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    The problem with all the goings on is that the whole country eventually suffers.

    I remember reading years ago of Thailand as an Asian Tiger. Came through on a business trip in 1997, in the middle of the Asian Crisis. Thailand's integrity dented, but not smashed.

    Since then, Thailand seems to have tried to pull itself up by its bootstraps - with a healthy dose of assistance from its colleagues in Asia. Japan seems to have been very faithful.

    In a recent book by Ruchir Sharma - Breakout Nations - Thailand was on schedule to potentially be a breakout nation, provided it could get its political act together and project stability. The other in the same class was Indonesia, oddly-enough.

    This was why I initially began looking at the place seriously as a potential fabricator/exporter of personal projects of interest.

    Where is Thailand now headed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    I don't support any side as such
    Quite possibly the most hypocritical statement ever made on TD.

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    Yesterday

    "One of the Thai Army thugs dragging off elderly woman today was wearing PRESS credentials. "

    https://twitter.com/andrewspoooner/s...411521/photo/1




    Video of her arrest. Starts around half way through clip. There will be no resistant to the Generals!

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    Here's a good one from Chiangmai

    https://twitter.com/NonHang_Tiny/sta...626432/photo/1



    Up in the northeast, the teenagers were spray painting odd words on the road when I was there, now they have a cause. Solution for General #1: Ban all paint

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    He's got a fake mustache too and it looks it..

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    There were rounds in that M60 at Terminal 21.

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    I guess that's not so surprising though is it?

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    "Be very careful when you stick three fingers above your head this can happen to you" https://twitter.com/Rajprasong_News

    https://twitter.com/pupi1332/status/...231360/photo/1




    Welcome to a Thai yellowshirt's wet dream. Zeig Hail! F the junta and their scummy henchman!

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    Seems he's groping the old woman pretty well too.. Wonder if that's a large bruise in her mid back or what? Kinda looks like a tat but that's questionable.. What's with the pink taxi I thought they were more pro reds? Which, come to think of it, my last few years there seemed there were very few red taxi's around anymore? Did anyone else notice that?

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    Some of yesterday's protesters made their statements at temples believing they'd be a bit safer. Anyone know which temple this might be? I guess it's in Bangkok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaBorn View Post
    Seems he's groping the old woman pretty well too.. But what's with the pink taxi I thought they were more pro reds? Which, come to think of it, my last few years there seemed there were very few red taxi's around anymore? Did anyone else notice that?
    Probably true about there being less red taxis. The monied folks are the yellows. You'd probably have better luck going with the yellow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MineFalls View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaBorn View Post
    Seems he's groping the old woman pretty well too.. But what's with the pink taxi I thought they were more pro reds? Which, come to think of it, my last few years there seemed there were very few red taxi's around anymore? Did anyone else notice that?
    Probably true about there being less red taxis. The monied folks are the yellows. You'd probably have better luck going with the yellow.
    Never used yellows. On rare occasions when I needed one, used red/blue or pink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaBorn View Post
    Seems he's groping the old woman pretty well too.. Wonder if that's a large bruise in her mid back or what? Kinda looks like a tat but that's questionable.. What's with the pink taxi I thought they were more pro reds? Which, come to think of it, my last few years there seemed there were very few red taxi's around anymore? Did anyone else notice that?
    Old woman...??

    ...hmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waid
    Where is Thailand now headed?
    September should give us some indication.
    General Prayuth's term ends in September. If the next army commander-in-chief is again appointed from officers who commanded the 2nd Infantry Division, it will indicate that the queen's influence on the military remains strong. This would be bad news for Thaksin's supporters, known as the "red shirts."
    Military may not be impartial player in Thai political turmoil- Nikkei Asian Review

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaBorn View Post
    Seems he's groping the old woman pretty well too.. Wonder if that's a large bruise in her mid back or what? Kinda looks like a tat but that's questionable.. What's with the pink taxi I thought they were more pro reds? Which, come to think of it, my last few years there seemed there were very few red taxi's around anymore? Did anyone else notice that?
    Old woman...??

    ...hmmm
    Never seen a young women with gray hair... Nor does her physic look youthful either and all the women with her in her defense are also elderly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaBorn View Post
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    Seems he's groping the old woman pretty well too.. Wonder if that's a large bruise in her mid back or what? Kinda looks like a tat but that's questionable.. What's with the pink taxi I thought they were more pro reds? Which, come to think of it, my last few years there seemed there were very few red taxi's around anymore? Did anyone else notice that?
    Old woman...??

