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US ‘encouraged by Thailand’s return to democracy’ as elections delayed

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YES . . Someday Thailand could have elections like America where:

 

(1) Campaigns last a solid 18 months and . . 

 

(2) Each candidate must raise almost $1 billion from corporations and banks in order to have a snowball's chance in hell of winning and . . 

 

(3) The person with the least votes actually wins because of an out-of-date 18th century system called the "electoral college"

 

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What a silly post. Obviously the junta and just about everyone else cares since it's still the most powerful nation on earth. Even you care. If you hadn't you wouldn't have posted.
BTW, your silly post was made possible by using your US made PC OS, and in your PC you probably have a US made processor, or maybe you posted with your US made smart phone etc, etc, etc, etc, etc.

Dead wrong dude, all made in China


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5 hours ago, xyznot said:

Obviously the junta and just about everyone else cares since it's still the most powerful nation on earth. Even you care. If you hadn't you wouldn't have posted.

 

Quote thanks to Becker

Where  is  the   democracy aspect in  that  assertion? :)

 

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Does the US or anyone besides China really care about Thailand?

 

In the not too distant future we may find failure by the West to positively engage small SEA and African countries will lead the Chinese to use and exploit these lands to our detriment, in fact it is happening now.

 

Common misunderstanding of the role of foreign aid provides to what some may unkindly refer to as shit hole countries, is about maintaining the status quo, as well as a little exploitation of their natural resources on the side.

Perhaps an error for the Western countries currently rolling back aid programs.

 

As much a many of us may dislike America and particularly it's foreign policy as flawed as it maybe, a world led by China is not something to look forward to.

 

Of course the US needs better leadership to refocus on the bigger picture, yeah more than it's self and the Middle East.

 

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, TomJoad said:

YES . . Someday Thailand could have elections like America where:

 

(1) Campaigns last a solid 18 months and . . 

 

(2) Each candidate must raise almost $1 billion from corporations and banks in order to have a snowball's chance in hell of winning and . . 

 

(3) The person with the least votes actually wins because of an out-of-date 18th century system called the "electoral college"

The electoral college system has worked in the USA since its inception and is a good system that would prevent many abuses of power that take place in many countries.  Thailand would be well served to have an identical system and scheduled elections the same as the USA. 

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12 minutes ago, xyznot said:

The electoral college system has worked in the USA since its inception and is a good system that would prevent many abuses of power that take place in many countries.  Thailand would be well served to have an identical system and scheduled elections the same as the USA. 

Being the U.S.A. and the only country in the world to have the "electoral college system" it must be the best!

 

Same as "baseball world champions" (when no other country plays in the comp)? And same as Super Bowl winners claiming being "world champions"? :thumbsup: :clap2::burp:

 

:sorry: could not help that. :smile:

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The electoral college system has worked in the USA since its inception and is a good system that would prevent many abuses of power that take place in many countries.  Thailand would be well served to have an identical system and scheduled elections the same as the USA. 
Elections don't work in Thailand. Look at the history of vote buying.

It's all just a big waste of time right from the get go!

Leave the general in power for the next 10 years makes good sense. What's the point of having an election and democracy that thais do not understand only to have yet another coup in a few years..?

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On 2/9/2018 at 5:36 AM, smedly said:

US ‘encouraged by Thailand’s return to democracy’ as elections delayed

 

 

anyone see anything wrong with this headline

 

I have read it and read it ......................... 10 words 

 

I did not read the article that followed because that is likely just as confusing

I think the Americans have been infected by Thai logic - postponing the election date OBVIOUSLY shows a clear commitment to democracy.

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2 minutes ago, InMyShadow said:

Elections don't work in Thailand. Look at the history of vote buying.

It's all just a big waste of time right from the get go!

Leave the general in power for the next 10 years makes good sense. What's the point of having an election and democracy that thais do not understand only to have yet another coup in a few years..?

At the end of your suggested 10 years nohing will have changed! The people will still not understand and the elite will continue to enrich themselves at the expense of the decent ordinary Thai citizen - is that what you want and truly believe in? :whistling: That is pretty damned sad.

 

How about spending money on upgrading education of the people (in all ways) but also to help their understanding of this democratic principle 'Government of the people, by the people for the people'?

 

Unfortunately the truth is that is not likely to happen because the elite and its military would likely never rule Thailand again for their own benefit. :sad: 

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24 minutes ago, InMyShadow said:

Elections don't work in Thailand. Look at the history of vote buying.

It's all just a big waste of time right from the get go!

Leave the general in power for the next 10 years makes good sense. What's the point of having an election and democracy that thais do not understand only to have yet another coup in a few years..?

You represent all Thais when you say Thais don’t understand democracy. Then explained why voter turnout since 1990s are more than 60% and comparable and even exceed the largest democracy in the world namely India and Japan. They understand the people mandate to elect their own government; something you still grasping to understand. 

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4 minutes ago, InMyShadow said:

we need thai style democracy

And please, define what that is. :whistling:

 

Unless I missed something, I do not understand.

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