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spidermike007

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  1. spidermike007

    "Expensive" Phuket dead as a dodo this high season

    Agreed. No justification whatsoever for Phuket or Samui taxi prices. None. Apologists will disagree. So will the taxi mafia. It comes down to sloth. More and more sloth on the part of Prayuth and the incompetent army. Also massive corruption. Bottom line is the Samui and Phuket taxi mafia is far more powerful than the army. Seems to be a fact. Funny, but true. And very sad. The elections could not come soon enough!
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    "Expensive" Phuket dead as a dodo this high season

    You want names, addresses, blood type.? Or you just can't pathom I have non expat friends that used to spend annual vacations in phuket. Me too. Some would spend $75,000 on a ten day vacation. I have some super wealthy friends and they took two vacations a year at $50-80k per trip for two weeks with the family. They don't come anymore. Just ignore the trolls.
  3. spidermike007

    Which City In Thailand Has The Most Beautiful Women?

    Koen Kaen, Udon Thani, Buriram, Surin, and maybe Chiang Mai. Chaiyaphum to a lesser extent. All beauty factories. Amazing stunners from those cities.
  4. Funny. I am anything but supine. Only referring to the kid stuff. I respect his manhood on that count. All else, all bets are off. Not a fan on any level.
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    Article 44 may be used for poll postponement

    An unbelievable act of cowardice on the part of the army, and Prayuth. He wants so desperately to cling to power, yet he is pathologically afraid of the elections. I think he knows he is unpopular, and despised by the masses, and at this stage, even Justin Bieber could beat him in an election. They people are desperate for change, and are tired of his incompetence, his lies, his excuses, and his arrogance. Remember his statement about the recent tropical storm. The damage to Thailand was far less, due to his prayers. Right! Get out. Get out now. You are not liked. You are not wanted. You are despised by your people. You have done nothing for them, in the four plus years you have clung to power. You are holding back your people. You are sabotaging tourism. You are not the man for the job. Get out now.
  6. It sounds like something that could happen with Thai Airways. I have always considered them to be way over rated, and have never been impressed with their service. A bit haughty it seems. I try to avoid patronizing government monopolies in general, and especially this airline.
  7. If you have a certain degree of success, and a career, why on earth would you want to look after your kids for any 24 hour period? I just looked after my 10 month old niece (my wife, and her sister did all the work) in our home for the past two weeks. Even though she is an angelic kid, she is still a 10 month old. Non stop activity. Call her typhoon Lek. I get it. Not something one chooses to do, if you have a choice. Kudos to him for not being cowed into submission. And sounds like he has had a colorful past. Good on him. Being with hundreds of women is nothing to be ashamed about, despite protestations to the contrary by the emasculators.
  8. Hua Hin air is far better than Bangkok, right now. And if you travel further south, by rail, you get to Prachuap. It is far better there, and a delightful seaside town.
  9. As John Lennon once said, money does not make you happy. So, once these musicians reach a point in their career, where they have the money, fame, and adulation they were seeking, and they are still miserable, it is even harder for some of them, than the rest of us. We still have that golden calf we are seeking. They don't anymore. That may be one aspect of it. Another might be the fame. Personally, I think it must be miserable. I was recently in LA with a friend. We were in the parking lot of a diner, and some guy drove past us in a rather insane fashion. My friend said, hey that was Justin Bieber. We waited for him to get out of his Range Rover, then watched him scoot into the diner. There were about 40 paparazzi standing near the entrance, as he hustled inside. It looked miserable. Then I realized he was trying to avoid them when he entered the lot rather quickly. What an existence. Who would want that? That is the horrific flip side, of the fame that they were seeking in the first place.
  10. This is not a stretch. Always remember that the RTP are franchisees. Not law enforcement. So, always beware. If it were me, I would start, or ask someone close, to start a major Facebook and Twitter campaign. Embarrassment and international humiliation seems to be quite an effective tool here, as this administration is scared to death of devastating the tourism cash cow, even more than they have destroyed it already. The police would not be held accountable, but you would walk free, without having to pay the ransom.
  11. Thanks for the post. I agree with you. I like it here too. I find every day to be a pleasant day, I am still pleasantly surprised at many things I see, and I find the foreign and strange culture to be invigorating. I love the attitudes of most Thai people, and find the light hearted spirit to be such a wonderful contrast to what I experienced back in the US for all those years, and when I ago back a few times a year. Another world. One lacking joy, to put it mildly. One obsessed with PC weakness, and extreme emasculation and what they have the nerve to refer to as toxic masculinity. No thanks. I prefer living in a land where women celebrate their femininity, what alot of dignity, grace and appeal. If you are not enjoying your life in Thailand, I highly suggest getting out of Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket, or Samui. Most of the malcontents, seem to live in one of those four spots. The rest of Thailand has alot to offer.
  12. spidermike007

