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Thailand is just one of many countries that has been conned to kill its economy in fear of a nasty flu. I don't know what the end game is, whether big resets or just pharma companies banking billions,

Yet with the economy still suffering the Thai currency is still on drugs and getting higher and higher.  It must be all the repatriated millions of USD the Thai's are bringing home, and then the Gold

a thoughtful , relatively complete expose; the length of the discussion however (a high grade length) means that thailand's government wont get this right; if it takes that long to correctly describe

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1 hour ago, John Drake said:

I doubt that very many Thais think of a guy named Julian Spindler as one of "us" or "we."

Julian Spindler is a strategic communications consultant and long-time resident of Thailand. Since arriving in Thailand in 1969, Julian has worked as a journalist, editor, publisher and strategic communications consultant. Today he specialises in sustainability issues, crisis communications and strategic planning.

Source: Thaiger.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Jack Mountain said:

Julian Spindler is a strategic communications consultant and long-time resident of Thailand. Since arriving in Thailand in 1969, Julian has worked as a journalist, editor, publisher and strategic communications consultant. Today he specialises in sustainability issues, crisis communications and strategic planning.

Source: Thaiger.

 

 

 

I saw that. I just don't see how any of it makes him one of them. Unless he has Thai citizenship or PR (which he well might, although that isn't noted), he isn't an "us" or a "we." He's just another tourist on a visa extension like the rest of us.

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Resident since 1969, that's about 51 years (saves you the math). So longer in Thailand then most of the Thais ...

 

 

See my edited reply. I simply doubt that if he were here for even 100 years he would still not be one of "them," as he seems to think he is.

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i remember march this year. everything except markets and supermarkets closed. no alcohol for sale, schools closed, 10pm curfew, checkpoints, 20K fines for masks but most importantly

 

NO ONE WORKING

 

tourism or otherwise.

 

personally i dont want that again.

 

why does this writer think this time will be any different? did the virus change?

 

 

 

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If our Prime Minister has the courage to order the CCSA to make this policy shift, from total containment to managed risk 

 

 Will require a backbone first .There are bound to be a 1001 caveats and unlimited fleecing when you have already received a vaccine and because it's not Thai administered one it will be rendered useless for the purpose of entry you can see this coming Guaranteed 🤔

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There is absolutely no clear answer to this, as the entire world grapples with this.

 

Open the country to external tourism and risk importing it. I would suggest that if that happened the Thai medical infrastructure would collapse with infection rates seen in Europe and the US.

 

But then you have the equally human tragedy of those businesses that fold and the untold numbers thrown out of work, and as a side note I believe little to nothing of Thai Government figures on unemployment even in the good times, if they don't open!

 

But then think of the supply side. Folks are hunkered down until this subsides.

 

Yes maybe there are the diehards, typically single older men, that would come regardless. But families? Regardless of any financial hardships they aren't gonna risk it.

 

I've said in other threads, I work for an airline, and even domestic 1-2 hour flights are seeing load factors of ~50%, way down from normal, although up from the horrors of earlier this year.

 

So you think that reluctance to get on a domestic flight translates into a surge of international travel?

 

Dream On 

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2 hours ago, John Drake said:

 

See my edited reply. I simply doubt that if he were here for even 100 years he would still not be one of "them," as he seems to think he is.

Is it published somewhere in the Thai language anyway?

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I have yet to see any plan anywhere in how we get out this mess.

No Government anywhere has ever defeated a virus, at best they learn to live with it.

Lockdowns and quarantines dont work, they just push the problem down the line.

Governments have taken the people's common sense away and forced draconian rules upon them, in effect taken away their freedoms and they may not get them back in full now.

The majority of Governments have followed the science and followed it for 7 or 8 months and their predictions have not proved to be correct. If these scientific experts had been in the football industry they would have been sacked for poor results and yet the powers that be still follow them.

History has shown and will show that we have to learn to live with this virus, weigh up the risks we take and get on with the life we have, the one life we will have.

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