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Thaksin Seeks Asylum

Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra announced his decision to seek a political asylum in England in a faxed statement to NBT Channel The station read Thaksin's statement at about 11:50 am. The former prime minister said he had to flee to England because he and his family did not receive justice in courts, which had been interfered by his political opponents. He said there were also attempts to assassinate him. The former prime minister said he could not trust in the current politica

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Thaksin Selling ManC??

Man City rocked as Thaksin is ready to sell the club : UK media Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, owner of Manchester City FC, has tentatively explored the possibility of selling the club, UK media reported Wednesday.   The reports put the long-term future of Manchester City in doubt again. The Daily mail online revealed Thaksin has spoken to an intermediary in the financial world over the past month about finding prospective buyers. And sources close to the situation revealed

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What the internet is for!

Sorry for the poor quality of this video, but if you stick with it, it's quite funny.    Avenue Q - The Internet is for Porn by slzaza  

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An Ideal Husband

This is a really good column! Although in thinking about Thai-Falang relationships, the parts about money, the mother, and sense of humor apply as much to the fairer sex as to the men.   Op-Ed Columnist An Ideal Husband By MAUREEN DOWD Published: July 6, 2008 This weekend, we celebrate our great American pastime: messy celebrity divorces. There’s the Christie Brinkley/Peter Cook fireworks on Long Island and the Madonna/Guy Ritchie/A-Rod Roman candle in New York. So how do you avo

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Congratulations Tammy!!!

Congratulations to Tammy Tanasugarn for defeating world number 2 Jelena Jankovic and advancing to the quarterfinals at Wimbeldon for the first time in her career. At 31, she is the oldest women's player in the field, and she played a great match.  Unfortunately, her next opponent is Venus Williams, and Venus is playing some commanding tennis these days. Well, we can always pray for a miracle.  Go Tammy!

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Locked away, but not forgotten

Today is the 63rd birthday of Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma.Today is the 4,165th day of her detention by the criminals who enslave her nation.  "The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear." "The people of Burma are like prisoners in their own country, deprived of all freedom under military rule." "The struggle for democracy and human rights in Burma is a struggle for life and dignity." "We

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Aid from Thailand hijacked

Mr Samak - are these the "good Buddhists" you told the Thai people about? By BangkokPost.com, Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa Privy Councillor Surayud Chulanont is to fly to Burma on Sunday, the ninth day of the cyclone disaster, to try to convince the Burmese dictatorship that the world wants to help devastated people. On Saturday, the junta reached a new level of cynicism, pasting huge labels on aid packages from Thailand to claim the help was from the top generals, rather than the Thai people

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More Tourists Murdered

Have to wonder what's happening to the Land of Smiles...Bangkok PostTwo female Korean tourists have been found bludgeoned to death on Koh Lan in Pattaya.As of yesterday, police were trying to identify both bodies found on Ta Rai beach in the afternoon. One of the victims was Park Ji Hee, according to her passport.They said one victim, aged between 25-30 had her hands tied behind her back andh ad several head wounds.Their bags were empty and the picture pages on their passports were torn up. Cans

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Bangkok Softball Champions 2008!

Tilac are the champs!With a four-game sweep in the season-ending tournament of the Bangkok International Softball League, Tilac team, of which I am a proud rookie member, won the Softball championship of the City of Angels for 2008 on Monday at the Polo Club. Tilac defeated teams sponsored by the Royal Bangkok Sports Club (stocked with players from the Thai National Baseball team), Roadhouse Grill and the Underdogs - who boast a former Major League pitcher - to take the title. With the champions

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So much money, so little class

Hot-headed supermodel Naomi Campbell was arrested at London's Heathrow Airport Thursday on charges of spitting on and punching a cop who tried to yank her off a plane. The volatile vixen, who was headed to a memorial service in California, reportedly went bonkers when flight attendants on British Airways Flight 269 informed her one of her bags was missing. Witnesses said Campbell, 37, began berating staffers, who apologized and vowed to find her bag and forward it to her in Los Angeles. Passe

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Happy Birthday Happy Getty!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAPPY GETTY!!!!!!One of the original TF gang. And one of the nicest people on this site. May all your hopes and dreams come true this year. Wishing you all the best.   

