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  1. LOL. Are the banks prepared to write off a good chunk of that debt?
  2. Hard to say. The only sure thing is, that case numbers will most likely increase again to 20,000 a day or more. Everything else will depend on the severity of the symptoms of this variant.
  3. Too late! Two travellers already tested posititive in NSW for the Omicron strain. On the bright side, I just read that the symptoms of that strain, at least in South Africa, seem to be 'mild'...
  4. What I meant, was that most Thais have a very limited point of view of their economic standing in Thailand and of the world around them, no doubt thanks to the outdated educational system. And if they can't 'escape' that limited horizon for a while, then I'm not optimistic that much will change in regards to the educational system or otherwise. - Just think, how travelling extensively broadened your horizon - of course, most Thais would not venture to, and experience other shores for recreation, but only for economic reasons... I'm often surprised, how much easier it is to have a c
  5. Following the news, everyone seems to be scared of it, but nobody really knows why... If it is as bad as some say, then current vaccines won't be any good. Fortunately companies can 'tweek' the vaccines within "100 days". Sadly, it feels a bit like spring 2020 again...
  6. That's how we think in the West, but that isn't how they think in places like Thailand, etc. If you're in power and own 67% of your nation's wealth, like 1% of the Thai elite do, why should you risk sharing that with educated and wordly 'underlings'? - Thailand has never had an Age of Enlightenment, and supreme power and wealth have never been given up and shared voluntarily in the world. I think, that it has to get much worse for many Thais, forcing them to seek work abroad AND returning with a different conscience, so that things, incl. education, can be improved for
  7. So, it was a document, issued by the Laos government, which Turkey would have accepted as proof of your vaccination (but, as it turns out, they didn't need to see on arrival)?
  8. "China's daily new cases would reach at least 637,155 if it adopted the United States' pandemic strategy, (the) report said. Daily cases would hit 275,793 if China took the same approach as Britain and 454,198 if it imitated France, it said. "The estimates revealed the real possibility of a colossal outbreak which would almost certainly induce an unaffordable burden on the medical system," the report said. "Our findings have raised a clear warning that, for the time being, we are not ready to embrace 'open-up' strategies resting solely on the hypothesis of herd immunity ind
  9. What do you expect from people who only remember that it is 'time to celebrate New Year' in April...
  10. But they have many Filipino teachers now, who teach their students how to spell 'hellow' (i.e. with a 'w')...
  11. What do you think? With 1% of the population owning almost everything, and the bulk of income, with a culture of servitude, and education only seen as a 'money-spinner', why should the ruling class, being it the old, or the nouveau riche, be interested in educating the masses, or, even worse, teaching critical thinking? It would not only destabilise the old order, but also threaten the further enrichment of the few on the backs of the millions. What the ruling classes (old and new) in Thailand are interested in, is not the betterment of their country or people, but their fat Swiss bank account
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