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Mekong

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  1. Well that lasted a long time

    Bangkok's reopening for inoculated tourists will be delayed by two weeks as most of the city's residents are still waiting for their second jabs, while the tourism ministry has pledged to open the city to bring at least 1 million international tourists this year.

    Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, the tourism and sports minister, said the appropriate timeline for Bangkok should be postponed from Oct 1 to Oct 15 as the capital city is expected to have administered Covid-19 vaccines to 70% of its residents by then.

    At present, 37% of population is fully vaccinated, while another 33% are in the 8-12 week interval following their first AstraZeneca shot.

    https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/2182455/bangkoks-reopening-to-be-postponed

     

    33% since June 3.5 months and they reckon 37% in the next month, I know this government legalized Kratom I didn’t realize they were all smoking it as well.

  2. 4 hours ago, Coss said:

    The vaccination program in Thailand was meant to rely on AstraZeneca doses produced domestically by Siam Bioscience, but the palace-owned company failed to meet its target, citing delays and production issues

    Another Outright lie, AZ has met production the government contract was only for a percentage of, not total production.

  3. Whilst theoretically Her Madge could overrule the courts I very much doubt that she would. Her policy has always been say nothing and don’t interfere on all matters and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.

    As for the papers being served, it is a moot point to be honest, the papers relate to a civil case and UK-US extradition only relates to criminal cases. Basically means Randy Andy can’t step foot in USA or it’s territories, no great loss IMHO. 

  4. 53 minutes ago, My Penis is hungry said:

    Of topic, but why do you need to be black slave descendant to support BLM?

    Exclusive: almost 70 memorials renamed or being taken down since last summers Black Lives Matter protests

    Scores of tributes to slave traders, colonialists and racists have been taken down or will be removed across the UK, a Guardian investigation has found, with hundreds of others under review by local authorities and institutions.

    In what was described by historians as an “unprecedented” public reckoning with Britain’s slavery and colonial past, an estimated 39 names – including streets, buildings and schools – and 30 statues, plaques and other memorials have been or are undergoing changes or removal since last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/29/tributes-to-slave-traders-and-colonialists-removed-across-uk
     

    Maybe UK BLM have a different agenda to the rest of the world

  5. Hamilton is a bigger wanker than Verstappen IMHO. What with his BLM policies and alike, what that convicted criminal George Floyd has to do with the UK I will never know. As for slavery and all that, his father came to UK from Granada in the 20th century, slavery was abolished in 1833 so his family background has nothing to do with slavery.

    The prick also goes on about his dog on a vegan diet (how do you know someone is vegan? They tell you) and claims to care for the environment, then posts a photo taken on a private jet whist off to race F1 cars. 
    Looking forward to George Russel putting his nose out of joint next season.
     

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  6. 4 hours ago, Coss said:

    “Like everything in life, the truth is hiding in plain sight, but only if you’re prepared to look for it,” self-educated free thinker Ralph Degraves says. 
     

    1 His Self Education was lacking some

    2 Degraves Replce the G R V S and one E with I C K H and D and you get Dickhead.   Degraves = Dickhead following his own rules.

  7. Terrorism only came to the attention of most Americans hen terrorism hit their shores.

    Americans were quite willing to support NORAID the financial branch of the IRA, when I was in upstate New York on Paddies day pre 911 there were people with collection buckets “For the Cause” 

    So Americans have supported terrorism which has led to the deaths of over 1700 people and continued to support such after each attack in Ireland or Mainland UK.

    As soon as there is a terrorist attack on American soil which killed less than 3,000 people the US goes Gung-Ho carrying out air strikes on 7 countries killing over 22,000 civilians. Was not the US retaliation and taking of civilian life not also an act of terrorism.

    it wasn’t the civilians of the country who had financed 911 is was a minority group, much like the US based minority group NORAID. 
    I suspect most Americans would have got pissed off if the UK had carried out air strikes on upstate New York and Massachusetts and killed over 22,000 Americans, but it is OK for America to react in such a way itself

    No doubt Americans will cry “But it is Different” to which I reply “How So?”

