graemeaylward

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  1. In UK, access to Downing Street, the Prime Minister's official residence has been blocked for years, I think at least 25 years for security reasons! Sent from my Lenovo A3000-H using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  2. So the police only have to enforce the traffic laws 14 days a year! Laws are laws, sack the whole of the incompetent police force and employ trained police who understand the word enforcement. Have a centralised Driving and Vehicle Licencing centre, proper driving tests on public roads, test all vehicles over 3 years old, every 12 months, crush all uninsured vehicles or vehicles not reaching required safety standards etc. In addition put more, suitably powerful, police patrol cars on the roads, ANPR cameras in police cars and at major junctions! I could go on but won't as it is pointless! All the above has a cost, but shouldn't be more than 3 useless submarines which will not save any lives! Sent from my Lenovo A3000-H using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  3. So the plaque didn't belong to anyone! What about the paving slab it was set into. Clearly from the picture of the new plaque, set in concrete, that was stolen as well. If that doesn't belong to anyone either, then the whole of that area could be dug up and used as stone for landscape gardening :-) Sent from my Lenovo A3000-H using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  4. Most countries learn from history and plaques commemorating significant events, whether considered good or bad, are placed at these historical sites! One would have thought that this small piece of brass which commemorated a significant event in Thai history would be a national treasure rather than something to be erased! History is important for a countries identity! There is a small plaque in the ruins of Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England where 800 years ago, barons planned the beginnings of democracy leading to the signing of Magna Carta in 1215. Woe betide anyone who attempts to remove it! Attempt to erase history at your peril, little man. The event happened, plaque or no plaque! Sent from my Lenovo A3000-H using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  5. It would appear that 52.54% of casualties were aged between 25 and 50 or under 15years. A substantial number, but yet again the figures revealed are "cherry picked". Sent from my Lenovo A3000-H using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  6. I hope that Prince Harry's openness and honesty will help to reduce the stigma attached to depression, stress, anxiety and other mental health issues. Just because these conditions cannot be seen does not make them any less of a health problem than a visible injury or disease! Thank you Prince Harry. Sent from my Lenovo A3000-H using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  7. An ID card or passport should be sufficient proof! Even Immigration don't require fingerprints. I am not a criminal and am blowed if I will give my fingerprints to some private company for a SIM card. Sent from my Lenovo A3000-H using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  8. This is fantastic news! This lady is an example to us all. Instead of bemoaning the fact that human rights have been done away with under the current regime, she has stood up to the bullies by defending peaceful protesters and those who otherwise would disappear. Somehow I cannot see the powers that be congratulating her on her achievement. Well done young lady. Sent from my Lenovo A3000-H using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  9. As medicine and the ability to save lives improves, more people seek medical help! I spent 36 hours on a trolley in a waiting area/corridor in Khon Kaen following a suspected heart attack. Despite this, the medical team were first class even though they were under considerable pressure. When I was moved to a bed in a ward there were 16 beds in a bay designed for 10! Being the main hospital for the Province, they have no option but to accept patients when they arrive. The staff are amazing, and despite the overcrowding, both for inpatients and outpatients, the system works! It may not be up to Western standards, but don't knock it until you've tried it! I have nothing but praise for this hospital where the staff work under considerable pressure. Sent from my Lenovo A3000-H using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  10. "He explained that Section 44 is above Section 77 of the new constitution" At least the Deputy PM can count! So are Sections 11, 22, 33, 55, & 66! In fact Sections 1 - 76 are all above Section 77! Was the old constitution numbered in reverse order :-) By the way has anyone dared to compare the draft constitution with the new, amended constitution, to see how different it is from the one voted for! Sent from my Lenovo A3000-H using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  11. Well said RuamRudy! Whilst I applaud freedom of the press, incitement by inference in the extreme right wing press, should be dealt with. The victim in this horrendous mob attack is lucky to be alive, all due to false scaremongering and hatred by certain elements of the press and others. I hope that the young lad makes a full and speedy recovery and the perpetrators receive their just desserts through the independent judicial process! I also hope that his asylum application is expedited by the Home Office, assuming he still wants to stay in the UK. He left one country in fear of his life only to find himself again in a life threatening situation. No-one deserves that!
  12. What about 365-365-365! These measures apart from the stupid daytime headlight suggestion, and all traffic regulations should be ENFORCED every day of the year and not just high days and holidays!
  13. Farangs will still have to pay Farang rate, I.e. 10× more than Thai rate, it is just that 10×0 = 0 :-)
  14. "The NOB would establish a committee to check if Dhammakaya's teachings and propagation methods went against the Dhammavinaya, he added." Which "NOB" would that be then? :-)
  15. I may be wrong but according to my calendar, Songkran coincides with Easter this year I.e. 13-17 April! So why does Bangkok feel the need to celebrate it a week in advance? Or are they going to make it a 2 week celebration to share the road deaths out over a longer period!