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    9 ball is the game for me really. But I still dabble a bit with 8 ball.

    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    ^^ i think the call shot rule is a good enough one, in other words no lucky shots allowed.
    It does separate the men from the mice.

    When's the 1000 baht a game Chess tournament going to start?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkkmadness
    The call shot is a must though, what serious 8 ball player allows hit and hope lucky shots? Not sure what the problem is with the frozen rail ball either, you only need to hit the rail that the object ball is frozen to with your cue ball. Although this will rarely come up in a game anyway so quite an insignificant rule. You do play that either the cue ball or object ball must hit a rail though after they connect? (If the ball isn't pocketed that is.)
    No problem with the rules, i like them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bkkmadness View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    ^^ i think the call shot rule is a good enough one, in other words no lucky shots allowed.
    It does separate the men from the mice.
    Absalumo


  4. #104
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    You do know I haven't confirmed and it's probably doubtful I will go though Noodles?

    I only just heard my sponsor Blake7 & Hedges put my name forward.

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    ^It may not be on for myself yet, i have to wait for my mrs getting in to Bkk at 4am tomorrow, if she's not to knackered from traveling then we are going to HH for the weekend, if not then i'm free on both saturday and sunday nights.


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    Well from the the OP. I would not say a nationality But I would say KBR is ruining Thailand.
    When I first started to come to Thailand you could walk down the street and ask a vendor how much. And of course the mark up would be a hundred percent but it would be so cheap you would not feel like haggling. Christ I ask now and I just shake my head because I do not even want to try to take the time to haggle that much to get it down to what it is worth.
    And you ask what has that got to do with it? KBR personel comes over here to much money in there pocket and have never had it before. So when the vendor states a price to high they hagle a bit but end up paying 200 percent more. And the vendor he dont care at that price he can wait fifteen twenty customers till the next idiot.
    Don't under estimate the power of stupid people in large groups!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Who is the KBR?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkkmadness
    Who is the KBR?
    I think it's that American contracting firm with ties to the US military that wastes tax dollars all over the world.

    KBR, Inc.: A Leading Global Engineering, Construction and Services Company.

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    I've noticed one massive flaw in your complaint.

    Quote Originally Posted by bbigman21 View Post
    When I first started to come to Thailand you could walk down the street and ask a vendor how much. And of course the mark up would be a hundred percent but it would be so cheap you would not feel like haggling.

    KBR personel comes over here to much money in there pocket and have never had it before. So when the vendor states a price to high they haggle a bit but end up paying 200 percent more.
    You acted exactly the same way as the KBR, the real problem seems to be they can afford more than you.

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    Sure it has flaws. And Thailand would have ended up as it has been going this way for a long time. But it has went very far in the last five years wouldnt you say?
    Don't under estimate the power of stupid people in large groups!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    To be honest, I have hardly haggled for anything in 5 years so probably haven't noticed. I avoid shopping in places where they give absurd tourist mark ups.

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    I hate haggling. If they start that shit, I just say;--"give me your best price". And if its not what I think it should be, I just walk away. Had some dickheads chase me down the street shouting a lower price with every step. The fucken idiots could have had a sale and made their profit margin if they wernt so greedy in the first place.

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    Who has ruined this thread?

    Can a mod split it and re-title the latter half?
    "I'm an outsider by choice, but not truly. It's the unpleasantness of the system that keeps me out. I'd rather be in, in a good system. That's where my discontent comes from: being forced to choose to stay outside.
    My advice: Just keep movin' straight ahead. Every now and then you find yourself in a different place."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panda
    I hate haggling. If they start that shit, I just say;--"give me your best price". And if its not what I think it should be, I just walk away. Had some dickheads chase me down the street shouting a lower price with every step. The fucken idiots could have had a sale and made their profit margin if they wernt so greedy in the first place.

    Occidental values in an Oriental environment. Makes you proud to be a farang.

    It's not just the "Tourist areas" where haggling is done, but all throughout Asia. Hell, my Ol' lady got a 2k discount on my camera at Robinson, something I would not have ever tried. Haggling is a way of doing business here. "Name your best price and walk away," indeed. Where's the fun in that?
    When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty -- T. Jefferson


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    No fun at all. Just the haggling agenda sets the initial price far above the competitive retail price and so most people end up paying more for their goods than they should if it were a true free market where price competition is openly posted. But they come away feeling good if they haggle the price down even if its 20% more than the genuine market price. I know many Farangs love the practice and I am sure the Thai retailers love it even more.

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    So can we all just agree that it's momos fault then?


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    Staying out of this thanks.....and I'm not in Thailand,so if it's 'ruined' nothing to do with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    So can we all just agree that it's momos fault then?
    Do you mean for ruining TD?

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    ^She is certainly going to ruin it if she is allowed to carry on like she is.


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    ^ She's been behaving recently.

    KW on the other hand...

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    People need to go back to the Good Book and study it if they are to save themselves from sin in this world.

    The Thai people are desperately in need of Christian values as the false God religions of Buddha and Islam have definitely let them down.

    I hope some of the kind members on Teakdoor will back me up and assist me in my venture.

    God Bless.

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    DUCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!

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    Can't help but agree with the OP, will you kneel down in front of me and receive this saving grace?
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