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You can opt out of facial recognition in the US. Will that be available in Thailand?

 

There are concerns of that data being misused. And mistakes made by the system.

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On 9/10/2019 at 7:58 AM, bangkokbrain said:

As a farang of 13 years living and working in Thailand, I am feeling less and less welcome, trusted or respected on a daily basis. Despite paying relatively high income tax and receiving few (any?) benefits from this, I am treated as a second, if not third, class citizen. Time to look elsewhere I fear...

Because you probably aren't a citizen, unless you've acquired it. Otherwise, even if working and paying taxes, you're just a short timer on an extension that can be cancelled any time they want. 

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If Thailand was an individual human being then it would be in her best interests to commit herself for psychological evaluation and treatment.  Let's look at the symptom:

 

  • Irrational fear of those outside of her cultural and racial demographic;
  • Paranoia of all people different than herself;
  • An all embracing dread that people unlike herself are out to harm her and pose a constant threat to the safety of her and her family;
  • A compulsive need to track and monitor all people who are unlike her who live or visit in her vicinity lest they suddenly go bonkers and decide to rob and assault her;
  • An inability to discern actual threats from perceived or imaginary threats, and settling on the assumption that all outsiders" pose and existential threat to her and her family.

 

Really, what can you say about Crazy Aunt Thailand?  She runs a boarding house where people outside of her immediate family provide a significant portion of the family's income -- but? 
She is simply beside herself in fear and loathing.

 

Poor Crazy Aunt Thailand.  What's a girl to do?

 

 

 

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Another pitiful excuse for over officious bureaucracy, authoritarianism and military spending.

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49 minutes ago, smudger1951 said:

I would be interested to have one example of terrorism stemming from it's tourist industry. 

Wasn't the Erewan Shrine bombing done by Chinese here on tourist visas? There are also several reported incidents of international terrorists hiding out in Thailand - https://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/02/world/europe/02spain.html

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2 hours ago, ThaiBunny said:

Wasn't the Erewan Shrine bombing done by Chinese here on tourist visas? There are also several reported incidents of international terrorists hiding out in Thailand - https://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/02/world/europe/02spain.html

erewan was done in retaliation for sending back to china 100 Uyghurs, the Grey Wolves from turkey carried this attack.

it's not possible to properly vet over 10mln Chinese coming every year. 

 

at the time of erewan bombing and rounding up many suspects it appeared that their visa runs were bogus - they payed 20k baht for the stamps in passport to corrupt immigration officers, without going through the border personally.

Bogus visa runs are still going on, just the price is higher. 

At the time some immigration officers were apprehended, but since than many more cases were reported in press 

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On 9/10/2019 at 4:36 AM, Chazar said:

Ah yes what we need is  more TM30's  how  about a  weekly Tm30 which can be  updated to daily..............of  course seeing older people who have been on extensions for years with no problems  caused is  too easy to select these out of the "all falang" mentality.

the really ridiculous problem behind the TM30 harrassing  residents and the like is: None of all these terrorists flooding Thailand every day are ever  controlled and listed / covered by this TM30 ... it simply does not go for tourists!

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On 9/10/2019 at 4:58 AM, fruitman said:

And how many of the terrorists in the past were western farang??

 

Right, we need to make it harder for them to visit Thailand...

Any person can come to Sweden and after a short time, get a Swedish (farang) passport....

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On 9/10/2019 at 6:10 AM, jonclark said:

WUtter claptrap. Thailand's terrorism is entirely domestic. The bombs and murders in the southern three provinces are not carried out by a family of 4 from Dorset upset with the price of pad thai. 

 

Thailand needs to monitor its own people first before it points accusing fingers at foreigners. 

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This!

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