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  1. Covid-19 Situation Administration to approve the re-opening of dine-in services for fully vaccinated customers. Considering only about 8.2% of population are fully vaccinated, most being elderly or ill, not many people will be dining out then. More bullshit from Ministry of Health to make things appear better than they actually are.
  2. Found the clip I was looking for.
  3. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered a probe into the alleged killing of a drug suspect by a group of Nakhon Sawan policemen. Led by a top officer, they allegedly suffocated the drug suspect to death with a plastic bag in a botched attempt to extort 2 million baht out of him. https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2170519/custody-death-clip-sparks-storm From the article Pol Col Thitisan, alias Jo Ferrari, was a student at the Royal Police Cadet Academy (class 57). His alias came from the fact that he owned many sports cars, including a Lamborghini limited-edition Aventador LP 720-4 50 Anniversary special. He was reportedly the first Thai to own this car. Even a blind man could see that assets far outstretch income yet nobody says anything
  4. Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at 80 https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-58316842
  5. The police chief says he will fire the policemen involved in the fatal torture of a drug suspect in Nakhon Sawan after a clip showing a man being suffocated with a plastic bag went viral on Tuesday, a day after a provincial police boss vowed to probe the accusation. The 2.44-minute clip shows a man sitting on a chair, surrounded by four men in civilian clothes. They are in a room full of desks like one would find at a police station. One of the standing men covers the head of the seated man with a plastic bag. They beat him a few times while one of them is wrapping the bag around his neck and trying to push him down. https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2170503/police-chief-vows-to-sack-cops-after-clip-goes-viral A bit more than getting sacked, more like charged with murder.
  6. A track from back in 1973, from the Stooges “Raw Power” album. The Stooges are cited as an influence by numerous bands on the genre I prefer to listen to, 48 years old and still sounds fresh today PS the song is 48 years old not this recording obviously.
  7. Two movies referenced that I am aware of, South Pacific “Gonna wash that man right out of my hair” Carrie. “Dirty Pillows” The song makes more sense knowing what a “Sheila Na Gig” actually is. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheela_na_gig
  8. Mekong

    The Covid-19 thread

    He saw you coming, probably used a 28THB ATK from Alibaba to do the test
  9. There fixed it for you, after all only Americans are trying Ivermectin.
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    The Covid-19 thread

    As uneducated as I am, on this topic, I would has at a guess the infection figures are some way related to population density Auckland is 2,400 km2 whereas London is 5,701 and Bangkok 5,295 which both have significantly higher infection rates than Auckland. Wellington only has a population density of 710 km2 and a lower infection rate than Auckland. The infection rate / infection curve appears to be logarithmic at first glance (well it isn’t linear or exponential) or maybe I am just talking shite as usual.
  11. Unfortunately those “Proper Doctors”were Veterinarians (yes Vets are real Doctors) Joking aside, It amazes me that people who do not want the vaccine because “Their Body, Their Choice” willingly take Bovine anti worming tablets. A bit like me saying “I don’t like antiseptic cream, I will apply Horse Pile cream instead.
  12. Interesting turn of phrase, Christians “Go to Church” or “Attend a Service” but going and having a pray with hundreds of others is something followers of another religion do 5 times a day. Same in the UK high infection clusters are to be found amongst members of this community.
  13. Afghanistan: What has the conflict cost the US and its allies? https://www.bbc.com/news/world-47391821
  14. But, but, but didn’t the USA finance the Taliban to begin with? The Soviets occupied Afghanistan during the 1980s and ultimately withdrew after resistance from fighters, collectively known as mujahadeen. Among them was Osama bin Laden. The US funneled arms and help to these anti-Soviet forces. But in the post-Soviet power vacuum, the Taliban was formed under the leadership of Mullah Mohammed Omar, who wanted to create an Islamic society, expel foreign influences like TV and music from the country and impose a repressive version of Islamic law that is particularly harsh on women. By 2001, they controlled nearly all of the country. So basically USA financed militia force got out of control and USA got NATO on nvolved in trying to get the genie back in th bottle. This is what you get trying to police the world.
  15. “Dear Bomber” Gerd Muller probably the greatest striker world football ever saw, aged 74 after a long battle with dementia. https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/58222495
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    The Covid-19 thread

    “Overall, we rate Rumble Right Biased and Questionable based on the promotion of right-wing propaganda and conspiracy theories as well as false information, use of poor sources, and a lack of transparency.“ https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/rumble/
  17. More than Backhanders KS, If that were only the case and vaccine rollout was successful / on target, Thais would accept that. This is about impunity for gross incompetence and dereliction of duties for the Chairman of CCSA (Gen Pinocchio Prime Minister) Public Health Ministry (Minister Anuntin the Deputy Prime Minister) and all the other Cronies. Basically the Government are proposing an Emergency Decree to protect themselves and make them bullet proof, even a bling man could see through this.
  18. The original article dated 10 August only mentioned Medical Officials and not those in charge of or involved in vaccine procurement. Drafted by the Public Health Ministry who’s head in Anuntin the person the bill protects most, fishy? You can smell the whole goddamned aquarium. And meanwhile The government is being sued for damages by the Move Forward Party (MFP) over its alleged failures in handling the Covid-19 pandemic. MFP deputy leader Sirikanya Tansakul said about 100 people will file the class-action suit with the Civil Court on Tuesday. The group is demanding compensation for the economic impact of the pandemic which they claim the government has failed to deal with adequately. Ms Sirikanya said the party has helped to bring together people seeking to sue the government and was covering their legal expenses. The deputy party leader said mismanagement by the government could be seen in faulty vaccine procurement and the problematic allocation of public health resources which have resulted in the deaths of Covid-19 sufferers. While on the economic front, many businesses were ordered to cease trading without adequate compensation. https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2165359/move-forward-leads-legal-bid-over-virus-response
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    The Covid-19 thread

    Je ne parle pas français If Sinovac is so good why are they giving third shots to healthcare workers in Thailand who have already had 2 shots of Sinovac? https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2164351/second-batch-of-pfizer-for-medics-arrives-saturday There are many good things manufactured n China, unfortunately Sinovac is not amongst them, but then a sinofile such as yourself thinks every Chinese export is good. If Sinovac is so good why wasn’t / isn’t it being used in Germany?
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    The Covid-19 thread

    A Synonym of effective is useful, therefore less effective would be less useful. One of the Synonyms of Less Useful is “Most Useless” https://www.powerthesaurus.org/less_useful/synonyms English lessons given to not native speakers free of charge.
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