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17 hours ago, Rc2702 said:

I thought crewe had been taken over by Poland?  

  Fyi ,  North pole is know the south pole, and 

            Polish people  now live the  UK,  all are welcome  benies  given free ,  could be worse i suppose .

            Love is all it takes.

    

  

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On 15/08/2017 at 1:26 AM, Rc2702 said:

So if tomorrow you have a spot of bother you will implicate a whole country and thailand will be on that list.

 

 

 

 

If you read the post it clearly states i feel safe in Thailand. NEXT

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3 hours ago, jeab1980 said:

If you read the post it clearly states i feel safe in Thailand. NEXT

Sorry that sound bite you wrote makes little sense. Here's the last part.

 

 

However one experiance within any country would and does in my thoughts implicate the whole country.

 

so yes you say you feel safe in thailand but not in a host of other countries which you list.

 

You then say 1 bad experience in your eyes implicates the whole country.

 

So my point which is very easy for anyone to understand is if tomorrow you get in to some trouble in one way or another here  does that then mean you implicate the whole country and unmark it from your safe list.

 

Point is your making very little sense with that comment hence I've spared you the embarrassment of fully quoting it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jeez - tedious thread of the year or what?

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I also wonder how attached I would be to my Western values if I was having to worry about where my next meal was coming from.
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On the contrary!
Our western values were formed when Europeans knew that there was no next meal coming any time soon.......
 
Did our ancestors - not that long ago - count on getting lucky with the lottery? overcharge rich foreigners? accept things as god's will? bow to their masters?
No.
They stood up against the authorities that Thais respect so much.
They took what was rightfully theirs: the fruits of their labour.

I'm not sure which part of recent history (not that long ago) you are referring to, so I'm not really sure I get your point but you do seem to state 'we' are much better/stronger than the Thais because they do such foolish things.

In case you didn't know we have plenty of lotteries in the west, and a significant proportion believe in a god.

Undoubtedly, the Thais are not as far down the 'civilisation' road as we are, but that's not because we are any better/smarter/stronger etc. They are trying to catch up quickly, and inevitably it's happening quite differently to the way it did for us in the west.

If you are trying to tell me that you think you would be the same person, with the same values/morals etc, no matter where and when you were born, then I have great difficulty believing that is true.

When you see so much that is wrong in Thailand it makes me wonder why you have any interest there. Are the only reasons because weather is good, living is cheap and you can get a pretty partner?

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21 minutes ago, ipeterrobinson17 said:


I'm not sure which part of recent history (not that long ago) you are referring to, so I'm not really sure I get your point but you do seem to state 'we' are much better/stronger than the Thais because they do such foolish things.

In case you didn't know we have plenty of lotteries in the west, and a significant proportion believe in a god.

Undoubtedly, the Thais are not as far down the 'civilisation' road as we are, but that's not because we are any better/smarter/stronger etc. They are trying to catch up quickly, and inevitably it's happening quite differently to the way it did for us in the west.

If you are trying to tell me that you think you would be the same person, with the same values/morals etc, no matter where and when you were born, then I have great difficulty believing that is true.

When you see so much that is wrong in Thailand it makes me wonder why you have any interest there. Are the only reasons because weather is good, living is cheap and you can get a pretty partner?

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Thank you for replying and asking questions without condemning.

I do not have the answers, still searching...

 

Can I start with:

Civilisation is only a thin layer of varnish, but at least Farangland has that varnish.

 

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I'm not sure which part of recent history (not that long ago) you are referring to, so I'm not really sure I get your point but you do seem to state 'we' are much better/stronger than the Thais because they do such foolish things.

I refer to 19th 20th century, and their social/political reforms.

Thais remind me of my (grand) parents.

In case you didn't know we have plenty of lotteries in the west, and a significant proportion believe in a god.

Lottery-ism in Thailand is of a very different level.

Europeans believe in a very ungod-ish god, more of a concept than a heaven&hell thing.


Undoubtedly, the Thais are not as far down the 'civilisation' road as we are, but that's not because we are any better/smarter/stronger etc. They are trying to catch up quickly, and inevitably it's happening quite differently to the way it did for us in the west.

Indeed, Thais are behind us in civilisation. They try to catch up with us / imitate us (not saying that is good or bad) and are  losing their own culture.

If you are trying to tell me that you think you would be the same person, with the same values/morals etc, no matter where and when you were born, then I have great difficulty believing that is true.

Why do you think that? I never suggested that!  People are the product of the culture they live in. If I were born in Thailand I would be Thai.

