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Rain Highest In 100 Years, Bangkok Administration Claims: Floods

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I'm surprised they havent' invented and anti rain making machine yet???

Good forbid, otherwise the government will let the population fright-starve...

Actually Thaksin would use it as a threat. Let me come to Thailand with no charges against me over turn the convictions and me back all my money and pay homage to me or it will rain on you for 40 days and 40 nights.wai.gif

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BMA seem to do a lot of "claiming" when it comes to addressing important issues. I wish they'd just get to work instead of covering their arse.coffee1.gif

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both are right. It just depends WHERE and WHEN these measurements are taken. Every place even in he confinement of the city of Bangkok, is different. It just proves once again that all statistics can be interpreted in any way. The main principle is that sheep has to be compared with sheep and dogs with dogs... This is furthermore a pointless discussion and should stop at once. Fact is that flooding still exists despite the repeated promises from the Plodprasop-Yingluck water-and-flood-mitigation-managers-team, despite the brilliant water pushing machines and despite the cleaning of the sewage-pipes by inmates which now eliminates the flooding in just one hour instead of three hours. May I humbly observe that even a five minutes flooding is doing exactly the same damage as a one day or one month flooding?

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This article was a nonsensical childlike transcription of who said what in and out of context regardless of fact or verification.

That's exactly how Thai reporters and editors work. The legal structure is partly to blame due to the obsolete criminal libel laws that are used to intimidate journalists and which discourage quality people from entering the industry. Most of the reporters are close to brain dead and the safest thing for the editors to do is just let them print a string of contradictory unverified quotes to fill up the space.

You're so right about it!!! I give it the quote of the day!!!

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both are right. It just depends WHERE and WHEN these measurements are taken. Every place even in he confinement of the city of Bangkok, is different. It just proves once again that all statistics can be interpreted in any way. The main principle is that sheep has to be compared with sheep and dogs with dogs... This is furthermore a pointless discussion and should stop at once. Fact is that flooding still exists despite the repeated promises from the Plodprasop-Yingluck water-and-flood-mitigation-managers-team, despite the brilliant water pushing machines and despite the cleaning of the sewage-pipes by inmates which now eliminates the flooding in just one hour instead of three hours. May I humbly observe that even a five minutes flooding is doing exactly the same damage as a one day or one month flooding?

As one who was flooded for 2 months last year may i humbly observe that i disagree. Not only as a private person but even more so for companies.

Every day that they cant produce costs extra every day that products cant be move cost extra too. For private persons its the fact that they cant move freely have to spend more money and get easier sick.

You are right about water damage that will be about the same (except for wood that can rot if its soaked too long but a days flood wont damage it too much)

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Sooner or later, the rising sea level will threaten more that 1 million buildings, 90% of which are residential. In the Samunt Prakan harbor, about 15 kilometers away from Bangkok, the suburban houses along the river are already flooded certain months of the year. In a report published by the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the Japan International Cooperation Agency, Bangkok appears on the list of the cities threatened by climate change.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2084358,00.html#ixzz27sX7SVx6

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The picture at the start of this article says just about everything you really need to know about "flash flooding" in Bangkok.

Note carefully that as this intersection the center of the intersection is LOWER than the pavements on each side....when the pedestrians wait.

And where are the storm drains?

Why there are placed in the side of the pavement....maybe 10 or 15 cm HIGHER than the center of the intersection,

Since, even in Thailand, water does not run uphill, the center of the intersection does not drain....at leat until the water level reaches the level of the storm drains,

Result? Well, obviously the rain runoff water pools in the center of the intersection.

If you're trying to drain some place of water from heavy rains, it makes no sense to have those storm drains slightly higher than the lowest point you're trying to drain, does it?

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This not same your country. You not undersatand.

So, Baboon, are you implying that water does, in fact, go up instead of downhill??

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I don't think they have the records for rainfall 100 years ago.

BMA gonna stop with the lies.

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My statistics only go back 5 years. This year, at least in the northern suburbs, it has rained harder, longer and more often than it has in the previous years, including last year.

Last year's problem was runoff from the north, not the localized rain.

I have no statistics to back it up but i agree with you this is the worst in a long time. Worse then last year for sure. I also live in the northern suburbs.

