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10 minutes ago, Lee4Life said:

 People can bring up points that concern them without wanting to change Thailand into their own country. And what do Muslims have to do with anything? How many people are killed every year here because of a lack of common sense as far as safety goes?  And if people complain about this your idea is to tell them to go home if they don't like it? 

       If you feel a great sense of freedom here because of the lack of laws or lack of enforcement, then great for you, but the fact is that not everyone feels that way, and by this person voicing their concern someone else may be able to avoid death or injury.

                

Correct, and I have nothing to gain by raising the issue, except the satisfaction that I did something to prevent senseless injuries or deaths.  Do not own anything there, and just don't have any skin in that game.

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4 hours ago, moontang said:

I am writing a letter to Marriott International, at their HQ, informing them of the dangers, and I believe if someone from the US was severely injured, they would be able to sue them in the US, where the payouts could be 1000 times more...and even more with someone, like myself, coming forward with proof that they were made aware of the situation.  All I am asking is that they don't ang!e across the swimming areas of ride too close to the shores..wouldn't cost them a dime.  Do a little math, and it is pretty easy to see that one rental area has a negative impact on a billion dollars worth of real estate..Like a lot of things, it is just a matter of time before someone important's child is a victim of vehicular homicide, and then there will be a crackdown.  History tells us that these beach gangs are usually well connected locally, but the reality is one phone call or visit from BKK and the whole thing is finished.  

Tread lightly and don't do anything that can lead back to you. These guys don't mess around, and you don't want to end up fish food. 

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3 minutes ago, Shot said:

Tread lightly and don't do anything that can lead back to you. These guys don't mess around, and you don't want to end up fish food. 

Save it..that is why I will contact Marriott at their HQ, instead of getting lip service from a monkey in a polyester suit.

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Easy there Sparky, just trying to help.

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Whine, whine, whine, yawn😴😴😴

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11 minutes ago, Shot said:

Easy there Sparky, just trying to help.

I hear you private Pyle..the police raided a casino right up the street..turned out to be owned by...the police..lots of dodgy people, most a lot scarier than the carnies renting jetskis.

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calm down, relax... go find another beach, or better still go find something more interesting to do, the beaches in thailand are, frankly, awful. my sister emigrated to australia and i have a friend in the caribbean, now they have beaches!

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10 minutes ago, samsensam said:

 

calm down, relax... go find another beach, or better still go find something more interesting to do, the beaches in thailand are, frankly, awful. my sister emigrated to australia and i have a friend in the caribbean, now they have beaches!

Agreed, it is a miracle to find a good swimming pool.  My beach trips have been quite limited here.  It is almost like I need to go once or twice per year to remind myself why I don't live near a tourist resort..they ruined most of CM, and they don't even have a beach.

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6 hours ago, moontang said:

Kind of like being habitually late, and calling it "Thai culcha," Well being late does happen frequently, with the rains, traffic, etc.., but I dare you to walk in a courtroom even five minutes late, and face the judge, or try paying a bank debt at 15:02...that two or five minutes could cost you plenty.  You're not going to catch me in a temple, but I certainly would welcome more Buddhist values, which we only hear about during discussions on banning alcohol.  What about honesty and respect for living things?  How honest is not paying for your child or other obligations?  How respectful of living things is it to drive 80 kmph on a narrow soi, wearing a GRAB jacket?  How does having rats on your premises show respect for anything?

OMG, she's having a go at the rats now. Where is it going to end?

Bet it's not at the virus wreaking havoc on the world.

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10 hours ago, AndyAndyAndy said:
10 hours ago, moontang said:

Thais didn't invent jet skis (or anything else), but they are accommodating to the bad behaviors that came with them, about thirty years later than Mexico.  

One of the perks of Thailand is, that is lawless state. You can drive without driving licence and pay 200 baht fine. You can get caught speeding every single day and pay 200 Baht fine. ... ... ... In your home country all these things would you land in a jail, would lead to lose of driving licence etc etc etc. But here you are free to enjoy all of these things.

 

You can't be enjoining these perks and at the same time be pointing finger on somebody who is driving and ATV on the beach. He is enjoying them too.

 

You are here because it's better here than your home country. So don't try to change it into your home country.

