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Half as serious and less / Re: caption it
« Last post by thaiga on April 19, 2018, 03:06:14 PM »
No licence, no helmet and looks like he's been drinking, now he wants a race
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General Discussions / Re: ‘Songkran Festival 2018’ Great news
« Last post by thaiga on April 19, 2018, 03:00:11 PM »
Hee! Hee! where'd they go

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Transport & Traffic / Re: Driving in thailand
« Last post by thaiga on April 19, 2018, 02:55:08 PM »

I actually know two foreigners here who refuse to drive any vehicles in Thailand.  They will only travel by song teaw or bus, or in dire circumstances, a tuk tuk.

Funny you should mention that

I was thinking the same, my licence expires in 2 yrs. I really hate having to drive into town, there are so many cars on the road as well, mrs.t yelling in my ear, mind that motorbike, you cannot take your eyes of the road for 1 second. i don't go any distance only chumpuon to korat for 90 day report, might not renew, there is always a car/driver on hand here, for a few hundred bht or mrs. has a licence, then i do start yelling when they cut her up on the road :cussing

PS: Don't get wound up it's only a forum, more important things in life ;D    :cheers
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Transport & Traffic / Re: Driving in thailand
« Last post by nan on April 19, 2018, 01:20:31 PM »
You're only interested in trying to find a way to attack me while hiding behind your keyboard...and frankly, I've just about had enough of your B.S.
you put a post up for discussion and you want the reply to be how you would like it. the guy was injured in the video and you put the post in half as serious. you never answered that, why.

POINT OUT where my attacking is /you posted the video twice,if my posts are insulting ask the admin to delete my account,i'm sure i'm bothered

have a nice day
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Transport & Traffic / Re: Driving in thailand
« Last post by Baby Farts on April 19, 2018, 12:50:23 PM »
so Thailand is quite mild to what your used to, i think i prefer it here, must be awful to live like that. after 18 years you must have got use to it here, i tolerate the driving here just like the rest of us do. before i get in the car to drive anywhere i condition myself, let people pass if they want to get in front, give way to people is not giving in, but might prevent that one accident that could be my last.  :salute

buffy you posted. I enjoy my days out on the motorcycle around Korat with my Buddies.   ;)

I'm used to many things here, thaiga, but it doesn't mean I have to tolerate them...and I don't when it comes to the way people drive here. See how much you "tolerate" the driving when a reckless, irresponsible, impatient, Thai smashes into you and kills one of your loved ones.  See how much you "tolerate" having to get your car repaired on your own, because if you put in a claim with the insurance company, they will raise your premium for the next year.  See how much you "tolerate" when the Thai at fault tries to blame you when you were not at fault.  See how much you "tolerate" when the Thai try to get you to lie and admit the accident was your fault, because they don't insurance, but you do so that YOUR insurance company pays for his damaged vehicle too, even though the accident was not your fault.  Can you see what I'm getting at here?  If these sorts of things happened occasionally it wouldn't be a problem, but they don't.  It's a constant ongoing thing which I know won't change nor have I ever had the notion to expect or try to change their behavior.  Nevertheless, I will deal with it the way I see appropriate in order to save life and save me money. 

No offense to your comments.  I just don't think you fully understand the scope of everything in its entirety. I "used" to take the passive attitude towards many things here in the past, but not anymore...and I'll tell you why.  Many Thais see that as a weakness and take advantage of you when they see you act like that.  They know the "greng jai and mai pen rai" attitude are rampant here, and it gives them opportunity to do what they want because they know that it would be too greng jai for you to point out their mistake and say something.  This is why when you honk your horn at them, even when they are clearly in the wrong, they loose their mind.  It's because you're effectively pointing out their mistake in front of the other motorists which leads to a loss of face....not to mention that it also infuriates them because you're not exhibiting the "greng jai, mai pen rai" attitude that they expect you to follow.  It's like, "How dare you point out my mistake!"

