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  1. Breaking News: British tourist, 19, ‘abducted and gang-raped by motorcycle gang

    British tourist, 19, ‘abducted and gang-raped by motorcycle gang after leaving restaurant at 1.30am by herself’ at Thai holiday resort

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  2. Re: Hardliner tries to reform Thailand’s Buddhist monks behaving badly

    Easier said than done for most Thais-they are a very sociable people and few will risk being different in behavior from the group they are in. Bad monks tend to create more bad monks than good ones...
  3. News: PM says he staged the May 22 coup for the sake of the country’s peace

    PM says he staged the May 22 coup for the sake of the country’s peace
    in Politics | May 28, 2015 10:31 pm

    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha told reporters Thursday evening that he risked his life...
  4. Re: Hardliner tries to reform Thailand’s Buddhist monks behaving badly

    The example for monks must come from their superiors.
    What are they to think if Abbots divert land donated to the Wat to their own families, have lovers and children or set themselves up as media...
  5. Pictures: 10th Amazing Thailand Festival in the UK during August Bank Holiday Weekend

    10th Amazing Thailand Festival in the UK during August Bank Holiday Weekend May 28, 2015
    By Richard Barrow

    http://www.richardbarrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/fair3.jpg The...
  6. News: Re: Soldiers Disrupt Pheu Thai's Legal Defense Meetings

    Bit of a spoiler for the trial verdict, isn't it?
  7. News: Prayut assures UN diplomats of election by September next year

    Prayut assures UN diplomats of election by September next year
    in Politics | May 28, 2015 12:14 pm (139 views)


    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha told diplomats from the United Nations that...
  8. News: Court sentences six yellow shirt leaders two years in prison

    Court sentences six yellow shirt leaders two years in prison
    in Politics | May 28, 2015 1:53 pm (127 views)

    Six yellow shirt leaders who included Sonthi Limthongkul were today sentenced to two...
  9. News: Soldiers Disrupt Pheu Thai's Legal Defense Meetings

    Soldiers Disrupt Pheu Thai's Legal Defense Meetings

    ROI ET — Soldiers have disrupted two meetings organized by Pheu Thai politicians who were gathering in northeastern Thailand this week to...
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

    Now try doing the 'new way' mentally-someone with a calculator would probably be as fast. Nonsense.
  11. News: Re: PM says he is concerned new government may not follow his reforms roadmap

    Absolutely. Always has been-the military does not answer to the elected government of the day as in other democracies-rather the governments answer to them-hence Yingluck's attempts to build better...
  12. Re: Thailand to Limit Incoming Flights Due to Congestion

    I am guessing the 'other facilities' referred to is Thailand air traffic control, in which case it is not simply a case of airport loadings and balancing such between the 2 Bangkok airports.
  13. Thread: Wat Ban Rai

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    Pictures: Wat Ban Rai

    Wat Ban Rai Posted on May 26, 2015 by Richard Barrow
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  14. News: Re: PM says he is concerned new government may not follow his reforms roadmap

    Nothing new there. Democracy has only ever existed in Thailand with the Military's permission-don't forget it was a coup led by four Army officers that overthrew Absolutism in 1932. The interim...
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    Re: Cheese Rolling

    "tossing and turning" here
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    Re: Cheese Rolling

    Wouldn't fit on the Inn sign very well
  17. News: PM says he is concerned new government may not follow his reforms roadmap

    PM says he is concerned new government may not follow his reforms roadmap
    in Politics | May 25, 2015 9:46 pm

    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha admitted Monday that he was concerned that the next...
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    Re: Cheese Rolling

    Oh yes-watch the video about 9 minutes in and see these people chase a rolling cheese down the hill- see also the link to the site beneath the video.


    Shorter video giving more background

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    Cheese Rolling

    Public holiday in the UK today-this is how some people chose to spend it.
    Action starts about 9 minutes & 25mins in. (Video is so fresh it has not been edited)

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    Pictures: Visiting a Thai Temple on Wan Phra

    Visiting a Thai Temple on Wan Phra May 25, 2015
    By Richard Barrow

    http://www.richardbarrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/IMG_3752.jpg If you are a Christian, then you would know...
  21. News: Re: Thailand's Tiger Temple Abbot in ICU After Tiger Savages Him

    Expert warns not to pose photos with tigers
    in General | May 25, 2015 4:12 pm

    Wildlife expert cautions the people not to keep close to tigers for photography or pet them as they could turn...
  22. News: Re: Thailand's Tiger Temple Abbot in ICU After Tiger Savages Him

    Tigers Temple faces ban on tiger shows and exhibitions
    in General | May 25, 2015 4:29 pm

    The National Parks, Wildlife and Plants Conservation Department will notify the abbot of Wat Pa Luangta...
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    Re: Simply Picture Posts - No Particular Context

    Maybe add to keep them 'on side' that you will settle for a ticket-possible future paying customer?
  24. Thread: My friends

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    Re: My friends

    Not generally-though I do have it installed for the odd occasion Firefox throws a tantrum and I can't be bothered to reboot to cure it.
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    Re: Simply Picture Posts - No Particular Context

