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House first meeting marred by protests and boos

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25 minutes ago, cmsally said:

Chiang Mai constituency 8 had a new by-election yesterday. From what I heard many were voting for Future Forward.

 

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The JUNTA corrupt puppets breaking every law known to man kind in front of the world 

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4 hours ago, spidermike007 said:

The people are making their displeasure known. The junta, the army and Prayuth are universally despised within Thailand. Especially, by the youth. They have done nothing for this nation, or it's people, in the past five years. 

"Universally despised within Thailand"

Sure, got quite a lot of votes though.

 

"They have done nothing for this nation, or it's people, in the past five years."

Selective memory? They have paid the famers who were not paid for over a year and some committed suicide caused by the previous government.

 

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4 hours ago, Lenny Jones said:

The generals may have won the battle but, certainly, not the war - - - - - The most successful warfare in history in guerrilla warfare - where invisible soldiers hide among the people.

That is the "Pro-democracy" idea? When you don't get your way, you will riot again.

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The Powers That Be may well still delay 'democracy' by certain Sad Events that are inevitable, despite the 'opening' of Parliament ...

 

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Funny how most thought there was a remote chance that change would come about. 

 

No, it's business as usual!

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5 hours ago, Eligius said:

While I have immense sympathy with what you write, Spidermike007, the sad truth is that the sense of contempt you express is NOT 'universal' within Thailand: there are STILL quite a number of reactionary and fascist Thais who revel in what the powers you mention (and others) are doing and what they represent. I am surrounded by many of these dinosaurs at my work.

 

The saddest thing is that it is NOT the well qualified, 'educated' Thais who are generally standing up and fighting against rabid nationalism, faux-militarism and authoritarianism: the best educated, with Master's Degrees and Ph.D.s, are OFTEN the most disgraceful, unprincipled and gutless supporters of the Establishment. It is left to the poor and (as yet) unqualified students to voice their sense of injustice.

Why do the truly 'qualified' Ph.D.s and the like not protest, rise up and rebel?

Because they have printed in the very DNA of their selfishly 'educated' being: 'I'm all right, Jack. Kick the ladder away - and don't let other, rival, people climb up to the benefits I enjoy.'

 

It is galling to witness. The fascists (of whom there are still many in Thailand) have not left Thailand yet - not by a long way ...

 

You have a pretty foul mouth about people who you don't agree with. Should look in the mirror a bit more.

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9 hours ago, rooster59 said:

House first meeting marred by protests and boos

Expect the rest of Parliamentary sessions to be marred by protests and boos and lots of walk-outs, filibusters and angry exchanges. The government don’t command a majority in the lower house and just the ingredients for a shaky government. Expect an early election. 

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1 hour ago, FritsSikkink said:

You have a pretty foul mouth about people who you on't agree with. Should look in the mirror a bit more.

I'd take a look at myself if I were you.   Anyone that thinks Thailand just got a new government is sadly under-educated.   We got a "new" government in America a couple of years ago but the old guard is still at work busily trying to overthrow the vote of the people two years on.   (Please, those of you who don't know what you're talking about, shut up about the vote count.  The Electoral College did it's job and Trump is in fact the actually duly elected President).  My wife, a college graduate didn't even bother to vote.  Why?  Because she realizes the futility of going against the powers that be in Thailand.  I doubt in my time or hers anything will change here.  She was a part of the students uprising many years ago......nothing has changed, probably nothing will.   I wish I were as stone-willed as she is.  Just put it up on a shelf and forget about it!  Can't do it myself and suffer the intestinal unrest from it constantly.  Good Luck Thailand, you will need it.

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4 hours ago, TGIR said:

We got a "new" government in America a couple of years ago but the old guard is still at work busily trying to overthrow the vote of the people two years on.

Trump is also part of the old guard.  That's why his themes are all about going backward.  Back to mining more coal, back to clotheshanger abortions, back to legalalized descrimination, back to the greatness of a gilded age when blue collar workers worshiped the investor class.  If Trump's ideas seem fresh and new to you then you're just as old guard as he is.

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6 hours ago, TGIR said:

I'd take a look at myself if I were you.   Anyone that thinks Thailand just got a new government is sadly under-educated.   We got a "new" government in America a couple of years ago but the old guard is still at work busily trying to overthrow the vote of the people two years on.   (Please, those of you who don't know what you're talking about, shut up about the vote count.  The Electoral College did it's job and Trump is in fact the actually duly elected President).  My wife, a college graduate didn't even bother to vote.  Why?  Because she realizes the futility of going against the powers that be in Thailand.  I doubt in my time or hers anything will change here.  She was a part of the students uprising many years ago......nothing has changed, probably nothing will.   I wish I were as stone-willed as she is.  Just put it up on a shelf and forget about it!  Can't do it myself and suffer the intestinal unrest from it constantly.  Good Luck Thailand, you will need it.

You voted for a racist, women grab them by the pussy, not paying people for there work guy. Get a grip

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7 hours ago, rkidlad said:

Yea, they also murdered their own citizens for having opposing views. Sure, they're lovely. 

Who killed 2500 people in "the war on drugs"

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