Movie Review
A State of Mind

By: Kris Allison

Posted 09/14/2005 - 10:44:25 AM by TheBrad:
 Temptation Island died in America after three years. Mass starvation, however, is still alive and kicking in North Korea.
Posted 09/14/2005 - 03:47:38 PM by bassman08:
 Hahahahahaha. Wow that is so bad yet soooo good....
Posted 09/21/2005 - 01:59:34 PM by Yinyang:
 While I too dislike the power of the media and corporations in America and while I too am saddened by the garbage that passes for entertainment in America I am still appalled that you drew parallels between the US and NK and claim that their lives may not be so horrible. North Korea today has political prison camps that aren't much better than one operated by the nazis during WWII. Famine results in hundreds of thousands of deaths every year. Torture and disappearances are routine. And now intelligence sources reveal that they have been systematically testing biological and chemical weapons on prison inmates. You made light of a situation that is far more serious than you give it credit for.
Posted 09/22/2005 - 09:56:15 AM by andrewi31:
 Semi-colons are used to join two independent clauses. It's a little insulting to read a documentary review and encounter such muddled writing and poor editing as in the third paragraph. Thanks anyway.
Posted 09/23/2005 - 03:24:10 AM by Kris_Allison:
 Yinyang, I see what you are saying. Although I meant the question as rhetorical – and I tried to imply by the wording that I wasn’t suggesting North Koreans are actually better off than Americans, just that I wondered how better off Westerners are – compared to how better off we think we are, in some areas. Plus it was meant to be limited to the context of worker allocation, etc. But I’ll definitely try to be a little clearer in future, and I appreciate the comment.