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  • Thai Curfew: Emergency decrees

    Thai Curfew: Emergency decrees

    The Department of State has canceled the May 27, 2010, Travel Warning for Thailand due to improvements in safety and security conditions throughout the country. The Thai government ended the nightly curfew May 29, 2010. On July 6, 2010, the Thai Government renewed the emergency decree powers in 19 provinces but ended the emergency decree powers in 5 provinces. This message reminds U.S. citizens that emergency decree powers remain in effect in the following provinces: * Bangkok metropolitan area * Ayut...
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  • Yunnan Province: Bad mushrooms and acute liver failure

    Yunnan Province: Bad mushrooms and acute liver failure

    There has been a recent rash of liver related problems and deaths in Yunnan province this past year, more so than usual. There have been a lot of theories as to why Chinese citizens are being diagnosed with Acute Liver Failure (ALF), but one potential cause seems to be the most prevalent. Bad mushrooms. The Chinese in Yunnan province, and in the western part of China, tend to not farm mushrooms, but go out into the wild and pick them. The consequences of these actions can be fatal. Keep in min...
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  • International Shaolin Wushu Festival

    International Shaolin Wushu Festival

    The Eighth China Zhengzhou International Shaolin Wushu Festival will be held in Zhengzhou from Oct.22 to Oct.26,2010. The events and the competitions are open to all.
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  • Thai Curfew: Extended Curfew

    Thai Curfew: Extended Curfew

    This warden message alerts U.S. citizens traveling to and residing in Thailand that the Royal Thai Government through the Center for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES) has announced that it will impose a shortened curfew for at least one more day and will evaluate the need to extend the curfew on a day-to-day basis. To find out if the Royal Thai Government has extended the curfew, please refer to local media and our website. We will not send out another email warden message solely...
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  • Thai Curfew: "Shoot on sight" orders

    Thai Curfew: "Shoot on sight" orders

    May 19, 2010 This warden message alerts U.S. citizens traveling to and residing in Thailand that the Royal Thai Government through the Center for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES) has announced that a curfew is in place from 8:00pm to 6:00am starting tonight, Wednesday, May 19. This curfew applies to the Bangkok metropolitan area and to all Thai provinces under the State of Emergency (see details below). Early morning flights may be impacted because of the curfew and the inabili...
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  • New Forum / Library Area with many new and educational features

    New Forum / Library Area with many new and educational features

    The new Forum / Library is here. There are many additions to this new area, on top of a fully upgraded forum area. The new main sections are as follows:
    • Downloads: In this section you can upload and download various types of files, including hard to find audio and book files.
    • Media: The Media section organizes all sorts of different online streaming videos from YouTube, Vimeo, and other types of sites. You can easily post links to your favorite videos in this section so that the rest
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  • Welcome to the new russbo Forum / Library. Read me first.

    Welcome to the new russbo Forum / Library. Read me first.

    Welcome to the new CMS. Here's a quick guide of the different areas of this page.

    1. Section Navigation Widget. This widget allows you to go to different sections. The "plus icon" means that this section has sub-sections. Clicking on the "plus icon" will display the sub-sections. ...
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  • Shi Xing Hong's Three Tiger's Book

    Shi Xing Hong's Three Tiger's Book

    I have quite a few copies of Shi Xing Hong's Three Tiger's book, printed sometime in the late 1990's. I don't know how "rare" they are, or how much they are in demand. But I found quite a few in damn good condition, and I will sell them for $15.00 each, which includes shipping, and me dragging my ass to the nearest mail store.


    Contact me if you're interested. Payment is via PayPal....
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  • Safety issues in Thailand

    Safety issues in Thailand

    On April 26, 2010, United States Ambassador Eric G. John convened a Town Hall meeting for American citizens in Bangkok. Joining him were other Embassy officials to answer questions from the audience. During the more than hour-long meeting, the Ambassador emphasized the need for Thailand to solve its political differences peacefully and without bloodshed. He also added that the Embassy was in frequent contact with all parties in the current political situation and that the United States Government...
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  • Managing CMS Section and Content

    Managing CMS Section and Content

    Here's a quick Visual Guide on how Manage Sections in the new CMS.

    1. Editing a Section: If you have permissions to manage a Section, as you hover over the Section title, a pencil icon will display.

    After clicking the pencil icon, you will be taken to the Section Edit page. Here's what you will see:

    2. Section Name:
    Enter the Section Name
    3. SEO URL Alias: This is the SEO Friendly URL. By default, if this is blank, the system will automatically copy the section title.
    4. Section Layout: For each section you can define an individual section layout.
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