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Thai Prime Minister Dissolves Parliament In Response To Protests, Calls For New Elections

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Moments ago news hit the tape that during a televised speech in Bangkok, Thai Prime Minister has proposed a decree to dissolve parliament and call new elections. This is likely in response to the plans of government protesters, who had planned to march on Government House this morning to pressure Yingluck to step down and hold fresh elections.

Additionally, as VOA reports, a caretaker parliament will be appointed with limited powers.

The immediate result is that the Thai Baht gains 0.1% to 32.115 against the USD, after being down as much as 0.5% earlier. However, this kneejerk reaction may not last. As VOA also reports...

Whether or not this development will be seen as bullish for the EURJPY formerly known as the S&P500, is of course a rhetorical question: if it is a flashing red headline, it is always bullish for stocks.

 


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Sun, 12/08/2013 - 22:01 | Link to Comment LetThemEatRand
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Well, that escalated quickly.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 22:04 | Link to Comment knukles
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Their very own "Reichstag" moment.
Kill the PM rallies so he dissolves parliament.
Probably fire the cops and Army while he's at it...
Er...

Next:  It's Bush's fault

 

Kinda surreal it being broken by VOA or is it just another acid flashback?

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 22:13 | Link to Comment malikai
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I don't know why anyone could have a problem with her.

She's got to be the hottest prime minister, ever.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 22:25 | Link to Comment Taffy Lewis
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Totally correct, malikai. You beat me to the punch.

I was in Phuket a couple of weeks ago. Thailand is heaven on earth.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 22:54 | Link to Comment markmotive
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Ukraine government could learn from this.

Instead they will probably allow the country to tip into revolution. Or Russian invasion.

Up to 500,000 protesting in Kiev today!

http://www.planbeconomics.com/2013/12/uprising-up-to-500000-protest-in-k...

 

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 23:38 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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"Running to Moscow" does not a leader make. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurofighter_Typhoon

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 12:27 | Link to Comment merizobeach
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"I was in Phuket a couple of weeks ago. Thailand is heaven on earth."

Dude, I agree that Thailand is awesome, however, I hope your frame of reference is not only Phuket because, compared to most of the rest of Thailand, Phuket is a shithole.  I was there for the first time a few weeks ago, and I was stunned.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 22:26 | Link to Comment Skateboarder
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She's the Thai equivalent of a dumb blonde put in charge of something she has no clue about. Obviously still very hot...

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 22:13 | Link to Comment sixsigma cygnus...
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Somewhere in the White House right now, someone is stomping his feet saying why can't I...?

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 22:16 | Link to Comment Charles Wilson
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"Excuse me, sir...Do I remember the 70s?"

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 22:16 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Hang in...just a flashback, it'll subside in a minute.

We got kiddies swapping digital money around made from absolutely nothing like they're central bankers or sumpin...now thats a trip...lol.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 22:18 | Link to Comment Grande Tetons
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Fuckin' Bangkok

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 22:30 | Link to Comment Skateboarder
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Rush - A Passage To Bangkok

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWmqfyE4M6o

We're on the train to Bangkok
Aboard the Thailand Express
We'll hit the stops along the way
We only stop for the best

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 22:39 | Link to Comment Grande Tetons
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNlbFJEZiTg

I was thinking more of Tyson. 

 

Be cool or be cast out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAnsJJB6Qws

Good fucking Canadian band. If Fonestar has a Rush T Shirt...that will accord him one up arrow for the rest of the week.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 22:42 | Link to Comment Skateboarder
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I didn't watch the second Hangover, but that was great. "We only have him for the night. We don't own him forever..."

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 22:52 | Link to Comment Grande Tetons
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Log off...go watch the fucking movie.  Sex, drugs and rock n roll and a monkey. How can you go wrong? 

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 23:46 | Link to Comment Skateboarder
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I'll take working on and off and listening to Iron Cross over a movie hehe. Will sit down for a South Park or Fresh Prince episode anytime though.

