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Bangkokian in my meaning is everyone who stay in Bangkok this moment. We might get flooded soon in all areas.

Some experts view in worst case scenario is 150 cm. (damn my height is 160 cm.)

There is an interesting video I wanna share with you guys, it's some information about flooding this time (except about the crocs)

It has English Subtitle. Let's watch and stay safe everyone.

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The damage from the flood is beyond imagination. My sister's house on RamaII dry for now but the other's in Pathumthanee is facing the flood. The water level going up every minute. I wish it's soon over...nothing I can do, but wish.

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No question for my house in Bangbuathong kha p'Nicky, water level is over my head and it's still getting higher (information from my neighbors who have nowhere to go) it's more than 3 weeks that we got this bad situation... seems like it's not enough, we also have problem with escaped crocs.

Anyway, if it happen in Bangkok, busy city, ppl here will be panic and paranoid. If you are here you would see, no more drinking water in many areas, no instant food left.

Some ppl go to Chonburi just from buying food and drinking water.

I never thought I will see it.

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I've seen many picture from Bangbuathong area on the net and I feel for you. The problem isn't only about the flooding but after it as well. Maintenance BKK and all. I was VERY upset yesterday when I heard the news about the Thai government decides help from the US navy. WTF were they thinking???

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Yea, it's annoying that I can't get any food and drink I like, Chang is all out, as is Heineken, Singha, Leo. I even think Siamsato is out, that's how desperate people are getting. The family run stores also running out. Gulp.....better google home made brewery.

Oh....and no food around either.

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Yea, it's annoying that I can't get any food and drink I like, Chang is all out, as is Heineken, Singha, Leo. I even think Siamsato is out, that's how desperate people are getting. The family run stores also running out. Gulp.....better google home made brewery.

Oh....and no food around either.

Thai Brev factory is under water now ja it's in Rungsit area, my mom's customer who work for Thai Brev (beer Chang) told my mom. So no Beer Chang, Dole Fruit, and Chang Drinking water for a while.

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I've seen many picture from Bangbuathong area on the net and I feel for you. The problem isn't only about the flooding but after it as well. Maintenance BKK and all. I was VERY upset yesterday when I heard the news about the Thai government decides help from the US navy. WTF were they thinking???

Do you think that they are just morons or they have evil plan?

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So...it's all the fault of blue whales?

lol, it's human errors, politics, greedy, and selfishness.

Anyway, let's see the second part. It's released this morning.

It's quite funny for me, ppl who get flooded outskirt of BKK. such as myself, never had any manual or kinda video like this. Only thing we have seen is "Stupid map" and "Stupid pen" no one do nice graphic, nice animation.

Many Bangkokian evacuated, some ppl go to Chonburi, Pattaya, some go to the North, or North-East. But I'm so tired, I don't wanna runaway anymore, I will be in BKK. or I might go back home.

Anouncement,

Waterwall at the North of BKK Donmuang in front of Wat Laksi was broken, Water level is 80 cm. Electric will be cut. and now water reach Ramintra 71. Ladproa and Wangthonglang area is still dry.

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While I am a bit bored of the whole blame game and what the gov't could do better and what not, this is an interested jab at the red shirts. Before they were complaining about the elitism of the Dems, but where are they now? Why aren't on the forefront of helping out the Thai people they claim to be representing?

Anyway, here it is

It is now too late to save Bangkok from flooding. I could never have imagined that the City of Angels would collapse before my eyes. On Wednesday, a Nation photographer saw a group of people trying to destroy barriers protecting the Grand Palace from floods. This information appeared in my colleague's twitter account, @Tulsathit. Few paid attention to this. But it's a revelation, illustrating that the tragedy of modern Thailand is a conspiracy. If the Temple of the Emerald Buddha were to be completely underwater, Thais would have been dealt a big shock, losing all morale and strength to fight back. If the Emerald Buddha cannot protect the City of Angels, then the angels would have taken flight and the capital would have fallen.

Are we facing "shock and awe" similar to 9/11? The crash of the economy and whole nation? Let me raise several crucial questions that have to be addressed, because government agencies, ministers, Pheu Thai MPs and red shirts are apparently adopting a passive mode while disasters pile on the Thai people.

In spite of heavy storms this year, water levels in general have not been significantly worse than the great floods in 1995. More investigation is needed on water releases from the dams this year and in 1995. Water resources experts from Plamod Maiklad to Dr Smith Thammasaroj have asserted that floods could have been avoided. I was told that a Cabinet member spoke to irrigation and electricity officials not to release the water from dams, in spite of heavy downpours in September, so there would be enough water for farmers. "I shall assume sole responsibility for this," he said.

The delay in releasing water from dams, particularly Bhumibol Dam, in the North has caused mayhem because the water has to be released en masse otherwise the dams would have been broken apart. This Cabinet member has not yet come out to assume any responsibility for his decision that caused unprecedented floods to so far destroy 10,000 factories and plunged millions of Thais into bankruptcy and homelessness. What was his motivation? Was it meant to coincide with 9/11?

Prime Minister Yingluck initiated the Bang Rakam Model to tackle the floods in September after visiting Amphoe Bang Rakam, Phitsanulok. Bang Rakam (bang, small town; rakam, painful suffering) is far from being an auspicious name. She must have been informed about the serious threat of floods, which started in August. It was not until October 9 that she signed an executive order to create the Flood Relief Operation Centre (Froc). What happened during the interval on the flood prevention programme when ex-prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra stole the news headlines?

