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    Video: Re: Videos Related to Thailand and Thai Culture

    There is (in the USA) a series of "Families of ...." which is geared towards older children and teens. The videos show the daily life of two or three different families in various countries. I...
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    Event Update: Re: Foreigners' safety assured

    Tell that to the ones who died in the blast!

    No government on earth can protect people from random IEDs. That is a fact. Only small areas can be verified as relatively bomb-free. (Unless the PM...
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    Breaking News: Re: Deadly bomb explodes at Erawan Shrine

    I hope they catch whomever did this, and make a good example (fatal) out of him/her/them.

    RickThai
  4. Re: Elvis Presley~Jan 8, 1935-Aug 16, 1977~Favorite Song?

    My wife and I visited Graceland in Memphis, TN a number of years ago. It was pretty impressive to see how many people are still willing to spend a lot of money on Elvis memorabilia.

    In some ways...
  5. News: Re: Court Accepts Treason Case Against Thai Junta

    Anything is possible for those holding power.

    RickThai
  6. News: Re: New Constitution: ‘Chaos’ Clause Empowers Unelected Panel to Seize Power

    Take one self-absorbed, egotistical, maniacal, military leader and mix in two political parties who resort to violence when elections don't go their way, and Voila! You have Thailand's current...
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    Breaking News: Re: Deadly bomb explodes at Erawan Shrine

    Another Thailand website reported 20 dead.

    Looks like the revo has begun.

    RickThai
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    Re: The Coming Robot Dystopia

    As a retired software engineer, I believe the only way we could lose control of robots is:

    a) if they have the capability to modify their own software,
    b) an evil engineer deliberately puts in...
  9. Re: Fox News announces candidate line-up for prime-time debate

    You might have a point.

    His run for the nomination may be nothing more than an egotistical platform to get his views across or simply provoke people (i.e. a troll).

    The kindest thing I can say...
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    Re: The Coming Robot Dystopia

    Imagination??? I thought I was being clairvoyant:laughlong.

    RickThai
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    News: Re: Putting Money in a Thai Bank?

    I once read a post whereas a man claimed to have deposited a large sum of money in a Phuket bank. The next day when he tried to withdraw some money from an ATM, the account was not recognized.

    He...
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    Re: The Coming Robot Dystopia

    Perhaps someday in the future cyborgs will learn about how their kind has suffered at the hands of humans.

    In college they will read about the poor hitchhiking robot hitchBot, who successfully...
  13. Re: Cecil the lion: US dentist blamed for Zimbabwe killing

    Re-acting to a spontaneous attack from an assailant is slightly different than deliberately going after a dangerous animal in order to try and kill it, but the instincts are basically the same.
    ...
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    Pictures: Re: New School Uniforms?

    That is just plain scary!

    I wonder if they will start carrying toy AK-47s when they do group calisthenics?

    "Nung, song, sam, sai, ... nung, song, sam, sai".

    RickThai
  15. Re: Tourists to get a 6-month multiple entry visa to Thailand

    For my situation it might be nice to go to Thailand as a "tourist" for 5 - 6 months during the winter months (N0V-APR in Colorado), provided I could find a cheap rental and the 6-month Visa...
  16. News: Re: Thailand tourist arrivals in July up nearly 40 pct on year

    Nothing more interesting than having fun with Statistics!

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

    I think perhaps forgiving a friend is more difficult, because it is someone you have trusted and shared part of your life with, and therefor it hurts more.


    RickThai
  18. News: Re: Students with pierced ears, visible tattoos to be barred

    Looks like Thailand is going the way of the old German "brown-shirts". No room for any individualism.

    I wonder when Prayut's "Little Yellow Book" will be come mandatory for all Thai citizens to...
  19. Re: Cecil the lion: US dentist blamed for Zimbabwe killing

    Nature has equipped the Big Five (lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, rhino, and elephants) with all kinds of deadly weapons. Cape buffalo can absorb a tremendous amount of damage and still manage to pound...
  20. Re: Fox News announces candidate line-up for prime-time debate

    What is strange is how the Republican National Party is distancing itself from Mr. Trump, when the largest majority of Republican people seem to like him.

    Perhaps the RNP needs to remember that...
  21. Re: Tourists to get a 6-month multiple entry visa to Thailand

    5k baht seems to a little spendy for that type of visa, especially if you have to leave every 30 days or so. I imagine it might be a boon to expats living there illegally. They can now just pay 5k...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Khao Phansa Trip to Isaan

    I really love roaming about ancient cities. . . I try to imagine what life was like there in its heyday.

    RickThai
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    News: Re: Thai junta envoy admits crush on China

    I wonder what the General was smoking??

