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let's hope this politician will not want to lose face and that the bus service will finaly come

last resort : outlaw all tuk tuk's and destroy them one by one without compensation

the issan maffia can go back where they came from and go work the field

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Actually, if you read the article, the Patong tuk-tuk association is not against the bus service, it's the Kata-Karon faction.

Of course they're not. :whistling:

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I have a feeling that the people who run the Patong faction might know something that we don't. Maybe....just maybe, they have been told that this bus is going to happen come hell or high water and it would be best to be on the winning side and avoid losing face, power and prestige.

Of course, this could be <deleted>, but, it's the only reason that I can think of why the Patong faction are not opposing the bus service.

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I have a feeling that the people who run the Patong faction might know something that we don't. Maybe....just maybe, they have been told that this bus is going to happen come hell or high water and it would be best to be on the winning side and avoid losing face, power and prestige.

Of course, this could be <deleted>, but, it's the only reason that I can think of why the Patong faction are not opposing the bus service.

More like the Kata/Karon guys worry about this bus servicing the Patong - Kata route. Ironically that's likely to be the big money maker for the airport bus owners.

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I have a feeling that the people who run the Patong faction might know something that we don't. Maybe....just maybe, they have been told that this bus is going to happen come hell or high water and it would be best to be on the winning side and avoid losing face, power and prestige.

Of course, this could be <deleted>, but, it's the only reason that I can think of why the Patong faction are not opposing the bus service.

More like the Kata/Karon guys worry about this bus servicing the Patong - Kata route. Ironically that's likely to be the big money maker for the airport bus owners.

So, if that is true, why isn't the Patong faction not opposing the bus service? They have even more to lose from the Patong - Karon route that the Kata-Karon bunch.

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^ Are the army going to guard the buses with tanks?

Is it a coincidence that the media have reported that the police have been doing mob control exercises?

Laughable, I know, but hey......maybe the bus owners have real power. They are supposed to be one of the owners of the airport taxi concession.

Whatever happens, it's going to be interesting.

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maybe the bus owners have real power.

So that's the plan.

Massacre the taxi driver's then charge 500b per Km for the bus.

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As I've said before, there's only one thing to do with people like Sommart Homwan and his friends:

Edit: Not to be taken too seriously, of course. whistling.gif

Just might do the trick. a little extreme, but effective.. clap2.gif

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If the army is brought in, there are other solutions to any road blocks:

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I have a feeling that the people who run the Patong faction might know something that we don't. Maybe....just maybe, they have been told that this bus is going to happen come hell or high water and it would be best to be on the winning side and avoid losing face, power and prestige.

Of course, this could be <deleted>, but, it's the only reason that I can think of why the Patong faction are not opposing the bus service.

Though somewhat speculative, this does make some sense. Possibly a rift between the two factions? I can see that as a plus in the sense that it leaves the 'consumers' out of it while they hash it out amongst themselves.

Only time will tell...

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I have a feeling that the people who run the Patong faction might know something that we don't. Maybe....just maybe, they have been told that this bus is going to happen come hell or high water and it would be best to be on the winning side and avoid losing face, power and prestige.

Of course, this could be <deleted>, but, it's the only reason that I can think of why the Patong faction are not opposing the bus service.

Though somewhat speculative, this does make some sense. Possibly a rift between the two factions? I can see that as a plus in the sense that it leaves the 'consumers' out of it while they hash it out amongst themselves.

Only time will tell...

More likely that the Patong boys have got message from their mayor to avoid more bad reputations so keep out of any conflict and media because the bus service will never start anyway.

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I have a feeling that the people who run the Patong faction might know something that we don't. Maybe....just maybe, they have been told that this bus is going to happen come hell or high water and it would be best to be on the winning side and avoid losing face, power and prestige.

Of course, this could be <deleted>, but, it's the only reason that I can think of why the Patong faction are not opposing the bus service.

Though somewhat speculative, this does make some sense. Possibly a rift between the two factions? I can see that as a plus in the sense that it leaves the 'consumers' out of it while they hash it out amongst themselves.

Only time will tell...

More likely that the Patong boys have got message from their mayor to avoid more bad reputations so keep out of any conflict and media because the bus service will never start anyway.

And that's the other side of the coin Felt 35. Which is why I say it's purely speculation on our part. Whatever happens will not be affected by what we opine here. And although it makes for good ranting and whinging posts, what we speculate about here really don't mean <---->. It only serves to satisfy our own penchant for ranting and whinging.

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Who are the drivers of these busses? Where did they find such brave/crazy souls?

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I was in Phuket in March 2013 and had to get from the bus station to Kata beach. It cost me 600 baht. I was the only person in a fancy, 9 seat van. Of course, no working seat belts. On Kho Samui it costs 500 baht to get from the ferry terminal to Bo Phut beach. Both way too much in my opinion. I pay 140 baht to get from Thung Song, Nakhon si Thammarat to Suratthani. I pay 360 baht to get from Thung Song to Phuket bus station. Go figure.

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