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2 hours ago, IssanCalling said:

Since when was Buddha a Lord. 

I will just leave that there... 

Born a prince and if I've understood correctly, the dude partied like there was no end until he started figuring it out. Definitely didn't spit in the bottle.

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After 500 close calls with soi dogs, and 500 close calls while in a pedestrian crosswalk.. I can honestly say I have a lot less respect for their religion than I did when I first came 20 years ago, but still am respectful of it.. 

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If they have enough police to enforce this .They would be better off putting them on the traffic policing . i only see them at road blocks for helmet fins . Just another law for today that will not be enforced.  

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4 hours ago, Lemonltr said:

According the the Thai public holiday list publication, Visaka Bucha day is Monday 20th. Banks closed. 

According to other sources, it's today: Monday is only a holiday because of the fact that it falls on a weekend day. 

2019 18 May Sat

Visakha Bucha Day

 

 

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4 hours ago, alant said:

Oh dear, another opportunity for the holier than thou to class all that want a drink as alcoholics and make a sarcastic remark.

Ok, everyone that is an alcoholic and  was offended, raise your hand.

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5 minutes ago, Penicillin said:

Ok, everyone that is an alcoholic and  was offended, raise your hand.

I'd prefer to remain Anonymous

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5 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Monday is a national day off because the holiday falls on a weekend. 

How many holidays is there a year. A day off for a holiday that falls 

on a weekend. As someone mentioned earlier school 2 days? Then a holiday.

 

Yes many countries do such but every other day up here in the NE is a holiday. Maybe do like the Chinese if given an extra day holiday then you have to work on Sunday the next week,

 

NE education level is unfortunately low. Village concerts every other day..... (not quite but close) with underage children way over the alcohol limit... oh wait their not supposed to be drinking.

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I would imagine there's more than a few cases where revenue trumps culture and religion?

 

Duty-free sales? (please don't tell me that airside is "not in Thailand")

 

Hotel mini-bars?

 

 

The fact that consumption is not outlawed, only sales, just points to the paternalistic social structure - backed up by the PtB - which loves to lord over the commoners (who are the only ones who live day-to-day and cannot plan purchases, or stockpile, ahead of holidays). 

 

Calling it "culture" is, well, insulting. As is blindly demanding everyone respect something meant to keep the masses dumbed down, and on the farm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, IssanCalling said:

Since when was Buddha a Lord. 

I will just leave that there... 

He was an Indian Prince so not sure how the great unwashed would have addressed him.

 

PS

FA Cup tonight 11pm. Can it be watched if sober?

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17 minutes ago, Penicillin said:

Ok, everyone that is an alcoholic and  was offended, raise your hand.

Wait, wait, wait - put your glass down first, you might spill some...

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1 hour ago, Guitarzan said:

You should learn to respect the country you are living in and the Buddhist culture and traditions!  The more people like speak the worse it is for the rest of us. 

You should learn to respect the freedom of free speech; something that many Thai people are fighting for 

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Not my country. Not my battle. I obey the laws while I am living here. The airport is open.

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I find this quite amusing, as I have always been able to buy alcohol regardless. Why this must be enforced is beyond me, given most can purchase the day before and consume on any Buddhist day.

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Just now, Orton Rd said:

Buddhist culture are you serious? ask any Thai 'Buddhist' what the four noble truths and the eight fold path to enlightenment are and i guarantee you will get a blank look, they are the core of his teachings. What he did not teach was praying to statues, bribing god, selling amulets and banning peoplle buying a drink. I just bought two large changs!

Not to mention monks selling "lucky lottery numbers"

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