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  1. Smoke, Smog, Dust 2016-2017 Chiang Mai

    Oh! Really! Where is that massive gas production happening? Farmers are what bringing their residue there? Sure, SOME MIGHT know, but many farmers are still burning all the farm residue? The key is to have means and cheap enough means for farmers to use what SOME KNOW instead of smoking up the whole region! Here is the question. Does each farmer make gas or a local village organization pay farmers for the stuff they burn to make gas? I don't think it is happening since I see and breathe the smoke.
  2. Smoke, Smog, Dust 2016-2017 Chiang Mai

    True, the very rich will. But what about the borderline type, like the prof. in agronomy that lives next door and whose daughter lives in Chiang Mai. I have sent him by email the biogas idea. Time will tell what he says or does. I have sent the idea to a well-educated, English speaking Thai who has a degree in agronomy (age 60) and a restaurant owner who could certainly reduce his cost by using the scraps to make gas and he thought it was a good idea. He has just been married and is going to have kids soon. He is young (35). Time will tell what they do with this idea. I suppose it is possible that Thai farmers are just as conservatives as the average English-speaker who is told that the English spelling system (who everyone agrees is a nightmare) should be reformed to shave 3 years off learning it and speed up learning in general, improve pedagogies (student-centered, individualized), and allow lower classes' children a fighting chance. But, few sees past their nose like the Thai farmer, perhaps. Farmers are usually conservative. I recommend the Jean de Florette/Manon des sources movie to anyone who has not seen it.
  3. I have been calculatin'

    Well, if you cherry pick, I can too. But Mr Kobsit predicted the baht would reverse the trend in May in light of a repatriation-driven dividend. Mr Kobsit said the local currency will be more volatile throughout the year amid both local and international uncertainties. Please credit and share this article with others using this link:https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/finance/1415239/bot-to-keep-a-lid-on-baht-interventions. View our policies at http://goo.gl/9HgTd and http://goo.gl/ou6Ip. © Post Publishing PCL. All rights reserved.
  4. Smoke, Smog, Dust 2016-2017 Chiang Mai

    The idea is that you have the incentive of free gas, no burning/smoke, better compost/soil. How many people have a water tank to avoid being charged? There is the power of education, although it might take a few years for the children to grow up and be more open-minded. Mind you, it would require an educational system that is open to change and diversity of opinion. Still, as they see their children cough and their relatives die, eventually some are going to connect the dots. There is the power of the internet too. I know of many Thai who are not as "stupid" as you make them to be. Sure, the farmers might be more set in their ways. Isn't that true in any nation?True, the old leaders will also be reluctant to change the way. Still, change is inevitable. New generations will complain. When the leaders' children get sick, they will get it.
  5. I have been calculatin'

    It looks like there should be a bit of a reversal, if this truly happens: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/finance/1415239/bot-to-keep-a-lid-on-baht-interventions
  6. Good point. I guess, if the women are okay with it *you supply the money for them) and if you make them children, it could be. The rich would be fine with it. Most of them partake in "polygamy" in some way or another.
  7. 9 more and he can start a school!
  8. Smoke, Smog, Dust 2016-2017 Chiang Mai

    I wonder if this would not be a solution: turning waste into gas. Although this is made for "food waste" it seems, this kickstart seems like a good way to trasnform farm waste into gas. I am not a chemist though. https://twitter.com/techinsider/status/965990447343550464/video/1
  9. "Benefits"! Let's call a spade a spade. I am told by Thais that the police makes the roun and collect fees to operate. Guess on what side they are going to be. Mind you in the west, it is a bit like this, but the mafia (the govn't) has the ressource to hire people to do the different jobS. And they are well paid by the people! AKA "us"!
  10. Thai Wife unable to get permanent Visa for Aus

    Someone needs to trap this woman if indeed she is a xxx scammer. Make a profile on the website, meet her in a restaurant (and possibly record the meeting). Present that to the husband as evidence.
  11. It needs to be ascertained if the request had specified that they would be baring it all. If not, would you still chastise the officer for allowing this?
  12. Smoke, Smog, Dust 2016-2017 Chiang Mai

    Ditto for Mae Sai which shows healthy levels of the 10 pm: http://aqicn.org/city/thailand/chiangrai/maesai-health-office/ Extrapolating from the 2.5 pm figures of other cities, the 2.5 figures should show an unhealthy or orange flag there. In other words, in as much as I like this website, it paints a crooked image of what is really happening. I wish it had a filter (pm 10 and pm 2.5). Should I suggest it?
  13. Lots of sick people commenting on this story, making jokes about the woman,... I wish every single one of you will have to sleep with a woman that is ugly and as old as you. Of course, if IT hurts the women, who CARES! Do try to ignore; paint me as a troll,... Women are just holes for you, hey? Why don't you buy slave women for your business? Oh! Sorry! You have! Do ignore me. I know I am right.
  14. Smoke, Smog, Dust 2016-2017 Chiang Mai

    This fungal enzyme can transform wood into fuel. Would this work to offer a viable option for farmers that burn plant matter in Asia? Not sure if wood and plant matter would be equally broken down in the same manner. I am not a biologist. The research, reported in Nature Chemical Biology, has shown that the family of enzymes, called lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs), are capable of breaking down xylans -- carbohydrate molecules commonly found in wood biomass that are particularly resistant to degradation. (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180216110522.htm)