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A Real Catastrophe

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - John Branch)

In other news, Jared and Ivanka Trump narrowly escaped prosecution for fraud in 2012 according to Pro Publica. Former longtime Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz donated to the local DA and the charges disappeared. Imagine that.

Meanwhile, Jared reportedly rerouted his personal email to another personal email account at the Trump Organization after it was first reported that he's using a personal account for official government business.

Finally, an Associated Press investigation has found that Salmon sold at Wal-Mart and Aldi groceries might have been processed by North Koreans and funded the country's nuclear weapons program.

Americans buying salmon for dinner at Walmart or ALDI may inadvertently have subsidized the North Korean government as it builds its nuclear weapons program, an AP investigation has found. Their purchases may also have supported what the United States calls “modern day slavery” — even if the jobs are highly coveted by North Koreans.

At a time when North Korea faces sanctions on many exports, the government is sending tens of thousands of workers worldwide, bringing in revenue estimated at anywhere from $200 million to $500 million a year. That could account for a sizable portion of North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile programs, which South Korea says have cost more than $1 billion.

While the presence of North Korean workers overseas has been documented, the AP investigation reveals for the first time that some products they make go to the United States, which is now a federal crime. AP also tracked the products made by North Korean workers to Canada, Germany and elsewhere in the European Union.

Someone at Wal-Mart's public relations department is undoubtedly shitting their pants tonight.

  • Christopher Foxx

    Someone at Wal-Mart’s public relations department is undoubtedly shitting their pants tonight.

    Only if they believe Americans actually care about such things as where the stuff they buy comes from. And as reports on the sweatshops used by Nike, Apple, WalMart and others have shown, they do not.

  • Christopher Foxx

    That could account for a sizable portion of North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile programs, which South Korea says have cost more than $1 billion.

    ONE billion? Sounds pretty much like a bargain for a nuclear program.

  • Aynwrong

    So, Wal-Mart may be responsible for funding the “Hermit Kingdom’s” nuclear program. Yeah this philosophy of “limited government” is really doing wonders for America isn’t it? Let’s kill a few more regulations.

    For once, I agree with Rex Tillerson. “The President is a moron.”

    • “The President is a F*CKING moron” FTFY

  • Toolymegapoopoo

    “Someone at Wal-Mart’s public relations department is undoubtedly shitting their pants tonight.”

    Meh. Wal-Mart supporters are the same as Trump’s. It doesn’t matter to them what stupid shit they do.

    • JMAshby

      Maybe, but you know some congressman is going to call up a hearing over this.