Yingluck has put the wrong people in the wrong jobs. Does she know what she is doing? Froc is headed by Police General Pracha Phromnok, the justice minister. Pracha has virtually no knowledge of water resources and crisis management. Korbsak Sabhavasu, the Democrat's strategist, was surprised upon learning that Dhirachai Wuthitham served as secretary-general of Froc? He asked: "Who is Dhirachai? If he is unknown, how can he coordiate with all the agencies and ministries to combat the floods?"

The Interior Ministry sits on the sidelines doing virtually nothing to tackle the crisis. Interior Minister Yongyuth Vichaidit said the floods are beyond his and the ministry's ability to tackle, although the ministry has the country's largest manpower and resources network to respond to a crisis situation to help the people.

We have not seen the police on TV helping the flood victims. Police General Phriewphan Damarong, a younger brother of Pojaman Na Pombejra, has been appointed police chief. He made some news initially. After the floods become more serious, he did not appear in the public eye. The police force is an idle watcher of the tragedy. Instead, the military has sent out 40,000 personnel to help communities fighting the floods. Why does the police force adopt a do-nothing attitude?

Pheu Thai MPs and ministers are not helping flood victims. They are nowhere to be seen. Where are they?

Red-shirt leaders have not come out to help those affected by the floods either. In April and May last year, they campaigned against the elite and for democracy. This year their people are suffering badly, but not a single red-shirt leader has emerged to help the poor. Ironically, the provinces suffering from the floods are Pheu Thai territories. Where are they?

At the same time, Pheu Thai wants to go against the military by pushing for legislation to nullify the coup in 2006. Jatuporn Promphan, a red-shirt leader, is trying to have the Defence Ministry's regulations amended so that the government can have more control over the reshuffling of military posts.

Yingluck has refused international assistance although Thailand is facing bankruptcy from the floods. I was told that Ban Ki-moon, the secretary-general of the United Nations, asked the prime minister how the UN could help. Yingluck's response was to the effect that UN assistance would not be needed. The US offered to send aircraft carriers, which were also refused. Why did she refuse international assistance, which now has to go through private channels rather than official channels.

We do not see red-shirts coming out to help other red shirts in a systematic way. Food, drinks and other supplies are slow to be delivered to the flood victims.

These questions have really disturbed me as I watch the floods destroy Thailand. Yingluck is apparently a puppet prime minister who is dancing to a tune written by those around her. Who are the invisible hands who apparently have a malicious intent for Thailand?

http://nationmultimedia.com/opinion/Pheu-Thai-and-red-shirts-do-nothing-to-help-their--30168696.html

Edited by Teddy

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Oh, I can go one better...

Here's a video showing Red Cross supplies being loaded into a truck... But as the camera person nicely points out at the end, the truck bears a poster saying, 'From Thaksin, with love'....

Scumbag.

Feel free to share with Red Sheep so they can see just who they are supporting.

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While I am a bit bored of the whole blame game and what the gov't could do better and what not, this is an interested jab at the red shirts. Before they were complaining about the elitism of the Dems, but where are they now? Why aren't on the forefront of helping out the Thai people they claim to be representing?

Anyway, here it is

http://nationmultimedia.com/opinion/Pheu-Thai-and-red-shirts-do-nothing-to-help-their--30168696.html

Somewhat rambling and not really containing that much new insight. I give the author a 5 out of 10 for muckraking.

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Oh, I can go one better...

Here's a video showing Red Cross supplies being loaded into a truck... But as the camera person nicely points out at the end, the truck bears a poster saying, 'From Thaksin, with love'....

Scumbag.

Feel free to share with Red Sheep so they can see just who they are supporting.

p'Dave, Red sheep have seen and know, but they can't accept it. Some of them said it was set up. Some of them said who care as long as those stuff can help the flood victims.

Don't know why they are this stupid.

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When I saw this clip, the first thing runs to my mind was, how on earth those people let them put that damn sign up. Why nobody say anything? Then I realised, this is just when " mai pen rai" attitude at it best. Good people let bed people win because it's "mai pen rai". I Think it's time for us, Thai stand up for the right thing.

Gee said on FB, the country get the government, it deserves. Hurt but true. I used to say that I will be sitting in my armchair and watching Thailand goes down hill, and then I will say..too bad. Som nam naa... BUT under this crisis, I can't say that.

This Toxsin & co. Has been playing good game. Not only with the poors, but with us all and even some farangs in TH believe them. They put that fighting for "democracy" crap theme on the show.

Sorry, slightly of topic...

Oh, btw my sister and her son including my dad are moving out from their houses. They rent an apartment in the centre of BKK and hopefully it won't flood there. After the flood, they will be paying for reparation the houres (like most of ppl in BKK) from their own pocket.

Will the government do anything to help them/us? I doubt!! They will be curupting, they will be lying their asses off and possibly they will be preparing a welcom home party for Toxin and all of Thai will be well!!!

Edited by pandorea

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When the floods needed early attention, Yingluck and her government were too busy installing Thaksin's relative as chief of police.

Thai ppl have fukkin' awesome Gov. and Miss PM. right? They have super thick skin, they can do everything to get Toxin back.

I'm feeling sooooooo lucky...

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Sukhumvit 48 and 50 on the go.

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Marc said "wish the media would stop making dramas... thai people can do that just fine themselves... eg... soi 48-50 is not "flooded" if its only ankled deep water in SOME places." ...

Seems like it ankles deep as he said...but after the rain tonight that could be a real drama.

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