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6 hours ago, the guest said:

Again, all down to bad water management. When will these idiots learn?

They won't; because 'Thai's know best ' !

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9 hours ago, Bangkok Barry said:

 

A lot of that rice was left to rot as Thailand charged too much for the export market, and much of it was sub-standard. I pass by a place that has huge warehouses for storing rice and they are all empty. This is a major crisis that the government and media are playing down (heads in the sand).

Huge amounts of it went to Animal Feed and Land Fill.

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15 hours ago, Brunolem said:

The government should already prepare for the crisis to come... 

 

:cheesy:

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On top of that, Songkran used to be the start of the rain season, or a few weeks before it, now rain season starts 6 weeks after Songkran.

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4 hours ago, Grumpy John said:

What drought???  Sure wet season was a late starter and the early rice planters came unstuck but it's been bucketing down regularly here so much that both our dams are overflowing! Some things never seem to change.  Come December and everyone will be shocked by the cold weather and lack of blankets to keep people warm.....

 

Well Grumpy, where are you living exactly? 

 

It seems you haven't got the message: people are not complaining because things remain the same, but because they don't! 

 

No water in rain season and no fresh air in cool season... in my area, in eastern Isaan, nobody has been complaining about the cold in December for years, because it has disappeared, and now the rain has also disappeared. 

 

And for the local people, this is a matter of life and death, not some complaining for lack of comfort

 

Imagine that your income was suddenly reduced by more than half, wouldn't you complain? 

 

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Posted (edited)
16 minutes ago, Brunolem said:

Imagine that your income was suddenly reduced by more than half, wouldn't you complain? 

 

Most members don't even need to lose 5% on forex to complain all the time! 

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Posted (edited)

Yeah in chiang rai bag of 45kg now cost 1950 and at the start of the year cost like 1100 or so. About two weeks ago it was 1500

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Added two week ago price

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19 hours ago, moutamine said:

Time to switch to bread then... rice is overated anyway, empty calories...

White rice has little nutritional value, so eating it just adds empty calories to your diet.  Many people throughout the world are eating more and more processed foods like white rice that contain empty calories.  As a result, there is a rising population of people who are actually nutritionally deficient but also overweight or obese. Obesity is the new face of malnutrition and it is a huge problem.

https://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/2017/11/02/5-reasons-brown-rice-is-better-than-white/

Or Cake.

 

🤓

 

Either way, they shouldn't have to. It's a basic food.

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8 hours ago, impulse said:

 

I just love that old chestnut.  Rates right up there with the horrible waste of electricity playing Christmas songs every year.  Bah Humbug!

 

It takes 2500 liters of water to grow 1 kg of rice.  So the average kid on Songkran probably "wastes" enough water to raise half a teaspoon of rice.  Such a waste...  So much so, that every Songkran, I do without rice for a week- just so all the kids in my neighborhood can throw all the water they want.

 

There's a lot of reasons people here on TVF hate Songkran.  Wasting water isn't a valid one.  Admit it...you'll feel better.  Kids having fun grates on your nerves, just like listening to "Jingle Bell Rock" grates on your nerves.  It ain't about the wasted electricity.  Or the wasted water.

These weren't kids with squirt guns these were adults with 55 gallon barrels and the big 300 gallon totes on the back of trucks not to mention fire hoses for 3 days. Now their under water restrictions 😑

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8 hours ago, Fred white said:

These weren't kids with squirt guns these were adults with 55 gallon barrels and the big 300 gallon totes on the back of trucks not to mention fire hoses for 3 days. Now their under water restrictions 

 

Songkran in Thailand is like Christmas back home...  It's a chance for everyone's inner child to come out and act like a kid.  Like the guys who put up a world class light show on their front lawn every Christmas season.  Overkill?  Probably.  Does it irritate some of the grumpy neighbors?  Of course.  But when the spirit grabs you, go with it.

 

Or not. 

 

But that's kind of sad.

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