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  1. Don't follow your reasoning. This is happening now in the west, whereas it is not a problem elsewhere.
  2. Yes quite often I just leave it at home. And now sometimes just pack it in for a week or two.
  3. That's true. But mother nature you say? The problem implies we are being poisoned in some way.
  4. Worse still, by banning them it opens up the market for inferior equipment and liquid. The UK now has a medical licence for products sold on the high street.
  5. Yes the nicotine is the big hit, but I think there are other factors, because although they are quite satisfying, nothing quite beats a cigarette. The problem is more in the manner in which they are used, it is in fact a never ending cigarette, whereas a cigarette comes to an end and gets stubbed out.
  6. In truth, they do raise blood pressure quite significantly in susceptible people, and I speak from experience. The temptation is to keep puffing on and on, unlike conventional cigarettes where if you puff too much you feel sick. But they are much safer than regular cigarettes in other respects. There is a simple solution: low or no nicotine liquid. And further, better ways of calibrating the equipment, eg, a cut out when a cigarette dose has been reached. A ban will cost millions of lives.
  7. I just find it astounding that some posters will assert the rights of a dangerous animal over a five year old playing in the neighbourhood. And I don't buy this dumb owner vs dumb dog BS.
  8. Quite possibly true in Pattaya where there is a large concentration of foreigners. In my many years in Bangkok, I can't honestly say I noticed any farangs driving badly. I think there is one important distinction-whether it matters in the final analysis I don't know- and generally that is that while Thais simply don't know how to drive, the farangs you mentioned are simply under the influence. But Pattaya is not representative of Thailand. Two days ago riding my bike along a busy main shopping street in Surat, another bike approached completely on the wrong side of the road (not merely a chancer riding the white line), with the rider seemingly oblivious! I pulled to a stop, whereas another biker simply overtook and took his chance in the narrow gap between said biker and the oncoming flow on the correct side of the road, while another didn't wait at a junction for the 'Mexican stand off' to be sorted out, instead choosing to enter the fray. I didn't bother remonstrating as I'd be doing it all day in numerous situations, and I bet I'm not the only one. The Thais involved and Thai apologists will no doubt point to my culpability in the matter, and advise me to pack my bags and go home.
  9. They seemed to have narrowed it down to just about everything. Glad, I'm in Thailand. I'm surprised this problem just gets the odd headline now and then. Worrying also because it is an indicator of greater morbidity.
  10. Don't be so obtuse. Owner might also be criminally liable.
  11. Another 'accident' for the 'sxxx happens Thai apologists' to brush off.
  12. Yingluck is very popular, whereas......
  13. It's one reason. The other may be over-eating and under exercising. What's the story?
  14. Not really, the number of bad farang drivers will be fractions of fractions, whereas Thai ones are everywhere, all the time.
  15. Agreed. I don't doubt there some bad farang motorists who have no road experience, yet those who have driven in their own country would have gone through comprehensive lessons and a real test that is frequently failed at least once. If they are bad drivers, then that is sadly their choice. With Thais I get the impression they are just sub-standard. Apologists seem to turn logic on its head.