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    How many years behind is Thai society?

    Grown women still being secretive about having a sex live - 50 years

    Kids, the elderly, and the disabled sat in the gutter begging - 60 years

    Car ownership being seen as an important economic achievement - 30 years

    Undrinkable tap water - 50 years


    That averages at about 48 years, so I won't be born for another decade

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    Exploitative work practices - ie: wage structure (for locals) - 40 years.

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    What is that droning noise?

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    Poor examples; same could be said for so many "developed" countries. Some of the points are just wrong. Can't you do any better? Maybe education? Maybe the fuedal attitude of populace? so many other accurate things to point out.
    Are you just settng up easily argumed points? Fishing? Could be a decent troll lot's to discuss. Sadly I'm off to eat and drink.
    Let's see if you've any bites By the time I get back.
    When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty -- T. Jefferson


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    It's only a troll if you are a Thaiophile

    I'm a realist, and I see and acknowledge what I see around me without kidding myself that everything is an exotic paradise and poetry in motion, to get me thru the day

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    I guess it would help if people paid income tax - isn't it about 4% or something?

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    They would if they knew it would be "spent" properly

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    Yeah, like on wars in foreign countries that pose no fucking risk whatsoever to the rest of us...

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    Obviously education is a key factor in any third world country, but then you look at the teachers here when someone can become a qualified teacher in less than 6 weeks we come to realise that it will be many years before these natives get a good education, also the Thai hatred of farangs will take many decades to overcome, and it may take even longer when they realise how illiterate their english teachers really are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benbaaa
    Yeah, like on wars in foreign countries that pose no fucking risk whatsoever to the rest of us...
    Are you a West hater?

    The pacifists would have come up with that line if the US and UK had gone after Hitler in the mid 1930s.

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    ^^

    that's a bit of a scratched record you've got there Dog.


    The learning of English is of mimimal consequence to the 'education' of the people - ie: in terms of loyalty, long-sightedness, responsibility and efficency for example.

    The Tefl scenario is just a by-product of the 'live for the moment and fuck everyone else' attitude here.

    What FF said about the feudal attitude of the populace seems to me to be the main issue.

    It's almost as if the working class believe they should be exploited by the rich as that's their karma .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeg
    Are you a West hater?
    Nah, I just think sometimes our governments do stupid things that waste a shitload of our money for no good reason. When they do good stuff, that's great. When they do bad stuff, I really feel I should be allowed to say so. That's it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeg
    It's only a troll if you are a Thaiophile
    seems that messes with the survey a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeg
    The pacifists would have come up with that line if the US and UK had gone after Hitler in the mid 1930s.
    And you make it sound like the US and UK went after Hitler at the same time.

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    I agree (but then I'm not paying any tax there now), but sending a task force after Hitler early on would have saved a few $$$, don't you think?

    This is cool http://www.rediff.com/search/2001/sep/14nos.htm
    Last edited by Smeg; 17-02-2006 at 08:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeg
    I agree (but then I'm not paying any tax there now), but sending a task force after Hitler early on would have saved a few $$$, don't you think?
    Of course. It's a no-brainer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeg
    Quote Originally Posted by benbaaa
    Yeah, like on wars in foreign countries that pose no fucking risk whatsoever to the rest of us...
    Are you a West hater?

    The pacifists would have come up with that line if the US and UK had gone after Hitler in the mid 1930s.


    I agree with Smeg on this one - its too easy to go on about Iraq and Vietnam etc....just pawn countries in the wider scheme of things unfortunately.


    Did you know that Thailand declared war on Britain so that they didn't have to go to the hassle of fighting the Japanese in the 40's?

    Yes, the Japs were a right jolly old bunch in WW2.

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    ^ Yep. That's an endearing characteristic of our hosts - they'll back whoever they think is definitely going to win, until it comes to the point where they suddenly have to swap sides and say it was all a cunning plan.

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    yeah, but the Thai ambassodor in the states refused to pass on the declaration of war onto the americans

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    CE, so if I do a 6 week course on mathmatetics I would then be qualified to teach Thai children? if not why not? I done it at school for 14 years so I must be well qualified by now.

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    I'm Thailand's foremost expert in the Welsh language. Now that's something to write home about.

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    Indeed it is and thats why I am going to introduce a professor from Cardiff to join our forum, and I am dead serious. Great guy I hope he comes on board.

    This site will blow his mind. But its an open mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    yeah, but the Thai ambassodor in the states refused to pass on the declaration of war onto the americans
    No, he just forgot. It was lunch time.

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    AO, you do know about the taffys dont you? its like they burnt down all our houses in the 80s, somethings just dont change, if he visits you do not let him bring any flammable fluids or anything like that, otherwise you will wake up with your house burning down around you.

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    He so far is a long time cyber friend. But you do know at least for now I hold you in high esteem DD. So I shall take great care. Ie attachments. Not to be opened.

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