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by fountainhall
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Elon Musk Calls Cave Rescue Diver Pedophile
Replies: 14
Views: 212

Re: Elon Musk Calls Cave Rescue Diver Pedophile

there was also his waterproof tunnel idea. I haven't heard anyone say that couldn't have worked. I suspect because they just laughed it off. From what we know about the tunnel, there were sections where the ground was quite jagged and other parts where there was precious little height. We also know...
by fountainhall
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition
Replies: 313
Views: 6448

Re: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition

I’m with Captain Kirk. I believe the offers were all made in good faith as a way of giving the boys in the cave something to look forward to. And I don’t believe any will go unless all can go. Equally I don’t see the Thai government seeking to gain financially in any way. On the other hand, there wi...
by fountainhall
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition
Replies: 313
Views: 6448

Re: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition

Yes, planning an itinerary now is very premature. But I think the Tourism Authority of Thailand will also welcome all the good PR. After all, they haven't shown themselves to be very efficient. In the lovely 30-second "Thank you" video they produced and which has been seen in many countrie...
by fountainhall
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5
Replies: 104
Views: 2476

Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

Trump invites Putin to White House - and the first his own appointee as Director of National Intelligence learns about it is in a TV interview! Intelligence in the White House is clearly not spread to those who should know.

by fountainhall
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition
Replies: 313
Views: 6448

Re: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition

I was thinking more along the lines of going to attend games like at Old Trafford than the notion they would play games. I fully understand. But in the brutal reality of the our world, it is unlikely Manchester United made the offer without considering the PR value to the Club. And I reckon their P...
by fountainhall
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Elon Musk Calls Cave Rescue Diver Pedophile
Replies: 14
Views: 212

Re: Elon Musk Calls Cave Rescue Diver Pedophile

The cave rescue diver said Musk could “stick his submarine where it hurts,” and that it had “absolutely no chance of working.” It so happens it was Vern Unsworth's intimate knowledge of the cave after six years of exploring it that resulted in the expert divers from the UK being called in to be par...
by fountainhall
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition
Replies: 313
Views: 6448

Re: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition

I would not be surprised if the rest of the team goes without the stateless boys/coach. I wonder how you invite a team to youth soccer tournaments in Lisbon and Barcelona with less than a full team and without an Assistant Coach. That's very different from merely flying boys over to attend one matc...
by fountainhall
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition
Replies: 313
Views: 6448

Re: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition

Even if they can't go, I still have a feeling that some of those teams might instead come to Thailand and put on exhibition games or something similar and the boys would be the guests of honor. It wouldn't cost them any more to go to Thailand than it would to bring the boys to them. Nice idea but s...
by fountainhall
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Skytrax Best Airlines for 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Re: Skytrax Best Airlines for 2018

Kathmandu's international airport is no great shakes, but far better than the domestic one.
by fountainhall
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition
Replies: 313
Views: 6448

Re: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition

I wonder if Adul could be adopted by Thais. Would that help in gaining Thai citizenship? I still believe the government will make an exception. As i stated earlier, I am certain the boys will not accept the invitations from Manchester United, Benfica and Barcelona unless they can go with their frien...

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