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  1. News: Re: Fatal stabbing over Facebook comments in East Pattaya

    From my experience, many Thais don't seem to consider the consequences of the actions.
  2. News: Re: Phra Suthep to leave monkhood on July 28 to head a foundation dedicated for refor

    I think Suthep might wind up heading back to the monastery fairly quickly. Between people wanting to exact revenge, and the general wanting him to shut up, he isn't really all that popular.
  3. Visitor Warning: Re: 48 Hour Alcohol Ban in Thailand from 30-31 July 2015

    Locals have never had any problem purchasing alcohol during bans.
  4. Thread: New Booze Ban!!

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    News: Re: New Booze Ban!!

    As usual, a poorly thought out, knee jerk "fix".
  5. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped On Thailand Holiday Island

  6. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped On Thailand Holiday Island

    Actually, living in Thailand, for an extended period of time, is all that it takes to develop a healthy sense of skepticism over such cases. We have had dealings with different police agencies,...
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    Re: Despite leak, PM denies spyware use

    Fir where looking for "flaws", we could have stopped at "THE NATION July 22, 2015 1:00 am".
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    Re: Despite leak, PM denies spyware use

    Reassuring as usual.
  9. News: Re: Thai Junta Govt to Stay Until 2017: Official

    Finally - a long term government!
  10. News: Re: Don Mueang: New strict baggage screening called off after long delays

    I don't think this is the kind of announcement they need to go public with.

    Miscreants might be better off thinking the security is still strict.
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    News: Re: Prayut lays down the law on water

    And Bangkok's governor washed the streets for the "Bike for Mom" celebration.

    He said it was dirty water .....
  12. News: US interfering in Thai internal affairs: Nida Poll

    http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/politics/627144/us-interfering-in-thai-internal-affairs-nida-poll





    The highest percentage quoted was "37.92%". I guess NIDA has a different definition of...
  13. Thread: Visa Questions

    by Curt
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    Re: Visa Questions

    Yup; that's the form. Over my 7 extensions, I have only been handed this form twice. Other officers have been able to figure the rule.
  14. News: Re: Thailand chosen for the global launch of new Toyota Fortuner

    Now we'll have to look for a new set of headlights bearing down on us at 120+ KPH!
  15. Thread: Visa Questions

    by Curt
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    Re: Visa Questions

    Because of my faith in Thai banking, I have always used my offshore income.

    The first time I extended my visa, at the old Suan Phlu office, it was stump the officer time. She had to call in a...
  16. News: Re: Thais will soon dial 911 as the new and single national emergency numbers

    I guess we're doomed then.
  17. News: Re: Thais will soon dial 911 as the new and single national emergency numbers

    Hopefully, with the general overseeing the system, the police will actually respond!
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    Re: creating a group on facebook

    Wde have a group for our small moo baan. We use it like a community bulletin board, to keep our neighbours aware of what's going on.
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    Opinion: Re: How Do You Really Feel?

    According to the general, the big problem is that they breed like rabbits!
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    Opinion: How Do You Really Feel?

    http://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/619616/dancing-to-nationalism-outdated-tune
  21. News: Re: State officials to face death penalty under new anti corruption law now coming in

    They will take all the fun out of working for the government!
  22. Re: 90 Day Reporting to become stricter in Thailand

    Let me clarify my position here.

    Through this thread it has been unclear what you are talking about. Maybe a little punctuation and grammar could help.

    Then, when it wasn't clear about what...
  23. Re: 90 Day Reporting to become stricter in Thailand

    OMG

    I have refrained from calling names when you post much of the crap that you do.

    I would appreciate if you would also refrain.

    Although, based on you ramblings, I have questioned you...
  24. Re: 90 Day Reporting to become stricter in Thailand

    March, to May, isn't 90 days. Must be using Common Core math.
  25. News: Re: Student Activists Arrested for Anti-Coup March in Bangkok

    These guys are sure a paranoid bunch!
  26. Re: 90 Day Reporting to become stricter in Thailand

    My 90 day report, for the last 7 years, has required nothing more than a statement of residence, filled out by myself. Once a year, I have you bring in the pile for their scrutiny.

    If you don't...
  27. Re: 90 Day Reporting to become stricter in Thailand

    "At the moment" is the proper disclaimer here. They change the reporting period more often than they change their underwear!
  28. Thread: And, We're Off

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    News: And, We're Off

    http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/learning-from-news/616884/koh-tao-killings-trial-begins-today
  29. Thread: Misfortune

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    News: Misfortune

    http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/616084/man-charged-over-fatal-crash

    Unfotunately, for him, he wasn't a Ferrari owner!
  30. News: Re: Student Activists Arrested for Anti-Coup March in Bangkok

    I think their answer might be "YES!"
  31. News: Re: Student Activists Arrested for Anti-Coup March in Bangkok

    Do we detect a blink?
  32. News: Re: Student Activists Arrested for Anti-Coup March in Bangkok

    Yup; the general was in full uniform, pointing fingers at the press tonight.
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    Re: Exchanging UK travelers cheques in Thailand

    I'm not inclined to hunt down the posts that clarified it. But, withdrawing, OTC, incurs its own charges, which runs around 1%.
  34. Thread: When to "Wai"

    by Curt
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    Re: When to "Wai"

    Unfortunately, more often than not, it is a thoughtless formality. Many will offer up a wai, then stab you in the back.
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    Re: Exchanging UK travelers cheques in Thailand

    Unfortunately, with ATM usage, most UK institutions also add a substantial charge.
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    Re: Exchanging UK travelers cheques in Thailand

    Although more safe, TCs now incur 153 baht charge for cashing them, about 3 GBP per transaction.
  37. News: Re: Student Activists Arrested for Anti-Coup March in Bangkok

    It's beginning to seem like the clock is ticking .....
  38. News: Re: Student Activists Arrested for Anti-Coup March in Bangkok

  39. News: Re: Student Activists Arrested for Anti-Coup March in Bangkok

    (edited for clarity)

    Sounds fair enough! :wacko:



    Probably won't be doing much future lecturing ...
  40. News: Re: Famous Thai Temple to Build Separate Toilets for Non-Chinese

    According to this article, they don't just act this way on foreign holiday!

    http://shanghaiist.com/2015/07/01/mainlander-bad-mouthed-drying-underwear-hong-kong-disneyland.php
  41. News: Re: Student Activists Arrested for Anti-Coup March in Bangkok

    Hopefully, some of them can actually see the light!
  42. News: Re: Student Activists Arrested for Anti-Coup March in Bangkok

    Especially because this, too, was a staged media event.

    I always love the "passing of the envelope" photos that so popular here!
  43. News: Re: Student Activists Arrested for Anti-Coup March in Bangkok

    In another article on this subject, one of the countless generals said that these protesters need to stop because they make the country look bad. Someone needs to explain to them that it's not the...
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    Re: can you help me with google chrome ??

    I believe this is what I was pointing out since my first post ......
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    Re: can you help me with google chrome ??

    Sorry if I seemed to hijack the thread. I was just trying to point out what I see as the biggest problem with Chrome.

    As far as "giving" Google information is concerned, Google simply "takes" it.
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