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What's all this about "The Arab"?

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He is Iranian American, never goes anywhere without his possee of Thai bodyguards and is probably the most hated man on Soi Cowboy.

 

Yeah but... Why?

 

Just because he raised beer prices? it's gotta be more than that.

 

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Why?

 

Because he took a perfectly wonderfully sleazy bar like Midnite was in 2004 or so, and ruined it by upgrading it. Never forgive him for that.

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I think the problem or part of the problem is, he is throwing big money around, which means higher rents for the others...Pam's was killed by such a deal (don't think it was him though). Higher rents means higher prices for us, which could mean less business/money for the bar owners...In short, he is fucking it all up. Also "heard" some of the acquisitions involved bullying, and that he is just sort of an arrogant person, and NOT Thai, thus causing other/more problems.

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Are we sure this hatred isn't interlaced with some racism?

 

There are quite a few threads that occur regularly on thai360 that target people by race alone. It's a sad commentary on our shared human condition.

 

I will add it is not Jai Dee at all. Try to be better my sons.

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He is Iranian American, never goes anywhere without his possee of Thai bodyguards and is probably the most hated man on Soi Cowboy.

 

Interesting sidenote that is way off topic. Ealier poster said Persian, which is how the majority of Iranians in America identify themselves. What I would guess is the largest Iranian expat community in the states is in Los Angeles centered around UCLA and Westwood blvd. When I first got here and so many people referred to themselves as Persian I used to press: isnt' that a pan-national term? Where are you from specifically? I would get kind of an annoyed response: Iran. Oh, so you're Iranian... NO, PERSIAN.

 

And I don't know the exact reason, it's a way of demonstrating ethnic pride and also distancing themselves from the current politics there. Ironically, if you wiki 'Persian' it will say that people would rather be referred to as Iranian... I would say in the states that is utter garbage and you will be corrected when you do.

 

Anyway... sorry to interrupt.

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Are we sure this hatred isn't interlaced with some racism?

 

There are quite a few threads that occur regularly on thai360 that target people by race alone. It's a sad commentary on our shared human condition.

 

I will add it is not Jai Dee at all. Try to be better my sons.

 

I suspect that the nickname "the Arab" does have racial overtones, as it is used as a pejorative term.

 

I think the dislike of the guy stems form the fact that he has taken over "fun" bars, and turned them into pricey, Americanized strip clubs that are "un-fun". His buying up of multiple bars has has lead to monopoly pricing and the "Nana-ization" of Cowboy.

 

Also, based on farangman's comments and the comments of others, he is probably not a very nice guy.

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I think the dislike of the guy stems form the fact that he has taken over "fun" bars, and turned them into pricey, Americanized strip clubs that are "un-fun".

 

Strips clubs are a waste of money. Probably extremely so for someone coming from LOS, but - probably a healthy outlet for someone desk-bound, married with three kids who doesn't have many options oustside of dull sex with the wife or porn.

 

But just out of curiosity, what would the difference be between say... an 'Americanized' strip club, and an 'Austrlia-ized' strip club?

 

Other than the lack of attractive women and preponderance of kangaroos at the one...?

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Are we sure this hatred isn't interlaced with some racism?

 

I don't think so. Were you around when Boss Hogg (NEP) was similarly vilified?

 

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