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  1. And now the more familiar Thai version:
  2. https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30403453 The National Committee on Communicable Diseases has approved the use of vaccine passports in Thailand, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced on Monday. Under the measure, travellers with vaccination certificates will have their Covid-19 quarantine reduced from 14 days to seven days.However, travellers from South Africa, where a highly contagious coronavirus variant is rife, will still have to undergo the full 14-day quarantine.
  3. If you can believe anything these days. Every group of "experts" comes out with a different theory. Pick the one you prefer.
  4. https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/special-reports/2079491/patpong-on-its-last-legs?fbclid=IwAR2ogMC-rDRsWM9To8-Stps8uNrcyhcdb-r1qGxgtOGfh-GpADaMaanlQ4E Patpong 'on its last legs'
  5. Proud Boys, Black Lives Matter leaders hold joint conference: We 'denounce White supremacy' https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/oct/1/proud-boys-black-lives-matter-leaders-hold-joint-c/?fbclid=IwAR2J5CtuodZ_eYHJPR2xVazx9YH88dZIWhDJfRg40Xpih32dgp6C1sZ_loY
  6. No one has ever confirmed the JFK planned that. But no, there was no such executive order. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_executive_actions_by_John_F._Kennedy I think I'd put Afghanistan ahead of the VN War as the biggest mistake. Just what the hell are we doing there, if not defending the opium fields, the way the conspiracy folks insist? US troops have been there 19 years, FFS! The Brits tried in Afghanistan - and failed. Russia tried in Afghanistan - and failed. And the US? I don't know one Soldier or Marine who has been there and doesn't think we should get out. They all
  7. I can't see it happening, since the police would lose too much money if it is made legal.
  8. Sex workers in Thailand have launched a petition calling for prostitution to be decriminalised and urging authorities to remove all penalties for selling sex. Empower Foundation, a group that supports sex workers, said it hoped to collect 10,000 signatures and present the petition to parliament to help persuade lawmakers to consider changing the country's prostitution law. "The law punishes sex workers - 80% of whom are mothers and the main breadwinner for the whole family," said Mai Junta, a representative from Empower. "It turns us into criminals," she told the Thomson Reuters
  9. I've talked to vets who actually knew McCain, and they didn't share your high opinion of him. One USAF colonel told me that McCain was shot down when he returned to do a victory loop ovr the target he'd just attacked. True or not? How should I know, but the Col was a pilot who flew missions over NVN himself. Trump and McCain never got along. There's a difference between calling one man a loser and saying he called all veterans and war dead losers. There is ample evidence tht he did not. p.s. I voted for McCain.
  10. Nice history, but not quite so. The Brits occupied VN at the end of WWII to hold it against the VIetminh until the French could arrive. The Brits had no desire to stay there, and couldn't wait to get out of there. So that makes it an American cockup? As to JFK, no one knows what he would have done. It is all guess work, but I'm sure he'd have done a better job than LBJ. BTW .. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/britain-s-secret-vietnam-war-missions-lx2056nl8
  11. Absolute fucking bull shit, but it's anti-Trump so it's got to be true. Too bad John Bolton (no admirer of Trump) didn't go along with the BS. John Bolton shoots down Atlantic story saying Trump called soldiers ‘losers’ Trump found an unexpected ally in his corner. The same man who called him “unfit for office” said he was on that particular trip with Trump. Former National Security Advisor John Bolton has been an adversary of the president since leaving the administration last fall. He wrote in his book about Trump the visit to the cemetery by helicopter, was canceled
  12. No, you cannot own an RPG launcher in any state, nor can you own hand grenades, landmines etc, artillery pieces, or fully automatic weapons. Most modern military weapons are what is today called an assault weapon, the large magazine semi-automatic M16 and AK-47 types, and I still don't understand why these are legal. They were made for combat, not for hunting, target shoot, or home defense. It puzzled me when I moved back to the US 20+ years ago and found that people could buy weapons they had no businesses owning. We couldn't own them in the 1960s and '70s. For one thing, it is comparat
  13. From what I've read, the guy thought it was thieves trying to break in and fired first, wounding a policeman. The cops then responded by shooting at everything in sight. Breanna Taylor was killed by lying in bed, and it's a wonder the guy wasn't killed too. It was an over-reaction for sure, but when the adrenalin is pumping you're not thinking right. I learned that in Vietnam. I'm very much opposed to this no-knock entries, and neighbours say the police did not identify themselves (though they claim they did). Was Breanna murdered? I wouldn't say she was intentionally targeted, but her d
  14. Democratic strategist David Axelrod weighed-in Thursday on Joe Biden’s potentially reduced campaign schedule; saying “this is bad advice” and claiming the former Vice President can “either cut it or he can’t.” “This is bad advice. You can’t cloister the candidate and win. He either can cut it or he can’t, and the only way he can prove he can is to be an active and vigorous candidate. He’s running for president of the United States, for God’s sake!” posted Axelrod on social media.
  15. Have you been following the protests in Bangkok and elsewhere against this government? It's starting to feel like it did back in the 1970s. The general has more important things to worry about than joining the CPTPP. https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/politics/1975083/prayut-warns-nation-could-be-engulfed-in-flames-as-online-crackdown-expands
  16. God help them if they'd shot anyone. In just about every state you can only use lethal weapons in self defense. The other person has to be actually threatening you (and preferably armed). The news reports I read said the protestors were making threats against them and their property. If they weren't they deserved to be charged. p.s. I also wonder if that magazine is legal. Civilians are usually only allowed a 5 round magazine or so. That is clearly over 20 rounds, maybe 30.
  17. Yeah, Coss. Just ignore the fact that the "protestors" had broken into their gated housing estate and were threatening to burn people's houses down. And maybe it's a shoes-optional zone.
  18. Must be the same cops in the cities currently seeing rioting and looting..
  19. Ah, the glorious DNC. Integrity is an unknown word. DNC Used Deported Woman To Attack Trump. She Was Deported Under Clinton, Flagged Under Obama. https://www.dailywire.com/news/dnc-used-deported-woman-to-attack-trump-she-was-deported-under-clinton-flagged-under-obama?utm_campaign=dw_newsletter&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=93673344&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_fyL0OQG74Bkr8ku6-siE1cIY4i7fIDGzuKFRWqek7BO9D6XAYSxpgLJSlCQeQuv--Mb92LgYDyof6hxDc-RVr3AC8Yg&utm_content=non_insiders&utm_source=housefile&fbclid=IwAR0cT4RRtQotiR5a0ioj7JeoyLCU6r_dFwJdujhKDr3UJn2bjsBDDhJrInU
  20. So tell me, Steve. How have we reached the point where these are the candidates that the two major parties have put forward? 328 million people and this is the best they can do? It's not something for us to be proud of.
  21. At least Trump can tell his wife from his sister.
  22. Tulsi Gabbard would have been a fine candidate. She's part Samoan, if they wanted a minority, and she has a decent military record in the Army medical corps. She also ripped Kamala to pieces in the debates. But oh no, let's go with creepy old Joe. Listen to Joe's own words. If he were Pinocchio he'd have a nose a yard long. Do the Democrats really want to win?
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