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12 minutes ago, Bender Rodriguez said:

we have ginger, garlic, green tea, lemon every day, sure cannot hurt

Be careful talking about garlic.

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While I do find some of the sentences a bit harsh, I generally think it isn't a bad concept. That being said, it's a slippery slope and can quite easily be abused by those in power.

 

Though I am not just talking about people spreading dangerous bs and superstitions (ie "garlic cures covid"), but also about journalists deliberately twisting the truth, using half truths and/or telling a certain narrative, especially if it leads to extreme division (as has been happening in the US for the last years, and is currently happening with BLM, AntiFa, etc.), violence and racial hatred, etc.

 

There should be independent bodies, watching over journalism. It used to be that a journalists job was to tell the truth. Or at least facts (as truth can be very subjective), and thus allow the reader/watcher to form their own opinion, based on those facts. There has always been some fiddling with that (ie through omission of other facts, giving a more complete/different over all picture), but not nearly as bad as it is nowadays.

 

Nowadays facts don't matter so much anymore, and it's all about narrative and agenda. Sometimes it's the editors/owners (or both), sometimes it's the journalist themselves, sometimes a combination of the two or even all three. A very good and somewhat recent example is the tale of Tommy Robinson, who is derided as a right wing extremist, fascist, neo nazi, etc. His life and reputation, as well as those of some of the people around him, especially early members of the EDL (who came from all sorts of background, including ethnic and included Blacks, Indians - the actual Indians, not American "Indians" - and others).

 

It got to the point, that even when Tommy could prove that the media was lying about him, and he tried to sue for defamation of character, his suit was dismissed. The explanation was simply: His reputation had already been so thoroughly soiled and ruined, that basically it didn't matter anymore, what they wrote about him.

 

This is just one of many examples in recent years. And if the media can do it to him, rest assured they can do it to you and anyone else. They've been doing it to Trump ever since he announced he was running for president (again) in 2015, as a Republican (as opposed to Democrat, where he as a lifelong member before).

 

If they can do it a sitting US President, who's also one of the 1%, then no one is safe. Their simplest, yet best and most effective, weapon is the sound byte. It makes it so extremely easy, to play statements taken completely out of context, in order to paint someone as the devil. Yes, Trump has said some dumb <deleted> in his time, and yes, he can be very "offensive" (personally I don't get offended very rarely, but I know that other people get offended easily in this PC day and age, so whatever), but the "worst" and most "outrageous" stuff was almost (keyword being almost) exclusively presented via soundbytes and printed statements, that were not in context at all...

 

 

Anyway... while I'm generally opposed to locking people up for exercising their right to free speech, I do think there should be some consequences for people stirring up panic (ie spreading false news during times like COVID, especially when it first started and most people dind't know what to expect, what's going on), who spread obviously false and extremely irresponsible stuff (xyz will cure you, so don't worry, or even worse, and I hear that one alot: "There is no COVID, it's all <deleted>. IT#s just a regular flu/pneumonia/whatever") and such. Obviously don't look them up for years, but some sort of punishment.

 

UNLESS there is a direct connection between them spreading it, and something really bad happening, ie "Garlic cures COVID", leading to facebook friend x replying "ok, thanks for the hint Y", then going out without mask, not keeping distance and getting infected, infecting others, and maybe X even dying. Then Y should be punished far harsher, as Y directly caused X to get infected and infecting others, leading to involuntary manslaughter and such.

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Stick peppers up your nose, don't drink water between 10 am and midnight.  Drink only seawater during this time.  

Apply seaweed to your scalp and walk in the sun.

It helps.  

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On 5/29/2020 at 12:14 PM, Grumpy John said:

A company has to weigh all options before making a big investment anywhere in the world.  Thailand may be appealing to some.  But my guess is many will end up else where. 

 

15 hours ago, DirtyHarry55 said:

These are really petty excuses to arrest people is this Thailand Thai people want?
Didn't the government also claim a cocktail cured COVID19?
Will the government also be arrested for releasing any fake news?
Didn't think so!

Who was it that stated the hot weather would blow it away? A government minister as I recall, 

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Removed troll posts and the replies to them.

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13 hours ago, Misterwhisper said:

Posting something contrary to the above and I might well end up floating in the Mekong as a corpse.

Methinks you have underestimated the local uniformed concrete specialists bespoke handiwork.

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The Hub of dumbness,  forging ahead. 

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22 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Fines and jail time are still in place for breaching rules about the emergency decree.

So when are we going to see Anutin publicly hung-out to dry over his recent lunch date with friends, ignoring social distancing?

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16 minutes ago, hotchilli said:

So when are we going to see Anutin publicly hung-out to dry over his recent lunch date with friends, ignoring social distancing?

We're not.

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Its all Spun News these days. Read some old papers from yesteryear. For EG. Ned Kelly the Murderer and Thief was Shot by Police today. FACT.  Tabloids today could spin that into War and Peace and some T.V Poster could keep the injustice bleat running for weeks.🙉

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5 minutes ago, pineapple01 said:

Its all Spun News these days. Read some old papers from yesteryear. For EG. Ned Kelly the Murderer and Thief was Shot by Police today. FACT.  Tabloids today could spin that into War and Peace and some T.V Poster could keep the injustice bleat running for weeks.🙉

Such is Life!

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On 6/6/2020 at 7:00 PM, pineapple01 said:

Durian definitely aids Social Distancing.

You know what they say... Once you get past the smell you got it licked! 🤣😲

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On 6/6/2020 at 10:53 AM, ChipButty said:

No prostitutes in Pattaya

Recently Apirat had this to say in relation to that military bookkeeper that tried to blow the whistle:

 

 

"There is no need to sort out or reform the military. This is because we soldiers already have discipline and rules. Everyone who becomes a soldier understands this. Justice and punishment must be deciscive. Corruption is merely the perception that society has.  I confirm that this problem [corruption] has been largely solved"

 

As quoted by Thisrupt a few days ago. 

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12 hours ago, Olmate said:

Such is Life!

Well done sir :clap2:

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