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  • Gina Haspel won't say if she oversaw detainee waterboarding

    05/09/2018 9:55:04 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 9, 2018
    Gina Haspel refused to say Wednesday during her confirmation hearing to be CIA director if she oversaw the waterboarding of terrorism suspect Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri in 2002. Haspel reportedly became chief of base at a CIA black site in Thailand in October of that year. Nashiri arrived in November and was waterboarded at least three times before being transferred in December to a different facility, according to a Senate Intelligence Committee report. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who was influential in drafting an intelligence committee report partially released in 2014, asked Haspel to give a "yes or no" answer to whether...
  • Report: Harley-Davidson Laying Off Hundreds of American Workers, Sending Jobs to Thailand

    05/15/2018 5:52:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-14-2018 | JOHN BINDER
    Harley-Davidson, the iconic American motorcycle company, is set to lay off hundreds of American workers at its Kansas City, Missouri factory while creating jobs in Thailand. After laying off nearly 200 American manufacturing workers last year, as Breitbart News reported, Harley-Davidson is expected to fully close its Kansas City manufacturing facility, leaving 800 workers out of work. Harley-Davidson executives say about 400 jobs will be sent to the corporation’s York, Pennsylvania manufacturing plant, but union workers allege their jobs are being sent overseas to Thailand. In remarks to USA Today, a manufacturing worker who’s been at Harley-Davidson for more than...
  • Report: Harley-Davidson Laying Off Hundreds of American Workers, Sending Jobs to Thailand

    05/15/2018 5:52:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    brietbart ^ | 05/14/2018 | John Binder
    Harley-Davidson, the iconic American motorcycle company, is set to lay off hundreds of American workers at its Kansas City, Missouri factory while creating jobs in Thailand. After laying off nearly 200 American manufacturing workers last year, as Breitbart News reported, Harley-Davidson is expected to fully close its Kansas City manufacturing facility, leaving 800 workers out of work. Harley-Davidson executives say about 400 jobs will be sent to the corporation’s York, Pennsylvania manufacturing plant, but union workers allege their jobs are being sent overseas to Thailand. In remarks to USA Today, a manufacturing worker who’s been at Harley-Davidson for more than...
  • Wheelchair user hacks moped to create awesome mode of transport

    04/21/2018 9:49:02 AM PDT · by BBell · 31 replies
    This disabled man was seen recently climbing inside his own modified form of transport in Thailand. The handicapped motorist wheeled himself into a trailer welded to a moped which he turned on as normal with keys. He had modified the vehicle with the handlebars attached to the trailer for him steer the motorcycle. Onloooker Singthong Nammala, 36, who filmed the footage in Chonburi, Thailand, last Sunday said: ''I couldn't believe what I was seeing, but it was real. It's very clever what he had done.''
  • Why I Left the Anti-War Right

    02/09/2004 2:37:49 AM PST · by kattracks · 50 replies · 1,625+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | 2/09/04 | Anthony Gancarski
    <p>If someone had told me a few months ago that I’d be writing a piece for Front Page on this theme, I would’ve dismissed him as a lunatic. After all, then I was supporting the positions expected from those on the so-called antiwar right. I was harshly critical of Israeli defense initiatives, more willing to talk up for Noam Chomsky than the sitting President, and insistent upon baiting “neo-conservative” Michael Ledeen of National Review into admitting that he sought to see the regime in Tehran overthrown by any means necessary, including US Military involvement.</p>
  • Wedding Interrupted as Guest Gives Birth

    02/25/2018 8:48:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The Nation ^ | February 25, 2018
    A baby was born at a wedding ceremony in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Sikhiu district on Saturday to the excited anxiety of many at the event. Nattaporn Tesrit, a friend of bride Mayuree Kumchanteuk, was nearly nine months pregnant as she attended the ceremony. As the bride was waiting for the arrival of the dowry procession, Nattaporn went into labour. Guests expressed shock but did their best to help Nattaporn, who was brought under the shade of a tree and rescue workers were alerted to transfer her to a nearby hospital. Ads by AdAsia You can close Ad in 5 s However,...
  • Gun Control Across The World Only Leads To Acid, Knifings, And Bombings

