Finally, it’s about time. But his son or some heir will succeed him and be just as mean. He suffered a stroke possibly a few weeks ago. The date is obviously uncertain because North Korea is in it’s own world. And of course, North Korean diplomats are denying that he is ill. Seriously , do they think the world is stupid? I am fascinated with Jong-il because he ironically thinks that his country is fantastically awesome and that all North Koreans worship him. I find that funny in a sick way.
In the business world (I’m not super informed in this area, but I think this cries for attention), Lehman Brothers, a huge huge investment bank reports of a $3.9 billion loss in the third quarter. The government might not be able to save them because earlier this year and just last week, the government rescued Bear Sterns, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac, all big mortgage companies.