Warm up with 'Halloween': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgHejI6Sctw

Full-length: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RZWL5wSUn4

edit: I do intend to watch 2 and 3 along with the other harry potters at some point. Never found out what happens to ol 'arry.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 23:20 | Link to Comment LetThemEatRand
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We've taken care of everything 

The words you hear, the songs you sing 

The pictures that give pleasure to your eyes 

It's one for all, all for one 

We work together, common sons 

Never need to wonder how or why 

 

We are the priests 

Of the temples of syrinx 

Our great computers 

Fill the hollowed halls 

We are the priests 

Of the temples of syrinx 

All the gifts of life 

Are held within our walls 

 

Look around this world we made 

Equality our stock in trade 

Come and join the brotherhood of man 

Oh what a wide contented world 

Let the banners be unfurled 

Hold the red star proudly high in hand 

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 01:16 | Link to Comment Mike in GA
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That's rich, LTER...do you know who they dedicated 2112 to?

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 03:43 | Link to Comment stacking12321
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hahaha, good find, i never knew that, but wiki seems to confirm it:

 

On the album, Peart credits "the genius of Ayn Rand." Rand, a Russian-born, Jewish-American novelist and creator of the philosophy of Objectivism, wrote a novella titled Anthem (itself adopted as the title of another Rush song, from the album Fly By Night) from which Peart borrowed the broad strokes of the plot. 

 

LTER is a closet randian after all, hahahaha!

kinda like when that anti-gay preacher haggard got caught with another dude in the men's bathroom...

 

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 22:45 | Link to Comment Taffy Lewis
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Skateboarder, check out Spalding Gray's Swimming to Cambodia. He's says towards the end that getting in the taxi - in Bangkok to go to the airport to leave Thailand - is like going to the gallows. A perfect description.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 23:22 | Link to Comment Skateboarder
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Cool, I can dig a good monologue. I'll put Swimming to Cambodia on my list (along with the Hangover 2 from Grande Tetons' rec).

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 22:03 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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Thailand, Ukraine.... do I sense rising global destabilization?

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 22:10 | Link to Comment intotheblack
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Folklore: Arab Spring uprisings begin because of spike in price of basic commodities.

Is there a price or scarcity basis sufficiient to explain both Thailand and Ukraine?

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 22:31 | Link to Comment Taffy Lewis
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No, NoDebt, this means nothing. Even my friends that are anti-Thaksin agree that this is all about nothing and that most of the protesters are there because they are getting fed. If you are a person living there "on the ground", you wouldn't notice one single iota of a difference in your life.

The first phrase one learns in Thai is: "mai pen rai", which I translate as "it doesn't matter". The entire country is like that which makes it such a wonderful paradise.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 22:55 | Link to Comment putaipan
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oh god. here we go again ... where every opinion with an asshole ends up posting their very limited perspective on what is going on in thailand. to interupt this waste of time  i offer the following link-

http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/

while fantastic in his coverage (and follow the links to alt.thainews) he is based in thailand and hence his writings are absent the under currents of monarchial succesion that underly the whole story.

for that google till you come up with a fascinating blog.

sorry for the brevity- but i'm off to a punky reggae christmas party. and do me a favor please- if some punk called "carlin" comes around here, ream him a new one before he shares his inverted carlyle group bullshit around here again. thanks.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 23:20 | Link to Comment SonOfSoros
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I love how you worship opinions as news. 

Way to go buddy!

Of course, the fact that you attend reggae parties and support conspiracy theories clearly show you belong in the hippie segment of society. Times have not changed since the rise of the Beatniks and hippies.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 02:09 | Link to Comment putaipan
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yeah well. home for the safelies... big up to you and deep pools of gleat carlins' ....

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 23:09 | Link to Comment Taffy Lewis
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It's all your fault, NoDebt!

Instead of getting hot Asia babes in ads on both sides of the web page, I'm getting Ukrainian hags!

