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BANGKOK 24 February 2019 09:43


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  1. I don't see where it says he had no helmet, just that he didn't have his license on him.
  2. That's not the case according to anything I've read. Factcheck.org did a comprehensive analysis of Snopes' stories and "found them to be free from bias in all cases." About.com's urban legends researcher found a "consistent effort to provide even-handed analyses" and that "Snopes' cited sources and numerous reputable analyses of its content confirm its accuracy." The only trace I could find of an alleged fake story involving Snopes was where a chain email was once circulating, calling the Snopes founders' political affiliations into question, trashing their methodology and saying they had fabricated a tale about a State Farm Insurance agent who had opposed the election of President Obama. However, by contacting State Farm directly, FactCheck.org was able to confirm that the insurance giant had indeed asked agent Bud Gregg to stop using its brand name as his political soapbox. The article on the link below also debunks the other claims about Snopes being biased and their articles poorly-researched. FactCheck of email criticising Snopes
  3. I've never seen any lifeguards on Hua Hin beach, in all the times I've been there. If there are any, they're doing a very good job of hiding.
  4. Correct - although I suppose it is fair to point out that it is not freely available worldwide yet and as far as I can tell is only being used in a Malaria Vaccination Implementation Programme (MVIP) in three countries in Africa at the moment. First MVIP underway in Kenya
  5. Your level of English comprehension seems to be somewhat lacking. Talking about one individual incident and how long ago that specific incident happened, does not reveal anything about how often I think such incidents happen.
  6. Well there are - it's just that they're not particularly great. There is one currently-licensed vaccine for Dengue (others are in late stage development) however it is "recommended that the vaccine only be used in people who have previously had a dengue infection as otherwise there was evidence it may worsen subsequent infections." There is also a malaria vaccine but once again it is not all that highly-recommended as it requires four injections and has a relatively low efficacy.
  7. What on earth are you on about? My post was about how long ago the incident happened - nothing else. It expressed absolutely no opinion about dogs.
  8. While he has been charged with firearms offences, the specific mention of a penalty of two years in prison that you are replying to, is in regard to the animal cruelty charges. From the original article: There is no mention of the penalties for firearms offences. However I should perhaps mention that the two years is a potential maximum sentence and not necessarily what he would receive even if found guilty.
  9. There is no evidence that El Chapo actually ever had 14 billion dollars - that's just a Department of Justice estimate of how much money the entire Sinaloa cartel should have made, based on the amount of drugs they're estimated to have trafficked. Even if he had made that much (some estimates put his personal stash as low as $1 billion) it still doesn't mean that it's anywhere where the US authorities can get their hands on it.
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