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2 minutes ago, steve187 said:

the difference being white skin people are not native here, whereas in the UK and the USA brown skinned people are native.

Actually white skin are the natives, while brown skin are the mixes from Isaan;)

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15 minutes ago, steve187 said:

the difference being white skin people are not native here, whereas in the UK and the USA brown skinned people are native.

I'm a native of the UK and my backside is proper white.

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4 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

who else would you target at a immigration checkpoint?

Martians

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3 hours ago, BestB said:

But should they not perform the checks prior to letting them in ? Instead of hunting down all?

Strange thing to say,  what about overstays, you can't check that until it happens right? 

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17 minutes ago, BestB said:

Actually white skin are the natives, while brown skin are the mixes from Isaan;)

my wife is from Bangkok and her family have always lived in Bangkok, and she is brown, the only white Thai's are the ones that stay in all day or are of mixed race

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4 hours ago, baansgr said:

So they should, however this stretch of road will be legal tourists on their way from Pattaya to Nong  Nooch, Silver Lake and the Navy beaches. This is where there was three road blocks in 38kms on Tuesday....thats a bit much in anyone's books. If they want the overstayers etc,  it's the restaurants, suit shops, schools in the boonies etc for illegals 

Keep in mind that south of the Ambassador, just past Nong Nooch and inland from Ban Saray, there are housing developments where Russians are the predominant residents. Baan Dusit Pattaya Lake is just one of them. There also some on the darkside being built by Russian developers. Some have websites that are exclusively in the Russian language.

 

Since Big Joke was making much of recently nabbing a Russian who had been flagged by Interpol, maybe they're looking more closely at a precise demographic here?

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1 hour ago, BestB said:

But they are not controlling their borders

 

If they were, then checks would have been done on the borders, not 600 kms away from the nearest border;)

FWIW, the US Immigration has a checkpoint on highway 281, about 40 miles north of McAllen and the border with Mexico. The cop gave me a hard time as I was coming back from spring break on South Padre with a couple of Houston strippers in my car. But he believed the strippers when they told them that I really hadn't come from Mexico.

 

PS. The sea is a border too.

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8 hours ago, champers said:

Is it just me, or does it seem like a lot of police activity directed against Russians lately? Who will be next?

That's just great if it is true! Is it just me, or does it seem like there are too many rude Russians here lately? I'm told they manage to get ED Visas based on their kids being in kindergarten. 1 per child.

 

33 minutes ago, Kim J said:

Exactly the same applies to Mrs Kim.

Also many from the Southern provinces of Thailand are darker skinned. Those that think it is only Isaan people that are brown are simply deluded.

Many of the whiter skinned Thais, particularly around Bangkok and Chonburi are of Chinese descent or mixed race as you state. Also as you say the rest of them most likely never see any sun.

My Mrs too. She goes in the sun and turns dark brown within a couple of seconds. The white Thais are the ones with the umbrellas, I assume that they are vampires, right?

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3 hours ago, balo said:

Strange thing to say,  what about overstays, you can't check that until it happens right? 

Yes, but does 0.01% overstays out of 30 million warrant nationwide hunts?

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3 hours ago, steve187 said:

my wife is from Bangkok and her family have always lived in Bangkok, and she is brown, the only white Thai's are the ones that stay in all day or are of mixed race

Many people in Bangkok are not native Bangkokias( is that the word?) many have roots from isaan. 

 

Bangkokians also have different facial features . But all that is irrelevant , what is relevant is racist hunt for foreigners, based on nothing but racial profiling which no one can deny as not too long ago they were hunting black skin foreigners .

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8 hours ago, baansgr said:

I don't think people mind having to have a valid visa,  it's the constant checking in,  90 days,  TM whatever they are and all the other beaurocracy just to stay legal.... Seriously under Castro it wasn't half this bad. 

Was there a large ex-pat community in Cuba, and were the authorities relaxed

about visa status?

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10 hours ago, Spidey said:

Well try that in the UK or States, set up a roadblock and ask everyone with brown skin for their passports.

Well, they have done studies on this and more many more Blacks and Mexicans are stopped/detained by the police in the US then whites.  

Racism, racial profiling whatever you want to call it exists even in the most advanced countries believe it or not....

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6 minutes ago, bkk6060 said:

Well, they have done studies on this and more many more Blacks and Mexicans are stopped/detained by the police in the US then whites.  

Racism, racial profiling whatever you want to call it exists even in the most advanced countries believe it or not....

I do believe it. If the same study were done in the UK, I'm sure the results would be similar. But, both countries have a policy of not racially profiling subjects of stop and search. It's generally accepted as racism in both countries and frowned upon. Not so in Thailand. Racism seems to be acceptable and the norm in Thailand.

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16 hours ago, Kim J said:

I am fully aware this has always been a requirement in Thailand

This was never a requirement.

There is only a law which says you need to have a form of identitification (same law for foreigners and Thais), but it doesn't say you have to carry it arround with you, or be able to show it on the spot.

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