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  1. News: Re: 20 Pattaya Go-Cart Staff Attack Kuwaiti Tourists

    As the neighboring countries work on their infrastructure, to facilitate more tourism, Thailand seems to be doing all it can to discourage tourism. Those that thrive on the tourist wallet better...
  2. News: Re: 'What Would America Do?' Thai Junta Asks US Envoy

    Probably the biggest roadblock to understanding, and/or the appearance of lack thereof, is that much of Thai politics cannot be discussed, openly or honestly.

    Unfortunately, this will also be the...
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    News: Re: Martial law to be strictly enforced

    When did they finish the roadmap? Anyone got a copy?
  4. News: Re: 'What Would America Do?' Thai Junta Asks US Envoy

    Although many seem to agree with the sentients of Daniel Russel, they have to point out that he doesn't understand.
  5. News: Re: 'What Would America Do?' Thai Junta Asks US Envoy

    Yes. And we all remember the coup the preceded and the suspension of liberties that followed.
  6. News: Re: 'What Would America Do?' Thai Junta Asks US Envoy

    "The United States does not understand ...."

    The standard "explanation" ...
  7. News: Re: Yingluck Meets Top US Diplomat-but Prayuth Snubbed.

    This is what I think; therefore, it is so ....
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    Video: Re: Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi

    here's how you do it:

    https://www.facebook.com/BehindtheCloakBuddha
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    Yes. The most important events of Thailand's future can not even be discussed.
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    Video: Re: Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi

    Your conclusions, in your last post, illustrates the problem quite well.

    Carry on ...
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    It seems to be the consensus that this is little more than a witch hunt. It would also seem that many here, at least those who post, have serious doubts about the political "reconstruction" taking...
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    Video: Re: Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi

    No; it is beginning to appear that she seems to speak out of both sides of her mouth, depending on her audience.

    Now I have begun to lose respect for her.

    But, the fact still remains that it...
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    Video: Re: Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi

    "These tigers have never eaten red meat in their lives. They are fed a diet of near vegetarianism. This diet causes their bones to be bent, bowed legs, arched spines, abnormal bodies, disease etc."
    ...
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    Impeachment is not the act of removing someone from office.

    It's the trying of accusations of unlawful activity while in office. It can result in removal from office, as well as other penalties.
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    Although one side may use their "allegiance" to the King as a pretense for their actions, I truly believe the other side's love for the man has kept things civil.
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    Video: Re: Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi

    Only because you have brought this up again, Sybelle, a known expert, acknowledges that the tigers are fed supplements, along with their chicken.
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    Although this is all politically motivated, and she doesn't deserve what they are up to, keep in mind that they are all politicians. Some "Thaksin" policies may or may not help the poor. But, I doubt...
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    Re: New toys - photo equipment

    Taking a starting photo, on the memory card, of all your contact info, isn't a bad idea either. That way, if you happen to get separated from your camera, and it is found by an honest person, they...
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    Video: Re: Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi

    Oh

    And, as long as you keep your thinly veiled attempts at insults at bay, I'm done.
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    Video: Re: Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi

    You shouldn't be too surprised.

    I'm not a one trick pony; I actually have other interests.

    The only reason I look into this is to find evidence to substantiate the allegations. I haven't found...
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    Video: Re: Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi

    I'm not going to explain my points further. They are clear enough to anyone an open mind. The confusion comes when I don't argue with you. It totally eludes you.



    One big question, for such an...
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    Video: Re: Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi

    Once again, Khun Don asked that you keep to the issue, not try to discredit the poster or interpret the intentions.

    Even when I toss you a bone, your defensiveness takes over.

    I like Sybelle....
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    Video: Re: Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi

    Sybelle has, does and will "work" with many organizations, including her own.
    She, herself, pretty much debunked many of the allegations and steered focus towards the breeding/trafficking...
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    Video: Re: Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi

    I did find that her organization, Cee4life, does have a Facebook page flaming the temple.

