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About TopOfTheMorning

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  1. The 8 most elite special forces in the world

    From the article: The US Navy SEALs are arguably the top special operations force . What a load of tosh. Since when did Holywood decide who the top special operations force is? Anyone who has ever served know that the SAS hold that title, even SF troops from other forces around the world (including SEALs) will agree on that.
  2. Thais continue to criticize government pick-up laws

    Are we not already?
  3. Thais continue to criticize government pick-up laws

    Do you have some kind of problem with myself (and 9 to 12 million others) living in Bangkok?
  4. Thais continue to criticize government pick-up laws

    Also expect a hike in food prices when farmers have to buy more vehicles in order to legally transport their farmhands to the fields that they work in.
  5. Thais continue to criticize government pick-up laws

    And there lies the rub. Due to the high number of pick ups on the Thai roads, a massive local parts/accessories industry has been built up to cater for the pick up market. Because of this, Thailand has become the hub of the manufacture and export of pick up parts/acessories. A lot of these manufacturers now rely on local sales, which help to balance the loss in export sales, which were badly effected from the European Union withdrawing the 'Form A' (tax relief) status on products inported from Thailand from the beginning of 2016. If the local sales of pick up vehicles decreases by any great margin then a lot of these companies will be forced to close down. On top of this, the pick up manufacturers, who are based in Thailand and employ many Thais, will have to consider cutting back on staff. As already mentioned above, a lot of people have already invested and planned their lifestyles based on the purchase of their pick up, which will now leave them fully shafted. While we may all agree that the enforcement of this law is in principle a good idea, the ripple effect that it will cause will be a catastrophe for many of the poorer Thais.
  6. Thais continue to criticize government pick-up laws

    And let's not forget that with less passengers to a vehicle there will be the need for more vehicles to further clutter up the already crammed roads.
  7. Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness dies aged 66

    Phil was probably biting his tongue when that picture was taken.
  8. And there you have it, right or wrong. The majority of posters on this thread are level headed enough to understand the injustice of making nicoteen and alcohol legal while outlawing harmless weed. The remaining posters are still living in 1872 and probabley get offended by seeing naked piano legs.
  9. The snakes probably were shoes but in their raw unprocessed state.
  10. So if drugs are made legal (like alcohol) the players involved in the drug trade (slave trade, gun runners, drug smugglers) would be deprived of their criminal activities. This would free up law enforcement officers, enabling a further drop in crime. Drugs could then be regulated (just like alcohol), taxes could be collected and the produce could be kept pure and free from dangerous contaminates. The reason why drugs are such a problem is because users are forced to buy from criminals. Congratulations, your post proves why drugs should be made legal.
  11. Please Steven, show me where I said that I want to get High on drugs. At work I am subjected to random drug testing, so even if I wanted to take drugs I can't. My point is that alcohol impacts more peoples lives than drugs ever will, yet no one is up in arms that this evil liquid is readily available. I do not drink alcohol but I don't lead a charge to get it banned nor do I ostracize people who enjoy a drop of the Vino. The 'war on drugs' is not working, it is only making matters worse. It is about time that we stopped this silliness and adopted a new approach. The worldwide decriminalization of weed, which is a very effective medicine, would be a good start.
  12. Wrong in your mind? Read Thaidream's post above, he has the best answer.
  13. At least we can agree on this point, it just does not stack up in your favour. Far more lives are ruined by drink than drugs. Why are alcoholics always so quick to defend their disgusting habit?
  14. So you obviously don't drink then?
  15. Yes, they could occupy their minds by being a busy body and trying to dictate how others should live their lives. Why are the two posters above me so worried about something that does not affect their lives?