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  2. Royal Pardon among the defences to be raised in Thaksin's lese majeste case. The legal team of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has announced 4 key points in his defence against the accusation of lese majeste. The case against Thaksin has been brought by the Attorney General (AG) under Article 112 of the Penal Code for giving an interview to a South Korean media outlet in 2015, which was seen as criticising the monarchy. The former PM is due to appear in court on June 18... https://www.nationthailand.com/blogs/news/politics/40038874 Cant' attend, cat got covid... _____ I see Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has covid to avoid attending something.... https://www.thaipbsworld.com/thai-pm-takes-sick-leave-to-recover-from-covid-19-infection/
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  4. Or as I like to call it “The Goat Herders Guild to the Galaxy”
  5. Last week
  6. The problem is that regardless of any personal attacks he makes the populous buy into his lies. Running negative campaigns based on fear about what an opponent would do with power is an effective way to win elections
  7. Trump appears to be doing the Dems work for them US Democrats have seized on Donald Trump’s dismissal of Milwaukee as “a horrible city” by trumpeting the unflattering description on advertising hoardings – a month before the city in the swing state of Wisconsin hosts the Republican national convention, where the former president is set to be the party’s presidential nominee this November. Trump reportedly made the comment in a meeting with congressional Republicans in Washington on Thursday, his first return to Capitol Hill since extremist supporters broke into Congress on 6 January 2021, to try to stop Joe Biden’s victory over him. Republican party figures found themselves scrambling to contain the fallout from a political own goal over a city purposely chosen to host the convention on 15-18 July, because Wisconsin is expected to be key to the outcome of the 2024 election. Link
  8. Saw him at KS's funeral. Living in Jomtien now and doing fine.
  9. It was very sad to hear of his passing. As someone said here he WAS one of the good guys. Too young for him to go. Quite a few of his friends were there at the funeral. Marcel brought so many of us together, virtually and in person. He will be missed by family and his many friends. Raise a glass of cola to him next some of you all meet. The meetings he used to arrange were classics and a great way many of us met personally.
  10. Sounds like everyone is paying their tea money 💰
  11. All at Sea (2010) A black comedy about an old rogue named Wally, who breaks all the rules, to fulfil an old friends dying wish to be buried at sea. Brian Cox, Lauren Bacall, James Fox, et al. One of those British Comedies, that they do so well, but with the exception of the main three actors, most of the cast are Norwegian and it's set, to great effect in Norway. Very Very good. Look for the "if your balls hang down" dance. Also the seamanship and boating were spot on, unlike most movies where actors in boats look like they're in pumpkins. Recommended.
  12. Pattaya police inspected entertainment venues around the city on the night of June 12th but found no illegal activities. The raid was prompted in the Pattaya area, following an order from the Pattaya Police Chief, Pol. Col. Navin Teerawit. The operation aimed to prevent and suppress all forms of crime, as well as ensure the safety of tourists and residents in Pattaya. As part of the inspection, officers were divided into teams to visit various establishments. At a particular nightclub named “Yes Pattaya,” they found a large number of customers partying inside around 2:30 A.M. this morning. Is this your Tuesday afternoon address? Officers ordered the venue to cease all activities, turn off the music, and turn on the lights. They then proceeded to check the IDs and conduct drug urine tests on all patrons and staff, but no one was found to be underage or have any illegal substances in their system. Officers also searched the vehicles of patrons parked outside, but no illegal items were discovered. Both of these law enforcement activities are legal in Thailand. The inspection continued at other night venues, and no evidence of wrongdoing was found. However, all establishments were ordered to close for the night since it was already beyond legal closing times This has been part of a number of raids over the past week and a half targeting mainly Thai oriented nightclubs. These raids started after a major operation at the Dirty Pub in Pattaya led to the arrest of over 200 people for being positive for illegal drugs, as we reported here. In related news, an unidentified man was caught by Pattaya police carrying a gun and illegal drugs into a night venue. The man was arrested during a raid last week. Pattaya police have vowed to continue the raids, although they have not seemed to target discos or clubs frequented by foreign tourists so far. https://thepattayanews.com/2024/06/13/pattaya-police-raid-entertainment-venues-find-no-illegal-activities/
  13. Danger in the Hospital (my title) https://thepattayanews.com/2024/06/13/medical-bytes-thailand-number-109-a-walk-in-the-park/ 1. On Friday 22nd March 2024, in Soi Buakhao, Pattaya, Ron was pushed off his bike by an English tourist, see video. Ron sustained a fracture of his right hip. The Englishman involved sat with Ron for a while, apologised for running into him and he promised to assist his recovery. They exchanged phone numbers. Four hours later, once in the hospital, Ron tried to call the English tourist. His number had been disconnected. 2. Ron was admitted to the a local hospital. An X-ray confirmed a fractured hip, see photo 1. Because of the Clopidogrel he was taking, a blood thinner, the operation was deferred for 5 days. On Wednesday, March 27th, his operation was elegantly performed, see photo 2. The surgeon promised Ron that he would walk the following day. This never happened. 3. Ron’s management at the Hospital was dysfunctional and directly related to the poor standards of nursing care: -The nurses did not provide the 3 meals a day included in his account. -For the five days prior to the operation, the nurses failed to protect his broken hip. -Following the operation the physiotherapist did not arrive the following day to assist him to walk. The nurses did not arrange for the therapist to attend the following day, or any other day. -The nurses failed to provide Ron with adequate post-operative care, see photo 3. 