T.I.T. Podcast Episode 54: A City Under Seige

  • Welcome to episode 54
  • Bad news from the Land of Smiles
  • Red shirt protests turn violent
  • 20 dead and over 800 injured
  • Tear gas, molotov cocktails, rubber bullets, Bamboo clubs
  • Extreme violence from anti-government protestors
  • stolen riot gear and body snatching
  • They set up shop in my backyard on the 3rd
  • worst violence in high tourist areas
  • Khao San Road became a war zone
  • Tourist caught in the middle
  • Tom’s experience yesterday afternoon
  • situation started to look grim
  • BTS sky train shuts down for 1st time 10 years
  • Surprised at lack of coverage on CNN and BBC
  • Leaving the city Tuesday for Hong Kong
  • Always wanted to visit
  • Why do we buy Lonely Planet guide books?
  • Tourist sights i want to see…
  • Disney here i come….special thanks to Joe!!!
  • Computer crashed….AGAIN!
  • Why oh why didn’t I back up my files
  • shout out to Walter from Austria
  • How I podcast….
  • Moving to Pattaya update for Taylor
  • heart warming encouragement from Facebook
  • Rambling closing remarks and lurve for Joe!

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Thai Soldiers vs. the “Red” Mob

Hey guys!  Like i said in the podcast, I was on hand yesterday as the tanks rolled up in front of Siam Paragon in Bangkok only to be over run by an out of control mob of pro-Thaksin protesters.  I think the most amazing thing about the whole event i witnessed was how passive the soliders were considering their vehicles were basically taken over by an angry mob.  Don’t know if it shows strong restraint or inept weakness?  Anyways, here are the videos in case you guys were curious!

T.I.T. Podcast Episode 34: Happy Songkran from the Red Shirts!


•    Welcome to episode 34
•    A very Happy Easter and Songkran to you
•    I wish I had some peeps or a Cadbury egg
•    Was going to discuss Iowa and Vermont, but….
•    Thailand in the News again
•    Anarchy in the streets of Bangkok
•    Tom witnesses a mob vs. tank confrontation
•    Where will the police/military draw the line
•    Society must have law and order
•    Prime Ministers airlifted out of ASEAN summit
•    What about Happy Songkran (Thai New Year) ?
•    Traditionally it is supposed to be…
•    What it has become
•    Dirty water with ice and Talcum powder paste
•    3 days and you can’t opt out
•    Tom has a well stocked fridge and a bunch of DVDs
•    Closing remarks and love to my listeners!

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