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  1. Opinion: View Post

    I'm surprised the Chiangrai Times has lasted this long!
  2. News: Re: Anti-Graft Crusader and Yellowshirt Founder Convicted of Fraud

    I suppose the appeal will take at least another 14 years ....
  3. News: View Post

    When I read Khun Don's post, this song popped in my head: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D5Sa2Yq-2g
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    I think the robe is to "protect" himself from other scores being settled.

    I'm waiting to see him all decked out with sak yant and amulets!
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    And, we're off ....
  6. Visitor Warning: Re: Wat Pho to increase admission prices for foreigners by 100% from Jan 1st 2015!

    For me, when it comes to temples, all the money making schemes just seem a bit incongruous with the concepts of Buddhism.

    If I was visiting, off and on, And still earning more money than I could...
  7. Visitor Warning: Re: Wat Pho to increase admission prices for foreigners by 100% from Jan 1st 2015!

    Ironically, one of the rudest Thais I have ever encountered was a teacher at the temple school. Just didn't possess the temple spirit. She didn't like where we were sitting and, out of the blue,...
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    Our neighborhood is also waking up with some unusual offerings.

    Here an HDR composite of a passion fruit bloom.

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    Re: A Young Man in Thailand

    Google "Common Core" ....
  10. Visitor Warning: Re: Wat Pho to increase admission prices for foreigners by 100% from Jan 1st 2015!

    It's not seen as a "convenience" to Thai people.The concept is that foreigners are "rich" and can afford to be fleeced. This is very pervasive concept in Thailand.

    In the States, there are venues...
  11. News: Re: Immigration Bureau told to be flexible with 'visa runners'

    I think they are opening a can of worms.
  12. Visitor Warning: Re: Wat Pho to increase admission prices for foreigners by 100% from Jan 1st 2015!

    Since the rationalization is that, for Thais, it is somehow sacred, yet for foreigners, its no more than a tourist trap, why don't we start recommending other attractions? The greedy administrators...
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    URGENT: Re: New Visa Rules Explained

    The scary part!
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    News: Re: Prayuth elected as the 29th PM

    I believe this would better be termed "confirmed", rather than "elected".
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    Re: Metro - Best Way to get around in Thailand

    The best means of transportation is always destination dependent.
  16. Re: Officials To Regulate Damoen Saduak Floating Market

    Seems fair .... :banghead:
  17. Visitor Warning: View Post

    The big question is whether "angelica82" w ill have anything else to "contribute" to the forum. Or, did she simply manifest to bump up this topic.
  18. News: Re: Anti-Graft Crusader and Yellowshirt Founder Convicted of Fraud

    Here's a scenario ....

    The airport occupation trial circus takes place. As a key defendant, Sondhi appears and petitions for bail. Assuming that the "proper" people have been placed in the...
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    Re: Hua Hin beach cleanup faces challenge

    These facilities function in countries where laws a re actually enforced. Once they recover from the typical knee-jerk implementation, I'm sure things will get worked out.
  20. News: Re: Mass Theft On Train With 'Ladies-Only' Sleeping Car

    I think that one would have slipped by many proof readers.

    My latest favorite Thinglish, from a huge corporation, is True's 4G campaign. "Advance Forward" - a bit redundant ...
  21. News: Re: Don't pack George Orwell, visitors to Thailand told

    When the US Department of Agriculture decides that it needs to arm it's agents, with fully automatic weapons, I think it is clear the direction the country is taking.
  22. News Update: Re: NCPO: Yingluck May Extend Her Stay Abroad-Yingluck returns

    But, it wouldn't teach a lesson!
  23. News: Re: Australian couple abandon surrogate Down's Syndrome baby

    "Plausible deniability" is a common tactic in cases where the defendant is of much "stronger character".

    Someone needs to point out to this clown's attorney that being a convicted, registered sex...
  24. News: Re: "Foreign Teachers Concern NCPO" - Bangkok Post Print Edition

    Foreign teachers are just the latest going under scrutiny.

    In the context of society, "cleansing" is rarely a good thing.
  25. News: Re: Four senior judges fired for gross disciplinary violations

    Preparing for Sondhi's appeal?
  26. News: Re: "Foreign Teachers Concern NCPO" - Bangkok Post Print Edition

    I knew it wasn't Thai English - much too close!
  27. News: "Foreign Teachers Concern NCPO" - Bangkok Post Print Edition

    "Foreign Teachers Concern NCPO" - 6 August, 2014

    - Misspelling of "licenses" is Bangkok Post's.

    One more item of contention ....
  28. News: Re: Anti-Graft Crusader and Yellowshirt Founder Convicted of Fraud

    I think no one could be considered more instrumental in Thailand's divide that this guy. Through his channels, he has been able to turn his personal vendetta into a nationwide crisis.
  29. News: Re: Don't pack George Orwell, visitors to Thailand told

    With all the cameras set up everywhere in public, computers now sporting built in web cams, and things like Google Glass, is their anyone who doesn't think we aren't being watched?
  30. News: Re: Tourist arrivals drop 10.47 percent to 13.6 million in seven months

    You need to realize the reds are the bad guys and the yellows are the good guys. Makes the situation much easier to understand ... :devil:
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    Just that I'd post a gratuitous pretty flower pic:

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    Right now, Queen Sirikit Park, the one above Chatuchak Weekend Market, is sprucing up for the Queen's birthday. One grounds keeper said...
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    News: Re: Graft buster officially charges Yingluck

    Apparently, this one was. And, we need prosecute this case post haste.

    Investigation, and prosecution, of other, less important issues, such as the incidents occurring during the reign of Suthep...
  33. News: Re: German Reporter Decries Silence Over Assault Charges

    Evidence does not make an investigation in Thailand. Investigations require money and/or influence.
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    News: View Post

    :butbut:
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    News: View Post

    Wasn't Yingluck removed for the terrible crime nepotism?
  36. News: Re: Australian couple abandon surrogate Down's Syndrome baby

    In rare cases, an egg can be fertilized with 2 sperm cells. This can result in just such a case, where one, or both, have problems.

    As far as the doctor's responsibility, I'm sure that, if an...
  37. News Update: Re: Young Thai Red Shirt Activist Kritsuda Khunasen Has Vanished

    Ian?
  38. News: Re: Representation of Women in Junta's Gov't Hits New Low

    Unless we're talking street vending, or house keeping, gender exclusion of women is quite prevalent in Thailand.

    And, in the Thai business world, talk about glass ceilings ... ! :banghead:
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    Here's mine:

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    Re: BMA organises free night tour for tourists

    We called them yesterday. In order to partake in the tours, one has to show up at the tourist office at 1pm, the day of the tour, to get one of the 30 tickets. If you get the ticket, you then return,...
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    Spooky!
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    News: Re: Graft buster rules Yingluck guilty

    But, your examples don't connote the same righteous indignation!
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    It's Adobe Photoshop brand!

    :laughlong
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    For most portraits, I go for the softer touch, especially women.

    Retouching dozens of shots, I got to know little sister's face, intimately! I got to the point where I could hammer out blemishes...
  45. News: Re: Thaksin's birthday celebration stopped-but....

    What's the Thai word for dichotomy?
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