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Scams & Crime / Re: death penalty
« Last post by Taman Tun on June 24, 2018, 10:01:44 PM »
I prefer the Philipines system of execution at the point of crime. It saves a lot of expensive lawyers and judges, not to mention prison accommodation.
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Baht tests 7-month low on continued outflows

The baht will test its seven-month low this week as foreigners continue to move out of the currency on higher interest rates and an improved economic outlook in the United States.

The baht continued to slide, ending last Friday at 32.91 to the dollar, a drop of 1.73% from a week before, according to the Bank of Thailand.

The Kasikorn Research Center said the currency was approaching its seven-month low of 33 against the greenback and could reach that point this week.

It predicted the baht would stay in the range of 32.80-33.40 to the dollar during the coming week.

The baht's depreciation was due to continued foreign outflows from Thai stocks and bonds after the US Federal Reserve raised the benchmark lending rate and amid worries about trade wars between the US and its trading partners.

The US central bank increased the Fed funds rate on June 13 to a range of 1.75%-2.0% and signalled more hikes before the end of the year.

Last week, foreign investors were net sellers of 13.8 billion baht from the Stock Exchange of Thailand. They have moved 176 billion baht out of Thai stocks since the beginning of the year.

US economic data to be released this week, including first-quarter gross domestic product, could apply additional pressure on the baht, the research arm of Kasikornbank said.

The US will announce its GDP figures on Thursday.

bangkokpost.com
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Many many years ago i got a flight from koh samui to Utapao airport (around 2001) bangkok airways. i was lucky to find a beaten up old banger the driver claiming he was a taxi. we made it into pattaya with a few stops to give the car a rest. lol  - how things change - now pattaya is full of old bangers :o

Pattaya International Airport Utapao
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Utapao sounds like a good opportunity for Ryanair.  Cheap flights direct to Bangkok (Utapao).
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Scams & Crime / death penalty
« Last post by nan on June 24, 2018, 02:20:47 PM »
well theres a surprise. A majority of people want the enforcement of the death penalty to continue.

Asked to choose between a life sentence or the death penalty for those convicted of serious crimes, a huge majority of respondents -- 80.5% -- preferred the death penalty. A life sentence was the choice of 18.86%, while 0.64% were uncertain or had no comment.

Asked whether the death penalty supports people's faith in the Thai justice system, 85.29% said "yes"; 12.07% said "no"; and 2.64% were uncertain or had no comment.

Another large majority -- 79.05% -- believe the death penalty is a deterrent to crime. Just 15.83% said it does not affect the crime rate, 2.88% said it actually increases it, and 2.24% were uncertain or had no comment.

Asked whether the death penalty should continue to be enforced, an overwhelming majority -- 92.49% -- agreed and 7.51% disagreed. Those who oppose the death penalty believe it does not lead to a drop in crime and that a life sentence is a better option.

Asked what type of crime warrants the death penalty, 54.45 mentioned rape-murder; 23.95% cited repeated offences of serious crimes such as murder and rape; 16.68% premeditated murder; 2.42% drug offences; 0.95% terrorism; 0.86% corruption; and 0.69% were uncertain or had no comment.

https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/crime/1491530/majority-want-continued-enforcement-of-death-penalty-nida-poll
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recently i read in the news that for the first time in nine years, a guy has been executed by lethal injection for fataly stabbing a 17 yr old schoolboy


OMG this can't be true...

Police will summon for questioning a person who has claimed he knew that a murder convict who was executed by lethal injection on June 18 in Trang province was not the real culprit.  It is not clear whether that person’s claim is true or false.

http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/police-summon-self-claimed-witness-trang-murder-case-questioning/
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no profit there then
A Boeing 747-8i or Airbus A380, cost around 30% less per flight hour per passenger, but fly longer haul routes. Overall, however, both the A380 and B747–8i have per hour operating costs that exceed $10,000.00.

Suvarnabhumi a first stage of expansion and a second has commenced, with a third in the offing, which will add a new terminal and runway. The total cost of actual and projected works runs to USD2.5 billion and will raise capacity to 90 million ppa by 2020.

Thailand tourism hits record high in 2017 with 35 million visitors
if don muang had not been re opened to commercial flights, they would of had an even bigger problem. now there's talk of expanding the Utapao Rayong Pattaya International Airport to handle international services, which will in turn relieve the load on the Bangkok airports. 
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Not before time. Suvarnabhumi gets ever more crowded.  I think Thai Airways also needs to invest some money. Mrs TT and I have just spent  a few days in Phuket.  We were surprised that our return flight was on an elderly Boeing 747.  The economics of running 747s on a 1 hour domestic flight cannot be good.  Thai Airways must be strapped for cash to upgrade the fleet.
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Half as serious and less / Re: Nans moans keep out
« Last post by thaiga on June 23, 2018, 09:26:33 PM »
The story goes the Nang Takhian tree sings mournful songs to beckon wandering men. Those foolish enough and get too close can be drawn into her powerful embrace, eventually subsumed by her branches. Those that put Thai silk dresses at the foot of the takian tree as an offering can ask the spirit to protect them as in pregnancy, or a safe passage for travelers and can reveal winning lottery numbers, so they say. But be careful if you see one with roots above ground near the riverbank avoid it. Nasty ole spirit in that one, no don't even think of relieving yourself against it :-[

Leaf them alone there happy ::)
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Half as serious and less / Re: Nans moans keep out
« Last post by nan on June 23, 2018, 06:39:00 PM »
so we have robots now walking the earth,alexa to do our shoping,how far we are advanced,yet only to be pulled back to the beliefs of some people. if you want money you have to work for it,or does it grow on trees ;) Sanook says people are hoping to get rich when the state lottery time come around,they have tried most things,the latest being a tree, a 100 yr old, 20metre high takhian tree. thats great and good luck to them, i wonder how many gaffs can be made on this one. LIKE: your barking up the wrong tree. https://www.sanook.com/news/6904758/
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