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Monks in Hell (Burma)

China said Thursday tensions in Burma had taken a turn for the better and called on the international community to aid UN efforts at mediation between the junta and its opponents. "We believe that the situation there is relaxing and turning in a positive direction," Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao told reporters at a regularly scheduled news conference.   Students Tortured By Saw Yan Naing October 11, 2007 The Irrawaddy Magazine Members of the 88 Generation Students and other

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Goodwill moment over

(BangkokPost.com) The brief bond between Iran and Israel over helping victims of last Sunday's air crash in Phuket was curtly killed by the Iranian ambassador to Thailand, who even denied it had ever existed. "The Islamic Republic of Iran does not recognise the Zionist regime let alone seek their assistance," said ambassador Mohsen Pakaein in a statement issued late on Saturday to an official Iranian news agency. Iranian officials are not allowed to use the word "Israel". The ambassador

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Job Available - Really!

From the classified section of today's Bangkok Post. PHYSICAL TEST ANALYSTCONDOMS / LUBRICANTSDurex requires a number of Physical Test Analysts who will be responsible for physical testing and undertaking stability testing in support of product registrations.

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The Problem with Mangosteens

ANTS!I love mangosteens. Their taste is absolutely heavenly. But I think I've bought my last bag. It seems those little leaves at the top of the fruit provide a perfect home for ants. Not just a couple of ants - more ants than that endless troupe of clowns that spill out a compact car at the circus.And not those tiny brown slow-as-a-snail ants that inhabit many kitchens.Medium size black Speedy Gonzalez ants that are more adept at dodging my attempts to crush them than Michael Jordan was at slip

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Greed

A Tale of Poisoned Medicine The New York Times Published: May 6, 2007   The kidneys fail first. Then the central nervous system begins to misfire. Paralysis spreads, making breathing difficult, then often impossible without assistance. In the end, most victims die. Many of them are children, poisoned at the hands of their unsuspecting parents. The syrupy poison, diethylene glycol, is an indispensable part of the modern world, an industrial solvent and prime ingredient in some antifre

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Incredible Guitar Player

His name is Erik Mongrain and he's brilliant. He's a French Canadian and he has taken a totally different approach to the guitar.  Thanks to Japhrodisiac for turning me on to this.Enjoy 

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Airport: 30% for Corruption

Airport Woes Reflect Thailand's Political Quagmire Something is definitely rotten at Bangkok's brand new 3.9-billion-dollar Suvarnabhumi Airport, and it's not just the lack of sufficient toilets. Four months after the Suvarnabhumi (Golden Land) Airport was opened to commercial flights on September 28, the government is considering reopening Bangkok's 90-year-old Don Muang Airport to ease the strain on Suvarnabhumi's creaking infrastructure. Next Tuesday the Thai cabinet will deci

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Happy Birthday BOBBYBOY Bunchanumbas

Well, if My Dashboard is not lying, today is the birthday of the best guy I ever met on TF bar none. There may be others who are equally cool guys and gals, but...No one, absolutely no one, can top Bobbyboybunchanumbas.He's the TOPS! The Mona Lisa and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.And, according to his profile, he's 92 today! (Where's my cut of that social security check, Mr. B'hoy?)So, everyone, please wish Mr. Boy a very very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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Three Minute Management Course

Lesson One ==========   An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing. A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, "Can I also sit like you and do nothing?" The eagle answered: "Sure, why not" So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.   Management Lesson: To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.   Lesson Two ==========   A turkey was chatting with a bull. "

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Quitting politics...really?

Isn't this the same guy who said on CNN earlier this week that he was quitting politics for good? Isn't he the guy who said "enough is enough"? Would you buy a used mobile phone from this man? HONG KONG: Deposed Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has signed up a firm of American political lobbyists to seek support in Washington. Thaksin, who was unseated in a military coup in September, met with lobbyists from Barbour Griffith and Rogers (BGR) in Hong Kong last week, the South China Mornin

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Bomb scare at Central Lardprao

A false bomb scare has created turmoil at the popular shopping mall - Cenral Lardprao Tuesday morning. Shoppers detected that the lid of a coin box of a public telephone booth in front of the mall had been left open so they alerted police at about 11:30 am. Police rushed to the scene and evacuated shoppers. Bomb disposal offices checked the booth and the area for about half an hour but detected no bomb. After the checking, shoppers were allowed to return inside the shopping mall. (th

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Seven bombs go off in Bangkok

Seven Bombs Rock Bangkok, Kill two Seven explosives went off almost simultaneously in Bangkok, injuring at least 20 people as the revellers were about to start celebrating the New Year's eve. Two people were killed and 20 injured at the Victory Monument when a powerful bomb went off near a bus station at about 6.30 pm. One person was dead near the Big C supermarket, Sapan Kwai branch, where witness saw a man dropped a grenade from a pedestrian bridge just over the police box. A

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