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Fri Apr 14, 2017, 10:02 PM

Kim Jong-un orders evacuation of Pyongyang: report

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered 25 percent of Pyongyang residents to leave the city immediately, according to a Russian news outlet on Friday.
The Pravda report said that in accordance with the order, 600,000 people should be urgently evacuated. Experts note that the evacuation will most likely be conducted due to extremely strained tensions in relations with the US.


Reportedly, Pyongyang's bomb shelters will not be able to accommodate the entire population of the North Korean capital. Therefore, 600,000 people - mostly individuals with criminal records - will have to leave Pyongyang to let others use bomb shelters, the report added. (khnews@heraldcorp.com)

http://m.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20170414000689#cb

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orangecrush Apr 2017 OP
left-of-center2012 Apr 2017 #1
doc03 Apr 2017 #2
greytdemocrat Apr 2017 #3
Warpy Apr 2017 #4
Igel Apr 2017 #5
Spider Jerusalem Apr 2017 #8
orangecrush Apr 2017 #9
RealityChik Apr 2017 #6
orangecrush Apr 2017 #10
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 2017 #7

Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Fri Apr 14, 2017, 10:18 PM

1. "600,000 people - mostly individuals with criminal records"

I thought North Korea was a "people's paradise"?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 14, 2017, 10:22 PM

2. Kinda sounds like the Trump deportation plan here nt

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 14, 2017, 10:22 PM

3. It is!

Except for those 600K...

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Fri Apr 14, 2017, 10:40 PM

4. I'm taking this one with a pound of salt, thanks

It's his grandpappy's birthday and he's watching a military parade.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Fri Apr 14, 2017, 10:47 PM

5. Misplaced hyphen.

Kim Jong un-orders evacuation of Pyongyang.

As for the rest ...

PravdaReport isn't a good source. It sucks. It's Russian and a hotspot of dis- and mis-information.

In this case, its source is Superstation95, https://www.superstation95.com/index.php/world/3652. Which is a home-grown hotspot of dis- and mis-information.

Moreover, citing Snopes' evaluation of the Superstation,

The poorly-sourced claim was widely spread by Superstation95 an online outlet that is neither a “superstation” nor a legitimate news source but rather a repository of misinformation from Hal Turner, a white supremacist who was sentenced in 2010 to 33 months in prison for making death threats against three federal judges. (The individual listed on the site’s “Contact” page is Turner’s criminal lawyer.)
http://www.snopes.com/nasa-reports-magnetosphere-collapse/

If we had minimal critical thinking skills, fake-news wouldn't be a big problem. But we luvs us some fakery (rhymes with bakery, and pies R good!) that serves us a nice helping of "we're right and our beliefs are true." Then we blame others for feeding us the heap o' lies.

So progressives merrily cite white supremacists when they make us right in our own eyes. Oy, not much left to say after that.

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Response to Igel (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 14, 2017, 11:53 PM

8. That'd be Sean Hannity's buddy Hal Turner

who was a regular caller to his radio show as "Hal from North Bergen".

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Response to Igel (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 15, 2017, 01:47 PM

9. The source I quoted is a South Korean news source

They referenced a Pravada report in the article.

Please document the connection to the right wing source if you can, I don't see that in there.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Fri Apr 14, 2017, 11:01 PM

6. Pyongyang is not being evacuated.

According to James Pearson, a Reuters correspondent in North Korea for the "big secret event" confirms it. Says the streets were cleared for security reasons because Kim Jong-un is personally dedicating some new street.

@pearswick

https://mobile.twitter.com/pearswick/status/852375675524628480

I was suspicious yesterday when none of the large mainstream news outlets were reporting on this bit of fake news which started at Russian news PRAVDA and then spread by 4Chan, Daily Mail, RT News and then by every conspiracy blog on the planet.

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Response to RealityChik (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 15, 2017, 01:51 PM

10. The Korea Herald

The Korea Herald is a daily English-language newspaper founded in 1953 and published in Seoul, South Korea. The editorial staff is composed of Korean and international writers and editors, with additional news coverage drawn from international news agencies such as the Associated Press.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Korea_Herald

Not a fake news organization.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Fri Apr 14, 2017, 11:40 PM

7. This was posted earlier, and I believe the

"evacuation" order is from last August.

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