Monthly Archives: April 2007

Pantip Plaza Raid / Bangkok / 1 DVD seized

Panthip Plaza is an amazing bazaar for IT merchandise. Six stories packed with computers, software, and cameras catering to the free market forces of pseudo-intellectual commerce. Some of it legit. some of it pirated, especially the DVDs and most recently the Deputy Prime Minister sponsored a raid to suppress vice and intellectual property crimes. With complete secrecy [...]

Teaching Kids Manners

EMAIL from my Palm Beach friend, Lisa. ~ Tough Love vs. Spanking ~  (a psychological conundrum) Most of America’s populace think it improper to spank children, so I have tried other methods to control my kids when they have one of ‘those moments.’ One that I found effective is for me to just take the [...]

Iggy 60

Unbelievably Iggy aka Jim Osterberg attained 60. The rock icon celebrated his entry into senior citizenship by diving off the stage at some stupid venue in America. What’s amazing is that all the news agencies are covering this event with the same bio, as if they were disappointed he hadn’t topped himself, but Iggy was stronger [...]

44 Degrees Centrigrade in Tak

In 1974 I stepped off a bus in Needles California. At first I thought the overwhelming heat was from a bus exhaust. The giant thermometer across the street told the truth. 137 degrees Fahrenheit in the shade. I hid in the dairy Queen and drank ice cream sodas until the sun went down, then hitchhiked [...]

Mission Accomplished – 2007

Four years ago GW Bush landed on the USS Abraham Lincoln and declared to the American public, “Mission accomplished.” Four years and still counting the Iraq War keeps on ticking like a Trillion dollar Timex watch with a lifetime guarantee. Congress has now acted to rein in the president’s 22 months of office by passing [...]