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The week that was in Thailand news: Light at the end of the tunnel – or is it an approaching train?


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Today I woke up feeling good, made my coffee, ate some of my wife's fresh sweet pastries, looked out to the green surroundings and the overcast sky, feeling the change in the weather, then opened up TVF, there goes my Sunday, over and out.

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10 hours ago, Samui Bodoh said:

 

Back in the day I was part of an emergency relief operation where time was of the essence, so rather than send us all to the doctor's office, they brought the doctor to our briefing in a hotel restaurant to update shots while we listened. I needed two shots and as usual turned my head so I wouldn't see them and cringed like an eleven-year-old girl. The doctor noticed this and, after the shots were given, ordered me to look her in the eye. Three seconds later, she ordered me to have a beer.

 

It was 7:45 AM.

 

I later submitted a receipt for the beer to my organization as a medical expense, but alas the accountant wasn't sympathetic.

 

 

Oh dear - a bean counter with no sense of humour; I'm afraid a common trait in that profession.

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6 hours ago, Ponlamai said:

My guess is... it's an approaching train! Here in Oz, they've just determined that the most likely cause of the virus spread on the 7th floor of a quarantine hotel in Brisbane came via the air venting system, indicating the airborne spread theory is strong.

The other big news that's little known is that the last 7 years have each been the hottest in recorded history and the sea-level is now rapidly increasing, with 4 mm last year being recorded by NASA.

That's before we take into account the political instability, climate change and environmental catastrophe resulting from out Global Corporate Military Industrial Consumer culture that continues unabated.

 

Enjoy the moment if possible but be prepared for much worse if you are able.

 

Oh, <deleted>! I was just enjoying my first Sunday beer. Now I'll have to just get <deleted>.

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Thank for the entertaining read and making me smile Rooster. Good read.

 

23 hours ago, rooster59 said:

When thinking about trains Rooster’s mind usually goes back to 1986 when a cleaner – probably called Somchai – left the brakes off a train made up of six locomotives coupled together at Bang Sue junction, a few stops from Hua Lamphong Station in Bangkok. ....

 

Half a dozen paid with their lives after not getting the hell out of the station. It nearly collapsed as the locos were spreadeagled all over the concourse.

 

I didn't know about that accident till today. Just made a little search on Google and found that old photo:

 

 

 

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Seems as though the Dutch are suffering from short term memory loss.....    The next time the Germans starve you to death maybe we'll think twice about dropping you food........ ( Operation Manna ).... Feed the Clogs..... 

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23 hours ago, rooster59 said:

something that Uncle Too had told Anutin to avoid at all costs

 

I someone wonders why I almost completely stopped to post on Thaivisa, after being quite active here before: I became tired to post after some weeks ago, and after investing time and effort in writing a longer post about Covid tests, this post dissapeared a two minutes later already. Not because anything else was wrong with this post, only as it was seen as an unallowed reference to the PM to use his common nickname Uncle Too. 

 

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