The ASI is supposed to maintain and protect 3,678 national monuments. This includes famous temples, mosques and churches that have always been places of worship. But a 1958 law says that in any monument not used for prayer at the time it came under ASI jurisdiction, no religious ceremonies will be permitted.
However this sense of balance doesn’t seem to be on Pedro’s mind. Far from it. He loves his mother and sister so much that he was able to secure a larger apartment for them an apartment even larger than what he and Chantel reside in. And yet another possibility “is that locations have become less specialized in the types of goods and services produced, making the types of available jobs more similar across space. A related idea is that the distribution of amenities has become more homogeneous across locations, making residence in any particular city less attractive.” This explanation may have some truth in it, but it’s proven difficult to gather data that would allow it to be tested in any definitive way..
18 points submitted 1 month agoExtremely promising because quality of life is the highest? What about climate change? What about the fact that capitalism and growth based economies will eventually reach a limit (and are already stagnating)? What about the fact that high centralization has often been followed by collapse like the late bronze age collapse or the fall of the roman empire? Specially if a global society (or highly connected international community) is dependent on complex trade routes and commerce (during the bronze age it was copper and tin trade, in contemporary society it oil trade)IMO there are obvious signs that world society is already starting to slowly collapse. Just look at how wages have stagnated for the last couple of decades while inflation, productivity and profits have risen. Just look at how we are forced to work more hours and even during our free time and how a single person simply can earn enough to raise a family anymore.
He’s very disciplined. He insists on excellence from those around him. He’s also very open to debate and challenge as long as you bring facts and data to the table. The Songkran holiday traditionally involved locals visiting temples to pour water on Buddhist statues as a symbol of purification and washing away sins and bad luck.But the public celebrations have over the years turned into several days of dance parties and alcohol fuelled water fights where locals and tourists soak each other with buckets and pump action water guns.Thailand however is currently beset by its worst drought in decades and is ruled by a junta keen to break the country’s reputation for sybaritic excess.There were initial calls for voluntary restraint and suggestions that celebrants should simply sprinkle drops of water on others or use mister spray bottles.But in a country where even the state tourism agency has promoted Songkran with images of revellers toting high power water guns, it remained unclear how dry the next few days will be.In Bangkok, the celebrations in the infamous backpacker haunt of Khao San Road will be cut back from four days to two, while in the business centre of Silom, one day is being lopped off. They are also supposed to end at 9pm rather than run past midnight.The city government will no longer run or allow free water distribution centres and public consumption of alcohol is also supposed to be banned.The moves to restrict water use come as Thailand faces a severe drought caused by both the El Nino weather phenomenon and man made factors. In the rice growing north, the land is bone dry and dams are near empty, while there are dire predictions of taps running dry later in the year in Bangkok.