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  1. Pity the flooding did not occur in the areas where the dumpers live. That would be an ironic twist for them.
  2. AIs this another case of putting the cart before the horse? As many have mentioned, and I am included within, that category, a person who arrives without insurance could be asking for trouble. I am 76, and the Thai government does not appear to consider the fact that many of us have pre-existing medical conditions and cannot obtain medical/travel insurance although sometimes it may be available, depending on where it is purchased, but at great expense. Last time I tried, a few years ago, it would have cost over CAD2,500.00 but was refused due to pre-existing conditions. Therefore, if I must obtain such insurance upon arrival, it may be an expensive white elephant or an albatross around my neck and totally useless and cannot be used.
  3. Farangs must watch out for copycats after this one hits the headlines. This act has indeed already been performed over the years in the West. Also, there are reports of it being perpetrated in many other countries, including Thailand. One case, in Thailand, saw the female remove the offending appendage, put it through a food processor/blender then let it float away in a basket attached to a balloon while she made her husband watch the complete action.
  4. I only have a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychologist and taught for many years in Thailand. Still, sometimes, I have problems understanding how Thais think. I read that there are four questions to be answered. However, maybe because I am only a stupid person, compared to Thais, but reviewing the questions I read more than four. Some of the so called four questions appear to contain multiple questions, rather like, in English, we often ask multiple questions in one sentence. For example, and this type often leads to bafflement when asked of a Thai, "Would you like soup or salad?" Two questions in one. Hey ho the merry Oh.
  5. Anybody taking this declared ONE day lesson will never be able to do what is outlined in the proposal, "...so that they can fend for themselves in confrontation with violent offenders or when attempting to stop a fistfight." An improvement in the English language would help the person writing this drivel. Check out "...in confrontation..." With a sixth degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, I know that one day is completely inadequate in any martial art to fulfill the set down objectives. However, this is Thailand, the Land of Dreams, so who knows?
  6. If a person really wants to commit "suicide" using this method, why not learn to do so in the correct fashion. Never attempt to draw a "weapon" across the wrist because it does not work as people believe it should. Rather, take the device of choice, find the artery, insert the point/blade into the artery and draw it along the artery. That way suicide is achieved, admittedly, rather bloodily but it does work. Slashing across the wrist may damage tendons and skin, producing some blood, but rarely has a person been successful in achieving their goal. Rather, the "slash" is a call for help, although most people believe it is serious attempt to end a life, which it is not.
  7. Why can't people use homosexual instead of gay? Such "partnerships" are against what we are taught in the Holy Bible by God. Do I wish them well in their future life as many others do? No way, but rather the opposite.
  8. As a retiree, I am fortunate because my bank in Canada allows me to make two ATM withdrawals each month while I am out of the country. However, it is 5:08 pm on 29 March, 2017 and 10 minutes ago I went to withdraw money from a TMB ATM. All went well until I was asked if I agreed to pay the 220 Baht fee for the transaction. CANCELLED immediately as this fee increase is nothing but another Thai banking scam. Beware, look before pushing those buttons.
  9. So, the parents thought they had laid their complaints to the correct authority but are told they must put the complaints in writing to a different place. Kind of gives the school the chance to do some housekeeping and clean things up a bit even to the point that there will be little or no reason for the parents to complain.
  10. Sorry, fullcave but I believe you have got the last part wrong. Surely, your quotation should read, "...here they call it safety last."
  11. Regarding the delaying of ambulances which results in critically ill persons dying because they cannot receive appropriate treatment at a hospital, there are at least three solutions to help overcome this problem. First, the qualifications to obtain a driver's licence should much more stringent. Virually anybody can get such a document without even taking a test. (The tests are just jokes anyway.) Second, anybody who is found to obstruct an ambulance should be heavily fined, have their licence revoked - permanently - have their vehicle confiscated for a period of time specified, and applied by law. To the second suggestion, why not institute a similar practise to most countries in the west - use the point system and when found to be driving with no points, heavily fine or imprison the driver. Third, improve the quality of the ambulance staff so that they have the euipment and knowledge to treat patients en route to hospital. At the same time, improve their communication systems so they can send and receive appropriate information to a qualified person specialising in emergency situations. It is doubtful, though that such steps will ever be implimented in Thailand as they do not originate from Thailand.
  12. Block the content and paste it into Google translate. Block, copy, and save the Thai translation as a Word file then simply print the file. Also, print the original English so that the reader can see the original script.
  13. The grandmother reports that doctors found blood on the brain of the child on two separate occasions, amongst other injuries including damaged neck vertebrae. However, who can believe her comments as the facts about the findings do not appear to have been reported when found? 'nuf sed.
  14. I would like to know which tests were used to measure his IQ as the two standard tests used in psychology only go to 140 and then special tests must be used. The "normal" IQ range is from 90 to 110 then there is a big drop off. Further, there is no known correlation between the size of the person and their IQ. If you research correctly, this person is not even mentioned as being in the top 5 people having the highest IQ. Check him out on GOOGLE to find some "home truths" about his claims.