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

    Hi

    thought I might as well muddy the waters more so to speak

    http://dna-explained.com/2013/10/04/ethnicity-results-true-or-not/

    DNA is not an exact science many companies use it to help find...
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    does media influence culture

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    does media influence culture or does media only reflect culture?

    Was watching funny thai commercials and ran across this video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fTP14N_Oik
  3. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

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    The Royal thai police are great at pomp and ceremony marching in goose steps and lining up in order
    and following, but analytical or critical thinking is not their strong point nor thinking...
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    Re: How I retired at 39 (in beautiful Chiang Mai)

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    Yes paul we know money is your god or reason for living but what a sad life you live.
  5. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

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    thai's go missing too, most to never be found again it is part of the culture and some what accepted

    I think the prevailing reason for thai's to think it couldn't have been another thai, is...
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    Re: Songs with Names In Them...

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    I've been had

    that would make a good bar bet LOL
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    Re: Songs with Names In Them...

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    ah the games a foot

    how about Ray

    and no fair using the banana fanna song
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    Topic of the Week: Re: Free Inflight Wi Fi On Airplanes.

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    Fly on asian airlines only
    is it just me or do asian youth seem more considerate when talking on phone on public transportation
    Most i have seen not heard use headphones and cover the mic...
  9. Re: Going To The Mountains for Two Weeks With "Heartwood of the Bodhi Tree"

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    I have always had an enlightend view of life and death from an early age. All of the books I read and studied all seemed natural to me. I could see what they were trying to say effortlessly....
  10. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

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    Marie
    Unfortunately we are talking about probably drunk partied out young adults who have a feeling of immortality, entitlement. common sense is no where to be found,

    we older adults...
  11. Visitor Warning: Re: Australian tourist ignores warning sign, injured in fall

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    If one comes across a road sign the reads "Dangerous Curve", should one stop and turn around

    No. One should slow down and proceed with caution. "common sense" If after seeing sign you keep...
  12. Re: Walking ATM Con, accessed by fraudulent ethics.

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    None are so blind as those who will not see.
  13. Re: Walking ATM Con, accessed by fraudulent ethics.

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    only if he was from USA LOL

    I am sure they have similar in Oz
  14. Visitor Warning: Re: Australian tourist ignores warning sign, injured in fall

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    he need's to pay for the rescue

    it is becoming more common in the USA to charge idiots like this for the rescue cost if they intentionaly go past warning signs and then gets hurt.
  15. Re: Walking ATM Con, accessed by fraudulent ethics.

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    Emu I would agree with you that the bible might be a work of fiction but to attack someone because of their beliefs is being a bully.

    many of our westen sayings and parobiles come from the...
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    News: Re: Is the Navy Considered "Military"?

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    maybe

    ask the village people

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InBXu-iY7cw
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    Re: spanking pro or con

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    I would say that the vast majority of disrespectful kids now a days were either spanked and punished harshly or spoiled rich kids with no boundarys

    I always find it some what amusing when...
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    Re: spanking pro or con

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    when a child is young he needs to be taught love and respect not fear and violence.
    when a child gets to teen years if all they have known is fear and violence and the threat is
    no longer a...
  19. Re: Walking ATM Con, accessed by fraudulent ethics.

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    I have a thai woman friend 54 teacher with masters degree she has given over 300,000 baht to two different farang scammers she meet on internet it works both ways Paul. She now lets me see...
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    Re: spanking pro or con

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    emu having hard time under standing your post are you saying you like to fight and beat up younger guys whom you think disrespected you. and if their parents had beat them when younger then...
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    Re: Airfare Prices - Sky High!

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    Rick
    it is just the time of year I found flights on Korean Air for around $1400 late Dec. flights in early Oct for $1100 and flights in March 2015 for $950. I like Korean Air good...
  22. Re: Walking ATM Con, accessed by fraudulent ethics.

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    Paul sad story but to be dwelling on this after 13 years is not mentaly healthy.

    the familys perceived attempts at extorting money all failed and had nothing to do with your parents illness...
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    spanking pro or con

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    with so much publicity in US papers about pro sports being charged for abusing "spanking " their children. what is your thoughts.

