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  1. It says Workpoint (channel 23 at Truevision) has the broadcasting rights in Thailand but I cannot see they have any program set up for the Winter Olympics. I also saw NBC/Sports Illustrated (channel 672) had some commercial for the olympics but again, nothing on their program. Phoenix News (779) is a Korean News channel. I’ve seen them talk about the olympics but I’m assuming it’s just a news channel. Anyone know if the Winter Olympics will be broadcasted in Thailand? Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  2. Prepare yourself for incoming missiles! Hundreds of policemen are probably already hiding in the bushes with bags full of cigarette butts they throw around infront of tourists. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  3. I don’t think anyone can really pinpoint who started it all. The political conflicts in Thailand is often said to have started about a century ago, the more realistic scenario is that it started several centuries before that with overthrowing Kingdoms with swords and arrows before governments became overthrown by guns and control of knowledge. Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  4. They got one in Udon as well, due to construction. Will it save lives? Yes, which is great, but so many cars shifting lanes at some point is will still cause accidents. Its a lack of creativity, thats what it is. Such a huge problem, and all its worth is just a few cones. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  5. Rip to those geologists, but wasn't the geologists there for a reason, to determine whether it was safe or not? That's why they were hired, I'm assuming. Not sure how Italthai can be sued unless they've done some obvious mistakes. But hey, I'm no lawyer. When people win in lottery, it's an act of God. When something bad happens, it's just God being mysterious... unless something bad happens to someone you don't know, then it's revenge for their sins... Humans and reasoning anno 2018 BC... I mean AD.
  6. That's absolutely utter rubbish dude. There are drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers in Thailand (not enough of them but there are many), as well Temples where addicts and other people who has problems receives help. While I don't have any statistics so I may be incorrect, but it does seem like the recidivism/relapse rate seems to be on par with Northern Europe, especially among the younger ones. I do have a couple of twin nephews-in-law who went off on the wrong foot and was charged with gun possession and some ice at the age of 16. They were sent to rehab for two years and had to do a follow-up program with other prisoners for another 9 months. They got out in July last year and have done fine so far, at least. They don't go to school but they have been working with their father in his car mechanic shop, and seems to be doing well. I did live 4 years in the village outside of Udon and it wasn't uncommon for people to go to temples and stay there for several months to clean up, though its been mixed results from what I've seen, but the point is there is focus on getting people clean, especially among the younger ones and first (drug) offenders. For drug sellers and runners its a different story.
  7. Accidental gunshot hurts two in Rayong bank

    While it shouldn't happen, it probably happens in just about every country every year. In Norway, where safety is taken very seriously, there's at leased a couple of incidents every year. We know that because Norway police publish all police incidents publicly for everyone to read, while most countries probably don't do that. I suspect it happens more often in Thailand... simply because its THAILAND, but it happens everywhere and once in a while that loose bullet will hit someone, like it did in Norway 2-3 years ago (hit another officer in his foot). That being said, it should have consequences, though I doubt that will be the case in Thailand and no lessons will be learned. Same old, same old...
  8. 46 years old and expecting dad to finance him... I just find that a little bit odd. No money, so he wasn`t working, she wasn`t working, and still got so depressed that they both chose to kill themselves, even though they could`ve just gone out and made some money. A photo can obviously lie, but judging the photo none of them looks incapable, not THAT incapable. I just can`t see why she chose suicide. All she had to do is to start working again, or/and find a new man. She may have wanted to leave him, and he couldn`t handle it. Who knows. Just one plausible theory. Anyway, like I said, even though their apartment look a bit messy and a bit on the lower end, he doesn`t look that dependent. He may have had some financial issues at the time, but expecting his father to finance his wife, himself and their stay in Thailand for a long period, and if he doesn`t send money then he will kill himself? I just don`t buy that...
  9. "No emergency money..." Emergency money is for emergency stuff, not a wedding, crazy lady. So glad I`m not married with something like that. Dude, do yourself a favor and walk away before you`re too deep into it... Plenty of Thai women to choose from. Not everyone is like that. If she had been European/American, you would already be gone, just saying.
  10. 5 killed, 9 wounded in pickup truck crash

    About half the Thai population will drive off if they cause an accident, and if the vehicle still runs. At least that is what the statistics tells me when watching car crash videos from Thailand... Such as this channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpk4v4lLhJsAE3PdvgAo9vQ
  11. Yes, the gov't will talk about it, and either come up with some ridiculous ideas that won't have any positive affect at all or some great ideas that they wont bother to enforce, but based on statistics, it's much more likely its only going to be a 5-day crackdown to collect some bribes.
  12. Thats why I chose to settle down in Thailand, it was too hot in Norway. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  13. But isn't overstaying your visa a crime in itself? Meaning 300 caught and just 99,700 left? Anyway, a "discovery" of 100,000 people overstaying their visas, sounds more like no system is in place to detect overstaying visas, but we kinda knew that already, thats the way everything works around here. No communication between databases anywhere, nor is there communication anywhere. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  14. There are also many stray humans begging on the streets, maybe we should send them to Papua New Guinea as dinner, as suggested by some members here we should send these homeless dogs to Vietnam. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  15. 6 billion, or exactly 6,027,838,080 Lao Kip Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app