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Cave Dweller



Joined: 17 Aug 2014
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:47 pm    Post subject: Koreas ridiculous blood money system Reply with quote

By the (lack of) logic of the system, could I headbutt someone and sue them if I broke my nose or cracked my skull on their hard head?
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candy bar



Joined: 03 Dec 2012

PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Koreas ridiculous blood money system Reply with quote

Cave Dweller wrote:
By the (lack of) logic of the system, could I headbutt someone and sue them if I broke my nose or cracked my skull on their hard head?


If you are a Korean and he is a foreigner, yes you can.

If you are a foreigner and he his a Korean, no you can't.
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Chaparrastique



Joined: 01 Jan 2014

PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Koreas ridiculous blood money system Reply with quote

The sheer unpredicatbility and corruption of the system means that most people are too scared to do anything more than give eachother dirty looks.


To be an alpha male in Korea means honing those passive-agressive one-upmanship skills until you are bitchier than a girls high school.
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Steelrails



Joined: 12 Mar 2009
Location: Earth, Solar System

PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You mean having people settle things out of court with financial compensation rather than having a bloated and corrupt legal process that disproportionately affects people of color and discriminates against the poor in terms of lawyers and and bail?

http://askakorean.blogspot.com/2011/04/what-is-all-this-about-blood-money.html
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atwood



Joined: 26 Dec 2009

PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steelrails wrote:
You mean having people settle things out of court with financial compensation rather than having a bloated and corrupt legal process that disproportionately affects people of color and discriminates against the poor in terms of lawyers and and bail?

http://askakorean.blogspot.com/2011/04/what-is-all-this-about-blood-money.html

Korea has both. Pick your poison.
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nicwr2002



Joined: 17 Aug 2011

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steelrails wrote:
You mean having people settle things out of court with financial compensation rather than having a bloated and corrupt legal process that disproportionately affects people of color and discriminates against the poor in terms of lawyers and and bail?

http://askakorean.blogspot.com/2011/04/what-is-all-this-about-blood-money.html


Looks legit.
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yfb



Joined: 29 Jan 2009

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steelrails wrote:
You mean having people settle things out of court with financial compensation rather than having a bloated and corrupt legal process that disproportionately affects people of color and discriminates against the poor in terms of lawyers and and bail?

http://askakorean.blogspot.com/2011/04/what-is-all-this-about-blood-money.html


So in Korea's system, if I were a rich guy, I could go out and beat the snot out of some random passerby on the street and put them in the hospital. But as long as I pay enough money in compensation, it's ok. Everyone wins: The rich guy can relieve his stress, the target gets a free vacation and money, and the police don't have to do that pesky 'prosecution' thing.
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Chaparrastique



Joined: 01 Jan 2014

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer the western system whereby a simple fistfight-so long as nobody is seriously injured- is not viewed as a big deal.

The fact that you might get a bloody nose if you act like an ass prevents all kinds of rude and irritating public behaviour.
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CentralCali



Joined: 17 May 2007

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chaparrastique wrote:
the target gets a free vacation and money


I'd heard that there was a bit of a crackdown--by the insurance companies--on those "nylon patients".
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fermentation



Joined: 22 Jun 2009

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You definitely can break into someone's home and be in the legal right if the owner beats you up.
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cdninkorea



Joined: 27 Jan 2006
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never been in a car accident in Korea, but I've heard that you're at least 10% at fault pretty much no matter what. What this means is that if you have an old, cheap car, and you're declared 10% responsible in an accident with a super car (a Lamborghini or something, say), you'll still end up owing money. Potentially a lot.

There aren't a whole lot of cars like Lamborghini around for me to know how they're typically driven in Seoul, but it explains the often seen phenomenon of inconsiderate behaviour by 7-series BMW and S-class Mercedes drivers.
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denverdeath



Joined: 21 May 2005
Location: Boo-sahn

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Korea, the rich are innocent and the poor are guilty. Do your homework, and be careful out there!
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Died By Bear



Joined: 13 Jul 2010
Location: On the big lake they call Gitche Gumee

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one is worth a repost. Watch carefully as the initiated alpha knows exactly what to do once he's done his damage.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7wvscGLoT0
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atwood



Joined: 26 Dec 2009

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Died By Bear wrote:
This one is worth a repost. Watch carefully as the initiated alpha knows exactly what to do once he's done his damage.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7wvscGLoT0

But he has to leave the girl behind.
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Steelrails



Joined: 12 Mar 2009
Location: Earth, Solar System

PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Died By Bear wrote:
This one is worth a repost. Watch carefully as the initiated alpha knows exactly what to do once he's done his damage.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7wvscGLoT0


I dunno, maybe the Alpha is oblivious blazer-wearing dude who is so above it he doesn't even have to notice any fight happening directly behind him or get involved.
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