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  1. Thread: Thank you Ireland

    by Curt

    Re: Thank you Ireland

    Unfortunately, most of the promotion of same sex marriage tries to present it as a "love" thing - people should be able to love whoever they want. I believe this is shooting themselves in the foot....
  2. Thread: My friends

    by Curt

    Re: My friends

    I have an app that monitors connections with different sites. I tried Chrome, just to check it out.

    What I found was that, when initially firing it up, it calls home about a dozen or more times....
  3. Thread: My friends

    by Curt

    Re: My friends

    In the context of security, how many people use Chrome as their browser?
  4. News: Re: Dozens arrested in anti-coup protests in Bangkok, Khon Kaen

    Yesterday, during the "after the anthem junta minute", there was a lengthy video celebrating all the wonderful things the junta has done. I guess they didn't want any rain on their parade.
  5. News: Re: Thailand's Tiger Temple Abbot in ICU After Tiger Savages Him

    This should make many people happy!
  6. Re: First give, then receive - Nong Poonsukwattana

    One thing I noticed about Nong's khao mun gai is that she serves chicken livers instead of blood (I prefer blood). Also, because Oregonians are nuts for peanut sauce, she also provides that.
  7. Re: First give, then receive - Nong Poonsukwattana

    During my last couple decades, living in the States, the vast majority of people I hung out with were SEA immigrants, mostly Cambodian and Vietnamese. These peoples' stories helped me realize that...
  8. Re: Hardliner tries to reform Thailand’s Buddhist monks behaving badly

    This is like Suthep mounting a campaign against corruption!

    I always enjoy seeing them out for an afternoon of shopping.
  9. News: Re: Abhisit says he will quit politics if his party loses out in the next election

    Abhisit could be the poster boy for those the current regime is trying to protect.
  10. News: Re: Abhisit says he will quit politics if his party loses out in the next election

    Isn't it funny how "popular opinion" doesn't always seem to rule out?
  11. News: Re: PM axes 45 officials under graft probe with his special powers

    It would be interesting to know the political affiliations of the axed.

    If the new constitution does provide for the proposed "3rd branch" of government, and the powers under "section 44" are...
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    Re: Plight of the MIgrants

    Christianity has had its days. Look up the Crusades. Check into Spanish conquests. Makes modern day Islamic extremists seem like boy scouts. And, in the day, few condemned them!

    Maybe, if people...
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    News: Re: Expressway crash teen faces charges

    It seems she will be responsible for 48 hours of "caring for injured". However, she will probably send a maid to do it for her!
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    News: Re: Expressway crash teen faces charges

    Actually, unlike in the USA, most of these Thai teens never even see the inside of a jail or courtroom.

    At least, in the States, the accused have to go through the process. It's the same system....
  15. Re: Should you take off your shoes before entering shops?

    Whether a home, shop, or whatever, I respect the wishes of the owner.
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    News: Re: Expressway crash teen faces charges

    She doesn't want to take any responsibility!
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    Re: How can I find a good maid in Bangkok ???

    Mother-in-law has had many Thai "cleaning ladies".

    Since her live-in housekeeper fell in love and ran off about 15 years ago, all she has been able to find is flakes. They all do as little as...
  18. News: Re: Graft buster mulls indicting Yingluck cabinet for victim payments

    Will it ever stop?
  19. News: Re: Thai Junta Chairman Orders Crackdown on Drunk Driving

    If people wat to get serious about drunk driving, they need to actually get serious.
  20. News: Re: There Was No Crackdown in 2010, Says Abhisit Witness

    Crackdown? What crackdown?
  21. Re: More Taxi Drivers Suspended for Refusing Passengers

    Enforcement, and possibly the new, "faster" meters, seems to be making a difference.

    Previously, we would have to flag a half dozen, or more, to find one willing to take us from "downtown", to...
  22. News: Re: Thailand, China Agree to Strengthen Military Ties

    There was a pretty famous railway project they had with the Japanese about 70 years ago.
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    Re: Days of Phuket jet-ski extortion 'are over'

    It will all probably do little more than standardize tourist extortion.
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    Re: New program for tourism in thai!

    Checked it out also. However, is "genuine" spam any better than any other spam?

    This "contributor", discovers the forum, registers, drops his load and is down the road.

    If the TAT wants to...
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    Speaking of Graft ...

    I often pass by this building and ask myself the same question:

    Since disasters are rarely prevented, and when they do happen, all new "departments" are formed, mostly...
  26. News: Re: Former PM to Face Impeachment for 2010 Crackdown

    The Thai people will believe whatever suits them, no matter what "evidence" is presented.

    The only way this will ever have any kind of objective ruling is if it was to be taken to a world court. ...
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    News: Re: Thai Junta to Issue New Law Banning Begging

    I guess the beggar mafia hasn't been making it's payments.
  28. News: Re: Durian farmers and traders warned of prison term if sell unripe durians to custom

    How about if people just stop buying unripe durian?
  29. News: Re: Thailand’s economic outlook worst in 40 years

    Maybe Mr Thanawat Polvichai should be arrested for blasphemy.
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    Here's a neighbor's amaryllis. I used f2.8 and focus stacked to have only the single bloom in focus
  31. News: Re: Three BMA garbage collectors injured in Bang Na blast

    With all the low grade explosives locals fire off for drunken merriment, it wouldn't surprise me if this were nothing more than a dud that got trashed then later decided to go off.
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    News: Re: Car Bomb Samui - Central Festival Plaza

    I would imagine all the burmese labor has scattered!
  33. News: Re: Prayuth Asks Media to Expose Redshirt Violence in 2010 Crackdown

    Trying to assign responsibility would be counter to all the existing efforts to mask it.
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    Because, I was unable to get off the shiny path, while visiting the region, the commercialism of photographing these people really ruined the mood. I couldn't spend much time with them.
  35. Re: You Can Now Do 90-Day Reporting Online in Thailand

    Of course, most immigrants are Thai!
  36. News: Re: Thailand Building Ties Closer to Home to Counter Western Criticism

    I wonder how Moscow views "short term influence"?
  37. News: Re: Thai Junta Expands Military Power in New Order, Citing Article 44

    How appropriate!
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    News Update: Re: Missing tigers remain a mystery at Tiger Temple

    A bit of an oxymoron, especially in Thailand.
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    News Update: Re: Missing tigers remain a mystery at Tiger Temple

    This has always been held as a "fantasy" objective by those condemning the temple. I wonder if the criticism will continue.

    I can't believe all the really bodes well for the animals.
  40. News: Re: Thailand's Military Junta Pledges Elections in Early 2016

    Seriously? A fortune teller !?!
  41. “PEPSI S2O” – Songkran’s Official Electronic Dance Music Festival

    This was just plugged on Richard's Facebook page.

    What i find amazing is that, in typical Thai style, it will take place in an "[e]specially built" venue, constructed about 100 meters from Pharam...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Your ghost experience in Thailand!

    My neighbor see ghosts, hanging out by the neighborhood spirit house, all the time. I seem to always miss them!
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    Re: download apps for ipad

    Yup; if you jailbreak iOS to run cracked apps, then upgrade iOS, it will no longer run cracks.
  44. News: Re: Junta Clarifies Scope of Article 44's Sweeping Power

    On TV, every night, after the national anthem, many of the proclamations are, indeed, clarified by the NCPO talking heads.
  45. News: Re: Thailand’s Seafood Industry Tainted by Human Trafficking Report

    Actually, we need to make it clear that the industry isn't tainted by the trafficking; it is tainted by the negative reporting of the trafficking.

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