North Korean Tourism Dwarfed by Visitors to Elvis,South Korea For Nose Jobs, Thai Sex Change Operations

North Korean Tourism Dwarfed by Visitors Paying Homage to Elvis, Thai Sex Change Tourists, Those Seeking Nose Jobs in South Korea; And 1/15 of UK Citizens Traveling Abroad for Dental Treatment;  In 2012, North Korea welcomed nearly 30,000 visitors, including 4000 westerners, and official state media trumpeted this week that foreign tourism is “booming” days […]

Frequent Flyer’s Guide to North Korean Air: a Review of World’s Only One Star Airline

Frequent Flyer’s Guide to North Korean Air: a Review of World’s Only One Star Airline By Nate Thayer Air Koryo, North Korea’s official airline, is rated the world’s only one star air carrier. But it is improving. In August, Pyongyang’s promise of being global technological leaders achieved a key milestone, when the national airline announced […]

Teenage Daughter of Google Chief Spills The True Story on North Korea Visit: Puts to Shame Free Press, Dad, and U.S. Government

Teenage Daughter of Google Chief Spills The True Story on North Korea Visit: Puts to Shame Free Press, Dad, and U.S. Government By Nate Thayer Google chief executive Eric Schmidt may now regret inviting his 19 year old teenage daughter, Sophie Schmidt, along on his world headline grabbing, secretive trip to North Korea last week. […]

“Capitalism Has No Future” North Korea Announces: “It is a matter of time for Capitalism to disappear from history.”

“Capitalism Has No Future” North Korea Announces: “It is a matter of time for Capitalism to disappear from history.” North Korea declared in a headline “Capitalism Has No Future”  today in official media, saying “It is a matter of time for capitalism which outlived its days to disappear from the arena of history.” In a […]

AP Exclusive: U.S. News Agency Sells Reputation to North Korea for Access to Exactly No News

AP Exclusive: U.S. News Agency Sells its Former Good Name to Serve as a Propaganda Arm of the World’s Most Repressive Govt in Exchange for Access Which has Produced Exactly  No News and Undermined the Principles of a Free Press The Associated Press Korea coverage is nothing short of a stain on, and an embarrassment […]

Somalia Pirates Hijack North Korean Ship, Then Decide it Isn’t Worth it and Turn Themselves In

Somalia Pirates Hijack Norean Ship, Then Decide it Isn’t Worth it and Turn Themselves In December 20, 2012 By Nate Thayer Somalia pirates hijacked a North Korean ship on Tuesday only to have second thoughts after the hijackers decided it wasn’t worth the hassle or effort and have turned around and now headed back to […]