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by yoursTruly
08 Jul 2013 17:59
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Greenpeace: fishing boats destroying Gulf of Thailand
Replies: 2
Views: 3694

Re: Greenpeace: fishing boats destroying Gulf of Thailand

It's all about making the quick buck and ignoring the long term catastrophy. Same with climate change. The US won't sign Kyoto because "it's bad for the economy", by which they mean large corporate interests. Short term thinking has always been with us, but today the impact is so universal that it's...
by yoursTruly
13 Jun 2013 16:10
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsapan building boom
Replies: 23
Views: 12949

Re: Bangsapan building boom

BS has reached a "tipping point". Popularity and development will accelerate much faster now. Every few years will bring major changes: new people, new ambience. The Thais will accomodate as usual, with swank bars, hotels, restaurants, burger joints, luxury spas, air-con coffee shops, and adult ente...
by yoursTruly
13 Jun 2013 15:52
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsapan building boom
Replies: 23
Views: 12949

Re: Bangsapan building boom

>>Its all very well everyone and his dog building more rental bungalows I wish the dogs would build more beach bars as well, for themselves, and go *there* at night, rather than turning themselves into allergy shag rugs at Montris or Why Not. Time for a tax based on the number of legs you're coming ...
by yoursTruly
22 May 2013 22:04
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Immigration raids in Bangsahpan
Replies: 3
Views: 3716

Re: Immigration raids in Bangsahpan

There's a guesthouse right around the corner from where I stay in Bangkok, that gets raided all the time. The guesthouse doesn't check passports and various criminals types hang out there. It's cheap, too. Perhaps it's run by the police.
by yoursTruly
22 May 2013 22:00
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: General topics and foo
Replies: 230
Views: 127124

Re: General topics and foo

Bang Saphan is growing up quickly. It brings back sentimental memories of summer nights in Boston, and gunshots late at night in the alley behind my apartment.
by yoursTruly
22 May 2013 21:55
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan power outage blacks out south of Thailand
Replies: 1
Views: 2570

Re: Bangsaphan power outage blacks out south of Thailand

Kind of makes you proud, doesn't it? Little Bang Saphan shows the Big Boys how it's done.
by yoursTruly
03 May 2013 11:07
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Dogs on the Beach
Replies: 53
Views: 34079

Re: Dogs on the Beach

Kill them only if they get within 50 feet of a bar.... One side of this issue nobody seems to cares about is ASTHMA. I'm allergic to animals (I've nearly died a few times in childhood), but people bring their dogs to the Why Not and Montris, where the dogs pretend they're hearth rugs, spread out und...
by yoursTruly
03 May 2013 10:43
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: General topics and foo
Replies: 230
Views: 127124

Re: General topics and foo

Tut Tut!! Briton arrested with roasted human foetuses for use in black magic ritual A British man has been arrested in Thailand after being found with six foetuses that had been roasted and covered in gold leaf as part of a black magic spirit ritual. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/th...
by yoursTruly
16 Mar 2013 11:31
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Cost of living in Bangsaphan
Replies: 12
Views: 7779

Re: Cost of living in Bangsaphan

>>..as I have said many times before ...regardless of the business you choose you will only make as much as the thais think you should before something changes Yeah, a different set of rules apply when you're in business here. On the other hand, just living here is quite a good deal, eg: the public ...
by yoursTruly
21 Feb 2013 12:50
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Dansingkhon border crossing opening
Replies: 19
Views: 21580

Re: Dansingkhon border crossing opening

Doesn't look hopeful for those of us who now need to go to Ranong for our visa runs...

http://www.huahinforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=22508
by yoursTruly
13 Feb 2013 12:24
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan's busiest high season
Replies: 14
Views: 9245

Re: Bangsaphan's busiest high season

BS is becoming a tourist town, and changing in ways that are ugly to those who know and love it from the past. More noise, cars, houses, overrun bars, and probably crime. Nothing can be done: the word is out. Soon there will be an almost entirely German and Swedish speaking Montri Bar, with a valet ...
by yoursTruly
13 Feb 2013 04:16
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: General topics and foo
Replies: 230
Views: 127124

New York Times: How Taksin rules from afar.

Officially, his sister, Yingluck Shinawatra, is the prime minister (he nominated her for the job in 2011). But from his homes in Dubai and London, from the gold mines he owns in Africa and during regular visits to nearby Asian countries, Mr. Thaksin, 63, has harnessed the Internet and mobile technol...
by yoursTruly
04 Jan 2013 11:37
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Look how weird the tides are here....
Replies: 3
Views: 3483

Re: Look how weird the tides are here....

But, the strange thing to me was the fact that some days there are two small tides, some days a big one and a small one, and on some days just one big one. Also, on days when there are two tides, the differences between high and low are very small: about 4 or 5x smaller than on single tide days. But...