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Kim Jong-un, Cold and Smoking
Alone at the Top of the World

New York Magazine, by Joe Coscarelli

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 12/31/2013 6:31:15 PM

The North Korean dictator took a moment for quiet reflection after a busy year of family drama and brutal executions during a visit to his Masik Pass Ski Resort propaganda project: The lift, analysts say, is a 1970s model and has been ripped off from another resort after European lift sellers canceled North Korea’s pre-order due to sanctions imposed on luxury goods. Kim touts the ski resort is for the people, but the average wage in the country is less than $100 a month. Admission fee for Masik Pass is $50. The ski sanctuary is said to have cost about $300 million and

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Talk about bad optics....

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 12/31/2013 6:52:43 PM     (No. 9674663)

it appears they need to import snow, along with some willing skiers...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: No Representation in CA, 12/31/2013 7:32:01 PM     (No. 9674721)

Here´s hoping for a Michael Kennedy moment.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bkt23, 12/31/2013 8:38:39 PM     (No. 9674798)

Pity he forgot his skis.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tommyr, 12/31/2013 9:21:46 PM     (No. 9674856)

The only customers will be Japanese-Koreans who will provide the hard currency.

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