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9 hours ago, Fred white said:

Same as the US

Nah, not true. I know for a fact that entry to Disneyland is extremely cheap if you live local to the park. They pay a cheaper price then even their own country people.

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How about eliminating the arbitrary piss-on-demand drug tests by police in public places?

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On 8/8/2019 at 8:43 AM, Matzzon said:

Nah, the places where it would be 1000% is very few, and not even wirth bringing up. Not even the one that offer free for Thai´s and paid for foreigners comes up to your 1000%, out of the reason it can only be considered 100% when it stands against zero. However, mathematic lesson over.

I am probaly stupid, is you were allowed to use you measurement tools, and that´s ok. I can live with that, because there is not only you and your thoughts in this world. 🙂 

It still doesn´t happen based on skin color, it´s mostly based on beeing a citizen or not. In some cases they have a leinient attitude against fellow asians. Nothing wrong with beeing a little bit patriotic. Just take a look at the wide spread patriotism in USA.

You just justified racism and contradicted yourself.

 

It would be one thing, if done on the basis of nationality where everyone including Thais were asked to prove their entitlement by showing their ID card or passport and anyone that could not do so would be considered as a foreigner and asked to pay the higher price.

 

Although some tourist attractions in Thailand are more fair and take the nationality thing seriously by charging foreigners of all colors the higher price, some don't. The reason they don't is either due to ignorance about the existence of foreign Asian tourists, or because they really like milking the farang. I think it's more likely the former, than the latter, in most cases.

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15 minutes ago, drbeach said:

You just justified racism and contradicted yourself.

Nope, I did not.

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On 8/7/2019 at 5:53 PM, Date Masamune said:

You have a very strong argument about Thai citizenship.

 

Do you think Thailands policy of dual pricing, totally fair based on citizenship makes Thailand look backwards, progressive or neutral compared to other countries?

 

(The lowest of the low immigrant, perhaps through marriage to US citizen alone, contributing nothing in my country, can easily get US citizenship in 7 years or so. The only westerners I have met here with Thai citizenship were born here to missionaries. Foreign Asian women married to Thai men hardly count. Many with PR but they got it years ago.)

 

I searched the 2price thailand link and it got me thinking about the Grand Palace. I would not be the one to recommend anyone to not visit the Grand Palace on their first trip to Thailand, but with getting harassed and lied to by touts, to transport costs and crowds, now perhaps I would suggest GIVE IT A PASS  I think I have been their twice, don't remember what I paid but it would have been late 1990s.

 

Imagine if no foreign tourists visited the Grand Palace based on the pricing scheme of 500 baht to free. Perhaps they would change their policy?

Many avoid it. I think these days it's mostly Chinese package tourists that visit. In fact, at least 90% of all visitors to the Grand Palace are now Chinese package tourists.

 

I took some Chinese clients there a couple of years ago. Once they realized it was going to be 500 Baht, they ran out of there as quickly as they could. For them, taking a photo inside the walls was enough - it was free. Besides, it would have been like 3000 Baht for the 6 of them. I can definitely see where they were coming from.

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5 minutes ago, Matzzon said:

Nope, I did not.

You did. You also made an example which does not exist - that in America you are charged more based on the color of your skin. That is not true and if it were, civil liberties groups would be all over it. It would make the news and the establishment caught doing it would be named and shamed.

 

You also fail to understand the concept of patriotism. It's based on nationality not race or skin color. Thais are patriotic towards their country. They can't be patriotic towards Vietnam or China because they're not from those countries.

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11 minutes ago, drbeach said:

You did. You also made an example which does not exist - that in America you are charged more based on the color of your skin. That is not true and if it were, civil liberties groups would be all over it. It would make the news and the establishment caught doing it would be named and shamed.

 

You also fail to understand the concept of patriotism. It's based on nationality not race or skin color. Thais are patriotic towards their country. They can't be patriotic towards Vietnam or China because they're not from those countries.

Pure BS

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On 8/9/2019 at 7:59 AM, Fred white said:

Same as the US

Not true.  Hawaii has "kamaiana" (need Hawaii drivers license) for decades.  If you are a hawaii resident u can get major discounts on hotel rooms, golf, sometimes airfares, etc.

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On 8/9/2019 at 7:05 PM, Fred white said:

I agree with the snowflake comment

+100

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