But it is stupid that there is no such thing as cleaning those drains before there are problems. Looks like the BMA either does not want to work or has stolen the money already and cant spend it on maintenance.

Not any different of course of YL and her dams that still have not been build or are failing. All those politicians no matter what color they are skim / steal too much. Too bad there isn't a french style reckoning, but that would only mean that other corrupt people get the job. Too many believe corruption is acceptable.

a chinese style is whats needed ,... a few harsh penalties and these greedy ba*stards would soon refrain from robbing the poor , it's also needed in the west !.. why do the poor always have to suffer the most ?.......b'cos they have the least amount of power that's why ! ,...when everyone you vote for are only interested in gaining more wealth for themselves it makes no difference who you vote for = complacency and apathy ,

most so called democracies are now the same , ..who ever you vote for you still can't clear out the scum and leaches that are now telling us the poorest ppl claiming gov;t help ie unemployed/dissabled are the leaches !....fine to say that if you live in your ivory tower with an eaton education , even if you dont know what the magna carta translates to........now what was that about a new world order ????............... what a load of bol*ox !......nothing changes ,......captalism has failed.......at least justice SEEMS to be done in china among the ruling elite , where else do you see that ??..........Putin's russia are not the only ones that should learn from china , i am more afraid of what the west ignores than whan china recognises ........viva revolution !.......anyone think different ?

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laugh.png

The picture at the start of this article says just about everything you really need to know about "flash flooding" in Bangkok.

Note carefully that as this intersection the center of the intersection is LOWER than the pavements on each side....when the pedestrians wait.

And where are the storm drains?

Why there are placed in the side of the pavement....maybe 10 or 15 cm HIGHER than the center of the intersection,

Since, even in Thailand, water does not run uphill, the center of the intersection does not drain....at leat until the water level reaches the level of the storm drains,

Result? Well, obviously the rain runoff water pools in the center of the intersection.

If you're trying to drain some place of water from heavy rains, it makes no sense to have those storm drains slightly higher than the lowest point you're trying to drain, does it?

blink.png

This not same your country. You not undersatand.

So, Baboon, are you implying that water does, in fact, go up instead of downhill??

Why you think so much? No good for you...[Always a good one when faced with an irrefutable argument.]

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maybe it is time for a highly intelligent person in this country to invent an "anti-raining machine"

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My statistics only go back 5 years. This year, at least in the northern suburbs, it has rained harder, longer and more often than it has in the previous years, including last year.

Last year's problem was runoff from the north, not the localized rain.

I have no statistics to back it up but i agree with you this is the worst in a long time. Worse then last year for sure. I also live in the northern suburbs.

But it is stupid that there is no such thing as cleaning those drains before there are problems. Looks like the BMA either does not want to work or has stolen the money already and cant spend it on maintenance.

Not any different of course of YL and her dams that still have not been build or are failing. All those politicians no matter what color they are skim / steal too much. Too bad there isn't a french style reckoning, but that would only mean that other corrupt people get the job. Too many believe corruption is acceptable.

a chinese style is whats needed ,... a few harsh penalties and these greedy ba*stards would soon refrain from robbing the poor , it's also needed in the west !.. why do the poor always have to suffer the most ?.......b'cos they have the least amount of power that's why ! ,...when everyone you vote for are only interested in gaining more wealth for themselves it makes no difference who you vote for = complacency and apathy ,

most so called democracies are now the same , ..who ever you vote for you still can't clear out the scum and leaches that are now telling us the poorest ppl claiming gov;t help ie unemployed/dissabled are the leaches !....fine to say that if you live in your ivory tower with an eaton education , even if you dont know what the magna carta translates to........now what was that about a new world order ????............... what a load of bol*ox !......nothing changes ,......captalism has failed.......at least justice SEEMS to be done in china among the ruling elite , where else do you see that ??..........Putin's russia are not the only ones that should learn from china , i am more afraid of what the west ignores than whan china recognises ........viva revolution !.......anyone think different ?

I think different sorry, i like capitalism where one with a brain and skills can make money. I hate it where everyone has to get paid the same just because it seems fair. People who are smarter and better deserve to get paid more. Russia failed before because people did not want to give it an extra bit because there was no incentive. Why would a simple brick layer get the same pay as a doctor who has studied lots longer and has more responsibility.

I do agree with the part about corruption has to be dealt with harshly.

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