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  1. Stop that farce already! Samui taxis will never use a meter, no matter how much the surcharge. Thank you all the Thai authorities for never doing anything about that.
  2. No quick fix for flooding problem: PM Prayut

    At least 20 more years - it's all in the plan.
  3. Could you not let Dave67 know the names of the Thai organizers so he can tell them that they don't understand Thai culture?
  4. Time to install ATMs along the beaches.
  5. Since you posted the same in the other thread I will post my answer here also: First she was ashamed about the story with the incinerator, how they let if fall into disrepair because the money for maintenance went into politicians pockets and Samui is in a f$%#ed up situation because of that. Yes we pay dilligently every month for our shop. We rent our home all inclusive, fixed price including water/electricity and as we assume also garbage fee. It is really not up to us to ask our house owner about whether he pays, the family is extremely rich and owns many property and a chain of gold shops. I must say though that the very nice lady who collects the garbage fee told us many times about her problems with collecting the fee from Thais, many refuse to pay and abuse her verbally in the process, she seems really depressed about that. But again that's the duty of the Thessaban to enforce payment. And finally, they recently removed the last public bin in Nathon, in front of the Seatran ferry ticket and queuing area. For quite some time everybody here has to put out the garbage at a certain time, around 6PM, all in plastic bags which are of course often torn apart by dogs. To be fair, this bags are collected diligently every evening/night,but I think thats not the same everywhere on the island. And of course all Tourists have nowhere to dispose of their garbage except maybe at some 7/11s.
  6. First she was ashamed about the story with the incinerator, how they let if fall into disrepair because the money for maintenance went into politicians pockets and Samui is in a f$%#ed up situation because of that. Yes we pay dilligently every month for our shop. We rent our home all inclusive, fixed price including water/electricity and as we assume also garbage fee. It is really not up to us to ask our house owner about whether he pays, the family is extremely rich and owns many property and a chain of gold shops. I must say though that the very nice lady who collects the garbage fee told us many times about her problems with collecting the fee from Thais, many refuse to pay and abuse her verbally in the process, she seems really depressed about that. But again that's the duty of the Thessaban to enforce payment. And finally, they recently removed the last public bin in Nathon, in front of the Seatran ferry ticket and queuing area. For quite some time everybody here has to put out the garbage at a certain time, around 6PM, all in plastic bags which are of course often torn apart by dogs. To be fair, this bags are collected diligently every evening/night,but I think thats not the same everywhere on the island. And of course all Tourists have nowhere to dispose of their garbage except maybe at some 7/11s.
  7. A GSR test on the deceased would show very quickly whether the shot was fired by the deceased. If somebody 'helped' him firing the gun there would be some sign of struggle. I hope a simple Gun Shot Residue test is in Thai forensic investigators' repertoire?
  8. I don't care much about the bars, but the hundreds of small restaurants/shops that make hardly any money with the Chinese.
  9. One can only admire the brilliance of your argumentation. I became buddhist 5 years before I met her and she is a teacher. Not happy with your hooker?
  10. As a Buddhist I find that totally disgusting (a keen observer will realize that therefore I am not an advanced practitioner). Thai Buddhism is really dragging Buddha's teachings in the mud.
  11. Yeah, he was just doing a 'Steve Bannon' .
  12. Biggest crowd I ever saw in Nathon (in 12 years). But also the biggest traffic jams for 3 days already.
  13. I seem to remember a few stories from e.g. USA where 'evangelists' defrauded people of a lot of money. Many were also caught with drugs and/or being recipients of sex services, male or female. But of course they are forgiven when they 'repent' on TV, and then can go on reeking in shitloads of money.
  14. The irony of it, exactly the same as Thaksin did.
  15. 'Boss' outruns another charge

    Dick Cheney's 'hunting accident' is an even more blatant example.
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