Jump to content
rooster59

Unsung hero: Brit Vern Unsworth started the cave rescue

Recommended Posts

Well done Vern.  Kudos for your compassion and expediency.  I'd be proud to call you a friend!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
42 minutes ago, OzMan said:

Read that again.  All credit was given to the local brit as well as the three brit cave divers and the Australian.

 

Maybe you are a bit paranoid.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, chrisinth said:

IMO it is a hell of a lot better to feel good about themselves than being totally negative throughout the entire episode.

 

 

 

Why? The illusory benefits of positive thinking? By that yardstick, TVF posters should get credit for doing the rescue.

  • Confused 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, thaimelody said:

Anyway, well done to a fellow human being for doing the best you could. I'm sure only the very twisted and bitter would see it as otherwise

Probably. Good luck to you. Enjoy the feelgood.

  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's good to know that such people live here.

 

      Thank god, Buddha, or whoever you think is in charge of it. 

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thank you, it saddens me deeply that a man died, but yes it does feel good that the 13 were rescued. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 minutes ago, KiwiKiwi said:

 

Why? The illusory benefits of positive thinking? By that yardstick, TVF posters should get credit for doing the rescue.

Yes, you have made it quite clear, with your lack of positive thinking.

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One wonders what the outcome would've been if left in Thai hands. Well done ol' chum.

  • Like 1
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, HHTel said:

Read that again.  All credit was given to the local brit as well as the three brit cave divers and the Australian.

 

Maybe you are a bit paranoid.

Indeed.  My thanks to the poster for the link, but the article did not by any stretch of the imagination make the rescue out to be an "American-led" operation.  I think we can all agree that the professional people involved were intent on saving the trapped boys, just that.  No one was out there waving a flag.   

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

...what's the delay in 'knighting him'...or whatever the Thai equivalent is....???

 

...my guess....reluctance to give credit where credit is due....when outshining the locals....

 

...imagine they would have to let up on the slurs and stereotyping....

 

...and maybe double-pricing...etc...

 

....'God forbid'....555

  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, irwinfc said:

i say give him citizenship, at least 

I say give us all citizenship if we want it!! 

  • Like 1
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

I'm thinking Bruce Willis will play him in the movie.:cheesy:

 

 

..i dont think Bruce could squeeze through some of those tight spots these days.

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
12 hours ago, Phuketshrew said:

I hope that Vern also gets given the Elite card as he thoroughly deserves it.

Yes he does. Mind you, nice gesture though it is, the Elite card might be of limited use to most of the rescue team it was awarded to. Most have day jobs in their home countries, meaning that for any occasional trips to Thailand they did make would be easy enough on visa exempt entries. In Vern's case if he lives here he's probably on yearly extensions of stay, maybe on the back of a Non O. Keeping this arrangement in place would likely be more useful to him than a VIP tourist visa that's only good for 5 years. 

Edited by lamyai3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

BANGKOK 19 August 2018 20:04
Sponsors
×