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  1. Dubai’s “Professional Beggars” Earn a Lot More Money Than You

    How rich is this guy - he has to wind his window down by hand.
  2. Do they, meaning the government and the string pullers, really want her back in the country. It will mean further trials and custody all the while she gathers support from the grieved redshirts and other supporters. Easier and cheaper to pretend they don't know where she is. Out of sight, out of mind.! Put your hands over your eyes and the world disappears -(old Thai proverb).
  3. Do they, meaning the government and the string pullers, really want her back in the country. It will mean further trials and custody all the while she gathers support from the grieved redshirts and other supporters. Easier and cheaper to pretend they don't know where she is. Out of sight, out of mind.! Put your hands over your eyes and the world disappears -(old Thai proverb).
  4. What's wrong with this picture?

    the suspense is not doing my mental health any good. tell us before we do something drastic.
  5. The next time you are stuck in traffic and there is a member of our BIB in front on a bike, just take a photo of him then show all your mates how you got a police escort home because you are so goddam important.
  6. It is easy to understand the amusement of the occupants of the car behind. They were probably bought up watching the slapstick comedy shows that are everywhere in Thailand - the ones where nobody has to think except to listen to the boings, the slaps and the canned laughter telling the audience when to laugh. When the Knobhead hits the bitumen that would have been a laugh too.
  7. The Thai Public had a meltdown when the BiB said they were going to stop passengers riding in the back of pickups . I have done it many times but not for many years so i feel a bit hypocritical but it is one regulation that would be worth it even if people had to pay for bus tickets or train tickets to go home.
  8. Just wondering if she had her seat belt on as that steering wheel looks a bit out of shape. I lost my brother in law the same way - no seatbelt .
  9. Perhaps with better training in arboural studies /landscape architecture/horticulture/urban design or any of the other cross disciplinary areas of knowledge, the right decisions could be made taking into consideration the species of the tree ,the location,soil types and other subterranean conditions and services in ground plus having a look at what the rest of world is doing in tree management and urban design. A quick trip/junta down to Singapore to stay in the finest of hotels for a while may be suggested or invite one of their experts up to BKK to lay some strategies down if they can handle the blow to their egos to find out other cities are able to do it better and safer without too much bother.
  10. I find it very hard to defend Bangkok as an city in its pursuit to be an international city of merit with this hillbilly attitude to the environment and to attractive streetscapes . We have seen this similar attitude in Pattaya along Beach Road , and whilst cities like Singapore and Hong Kong attract not only tourists but international business what do these cretins do with their approach to livable cities despite restraints like climate and population. Over the past 40 years i have seen some improvement in Bangkok's city scape and urban environment but it is slowly being undone by not only the removal of these trees and gardens but also the assine approach to tree management. Shit if i could have got my arboricultural knowledge in 6 days instead of gaining it through study and work experience then i would be a happy boy. It just can't be done unless you want diseased trees or desolation. Absolutely no scientific thought here regarding climate change etc, just blind adherence to superstition and living in a world of unreality. TIT!
  11. It will interesting where the BiB set up there checkpoints , in that will they be close to a train or bus station so the passengers in the pick-up tray will be off-loaded to continue their journey by other transport or will they be left at the Crossroads after the fine is paid or will they be sent on their way to the next fine collecting checkpoint. If the passengers are allowed to continue then it is merely fund raising for the BiB and not an learning exercise for the Thais in road safety.
  12. It is total bulls**t the saving on train or bus - the cost of fuel from BKK to say Korat would be similar although it may be shared 6 or 8 times according to the number ofs and there were no freeloaders , babies,children etc. Then in the event of an accident there are the emergency and the ongoing hospital and medical costs and all too often the funeral costs to pay the temple plus the Tamboon. Nobody really wins when it comes to saving a few baht .
  13. You have probably never shared a beer with them whilst laying on a sun lounge around the pool in the backyard.
  14. 1.Cannot see speedo and still look motorcye everywhere !! 2.has to catch time for being stopped in traffic when road is clearer. 3. my speedo it no work 4. not watch speedo - have to look at phone 5. drive same speed as other cars not hold up other car and truck 6. spider crawl down pants and my foot press go pedal when i try to find spider 7. BIB no worry about me go fast
  15. Very sad indeed. Hope it wasn't a member of this forum as there have been a few Aussie ex coppers on here. In a perverse way he took a admirable stance not wanting to be a burden on anybody else . Shows immense bravery to do it the way he went - altho some may disagree. I must admit admiration for him doing it because ,perhaps, one day soon , many of us will have to face up to deciding when we have had enough pain , illness and disability that we have had enough and be in a position to say goodbye to all of those we have loved . Assisted euthanasia is currently being debated in some Australian State parliaments at the moment . Strong arguments on both sides.
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