    I do not believe in pre meditative spanking "wait until your...
  24. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

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    Isn't it about time to blame Russians ? not too many nationalities left.
  25. News: Re: Loved and Hated, Former Premier of Thailand Is Erased From Textbook

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    Americans don't sit in your Ivory house's and cast stones
    our text books are being changed by the religous right and you don't even know it.
    some things I was taught are now different or have...
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    Thought for the day

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    I did a lot of traveling by local bus last week and as I looked out the window.

    I kept thinking if Thailand is so safe .

    Why does almost every house and business have brick walls and...
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

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    Curt you win, you are right, you happy now, I give up I can teach a 6 year old using this new technique they pick it up quite easy. but there is no way I can explain it to an adult let alone...
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    Re: what did I just do OMG

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    it will be for M.E.P. 1 to 4 not sure which class.
    each year the school adds another class they started with just M.E.P. 1
    3 years ago so next year will have an M.E.P. 4 class
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    Re: what did I just do OMG

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    I am now legal:party:

    I have teachers license, work permit and just extended my Non B visa.

    it took 5 days off from school my school was super in helping and getting me the needed papers....
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    Re: Do you ride a bicycle?

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    I have been rideing bicycles since before it was cool one of the first mountian bikers in the early 80's
    In the states at home in Boise Idaho I rode for recreation and some competition I used...
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

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    No I was not a career teacher. I was self employed building contractor dealing in exact measurments
    in new home remodles and fine cabenitry until Dumbya Bush ruined the economy . How long have...
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

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    Yes it is a convoluted method to a simple subtraction problem which as an adult you would never use
    I don't use it.

    you seem to miss that this just a teaching method not a new way of doing...
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

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    Common core is not a new way to do math it is Just a tecnique or system to teach a beginer or new learner, How would you teach a 6 to 8 year old math? with a big stick saying learn learn learn...
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

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    it is not a new thing All of the math books I was given to teach from here in thailand use this method.
    can not say exactly how Thai teachers teach basic math but I assume similiar.
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

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    Common Core Math is just buzz words to make it sound important LOL. Every industry has their own buzz words or slogans or sayings that to an outsider may sound odd or difficult but is usually ...
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

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    students are taught place value starting from ones, tens, hundreds , on up
    so the number 649 6 is in the hundreds so has a value of 600, 4 is in the tens so has a value of 40
    9 is in the...
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

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    when I was in school very little in Math was explained it was always memorise and do, never ask why
    "just do it because I said so" does that phrase sound familiar. I remember when calculators...
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

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    it is not really a new way of math only a new tool to help students to visualise the problem, analyze and then solve. I am using this system in Thailand where critical thinking is not the...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

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    I was wrong about the socks and sandals:shocked:

    esquire says it is OK now

    11 style rules to break right now


    Rule # 8: Don't Wear Socks With Sandals
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    Re: Martial Arts Certificate translation

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    to be honest if you read your first post it does sound dubious. but after you explained it is for a school
    not in thailnd and the owner is not even thai makes perfect sense to me now.

    have...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

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    Great pics
    but loose the socks with the sandals LOL
    Nothing says I am old and a tourist better than socks with sandals;)
  42. Re: Going To The Mountains for Two Weeks With "Heartwood of the Bodhi Tree"

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    that is one of the things I miss living in Thailand. the ability to be with nature in solitude
    not really possible in thailand no matter where you go there is someone there or nearby.
    ...
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    Re: Being Married To A Thai Lady For Forty Years

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    Jucifer the only way to improve your speaking is to speak. practice makes perfect. also try singing
    english songs tohelp improve your diction or pronounciation.

    I teach english in a thai...
  44. News: Re: Court acquit Abhisit and Suthep of murder charges in red-shirt crackdown

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    as I read the story the charges were dismissed because filed in the wrong court.
    so can file again if they want or later if another party takes control after junta
  45. The perils of trying to make a joke when you don't speak the language

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    first some back ground, in the Bangkok Post and all TV news the last weeks has been a story about how a 1990 10 baht coin is worth 100,000 baht.

    So I go to my local KFC to night, order and...
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