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I saw videos of the Army shipping heavy weapons toward Bangkok on the Thai language TV news this morning. I've seen many more seemingly off duty military personnel here in Bangkok. From the ...
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 33 comments on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 09:57 PM PST with 25 Recommends
In a nutshell if you can't get what you want at the ballot box, it's the alternative. They hope that if enough turmoil is created in the capital city of Bangkok the military will step in, and set up ...
by ban nock
Comment Count 15 comments on Sat Jan 04, 2014 at 09:06 AM PST with 15 Recommends
If it bleeds, it leads? The Western media's neglect of the ongoing political unrest in Thailand seems quite conspicuous considering it's a sordid gem of a story ready-made for sensational headlines, ...
by Michael Hughes
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Jan 04, 2014 at 12:40 AM PST with 1 Recommend
The Protesters encampment stretched over a 6 block long swath in central Bangkok held another rally last night demanding that the Prime Minister and her party give up power. Charismatic protest ...
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 34 comments on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 03:10 PM PST with 13 Recommends
The Prime Minister just dissolved parliament as the protests which enjoyed a slight hiatus due to some sort of royal holiday have returned in force. The opposition loses every time at the ballot ...
by ban nock
Comment Count 14 comments on Sun Dec 08, 2013 at 08:14 PM PST with 3 Recommends
Thailand is no longer synonymous again with simply being a tourist's "playground." Political protests have become increasingly a part of the scenery in recent years.
by David Starr
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat Dec 07, 2013 at 01:27 PM PST with 4 Recommends
The facts that are known are not that unusual. Two brothers, a gun goes off, the elder brother is dead, his younger brother a teenager. Even talking about it can land you in jail looking at having a ...
by ban nock
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 07:28 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
Anyone who has lived in NE Thailand or Indochina for long is aware of the dog trade. I certainly am. It's just one of those disagreeable parts of the culture that is widely accepted but not ...
by ban nock
Comment Count 9 comments on Sat Sep 28, 2013 at 05:56 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
You don't have to understand Thai to understand this 3 min video. Indeed as it approaches 2 million hits (update 6.6 million) very quickly I'd wager a good many come from outside the kingdom. I don'...
by ban nock
Comment Count 16 comments on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 05:35 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
Many people are unaware that the ubiquitous Red Bull energy drink is originally from Thailand. Some who have vacationed in the Land of Smiles learned to call it by it's Thai name Krating Daeng ...
by ban nock
Comment Count 34 comments on Wed Sep 04, 2013 at 06:57 PM PDT with 55 Recommends
by amygdalavet
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon May 13, 2013 at 08:28 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
The Delaware Senate just finished pontificating for hours debating marriage equality legislation and ended with a 12-9 vote in favor. ( Update 2:45 PT : The Governor just signed it into law! See ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 24 comments on Tue May 07, 2013 at 02:07 PM PDT with 41 Recommends
Up where the Golden Triangle still exists, there still is a place without much government, or anything resembling government. Xiengkok Laos is at the end of the road, and the road ends at the Mekong,
by ban nock
Comment Count 31 comments on Sun May 05, 2013 at 08:15 AM PDT with 45 Recommends
Pope Francis has, over the last few days, taken to Twitter and other media formats to display the message of his papacy. I will say openly that on many great issues of the day, the Pope and I are ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 17 comments on Thu May 02, 2013 at 03:27 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
The seeming impunity under which Vixay Keosavang of Laos operates his wildlife laundering business is perplexing. To understand one needs remember where and how he operates. In come massive amounts ...
by ban nock
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 05:39 AM PST with 14 Recommends
If it's a weekend that means there are plenty of stories that got ignored over the past week. I'm going to take it upon my self to try to illuminate some of the stories I find relevant. Of ...
by rserven
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 03:00 PM PST with 23 Recommends
Luem Aeb roughly translated-'forget to deceive' is the title of an advertizement that ran in Thailand. Thai Transgender Alliance demand response from IKEA Global on 'negative and stereotypical' ...
by Horace Boothroyd III
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 03:03 PM PST with 9 Recommends
U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and U.S. Secretary of ...
by BlueJessamine
Comment Count 49 comments on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 07:02 AM PST with 32 Recommends
THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release November 17, 2012 PRESS GAGGLE BY PRESS SECRETARY JAY ...
by Transcripts Editors
Comment Count 2 comments on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 01:04 PM PST with 2 Recommends
If we intend to develop policies that are fair and just, we must collaborate with sex workers themselves to afford them the dignity that they and all of us deserve. It’s time for sex workers’ ...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Sep 24, 2012 at 02:19 PM PDT with 18 Recommends