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  1. I don't log on much anymore and post even less, a few years ago I got so sick of all the banter over American politics that I left the board and lost interest.
  2. Here is a “Cheap Charlie†story I observed first hand Thanksgiving 2012. (Names are being withheld because many board members know some of these people) One of the bars in the Queens Park Plaza Soi 22 was having a FREE Thanksgiving event for all that wanted to come. Being a regular there my friends and I loaded up and went to the bar at 13:00 when they opened to spend money and show support. Dinner was being served at 19:00 and there was a beautiful full spread of American and Thai food. Here’s the CC part, about 18:30 the balloon chasers showed up circling the table like a flock of vultures most ordering water, soft drinks OR NOTHING. I overheard one of the patrons say “this was the only day of the year he came to the bar.†So at 19:00 a few nice words were spoken by the owner and the feeding frenzy begins in earnest (of course after the owner had chased some eager beavers away trying to eat early.) Then the biggest CC action of the day, every day at this bar happy hour ends at 19:00 this day was no different. I watched a REGULAR customer I see in there at least 3 time a week go on a tirade because he had to pay full price for a drink while stuffing his face with FREE FOOD! I was so ashamed I left because of the way people were acting. These actions are what Cheap Charlie’s are to me. S1
  3. Don't really know the names but they are the ones on the ground floor in the center area, my friend said you can't miss them! S1
  4. Hi MK I did 3 months for a company in Iraq after the troop pull out in early 2012, at my first R&R I said screw that and left. Security there is a joke can't spend money if you are dead. Coming back to BKK in April. S1
  5. I received a Skype from one of my friends that lives in BKK, he informed me that you can now buy a braclet for 600 baht and drink in six different Nana ground floor bars from 1200-1800 everyday. This covers all drinks not just draft beer and bar brands, that's a cheap afternoon. Lady drinks are 90 baht. Whoof, S1
  6. Ah no that would be me hiking on that border
  7. [color:red]What a load of Shit[/color] BANGKOK – Thailand’s police have called up all reserve staff for a full show of force ahead of this weekend’s election, as a precaution against unrest and violence from angry, sober alcoholic expatriates during the ban on alcohol sales. The ban, in accordance with national election law, prohibits retail alcohol sales at stores, bars and restaurants from 6pm Saturday to midnight Sunday. The 36-hour period is traditionally a high-risk period in areas with high concentrations of expats, such as Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok and large swaths of Pattaya. “Due to the importance of this election, we are taking no chances with expatriate sobriety-related violence,†said a stern National Police Chief Police General Wichean Potphosri. He justified the deployment of over 20,000 additional security officers nationwide as a necessary precaution against “deranged, sober foreigners.†Additionally, numerous bars and nightlife areas in Bangkok and other cities will be shut down altogether to avoid gatherings of large numbers of non-drunken expats. Wichean has launched a PR campaign encouraging them to stay home on Saturday night “for once.†Although large-scale rioting by un-intoxicated foreigners is rare, many previous Thai elections have seen small outbreaks of civil unrest, usually by expats who were unaware of the election at all and who reacted badly to being told that they can’t have a drink at their favorite establishment. “For many of these men, 36 hours without a drink and the company of a rented Asian female represents something unacceptable, terrifying even,†said Noppawan Rangkulan, sociology professor at Thammasat University. “Sobering up means becoming momentarily aware of their graying bodies and emotionally hollow lives. What we think of as an alcohol-free night represents an existential crisis for them.†Noppawon claims this “sobriety shock†is an actual medical pathology and recommends that hospitals offer free alcohol IV drips during the election weekend. “Most expats are perfectly reasonable people,†she said. “The few deranged ones that end up yelling at waitresses at Irish pubs, they just need help.†But according to Election Commission member Prapun Naigowit, much of the problem simply stems from a lack of communication. “Many expats are so isolated from the realities of the country they live in that something as major as an election can slip under their radar,†he explained. “Those who prepare ahead of time can easily get through the weekend by having a case of beer and a few DVDs ready at home.†The EC has launched an educational campaign by posting messages on Thaivisa.com, reminding expatriates of the alcohol ban and suggesting that they host ‘Election Parties’ in their apartments. Major grocery chains such as Tops have also joined in the campaign, touting 12-packs of Chang and Singha at their outlets with offers of free coolers as part of their “Stay Home, Stay Wasted†promotion. Although the EC is confident in their campaign, Noppawan still thinks that planning ahead simply goes against the mentality of the alcoholic in general, and the alcoholic expat in particular. “The people likely to cause a stir on election day can’t think three hours ahead, much less plan for a weekend,†she said. “You might as well ask your dog to feed himself while you’re on vacation.†RINK
  8. Looks more like PhotoShop to me
  9. sanddawg1

    Cheap eats

    Best Beef, On Nut (went there last night) Cook it yourself hot plates 199 baht you can cook and eat for 2 hours. Good quality for the money. S1
  10. Thanks Gob, yes we are! :content: I'm in LOS played golf yesterday 29 deg C Stay warm down there! WHOOF S1
  11. Yes would like to see him posting again
  12. Maybe he was just cleaning the lump of concrete and it accidently went off???
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