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by Gaybutton
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition
Replies: 395
Views: 14723

Re: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition

I have mixed feelings about it. On the one hand I don't like the fact they are being exploited. On the other hand they are getting opportunities they never could have dreamed about, including Thai citizenship for the boys who were essentially stateless. I don't see anything negative about those oppo...
by Gaybutton
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Beware if you have a Red Lic. Plate
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Re: Beware if you have a Red Lic. Plate

the current wait for a white plate is approx. 90 days. 90 DAYS?!?!? I wonder why it takes so long. There must be one hell of a backlog if it takes that long. What do they expect people to do in the meantime? I expected them to pay the fine-this they did. And you can't drive out of your home provinc...
by Gaybutton
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5
Replies: 178
Views: 7649

Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

by Gaybutton
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Beware if you have a Red Lic. Plate
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Re: Beware if you have a Red Lic. Plate

Initially I was going to say that this is a load of rubbish. In my opinion, what goes on with the red plates is a load of rubbish. I can't make sense out of the logic (or lack thereof) of it. If it is illegal to drive a car with the red plates, what do they expect people to do, buy a car or motorbi...
by Gaybutton
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Beware if you have a Red Lic. Plate
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Re: Beware if you have a Red Lic. Plate

The whole red plate system is a big scandalous mess. It's long been a way to avoid paying excise tax on expensive cars, and often to cover vehicle theft. Many of the red plates you see are counterfeit anyway. I think that may depend on the source of the plate. When I bought my car, the Toyota deale...
by Gaybutton
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Beware if you have a Red Lic. Plate
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Re: Beware if you have a Red Lic. Plate

Did you find that out the hard way?
by Gaybutton
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Protecting valuables
Replies: 23
Views: 685

Re: Protecting valuables

windwalker wrote:I know of expats that don't even carry a copy of their passport or even ID.

Not even any form of ID? Why? If the police ever ask for ID, I think they're going to regret that decision. If there is a valid, logical reason not to carry any ID at all, I'd like to know what it is.
by Gaybutton
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5
Replies: 178
Views: 7649

Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

I had a very difficult time watching the Stahl-Trump interview and listening to Trump's utter shit without vomiting. I thought now, as a break, I would post about someone quadrillions of times more palatable, and quadrillions of times more qualified, than Trump can ever hope to be: http://www.youtub...
by Gaybutton
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Protecting valuables
Replies: 23
Views: 685

Re: Protecting valuables

Is there a definitive answer? Technically the definitive answer is Thai law says the actual passport must be on the foreigner's person at all times. Realistically, hardly anyone carries around their actual passport unless they are going to use it for something. It is wise to at least have a copy of...

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