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#1 glassonion

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:04 PM

Wow! An unintended consequence 

 

http://www.nationmul...tional/30349153

 

FARMERS in Chiang Rai province are willing to let their farmland be flooded in order to rescue the 13 trapped footballers even as water drainage operations at the Tham Luang cave have already caused flooding in the low-lying areas.
 
As gratitude for the farmers’ generosity, the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry has promised to pay full compensation to all farmers affected by the rescue operation. The large amount of water diverted from the cave has flooded more than 1,000 rai (160 hectares) of farmland in the low-lying areas. Bua Chaicheun, one of the affected farmers from this unnatural flood, said she was not upset about the damage to her crop and had voluntarily let her farm be flooded to help the rescuers save the stranded footballers in the cave. 

 

 

 


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#2 ER Pemberton

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:17 PM

Nice.

#3 Trub L

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:26 PM

People aren't so bad sometimes.
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#4 TonyBrown

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:28 PM

:frank:

 

RESPECT


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#5 Bklmt2000

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:33 PM

There is some good left in this world.


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#6 BeersBeers24/7

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:40 PM

There is a special on ABC (maybe) right now about the operation. I’m recording it, watched the first half then the wife came in and wanted to watch something else...
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#7 43hertz

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:04 PM

Everyone is already out, last I knew.
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#8 SchwanzBrewer

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:12 PM

If you were a farmer and you could sell your whole crop and not have to harvest it that sounds like a win.


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#9 EWW

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:51 PM

Schwanz, it’s kind of like paying for tiles in a field or updates due to a nice harvest with bonus time
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#10 Howie

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:19 AM

If you were a farmer and you could sell your whole crop and not have to harvest it that sounds like a win.



I guess how “selfless” they are depends on whether the offer from the government came before or after they decided to allow it
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#11 Zaphod_Beeblebrox

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:21 AM

This makes it sound like compensation was offered after.

As gratitude for the farmers’ generosity, the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry has promised to pay full compensation to all farmers affected by the rescue operation.
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#12 Larry Vaughn

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 11:13 AM

Hopefully this crop loss doesn’t hurt the Lao Khao industry, that will cripple the people of SE Asia :)

Edited by King of da Moon, 11 July 2018 - 11:13 AM.

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#13 Dave

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 12:40 PM

The Thai are the most genuinely friendliest people I've met...this doesn't surprise me at all.


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#14 Genesee Ted

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:44 PM

The Thai are the most genuinely friendliest people I've met...this doesn't surprise me at all.

That’s a broad brush

What are Canadians the most at?!!?!

#15 Zaphod_Beeblebrox

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 03:09 PM

That’s a broad brush

What are Canadians the most at?!!?!


Preparing to invade.
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#16 Genesee Ted

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 03:10 PM

Nah, they just legalized weed. They’re about to build a wall to keep us out

#17 Sidney Porter

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 04:16 PM

Preparing to invade.

the Republicans are calling them a threat to national security
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#18 pickle_rick

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 04:20 PM

the Republicans are calling them a threat to national security

 

I thought you were joking but then I googled just to be sure and damn it you aren't joking  :banghead:


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#19 glassonion

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 04:36 PM

I thought you were joking but then I googled just to be sure and damn it you aren't joking  :banghead:

 

Are you ####ing kidding me right now?


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