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  1. The abstainers are the gutless wonders that have been cowed by America's stand-over tactics which have now become par for the course under The Don.
  2. It is disgrace that Australia was one of only 8 countries (the others being the US, Israel, and 5 Pacific Island nations) that voted against the resolution. As an Australian expat I am disgusted by the moral depths to which my country of birth has sunk. Fellow countrymen ask me "Aren't you proud to be Australian" to which I reply "No, I am not but Ia m grateful to be born an Australian". How can one be proud of a country that condones cold blooded mass murder - Australia is an Accessory After The Fact.
  3. I doubt that Buddha would have given a damn whether people had a drink or not. Who comes up with such restrictions?
  4. Saladin

    Any ideas??

    Huntsmen are common in Australia. They don't have webs, preferring to wander around the walls and ceilings looking for a snack. I overcame my fear of spiders sufficiently to be able to slip a plastic coffee cup over them, slide a piece of cardboard between the cup and the wall, and drop the spider (and often the cup too) off the balcony.
  5. Saladin

    Outpouring of support for pro-poll detainees

    This is a genuine question. Is a law legal if it was introduced by an illegal government?
  6. Please send some top cops from Bangkok to Chiang Mai as the traffic cops here are completely useless, their activities being limited to roadside checks on licences and helmets for motor bike riders. The regular check, opposite Maya Shopping Mall is operated by 10 cops, 2 of them officers who sit at a desk and write the tickets, while less than 100 meters away is the busy upmarket Nimmanhaemin Road where there is no police presence at all, and riders weave in and out of the lanes, and impatient drivers and riders travel along the wrong side of the double dividing lines. It is apparent that whoever is in charge of the CM traffic police should be transferred to the gardening department and replaced by senior officers who take their road safety responsibilities seriously.
  7. Saladin

    Came for Songkran.... nothings happening!

    Count your blessings. I live in Chiang Mai. What a pain in the ass is Songkran - childish idiots with a water gun in one hand and a can of beer in the other. They've completely lost the plot about how it's supposed to be.
  8. Over 90% of farangs would prefer not to have water thrown all over them, even if they do smell
  9. If the police were on the road doing their job they wouldn't need such videos. Blind Freddy can see what the problems are, the main one being that the traffic police (at least in Chiang Mai) are absolutely useless. Nearly every day they man a roadside check opposite Maya Shopping Mall to check for not wearing a helmet or not having a licence, which achieves very little as regards reducing accidents. And there are no less than TEN policemen, including two officers sitting at a desk collecting the loot, while LESS THAN 100 METERS AWAY is the busy Nimmanhaemin Road where chaos reigns supreme. Cars and motorbikes drive on the wrong side of the dividing double lines, motorbikes pass on the inside or outside or continuously weave in and out of the traffic, cars and bikes don't have turn their headlights on, parked motorbikes clog the disgraceful and dangerous cluttered sidewalks, and the police are noticeable by their absence, making no attempt whatsoever to control these transgressions. Might I suggest that FOUR policemen is more than enough to man a roadside check so that the other SIX could be relocated to do something effective in Nimmanhaemin Road. I think most motorbike riders got their driver's licence from a packet of Weeties and it has little bearing on their competence to ride.
  10. I would be very surprised if hookers are the cause of a great increase in VD in Thailand. The wearing of a condom is pretty much a required standard with professionals. I think guys are at far more risk from an amateur they meet in a bar.
  11. Are all Florida residents whacko or just the senators?
  12. Saladin

    Best go-go/cabaret to go with girlfriend?

    I don't know about Bangkok but I went to 'What's Up' in Pattaya a couple of years ago and thoroughly recommend it. It would turn on anybody, including your girlfriend, and isn't sleazy.
  13. Many enlightened Americans believe in the right to own weapons for protection against a potentially corrupt government (some might think they already have one). This brilliant thinking has resulted in the risk of being killed by gunshot being reduced to only 60 times per capita what it is in Germany, for example. As this has proved to be such an outstanding success it follows that the answer to school massacres is to arm ALL children from when they first start kindergarten. This would also open up new opportunities for the weapons industry and American jobs in developing really lightweight assault rifles and sub-machine guns that even the smallest kids could easily handle. (TIP: - Buy in early as this could be bigger than BItcoin).
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    US school massacres

    Many enlightened Americans believe in the right to own weapons for protection against a potentially corrupt government. This brilliant thinking has resulted in the risk per capita of being killed by gunshot being reduced to only 60 times what it is in Germany for example. As this has proved to be such an outstanding success it follows that the answer to school massacres is to arm ALL children from when they first start kindergarten. This would also open up new opportunities for the weapons industry and American jobs to develop really lightweight assault rifles and sub-machine guns that even the smallest kids could easily handle. (TIP: - Buy in early as this could be bigger than BItcoin).
  15. The obvious solution is to ban children and youth from soi 6.
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