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22 hours ago, moontang said:

Teacher given 11 years for Facebook posts..how long will it be before they realize Thailand is dumping its undesirables on them. 

No, you didn't say the teacher was a farang, but the above quote is misleading, mainly due to the grammar used, and the way the sentence was constructed.  

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6 hours ago, chrisandsu said:

Oh I gotcha ! Who’s going to be issarns child welfare system now then ? 

The pickings will become so slim that a lot of these girls will probably just have to go and get a proper job. 

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2 hours ago, Leaver said:

No, you didn't say the teacher was a farang, but the above quote is misleading, mainly due to the grammar used, and the way the sentence was constructed.  

Yes very misleading, he's probably an English teacher, lol. We all know dissidents are treated so well in the land of scams, lol. 

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5 minutes ago, Langkawee said:

Yes very misleading, he's probably an English teacher, lol. We all know dissidents are treated so well in the land of scams, lol. 

Perhaps what he means is he concerned about Vietnamese citizens who exercise free speech using social media platforms is offensive.

Should I inform Vietnamese authorities of these undesirables, that is of their indigenous population I come across on my travels ?

Could someone please explain ?

Maybe I'm looking into this to deeply.

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14 hours ago, Langkawee said:

An Indian friend once told me Indians do not marry prostitutes. It does not bode well for these esan gals now the jai Dee farang have departed. Very sad indeed. 

I thought they were heavily involved in the fake marriage scams here.

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Pattaya is like police state. Checkpoints 24/7 I drive a lot big bike got all papers dont drink, but situation is extraordinary. Stopped 3 times a day offten everyday. On top of that they do urine tests etc. Fining pot smokers 10k on spot even they smoked legally at home countries. 

One time cop told me whats ur bike cc I said 1000cc he said my licence not good for 1000cc only scooter, tho no such licences and mine full thai 5 years. Less checkpoints in Baghdad. I travel asia a lot too. Never seen this bad. In vietnam its hard to see cop, only one i

I saw was directing traffic. If I wouldn't be attached here I would leave to other place most likely. 

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14 hours ago, mostcurious said:

Perhaps what he means is he concerned about Vietnamese citizens who exercise free speech using social media platforms is offensive.

Should I inform Vietnamese authorities of these undesirables, that is of their indigenous population I come across on my travels ?

Could someone please explain ?

Maybe I'm looking into this to deeply.

I don't see a lot of difference between a Vietnamese dissident being jailed, and the computer crimes act and defamation cases in Thailand. 

 

They are both designed to restrict freedom of speech, and silence the truth.

 

I disagree with it in Thailand, and Vietnam.

 

When we look at the Communist Government of Vietnam, and the military Thai Government, I also don't see a lot of difference. 

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3 minutes ago, Leaver said:

I don't see a lot of difference between a Vietnamese dissident being jailed, and the computer crimes act and defamation cases in Thailand. 

 

They are both designed to restrict freedom of speech, and silence the truth.

 

I disagree with it in Thailand, and Vietnam.

 

When we look at the Communist Government of Vietnam, and the military Thai Government, I also don't see a lot of difference. 

Tho Vietnam is communist country and Thailand "democratic" 

 

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Missed ur last bit. Same thing

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The good thing about the Central coast of Vietnam is the island clear water right on the mainland coast. Due to the geology: dry, rocky and steep. So you dont have to schlep to some island for very nice water. To those that say you can find clear water in many internet searches anywhere. I stayed in Ca Na beach . Also took the train from Hanoi to Saigon. There were areas on the Central coast where I could look down from the train on side of rocky hill over the water, and I could see the sea bottom all the way out into deep water.. So beautiful clear water on mainland for economy travelers  as well as wealthy: I just noticed that high end Amanoi has a resort on Central coast now.

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10 hours ago, Xaos said:

Pattaya is like police state. Checkpoints 24/7 I drive a lot big bike got all papers dont drink, but situation is extraordinary. Stopped 3 times a day offten everyday. On top of that they do urine tests etc. Fining pot smokers 10k on spot even they smoked legally at home countries. 

One time cop told me whats ur bike cc I said 1000cc he said my licence not good for 1000cc only scooter, tho no such licences and mine full thai 5 years. Less checkpoints in Baghdad. I travel asia a lot too. Never seen this bad. In vietnam its hard to see cop, only one i

I saw was directing traffic. If I wouldn't be attached here I would leave to other place most likely. 

Talked to a Russian riding motorbike for 4 months in Hanoi. Never stopped by police. Myself never stopped in Hanoi riding 2 weeks,  nor riding to Laos border. Thus Vietnam has backpacker market.  Chiang Mai can easily be stopped 12 times in a day. This with the carnage I will never ride again if i  ever  return. 

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On 8/26/2019 at 2:34 PM, Leaver said:

How many military coups has Thailand had in recent history?

 

How many members of a certain family, and their political party, are now in exile?

 

And you think a communist country is unstable and Thailand is stable?   🤣

Alas this is true. There's no bounce back from this military coup. Its dragged Thailand into the gutter of corruption,  incompetence,  injustice,  fear, am

and debt. There is no moderator anymore to guide this ship of state and contain the idiocy of the military. Thailand is now as backwards as parts of Africa and soon will be the Zimbabwe of SE Asia.

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10 hours ago, Xaos said:

Pattaya is like police state. Checkpoints 24/7 I drive a lot big bike got all papers dont drink, but situation is extraordinary. Stopped 3 times a day offten everyday. On top of that they do urine tests etc. Fining pot smokers 10k on spot even they smoked legally at home countries. 

One time cop told me whats ur bike cc I said 1000cc he said my licence not good for 1000cc only scooter, tho no such licences and mine full thai 5 years. Less checkpoints in Baghdad. I travel asia a lot too. Never seen this bad. In vietnam its hard to see cop, only one i

I saw was directing traffic. If I wouldn't be attached here I would leave to other place most likely. 

I do not drive a motorbike but many of my friends do. They are rarely stopped, and when stopped,  politely checked for correct paperwork. Breath tests are rare and urine tests for pot  never. I call BS on aspects of the above rant. On the checkpoint on Pratumnak/ Thapraya both Thais and foreigners do get checked, mainly for paperwork and helmet issues.  However, Thailand is a corrupt police state run by a military junta. its just that in the past only Thais suffered but now due to irreversible changes among ths power elite foreigners are now suffering too. There is an unholy puritanical alliance between the sangha, the power elite and the army to reshape Thailand, break the people and control western influence. This has always been the way of Siam. Saigon is more tolerant than any city in Thailand.  Hanoi is not.

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Vietnam used to have a bad reputation for Vietnamese trying to scam you the whole time. I know in 1998 when i was backpacking everyone i met confirmed this was still the case so i avoided it, tried it in 2008 and a couple of text book scams were tried on me, luckily I'd read Lonely Planet where they were listed.

 

Vietnam doesn't have this problem anymore?

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