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Day Twenty-Five and -Six - Of Throne Halls and other #TouristyThings

On any given day, I am really the worst patient any medical professional would ever encounter. Or, considering that I do not consult with medical professionals unless I feel very close to dying, the closest to a medical professional I would normally consult is my mother plus other members of my family if said top choice is not available. 893 more words

Travel 2016

Unleashing extremism

Unleashing extremists has long been a tactic employed by the military when dealing with political opposition. This was especially clear during the 1973-76 period when rightists associated with the palace and often led by military figures were used to create unrest and destroy opponents. 380 more words

August 12 in history

30 BC Cleopatra VII Philopator, the last ruler of the Egyptian Ptolemaic dynasty, committed suicide allegedly by means of an asp bite.

1099  First Crusade: … 763 more words

History

Updated: Money and roads

We could say that truckloads of taxpayer funds are again being wasted on royalist trivia. The problem is that these truckloads of money would be lucky to move around Bangkok as the military regime closes many road for the Bike for Mum propaganda exercise. 252 more words

Royal propaganda and lese majeste

The propaganda associated with promoting the monarchy and royalist ideology is intimately related to the lese majeste law. This may seem obvious to many, for one of the points of lese majeste is to prevent any questioning of the propaganda. 896 more words