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  1. Trump is still salting the fields, appointing feckless loyalists to places like the Pentagon, etc. Weeks to go and he's still spreading muck around him.
  2. I'll raise you, an actual photo, of ballots for Biden, being burnt, out the back, of the Whitehouse by Trump
  3. Jimmy Kimmel edited all the lies and falsehoods out of Trump's 46 minute Facebook rant. This is what's left Trump: “This election is done. Joe Biden is going to be your next president. It’s too late to change the outcome. Congratulations. The days of Donald Trump are coming to an end, and it’s been like living in hell. What can I say? I’m sorry. I’m sorry. “So with the resolve and support of the American people, Joe Biden will do what’s right for our country. And I hope that Joe Biden will restore trust in our system of government.” https://www.msn.com/en-gb/entertainment/news/jimmy-kimmel-removes-e2-80-98all-the-misinformation-e2-80-99-from-trump-e2-80-99s-speech-in-late-night-skit/ar-BB1bDDJL
  4. https://www.khaosodenglish.com/opinion/2020/12/02/opinion-the-tipping-point-of-the-lese-majeste-law/ The revival of the use of the lese majeste law against a dozen protest leaders is unprecedented in at least three ways. First, Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-ocha denied last month that it was him who initiated the revival of the charges under the law, which carries a maximum imprisonment term of 15 years. Instead, Prayut said police will have to carry out their duty by enforcing the law. This came after Prayut himself had said in June that His Majesty the King had instructed him that the law should not be used. While it marked a reversal in the policy after half a year, no one wants to claim responsibility. It reflects the controversial nature of this anachronistic law which has been criticized and opposed by critics over the decade. It has become a hot potato that no one wants to claim the responsibility for using it again. That means the law is increasingly fragile and its ‘legitimacy’ increasingly questioned, particularly now that one of the 10 demands to reform the monarchy includes abolishing the law. Some already said why is it that millions still revere Buddha when there is no blasphemy law protecting the Buddha from being criticized in Thailand? The second unprecedented factor is that not only a dozen people are being charged at around the same time, but those charged remained adamant, with some like Panupong “Mike” Jadnok saying last week that it’s an ‘honour’ to be charged under the law. This is contrary to past cases when those charged with lese majeste were deemed as pariahs. What’s more, the third interesting factor is that in all the 13 cases, the court has declined the request by the police to issue arrest warrants. Instead, all are being summoned and some showed up at the police station on Monday per summon letters. This could be read as the court not fully supporting the latest use of the law as in the past, most of which were detained while fighting the charges. The authorities are now caught in a Catch 22 situation where they try to use the law in order to contain unprecedented criticism, verbal and written attacks against the monarchy as a result of the growing monarchy-reform protest movement. By doing so, the controversial law returns to the spotlight of not just the Thai but also foreign media. It’s perceived disproportionate penalty where defaming an ordinary citizen carries a maximum imprisonment term of one year or fine of no more than 20,000 baht under Article 326 of the Criminal Code. Compare one-year maximum imprisonment terms to that to 15 years maximum imprisonment term under the lese majeste law, which is Article 112 of the same Criminal Code, then it’s hard to justify how an ordinary citizen is 15 times less important than a monarch, particularly in the 21th century. It’s unclear how many more can be charged under the law before the lese majeste law is lost not just in efficacy but legitimacy and reaches a tipping point where it is seen as unjust, if not illegitimate, by a large sector of the Thai population. This is the challenge facing the law and the monarchy institution. A severe punishment of more and more people comes at a price. The use of cruel and disproportionate law such as this may end up producing the exact opposite effect – making more Thais hate not just the law but the monarchy. As the battle for the hearts and minds of the people, particularly young Thais, continue, some measures may do more harm than good to the monarchy institution itself.
  5. A 28-year-old man who tested positive for COVID-19 is believed to be the first case stemming from at least 10 Thai women who brought the virus with them from Myanmar after fleeing a reported outbreak at the hotel-brothel where they worked. A resident of Tachileik, in Myanmar’s Shan state, told Coconuts an outbreak recently occurred at the 1G1 Hotel there after a group of “fat military generals from Yangon” came to have sex with its Thai hostesses. “It’s 5,000 THB per session and some charge 10,000 THB to bring home,” Moon Saing said of the commercial sex venue... https://coconuts.co/bangkok/news/women-said-to-have-fled-myanmar-brothel-outbreak-infect-chiang-rai-man/ Any one know the barfine? Seems counter intuitive, Thai girls working in Myanmar, Myanmar girls don't know how?
