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  1. Re: Simply Picture Posts - No Particular Context

    Yep!

    Before I open the door onto the deck I look out the window and do a preliminary adjustment to the lens, open the door as quietly as possible, and by the time they see me they are already on...
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    Re: Old video about Thailand with commentary

    I forgot to give credit to the person who posted this on facebook. I'm just passing it along.
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    Old video about Thailand with commentary

    The quality of this video is not good, but still there are scenes you may not have seen before, and the commentary is interesting.

    I hope it begins at the beginning. I'm about half through.

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  4. Re: Simply Picture Posts - No Particular Context

    Wilma, I really like your photos of Damnoen Saduak.
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    I finally got a deer to pose for me . . . . .
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    And then he ran away.
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    Do you think deer may be...
  5. News: Re: Astrologer Warns of 'Political Chaos' As Comet Zips By Mars

    Thanks for the morning chuckle!
  6. News: Re: Astrologer Warns of 'Political Chaos' As Comet Zips By Mars

    And if they don't know by now a comet skimming past Mars won't change things.
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    Re: Ebola - Is It a World Wide Epidemic?

    Marie, I couldn't follow your link, but I did find it this way: http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/social/435516/siriraj-claims-breakthrough-antibody-treatment-could-cure-ebola
    Just in case anyone else...
  8. Thread: Getting Banned

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    Re: Getting Banned

    The subject of forcing one culture's mores and ideals over another's has been discussed for a long time. I'm not a fan as I believe there are peaceful ways of helping others without expectation of...
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    Re: Ebola - Is It a World Wide Epidemic?

    Here is the CBS news report on Thomas Eric Duncan:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ebola-outbreak-victim-thomas-eric-duncan-had-high-fever-in-er-visit/
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    Re: Ebola - Is It a World Wide Epidemic?

    If it weren't such a serious matter, the current situation in the U.S. would be a comedy of errors. First a man recently arrived from Nigeria went to a hospital emergency room in Dallas complaining...
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    Re: Do you ride a bicycle?

    If I lived in town I might have one. However, I live in the country on narrow, hilly and curving roads. It's dangerous enough driving my car, considering the way some people speed down the middle of...
  12. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    Let's hope Thai authorities pay serious attention to the protests in London.

    I still think the real perpetrators have been long gone from Kho Tao, unless they are being protected.
  13. Thread: Getting Banned

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    Re: Getting Banned

    Facts about the Cherokee Nation from National Park Service:

    http://www.nps.gov/Nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/118trail/118facts1.htm

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    Jamestown Colony:
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  14. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    So far, tragedy for four families.
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    Re: Do you ride a bicycle?

    An adult 3 wheel electric trike would be more my speed. For some reason getting on a bicycle makes me feel like I'm trying to mount a very tall horse. (in spite of the fact that I rode one when I was...
  16. Thread: Getting Banned

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    Re: Getting Banned

    I didn't realize the above was a video. Here's another link from PBS:

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4h1567.html
  17. Thread: Getting Banned

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    Re: Getting Banned

    Trangam, life definitely changed for Native Americans, and it did not change for the better.

    The "Trail of Tears" is an example:
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    News: Re: PM wants quality tourists to visit Thailand

    Personally, I'd rather know before purchasing a ticket, IF I were wanting to go.
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    News: Re: PM wants quality tourists to visit Thailand

    I have thought about the above article several times during the day, and have had basically the same thoughts each time.

    Coming so soon after the murders and rape on Koh Tao, I can't help but...
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    Re: Photography questions & tips for beginners

    Thanks, Khun Don, I like what he says. Easy to understand for beginners, too.
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    Re: Photography questions & tips for beginners

    I read this article:
    http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-read-and-use-histograms/
    and thought, "oh, so this is what that 'thing' on my photo editing software is."

    Then I became...
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    News: Re: Tourist arrivals drop 10.28 percent

    A school friend of mine from long ago is traveling with her husband. They posted photos of Ankor Wat on facebook, and now they are at the Taj Mahal. I asked, and they are skipping Thailand. No...
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    I love the music accompanying the video, and those raspberry colored floors!!! Suaa dii, kha!

