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by handdrummer
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Elections delayed again, PM denies involvement
Replies: 55
Views: 3002

Re: Elections delayed again, PM denies involvement

Dick tater for life is probably a good job, you never have to worry about retirement, pensions, running out of money, campaigning for office. It leaves you all the time you need to do your job. Popularity isn't an issue. Of course you may get a sore neck from constantly looking over your shoulder an...
by handdrummer
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Things you had better get used to living in Thailand
Replies: 26
Views: 2500

Re: Things you had better get used to living in Thailand

I'm an American and I complain, my passport, on page 3, says I can do that.
by handdrummer
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: International Driving License
Replies: 3
Views: 235

International Driving License

Does anyone know about this ? In a local giveaway paper someone is advertising International Driving Licenses, Drive in Thailand, valid for 5 yrs. My questions are: How can an International license be valid for 5 yrs? How can you drive in the country of origin with an International License? Maybe, a...
by handdrummer
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The scourge of Facebook
Replies: 195
Views: 24554

Re: The scourge of Facebook

The Brave New World is upon us.
by handdrummer
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Govt to ban Songkran water splashing, water guns, alcohol, skimpy clothing - the Songkran 2018 thread
Replies: 56
Views: 3226

Re: Police to ban Songkran water splashing on all main and secondary roads

The water dept. could just turn off the water for the day and that would take care of it. Or the police could impose martial law for the day; nobody can leave their house. Songkran could be eliminated from the holiday calendar. I'm sure there's lot of possibilities for controlling the population; Ge...
by handdrummer
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Airline safety
Replies: 2
Views: 1077

Re: Airline safety

If pilot error is the problem perhaps more and better training is needed, especially on the non-major airlines. Would you hire the kid driving a motorbike to drive your Ferrari?
by handdrummer
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The scourge of Facebook
Replies: 195
Views: 24554

Re: The scourge of Facebook

oakdale160 wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:50 am
What is the best alternative to FB?
If you looking to secure your online presence don't go online. Everything that you put online is available to anyone, anywhere, anytime. If all you're interested in is social media, twitter works as well as anything.
by handdrummer
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Can I get a discount if f I buy five air conditioners?
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: Can I get a discount if f I buy five air conditioners?

Check out Boon Tavorn on Petchasem Rd. Tell them what you want and ask for a discount. If you don't speak Thai, take someone with you who does. I would have thought that the same advice should be followed at any shop selling aircon units = my own recommendation would be at Big Kiang just off Soi 88...
by handdrummer
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Can I get a discount if f I buy five air conditioners?
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: Can I get a discount if f I buy five air conditioners?

Check out Boon Tavorn on Petchasem Rd. Tell them what you want and ask for a discount. If you don't speak Thai, take someone with you who does.
by handdrummer
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: News of the Weird - this just in!
Replies: 962
Views: 58490

Re: News of the Weird - this just in!

Doesn't the steaming reduce the hormone, vitamin, mineral content. If you're going to eat it, eat it raw. Another me too movement.
by handdrummer
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Pet tax mooted in wake of rabies outbreak
Replies: 12
Views: 759

Re: Pet tax mooted in wake of rabies outbreak

If you follow the "logic" of taxing as a preventative, then there should be no vehicle accidents.
by handdrummer
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Corruption? Hardly news. TIT.
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Corruption? Hardly news. TIT.

Thais like it this way as it allows them to bribe someone in order to obtain what they want. It's gone on in Asian societies for hundreds, if not thousands, of years and they see no reason to change. You know, if it's not broke, don't fix it. The problem only arises when Westerners try to change th...
by handdrummer
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Corruption? Hardly news. TIT.
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Corruption? Hardly news. TIT.

Corruption is endemic in Thai society from the car wash attendant who accepts a bribe to move your car up to the next wash, to the traffic policeman who pulls you over for an invented infraction, to the government official who issues building permits and up and up it goes. I think that Thais like it...
by handdrummer
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: News
Topic: Hua Hin dual-track rail project to go ahead
Replies: 77
Views: 13072

Re: Hua Hin dual-track rail project to go ahead

Where will they get the hills, grass and pine trees?
by handdrummer
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Treatment for arthritis/rheumatoid arthritis in HH?
Replies: 26
Views: 1866

Re: Treatment for arthritis/rheumatoid arthritis in HH?

hello 404cameljockey did you go to see the specialist opposite HHHospital ? if so what was the outcome as I suffer from arthritis myself and it is getting worse so I am looking for a knowledgeable doctor who can do something, hopefully If it's regular arthritis it can be reversed by detoxifying, di...