  6. Yes, amongst the myriad of apps for communicating with the various parts of the world, WhatsApp seems to be most effective, despite it's farcebook ownership. My only non-email social media.
  7. Nine US senators back declaration of ‘solidarity’ with Thai protest movement https://coconuts.co/bangkok/news/nine-us-senators-back-declaration-of-solidarity-with-thai-protest-movement/ The U.S. Senate will weigh sending “a clear message of solidarity” with Thailand’s democracy movement under a resolution drafted yesterday by a group of nine senators.
  8. Trump and Attorney General William Barr had a “contentious,” two and a half hour meeting at the White House after Barr disclosed that the Justice Department had not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud that would change the election results. When asked by reporters whether he had confidence in Barr, Trump replied: “Ask me that in a number of weeks from now. They should be looking at all of this fraud […] He hasn’t done anything. He hasn’t looked” for voter fraud, “which is a disappointment, to be honest with you.” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany also refused to say whether Trump still has faith in Barr. One source briefed on the meeting described Barr’s interaction with the president as “intense,” and one senior administration official indicated there was a chance Barr could be fired. (ABC News / CNN / Washington Post/ NBC News / CNBC / The Hill) The White House liaison to the Justice Department has been banned from the building after trying to pressure staffers to give up information about election fraud. Heidi Stirrup was installed at the Justice Department as a White House liaison by chief of staff Mark Meadows in September. Stirrup has already been appointed as a member of the Board of Visitors to the Air Force Academy. (Associated Press / CNN)
  9. Yes Bubi, the entertainment not only continues, but is getting better. I watched some coverage last evening from FOX (who are still tickling trumpanzees), CNN and CBS et al, it appears that the case Ivanka has been deposed about, is sufficient to involve three others, who have been/will be deposed. The Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine explains, that contrary to the claims of Ivanka Trump, evidence in his lawsuit shows that Donald Trump's Presidential Inaugural Committee knowingly overpaid to use the Trump Hotel and he is now on public record (MSNBC) as saying Ivanka purposely misled, in her deposition. Mind you, lying to the Court, is prolly a federal crime, for which Pardon, is available from Dad. Strategy, Ivanka has. Effective strategy? prolly not.
  10. Ceramicist Nicole Gaston - who previously won an award for her 'Vagina Teapot' Cav, you brought it up, so you bear the responsibility, of us being, never to be able to un-see, the following: and "Gaston said many men appeared to find the idea of women making dildos emasculating" Not me, I find her face, emasculating. and "I saw on Reddit that someone called me a nutcase and I thought 'I may be a little outspoken, but I don't think I'm crazy," she said. Freedom to think what she likes, that's what makes NZ great. And there's something about her, that made me investigate further- The NZ public service has a high number of ladies who play for their own team, from the USA. On account of they find the local Lady Team members, easy to get along with and Permanent Resident via Partner, Visas, easy to attain. I once knew a cadre of said individuals, who were prominent in the local entertainment scene, they all had partners from California who worked in Immigration and related departments and curiously, one from Vermont. So I was not surprised to find this :: due to the board policy of not personally identifying the girls, I have redacted identifying information. .....
  11. And happiness was evident in the, visage de le Coss, yesterday as :: Ivanka Trump deposed in DC probe of Trump inauguration
  12. Coss

    The Covid-19 thread

    Oh I understand, the post I made was a meme, for the idiots who don't understand, vis the IQ/Moron part. SO: to lead them in, they see the first part of the meme and they shout Yeah! fist pumping! in their MAGA hats. Then they see the second part and wonder what it means...
  13. Coss

    The Covid-19 thread

    Lads, if we ignore the political circus in the USA and elsewhere - I think that infections and death rates are now going to overwhelm the health systems of countries who have not taken this virus seriously enough. In the vernacular - it's getting real.
  14. Trump's last supporter, the batshit crazy starts at about 2:10
  15. On the Rocks (2020) Bill Murray, Rashida Jones, Marlon Wayans I'll watch anything with Bill Murray in it and he's amusing in this. The story centres around his daughter and her doubts about her husband's fidelity, so in the end, a chick flick. Quite good, not outstanding.
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