4. On Tuesday, April 2nd, I spoke with Ron’s surgeon, Dr Taweesilp, about Ron’s comorbid problems. I also informed him that Ron had remained bed-bound since the operation, which was counterproductive to optimum healing. The surgeon assured me that he would notify the nurses immediately. The following day Ron remained bedbound. I called the surgeon. Within 15 minutes of that call, a flurry of nursing activity resulted in Ron sitting in a wheelchair for 10 minutes, see photo 4. They did not walk him. 5. Ron was already frustrated about the lack of adequate nursing care. He had suffered significant pain as he lay in bed for the days prior to his operation. He was now frustrated by his confinement to bed and the refusal of the nurses to support his rehabilitation. Further, the food privation continued post-operation. He lost 12kg, 10% of his body weight. The problem I observed with the nurses was their lack of care and respect for this patient. I visited Ron 5 times during his stay in the hospital. On 4 of those occasions, I observed the nurses on duty in their station behind a closed glass door. The majority were dressed in their pristine uniforms, not a crease nor bloodstain to be seen anywhere, fixed to their mobile phones, as Ron’s protestations fell on deaf ears. He signed himself out of the Hospital on Saturday, April 6th. 6. Ron was readmitted on April 10th with an obstructive uropathy caused by his prostatomegaly. The back pressure on his kidneys had caused acute renal failure and a urinary tract infection. He was also hyperglycaemic; Type 2 diabetes. He was extremely ill. I was concerned that he may not survive. With the assistance of professional medical care at the Hospital, Ron recovered from this ordeal. His catheter was removed and he was discharged home, only for his outflow obstruction to return. Re-catheterization released 1,500ml urine, see photo 5. In a male, the normal capacity of the bladder is 300ml before causing the urge to urinate! In addition, his UTI had reoccurred. 7. I returned from my Songkran vacation and visited Ron on Tuesday 23rd April. He was weak and dehydrated. His blood sugar was 133mg/dl (70-99mg/dl). His urine was infected. His diet was poor; fried dried-out chicken from a street vendor. He was drinking 3L of pure water daily only, with no electrolytes. I attended to these problems. On Wednesday 24th, I attempted to walk him, but standing caused dizziness. On Thursday 25th, after increasing his food intake, he tried again. He shuffled slowly; he was delighted. He had been bed-bound for over 1 month. As he sat down, he became emotional as he thanked me for my assistance. 8. Ron’s ordeal was difficult and his suffering was increased by poor nursing vigilance. Ron’s misfortune was hardly a ’Walk in the park’, but, shortly, he will be able to! https://thepattayanews.com/2024/06/13/medical-bytes-thailand-number-109-a-walk-in-the-park/
  14. In Order of Disappearance Original title: Kraftidioten 2014 Norway - Snow - Father takes revenge on Son's killers - a familiar story line . But, this is Stellan Skarsgård - fine fine actor. Pål Sverre Hagen as the bad guy, is good too. Well worth the watch. English subtitles.
  15. Coss

    Any New Jokes

    While walking down the street one day a politician is tragically hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. 'Welcome to heaven,' says St. Peter. 'Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you.' 'No problem, just let me in,' says the man. 'Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from higher up. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity.' 'Really, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven,' says the MP 'I'm sorry, but we have our rules.' And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him. Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people. They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and champagne. Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly & nice guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before he realises it, it is time to go. Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises.... The elevator goes up, up, up and the door re-opens on heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him. 'Now it's time to visit heaven.' So, 24 hours pass with the MP joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realises it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns. 'Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity.' The MP reflects for a minute, then he answers: 'Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell.' So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above. The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder. ' I don't understand,' stammers the MP. 'Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened? ' The devil looks at him, smiles and says, ' Yesterday we were campaigning.. ...Today you voted.
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  17. You must be the youngest Board Member by now then
  18. I once dated an English teacher who kept correcting my grammar during sex. She got particularly annoyed about my improper use of the colon.
  19. Can't be him, the car isn't smashed up. Unless the front's OK, but the back is stuffed.... Interesting choice of background, pile o' rubbish.
  20. Q: Does Thailand's Lèse-majesté law, protect those who are not royalty, but merely jaw-droppingly wealthy?
  21. I know where Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya is - Vancouver https://moderncarcollector.com/13-year-old-totals-lamborghini-huracan/ 13 yr old? you say? - plastic surgery to keep him young for the purposes of eluding justice. Also his fake licence says 13, and Asian people look young anyway. But the definitive proof? Written off super car... Satire
  22. Like BB, It was probably 2000 or 2001 when I met the great man, amongst other great names back at Woodstock and later Gullibles. What a nice bloke - only the good die young right. I thought he was younger than me (he certainly looked it!) - thought with the family and all that stuff, hope they are doing ok. A true gent, on and off the board. RIP
  23. Hence the reason in said “Fall Guy” khai pha ao na rod Sell cloth to save face. to sacrifice important property to save one's name That is all that comes to mind right now
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