What planet are you from? Thailand is NOT a lawless state. You can commit a crime and get away with it, by hook or by crook, still that doesn't mean the laws of the land don't exist. Cultural difference doesn't warrant lawlessness. And whether they are effective or not, Thais make a big deal about law compliance. Just take the mask wearing order as a recent example. I can say WITHOUT showing statistics that the majority of farangs did not come here because lawlessness deemed acceptable, as it were, just as I can say the majority of folks are not criminals in most parts of the world. However some certainly do come here with the erroneous perception that "one of the perks of Thailand is, that is lawless state." To me lawlessness is not a "perk" and I certainly do not "enjoy" it. Different kettles of fish, shall we say. However we all show up here on this forum, for better AND for worse.

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9 hours ago, moontang said:

I am writing a letter to Marriott International, at their HQ, informing them of the dangers, and I believe if someone from the US was severely injured, they would be able to sue them in the US, where the payouts could be 1000 times more...and even more with someone, like myself, coming forward with proof that they were made aware of the situation.  All I am asking is that they don't ang!e across the swimming areas of ride too close to the shores..wouldn't cost them a dime.  Do a little math, and it is pretty easy to see that one rental area has a negative impact on a billion dollars worth of real estate..Like a lot of things, it is just a matter of time before someone important's child is a victim of vehicular homicide, and then there will be a crackdown.  History tells us that these beach gangs are usually well connected locally, but the reality is one phone call or visit from BKK and the whole thing is finished.  

Your going to write a letter, lets see  how that works out for you. (especially since you have to identify yourself in the complaint) You saw what happened to a Thai activist who complained about  Thai laws the Government ,ect. He ran to Cambodia for safety.  Disapered and know one  has  a clue what happened , hope your comlaint is worth it to you.

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10 hours ago, moontang said:

I am writing a letter to Marriott International, at their HQ, informing them of the dangers, and I believe if someone from the US was severely injured, they would be able to sue them in the US, where the payouts could be 1000 times more...and even more with someone, like myself, coming forward with proof that they were made aware of the situation.  All I am asking is that they don't ang!e across the swimming areas of ride too close to the shores..wouldn't cost them a dime.  Do a little math, and it is pretty easy to see that one rental area has a negative impact on a billion dollars worth of real estate..Like a lot of things, it is just a matter of time before someone important's child is a victim of vehicular homicide, and then there will be a crackdown.  History tells us that these beach gangs are usually well connected locally, but the reality is one phone call or visit from BKK and the whole thing is finished.  

Your going to write a letter, lets see  how that works out for you. (especially since you have to identify yourself in the complaint) You saw what happened to a Thai activist who complained about  Thai laws the Government ,ect. He ran to Cambodia for safety.  Disapered and know one  has  a clue what happened , hope your comlaint is worth it to you.

yes but @moontang is obviously saying of writing 'to' them - not 'about' them

 - big difference! 

 

once they've been 'written to'

- then in a westerners eyes; they (the * company) would be then 'condoning' the Activity, thereby becoming Complicit if something subsequently happened to some innocent victim of their inactions

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5 hours ago, tifino said:

yes but @moontang is obviously saying of writing 'to' them - not 'about' them

 - big difference! 

 

once they've been 'written to'

- then in a westerners eyes; they (the * company) would be then 'condoning' the Activity, thereby becoming Complicit if something subsequently happened to some innocent victim of their inactions

Correct, there is no complaint.  And I will actually be near their HQ and the companies birthplace in the Fall.  Just a common sense reminder, on something they have likely dealt with on at least six continents.  One part of the situation is the water is so shallow there, you need to go moderately far out to stay wet and out of the blazing sun.  I lived very close to the Colorado River, which is jetski haven.  But it got so bad, the cops had a floating precinct, where they could completely process BUI.  2600 USD was the cost to take the court required boater safety course.  Many of the arrested were jetskiers.  

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On 6/16/2020 at 5:40 AM, AndyAndyAndy said:

What you want to discuss. That's how it is in Thailand. If you don't like it, go home. Or stay and whine and complain. You will fit right in this forum. 😀

Indeed though that's how TV makes (made) its fortunes. The throw away 'go home' is somewhat a boorish TV old-timer nugget, though you's a newbie boy by the looks. Unless... 

 

Op, don't sweat the small stuff... or

 

... go home. :biggrin:

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