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  1. 9 hours ago, keithsimmonds said:

    On a Dark and very sad note ...would n,t the amount of "old People"that have died in there thousands from"Covid" leave more funds in the so called govt pension pot? No more free prescriptions bus passes pensions winter fuel payments etc etc

    These are, cold hard statistics, mostly people that have likely died a year or two earlier than they otherwise might have, presuming that there wouldn't be a bout of 'flu etc anyway. Statistically insignificant, as is most of the whole panic driven Covid story.

  2. 35 minutes ago, HashBrownHarry said:

    Stuck where / how?


    Imposed by who?



    Buriram province. We informed ourselves about regulations before we went, you should too. 

    We're on the 4th day of a 14 day quarantine, neighbours and village admin will be keeping an eye on us. 

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  3. 10 hours ago, fusion58 said:




    You know there has to be more than a few fat brown envelopes changing hands for the government to just look the other way like this.

    As long as they get more profit when they burn the cane before harvest then they will continue to do so.  Whose fault is that? I don't see laziness involved.

  4. 6 hours ago, Sumarianson said:

    There is no reliable test for a virus! Did he have symptoms? As in China a survey of 10 million people in Wuhan using track & trace did not find a single case of asymptomatic contraction of COVID -19. The WHO have also said that they have not found a single case of asymptomatic transmission. The reason given for lockdowns and masks!

    In our case "test" meant having the local health volunteer and neighbour taking our temperatures across a barbed wire fence. 14 days quarantine... 

  5. I too was 'condemned' to 14 days quarantine after visiting Bangkok a few days ago. 5 hours nonstop  drive there, 2 hours at the embassy and 5 hours back. The village health volunteer is our neighbour and we don't want to get her into trouble but you give me the idea of contacting the local health authorities, which I will. 

    We got so much conflicting and constantly changing 'information' before we went that instead of cancelling the appointment or asking local authorities we just WENT. Saw a checkpoint on the other side of the road stopping all vehicles, huge tailback, but didn't go through any ourselves. And of course, very little traffic, I swore less than usual.

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  6. A long time ago in the UK when I was allowed to design road improvements, we would send letters to the involved gas, telephone, water, sewage and electricity departments etc asking 1: where are your conduits, pipes, etc? and 2: if, according to these plans, they need to be moved, please do so before the date of commencement. There was always a department or two that didn't answer. Imagine how much worse it must be here.

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  7. 22 hours ago, Jeffr2 said:

    You need to compare Sweden to it's nearest neighbors.  If you do that, you'll see Sweden failed with their experiment miserably.  Their neighbors did much better, even economically with their lock downs.

    You are neither addressing the point of the post nor what 'failing miserably' means. All cause mortality in Sweden is about the same as in previous years. There's more Covid, yes, less 'flu. 

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  8. 2 hours ago, ExpatOilWorker said:


    I very much doubt that mortality is normal at the moment in Sweden.

    In neighboring Denmark, excess mortality is clearly showing and is about 15% above the seasonal average.



    This kind of variation is normal. Maybe it would be nice to be able to postpone deaths to a warmer time of the year or to another year but the panic induced by using the word 'Covid' instead of 'cyclically recurring respiratory diseases among older people' is uncalled for. In some countries the average age of people dying of covid is higher than the normal life expectancy for that country.

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  9. 6 hours ago, trevoromgh said:


    Interesting.  Just shows how internal politics can drag a company down when all that needs to be done is to listen to their customers and make sure the shop window (their apps) are performing well and free of clutter (continual security checks) so that business can be done without interuption. Get it right and they could challenge the likes of eBay and Amazon.


    mmm... and that the founder and CO of Alibaba has disappeared from public view for more than two weeks?



  10. 9 hours ago, khaowong1 said:

    Yep, living in Thailand and being a ordained Monk there, I saw many Hindu statues around most temples in Thailand.  Thailand has always been a mix of Buddhist and Hindu art and religions. 

    + of course various animals, such as chickens, buffalo, horses and cobra (naga), even giraffes but not so much elephants...

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  11. 16 hours ago, EricTh said:


    Why is that so?


    It is a fact that in cooler times of the year morning sun is preferable as it will warm up the soil and get things moving generally. 

    Afternoon sun doesn't of itself damage the plant but will mean that watered plants may remain waterlogged all day. 

    Some plants such as tomatoes resent having moist leaves all day and will develop fungal diseases. However these things are likely to be more important in temperate zones, in Thailand to a limited degree around this time of the year.

  12. 19 hours ago, Lacessit said:

    My attitude to plants and gardening in general is survive. If you don't, less for me to do and you did not deserve to live anyway.

    Yup. When I read that Prince Charles talks to plants to encourage them, I agreed. I say "GROW, you b***ers, or it's the compost for you".

    It worked, for me at least if not for the plants.

  13. What is it, 7694 cases, 64 deaths? In a YEAR.

    WHAT is all this panic about? I MUST go to BKK next week to get a new passport, I will be back the same day after passing 45 minutes at the embassy. I probably stand more chance of dying in a traffic accident on the way back than of even catching Covid. Traffic fatalities daily, 45 - 70 daily depending on your source.

    The only thing that worries me about Covid is the way these so called prevention measures affect my life and that of school children. 

    A year ago WHO was advising NOT to use lockdowns in case of a pandemic and that masks don't help, recent studies have shown that mask wearing is largely useless to possibly harmful. 

    Mind you, it is useful if you want to introduce postal voting on a massive scale in order to win an election.



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  14. 19 hours ago, WaveHunter said:

    I'm very passionate about "keto" as you can probably see in many of my posts.  There is a strong scientific basis for this, and it's actually very easy to understand.


    Most people associate the term "keto" with dieting for weight loss, which is not the right way to look at Keto.  Worse, many people think that "keto" is nothing more than just another fad diet, which is incredibly wrong.


    Today there is an epidemic of metabolic disorders such as obesity and Diabetes type 2.  There are many other metabolic disorders associated with what we eat and how we eat.  There is now strong scientific evidence that even devastating neurological diseases such as Alzheimers' and Parkinsons' have a nutritional basis.


    Almost any metabolic disorder has "inflammation" as a basis for the disorder. In simplistic terms, it's how the body reacts to things it doesn't like, and there is strong scientific evidence that for most people over time, the body can not tolerate excessive carbohydrates and will react with inflammatory responses.  Google the term "metabolic syndrome" to understand this.


    There's an old saying, "Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food.”  Keto is simply a way to counter the inflammatory effects of excessive carbohydrates.  It is an easy and effective way to actually reverse inflammation that results in obesity and other metabolic disorders in a very effective and also a very quick way!

    Well said, not that many will listen. 

    I observe a few Keto forums from time to time and as you say they are mainly about people struggling to lose weight, and not about getting healthy so that weight goes down by itself. Mention exercise to maintain health and you get attacked. I'm afraid Keto is regarded in much the same light as 'taking a pill' for weight loss is by many. 

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  15. 20 hours ago, carlyai said:

    Sorry, but that's ridiculous. 🙂

    Sorry, but I fail to understand your remark. It looks good, I tried it a little and it still looks good.

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