I've found twitter very useful for real-time updates and links to news pages: https://twitter.com/richardbarrow
That's the hitch...the patriarchal system of Asian culture, so firmly entrenched, is such that no one, (literally), even thinks of saying boo to anyone at, (or even affiliated with), the top
sometimes it's tough for those of the Occident to fathom the absolute, unequivocal, say-so of the big cheeses in the East
Dan74 wrote:///.../// An unbelievably rude comment, especially towards a Sangha member.
daverupa wrote:There's no need for bans or any other adminstration at this point, but let us all remember two things:
1. Right Speech
2. Talk of kings, robbers, and ministers of state is low talk, animal talk; instead, let us each convey, with mindfulness, a patient and even-handed conversation about these important issues.
manas wrote:I was wondering if anyone knows, if foreign agents are in Thailand, inducing the political instability that seems to go on and on. Someone must stand to gain from the instability, but as it is not the Thai people, who is it?
Allow Me To Explain Our Version Of Thai History
By Prapas Yanonthankul, Pitak Siam member
4 Dec 2012
You seem a little confused by all of this, so let me try and help you understand what’s really going on. As a Thai person, I have a unique insight into the situation that you simply do not. You can’t appreciate our country’s current events just by reading those academic, peer-reviewed books of yours, because they rely far too much on facts and corroboration, and miss out on the nuances that define our culture and kingdom. Also, it has been well documented that the foreign press has been unduly influenced by dark forces, and I have it on good authority that most of the books and articles that attack our position were paid for by Thaksin Shinawatra. Please set aside all those lies by the Economist and the Yale University Press. Those organizations have no credibility compared to the absolutely true rumors I heard from my friend on Facebook who heard it from someone who works in a insider position of such high authority I can’t even tell you what it is
robertk wrote:manas wrote:I was wondering if anyone knows, if foreign agents are in Thailand, inducing the political instability that seems to go on and on. Someone must stand to gain from the instability, but as it is not the Thai people, who is it?
yes indeed. hereis a lucid article that explains the whole story
http://notthenation.com/2012/03/the-key ... hird-hand/
robertk wrote:http://notthenation.com/2012/12/allow-m ... i-history/Allow Me To Explain Our Version Of Thai History
... the ignorant buffaloes of Isaan wouldn’t even have a vote to sell.
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