     

  8. That is why I like Kiwis, so gullible

    As an amusing anecdote that story may be, it is obviously bullshit.

    In Australia, If renewing passport, as long as name or gender has not changed, all that is required is application form, old passport (or police report if stolen) , two passport photos and of course payment.

    For UK one, Passport photo may not even be required, last time I renewed mine they used the electronic photo on record for my driving Licence.

  9. 2 hours ago, paul101 said:

    Trump would not have left all that equipment and people, or even the doggies

    How can you say that? Such is only an opinion and not based on fact.

    You’re as daft as the septics getting involved with Trump-Biden having the biggest Willy arguments.

  10. The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That's an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used?
    Well, because that's the way they built them in England, and English engineers designed the first US railroads. Why did the English build them like that?
    Because the first rail lines were built by the same people who built the wagon tramways, and that's the gauge they used. So, why did 'they' use that gauge then?
    Because the people who built the tramways used the same jigs and tools that they had used for building wagons, which used that same wheel spacing. Why did the wagons have that particular odd wheel spacing?
    Well, if they tried to use any other spacing, the wagon wheels would break more often on some of the old, long distance roads in England . You see, that's the spacing of the wheel ruts. So who built those old rutted roads?
    Imperial Rome built the first long distance roads in Europe (including England ) for their legions. Those roads have been used ever since.
    And what about the ruts in the roads?
    Roman war chariots formed the initial ruts, which everyone else had to match or run the risk of destroying their wagon wheels. Since the chariots were made for Imperial Rome , they were all alike in the matter of wheel spacing. Therefore the United States standard railroad gauge of 4 feet, 8.5 inches is derived from the original specifications for an Imperial Roman war chariot. Bureaucracies live forever.
    So the next time you are handed a specification/procedure/process and wonder 'What horse's ass came up with this?', you may be exactly right. Imperial Roman army chariots were made just wide enough to accommodate the rear ends of two war horses. (Two horses' asses.)
    Now, the twist to the story:
    When you see a Space Shuttle sitting on its launch pad, there are two big booster rockets attached to the sides of the main fuel tank. These are solid rocket boosters, or SRBs. The SRBs are made by Thiokol at their factory in Utah . The engineers who designed the SRBs would have preferred to make them a bit fatter, but the SRBs had to be shipped by train from the factory to the launch site. The railroad line from the factory happens to run through a tunnel in the mountains, and the SRBs had to fit through that tunnel. The tunnel is slightly wider than the railroad track, and the railroad track, as you now know, is about as wide as two horses' behinds.

    So, a major Space Shuttle design feature, of what is arguably the world's most advanced transportation system, was determined over two thousand years ago by the width of a horse's ass. And you thought being a horse's ass wasn't important? Ancient horse's asses control almost everything... 

  11. Whilst I accept the cost of Wind and Solar is slightly less than fossil fuels and is still falling I bet you haven’t seen a reduction is your utilities bills.

    Domt hold your breath waiting for prices to fall, more than likely to rise due to the “Green Turriff” 

  12. 2 hours ago, Coss said:

    Not having pots, to boil in, they were stewed in pieces of broken canoe, affording a trough-like vessel, that would be heated over stones, much like the Hangi method.

    See I was correct, the “Stone Method” was a Maori/Kiwi thing, nothing to do with the Brits.

  13. 20 minutes ago, Coss said:

    *stone method: in which food is boiled in a pot with a stone and when the stone is soft, the food is ready, primarily an English dish.

    Says a man who comes from a country where the national dish is “Maori Boil-Up”

  14. 1 hour ago, khunsanuk said:

    Hi,

    Gotta ask, what is that?

    Sanuk!
     

    Meat Pie,, Mash, Mushy Peas and Gravy.

    The way I know a “Floater” is Pi’s in Pea Soup, a speciality of “Big John” The Bangkok Pieman on Tong Lor 20 years ago, but he was from Adelaide, maybe a different style than Sydney.

     

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