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    Aaarrrgggghhhhh!!!!!!

    What the f*cking hell is going on with this country?

    Land of non-PC? Pigs arse!!!!!

    Played an Australian football match a couple of weeks ago. On the Sunday of the first friggin' election. 40 Aussies playing football in 35 degree heat and not a f*cking beer to seen after the game! Absolutely unheard of...

    I go go home to Australia few days later and return late on a Sunday. Arrange a few beers on Tuesday. F*ck me if every place within decent distance of my house or BTS is shut!. Again! Why? A f*cking Senate election!!!!

    Go to 7-11 in a back soi (NOT a tourist area) behind my place at 3-00 pm on Saturday...they are actually enforcing the "no sale of piss" rules...come back in a couple of hours. F*cking what????

    Now tonight...the worst of the lot....they have finally caught up with my last offshore punting account website....

    Now on the ban list....tried every piece of DD advice on a thread in Computers section. No dice! (Pardon the pun...this ain't f*ckin' funny!)

    What do they give shit if some farang wants to do his dough on a website in another f*cking country????

    What is the point of living in country that is supposedly to PC free...as I read somewhere today, a place where you can wear "No Fat Chicks" t-shirts without repercussions...if you can't buy a f*cking beer or have a bet...wont even go on about the long-lost porn sites...

    Bloody hell....
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    Are Macintoshs taking over then?

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    Calm down Torbers me ol' mucker.

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    Yeah...perhaps a tad tired and emotional on this one...

    But F*CK IT PISSES ME OFF!!!!!!

    13.8 million tourists is the Government target here for next year.

    F*cking who?????

    Who comes this far to see generally poor quality temples and eat som tam?

    Every tin-pot third world ASEAN neighbour is beginning to offer a shit load more to your average tourist than Thailand!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goddess of Whatever
    Yes, you should leave.
    Oh please....


    The standard retort for anyone who says a word against Thailand?

    Ask MtD for his opinion....

    I know Thailand couldn't really give a shit about me or my creature comforts, but tourism is their 3rd highest revenue raiser and is stated as a growth priority.

    But how with policies like they are begining to enforce?

    On top of that, a truck load of far more serious vices are allowed to pass without action...

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    Alreet alreet calm down calm down!


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    Torbers me ol geeza do you recok it ain't friday eve?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macha
    Torbers me ol geeza do you recok it ain't friday eve?

    Arai wah??


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    Quote Originally Posted by Torbek
    Ask MtD for his opinion....
    I agree with you mate in many ways, but I don't really care if the bars are shut on a weekday, as the beer here isn't worth troubling oneself for.

    The Robin Hood was open though and if you use Tor with Firefox, you'll be able to access ANY website you want (except Tor is blocked, so you may need someone else who has it already download it for you).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torbek
    Quote Originally Posted by Macha
    Torbers me ol geeza do you recok it ain't friday eve?

    Arai wah??

    Mee arai paa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    I agree with you mate in many ways, but I don't really care if the bars are shut on a weekday, as the beer here isn't worth troubling oneself for.
    You get used to it! At least, I seem to have, anyway...

    But you'd have to acknowledge it is a tad bizarre for a country determined to have tourism continue (and grow) as one of the prime revenue streams, even if you don't want a beer yourself mid-week?

    (For others, I know I'm probably coupling two largely unrelated issues here - alcohol and internet - but I suppose it is the mentality that is baffling me. Also, these are all changes since I moved here...so I figure as a Thai taxpayer I am at least entitled to pass comment.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torbek
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    I know Thailand couldn't really give a shit about me or my creature comforts, but tourism is their 3rd highest revenue raiser and is stated as a growth priority.
    ...
    That's right, 'Thailand' isn't an entity that could care either way.
    And I don't think your access to smut on the internet is in the slightest related to tourism in Thailand.

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    i know wot u saYINng bro - knoqw wot u s!aying

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller
    That's right, 'Thailand' isn't an entity that could care either way.
    Thanks pedant, but that is a fairly common method of referring to the government of a country and quite appropriate in casual conversation.

    Quote Originally Posted by stroller
    And I don't think your access to smut on the internet is in the slightest related to tourism in Thailand.
    Hmmm........

    First, I made specific reference to my access to a punting (gambling) site, with no more than a minor swipe about porn...but that is another matter.

    Second, I did also mention alcohol sales. Do you see no relationship to tourism in that?

    Funny how you can miss both the major references to alcohol sales and gambling yet focus on a five word aside about porn.

    I would have thought a pedant such as yourself would pay a lot closer attention to detail.



    (And all that aside, it was simply an exaggerated rant. Lighten up. Some friggin' uptight arseholes starting to share this forum...)
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    Torbek,

    You've changed.

    Sk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torbek
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    (And all that aside, it was simply an exaggerated rant. Lighten up. Some friggin' uptight arseholes starting to share this forum...)
    Winding the emotionally unstable up on the net is part of daily entertainment.

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    I dont know Torbek but I can say some people have to have a little rant now and again! I am guilty of that and I'm sure many others are. The rant has to come out sooner or later.

    To those of you that can sit happily all their lives without the annoyance of anything I ask you to show me this road to salvation!
    Welcome to the jungle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller
    Winding the emotionally unstable up on the net is part of daily entertainment.
    Yes. Distinguishing arseholes from those pretending to be arseholes can be problematic.

    But here's a thought!

    What if the arsehole who is pretending to be an arsehole is in fact an arsehole anyway but just doesn't realise?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ice Maiden
    I dont know Torbek but I can say some people have to have a little rant now and again!
    Exactly! To me, it is a critical part of managing longer-term life in Thailand.

    And once you're done ranting, you get up, dust yourself off, and get on with enjoying those many things in life here the government hasn't yet curtailed!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Torbek
    What if the arsehole who is pretending to be an arsehole is in fact an arsehole anyway but just doesn't realise?
    Is this going to turn into another Aussie bashing thread ?

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    What if the arsehole who is pretending to be an arsehole is in fact an arsehole anyway but just doesn't realise?
    Wow, that was deep!
    I'll take it to my meditation class.

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    stock up on the sauce - I do..
    they got all these can-cant drink shittimes now + the makathis, visakathat, and lately the inconclusive elections..of which we'll prolly see another round of soon

    i got a simple booze rotation system going
    two slabs of this, two bottles of that (sometimes lucky, buy1get1free bargains)

    or whatever amounts you need to fill yer tank
    its never dry where i'z at


    the gambling.. cant help ya out ont that one
    no idea since i don't

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torbek
    Quote Originally Posted by Ice Maiden
    I dont know Torbek but I can say some people have to have a little rant now and again!
    Exactly! To me, it is a critical part of managing longer-term life in Thailand.

    And once you're done ranting, you get up, dust yourself off, and get on with enjoying those many things in life here the government hasn't yet curtailed!

    I agree.

    If I dont have a little rant then I'll just errrr, explode? Once I have finished I get back up and start with the "Mai bpen rai" attitude and I'm fine but sometimes I just get a little fustrated and I dont think I am the only one.

    It feels like a weight off my shoulders after a little rant!

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