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  1. News: Re: New History Textbooks To Teach 'Correct Democracy'

    You think the drive behind the Thailand coup is a single person?
  2. Re: In a majorly unique complex relationship -hoping it will see light soon, bad note

    Allowing oneself to be treated poorly, for 5 years, shows psychological problems, in and of itself.

    It is not a cause for one's emotional problems. It's simply another glaring symptom.

    The...
  3. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    You know how it had been said that this had to be Burmese perpetrators, it's was just too violent for a Thai person?

    Well, here's some current news:...
  4. News: Re: New History Textbooks To Teach 'Correct Democracy'

    How can they know history? They are still making it up.
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    Re: Simply Picture Posts - No Particular Context

    Here's a sidewalk cafe - Bangkok style!

    http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y382/curt1591/IMG_9522_zps2a45e704.jpg
  6. News: Re: New History Textbooks To Teach 'Correct Democracy'

    I guess I read between the lines / felt the implication was there.
  7. News: Re: New History Textbooks To Teach 'Correct Democracy'

    :offtopic:

    It sounds like you have been "adjusted" at an American Democratic Party "safe house".

    The USA's problems are not all the blame of that the scary Republicans. And, the Democrats also...
  8. Re: after Koh Tao - Thailand's international image

    "Standing out" also makes one a target, whether man or women, big or small.
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    Re: Simply Picture Posts - No Particular Context

    Love the autumn leaves ....

    Maybe some still life with those? Could be interesting ....
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    News: Re: Junta Leader Tells Dissidents To "Come Home"

    I think that many Thai expats, even non-dissidents, are debating their return.
  11. News: Re: Astrologer Warns of 'Political Chaos' As Comet Zips By Mars

    I do like the Thailand / Mars connection!

    Spot on!
  12. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    You are truly blessed
  13. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    That is a common fear in Thailand.



    They run these businesses completely without any "assistance"?
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    Re: Ebola - Is It a World Wide Epidemic?

    Beginning to sound like the thai police!
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    Re: Ebola - Is It a World Wide Epidemic?

    Don't know what the hospital administrators have "admitted" to, but hospitals are often visited by sick people. And, because many still use emergency rooms as their primary care physicians, cold or...
  16. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    Addressing the "who knows what" issue, as Guava's in-laws, and most other island dwellers will tell you, islands are very well organized. Very little will go on without the powers-that-be in the...
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    News: Re: PM wants quality tourists to visit Thailand

    He is "The Supreme Commander".

    What more analysis do you need?
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    Re: Apple iOS update due today

    Just curious.

    Besides the crash during the iOS8 update, what other calamities have arisen? I know I don't care how the freebie, iPhoto, handle photos. Never use it on any of my computers. But,...
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    Re: Apple iOS update due today

    I'm not really trying to "defend" Apple. I have had great luck with Apple and, although there has been some moments, I have been extremely satisfied.

    However, I simply find it hilarious how so...
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    Re: Apple iOS update due today

    My head hurts ....
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    Re: Apple iOS update due today

    iOS is iOS. One does, indeed, need to go through iTunes' App store to DL software.

    On an Apple computer, one can run any software that one chooses, both Macintosh and PC.

    Non-App Store Mac...
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    Re: Apple iOS update due today

    Well, .. today my wife bit the bullet and upgraded to iOS8. The entire process took less than an hour and went without any glitches.

    With over 800,000,000 iOS devices out there, some people are...
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    News: Re: PM wants quality tourists to visit Thailand

    In the real world, a person in such a position would leave it at "The police are doing their job. Wait and see what the trial brings."

    But, this is Thailand and integrity, aka face, has been...
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    News: Re: PM wants quality tourists to visit Thailand

    I think you've hit the nail on the head.

    Next they will judge how beautiful you are and what sort of clothing you bring!
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    News: Re: PM wants quality tourists to visit Thailand

    I wonder if they took him to an "undisclosed safe house" for the meeting ....
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    News: Re: Tourist arrivals drop 10.28 percent

    I'll have some of what's she's taking ....
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    Re: Seeking Applicants for an IVF Grant

    LOL!

    What? The donor just wants to know that his wonderful genes are passed on !?!
  28. News: Re: Thai Authorities To Promote 'Martial Law Tourism'

    In Los Angeles, a major portion of the Thai embassy is occupied by the TAT.
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    Re: Simply Picture Posts - No Particular Context

    Although always deemed "too touristy", Damnoen Saduak is still one of the most photogenic.
  30. News: Re: Thai Authorities To Promote 'Martial Law Tourism'

    This sort of thing really isn't "aimed" at tourists. Koh Tao is just flooded with them.

    However, over the last few decades, there has been a very noticeable change in Thai attitudes towards...
  31. News: Re: Thai Authorities To Promote 'Martial Law Tourism'

    Two words: Koh Tao

    Maybe Thawatchai has already forgotten ...
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    News: Re: Reward for traffic cops suspended

    How did they come to this conclusion?
  33. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    I'm not addressing those that live on Koh Tao. There is nothing to forget; the sense of helplessness is a daily reality.

    I'm talking the rest of Thailand and those that travel here.
  34. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    The good thing is that most Thais are not countering with the classic, " ... not Thai, so don't understand."

    The bad thing is that they will soon forget and all this will pass, ... until the next...
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    URGENT: Re: UK Government Updates Travel Advice

    My remark was definitely tongue-in-cheek. Although myopic knee jerk reactions are the norm around here, I believe that, if the PM was to call for a ban, the TAT would pick a color for their tee...
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    URGENT: Re: UK Government Updates Travel Advice

    Not a flattering write up. Someone needs to talk to British foreign office!

    The PM might ban British citizens from visiting .....
  37. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    I guess it's not so much a "nationality" thing; it must just be a "foreigner" thing:
    ...
  38. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    Being "invited to be clarified" sounds a bit ominous.
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    Gerrymandering is actually drawing up districts to achieve a majority of voters of your given party. At least in California, many of the states' district outlines look like rorschach tests!

    The...
  40. Re: after Koh Tao - Thailand's international image

    Actually, there was news - the speeding charge has passed the statute of limitations.
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    Tea Party ! Tea Party!
  42. Re: after Koh Tao - Thailand's international image

    This story, like so many others, will, indeed, fade away.

    @Susana

    OMG! The police, themselves, did the "medical" examination !?!
  43. Thread: Getting Banned

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    Re: Getting Banned

    Although I don't shy away from controversy, and often have a differing opinion, I have only been banned from one forum. That was because those in disagreement handed the mods a bunch of BS, which I...
  44. Re: after Koh Tao - Thailand's international image

    You are aware that it is now illegal to criticize the police?
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    News: On the Lighter Side

    http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/social/436206/b10000-reward-for-arresting-motorist-who-offers-a-bribe-bangkok-traffic-police-told

    What to do when a bribe is solicited by the cop, the more typical...
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