    Got the link to work-I would take it up with them-something along the lines of delighted to see your pic used -complete surprise as no one had contacted you-if you don't you could find other photos...
  26. 'Slow City' Chiang Mai cuts speed limit to 40km/h

    'Slow City' Chiang Mai cuts speed limit to 40km/h
    NISANART KANGWANWONG

    THE SUNDAY NATION May 24, 2015 1:00 am

    CHIANG MAI has introduced the so-called "slow city" concept in a bid to reduce the...
  27. Thailand to Limit Incoming Flights Due to Congestion

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    24 May 2015, Last update at 10:29:00 GMT


    Thailand to Limit Incoming Flights Due to Congestion

    BANGKOK (DPA) — Thailand's Transport Ministry is reportedly planning to limit...
  28. Thread: My friends

    by Khun Don
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    Re: My friends

    Susana, I don't think you should give up on starting posts because of lack of response-I start several most days that don't get any reply. It is like fishing-if you are lucky you get a bite-but if...
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    Re: Thank you Ireland

    The Catholic Church was against it-but the Church has lost its grip substantially since Eire joining the EU-it was doing so to some extent prior after all the scandals-and the Churches failure to...
  30. Thread: My friends

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    Re: My friends

    Fully agree with Tim-exactly the post I would have made on this subject.
  31. News: Thailand's Tiger Temple Abbot in ICU After Tiger Savages Him

    Thailand's Tiger Temple Abbot in ICU After Tiger Savages Him

    By Phuketwan Reporters

    Saturday, May 23, 2015

    PHUKET: A tiger severely savaged the chief monk at a famous temple in Thailand...
  32. News: Re: Dozens arrested in anti-coup protests in Bangkok, Khon Kaen

    All protesting students freed
    in Politics | May 23, 2015 12:19 pm

    Bangkok and Khon Kaen police have freed more than 40 students they detained for holding activities opposing the military junta...
  33. News: Dozens arrested in anti-coup protests in Bangkok, Khon Kaen

    Dozens arrested in anti-coup protests in Bangkok, Khon Kaen
    KRIS BHROMSUTHI
    NITIPOL KIRAVANICH
    JITTIMA JUNPHOME

    THE NATION May 23, 2015 1:00 am

    ANTI-COUP protests flared up in at least three...
  34. Re: King relieves plight of two sisters doing farming in landlocked farmland

    I am not. As is often the case, the landlord probably had a lot of control in the area-money lending etc- even to the extent of being able to afford to buy local officials. This is very probably...
  35. Visitor Warning: Re: Emerald Buddha Chapel will be closed for the Royal Ploughing Ceremony/Touts

    Such crack downs are usually only temporary and the touts creep back again as the penalties are inadequate. Beware of such tricks anywhere in Thailand and report them on relevant web sites social...
  36. Visitor Warning: Re: Emerald Buddha Chapel will be closed for the Royal Ploughing Ceremony/Touts

    22 tuk-tuk drivers rounded up for cheating tourists
    in General | May 21, 2015 6:15 pm

    A total of 22 tuk-tuk drivers operating in front of Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) have been...
  37. King relieves plight of two sisters doing farming in landlocked farmland

    King relieves plight of two sisters doing farming in landlocked farmland
    in General | May 21, 2015 2:00 pm

    http://www.thailandqa.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=21286&stc=1

    The...
  38. Visas: What age should my kids start doing 90 Day Reporting?

    What age should my kids start doing 90 Day Reporting? May 20, 2015
    Richard Barrow


    http://www.thaitravelblogs.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/IMG_8433b.jpg
    One of my upcoming...
  39. News: Re: Abhisit says he will quit politics if his party loses out in the next election

    I don't think the military are much concerned about his past record-his case may not be unique in the lower ranks, after all-and it maybe used as a lever to keep him in check. What concerns them is...
  40. News: Re: Abhisit says he will quit politics if his party loses out in the next election

    He is a bandwagon jumper. Very late in the day he came out in support of the street demos prior to the coup, having obviously waited to see which way things would go. He has kept his head down and...
  41. What do I do if I lost the 90 Day Reporting slip in my passport?

    What do I do if I lost the 90 Day Reporting slip in my passport? May 19, 2015
    Richard Barrow


    http://www.thaitravelblogs.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/IMG_8433b.jpg
    One of...
  42. URGENT: Double Check your Visa Extension Stamps

    Double Check your Visa Extension Stamps May 19, 2015
    By Richard Barrow

    http://www.richardbarrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/IMG_8426.jpg
    About four years ago, I wrote about ...
  43. News: Yingluck pleads innocent to dereliction of duty charges

    Yingluck pleads innocent to dereliction of duty charges
    The Nation May 19, 2015 1:15 pm

    Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra Tuesday pled innocent to charges of dereliction of duty and...
  44. Event Update: Purple Line rail system to start trial run on December 5

    Purple Line rail system to start trial run on December 5
    in Business | May 18, 2015 10:53 pm

    The Transport Ministry is prepared to launch the trial run of the Purple Line rail system from Bang...
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    Re: A rabbit walks into a pub...

    Remember it as a child-and it depriving me of one of my favourite meals-rabbit pie. Not eaten rabbit since -lack of opportunity rather than anything else.
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