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Half as serious and less / Re: My tortured email box
« Last post by Johnnie F. on Yesterday at 08:00:52 AM »
One more loony thinking he could get money that way:

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It seems that is your phone. You may not know me and you are probably wondering why you are getting this e mail, right?
actually, I setup a malware on the adult vids (porno) web-site and guess what, you visited this site to have fun (you know what I mean).
While you were watching videos, your internet browser started out functioning as a RDP (Remote Desktop) having a keylogger which gave me accessibility to
your screen and web cam.
What did I do?
I backuped phone. All photo, video and contacts.
I created a double-screen video. 1st part shows the video you were watching (you've got a good taste haha . . .), and 2nd part shows the recording of your web cam.
exactly what should you do?
Well, in my opinion, 700$ is a fair price for our little secret. You'll make the payment by Bitcoin (if you do not know this, search "how to buy bitcoin" in Google).
My Personal Bitcoin Address:
1AjgBp2S3GuD9pyySTZWgqsBpixDNosbDU
(It is cAsE sensitive, so copy and paste it)
Important:
You have 4 full days in order to make the payment.
(I've a unique pixel in this e mail, and at this moment I know that you have read through this email message). If I do not get the BitCoins, I will certainly send
out your video recording to all of your contacts including relatives, coworkers, and so on. Having said that, if I receive the payment, I'll destroy the video immidiately.
If you need evidence, reply with "Yes!" and I will certainly send out your video recording to your 6 contacts.
It is a non-negotiable offer, that being said don't waste my personal time and yours by responding to this message.

I forwarded it to his freemail provider 'abuse@service.freenet.de'.
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Social & Demographic / Year-end 'bonus' won't be axed
« Last post by Johnnie F. on December 12, 2018, 12:57:19 PM »


he Comptroller-General's Department on Monday assured social welfare recipients that the government will not cancel its 500-baht New Year's giveaway, after scores of welfare cardholders in several regions rushed to the state-owned Krungthai Bank's (KTB) ATMs to claim the one-off stipend.

The department assured that unlike the monthly assistance for welfare cardholders -- where the leftover balance is recalled at the end of each month -- the cash giveaway would not be recalled, and it could be used to buy discounted goods at Thong Fah Pracharat shops and other designated stores.

The clarification came after chaotic cash withdrawals were reported in several areas, as recipients of the one-off stipend rushed to withdraw the money out of fear that the cash would be recalled unless claimed within three days.

The Finance Ministry deposited the money on Dec 8-10, as part of the government's 86.9-billion-baht splurge on low-income earners, the elderly and retirees that was approved last month. The giveaway has been estimated to have cost the state about 7.25 billion baht.

Over the weekend, social welfare cardholders could be seen lining up in front of KTB ATMs to check the balance of their accounts and withdraw the money.

The police were called to intervene at an ATM in Uthai Thani, where some people reportedly carried dozens of welfare cards to withdraw cash for those who could not personally make the trip, upsetting those who were waiting in line.

Recipients of the stipend said that the 500-baht bonus was meaningful to low-income earners, as it would help cover household expenses especially at this time of year.

Kamareeya Uma, a resident in Narathiwat's Sungai Padi district, said on Monday that it was the perfect gift for the New Year, and she hoped the government would continue the scheme.

However, some cardholders complained that they were not able to withdraw the money.

Chananchita Ketkesorn, a resident in Loei's Muang district, said she spent 30 minutes trying to withdraw the money to no avail.

She said that she would try to spend the 500-baht bonus at a Thong Fah Pracharat shop if she could not withdraw the cash through an ATM.

In Nakhon Ratchasima province's Bua Yai district, vendors and motorcycle taxis benefited from the rush, with some admitting they earned more than 1,000 baht per day over the weekend, as cardholders flocked to KTB ATMs.

Charan Prathin, a pickup truck driver, said he earned extra money over the weekend as local villagers hired him to take them to town to withdraw the cash.

