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  1. You really should stick to the facts. Assuming you're right that you're being overcharged, you have no idea why. It could be as simple as a new rate for new students. If they were charging based on "race," it stands to reason that you'd be paying more for other school costs, e.g., tuition/fees. Is that the case? Are ALL farang kids being charged more than all other kids? Have you seen the fees breakdown for all nationalities? You seem to be overreacting in the extreme.
  2. You're right, it's a pretty minor collision. But in view of the recent string of major accidents, and we're talking sailors losing lives in peacetime, it becomes newsworthy simply because of the pattern of mishaps in this region. You would think with the previous C7F getting fired, there would be a major shake-up....and there probably was. Really bad timing for the Benfold and her CO.
  3. I know one Thai guy who left Thailand at a young age and lived for decades in the USA. He came back to Thailand unable to speak Thai fluently and has struggled to fit back in. Most of his friends in Thailand are foreigners. But he still loves Thailand and intends to stay. As you say, the guy has options...mostly because he's pretty darn wealthy.
  4. There are quite a few farangs who've been in Thailand for decades and have admitted that they can no longer "adapt" to their home countries. And I doubt very much you're as well-adjusted to Thailand as you think you are. So no need to be a jerk about this.
  5. With photos of the scumbag and the little girl he murdered... http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/central-phoenix/ame-deal-update-john-allen-sentenced-to-death-in-2011-death-of-10-year-old I hope he endures some prison justice before being put to death.
  6. Regarding Apple and how they treat their employees, you're being kind. Ever heard of Foxconn in China? They assemble the iPhones for Apple. They made the news because of extremely poor working conditions and employees committing suicide. They are subcontractors, certainly, but they still work for Apple. Anyways.... https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jun/18/foxconn-life-death-forbidden-city-longhua-suicide-apple-iphone-brian-merchant-one-device-extract
  7. I'm sure you realize that the demographics on this forum is largely older white guys, so that's the perspective you'll be getting. I assume you have Thai citizenship. Any other citizenship? If you cannot speak Thai fluently, you'll just be another foreigner. I typically tell young foreigners that their chances of making a decent living would be better in their home country. Unless they're from the Philippines or Somalia...
  8. Classic. Moore uses the name of a movie to taunt McConnell. [Judge Roy Moore‏ @MooreSenate Dear Mitch McConnell, Bring. It. On. 5:52 PM - 15 Nov 2017] The film's actual director replies: [Peyton Reed‏Verified account @MrPeytonReed Dear @MooreSenate, You’re not allowed to use the name of my cheerleader movie, you <deleted> pedophile.] https://www.yahoo.com/news/roy-moore-uses-title-teen-045647530.html
  9. This is a map of where Walmart is in the world. Is the OP also going to ask why Walmart is not in Australia, most ASEAN countries, most of Europe, Russia, etc.?
  10. Thailand or Philippines? Who has been to both?

    Come on UG, the site didn't say that. Just like it didn't focus on the south of Thailand. But if people want to make decisions about an entire country just based on that, more power to them.
  11. Thailand or Philippines? Who has been to both?

    I'm not sure where those stats came from, but if you compare the Philippines to the USA on that same site, it suggest that America is much, much more dangerous than the PI. The BS alarm is on high.... http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/compare/Philippines/United-States/Crime
  12. Mugabe can just give them this and say "keep the change"....
  13. Hate to break it to you, but these guys have already returned home.... https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/ucla-basketball-players-arrested-china-are-headed-home-n820581
  14. Agree. Sessions may be a total rube, but he's our rube. That is, the "recusal" rube.
  15. Only 4 dead? That's not enough to move the meter anymore. There won't be wall-to-wall coverage in the media. Just another ordinary day in the wild west, formerly known as the USA.