Re: ''Pramote backs City Hall in sandbags row'' (BP, Oct 10).
This controversy is nothing but dirty political mudslinging. Evaluation of sandbag placement in the city drainage system is strictly a matter for hydraulic technicians, absolutely not for politicians.
Since the drainage system is under the BMA's jurisdiction, anyone opening those lids and trying to reach those sandbags without consent from the BMA should be prosecuted for trespassing.
No need for hatred
Re: ''TV debates irrelevant'' (Postbag, Oct 8).
While Fred Harvey and I both agree that Eric Bahrt is correct in saying debates are irrelevant, Mr Harvey takes the time to explain why they are and does not do so in a hateful way.
On the other hand, Eric Bahrt once again shows his true colours as a hateful anti-American person. What has Mitt Romney ever done to Eric to warrant ''I hate his guts''? I don't like Barack Obama as a president, but I don't hate the person.
Some people just seem to have a hateful attitude about everything.
Speed signs on go-slow
Krungthep, the City of Angels ... or is it the city of cameras?
The city and the countryside are slowly getting saturated with cameras on all expressways and roads leading out of the city. And along with the cameras are neon speed limit signs that don't work half the time.
This morning, on my drive into the city on the expressway, the speed limit signs showed 40kph. What? 40kph on an expressway? Is that truly the limit? Or are the signs not working correctly again?
Proceeding on my journey, I approached Rama IX Bridge and, as I climbed the steep gradient, I noticed that the speed limit signs were showing 60kph.
So, if I followed the signs on the expressway, I would travel at 40kph on the flat surface from Chaeng Watthana to Rama IX Bridge, then I would speed up to 60kph on the steep incline and continue this increased speed on the steep decline. Huh!
Beware rice tsunami
Re: ''Lotus leaves will not cover up rice problem'' (Opinion, Oct 8).
Veera Prateepchaikul's great article raises many further questions about the government's top-secret rice management.
It's not necessary to be a professional clairvoyant to preview that a rice tsunami could arrive next year. The warehouses will overflow with rice.
Who will be the victims of this situation? Will it be the taxpayers or the poor farmers, who are hoping to annul their debts and to make some safety money too? Or will it be someone else?
Or will Thailand be humiliated to lose its No.1 rice exporter position in the world _ no doubt to the delight of its rival rice growers?
Can the rice price on the world market be determined by one sole country, hoping to push it up with hoarding?
Are the rice-hungry and mostly not rich countries happy to pay more for their rice to help Thai farmers?
It's easy to imagine that the importer countries will try to boycott the Thai rice sellers, assuming that they are not already doing so.
Who will be responsible for all the damage and great financial losses at the end?
I hope Veera's article is only fiction and that I am wrong.
Good luck for Thailand.
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