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About jackted

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  1. Could you quantify this?
  2. PM Prayut floats idea of raising VAT to 8%

    Increase VAT.....why not? Since you`ve depleted the treasury reserves. Need the money for those subs to prevent attack from....err....err And all those huge projects. But if you do get all that extra revenue could you spare a bit for all the bloody potholes on the roads to my village?
  3. The restaurant business is notoriously difficult to predict accurate monthly figures. Especially in Thailand where it`s seasonal and tourism has been down for the last 2 years. I look for a 20% net monthly profit.....but don`t always get it! Lol.
  4. Images Of Isaan

  5. longer lease?

    I need advice on any strategies to get a longer business lease than my current one for 12 months. My business, a restaurant, is for sale but prospective buyers won`t take the risk with the short lease. The restaurant has been established for 8 years, originally on a renewable 3 year lease. However, the landlord made all his tenants switch to a 1 year lease 18 months ago. Because there were plans to knock several businesses down and build a plaza (which we could then rent again after completion). So far this hasn`t happened and management say `there are no now plans`. I don`t believe that 100% We are a good tenant paying rent, electric & water every month and on time & maintaining the premises. I`ve never met the billionaire landlord, who rarely visits the area. All communication is through lower management. I have asked several times and even written a letter in Thai to be passed on to the owner requesting a longer lease. All requests met with a "No". It maybe nothing will make the landlord give a longer lease, but to sell my business, I have to try. I think the key is the landlord but can`t think of how to get a win:win agreement. Or even how to make a better approach. So any serious suggestions on how I could approach this would be most welcome.
  6. Bit late on responding but if you are still intending to open a cafe / restaurant could you give a few more details? Like - location, existing / new business, menu, clientele, No. of settings, staff, competition I have owned and run a restaurant for 4 years and would gladly give you some advice
  7. By definition, aren`t political parties with different political views `divided`? If not we get one party like in Nth Korea
  8. and the bombing at the Erawan shrine? Thailand is not just about Bangkok. Yes the awful indiscriminate shootings have stopped, so to an extent that is a good thing.But if you get yourself around the country you will find a simmering discontent in many parts. Whilst the army hold the rifles it may `seem` safe but if long standing issues are not addressed there may well be a return to violence. Oh and before the coup there were no bombings? Is that what you're trying to say? (No) At least the political groups don't kill eachother anymore on the streets of BKK.(True) Corruption is being stopped (It isn`t) international rules are being applied (They aren`t - E.g fishing industry), there's investment in public transport and watermanagement (still too slow buy allright)(true). The farmers are all paid now (they`re not) (on cost of the normal taxpayers), things like the lottery are organised better (no it isn`t), police is being reformed (no they are not...and never will), human trafficking and slavery is stopped (no it hasn`t). Outside BKK they suffer from the drought, that's the risk of all farmers around the world (true). Also all fishermen around the world have to obey rules (True- but for too long Thailand hasn`t & still isn`t). Yes every kid starts crying when it isn't allowed to do something for the first time of it's life. Since the coup the police never demanded a bribe from me, i like that. (Ah if only that fairy tale applied to all - the police continue to take bribes and are still corrupt - one of my examples? Being scammed, assaulted, robbed & kidnapped by mafia & police - true story. Check out my post in February about it)
  9. I`d accept someone else doing his talking.........if only he was doing the walking. And so far he has not returned happiness to the people, the economy is sinking, the International image of Thailand is not worsening, deservedly so & the road map to a better future shows no light at the end of a tunnel.
  10. OMG....Thais shown drinking? Or didn`t you know this is only the advertising tip of an ice berg...the country has a drink problem.FACT. Hauling in a few celebs won`t change the drink culture.
  11. Why on earth would the rich, mainly western educated, ruling class want to educate the mass populass? Answer .....they don`t, never have , never will. As usual all talk.