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  1. 19 minutes ago, Grossman said:



    Pretty good recap..


    When Patsaravalee talked about how the previous election had 250 senators who tipped the scales and gave Gen. Prayuth power, Parina said “Those 250 senators are not from Gen. Prayuth. This is fake news. They were chosen.”

    “Who picked them in the end?” Jomquan said. 

    “I wasn’t there, so I don’t know,” Parina said. 

    “According to the process, it was by Gen. Prayut,” Jomquan answered for her.



    “I wasn’t there, so I don’t”


    What an eloquent and mature reply. With this lot at the negotiation table, one wonders why we’re at this current impasse. 



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  2. 1 minute ago, rkidlad said:

    There are no flies on this lot.


    One minute you have that horrible wench from the PPRP telling the young protester that it's only about 100,000 people who want change and millions love Prayut, the next minute you have the PPRP talking about setting up committees to calm things down.


    If millions love Prayut and it's only about 100,000 who don't, why do anything? 


  3. 13 minutes ago, kingstonkid said:

    Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely

    I actually think Prayut came into power with grand ideas.  Then the outside forces have now gotten control of him.

    I think he came into power with grandiose ideas for himself. He really did see himself as some kind of saviour without realising that what he wants isn't what the majority want. As I heard someone say the other day, "I don't mind ignorant people. As long as they're willing to ask questions and learn. What I can't stand is ignorant people who are arrogant". Basically the Dunning Kruger Effect. 


    He ultimately forgot he's just a puppet. An expendable asset. A useful idiot.

  4. 3 hours ago, heybuz said:

    I once dropped a thai coin ten bht i think and stuck my foot on it to stop it rolling away, i was severely admonished by thai gf for being disrespectful to you know who.

    I was once given a small piece of memorabilia after I donated some money to a charity collector on the street. I gave it to my then gf and she told me to put it in my pocket for now as females are not allowed to put stuff like that in their pockets (she was wearing jean shorts and had no bag). I told her that she can put money in her pockets, soooo? An explanation was not forthcoming. 


    I don't know if this is true or not, but it really wouldn't surprise me. So glad I never bought into any of it. 

  5. 1 minute ago, mtls2005 said:




    Very few counter coups here,






    military overthrowing military. Current government is military, regardless of the paint job.





    The two rival RTA factions aren't so inclined unless spurred on by the "boss".




    It would be a coup in name only.


    An excuse to install a power hungry sycophant who will do whatever it takes to show his loyalty and be part of a special club.


    Never underestimate a person who's never heard no. 

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  6. 4 hours ago, webfact said:

    Private sector worried over economic impact of political turmoil

    They should be more worried about another coup. Now that would be suicide for the economy right now. Only a very tiny group of people who couldn't care less about anyone else would be okay with that.


    Time for many groups, including the private sector, to realise which side is best for business. 

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  7. 6 minutes ago, snawa said:

    Unelected Senate (one half of Parliament) will vote on whether they will keep voting for PM......I have no objection to them choosing or not choosing. It's a matter for debate in Parliament,

    Half of them are military appointed; therefore, will vote for a military PM. The other half consists of the opposition and ‘coalition’. Coalition meaning they have the numbers. 

    Parliament is a lost cause. Hence protesters on the street. 


  8. 5 minutes ago, RobU said:





    1.    a building in which people are legally held as a punishment for a crime they have committed or while awaiting trial.




    1.    a place for the confinement of people accused or convicted of a crime.



    The definition of both words is the same both are used for detention of convicted Criminals, Both are used for detention of persons accused of a crime Jail and Prison are synonyms i.e. different words with the exactly the same meaning

    Webster’s Dictionary: 


    What to Know

    Jail and prison are often used interchangeably as places of confinement. If you want to be specific jail can be used to describe a place for those awaiting trial or held for minor crimes, whereas prison describes a place for convicted criminals of serious crimes.


    And in the context of my posts, jail was where he was sent for 2 days and prison is where he could have gone had a court felt it necessary. 

    Do you really wanna keep pulling at this thread?


  9. 3 hours ago, tingtong said:

    If Prayuth resigns now, he may still be able to cut a deal so later won't need to join the many fallen leaders in exile, outside Thailand.

    Although him & co already gained a lot on corruption.

    On the warm evenings in Dubai he can have plenty to chat with Taksin, about their rise and fall.


    I don't think he could cut a deal and stay. He'd have to leave. The only deal to cut him is one like they did for Thaksin and Yingluck to leave the country.


    Having him remain here after everything he's done is just a slap in the face for all the protesters and the hard work they have been doing. People would need to see him have his day in court where justice could be served. It would also send a strong message to any future usurpers.



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