    ...hmmm
    Never seen a young women with gray hair... Nor does her physic look youthful either and all the women with her in her defense are also elderly.
    We're obviously not viewing the same pic.

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    There's your solution, Betty, albeit temporary; peaceful resistance with the world watching.

    Ploplem is, military guys don't like peaceful resistance, it irks them, they are not trained or equipped for it, makes them look weak and impotent, and there are only so many thousands they can 'detain' before even the Somjai starts thinking for itself, so guess what...? Yep, they need to stir it with false flags. Expect that to kick off anytime soon.

    Ploplem is, nobody but the nice gentleman in charge of the country will know if those flags are false. But ploplem with that is, whether or not they are they will be marketed as such.

    And so we revisit the ploplem that it isn't easy for regular people to know the truth, and as we learn from civilised regions everyone, even thugs, terrorists and armed bandits are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Aforementioned characters get away with much by invoking civilised codes.

    Ploplem is, civilised codes should be reserved for civilised people in civilised countries, because uncivilised people traditionally demand to be judged by those codes only when it suits them. And it's worth mentioning that people in civilised countries often fail to notice that civilised armies tend not to periodically mug their host nation.


    From a TPV: couple of days ago >70 Thais were rounded up and 'detained' for peacefully getting on with their lives on Pattaya beach, after midnight. Fine 500 baht apiece, so that's >35k already heading for Prayuth's coffers. Might be a good idea for him to demonstrate his sincerity by kicking around the local BiB if <35k is deposited into his, ah, the national coffers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
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    Seems he's groping the old woman pretty well too.. Wonder if that's a large bruise in her mid back or what? Kinda looks like a tat but that's questionable.. What's with the pink taxi I thought they were more pro reds? Which, come to think of it, my last few years there seemed there were very few red taxi's around anymore? Did anyone else notice that?
    Old woman...??

    ...hmmm
    Never seen a young women with gray hair... Nor does her physic look youthful either and all the women with her in her defense are also elderly.
    We're obviously not viewing the same pic.
    Ok, maybe not, don't see any with a young woman being forced into a taxi though?

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    good post leemo

    ploplem is somjai starting thinking for itself over 9 yrs ago, and the sleeping gaint is only just really been awoken now, the new junta has suppressed them for the moment, give them time to re-group and we'll see a different Somjai
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    No point what so ever posting up pics of bullets is there.

    Its a friggin Coup, troops tend to have live rounds in their guns don't they.

    What do you expect ?

    For them to carry around guns with no bullets in them ????

    Silly rhetoric raises its head once again.

    Could be like 2010 when they started shooting people then you will have something decent to post about.

    So they are arresting a few protesters who are getting silly, big friggin deal innit.

    Its nothing so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yasojack View Post

    The new junta has suppressed them for the moment, give them time to re-group and we'll see a different Somjai

    Oh OK Jacky boy,

    So what do you really think will happen when Somjai grows a pair.?

    Civil war, the Reds march into Bangkok for the final show down, Thailand implodes into madness and all the expats go live in Cambodia ??

    Come on Jacky, lets here it.

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    Terry read my posts you may see what i think.

    Whatever anyone posts and its not to your way of thinking your going to TRY and ridicule anyway so whats the point your just doing your Trolling as per usual.

    Ask yourself this if it happened in your own country would you have the same opinion,s times have moved forward the locals are more informed these days and they are gaining support from the outside now.

    By the way read your own newspapers in your country a lot of the anti junta is coming from there.

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    Jacky Boy, I am not trolling merely pointing out that your speculation is just that.

    Its speculation only and your posts are so predictable simply because you are painted Red also and lean towards the radical side. No balance there.

    Regards Australia and the rest of the world jumping up and down regards this Coup I suggest they should just fix their own shit up before worrying about something that is not their business and they can nothing about.

    Further more one cannot compare Thai Politics with Australian or American politics as its a totally different ball game over here.

    You know that so don't try and make it out that its not.

    You post as though Thailand is going to collapse and the people turn on each other.

    I post that your thoughts are those of an emotional person who likes to guild the lily and talk things up.

    Keep it real Jacky Boy.
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    Terry there's no difference between Thailand and other countries, the elite are the elite and fuck everyone over.

    The difference being that the other countries do it to other nations as they know they wouldn't get away with doing it to there own citizens.

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