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  • Thailand cannabis: From a war on drugs to weed curries

    06/21/2022 1:06:57 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 47 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 6/21/2022 | Jonathan Head
    Thailand legalised cultivating and consuming cannabis this month, reversing a hard-line approach of long prison sentences or even the death penalty for drug offences.
  • Vanity: Thousands of Cattle Dead in Kansas #GreatReset

    06/15/2022 4:54:05 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 83 replies
    #FoodShortage 🚨 (10,000 cattle die in a Kansas ranch. They’re blaming a “Heat Wave” (Climate Change). They all die due to WATER POISING. They are creating a Food Crisis in #USA)
  • Declaration of Emergency and Authorization for Temporary Extensions of Time and Duty-Free Importation of Solar Cells and Modules from Southeast Asia

    06/07/2022 4:48:48 AM PDT · by EBH · 31 replies
    The White House ^ | 6/6/22 | Joe Biden
    Electricity is an essential part of modern life that powers homes, business, and industry. It is critical to the function of major sectors of the economy, including hospitals, schools, public transportation systems, and the defense industrial base. Even isolated interruptions in electric service can have catastrophic health and economic consequences. A robust and reliable electric power system is therefore not only a basic human necessity, but is also critical to national security and national defense. Multiple factors are threatening the ability of the United States to provide sufficient electricity generation to serve expected customer demand. These factors include disruptions to...
  • Thai police arrest cult leader who wanted followers to eat his excreta

    05/10/2022 7:49:52 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    WION ^ | May 10, 2022, | Rustam Roy
    Police in Thailand have arrested a man who allegedly told his followers to eat his bodily fluids and worship corpses. The man named Thawee Nanra, 75, was reportedly living in a jungle in Thailand's Chaiyaphum province. The man's campsite located deep inside the forest raided by police. Reports said at least eleven corpses were found including coffins containing bodies with at least a dozen followers who were reportedly living with Nanra.
  • Excellent Thai Food restaurant in Del Valle, TX!

    05/08/2022 6:53:52 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 35 replies
    Eating there ^ | 8 May 2022 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    I don't ever laud a restaurant on this forum or the internet, but this time is an exception. I grew up in Thailand and this restaurant has awesome Thai food...REALLY good! It is in Del Valle just east of Austin and has very good food at a reasonable price...if you can get a seat. Can't tell you how I found about it because that is proprietary business information, but highly recommend. You need to meet "Tenet" when you go there. Very good place to eat.
  • Swinging gone wrong! Crazed woman attacks couple with Samurai SWORD after they 'refuse to have threesome'

    04/11/2022 12:34:58 PM PDT · by Trillian · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7 April 2022 | David Averre
    This is the terrifying moment a crazed woman attacked a couple in Thailand with a Samurai sword after they 'refused to have a threesome with her'. Swinger Aum, 40, used to have sex with the couple, whose nicknames are Air, 35, and his wife Note, 38, but they cut ties with her over a year ago after refusing an invite for group sex with Aum's Bangkok-based boyfriend. Aum subsequently broke off her relationship with the man, but the couple claimed she continued to pester them for threesomes despite them having rejected her advances on a number of occasions. Yet the...
  • Country pays out $45 million to victims of COVID vaccines. ( Thailand )

    03/17/2022 11:26:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    WND ^ | March 14, 2022 | Art Moore
    Nearly 16,000 claims so far of injury from shot.. The government of Thailand has paid more than $45 million as compensation to people who developed illnesses and injuries after receiving COVID=19 vaccine shots. So far, 12,714 people have received the compensation ... data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the Millennial generation suffered a "Vietnam War event," with more than 61,000 excess deaths in that age group in the second half of 2021 ... The FDA has released 55,000 pages of Pfizer clinical trial data – after attempting to keep it hidden for 75 years –...
  • Cashless and flightless, Russian tourists stuck in Thailand

    03/13/2022 11:04:31 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    Russians face two main problems: cancellations of their flights home by airlines that have stopped flying to Russia, and suspension of financial services, particularly by credit card companies that have joined sanctions against Moscow.
  • Thousands of Russians scramble to leave Thailand as sanctions hit

