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About hardy1943

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  • Birthday 05/02/1943

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  1. hardy1943

    2 price system

    <script type='text/javascript'>window.mod_pagespeed_start = Number(new Date());</script> Isnt it just great, to get charged TAX for the freight charges as well as the item???..... alt=blink.png> Item cost 100 USD...airfreight $70USD....total charges this end,TAX on the $170USD............... alt=w00t.gif> Weegee, I think you should know that it is worldwide the same. Import duties are everywhere calculated on the fob price + freight + insurance. Been here for 10+ years never got charge a penny until last week.Send stuff from here to the Usa and Germany ,they never paid for anything either.Have no Idea where your Info.?
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    2 price system

    <script type='text/javascript'>window.mod_pagespeed_start = Number(new Date());</script> Isnt it just great, to get charged TAX for the freight charges as well as the item???..... alt=blink.png> Item cost 100 USD...airfreight $70USD....total charges this end,TAX on the $170USD............... alt=w00t.gif> I would have known it I would told them to send it back and not paid for it. New Law!Yes new way to ripp off Farang
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    2 price system

    Farang prices? My Thai wife and I received each a package this last week from the USA hers was $260 value and had to pay 1400 Baht when she complained never had to pay before she was told NEW LAW .Mine was $180 value she had to pay 1100 Baht . I have my medication coming next month wondering how much they hit me for.
  4. hardy1943

    2 price system

    <script type='text/javascript'>window.mod_pagespeed_start = Number(new Date());</script> Yes, my Thai wife does the same with me.
  5. hardy1943

    Tourism industry to be boosted after curfew lifted

    I have 2 couples both relatives one couple from Germany and my American Daughter and her aunt that decided not to come due to what is happining here. One was to arrive in November and other in January. I live in Chiang Rai no problems and peaceful here.
  6. <script type='text/javascript'>window.mod_pagespeed_start = Number(new Date());</script> All that American bashing amuses me. No one mentions that Obama was invited from H M the King for one hour. Yes he came here just to see Yingluck lol. Name me please other heads of states that H M the King invited for 1 hour. LOL right back at 'cha, dude, because I'm an American, and I'm not America-bashing. You're so ridiculously sensitive to "your Country" being insulted that you missed the major point, which is that Thaksin has made a clever if cold and calculating move. Possibly he wants to try to turn Yingluck into the next Aung San Suu Kyi. This is a BIG development, and whoever suggested that it probably has some very big backers co-strategizing is, I suspect, right. Speculations again. Maybe you have a Texan mentality? You love Fox network too?
  7. "even handed" -- what planet are you living on? Apparently, he was the main proponent of the military crackdown on the reds in 2009 and 2010, and considered a hardliner even within the military. I been here over 10 years and hope I am wrong but this time it is giving me a bad feeling
  8. Right on. They should have stuck a Pasiifier in his mouth a long time ago.
  9. I lived here during the last martial law and reign of the military and I was concernd and my Thai wife told me DO NOT WORRY we live our life as usual and we do not let us upset whats going on in BKK.The men in brown where less visible and more polite IMO We just leaving for down town and expect nothing has changed .We been living over 10 years here.
  10. Yes, but without them, Russia and China would go on an unprecedented land grab free for all, so be glad there is some balance of power, even if not perfect. Oldest Democracy the Yanks are and when someone needs the arse bailed out they all come running.
  11. Yes, but without them, Russia and China would go on an unprecedented land grab free for all, so be glad there is some balance of power, even if not perfect. Keep on Yankee Bashing! And every thime your arse is in a bind and ready to be hung you come running and please help and bail us out.
  12. hardy1943

    Martial law is not a coup: Thai Army chief

    I take the military anytime over both goons the red and yellow. I hope the hold there ground. IMO they are much more fair and Democratic. Crazy as it sound yes the last time they took over they where more democratic and they put a stop no more harassment and childish behaviour from the men in brown.
  13. hardy1943

    What Asian country has the lowest food quality ?

    I see no one here was ever in HaNoi Vietnam .The Chinese then French then their own Vietnamese you have the best of all worlds.Then the real fresh seafood not farmed raised from the ocean. Then Macau was good too but not close to restaurants in HaNoi.Thailand has to be the worst foods from all. Chinese is not Chinese , Korean is not Korean and so on.
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    Uttaradit at risk of landslides, quakes

    They same people that live in flood zones because it is their homes and lifelyhood.I am my self would never live in the conctrete jungle called Bangkok
  15. Chinese workers shouldn't be allowed to work inside factories in Vietnam and other countries. How can Vietnam accept that for this long? Vietnamese workers are cheaper and speak the local lingo, so why would any Vietnamese factory (even if Chinese owned) need Chinese workers who are more expensive and aren't legally authorized to work in Vietnam? How many Australian factories employ Australian workers in Vietnam? How many American factories employ American workers in Vietnam? Probably none! So why have the Chinese been able to get away with it? To me this seems like a case of a double standard - probably the Chinese pay some protection money to the police or immigration or something (in order to avoid immigration arresting these illegal workers), which western companies don't do due to the principle of "we don't do corruption back home, so we don't do it here either". The only foreigners that should be able to work in factories in countries like Vietnam should be factory managers and one or two other skilled managers that oversee production performed by local workers. Doesn't Vietnam have local/foreigner worker ratios like Thailand does? All I can say they have some balls which most Asian Countires lack and Thailand included.
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