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AKADriver551 karma

What happens to the ones that don't sell? Save for next season or blow the trailer sky high?

AKADriver127 karma

'Yoke' is Irish slang. In previous generations it was just a generic term for any small thing. These days it's more often slang for pills. Last week there was some sort of legal technicality in Ireland that resulted in a bunch of psychoactive drugs being temporarily legal.

AKADriver34 karma

Did you know anyone before you left who remembered the era before the war? I imagine the Japanese occupation was just as oppressive for most people.

AKADriver12 karma

They actually do. Remember just how poor and how economically isolated North Korea is. That said, Western tourists are a drop in the bucket compared to Chinese tourists who visit one of a couple resort areas set up for them. All the money made from this goes directly to the state.

North Korea otherwise has almost zero legitimate trade. There is a lot of underground money going there - some gambling parlors in Japan are run by ethnic Koreans who sympathize with the North, and the North has their hands in the illegal drug trade.

AKADriver4 karma

Someone must be brigading this thread if they're downvoting bindaetteok.