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  1. The roads won’t get safer on their own

    Enforcement of the law is an essential factor, yet too often it is ignored This has to go into the Guinness Book of records as the greatest understatement of all time! When has anyone here ever come upon a vehicle that was being cited by police for a moving violation apart from the standard city corner stops of motorcycles for the purpose of raising beer money?
  2. 11 nabbed with 400kg of “ice”

    How did they keep it from melting?!?!?!?
  3. Come on!!!! It's so much less trouble just to make excuses than it is to devise a constructive course of action. Besides, all the Thai engineers were playing with their cell phones for the entire 10 minutes that they taught disaster prevention and warning systems in the university.
  4. But . . . I never read anywhere that being a passport forger or vendor was a job that was prohibited for foreigners?!?!?!?!? Foreigners just can't catch a break in Thailand.
  5. Thailand leads way with science education centre

    Of course they do. They need people from outside Thailand who are actually educated and capable of creative and innovative thinking from whom they can copy or plagiarize from.
  6. I just wish Thailand was just as eager to prosecute criminals as they are to grab their money but it's hard to overcome the inbred money-first nature of this country.
  7. Just goes to show what happens when a nation of "me first" is allowed to operate motor vehicles.
  8. The monks should learn to behave like government officials. Oh, wait a minute . . . they are. So much for the pot calling the kettle black!
  9. Boonsrang sets agenda for police reform

    Talk, talk, talk! I remember the old advertising slogan, 'Where's the beef?' Let's see even the smallest amount of improvement amid all this non-stop rhetoric. Talk is cheap and in Thailand, cheap is always number one.
  10. Plan to reduce teaching programmes questioned

    They discovered the simple truth: If you take a teacher aptitude level of zero and multiply it by 5 years the result is zero. Therefore, multiplying it by four years is still zero and you save the cost of one additional year. So yeah, it makes perfect sense. Now if they can raise incoming teacher aptitude level to a value greater than zero, well then maybe there will be some progress. It seems that it all starts in the foundational years.
  11. Police reform panel’s first duties clear enough

    That's easy just give the two or three of them an award and promote them to be in charge of all the other clowns.
  12. Planned Yingluck 'Coins' By Supporter Draw Criticism

    Will probably be a two-faced coin!
  13. Thailand focuses on niche markets

    Here are some that have been successful: Human trafficking tourism Prostitution tourism Road rage tourism Tour bus thrill-ride tourism Motorcycle carnage tourism Gang mugging tourism BIB extortion tourism Tourist price gouging tourism Taxi survival tourism All these are niche markets where Thai have shown amazing aptitude and creativity. Gotta love this place!
  14. TIP report ‘an eye-opener’

    But the profits derived from downstream human trafficking are very lucrative it seems. IS it any surprise that none of the Big Fish have been caught? Police and army officials are lining their pockets more than likely. After all, this is Thailand where corruption is elevated to an art form practiced from the top down. Nothing will change, it's ingrained in the culture.
  15. ‘No bidding’ for Bt7-bn Bangkok tower project

    Like soapy massages, underage prostitutes, etc., for the officials that gave the contractor the job?!?!?!?!?
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