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  1. The "government" should fix it's own National park scam before it turns it's attention to others.
  2. He fought very well, gutsy fighter and just about deserved the win over Gonzalez. I had him winning by 2 points. Credit where it's due, he obviously put in a lot of work to achieve this, hope he can maintain that now he's 'made it'.
  3. Good to see they're all perfectly aligned.
  4. This is great news for farang supporters of double pricing. They should get down there quick, as soon as the cashier has taken their money and stopped laughing at them they can start boasting on ThaiVisa about how they just got ripped off, but they don't care because they are so rich and it was only 'a few beers'.
  5. Previously I recall he said he needed more time to prepare the documents to explain the payments. Now it turns out there were in fact no payments. I'm relieved to hear that nothing untoward has taken place here .
  6. I've boycotted them for the last 3 years. Used to go to Erawan a few times per year (paying local rate) but then they started to want the tourist price despite me living here 10 years, having a work permit, driving licence etc. Given that I pay a significant amount of tax here, I see no reason I should be charged 10 or 20 times the price to use public facilities. It's basically because I am Caucasian, no other explanation. So I refuse to support their discriminatory practices and spend my money elsewhere. For those who think it's OK, maybe they can petition for the practice to be applied everywhere? Maybe you can ask if we can sit at the back of the bus and have separate toilets as well. You're like turkeys voting for Christmas.
  7. The new rates won't be higher, but the department will collect more tax? That's totally clear now, thanks.
  8. Yeah, it's open to bikes, I've ridden it many times. It was getting a bit rough but they've been resurfacing it so it's improving now, there's some decent stretches where you can open up and go a decent pace. I normally take it to Klaeng and then turn right to Mae Laem Pim. But you can turn left at Klaeng for Chantaburi and Ban Chang.
  9. I've done it a couple of times. I live near Nawamin Road so I normally go Min Buri, Chaechongsao, Ban Bueng, Klaeng, Chantaburi. Koh Chang. If you leave early you can have lunch on the island quite easily.
  10. This tosser should be grateful that he hasn't been convicted of war crimes and locked up. How many deaths has he been responsible for due to his search for "weapons of mass destruction" that never existed? As for Brexit and " building support for finding a way out from the present rush over the cliff's edge" - it's happening Tony and if you don't like it then you should be the one rushing over the cliff's edge. I'll give you a hand if you like.
  11. This is exactly why I don't use taxis in Bangkok. I used them a couple of times a week for about 3 years and narrowly avoided fights with these guys for... Politely asking them to turn down their 200db crackly radio so I can hear other passengers speak. Asking him to go the correct way to the destination (not try and get on the highway for a 1 kilometre trip). Politely asking for AC to be used when it's 38 outside. Asking them to pause the meter as they wait in a long queue to fill up LPG with me in the car as a passenger. Asking them to slow down a bit (the guy was doing 120 down Sathorn with my young nieces in the car - no seat belts available). Asking for a meter to be used after being quoted 800 Baht from Sathorn to the airport. I don't use them any more except in emergencies - I just can't be bothered with them.
  12. I think it comes down to where they can look for a good example in Thailand. Police? Army? Politicians? Hiso's? Monks? Or maybe escape from reality for a while and watch a Lakorn. No wonder there's some screwed up kids. Look at the adults they're supposed to look up to.
  13. Hmmm, so Mor Nim is found guilty of murder, gets the death sentence and is released on bail. But these guys are acquitted but get sent back to jail? Seems like there must be an error in the reporting, no?
  14. Hence the claim that this is actually nothing to do with highly profitable boiler rooms and actually due to some football gambling websites. SShhh - don't mention the boiler rooms.
  15. I think you're right. Very unlikely to be online gambling, but it might be in the interests of some influential people for the Pattaya boiler room scene to be kept well off the radar and out of the news. Don't want any government crackdowns that stop the flow.