Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Sexy Women of the PAD protests

Yeah, I know we are all upset with the People Against Democracy, but there's always time to look at sexy women.

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Friday, November 28, 2008

It's time for action against the PAD

The PAD (People Against Democracy) have gone to far. By their actions, they have held this country hostage. The ability to move freely, to practice religious beliefs, to support your self and your family have all been taken away by the hostage situation playing out a the airport. Their reasons for doing so now need to trump the needs of a country.

Is having a Prime Minister step down more important than costing the country 134 billion baht? Is having a Prime Minister step down more important than the holding thousands hostage?

Do Something!

On a related note, looks like the color Yellow is on it's way out. Don't get caught wearing a yellow shirt in Thailand or else you might wonder why your face is getting kicked in.

More anger against PAD.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The PAD are starting to piss me off

The People Against Democracy (PAD) have really messed up this time. Messing with the lively hood of the country? Basically withdrawing the rights of hundreds of thousands of others to make a living or function freely?

This ill-conceived disruption of one of the main roads leading to the country's most important international airport will get the PAD nowhere in its claimed agenda of toppling the government or any nominees of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, or making Thai politics less prone to manipulation by money barons.

In fact, this move will only further erode the rapidly dwindling public support, a hard-earned provision that the protesters badly need especially at this critical juncture of its campaign.

The damage to the PAD, however, cannot compare with that caused to the country. Suvarnabhumi airport is the main gateway to the Kingdom. More...


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Never before seen LIFE photos of Thailand

Time Life Magazine and Google have teamed up to put some 10 million historical images online - most never before seen.

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Kratongs go green

While there there were still mostly foam and banana tree bast kratongs, the bread kratongs made a strong showing and hopefully are here to stay. Lets hope birds and fish will find them edible, and they will dissapear nicely into the bellies of living things.

On another note, what's with the kratong robbers? Young boys and girls who molest just floated kratongs looking for coins? Waiting till the kratong is out of site is one thing. But to have my kratong molested 10 feet from where I am standing... Hmm. Poor form.

Check out YouTube's collection of this year's Loy Kratong videos.


Thursday, November 06, 2008

What Obama means to Bangkok

Good Article on what Obama means for Thailand...

It is precisely in places like Thailand that Obama will need to repair once strong, now strained bilateral alliances and reaffirm the US's commitment to democracy and human rights in its foreign policy, both to restore America's flagging credibility as a force for democratic good and to forestall China's recent gains in the region, which have come by and large at the US's expense.


Monday, November 03, 2008

Thais gear up for cool season with hot water heaters

Many Thais go with room temperature showers most of the year since it is plenty hot. But you don't want to be caught in December with without a warm shower.