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  2. 69 Bar didn't do pool night last Monday apparently due to fear of breeching social gathering restrictions (?). Morlaam is ok, though, so it seems. Then again a morlaam is primarily for Thais. I'm closer to the X-ctye location now than where I lived previously, but thankfully out of ear shot due to being on ground level. I think. I don't recall hearing it here whereas the other place hearing it was not uncommon. Nearer as the crow flies, but no line of sight (or sound). Fingers crossed. I'd hate the sound of the Sweetheart's tranny collective to be dampened by extraneous noise.
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  4. You gonna love this milf freedom fighter lunatic republican Karen lying and making laws up as she pleases. FTBA I have lived in Orange county and this type of people actually exists there. Lenka Koloma (R), who claims to be from the "Freedom to Breathe Agency" confronts grocery store supervisor Liz Chavez (L) in a supermarket in Orange County, California on August 7, 2020.
  5. To not wreck the society and its citizens? Theres no way Germany or any modern progressive country would do that. Third world countries might do it out of fear and ignorance though.
  6. Because it's not a sustainable solution. In the long run, I think NZ is worst off in the world. "Prof Ekstrom added that evidence from elsewhere indicated that lockdowns were unsustainable. ‘You go crazy after a while,’ she said. 'Lockdown is a blunt, unsustainable and harmful instrument over any prolonged period, especially damaging for younger populations, wider healthcare and the economy, with poorer people hit hardest. Closing down primary schools especially is a huge mistake.’ Prof Ekstrom believes Stockholm, currently down to ‘two or three’ patients in intensive care in its infectious disease hospitals, may be coming close to herd immunity as shown by the sustained fall in critically ill patients and fatalities – and that this is a consequence of avoiding lockdown. " https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8607731/Why-Sweden-pilloried-world-refusing-lock-having-laugh.html
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    Coronavirus

    Oops: Why Sweden, pilloried by the whole world for refusing to lock down - with schools staying open and no face mask laws - may be having the last laugh as experts say Stockholm is close to achieving herd immunity An official inquiry found almost half of Sweden’s Covid-19 deaths by end of June took place in elderly care homes concentrated in 40 of the country’s 290 municipalities. Yet despite this failure, Prof Franks sees lockdown as ‘a very blunt instrument’. So when I asked this thoughtful British expert if his host nation’s strategy was a success, he paused before replying carefully: ‘Sweden accidentally did not get a lot wrong.’ This sounds a strange response when the country’s fatality rate is so many times higher than all three of its Scandinavian neighbours (although lower than Britain). But Prof Franks pointed out that, according to the Imperial College model that sparked Britain’s sudden lockdown, Sweden should have seen between 42,000 and 85,000 deaths. So far, this country of 10.1 million people has seen 5,763 fatalities, despite the care home carnage and initial high infection rates in some migrant communities. The World Health Organisation warns the impact may be felt for decades. ‘Many countries that believed they were past the worst are grappling with new outbreaks,’ said director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. ‘Some that were less affected in the earliest weeks are now seeing escalating numbers of cases and deaths.’ Yet Sweden is seeing a sustained drop in cases, with some experts even suggesting it may be close to herd immunity in the capital Stockholm. The number of deaths, new cases and patients in intensive care has fallen dramatically. On one key measure – percentage change in new confirmed cases over the past fortnight relative to the previous 14 days – Sweden is down more than a third. This contrasts with sharp rises in neighbouring Denmark, Finland and Norway, along with countries such as Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. 'Lockdown is a blunt, unsustainable and harmful instrument over any prolonged period, especially damaging for younger populations, wider healthcare and the economy, with poorer people hit hardest. Closing down primary schools especially is a huge mistake.’ Meanwhile, the latest data suggests Sweden is suffering less severe economic trauma than most major European nations, while it has, almost uniquely among Western countries, kept schools open. So what is the truth about the bold but controversial Swedish stance that sets it apart from most other developed nations? Tegnell openly told me that, like all global experts, he was ‘shooting in the dark’ when this new disease erupted, and he admitted that he expected to see spikes, especially when people return indoors as it gets colder in the autumn. We spoke after the release of data showing that Sweden’s economy, which grew marginally in the first quarter of this year, shrunk more than at any point since the Second World War during the pandemic’s three-month peak. Yet it outperformed most key rivals. It fell 8.6 per cent over the second quarter compared with a 12 per cent fall across the