    02/21/2018 12:37:57 PM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | February 21, 2018 | By Jason Jellison
    I wish that I could tell you that my life in Bangkok is better with very few guns in the city, but now I have to watch out for bombs. I have been living in Bangkok for nearly half a decade now, but I was raised in America, and I too am watching the extensive back and forth between gun rights supporters and those pushing for strict gun control in the wake of the Florida school shooting. In my extensive world travels, I have made a number of observations in countries that have gun control that might add something of...
  • 2 Americans who bared butts at Bangkok temples are arrested

    11/29/2017 3:12:50 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    Joseph and Travis DaSilva, both 38 of San Diego, California, were arrested in Thailand for sharing a photo of themselves exposing their naked backsides at two famous Bangkok temple. (Thai Immigration Police) Caption -- Two American men who were reportedly honeymooning in Thailand were detained after they shared photos of their exposed butts taken at two famous Bangkok temples. The pair, Joseph and Travis DaSilva of San Diego, both 38, were arrested at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok on Tuesday, just days after they uploaded photos of their bared backsides to Instagram, the Bangkok Post reported; the photos were...
  • Lurking in Toilets, Swimming the Streets: Snakes of Bangkok Move In

    11/28/2017 4:08:55 PM PST · by NRx · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11-28-2017 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK and RYN JIRENUWAT
    BANGKOK — Panarat Chaiyaboon was using the toilet in her downstairs bathroom in July when she felt a sharp bite on her thigh. She jumped up to see a scene straight out of a nightmare: an 8-foot python emerging from her toilet. She rushed to the hospital, bleeding heavily, and still bears the marks from eight tooth punctures that were around half an inch deep. That snake was captured. But a week later, Ms. Panarat’s 15-year-old daughter found a second python in the same toilet. The daughter was so shaken, she went to stay with relatives. It could be argued...
  • True Shelter[Charismatic Caucus]

    11/01/2017 12:32:10 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    bible ^ | 11-01-17 | Holy Spirit
    Shelter is when your heart finds mine. So wont you come and abide deep within the covering of My armor against which there is no weapon and find "TRUE REFUGE " in the arms of Love . . . For as you call to me truly you shall find me and as you open your heart to me I will come in and it is then as one we share in the Kingdom I have promised you, for Zion is yours as is my undying love and as you enter into me you receive My everlasting promise of eternal forgiveness...
  • Thailand's colourful new King brought 'his mistress AND his former air stewardess wife'[tr]

    10/27/2017 12:55:12 PM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 27, 2017 | Alex Matthews
    Thailand's colourful new King bought his mistress and his former air stewardess wife to his father's lavish cremation service. For many men, the idea of their wife and their mistress being within 100 miles of each other is enough to bring them out in a cold sweat. But King Maha Vajiralongkorn decided he wanted both of the special women in his life by his side as Bangkok paid tribute to King Bhuminbol, during a mass ceremony today.
  • Royal Cremation ceremonies for His Majesty the King of Thailand - Rama 9 , King Bhumibhol Adulyadej

    10/25/2017 7:19:00 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 23 replies
    NBT World ^ | Oct. 25 , 2017 | The nation of Thailand
    Live broadcasting of the Royal Cremation Ceremony for His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • DUNAMIS POWER[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/18/2017 7:20:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | bible, Holy Spirit
    Dunamis Power is yours my children just speak what you need or declare what it is My Spirit is to manifest before you and it shall be for as you have overcome the world it now sits at your feet as it does for me for we are one and I walk hand in hand with you as you do my will alone . Let My Spirit of Holiness lead your days now for the body and Bride of Christ are coming together now in a redeeming way in that all that is being done now in this hour is...
  • The Mystery of Hollywood's Dead Republican

    04/27/2005 6:03:30 AM PDT · by pissant · 44 replies · 1,902+ views
    NY times ^ | 4/26/05 | david halbfinger
    ON the morning of Saturday, Feb. 26, a day before the Academy Awards, the actress Carrie Fisher woke up in her Beverly Hills home next to the lifeless body of a gay Republican political operative named R. Gregory Stevens. Thus ended one of the more improbable friendships that Hollywood and Washington have known - and a globe-trotting, adventurous, but ultimately debilitating existence that might be fodder for a Tinseltown thriller, if it only had a satisfying resolution. Before its abrupt end, Mr. Stevens's journey had taken him from the beaches of San Clemente, Calif., and the slopes of Sun Valley,...
  • Super Tigers: New Upgrades to Keep Aging Thai F-5s Flying Into the 2030s

