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Video: Thailand's shame: "We should be like farangs and keep our own country clean"

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On ‎1‎/‎28‎/‎2019 at 10:35 AM, SammyT said:

 

Agreed, always the most frustrating thing is buying food or drink while wandering somewhere and then having to carry the litter for another 30 minutes until you can find somewhere to properly dispose of it. Pretty much the only consistent rubbish bins I've seen have been outside 7/11's. 

OH!!! and theres not many of them are there?

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On 1/28/2019 at 11:30 AM, 4MyEgo said:

Just this morning driving the kids to school, a task a gave up because what I see frustrates the crap out of me and this is in the country or provinces if you like.

 

As I drive through our village and the other 2 to get to the main road from around 7-7.30am, village people burning their rubbish and others having back burned their lands overnight with the smoke evident for the 20 minute drive to get the kids to school, fully knowing that they, the kids are going to have to stand in assembly for 30 minutes listening to the principal and others woffle on while the kids suck in the smoke that's in the air.

 

One of the villages over the bridge next to ours, i.e. in the opposite direction 200 metres away have their yellow bins, and no burning of any kind is permitted in the village, we obviously have the wrong mayor, too interested in his gambling habits, however he is not solely to blame, as I am told the old council members don't want to have to pay for the bins, as the residents don't have the funds to pay for a garbage service as well.

 

So the Thai solution is burn baby burn.....I'm all choked up 😞

 

You are not even in Thailand. Should be chatting about Burmese people and their rubbish.

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2 hours ago, owl sees all said:

You are not even in Thailand.

I reckon I am !

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On 2/9/2019 at 8:47 AM, HLover said:

Jeez, who wants to live in a nanny state like Australia? Socially cuckolded, sad indeed.

Keep your laws at home as thankfully they wouldn't work here.

(I just threw a dead plant leaf over my balcony)

I find comments like this interesting. As a Westerner, we presumably have benefited significantly from what you call "Nanny State". The infrastructure we have used, the schools, the healthcare, myrid other benefits. 

 

Had any one of is been born as average as a Thai as we are a Farang, I think our perspectives might be very different. 

 

Farang that denigrate the "Nanny States" they come from while exploiting miserably backward countries like Thailand can do so almost entirely because those "Nanny States" gave them better opportunities. I know it's tempting to think 

 

"If I had been born an average Thai, I'd still be better than most because most of my success is because of me my hard work and my innate abilities." 

 

But, the truth is probably that a very significant contributor to our relative success is simply being born in countries that were already doing well.. and thousands of years of our western societies clawing and bleeding and sacrificing their ways to advancement and prosperity. 

 

I think we should learn to have more pride in our own societies, though they be imperfect. 

 

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2 hours ago, 4MyEgo said:

I reckon I am !

Sorry 4MyEgo. Didn't know you had arrived from OZ.

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Anti littering, child motorbike riders, responsible parenthood. It all starts in the home at grass roots level. Children copy the adults.

Walk around most villages and you will see litter almost everywhere. Most villages have no litter bins or collection service. The few conscientious households end up either burning what they can or disposing of the trash near some roadside layby.

Parents are providing their kids from 9 or 10 years old with motorbikes then just accept the consequences. No training in road rules, no helmets, no awareness or understanding of other traffic behaviour.

Some, not all, of these shortcomings are admittedly due to economic circumstances. The Government does hand out funds annually for local improvements. I draw no conclusions as to the wisdom of the expenditure of these funds.

 

 

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43 minutes ago, owl sees all said:

Sorry 4MyEgo. Didn't know you had arrived from OZ.

All good 27 November 2015 to be exact 🙂

 

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On 2/9/2019 at 12:47 PM, HLover said:

Jeez, who wants to live in a nanny state like Australia? Socially cuckolded, sad indeed.

Keep your laws at home as thankfully they wouldn't work here.

(I just threw a dead plant leaf over my balcony)

I'd say Australia is one up not having you amongst it's nanny state pestine beaches etc etc

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16 minutes ago, Odysseus123 said:

The post that you are responding to is just another American (or those who aspire to be Alt right wing American)'libertarian' statement of dubious merit.

 

They spend their lives denouncing their own nation's so called infringements on"liberty" but then rush off to an authoritarian,militaristic state and proudly proclaim that they have discovered "freedom".

 

They have discovered nothing of the sort-they have merely chanced upon indifference-to their own rights or,indeed,anyone else's.

Said so much more eloquently than I could have. Thank you. 

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Lack of bins is a real issue, but would they be used or do like i saw today in a redt area, justb throw it out the car

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Instead of helping, they made a video.

 

What a time to be alive.

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Very inspirational, I hope to see more.   

 

I never tire of cute blondes, bent over, enjoying themselves, and eager for new experiences.  👅

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