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Video: Wild West Thailand - Songkran shooting caught on tape

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41 minutes ago, kiwikeith said:

 

Thai's are memorised by soap opera where shooting people is funny and the norm.

Perhaps you have been mesmerised and shagged your memory... or did you actually think Thais (no need for apostrophe) we're memorialised in soap operas???

 

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Do all of you really think shooting is on the rise in Thailand?  It's been regular for as long as I have been here (27 years) and back in the day in it's the way many disputes were settled in small towns and villages across Thailand.  I am not condoning it.  Just an observation that killing people you don't like is not out of the ordinary in Thailand.  

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2 hours ago, wealthychef said:

Actually that is exactly what a volley is, when a single shooter is involved.  If three had guns, then a volley would be all of them firing off a shot together.  

I did not think they were playing tennis.

 

"A volley of bullets, arrows, or rocks describes a large number of them being shot or thrown simultaneously. Another meaning of the noun volley involves just one projectile: a returned tennis ball, usually one that hasn't hit the ground before being smacked by a racket.

volley - Dictionary Definition : Vocabulary.com"

https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/volley

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ID: 24   Posted (edited)

7 minutes ago, smotherb said:

I did not think they were playing tennis.

 

"A volley of bullets, arrows, or rocks describes a large number of them being shot or thrown simultaneously. Another meaning of the noun volley involves just one projectile: a returned tennis ball, usually one that hasn't hit the ground before being smacked by a racket.

volley - Dictionary Definition : Vocabulary.com"

https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/volley

...and then someone invented volleyball and confusion ran riot.

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It is just a part of the main game. There is more to come I'm sure. You have to look at the big picture here.

 

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1 minute ago, owl sees all said:

It is just a part of the main game. There is more to come I'm sure. You have to look at the big picture here.

 

If you can keep your head when others around are losing their's; you could finish up the talest.

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This is so boring this behaviour. Small skinny men need big steel guns to feel good about themselves. Let them kill each other, they are doing everyone a favour. 

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2 hours ago, kiwikeith said:

The police should find this video, give it to the PM and he should ban guns for the public and call them all in.

America has a bad gun problem, countries that have banned them do not have problems as bad.

 

Thai's are memorised by soap opera where shooting people is funny and the norm.

When you see young boys on bikes doing wheel stands and speeding down Soi's where children are playing and when school gets out you can not believe the stupid mentality, give them a gun as well and BINGO a murder waiting to happen.  :post-4641-1156694005:

Yes I have noticed the prevalence guns in soap opera's here as well. This could of course become implanted in fertile young minds watching. 

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My missis saw the exact same thing during Songkran about 10 years ago in Bang Saray, back then a sleepy fishing village.  The main attraction in the village for days was people coming to see the bullet holes in the wall (opposite what is now an Italian restaurant) One bloke got shot in the leg.  Nothing has changed much, except back then not everybody carried a video recorder, there was no Thai Visa, not much in the way of youtube, and the internet still evolving.  

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9 hours ago, tracker1 said:

And again apparently the police were nowhere to be found !

I find it hard to believe many people expect the police to be everywhere. That is impossible. And probably if police were actually there the shooters would have not fired but waited for their opportunity to shoot at another time. Not defending Thai police  But tell me how any police force in the world is suppose to have psychic knowledge of where crime is going to be committed in the future to be there at the exact time of the crime. Or how police are suppose to magically prevent all crimes or be at the crime scene in seconds. Do you bitch just to bitch for fun sake or do you have anything positive to add?  

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8 hours ago, dotpoom said:

Yes......so blessed people shooting at other would never happen back home?.....or is it different back home because there they wouldn' t miss.

Yes but this article is about Pattaya in Thailand and not about "back home" wherever that may be.  Therefore the posters will be commenting on this.

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Thailand is full of insecure young men so they gang/arm up and think they are real tough.

 

Alone they hardly dare looking you in the eyes.

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5 hours ago, free123 said:

u speak about usa ??? at least here in thailand such things do not happen too often ...if u are american this is business as usual if not in a wealthy neighbourhood ( and they getting rare ) shooting killing murder robbery is the common daily experience..if u from central europe this is not realy common and it should not be anywhere...at least not in thailand where many come for peace and tranquility....i guess pattaya tourists like the crime bars drug scene otherwise they would not visit or live (retire ) at the worlds crime and prostitution capitol.... so dont complain too much its part if the business there where u choose to reside...child prostitution...massive drug problems.... international and local crime gangs...ripp offs of all kinds....a totally corrupt police force that partly runs these business ...shootings stabbings snap thieves....robbers and murderers to pose as womens...the worlds capitol of prostitution and child abuse....there u go ...thats why u went there in the first place..so now dont complain just enjoy....

 

The worlds crime capital? 

The worlds child abuse capital? 


Where did you get those numbers from. Seriously. 

I would bet that Syria has a higher murder rate and the child abuse rate in muslim countries is much higher than in Pattaya. 

