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6 hours ago, Eric Loh said:

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. 

I would really love to think you're right but...

 

Hasn't someone just put another general on the PC? And didn't someone just make Apirak Army Chief?

 

You might be right, (and I really do hope you are) but events suggest you aren't.

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, MaxLee said:

Time to move on folks,....

 

next topic....

I've seen far more pages in threads here devoted to far more trivial matters.  

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55 minutes ago, HalfLight said:

I would really love to think you're right but...

 

Hasn't someone just put another general on the PC? And didn't someone just make Apirak Army Chief?

 

You might be right, (and I really do hope you are) but events suggest you aren't.

 

 

 

 Appointing the Army chief from the King's guard is a break from tradition of the past decade. Spent time for some re-education can instill anyone who's the boss. Even the haircut must conformed. Moving the 1st army units will help ease traffic along Chaeng Wattana and Phahonyotin if that was the reason. Now it's further to stage coup. Just thinking on my idle time. 

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12 minutes ago, Eric Loh said:

 Appointing the Army chief from the King's guard is a break from tradition of the past decade. Spent time for some re-education can instill anyone who's the boss. Even the haircut must conformed. Moving the 1st army units will help ease traffic along Chaeng Wattana and Phahonyotin if that was the reason. Now it's further to stage coup. Just thinking on my idle time. 

Here's hoping you're right. For my part, I have had an intuition for some time that the new head boy isn't what Prayuth/Prawit/Prem think he is. I don't know if I'm right or wrong, because I lack the knowledge detail, but that's what my intuition tells me.

 

I guess we'll see. Interesting that he announced the coronation date, by which I mean the date is interesting and Chanocha appears not to have had the memo beforehand. I wonder if he was consulted... that would be an interesting detail to have either way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, unamazedloso said:

just start blowing stuff up in bkk already please ppl... youll never over throw an army government unless your true thais who love their country act. Im sick of hearing how good thailand is so lets see people go about fixing it already. im sick of seeing the stooges on my phone. 

Last time the "government" shat their pants was when a caravan of tractors started coming down from Isaan. So get 'em kubotas tanked and start putputting to the swampy crotch of Thailand. Pitchforks optional.

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8 hours 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.

There is really no such thing as the economy. You need to ask this question. Whose economy?

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1 hour ago, HalfLight said:

Here's hoping you're right. For my part, I have had an intuition for some time that the new head boy isn't what Prayuth/Prawit/Prem think he is. I don't know if I'm right or wrong, because I lack the knowledge detail, but that's what my intuition tells me.

 

I guess we'll see. Interesting that he announced the coronation date, by which I mean the date is interesting and Chanocha appears not to have had the memo beforehand. I wonder if he was consulted... that would be an interesting detail to have either way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Throwing small hand grenades just for fun? There is a history.

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Just now, tomta said:

Throwing small hand grenades just for fun? There is a history.

So tell us what it is, wonderboy, don't be a shrinking violet.

 

 

 

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9 minutes ago, tomta said:

There is really no such thing as the economy. You need to ask this question. Whose economy?

Thailand has a headline inflation rate of 3.02 percent and an account surplus of 0.7 percent of the country's GDP. The Thai economy is expected to post 4.1% growth in 2018.

agriculture: 8.4%

industry: 39.2%

services: 52.4%

 

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15 minutes ago, HalfLight said:

So tell us what it is, wonderboy, don't be a shrinking violet.

 

 

 

We are both shrinking violets, HalfLight, and I think you know that well. You talked in coded language about head boys/ I responded in the same sort of coded language. One of Thailand's many problems - indeed the root of its problems -is that attempts at intelligent conversation descend always into gibberish because simple honest truths cannot be stated. 

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5 minutes ago, tomta said:

We are both shrinking violets, HalfLight, and I think you know that well. You talked in coded language about head boys/ I responded in the same sort of coded language. One of Thailand's many problems - indeed the root of its problems -is that attempts at intelligent conversation descend always into gibberish because simple honest truths cannot be stated. 

 

Right. Got that. How does that observation explain or add detail to the comment 'there is history'? Tha's what is important after all...

 

I'm a shrinking violet? Ohh. I hadn't thought so... There are many on TVF who would have a name for me, but I don't think Shrinking Violet is very close to the top of that list. Mind you, most of them couldn't spell shrinking or violet I don't expect, so perhaps it doesn't matter anyway. I'm just a WYSIWYG kind of a guy...

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, Eric Loh said:

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. 

I have to say, Eric, that I don't share your optimism there! Those at the top of the food chain could well be manoeuvring to put in place a "second generation Junta government" which will be less (relatively) tolerant and restrained than the present bunch.

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3 hours ago, HalfLight said:

Here's hoping you're right. For my part, I have had an intuition for some time that the new head boy isn't what Prayuth/Prawit/Prem think he is. I don't know if I'm right or wrong, because I lack the knowledge detail, but that's what my intuition tells me.

Check out some articles from 16-17 June 2018 that mention $30bn. Munich is nice, especially when you got boatload of cash.

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2 minutes ago, DrTuner said:

Check out some articles from 16-17 June 2018 that mention $30bn. Munich is nice, especially when you got boatload of cash.

Would that include the amounts paid by the big T? or were the amounts paid by big T specifically the downsides of bad 'investments'?

 

Do you have links?

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1 hour ago, JAG said:

I have to say, Eric, that I don't share your optimism there! Those at the top of the food chain could well be manoeuvring to put in place a "second generation Junta government" which will be less (relatively) tolerant and restrained than the present bunch.

You could be right just that the last decade was generous for the Queens Guard generals with patronage from the queen bee and that impotent one. The only person who could have change the fortune was incapacitated. Now matters are different with the changing of the order who view the rising power of the military as a threat. But who knows what install for Thailand future with so many greedy hands waiting to be feasted. 

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