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by nyceve
Comment Count 401 comments on Mon Oct 09, 2006 at 06:42 PM PDT with 168 Recommends
by Mikecan1978
Comment Count 265 comments on Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 08:33 AM PDT with 152 Recommends
I’ll call her Noi, because that’s the name of every Isaan girl at one time or another, or so it seems. Noi was one of those gai yung ladies at that sprawling wet market in Udonthani but maybe I’
by ban nock
Comment Count 35 comments on Sat Feb 04, 2012 at 11:16 AM PST with 98 Recommends
Remember this? Back in September 2006, Bruce Schneier wrote about the The ID Chip You Don't Want in ...
by Magnifico
Comment Count 74 comments on Thu Mar 27, 2008 at 12:30 PM PDT with 88 Recommends
The cheap frozen or precooked shrimp you buy at stores like Walmart and Costco are cheap in part because of the Thai shrimp industry's reliance ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 54 comments on Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 12:24 PM PDT with 77 Recommends
It's seldom that such a widespread species is consumed in such a short period of time. The combination of wealth creation in China and road development in Laos has created a perfect storm of ...
by ban nock
Comment Count 15 comments on Sat Aug 23, 2014 at 03:09 AM PDT with 70 Recommends
I will keep this brief. Today I came across an AP story about slave labor in the Thai fishing fleet. I urge you to read the entire article: OVERFISHING DRIVING SLAVERY ON THAILAND'S SEAFOOD BOATS ...
by foresterbob
Comment Count 56 comments on Wed Feb 25, 2015 at 04:27 PM PST with 59 Recommends
This isn't exactly breaking news, but it hasn't been diaried yet that I can see. Over the July 4 weekend, there was a huge victory for democracy, a huge victory for left-wing populism in Southeast ...
by randomfacts
Comment Count 18 comments on Sat Jul 09, 2011 at 09:08 PM PDT with 57 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
Why did John McCain write letters on behalf of Alabama resident and murderer suspect James B. Fowler, who is currently awaiting trial for a slaying dating back to the civil rights era, while Fowler ...
by tiimbitz4786
Comment Count 25 comments on Tue Oct 07, 2008 at 10:03 AM PDT with 50 Recommends
FORCED LABOR IN THE PRODUCTION OF ELECTRONIC GOODS IN MALAYSIA A Comprehensive Study of Scope and Characteristics by Verité EXECUTIVE SUMMARY [Pg 9] The conditions faced by foreign ...
by jamess
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue May 12, 2015 at 07:53 PM PDT with 45 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
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
Stories abound. Many times they do not rise to the level pf people's attention. So I often gather some of them together and try to blend them into something coherent. I hope I have done that with ...
by rserven
Comment Count 22 comments on Mon May 28, 2012 at 08:28 AM PDT with 39 Recommends
I like to ride motorcycles. I've always liked motorcycles. When I was young I got a good motorcycle long before I got a good car. They seemed like personal transportation in its most efficient and ...
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 09:38 PM PST with 37 Recommends
During the years after WW II Thailand, which had been a relatively tranquil country and the only southeast Asia region not colonized by European powers, began to seethe with unrest as if a latent ...
by Charlotte Lucas
Comment Count 33 comments on Fri Jun 04, 2010 at 02:33 PM PDT with 37 Recommends
Thailand is as much a Buddhist country as Tibet but, I thought, less obviously so. There were a great many temples and shrines but we tourists saw no large monastery colleges like those in Tibet. ...
by Charlotte Lucas
Comment Count 47 comments on Fri Jun 11, 2010 at 02:04 PM PDT with 35 Recommends
Etymology: --1777 (in Cook's "A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean"), "consecrated, inviolable, forbidden, unclean or cursed," explained in some English sources as being from Tongan (Polynesian language ...
by rserven
Comment Count 16 comments on Fri Jul 08, 2011 at 04:00 PM PDT with 34 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
Most of you don't get it....and how could you...CNN...MSM....BBC... all report a very skewed take on the protests and politics here. I've lived here for 8 years and follow the politics here very ...
by Intothefuture
Comment Count 55 comments on Thu May 13, 2010 at 09:25 AM PDT with 32 Recommends