In surprising North Korean political news, Kim Jong Il gets 100% of the vote from 100% of the population in elections
North Korea is democratic, that’s why they call it the Democratic Republic of Korea, duh. And to show its democratic side, North Korea recently held elections, in which 100% of the population voted 100% for Kim Jong Il, who had no opposition, but why would he? He’s obviously the holy chosen leader for life.
Periodically throughout history, Russia gets a hair up its ass to invade another neighboring country— Finland will back me up on this— and in this short week so far, Russia has flooded the Ukranian peninsula of Crimea with over 16,000 troops and counting, claiming that in the turmoil in the Ukraine, Russian citizens in Crimea are being killed. Shit just went all crazy.
The Silk Road was one of the first well known Bitcoin-only markets, and it’s been taken down at least once already by the US government. But a couple days ago, the site went down again, this time at the hands of a hacker who managed to swipe every single Bitcoin stored by or passing through the site— 4474.264 BTC, or around $2.7 million. And due to the built-in completely anonymous nature of the currency, it means that even if the hacker is discovered, that money isn’t going to be recovered.