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Inn Between

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  1. How much is the baht bus on one of the regular routes in Pattaya, these days? It was 5 baht when I moved there around 2000. I left Thailand a few years ago due to a family situation, but I lived south of the city for quite a while and definitely enjoyed their cheap service in the early days before having my own transportation. Let's hope they're back on the road and full of both Thais and tourists before too long. 

  2. Although Asians have been using trained macaque monkeys to harvest coconuts for about 400 years and little if any cruelty has ever been reported, we have our own perceptions and ideas. Personally, I've stopped eating shrimp as a I know the immigrant labour used in those farms are paid very little for long hours and poor living conditions.  As for concerns about using monkeys, who naturally like being up in trees anyway, I have none. 


    But as I said, we all have  own ideas and perceptions, so I would suggest choosing a couple of places that you think may be suitable and covertly taking a look if possible, or just show up unannounced, letting them know you're looking for a commercial supply and request to take a quick look at their operation to be sure it meets your customer's standards.  



  3. Glancing through a variety of posts, I vote for CASINO$ as the answer to Pattaya's economical woes. This is a good opportunity for Thailand to face the truth that their citizens love to gamble, and positioning Pattaya as the top SE Asian casino destination will keep money that goes into Cambodian and Chinese (Macau) pockets stimulating the Thai economy instead.


    Thailand finally has a REAL shot at being a 'hub", and that's something its gov'ts have drooled for one after the other. That little man at the top of the gov't could be the first one to achieve that crowning glory if he can climb down a bit from his high horse of morality and accept that people will always want to gamble, regardless of all his influence to keep everyone pure. 


  4. I am willing to take big money bets that Thailand will not be the first country to develop a Covid-19 vaccine, and I recently saw something saying that a true Covid vaccine has never been successfully developed with the closet thing being the annual flu shots people get. It seems to be a very difficult virus to conquer, responsible for things like common colds and flu. One glimmer of hope may be carrying on where they left off with SARS-2 as the medical community felt they were getting somewhere with that one, but development was apparently stopped because SARS went away. 


    Hopefully, success will be found somewhere before too long, and Thailand is welcome to jump on the bandwagon, insisting that they were THE key player in developing whatever medicine may get the world back to normal -- the old normal before Covid-19. I don't care who lays the biggest claim to success as long as it happens.    



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  5. Another "Just do it!" suggestion from this gov't with no support or ideas to back it up. I guess when your party has basically had a monopoly for so long on doing and saying whatever it wants whenever it wants without much thought put into things, apathy and idiocy become the norm.  


    How about some realistic financial incentive packages and training to convert idle commercial real estate into profitable tourist venues? People get into businesses because they have skills, knowledge, or interest in certain areas, and hopefully all three if they want to be successful. What good is it going to do to just tell people to change everything without giving them the means and support to do it? 

  6. The only reason I'd ever want this fight to go ahead is to hear that "Old Ear-biter" got badly humiliated. I wouldn't support a fight of his by actually watching it.


    Tyson should have been cast to the Cellar of Shame immediately after biting part of Holyfield's ear off -- then going for the other one after the IDIOT ref lets the bout continue!!! It should have been stopped, the police brought in and assault charges brought against the a**hole. Then Tyson should have been banned from having anything so with boxing (and maybe humanity) for the rest of his life.  

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  7. I guess if the residential neighbors enjoy having a bar in their midst and see the value of it to enhance their community, they would be the first to give charity to keep this business going. But there may also be neighbors who are happy to see a bar fail that seems to have slowly wedged its way into their community. It will be interesting to see if people see this bar as the special place the owners have portrayed it to be or just another one of the thousands of bars that are in financial trouble. I wonder if other venues in financial trouble will take a "charity channel" approach to surviving.



  8. 6 hours ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:


    So if a particular murder doesn't harm Thailand's image, then there wouldn't need to be a full police investigation???


    Do they have a "quickie" or "mini" murder investigation when "image" isn't involved?



    Sadly, that really does pretty much sum up the situation in Thailand, and it's interesting that there's always so much concern about tarnishing the image of Thailand, but the truth is that murders of foreigners in Thailand get very little press attention outside the country, as I assume they're deemed to be everyday occurrences.