Eurozone. Analysts fear the UK economy may shrink 20 per cent over this period. ‘It’s grim by any normal standards but compared with other parts of Europe they have done well,’ said David Oxley, senior Europe analyst at Capital Economics. Sweden’s big exporters are seeing profits decline smaller than anticipated while there are fewer bankruptcies than feared. There are, of course, vociferous Swedish critics of this strategy designed to slow rather than stop the spread of coronavirus, including 25 academics who wrote to an American newspaper saying it led to ‘death, grief and suffering’. There has been fury from people whose relatives died in the care home fiasco. And I came across eight noisy protesters outside a Tegnell press conference demanding the imposition of face masks. Nicholas Aylott, a political scientist at Sodertorn University, said the approach adopted under a centre-Left coalition government confused the opposition. ‘The Right has been discomforted by the Left’s discovery of libertarianism,’ he said. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8607731/Why-Sweden-pilloried-world-refusing-lock-having-laugh.html
  8. It sounds like an Australian wine producer describing their product. Never quite understood the "undercurrent of Blackberry with straw like overtones" thingy. Maybe you could describe a LB as per the following; Tall and willowy, with more than adequate appendages located on the chest area and an even more appetizing one between the legs. Topped off with long flowing locks cascading down onto the neck area and framing a face made for fucking. (no that is too crude). A face that could convince your mother and your buddies that your friend really is a girl!. I hope you guys are treating SP, Dao and Cobber to a good night?.
  9. The-Sith

    China

    How China locked down internally for COVID-19, but pushed foreign travel April 30, 2020, 10:55 am IST Sandip Sen in What happens if?|India, World| Source: The Economics Times India There is new evidence to show that China locked down all domestic traffic internally by end January 2020 but pushed to open foreign travel till end March. Data from Tom Tom traffic index, a traffic location site that covers 416 cities across 57 countries show that as a result of this strategy, China, intentionally or otherwise, was able to lockdown its cities unknown to the world. While this reduced the spread of the Corona virus within China, China’s aggressive foreign travel policy lead to a virus explosion worldwide. Here is the chronological events of what happened with the requisite traffic data from 10 major cities globally and the statements from Chinese leaders that will help readers reach their own conclusions. Beijing & Shanghai were isolated by Jan, domestic flights curtailed The COVID- 19 virus first surfaced in Wuhan in the last week of December. On 31 December 2019 Chinese health officials first reported to WHO that 41 patients in Wuhan had contracted a mysterious pneumonia that was not responding to conventional treatment. As most patients were from the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market it was closed on the 1st of January. On the 7th of January Chinese scientists identified the virus as a novel Coronavirus later termed as the COVID-19 virus. On the 11th of January the virus claimed its first life in Wuhan city. On 13th January Thailand reported the first case of Coronavirus outside China. On 20th of January Zong Nanshan the scientist named by China to lead the battle against the virus stated ” Now we can say that it is certain that it is a human to human transmission phenomenon”. On January 22 at a meeting to decide the measures to be taken, WHO was not able warn the world of the severity of COVID-19 apparently because of resistance from Beijing. (WHO referred to it as “divergent views”) On January 23 Wuhan city was placed under quarantine and two days later the entire Hubei province was locked down. The Chinese state machinery was harnessed to enforce an unprecedented quarantine on 50 million people across 15 cities. In the last week of January domestic flights from Hubei to other parts of China was stopped and restrictions on traffic movement in major cities like Beijing and Shanghai were initiated. This was the time of the Chinese New Year when offices and schools are normally closed and it is also the prime tourism season for the Chinese. On the 31st January Italy fearing a major outbreak of Coronavirus from hundreds of tourists arriving from China closed all flights to and from China. China’s traffic density below 10% in Feb, but criticises global traffic curbs China’s vice-minister of foreign affairs Qin Gang met Italy’s ambassador to China Luca Ferrari in Beijing following the flight ban. “Italy’s decision to stop flights without contacting China in advance caused great inconvenience to citizens of both countries. Many Chinese are still stranded in Italy,” the foreign ministry said on its website the following day. The U.S. issued a travel advisory against China travel on the 2nd of February but did not ban all services. While Chinese authorities limited domestic flights from Wuhan to other Chinese cities like Beijing and Shanghai in an effort to contain the outbreak in January, it urged international carriers to maintain their flying schedules. The Civil Aviation Administration of China stated “In order to meet the needs of passengers