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 22:07 | Link to Comment knukles
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Thank God everybody's happy on the South Side of Chicago

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 22:18 | Link to Comment Charles Wilson
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Jerome dun comm thoo fo'us agin

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 22:11 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Whats this gonna do to the price of my old Thai-stick in the cookie jar?

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 22:17 | Link to Comment Pooper Popper
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Bangkok, Oriental setting
And the city don't know that the city is getting
The creme de la creme of the chess world in a
Show with everything but Yul Brynner

Time flies -- doesn't seem a minute
Since the Tirolean spa had the chess boys in it
All change -- don't you know that when you
Play at this level there's no ordinary venue

It's Iceland -- or the Philippines -- or Hastings -- or --
  or this place!

Good times man,good times...

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 22:18 | Link to Comment Bangin7GramRocks
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Don't these retards still bow to a king? I don't respect any country that still has any sort of monarchy in the 21st century. 

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 22:22 | Link to Comment hairball48
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She is HOT as someone said :)

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 22:30 | Link to Comment Fiat agnostic
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They are buying time, Thaksin will make his move back into the country as and when the situation permits. He is a megalomaniac who pays voters to vote for him and is totally corrupt and immoral. Good luck keeping him out Thailand...

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 22:40 | Link to Comment azzhatter
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Standard fare for most world leaders. 

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 22:58 | Link to Comment putaipan
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that is why this is soooo important.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 07:49 | Link to Comment nevket240
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Ignorant rubbish.

ALL Thai polies pay for support. ALL of them, ignorant DH.

200baht per day per head is standard.

ALL Thai polies are corrupt, fuck me Mario, what fucking rock do you live under?? Or are you just another Wiki expert???

Read a little bit about Thai history and see how long they have been a Military run dictatorship. Still are, the King and his worthless family are tools of the Generals and Police Commanders.

regards. (head shaking)

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 10:24 | Link to Comment Keyser
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If it was going to happen, it would have by now. He's a dead man if he returns now and he knows it. 

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 22:43 | Link to Comment Meat Hammer
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I'm getting really tired of seeing all of these nations challenging their governments while America settles in for the Sunday night teevee shows.

Man, we suck.  Myself included.

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 22:58 | Link to Comment Taffy Lewis
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Meat Hammer, I get what you are saying but... in the other countries that I've lived in (outside of the US, about 26 years of my life), I never gave a shit about the government because it didn't influence me directly and I just didn't care. Maybe we over think that we have a say in our government here in the US and maybe we should just say "fuck it", which I've done since Ron Paul outcast by almost everybody in 2012.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 00:03 | Link to Comment Son of Captain Nemo
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No actually Meat Hammer says it right.

But I think just saying "fuck it" leaves the problem to the luminaries in places like Russia and China to figure it out for us as they have been getting permanently harrassed or threatened for far too many years by our banks and military telling them what they can and cannot do.

Eventually they will take matters into there own hands if the people of the United States don't do something to correct it for them. For instance something like what we've witnessed in places like Greece, Turkey and Egypt within the last year?

Don't ask me why but I have this funny feeling that if everyone in the U.S.A. decided to "grow a pair" and show up at a mutually accepted time and place in Washington D.C. to let the chosen ones know that the "party is over"and that we have new assignment(s) waiting for them with 3 squares a day, hot and cold running water in a palatial brick, stone and steel mansion setting that has central heating and air conditioning year around wardrobe included "making license plates" for the rest of there lives  -it's a safe bet the Countries I've just mentioned probably wouldn't be in the crisis they are in right now as well?

This guy says it better than anyone I've listend to on the subject of "how to get a pair"

Enjoy

http://investmentwatchblog.com/what-if-the-military-removes-our-government-wont-that-solve-our-problem/
Sun, 12/08/2013 - 23:23 | Link to Comment SonOfSoros
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Yeah you do suck. 