    It's pretty well known that Thailand is in many ways a dangerous place, so the report of yet another foreign murder or death isn't newsworthy. Besides, people will come to Thailand anyway, even knowing that getting into the wrong situation or with the wrong crowd can be lethal. 

  9. Perhaps instead of just asking for people to give you a bunch of information and ideas in general about the cost of living in various countries around the world, you may get better and more logical responses if you take the time and effort to say what you've learned so far or what's important to you.   

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  10. 12 minutes ago, Inn Between said:

    Creating ANOTHER MILLION OR TWO DRUG ADDICTS!?!? Seriously? Do you still really believe those "Reefer Madness" messages that cannabis is addictive? Haven't you heard that it's been accepted by the vast majority of the world as a much safer substance than booze, that it isn't addictive like alcohol is, and that it has genuine medical benefits? It saddens my heart to see posts like this, offering an unfair comment against cannabis when so many of us are trying to promote its benefits.  



    Well, it seems that since I don't know anything about darksidedog, I have misinterpreted his comments about drug addicts to be serious rather than sarcastic, and I replied a bit harshly. I can see how people who are regularly active here could assume that we know their particular style of humor, but for us who come and go, not really paying much attention to who's who, I've suggested that a little "wink" or "smile" emoji would be helpful.


    And now, back to the intended booze discussion. 

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  11. It says that dogs can be trained in 6 to 8 weeks, and that could be very helpful in some situations because as much as we'd like it to be different, there will still likely be a big problem with this virus in a couple of months from now and longer, especially in the USA where they will have 1,000,000 cases soon and continuously have 1/3 of the global confirmed infections. Even if we are VERY fortunate and the detection dogs are not needed, the processes of training and planning implementation of these animals could be helpful in future situations. People can learn something good from this. 


  12. 27 minutes ago, Enlightened said:

    Well hopefully they have protective gear when they do so. test.......test......test......Asymptomatic people NEED to be tested to determine if they have the virus. PERIOD. In Thailand or anywhere else. Is it better to have people isolated not knowing if they have the virus? This is simple logic. You determine carriers and then if you test positive, you isolate from others. Contact tracing (after testing positive) then tests anyone that has had contact. No other way to do it......PERIOD!

    Well yes, hopefully they have protective gear. Coming into any close proximity with potential carriers is dangerous, both to them and other people they encounter along the way of their temp checks, but I don't understand how what you're saying about "test test test" is related to what I'm saying.


    Of course, the best way to stop the spread is to test everyone and apply appropriate measures, but a temp scan doesn't do that reliably. Hopefully, quick and reliable tests that can be sent to everyone will be available before too long, and then proper self-quarantine measures can be applied. Whether that will come before a vaccine is available is hard to say, but my point only had to do with a criticism of the method of 3000 people going door-to-door. I feel it can potentially do more harm than good, and I stick to that. 


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  13. 15 hours ago, Cryingdick said:

    It grows on you. I listened to it many times on the Mekong. There's a fire at the junction why do you do the things you do? I was looking for mercy and all they ever sent me was you. Great rain...


    Jimmy bought the liquor honey, I brought the cups and ice, let me tell you a funny story why can't you treat me nice?

    John was quick to criticize his own talent. I remember a story about him learning to play guitar from his older brother. I guess he wasn't a natural, by any means, and the other kids would tease him that he played so awkwardly that it almost seemed like he was trying to invent a new method. John was more surprised at his success than almost everyone around him. I guess he just started writing some funny little tunes to entertain friends and family but was encouraged enough by them to take it to the next level. I'm sure glad he did that and didn't give up on the guitar. I love the man's writing.  


  14. I had already posted about this in another part of the forum, but I have to say again that I'm very sad to hear about the passing of John Prine, especially as Covid-19 complications took him from the world before his time. I was fortunate enough to see him perform several times -- often the free open-air concerts on summer evenings at Ontario Place. His music always hit the right notes with me, whether listening to the poignant message of Sam Stone or the funny, uplifting lyrics of Dear Abby. I'll have a drink and strum a couple of his tunes of the guitar tonight (Please Don't Bury Me being one of them, of course) in fond memory of the man who Rolling Stone magazine appropriately proclaimed in 2017 to be "The Mark Twain of American song writing". That's quite a distinctive honor and one that's truly fitting.  He'll be missed by many fans. 


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