    08/09/2017 11:59:28 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 10.08.2017
    The Thai Royal Air Force (TRAF) is enhancing the readiness of its fleet via an upgrade package that will transform four F-5E Tigers into bonafide F-5T Super Tigers. The warplanes will receive Python-4 and I Derby beyond-visual-range air-to-air weapons, new radar systems, electronic warfare capabilities and "network-centric capabilities for disaster preparedness," the Air Force said in an August 2 announcement. Converting F-5Es into F-5Ts began in 2014 when the government authorized funds to upgrade 10 of the fighter-bombers, the Diplomat reported on August 8. Thai "F-5E fighter aircraft have been in service since 1978 and [are] considered a third-generation plane...
  • Fake Russia Connection? Cybercrime Takedown Reveals Assumptions Were Wrong

    07/21/2017 2:29:18 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 13 replies
    During AlphaBay's two-year reign as the world's largest online black market, many observers believed the eBay-style site owed its success to being headquartered out of reach of U.S. authorities behind a re-emerging Iron Curtain. The Russia explanation seemed obvious until the site was busted this month. Court documents and official statements released this week say the site actually was run by Canadian citizen Alexandre Cazes, who lived in Thailand, had bank accounts in Switzerland and Liechtenstein and owned properties in Cyprus and the Caribbean. The FBI said in a statement its work "to seize AlphaBay’s servers and shut down the...
  • China lawyer's family says US helped them flee

    05/08/2017 8:29:02 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 6 replies
    Stuck in a Bangkok jail with a deportation order against her, Chen Guiqiu waited with dread over what seemed certain to come next. A Thai immigration official showed her surveillance video of the jail entrance, where more than a dozen Chinese security agents were waiting. Within minutes, Chen feared, she and her two daughters would be escorted back to China, where her husband, prominent rights lawyer Xie Yang, was held on a charge of inciting subversion - and where punishment for attempting to flee surely awaited her. After weeks on the run, Chen was exhausted, and so was her luck....
  • Aircraft carrier debacle offers a lesson on the submarine (Thailand)

    05/01/2017 8:22:09 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    The Nation, Thailand ^ | May 02, 2017
    Will a new vessel we don’t need and can’t afford end up, like another infamous purchase, as a tourist attraction? Further details have emerged from the Royal Thai Navy about its planned Bt13.5-billion purchase of a Yuan-class S26T submarine from China. But fundamental questions are still being ignored. And the irony was palpable when senior Navy officials chose HTMS Chakri Naruebet – Thailand’s only aircraft carrier – as the location for Monday’s press conference about the sub deal. When the military staged a coup in May 2014 to topple the civilian government, the Navy was all but assured of realising...
  • Trump confers with Asia allies on North Korea nuclear threat

    04/30/2017 4:17:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Brainerd Dispatch ^ | April 30, 2017 | Reuters
    U.S. President Donald Trump is stepping up outreach to allies in Asia to discuss the North Korean nuclear threat and make sure all are "on the same page" if action was needed, a top White House official said on Sunday. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said Trump would speak to the leaders of Singapore and Thailand on Sunday, after North Korea test-launched another missile that Washington and Seoul said was unsuccessful but which drew widespread international condemnation. The telephone calls follow Trump's conversation on Saturday night with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. A week ago, Trump spoke with the...
  • The chunky monkey! Macaque nicknamed 'Uncle Fatty' gorges on tourists' food in Thailand

    04/28/2017 8:31:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 07:59 EDT, 28 April 2017 | Kelly Mclaughlin
    The 33lb long-tailed macaque weighs twice the normal weight of a macaque Nicknamed 'Uncle Fatty', the monkey was fed by tourists in a Bangkok market Wildlife officials took him in for a health check and monkey 'fat camp' He has been put on a strict diet and made to run a around with other animals They say the money is not sick and that they want him to return to the wild An obese monkey in Thailand is being sent to a fat camp after ballooning to twice the normal weight for his species - by gorging on food from...