Bangkok Post
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Social & Demographic / Re: Poor queue to withdraw govt's B500 New Year handout
« Last post by Taman Tun on December 11, 2018, 11:35:45 AM »
I saw one of these queues yesterday.  It had me worried for a while in case there had been a run on the Baht.
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Social & Demographic / Poor queue to withdraw govt's B500 New Year handout
« Last post by Johnnie F. on December 11, 2018, 09:14:29 AM »

Welfare card holders queue to withdraw the 500-baht New Year cash handout from the government at the Bua Yai branch of Krungthai Bank in Bua Yai district, Nakhon Ratchasima province, on Monday. (Photo by Prasit Tangprasert)

Registered poor people flocked to ATMs of state-owned Krungthai Bank nationwide to withdraw the 500-baht New Year giveaway from the government that cost taxpayers 7.25 billion baht.

In Nakhon Ratchasima, very long queues formed at ATMs of KTB's Bua Yai branch in Bua Yai district early Monday morning as welfare card holders checked the balance of their accounts and withdraw the handout, which the government began depositing on Saturday.

Nearby vendors and taxi motorcyclists were the immediate beneficiaries, with some admitting they had earned more than 1,000 baht a day over the weekend. Recipients expressed their happiness with the bonus payment, saying that although only 500 baht it was a meaningful amount for rural people.

In Narathiwat province, beneficiaries hurried to local ATMs from late on Sunday night after a rumour spread that the gift would be recalled if they were slow to withdraw it.

A happy Kamareeya Uma of Sungai Padi district confirmed hers was paid and said such assistance from the government should continue.

Growing queues were reported at ATMs in Mae Sot district of Tak province, where some people carried a stack of welfare cards to the withdraw money for friends or relatives who could not personally make the trip.

Bangkok Post

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Animals & Wildlife / Pachyderm blocks road in Khao Yai
« Last post by Johnnie F. on December 11, 2018, 08:59:07 AM »


A bull elephant in rut from Khao Yai National Park apparently searchi0ng for its mate blocked the road in Prachin Buri on Sunday and looked likely to attack tourists’ cars, prompting park officials to use their vehicles as buffers between the aggressive male and tourists until the former eventually retreated into the forest.



th a long weekend to celebrate, visitors headed to the national park, which is mainly in Nakhon Ratchasima but also extends to parts of Saraburi, Nakhon Nayok and Prachin Buri provinces, via the Ban Noen Hom checkpoint. As the cars approached the kilometre 17 marker near the Haew Narok Waterfall, they encountered a 20-year-old male elephant – locally known as Yoyo after Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho Gaucho because it has a habit of playfully kicking traffic cones – blocking the path.



When the elephant wouldn’t give way and took a sack of rice from a tourist’s truck, the visitors alerted park officials. Although the elephant was apparently stressed and probably in rut, many tourists got out of their vehicles to take photographs and continued to get too close despite warnings from park officials.

As the elephant started to move towards them, the tourists ran back to their cars, reaching safety just in time for parks officials to drive their cars to block the animal.



Photo credits: Nueng Nakhon Nayok

The Nation
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Health Care / Re: Hospital accused of kidney theft after cancer misdiagnosis
« Last post by Johnnie F. on December 09, 2018, 10:20:09 AM »
A slightly different version in in The Nation:

Woman claims specialist's misdiagnosis cost her ovary, womb and kidney

A 33-year-old woman has accused a medical specialist of malpractice which led to the removal of her ovary and womb and the loss of one of her kidneys without permission.


“My life has been turned upside down because of his actions. At one point, I almost wanted to commit suicide,” Sinawaporn Homklang said on Friday.

She did not identify the specialist, but made it clear he works at Udon Thani Hospital.

Sinawaporn said that before she met the doctor, she was preparing to marry her Singaporean boyfriend and migrate to the island state. They planned to open a nursery there.

She said her future husband “wants to have a baby. But after I underwent the operation, I have become estranged from him.”

Sinawaporn says she was initially diagnosed with intestinal obstruction in Songkhla province on June 16, this year, where she worked.

After she got better and was discharged from the hospital she went to her hometown of Udon Thani to consult her mother, who is a health volunteer.

While in Udon Thani, she said her symptoms became worse and she went to see a doctor at Udon Thani Hospital where she was hospitalised pending further diagnosis.

During her stay in hospital, she said a doctor told her she might have a chocolate cyst and it could be treated without a surgery. The specialist later concluded that there was 80 per cent probability that she had cancer.

“I requested a double-check with endoscopy but he refused,” Sinawaporn said.

