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by fountainhall
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: High Speed Airport Rail Link news
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: High Speed Airport Rail Link news

The link I posted says the existing railway route will be used east of Bangkok but with 191 kms of new track. No idea where the stations will be but it says new ones will be constructed. Max speed between Suvarnabhumi and U-Tapao will be 250 kms/hr. I cannot find any information on train times as I ...
by fountainhall
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Gay World
Topic: The British Royal Family and the Closet
Replies: 1
Views: 44

The British Royal Family and the Closet

With its first wedding involving a part African-American, Britain’s Royal family showed that it was coming out of its cosy little closet. Now it is taking another step that is virtually enforcing it literally to come further out of the closet! The gay closet. Very soon, the Queen’s cousin and a grea...
by fountainhall
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5
Replies: 22
Views: 399

Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

So Melania Trump visits a Texan children's refugee centre. Good photo ops and no doubt intended to tone down criticism of Trump's disgraceful policy. When she arrives - and cameras have to be focussed on her front - she wears a plain cream jacket On her departure with her back view exposed to camera...
by fountainhall
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: High Speed Airport Rail Link news
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: High Speed Airport Rail Link news

This article from a week ago states that Pattaya will be a station on the East Coast HSR route. https://image.ibb.co/bGZiEo/2.png Fares are expected to start from 270 baht (S$11.40) for a trip from Makkasan to Pattaya in Chon Buri, or 330 baht from Bangkok's Makkasan to U-Tapao airport in Rayong pro...
by fountainhall
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5
Replies: 22
Views: 399

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: 14
Views: 414

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: 14
Views: 414

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: 14
Views: 414

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: 22
Views: 399

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: 2987

Re: N Korea

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

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