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by fountainhall
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5
Replies: 19
Views: 301

Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

According to CNN, the executive order lasts only for 21 days. Not yet sure if that means it ceases generally to have any effect thereafter, or it only lasts 21 days in each individual case.
by fountainhall
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Thailand Resumes Executions in The Name of Peace
Replies: 12
Views: 253

Re: Thailand Resumes Executions in The Name of Peace

Nothing to do with the reliability of evidence/convictions. Important, I suggest, by providing further evidence of reasons why corruption makes it not only very difficult to obtain just convictions, but also to bring known culprits to justice.
by fountainhall
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Thailand Resumes Executions in The Name of Peace
Replies: 12
Views: 253

Re: Thailand Resumes Executions in The Name of Peace

But in many cases, the answer is yes - it can be said the conviction is completely reliable. I wish I could agree. But in any country like Thailand where corruption is so ingrained it is part of the very fabric of life, my view is different. I realise the case has not yet come to court - and may ne...
by fountainhall
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Thailand Resumes Executions in The Name of Peace
Replies: 12
Views: 253

Re: Thailand Resumes Executions in The Name of Peace

I think execution is the optimum solution, IF the person concerned has committed multiple brutal murders AND the conviction is completely reliable . . . Of course, on the other hand, if there is any element of corruption in the investigating or prosecuting bodies, then of course there is a risk of ...
by fountainhall
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5
Replies: 19
Views: 301

Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

Fox Creators Revolt as Fox News Condones Trump’s Immigration Policy Vanity Fair report. Might this be the start of a larger revolt within the Murdoch Empire? Certainly the avid support expressed by Fox News' resident harpies, Laura Ingraham and Ann Coulter, were utterly disgusting and morally vile....
by fountainhall
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: N Korea
Replies: 68
Views: 2915

Re: N Korea

The Economist cover this week rather nicely sums up last week's summit

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by fountainhall
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5
Replies: 19
Views: 301

Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

He divides us from our Allies, is Putin writing this script?l Putin and Xi are carving up the world with spectacular success! One wonders what will be Trump's position if Putin, having annexed Crimea with zero opposition, next makes a move on the Baltic States where there remain over a million natu...
by fountainhall
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: What to do, what to do?
Replies: 18
Views: 1273

Re: What to do, what to do?

Captain Kirk wrote:We got a week and a half of warm, sunny, dry days mostly getting 20C+ followed by four days of almost constant rain.

Scotland's notoriously short summer obviously arrived early this year :o :o
by fountainhall
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Soi Twilight to be Demolished in June/July for Redevelopment?
Replies: 58
Views: 9199

Re: Soi Twilight to be Demolished in June/July for Redevelopment?

X-Size has taken over the old Heart Beat Club on soi Wall Street. It's called G Boys now. Heartbeat Club must have been closed for about 5 years or thereabouts. I wonder if the layout inside is the same now. I used to visit with friends and we liked the series of U-shaped booths on the right of the...
by fountainhall
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Consequences of Trump's Win - 4
Replies: 495
Views: 41842

Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 4

So the new swamp of Trump's own making has just reached new depths. A law suit has been launched by the New York State Attorney General's office alleging Trump and his three older children illegally used funds from the Trump Foundation, including making political donations and generally using it as ...

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