She said she was coerced into agreeing to have surgery on June 26, in the belief that she had cancer.

“Following the surgery, I was told that my tissue had no cancer indication,” Sinawaporn added.

After spending more than a month at the hospital, she said she found out that records at the hospital did not show that her ovary and womb had been removed.

“My mother [went] to check the records because she wondered why I was not prescribed hormones after womb/ovary removal,” Sinawaporn said.

After finding the suspicious records, she decided to file a complaint with several authorities.

On October 22, the Udon Thani Public Health Office offered Sinawaporn Bt240,000 compensation but she turned it down.

To add to her suffering, Sinawaporn said that on November 9, just as she was trying to remove the need to use a colostomy bag, she was told by another doctor that she had only one kidney.

“The doctor has advised me not to work hard because I have just one kidney. How can such a thing happen?” Sinawaporn said.

Accompanied by her mother, Sinawaporn on Friday lodged another complaint with the government’s complaint-receiving centre in Udon Thani province.

“Now, I can’t help wondering if the medical specialist wants me to undergo the surgery so that he can take my kidney,” Sinawaporn said.

She hoped he would be investigated for criminal and disciplinary wrongdoings.

Udon Thani Hospital’s director Dr Narong Thadadej said the Udon Thai Public Health Office would need to investigate the case further because it had only recently received the report that Sinawaporn's kidney was also missing.
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Health Care / Hospital accused of kidney theft after cancer misdiagnosis
« Last post by Johnnie F. on December 09, 2018, 10:08:28 AM »

Sinawaporn Homklang, 33, second right, accompanied by her 56-year-old mother, files her complaint at the Udon Thani provincial hall in Udon Thani province on Friday. (Photo by Yuttapong Kumnodnae)

UDON THANI: A 33-year-old woman has accused Udon Thani Hospital of stealing her kidney during surgery to remove her womb and ovaries after a misdiagnosis that she had cancer.

inawaporn Homklang, a former employee of Prince of Songkla University in Songkhla province's Hat Yai district, outlined her complaint at the provincial hall complaints centre on Friday,

She said that on June 16 she suffered pain in her abdomen. At Hat Yai Hospital she was diagnosed with an intestinal obstruction, with a recommendation she be admitted for hospital treatment.

She decided to return to her native province of Udon Thani for treatment.

The symptoms recurred upon her arrival in Udon Thani and she sought immediate treatment at Udon Thani Hospital. A duty doctor diagnosed her with chocolate cysts (noncancerous, fluid-filled cysts) in her ovaries and intestine, and recommended an injection to dissolve them.

Although her symptoms improved, a senior doctor arrived, diagnosed her with cancer and insisted that she needed surgery. The doctor rejected her request for an examination of a tissue sample before committing to surgery.

Later, she agreed to the operation. Afterwards she was informed that her womb and ovaries were removed and her rectum relocated. Her relatives were not informed of the details during the operation, Ms Sinawaporn said.

Two weeks later the hospital informed her that she did not have cancer. She made a complaint and received 240,000 baht in compensation.

On Nov 9, she returned to Udon Thani Hospital to seek the restoration of her rectum. A doctor there warned her she should not work too hard because she had only one kidney left. She was very surprised and wondered if her kidney was taken for any vested interest.

Ms Sinawaporn said she was the sole breadwinner of her family and now she could neither work hard nor have a baby. Her Singaporean boyfriend, who had planned to marry her next year, was distancing himself from her.

The director of the hospital, Dr Narong Tadadet, said the missing kidney complaint was new and would be investigated.

Bangkok Post

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Interested in Korat? Let us answer your questions about / Wintering on the farm
« Last post by Johnnie F. on December 07, 2018, 11:28:24 AM »


Jim Thompson Farm in Pak Thong Chai district of Nakhon Ratchasima is once again opening its doors for the popular annual farm tour, which this year is on the theme of “Zap Nua Huamuan – Happy Flavours” to celebrate Isaan culinary delights.

Visitors can enjoy beautiful nature and experience authentic Isaan culture as they tour the farm. The expression “Zap Nua” means so pleasingly tasty and smooth that one will ‘Huamuan’ - burst into laughter and joy. With an array of delightful attractions and activities revolving around local food, visitors can learn Isaan culture beyond what keeps local tummies full, as the diet has deep-rooted, multidimensional correlations with local traditions, culture and the rural way of life.