You might just be venting but I'd really love to see those statements backed up. I know crime is rapid in Pattaya but I have never seen actually numbers. 

Can someone link me to actual numbers, aka murder rate, child abuse rate etc.. 

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4 minutes ago, JerryinTH said:

 

The worlds crime capital? 

The worlds child abuse capital? 


Where did you get those numbers from. Seriously. 

I would bet that Syria has a higher murder rate and the child abuse rate in muslim countries is much higher than in Pattaya. 

You might just be venting but I'd really love to see those statements backed up. I know crime is rapid in Pattaya but I have never seen actually numbers. 

Can someone link me to actual numbers, aka murder rate, child abuse rate etc.. 

My sister lived in The USA for 45 years, I visited frequently...never

saw a gun or robbery....of course, she was a professional and

lived in a nice City.  Only news was about the slums and the inner

cities where the daily shootings occurred.  Maybe 3% of the

Entire USA is affected by this type of shooting.

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5 hours ago, free123 said:

u speak about usa ??? at least here in thailand such things do not happen too often ...if u are american this is business as usual if not in a wealthy neighbourhood ( and they getting rare ) shooting killing murder robbery is the common daily experience..if u from central europe this is not realy common and it should not be anywhere...at least not in thailand where many come for peace and tranquility....i guess pattaya tourists like the crime bars drug scene otherwise they would not visit or live (retire ) at the worlds crime and prostitution capitol.... so dont complain too much its part if the business there where u choose to reside...child prostitution...massive drug problems.... international and local crime gangs...ripp offs of all kinds....a totally corrupt police force that partly runs these business ...shootings stabbings snap thieves....robbers and murderers to pose as womens...the worlds capitol of prostitution and child abuse....there u go ...thats why u went there in the first place..so now dont complain just enjoy....

Clearly spoken from the heart and much of this is true.  Pattaya isn't actually the child abuse capital of the world or the crime capital of the world but it is certainly up there, especially in South East Asia. 

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10 minutes ago, little mary sunshine said:

My sister lived in The USA for 45 years, I visited frequently...never

saw a gun or robbery....of course, she was a professional and

lived in a nice City.  Only news was about the slums and the inner

cities where the daily shootings occurred.  Maybe 3% of the

Entire USA is affected by this type of shooting.

 

Your sister was a professional.... ? 

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2 hours ago, little mary sunshine said:

My sister lived in The USA for 45 years, I visited frequently...never

saw a gun or robbery....of course, she was a professional and

lived in a nice City.  Only news was about the slums and the inner

cities where the daily shootings occurred.  Maybe 3% of the

Entire USA is affected by this type of shooting.

 

So that's just the 9,600,000 then....

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ID: 38   Posted (edited)

11 hours ago, wealthychef said:

Um, what police do you know of that come before or during an incident or accident?  You realize that there is this thing called "response time" and it kind of depends on how close the police are at the time of the incident and how long it takes to get there.  I don't understand why people are bitching about this aspect.  But I don't live in Pattaya.  Are the police there particularly slow?  What is a typical response time for a crime in Pattaya?  The one time I had trouble there was when a ladyboy snatched my waist pouch (yes I learned my lessons, thank you).  At that time a citizen helped me and a taxi took me to the police station.  

So there you have it in a nutshell! No police around, so a citizen helped you (you don't say how he helped you) and a taxi took you to the police station where no doubt it took a while to fill out the report and in the meantime, the ladyboy has disappeared over the horizon (or at least down the next soi where he/she/it has emptied your waist pouch, thrown it in the nearest pile of rubbish, and moved on to the next victim.) Oh, did the Police say they would let you know if they arrested anyone for the crime?

Oh, and by the way, there are plenty of situations all over the world where there are quite a few police on hand just in case there is an "incident" or "accident" - a typical Saturday night on any High Street in the UK is guaranteed to produce a few arrests because the police are aware of the probability of such occurrences, and I am sure that the same will apply in most other Western countries. I believe this is called "pro active policing" However, the same probability exists here in places like Pattaya where the "ladyboy crime" seems to be escalating daily, especially in certain areas in the early hours, but do you EVER see any police "footsoldiers" out and about at that time even showing the face of law and order - never mind doing something about it!

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Thailand 2.0 but Pattaya 0.5?  :whistling: Someone want to let the General (PM) know or the Police chief?

 

Do not tell Minister Kobkharn - she will only say "Making room for many more tourists" !!  :cheesy:

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6 hours ago, Wake Up said:

I find it hard to believe many people expect the police to be everywhere. That is impossible. And probably if police were actually there the shooters would have not fired but waited for their opportunity to shoot at another time. Not defending Thai police  But tell me how any police force in the world is suppose to have psychic knowledge of where crime is going to be committed in the future to be there at the exact time of the crime. Or how police are suppose to magically prevent all crimes or be at the crime scene in seconds. Do you bitch just to bitch for fun sake or do you have anything positive to add?  

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