Please don't take my reply here in the wrong way.  I do pretty much the same things you do before I step into my car. I will also add that I know many people, including many Thais, mostly my friends in Thai law enforcement, who also do not tolerate the way folks drive here, and that goes for some foreigners too.  I've got plenty videos of reckless foreigners driving like idiots too, right here in Korat.  I see them all the time when I take my children to school.

I actually know two foreigners here who refuse to drive any vehicles in Thailand.  They will only travel by song teaw or bus, or in dire circumstances, a tuk tuk.

*Hey, I just thought of something.  Maybe, I should do what many of the rich Thais do and just hire a driver.  What do you think?  I know the perfect vehicle too.  Always wanted one of these.  Only trouble is I might end up wanting to drive it more than the driver.  ;D  :cheers

https://www.jeep.com.au/grand-cherokee-srt.html
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Transport & Traffic / Re: Driving in thailand
« Last post by Baby Farts on April 19, 2018, 12:16:33 PM »
posted in half as serious,sorry i missed the joke.
if the cameraman was not parked there then both vehicles involved in the accident might of had a better view of the road

Your typical Thai like response, shunning responsibility. IF IF IF.  Never mind the fact that the cyclist is speeding recklessly, no helmet.  I spoke with the lady in the car afterwards and provided a copy of the video which was also presented to her insurance company.  Obstruction of view was not the cause of this accident and she saw the motorcyclist clearly coming out of control LONG before the impact, weaving far to the left, then into her car, because she told me that and told the insurance company that. Look WHERE the point of impact took place.  LOOK at the rear view camera and the swerving LONG before the impact AND the guy on the motorcycle parked behind me who ALSO saw what's coming and tried to move out of the way...but you're not interested in the truth. You're only interested in trying to find a way to attack me while hiding behind your keyboard...and frankly, I've just about had enough of your B.S.

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Half as serious and less / Re: caption it
« Last post by Kev on April 19, 2018, 06:48:12 AM »
For sucks sake!
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Half as serious and less / Re: caption it
« Last post by thaiga on April 18, 2018, 09:53:45 PM »
I have no idea what they mean  :lol
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General Discussions / Re: ‘Songkran Festival 2018’ The not so Great news
« Last post by thaiga on April 18, 2018, 09:36:29 PM »
Hi all hope you had a great Songkran  :-[ Yes of course you did - been busy with my new venture, here's a bit to catch up on, so what happened, all the stops were pulled out to make the holiday a safe fun time for all, but failed miserably, Speeding was top of the list, claimed the most lives, drink driving following in second place. according to khaosodenglish.com who reports, Death Toll Surges, Taking into consideration there are more vehicles on the road. vids below, of the new generation that thinks for itself, but doesn't think of others. i read somewhere groping gets you ten years ::)

Songkran Perverts Out To Play


ออเจ้าสู้ตาย!ถูกถีบหน้าหงาย ด่าหนุ่มเมาลวนลามสาว l เดลินิวส์


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2ZfBD5eeJE


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Korat News / Korat man kicked unconscious seven arrested
« Last post by thaiga on April 18, 2018, 09:01:02 PM »
7 youths nabbed for gang-attacking a man during Songkran in Korat

Seven youths have been arrested for gang-attacking a 25-year old man until he passed out on a road in the municipal area of Nakhon Ratchasima during Songkran celebration on Saturday (Apr 14).

The seven youths were arrested by Nakhon Ratchasima police on Sunday and charged with assault, causing serious injuries to the victim and being drunk as they beat up the victim. Three other youths are still at large.

Pol Gen Veerachai Songmetta, the deputy national police chief, on Sunday paid a visit to the injured,who was being treated at Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima hospital under police protection for fear that his assailants might come to harm him.

Athisak told Pol Gen Veerachai that he didn’t know his assailants but admitted he got into a quarrel with one of them and they engaged in a fistfight. But after both of them fell on the ground, the other youths came in to gang-attack him, he said.

englishnews.thaipbs.or.th
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