    However, it's all the same-o-same-o, nothing new, nothing from Sybelle's actual experience.
  25. News: Re: Thai Officials Wary of Potential Backlash Over Targeting Yingluck Shinawatra

    “Our mission is to bring the country together,” said one official on condition of anonymity. “But this impeachment is just creating another mess for us to clean up.”

    Someone doesn't really...
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    Video: Re: Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi

    I do know of one person, highly qualified, who has worked there. Based on what she had heard, she went in with a definite mission. But, although she doesn't care for some of the practices, she has...
  27. News: Re: Taxi Association Condemns 'No Japanese Passengers' Sign

    Yes; they are justified in asking for rates to be increased. They may also be justified in asking for different rules.

    However, they are not justified in taking a job, with a set of rules and...
  28. News: Re: Taxi Association Condemns 'No Japanese Passengers' Sign

    Some taxi drivers appeared on ͧ繹 tonight to "discuss" the situation.

    Guess what? All they did was whine about low fares, too much luggage, yadda, yadda, yadda, ...
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    Video: Re: Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi

    "the tiger temple has nothing to do with buddhism,"

    And, please tell us where you found that "... even the locals have complained about the activities there".
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    Video: Re: Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi

    In her initial website, she states that she is not one to believe everything she reads. Now she bases her "recant" on What she has heard. So, are we to presume that "hearing" something is more valid...
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    Re: Public Holidays in Thailand 2015.

    Surprisingly, many mall based bank branches will also stay open through holidays.
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    Video: Re: Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi

    Show me where it has been cited that she had little, or no, "experience [or knowledge] of Big Cats". Also, she didn't "find" anything, other than the allegations and insinuations.

    It wouldn't...
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    Video: Re: Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi

    This last deluge is a great demonstration of ranting ...

    Take a breath.
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    The noble context, for a coup, is for the "protection" of the people, the country and the King.

    But then, just before he was sent into exile, Suthep bragged about long term plotting, which would...
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    Re: New toys - photo equipment

    That little Rollei is a bit short for me. My knees have seen much better days. I opted for a Sirui T2205x. Although plenty light, it's a bit more bulky and wouldn't pass the scrutiny of a rooftop bar...
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    Re: Free WiFi service for people next year

    Yes. But, in this case, it's government bearing gifts - an even more suspicious situation.
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    Re: should I buy her some perfume?

    Give some quality chocolates - much safer than perfume and a bit less intimate.
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    Re: New toys - photo equipment

    My birthday came along and I got a great new toy - a Wacom Intuos tablet.

    The pressure sensitivity brings retouching into an entire new dimension.

    It's probably the best investment I have...
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    Re: 13 year old singer

    Here's another:

    http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/learning-from-news/456585/singing-her-way-to-internet-stardom-videos
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    News: Re: Russian Tourist Knifed For 'Not Buying Watch'

    As an American, I am no stranger to being the object of stereotypes.
  41. Thread: cold today

    by Curt
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    Re: cold today

    Back in the late 60's, Joe Namath, quarterback for the NY Jets, revealed that they wore pantyhose under their uniforms to keep in heat. Those were the days when they often play in the snow. He even...
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    News: Recent Elephant Encounter in Khao Yai

    This video has been making the news:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npqxfZ0EzaA
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    Video: Re: Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi

    The CWI is all about making money! This campaign has brought both the temple, and CWI, plenty of advertising. Prior to this, few knew about either.

    Accumulating "information" isn't very costly. ...
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    News: Re: Russian Tourist Knifed For 'Not Buying Watch'

    Thai put up with quite a bit, shrugging it off with "mai pen rai".

    Unfortunately, these things do matter, then build up, until someone explodes, way over the top.
  45. News: Re: Zigzag lines on Bangkok streets introduced to slow down traffic

    I also think these lines will only serve to confuse ...
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