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    Sticky: That's from the states where high-quality...

    That sounds good

    Is that like 4 in 100000 ?

    Does it sound too good ?[/QUOTE]


    That's from the states where high-quality vaccines are doing very well at teaching the body how to respond to...
  2. In the long run, democracies tend to be more...

    In the long run, democracies tend to be more stable than authoritarian governments.

    China is stable now — though if the economy falters, all bets are off, in my opinion.
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    Yep, as lom says, you're comparing apples and...

    Yep, as lom says, you're comparing apples and oranges.

    Though, agree with you that that number is likely not accurate, not to mention misleading.

    "61.67% of the general population of Bangkok...
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    It looks like it's going to be a long, painful...

    It looks like it's going to be a long, painful road to herd immunity for Thailand:
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    More info on flights:

    More info on flights:
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    Sticky: From the New England Journal of Medicine: ...

    From the New England Journal of Medicine:

    Effectiveness of vaccination against symptomatic disease caused by the delta variant:

    After 2 doses of AstraZeneca: 67%

    After 2 doses of Pfizer: ...
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    Sticky: From Richard Barrow. Yep, I saw that, too. ...

    From Richard Barrow.

    Yep, I saw that, too.

    Apparently, by altering the web address, anyone could see the list of 21,236 names.

    The last I heard — they closed the loophole.
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    Sticky: Got in my reservation for a vaccine on the new...

    Got in my reservation for a vaccine on the new website that opened up today.

    They haven't said what vaccine it is — though since they're opening this up a couple of days after receiving 1.5...
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    Have to love the guy as he is a real Liberal: ...

    Have to love the guy as he is a real Liberal:

    :tumbs:


    Bill Maher Tears into Cancel Culture and Cultural Appropriation



    Bill Maher Tears into Cancel Culture and Cultural Appropriation
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    Sticky: What I'm upset with the Prayuth government about...

    What I'm upset with the Prayuth government about is three things:


    1. They didn't see that Trump had spent almost 10 billion dollars on vaccines before they had even been developed. Of course,...
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    meat/fish and potatoes

    meat/fish and potatoes
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    I see your point — though do you have a specific...

    I see your point — though do you have a specific example of the government doing this?



    "Everything" is definitely an exaggeration, right?
  13. This is intentional from China — and is known as...

    This is intentional from China — and is known as "Wolf Warrior" diplomacy sanctioned by the highest levels of the Chinese Communist Party.


    Anyone who criticizes China gets a response akin to an...
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    Thailand was lucky last year while the Wuhan...

    Thailand was lucky last year while the Wuhan virus was hitting the states/Europe, etc. hard.

    Those economies suffered greatly from the lockdowns with the US economy shrinking 30% in the second...
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    Sticky: Yep, the plan was to slowly open up the country...

    Yep, the plan was to slowly open up the country to tourists with Phuket as an example — not using that many doses in the big scheme of things.



    It was a good idea, initially — when the Indian...
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    Sticky: Teachers at my uni received AZ last month —...

    Teachers at my uni received AZ last month — though, I decided to wait for Moderna and already paid for two doses with a nearby hospital here in Bangkok.

    Apparently, the doses will get...
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    Sticky: I'm not sure either — though, he may be referring...

    WTF are you talking about?[/QUOTE]


    I'm not sure either — though, he may be referring to the fact that AZ has promised to supply the world with something like 2 billion doses — at cost.
    ...
  18. Who's Albert?

    Albert? Is that you?[/QUOTE]

    Who's Albert?
  19. Thread: Pudding

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    Maybe give a kit a try next time: trifle kit -...

    Maybe give a kit a try next time:

    trifle kit - ซื้อ trifle kit ราคาดีที่สุดค่ะ Thailand | www.lazada.co.th

    :tumbs:
  20. :beerchug:

    :beerchug:
  21. Thread: Cottage pie

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    good name?

    good name?
  22. Yep, the Taliban has sent representatives to...

    Yep, the Taliban has sent representatives to China and China wants Afghanistan for their "silk road" to dominate the world.

    China really doesn't care if the Taliban abuses its population with...
  23. Thread: Cottage pie

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    nope.

    Bloody ell.[/QUOTE]

    nope.
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    Frankfurt Cottage Pie :cool:

    Frankfurt Cottage Pie

    :cool:
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    I enjoy watching the creativity on TikTok. In...

    I enjoy watching the creativity on TikTok.

    In college, I adopted a golden retriever from a shelter (Zeke), and he always impressed the room when he howled to "whole lotta love".

    Here is the guy...
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    Thanks, Topper — I already looked for one on...

    Thanks, Topper — I already looked for one on Shoppee for my yearly Christmas visits back to the states.
  27. It's an unfortunate situation, and...