    I hope we are not nearing the end of this thread. After all, there are the furnishings to be got and I...
  24. Re: Simply Picture Posts - No Particular Context

    YY, You're doing what I should be doing, but I got impatient and wanted to experiment. Besides, winter will come soon enough. I will stay inside and study "tabletop photography" then.
  25. Re: Phonetic Thai name in English - how else might it be spelled?

    Excuse me if I'm missing something, or if I appear to be a bit nosy. :) Is there no one she could ask how her father's name was spelled? ( You don't have to answer this, it's just a thought.) I think...
  26. Re: Simply Picture Posts - No Particular Context

    David, is this your home, or a public building?
  27. Re: after Koh Tao - Thailand's international image

    Sad but true, YY. My daughter has traveled alone several times and I have always told her that having good judgement of character is not enough. I think she is learning as she matures, and...
  28. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    And a translator, if needed.
  29. Re: The Sleuk Rith Institute: Zaha Hadid's soft hymn to Cambodia's fallen

    There is something about the architecture of this building which brings to my mind cathedral windows, pipe organs and newly cropped trees. I hope it will help the people of Cambodia find peace and...
  30. News: View Post

    Here they are changing the voting districts and trying to make it more difficult to vote by requiring voter ID cards. This is a burden on the elderly, disabled and people who work 4 jobs just to get...
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    Re: Vegetarian Festival

    RickThai, I read about that for the first time this year. I really don't much about it, but I did find this article from Bangkok Post:
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  32. Re: after Koh Tao - Thailand's international image

    Very well said, Wilco. I hope you don't mind my placing a link to an article from Bangkok Post here? I believe it is relevant to what you say as it is an interview with Khunying Porntip Rojanasunan,...
  33. Thread: Angkor Wat

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    Video: Re: Angkor Wat

    Sorry to have gotten off track for a bit, fileeep. I hope you will give us the full tour of Ankor Wat. Expectations are high after the wonderful documentation of your trip to Hellfire Pass. :)
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    Beautiful dragonfly!

    The barn photo was high contrasted. Here is the original:

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    A trip along a country road on a sometimes rainy, sometimes cloudy, day. No worry, I had my new camera for comfort!
    Driving toward my destination I saw two antique stores, several miles apart, and...
  36. Thread: Angkor Wat

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    Video: Re: Angkor Wat

    Khun Don, So far my knowledge of Stonehenge has been obtained in an offhand way, what I've accidentally read or heard. Maybe it's time to dig a little deeper?
  37. Thread: Angkor Wat

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    Video: Re: Angkor Wat

    Oops! Caverns was not the correct word after all. Three meters does not a cavern make! I heard this on television news, making it rather difficult to picture. Here is an article from National...
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    News: Re: Restoring Happiness~Washington Post article

    I am concerned, like all of you. Because we feel free to speak our minds critically, I think most Thais don't realize how concerned we are for the future of the country. If you once have an...
  39. Thread: Angkor Wat

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    Video: Re: Angkor Wat

    National Geographic did a wonderful article a few years ago.

    http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/07/angkor/stone-text/1

    After hearing there are caverns (not sure if that is the correct...
  40. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    Isn't it possible to test dna samples to see if dna evidence was planted on the vicitms? I realize, of course, that this would need to be done by an impartial agency from outside Thailand.
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    Re: What is the Weirdest Dream you ever had?

    I've had that experience too, Marie, except that I will either wake up fairly quickly or the dream will morph into a different one.
  42. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    The comments below the article in Marie's post #173 are very interesting, particularly the one by Gerry Westerby concerning Hannah's cell phone.
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    Wow!
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    Re: Airfare Prices - Sky High!

    I'll be sure to carry a tiffin box!
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    Re: What is the Weirdest Dream you ever had?

    I think the subject is fascinating. I've read of similar happenings, and why couldn't it be that you were that boy reincarnated? There's no way of ever knowing for certain, scientifically speaking,...
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