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0% said that they want to Work and get better wages , Now they play with their Phones all day and they expect to get a decent wage.

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3 hours ago, stanleycoin said:

That's called,  Period envy,  they all get it once a month,   for ever. :smile:

There is an Italian song

( canzonne?? ) by Verdi that people take to be romantic, used in an ad' for pizza in UK.

La donna e mobile.

It's worth listening to first, sounds lovely, then google the translation.

😆😆😆😆

Even Verdi's name translated is Joe Green.

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3 hours ago, unamazedloso said:

Yes sort of right. Not those that "Think" but  those that "KNOW" whats better for everyone as a whole. Pollution issues would be an good example. 

Why or who are we to say or tell another what is good? Nothing is good all nonsense to make money nothing more than that. Once you have all the "better" thing whats next to have? There will always be someone trying to do better than the other cause people say it is better..... What a load of nonsense. 

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What this poll is saying, is we do not want the army anymore. The last thing in the world the current administration wants, is to raise the living standard for the average person, make life comfortable for foreigners or tourists, and improve the nation on any level. At least with a newly elected, democratic administration, there would be a chance of some of that happening. The army needs to leave now, and the people need to usher these incompetents out to pasture, where they belong. 

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6 hours ago, Samui Bodoh said:

Further responses included;

 

  • 96.2% of respondents gave obvious answers to idiotic questions
  • 87.9% of respondents believed in unicorns
  • 72.8% of respondents wanted good candidates to be victorious
  • 88.9% of respondents wanted ice-cream after dinner four times a week
  • 94.1% of respondents thought water was 'wet'
  • 96.3% of respondents thought afternoon naps were a 'good thing'
  • 77.2% of respondents wished to purchase 'magical beans' so that it would improve their harvest yields

 

 

 

Well I do wonder if there were any questions re where the 'better quality of life' comes from?

 

My guess is that a big % of folks are expecting that it's a handout / it's the government's responsibility.

 

And sad that as a society this attitude has been built and reinforced by many past inputs.

 

 

 

 

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Not an unexpected result. There are ways to accomplish that goal.

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19 minutes ago, spidermike007 said:

What this poll is saying, is we do not want the army anymore. The last thing in the world the current administration wants, is to raise the living standard for the average person, make life comfortable for foreigners or tourists, and improve the nation on any level. At least with a newly elected, democratic administration, there would be a chance of some of that happening. The army needs to leave now, and the people need to usher these incompetents out to pasture, where they belong. 

Of course they don't want the army anymore but saying that means jail for some. It is here to stay until some (likely cataclysmic) event, changes the whole playing field. Most people do not realize the scope of military control. Thailand needs an army like I need an electric train set.

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52 minutes ago, Bournville said:

and what exactly will the thai people do to improve this standard?

My guess is f-all. For example if you have a resteraunt, that caters to tourists or local expats then you should train the staff for basic English and basic western standard table service. For example, after serving the initial order, 5 minutes later ask "do you need anything else". This never happenes. Twenty years of catering to tourists and still absolutely clueless. 

 

Thais expect miracles from thier lucky charms. It's not that simple. 

What are you on about.

They have food hygiene down pat now days. :smile:

 

Pee stool.jpg

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What this poll is saying, is we do not want the army anymore. The last thing in the world the current administration wants, is to raise the living standard for the average person, make life comfortable for foreigners or tourists, and improve the nation on any level. At least with a newly elected, democratic administration, there would be a chance of some of that happening. The army needs to leave now, and the people need to usher these incompetents out to pasture, where they belong. 

I’ve gotten the idea that many people welcome or are indifferent to the army’s stabilization of the country. They seem admire and identify (for lack of better descriptors) with the strength, power and control the army represents.
Some are just happy the elections are back so they can pocket a little from sitting in on gatherings and bringing a few friends.
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if they can’t even care or demand a better environment and cleaner air, they have no chance. It actually requires doing something.

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8 hours ago, PatOngo said:

5% of the population said they were very happy with current living standards!

Although the Government poll differs and has the figure at 95%

 

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1 hour ago, KMartinHandyman said:


I’ve gotten the idea that many people welcome or are indifferent to the army’s stabilization of the country. They seem admire and identify (for lack of better descriptors) with the strength, power and control the army represents.
Some are just happy the elections are back so they can pocket a little from sitting in on gatherings and bringing a few friends.

 

That is not at all what I hear from the many Thais I speak with. Perhaps that was the case in the first year or so. After the Bangkok shutdown, alot of people so very relieved to have a semblance of normality back in their lives. But, very soon the army betrayed the trust of the people, and most of us understood what the coup was really about. Power, fortunes, and protecting the elite, the super wealthy, those who are connected, and those in power, and in the army. That is all it has ever been. And it was especially apparent after the rewrite of the constitution in 2017. That was an abomination, and nothing but an enormous power grab. 

 

It has never been about the Thai people, and it has never been about improving the lives of the average pleb. Not now, not ever. The army needs to go, and they need to go now. 

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6 hours ago, nong38 said:

What Thais don't seem to understand is that if your standard of living is going to go up it does not come free, someone has to pay for it, they need to work harder. Remember when Yingluck promised 300 bts  a day, everyone thought they were in on this till the rate was explained that that was for Bangkok alone, less outside, it did not stop the prices going up to pay for the new rate and the prices have continued to go up even though the rate still stays the same, 300 bts a day, inflation is what we call it, prices up is what Thais call it.

Anyone can make these claims when they don't have to fund them, politics are well into these games and I bet many will believe them only to be told later that they did not understand what they were voting for.

On one hand, I agree wholeheartedly. 

 

On the other, it's far from the whole story; reducing the money--public and private--that magically disappears down the corruption hole would certainly make a difference in living standards *with existing resources*.

 

To say nothing of reducing inefficiencies/redundancies/red tape in key areas while adding in some necessary red tape in the form of tax collection and environmental enforcement standards.  Again, I'm talking about public AND private.

 

That's the sort of thing that makes everyday life better for people.

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7 hours ago, stanleycoin said:

What are you on about.

They have food hygiene down pat now days. :smile:

 

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I see what this site is about nothing of importance but ridicule all others that ARE NOT like YOU. I wonder how many thai's feel about you posting nonsense about the people here and the ones you are married to not a bar girl or the so called "Educated ones" everyone one of you has nothing to say about yourselves but you are so quick to talk b.s. about people in a country that you are a guest in. Regardless of status, money, etc. have some respect for all regardless of what you may think. This is NOT the UK, USA, China, etc....

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