    It's an unfortunate situation, and totalitarianistic China is protecting Burma at the U.N.

    Apparently, Burma will become a "super-spreader" country.


    Hopefully, Prayuth and boys can finally...
  28. Thread: Dinner

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    Looks good, Real King Willy — assuming you were a...

    Looks good, Real King Willy — assuming you were a gentleman and gave the best part of the broccoli to your wife.

    :cool:
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    Some wise words from Jon Stewart — as per usual —...

    Some wise words from Jon Stewart — as per usual — talking about "progressophobia" where Gen Z (and others) are unaware there was actually a world before they were born, yet they are unable or...
  30. It seems to be assured that Democrats will lose...

    It seems to be assured that Democrats will lose the house next year — and possibly the Senate.

    Biden imposing higher taxes and regulations on small businesses could make Democrats even more...
  31. So, King Willy: Do you think that small...

    *sigh*[/QUOTE]

    So, King Willy: Do you think that small businesses — which make of 99% of all U.S. businesses — should be hit with higher taxes and regulations while just emerging from the...
  32. Yep, though to be fair, SARS-CoV-2 like ...

    Yep, though to be fair, SARS-CoV-2 like SARS-CoV-1 in 2003 came from China.

    China should be responsible for the damage they have caused the world and all vaccine costs and economic damage should...
  33. There was BIG bipartisan support for Trump's...

    There was BIG bipartisan support for Trump's covid relief bills because it was just about relief and didn't include any money for Republican pet projects.


    Biden's bill wasn't just covid relief,...
  34. Nothing wrong with taxing big companies like...

    Nothing wrong with taxing big companies like Amazon, in my opinion.


    I'm talking about small businesses which make up 99% of all U.S. businesses.


    They have been hit hard by the pandemic and...
  35. I'm not talking about trickle-down (an abstract...

    It’s reached the point where seeing people still pushing the disproven ‘trickle down’ theory is like encountering Flat Earthers.[/QUOTE]So, you're saying that raising taxes and regulations on...
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    Good to see that Thailand is ordering more mRNA...

    Good to see that Thailand is ordering more mRNA vaccines — in this case 20 million doses of Pfizer to be given to the public.

    Apperently, the first mRNA vacccines to arrive in Thailand will be...
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    What Harry said and have a look at this chart. ...

    What Harry said and have a look at this chart.


    The reason new daily cases have gone down dramatically is that more than 60% of Americans have received at least one shot of a vaccine and in...
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    The mRNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) continue...

    The mRNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) continue to do very well against the variants compared to the viral vector vaccines like AstraZeneca.

    In the UK where the Delta Covid variant from India is...
  39. Obama’s 2009 budget: $3.6 trillion...

    Obama’s 2009 budget: $3.6 trillion.

    Trump’s budget 2020 budget: $4.8 trillion.

    Biden's 2021 budget: $6 trillion.


    I'm sorry to say, bsnub, that's it's guys like you living in big cities...
  40. So, you're saying that raising taxes and...

    It’s reached the point where seeing people still pushing the disproven ‘trickle down’ theory is like encountering Flat Earthers.[/QUOTE]

    So, you're saying that raising taxes and regulations on...
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    fair enough.

    fair enough.
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    so what did you decide?

    so what did you decide?
  43. yep and some say the vietnam war was about the...

    yep and some say the vietnam war was about the cia wanting to get control of the drug trade.


    afghanistan? the CIA boys wanted to get in there as the poppy fields needed to used to flood the...
  44. In your life, have you ever been the owner of a...

    In your life, have you ever been the owner of a company that gave jobs to people?

    It's easy to be in favor of high taxes/spending/regulations on business when you don't know how difficult it is to...
  45. Biden ran as a moderate — pulled the rug over the...

    Biden ran as a moderate — pulled the rug over the eyes of independents who vote for both republicans and democrats (like me).

    Now, he's ruling like a left-winger.

    High taxes and high spending...
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    The diagrams I posted (above your post) are...

    The diagrams I posted (above your post) are understandable by non-medical experts — I would say.

    Don't you agree?
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    That's true. Though, one other reason I'm...

    That's true.

    Though, one other reason I'm hesitant is that a local company owned by the King is the one making the AstraZeneca vaccine being used in Thailand (starting this month).


    They've...
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    That's true, King Willy. The deep dive led me...

    That's true, King Willy.

    The deep dive led me to links to medical journals which was like reading a foreign language — deep respect to the doctors who can easily understand those articles.
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    Waiting for Moderna?

    I've been offered the local AstraZeneca vaccine through work.

    It's tempting to get it as it's better than nothing at preventing serious disease from the Wuhan virus.

    Though, I think I'll wait...
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