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14 minutes ago, Bluespunk said:

The attempt to control world prices was inept and incompetent.

Was Thailand not the largest rice producer when the scheme was first planned? If so then was it such a dumb idea 
to make a big pile and have a play with the market?

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4 hours ago, webfact said:
4 hours ago, webfact said:

She said she will ask for more witnesses to testify.

“I’m confident in my evidence presented to the court that I’m innocent and not neglectful,” she said. 

those two statements do not swim together

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1 hour ago, maxpower said:

Was Thailand not the largest rice producer when the scheme was first planned? If so then was it such a dumb idea 
to make a big pile and have a play with the market?

It had a pretty major floor. One that seems easy to predict.

 

If you hoard rice there is a shortage. This causes the price to go up. This makes producers produce more.

 

If Thailand was the only country to produce rice, it would have some logic to it. But they weren't, so other rice producing countries increased production to fill the gap.

 

Now there is an oversupply of rice and the prices have fallen. The exact opposite to the desired effect.

 

And that's before you look at what happened to the rice that was horded, along with the vote buying.

 

Pretty awful really. 

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She should take a leaf out of Bill Cosby's lawyers strategy.  Keep her mouth shut and she remains a figure we can be remotely sympathetic for as the victim of her brother. 

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1 hour ago, Eric Loh said:

Let me ask you.

 

Is attempt to control price a crime? If so, OPEC and other cartels will be in serious trouble. 

 

So you feel that the she was held responsible because of rampant corruption and incompetence. Then I like to ask you whether the police chief should be charge for malfeasance because of rampant corruption in his force and his incompetence.

 

If you said it wasn't a subsidy, do tell me what should this be called as all the information on public domain called the scheme a subsidy program. 

They also called her a PM.

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52 minutes ago, maxpower said:

Was Thailand not the largest rice producer when the scheme was first planned? If so then was it such a dumb idea 
to make a big pile and have a play with the market?

As it cost the Thai people hundreds of billions of baht and now it is costing her a few billion, I'd say yes, it was a really dumb idea.

" However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results." Sir Winston Churchill 

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6 minutes ago, halloween said:

As it cost the Thai people hundreds of billions of baht and now it is costing her a few billion, I'd say yes, it was a really dumb idea.

" However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results." Sir Winston Churchill 

Sir Winston Churchill as with all leaders had some big dumb strategies in hindsight but never got prosecuted for them.

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20 minutes ago, halloween said:

They also called her a PM.

She was elected PM wasn't she?

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Just now, Grubster said:

She was elected PM wasn't she?

She certainly was, offered enough electoral bribes and the mugs fell for it. however once in the position, she notable failed to live up to the job description. Acting as a puppet for an offshore fugitive criminal, failing to attend parliament to present and defend her policies, failing to act to reduce the obvious corruption and mounting losses of her major policy, mouthing STOP corruption while undercutting independent agencies and allowing her brother access to confidential cabinet meetings, being unable to report to the electorate on her policies - fail to make her any sort of PM.

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13 minutes ago, Grubster said:

Sir Winston Churchill as with all leaders had some big dumb strategies in hindsight but never got prosecuted for them.

Most leaders who find themselves in a hole stop digging.

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1 hour ago, Grubster said:

None of the farmers around me got stiffed on the rice scheme, they all got paid good money for their rice and it improved their lives dramatically.  Many of those higher up scum bags stole the rice from the government and also imported cheaper rice over borders to sell to the scheme. I can't fault her for trying to help farmers but if she was aware of the graft then punish her. I think they better cover up the kick backs on big military purchases, as they are setting the bar on punishing one of the Nations leaders.

"None of the farmers around me got stiffed on the rice scheme, they all got paid good money for their rice and it improved their lives dramatically."

 

And those dummies on this forum afflicted by tunnel vision, may well be further confused, If following an election, a party is elected, after 'claims' of causing widespread hardship.

 

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1 hour ago, Grubster said:

None of the farmers around me got stiffed on the rice scheme, they all got paid good money for their rice and it improved their lives dramatically.  Many of those higher up scum bags stole the rice from the government and also imported cheaper rice over borders to sell to the scheme. I can't fault her for trying to help farmers but if she was aware of the graft then punish her. I think they better cover up the kick backs on big military purchases, as they are setting the bar on punishing one of the Nations leaders.

Those who benefited were lucky. 

 

Many weren't. 

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1 hour ago, maxpower said:

Was Thailand not the largest rice producer when the scheme was first planned? If so then was it such a dumb idea 
to make a big pile and have a play with the market?

It was stupid. 

 

Even I saw why it wouldn't work from the get go. 

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19 minutes ago, halloween said:

Most leaders who find themselves in a hole stop digging.

Could you pass that on to the submarine buyer please.

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3 minutes ago, Bluespunk said:

It was stupid. 

 

Even I saw why it wouldn't work from the get go. 

IMHO it worked quite well, it bought them an election using other people's money.

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