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  1. My forebears did not spend millions of years working their way up the food chain so I could wind up eating damn tofu. And...dogs were bred to help them find their next meal, not become it.
  2. "...having 120 legally wedded wives and he is the father to 28 children...He has, after all, provided them all with land and houses and taken care of their every need." And....to balance this...there are 120 men who skipped out on their girlfriends as soon as they heard the words: "I'm pregnant". Nice to see someone is taking responsibility for his actions. No matter how many wives he has.
  3. "The driver told the cops it was brake failure...But Jowo reported yesterday that initial findings showed that the brakes were in good working order..." The concept of personal responsibility does not exist in the LOS. Everyone is perfect and it is always someone or something else's fault. Imagine how much progress would take place here if people just said:" It was my fault. Let's see what the problem was, fix it, make sure it doesn't happen again, and move on".
  4. "A Thai woman studying at university ripped off her friends and others to the tune of 160 million baht ..." It appears she has all the qualifications to run the program handling future payments to rice farmers.
  5. CU defends its punishment of eight students

    "...Thai morality... university’s prestige..." Stop already. All these oxymorons are making me dizzy. Article 4: “Students must always strictly follow all laws, rules, regulations, announcements or orders of the University or their faculty”; Article 5: “Students must follow Thai good moral, ethical and cultural principles on all occasions”; Article 6: “Students must maintain unity, orderliness and the University’s image and prestige” Article 7: “Students must behave themselves gently and not behave in ways that may damage themselves, their parents, their guardians, or the University” and Article 12: “Students must not perform any tradition or practice deemed inappropriate to Thai culture.” Until they graduate and then they can act as typical adults. Do whatever it takes to further ones self, and if they get caught, bribe the proper authorities, make ceremonial merit in front of as many people possible and then resume their nefarious activities.
  6. “My father has been suffering from cataract in his left eye for a long time before he was sentenced to the jail term. The condition has worsened because of the conditions in the prison." He knows as much about cataracts as he does about honesty. Cataracts form and progress regardless of ones living conditions. The only situation that will affect the outcome is if the person can afford and has access to an ophthalmologist, who can remove the cataract...Which happens to be a quite simple procedure these days. Let him get the surgery and be able to see the four walls around him. Perhaps his mind will clear up as does his vision.
  7. Thai police seek Interpol help to find Yingluck

    "Deputy National Police Chief Pol General Srivara Ransibrahmanakul on Monday ordered the police foreign affairs division to seek cooperation from Interpol...in locating fugitive former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra." Because that same request was so effective in locating and extraditing Vorayuth Yoovidhya, the heir to the Red Bull fortune. Just another gesture to make it appear that they are seeking justice. Those in power don't want the headache of all her supporters taking to the streets and demonstrating if she goes on trial.
  8. "...promoting the culture and the uniqueness of the land of smiles." Right. The Thai culture of a two price system. Such as charging 5 to 10 times more for western tourists to experience the parks, museums, certain temples, etc. Not interfering with jet ski and motor bike businesses as they cheat tourists with phony damage claims. Stopping and fining westerners on motorbikes, for not having a Thai license, as underage kids ride bikes with no license, no helmet and 3 to 4 people on one bike.
  9. "A smarter population certainly is of greater help to a country than military might..." I doubt that any military government in control of any country wants this idea to flourish.
  10. New law bans infant formula advertising

    Obviously not. As anyone who has lived or visited Thailand can tell you, the country is plagued by an overabundance of physically fit geniuses.
  11. "...solving existing problems..." Does this mean that he will overhaul the "education system" that turns out graduates who are smart enough to plant and harvest rice, but not smart enough to realize that money promised to them for their crops is a mathematical impossibility?
  12. " About 200 immigration officials from immigration offices throughout the country have been mobilized and deployed at the Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports to cope with increasing number of arrivals." So...Are there also going to be 200 more booths the facilitate the processing...or...Just 200 more officials trying to look important?
  13. "PM pleased as Bangkok named world’s top city for weekend break" Wasn't that supposed to read: "Top city to (find 'love' and...) go broke in a weekend"?
  14. "Thailand’s Office of Insurance Commission has ordered insurance firms to quickly compensate the families of the two Thai students who died in a car accident in California last month." What??? No refund on the amulets that were guaranteed to work any place in the world?
  15. “But if anyone has any better idea, please let the Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) know.” How about teaching "honesty" from the first day they start school, and point out when officials and others in power, including parents, are being dishonest? Then, arrest, try, convict , and sentence, without impunity all those who commit dishonest acts. Am I living in fairyland or what? Corruption and hypocrisy are what drive all power structures. Those on top will never give up that power willingly.