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by fountainhall
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Where did Boys Not Wear Swimming Trunks in 1952?
Replies: 43
Views: 3316

Re: Where did Boys Not Wear Swimming Trunks in 1952?

Have occasionally been taken by friends to one in Sydney named Obelisk - across the harbour from the Opera House. Almost exclusively guys of my vintage except one time four young Asians arrived and disrobed in front of us. When they hit the sea you’d have thought a bunch of orcas had suddenly appear...
by fountainhall
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Soi Twilight to be Demolished in June/July for Redevelopment?
Replies: 45
Views: 6015

Re: Soi Twilight to be Demolished in June/July for Redevelopment?

Was with friends in Soi Twilight last night. Very light traffic. Dick's had 7 customers when we arrived around 8:00pm and only 3 when we left 90 minutes later. The only change we noticed was the air conditioning inside was hardly working and it was pretty warm. But then outside it was incredibly hum...
by fountainhall
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Article re legal Gay Partnership in Thailand
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Article re legal Gay Partnership in Thailand

I had not been aware of the earlier discussions re a bill in parliament. Frankly I cannot see it happening here for quite some time, alas, if only because there are so many details to work out. For example, will they permit unions between Thais and farang? If so, what would happen in the case of a T...
by fountainhall
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Gay World
Topic: Taiwan Supreme Court rules Gay Marriage is Lawful
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: Taiwan Supreme Court rules Gay Marriage is Lawful

Haha! I suspect though that you are only half correct. Chiang himself was a Buddhist as were his first wife and son. When Sun Yat-sen died, Chiang decided he would marry his widow, Soong Ching-ling, thereby giving himself greater legitimacy as the ruler of China. Unfortunately for him, she refused a...
by fountainhall
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Gay World
Topic: Taiwan Supreme Court rules Gay Marriage is Lawful
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: Taiwan Supreme Court rules Gay Marriage is Lawful

In the thread "Where Did Boys Not Wear Swimming Trunks in 1952?" I wrote this yesterday - We know that the primary objective of colonialism was trade and profit. We know too that following in a heartbeat were the missionaries determined to root out all local customs and convert the “native...
by fountainhall
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Where did Boys Not Wear Swimming Trunks in 1952?
Replies: 43
Views: 3316

Re: Where did Boys Not Wear Swimming Trunks in 1952?

No nude swimming in my school pool either - and it did have a pool! Earlier in the thread a poster speculated what might happen re nudity in 50 years time. I guess none of us here is likely to be around to know. But I’ll speculate that as extremist views are becoming generally more adopted around th...
by fountainhall
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Consequences of Trump's Win - 4
Replies: 455
Views: 32412

Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 4

Surely this points up the madness of Trump and the NRA putting all their gun control eggs into the mental health basket. For all those actually diagnosed as having some sort of mental issues that should prevent them from getting their hands on a gun, how many tens of thousands (hundreds of thousands...
by fountainhall
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Consequences of Trump's Win - 4
Replies: 455
Views: 32412

Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 4

A young African American rushes at a shooter who has killed four people in a Nashville waffle restaurant. He grabs the red-hot rifle barrel and wrestles with the young gunman for more than a minute, finally seizing it and throwing it far from him. This young man could have died. He saved probably ma...
by fountainhall
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Bangkok Airways - passenger safety improvements
Replies: 16
Views: 546

Re: Bangkok Airways - passenger safety improvements

So who we to trust? To fly with our lives... Despite my earlier comments about black boxes and the lack of real-time data on positioning, I acknowledge that flying is not only the safest form of public transport, the number of fatal accidents has fallen very significantly in the last 50 years. This...
by fountainhall
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: N Korea
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: N Korea

I just don't understand why their people allow this to continue. I don't believe they are all brainwashed at all. The grinding poverty which is part of daily life for most of them should be enough to make them aware of their situation. There we have to agree to disagree. There have been enough repo...

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