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    Chiang Mai pigeon mafia - busted

    Always good to read about police focusing on the big issues relating to crime.
    From Thairath today, news of eight Pigeon Mafia arrested at Thapae Gate in Chiang Mai

    This was a joint operation involving Chiang Mai City Police and Chiang Mai Tourist Police, the offenders were arrested for illegally selling bird food and charging 100 baht for tourists to take photos.

    And of course, "Such mafia behavior, in addition to being illegal, also affects the image of Chiang Mai's tourism."



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    What is illegal, the selling of bird food or feeding pigeons?

    If it’s feeding pigeons, I’m calling the cops on my crazy pigeon feeding neighbor!

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    Anyone might actually think this shitty little medieval country hadn’t had its last election stolen by an army mafia and its shills.

    Stupidest folk in SE Asia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Anyone might actually think this shitty little medieval country hadn’t had its last election stolen by an army mafia and its shills.
    So, you're no longer even looking for a relevant topic to post the same on again and again and again.


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    Yeah. That was really a stretch. So far so that it didn’t make any sense.

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    Well, I guess these are the stories we have while people are murdered, robbed, assaulted or left unpaid after turning tricks in Pattaya.

    Works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    What is illegal, the selling of bird food or feeding pigeons?

    If it’s feeding pigeons, I’m calling the cops on my crazy pigeon feeding neighbor!
    They're the same sort of opportunistic scum as those who kick sand at tourists on beaches for refusing to rent their deckchairs.

    Tourists who bring their own food to feed the pigeons and get pictures get harrassed and threatened by these wankers if they don't pay up.

    They've been warned before.

    Personally I think they're all a fucking nuisance. So are the pigeons.
    The next post may be brought to you by my little bitch Spamdreth

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    So, you're no longer even looking for a relevant topic to post the same on again and again and again.

    Sorry, I forgot how obtuse you can be Cyril.

    The report indicates a pidgeon exploiting mafia extorting money from hapless tourists prompted a crackdown by a joint operation of both police authorities.
    My post, heavy with irony which you are evidently too thick to appreciate, referred to a greater mafia achieving a much greater impact upon the entire population which has resulted in ……..well……..nothing.

    A society worrying about a ha’porth of tar on a ship that has already sunk?

    You dumb schmuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Yeah. That was really a stretch. So far so that it didn’t make any sense.
    Geddit now?

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    That you're a silly old duffer posting the same three sentences every fkin day in an attempt to share his boundless misery.

    Yeah, we get it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Anyone might actually think this shitty little medieval country hadn’t had its last election stolen by an army mafia and its shills.

    Stupidest folk in SE Asia.
    You don't seem too happy in your retirement .
    Have you considered taking measures to improve your happiness levels ?

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    So speaks the Queen of pedantry, mistress of mundanity herself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    So speaks the Queen of pedantry, mistress of mundanity herself.
    I am a Male , so *King of pedantry* .
    Thanks

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    I take my hat of to the Chiang mai city police for stopping the proliferation of these flying rats.

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    Problem solved?



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    The arrested 'Pigeon Mafia' have been fined 100 baht each (maximum penalty is a fine of not more than 5,000 baht)

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    SA perfectly throwing the cat among the ......

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLD View Post
    I take my hat of to the Chiang mai city police for stopping the proliferation of these flying rats.
    They're not, they stopping the grifters using them for financial gain.

    Local vendors complain about the pigeons all the time; of course tourists or grifters feeding them just keeps them coming back.

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