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  1. arari:

    There was a rescue ship constructed after The Cheonan vessel incident because people kept criticizing the government’s belated rescue response and lack of equipment and people during emergency crisis. The Tongyoung is said to have state of the art facilities especially for rescuing stranded ships and the search and tow of sunken ones. Built to search 3,000 meters underwater and equipped for divers to be able to conduct rescue mission 90 meters underwater.

    It cost a fucking 159 billion won(roughly 153 million USD) of tax payer money. It was finished and launched September 2012. 1 year and 7 months ago.

    Wasn’t used a single moment during the Jindo ferry accident.

    Why?

    Because, according to the spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense, the navy hasn’t been able to test and certify all the equipment.

    Previously, the Ministry of National Defense had boasted that The Tongyoung had been able to tow The Dokdo, a ship of 14,000 tons(The Sewol is estimated to be 10,000 tons at the most), and can tow any navy vessel.

    I guess the lives of civilians weren’t worthy of its use? And here I thought the National Defense existed to save and protect us civilians, and not just from evil North Korea and their equally evil sympathizers. Stupid me.

    http://m.media.daum.net/m/media/issue/627/newsview/20140418222907011

     
     
  2. tw-koreanhistory:

    April 19 Movement of South Korea - An Archive Footage (4/19/1960)

     
     
  3. lostintrafficlights:

    OMGWTF

    The captain has said that he did tell the passengers to evacuate and the reason why he told them to stay put is because there were no rescue boats. Why did you escape first then? And we have video evidence of you telling the passengers to go in. 

    Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo7Hes1VZWw

    Source: http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LPOD&mid=sec&oid=001&aid=0006870419&isYeonhapFlash=Y

     
     
  4. 100newfears:

    [Ferry Disaster] ‘We are fighting against the state’ http://m.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20140418001001

    the article portrays the parents as overly agitated and anxious but they have a right to be. no one there knows what’s going on for sure.

     
     
  5. REGARDING THE FERRY ACCIDENT IN SOUTH KOREA RIGHT NOW

    yonggukiemanoora:

    Okay everyone needs to hear this.

    It is safe to assume that nearly every piece of fucking information that is seen on the news regarding the rescue mission that is taking place is fake.

    When it was reported that people where pumping oxygen into the ferry, they were in process of fucking setting it up.

    When they reported that the rescue crew reached the cafeteria with students inside? it was fucking false, they didn’t even get near it.

    A total of 555 rescuers 121 helicopters and 169 boats were sent to help? FUCK BARELY 200 PEOPLE ARRIVED 2 fucking helicopters 10 boats were sent.

    But most importantly, on the first day this whole thing happened, information was given out that all the students were rescued, so rescue teams along with the parents were idle, thinking that everything was fucking fine. The day was clear, and there was no turbulence, if the reports were sent out correctly, at least 80% of the people would have been rescued on the first fucking day. But now all the crew is doing is coming up with more excuses that the weather is bad, the water is too high, blah fucking blah

    Not only that, not just with the whole deal of misinformation the reporters have fucking shit for brains and what do they do? They crowd around survivors, mostly students, and ask ‘Oh how do you feel about your classmates dying.” YOU CALL THAT A FUCKING QUESTION???

    Also, BECAUSE the public saw that the rescue team was incompetent, ordinary people with diving experience started to come by with their gear to help out BUT OH MY FUCKING GOD

    They were told to go back because they didn’t get authorization to help out. Okay I get it. Having inexperienced civilians dive head first into the situation could have been bad okay BUT THERE WAS BARELY ANY EXPLANATION GIVEN TO THEM AS TO WHY THEY COULDN’T HELP AND PEOPLE WERE BEING FUCKING RUDE ABOUT IT. AND when the parent there said okay fine then send us professional helpers they WERE FUCKING IGNORED.

    Some of the civilian helpers couldn’t even reach the sight because the fucking shithead reporters were blocking the sight with their cars.

    AND meanwhile, as ALL THIS HAPPENS our government is passing some shady ass laws.

    AND the people have TRIED to put out videos and information regarding what REALLY happening BUT a video got deleted 2 seconds after it got posted on Facebook.

    I don’t know what the fuck our government and military is doing but the rescue mission has been on hold for nearly 10 fucking hours and

    the main point here is that it is being reported that everything is fine and dandy and they SOO many people are helping and whatnot when things are not getting done.

