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Re: The Uncensored Thailand Megathread!!

Post by Jim the Moron » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:45 am

Failed assassination attempt -

http://www.straitstimes.com/world/europ ... in-bavaria

Couldn't those boys have found a couple of WWII-era Mauser sniper rifles? Just saying . . .

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Re: The Uncensored Thailand Megathread!!

Post by SteveFoerster » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:21 am

Jim the Moron wrote:
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:45 am
Failed assassination attempt -

http://www.straitstimes.com/world/europ ... in-bavaria

Couldn't those boys have found a couple of WWII-era Mauser sniper rifles? Just saying . . .
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Re: The Uncensored Thailand Megathread!!

Post by Jim the Moron » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:41 am

Had the boys been successful in their noble effort, I would have gone with sic semper tyrannis.

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Re: The Uncensored Thailand Megathread!!

Post by Jim the Moron » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:37 pm

Status report:

"Clown king nears crisis point"
http://aseaneconomist.com/clown-king-ne ... sis-point/

". . . a throwback to the era of absolute monarchy."

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Re: The Uncensored Thailand Megathread!!

Post by Milo » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:51 pm

It seems the previous King did little to build proper institutions, because if there were it should not be any difficulty letting the new King do mostly what he wants, keeping up appearences and developing the country.

I remember how everyone loved how Yugoslavia was run but when Tito died we all found out that other than Tito, there was little to rely on. Perhaps we face similar problems here, including possible separatist movements. Like many countries, Thailand is a fairly recent construct.

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Re: The Uncensored Thailand Megathread!!

Post by Jim the Moron » Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:29 am

"What not to forget about 2017"

https://thaipoliticalprisoners.wordpres ... bout-2017/

PPT is one of several sites on SE Asia I read which are blocked in Thailand, and this post sums up the sorry state-of-affairs there nicely.

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Re: The Uncensored Thailand Megathread!!

Post by Jim the Moron » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:25 am

Here's another summary of Thailand's travails in 2017 - from Human Rights Watch:

https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2018/c ... s/thailand

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Re: The Uncensored Thailand Megathread!!

Post by Jim the Moron » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:30 am

Mitsutoki Shigeta (Japan) has won custody of 13 kids he fathered in Thailand.

https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/genera ... 0-children

Sorry, Shigeta, but only the King is allowed to have more than 100 kids in Thailand. Go peddle your sperm elsewhere.

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Re: The Uncensored Thailand Megathread!!

Post by Jim the Moron » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:34 am

China - Thailand
http://www.atimes.com/article/china-can ... -thailand/

Beginning more than a decade ago, I used to entertain myself with posts pointing out the factual errors in Shawn Crispin''s ATimes articles on Thailand. Back then, he was an abject apologist, using made-up sources, for anti-democratic military/royalist/elitist interests, now muted. This article contains some good information, but as usual displays Crispin's ignorance of matters outside Bangkok. Rather than 500 kilometers Nakorn Ratchasima (Korat) to/from Laos, it's about 340 km, which in my days there was no small matter.

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Re: The Uncensored Thailand Megathread!!

Post by Jim the Moron » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:11 am

"Beware the Thailand King's New Power Play"
https://thediplomat.com/2018/10/beware- ... ower-play/

19th century stuff . . .

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