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  1. Advice for Thai couples as divorce rate soars

    Boonruang acknowledged that couples and families commonly endure pressure stemming from work-related stress and factors of social and economic status. He encouraged spouses to communicate positively with one another in dealing with such factors and avoid using words “that will hurt feelings or cause your partner to lose their tempers”. Doing so “can turn a minor problem into a big deal”. Spouses should, for example, avoid telling each other to shut up or to leave the house, and mustn’t blame recurring problems on each other, make accusations of infidelity, or accuse one another of being a long-term failure. Boonruang also advised married people to avoid raising their voices and using coarse language with one another. “And don’t attack your partners’ relatives!” This guy is a genius! Wow. He has it all figured out. Actually, I believe the major reasons for divorce here are the practice of face, (the single greatest act of cowardice a person can commit) the fact that most men here have very low self esteem, and the lack of ability to admit blame, for problems you have caused. Own it, and do something about it. Hiding your head in the sand never solved a thing. Lastly, many Thai women tell me that alot of Thai men do not have a romantic bone in their bodies, rarely if ever are they affectionate, drink too much, smoke too much, and are not particularly adoring to them. Could that be an issue?
  2. Aphibarnrat team wins Fenix XCell Golf Challenge

    He is a very impressive talent. Thailand continues to produce good golfers. Probably the area within sports, where the country shines the most, other than boxing. Wonder why they are not creating any internationally famous footballers?
  3. Though these very, very small men are wearing robes, it is quite obvious they are spending no time during the day, in contemplation and meditation. Two of the most basic foundations of Buddhism. Also, that so called slap, though rude, was a bit like a mosquito swat. Pathetic, at best. All in all, examples of men who are so unimpressive, it is as if they were not even there.
  4. Absolutely spot on correct in your observation. The dissenters here, know nothing about anything having to do with driving, and the avoidance of those kinds of obstacles. When was the last time THEY tried to dodge a 50 kilogram wheel going 40 kph? She had one second to react. And that is if she happened to be looking directly at that truck, at exactly that instant! That much is obvious. Look, I believe in something that resembles the grim reaper. When your number is up, that is all they wrote. A "truck wheel" meaning, without the tire on it, is approximately 150 Lbs. A "wheel" meaning, with the tire on it, add 350Lbs to equal 500 Lbs. A "wheel" meaning, dual, a set of two side-by-side, equals 1,000 Lbs. A "wheel" meaning, the fifth-wheel, is approximately 1,200 Lbs. https://www.answerbag.com/q_view/36422
  5. Like what? Trying to kiss them? Wow. Big deal. Since when is that a big crime? Men have been doing that for millennium. So you do not want to be kissed. You push the guy away. You do not make a federal case out of it. This is all about money, and GOP power. An accused child molester, and statutory rapist is running for office, and the deflector in chief is a guy who has said he grabs strangers by the pussy, on tape, and that those strangers are basically willing to do anything because he is famous, while a guy who tried to kiss a few grown women, is resigning? Something here really stinks. The bottom line is this. Teflon Don has created an environment that is so toxic, so putred, so horrendous, that standards no longer apply to most Republicans. Especially the ones he supports.
  6. U.S. congressman Trent Franks resigns

    I wholeheartedly agree. Trump is a pig. A pig of such profound proportions, my guess is that his body odor resembles something like sulphur, combined with doo doo. Everything about him is toxic. And he is bringing the party down with him. No grace, dignity, or common sense left in the GOP. Not that the dems are far behind. But, they have not sunk nearly as low, as endorsing an accused child molester, and statutory rapist. And never let us forget the "grab her by the pussy" comments, that Trump was heard saying. When you are famous you can do anything to them. What? That is not sexist? That is not misogynist? No doubt, Teflon Don the pig, is held to a different standard, and the party itself maintains different standards for it's members. Franken should stay and fight. He should fight the "great war on men". And he should challenge his accusers. Challenge their morality, and their character. He is being accused by a former playboy bunny. Is there even a chance she DID NOT use her body for favors, in her pursuit of fame and fortune. NOT.
  7. Did you see the speed, weight, and size of that wheel? I doubt even a well trained, and talented race car driver would have picked up on that, and been able to dodge it in time. Not her fault, on any level. Total, gross negligence on the part of the person who installed that wheel, and maintained that truck. The company should be liable for substantial damages, to her family. My heart goes out to her family. An unnecessary tragedy, no doubt.
  8. Exactly. And that is precisely why he should have resisted resignation with every ounce of his power. He did not make contact. It was joke! He was a comedian. Anything for a gag. It is the extremely thin skinned and hateful women that are pushing this agenda.He should have pushed the blame back onto his accusers. Of course, he would have been crucified, in this moment of extreme permissiveness, when it comes to open, free, unwitting, unsubstantiated accusations. There must be a burden of proof on the accuser. Otherwise, men are like game in an animal preserve. Many women are just out hunting for game, at this moment. This has gone too far. Many of the women in the US, are showing their disgust with anything to do with femininity, their complete inability to grasp it, or embrace it, or embody it, or manifest it, on any level, and they are exposing themselves as the coarse, rude, callous, power grabbing monsters they truly are. Ugly. Really, really ugly.
  9. U.S. congressman Trent Franks resigns

