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(Christian Science Monitor)   If you are a US expat, something you REALLY don't want to hear from your local embassy is: things are likely about to get really bad in this country, we strongly suggest you stockpile food and cash right now   (csmonitor.com) divider line 26
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2014-01-13 10:34:48 PM
3 votes:

bigbobowski: this is really going to eat into the sex-tourism trade.
why else would anyone go to that sh*t hole?


Yes. Stay away from Thailand and Bangkok. Nothing there but sex-tourism trade. That says way more about you then you realize. A country of 70million with awesome beaches, temples, shopping, trekking, personalities, food, and the only thing you know about is sex-tourism. I suggest that the sh*t hole is what you use to think with.
2014-01-13 07:29:14 PM
2 votes:
We're on the train to Bangkok
Aboard the Thailand Express
We'll hit the stops along the way
We only stop for the best

Wreathed in smoke in Lebanon
We burn the midnight oil
The fragrance of Afghanistan
Rewards a long day's toil
Pulling into Katmandu
Smoke rings fill the air
Perfumed by a Nepal night
The Express gets you there
2014-01-13 09:42:09 PM
1 votes:

Magorn: if the rebel alliance starts using Thai fighters


crow202.org

...we'll counter with Siamese cats! No one will expect that! Ha ha! Ha ha! Ha ha! Ouch.

/stay safe and sane, all you folks out there in Thailand....
2014-01-13 09:24:21 PM
1 votes:
Won't somebody please think of the ping pong balls!?
2014-01-13 09:12:30 PM
1 votes:

DougTaupe: One of my coworkers just left to visit last week and disappeared, no kidding. We are worried about him; he hasn't checked in and no one (not even his family) have heard from him. It was all Hangover 2 jokes the first day, but now 3 days later all the joking has stopped. I had no idea this was happening. I think I probably won't share this link with anyone.

/Bangkok has him


He's probably setup in the Somerset Maugham suite..
2014-01-13 09:00:29 PM
1 votes:
This situation could get very confusing if the rebel alliance starts using Thai fighters
2014-01-13 08:27:15 PM
1 votes:

Gyrfalcon: Reason to worry: Demonstrators, who met no resistance from police,

The cops aren't stopping them. So either a) the government is planning on bringing in the military to do a Tiananmen-style crackdown; or b) the government is imploding from within and NOBODY is going to stop them.

Either way it will be bad.



No.  You're wrong on both counts.

The Thai don't usually have the US 'knock out teeth' mentality.  Generally speaking most of their protests have a low physical violence level both governmental and protestor alike.  The US could learn a thing or two from them.
2014-01-13 08:24:20 PM
1 votes:
Reason to worry: Demonstrators, who met no resistance from police,

The cops aren't stopping them. So either a) the government is planning on bringing in the military to do a Tiananmen-style crackdown; or b) the government is imploding from within and NOBODY is going to stop them.

Either way it will be bad.
2014-01-13 07:47:37 PM
1 votes:
One of my coworkers just left to visit last week and disappeared, no kidding. We are worried about him; he hasn't checked in and no one (not even his family) have heard from him. It was all Hangover 2 jokes the first day, but now 3 days later all the joking has stopped. I had no idea this was happening. I think I probably won't share this link with anyone.

/Bangkok has him
2014-01-13 07:47:25 PM
1 votes:

doglover: Target Builder: doglover: Do you know what I heard from the Tokyo embassy after the big 2011 earthquake?

Nothing. I'm sure statements were released, but it's not like the embassy actually calls you or anything. They release these statements in the US media, only.

That or they wanted me irradiated for some kind of weird international Illuminati style experiment.

Had you registered with the embassy to let them know you were there?

Why do we even have the NSA spying on me if they're not gonna use that info to make my life better?


The NSA isn't concerned with making your life better. More trasnsparent? Hell yes.
2014-01-13 07:18:37 PM
1 votes:

DrunkWithImpotence: no ordinary venue...

[www.wnyc.org image 640x360]

/link is as hot as a Thai Ghost Pepper


Don't you know that the Ghost Pepper has been dethroned (twice, actually) and the new reigning champ is the Carolina Reaper
2014-01-13 07:17:43 PM
1 votes:

doglover: Do you know what I heard from the Tokyo embassy after the big 2011 earthquake?

Nothing. I'm sure statements were released, but it's not like the embassy actually calls you or anything. They release these statements in the US media, only.

That or they wanted me irradiated for some kind of weird international Illuminati style experiment.


Had you registered with the embassy to let them know you were there?
2014-01-13 06:59:38 PM
1 votes:

doglover: Do you know what I heard from the Tokyo embassy after the big 2011 earthquake?

Nothing. I'm sure statements were released, but it's not like the embassy actually calls you or anything. They release these statements in the US media, only.

That or they wanted me irradiated for some kind of weird international Illuminati style experiment.



