Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Another Reason To Go To War Against "Rocketman"

From the NY Post: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has the cash for lavish caviar lunches — but he isn’t putting any toward his country’s mountain of Big Apple parking tickets.
North Korea’s diplomatic mission to the United Nations owes New York City more than $156,000 from 1,300 unpaid parking tickets, making them one of the biggest scofflaws in the city, NBC 4 reported. The unpaid tickets date back to the 1990s.
A North Korean diplomat named Jong Jo told the outlet there must be an error because the city has the right to withhold parking privileges for diplomats if they have more than three unpaid tickets.
“It’s not true,” Jo said.
“It is false. Whenever we have a ticket, we pay. Because, you know, if we have three tickets the city does not allow us to renew their permission.”  
The three ticket rule dates back to a 2002 memorandum of understanding between the city and the U.S. Department of State that gives the city the right to withhold a diplomatic parking decal if one the vehicles fails to pay three or more parking tickets.
However, most of the hermit kingdom’s parking fines date back to 2002, before the understanding and during a time when diplomatic vehicles from across the world regularly racked up and ignored unpaid violations with little ramifications, NBC 4 said.
Diplomatic immunity pretty much sucks for the U.S.. We get taken advantage of by most countries and get little in return.
Too bad we can't kick fat boy and his diplomats out of the U.S. but because of the U.N. we have to to let them stay and allow them to live rich lives while their fellow countrymen and women suffer greatly.

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