farcanell

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  1. Statistics... damn statistics. 226 in the first four days... but what does that mean? Well, divide by 4 then multiply by 7, and it means we are on track for about 396 deaths during songkran ( more if you factor in a last minute spike.. but... on face value... 395) 2015 toll was 364... so we are looking at a bigger toll this year. 2016, acknowledged as being a particular bad year, was 442... so we may be better off than last year. the RTP will undoubtedly claim the high ground, if the toll is less than last year, but it seems likely that it will be an inexcusablely high fatality rate, compared to previous years ( prior the carnage of 2016), with police asleep in their roadside tents, doing little of a proactive nature, to intervene in the carnage.
  2. Yep... it's happy Easter in QLD.... all good... although next year I might take jsixpacks advise per post 7...
  3. No problems... stage your own coup, and start there. Hell, start anywhere.... just start. the general has picked his own starting point, so it's all good, right? just do something... anything... as doing nothing is plainly not working. you know this
  4. Lol... some of y'all live in a dream world. there is a very good reason why riding in the back of a pick up is illegal.... it's not an arbitrary " let's screw with the masses" thing, and it is so obvious that it should not need explaining or debating. that said, this in no way excuses all the other crazy actions or practices, that should also be acted upon, in the interest of public safety... that's the safety of the people, by their government, who have a duty to protect the citizenry, even if its unpopular saying this does not mean I lack empathy... what a stupid thought that is, and I will also continue to cringe at the carnage, whilst hoping that this one step in the right direction, is but one of many steps to drag down the road fatality statistics that are a preventable tragedy in Thailand... preventable by enforcing these sorts of laws they have to start somewhere, and it seems that here is where they have chosen to do it... so well done Thailand... i hope they don't pussy out and drop this initiative ( though I expect they will, unfortunately)
  5. Thas right... thas right.... I vote to let the stupid people tell everybody what to do. that'll work.... amazing Thailand... there's a slogo in there somewhere. dumb and dumber?.... but that's been done already.
  6. Lol.... seems everyone agrees with you!
  7. Lol.... the guys dead, right? I think your overly generous as it's maybe not such a good result, at days end but... points for effort... maybe with more practice they might get it right.
  8. This sounds like a real winner for everybody ( except the dead bloke, of course) at the rate they are going, all charges bar the reckless driving charge will be thrown out by the statute of limitations rule.... and the defendant is claiming the cop drove ( recklessly?) into his path. meanwhile... prosecutors originally dealing with the case have been moved or promoted... grab a hold of some of that shjt! and all the while, this skunk has been claiming he hasn't been dealt with fairly by the police.... after killing one of them! but unfortunately, he's to preoccupied in England (running amuck!) to face charges trial in absentia required.... freeze bank accounts / assets.... revoke passport
  9. Those damn trees.... always causing problems!
  10. Oops.... that didn't work out too well for those chaps... lol not recommended
  11. A bible bomb? thats a new one. next we will probably hear about someone will hurling a dead pig inside... lol
  12. Lol.... I'll be in QLD to enjoy that in three days, if it's still around. 👍
  13. Lucky for him, the bucket was at head height.... if in it's "proper" lowered position, the outcome may have been different.
  14. Don't know about that The bobcat is well out of the way.... still as good as on the concrete apron, with multiple vehicles passing safely and at the speed the bike was going, the accident happened well out of view of the camera, it was already on its side as it comes into view and... I'm pretty sure, the bike that slides into view in the upper left, is a different color to the one that goes from right to left, moments before the accident
  15. Makes no difference either way, does it? i (my company) got fined 4000bt for a late tax audit fee.... it never occurred to me that a fine for a late payment might be deductible.... it's lunacy... Thai style