “and must not be contingent on political developments.”

The OCHA team also found that much of North Korea’s support structure is crumbling under the third generation of Kim family rule.

“Supplies of medicine and equipment are inadequate; water and heating systems need repair, and the infrastructure of schools and colleges is deteriorating rapidly,” the report said.  [Associated Press]


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  • tbonetylr
    10:13 pm on March 16th, 2013 1

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates 50 million Americans(17 million children) are food insecure or don’t know where their next meal will come from. Watch the trailer with Jeff Bridges, Tom Collichio and more…
    “Documentary ‘A Place At The Table’ Is A Call To Action On Hunger”
    “The film includes the voices of hunger and nutrition experts, as well as advocates who criticize federal farm subsidies of crops such as wheat and corn. These crops supply the bulk of our nation’s processed foods, which tend to be calorie dense, and nutrient poor.
    Food policy expert Marion Nestle points out there are no subsidies for fruits and vegetables — one reason, perhaps, that they’re so much more expensive. Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved, weighs in, too.”

  • Smokes
    8:57 am on March 17th, 2013 2

    Everyone one of these “fat guy…” pics/stories reminds me of this:

  • Obama's Speech Coach
    3:12 pm on March 17th, 2013 3

    #1, yeah… That’s why the number one health problem among American poor is obesity… And Global Warming… And the Sequester…

    Thanks for pointing out what a putz we have in the White House…

  • James W. Bolt [40 yards]
    5:47 pm on March 17th, 2013 4

    From my area most of the children seem to be overweight.So do most of the adults.At the doctor office they seem to treat more people that have Diabetes than any other disease.sign40 yards

  • MTB Rider
    6:57 pm on March 17th, 2013 5

    A little secret? Have a salad, once a day. If you like meat, grill up a thin sliced porkchop or steak and dice it up into short strips.

    Check your salad dressing though. A friend of mine went to put the salad dressing packet on his salad. Each little baggie of Ranch Dressing was 400 calories! Besides being far less fattening, you get a lot of micro-nutrients.

    Make a batch on Sunday evenings, take them with you to work and toss them in the fridge. I dropped over 25 lbs (12kg), and more importantly,I’ve kept it off.

    As for North Korea? Can’t fix stupid. The money they blew on that first several rockets that crashed into the oceans could have been spent on building and maintaining flooding infrastructure and improving farming conditions. But who wants that? Starvation keeps the masses in line, and the weapons, whether they work or not, keeps the “tributes” coming in.

    4:15 pm on March 18th, 2013 6

    This site is really obsessed with how fat KJU is. What is up with this. His father and grand father was fat so of course he’s fat. Besides do you really think he is going to starve himself…..This is like Obama paying for his wife various hair do’s or donating his salary to the poor which he once worked with as a community organizer.

  • chefantwon
    9:29 am on March 19th, 2013 7

    #5, calories? Try anywhere between 300 and 500mg of sodium, 10 to 20 mg of cholesterol, 2 mg sat fat per 2 tablespoons. Dressing from fast food places is a touch better, only slightly so.

    Go to Kroger and use the salad bar.

  • MTB Rider
    6:11 pm on March 19th, 2013 8

    Oh, I know about all the other stuff, but I wanted to focus on the 800 calories he was putting on his salad to lose weight. The dressing would have had the opposite effect.

    I’m not a Certified Nutritionist or anything, but I do know how to read the lable, and at least try to make an informed decision. Sodium content is why I dropped those Lean Cusines and other Low Calorie Microwave Meals.


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