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  1. NO. The Harley's made in LOS will be for the Asian and European markets only.
  2. He can't do shit against Thailand. This is just one of many unintended consequences of the self-proclaimed "stabile genius." If one is a student of history he will see that we, America, tried that in 1929 with the Smoot-Hawley tariffs and we all know how that turned out.
  3. I can tell you from experience that the United States military didn't do that was I was in the Navy in the 70's and I know it is not done now. Time for some militaries to enter the 21st century.
  4. thaigirlwatcher

    Diarrhea, vomiting, food poisoning Phuket

    Eating anywhere in Thailand is always a gamble. Fish farming in filthy water. Overuse of pesticides and herbicides is rampant. How long was your food sitting in a hot truck or on a loading dock? Did the food handlers use sanitary methods in the kitchen? Too many sources of error. Got food poisoning once in Phuket then sick from dodgy liquor in Pattaya. And don't forget contaminated ice in drinks. I could never relax in Thailand. No plans to return after >10 visits over the years. Bon appetite.
  5. thaigirlwatcher

    Diarrhea, vomiting, food poisoning Phuket

    Your last statement about local vs US medications is nonsensical. Go to Bangkok Phuket hospital and demand to see a Gastroenterologist. It's worth the money. Nothing worse than being sick on the LOOOOOONG flight back to the US.
  6. thaigirlwatcher

    Diarrhea, vomiting, food poisoning Phuket

    Chlorine is still used in all municipal water systems in America. Cheap and a century of experience. In most cases the brief exposure of water to UV light does little to kill pathogens and it's effectiveness must be monitored in real time. I also learned in lab school that some pathogens are killed by UV light but others are unaffected. If chlorine is not available in domestic water then another, but far more expensive, option is reverse osmosis but remember that both of these systems require full time management of the technology by well trained operators keeping honest documentation. Infrastructure is a low priority in Thailand and other developing countries. Look at the flooding in the same places for decades. They are also dealing with water and sanitary sewage systems that are old and both under designed and under maintained. After 2 trips to Gastroenterologists on earlier trips to Thailand I've learned a few lessons. I only become relaxed about food and water when I make it back to America to be honest.
  7. thaigirlwatcher

    Diarrhea, vomiting, food poisoning Phuket

    Remember that even if meat is contaminated with pathogens those microbes are easily destroyed with proper cooking whereas fruit and veggies are eaten raw with perhaps a quick slash of water on the food before eating which isn't nearly as effective as cooking.
  8. thaigirlwatcher

    Diarrhea, vomiting, food poisoning Phuket

    Does the Thai Public Health department and/or major hospitals have a staff epidemiologist? That's the way to use science and statistics to deal with these outbreaks rather than rumors.
  9. thaigirlwatcher

    Hopes rest on drilling of Tham Luang Cave in Chiang Rai

    You could be right. It's just as a former member of the US military I've never seen that before.
  10. thaigirlwatcher

    Fever Of Hoaxes, Superstitions Deluge Cave Rescue Frenzy

    No harm done.
  11. thaigirlwatcher

    Hopes rest on drilling of Tham Luang Cave in Chiang Rai

    Interesting that the US military members have the patches with their name, rank and the American flag removed from their uniforms. The question is why?
  12. As a medical microbiologist I call that claim as TOTAL BULLSHIT. I remember working with a Filipina medical technologist in the 80's who said that Asians had natural resistance to HIV. Yea, right.
  13. thaigirlwatcher

    Submachine gun seized in ongoing Phuket crime blitz

    I don't see a submachine gun in the photos just some wooden device in the first photo. Am I missing something?
  14. I also say that it's unfair to say that all mafia are Italians. Just look at the tuk tuk and jet ski mafia in Phuket as two of many examples of mafia in Thailand.
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