in and out of the country and the international transport of supplies during this special period … airlines [are required to] … continue transport to nations that have not imposed travel restrictions.” China’s assertion that all was well for international travel was supported by the WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at the opening of the agency’s Executive Board meet on the 3rd February. He said ” There is no reason for measures that unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade. We call on all countries to implement decisions that are evidence-based and consistent. WHO stands ready to provide advice to any country that is considering which measures to take,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying criticised the US advisories saying “The U.S. government hasn’t provided any substantial assistance to us, but it was the first to evacuate personnel from its consulate in Wuhan, the first to suggest partial withdrawal of its embassy staff, and the first to impose a comprehensive travel ban on Chinese travellers” While China continued to protest against international travel bans it successfully quarantined Wuhan and other affected cities. The total domestic lockdown of Hubei province and the flight ban imposed inside China had immediate effect. As per data from Tom Tom traffic index Wuhan had a traffic density of 60% in January while Shanghai and Beijing had nearly 80% density. After the total lockdown the average traffic density fell to below 10% in Wuhan and Shanghai during February and below 5% in Beijing. While implementing a total domestic lockdown in February, China kept assuring the world that the situation was not serious and fully under control. WHO declares global pandemic belatedly in March, nations unprepared China kept on the facade of hiding the severity of the virus attack till mid March. On the 11th of March WHO belatedly declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. By that time the number of cases globally had grown thirteen fold. As per WHO website more than 118,000 cases had been reported in 114 countries, and 4,291 people had lost their lives when the global pandemic was declared. That is when the rest of the world started preparing for a suitable response to the pandemic, nearly two months after China. It was only after a telephonic conversation with US President Donald Trump on March 27th that Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to curb international flights from China. China’s Civil Aviation Administration stated after the discussion “that 90% of international flights would be temporarily suspended. The number of incoming passengers would be cut to 5,000 a day, from 25,000. China has also ordered local airlines to maintain only one route per country, once a week, as of 29th March”. By the end of March COVID-19 had become a full blown global crisis with nearly 10,000 deaths in Italy, Spain and the US and over 5000 in Iran and the UK which was much more than those dead in China. As per data from Tom Tom traffic index the traffic density in Wuhan remained low at around 10% of the normal traffic in March while the major business centres like Beijing and Shanghai which had less than a few thousand cases of COVID-19 and half a dozen deaths showed partial recovery of traffic to around 40%. The rest of the world oblivious of the need for total lockdown took time to react. The traffic remained high at over 60% in major cities like Rome, Milan, Madrid, Paris, London, New York, New Delhi and Mumbai during March. Australia calls for investigation, China and WHO must be made accountable The Tom Tom traffic data index shows that in all other global cities like Rome, Milan, Madrid, Paris, London, New York, New Delhi and Mumbai the traffic density dropped to 10% only in the month of April when most nations went under lockdown. This was a clear two months after China went in for a domestic lock down and allowed the virus to proliferate to international destinations through human contact. The traffic density in Beijing and Shanghai rose to over 60% in April showing that the Chinese cities and its economy was back to normal functioning. While China limited its losses to below 5000 by end April 2020, the US had lost 60,000 lives, Italy, Spain, France and UK above 20,000 each and the world saw over 200,000 deaths that was nearly doubling every fortnight. So though the virus had originated from China which initially infected citizens from 27 nations, because of China’s diabolic international travel policy it spread rapidly to a totally unprepared Europe, mainly Italy and Spain and thereafter to the rest of the world becoming a global pandemic. So weather the virus was produced in the Wuhan Virology Institute as an exercise of bio-terrorism or simply arrived unintentionally due to bat and pangolin infected blood from its exotic animal markets in Wuhan, China is answerable for the way it allowed the virus to spread. Australia has called for an international investigation into the spread of COVID-19 and all nations of the world including India must back the move. Also it has been suggested that the leadership and the action of WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus needs to be probed. All nations including India need to support such an investigation for it is better to be safe than sorry. DISCLAIMER : Views expressed above are the author’s own.
