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Justin Sowers

Jessica  Coyle and Ursula Burgess (Waygugin Parade)

MAIN TOPIC

Teachers back from Dokdo.

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NEWS AND STUFF

North Korea

Did Kim Jong-il collapse again in early May?

N. Korean May Nuke Itself Again

NKorean Leader’s Son Is ‘Brilliant Comrade’ – NYTimes.com

The Newest Twitter: Kim Jong-il

Ruling Party Wants LMB to Demand Right to Reprocess Nuclear Fuel

 

Government Protests


100,000 citizens’ voices for restoration democracy ring through Seoul Plaza : National : Home

 

[Editorial] The President’s misunderstanding of S. Korea’s crisis : Editorial : Home

Political mind games – INSIDE JoongAng Daily

That’ll Show ‘Em

 

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO WHAA?

They Think I’m Who?!?!

The Best Airport in the World? . . .

10 Most Wonderful Things About Korea (II)

#5: Korea’s Love of Classical Music (???)

Apple Gives Cold Shoulder to Korea

Yet again, no iPhone for Korea

Line 9 delayed….again

Foreign Taxis Enjoying Popularity?

Taxis for foreigners popular, according to newspaper headline.

Korea Declares War on Doves

A little typo in the KT (HT to Karl)

feast

Crime and Punishment

 

Hwang Woo-suk given award, but couldn’t receive it because he was in court

 

Man angry about breathalyzer test, burns himself to death

How Not to Beat a Drunk Driving Rap

South Koreans arrested in raids of sushi eateries

Women’s Studies

Choi Jin-sil Sued For Being Beaten by Her Husband: Update « The Grand Narrative

Dong-A Ilbo Article Accused of Sexism

Korean Woman Caught Up In Immigration Crackdown

Introduction to the Right of publicity in Korea

How to detect company fails

Education

Ground-breaking survey of shapes, sizes, and hardness of love sticks.

Superintendent of Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education convicted of corruption

Sneaking out is for lovers. Skipping class is probably for lovers, too.

$4,800 is a “huge amount” of student debt

From Karl:

I don't know if you caught the IHT today, page two, about the mother
of skater yu-na. It was about korean mothers who go crazy pushing
their kids into golf school, swimming school, and now skating school.
The money shot quote "There's a pack mentality among mothers." The
article was written by one Choe Sang Hun. Sounds Korean. Anyway, the
comment was rather consistent with Joe's criticized comment that
hagwon mothers are as deep as puddles.

EXPAT COMMUNITY

Matt Robinson and Mike McStay

Yonhap: Unfit, Foulmouthed, Drunken English Teachers Running Rampant

“E-2 visa holders, once caught for taking drugs or sexually harassing children, were often found to be rehired at another school or hagwon.”

Dear Korean Journalists: You are Making Your Country Look Bad

Call to Action on Korea’s Yellow Journalism

0.5% of people arrested or charged for drug-related offenses in Korea in 2009 were Americans.

 

Did Park Nam-sheik actually say what we thought he said?

Another case of The Korea Times’s Kang Shin-woo making up quotes?

The lost 22,202

More Kang Shin-woo making stuff up

I Call Bullshit.

Michael Hurt starts a new blog to counter falsehoods in the Korean media

Korean Media Watch

 

Government Goes Backsies on American Teacher’s Visa

Wherein I Get Sick of Korea Law Blog

 

TIME WASTERS OF THE WEEK

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From Karl

‘The Next Food Network Star’ Season 5 Premiere

Death Star Grill on eBay

Big Jim Slade Mug Exquisite Ceramic Mug inspired by the film…

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