    RickThai
  24. Re: Eating Spicy Food Linked to a Longer Life

    Bring on the prik khee nu!

    RickThai
  25. Re: Cecil the lion: US dentist blamed for Zimbabwe killing

    fileeep,

    To my knowledge, I have never heard of someone shooting a lion, or any dangerous game (elephant, cape buffalo, leopard, rhino, etc) at long range. It is just not done. For one thing,...
  26. Re: Fox News announces candidate line-up for prime-time debate

    It should be a lot of fun, just to hear Mr. Trump espouse his views. I actually admire his penchant for speaking his mind, regardless of the fallout, but he is way too egotistical for my taste,...
  27. News: Re: Thailand to push back more than 200 boat people - police

    It really seems to be a widespread global phenomena, whereas people abandon their homeland and try to enter more favorable countries illegally and en mass.

    Back in the old days the UN would try...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Khao Phansa Trip to Isaan

    Great photos and great story.

    Now I want to go to Isaan!

    Thanks.

    RickThai
  29. Re: Erawan is the most popular national park in Thailand this year so far

    One guy in the photo looks like he has a death wish!

    Great info.

    RickThai
  30. Re: Thailand Visa Crackdown Likely to Impact English Education

    Personally I believe a country needs to fix the work visa process rather than have people ignore the laws for sake of expediency.

    To me, that is crucial to having a nation where "Rule of Law" has...
  31. News: Re: Thailand’s Baht Drops 4.2% to It’s Lowest Since 2001

    I wonder if the PM has a clue to why this is happening?

    RickThai
  32. News: Re: Thailand to push back more than 200 boat people - police

    Although pushing them back to sea seems to be an unnecessarily harsh way to treat these people, I could see towing them back to their homeland. That would be a more humane method and would hopefully...
  33. News: Re: Redshirt Leaders Vow Response to Suthep Speech

    Like the old Chinese curse "May you (the Thai people) live in interesting times."

    My guess is the PM will just use these events as just another excuse to not give up his power.

    RickThai
  34. News: Re: Airports of Thailand to Introduce Background Screening Check at Six Airports

    What a hindrance to all the tourists just to catch a small percentage of criminals.

    It really does seem that the government is hell bent on turning Thailand into another "hermit kingdom".
    ...
  35. News: Re: Prayut vows to follow what's stated in the consttitution

    It seems the "constitution" is anything the PM decides needs to be done.

    RickThai
  36. Re: Cecil the lion: US dentist blamed for Zimbabwe killing

    I went to a hunting forum www.24campfire.com and got the following information that is the latest up-to-date information on legal lion hunting in Zimbabwe and how it applies to Cecil.



    So...
  37. Re: Cecil the lion: US dentist blamed for Zimbabwe killing

    In days past, human heads were routinely taken for trophies by various cultures.

    When I was last in South Africa (2003), lions were killing about a dozen people a year in Kruger National Park...
  38. News: Re: Fatal stabbing over Facebook comments in East Pattaya

    You do raise an interesting point Susana. Recorded history is constantly being edited to reflect the perspectives of those in control. The reality, IMO, is often hidden by the perspective of the...
  39. News: Re: Army Chief Says Elections Could Be Delayed

    I guess if you don't specify the events, you basically have anything and everything covered!

    What a tool!

    RickThai
  40. News: Re: Cyclist Says Helmet Saved Him From Knife-Wielding Moto Maniac

    Although I have always maintained riding a bicycle in Bangkok (or on Thai highways) is dangerous, I must confess I never thought about being more vulnerable to roadside robberies and scams.

    I'm...
  41. Re: Cecil the lion: US dentist blamed for Zimbabwe killing

    As a person who has hunted Cape Buffalo and Elephant in Africa, I know that when I am hunting dangerous game (i.e. animals that can kill me even if I do every thing right) I am participating in a...
  42. Thread: When to "Wai"

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    Re: When to "Wai"

    It should be mentioned, that like handshakes, which can be perfunctory, warm, or simply limp; wais come in different flavors and can convey different meanings.

    Basically the higher up you hold...
  43. News: Re: Phra Suthep to leave monkhood on July 28 to head a foundation dedicated for refor

    Looks like the new "emperor" of Thailand will not tolerate sharing power with ANY group.

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

    Susana,

    I have always been a firm believer in evolutionary adaptation having a genetical impact on all living things. Instinctual responses are some of the most "built-in" traits a person or...
  45. News: Re: Thailand places in top ten for best retirement haven

    Over the years I have read many sad stories of expats who gave up everything to move to Thailand, and after a year or so, their savings were wiped out (usually by marrying a much younger Thai lady)...
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