  10. BigTel

    2021 Tourism

    Thank you BBG, it gives me no pleasure in being right on this one, it's very disturbing what is ahead.
  11. Miss your teerak? I understand the need to control Covid-19 but preventing people who are willing to submit to a 2 week paid quarantine from seeing their wives, kids, gay lovers, and ladyboy teeraks is perverse nationalism run amok. Make Love Not Nationalism! #LoveIsNotTourism is a trending hashtag. https://www.loveisnottourism.org/
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  13. Yesterday
  14. In the last days it was open, with very seasoned ladyboys from Sweathearts, who obviuosly had to leave Sweathearts, after it had been taken over by Katoeys-are-US and its top crew. I wish BabyBoom reopen at the right moment, with a farm fresh team.
  15. Interested in seeing the Naval Patrol boat. I was onboard one of those in December last year down in Phuket. The crew were great guys. Could not do enough for us.
  16. Lucas from Rides 4 Kickz test drives some motorbikes around Jomtien and Pattaya
  17. Last week
  18. Despite the weather the ladies turned out alright... Pa Snow Sammi Jada
  19. I had been holding onto hope that maybe It would be OK for travel come this November but as I can only get a Month away at a time even if I could get in as you wrote QG it just isn't worth the effort. https://www.pattayamail.com/featured/travel-bubbles-to-thailand-may-be-doomed-before-they-even-start-310156 At the moment, only select groups of foreigners are allowed to enter Thailand. They are mostly business people or special categories of the well-heeled including medical tourists seeking expensive surgery in the Land of Smiles. But they can’t just book an air ticket and arrive at the airport with a suitcase, a clutch of paperwork and a hopeful smile. Those days are gone. Probably for longer than we think.
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  21. This was published in the Bangkok Post Aug 6, 2020 This was proposed before the civil unrest of 2006. Unfortunately due to the many changes of government and the coup, this legislation never passed into law, as each new session meant starting it from the beginning again. Hopefully this time it will be passed in October, as the government cabinet has approved it.
  22. They are both great. I think the one in the white dress has chosen that one to emphasis her unsuitability to be in the army!. Also to let them know that a lot of her time might be spent under the bedcovers!!!!. Yes I know, that's cruel!.
  23. What I do at EB (acronym for Emmy's Bar ) if there are not many customers is to connect music on my phone to their portable Bluetooth speakers, they have a black one and white one. Just ask for ลำโพงบลูทู ธ (speaker Bluetooth). I have an unlimited internet plan for the next three months but I could also connect to their wifi. Note if you don't have unlimited bandwidth and are not actually watching video then audio only apps such as Soundcloud or Spotify will preserve your allotted Gigabytes if you are using your mobile internet rather than public wifi.
  24. They all look good to me here in isolation!!!!. Pass me the tissues.
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