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    Monitor lizard blamed for failure of Bangkok water pumps during heavy rains

    A monitor lizard was found in a large water pump in Bangkok’s Bang Khen district yesterday (Wednesday), disrupting its operation and that of three more in adjacent areas and leaving them unable to pump floodwater away during the heavy showers which have been falling since Tuesday night.


    Bang Khen district was one of the hardest hit by flooding yesterday.


    The four water pumps developed trouble late Tuesday night, automatically switching off every 15 minutes and restarting again repeatedly. The pumps drain water from Ram Intra Soi 5, the Amarin housing estate and nearby areas into a canal in the area.


    A team was later sent to investigate and they found a monitor lizard inside one of the four pumps which are linked and operate automatically. The reptile was removed, and a maintenance team was sent to fix the problem.


    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha inspected the drainage system at Wongwian Bang Khen in Bang Khen district today and instructed officials in the district to make sure that the pumps there are in working condition and operational around the clock.


    He said that, usually, the pumps there are capable of coping with rainfall of between 50 and 60mm, but not more than 100mm, as was the case Tuesday night, which caused widespread flooding in Bangkok, including Bang Khen, which was hardest hit.


    An expert on monitor lizards from Save Wildlife Thailand, Rujira Mahaprom, said today that the lizards, by their nature, prefer to live near water and in drainage pipes in Bangkok, which provide ideal shelter in which they can live and move around uninterrupted.


    Hence, it is difficult to prevent the beasts from getting into the pipelines and emerging during flooding, he said, adding that fine mesh would not help either, because the small ones can slip through.


    He admitted that he cannot figure out how many of the reptiles are sheltering in Bangkok’s drainage system, but he cited the case of Lumpini Park, which covers about 58 hectares and which is home to about 300 such lizards.


    https://www.thaipbsworld.com/monitor...g-heavy-rains/

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    70 years ago Singapore developed a city/state wide system of building monsoon drains along pavements and main carriageways in urban and suburban districts to drain runoff that predictably fell during the two monsoon seasons.

    Thailand evidently still cannot grasp the concept but knowing their endemic stupidity they'd probably use such drains as storage, refuse dumps, somewhere to sleep, or to take a piss or a shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    70 years ago Singapore developed a city/state wide system of building monsoon drains along pavements and main carriageways in urban and suburban districts to drain runoff that predictably fell during the two monsoon seasons.
    In 1951 they formed a committee to look into the problems. But because of housing and infrastructure building nothing came of it and the situation got worse. But in 1973 the dictatorship there began to take the floods seriously and things really have improved. Not 70 years at all.

    Just leave the country please. Anything that does not meet your model of perfection you are there to put down the country and its citizens as a whole which is pure bullshit. Singapore is half the size and one third the population of Bangkok. Just fucking go, just go. I would bet TD would contribute a significant sum through fundraising to get your negative ass out of here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Just fucking go, just go. I would bet TD would contribute a significant sum through fundraising to get your negative ass out of here.
    I quite enjoy Genticles rants, style and alternative viewpoints, if anything his posting is not boring.
    I dont reckon anyone is gonna contribute towards a TD monitor lizard bbq.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    In 1951 they formed a committee to look into the problems. But because of housing and infrastructure building nothing came of it and the situation got worse. But in 1973 the dictatorship there began to take the floods seriously and things really have improved. Not 70 years at all.

    Just leave the country please. Anything that does not meet your model of perfection you are there to put down the country and its citizens as a whole which is pure bullshit. Singapore is half the size and one third the population of Bangkok. Just fucking go, just go. I would bet TD would contribute a significant sum through fundraising to get your negative ass out of here.
    Just telling you how it is, you simple minded, septic frazzled old bore.

    If the people were not so supine, credulous and wilfully ignorant then perhaps their society would not be so deeply flawed as to accept its generations of corruption and incompetence leading to the third world infrastructure that currently prevails.

