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  1. News: Re: Phuket Clean Up: Phuket Taxi, Tuk-Tuk Drivers Told: Be Legal by August 1

    Once again, in the Land of Happiness, criticism is not tolerated.
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    News: Re: Graft buster rules Yingluck guilty

    All politicians spend money like a bunch of drunken sailors on shore leave!

    I did read one drunken sailor's objection to this comparison. He said that he, at least, had the good sense to stop when...
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    Re: Kardashians in Thailand?

    Paragon Mall is filled with little Kardashian wannabes!
  4. News: Re: Thailand's New Overstay Penalties Officially Announced Today

    Most foreigners, who live and work in Thailand, live a hand-to-mouth existence. In places like Pattaya, it's more often a mug-to-mouth existence. I really doubt that their contributions are building...
  5. News: Re: HM the King endorses the provisional constitution

    It will be interesting to see how the "fixed" the election process. In America's south, up until the 60's, poll taxes and literacy tests worked quite well! :sneaky2:
  6. News: Re: Military Ready To Launch Biggest "Happiness" Party Ever-from 22nd July-27th July

    Happy, happy, happy, .....!
  7. Opinion: View Post

    Love for the King, and professing some sort of bestowed connection to him, are two different things.

    Suthep, and the "royalists", have always used the King's name to further their causes.

    And...
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    News: Re: Graft buster rules Yingluck guilty

    And Mr. Suthep is still buried deep down in the red!
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    News: Re: Graft buster rules Yingluck guilty

    "Happiness" is mandated. Dissent is outlawed.

    Bunkers and camo-clad ambassadors aren't necessarily a symbol of happiness to everyone.

    We'll have to see what the future brings ......
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    News: Re: Graft buster rules Yingluck guilty

    There are probably more "unmarried" spouses in Thailand than there are married.
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    News: Re: Graft buster rules Yingluck guilty

    Appropriate highlighting.
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    News: Re: Graft buster rules Yingluck guilty

    The "rice scheme" is chump change compared to the frauds perpetrated by many Western politicians.

    Ever hear of the "Gulf War"?
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    Re: Foraging in Thailand with Robin Harford

    I often spot Bangkokians foraging.

    All over the city one can find lots of different edibles, mostly in vacant lots.
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    News: Re: Suthep enters monkhood quietly

    One has to wonder how long he can keep a low profile.
  15. Breaking News: Re: Vanessa-Mae: 'Serious doubts' over Sochi qualifier in Slovenia

    Third place was there, but forgot her skis. It all makes sense ....
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    Just picked up a new lens and this bug diversion inspired me to take it to the Bangkok Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. If you aren't aware of it, it's located in Suan Wachira Benchathat, more...
  17. News: Re: TAT to hold festival in Ratchaprasong to boost tourism

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    Re: How I retired at 39 (in beautiful Chiang Mai)

    I think the biggest tip is to keep out of debt.
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    Re: Dealing with racism

    For the most part, off the tourist path, in everyday life, I have found the "less educated", poorer Thais to be more friendly and accepting. It's the well off, educated Thais that seem to simply...
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    Flies are easier. They are more prone to staying still.

    20170
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    Flying bugs are hard to capture!
  22. Re: Alcohol sale and drink will be banned on all trains

    This should work.
  23. Visitor Warning: Re: Voluntourism: Should You Volunteer on Your Vacation?

    But, she forgot what might be the biggest "warning", in terms of the volunteer. In Thailand, without a work permit, even volunteer work is illegal.
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    Re: Bit of a complicated one...

    Many Thai men wander, from one "unregistered marriage", to another.
  25. News Update: Re: Rice missing, rotten or 'replaced by inferior stock'

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    Re: Bit of a complicated one...

    What is the issue? :banghead:
  27. News: Re: EC dismisses charge of power abuse against Yingluck

    In the States, I would be satisfied if they simply had to partake in the programs and abide by the laws that they pass for "the people".
  28. News: Re: EC dismisses charge of power abuse against Yingluck

    Yingluck biggest "crime" was being born into the wrong family. Her office was doomed from the get-go. Her family runs in different circles than the powers that be.

    As far as what all the...
  29. Visitor Warning: Re: Update: 10,000 Baht Limit on Duty Free Shopping

    Better leave those smartphones home ....
  30. Re: Voices of Democracy: Proponents for change on fixing Thailand's broken politics

    From a couple of PMs I have received, I seem to be amusing more than just myself. But, they don't want to be chastised, so they don't join in either.

    So, on one hand, we have the old, sarcastic...
  31. Re: Voices of Democracy: Proponents for change on fixing Thailand's broken politics

    I don't use the term. I have never referred to any Thais as buffalo, not even as a joke. When I have quoted this phrase, it has been to illustrate why the rift exists. That's how it was used in this...
  32. Re: Voices of Democracy: Proponents for change on fixing Thailand's broken politics

    "It's true" !?! WTF!?!

    I have used the term in my discussions. In the context of those discussions, with Thais, I have never had a problem; they understand!

    If you had any clue as to my...
  33. Re: Voices of Democracy: Proponents for change on fixing Thailand's broken politics

    Saksith Salyasombut - Journalist

    It kind of goes hand-in-hand with "Ignorant buffalo don't know how to vote."
  34. Re: Ratchaprasong kicks off grand sale to boost tourism

    TAT has also been actively spamming travel forums with new, one post forum memberships.
  35. News: View Post

    Is this a branch of NIDA?
  36. News: Re: Junta denies its chief having hold private talks with Suthep

    I wonder what the response might be if one of the recently released red shirt activists simply made such an accusation, let alone professed to being co-conspirator .....
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    Re: Metro - Best Way to get around in Thailand

    The BTS and MRT are actually quite limited. We use them to sidestep some traffic. But, we use buses to really get around.
  38. News: Re: US cuts more Thailand aid, considers moving exercises

    It's typical for the US' foreign policy to change every 4 to 8 years. However, the current administration is all over the place in the foreign policy department.
  39. News Update: Re: Young Thai Red Shirt Activist Kritsuda Khunasen Has Vanished

    Now I understand why I don't understand .... I need an adjustment! :shocked:
  40. News: Re: Curtailing ties to have repercussions on the EU too, FTI warns

    Foreign investors have already been looking elsewhere. The coup is just another incentive.
  41. News: Re: Junta denies its chief having hold private talks with Suthep

    Is Suthep saying that there has been a plot to overthrow a standing government for 4 years, and the current self appointed PM was instrumental in that? Is this really what he's saying?

    I think...
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    News: Re: Thai military stifles dissent

    Link "down". "404"
  43. News: Re: Junta denies its chief having hold private talks with Suthep

    In the context of the article, and the activities the PDRC is now undertaking, are we not still under martial law?
  44. News: Re: Nida Poll shows General Prayuth most favoured to be prime minister

    Love polls!
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    News: Re: Public input to be welcomed : Prayuth

    Input wanted: just don't be critical.
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