    03/13/2022 6:02:32 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 33 replies
    AFP ^ | Mar 13, 2022
    Thousands of Russian tourists in Thailand are struggling to find a route home, Thai officials said Sunday, as international sanctions imposed over the war in Ukraine hit holiday-makers. Russia's invasion in February provoked a host of international measures targetting businesses and banks, with some Russian carriers cancelling flights and global payment firms suspending services. Russians tourists have been among the largest group of visitors to return to Thailand's beachside resorts since pandemic restrictions eased, but many now find themselves without a return ticket. Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) official Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya said 3,100 Russians were stuck in Phuket,...
  • Wildlife YouTuber Discovers New Species of Tarantula

    01/22/2022 2:06:53 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC News ^ | Morgan Sung
    JoCho Sippawat, known for his videos about Thailand's wildlife, discovered the first known tarantula to live exclusively inside bamboo stalks.A wildlife YouTuber from Thailand discovered the first tarantula known to exclusively live in hollowed-out bamboo stalks. JoCho Sippawat, a YouTuber with 2.5 million subscribers and 1.9 million Facebook followers, found the previously unknown tarantula while on a wilderness trip near his home in northwestern Thailand, according to a Jan. 12 news release. Upon returning, Sippawat emailed a photo of the tarantula to arachnologist Narin Chomphuphuang, who researches spiders at Khon Kaen University. Chomphuphuang then embarked on a field trip, with...
  • What the Fish: Thai Woman Wakes Up to Find Room Transformed Into 'Aquarium'

    11/10/2021 1:52:52 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | What the fish: Thai woman wakes up to find room transformed into 'aquarium' | Mohammed Zakaria
    This is not your usual fishy business. With many areas in Thailand submerged due to heavy rains, one woman in Pathum Thani got a shock when she woke up to find her bedroom flooded with fish swimming in their newfound habitat — instantly turning the room into an 'aquarium'. On Oct 31, TikTok user lookpud935 uploaded a video of the incident, garnering more than 1.2 million views and 4,000 comments. It’s time to get a dental plan that gives you access to quality care and keeps costs in check, including 400,000 access points (online & in person), critical illness coverage...
  • Millions of ‘filthy’ used medical gloves reportedly imported into US

    10/25/2021 1:00:24 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/25/2021 | Sam Raskin
    Millions of filthy, used medical gloves — some even obviously bloodstained — were imported into the US from Thailand amid a shortage of personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a disturbing report. A months-long investigation by CNN found that the soiled, second-hand nitrile gloves were shipped to desperate US distributors after import regulations were suspended at the start of the pandemic to address surging demand. “There was just no other answer. There was no way to meet the demand,” industry expert Douglas Stein said told CNN. “But that opened the floodgates for all the nefarious behavior.”
  • Difficult Customer? Buffalo charges Into Woman at Thai Electronics Store

    10/14/2021 5:12:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | OCTOBER 13, 2021 | Ching She Jie
    A 'difficult customer' recently left a trail of destruction in its path at an electronics store in Chiang Mai, Thailand. TikTok user thanya292524's video showed on Sept 30. Busy on her phone, she couldn't react in time and was knocked down by the burly intruder. The woman, who appeared to be a staff at the store, got up immediately and fled the chasing animal by dashing out of its way. It is unknown where the buffalo came from. In the comments, concerned netizens left messages of support to the woman caught in the surprise attack. Thankfully, she replied that she...
  • New alliance in the Asia-Pacific

    10/03/2021 5:18:21 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Friday, October 1, 2021 | Gautam K Jha, Saumyajit Ray
    The tussle between the US and China seeks a formal garb after the AUKUS was formed, and now the US wants more micro engagements in the region The United States is fully engaged in shifting its unsuccessful strategic workshop from Afghanistan to the East. That is what Joe Biden implied in his justification behind the withdrawal of the US forces from Afghanistan during the first week of this month. Followed by this statement, Vice President Kamala Harris visited Southeast Asia, an indication that the US was now permanently seeking serious engagement in the East against rapidly increasing Chinese belligerence. The...
  • Police raid Thai hospital after Covid patients 'have orgies, take drugs and brawl' (Truncated)