    These are NOT normal times. What we are witnessing is an extreme war on men. Every accuser should be compelled to answer the following questions under oath. 1. Have you ever slept with a man, or a woman, in exchange for any sort of favors, money, position, or perk? 2. Have you ever used your feminine wiles to encourage a man to offer you a favor, or give you special treatment, or a promotion of any sort? 3. Have you ever offered any sexual favors, in exchange for any sort of perk or profit? 4. Is there any reason to believe, that you were not being put in a position of being propositioned by the man who invited you up to his hotel room, or invited you back to his house or apartment? Perhaps in exchange for a promotion, or some sort of advantage in your job? Why did you accept the offer? What made you think there was not going to be a sexual angle to the invitation? After all, you had heard stories about the man in advance. Perhaps you anticipated some of it? Perhaps you wanted it? Perhaps you were prepared to offer these favors, in exchange for something? Perhaps you DID offer these favors? How innocent are you, really?
  10. These are NOT normal times. What we are witnessing is an extreme war on men. Every accuser should be compelled to answer the following questions under oath. 1. Have you ever slept with a man, or a woman, in exchange for any sort of favors, money, position, or perk? 2. Have you ever used your feminine wiles to encourage a man to offer you a favor, or give you special treatment, or a promotion of any sort? 3. Have you ever offered any sexual favors, in exchange for any sort of perk or profit? 4. Is there any reason to believe, that you were not being put in a position of being propositioned by the man who invited you up to his hotel room, or invited you back to his house or apartment? Perhaps in exchange for a promotion, or some sort of advantage in your job? Why did you accept the offer? What made you think there was not going to be a sexual angle to the invitation? After all, you had heard stories about the man in advance. Perhaps you anticipated some of it? Perhaps you wanted it? Perhaps you were prepared to offer these favors, in exchange for something? Perhaps you DID offer these favors? How innocent are you, really?
  11. You are wrong. First of all, people openly wept, when he was giving his speech. Franken was very well liked, and highly respected in the senate. Secondarily, how can you refer to him as a perv? For having a photo taken where he is reaching out, and not even touching a woman's breasts? Has the standard fallen that low? For trying to kiss an adult woman? Are you one of the members of the war on men? Please explain. I cannot fathom your statement, especially in light of Trumps "grab em by the pussy" statement. Surely, he was never quoted as using language as crude, as the deflector in chief used. And he was certainly not accused of statutory rape, and assaulting minors, as young as 14. Where are your standards, anyway?
  12. One wonders if it could be used or both passengers, and freight. That makes sense. But, can high speed trains handle much freight? Citing an executive at China Railway Rolling Stock Corp (CRRC), it said the country’s first super-fast freight train had been designed to haul cargo at speeds of up to 250 kph and would roll off an assembly line in the first half of 2016. The new freight trains are said to be modelled on existing bullet trains, which can run at up to 350 kph. https://www.lloydsloadinglist.com/freight-directory/news/China-building-high-speed-freight-trains/65289.htm#.WipblyOB3UY
  13. U.S. congressman Trent Franks resigns