    Very sad goings-on in Pattaya

    My friend said that this is probably mafia related and the police will do nothing about it. If the police are afraid or involved, perhaps Prime Minister Prayut can get some military men to rescue people from this horrendous, corrupt practice. It took me awhile to digest this statement. I guess some here, still think after four years of staggering incompetence and indifference to the common man, that a guy like this would step in to help a poor street woman? What kind of accord is being given to this man, and why? What has he done for the Thai people, to even warrant the consideration of yours, that he would help, or get involved? There is nothing you can do. Rescue her, and you risk the ire of the local mafia thugs. Report her, and all of your information will be given to the thugs, by the police who are employed by them. Let it go. It is sad. But, then again, we see this kind of thing in the entire third world. Newbies tend to be upset by it. You will get used to it. Believe me, your charity is kind, but you are not going to be able to save the world.
  13. spidermike007

    Changing to fibre optic internet connection

    I have TOT fibre 150up, 50 down. On my desktop, which is connected to a LAN cable, I get between 150 and 180MBPS. On my wireless, anywhere in the house, I get 90mbps. I have a powerful Netgear router, which helps. But even without it, I would get the same LAN speeds. Amazing consistency of service and speeds. I love it. On downloads I consistently am able to download an HD 4 GB file in three or four minutes, providing there are enough seeds. Super happy with the local fiber optic. Kudos to TOT.
  14. The Koran is a difficult scripture to understand. On the one hand it preaches tolerance and understanding. On the other hand it appears to incite violence against non believers. There are some Muslims who are speaking out, about the many contradictions within the faith. This one is thoughtful: Please question yourselves. Isn’t this compulsive following of a man who lived 1400 years ago leading us to doom in a changing world? Do the followers of any other religion follow one man in such an all-encompassing way? Who are we deceiving, them or ourselves? Dear brothers and sisters, see how our Umma (people) has sunk into poverty and how it lags behind the rest of the world. Isn’t it because we are following a religion that is outdated and impractical? In this crucial moment of history, when a great catastrophe has befallen us and a much bigger one is lying ahead, should not we wake up from our 1400 years of slumber and see where things have gone wrong? Hatred has filled the air and the world is bracing itself for its doomsday. Should we not ask ourselves whether we have contributed, wittingly or unwittingly, to this tragedy and whether we can stop the great disaster from happening? https://centerforinquiry.org/blog/a-call-to-the-muslims-of-the-world/ And like most scriptures, it is open to interpretation. This is a reasonable interpretation, which completely contradicts the "kill the infidel" mantra. The verse of the Holy Quran is often mentioned to malign Islam. The verse does not say infidels it says idolaters. (9:5) And when the forbidden months have passed, kill the idolaters wherever you find them and take them prisoners, and beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they repent and observe Prayer and pay the Zakat, then leave their way free. Surely, Allah is Most Forgiving, Merciful. https://www.alislam.org/library/articles/why-does-the-quran-say-that-infidels-should-be-killed/
  15. Pol Maj-Gen Aekkarak Limsangkart, deputy commissioner of Police Education Bureau and a member of the Royal Thai Police’s committee to solve traffic problems, said that the bill would enable police to deal with cyclists who are drunk while riding. Now, if only this nitwit would apply some effort to traffic safety with regard to motorbikes, cars and trucks, especially on the highways. How can this guy sleep at night, with a title like that, knowing Thailand is one of the worst countries in the world, when it comes to road fatalities, and knowing he is doing NOTHING about it? He is failing on an epic scale. Now, at least we know who to blame, besides the PM.
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