Well, now I'm wound up, I'm not ready for bed, so let's see what we can find to amuse ourselves on the net.
- Decline and fall: how American society unravelled, by George Packer on The Guardian.
- Clinton’s no liberal hero. The former president is suddenly at the center of the 2012 race. Have we forgotten how he screwed the economy? By Matt Stoller on SALON.
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So. A 500 mile sea voyage to get to South Korea, then sneak into the country in order to find work. That's a little thin. But Ulsan is a booming industrial town, so that makes it a little more believable. Update: Yanji is populated by ethnic Koreans so they would probably be able to fit in better in South Korea than they would in Japan, which is approximately the same distance away, but, well, Japanese.
Update October 2016. Adding a mention of Vladivostok here because it's the nearest Russian city to this intersection.