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24 minutes ago, JamesR said:

I brought up two kids in private education here in England and now they have great futures so obviously it is as you said not only 'me, me me'.

But now I have done that I can now have some 'me, me me' time.

But my initial comment goes from this afternoon, farangs do not have a say or a vote in Thailand nor permanent residence even if they do work for themselves or a company or have Thai kids. 

Farangs have to shut up and put up.

You really seams not know a lot about that there are Europeans born in Thailand and have Thaipassports and have companies in the 3rd generation. Grimm, Ital thai etc etc there are many. And they have to care of Thai families and children are affected if they crash Thailand but should have no say about this is a ignorance and your mindset but not any relevant for them.

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39 minutes ago, JamesR said:

Hi Toby, I didn't realise it was you, how is Cambodia?

I have not seen any comments by Issan John AKA John Little since we changed to this new blog system, perhaps he has changed his name again?

Ah yes Cambodia is functioning. Bars open. Restaurants open. Open markets shut. Weather, maybe one of two hours a day of rain.

Issan john changed his name to Simon Small, and is now Stonker, but he cannot change his constant habit to correct all members posts, and impress us all with his great wisdom.

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4 minutes ago, TobyAndrews said:

Ah yes Cambodia is functioning. Bars open. Restaurants open. Open markets shut. Weather, maybe one of two hours a day of rain.

Issan john changed his name to Simon Small, and is now Stonker, but he cannot change his constant habit to correct all members posts, and impress us all with his great wisdom.

Oh, dear God...he's back!!! 

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1 hour ago, Soidog said:

Chill man. Did your lady run off with a Tom or Katoey? Keep it nice please. Richer old men having younger women happens in all cultures (ask Mick Jagger or Micheal Douglas). It just so happens that the definition of “Rich” is about 40,000 baht a month in some parts of Thailand. 

No man, I do the running if you don't mind, I ain't that dim.

Yes true, but people laugh at people like Michael Douglas too, it is not the norm to marry young birds, it is the exception in all countries in the world.

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1 hour ago, whitesnake said:

Sorry James, many foreigners do work amd live here and the current situation DOES affect them!! They have every right to question the incompetence of Chanocha et al. EVERY RIGHT!! And please stop using the 'farang' word... has nobody told you it's offensive and not used by Thais in a complimentary manner! Soidog is perfectly correct to raise questions about the government and, if it ruffles feathers then great!!  

Farangs do have the right to write on farang blogs sites like this as no one takes anyones comments seriously, if you think you have the right then go in the street and demonstrate or write to the government to complain and then see what rights you farangs do have in Thailand.

And no, the word farang is not an insult to us, it is from the word farange (I don't know the spelling) which means French man as they were the first farangs to do trade with Thailand. 

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1 hour ago, Stardust said:

I am not British and my children born here. We are a big family and many responsiblities and property we have to take care, too. It is for single persons a bit different as if you have to take care of many people or many responsiblities. And if you have a Thai family they have many connections and responsibilities they cannot cut because of some Clowns. I can understand if you talk about longterm torists or retirees that have to look only about themself but most Foreigners or expats living here permanently have a family , a company or work for a company here. Many European companies (2000 companies only from Germany) you see them everywhere Bosch, Siemens, ABB, Grimm, Haefele ,Haier, Spar, etc, etc. So to think every or most Europeans here are for short time and just as longterm tourist or retiree here is a bit like not to know a lot about Thailands economy and structure. Maybe you meet only europeans in the Isaan in the village or bars , I guess.

Issan? I would never go there as it is where all the bar girls come from so I will stay away from such places but I can imagine most farangs meet their wives at such bars.

The Thais I know are quite educated and send their kids to the UK etc for education as it is much higher standard than Thailand. 

 

Ich kenne die Firmen Siemens, AEG und viele weitere deutsche Firmen, da ich als Software-Ingenieur sowohl in Deutschland als auch in den USA gearbeitet habe.