Visitors will be visually greeted by a 50-rai field of pink cosmos displayed alongside a multicoloured garden of the fruits and vegetables intrinsic to Isan food culture. There is also an array of flowering and climbing edible plants, such as butterfly pea, gac fruit and ivy gourd. The art installations entitled “Breast Stupa Topiary Jim Thompson Farm” have been contributed by noted female artist Pinnaree Sanpitak to raise awareness of breast cancer.



Visitors can enjoy beautiful nature and experience authentic Isaan culture as they tour the farm. The expression “Zap Nua” means so pleasingly tasty and smooth that one will ‘Huamuan’ - burst into laughter and joy. With an array of delightful attractions and activities revolving around local food, visitors can learn Isaan culture beyond what keeps local tummies full, as the diet has deep-rooted, multidimensional correlations with local traditions, culture and the rural way of life.

Visitors will be visually greeted by a 50-rai field of pink cosmos displayed alongside a multicoloured garden of the fruits and vegetables intrinsic to Isan food culture. There is also an array of flowering and climbing edible plants, such as butterfly pea, gac fruit and ivy gourd. The art installations entitled “Breast Stupa Topiary Jim Thompson Farm” have been contributed by noted female artist Pinnaree Sanpitak to raise awareness of breast cancer.

Visitors can also admire various installations inspired by the Isaan eating culture of eating. One consists of images of colourful foods depicted on ‘huad’ or ‘muay’, a traditional bamboo steamer used by local people to cook sticky rice. The second is a garden of pickled fish jars, mats and ant eggs with a centrepiece of a gigantic pestle and mortar with a slide and a 360 high-angle view from the top.

At Isaan Village zone, a variety of activities around local foodstuffs and the Isaan way of life are available, showing how local people forage for the ingredients, the tools they use, their cooking style and food preservation techniques. A penta-colour castle of fruits and vegetables stands more than 14 meters high in the Village together with another installation “The Mats and The Pillows Jim Thompson Farm” by Pinnaree that is made from thread waste from Jim Thompson’s silk production.



The Nation
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Museum & The Arts / Re: Movie "10 Years Thailand"
« Last post by Taman Tun on December 05, 2018, 07:21:28 PM »
The film does not sound a whole heap of fun.  However, the good news is that it is allowed to be shown.
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Museum & The Arts / Movie "10 Years Thailand"
« Last post by Johnnie F. on December 05, 2018, 03:05:22 PM »


BANGKOK — A Thai movie which speculates about the future of the country in the next decade was approved by the censor board Monday and will screen at cinemas nationwide next week.

The crew behind “10 Years Thailand” released its official trailer Tuesday, one day after the thought-provoking film passed the state censors rated for audiences over 13.

The 95-minute film is an anthology made by four Thai filmmakers – Aditya Assarat, Wisit Sasanatieng, Chulayarnon Siriphol and the internationally known Apichatpong Weerasethakul – who each offer a speculative episode about how Thailand will look in a decade.

The first episode is Aditya’s “Sunset,” shot in black and white. It shows soldiers visiting an art gallery to make sure there is nothing exhibited that causes conflict. At the same time, an army van driver wants to speak to the gallery’s cleaning lady.

Wisit offers his “Catopia,” circling around the last human who lives in a world dominated by cats.

Chulayarnnon presents “Planetarium,” which explores a world in which The New Youth crews are trained to bring in citizens who do not follow the country’s rules to undergo special treatment to correct their mistakes.

Cannes winner Apichatpong returns to his hometown Khon Kaen when he tells a story through “Song of the City,” where the town is under the watchful eyes of Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat’s statue. People’s pastime is to reminisce about the past and talk about new plans.

Selected to screen at the Cannes Film Festival in May, “10 Years Thailand” will premiere at cinemas nationwide Dec. 13. The film will screen with English subtitles.

In Bangkok, it will show at SF Cinema theaters, House RCA and Bangkok Screening Room. Outside the capital it will go to Pathum Thani, Phuket, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen, Chonburi, Udon Thani and Maha Sarakham.

The movie is a Thai spinoff of “Ten Years” (2015), a dystopian film that speculates about the future of Hong Kong under mainland Chinese rule in 2025.

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