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pookiki last won the day on August 27 2014

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  1. I can't wait for the junta's slogan: "Be the first to report intelligence in Thailand!"
  2. The women were probably brought into the US under fraudulent reasons on H2-A or H2-B visas. The women were most likely exploited by brokers here in Thailand before being forced into sex work in the US. Brokers are the scum of the earth. I hope the Thai Embassy realizes that it is the victims who will need the most assistance and a lot of counseling and therapy.
  3. So, does such a proposal conform to the existing provisions of the Constitution?
  4. Even if Facebook complies with the junta's request, does the junta think the problem won't resurface? It will be an ongoing problem for which there will be no solution that is satisfactory to the junta other than a total block.
  5. Chinese subs, Chinese tanks, Chinese isolationist internet policies. Will TVF be next?
  6. Going back to late 2007, early 2008, I seem to remember that the whole global capitalist system was bailed out. Lost over half of my retirement savings that were in stocks. I can't perceive a whole lot of change in behavior in the people who got us in the mess to start with. Meanwhile....................
  7. As noted by an earlier post, the percentage of teachers with debt problems is less than 2%. That means more than 98% are doing just fine. But why are such programs restricted to teachers? If people are having problems with managing their money, the government should intervene to help everyone. Financial counseling, debt consolidation, and low interest loans are sound ideas. Many Thais get caught in large debt loads because they turn to money lenders who charge 20% per month on loans. Black listing by banks is another problem.
  8. What makes you think all teachers are teaching? Top heavy with 'administrators'.
  9. See my earlier post with this link: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/breakingnews/30295877
  10. It would appear that there are some posters on this topic that have a lynch mob mentality when it comes to any allegations of encroachment activities. Based on all the conflicting news accounts of this incident, I am still not sure to what charge this couple's attorney advised them to enter a guilty plea. Irrespective of the fact that they entered a guilty plea, such an act under the Thai just system does little to establish guilt. If you want to compare other cases of alleged encroachment (and I don't think this couple was involved in encroachment or illegal logging), please refer to the link on the article below. http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/breakingnews/30295877
  11. Judging from the picture of this vessel, I'd say the passengers were lucky to be rescued while it was above water!
  12. I think I will pen a letter to President Trump to note that an important artifact dealing with the birth of democracy in Thailand has gone missing. I will include a picture and suggest that he make a replacement and present it as a gift to Thailand from the American people when Prayut visits Washington later this year! What a photo op!!
  13. Doesn't bode well for elections next year, either.
  14. I was going to see a dentist this week, but he told me that he couldn't discuss removing plaque!
  15. I agree with you. I've been following this story for quite some time and this is the first ever mention that this couple were in possession of illegal logs. Seems like evidence 'after the fact' to justify the original charges. When all is said and done, this couple did not have enough money to grease the hands of officials to stay out of jail. After they followed the advice of their attorney, the only issue that remained is the appropriateness of the sentence. As for reporting, it is bloody terrible.