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  1. And Thai military authorities still insist on making public declarations about how much they revere democracy and stability and the rights and freedoms of ordinary Thai citizens. A book about rice could indeed contain the most dangerous, inflammable revolutionary thoughts that could put the combined force and weapons of the military and police combined at risk. Vigilance before freedom!
  2. A lone, defenceless teenager shot in the arm by a military weapon while under close control by military security officers just happens to suffer a mortal wound at close range "by accident". Yeah, sure. The military authorities seem to think it's more important to demonise this youngster than to actually ensure it determines the truth of his death. It would be nice to think the military would prefer ordinary Thai citizens to have some human and civil rights while they're still alive.
  3. I wonder how long "inactive" posts would last if being posted to such a situation meant an automatic transfer into a crew membership amongThailand's dynamic submariners? The underwater military force could actually become useful as a deterrent: for public servants considering corrupt activities. Yes, you might be "inactive" for a few years while the authorities get their bathtub ready for their new toys, but you get a chance to redeem yourself on your first mission. The parachute wings patches seem to be de rigeur for aspirational military careerists inj recent years. How about a blue bubble patch for submariners as the new black in uniform ornaments?
  4. The authorities now reveal they don't know whether their main Bogeyman has a passport or not!??! After how many months of playing with posses of Keystone Kops, blustering with all sorts of legal threats and reports of their plans to take down this dangerous abbott and his minions? And the authorities want to highlight their "competence" by spending billions on submarines to play with? Who else can enjoy free soap opera farce as part of society's daily public entertainment?
  5. What a civilised exercise of road rage. A few savage pushes and clutchings at clothes. Knees, grunts, gasps and epithets seemed to be the most-favoured weapons. How pleasing: no extra gang members were conscripted, no extra weapons.Was there some polite applause and encouragement from spectators? The two warriors might have been supernumary inactive post Bangkok kindergarten teachers trying to relive their glory days as the toughest gladiators in the classroom. Old age and alcohol might have caught up with them, however.
  6. The OP asked if there was a nazi contingent in Thailand, based on public displays he had seen. I think any reasonable observer would have to conclude there's a little nazi in most people in the Kingdom. This is simply based on observable national characteristics - an unquestioned slavish devotion to "superiors" and their right to privilege, an almost mystical belief in the superiority of the Thai race, culture, values etc not supported by reality, a willingness to believe anything an outwardly superior caste person says, an overly sentimental attraction towards fantasy or magic that defies logic, etc. The real ace of proofs supporting any theory about Thailand as a fallow field for fascism or a nazi credo would be to discover the existence of a core group of brutal, immoral underlings who throw themselves into the ruthless, brutal dirty work required to enable an effete group of greedy authorities to enrich themselves at the expense of a generally fearful, submissive lower class. Remember the para-military brown and blackshirts and their love of panoply, bombastic ceremony and tight uniforms resplendent in and glitter and symbol patches? Any group like that in Thai society generally regarded as clumsy, incompetent bullying thugs eager to work over and exploit the populace? Any other possible comparisons between the Weimar Republic and Thailand's tottering democracy?
  7. You've got to be kidding; you've entered a classic rose-coloured glasses delusion zone. There's a big difference between "happy", "hysterical" and the bliss of ignorance. Happiness built on lies infests and weakens basic security.
  8. I thought you were supposed to have words like "Advertisement" or "Paid Editorial" or something similar as a heading above content meant to endorse, promote or sell individuals, orqanisations or their policies. To me, this sort of clumsy free plug seems a touch awkward. Naive, even. How does any serious-minded person reconcile a saccharine-sweet media depiction of a privileged authority figure who has openly admitted to having taken large amounts of money regularly from a commercial enterprise that makes a profit from alcohol production and sales and pretend he's an exemplary role model for young citizens to emulate? Yes, it's good to find a way to earn money or increase your income, but illegal or immoral methods are socially unacceptable. TV Forum users deserve better if this is meant to be a genuine human interest article with pretensions to "news value".
  9. Who gets to decide who are the criminals in any given location in Thailand? The whole exercise seems too "staged" for me to take allegations detailed above seriously. I don't know why the media seems so eager to take anything the RTP says as gospel truth. International organisations with some credibility have labelled the RTP the "biggest criminal organisation in Thailand" in the recent past, yet here we find the media blithely repeating any claims about citizen/visitor residents an RTP spokesman cares to make, without any supporting evidence. Too much Playskool Cops, but people apparently want to swallow it all.
  10. First Thai, now Russian voodoo turns a missing person report into a circus act for local police. If I was "missing" I don't think I'd have much confidence in life-saving searches launched or inspired by table-shakers.
  11. May I suggest academic staff have to be pretty desperate to stage a mass walk-out. This incident doesn't need any political-oriented media release from the staff, or a weedy whitewash by authorities. It shrieks alarm for Thailand's education system..
  12. The story posted is inadequate. Not enough detail relating to time of incident, location and how the patient ended up in the circumstances related. The information provided seems to be more intended to cause fear and loathing among potential surgery subjects, rather than providing useful information that might help patients make better, informed decisions.
  13. The story posted is inadequate. Not enough detail relating to time of incident, location and how the patient ended up in the circumstances related. The information privided seems to be more intended to cause fear and loathing among potential surgery subjects, rather than providing useful information that might help patients make better, informed decisions.
  14. No window tinting to hamper visibility on this tuk tuk?