Aber für einen in Thailand zu arbeiten würde bedeuten, dass meine Kinder eine schlechte Ausbildung erhalten würden.

 

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1 hour ago, Stardust said:

You really seams not know a lot about that there are Europeans born in Thailand and have Thaipassports and have companies in the 3rd generation. Grimm, Ital thai etc etc there are many. And they have to care of Thai families and children are affected if they crash Thailand but should have no say about this is a ignorance and your mindset but not any relevant for them.

Great so they are not farangs then they are Thai with Thai passports, my comments have been aimed at the farangs in Thailand who get angry and complain about the government without knowing they have no voice or rights.

Do you know that children born in places like England who have an English father and a Thai mother can also get a Thai passport and the right to live in Thailand, of course they choose to live in England as my kids do but the passport is handy for buying land/house in Thailand as it can be in my sons name so is secure. 

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1 hour ago, TobyAndrews said:

Ah yes Cambodia is functioning. Bars open. Restaurants open. Open markets shut. Weather, maybe one of two hours a day of rain.

Issan john changed his name to Simon Small, and is now Stonker, but he cannot change his constant habit to correct all members posts, and impress us all with his great wisdom.

Great.

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10 minutes ago, TiT said:

See you all back here in 4 weeks for the 'Thailand is saved' article.

Yes true. The headline will be:

"Thailand after four long weeks in now back to normal with a slight delay of one more year, no gold medal at the Olympics for me."

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7 hours ago, gummy said:

So why do you actually bother to contribute to a Thai forum if so much about Thailand disappoints you ? 

Thai bashing on this forum has been relatively mild so far.  I hope it stays that way.

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3 hours ago, JamesR said:

Farangs do have the right to write on farang blogs sites like this as no one takes anyones comments seriously, if you think you have the right then go in the street and demonstrate or write to the government to complain and then see what rights you farangs do have in Thailand.

And no, the word farang is not an insult to us, it is from the word farange (I don't know the spelling) which means French man as they were the first farangs to do trade with Thailand. 

Yes, you explanation of Farang is correct. Only problem is all while people aren’t French. Some are as diverse as Russian, Argentinian, Canadian and British. So to collect the whole world that is white in one word is racist. If you don’t believe it upsets people. Try calling a Thai Burmese or worst still Lao. You will see thru don’t even like being regarded from a neighbouring country 

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Please don’t hold your breath  where did the 10million doses of Pfizer that the US donated to Thailand why is the PM purchasing the China vaccine the Government is killing the economy and the great people of Thailand 

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Yes, you explanation of Farang is correct. Only problem is all while people aren’t French. Some are as diverse as Russian, Argentinian, Canadian and British. So to collect the whole world that is white in one word is racist. If you don’t believe it upsets people. Try calling a Thai Burmese or worst still Lao. You will see thru don’t even like being regarded from a neighbouring country 

I think there is a little more to the origin of the word Farang.  Birdpoop Farang has a nice ring to it but is even more offensive.  Denoting someone by their skin colour is not socially acceptable in most countries.  Consider for example, *igger or *ook.  They can simply be used to indicate someone's skin colour, but are often used in a hateful or racist manner.

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It started of with a farang stating 'we the people have spoken' or something similar and I replied stating a farang does not have any rights to any opinion in Thailand as most farangs only have temporary living status there and can be out of the country on their arses anytime the government decign ngdes to do it. 

The Thai authorities seem to think blacklisting foreigners is the ultimate punishment.  Perhaps it is in some cases.  Of course we are guests, but we can chose to be guests elsewhere "as well".  They have to realize that there are more places to visit on the planet.  Thy are trying hard and I wish them well.  They try  to  protect themselves from the dirty foreign menace but have done little to protect  the ones brave enough to travel to Thailand.

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I go away for a few days and come back to the news that Prayut has declared Covid over in a month.  That is such great news and I am sure everyone here has been pleased to hear his decree.

If I go away for another week, maybe when I come back the Junta will have all resigned and there will be a new Party who represents the real Thai people in charge?? 

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