Iumentum

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About Iumentum

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  1. They are not mutual exclusive and the vodka is just likely to awake the manic beast inside.
  2. Mob referred to is likely the masses reacting to it online with their commets.
  3. Yeah, what would make him much different from many of the previous presidents on this matter ;-P
  4. I for one welcome our new republican overlord!
  5. Not sure what your point is about it. I am very well aware of the dangers he will put himself in, if he ever put a foot on thai soil. My point is that saying that he should mind his own business is asking everyone to do so. We all as consumers for a responsibility, hence why it is folly to say that he should mind his own business. Thailands main incomes is from tourist industry and rice export, and if we as consumers should mind our own business, we should also take our business elsewhere. In other words, you cannot have the cake and eat it too.
  6. Then maybe every citizen of the world should stay away from Thailand? Whoopti, there went one of the main incomes for Thailand! Maybe every country with respect for themselves should stop all kind of business with the Thai industry? Whooti, there went the rice export industry as well. Maybe you should consider thinking before suggesting such nonsense!
  7. While it is annoying that people linger in the overtaking lane, it doesnt justify any bad behavior, specially not pulling out a gun.
  8. Wondering what the labour office are thinking... working without permit and taking jobs from the locals :-D
  9. Well, it can take a bit time to come up with such reasonable arguments as his :-D
  10. Tourism is up, but the tourism has changed a lot. Most visitors is currently Chinese, which buy packet tours from home including more or less everything. You will only notice them entering and leaving their hotels showing up in busses at tourist attractions. However, even though that the amount of tourists is up, the income is down due to several reasons and one of them are that these packet tours are paid from home to foreign tour companies, so a lot of those money will never enter Thailand. This does also affect the small local businesses, because they dont get the same amount of visitors due to the fact that only a small amount of these packet tours will even go and visit a restaurant, because even their meals is paid for from home. Unless people are working within the tourist industry it is easy to think that the tourism is down, even though the number of people crossing the border is up. Problem with the turn that the tourism in Thailand has taken, is that they managed to lose money while gaining visitors.
  11. It sure is always a good idea to try to look at the coin from both sides, because there is always 2 sides of a story, so it will make it more likely to come to a more reasonable conclusion. It is very difficult to find 1 source (at least in english) that will draw a full imagine of conflicts in Thailand and what does separate the people. That people blindly following a specific source no matter what the source might be, will easily make them end up become a part of the issue dividing the people rather than building bridges. There is nothing easier than pointing fingers, and seem like humanity got a knack of doing so. Most conflicts as we see in Thailand got bad on both sides, but everyone who made their stand wether if it is one side or the other, is too proud to admit or recognize their own flaws and too busy pointing out what is going on on the other side of the fence. People often let themselves come a politcal tool, rather than a part of the citizens holding the politicians in check.
  12. Nobody says anyone has to be hysterical, but being skeptic is a good thing, instead of eating anything raw no matter what the source might be, because every source will be influenced by their own personal point og view.
  13. The fact that you can openly and directly (i know every politician buy votes indirectly) buy votes, more than indicate a flawed democracy.
  14. Haha, every media more or less are somewhat biased and controlled. Only a muppet would not question the honesty behind any media source presenting the so called truth. Your statement makes you seem just as manipulated as anyone who would believe in any other source, if you blindly believe that your source is not biased. Reminds me of every religious nutter truly believing that their true god is the only true god. But i guess you just happened to pick the only true unbiased media source right?