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What's the big deal about police carrying assault rifles?

Guns don't worry me, it's the ill intent person carrying the gun

that worries me.

Nothing unless they're part of a goon squad designed to intimidate and then cart people off to the nick when they've done nothing more than go out for a beer and a bit of fun.

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What's the big deal about police carrying assault rifles?

Guns don't worry me, it's the ill intent person carrying the gun

that worries me.

Nothing unless they're part of a goon squad designed to intimidate and then cart people off to the nick when they've done nothing more than go out for a beer and a bit of fun.

May I ask whether you know the reason as to why they were asked to go to the Police station ?

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They raid a bar-area mostly visited by a bunch of low-budget wannabe hippies. Honestly who cares?

When they start raiding 5-stars hotels, you should start worrying...

You mean when they start harassing the more decent, sober and upright members of society, like retirees, Hon Consuls, etc.. Perhaps enjoying an afternoon Bridge game..

..Ohh hang on..

The Bridge playing raid was an anomaly , the Police probably had a report that there was many people secretly playing cards and gambling and they decided to carry out a raid

An "anomaly" that had been going on for years, and if the "report" had been checked out beforehand, they wouldn't have been left with egg on their faces - oh, sorry I meant "lost face"!

Really ? The Police have been raiding these kinds of places "for years "?

So, in the last few years, which other places similar to this have been raided ?

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What's the big deal about police carrying assault rifles?

Guns don't worry me, it's the ill intent person carrying the gun

that worries me.

Nothing unless they're part of a goon squad designed to intimidate and then cart people off to the nick when they've done nothing more than go out for a beer and a bit of fun.

May I ask whether you know the reason as to why they were asked to go to the Police station ?

Of course you may ask even though you know the answer.

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What's the big deal about police carrying assault rifles?

Guns don't worry me, it's the ill intent person carrying the gun

that worries me.

Nothing unless they're part of a goon squad designed to intimidate and then cart people off to the nick when they've done nothing more than go out for a beer and a bit of fun.

May I ask whether you know the reason as to why they were asked to go to the Police station ?

Of course you may ask even though you know the answer.

If I knew the answer, then I wouldnt ask ?

You wont answer because your first reason that you gave is incorrect .

You stated that all the people who went to the Police station were just drinking beer , I know that that is incorrect and I wondered whether you knew that as well .

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In answer to luke000:-

. The Bridge playing raid was an anomaly , the Police probably had a report that there was many people secretly playing cards and gambling and they decided to carry out a raid

An "anomaly" that had been going on for years, and if the "report" had been checked out beforehand, they wouldn't have been left with egg on their faces - oh, sorry I meant "lost face"!

Really ? The Police have been raiding these kinds of places "for years "?

So, in the last few years, which other places similar to this have been raided ?

Are you being deliberately obtuse? This ground has already been covered many times, and at the risk of repeating old dialogue, let me put it more plainly for you as you are having such difficulty in understanding.The Bridge Club had been meeting for years, and as far as I can make out, someone with a grudge reported to the Police that there was gambling going on. Instead of checking beforehand, they went in "mob handed" expecting to find some kind of underground illegal casino, and found a bunch of elderly expats indulging in a Bridge competition, with no gambling whatsoever going on - not even any prizes. The sensible thing to have done would to have said "Sorry, we've obviously been given some wrong information" and walked quietly away, But no, the officer in charge HAD to try to justify that the raid was justified and after trawling through the Law Books, found some obscure, outdated law that said that it was illegal for one person to be in possession of more than 124 (?) playing cards, and hence the arrest of 29 (?) elderly farangs, and worldwide ridicule for the BIB - all because of "face".

However, in answer to your question, I believe that this was a first, and probably (I won't say definitely, for obvious reasons!) the last time that such a place has been raided.

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In answer to luke000:-

Really ? The Police have been raiding these kinds of places "for years "?

So, in the last few years, which other places similar to this have been raided ?

Are you being deliberately obtuse? This ground has already been covered many times, and at the risk of repeating old dialogue, let me put it more plainly for you as you are having such difficulty in understanding.The Bridge Club had been meeting for years, and as far as I can make out, someone with a grudge reported to the Police that there was gambling going on. Instead of checking beforehand, they went in "mob handed" expecting to find some kind of underground illegal casino, and found a bunch of elderly expats indulging in a Bridge competition, with no gambling whatsoever going on - not even any prizes. The sensible thing to have done would to have said "Sorry, we've obviously been given some wrong information" and walked quietly away, But no, the officer in charge HAD to try to justify that the raid was justified and after trawling through the Law Books, found some obscure, outdated law that said that it was illegal for one person to be in possession of more than 124 (?) playing cards, and hence the arrest of 29 (?) elderly farangs, and worldwide ridicule for the BIB - all because of "face".

However, in answer to your question, I believe that this was a first, and probably (I won't say definitely, for obvious reasons!) the last time that such a place has been raided.

If you follow the dialogue in the thread, you will see that I was questioning a person who claimed that raids on such establishments are a common occurrence .

Only your last sentence is relevant to my post and you are in agreement with me

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In answer to luke000:-

Really ? The Police have been raiding these kinds of places "for years "?

So, in the last few years, which other places similar to this have been raided ?

Are you being deliberately obtuse? This ground has already been covered many times, and at the risk of repeating old dialogue, let me put it more plainly for you as you are having such difficulty in understanding.The Bridge Club had been meeting for years, and as far as I can make out, someone with a grudge reported to the Police that there was gambling going on. Instead of checking beforehand, they went in "mob handed" expecting to find some kind of underground illegal casino, and found a bunch of elderly expats indulging in a Bridge competition, with no gambling whatsoever going on - not even any prizes. The sensible thing to have done would to have said "Sorry, we've obviously been given some wrong information" and walked quietly away, But no, the officer in charge HAD to try to justify that the raid was justified and after trawling through the Law Books, found some obscure, outdated law that said that it was illegal for one person to be in possession of more than 124 (?) playing cards, and hence the arrest of 29 (?) elderly farangs, and worldwide ridicule for the BIB - all because of "face".

