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Bangkok's Firing Squad, Lime Trees & "Underboobs"

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 3:02 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- The angry, frustrated, talkative general who seized Thailand in a military coup last May, said on Monday (March 23) if he had "complete power" he would have "a firing squad" execute people, but now he suffers insomnia because ... More >>

Rice Crop Subsidies Could Feed Yingluck Into Prison

Monday, 23 March 2015, 5:42 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, whose government was toppled by a military coup in May, faces a possible 10 years in prison after the Supreme Court on Thursday (March 19) ordered her trial for alleged negligence ... More >>

Iran Not Developing Nukes & Not "Imminent Threat" El Baradei

Sunday, 15 February 2015, 7:58 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Iran is not engaged in nuclear weapons research, and not an "imminent threat" requiring military action, according to Mohamed El Baradei, former director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and winner of the Nobel ... More >>

Amid Protests, U.S. Begins Training Thai Coup Leader's Milit

Friday, 13 February 2015, 9:21 am | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- The U.S. began a 12-day annual, multinational Cobra Gold military exercise on Monday (February 9), despite the biggest pro-democracy protest in months displaying coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha as a gigantic faux Teletubby authoritarian. More >>

US, Russian Smallpox Stockpiles "Crimes Against Humanity"

Friday, 6 February 2015, 4:49 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- The U.S. and Russia should destroy their deadly smallpox stockpiles or be "guilty of crimes against humanity," because the virus slaughtered hundreds of millions of people before it was stopped in 1980 and would kill again ... More >>

Bangkok's Coup Leader "Saddened" by U.S. State Department

Thursday, 5 February 2015, 4:12 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

Inside a lavish chamber in Grand Palace, decorated with antique thrones and portraits of past kings, Thailand's fearsome coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha arrived alongside foreign diplomats, Thai nobles, and his senior military regime colleagues. More >>

Beatniks & Hippies Still Influence San Francisco

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 5:30 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

All the original "starving hysterical naked" beatniks, cool cats, flower children, hippies and freaks are now advancing into their senior years or dead. But their innocence and experience -- and complex experiments with words and ideals, and celebration ... More >>

Thailand's Coup Leader Asks, "Who Put a Gun to Her Head?"

Monday, 1 December 2014, 5:37 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

Coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha demanded, "Who put a gun to her head?" after ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra said the bloodless military putsch in May seemed like "a gun at my head" forcing her to submit. More >>

Americans Stole Human Body Parts to Smuggle to Las Vegas

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 2:40 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

Authorities want to arrest two Americans for allegedly stealing a dead baby's head and foot, an adult's heart, and some tattooed flesh from Bangkok's Medical Museum and attempting to smuggle the body parts to Las Vegas. More >>

"Hunger Games" Protest Against Bangkok's Coup

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 2:29 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

Six months after the military seized power in a coup, about 20 media-savvy protesters allowed themselves to be detained for illegally waving three-finger salutes, inspired by "The Hunger Games" film series which portrays repressed civilians challenging ... More >>

Pentagon's Asia-Pacific Exercise Limited After Bangkok Coup

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 1:48 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

The U.S. has "scaled-down" its Asia-Pacific Cobra Gold military exercise for next year in Thailand, because of "the current political situation" after the Thai army seized power in a May coup. More >>

Coup Leader's Propaganda Crumbles in Thailand

Friday, 26 September 2014, 12:34 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Stilted propaganda by coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha to muzzle critics and dazzle foreigners, crumbled after his "bikini in Thailand" response to the murder of two British tourists, vicious Photoshopped images mocked ... More >>

Bangkok Coup Leader Becomes Prime Minister

Friday, 22 August 2014, 5:26 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha's hand-picked, rubber stamp legislature appointed him unopposed as prime minister on Thursday (August 21), increasing his vast security, legislative and economic powers. More >>

Hundreds of Foreign Couples Panic in Rent-A-Womb Scandal

Friday, 22 August 2014, 2:23 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

Hundreds of Foreign Couples Panic in Rent-A-Womb Scandal By Richard S. Ehrlich 20 August, 2014 More >>

Bangkok's Coup Regime Creates a Militarized Parliament

Monday, 11 August 2014, 1:44 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

Coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha's new hand-picked militarized parliament was inaugurated on Thursday (August 7), enabling the general to dominate future legislative, executive and judicial institutions. More >>

A Down Syndrome Surrogate Baby's Scandalous Fate

Wednesday, 6 August 2014, 5:41 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

A woman who rented her womb and birthed twins said she will nurture a hospitalized Down syndrome baby purportedly abandoned by his biological Australian parents who paid for and took the infant's healthy sister. More >>

Don't Say "Coup Destroying Democracy" in Thailand

Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 5:53 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

The coup-installed regime does not like the words "coup," "detention," "arrested," "prisoners" or "destroying democracy". Instead, the junta demands a bizarre Orwellian cleansing of political and legal language about Thailand. More >>

Coup in Thailand: "Don't Panic" After Arrests & Censorship

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 5:15 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

Army Chief Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha staged a coup on Thursday (May 22), telling the public "not to panic," locking up top political leaders, suspending the constitution, and sparking fears of a backlash by angry Thais demanding a return to elections and ... More >>

Thailand: Shooting Anyone Who Touches a Traffic Cone

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 1:43 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

This increasingly violent Buddhist country is suffering a political meltdown, ominously expressed in gallows humor about deadly plastic traffic cones, but in hospital emergency rooms no one is laughing. More >>

Thailand Coup

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 1:40 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

Army Chief Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha staged a coup on Thursday (May 22), "taking over powers" in this Southeast Asian nation and locking up several top political leaders, sparking fears of a violent backlash by thousands of Thais demanding a return to ... More >>



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