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South Korea’s prime minister offers to resign over ferry disaster
Associated Press / Fox News ^ | April 26 | Staff

Posted on 04/26/2014 8:05:27 PM PDT by PghBaldy

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea's prime minister offered to resign Sunday over the government's handling of a deadly ferry sinking, blaming "deep-rooted evils" and irregularities in a society for a tragedy that has left more than 300 people dead or missing and led to widespread shame, fury and finger-pointing.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ferry; ferrydisaster; korea; rok; skorea; sokorea; southkorea
Must be excerpted because AP and/or Fox.
1 posted on 04/26/2014 8:05:27 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: PghBaldy

We were in the Korean grocery store, H-Mart, in Dallas earlier today. The ferry disaster was being talked about over the PA system and they were holding a fund-raiser for the victim’s families. It’s a big deal even here.


2 posted on 04/26/2014 8:09:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: PghBaldy

CNN reports he has resigned:

Jindo, South Korea (CNN) — South Korea’s prime minister announced his resignation Sunday morning, taking responsibility for the slow initial response to a ferry’s sinking that has left nearly 200 dead with scores more still missing. http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/26/world/asia/south-korea-ship-sinking/


3 posted on 04/26/2014 8:11:39 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

She wasn’t responsible for the accident. Makes no sense. Just like they’re arresting 15 crew members even though it wasn’t their fault. It’s the captain and whomever his immediate underlings’ fault for not being at the helm as required.


4 posted on 04/26/2014 8:12:34 PM PDT by bgill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is a horrible tragedy, especially given most of the victims were kids.


5 posted on 04/26/2014 8:12:59 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

A head of state resigning over a ferry disaster... What can a ferry cost? A few lives and $50 million or so?

What would a head of state do if it was thousands of lives and $Trillions, like a 0’care disaster?


6 posted on 04/26/2014 8:16:20 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: bgill

The Vice-Principal of the school that organized the field trip for those hundreds of students also committed suicide afterwards.

From Reddit, his suicide note:

Here is his suicide note:

“While 200 (students) are dead or alive, it is too much for my strength to live alone.

Give me full responsibility. I was the one who carried forward with the class trip. Cremate my body and spread my ashes near the sunken boat site. In the afterlife, maybe I will be the teacher to the students whose bodies have not been found.”


7 posted on 04/26/2014 8:17:26 PM PDT by Corporate Democrat
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To: PghBaldy
Imagine our man-child Counterfeit-in-Chief in the PM's shoes.

Failures of the previous administration and all that.

8 posted on 04/26/2014 8:19:11 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: Corporate Democrat

That is tragic.


9 posted on 04/26/2014 8:23:30 PM PDT by berdie
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To: PghBaldy

South Korea ferry: Divers find 48 bodies in single room - BBC http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27162157


10 posted on 04/26/2014 8:24:35 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

Take President Park Geun-hye with you! She’ll probably blame the ferry sinking on Japan and WWII.


11 posted on 04/26/2014 8:29:52 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: PghBaldy
meanwhile, in the midst of this, MSNBC host Teets this:

Ed Schultz ‏@WeGotEd 1h POTUS needs to confront South Korea about dumping cheap steel in the market killing American jobs..I've been to Lorain Ohio..

12 posted on 04/26/2014 8:31:27 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Corporate Democrat

Would that our officials would have 1/4 tht sense of honor.


13 posted on 04/26/2014 8:32:09 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: PghBaldy

Totally disgusting.

The political leader of a country is not responsible for everything that goes wrong.

If you believe that than you are a fascist.


14 posted on 04/26/2014 8:32:11 PM PDT by DManA
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To: bgill
She wasn’t responsible for the accident. Makes no sense.

It's a Confucian act. When disaster befalls the group, the head figure is expected to take full responsibility, because the head figure (ruler of the country, CEO of the business, principal of the school, father/grandfather of the home, etc.) has responsibility for the well-being of all those underneath him--or in this case, her.

For example, in 1985, the CEO of JAL resigned the day after an airplane disaster killed 550+ passengers on a jumbo jet, even though he had nothing to do with the crash. If he had been a samurai in the Edo era, he would have disemboweled himself.

15 posted on 04/26/2014 8:34:07 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: DManA

Wow.


16 posted on 04/26/2014 8:37:02 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Lurker

Yes


17 posted on 04/26/2014 8:37:34 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: PghBaldy

Wow you nailed it?

Or wow you are a jerk?


18 posted on 04/26/2014 8:38:43 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Wow that I (or someone) is not a fascist for understanding why the PM did this, even though it wasn’t his fault?