    He resigned because there was a discussion about surrogacy? The war on men continues. This is one of the most outrageous examples I have seen yet. There is an extreme moral deficit within the GOP. When an accused child molester, and accused statutory rapist, is treated with an entirely different standard, than a senator who is accused of groping, or kissing an adult from time to time, in an unwanted fashion, there is something wrong, something very wrong. The unfortunate part about this whole dialogue, is that Trump has introduced a new low for politicians. And he somehow did it, while talking about draining the swamp. Cute. It would be funny if it were not for the fact that it is so very sad, so pathetic, so purile, and so fake, and false. But, there are alot of people who are buying into it. Alot of my friends, who still support him, say they despise him, and what he has done to the party. But, they support him nonetheless, as there is no alternative. As a lifelong democrat (but not a liberal by any stretch of the imagination) I see how broken our party is. Hillary was the worst thing for the dems. She was the wrong candidate, at the wrong time. I think Franken should have stood up to the nonsense. He should have asked the women senators who were asking him to step down, how many times have you used your feminine wiles, to get what you wanted in life? And how many men have you slept with, to get favors, position, power, or money? How innocent are you women, really? There are alot of accusations flying around. I am happy Franken at least brought up the moral corruption, and extreme degradation of Trump and Moore. Something for people to think about. This "war on men" in the US, is out of control. The women waging this war must be stopped.
  14. There is an extreme moral deficit within the GOP. When an accused child molester, and accused statutory rapist, is treated with an entirely different standard, than a senator who is accused of groping, or kissing an adult from time to time, in an unwanted fashion, there is something wrong, something very wrong. The unfortunate part about this whole dialogue, is that Trump has introduced a new low for politicians. And he somehow did it, while talking about draining the swamp. Cute. It would be funny if it were not for the fact that it is so very sad, so pathetic, so purile, and so fake, and false. But, there are alot of people who are buying into it. Alot of my friends, who still support him, say they despise him, and what he has done to the party. But, they support him nonetheless, as there is no alternative. As a lifelong democrat (but not a liberal by any stretch of the imagination) I see how broken our party is. Hillary was the worst thing for the dems. She was the wrong candidate, at the wrong time. I think Franken should have stood up to the nonsense. He should have asked the women senators who were asking him to step down, how many times have you used your feminine wiles, to get what you wanted in life? And how many men have you slept with, to get favors, position, power, or money? How innocent are you women, really? There are alot of accusations flying around. I am happy Franken at least brought up the moral corruption, and extreme degradation of Trump and Moore. Something for people to think about. This "war on men" in the US, is out of control. The women waging this war must be stopped.
  15. Thai govt pledges great effort on road safety

    They will not do a thing. Why? They do not care about the people one iota. Not the common people. Not the average pleb. No way. Never have cared, and may never care in the future. It is all about protecting the elite, the super wealthy, those that are connected, and those in power. The rest of the population? They do not matter. The ex-pat community does not matter. As I have said previously: The primary reason is the toy police force. Nobody, and I mean nobody takes these guys seriously. There is absolutely nothing in the way of a deterrent here, and both the local governments, the central government (weak Little P.) and the police do not take traffic safety seriously. Not even one iota. The safety of the public means less than zero to the small men in charge here. Nothing. They show that on a daily basis. And the police will not get involved unless an accident has already occurred. There is no prevention. None. The idea of getting the police more involved, is an interesting one, and it would be an effective one. But, the issue is money. They are grossly underpaid, and until the government steps up, and spends the trillion baht on updating the police equipment, and paying each cop a living wage, it is not going to happen. Until then, they will just work the franchise. When I was growing up, we took drivers education classes. They showed us these horrendous films, of semi trucks crashing into cars, and literally obliterating them, and everything inside. Also, they showed very graphic images of head on collisions. Even as a young kid, it left a lasting impression, and I realized driving was no joking matter. Especially when you have your friends, or loved ones in the car with you. I am constantly astonished at the kinds of chances people take here, with their entire family in the car with them. Why? What is the logic? What is the reason? Why take those risks? Often, when someone cuts onto the highway in front of me, as I am doing 100kpm or more on the highway, I look in my rearview mirror, and there is nobody behind me for quite some distance. Which means, had they paused, and waited 2 or 3 seconds, there would have been zero risk to them, their family, or me and my family. What can one even say? All of this matters even more when driving a motorbike, where there is no protection. The only way to survive here on the road, is to be patient, have eyes in the back of your head, drive with caution, and always, and I mean always watch out of the other guy. Chances are, he does not have much driving skill, nor patience, nor reason, nor common sense. You cannot be too careful on the road here. Especially considering that the toy police offer no traffic safety, nor enforcement of the law.
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