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The week that was in Thailand news: We trusted in Thailand to change: At least she still makes us laugh!

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"The Thai minister is supposed to be a role model but proved at his luncheon that he is more of a roll model."

 

Good one, made me laugh.

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2 hours ago, rooster59 said:

We trusted that a democratic government might end corruption within 20 years. Trusted that people who traverse its roads and waterways might one day all arrive safely at their destination. Trusted that the environment might be cleaned up, rejuvenated where necessary, despite the cost. Trusted that schools might one day deliver the finest education that promotes free thinking. Trusted that a police force that will go out of their way to maintain law and order and instill confidence in an admiring public might one bright day solve all crime. Trusted that in time the judiciary would act in the best interests of the common man utilizing a system of law easily accessed by all. Trusted that those in authority might begin to say it like it is and never once spout the complete opposite of what they mean. Trusted in a drive for more fairness….

Trusted the “translation” is real.

Not “translation based on a true story”

 

Trust is important right?

irony.

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Hopefully it will lead to complete legalization one day and be accompanied by further restrictions on the true demon drugs that plague society, namely alcohol and tobacco.

Rooster is obviously not a fan of Winston Churchill, on both counts.

 

I normally like his columns, but this trend is off putting to me.

I agree with the start of his sentence.

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“We trusted that a democratic government might end corruption within 20 years. Trusted that people who traverse its roads and waterways might one day all arrive safely at their destination. Trusted that the environment might be cleaned up, rejuvenated where necessary, despite the cost. Trusted that schools might one day deliver the finest education that promotes free thinking. Trusted that a police force that will go out of their way to maintain law and order and instill confidence in an admiring public might one bright day solve all crime. Trusted that in time the judiciary would act in the best interests of the common man utilizing a system of law easily accessed by all. Trusted that those in authority might begin to say it like it is and never once spout the complete opposite of what they mean. Trusted in a drive for more fairness” 

 

you might be interested in the history of the (original) Ayutia as per absence of all forms of suffering under the benevolent rule of Lord Rama.  All that was needed was for all subjects to refrain from sinning.  Or at least so goes the story or allegory or myth if you will.  At the very least something beautiful to contemplate.  Talk about Golden Age! 🤓

 

 

 

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One things for sure, this place is a Riot ! Hehe 555.

 

 

Great column ..

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Enjoying your many articles.  The personal touch in “the week that was” is as always a very rewarding read.  

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Wondering how the expression “grassed on” got its meaning ‘to inform on’.  as has found it’s way into numerous bylines this past week?  In the US of A there is a term, (grass roots), meaning a political movement originating among the common people.  But that term has some connection to it’s meaning since grass is kind of a symbol for something common and not of the upper class.  But “grassed on”?   Can’t imagine the connection although that’s probably the point. 

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9 minutes ago, Marpa47 said:

Wondering how the expression “grassed on” got its meaning ‘to inform on’.

 

It's an English term.

 

Origin Reference

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Wow, all that trust Rooster, just how tinted are your sunglasses? for that amount of trust I'd be surprised if you could see 3 feet in front of you in the midday sun...

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5 hours ago, Samui Bodoh said:

Amen!

 

The simple fact is that Thailand is in the middle of a serious financial crisis, and one that will get worse before it gets better. One solution, easy to do, would be to accelerate the process of creating medical weed, if not going for broke and allowing full legalization ASAP.

 

Globally, weed has already hit critical mass in enough places that it isn't going to go anywhere (like it ever was, but that is another story), and it is inevitable that it'll become big business in Asia soon.

 

The first country that has the courage to take the full legalization plunge is going to make a killing; it is a reasonable projection that at least 2-3 multi-billion dollar companies will rise up to service demand of billions of Asian people. The country that goes first will have a head start, will be able to create a legal framework that benefits itself and will almost certainly be copied by others, will be able to grab market share early and be in the best position to hang on to it, and will create 'brand-loyalty' early on in the process; to sum up, who ever goes first, wins. And, wins BIG!

 

Thailand, you have an almost impossible to screw-up business opportunity in front of you, if you have the courage to take it.

 

What are you waiting for?

 

 

 

Tens of millions of crazed tourists will come here just to smoke pot if it's legalised. There will be full moon parties all over Thailand. And of course the economy can benefit for it.

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