Saturday, October 29, 2011

G20 Summit in France

An update on the Summit in France, "At previous G20 and G8 summits, Obama has been able to cite financial system reforms enacted under his administration to demonstrate to other world leaders that the U.S. is working to stabilize its fiscal situation.

However, next week's summit will take place amid ongoing "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrations across the United States, in which people are protesting high unemployment, economic inequalities, and what they call corporate greed. 

The president spoke about the protests, which have drawn attention overseas.

"The protesters are giving voice to a more broad-based frustration about how our financial system works," he said during his press conference on October 6th.

As he awaits the upcoming deficit-reduction decision by the supercommittee, Obama also continues to press lawmakers on legislation he says would create 1.9 million jobs. 

Earlier this month, his American Jobs Act failed to obtain the 60 votes needed for passage in the Senate, with all Republicans voting against it. Congress earlier did approve free-trade agreements the president says will help the economy."

Udon Thani Quality of Life Index

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Argument for The 99% Movement

The argument for the 99% Movement (Occupy Wall Street) people in Thailand is waiting the 300 baht a day  (1 dollar about 31 baht).......You need another reason.....One world...we are all in this together...we can not wait...
"A survey of the labour and business sectors is underway. Those businesses that are still affected and cannot recover quickly can request assistance from the government," he said, without elaborating on the "assistance".
"The ministry has taken steps to help flood affected workers, including a plan to fill 130,000 job vacancies and arranging 10day skills training sessions paying a Bt120 daily allowance. It was expected to see 15,000 applicants but could accommodate another 20,000.
Shortterm, 20day contracts paying Bt150 a day to around 23,000 workers had also been arranged, he added.
The House committee on social welfare yesterday held a joint meeting with Labour Minister Phadermchai Sasomsap to discuss measures to help floodaffected workers and minimise the chance of massive layoffs. Phadermchai said a fund will be set up soon to help employers pay Bt2,000 to workers for three months.
Fewer workers had been laid off than expected - 4,500 - from 15 companies in three provinces including hardhit Ayutthaya, he said." from the Nations Newspaper

Point one:
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Data from World Bank

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Jobs Gates The Capitalistic Heroes of The G20

Following or Leading or going by Western Media critics, the book is a Capitalistic Hero from sourcing out to China to make sure of the cheapest price, only made in China is successful. 

Compared to Gates, we have two heroes, it took awhile, the creative capitalism is also a huge success. A recent quote proves it.... “One thing with agriculture is once you get a boot strap it is a capitalistic market,” Gates said. “If you help a farmer with productivity and show them these new tools have positive returns, then it is something you can leave and you don’t have to keep funding them.”

Sunday, October 23, 2011

G20 and Thailand in 2020

The traditional view point in Thailand and the future 2020. Globalization and neuroscience will define Thailand in the future. “One thing with agriculture is once you get a boot strap it is a capitalistic market,” Gates said. “If you help a farmer with productivity and show them these new tools have positive returns, then it is something you can leave and you don’t have to keep funding them.”

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Indonesia Another Role for The G20 Traditional : Modern

Kanjeng Pangeran Haryo Yudanegara and his wife Gusti Kanjeng Ratu Bendara wave to the crowd in a horse-drawn carriage in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, October 18, 2011. Yudanegara married Bendara, the youngest daughter of Sultan Hamengkubuwono X, on Tuesday after three days of continuous ceremonies.
Image Beawiharta / Reuters
Gusti Kanjeng Ratu Bendara washes Kanjeng Pangeran Haryo Yudanegara's foot while surrounded by royal guards during their wedding ceremony at gate of Yogyakarta Palace October 18, 2011.
Image Beawiharta / Reuters

Gusti Bendoro Pangeran Haryo Suryodiningrat, left, and his nephew Kanjeng Pangeran Haryo Yudanegara, right, hold up Gusti Kanjeng Ratu Bendara during the wedding ceremony at Yogyakarta Palace October 18, 2011.
Image Dwi Oblo / Reuters

"A year of preparation and three days of pre-nuptial ceremonies finally ended in another royal wedding today in Indonesia. Large screen were set up for public viewing and 3,500 were expected to attend the reception"

The above is the view of traditional, now interject " globalization and neuroscience"

Monday, October 17, 2011

Bangkok, "You are on your own"

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra a quote from ""We will protect strategic areas and the heart of the economy such as industrial zones, the central part of all provinces and the Thai capital as well as Suvarnabhumi Airport, industrial estates and evacuation centers," Yingluck said on Saturday, referring to Bangkok's main international airport."