When you see so much that is wrong in Thailand it makes me wonder why you have any interest there. Are the only reasons because weather is good, living is cheap and you can get a pretty partner?

I see a lot wrong in every country - but this is a Thai forum, so I do not critisize Baloechistan or my own country. And I see a lot of good too.

I live 6 months a year in Thailand with my wife (I am 66, she 62 and pretty yes 555).

The weather here is good only in the winter months.

Life here is cheap only because we live in the middle of nowhere in a 3 rai fruit/flower garden, not in a tourist area.  I love working in our garden, our swimming pool, simple food and some Thai friends. I have zero interest in the rest of Thailand. The other 6 months we travel around Europe.

 

 

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10 minutes ago, oldhippy said:

 

Civilisation is only a thin layer of varnish, but at least Farangland has that varnish.  

 

A highly tainted and illusional varnish matching the usual fanciful tones.

 

 

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, zzaa09 said:

A highly tainted and illusional varnish matching the usual fanciful tones.

 

 

Care to explain what you mean?

 

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2 minutes ago, oldhippy said:

 

 

Care to explain what you mean?

 

I'd rather not.

You figure it out, if your capable.  

 

 

Have a lovely evening.

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Just now, zzaa09 said:

I'd rather not.

You figure it out, if your capable.  

 

 

Have a lovely evening.

I am not capable to understand this post, or most of your other posts.

Are you perhaps an interlectual (...) or something like that? Do you like riddles?

 

 

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The OP is out there on his own in perfection land . He kept his nose clean and it paid dividends he provided multiple examples of multiple scenarios where he got exactly what he needed without one hint of a hurdle.. m . Sounds like heaven and I'm sorry but posts like this should only tell you thing. The OP is in lala land anyone with a hint of understanding of thailand knows nothing comes easy (beer and girls and problems being exception) and hurdles are faced with all manner of simple tasks and for us westerners that can be frustrating and the outlet for such frustrations is right here on TV.

 

Just a guess but perhaps this perfection punter Is tied in with someone at his local amphur which may explain his name and his very unique circumstance and he may just be taking his situation for granted and have no real understanding for other people's situations.

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Thank you for replying and asking questions without condemning.
I do not have the answers, still searching...
 
Can I start with:
Civilisation is only a thin layer of varnish, but at least Farangland has that varnish.
 
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
I'm not sure which part of recent history (not that long ago) you are referring to, so I'm not really sure I get your point but you do seem to state 'we' are much better/stronger than the Thais because they do such foolish things.
I refer to 19th 20th century, and their social/political reforms.
Thais remind me of my (grand) parents.

In case you didn't know we have plenty of lotteries in the west, and a significant proportion believe in a god.
Lottery-ism in Thailand is of a very different level.
Europeans believe in a very ungod-ish god, more of a concept than a heaven&hell thing.

Undoubtedly, the Thais are not as far down the 'civilisation' road as we are, but that's not because we are any better/smarter/stronger etc. They are trying to catch up quickly, and inevitably it's happening quite differently to the way it did for us in the west.
Indeed, Thais are behind us in civilisation. They try to catch up with us / imitate us (not saying that is good or bad) and are  losing their own culture.

If you are trying to tell me that you think you would be the same person, with the same values/morals etc, no matter where and when you were born, then I have great difficulty believing that is true.
Why do you think that? I never suggested that!  People are the product of the culture they live in. If I were born in Thailand I would be Thai.

When you see so much that is wrong in Thailand it makes me wonder why you have any interest there. Are the only reasons because weather is good, living is cheap and you can get a pretty partner?
I see a lot wrong in every country - but this is a Thai forum, so I do not critisize Baloechistan or my own country. And I see a lot of good too.
I live 6 months a year in Thailand with my wife (I am 66, she 62 and pretty yes 555).
The weather here is good only in the winter months.
Life here is cheap only because we live in the middle of nowhere in a 3 rai fruit/flower garden, not in a tourist area.  I love working in our garden, our swimming pool, simple food and some Thai friends. I have zero interest in the rest of Thailand. The other 6 months we travel around Europe.
 
 

As modern as it seems in places, Thailand is still quite a different country from the west and this will continue for a few decades yet.

I think "first world" countries are better in so many ways, but I don't think that Thailand can be blamed for that, and it still has many good reasons to spend time there.

There are plenty of differences, and they can be frustrating/annoying, but there's not much value in getting worked up about it, just deal with it all as you see fit.

Farangs were lucky to be born/live wherever it was, and Thais were not as lucky.





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