    Funnily enough, there are definitely parallels with your society A-O which tolerates such stark divisions between the poor and privileged most of which are fostered by the corporate elitism and callous indifference manifested by the Republican party and the moronic rabble who vote for it. The utter squalor and filth that exists in the southern states is positively third world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    I dont reckon anyone is gonna contribute towards a TD monitor lizard bbq.
    Bless, you cannot help but throw in a little dig showing your fascination with me, eh?

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    wrong thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Just telling you how it is, you simple minded, septic frazzled old bore.

    No you are not. You were wrong and way out of your depth. I wont get personal as that is your predilection. As normal a plethora of words but no content. Now get back to bitching and sulking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    As normal a plethora of words but no content. Now get back to bitching and sulking.
    SA's MO. Big word salad, no content. Condescending one liners about posters yet he believes he has answers to everything. Funny though this is the same guy trapped in his Condo with his Wingman going nowhere, real fast. Explains his personal demeanor. His disgruntled posting diarrhea makes me laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    No you are not. You were wrong and way out of your depth. I wont get personal as that is your predilection. As normal a plethora of words but no content. Now get back to bitching and sulking.
    So, in what way was I wrong, you raddled old galumph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    you raddled old galumph.
    And you try to come off as having class. As classless as they come..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    SA's MO. Big word salad, no content. Condescending one liners about posters yet he believes he has answers to everything. Funny though this is the same guy trapped in his Condo with his Wingman going nowhere, real fast. Explains his personal demeanor. His disgruntled posting diarrhea makes me laugh.
    " Big word salad" eh?

    Possibly, but only to illiterate, poorly educated, lumpen oafs such as you Stunted.

    Before the internet, we rarely ever had to suffer your ignorant stupidity couched in language scarcely challenging to a Bonobo ape but now communication is omnipresent despite the dismal fact that it is usually little more than the equivalent of toilet graffiti daubed on the walls of a public lavatory.

    You silly little gutter grubbing oik.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    " Big word salad" eh?

    Possibly, but only to illiterate, poorly educated, lumpen oafs such as you Stunted.

    Before the internet, we rarely ever had to suffer your ignorant stupidity couched in language scarcely challenging to a Bonobo ape but now communication is omnipresent despite the dismal fact that it is usually little more than the equivalent of toilet graffiti daubed on the walls of a public lavatory.

    You silly little gutter grubbing oik.
    Funny how you proved my point. . Thanks. Keep it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    70 years ago Singapore developed a city/state wide system of building monsoon drains along pavements and main carriageways in urban and suburban districts to drain runoff that predictably fell during the two monsoon seasons.

    Thailand evidently still cannot grasp the concept but knowing their endemic stupidity they'd probably use such drains as storage, refuse dumps, somewhere to sleep, or to take a piss or a shit.
    Why don’t you just piss off to Singapore then?

    It’s ok, I just remembered - lack of folding stuff.

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    Indeed, as a foreigner no-one can settle there unless you are a proven investor looking to establish legitimate and significant commercial concerns.

    You gormless ignorant antipodean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Indeed, as a foreigner no-one can settle there unless you are a proven investor looking to establish legitimate and significant commercial concerns.
    Pity you are simply a pensioner who lives just above the poverty line.
    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    You gormless ignorant antipodean.
    The ignorant guy would be able to easily fill the criteria set forth by Singapore, I am sure that irks you as well.

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    A-O, talking out of your arse now seems to be a chronic condition as you descend further into your senescence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    A-O, talking out of your arse now seems to be a chronic condition as you descend further into your senescence.
    You looking in the mirror as you type?

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    When you build a huge city in a swamp at the mouth of a major river only a matter of time before the entire bloody place is underwater. Rising sea levels plus city sinking 3cms a year will have Thailand's not so new capital moved back to Ayutthaya.

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    Stone or sponge the eternal dilemma

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Pity you are simply a pensioner who lives just above the poverty line.
    Age and wealth does seem to be used in discussions on TD.....a lot.

    Makes one wonder why

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    it is usually little more than the equivalent of toilet graffiti daubed on the walls of a public lavatory.
    Hate to be the one to break this to you, seeking arse…but that’s exactly what your diatribes are!

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