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Police Prepare For Election Day Expat Sobriety Riots

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we all know Thais dont drink alcohol ......... they are never drunk ...behave perfectly in the society and never cause troubles ..... oh are we talking about farang here ? Oooops ...... that is the most stupid things I have seen today so far .... :lol:

I really thought farang was not part of those elections ....

We are! As some of us decided to live here - and so we have to follow the Thai laws! And that's good.

If Thais are following the laws or not - we don't have to care about it because it's not our business!

I am living and working here in Thailand since a year now.

What I really can't stand aren't any Thai laws or police checkpoints. No. I am really getting bored of foreign guests (that what we are here) complaining about nearly everything!

Nobody forced you to come to Thailand, it was your own, free decision! If you don't like Thailand anymore - go back home! It would make life here much better.

Shut up or go home... heheee, you been in Thailand SINCE a year now, and you just love everyhing, and all the Thai people treat you as they do other Thais, right??

:blink:

Hey, stay cool and polite, please.

I see - you are nearly born here. Or living here since more than 40 years. Or why did you put my word "since" (a year) in capital letters? Anything wrong or funny with it?

You should be able to read my post, right? I didn't say anything about "Shut up or go home"! I just said that I can't stand other foreigners to complain about everything.

And I asked myself: If they don't like Thailand, if here are so many things to complain about - why don't they try to find a better place to stay? Or much better: Why don't they go back to the country where they came from? Impossible to understand for me - but I am old and stupid. So - don't try to explain it to me, please. I wouldn't get you anyway.

Thais treating me as they treat other Thais?

Sometimes they are treating me even better! And I don't like it!

I have a quite good job here in a small village and nearly all the people here (from police to school directors) show much more respect than I deserve.

But - even if I would live here until I die - I will stay a farang and not a Thai. No question about this.

But the point is: Here is Thailand - not any other country! Luckily we can't change the laws here.

Not everything is good, no. But we have to obey - if you like it or hate it.

How are we treating people from other nations in our homecountries? The same way as we treat our own nationals? Sure not!

Have a nice evening

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Brilliant... I'm off to a certain pub in Surasak for a pre election party 12-6... Happy hour all afternoon and 50% off food :-)whistling.gif

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:lol: Who is this bloody cop ? i WANT MY BOTTLE AND A BUNNY ON MY ARM, does this make me welcome here or am I sober yesreday what you problem red shirt, how can man not live if bars closet all time what my rites heh answer that heh my money good heh ? no I know this two. Edited by ableguy

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It may be a joke but it doesn't half ring true.

Having said that it does show once again that often the thais have no flexibility when applying the law. There is no need to ban farangs from drinking as they are not voting. Expats with their own apartments can of course stock up and drink at home but most farangs here are tourist and here to party. Taking away 2 nights of enjowment out of their 10-14 day holiday seems ludicrous. The authorities easily distinguish between thais and foreigners when it comes to paying for entry to historical sites and national parks so they could easily do the same for alcohol instead of ruining peoples holidays. It is bad for tourists and the future of tourism, bad for the bars many owned by thais and bad for the working girls. Where is the good?

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It may be a joke but it doesn't half ring true.

Having said that it does show once again that often the thais have no flexibility when applying the law. There is no need to ban farangs from drinking as they are not voting. Expats with their own apartments can of course stock up and drink at home but most farangs here are tourist and here to party. Taking away 2 nights of enjowment out of their 10-14 day holiday seems ludicrous. The authorities easily distinguish between thais and foreigners when it comes to paying for entry to historical sites and national parks so they could easily do the same for alcohol instead of ruining peoples holidays. It is bad for tourists and the future of tourism, bad for the bars many owned by thais and bad for the working girls. Where is the good?

Do you mean to say your really don't know how to find a drink, even with an alcohol ban on? Here's a clue. Walk down any soi.

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It may be a joke but it doesn't half ring true.

Having said that it does show once again that often the thais have no flexibility when applying the law. There is no need to ban farangs from drinking as they are not voting. Expats with their own apartments can of course stock up and drink at home but most farangs here are tourist and here to party. Taking away 2 nights of enjowment out of their 10-14 day holiday seems ludicrous. The authorities easily distinguish between thais and foreigners when it comes to paying for entry to historical sites and national parks so they could easily do the same for alcohol instead of ruining peoples holidays. It is bad for tourists and the future of tourism, bad for the bars many owned by thais and bad for the working girls. Where is the good?

Do you mean to say your really don't know how to find a drink, even with an alcohol ban on? Here's a clue. Walk down any soi.