You like chaos for the sake of chaos when you have totally no idea the fundamental reasons for other nations protests. Indeed a sheep who does suck. 

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 22:50 | Link to Comment magnetic_silver...
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Another event bullish for gold. Buy gold with both fists.

You can make bowls, spoons, earnings with gold.

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Mon, 12/09/2013 - 01:30 | Link to Comment magnetic_silver...
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Was it because I forgot rings and necklasses?

nah... y'all just hate yourselves

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 23:27 | Link to Comment Son of Captain Nemo
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Ah yes the Asian version of "Saakashvili/Tymoshenko Orange Team" stalls with the dissolve Parliament -"it's not me it's them ritual"...

I'm prepared for another visit from the Secretary of Defense on the Hill like we had on 9/10/2001 to inform us that a whole bunch more money just went missing to pay for all of these coups that "really aren't coups".

Good thing Karzai's government in Afghanistan is growing drugs for the U.S. military given the lack of jobs at home, otherwise we wouldn't be able to pay for any of it!

Sun, 12/08/2013 - 23:26 | Link to Comment Bazza McKenzie
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Bangkok is not Thailand.  Bangkok, like all big cities, exploits the rest of the country.  The elite of Bangkok aren't getting their way at present, so are attacking the government whose support mainly lies outside Bangkok.  It's like the folks in Washington DC getting upset with an administration governing for the rest of the country, not them.

So there'll be an election, the government will probably be returned and then they'll put the elitists back in their box.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 01:31 | Link to Comment magnetic_silver...
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It's the opposite. That's what the word on the street is....  what are your sources.?. Don't say the CIA spin room?

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 01:41 | Link to Comment DeliciousSteak
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Are you personally there, interviewing the people on the street by the hundreds? If not, anything you read/hear is most likely bullshit. No point in paying attention unless you have a personal stake and need a certain outcome.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 21:55 | Link to Comment laosuwan
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the anti thaksin movement is primarily a middle class movement.

 

Who in the country is more elite than Thaksin?

 

Please stop passing on the globalist spin, no one buys it.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 02:13 | Link to Comment putaipan
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one bazza + one circusised = one mkazzini ? i ferget. too many trolls to stroll.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 02:34 | Link to Comment putaipan
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ferrgit it jack it's thailand.

 

happy b-day!    jing jing.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 02:23 | Link to Comment putaipan
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shit. i'm smooth. end of discusionn. carry on. love isssss cumming to us allllllllll!

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 02:27 | Link to Comment putaipan
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mmm. kobe tartar. pigments of our imaginary beef-hood. vliet !

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 02:41 | Link to Comment putaipan
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stay out of it knuckles ...

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 07:27 | Link to Comment nevket240
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Actually its all about the biggest scumbag in Asia. The King.

He is nearly done n dusted. The country is a full on Fascist Kleptocracy so all the WarLords are jockeying for the gold. Thailand is a 3rd world shithole. You can TRUST 1% of the Thai, 1% of the time. Everyone thinks Phuket and Pattaya are Thailand, go fuck yourself if that is Thailand. The Land of Nasty, Lying, Thieving, Violent shitheads.

Not much good to be said about the people, I hang around with Falang friends 99% of the time. Its safer.

http://www.freemedia.at/home/singleview/article/italian-journalist-repor...

They not only murdered a General not loyal to the cause but shot an unarmed bystander. Murderd by an Army sniper.

Fuck'em. Let them rot in their own filth.

regards

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 10:32 | Link to Comment GlobalCtzn
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We attract our equivelants in consciousness......................just sayin'.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 11:00 | Link to Comment Mike in GA
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Wow.  WTF does that mean?  You smokin dope?

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 12:00 | Link to Comment Whiner
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What is CIA's next move?

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 21:53 | Link to Comment laosuwan
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http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/search/label/Thailand

 

To understand what is going on in Thailand, really. This blog is the best I have seen.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!