    08/28/2021 8:01:17 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 49 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 28, 2021 | Chris Jewers
    Police have raided a Thai hospital after reports of Covid-19 patients having orgies, taking drugs and starting a brawl - finding only 23 cartons of smuggled cigarettes. According to local media, a staff member at the hospital in Samut Prakan, southwest of Bangkok, told police that patients were engaging in group sex and getting into fights that led to some injuries. Officers from Thailand's Internal Security Operations Command, dressed in PPE gear, raided the Samut Pra Ruamjai 5 field hospital where around 1,000 Covid patients are being treated, according to Thai news outlet The Thaiger.
  • Thailand Legalizes Kratom, Popular Plant-Based Painkiller

    08/24/2021 9:29:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 24, 2021 | CHALIDA EKVITTHAYAVECHNUKUL
    Thailand has decriminalized the possession and sale of kratom, a plant that's native to Southeast Asia whose leaves are used as a mild stimulant and painkillerThailand on Tuesday decriminalized the possession and sale of kratom, a plant native to Southeast Asia whose leaves are used as a mild stimulant and painkiller and which has a following in the United States for its pain-relieving qualities. Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin said thousands of legal cases for the possession or sale of kratom were being dropped, and 121 inmates convicted in such cases would be released immediately. Possession of kratom had been punishable...
  • Toyota halts factories in Thailand as COVID hits supply chain

    07/22/2021 8:23:50 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 5 replies
    Nikkei ^ | 7-22-21 | YOHEI MURAMATSU
    Japanese auto group Toyota Motor has halted operations at its three factories in Thailand as the country's delta-variant COVID epidemic disrupts the supply of key automobile parts. The closures underline how the pandemic is still putting the automobile supply chain under strain. The stoppage started from Wednesday (July 21) and will last at least until July 28, Nikkei has learned. Toyota said it will "assess the situation and decide" whether to resume operations from July 29. The carmaker has sourced wire harnesses to connect electrical components from an external factory, which was recently forced to shut down temporarily due to...
  • Thailand starts tighter coronavirus lockdown around Bangkok

    07/12/2021 10:17:47 AM PDT · by EBH · 8 replies
    CNA ^ | 7/12/21
    BANGKOK: More than 10 million people were placed under fresh COVID-19 restrictions and a curfew in the Thai capital Monday (Jul 12), as the country battled a surge of cases worsened by the highly infectious Alpha and Delta variants. Thailand has so far recorded more than 345,000 cases and 2,791 deaths - with the bulk of them coming in this latest wave that started in April. First detected in clubs frequented by the Thai elite and politicians at an upscale Bangkok nightlife district, the surge has been exacerbated by a slow vaccine rollout and limited testing capacity. "The situation is...
  • Lockdowns in Asia as some nations see 1st major virus surges

    07/09/2021 8:06:14 PM PDT · by blueplum · 10 replies
    AP ^ | 09 Jul 2021 | David Riising
    BANGKOK (AP) — Several countries around Asia and the Pacific that are experiencing their first major surges of the coronavirus rushed to impose tough restrictions, a year and a half into a pandemic that many initially weathered well. Faced with rapidly rising numbers of infections in recent months, authorities in such countries as Thailand, South Korea and Vietnam announced or imposed measures Friday that they hope can slow the spread before health care systems are overwhelmed. It’s a rhythm familiar in much of the world, where repeated surges deluged hospitals and led to high numbers of deaths. But many Asian...
  • Evacuations ordered after Thai chemical factory explodes

    07/05/2021 1:46:35 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 9 replies
    ABC news ^ | 7-5-21 | DAVID RISING
    A massive explosion at a factory on the outskirts of Bangkok has damaged homes in the surrounding neighborhoods and prompted the evacuation of a wide area over fears of poisonous fumes from burning chemicals and the possibility of additional detonations. Styrene monomer, a hazardous liquid chemical used in the production of disposable foam plates, cups and other products, can produce poisonous fumes when ignited. Chailit said officials were trying to move all people out of the area, including doctors and patients from the neighborhood's main hospital where many of the casualties were initially treated, over fear of the fumes and...