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  1. Cambodia reports 125 infections and 0 deaths, while the PDR Lao reports no infections. Who are you going to believe? p.s. There are claims that China has underreported by at least 50%.
  2. Mining firm Rio Tinto sorry for destroying Aboriginal caves Mining giant Rio Tinto has apologised for blowing up 46,000-year-old Aboriginal caves in Western Australia dating back to the last Ice Age. The Juukan Gorge caves, in the Pilbara region, were destroyed last Sunday as Rio Tinto expanded an iron ore project agreed with the authorities. Many prehistoric artefacts have been found at the remote heritage site. "We are sorry for the distress we have caused," said Chris Salisbury, the firm's iron ore chief executive. "We pay our respects to the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and
  3. I'd say they are reasonably accurate. However, who knows how many cases might have been misreported as something else, especially in rural area? Most who have been infected have had only a mild case of the disease, some not even showing any synptoms at all. Thailand's death numbers are remarkably low, since very few have died of the virus alone. What it has done is finish off those who were already weaekened by something else. e.g. One of the first death was a man in his mid 20s who was seriously ill with dengue fever. Covid 19 plus another serious disease is a deadly combination. Whe
  4. The government has set July 1 for the lift of all business and activity lockdowns ordered earlier to cope with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), said the National Security Council chief. These include interprovincial and international travel, as well as the end of emergency decree and curfew. NSC secretary-general Gen Somsak Rungsita said on Thursday that the lift of restrictions would be a complete reopening of the country. Officials would next month prepare measures for the reopening. Gen Somsak said the executive decree on public administration in emergency situatio
  5. Thai taxi drivers have nothing good to say about Africans, whom they usually refer to collectively as Nigerians, no matter where they are from. They tell me about them jumping out of taxis and running without paying, or maybe throwing down 30 baht and running when the fare is over 100, or even getting angry and yelling when the cabbie refuses to drive the wrong way down a one-way street. But they invariably tell me they have no problem with African Americans and Black Brits. They are "same same Farang". (In the VN War days I heard the expression Farang Dam used for Black GIs.) Taxi drivers c
  6. Face The Facts: US COVID Death Numbers Are A NYC Epidemic, NOT A National Epidemic The sheer ease with which the American left has politicized the deaths of thousands of Americans has shocked even me. The United States is approaching 100,000 deaths and the left seems determined to make sure the public blames President Donald Trump for those deaths. As PJM’s Tyler O’Neil noted, the Democratic Coalition is trying to make “Trump Death Toll” a thing. While Tyler effectively demonstrated the absurdity of blaming these deaths on Trump, I’m going to show that despite the headlines that suggest th
  7. Well, that linked didn't work. Wonder why.
  8. Try as they might, the QR wouldn't work on my phone. Instead, I just wrote my name and phone number of a sheet they had for that (since apparently it wasn't uncommon). Also, at least in the mall I went to (Ngamwongwan), you had to sign again at every shop or restaurant you visited. My impression was so they could locate you, if it turned out some who was infected had been to the mall or shops the same day as you were.
  9. The Hooters is all right, but I wish they hadn't done in the Golden Beer Bar. Bangkok is finally coming back to life. Not the nightlife scene of course, but the malls are opening including the restaurants. I did some roaming yesterday, and it was nice to be able to get out.
  10. It is? I thought it disappeared years ago. I've had breakfast at the Bus Stop, good value. But I haven't seen any "new Golden Beer Bar". It is now a Hooters. https://bangkok112.com/the-golden-beer-bar-closes/ p.s. On the positive side, the freelancers still congregate at the Nana Hotel car park(or at least will again after the lockdown is over).
  11. Little Richard, age 87 https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-52601228
  12. And this is the best the Democrats could come up with? 'I Want the Same Equal Treatment' as Blasey Ford: Biden Accuser Calls Out Silence of Media, Women's Groups https://www.westernjournal.com/want-equal-treatment-blasey-ford-biden-accuser-calls-silence-media-womens-groups/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=conservativebyte&utm_campaign=lminetwork&utm_content=2020-05-01&fbclid=IwAR2tv1-xsdfsPeeh5wfxwgKdNbsGqbXNaYl1HfwsJIMFNwAjcgxrsB71qMI
  13. Millie Small: My Boy Lollipop singer dies aged 72 Aw, I liked her. https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-52557332
  14. So what is your suggestion? With two decidedly uninspiring candidates for the highest office in the USA, should we pretend that they are competent? I'm old enough to remember a time when we had a choice between equally competent candidates. Nowadays it seems we have a choice between men who would never have even been considered for the office a few decades ago, one of whom actually appears to be senile.
  15. Trump is responsible for the coronavirus? Does he have some kind of magic want that could have prevented it?
  16. God help us if either one of the parties wins the White House. The Dems are showing them once again to be absolutely unethical with their defence of Creepy Joe in the light of the evidence against him, while the Donald is almost acting bored with his job. As my father suggested years ago, maybe we should go for a while without a president and see if it makes any difference.
  17. My understanding is that there were well over 100 POWs held in North Vietnam's satellite, the PDR Laos. Aussie journalist John Everingham has said he was more or less told as much when he was held briefly by the Pathet Lao forces. The commies kept the prisoners for a number of years in hopes they would finally be ransomed, but eventually decided they wouldn't be. Then the embarrassing POWs were "eliminated" to cover the fact that Hanoi had itself violated the agreement to return all prisoners. Kissinger was involved in the talks, which tells you all you need to know. He is one of the mos
  18. As I've mentioned before, Peter Navarro is a life long Democrat. and he ran in at least 3 times in elections as one. Trump picked him simply because he agreed with Navarro's views on China. Trump has no real ties to either party. Navarro's supporting his boss in other areas gives you an idea of the integrity of most politicians. It's worth noting that four families more or less control the state of California, all of them Democrats, and they have made themselves filthy rich by it. I trust very few politicians of any party. They are all in it for the money, just in varying degrees. Plus I lea
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