However, in answer to your question, I believe that this was a first, and probably (I won't say definitely, for obvious reasons!) the last time that such a place has been raided.

If you follow the dialogue in the thread, you will see that I was questioning a person who claimed that raids on such establishments are a common occurrence .

Only your last sentence is relevant to my post and you are in agreement with me

No, you were either deliberately misreading MY comment when I said that it was an "anomaly" , or you do not appreciate sarcasm. I suspect both to be true:-

"An "anomaly" that had been going on for years, and if the "report" had been checked out beforehand, they wouldn't have been left with egg on their faces - oh, sorry I meant "lost face"!"

Please note the inverted commas! However, I am glad that you agree with me that such a fiasco should not happen again.

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In answer to luke000:-

Really ? The Police have been raiding these kinds of places "for years "?

So, in the last few years, which other places similar to this have been raided ?

Are you being deliberately obtuse? This ground has already been covered many times, and at the risk of repeating old dialogue, let me put it more plainly for you as you are having such difficulty in understanding.The Bridge Club had been meeting for years, and as far as I can make out, someone with a grudge reported to the Police that there was gambling going on. Instead of checking beforehand, they went in "mob handed" expecting to find some kind of underground illegal casino, and found a bunch of elderly expats indulging in a Bridge competition, with no gambling whatsoever going on - not even any prizes. The sensible thing to have done would to have said "Sorry, we've obviously been given some wrong information" and walked quietly away, But no, the officer in charge HAD to try to justify that the raid was justified and after trawling through the Law Books, found some obscure, outdated law that said that it was illegal for one person to be in possession of more than 124 (?) playing cards, and hence the arrest of 29 (?) elderly farangs, and worldwide ridicule for the BIB - all because of "face".

However, in answer to your question, I believe that this was a first, and probably (I won't say definitely, for obvious reasons!) the last time that such a place has been raided.

If you follow the dialogue in the thread, you will see that I was questioning a person who claimed that raids on such establishments are a common occurrence .

Only your last sentence is relevant to my post and you are in agreement with me

No, you were either deliberately misreading MY comment when I said that it was an "anomaly" , or you do not appreciate sarcasm. I suspect both to be true:-

"An "anomaly" that had been going on for years, and if the "report" had been checked out beforehand, they wouldn't have been left with egg on their faces - oh, sorry I meant "lost face"!"

Please note the inverted commas! However, I am glad that you agree with me that such a fiasco should not happen again.

OK, I was the fist person to state that this raid was an anomaly and when you disagreed with me, you were just being sarcastic and actually agreeing with me .

OK, I didnt spot the sarcasm

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They raid a bar-area mostly visited by a bunch of low-budget wannabe hippies. Honestly who cares?

When they start raiding 5-stars hotels, you should start worrying...

You mean when they start harassing the more decent, sober and upright members of society, like retirees, Hon Consuls, etc.. Perhaps enjoying an afternoon Bridge game..

..Ohh hang on..

The Bridge playing raid was an anomaly , the Police probably had a report that there was many people secretly playing cards and gambling and they decided to carry out a raid

An "anomaly" that had been going on for years, and if the "report" had been checked out beforehand, they wouldn't have been left with egg on their faces - oh, sorry I meant "lost face"!

OK, I think that I ve worked it out now, I was talking about the raid being an anomaly , but you were talking about the actual game of Bridge, rather than the raid .

When I stated that raids like this dont happen often maybe you thought that I meant that the actual card game didnt happen often, hence your reply .

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I agree they don't have very often, because the publicity they generate is very, very bad for business - plus it makes the cops look at best needlessly overzealous and at worst, patently stupid.

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I agree they don't have very often, because the publicity they generate is very, very bad for business - plus it makes the cops look at best needlessly overzealous and at worst, patently stupid.

Yes, its not as every other Police force in the World ever makes mistakes.

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I agree they don't have very often, because the publicity they generate is very, very bad for business - plus it makes the cops look at best needlessly overzealous and at worst, patently stupid.

Yes, its not as every other Police force in the World ever makes mistakes.

Sure.. But not quite so.. Well... Regularly...

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I agree they don't have very often, because the publicity they generate is very, very bad for business - plus it makes the cops look at best needlessly overzealous and at worst, patently stupid.

Yes, its not as every other Police force in the World ever makes mistakes.

Well we all know other police forces that open themselves to ridicule.

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I agree they don't have very often, because the publicity they generate is very, very bad for business - plus it makes the cops look at best needlessly overzealous and at worst, patently stupid.

Yes, its not as every other Police force in the World ever makes mistakes.

We're not living in every other country in the world, we're living in Thailand so naturally we discuss the shortcomings of the local police force. If I were back in the UK, I'd probably be moaning about the British police. Are you really so sensitive that you find yourself unable to admit there are things going on in this country that are patently wrong, without trying to justify it by saying that things go wrong elsewhere? A rather strange state to be in if you are.

If I were discussing police brutality in the UK and somebody tried to justify it by saying that cops in the US were far worse, I'd think they were a little unbalanced to be honest with you. It's really nothing to do with the topic at hand what goes on anywhere else. You're trying to make it into a competition between Thailand and the rest of the world. Others are simply trying to discuss what they see as issues with local law enforcement, because this is where we live.

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