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Suan Dusit poll shows people worried elections may not even be held

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1 minute ago, neeray said:

I have great compassion for the common Thai people. Unfortunately, the masses just do not have the where with all to deal with "the big guns". It's going to require a full bore revolution; that in itself will produce a devastating outcome for the people and the country.

Well, it seems inevitable to me that it has to happen, and I've been watching various commentators who've said that pretty much ever since the putsch.

 

I'm frankly amazed that Thaksin didn't go with his own rear-guard action, but then he's a Thai as well I suppose so I really shouldn't be surprised.

 

"Öoh, shall I do something or just sit on my bottom for a while longer? Ooh, decisions decisions... Right, bottom-sitting it is then. What day is it today?"

 

*sigh*

 

 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, neeray said:

I have great compassion for the common Thai people. Unfortunately, the masses just do not have the where with all to deal with "the big guns". It's going to require a full bore revolution; that in itself will produce a devastating outcome for the people and the country.

All revolutions are bloody. How do you think the outcome of a Thai one would be devastating?

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1 minute ago, HalfLight said:

I'm frankly amazed that Thaksin didn't go with his own rear-guard action, but then he's a Thai as well I suppose so I really shouldn't be surprised.

Rather racist, isn't it? I hope none of your family are Thai.

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3 minutes ago, MrPatrickThai said:

All revolutions are bloody. How do you think the outcome of a Thai one would be devastating?

Much blood would flow.

The economy would suffer for years.

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Just now, MrPatrickThai said:

Rather racist, isn't it? I hope none of your family are Thai.

Racism is generally one of the standard responses to something we don't like. It's not very smart but then it generally isn't used by people who know which way is up. It's a politically correct mantra for the support of the unintelligent, whom, as a society we sometimes choose to encourage and patronise - most often so we can look down our noses at them.

 

There are quite a few of them, watching the new ones being drawn like a six-shooter can be quite fun.

 

It's all a game - a sorry dance.

 

 

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, neeray said:

Much blood would flow.

The economy would suffer for years.

The economy has been suffering for years already, despite the fairy-tales told by Somkid & Co. I can't remember seeing Thailand in more dire straits or when more people were walking about looking miserable, or when the classic signs of the accelerating disintegration of a society were more plentiful (petty and violent crime mainly).

 

When the Thai people decide they've had enough, I suppose blood will flow, but they've been propagandised into cowering for so long I doubt they'll ever do something about it, I suspect that ATM machine is now empty.

 

 

 

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best of luck, all i can say.

 

and sell all my Baht to another currency the day of the election, or right before.

 

no roots, no worries.  all i need is cash and a passport.  

 

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15 minutes ago, MrPatrickThai said:

Rather racist, isn't it? I hope none of your family are Thai.

I have a Thai wife and Thai step-children. Oddly, they all seem to agree with me, those that weren't left with the old girl to ruin while their Mum was obliged to go to Bangkok to earn a pittance, that is, the ruination of those was more or less complete, though I did help the lad through university.

 

My first Thai marriage was to a Thai wannabe socialite, a year was all I could take of her nonsense before I ran screaming for the door.

 

Ain't hindsight a wunnerful thing?

 

In general I try to avoid Thais, my wife is better at dealing with them - something to do with synapses I suppose...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, puukao said:

best of luck, all i can say.

 

and sell all my Baht to another currency the day of the election, or right before.

 

no roots, no worries.  all i need is cash and a passport.  

 

Agree. One of the most sensible people I ever met confided that a passport and an ATM card were all he needed to live happily ever after. I was frankly envious of his detachment from the normal accoutrements lots of us tend to hanker after.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, cornishcarlos said:

 

Their excuse for the delay, is that the results were due to be announced 60 days after the election. It is this announcement that would have clashed with the coronation ceremonies, not the election itself.

Wrong, Pinocchio wants the box seat next to the king at the coronation trying to kiss arse in case of the worst case scenario he actually LOSES the un loseable election

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1 hour ago, neeray said:

Much blood would flow.

The economy would suffer for years.

I don't want to appear selfish but I wonder what a Thai revolution would mean for us expats?

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10 minutes ago, TKDfella said:

I don't want to appear selfish but I wonder what a Thai revolution would mean for us expats?

Rest easy. Doubt there will be a revolution like the Arab spring as wiser heads at the top of the food chain will purge the power crazy fraternity of generals and their allies in the privy council. Happening as we speak. 

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3 hours ago, cornishcarlos said:

 

Their excuse for the delay, is that the results were due to be announced 60 days after the election. It is this announcement that would have clashed with the coronation ceremonies, not the election itself.

60 days to count the votes - amazing! Plenty of time to manipulate figures.

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1 hour ago, HalfLight said:

The economy has been suffering for years already,

Really, I hope you don't work as a stockbroker or financial analyst. Take a look at all the BMW's and Benz's around the streets, even upcountry.

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12 minutes ago, Rugon said:

Really, I hope you don't work as a stockbroker or financial analyst. Take a look at all the BMW's and Benz's around the streets, even upcountry.

You have just identify the reason for the suffering; inequality. 

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