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Ex-US serviceman found dead in room surrounded by cash and valuables

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RIP, pretty young to pass away. A responsible person to be able to save that much on that amount of monthly income, good for him.

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Just now, jenifer d said:

those of us foreigners who came here  not as neo-colonialists but rather to immerse ourselves in the culture and language and AUTHENTIC experience

Both of you?

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News? On a slow news day. EX US serviceman ?? This might shock people here but there was a time when a requirement of citizenship was serving in the US Army. Not all did BUT It was a citizen army, not a volunteer army. And he is old enough to be from those times, wonders never cease.

 

 

 

I think you're the one in need of shock therapy... When was military service EVER a reqt for citizenship in this man's country? (Psssst.... Never!). Lunacy at work. Even when there was a Draft, loss of citizenship was never imposed for refusal to serve. What you're babbling about was the OPPORTUNITY. to acquire citizenship following honorable military service. But there've always been other paths to immigration and citizenship.

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57 minutes ago, jenifer d said:

in my short time so far perusing TVF, the consistently rampant amount of vitriolic and wholly unfounded (and, frankly, downright racist) Thai-bashing is galling...

---and i would bet that 95% of the habitual Thai-bashers don't speak more than a couple of words of Thai and have taken up with bargirls and/or other opportunistic bottom-feeders that one can find anywhere in the world -that only seem to be more prevalent here because of concentration and proximity;

ALL of you who regularly bash this country and its citizens should <deleted> or GTFO- the Thai people AND those of us foreigners who came here  not as neo-colonialists but rather to immerse ourselves in the culture and language and AUTHENTIC experience neither need you nor want you here...

 

that said, RIP sir...

regardless of the circumstances, 71 is still too young to depart this mortal coil

 

You could have used a vitriolic Thai bashing post to bounce off ( there's rarely a shortage), although I see Sean didn't mind.

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I really don't get why every single penny gets mentioned. Having money is just as important as having a toothbrush, soap and other necessities we need in our daily lives. They have gone a bit overboard in laying out his entire financial situation to the whole world. Respecting people's privacy, dead or alive should have been the way to go.

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They hope to contact his relatives. Very respectful in allowing the media to publicly reveal his name before any relatives have been notified. Classy move!

Social Media is the fastest way. I don't see why it matters they will be shocked by whatever means it's relayed

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Sad way to go. My condolences to family.

Let us know the results of the autopsy please

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13 minutes ago, farcanell said:

You could have used a vitriolic Thai bashing post to bounce off ( there's rarely a shortage), although I see Sean didn't mind.

Jenifer, well said. But we know, don't we, that online forums of any sort are likely to attract cynics and wise asses and a few trolls and a few biting flies buzzing around looking for blood. I have put myself into that better category you describe, and have met many similar folks who feel as you do, who seem to be the majority of expats living here. I'm still learning my way around. Remember that happy people enjoying life here or anywhere else  have little or no time to play on forums, so the angry brats and cynics will vastly outnumber the positive folks. People are human and basically the same inside, there's no reason to make broad prejudiced and stereotyped generalizations about Thai people. Such remarks reveal more about the speaker than anyone else, mostly their ignorance and lack of understanding. That said, there's nothing wrong with a barbed commentary here and there if there is a point to be made, and there's nothing wrong with making a moral stand on something like corruption, but this forum gets to sounding like a south park cartoon or the old men in the balcony in the Sesame St. show

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7 minutes ago, BangkapiPete said:

People like you certainly does make foreigners consider leaving your country, not necessarily to go home, but maybe somewhere else where they get a little more respect whilst spending their money. Where would your 3rd world country be if every foreigner that wishes to express an opinion had to leave? If I was you I would seriously consider removing your comment as it was obviously posted when your insecurity was at an all time high. 

I agree with you Pete, but the guy is "thinking" with his emotions and not his mind, as such I would regard him as emotionally disabled and leave him be. That's not advice to you, it's just the way I regard commenters and others who shoot from the emotional hip. They see things in child like terms and react accordingly. 

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ID: 43   Posted (edited)

2 hours ago, NanLaew said:

Oh get over yourself. This is Thailand and the world of instant media news after all.

 

RIP

Personally I would like some respect to be paid when I die, not a lot to ask? Guess you like to see dead bodies with gruesome fatal injuries plastered all over the "instant media" as well!

Would you be happy for your family to read about your demise on the internet, surely be more respectful to inform them first! personal preference in the "instant media" age I guess!

I'm sure my family would rather be informed about my death rather than reading about it on the internet!

Edited by CGW

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7 minutes ago, Jonathan Swift said:

Jenifer, well said. But we know, don't we, that online forums of any sort are likely to attract cynics and wise asses and a few trolls and a few biting flies buzzing around looking for blood. I have put myself into that better category you describe, and have met many similar folks who feel as you do, who seem to be the majority of expats living here. I'm still learning my way around. Remember that happy people enjoying life here or anywhere else  have little or no time to play on forums, so the angry brats and cynics will vastly outnumber the positive folks. People are human and basically the same inside, there's no reason to make broad prejudiced and stereotyped generalizations about Thai people. Such remarks reveal more about the speaker than anyone else, mostly their ignorance and lack of understanding. That said, there's nothing wrong with a barbed commentary here and there if there is a point to be made, and there's nothing wrong with making a moral stand on something like corruption, but this forum gets to sounding like a south park cartoon or the old men in the balcony in the Sesame St. show

Are you just randomly bouncing off posts, or trying to make a point that might or might not apply to me?

 

or perhaps just having some more fun critising others, per post 43.... don't be confused.... I don't really care.... just curious 

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