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Half as serious and less / Re: Nans moans keep out
« Last post by nan on Today at 12:29:06 PM »
Wow! fat monks

Religious offerings of sugary drinks and fatty foods might bring good luck to the Buddhist devotees, but they’ve created a major health crisis for the monks consuming them. Monks receive donations of juice, tea and coffee, and dishes laden with fat and sugar from Buddhist faithful hoping for good karma in this life and the next.  reading an article in the bangkokpost the monks are putting on too much weight,so giving alms i shall remember not to give those lovely home cooked meals,something a bit more healthy but boring and a bottle of water,no sugary drinks. but whenever you see an ornament of a budah he has a jolly smile and a big quivering belly. that's the monk i like. but health officials have issued a nationwide warning,obesity in monks. now ranks the as the second heaviest nation in Asia. a study by Chulalongkorn University more than 40% have high cholesterol,nearly 25% have high blood pressure and 1 in 10 are diabetic.

Fasting but fatter: How sugary drinks are ruining Buddhist monks' health
Great news! :)
Isaan News / land title deeds back to 684 loan-shark victims in Northeast
« Last post by thaiga on Yesterday at 09:19:34 PM »
That is good news so i stop going on about the watches ;)

Prawit to present land title deeds back to 684 loan-shark victims in Northeast

Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan on Thursday will present land title deeds back to 684 debtors from 12 northeastern provinces who had reportedly fallen victim to unfair contracts with loan sharks.

The 754 title deeds – worth Bt1.5 billion in total and covering 3,170 rai (507 hectares) of land – will be presented in a ceremony held at the Thung Sri Muang in Udon Thani’s Mueang district, Pol Lt-General Surachai Kuandachacupt, commissioner of Provincial Police Region 4, said on Tuesday.

Surachai also said more debtors were continuing to visit the provincial centres for public complaint-gathering in order to file complaints over unfair loan contracts and request the authorities to arrange their debt settlements with the money-lenders in question.

He said the Udon Thani Court had so far approved eight arrest warrants for 12 alleged loan sharks, who had been in custody for the charges of fraud by lending money to others at a beyond-legal interest rate, of operating an illegal money-lending business, and of document forgery.

Many money-lenders have also stepped forward to partake in the debt settlements and returned previously seized land title deeds to the debtors, the commissioner added.
Risk of no-deal Brexit rising, 'everyone needs to prepare': British foreign minister

The risk of a no-deal Brexit has been increasing and the European Union commission needs to change its attitude if a deal is to be reached, British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Tuesday.

"Everyone needs to prepare for the possibility of a chaotic no-deal Brexit," Hunt told reporters in Helsinki.

With less than eight months until Britain quits the EU, the government has yet to agree a divorce deal with Brussels and has stepped up planning for the possibility of leaving the bloc without any formal agreement.

"I think the risk of a no Brexit deal has been increasing recently ... there is absolutely no guarantee that we will get a deal," Hunt said after a meeting with his Finnish counterpart Timo Soini.

"But it's not what anyone wants and I hope very much that we'll find a way to avoid that ... the British government has been doing everything it can to avoid that outcome," he said.

"We do need to see a change in approach by the European Commission."

Both London and Brussels say they want to get a divorce deal at the Oct. 18 EU Council, but diplomats think that target date is too optimistic. EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier rejected key elements of British Prime Minister Theresa May's new trade proposals last month.

Economists say a failure to agree the terms of the divorce would cause serious harm to the world's No.5 economy as trade with the EU, Britain's largest market, would become subject to tariffs.

Supporters of Brexit say there may be some short-term pain for the economy but that long-term it will prosper when cut free from the EU. Meanwhile, some lawmakers are pushing for a rerun of the 2016 referendum. REUTERS
Half as serious and less / Re: Nans moans keep out
« Last post by nan on Yesterday at 07:29:09 PM »
Korat woman,73,abandoned with grandson

my report of the abandoned Korat grandma left with the 9 yr.old grandson,she is so happy now some have paid attention to her plight through the news item and donated. many people visited the ailing Manee Muakpha at her house in Tambon Sema Yai in Korat’s Bua Yai district to give her money,rice and dried foods,some give consumers her own words,she said,she felt like she had been born again,so happy as the dried food will last quite a while.the Nakhon Ratchasima Social Development and Human Security Office promised to pay her grandson,Pirapat Muakpha,Bt2,000 a month until he turns 18. Nakhon Ratchasima governor Wichian Channothai also gave a bicycle to the boy so he could ride to school. see there are some
people willing to help

Half as serious and less / Re: Nans moans keep out
« Last post by Baby Farts on Yesterday at 07:25:19 PM »
Honking your horn.   ;)

How dare you point out their mistake in front of all the other motorists, by honking your horn!  It will cause a loss of face and we can't have that in Thailand. Gotta pull out that sword or any other weapon and become unhinged because someone pointed out your stupidity.  Then, when you get caught for pulling a "Krakatoa" , make sure all the fake sorry(s) and wais come out. ;D
do /size]
there are so many insults against thai people and their other habits and culture.could be these guys are either over the top on the liquid gold or just need to vent their anger when things don't go their way,perhaps they come to a country they don't like.

You mean like this?  8)

how can a guy pull a sword out on another and no action is taken,no fine,no court appearance,nothing, the sentence get down and  :wai is this why it happens time and time again. they said it wasn't serious. pulling a sword on someone,thats not serious. If they don't punish people and let them go scott free, how will it ever change.

Dozens feared dead as motorway bridge collapses in Italy's Genoa A motorway bridge collapsed on Tuesday over the northern Italian port city of Genoa in what the transport minister said was likely to be "an immense tragedy".

Genova Bridge Collapse: aftermath
Half as serious and less / Re: Nans moans keep out / casanova
« Last post by nan on Yesterday at 05:15:33 PM »
Thais are very materialistic
yes they are Thais are very materialistic,so not knocking the thai people but it's the way it is, most thais see money as a comfort in life which it is,in some ways. but they differ in ways of getting it,some work manualy,very long hours,while others see no shame in their morals with the walking farang atm style or other sordid means,as long as the money is there. i have seen some of the most odd couples shapes and sizes you wouldn't believe,buying happines is not a one off payment,more of a monthly finance deal,in this game,when the payments stop,your goods get re-possessed,which in most cases were second hand when you got them in the first place  :-[

most believe they can go to the temple and ask budah,new car,money,luck and get it.would be nice or would it,as money easy come is easy go,so you still have nothing. is it good or is it bad to have no other interests other than material ones,it might buy a short time of happiness,but can't buy health or life,a daunting thought it would be anyway if we lived forever,the attitude of i'll do that tomorow,which never comes,so nothing achieved.

wonder what the percentage is,where as a thai partner is only interested in money,most of the successful relationships i know the farang is well caked up with the stuff most love,does the relationship last because the money dont run out,interesting thought. wonder how the thai guys feel about all this,or even more interesting is why do the farang like thai girls opposed to one in there own country,suppose only the silent farang knows the answer to that. amazing how some of these guys think they are a casanova.

World of Music / where the Fab four learnt to meditate
« Last post by thaiga on Yesterday at 03:22:18 PM »
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram, where the world's most famous group sought refuge and spirituality in 1968 and wrote much of their seminal "White Album", fell into disuse in the early 2000

Rishikesh, where the Beatles learnt to meditate - The Ganges with Sue Perkins: Episode 1 - BBC One

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