Monthly Archives: March 2011

Piece by piece, the mob is selling Cambodia to the Chinese

Cambodia’s growing dispossessed 15 Mar 2011 “In 1979, the Khmer Rouge shot my husband in front of me, by the roadside, as we tried to get back into Phnom Penh,” says 67-year-old Ngin Savoeun. Her house was flooded with sand … Continue reading

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Power Concedes Nothing Without a Demand – Frederick Douglas

Power Concedes Nothing Without a Demand The liberal class is discovering what happens when you tolerate the intolerant. Let hate speech pollute the airways. Let corporations buy up your courts and state and federal legislative bodies. Let the Christian religion … Continue reading

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Shikataganai koto?

The Japanese Disasters I am wondering if Sendai exists anymore. “Many areas of the town,” according to CNN, “are simply gone — mud and boards littering an area where a row of homes used to stand; a vehicle upside-down among … Continue reading

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If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck… it’s probably a duck

PPT notes that the DSI claims it is not the Abhisit regime’s political police Writing about other circumstances, Alexander Cockburn notes that, Rarely has my [Alexander Cockburn's] father Claud’s admonition “never to believe anything till it’s officially denied” been given … Continue reading

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“The human toll here looks to be much greater than the economic toll and we can be grateful for that.”

The “human toll” vs. the “economic toll” And there we have it. Economics is the science of riches, the science of wealth is called Ecology. I first heard Ian McHarg use the phrase, “the least profit for the smallest number” … Continue reading

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Dr. Hajo Meyer, holocaust survivor, 10 months in Auschwitz, speaks out against Zionism

“Zionism Has Nothing to do With Judaism” [Zionists] have given up everything that has to do with humanity, with empathy, for one thing: the state. The “blood and soil,” just like the Nazis. I learned in school about blood and … Continue reading

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No state is a “Friend of the Internet”

12 August The Pentagon’s Fake Jihadists “Or consider what American computer specialists are doing on the Internet, perhaps terrorist leaders’ greatest safe haven, where they recruit, raise money, and plot future attacks on a global scale. American specialists have become … Continue reading

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Thais seek truth about killings

Seventeen year-old Somaphan Srithep, unarmed, was shot dead, in the head. No reason to believe the shooter was anyone other than a Thai army sniper. The ‘truth and reconciliation commission’ is mum. What’s the definition of a ‘failed state’?

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What is the definition of a ‘failed state’?

Officer acquitted in missing lawyer case The Appeals Court on Friday acquitted Pol Maj Ngern Thongsuk of the Crime Suppression Division in a case concerning the disappearance of human rights lawyer Somchai Neelaphaijit seven years ago. The acquittal is a … Continue reading

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Even if they weren’t murderers they’d need to be driven back beneath their rocks in the South as the vile crooks they are

Thailand’s palm oil crisis: ‘Mr S’ strikes again Recently, some people have been making some rather serious insinuations about Suthep Thaugsuban, Thailand’s deputy prime minister. Suthep, whose family is one of a handful who control the palm oil industry in … Continue reading

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21st Century Thai politics… so far

I noticed this fancy timeline at the Vejjajiva Post. It follows their narrative. So I thought I’d try to construct one of my own, following a narrative from the red shirts’/peoples’ point of view. I’d appreciate any help given. So … Continue reading

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Charlie Parker and friends

Clyde Hart’s All Stars Dizzy Gillespie – Trumpet Trummy Young – Trombone, Vocal Tiny Grimes (?) – Guitar Charlie Parker – Alto Sax Don Byas – Tenor Sax Clyde Hart – Piano Al Hall – Bass Specs Powell – Drums … Continue reading

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Plutocrat tools

ดีแต่พูด Says one thing, does the opposite.

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Mousing around…

Very slick, very amusing presentation… … education, as we know it, is so 20th 19th Century.

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The Thai establishment has mastered this art decades ago

Libya Can Be Investigated by the ICC, And So Can Thailand It should… be said that for all of Gaddafi’s histrionics, his regime’s response to international scrutiny is in essence the same the Thai government has offered. In spite of … Continue reading

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Side with billionaires because someday you’ll be a billionaire

Why do the Thai and American middle-classes back ‘elite’ interests rather than their own? They have a dream… Rich People are Oppressed I get it, I do. People have exploited those they considered beneath them since the beginning of time. … Continue reading

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Child soldiers in South Thailand

is Khun Angkhana’s group’s new logo, justiceforpeace.org is their new domain name, and Justice for Peace has just completed a report on child soldiers in South Thailand. The Nation: Stop using kids in security operations, report urges The Thai government … Continue reading

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Prayuth and the Cash Register

Than Shwe and the Cash Register Prior to the first session of Burma’s new Parliament, junta chief and Senior-General Than Shwe signed a law that gives the commander-in-chief of the military – who is currently Than Shwe himself – the … Continue reading

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The builders of dams, weapons, and walls should stand among the herons

The Extinct Traders By Greg Keeler They should stand in a river, the makers of laws,   wars and money. They should feel the dark molecules turn in their sockets of stone. Their flaws   should be transparent, their flesh should stand … Continue reading

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Last March hope and joy bloomed in Bangkok like long stemmed red roses

Last March hope and joy bloomed in Bangkok like long stemmed red roses From the moment the columns of pick-ups began arriving in the city, people gathered on the pavement to clap and cheer and wave in welcome. Some of … Continue reading

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