Where did I say I couldn't find a drink?

If you read what I wrote I was talking about tourists and that the thais have shot themselves in the foot.

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More Satire

Actually, leaked mission orders for the USS Ronald Reagan and the USS Nimitz include a general order to the captain of each super carrier. The directive reads in part:

CINCPAC HAWAII

SHORE LEAVE / PATTAYA THAILAND

ALL FLAG OFFICERS ARE DIRECTED TO CONSULT US EMBASSY BANGKOK PRIOR TO PORT CALLS IN THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND. THAILAND ENJOYS MANY HOLIDAYS AND SPECIAL PERIODS WHERE GROG IS PROHIBITED. DECK OFFICERS ARE HEREBY DIRECTED TO TIME VISITS TO THE KINGDOM DURING WET PERIODS (not the rainy season, you fools) OTHERWISE YOU COULD INVITE MUTINY AMONG THE SHIP'S CONTINGENT.

<signed> D Rummy

Secretary of War

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I for one put my hands up to missing the word satire, and as I said, good one George.

However I wish I was as perfect as some of the other posters.

Even if you missed the word "satire" at the top, (as I did) , you should have realized it was!

WARNING: THOSE WHO READ THE ARTICLE AND THINK IT IS TRUE NEED TO TAKE A LOOK IN THE MIRROR....................

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It may be a joke but it doesn't half ring true.

Having said that it does show once again that often the thais have no flexibility when applying the law. There is no need to ban farangs from drinking as they are not voting. Expats with their own apartments can of course stock up and drink at home but most farangs here are tourist and here to party. Taking away 2 nights of enjowment out of their 10-14 day holiday seems ludicrous. The authorities easily distinguish between thais and foreigners when it comes to paying for entry to historical sites and national parks so they could easily do the same for alcohol instead of ruining peoples holidays. It is bad for tourists and the future of tourism, bad for the bars many owned by thais and bad for the working girls. Where is the good?

Good opportunity for some sex-pats / sex-tourists to take a night off wake up and go see a temple.

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More Satire

Actually, leaked mission orders for the USS Ronald Reagan and the USS Nimitz include a general order to the captain of each super carrier. The directive reads in part:

CINCPAC HAWAII

SHORE LEAVE / PATTAYA THAILAND

ALL FLAG OFFICERS ARE DIRECTED TO CONSULT US EMBASSY BANGKOK PRIOR TO PORT CALLS IN THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND. THAILAND ENJOYS MANY HOLIDAYS AND SPECIAL PERIODS WHERE GROG IS PROHIBITED. DECK OFFICERS ARE HEREBY DIRECTED TO TIME VISITS TO THE KINGDOM DURING WET PERIODS (not the rainy season, you fools) OTHERWISE YOU COULD INVITE MUTINY AMONG THE SHIP'S CONTINGENT.

<signed> D Rummy

Secretary of War

:unsure: ....Well Monty Python its not....:whistling:

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I presume this a joke.

The "report" does say that well prepared ex-pats can sit at home with a case of beer and a dvd, if this report is true it just shows what a poor view the police have of the ex-pat community in Thailand. I for one enjoy eating a Sunday Lunch in a Bangkok restaurant with a glass of wine, not sure if that makes me an alcoholic, but whilst I will probably still have my lunch, this week I will have to wash it down with a glass of coke.

What is a pity, is that the Thai Authorities don't trust their own nationals to vote responsibily if they have had a drink in the preceding twelve hours.

I'm sure the tourists from around the word, who of course cannot vote, will be happy not to have a drink late tonight and all day tomorrow in the full knowledge that no Thais motorcycle taxis riders will be drinking whiskey by the roadside, no Ma and Pa shops will be selling to those have run out at home, so that the electors can vote with a clear head.

Thai friends of ours have a bar in Chiang Mai, they are already complaining about the money they lost last weekend, what they will lose this weekend and for what they will lose in the upcoming Buddhist Lent.

The only good thing is, at least the police have nothing better to worry about.

Edit: Whoops, missed the word - SATIRE: - Nice one George ;)

Well yes it does show a poor view of the expat community. I wonder where they got that view point.

You don't suppose they just made it up and all there contacts with the expat's have been at temple.

You might want to look into the reason fore the law before you make wild accusations. It has nothing to do with fear that the Thai's cant vote rightly if they drink.

Are you saying that the tourists are going to be upset because they can not buy a drink legally for 36 hours. Sounds to me like you have the same attitude to the expats as the police.

Sure a lot of talk for some one only missing one drink of wine one day of the week and not for that many weeks.

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