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Today's Headlines: China's Golden Week

China is coming back from its "Golden Week" October 1 - 7, according to Ministry of Finance retail sales grew by 17.5% YOY.

Eurozone Talks  "press conference is unlikely to insure investors looking for concrete plans that the euro-zone is nearing an endgame. But a meeting of G20 finance ministers later this week and EU leaders next week could be hopeful."

Thailand thanks to a friend Dr. Pratin "Encouraging Flood Victims"

Sunday, October 9, 2011

China 1911 - 2011 Anniversary

BRIC Presentation by Rajabhat University Research

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 Brazil's  President Dilma Rousseff "Federative Republic of Brazil" "Rep├║blica Federativa do Brasil" 
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Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
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Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh
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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhyono
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Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao

South African President Jacob Zuma

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Thailand, China, The Case of Favoritism

Something we all know in our hearts but never can proof. Favoritism, has been shown in survey after survey to be the number one reason that you the majority (99%) are not successful in society. In the English speaking world, they all have dreams. Excuses are usually sum up as "lazy" or in government "proof it".

The case of Greece comes to mind as part of the "PIGS" Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Spain. We all have witness in China or Thailand favoritism in society. Our framework model of favoritism consists of industries, government, and civil society. In education, there are the separation of labor through titles. The word "unfair" is often heard by women in societies of China and Thailand. The word "knowledge" which measures how one is qualified is rated at the bottom of 10 traits. As a surveyor researcher in Thailand and China, I am consistently very disappointed in the results.

Strategies to counter favoritism review of promotion system by senior management or by human resources. By having clear, objectives, and consistently enforced policy to counter favoritism. Interviewers made of and from different backgrounds. Having Centralized monitoring of promotion designed to identify bias. (Penn, Schoen, Berland, 2011)

Policies are only enforced by law, such as age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religion. These are what a minority of the countries have agreed to. The written word is highly prized in these societies. (Pornpang, 2009)

In conclusion, Dream-work China video sums it up perfectly. For those that does not speak Chinese subtitles are provided. Let the video define the word "Dream" for the 99% society. It only takes about 10 minutes.
China Dream

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Teaching English in China

I taught English in Taiwan ROC in the 1980's enjoyed it tremendously. Here is a link to a story from 2011.

Let me know how much ET have Changed!!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Thai Immigration All Is Local: Forming Policies

A look at policy as a successful  immigrant integration role in the receiving community.  The receiving community is located in Tennessee, USA. In 2006, the TIRRC (Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition) started a pilot program with two communities. The newcomers were from Iraq, Somalia, and Sudan and the local native borne population. The locals were not accustomed to hearing foreign languages or to seeing immigrants in their daily lives. The policy of inclusion rather than isolationism was chosen in Tennessee with many examples across the USA.(Jones-Correa, 2011)

Direct contact between the newcomers and the local native population over 5 years period begin to have results. For example, through the means of billboards on Tennessee highways, to letters to the editor in local papers, to church bulletin advertisements. This leads to a framework model based on the local and national levels such as nonprofit, civic, religious, philanthropic, business, and government entities as well as elected officials.

Strategies suggested include four keys. Number one is encouraging local leadership. Number two is fostering contact between immigrants and the native borne. Number three is building partnerships between state and local government and new residents. Finally, reframing the issues to counter misconceptions about immigrants.

 Policy recommendations are recommended on a multi-level of government and civil society. First, in the absence of immigration reforms, it is essential that the federal government be involved in mitigated immigration. Second, the State and the locale governments should expanded not contract its immigration affairs because it is the only front line for local integration. Third, nongovernmental actors have always been a significant role in providing aid to immigrate community and to the local native borne population. Finally, funders and foundations need to expand their efforts among native populations to provide a more balanced approach.

In conclusion, in the framework, the strategies, and policy recommendations lies a point of balance in the time of budget cutbacks. The time for all actors to stay involved is critical not cutting back. 


Jones-Correa, M.(2011). All Immigration Is Local. Center for American Progress  

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