You have to sign up for the alerts. I received plenty of them, even "defer travel" notices for areas in Japan where crimes targetting foreigners were escalating.

http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/registration/registration_4789.h tm l
2014-01-13 06:54:46 PM
1 votes:

ShawnDoc: doglover: Do you know what I heard from the Tokyo embassy after the big 2011 earthquake?

Nothing. I'm sure statements were released, but it's not like the embassy actually calls you or anything. They release these statements in the US media, only.

The embassy in Bangkok seems to do most of its communication via Twitter and their website.  Its not like they go door to door looking for Americans to warn them.

That said, these protests have been going on since November with little real impact, outside a few small areas in Bangkok.  This isn't the first time they've shut down streets, and the turn out hasn't been as big as expected (they had to delay the shutdown by one week and reduced the number of locations being shut down from 20 to 7).  That said, if the protests lead to another coup, their is a small chance a civil war breaks out.


The french embassy was moar helpfull...

Basically, the message was "get yer ass up to Seoul, we be sending dem rescue planes there, also, bring some books and cushions, the C130 don't have any inboard movie showing, and not much for seats"

Lucky it's not a too long swim from Japan to Worst Korea... Of the South...
2014-01-13 06:53:38 PM
1 votes:
No, I don't want to hear them say "American citizen services are closed, you will need to stand in line downstairs with everyone else"

/Stay safe, Farkers
2014-01-13 06:52:39 PM
1 votes:

desertfool: Dang it, my neighbors just left for 4 weeks in Thailand. Like, TODAY just left. They are going to go finalize the design for their retirement home.



They'll be fine.
2014-01-13 06:43:14 PM
1 votes:
Hoarding cash I can do. Let me know when this is going on though:

upload.wikimedia.org
2014-01-13 06:40:29 PM
1 votes:

doglover: Do you know what I heard from the Tokyo embassy after the big 2011 earthquake?

Nothing. I'm sure statements were released, but it's not like the embassy actually calls you or anything. They release these statements in the US media, only.

That or they wanted me irradiated for some kind of weird international Illuminati style experiment.


There is also a email list you can join when you're going to be in foreign countries and the embassy will send stuff directly to you. So there is a way to get notices of weather, civil disturbances, wars, and other major concerns (embassy closed X day for instance).
2014-01-13 06:36:25 PM
1 votes:

skinink: One revolution's very like another when your head's down over your pieces, brother!


Saul Goodman: Man, one night of this crap would leave a hard man humble.


Fark never disappoints. Good show, gentlemen.
2014-01-13 06:26:15 PM
1 votes:

doglover: Do you know what I heard from the Tokyo embassy after the big 2011 earthquake?

Nothing. I'm sure statements were released, but it's not like the embassy actually calls you or anything. They release these statements in the US media, only.

That or they wanted me irradiated for some kind of weird international Illuminati style experiment.


Not true, I was in Bangkok two weeks ago. I got several emails from the embassy advising me to take precautions up to and including leaving.
2014-01-13 06:25:09 PM
1 votes:
Nothing to see here.  US Embassy just covering its bases by the rule book.

The last couple of 'omgcrazylolbbqwtfs', I just went to a movie.  'Lots of protestors' != 'superbadbffjill'.
2014-01-13 06:22:27 PM
1 votes:
One revolution's very like another when your head's down over your pieces, brother!
2014-01-13 06:17:18 PM
1 votes:
Friend of mine is or was the spokesman for the US Embassy in Bangkok.  He hasn't said anything about this but I could have missed it.
2014-01-13 06:04:35 PM
1 votes:

doglover: Yeah, but if it's a CIVIL war, then it will be okay.


This is Thailand though, the land of smiles.  They'll be smiling right up until they launch a grenade into your house while you sleep.
2014-01-13 05:32:25 PM
1 votes:

doglover: Do you know what I heard from the Tokyo embassy after the big 2011 earthquake?

Nothing. I'm sure statements were released, but it's not like the embassy actually calls you or anything. They release these statements in the US media, only.


The embassy in Bangkok seems to do most of its communication via Twitter and their website.  Its not like they go door to door looking for Americans to warn them.

That said, these protests have been going on since November with little real impact, outside a few small areas in Bangkok.  This isn't the first time they've shut down streets, and the turn out hasn't been as big as expected (they had to delay the shutdown by one week and reduced the number of locations being shut down from 20 to 7).  That said, if the protests lead to another coup, their is a small chance a civil war breaks out.
2014-01-13 05:23:43 PM
1 votes:
Do you know what I heard from the Tokyo embassy after the big 2011 earthquake?

Nothing. I'm sure statements were released, but it's not like the embassy actually calls you or anything. They release these statements in the US media, only.

That or they wanted me irradiated for some kind of weird international Illuminati style experiment.
 
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