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A prime example to anyone of why schools should not be allowed to indoctrinate children.....religious schools, in particular, should be banned throughout the world.

yep, my wife is a staunch royalist - she cant bare the comments being made. my son is M1 and has started waving 3 fingers about the house. you can imagine the friction. It doesnt help that she constan

Was with my misses family yesterday (police) they muttered something about Prayut, and I said I thought he was doing a great job and how I enjoyed being here ........... they all laughed. Not my

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2 minutes ago, Lacessit said:

I'd be worried if I was in Bangkok, not so much in Chiang Rai.

Hardly likely in Sattahip, a navy town.

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23 hours ago, Surelynot said:

Their standard of living would be on a par with many parts of Europe.

I take it you mean for the Thai people and not the expats or retirees,, as far as the UK part of Europe is concerned, the government is probably as corrupt as the Thai government, and I also mean the times between coups.

 

The big difference is that the UK government is much more educated, and so have the brains to fill their pockets through corruption without being open about it. 

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1 hour ago, Aussieroaming said:

Yes we discuss it. My wife opinion is that the current government has stifled Thai economic growth.  She wants change and a new election.

Think that it has been the pandemic that caused that 

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On 10/20/2020 at 9:25 AM, Gandtee said:

Any comment or discussion on the present student protests is strictly taboo between my wife and I. We have agreed not to get into it to maintain a quiet life. For her, after a lifetime of indoctrination it must be very difficult to listen and accept differing views. Any others out there following the same policy? 

Wife and Family were 'yellow shirts' in the last one, now they're hoping for regime change.

 

Though, wife did say if it goes to <deleted>, will we have issues getting her nieces out of the country, as there is real concern the country is going to turn into a full blown authoritarian <deleted> show i guess.

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1 hour ago, Lacessit said:

I'd be worried if I was in Bangkok, not so much in Chiang Rai.

Do you often stay close to the Victory Monument when you're in BKK? That's where you'll find the protesters. So, why worry about going to BKK or even stay there? Do you even know where the Victory Monument is located in BKK? 

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5 minutes ago, Max69xl said:

They preferred the oldest sister. 

Oddly the same, I did get asked why my country allows woman, i said because we believe in equality, and in our country x is equal to the man on the street, we got that through beheading x. 

 

There was a weird smile on their face at that point.

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17 minutes ago, Max69xl said:

Do you often stay close to the Victory Monument when you're in BKK? That's where you'll find the protesters. So, why worry about going to BKK or even stay there? Do you even know where the Victory Monument is located in BKK? 

I always visit MBK when in Bangkok, my favourite restaurant, a hidden gem, is in MBK. Just one stop up from Victory Monument.

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3 minutes ago, samtab said:

Discuss with a Thai 🙂 555

Only my 23 years old KIK understands what's happening and supports democracy.

Older Thai all are pure idiots.

 

She would be to young to realize that Thais cannot do democracy .

Whether its the Reds or Yellows governing , the other side will be out on the streets bringing the Country to a standstill  

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29 minutes ago, Max69xl said:

Do you often stay close to the Victory Monument when you're in BKK? That's where you'll find the protesters. So, why worry about going to BKK or even stay there? Do you even know where the Victory Monument is located in BKK? 

Your post is false as an absolute.

Below is where they were a few days ago they move around.  And, the BTS and MRT have been shut down several times due to their movements.

 

 

 

1. Lat Phrao Intersection
2. Wongwian Yai
3. Udomsuk marching to Bangna intersection
4. BTS Asoke
5. Sam Yan Mitr Town

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On 10/20/2020 at 11:18 AM, Antonymous said:

My wife can't stand the current regime and we have many discussions about it in private. She gets very upset about the Deleted, but is super reluctant to talk publicly about what she knows is going on. She tells me that nearly all her old school friends, who she keeps in touch with online, are monarchists and against the protesters.

 

Yesterday we were sitting on the terrace and I tuned into a video (published outside Thailand) that showed live footage of the royal motorcade and the protesters in Bangkok shouting at the passing limo. She got in a panic and told me to turn the sound down in case the neighbours heard it. That's how worried she is, as if the walls have ears. But I laughed at her. Then Alexa laughed, Cortana and Siri joined in. We all had a good laugh....

 

The protesters are brave folk. Most Thai people are too afraid to speak out, in any medium.

 

As per your last comment - not so. Go on social media, and the picture is pretty much reversed. A lot of outspoken commentary, and quite a bit of harassment directed at those not supporting (or seen as such) by them 'netizens'. Not really all that democratic on this front.

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On 10/20/2020 at 11:49 AM, Orton Rd said:

You blackmail her then, you support her so she has to do what you want, disgraceful let her decide for herself.

 

 

Nonsense.

 

On 10/20/2020 at 12:16 PM, RJRS1301 said:

You are using coercion to control her behaviours, that is a terrible thing to do to person, taking away their agency.

 

 

More nonsense.

 

Like it or not, such is life. Same way most of us here will face consequences if engaged in political activism. She gets to decide for herself, her agency is not taken away - there's always a choice of going independent and following what you believe in. 

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4 hours ago, tonray said:

I was able to discuss whether we wanted to eat Thai or Japanese on a recent trip to Central Westgate....but GF is opening up especially after I had her accompany me to the Immigration office for her 'first time' initiation...she wasn't very aware what goes on and being a professional manager...she was not very happy with the government system for treating foreigners just wishing to legally stay. Especially curious about the numerous Thai agents walking in and out of the IO cubicles with stacks of 10 passports or more, sometimes interupting people sitting down at the desk and further slowing down the process. I explained to her that should someone not have any money in the bank or insurance cert....they could hire one of these agents to smooth things over...I think she became a bit more appreciative of what the protestors are doing even if not willing to openly support them verbally. Change is going to come...but most Thais...even educated ones are woefully unaware of how government operates...they need to be 'enlightened' before they support change en masse.

 

I seriously doubt our IO experience will change much if the new lot comes to power. Or for that matter, that much else will.

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