Just in case any of you are on your way, or have friends there, Thailand is a big mess at the moment:
The United States warned Saturday against all travel to Bangkok and authorised the evacuation of non-essential embassy staff and families.
Thailand has been riven by years of political turmoil since Thaksin was ousted in a bloodless coup in 2006.
Thai society is deeply divided between the urban elite and rural poor, with most of the Red Shirts from the north and impoverished northeast.
(via Ashley Altadonna)