19 posted on 04/26/2014 8:42:37 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

A fascist thinks only a fascist can protect people from all bad things. So we need to give the fascist leader complete control.

Get it?


20 posted on 04/26/2014 8:46:58 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Why so angry at me? what the heck did I do to you?


21 posted on 04/26/2014 8:52:46 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

What makes you think I’m angry?


22 posted on 04/26/2014 8:56:25 PM PDT by DManA
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To: bgill

This is what true leaders do. Clinton didn’t do the honorable thing and resign over the Monica tryst. Hillary didn’t resign over Benghazi. Sibelius didn’t resign over the Obamacare website debacle. The list can go on and on. In Korea and Japan, there is also the cultural aspect. It has to do with honor and shame.


23 posted on 04/26/2014 9:02:56 PM PDT by kabar
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To: PghBaldy

I hope she doesn’t resign, it’s not like this is her fault


24 posted on 04/26/2014 9:17:21 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: bgill

If the crew ordered people to stay below while they abandoned ship, they should be charged


25 posted on 04/26/2014 9:18:26 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: DManA

Forget it.


26 posted on 04/26/2014 10:22:47 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Corporate Democrat
The Vice-Principal of the school that organized the field trip for those hundreds of students also committed suicide afterwards.

I spent enough time in Asia to not be surprised by his actions, but not enough time to totally understand. What a tragedy.

27 posted on 04/26/2014 11:32:38 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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To: Lurker

Agree. I’m reminded of the Korean apology for a Korean-American shooting, and, in contrast, of Janet Reno’s ‘apology’ for Waco.


28 posted on 04/26/2014 11:54:51 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: bgill
She wasn’t responsible for the accident. Makes no sense. Just like they’re arresting 15 crew members even though it wasn’t their fault. It’s the captain and whomever his immediate underlings’ fault for not being at the helm as required.

As zer0 is visiting the Korean PM felt it was important to think “what would zer0 do?....apologize for everything your country does....yeah that's the ticket”

29 posted on 04/27/2014 4:20:23 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: PghBaldy
Folks if we had a ferry disaster Id DO the Same Thing


30 posted on 04/27/2014 7:25:57 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: PghBaldy
San Francisco mayor offers to resign over fairy disaster.


31 posted on 04/27/2014 8:59:36 AM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: bgill
She wasn’t responsible for the accident. Makes no sense. Just like they’re arresting 15 crew members even though it wasn’t their fault. It’s the captain and whomever his immediate underlings’ fault for not being at the helm as required.

To paraphrase a movie line: "Jake, it's South Korea."

32 posted on 04/27/2014 10:24:27 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: C210N
A head of state resigning over a ferry disaster... What can a ferry cost? A few lives and $50 million or so?

What would a head of state do if it was thousands of lives and $Trillions, like a 0’care disaster?

Aw, c'mon. You know the answer to that!

You double-down!

33 posted on 04/27/2014 10:28:04 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: chajin
It's a Confucian act. When disaster befalls the group, the head figure is expected to take full responsibility, because the head figure (ruler of the country, CEO of the business, principal of the school, father/grandfather of the home, etc.) has responsibility for the well-being of all those underneath him--or in this case, her.

For example, in 1985, the CEO of JAL resigned the day after an airplane disaster killed 550+ passengers on a jumbo jet, even though he had nothing to do with the crash. If he had been a samurai in the Edo era, he would have disemboweled himself.

Great point. Worth repeating!

34 posted on 04/27/2014 10:32:12 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: chajin

The JAL maintenance chief also committed suicide.


35 posted on 04/27/2014 2:43:34 PM PDT by USAF80
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To: bgill

They are arresting crew members who left the boat before finishing their jobs evacuating and/or releasing life boats. Goes with the job and captain or no captain, sometimes you ( crewmen) have to step up. They all need to be kept under lock and key until all the details are known especially since one doofus already harikerried himself.


36 posted on 04/27/2014 4:59:28 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: PghBaldy

Even in South Korea, someone has to pay politically for those
deaths


37 posted on 04/27/2014 6:36:43 PM PDT by losinmyreligion
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To: PghBaldy

What for? Its not her fault surely...


38 posted on 04/29/2014 12:11:41 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Corporate Democrat

That is awful.


39 posted on 04/29/2014 3:14:19 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: PghBaldy

While this is refreshing given how American politicians do everything they can to avoid responsibility, I agree that it goes too far. The prime minister is not responsible for a single ferry disaster no matter how many people died. Even in view of the Korean culture of honor and accepting responsibility, I don’t understand this. It’s like taking responsibility for an earthquake or hurricane killing people.


40 posted on 04/30/2014 10:39:14 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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