JanetBrown
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Jan 24, 2014 JanetBrown commented on Thailand Update—Plutocrats vs. Oligarchs.
To begin with, that "Red Shirt leader" wasn't shot in Bangkok in a drive-by. Check the link, in this piece of drivel. It clearly states "A pro-government leader was shot and wounded on Wednesday in Thailand's north-east." Udon Thani is a long way from Bangkok.

Second, Wikipedia is a lousy source for any writer, let alone one with foreign correspondent pretensions. Thailand's "civil liberties" aside from the lese-majeste laws, are the most liberal in Southeast Asia, perhaps in all of Asia. And its press, from the English-language Bangkok Post and The Nation to Thai Rath, the Daily News, and other Thai-language papers, have yet to concede reporting to the "unreliable street wisdom and bloggers" (except when it comes to foreigners who can't read Thai and don't know where to find papers they can read.)

Is this Brendan Kiley, who can barely parse a local theater production, let alone Thai politics? Cute, very cute, SLOG. OMIT? I say VOMIT.
Jan 24, 2014 JanetBrown commented on Thailand Update—Plutocrats vs. Oligarchs.
To begin with, that "Red Shirt leader" wasn't shot in Bangkok in a drive-by. Check the link that's cited in this piece of drivel. It clearly states "A pro-government leader was shot and wounded on Wednesday in Thailand's north-east." Udon Thani is a long way from Bangkok.

Second, Wikipedia is a lousy source for any writer, let alone one with foreign correspondent pretensions. Thailand's "civil liberties" aside from the lese-majeste laws, are the most liberal in Southeast Asia, perhaps in all of Asia. And its press, from the English-language Bangkok Post and The Nation to Thai Rath, the Daily News, and other Thai-language papers, have yet to concede reporting to the "unreliable street wisdom and bloggers" (except when it comes to foreigners who can't read Thai and don't know where to find papers they can read.)

Is this the same Brendan Kiley who can barely parse a local theater production, let alone Thai politics? Cute, very cute, SLOG. OMIT? I say VOMIT.
Jan 11, 2012 JanetBrown commented on Nancy Pearl Launching Publishing Line with Amazon.com.
Nancy Pearl used independent bookstores from the beginning of her time in Seattle. I remember her waddling into the store where I worked, eyes bulging with eager curiosity, taking hours of Roy Overstreet's time as she immersed herself in the knowledge that is contained in a good bookstore. And independent bookstores supported her rather derivative (staff recs anyone?) helpful hints for readers with which she filled several volumes published by a small local press. I suppose that in joining forces with Amazon, she's found her own level at last--unfortunate but not surprising. I hope she enjoys purchasing prime display space at B&Ns across the country--
Sep 9, 2010 JanetBrown commented on Sound Check.
DON'T PUT ICE IN SINGLE-MALT SCOTCH!!!
Feb 1, 2010 JanetBrown commented on Shit's Getting Real.
An Englishwoman named Alexandra Pearson has a small empire of English language bookstores developing in China--so far in three cities including Beijing. Her model combines bookstore, (by paid membership) lending library, restaurant, bar, and reading room with stage that hosts live music and films and lectures and seminars, as well as readings/signings. She has an annual literary festival which draws amazing writers who come from all over the world and will last for two weeks this year. Her stores are always full and are destination points for residents and travelers--incredible, vibrant places.
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