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  1. Nong Khai Man Arrested With Fake Passport Stamps NONG KHAI — Police have arrested a man in Nong Khai province who allegedly provided foreign tourists with fake departure stamps in their passports. The suspect, Chatchai Chaikhamthong, 40, was arrested at a parking lot in Wat Sri Muang temple yesterday in a sting operation, said Pol.Maj.Gen. Pallop Suriyakul na Ayutthaya. According to Pol.Maj.Gen. Pallop, the suspect had been offering the fake stamp service to foreign tourists — mostly Chinese and Vietnamese — who wished to leave the country via the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge. Th
  2. I'm flying in Wednesday and a bit concerned that any unrest would close the airport. Would the vote be counted and any reaction to the result be underway by then? Assuming that the losers may take to the streets?
  3. I'm mainly a lurker but I noticed a few drifted away after the Redshirt uprising last year. It happened in a couple of other forums I visit as well. Friendships wore a bit thin maybe?
  4. The US Ambassador, the social media party, the prisoner and the rapist After the now notorious arrest in Thailand of US citizen and blogger Joe Gordon on lese majeste charges, US Ambassador Kristie Kenney and her Embassy staff have been on the receiving end of some rather pointed comments from the Thai social media community. Bloggers and tweeters reflected on Kristie Kenney’s inability to issue any forceful statements on the arrest of Mr. Gordon and were also critical of the Ambassador’s ineffectiveness in the face of such oppressive acts by the Thai state. The fact that Mr. Gordon
  5. Most of these animals seem to be sub standard. I remember the sheep exports to the middle East when it started, the sheep were mainly aging wethers from the wool industry that farmers virtually gave away to fertilizer and pet food works. When they started getting good money they couldn't believe their luck (the farmers, not the sheep), it was like money for old rope. I'm listening to a lot of idiots here in Aussie saying they're only animals, what does it matter. Strangely enough they are all the same people who so strongly oppose immigration from places like Indonesia because "their value
  6. I know Thailand fairly well but haven't ventured out in Bangkok for a few years. I have three good mates staying in Soi 11 for about a week and would like to suggest a few night spots within easy walking distance. They are in their 60s and looking for something a little out of the ordinary having spent time in the PI. I seem to remember Sheba's in Soi Cowboy was quite interesting, but like I said, my information is pretty dated. A variety maybe... class, sleaze, pool/8ball, somewhere to take the girls to dance... yeah, yeah, I know, ask the girls... Oh, and another thing... the be
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