    FUCK EVERYTHING.

     
     
  6. arari:

Remember how there was a five year old girl who was rescued yesterday? She was in shock so they moved her to the hospital ER. Today, Miss Park took a photo op with the girl, expressing concern. In the fucking Jindo gym amidst hundreds of people—survivors and family members and others. A girl who should be in a stabilizing environment. You are fucking despicable.
http://www.hani.co.kr/arti/society/society_general/633382.html?_fr=st2

    arari:

    Remember how there was a five year old girl who was rescued yesterday? She was in shock so they moved her to the hospital ER. Today, Miss Park took a photo op with the girl, expressing concern. In the fucking Jindo gym amidst hundreds of people—survivors and family members and others. A girl who should be in a stabilizing environment. You are fucking despicable.

    http://www.hani.co.kr/arti/society/society_general/633382.html?_fr=st2

     
     
  7. 'Do not lost hope'
    'Please stay strong a little bit more'
    ‘We are waiting’
    ‘Please comeback’
    'Are you Hungry ?'

    #PrayForSouthKorea

    (Source: kai-laydoscope)

     
     
  8. 
cr. cnjoon
You good-natured fools,You good-hearted kids who always did what they were toldYou didn’t move when we told you to stayYou waited when we told you to waitWho made such good/cute kids학교라는 .. 통제라는 안에서 이미 벽은 기우는데Who made you hesitant about your judgments Adults’ words, teachers’ ordersYou believed if you followed them you would be OKYou trusted adults and stayed calm until the endWith my tears heavy I lower my head …

    cr. cnjoon

    You good-natured fools,
    You good-hearted kids who always did what they were told
    You didn’t move when we told you to stay
    You waited when we told you to wait
    Who made such good/cute kids
    학교라는 .. 통제라는 안에서 이미 벽은 기우는데
    Who made you hesitant about your judgments 
    Adults’ words, teachers’ orders
    You believed if you followed them you would be OK
    You trusted adults and stayed calm until the end
    With my tears heavy I lower my head …

     
     
  9. bbalgangyi:

    After the ferry tragedy that happened the major broadcasting companies pulled the music programs and EXO fans are complaining because they’ve been waiting on EXO’s comeback. 

    Hundreds of people are missing or dead, including a bunch of high school kids

    And you motherfuckers are angry about EXO’s comeback being pushed back a few days

    Both international and Korean fans. All ya’ll motherfuckers are vile. 

     
     
  10. rootworkn:

    For you white girls who say you love Koreans, ya’ll sure don’t treat the mods over at ThisisNotKorean very nicely. Oh wait. Because you only love the cute little ‘submissive’ Koreans, the ones who aren’t there when you say disgusting racist fetishizing shit-not the angry ones who are sick an tired of being homogenized, sexualized, and objectified as sexual objects for a bunch of white girls in need of a new trend to make them look worldly and cultured.

     
     
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  12. paradelle:

    In which these monsters break down Obama’s pacific pivot agenda, the provision of joint military exercises on missile defenses against North Korea, Park’s “exchange of views” with Obama and her agreement with the American military occupation of Korea’s key security regions, Abe mentioning in barely 3 seconds the “separated families” problem between the North and South as one of their ~justifications~ of their cooperation with this agenda, acting as if the imperial legacy of the Japanese colonization of Korea didn’t lead in part to its partition.

    Bottom line: increasingly neoliberalized trade, more US military bases on Korean soil, more military exercises, more cross-border Korean tension and exacerbated nuclear proliferation.

    (Source: politicsoflanguage)

     
     
  13. niqabisinparis:

    A ship sunk in the southwestern coast of South Korea this morning. It was carrying 450 people and 325 of them being students who were on their way to a field trip to a nearby island. Fortunately, no one has been reported missing or hurt or dead. They’re all just waiting to be rescued. Please, let’s keep them in our prayers. These kids must be scared out of their minds. 

     
     
  14. slicedtongue:

Welcome to Dongmakgol (2005)

    slicedtongue:

    Welcome to Dongmakgol (2005)

     
     
  15. Things I think people should stop doing

    ishlayishere:

    Stop taking pictures of people and posting them on the internet without their consent. If you’re trying to make some half assed joke about someone’s appearance or trying to upload a picture of an attractive stranger, maybe you should stop and think ‘hey how would I feel if some douche bag took a picture of me and posted on tumblr to talk shit/objectify me?”.