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US Citizen Receives 30 Months in Prison for Insulting Thai Monarchy

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posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 07:05 AM
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US Citizen Receives 30 Months in Prison for Insulting Thai Monarchy


news.bostonherald.com

Thе 55-year-οƖԁ Thai-born American citizen Joe Gordon wаѕ charged wіth insulting Thailand's royal family bу translating аnԁ posting excerpts οf a locally banned biography οf King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
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posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 07:05 AM
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What the article hasn't mentioned is that the post was made over 2 years ago in his blog but upon his arrival he was arrested, trialed and sentenced. So people, i would be careful what you write in here as if you plan to visit china , iran , pakistan then think again.

All in all today's weather in the net is mild and cloudy with the slight chance of rain.

news.bostonherald.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 10-12-2011 by cerebralassassins because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 08:00 AM
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i would be careful what you write in here as if you plan to visit china , iran , pakistan then think again.


Good idea.

Few nations besides the USA even pretend to have "free speech." And their laws are different too.


S&F



posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 08:20 AM
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lesson learnt , dont break the laws oif another country - then expect them to welcome you with open arms , not open handcuffs



posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 08:48 AM
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I guess that means that i will be serving a life sentance at best, for at worst, i would be tied to a pole, last cigarette and rat tat tat.



posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 09:17 AM
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In some countries, it's a crime to be gay or show more than your eyes.
Women are treated like dogs in other countries.
Nice post, cerebral! S&F
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posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 09:28 AM
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The lesson learned is that his insults were justified. And many millions of others get to learn that the Thai monarchy is insane.

All the Thai gov did here was announce to the world "yup, we're a bunch of jackasses."

They really showed us.



posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 11:15 AM
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That is what happens when you have an extreme form of government such as monarchies, dictatorships or communism. Most republics eventually turn to a dictatorship of some kind, while democracies remain balanced and may even flourish.

Anytime the people do not have a direct say in government it means you have a republic. America will stop pretending pretty soon as DHS starts cracking down on the population in the name of make believe terrorism.

The bankers, international capitalists and royales all work for evil.



posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 01:24 PM
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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
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The lesson learned is that his insults were justified. And many millions of others get to learn that the Thai monarchy is insane.

All the Thai gov did here was announce to the world "yup, we're a bunch of jackasses."

They really showed us.
The Thai expect the king to be shown respect and that doesn't seem like such a ridiculous request to me, though on ATS were so accustomed to bashing anyone in authority that it might seem at odds with our practices.

The idea of showing respect to a leader may be a foreign concept, but then, Thailand is a foreign country.



posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 01:31 PM
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Yet...

He was a Thai Born American so he knew more than anybody what the consequences may be. Irregardless He still had a large enough pair to call the Monarchy out on their Baloney.



posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 01:33 PM
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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
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The lesson learned is that his insults were justified. And many millions of others get to learn that the Thai monarchy is insane.

Now if only the Brits could understand that about their own monarchy...

Maybe they could come out of the dark ages.



posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 01:51 PM
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I wonder if someone goes on television and starts calling obama a bunch of names that you only hear in big city ghettos what will happen to them. I doubt it will be pleasant for them after that point. Perhaps they won't get locked up like in thailand BUT you are still going to go on someone's # list just the same.

Some things are universal. Try telling a cop to # off when they pull you over.



posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 02:54 PM
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So? What's the point of this title/thread?

When in Rome, do as the Romans do or get out of Rome...
If you want to get treated politely, act politely first. This goes to internet as well. What goes around, comes around..

It's about manners and courtesy and literally general/public (not neccessarily personal) morals..
Even though US citizens do usually act and think like they're kings (or at least the polices) of the world, that doesn't mean they are. This is proven by all of the previous replies.

"The only thing I don't tolerate is intolerance".. Think about that...
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posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 02:58 PM
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crap, i think i should just stay indoors from now on



posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 04:04 PM
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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
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The lesson learned is that his insults were justified. And many millions of others get to learn that the Thai monarchy is insane.


Actually he laws are still passed by a parliament, not the monarch, and as the article says they are not universally appreciated even in Thailand...


Thailand’s constitution says: "The King shall be enthroned in a position of revered worship and shall not be violated." While supporters say the lese majeste and computer crimes laws backing this up — which carry up to 15-year prison sentences — hold the country together, they’ve come under growing criticism in Thailand and abroad. Even the king was quoted in 2005 saying he wasn’t above reproach.



posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 04:23 PM
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Its a bit like the US witch hunting julian assange from wikileaks....



posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 05:13 PM
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Idiot.
Its quite clear entering Thailand '' DO NOT INSULT THE MONARCHY ''

And to do so, so publically?

Its like these idiots going to Bali and buying drugs.

Bloody morons..



posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 10:36 PM
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Originally posted by Agit8dChop
Idiot.
Its quite clear entering Thailand '' DO NOT INSULT THE MONARCHY ''

And to do so, so publically?
That's right. When I went to the movie theater in Thailand, I was told I had better damn well stand up to show respect when they show the picture of the king at the beginning of the movie, because if I didn't, I might get arrested or maybe even thrown out of the theater by the other moviegoers.

Apparently they take respecting the king quite seriously, so I did indeed stand up when they showed the king's picture. I didn't have any problem with that. But I wondered if they would really arrest me if I didn't.

I didn't want to find out.



posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 10:53 PM
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When I was in the Army, I did a deployment to Thailand called Operation Cobra Gold, think it was 1994, and they told us in briefings that you could go to jail if you insulted the Thai royalty. Here in the USA, we have free speech; other places you dont. This guy knew what he was doing, and he paid the price for it. Its an odd law, but its their country, their rules.
Coincidentally, another odd law is pornography is illegal there, but prostitution isnt...



posted on Dec, 11 2011 @ 06:45 AM
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Originally posted by HomerinNC
When I was in the Army, I did a deployment to Thailand called Operation Cobra Gold, think it was 1994, and they told us in briefings that you could go to jail if you insulted the Thai royalty. Here in the USA, we have free speech; other places you dont. This guy knew what he was doing, and he paid the price for it. Its an odd law, but its their country, their rules.
Coincidentally, another odd law is pornography is illegal there, but prostitution isnt...


Prostitution's been illegal since 1939.
Yet the enforcement of it's near-non-existant typically.




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